Board of Education Minutes – Oct. 9, 2018

Date: October 9, 2018   

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 17 residents/students/staff members

The meeting was Called to Order by President Lloyd Greer, Jr., with the following motion offered:

MOVED by Trustee  Robertson, second by Trustee Graessle, that the Board of Education open the regular meeting at approximately 6:30 PM.

YES – 7     NO – 0    CARRIED

Consideration of Executive Session

MOVED by Trustee Johnson, second by Trustee Meier, that the Board of Education adjourn to executive session at approximately 6:32 PM, discussion regarding potential contract and matters related to current litigation.

YES – 7     NO – 0    CARRIED

MOVED by Trustee Kheiralla, second by Trustee Meier, that the Board of Education adjourn executive session and return to regular session at approximately 7:03 PM.

YES – 7     NO – 0    CARRIED

Welcome and Pledge of Allegiance

President Lloyd Greer, Jr. welcomed those in attendance and requested all 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 September 26, 2018 meeting as submitted by the District Clerk and amended minutes from the August 21, 2018 meeting to reflect Policy 5660 approved for second reading/adoption, as submitted by the District Clerk.

YES – 7     NO – 0    CARRIED

Reports, Recommendations of the Superintendent of Schools

Consent Agenda

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

Abolishment

Non-Instructional

Board authorization to abolish the following position:

  • One (1) Assistant Supervisor of Transportation, effective September 22, 2018.

 
Resignations

Instructional

Tanya Rodriguez, resignation from her position as a 7.0 hours/day Teaching Assistant effective at the close of business October 09, 2018. 

Meghan Blackwell, resignation from her position as a 4.0 hours/day Teaching Assistant, effective at the close of business October 9, 2018.

Non-Instructional

Denise Crisafulli, resignation from her position as a 6.5 hours/day School Monitor effective at the close of business October 9, 2018.  

Appointments

Instructional

Denise Crisafulli, who holds a Teaching Assistant Level I certificate, be appointed on probation as a part-time, non-tenure bearing, 6.5 hour/day Teaching Assistant, effective  October 10, 2018, salary as per contract (pro-rated).

Kathleen Farah, who holds a Teaching Asst Level I certificate, be appointed on probation as a part-time, non-tenure bearing, 4.0 Hour/Day Teaching Assistant, effective  October 10, 2018, salary as per contract, pro-rated.

Non-Instructional  

Andrealynn Colombo, increase in hours (from 6.0hrs/day) to 6.5 hours/day, in her probationary School Monitor position, effective  October 10, 2018, salary as per contract (pro-rated).

Loriel Pinckney, increase in hours (from 6.0 hours/day) to  6.5 hours/day in her probationary School Monitor position, effective October 10, 2018, salary as per contract (pro-rated).

Lina Walsh, increase in hours (from 6.0 hours/day) to a 6.5 hours/day, in her part-time School Monitor position, effective October 10, 2018, salary as per contract (pro-rated).

Christina Parsons, probationary appointment to a 6.0 hours/day position of School Monitor, effective October 15, 2018, salary as per contract (pro-rated).

Kurt Wickham, probationary appointment as a full-time 12 month/year Supervisor of Transportation District-wide effective November 05, 2018 at an annual salary of $90,000 (pro-rated), noting he is Certified for such appointment through the Orange County Department of Human Resources.

Meghan Blackwell, probationary appointment as a full-time 12/month year Typist- 12 Month, effective October 10, 2018 at an annual salary as per contract (pro-rated), noting she is certified for such appointment through the Orange County Department of Human Resources.

Monali Verma, probationary appointment as a full-time 12-month/year Typist, effective October 22, 2018 at an annual salary as per contract (pro-rated), noting she is certified for such appointment through the Orange County Department of Human Resources.

Co-Curricular

Sixth-Period Assignment

Board approval for the appointment of the following instructional staff member teaching a sixth period/additional teaching assignment for the 2018-2019 school year at an annual contractual stipend as per contract:

  • Diane Trad, PBHS

Extra-Curricular

Board approval of the following extra-curricular appointments for the 2018-2019 school year at the appropriate extra-curricular stipends:  

Pine Bush Elementary School

  • Valerie Turcotte, Odyssey of the Mind Co-Coach, Level III, Step 1 (1)
  • Jaclyn Halpin,  Odyssey of the Mind Co-Coach, Level III, Step 1 (1)

Per Diem Substitutes

Board approval for the appointment of the following individuals as per diem substitutes effective October 10, 2018 at board approved per diem substitutes rates:

  • Samantha Doviak
  • Steven Hoagland
  • Christina McClary
  • Julie Velez
  • Terry Vetter

YES – 7     NO – 0    CARRIED

CSE and CPSE Placement Recommendations                                     

MOVED by Trustee  Robertson, second by Trustee Meier, that the Board of Education approve 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 Robertson.

YES – 7     NO – 0    CARRIED

  Acknowledge Receipt and Acceptance of External Auditors’ Report

Jennifer Capicchioni was attendance Tuesday evening pertaining to the Board of Education the Audit Report for Year Ending June 30, 2018, Including Reports on Federal Awards and Extra classroom Activity Fund as submitted, and the District’s responses to the Management Letter, to address any questions of the board.

External Auditors’ Report

Board of Education acknowledges Receipt and Acceptance of Audit Report for Year Ending June 30, 2018 and District Responses.

MOVED by Trustee Johnson, second by Trustee Meier, that the Board of Education, upon  the recommendation of the District’s Audit Committee, officially acknowledge  receipt and acceptance of the Audit Report for Year Ending June 30, 2018, Including Reports on Federal Awards and Extra classroom Activity Fund as submitted by Nugent and Haeussler, and the District’s amended response to the Management Letter, as submitted.

YES – 7     NO – 0    CARRIED

Roll Call

K. Graessle         Yes         L. Greer, Jr.         Yes

C. Robertson      Yes         G. Meier              Yes

D. Johnson          Yes         R. Tompkins       Yes

                                                K. Kheiralla          Yes

Internal Risk Audit Report

Board of Education Acknowledges Receipt and Acceptance of Internal Auditors’ Report  2018-2019 Internal Audit Report (Risk Area Focus— Payroll/Time and Attendance) and District Response

MOVED by Trustee Johnson, second by Trustee Robertson, that the Board of Education. as per the recommendation of the District’s Audit Committee,  acknowledge receipt and acceptance of the 2018-2019 Internal Audit Report Risk Area Focus – Payroll/Time and Attendance, as submitted by RBT CPAs, LLP and district’s response, as well as, recommend the  Board of Education further explore security practices and opportunities.

YES – 7     NO – 0    CARRIED

Roll Call

K. Graessle         Yes         L. Greer, Jr.         Yes

C. Robertson      Yes         G. Meier              Yes

D. Johnson          Yes         R. Tompkins       Yes

                                                K. Kheiralla         Yes                        

 

Board Declares 2018 Bond Referendum Capital Project Type I SEQRA Action

MOVED by Trustee Graessle, second by Trustee Johnson, that the Board of Education approved the following resolution:         

PINE BUSH CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

RESOLUTION

STATE ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY REVIEW ACT

DISTRICT-WIDE RENOVATION PROJECT

DETERMINATION OF SIGNIFICANCE/NEGATIVE DECLARATION

          WHEREAS, the Board of Education of the Pine Bush Central School District (“Board” or “District”) is considering a proposed capital improvement project consisting of the following: site and athletic field renovations, refurbishments and upgrades; building interior and exterior renovations, alterations and upgrades; and improvements to security systems and classroom technology at its District-wide school buildings and sites, including original furnishings, equipment, machinery, apparatus, appurtenances and incidental improvements and expenses in connection therewith, as described in the July 31, 2018 presentation to the Board by Clark Patterson Lee  (“CPL”) (the “Proposed Action”); and

WHEREAS, the State Environmental Quality Review Act (“SEQRA”), and the regulations thereunder require that the Board undertake a review of the potential environmental impacts, if any, associated with the Proposed Action before approving it, including classifying the action and declaring lead agency; and

WHEREAS, after classifying the Project as a Type I Action, in accordance with SEQRA, the Board circulated Part 1 of the Full Environmental Assessment Form (“FEAF”) and other supporting documentation for the coordinated review of the Proposed Action to all involved agencies; and

WHEREAS, under the applicable standards of SEQRA 6 NYCRR Part 617.6, the Board’s consultant, CPL has confirmed that the involved agencies do not object to the Board being declared lead agency to conduct the environmental review and issue a determination on the significance of the environmental impact of the Proposed Action, if any; and

WHEREAS, the Board is declared the lead agency for the SEQRA coordinated review of the Proposed Action.

  NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Pine Bush Central School District Board of Education hereby determines that based upon the record before it, including Parts 1, 2 and 3 of the FEAF, the Proposed Action will result in no significant adverse environmental impacts for the reasons stated in the FEAF; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board directs its consultant CPL to file and publish its determination of significance in the form of a SEQRA Negative Declaration in accordance with 6 NYCRR 617.12.

Dated: October 9, 2018

YES – 7     NO – 0    MOTION CARRIED

Roll Call

K. Kheiralla          Yes         L. Greer, Jr.         Yes

R. Tompkins       Yes         D. Johnson          Yes

G. Meier              Yes         C. Robertson      Yes

                                                K. Graessle         Yes

Motion Carried/Resolution Declared Adopted

Board of Education Adoption of 2018 Capital Project Resolution (Special District Mtg.) Moved by Trustee Meier, second by Trustee Kheiralla, that the Board of Education approve following resolution, officially adopting the 2018 Capital Project that will be presented to the qualified voters at the December 6, 2018 Special Election.

RESOLUTION OF THE PINE BUSH CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT, NEW YORK, ADOPTED OCTOBER 9, 2018, CALLING A SPECIAL DISTRICT MEETING TO AUTHORIZE THE EXPENDITURE OF MONEYS FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES AND THE LEVY OF A TAX THEREFOR.

RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE PINE BUSH CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT, IN THE COUNTIES OF ORANGE, SULLIVAN AND ULSTER, NEW YORK AS FOLLOWS:

Section 1.  A Special District Meeting of the qualified voters of the Pine Bush Central School District, in the Counties of Orange, Sullivan and Ulster, New York (the “District”), shall be held within the District, on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 6:00 o’clock A.M. (Prevailing Time) at the following four voting places:  (1) the Walker Valley Fire House, for those persons residing in the Towns of Gardiner and Shawangunk; (2) the Pine Bush High School, for those persons residing in the Towns of Crawford and Montgomery; (3) the Circleville Elementary School, for those persons residing in the Towns of Mt. Hope and Wallkill; and (4) the Bloomingburg Town Park, for those persons residing in the Town of Mamakating; as provided in the notice calling said Special District Meeting hereinafter prescribed.  The voting at such Special District Meeting shall be by voting machine, as provided by the Education Law, and the polls shall remain open from 6:00 o’clock A.M. until 9:00 o’clock P.M. (Prevailing Time) on said day and as much longer as may be necessary to enable the voters then present to cast their votes.

Section 2. The business to be acted upon at said Special District Meeting shall be as stated in the Notice thereof, and the District Clerk is hereby authorized and directed to cause the Notice of said Special District Meeting to be published in “The Times Herald-Record,” “The Wallkill Valley Times,” and “The Shawangunk Journal,” each having a general circulation in the District, such publications to be made four (4) times within the seven (7) weeks next preceding such Special District Meeting, the first publication to be at least forty-five (45) days prior to the date of said Special District Meeting.

Section 3. Said Notice of Special District Meeting shall be substantially in the following form:

NOTICE OF SPECIAL DISTRICT MEETING OF THE PINE BUSH CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT, IN THE COUNTIES OF ORANGE, SULLIVAN AND ULSTER, NEW YORK

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Education of the Pine Bush Central School District, in the Counties of Orange, Sullivan and Ulster, New York, has adopted a resolution on October 9, 2018, authorizing a Special District Meeting of the qualified voters of said School District to be held on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 6:00 o’clock A.M. (Prevailing Time) in the location designated in each election district bounded and described hereinafter, for the purpose of voting on the following Bond Proposition

BOND PROPOSITION RESOLVED:

(a)         That the Board of Education of the Pine Bush Central School District, in the Counties of Orange, Sullivan and Ulster, New York (the “District”), is hereby authorized to construct improvements and alterations to all District school buildings and sites (the “Project”), substantially as described in a report prepared by Clark Patterson Lee, (the “Report”), which report is on file and available for public inspection at the office of the District Clerk; including the construction of building envelope, structural and façade improvements; replacement of roofs, doors, windows, ceilings, floors and lockers; improvements to the electrical, plumbing, heating, air conditioning, ventilation, drainage, security, fire safety, master clock and sound systems; interior reconstruction and space reconfiguration; the construction and/or installation of security vestibules; ADA improvements; athletic and recreational enhancements, including the construction of new playing fields, the installation of a new track, bleachers, press box, concession stand, site lighting and scoreboards; and parking lot, fencing, and sidewalk improvements; all of the foregoing to include the original furnishings, equipment, machinery, apparatus and ancillary or related site, demolition and other work required in connection therewith; and to expend therefor, including preliminary costs and costs incidental thereto and to the financing thereof, an amount not to exceed the estimated total cost of $76,700,000; provided that the estimated costs of the components of the Project as set forth in the Report may be reallocated among such components if the Board of Education shall determine that such reallocation is in the best interests of the District;

(b)         that $7,500,000 currently on-hand in the District’s Capital Reserve Fund, heretofore approved by the voters of the District at the May 15, 2018 Annual District Meeting and Election (the “Fund”), is hereby authorized to be expended to pay a portion of the cost of the Project, and such expenditure is hereby approved;

(c)          that a tax is hereby voted in the amount of not to exceed $69,200,000 to finance the balance of the cost of the Project, such tax to be levied and collected in installments in such years and in such amounts as shall be determined by said Board of Education; and that in anticipation of said tax, bonds of the District are hereby authorized to be issued in the aggregate principal amount of not to exceed $69,200,000 and a tax is hereby voted to pay the interest on said bonds as the same shall become due and payable; and

(d)         that additional moneys in the Fund, if available, aggregating not to exceed $12,500,000, are hereby authorized to be expended to pay a portion of the cost of the Project, and any such amounts so expended shall offset a like amount of the taxes and/or bonds herein authorized, and such expenditure is hereby approved. Such Bond Proposition shall appear on the ballots used for voting at said Special District Meeting in substantially the following condensed form:

BOND PROPOSITION

YES                                              NO

(a) That the Board of Education of Pine Bush Central School District, in the Counties of Orange, Sullivan and Ulster, New York (the “District”), is hereby authorized to construct improvements and alterations to all District school buildings and sites (the “Project”), and to expend therefor an amount not to exceed $76,700,000;  (b)  that $7,500,000 currently on-hand in the District’s Capital Reserve Fund, heretofore approved by the voters of the District at the May 15, 2018 Annual District Meeting and Election (the “Fund”), is hereby authorized to be expended to pay a portion of the cost of the Project, and such expenditure is hereby approved; (c) that a tax is hereby voted in the amount of not to exceed $69,200,000 to finance the balance of the cost of the Project, such tax to be levied and collected in installments in such years and in such amounts as shall be determined by said Board of Education; and that in anticipation of said tax, bonds of the District are hereby authorized to be issued in the aggregate principal amount of not to exceed $69,200,000 and a tax is hereby voted to pay the interest on said bonds as the same shall become due and payable; and  (d)  that additional moneys in the Fund, if available, aggregating not to exceed $12,500,000, are hereby authorized to be expended to pay a portion of the cost of the Project, and any such amounts so expended shall offset a like amount of the taxes and/or bonds herein authorized, and such expenditure is hereby approved.

PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE, that the voting will be conducted by ballot on voting machines or paper ballot as provided in the Education Law and the polls will remain open from 6:00 o’clock A.M. to 9:00 o’clock P.M. (Prevailing Time) and as much longer as may be necessary to enable the voters then present to cast their ballots.  A qualified voter shall vote at the place hereinafter designated within the school district election district within which such qualified voter resides.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, that the place in each Election District where said Special District Meeting will be held, including a description of each Election District, is as follows:

ELECTION DISTRICT NO. 1:   Walker Valley Fire House

for those persons residing in the Towns of Gardiner and Shawangunk

ELECTION DISTRICT NO. 2:  Pine Bush High School

for those persons residing in the Towns of Crawford and Montgomery

ELECTION DISTRICT NO. 3:  Circleville Elementary School

for those persons residing in the Towns of Mt. Hope and Wallkill

ELECTION DISTRICT NO. 4:    Bloomingburg Town Park

for those persons residing in the Town of Mamakating;

NOTICE IS HEREBY FURTHER GIVEN, that pursuant to either §2014 of the Education Law or Article 5 of the Election Law, personal registration of voters is required.  No person shall be entitled to vote at said Special District Meeting whose name does not appear on the register of said School District or upon the registration lists furnished by the Orange, Sullivan and Ulster County Boards of Elections, or who does not register as herein provided.  Any person whose name appears on such register or who shall have been previously registered for any annual or special District meeting or election and who shall have voted at any annual or special District meeting or election held or conducted at any time since January 1, 2014, will not be required to register personally for this Special District Meeting. All persons who are registered with the County Boards of Elections as qualified to vote at the general elections will be eligible to vote at the Special District Meeting.

NOTICE IS HEREBY FURTHER GIVEN, that qualified voters of the District may personally register at the Office of the District Clerk at the Administration Office, Route 302, Pine Bush, New York, or the main office of any of the seven (7) schools in the Pine Bush Central School District between the hours of 9:00 o’clock A.M. and 3:00 o’clock P.M. (Prevailing Time), Monday through Friday and shall be entitled to have his or her name placed on such register, provided that at such time he or she is known or proven to be then or thereafter entitled to vote at said Special District Meeting for which such register is prepared.  The register of the qualified voters of said District prepared for the Annual District Meeting and Election held on May 15, 2018, shall be used as the basis for the preparation of the register for said Special District Meeting to be held on December 6, 2018.

The last date for personal registration is November 26, 2018. Such register will then be filed in the Office of the District Clerk, where such register will be open for inspection by any qualified voter of said School District on each of the five (5) days prior to the day set for said Special District Meeting, between the hours of 8:00 o’clock A.M. and 4:00 o’clock P.M. (Prevailing Time), except Sunday and on Saturday, December 1, 2018, by appointment only, between the hours of 9:00 o’clock A.M. and 12:00 Noon (Prevailing Time).

PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE, that absentee voting will be permitted in accordance with §2018‑a of the Education Law. All applications for absentee ballots may be applied for at the Office of the District Clerk of the School District.  A list of all persons to whom absentee ballots shall have been issued will be available during regular office hours in the Office of the District Clerk on each of the five (5) days prior to said Special District Meeting between the hours of 8:00 o’clock A.M. and 4:00 o’clock P.M. (Prevailing Time), except Saturday and Sunday.

An application for an absentee ballot, on a form provided by the School District Clerk, shall be made to the School District Clerk, not later than 4:00 o’clock P.M. (Prevailing Time) seven (7) days before the Special District Meeting, if the School District Clerk is to return the absentee ballot to the applicant by mail. If the applicant is to personally pick up the absentee ballot, the application must be received by the School District Clerk no later than 4:00 o’clock P.M. (Prevailing Time) on the day before the date set for the Special District Meeting.

BY THE ORDER OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION

Dated: October 9, 2018

Deborah A. June

District Clerk

Section 4.  The vote upon the Bond Proposition to be submitted to the qualified voters shall be by ballot on voting machines or by paper ballot, and the District Clerk is hereby authorized and directed to have the necessary ballots printed, in form corresponding as nearly as may be with the requirements of the Education Law.

Section 5.  The proceeds of the bonds authorized pursuant to the Bond Proposition set forth in Section 3 hereof, and any bond anticipation notes issued in anticipation of said bonds, may be applied to reimburse the District for expenditures made for the purpose or purposes for which said bonds are authorized.  The foregoing statement of intent with respect to reimbursement is made in conformity with Treasury Regulation Section 1.150-2 of the United States Treasury Department.

Section 6.  This resolution shall take effect immediately.               

YES – 7     NO – 0    MOTION CARRIED

Roll Call

K. Kheiralla          Yes         L. Greer, Jr.         Yes

R. Tompkins       Yes         D. Johnson          Yes

G. Meier              Yes         C. Robertson      Yes

                                                K. Graessle         Yes

Motion Carried/Resolution Declared Adopted

Approval of Town of Wallkill SRO Agreement

MOVED by Trustee  Johnson, second by Trustee Graessle, that the Board of Education approve the following resolution:  RESOLVED, that the Superintendent is authorized to execute an agreement with the Town of Wallkill for the purpose of facilitation and implementation of the  School Resources Officer program  for the 2018-2019 school year, in accordance with the agreement on file with the District Clerk.

Date: October 9, 2018

YES – 7     NO – 0    CARRIED

Public Participation

President Greer, Jr. opened the first public participation at approx. 7:20 PM requesting no personal references. The following comments/questions/concerns were raised:

Resident asked for update regarding fencing (particularly) behind PBHS, response was addressed by the superintendent, noting no current plan , however, the Capital Project has a potential for fencing.
 

Approval of Overnight Trip Request

MOVED by Trustee  Johnson, second by Trustee Graessle, that the Board of Education approve the following overnight trip request:

Overnight trip request submitted by David Kellish and Principal Lisa Hankinson on behalf of the Circleville Middle School’s eighth grade class to travel to Washington, D.C. and surrounding area. The trip is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, May 8, 2019 through Friday, May 10, 2019. It is anticipated that approximately 125+ students and 18+ chaperones may participate, providing an approximate 8:1 student/chaperone ratio. The approximate cost per student is $575 which includes transportation, housing, meals and fees.

YES – 7     NO – 0    CARRIED

Note: BOE member asked that district address those students who would like to attend but do not have the means to do so, to ensure all can attend that would like to.

Designation & Disposition of Surplus Library Books

MOVED by Trustee Kheiralla, second by Trustee Meier,  that the Board of Education designate and approve disposition of the following surplus library books:

  •  Library books as submitted at the request of Eric Winter, Pine Bush Elementary School Principal, per Lisa Ruyack, LMS, as outdated and/or in poor condition, therefore, unusable in accordance with Policy #5250

SUBJECT: Disposition of Surplus Property, and authorizes the disposition of the books submitted under the direction of Michael Pacella , Assistant Superintendent for Business. (List to be attached to the minutes).

YES – 7     NO – 0    CARRIED

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

Upcoming board meetings and events were announced Tuesday evening:

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

Regular Board Meetings:

  • Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 7:00 PM at Circleville Middle School
  • Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 7:00 PM at Pine Bush High School

Upcoming Events:

  • MHSSC AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE  Dinner/Reception,                                Thursday, October 18, 2018, 6 PM Anthony’s Pier 9 on Rt. 9W, New Windsor, NY
  • NYSSBA’s 99th Annual Convention & Education Expo in New York, NY, Thursday, October 25, 2018 through Saturday, October 27, 2018.
  • Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 7:00 PM, OCSBA Delegates’ Meeting at Middletown HS  Program: STEM – Sharing Best Practices

REVIEW: NYSSBA Amendments and Rebuttals to Proposed Resolutions

Trustee Kristi Kheiralla, reviewed the resolutions that she will vote upon (as District Delegate) at the Annual NYSSBA Convention. The board members were overall in support of the NYSSBA recommendations with the exception of a few (res.19 and 20).  Trustee Kheiralla will also look to obtain additional information (res.#3). Trustee Kheiralla is the appointed voting delegate for Pine Bush CSD, with Trustee Graessle as the alternate.

Other Old/New Business:

Board member inquired about the usage of the football scoreboard and explanation as to why JV football cannot use this equipment. (Conversation ensued).
Request was made for a breakdown of unpaid athletic positions;
Board member offered comments/suggest regarding set up of tables at open house to provide information regarding the SADD and First Aid Club.
Conversation ensued regarding funding for clubs and funding raising activities, as well as noting during budget process district can decide whether to continue funding particular clubs.

Business & Finance

Claim Auditor’s Reports

MOVED by Trustee  Kheiralla, second by Trustee Robertson, that the Board of Education approve acknowledge receipt and acceptance of the following Claims Auditor’s Reports as submitted:

 *Claims Auditor’s Report covering Warrant # 0017 dated 9/21/2018 authorizing payments in the amount of $942,838.12

Cafeteria Fund (2 checks 004655-004656)     $    19.80                             

 HS Activity Fund (4 checks 003691-003694)   $4,696.83

Trust & Agency Acct.(0 Checks)   $10,249.86                         

Federal Fund (2 checks 002385-002386)  $  3,350.00         

General Fund (81 checks 054916 -054996)   $  908,870.10

District Activity AC (2 checks 004429-004430)    $  15,649.53

              Total                      $  942,838.12

 

*Claims Auditor’s Report covering Warrant # 0018 dated 9/25/2018 payroll authorizing payments in the amount of $1,084,940.26

Trust & Agency Acct. (14 checks 003728-003741)  $    1,084,940.26

        Total                      $      1,084,940.26
YES – 7     NO – 0    CARRIED

Authorization / 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 school tax years listed below and is based on the lowering of the property assessment for each year.                                                                                                                                                                                         

Town of Mamakating

 Name   School yr   S-B-L    Old Assessment   New Assessment     Refund Amount

Deer Run Real Estate Co LLC.2017-2018  12.-1-2  $ 487,200.00       $ $297,800.00      $ 6,882.15

4 New King St, Suite 101

White Plains, NY 10604

Property Address:

450 Walker Valley Road

Total Refund:       $ 6,882.15

YES – 7     NO – 0    CARRIED

Public Participation

President Greer, Jr. opened the second public participation at approx. 8:13 PM requesting no personal references. No comments/questions/concerns were raised.

Consideration of Executive Session

Hearing no matters for executive session, Mr. Greer, Jr., called for a motion for adjournment.

 Adjournment

MOVED by Trustee Johnson, second by Trustee Robertson, that the Board of Education adjourn the Board of Education meeting, noting the time at approx. 8:14 PM.

YES – 7     NO – 0    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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