Board of Education Minutes Sept. 26, 2018

Date: September 26, 2018           

Board of Education                                                                                                                            

REGULAR MEETING at Circleville Middle School

 

Members Present:

Lloyd Greer, Jr. President

Gretchen Meier, Vice President

Kristin Graessle

Dori Johnson                                                                                                     

Cara Robertson

Ross Tompkins                                 

Members Absent:          

Kristi Kheiralla    (Attended a portion of exec.session only)

Others Present:                               

Tim Mains, Superintendent of Schools                                                  

Donna Geidel, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction                               

Michael Pacella, Assistant Superintendent for Business                                

Deborah June,   District Clerk

Approximately 16 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 Meier that the Board of Education open the regular meeting at approximately 6:16 PM.

YES – 6     NO – 0    CARRIED

Consideration of Executive Session

MOVED by Trustee Meier, second by Trustee Robertson that the Board of Education adjourn to executive session at approximately 6:16 PM, discussion regarding possible legal action.

YES – 6     NO – 0    CARRIED   (K. Kheiralla not incl.in open/close motions)

MOVED by Trustee Meier, second by Trustee Robertson that the Board of Education adjourn executive session and return to regular session at approximately 7:08 PM.

YES – 6     NO – 0    CARRIED

 Approval of Minutes

MOVED by Trustee Meier, second by Trustee Robertson that the Board of Education approve the minutes from the September 11, 2018 regular board meeting, as submitted by the District Clerk.  

YES – 6     NO – 0    CARRIED

Reports, Recommendations of the Superintendent of Schools

Consent Agenda

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

Creations

Non-Instructional

Board approve/authorize of the following positions and club:

*(3) Three 0.5 hours/per day School Monitor positions, effective September 12, 2018, salary as per contract pro-rated. (To be combined with existing 6.0 hours/per day positions with the current need at CES, PAK and PBE).

*Authorize the creation of a Polaris University Club and advisors as follows:

(2)Two Polaris University Club Advisors, effective Sept. 26, 2018, Salary Schedule D, Level IV, prorated.

Resignations

Instructional

Erica Walentin, resignation from her position as a 1.0 FTE School Psychologist effective at the close of business October 12, 2018. 

Non-Instructional

Lisa Albano, resignation from her position as a 3.0 hours/day Food Service Helper effective at the close of business September 07, 2018. 

Appointments

Instructional

Colleen Coyle, who holds a Teaching Assistant Continuing certificate, be approved for an increase In hours (from 6.5 hours/day) to a 6.75 hour/day part-time, non-tenure bearing Teaching Assistant, effective September 17, 2018 as per contract pro-rated.

Samantha Irizarry, who holds a Teaching Assistant Level I certificate, be appointed on probation as a part-time, non-tenure bearing, 6.75 Hours/Day Teaching Assistant, effective September 27, 2018, salary as per contract.

**Erin Lindon, who holds a Professional certificate in Music, appointment be amended to the position of a 1.00 FTE Teacher (Secondary) in the tenure area of Music for a four year probationary period to reflect amended commencing dates of September 26, 2018 and ending September 25, 2022.  Salary will be MA, Step 3 of the salary schedule (prorated). Be it further resolved that, to the extent applicable under Education Law Section 3012-d and the accompanying Commissioner’s Regulations, in order to be considered for tenure, Erin Lindon, must have received an APPR rating of effective or highly effective in three of the four probationary years and must not receive an ineffective in the fourth year.

Non-Instructional

Nicholas Gesualdo, probationary appointment to a 2.5 Hours/Day position of School Monitor, effective September 20, 2018, salary as per contract pro-rated.

Kim Derry, approval for an increase in hours (from 5.0 hours/day) to a 6.0 hours/day, in her part-time position as a School Monitor, effective  September 27, 2018, salary as per contract pro-rated, pending receipt of First Aid and CPR/AED certification and Child Abuse and Maltreatment training course verification.

Andrealynn Colombo, probationary appointment to a 6.0 hours/day position of School Monitor, effective September 27, 2018, salary as per contract pro-rated.

Denise Crisafulli, approval of an increase in hours (from 6.0hrs/day) to a 6.5 in her probationary School Monitor position, effective September 27, 2018, and salary as per contract pro-rated.

**Cindy Rivera, probationary appointment to a 2.0 hours/day position of School Monitor, effective September 27, 2018, salary as per contract (pro-rated).

Bilingual Translators

Board approval for the appointment of the following individuals as a substitute Bilingual Translators effective September 27, 2018 (or as noted*) at a salary of $25/per hour: 

  • Marcia Acevedo (effective 8/22/2018*)
  • Ann Armand
  • Douglas Babcock (effective 8/22/2018*)
  • Yinkhia Duran

**Pine Bush High School Options Program – 2018 – 2019

Board approval for the appointment of the following individuals as per diem, hourly instructional staff members for the 2018- 2019 Options Program, effective October 8, 2018 through June 13, 2019 (Monday through Thursday), 2:30 PM – 5: 15 PM, at contract hourly wage of $40/per hour.

  • Steven Hulle, Science, 1 day/per week                
  • Jonathan Lozier, Science, 1 day/per week
  • Jefferson Nathe, Social Studies, 1 day/per week
  • Bill Smith, Social Studies, 1 day/per week
  • Jessica Casterlin, English, 1 day/per week
  • Nancy DiGasso, English, 1 day/per week
  • Samantha Fiala, Math, 1 day/per week
  • Jennifer Vitoria, Math, 1 day/per week
  • Andrea Saylor, Special Education, 2 days/per week
  • Paul Hutter, Psychologist, 4 days/per week
  • Sandy Tice, Psychologist, 2 days/per week
  • Kathy Haller, Physical Education, 1 day/per week
  • Kristin Raucci, Spanish, 1 day/per week
  • Lauren Cummings, School Counselor      As needed
  • Rob Pawson, Technology (Grad Point) 1 day/per week
  • Ken Marshall, Art/ Tech, 1 day a week.
  • Brian Flint/Ralph Wagner, Music, 1 day a week
  • Dave Hurst, Sub

Extra-Curricular

Board approval of the following extra-curricular appointment for the 2018-2019 school year to reflect amended extra-curricular stipend:

Circleville Middle School

  • Robin Conklin, Odyssey of the Mind Co-Coach @ Level III, Step 3 (3) 

Pine Bush High School

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

Pine Bush High School

Charlene Webster, Youth and Government@ Level III, Step 10 (15)

Circleville Elementary School

  • Nicole Porter, Odyssey of the Mind Co-Coach, Level III, Step 3 (3)
  • Dawn Wright, Odyssey of the Mind Co-Coach, Level III, Step 1 (1)

Co-Curricular

Sixth-Period Assignment Approval

Board approval of the following instructional staff members teaching a sixth period/additional assignment for the 2018-2019 school year at an annual contractual stipend of $5,500: 

Circleville Middle School:

  • Romulo Gabriel, Science
  • Samantha Petrosi, Art

Crispell Middle School:

  • Linda Schumaci, Living Science Lab
  • Jonathon Matz, Living Science Lab

Pine Bush High School:

  • **Patrick Reiser, Technology

Extra Period Duty – UA

Board approval for the appointment of the following instructional staff member assigned supervision at  half (.5) of an extra sixth period duty for the 2018-2019 school year, stipend as per contract.

Circleville Middle School:

  • Steven Distefano

Supervision for MS After-school Detention Program/ISS

Board approval of the following staff members to cover supervision for Middle School After-school Detention Program for the 2018-2019 school year at the rate of $20/hour: (Monday through Thursday: 2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.)

Circleville Middle School

  • Chris Canor
  • Kimberly McNamara

Crispell Middle School

  • Rosemarie Bartlett
  • Kathleen Novins

Extracurricular                 

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

E. J. Russell Elementary School

  • Allyson Moore, Engineering Adventures Co-Club Advisor @ Level V, Step 1 (2)
  • Heather Stella, Engineering Adventures Co- Club Advisor @ Level V, Step 1 (1)

**Excelsior Academy – additional class

Board approval for the appointment of the following instructional staff members teaching an additional class to their regular course load as part of the Excelsior Academy for the 2018-2019 school year, compensation at an annual stipend of $3,750 and shall be required to complete a minimum of 100 hours, effective September 5, 2018:

  • Renae Bray
  • Andrew Britto
  • Melissa Hopmayer
  • Kenneth Marshall
  • Michael Raucci

**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.

 INSTRUCTOR NAME                          CLASS/POSITION          PAY  

  • Jennifer Harp                              Field Hockey     $40-$50/student
  • Deena Kertesz                         Field Hockey          $40-$50/student

**Per Diem Substitutes

Board approval for the appointment of the following individuals as per diem substitutes effective September 27, 2018 at board approved per diem substitute’s rates:

  • Michelle Jollie
  • Lisa Murray

YES – 6     NO – 0    CARRIED

Presentation by Rotary Club–Dictionary Project & Acceptance of Donation

Scott Hamel, President of the Wallkill East Rotary for Region #7210, as well as William Bassett were in attendance Tuesday evening to make the club’s annual presentation of dictionaries for the third graders in our district. The Rotary Club donated approximately 500 dictionaries. Dr. Bassett spoke to the board and administration providing some background of the program and also presenting new board members Kristin Graessle and Ross Tompkins with their own dictionary. Mr. Hamel and Dr. Bassett were thanked.

MOVED by Trustee Johnson, second by Trustee Robertson, that the Board of Education officially Acknowledge receipt and acceptance of dictionaries donated by the Wallkill East Rotary Club for the third grade students in the Pine Bush Central School District.

YES – 6     NO – 0    CARRIED

 [Note: School assemblies were held on September 18, 2018 (E. J. Russell and Pine Bush Elementary Schools) and on September 21, 2018 (Pakanasink & Circleville Elementary Schools) where the dictionaries were distributed to all of our third graders. The Rotary provided additional copies to each of the elementary schools for new entrants during the year.]

CSE/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 Lloyd Greer, Jr.

YES – 6     NO – 0    CARRIED

Presentation: 2018 Capital Project          

Superintendent Tim Mains (accompanied by Assistant Superintendent Michael Pacella and Chris Ladanyi (from the Architecture Firm of Clark Patterson Lee) who were in attendance to assist) provided a further update of the on behalf of the District’s Central Design Committee (Superintendent Tim Mains, Mike Pacella, Jim Licardi, Eric Winter, and John Hicks).  Some of the highlights of the presentation included the following:   Project Basics—All seven schools, $76.7 Million, Addresses numerous neglected concerns (Examples: Roofs, Boilers, Electric, ADA compliance, replace outdated or faulty equipment, windows, air handling units, controllers, paving . . .), Allows for new investments (Examples:  Secure Vestibules, create new Fitness Center and STEAM Labs, new turf fields & track at HS, new grass field and tack at CVMS), Addresses numerous neglected concerns (Accounts for $58.53 million), Allows for new investments

(Accounts for $18.17 million); 

Tax Impact—New Data

Priorities 1& 2 impact (estimated)

Total project cost                                                             $ 76,700,000

Less: Capital Reserve Fund use                                  $   7,500,000

Local share after state aid                                            $ 46,380,749

Continued: Tax Impact—New Data

Average share per year                                                 $   2,576,819       

Net Local Share per year                                               $ 0.8 – $2.9 million

Current 1% of total tax levy                                         $   570,041

Net percent of tax levy annually                                               1.03% – 4.66%

Average annual cost for the 18 years based on current tax bill:

 $   3,000 = $110 per year or $ 9.17 per month

$   4,000 = $147 per year or $12.25 per month

$   5,000 = $184 per year or $15.33 per month

$ 10,000 = $368 per year or $30.67 per month

The presentation continued with a review/discussion pertaining to consideration of Air Conditioning the estimated project cost estimate:

CES, 68490 sq. ft. 2 floors, estimated cost $5,013,468

EJR, 69439 sq. ft. 1 floor, estimated cost $5,082,276

PAK, 72210 sq. ft. 2 floors, estimated cost $5,285,772

PBE, 78770 sq. ft. 2 floors, estimated cost $5,765,964

CVMS, 94280 sq. ft. 2 floors, estimated cost $6,901,296

CMS, 85,900 sq. ft. 2 floors, estimated cost $6,287,880

PBHS, 245,010 sq. ft. 2 floors, estimated cost $17,934,732

Alternatives to an air conditioning project included the following:

  • Buy more window units
  • Attend to electric capacity during Capital Project
  • Consider alternates during project
  • May allow us to address some of the larger spaces—Gyms, Cafeterias and Libraries.

At the conclusion of Mr. Mains update, a discussion ensued noting some of the following topics:

Heat Index; Discussion regarding new handlers with chiller installation (state aid), Explanation regarding some costs and what would or would not be aidable; Suggestion to consider doing a study to determine excessive heat areas; Consideration of window units; Consideration of window upgrades; Bond rates present and future; Electrical consumption; Solar panels—noting Crispell does not have panels; Suggestion for consideration of a policy regarding dismissal due to heat, further discussion continued specific to heat conditions and suggestions. Mr. Mains was thanked for his presentation.

Following the conversation, the Board of Education was asked to act on the following:

MOVED by Trustee Robertson, second by Trustee Meier that the Board of Education approve the following resolution:

Board Approval of SEQRA Resolution—Intent to Become Lead Agency

PINE BUSH CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT RESOLUTION

STATE ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY REVIEW ACT

DISTRICT-WIDE RENOVATION PROJECT

               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  (the “Proposed Action”); and

WHEREAS, after an initial review of the Project by its consultants, the Board classified the Proposed Action as an Unlisted Action; and

WHEREAS, after further analysis of the Proposed Action, including completion of Part 1 of the Full Environmental Assessment by the District’s consultant Clark, Patterson and Lee, pursuant to Article 8 of the Environmental Conservation Law, Chapter 43-B of the Consolidated Laws of New York, as amended (the “SEQR Act”) and the corresponding regulations 6 NYCRR Part 617, the Proposed Action constitutes a Type I action; and

WHEREAS, the Board intends to declare itself Lead Agency and conduct a coordinated review of the Proposed Action with involved agencies; and

WHEREAS, potential involved and interested agencies have been identified with regard to the Proposed Action, as set forth in Exhibit “A” annexed hereto:

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Pine Bush Central School District Board of Education hereby declares that:

1.       The Proposed Action as defined herein is reclassified as a Type I Action;

2.       The Board, through its consultant Clark Patterson Lee shall expeditiously circulate Part I of the full environmental assessment form to the other potential involved and interested agencies identified in Exhibit “A” annexed hereto; and

3.       Under the applicable standards of SEQRA 6 NYCRR Part 617.6, upon confirmation from the involved agencies that there is no objection to the Board being declared lead agent or the lapse of the 30 day time frame for the coordinated review of the action, whichever occurs first, the Board shall be declared the lead agency for the SEQRA coordinated review of the Proposed Action.

                Dated: September 26, 2018

YES – 6     NO – 0    CARRIED

Roll Call Vote:

K. Graessle         Yes         L. Greer, Jr.         Yes

C. Robertson      Yes         G. Meier              Yes

D. Johnson          Yes         R. Tompkins       Yes

 

Presentation: Polaris University

Aaron Hopmayer, Pine Bush High School Principal, and Ken Marshall, Teacher, provided an informative presentation on Polaris University, and its ongoing participation, as well as, Manufacturing and stem career night event. Mr. Hopmayer began the in-depth presentation speaking of the new partnership to Polaris University. The presentation continued with a review of some of the following highlights:

Pine Bush High School current Manufacturing and Technology courses available:

  • STEM
  • STEM Robotics
  • Architecture
  • Business Math
  • Art and Fabrication
  • Drawing and Design for Production
  • Excelsior Engineering (EGR101 College Course)
  • Helping with Horsepower Engineering Summer Academy
  • Advanced Auto CAD (CAD101 & CAD102 College Course)
  • Career and Technical Programs offered through BOCES
  • Scientific Principles of Transportation
  • Technical and Career Related Math
  • Energy & Engineering
  • Summer STEM Academy
  • World of Technology
  • Wood Processing

Mr. Hopmayer and Mr. Marshall provided some history of the programs and academies offered. He highlighted the students’ custom built race sulkies, and the inception of the initial motorcycle program with the assistance of Lloyd Greer, Jr. and the Horse Power/Engineering Academies, as well as its affiliation with Victory Motorcycles and Brian and Laura Klock.  He continued showing videos illustrating the hands on activities the students are currently engaged in. The presentation also highlighted the following:

POLARIS UNIVERSITY

  • Polaris donated motors, 2 Indian Motorcycles, and 2 Polaris ATV’s.
  • Students can leave Pine Bush High School with industry certifications which will allow them to get hired by any Polaris Dealer.
  • Opens up CTE programs to underclassmen.
  • Students can specialize in areas of interest – Indian Motorcycle, ATV, UTV, snowmobile, slingshot.
  • Over 40 students have already signed up to participate in the Polaris University.
  • Also provided was a review of the Pine Bush High School CTE Program; In addition, as a result of Pine Bush Central School District’s involvement and growth, the following upcoming event will be hosted at PINE BUSH HIGH SCHOOL
  • Hudson Valley Manufacturing Career and Exploration Night

Thursday, October 4, 2018

6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

  • Presentation on realities of manufacturing and STEAM Careers
  • Tour the Pine Bush Innovation Center and STEAM Program
  • Meet and greet with Industry Leaders
  • Meet with College and Trade School Representatives

Mr. Hopmayer also noted the following Continuing Education classes that are being added to our program:

CONTINUING EDUCATION

  •  Intro to CAD Course
  • Rapid Prototyping / 3D Printing / Laser Engraver / Cutter Course
  • Intro to CNC Machines
  • Polaris University

Mr. Hopmayer and Mr. Marshall provided a thorough presentation of the history and progression of our student participation in this area and its impact on the school and community, as well as nationally.

Mr. Hopmayer and Mr. Marshall were thanked for their presentation.

Public Participation

President Greer, Jr. opened the first public participation at approx. 8:48 PM requesting no personal references. No comments/questions/concerns were offered.

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

Our 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 9, 2018, 7:00 PM at Pine Bush High School
  • Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 7:00 PM at Circleville Middle School

Upcoming Events:

  • Thursday, September 27, 2018, 7:00 PM, PBHS National Honor Society Induction Ceremony
  • Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM, MHSSC Workshop: Risk Assessment Factors; Location: Board Room of Newburgh Enlarged City School District  (If interested in attending, please advise Debbie June or Jayna McAteer ASAP)
  • Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 7:00 PM,  OCSBA Delegates’ Meeting at OF BOCES Admin. Conference Rm.
  • MHSSC AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE Dinner/Reception, Thursday, October 18, 2018, 6 PM, Anthony’s Pier 9 on Rt. 9W, New Windsor, NY (If you are interested in attending this year’s event to help honor and congratulate our recipients, please RSVP to Debbie June or Jayna McAteer ASAP).
  • NYSSBA’s 99th Annual Convention & Education Expo in New York, NY,    Thursday, October 25, 2018 through Saturday, October 27, 2018.

Old/New Business

  • NYSSBA REVIEW POSTPONED TO 10/9/2018: NYSSBA Amendments and Rebuttals to Proposed Resolutions will be reviewed at the next meeting.
  • Board member requested update on fans at Pakanasink Elementary School, response indicated it is believed they have been ordered.
  • Board member suggested looking into to having a student representative to attend board meetings to report to the board periodically (monthly), noting the junior class president may have an interest.
  • Discussion ensued pertaining to Veteran’s Exemptions, specifically gold star and cold war. Asst. Superintendent provided information regarding this topic and the district’s present status, noting the district did approve one resolution for Veteran’s Tax Exemption in February of 2014.

Business & Finance

Claim Auditor’s Reports

MOVED by Trustee Robertson, 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 # 0012 dated 8/28/2018 authorizing payments in the amount of $1,455,050.19

 Cafeteria Fund (6 checks 004644-004649)  $ 10,595.28

 Crispell SAF (1 check 002254) $ 350.00

 HS Activity Fund (3 checks 003686-003688) $ 4,797.75                         

Federal Fund (6 checks 002370-002375) $ 21,338.85

Capital Fund (4 checks 001722-001725) $  103,192.04

General Fund (56 checks 054377 -054432) $  1,314,776.27

Total          $  1,455,050.19

 

*Claims Auditor’s Report covering Warrant # 0013 dated 9/7/2018 authorizing payments in the amount of $4,879,042.97

 Cafeteria Fund (3 checks 004650-004652) $  203.45                         

HS Activity Fund (1 check 003689) $  183.50         

Federal Fund (5 checks 002376-002380) $ 94,006.88

Capital Fund (5 checks 001726-001730)  $ 795,568.61

General Fund (56 checks 054433 -054488)  $ 3,988,899.18

 District Activity AC (1 check 004428) $ 181.35

Total          $ 4,879,042.97

 

 *Claims Auditor’s Report covering Warrant # 0014 dated 9/7/2018 payroll authorizing payments in the amount of $840,588.84

Trust & Agency Acct. (6 checks 003722-003727)  $ 840,588.84

Total          $  840,588.84

 

*Claims Auditor’s Report covering Warrant # 0015 dated 9/14/2018 check run authorizing payments in the amount of $993,866.37

 Cafeteria Fund (2 checks 004653-004654)   $ 228.20                         

HS Activity Fund (1 check 003690) $ 1,475.00

Trust and Agency (0 checks)   $ 330,492.50

Federal Fund (4 checks 002381-002384)  $ 63,365.03

 Capital Fund (1 checks 001731)  $7,287.75

 General Fund (91 checks 054489 -054579)   $ 591,017.89

 Total          $ 993,866.37

 

 *Claims Auditor’s Report covering Warrant # 0016 dated 9/14/2018 Medicare reimbursement authorizing payments in the amount of $148,017.11

General Fund (336 checks 054580-054915)   

Total   $  148,017.11

YES – 6     NO – 0    CARRIED

 

District Treasurer’s Report

MOVED by Trustee Meier, second by Trustee Robertson, that the Board of Education acknowledge receipt and acceptance of the following District Treasurer’s Report for the period August 1, 2018 through August 31, 2018.

General Fund Reports

  • Monthly Treasurer’s Reports / Transfers
  • Budget Status

Monthly Treasurer’s Reports / Budget Status for:

  • School Lunch Fund
  • Capital Fund      
  •  Federal Fund

Monthly Treasurer’s Reports for:

  •  Trust & Agency Fund     
  • District-wide Activity Fund
  • Student Activity Funds for: Pine Bush High School,  Circleville Middle School and Crispell Middle School
  •  Expendable Trust Fund (Scholarships)
  •  Academy of Finance
  • Human Services Academy
  • Debt Service

YES – 6     NO – 0    CARRIED

Authorization for Distribution of Petty Cash (2018-2019)

MOVED by Trustee Meier, second by Trustee Graessle, that the Board of Education authorize the distribution of Petty Cash for the 2018-2019 School year as follows:

  • Building/Amount/Cook in Charge/Date
  • Pine Bush HS, $350.00, Elizabeth McNamee, 9/5/2018
  • Circleville MS, $100.00, Juliana Tompkins, 9/4/2018
  • Crispell MS, $100.00, Donna Schneider, 9/4/2018
  • E. J. Russell Elementary, $60.00, Deborah Goebel, 9/4/2018
  • Pine Bush Elementary, $60.00, Susan Marrocco, 9/4/2018
  • Circleville Elementary, $60.00, Andrea Lopez, 9/4/2018
  • Pakanasink Elementary, $60.00, Kerry Reeves, $9/4/2018

TOTAL: $790.00

YES – 6     NO – 0    CARRIED

Approval of Property Tax Refund / Correction of Error

MOVED by Trustee Johnson, second by Trustee Robertson, that the Board of Education authorize the following correction of error:

Town:  Town of Shawangunk

SBL:  99.3-2-31.112

Owner:    Anne O’Dell

310 Brimstone Hill Road

Pine Bush, NY 12566              

According to documentation received on September 20, 2018, this parcel owner is owed a school tax refund due to an error by the Town of Shawangunk tax assessor. The Basic STAR exemption should have been applied but was removed in error. With board approval, a refund of $724.00 will be applied to the current tax bill.

YES – 6     NO – 0    CARRIED

MOVED by Trustee Johnson, second by Trustee Robertson, that the Board of Education authorize the following correction of error:

Town:   Town of Shawangunk

SBL:   99.1-1-7.210

Owner:   Gerald & Ruth Miller      

According to documentation received on September 20, 2018, this parcel owner is owed a school tax refund due to an error by the Town of Shawangunk tax assessor. The Basic STAR exemption and the Combat Veteran credit should have been applied but was removed in error. With your board approval, a refund of $724.00 for the Basic Star will be applied to the current tax bill and an assessment reduction of $4,200 will be applied to the total Taxable Value to reflect the Combat Veteran exemption.

YES – 6     NO – 0    CARRIED

Public Participation

President Greer, Jr. opened the second public participation at approx. 8:58PM 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 Meier, second by Trustee Robertson, that the Board of Education adjourn the Board of Education meeting, noting the time at approx. 8:59 PM.

YES – 6     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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