Feb. 25, 2020 Meeting Minutes

Pine Bush Board of Education –February 25, 2020

REGULAR MEETING – Pine Bush HS 

 

Members Present

  • Gretchen Meier, President
  • Cara Robertson, Vice President
  • Kristi Kheiralla
  • Kristin Graessle
  • Dori Johnson                                                                                    
  • Matthew Watkins

 

Members Absent:

  • Ross Tompkins

 

Others Present

  • Tim Mains, Superintendent of Schools 
  • Donna Geidel, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction                                                              
  • Michael Pacella, Assistant Superintendent for Business              
  • Deborah June, District Clerk
  • Approximately 78 residents/students/staff members

 

Call to Order

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

MOVED by Trustee Johnson, second by Trustee Graessle, that the Board of Education open the regular meeting at approximately 6:16 PM

YES – 5  NO – 0    MOTION CARRIED  (C. Robertson arrived at approx.. 6:30 PM)

 

Consideration of Executive Session

MOVED by Trustee Johnson, second by Trustee Graessle, that the Board of Education adjourn to executive session at approximately 6:17 PM regarding Attorney Client/Privilege, Litigation and Personnel Matter.

YES – 5           NO – 0    MOTION CARRIED

 

Adjourn Executive Session

MOVED by Trustee Johnson, second by Trustee Graessle, that the Board of Education adjourn from executive session at approximately 6:45 PM.

YES – 6     NO – 0    MOTION CARRIED

 

Public Session Resumes / Welcome and Pledge of Allegiance

President Gretchen Meier welcomed those in attendance to the regular meeting, and requested all stand for the Pledge of Allegiance, noting the time at approx. 6:47 PM.

MOVED by Trustee Johnson, second by Trustee Graessle, that the Board of Education resume the regular session of the meeting noting the time at approximately 6:48 PM.

YES – 6     NO – 0    MOTION CARRIED

 

Student Recognition – Cast and Crew from Frozen, Jr. Crispell Middle School Students)

The Board of Education recognized the cast and crew from the following middle school performance. The students performed two selections from the play and received a standing ovation for their exemplary performance.

Crispell Middle School, Performance Frozen, Jr.:

Directors: Robin Evans/Keith Bishof/Ralph Wagner

Cast and Crew:

  • Caitlin Acton
  • PJ (Peter) Agro
  • Marissa Albano
  • Anabella Almeida
  • Julia Andersen
  • Nicholas Andersen
  • Aliya Anderson
  • Kira Anderson
  • Lillian Atria
  • Sara Barry
  • Isabelle Baumgarte
  • Emily Beaulieu
  • Tyler Bird
  • Karlee Blauvelt
  • Alexis Boone
  • Brisa Bravo
  • Julia Bressler
  • Sebastian Brokaw
  • Henry Brown
  • Natalie Buckridge
  • Mia Christie  
  • Dominick Ciarelli
  • Genevieve Ciuro-Mareth
  • Jacey Cramer
  • Emelia Cruz
  • Patrick Curran
  • Liliana Deckaj
  • Chase Dodson
  • Taylor Dooley
  • Molly Dowson
  • Cadee Eckert
  • Kailey Fobert
  • Robert Freeman
  • Isabella Garcia
  • Rayleigh Garcia
  • Gavin Gardocki
  • Miyeah Gibson
  • Gianna Goldberg
  • Jenna Golden                                                                                                         
  • Laura Green
  • Brooke Haas
  • Tehya Holley
  • Shelby Houghtaling
  • Victoria Keith
  • Hailey Korpai
  • Arriana Lynn Kuhn
  • Caleb LeRoy
  • Conrad Langlitz
  • Lauren Langlitz
  • Natalie Longobardo
  • Alani Lopez
  • Matthew Lopez
  • Maya Maldonado
  • Jenna Miksa
  • Isabel Molina
  • Serenity Montalvo
  • Brian Murtagh
  • Cheyenne Neeld
  • Kyle O’Brien
  • Abigail Oliveras
  • Jonna Pantale
  • Autumn Parker
  • Makenna Peters
  • Thomas Pizzulli
  • Toni Prokosch
  • Arianna Reed
  • Emily Rios
  • Christopher Rubino
  • Maureen Russell
  • Grace Salsbury
  • Helena Salvato
  • Riley Sanicola
  • Eryka Squash-Castellanos
  • Jordan Spanti
  • Emma Sullivan
  • Michael Sullivan
  • Chloe Sullo
  • Viola Thibodeau
  • Jake Thompson
  • Shea Toback
  • Jenna Tracy
  • Peyton Tracy
  • Timothy Trojahn
  • Nevaeh Upshur
  • Joely Urena
  • Austin Varga
  • Anneliese Vitale
  • Nathan VonDeben
  • Jordyn Wilson
  • Liam Winter
  • Meaghan Wishinski
  • Merideth Wright
  • Emma Zerbarini

 

Approval of Minutes

MOVED by Trustee Johnson, second by Trustee Graessle, that the Board of Education approve the minutes from the regular board meeting of February 11, 2020 as submitted by the District Clerk.

YES – 6     NO – 0    MOTION CARRIED

 

Reports, Recommendations of the Superintendent of Schools

Consent Agenda

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

Non-Instructional

Angelina Jadrossich, resignation from her position as a 5.0 hours/day School Monitor effective at the close of business February 28, 2020.  

 

Administrative Leave

(Board approval of the following resolution (as part of the consent agenda – addition):

RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the Pine Bush Central School District authorize a paid administrative leave of absence for “Employee #2252020” effective February 20, 2020 until further notice.

Dated: February 25, 2020

 

Leave of Absence

Non-Instructional

  • Bridget Sullivan, request for an unpaid leave of absence from her position as a 3.0 hours/day School Monitor effective March 11, 2020 through May 1, 2020.  

 

Appointments

Non-Instructional

Cindy Rivera, increase in hours for to a 6.0 hours/day (from 3.0 hours/day) in her position of School Monitor, effective February 26, 2020, salary as per contract (pro-rated).

 

Interscholastic

Board approval of the following interscholastic spring coaching appointments for the 2019-2020 school year at the appropriate interscholastic stipend:

Boys Track

  • Casey Grey, Varsity Coach @ Level I, Step 5 (6)
  • Alfred Schmidt, Assistant Varsity Coach @ Level II, Step 10 (37)
  • Richard Ormsby, Assistant Varsity Coach @ Level II, Step 10 (13)

 

Girls Track

  • Gerald Risco, Varsity Coach @ Level I, Step 10 (28)
  • John Petrofsky, Assistant Varsity Coach @ Level II, Step 1 (2)
  • Rebecca Torre, Assistant Varsity Coach @ Level II, Step 3 (4)

 

Baseball

  • Matthew Boffalo, Varsity Coach @ Level I, Step 10 (19)
  • Vincent Roberto** Assistant Varsity Coach @ Level II, Step 3 (4)
  • William Lacovara, Junior Varsity Coach @ Level II, Step 10 (37)
  • Michael Erickson** Volunteer /Unpaid Coach

 

Softball

  • Michael Mancuso, Varsity Coach @ Level I, Step 10 (21)
  • Brandon Johanson, Assistant Varsity Coach @ Level II, Step 1 (1)
  • Scott Van Pelt** JV Coach @ Level II, Step 3(3)
  • Anthony Mancuso, Volunteer /Unpaid Coach

 

Golf (Boys)

  • Brian Shaw, Co-Varsity Coach @ Level I, Step 10 (34)
  • Eric Moller, Co-Varsity Coach @ Level I, Step 3 (4)

 

Golf (Girls)

  • Derrick Frost, Varsity Coach @ Level 1, Step 1

 

Tennis

  • James Wright, Varsity Coach @ Level I, Step 10 (10)
  • Daniel Conley, Junior Varsity Coach@ Level II, Step 10 (19)

 

Boys Lacrosse  

  • Mark Brennan, Varsity Coach @ Level I, Step 10 (17)
  • Logan Roebuck,** Assistant Varsity Coach @ Level II, Step 3 (4)
  • Greg Jaloszynski,** Junior Varsity Coach @ Level II, Step 3 (4)

 

Girls Lacrosse

  • Christopher Curnan, Varsity Coach@ Level I, Step 5 (6)
  • Caitlin Murphy, Assistant Varsity Coach@ Level II, Step 1 (1)
  • Maria Vanini-Brown,** Junior Varsity Coach @ Level II, Step 1 (1)
  • James Licardi, Volunteer /Unpaid Coach

 

Spring Unified Basketball

  • Michael Terwilliger, Unified Coach@ Group I, Level III, Step 1 (1) (paid at 30% of the established contractual rate)

 **Pending Completion of Coaching Requirements

 

Interscholastic

Board approval to amend the following approved interscholastic winter coaching appointment for the 2019-2020 school, to reflect an effective date of January 6, 2020 at the appropriate interscholastic stipend (pro-rated):

Cheerleading:  

  • Brianna Sheehy, Junior Varsity Coach @ Level II, Step 1 (1)

 

Extra curricular

Board approval of the following extra-curricular appointment for the 2019-2020 school year:

E. J. Russell Elementary School

  • Heidi DiPonio, Art Club, Level V, Step 1(1)

 

Continuing Education

Board approval for the appointment of the following instructors, assistants, counselors or lifeguards for continuing education courses for the 2019-2020 school year. All classes and salaries are contingent upon enrollment.

NAME                                      CLASS/POSITION                            PAY  

  • Sierra DeGeorge              lifeguard / learn to swim                   $13/hr.
  • Maya Barth                         lifeguard / learn to swim                    $13/hr.

STUDENT NAME                 CLASS/POSITION                             PAY       

  • Ian Barth                assistant/lifeguard learn to swim           $11.80-$12.00/hr.
  • Samantha McKee    assistant/lifeguard learn to swim       $11.80-$12.00/hr.
  • Melanie Tique          assistant/lifeguard learn to swim        $11.80-$12.00/hr.
  • Katherine Sassi     assistant/lifeguard learn to swim           $11.80-$12.00/hr.
  • Amanda Eagan     assistant/lifeguard learn to swim            $11.80-$12.00/hr.
  • Nicole McCord     assistant/lifeguard learn to swim             $11.80-$12.00/hr.
  • Daniel Mondelli    assistant/lifeguard learn to swim             $11.80-$12.00/hr.
  • Brooke Hornbeck    assistant/lifeguard learn to swim      $11.80-$12.00/hr.

 

Per Diem Substitutes

Board approval for the appointment of the following individuals as per diem substitutes effective February 26, 2020 at board approved per diem substitute rates:

  • Meghan Cummings
  • Dawn Drumm
  • Laura Kenny
  • Vincent Roberto
  • Susan Spinato*

*Such appointment is conditioned upon the District’s receipt of clearance for employment from the N.Y. State Education Department relating to the fingerprinting and criminal history record check of the prospective school employees. The emergency conditional segments of the appointments shall commence as of February 26, 2020 and shall  not exceed twenty (20) business days.

YES – 6     NO – 0    MOTION CARRIED

 

CSE and CPSE Placement Recommendation       

MOVED by Trustee Graessle, second by Trustee Johnson, 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 CPSEChairperson and reviewed by Trustee Graessle.

YES – 6     NO – 0    MOTION CARRIED

 

Budget Work Session Segment for 2020-2021

Budget Presentations:

PROGRAM – Instruction

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction Donna Geidel presented a PowerPoint pertaining to the 2020-2021 Instructional Budget. Mrs. Geidel began by mentioning that a lot of work, research and collaboration went into the presentation. Some of the highlights of the presentation reviewed included the following:

INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS:

  • Instruction Grades Pre-K to 12
  • Special Education Services
  • Support Programs
  • Library Programs
  • Textbooks, Supplies and Materials
  • Professional Development
  • Summer School at all Levels
  • Alternative Education Programs

The presentation proceeded with a review of the actual costs for  BOCES Programs for 2018-2019 and 2019-2020;  Quality Universal Pre-K Program with estimated District Contribution (2020-2021); Quality Summer School Programs showing summer of 2018 and 2019. The presentation continued with a review of the following:

 

Summer Enrichment Academies 2020

High School: Manufacturing, Medical, Fine Arts, Leadership and Law, Aviation

Middle School: Grade 8  STEAM, Grades 6-8:  Human Rights and Agricultural

 

The presentation next reviewed Instructional Staff by Building, Class Size Impact, Other Considerations – Federal Funding, Initiatives Funded Through Title I, II, III and Title IV Funds.

 

The following recommendations for the 2020-2021 school year were presented:

SPECIAL EDUCATION RECOMMENDATIONS:

  • Creation of a K  able class at CES.  Allowing 4-6 students to remain in district instead of attending  OU BOCES (-$460,000)
  • Add 1.0 Special Education teacher and 2.0 teaching assistants at CES to staff new ABLE class (+$151,730)
  • Add 1.0 Special Education teacher at PBHS to support special education needs in math and science 15:1:1 classes (+$94,140)
  • Add Special Education Summer Program for PBE Castle Class:  1.0 teacher and 2.0 teaching assistants  (+$10,498)
  • Add Counseling Services to ABLE Summer Program at CES (+$2,320)
  • Add 1.0 Elementary Social Worker so that all 4 elementary buildings have  1.0 Social Workers (+$113,320)
  • Add .6 Occupational Therapist to support new ABLE class at CES  (+$90,000)
  • Add 2.0 Behavioral Teacher Aides to work with BCBA, 1 elementary and 1 secondary (+$89,791)
  • Add  professional services for Medicaid Billing (+$15,000)

        TOTAL:  +$106,799

     

    ELEMENTARY RECOMMENDATIONS:

    • Add 1.0 Elementary Music teachers to support caseloads at PAK/CES (+$94,140)

    Total: +$94,140

    MIDDLE SCHOOL RECOMMENDATIONS:

    Bring back grade 7 Spanish full time in both middle schools:

    • Add 2.0 Foreign Language Spanish teachers/1 per building (***Already in Rollover Budget)
    • Add FFA (Future Farmers of America) Club at Crispell Middle School (+$2,445)
    • Add 1.0 ENL teacher at Crispell (+$94,140)

    Total Cost:  +$96,585

     

    HIGH SCHOOL RECOMMENDATIONS:

    • Add 1.0 Teacher to support  the development of a Career Technical Education Program (+$94,140)
    • Add .5 Music Teacher to make current position 1.0 (+$35,270)
    • Increase rate of pay to hourly rate of 1.0 TA and 1.0 SM for HS Summer School clerical support (+$2,882)
    • Increase budget for HS Summer Academies (+$16,000)

        Total Cost:  +$148,292

     

    DISTRICT RECCOMENDATIONS:

    • Add Single Sign On Software to support technology-this will be an annual cost (+$15,000)

        Total Cost:  +$15,000

        ****Additional recommendations that support the Strategic Plan will be shared in the near future

     

    TOTAL POTENTIAL COST OF INSTRUCTIONAL RECOMMENDATIONS AND CONSIDERATIONS:

    • Special Education:                                       +$ 106,799
    • Elementary:                                                  +$   94,140
    • Middle School:                                             +$   96,585
    • High School:                                                  +$ 148,292
    • District:                                                          +$   15,000 

    Total:                      +$ 460,816

     

    In conclusion, Mrs. Geidel stated “Our Commitment is to Build a Budget that Educates the Whole Child.”

    At that time a brief conversation ensued amongst board members. Some of the following comments/questions discussed were as follows: Questions regarding district positions, specifically coaches, explanation regarding class sizes, certification/content areas of Special Education teachers, medicaid billing, single sign on software, and the after school student program. Mrs. Geidel was thanked for her presentation and hard work.

     

    Legislative Agenda Proposal – Priorities 2020

    Superintendent Tim Mains, assisted by Legislative Liaison Dori Johnson, spoke regarding the Legislative Agenda Proposal. Superintendent Mains began by stating that he and Dori Johnson reviewed the recommendations and  removed out what was not pertinent to Pine Bush CSD. Review of the Pine Bush priorities that will be presented to Legislators to follow. Some of the highlights reviewed during the presentation included the following:

     

    BASIC INFORMATION REGARDING PINE BUSH CSD: LOCATION

    • Location:              Mid-Hudson Valley
    • Span:                     K-12
    • Students:            ~5,000
    • FRPL*:                  43.1% (Free and Reduced Lunch)
    • Grad Rate            93%
    • Recognized by US News & World Report

     

    ABOUT THE PINE BUSH CENTRAL SCHOOLS

    • Employees:                                         ~800
    • Budget 2019-20                $118.7 mill.
    • Estimated 2020-21                          ~$122.0 mill.
    • Governor’s State Aid                      $58.7 mill.*
    • Percent of 20-21 Budget               48.1%
    • Before recession State Aid            56.0%. (??)
    • Less than last year by                    -$616,142
    • Unfunded Foundation Aid             $10.8 mill.

    *with all categories, including Building Aid

     

    PINE BUSH SUPPORTS:

    • Increasing overall Education Funding (Phase in remaining Foundation Aid)
      ECB called for $1.6 billion increase
      Governor only proposed $726 million increase
    • Beginning to revise the 2007 Foundation Aid formula, if you
      Take time to consider potential changes (don’t rush it by budget adoption)
      Engage stakeholders in the discussion
      Give greater weight to FRPL and ENL* learners

     

    PINE BUSH OPPOSES:

    • Consolidating Expense-base Aids into Foundation Aid

    Erodes revenue predictability

    Could damage BOCES programming

    • Alterations to Building/Transportation Aids & Residential Spec Ed

    Building Aid changes shift greater costs to local taxpayers

    Transportation Aid limits fail to recognize this dynamic cost component

    Special education costs are already the most unpredictable in our budgets; this increases our responsibility for very high costs

     

    PINE BUSH SUPPORTS:

    • Common Sense refinements for Tax Cap calculations

    a.  We accept the tax cap as essential for taxpayers

    b.  But we see ways to make it better through:

           1.  Adjustments to carry over provisions to spread over 3 years, not just 1

           2.  Excluding pension costs in excess of actual 5% (instead of point based 2%)*

            3.  Including PILOTS in tax-base growth factors

    * NYS Teacher Retirement will increase from 9.5 % this year to 10.25% next year, but the growth facto will be over 11%

     

    PINE BUSH SUPPORTS:

    • COMMON Sense refinement for Tax Cap calculations (example provided)
    • Increasing Limit on Annual School Capital Outlays

    a.  A.5341 (Thiele) / S.7372 (Martinez)

    b.  Increase annual limit from $100,000 to $250,000

           1. Raising limit helps state avoid interest costs

            2. Helps Districts fix small defects before they become major expenses

            3. Allows districts to address security and tech issues quicker

    • Exempting Schools from Paid Time Off to Vote

    a. A.7837 (Benedetto) / S.5314 (Mayer)

    b. Previous provision allowed up to 2 hrs. off for employees who would not have 4 hrs. before or after work to get to the polls.

    c. Last year’s budget removed the 4 hr. exemption and extended time to 3 hrs. ; this year some districts had 40% taking advantage of this “privilege”

    d. If teachers, bus drivers or cafeteria workers invoke this new “right,”  schools will face a major challenge, perhaps failing to make their 180 day requirement

    e. Two major primary elections occur before this school year is over

    f. With early voting, this should not be an issue

    • Funding for Career & Technical Education (CTE)

    a. The portion of BOCES CTE teacher salaries that state aid reimburses has been capped at $30,000 since 1990’s, when It was much closer to the actual expense (current estimates for average CTE teacher salary = $65,000)

    b. Increasing the cap will increase the ability of component districts to send more students to CTE programs, which have a positive impact on graduation  and college attendance statistics

     

    • Restricting Youth Access to E-Cigarettes

    a. For the second year in a row, the executive budget includes a ban on the sale of all flavored vaping products, which are clearly designed to attract youth to smoking

    b. The executive also proposes restricting vaping advertisements targeted to youth and limiting on-line sales of e-liquids and other products

    c. We endorse these common-sense efforts to protect our youth from the potential negative impacts of vaping

    • Increasing Access to Health and Mental Health Services

    a. We would welcome any additional funding for service provision to students in our schools

    b. Mental Heath issues have sky-rocketed in both frequency and severity.

    c. These issues have exacerbated behavioral challenges in our schools

     

    PINE BUSH REMINDS:

    • While our overall total student population declines

    a.  We are seeing dramatic increases in the level of poverty in our schools

           1.  As the nation’s increase in child poverty plays out, it is reflected in our schools; poor children require substantially more instructional resources

    b.  Similarly, we are all seeing an increase in students for whom English is a new language (ENLs); another resource intensive challenge

    c.  Mental Health has emerged as a new, significant, and expensive educational issue

    d.  Special Education costs continue to spiral up, with limited help from the Feds

    3.  And all of this occurs as we are redesigning our schools for the demands of the 21st century

    In conclusion, Mr. Mains expressed thanks for the continued support of our schools. Pending a few brief comments from the board members, Mr. Mains and Trusteed Johnson were thanked for this most informative presentation.

     

    Public Participation

    President Meier opened the first public participation at approx. 8:11 PM requesting no personal references.  No comments/questions/concerns were raised.

     

    Approval of Overnight Trip Requests

    MOVED by Trustee Johnson, second by Trustee Robertson, that the Board of Education approve the overnight trip requests:

    • Overnight trip request submitted by Brian Flint on behalf of Pine Bush High School’s music students trip to Williamsburg/Virginia Beach, Virginia to compete in a choral competition in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The trip is scheduled for Friday, April 17, 2020 through Sunday, April 19, 2020. Approximately 46 students and 6 chaperones plan to attend, providing an approximate 7:1 student/chaperone ratio. The approximate cost per student will be $285 (which will include transportation, lodging, some meals & attraction fees), less individual fund raising efforts.

                     (Included in your packet is applicable documentation)

    • Overnight trip request submitted by wrestling coaches Rich Ormsby and Patrick Sause on behalf of one (1) wrestler athlete (accompanied by one teammate) attending for participation in the NYSPHAA Wrestling Championships held at the Times Union Center in Albany, NY. The date of the trip is scheduled for Thursday, February 27, 2020 through Saturday February 29, 2020. One student athlete (one additional student) and two (2) coaches will attend, providing an approx.1:1 student/chaperone ratio. The approximate cost is $475, paid by the district as this is a state championship.
    • Overnight trip request submitted by swim/dive coaches, Kevin Blackwell and Chris Blackwell, on behalf of a student swimmer/diver attendance and participation in the 2020 NYSPHSAA Boys Swimming & Diving Championships being held at Nassau County Aquatic Center, East Meadow, NY. The dates of the trip are scheduled for Thursday, March 5, 2020 through Saturday, March 7, 2020. One (1) students and two (2) chaperones attending, provided an approx. 1:1 student/chaperone ratio. The approximate cost per student is approx. $493, paid by the district as this is a state championship.

    YES – 6     NO – 0    MOTION CARRIED

     

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

    Upcoming board meetings and events 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, March 10, 2020, 7:00 PM at Pine Bush High School
    • Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at Circleville Middle School / Student Recognition 6:45 PM
    1. Recognition of Circleville MS Students – Cast and Crew of The Lion King, Jr.
    2. Recognition of Winter Scholar Athletes

     

    • Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 7:00 PM Pine Bush High School/ Student Recognition 6:45 PM
    1. Recognition of Pine Bush HS Students – Cast and Crew of Mama Mia

     

    • Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at Circleville Middle School, 7:00 PM

     

                    Other Events:

    Circleville MS Drama – The Lion King, Jr.

                    Thursday, February 27, 2020, 7 PM at Circleville MS

                    Friday, February 28, 2020, 7 PM at Circleville MS

                    Saturday, February 29, 2020, 2 PM & 7 PM at Circleville MS

     

    School Board Member Petition Packets –Available first week in March at District Office.

                    (See Debbie June, District Clerk)

     

    Senior Citizens Dinner and Play Night at Pine Bush HS

                    Featuring: Mamma Mia                                                               

                    Wednesday, March 18, 2020

                    Dinner begins at 5:30 PM / Play immediately following

                    Please advise Debbie June or Jayna McAteer, if you plan to attend.

     

    Pine Bush HS Spring Musical – Mamma Mia

                    Friday, March 20, 2020, 7 PM at Pine Bush HS

                    Saturday, March 21, 2020, 1 PM and 7 PM at Pine Bush HS

     

    NYSSBA Members Meet & Mingle Reception – Wednesday, March 25, 2020

     

    Prospective School Board Member Workshop

                    Saturday, March 28, 2020, 9:00 AM – 12:00 noon

                    Orange- Ulster BOCES – Administrative Conference Room in the Administrative Building

    Register via to email Karyn Meier, OCSBA at karyn.meier@ocsba.com registration forms available on the back table or contact Debbie June.

     

    OCSBA Announcement: Mandated Training for New School Board Members–School District  Governance

    Part 1 –Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 5: 30 PM,  Part 2 –Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 5:30 PM

    (Dinner provided) Informational form is on the back table. Debbie June will register any new board members who plans to attend, there will also be options through NYSSBA.

     

    Orange-Ulster  BOCES Budget Presentation and Dinner

                    Wednesday, April 1, 2020 – 6:00 PM, Career & Technical Ed Center – Multipurpose Room

                    RSVP to Debbie June or Jayna McAteer no later than March 24th, if you would like to attend/

                    (Note: BOCES Reps will present their budget to Pine Bush CSD at our March 24, 2020 meeting)

     

                    Old or New Business/Updates:

    • Art Show at Pine Bush Elementary School on 2/27/2020;
    • Board member expressed excitement  about Lion King, Jr. hearing many positive comments;
    • All Night Grad Event on March 6 at PBHS, Games and Prizes, doors open 5:30 PM, donation of $40 per person;
    • Census 2020 – Mr. Mains reminded all parents and community of the importance of Census 2020 and indicated that all can help in the process of conducting the Census. A very short video was show. It was also mentioned you can go to 2020census.gov/jobs for more information or visit our district website for the link.        

     

    Business & Finance

    Claim Auditor’s Reports

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

    Claims Auditor’s Report covering Warrant # 0050 dated 1/31/2020 check run authorizing payments in the amount of $ 228,369.58

    • Cafeteria Fund (3 checks 005100-005102)          $         74.58
    • Crispell SAF (3 checks 002322-002324)     $         306.17
    • HS Activity Fund (4 checks 003987-003990)  $       2,739.01
    • CVMS Activity Fund (1 checks 001655)    $           36.49                         
    • Federal Fund (1 check 002502)       $         225.00
    • General Fund (75 checks 062039-062113)    $    204,037.89
    • District Activity AC (4 checks 004729-004732)      $   20,950.44

                    Total     $           228,369.58

     

    Claims Auditor’s Report covering Warrant # 0051 dated 2/7/2020 check run authorizing payments in  the amount of $ 230,670.22

    • Cafeteria Fund (4 checks 005103-005106)        $     2,800.91
    • HS Activity Fund (3 checks 003991-003993)    $        2,137.35         
    • Trust & Agency Acct. (0 checks)     $     16,204.39
    • CVMS Activity Fund (1 check 001656)      $      472.90                         
    • Federal Fund (1 check 002503)      $             641.40
    • General Fund (76 checks 062114-062189)   $   202,187.77
    • District Activity AC (16 checks 004733-004748)   $   6,225.20

                   Total         $        230,670.22

     

    Claims Auditor’s Report covering Warrant #0052 dated 02/10/2020 payroll authorizing payments in the amount of $ 896,695.60

    • Trust & Agency Acct. (7 checks 004087-004093)   $       896,695.60

                     Total             $           896,695.60

     

    Claims Auditor’s Report covering Warrant # 0053 dated 2/14/2019 (actual 2/14/2020) check run authorizing payments in the amount of $ 1,909,769.88

    • Cafeteria Fund (8 checks 005107-005114)        $    22,162.87
    •  HS Activity Fund (2 checks 003994-003995)    $   1,135.00         
    • Federal Fund (3 check 002504-002506)     $   2,390.00
    • General Fund (52 checks 062190-062241)   $              1,883,681.29
    • District Activity AC (1 checks 004749)     $            400.72

                    Total          $         1,909,769.88

    YES – 6     NO – 0    MOTION CARRIED

     

    Construction Management Contract Approval – Capital Improvement Project  

    MOVED by Trustee Robertson, second by Trustee Johnson, that the Board of Education approve the following resolution for adoption:

                        BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approve The Pike Company for construction Management services for the Capital Improvement Project (voter approved on May 21, 2019) for a total fee of  $ 1,440,363, and authorizes the Superintendent of Schools and Board President to sign all applicable documents.       

    Date: February 25, 2020

    YES – 6     NO – 0    MOTION CARRIED

    Roll Call:

    K. Graessle Yes         M. Watkins    Yes

    K. Kheiralla  Yes         C. Robertson  Yes

    D. Johnson  Yes         G. Meier         Yes

     

    Budget Transfers

    MOVED by Trustee Robertson, second by Trustee Graessle, that the Board of Education, as per policy #5330, approve the following budget transfers exceeding $25,000 per budget code:                                     

    • From code: A9020-800-08-0011 (Teachers’ Retirement System   
      ($ 155,459.59)
    • To code: A1420-400-08-0109 (Contractual Expense – Legal costs) 
      $  155,459.59

    To transfer funds to cover the costs of attorneys for litigation and settlement expenses.

    • From code: A9070-800-08-1006 (Union Welfare Benefits)   ($  134,678)
    • To code: A9040-800-08-0505 (Workers’ Compensation)  $   134,678

    To transfer funds to cover costs of prior and additional workers’ compensation claims.

    YES – 6     NO – 0    MOTION CARRIED

     

    Public Participation

    President Meier opened the second public participation at approx. 8:24 PM requesting no personal references.  No comments/questions/concerns were raised.

     

    Consideration of Executive Session

    MOVED by Trustee Johnson, second by Trustee Kheiralla, that the Board of Education adjourn public session to executive session for continued discussion of a personnel matter, noting the time at approx. 8:25 p.m.

    YES – 6     NO – 0    MOTION CARRIED

     

    Adjourn Executive Session and Return to Regular session

    MOVED by Trustee Johnson, second by Trustee Kheiralla, that the Board of Education adjourn executive session and return to regular session, noting the time at approx. 8:44 PM.

    YES – 6     NO – 0    MOTION CARRIED

     

    Adjournment

    MOVED by Trustee Graessle, second by Trustee Watkins, that the Board of Education adjourn the regular meeting, noting the time at approx. 8:45 PM.

    YES – 6     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
    This website is maintained by Public Information Specialist Linda Smith. It is the goal of the Pine Bush Central School District that this website is accessible to all users. View our accessibility statement. The district is not responsible for facts or opinions contained on any linked site. Some links and features on this site require the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view. Visit the Adobe website to download the free Acrobat Reader. This website was produced by the Capital Region BOCES Communications Service, Albany, NY. Copyright © 2020. All rights reserved.