April 9, 2019 Meeting Minutes

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Pine Bush CSD Board of Education                                                                                                                             

REGULAR MEETING at Pine Bush High School

 

Members Present:

  • Lloyd Greer, Jr., President
  • Gretchen Meier, Vice President
  • Kristin Graessle               
  • Dori Johnson
  • Kristi Kheiralla                                                                                                                 
  • Cara Robertson
  • Ross Tompkins                                 

 

Members Absent:

  • None

 

Others Present:                               

Tim Mains, Superintendent of Schools 

Donna Geidel, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction                                                                              

Michael Pacella, Assistant Superintendent for Business                              

Deborah June, District Clerk

Approximately 19 residents/students/staff members

 

Call to Order

The meeting was called to order by President Greer with the following motion offered:

MOVED by Trustee Meier, second by Trustee Kheiralla, that the Board of Education open the regular meeting at approximately 6:32 PM

YES – 7     NO – 0    MOTION CARRIED

 

Consideration of Executive Session

MOVED by Trustee Meier, second by Trustee Kheiralla, that the Board of Education adjourn to executive session at approximately 6:32 PM regarding Board Operations and Personnel Matter

YES – 7     NO – 0    MOTION CARRIED

 

MOVED by Trustee Robertson, second by Trustee Meier, that the Board of Education adjourn from executive session at approximately 7:05 PM.

YES – 7     NO – 0    MOTION CARRIED  

 

MOVED by Trustee Johnson, second by Trustee Meier, that the Board of Education return to regular session at approximately 7:06 PM.

YES – 7     NO – 0    MOTION CARRIED  

 

Welcome and Pledge of Allegiance

President Greer welcomed those in attendance and asked all to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Approval of Minutes

MOVED by Trustee Johnson, second by Trustee Meier, that the Board of Education approve the minutes from the March 26, 2019 regular board meeting as submitted by the District Clerk.

YES – 7     NO – 0    MOTION CARRIED  

 

Reports, Recommendations of the Superintendent of Schools

Consent Agenda

MOVED by Trustee Meier, second by Trustee Johnson, that the Board of Education approve the following Consent Agenda as submitted by the Superintendent of Schools:

Resignations

Instructional

Patricia Herlihy, resignation, for the purpose of retirement, from her position as a 1.0 FTE Social Worker, effective at the close of business on June 30, 2019. 

Lynda Rogers-Seeley, resignation, for the purpose of retirement, from her position as a 1.0 FTE Teacher Special Education, effective at the close of business on June 30, 2019. 

Deborah Wallace, resignation, for the purpose of retirement, from her position as a 1.0 FTE Teacher-Elementary, effective at the close of business on June 30, 2019. 

William Smith, resignation, for the purpose of retirement, from his position as a 1.00 FTE Teacher-Social Studies Secondary, effective at the close of business on June 30, 2019.

Maria Dowd, resignation, for the purpose of retirement, from her position as a 1.0 FTE Teacher-SpanishSecondary, effective at the close of business on June 30, 2019. 

Becky Hill, resignation, for the purpose of retirement, from her position as a 1.0 FTE School Library Media Specialist, effective at the close of business on June 30, 2019. 

Barbara Arwe, resignation for the purpose of retirement, from her position as a 6.0 hours/day Teaching Assistant, effective at the close of business on June 30, 2019. 

Colleen Hasbrouck, resignation, for the purpose of retirement, from her position as a 1.0 FTE Teacher Special Education, effective at the close of business on June 30, 2019. 

Stacey Szymczak, resignation, for the purpose of retirement, from her position as a 1.0 FTE Teacher English Secondary, effective at the close of business on June 30, 2019. 

Nancy DiGasso, resignation, for the purpose of retirement, from her position as a 1.0 FTE Teacher English Secondary, effective at the close of business on June 30, 2019. 

John Scesa, resignation, for the purpose of retirement, from his position as a 1.00 FTE Teacher-Physical Education Secondary, effective at the close of business on June 30, 2019. 

 

Non-Instructional

Marisa Habeck, resignation, for the purpose of retirement, from her position as a 12 Month/Year Typist effective at the close of business on September 30, 2019.

 

Appointments

Non-Instructional

Marie McSharry-Acker, probationary appointment, as a full-time 12 month/year Typist effective April 17, 2019, at an annual salary as per contract (prorated), noting she is certified for such appointment through the Orange County Department of Human Resources.

 

Sixth-Period Assignment

Board approval for the appointment of the following instructional staff members teaching a sixth period/additional teaching assignment effective April 1, 2019 through May 10, 2019 at an annual contractual stipend as per contract:

  • Michael Ciarelli (PHBS Math)
  • Rebecca Gruver (PBHS Math)
  • Kelly Issa (PBHS Math)
  • Jane Morton (PBHS Math)
  • Christina Tudisco (PBHS Math)

 

Compensation Pertaining to Annual District Meetings 

(Budget Vote and Election of Board Members)

Board approval of the amended rate of pay pertaining to the following individual positions related to our Annual District Meetings (Budget Vote and Election of Board Members), effective April 10, 2019:                             

  • Table Inspectors: $225/day (increase of $25)

(This rate coincides with that from the OC Board of Elections and is now competitive with other surrounding districts. The day of election polls are open from 6 AM to 9 PM, therefore, those working arrive by 5:15 AM to close/completion.)

FYI: The following were updated and approved on 2/27/2018)

  • Chief Inspectors (a.k.a. Poll Site Coordinator) and Machine Inspectors: $250/day
  • Bd of Registrars Mtg./ Pre-Vote Mtgs./Site 1 Attendant:  Minimum Wage
  • District-wide Machine Technician /Consultant. (As per agreed upon services on file with the district clerk)

 

Continuing Education

Board approval for the appointment of the following instructors, assistants, counselors or lifeguards for continuing education courses for the 2018-2019 school year. All classes and salaries are contingent upon enrollment.

STUDENT NAME            CLASS/POSITION                 PAY       

  • Desiree Burgess        Lifeguard Learn to Swim         $11.50-$12.50/hour
  • Cora Mance            Lifeguard Learn to Swim               $11.50-$12.50/hour

 

Per Diem Substitutes

Board approval for the appointment of the following individuals as per diem substitutes effective April 10, 2019 (or as noted) at board approved per diem substitute rates:

  • Joyce Depew
  • Elizabeth Erck
  • Ethel Finney
  • Shelby Gillespie
  • Samantha McKillop
  • Joshua O’Connell
  • Taleeya Parker
  • Sharon Thiers
  • Dacia Urban
  • Katelynn Vyas
  • Jared Wentrick

YES – 7     NO – 0    MOTION CARRIED  

 

CSE and CPSE Placement Recommendation                                       

MOVED by Trustee Meier, second by Trustee Kheiralla, that the Board of Education all IEPs of the Committee on Special Education and the Committee on Preschool Special Education as submitted by the CSE and CPSE Chairperson and reviewed by Trustee Kheiralla.

YES – 7     NO – 0    MOTION CARRIED  

 

Presentation of Plan to Enhance Foreign Language

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction Donna Geidel provided a presentation on the district’s plan to enhance foreign language. A hard copy of the PowerPoint was available for all. Some of the highlights of the Plan to Enhance Foreign Language presentation included the following:

Year 1: 2019-2020

  • Grade 7 students take Spanish every other day for the full year
  • Add 2.0 Spanish teachers, one per building
  • Develop a STEAM elective that students would take at each building for a 10 week period (grade level to be determined per building, based on the master schedule)
  • This implementation will reduce the number of study halls in both buildings, but may limit AIS students’ ability to participate in chorus and band in grade 7
  • At the end of the year, Spanish teachers would recommend students that could enroll in Honors Spanish and take Checkpoint A at the end of 8th

Proposed Cost:  $283,979

Year 2: 2020-2021

  • Limited number of 8th grade students would take Honors Spanish.  If they pass Checkpoint A, then they would meet 1 year of FL for Regents diploma
  • Those students could continue on to Spanish II in grade 9 (2021-2022)
  • All other students would take introductory Spanish in grade 8
  • Those students would continue on to Spanish I or combo of Spanish I and II in HS, as they do now (in 2021-2022)
  • Add 2 more Spanish teachers to 7th Grade in 2020-2021 in order to have 7th graders take Spanish for the whole year
  •  At that time, we have to re-evaluate if we could still have STEAM elective
  • Retain the 2 Spanish teachers hired

Proposed cost:  $550,081 (cumulative:  4 FL teachers/4 stipends)

Year 3: 2021-2022

  • If we successfully add 2 more Spanish teachers, all grade 7 students would take a full year of Spanish in 2021-2022 and proceed to a full year of Spanish in 2022-2023.  After completing 2 years of Spanish, students would successfully meet FL Regents requirement of 1 year of FL if they pass class and Checkpoint A test
  • However, we would still have some grade 8 class students that would need to take Spanish I or combo of Spanish I and II in HS in 2022-2023

Proposed cost to continue:  over $550,081 (ongoing)

Year 4: 2022-2023

  • We would only need to continue minimal number of Spanish I classes for new students or any students that did not pass Checkpoint A
  • Therefore, we could add a new foreign language at the high school and students could choose whether to continue in Spanish or take the new language
  • Students that choose a new language would still be able to get a 3 year sequence of the new language for an Advanced Regents diploma

At the conclusion of the presentation, a brief conversation ensued with one question offered regarding year four and electives. Assistant Superintendent Geidel was thanked by several board members for her detailed presentation.

 

Final Budget Segment for 2019-2020

Presentation of Proposed 2019-2020 Budget / Property Tax Report Card

Superintendent Mains and Assistant Superintendent Michael Pacella presented on the 2019-2020 budget and Tax Report Card. Some of the highlights reviewed in the presentation entitled 2019-2020 Proposed Budget / Property Tax Report Card were as follows:

 

FINAL PROPOSED BUDGET GOALS

  • Maintain the strong educational standards of Pine Bush within our legal financial constraints
  • Address the ever evolving state standards
  • Maintain or lower current class sizes
  • Begin expansion of Foreign Language in grade 7
  • Continue our efforts to minimize out of district special education placements by expanding in-district offerings
  • Offer other curricular and extracurricular opportunities for our students

FINAL PROPOSED 2019-2020 BUDGET INCLUDES:

  • Reduction of 2 Elementary Teachers due to enrollment
  • Addition of 1 ENL Teacher – CVMS
  • Addition of 1 SE/Work Study (CDOS) Teacher – PBHS
  • Addition of 1 Instructional Technologist – District
  • Addition of .5 PE Teacher – PAK
  • Addition of .3 Art Teacher – CRSP
  • Addition of Counseling team leader
  • Addition of 6 club advisors – PBHS
  • Addition of 4 clubs – Elementary Schools
  • Addition of 1 club – CVMS
  • Addition of 1 new summer academy – Middle Schools
  • Addition of 1 AP computer science 6th per. – PBHS
  • Addition of Girl’s Golf – PBHS
  • Addition of Big Brothers/Sisters – PBHS, CRSP, PBE
  • Materials for a new K-2 SEL program – District
  • Creation of a K-2 Castle program – PBE (Includes 4-6 students back from BOCES; 1 Teacher;  2 T/A’s; 1 Behavioral Specialist; 1 Assistant Director of Special Programs)
  • Expand Foreign Language half time – Grade 7 (Includes 2 Spanish Teachers; stipends to potentially offer 4 teachers to do 6th period for band and chorus; additional materials)

SUMMARY OF STAFFING CHANGES:

Additions:

  • 1.0 FTE – Assistant Director for Special Programs
  • 1.0 FTE – Behavioral Specialist
  • 1.0 FTE – Special Education Teacher
  • 2.0 FTE – Teaching Assistants
  • 2.0 FTE – Foreign Language Teachers 
  • 1.0 FTE – ENL
  • 1.0 FTE – SE/Work Study (CDOS) Teacher – Special Education
  • 1.0 FTE – Instructional Technologist
  • .5 FTE – Physical Education Teacher
  •  .3 FTE – Art

Reductions:

  • 2.0 FTE – Elementary Teachers

8.8 FTE Net Increase

CHANGE FROM PRIOR YEAR BUDGET

2018-2019 Approved Budget $116,178,996

2019-2020 Proposed Budget  $118,775,551

Dollar Change $ 2,596,555

Percentage Change 2.23 %

 

The presentation continued with a comparison review of State Aid and Taxes as % of Budget over the years from 2009-10 to 2019-2020, as well as, a pie chart review showing a breakdown of the Proposed Budget of $188,775,551 as follows: Program 78.86%, Capital 10.68%, Administrative 10.46%. Next was a Budget to Budget Comparison review from 2018-2019 to 2019-2020, followed by a proposed budget breakdown comparison of 2018-2019 to 2019-2020. The following review of additional funding was provided:

ADDITIONAL FUNDING TO SUPPORT PROGRAMS:

Federal and State Grants:

  • TITLE I Improve Academic Achievement                $ 617,658
  • IDEA-PART B, Section 611 $1,240,116
  • IDEA-PART B, Section 619 $ 34,896
  • TITLE II A, Train Teacher/Principal $ 163,941
  • TITLE III A, LEP & Immigrant $ 65,268
  • Title IV, Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) $ 44,825
  • Universal Pre-K $ 346,896
  • Smart Schools Bond Act $ 1,000,000

TOTAL $ 3,513,600

 

 

Next for review was the PROPERTY TAX REPORT CARD:

                                                                                                Budgeted            Proposed            Percent

                                                                                                2018-2019            2019-2020            Change

Total budget amount                                                     $116,178,996      $118,775,551      2.23%

Proposed tax levy to support budget                                                      $  59,667,718     

Permissible exclusions                                                                                   $        387,232

Total allowable tax levy limit                                                                       $  60,054,950     

 

Tax levy                                      $  58,265,386      $  60,054,950      3.07%   

Public school enrollment          4,993                       4,997     0.08%

Consumer Price Index                                                     2.13%

                                                                                                Projected            Estimated           

                                                                                                2018-2019            2019-2020

Adjusted Restricted Fund Balance                            $ 9,195,000          $10,195,000

Assigned Appropriated Fund Balance                     $    960,000          $      474,243

Adjusted Unrestricted Fund Balance                       $ 4,870,000        $   4,750,000

Unrestricted FB as a percentage of budget                    4.19%                     4.00%

 

In conclusion, the following important information was provided—date and time of vote/election/poll sites:

VOTE, MAY 21, 2019, 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Where to Vote – POLL SITES:

  • WALKER VALLEY FIRE HOUSE

For residents of Gardner and Shawangunk

  • PINE BUSH FIRE HOUSE (STATION 1) Formerly PB High School

For residents of Crawford and Montgomery                      

  • CIRCLEVILLE EVANGELICAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Formerly Circleville Elementary

For residents of Mt. Hope and Wallkill

  • TOWN OF MAMAKATING PARK IN BLOOMINGBURG

For Residents of Mamakating

 

Superintendent Mains and Assistant Superintendent Pacella were thanked for their presentation.

 

Board Feedback regarding Proposed Budget

The Board of Education had no additional comments. However, the administration was thanked for their efforts and presentation

 

Public Participation

President Greer, Jr. opened the first public participation at approx. 7:56 PM requesting no personal references. No comments/questions/concerns were raised.

 

B.O.E. Budget Adoption and Approval of Wording for May 21, 2019 Ballot

MOVED by Trustee Johnson, second by Trustee Kheiralla, that the Board of Education approve the 2019-2020

Budget and approve the following wording of the proposition to be presented to voters on May 21, 2019:

RESOLVED, that the proposed Pine Bush Central School District Budget for the 2019-2020 school year in the amount of $ 118,775,551  be approved and the Board of Education of said school district be authorized to levy the necessary tax therefore.

YES – 7     NO – 0    MOTION CARRIED

K. Graessle         Yes         K. Kheiralla         Yes

D. Johnson          Yes         R. Tompkins       Yes

C. Robertson      Yes         G. Meier              Yes

                                                L. Greer, Jr.         Yes

 

B.O.E. Approval of Property Tax Report Card                                                     

This year’s Property Tax Report Card was presented to the board and public Tuesday evening, along with the budget presentation. Following the presentations the board acted as follows:

MOVED by Trustee Meier, second by Trustee Johnson, that the Pine Bush CSD Board of Education approve, upon recommendation of the Superintendent, the 2019 – 2020 Property Tax Report Card, based on the approved budget as submitted, with the adoption of the following resolution: 

RESOLVED, that the Pine Bush Central School District Board of Education approve the 2019-2020 Property Tax Report Card as submitted.

YES – 7     NO – 0    MOTION CARRIED

K. Graessle         Yes         K. Kheiralla         Yes

D. Johnson          Yes         R. Tompkins       Yes

C. Robertson      Yes         G. Meier              Yes

                                                L. Greer, Jr.         Yes

 

 

Upcoming Board Meetings, Events / Old, New Business / Updates

Upcoming board meetings and events will be announced Tuesday evening:

The start time for the regular sessions of our board meetings – 7:00 p.m., unless otherwise noted.

Board Meetings:

Thursday, April 25, 2019, 7:00 PM at Circleville Middle School

BOCES 2019-2020 Administrative Budget Approval/Disapproval

                        Election of BOCES Board Candidates

 

Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 7:00 PM Pine Bush High School

              SCHOOL BUDGET PUBLIC HEARING ON 2019-2020 BUDGET AND REGULAR BOARD MEETING

        School Board Candidate Statements

Candidates running for a seat on the school board will be introduced at the May 14th meeting. Each candidate will be provided with approximately three (3) minutes to present their personal statement regarding their candidacy.

 

                Other Important Dates

Petition packets are available at the District Office for anyone seeking School Board candidacy.

             Petition return date to the District Clerk is (no later than) Monday, April 22, 2019 at 5:00 PM.

 

            Tuesday, May 21, 2019, Annual Budget Vote and Election – Polls Open 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM

                ELECTION DISTRICT NO. 1: Walker Valley Fire House

               (Residents of the Towns of Gardiner and Shawangunk)

                (Address: 3679 State Route 52, Walker Valley, NY   12588)

 

                ELECTION DISTRICT NO. 2: Pine Bush Fire House (Station 1) (previously Pine Bush HS)

                (Residents of the Towns of Crawford and Montgomery)

                (Address: 2405 State Route 52, Pine Bush, NY   12566)

 

ELECTION DISTRICT NO. 3: Circleville Evangelical Presbyterian Church (previously Circleville Elementary)

                (Residents of the Towns of Mt. Hope and Wallkill)

                (Address: 890 Goshen Turnpike, Circleville, NY   10919)

 

                ELECTION DISTRICT NO. 4: Town of Mamakating Park in Bloomingburg

                (Residents of the Town of Mamakating)

                (Address: 27-29 Mamakating Rd. Bloomingburg, NY   12721)

 

Wednesday, June 5, 2019, OCSBA Annual Meeting & Dinner, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

  •  At Hickory Hill Golf Course, Warwick, NY 
  • Guest Speaker Inaudy Esposito, Exec. Director, Orange County Human Right Commission
  • Educational Leadership – Focus on Diversity & Inclusiveness
  • Regular Business Adoption of 2019-20 OCSBA Budget/and Officers
  • Recognition of Retiring Board Members

 

                Old/New Business/Updates

                Voter Registration:

Qualified voters can personally register in any of the District school buildings during regular school hours until May 9, 2019. In addition, personal registration will be conducted on May 9, 2019 between the hours of 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. in the District Office. Further, any qualified voter can register with their respective County Board of Elections at any time prior to voting in a school election.

                         Other Updates:

  • All Night Graduation will be on Friday, June 28, 2019, monthly meetings first Monday of every month;
  • EJR’s Mom’s night out was great at Pine Bush Fire House – fabulous donations;
  • CVMS Spring Fling Dance was terrific, wonderful time for all;
  • Odyssey of the Mind Fund Raiser at Texas Roadhouse, April 11th, 10% will go to OM;
  • Odyssey donations can be made and brought to Judy Parsells at District Office;
  • Board Member requested copies of Board Member By-Laws from surrounding school districts;
  • MHSSC Annual Dinner and Awards-May 2, 2019 at Anthony’s Pier 9, Teaching in Excellence will be awarded to Stacey Szymczak.

President Statement:

Lloyd Greer, Jr. stated that due to a busy schedule that has required him to go out of state at times, he would be stepping down as president and Gretchen Meier (vice-president) will assume those responsibilities (beginning after April 25, 2019) However, Mr. Greer will continue to remain as a Board Member through the remainder of the 2018-2019 school year.

 

Business & Finance

Claim Auditor’s Reports

MOVED by Trustee Johnson, second by Trustee Meier, that the Board of Education acknowledge receipt and Acceptance of the following Claims Auditor’s Reports as submitted: 

Claims Auditor’s Report covering Warrant # 0058 dated 3/8/2019 check run authorizing payments in the amount of $ 439,178.41

                Cafeteria Fund (7 checks 004807-004813)  $  26,330.85

                Crispell SAF (1 check 002274)       $ 184.28

                Trust & Agency Acct. (0 checks)    $  14,718.69

                Federal Fund Acct. (1 check 002422)  $    18,033.90

                General Fund (50 checks 057091 -057140)   $  378,092.60

                District Activity AC (4 checks 004504-004507)  $ 1,818.09

           Total                      $  439,178.41

 

Claims Auditor’s Report covering Warrant # 0059 dated 3/15/2019 check run authorizing payments in  the amount of $ 1,881,106.61

                Cafeteria Fund (4 checks 004814-004817)       $   9,378.79

                Crispell SAF (4 checks 002275-002278)     $ 598.32         

                HS Activity Fund (3 checks 003779-003781)   $2,671.44

                Trust & Agency Acct. (1 check 003867)  $8,777.89         

                CVMS Activity Fund (4 checks 001629-001632)   $ 1,594.00

               Capital Fund (1 check 001762)  $ 5,929.95

                General Fund (62 checks 057141 -057202)  $ 1,849,790.72

                District Activity AC (5 checks 004508-004512)  $ 2,365.50

           Total        $  1,881,106.61

 

Claims Auditor’s Report covering Warrant #0060 dated 03/15/2019 medicare reimbursement authorizing payments in the amount of $ 159,226.62

                General (350 checks 057203-0057552)  $   159,226.62

Total        $    159,226.62

 

Claims Auditor’s Report covering Warrant # 0061 dated 3/22/2019 check run authorizing payments in the amount of $ 2,031,924.70

                Cafeteria Fund (1 check 004818)    $     72.28

                Crispell SAF (1 check 002279)     $ 225.00

                HS Activity Fund (13 checks 003782-003794)  $3,452.29

                Trust & Agency Acct. (0 checks)     $546.25

                CVMS Activity Fund (5 checks 001633-001637)    $ 1,813.40

                Federal Fund Acct. (1 check 002423)   $ 552.00                         

               Capital Fund (1 check 001763)   $    1,493.33

                General Fund (71 checks 057553 -057623)   $  1,961,275.50

                District Activity AC (5 checks 004513-004517)   $   62,494.65

   Total     $   2,031,924.70

 

Claims Auditor’s Report covering Warrant #0062 dated 03/25/2019 payroll authorizing payments in the amount of $ 1,108,520.77

                Trust & Agency Acct. (16 checks 003868-003883)  $  1,108,520.77

 Total    $   1,108,520.77

YES – 7     NO – 0    MOTION CARRIED

 

Health & Welfare Services Contract

MOVED by Trustee Johnson, second by Trustee Meier, that the Board of Education approve the Health &Welfare Services Contract for the 2018-2019 school year with the Newburgh Enlarged City School District at a per student cost of $ 832.95. The contract covers 2 students who are Pine Bush residents attending a non-public school within the Newburgh Enlarged City School District for a total contract cost of $$1,665.90 (2 students have been verified).

YES – 7     NO – 0    MOTION CARRIED

 

Approval /Orange-Ulster BOCES Cooperative Bid – Student Transportation

MOVED by Trustee Robertson, second by Trustee Meier, that the Board of Education approve the following resolution for adoption authorizing Pine Bush Central School District to participate in the cooperative (BOCES RFP-COOP-44 2017) with other school districts and Orange/Ulster BOCES for Student Transportation for the 2019-2020 school year:

WHEREAS, Orange-Ulster BOCES (BOCES) issued a cooperative bid for student transportation services (BOCES RFP-COOP-44-2017), for student transportation for the 2017- 2018 school year in accordance with the requirements of General Municipal Law §103; and

WHEREAS, the bids were opened for BOCES RFP-COOP-44-2017 on April 3, 2017 and subsequently reviewed by BOCES’ officials; and

WHEREAS, BOCES confirmed and awarded such bid to provide the aforementioned student transportation services to Quality Bus Service, LLC on May, 11, 2017; and

WHEREAS, it would be in the best interest of the Pine Bush Central School District to participate in the cooperative (BOCES-RFP-COOP-44-2017) with other school districts and Orange/Ulster BOCES for Student Transportation for the 2019-2020 school year as provided by New York Education Law Section (305) (14) and Section 156.12 of the Commissioner’s Regulations for Transportation of School Students under BOCES-RFP-COOP 44-2017; and

WHEREAS, Pine Bush Central School District will participate in these cooperative student transportation services, for the 2019-2020 school year.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED AS FOLLOWS;

That the Board of Education of the Pine Bush Central School District authorizes the District to participate in the cooperative contract for transportation services between Orange-Ulster BOCES and Quality Bus Service, LLC, for the period from July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020, in accordance with the rates and terms of service referenced in BOCES RFP-COOP-44-2017;

During the 2019 -2020 school year, the cost of transportation to and from all programs serviced by Quality Bus Service shall be in accordance with the rates and terms of services referenced in the COOPERATIVE RFP-COOP-44-2017.

During the 2019-2020 school year, no minimum charge will be applied for monitor/attendants.

The Board President and/or Superintendent of Schools is authorized to execute all documents in furtherance of this resolution, subject to attorney review.

Date: April 9, 2019

YES – 7     NO – 0    MOTION CARRIED

Approval for Authorization of Withdrawal from Tax Certiorari Reserve Fund     

MOVED by Trustee Robertson, second by Trustee Johnson, that the Board of Education authorize a withdrawal from the Pine Bush Central School District Tax Certiorari Reserve Fund in order to resolve the Stipulation and Order Settlement received for the following property. The settlement is for the following school tax years and is based on the lowering of the property assessment for each year.

Town of Mamakating

 Name   School year  S-B-L      Old Assessment New Assessment Refund Amt.

Anthos Homes NY LLC    2017-2018            27.-1-79.7    $188,900.00               $160,230.00        $1,041.77

121 W. Nyack Rd, Ste 12, Nanuet, NY 10954           

2018-2019            27.-1-79.7    $188,900.00               $160,230.00        $1,054.36

      Total Refund                      $2,096.13

YES – 7     NO – 0    MOTION CARRIED

 

Public Participation

President Greer, Jr. opened the second public participation at approx. 7:56 PM requesting no personal references. No comments/questions/concerns were raised.

 

Consideration of Executive Session

Hearing no matters for executive session, President Greer asked for a motion to adjourn.

 

Adjournment

MOVED by Trustee Meier, second by Trustee Johnson, that the Board of Education adjourn the regular meeting, noting the time at approx. 7:57 PM.

YES – 7     NO – 0    MOTION CARRIED

Note: BOARD MEETINGS are video recorded and  can be viewed at www.pinebushschools.org.

Deborah A. June, District Clerk

Pine Bush CSD

Pine Bush Central School District
State Route 302, Pine Bush, NY 12566
Phone: (845) 744-2031
Fax: (845) 744-6189
Tim O. Mains
Superintendent of Schools
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