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Feb. 9, 2021 Agenda

BOARD OF EDUCATION – Revised*
REGULAR MEETING
(Previously scheduled at CVMS) 

Tuesday, February 9, 2021
(Meeting held all virtual due to weather)* 

Consideration of Executive Session 6:00 p.m.

Anticipate Reconvening Regular Session 7:00 p.m.

AGENDA

I. Call to Order

Consideration of Executive Session 6:00 p.m.

Discussion re: A Contract and Student Privacy

Anticipate Reconvening Regular Session 7:00 p.m.

 

II. Approval of Minutes

 

III. Reports, Recommendations of the Superintendent of Schools

1. Approval of Consent Agenda

2. CSE/CPSE Placement Recommendations

3. Approval of Resolution / Retirement Incentive

4. Budget Work Session Segment Presentation

  • 2021-2022 Budget Rollover Projections
  • Projected State Aid / Tax Cap Calculation
  • CAPITAL – Operations & Maintenance
  • ADMIN – Management and Classified Staff
  • PROGRAM –Extracurricular Activities /Athletics
  • Technology Presentation
  • Transportation Presentation

***** Public Participation *****

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

 

IV. Business and Finance

1. Claims Auditor’s Reports

2. Health & Welfare Services Contract

 

***** Public Participation *****

 

V. Consideration of Executive Session

 

VI. Adjournment

 

MEMORANDUM Accompanying Board Agenda – February 09, 2021 (Circleville MS)

AGENDA

I. Call to Order 6:00 p.m.

Consideration of Executive Session 6:00 p.m.

Discussion re: A Contract and Student Privacy

Anticipate Reconvening Regular Session 7:00 p.m.

 

II. Approval of Minutes

The Board of Education will be asked to approve the minutes from the January 26, 2021 regular board meeting as submitted by the District Clerk.

 

III. Reports, Recommendations of the Superintendent of Schools

1. Consent Agenda

Recommend the Board of Education approve the following Consent Agenda as submitted by the Superintendent of Schools:

Tonight’s consent agenda includes the appointment of the following new personnel:

  • Catherine Spotorno – School Secretary
  • Michaela Veneziali – School Monitor,
  • Cynthia Ghiold – School Monitor,
  • Louise Hadden – School Monitor

A) Abolishment

Non-Instructional

Recommend the Board approval authorizing the abolishment of the following positions:

  • (1) One Full-Time 1.0 FTE Physical Therapy Assistant Position, effective March 1, 2021.

A) Creation

Instructional

Be it Resolved that the Board of Education hereby establishes 11 six hour a day Teaching Assistant positions effective February 10, 2021 and

Be it further Resolved that the Superintendent of Schools shall recall 11 Teaching Assistants from the Preferred Eligibility List in order of seniority to fill these positions.

Non-Instructional

Recommend the Board approval authorizing the creation of the following positions:

  • (1) One Part-Time 0.4 FTE Physical Therapy Assistant position, effective March 1, 2021, salary as per contract.
  • (1) One Full-Time 1.0 FTE Assistive Technology Specialist position, effective March 1, 2021, salary as per contract.

 

C) Resignations

Non-Instructional

  • Recommend the Board of Education accept the resignation of Dan Harper, for the purpose of retirement from his position as a 1.0 FTE Maintenance Worker, effective at the close of business February 25, 2021. Dan has been with the district since 11/2009, with his most recent assignment at Pine Bush High School.

 

D) Appointments

Instructional – Amend

  • Recommend the Board of Education approve the following amendment, Colin Noonan who holds an Initial certificate in Students with Disabilities 1-6, appointment be amended to the probationary position of a 1.0 FTE Teacher-Special Education in the tenure area of Special Education (General) for a four year probationary period commencing September 1, 2020 and ending August 31, 2024, to reflect amended salary level BA30, Step 1 of the salary schedule. 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, Colin Noonan 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 – Amend

  • Recommend the Board of Education approve the amended effective date of the previously approved appointment to reinstate and change the title to the probationary position of Teacher Aide, through the following appointment, salary as per MOA (pro-rated), effective on January 19, 2021 or at a later date
    pending the district return to in person hybrid instruction for grade 7-12, as indicated.
  • Denise Coen – 6.5 hours/day – Effective January 25, 2021

 

Non-Instructional – Appointment

  • Recommend the Board of Education approve the probationary appointment of Catherine Spotorno, to a full-time 12 month School Secretary, effective February 10, 2021, noting she is certified for such appointment through the Orange County Department of Human Resources. Salary for the 2020-2021
    school year as per contract (pro-rated).
    Catherine Spotorno is able to fill this position at Circleville Elementary School due to the reassignment of S. Seyler.
  • Recommend the Board of Education approve the probationary appointment of Michaela Veneziali*, to a 3.5 hours/day position of School Monitor, effective February 10, 2021, salary as per contract (prorated for 2020-2021).

*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 10, 2021 and shall not exceed twenty (20) business days.

  • Recommend the Board of Education approve the probationary appointment of Cynthia Ghiold, to a 3.5 hours/day position of School Monitor, effective February 10, 2021, salary as per contract (prorated for 2020-2021).
  • Recommend the Board of Education approve the probationary appointment of Louise Hadden*, to a 3.5 hours/day position of School Monitor, effective February 10, 2021, salary as per contract (prorated for 2020-2021).

*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 10, 2021 and shall not exceed twenty (20) business days.

 

Sixth-Period Assignment

Pine Bush High School (.5)

Board approval to appoint the following instructional staff member teaching a .5/ sixth period/additional assignment for the 2020-2021 school year, effective on January 4, 2021.

  • Erin Crispell, Special Education

 

Continuing Education

Recommend the Board of Education approve the following positions for instructors for continuing education courses for the 2020-2021 school year. All classes and salaries are contingent upon enrollment.

INSTRUCTOR NAME                 CLASS/POSITION PAY

Michael Reineke                             Lifeguard Certification $100-$150/student

Michael Reineke                              First Aid/CPR/AED certification $20-$35/student

 

Per Diem Substitutes

Board approval for the appointment of the following individuals as per diem substitutes effective February 10, 2021 (or as noted) at board approved per diem substitute rates:

  • Theresa Valastro ( January 26,2021)
  • Jessica Zukor ( January 26, 2021)
  • Jaclyn Krauss
  • Taleeya Parker
  • Marisa Thorbjornsen ( February 8, 2021)

 

Interscholastic

Board approval of the following interscholastic winter coaching appointments for the 2020-2021 school year at the appropriate interscholastic stipends, effective February 4, 2021:

Boys Basketball

  • Dan Conley, Varsity Coach @ Level I, Step 10 (17)
  • Gregory Jaloszynski**, Volunteer Coach

 

Girls Basketball

  • Michelle Bouffard, Varsity Coach @ Level I, Step 3 (3)
  • Lisa Bouffard, Volunteer Coach
  • Elizabeth Valdez**, Volunteer Coach

 

Wresting

  • John Petrofsky, Varsity Coach @ Level I, Step 3 (3)
  • Patrick Sause, Varsity Assistant Coach @Level II, Step 5(6)

** Pending completion of coaching requirements/coaching license

 

2. CSE and CPSE Placement Recommendation

Recommend 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 Watkins

 

3. Approval of Resolution / Retirement Incentive

Recommend the Board of Education approve the following resolution relative to retirement incentive:

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby approves the Memorandum of Agreement entered into between the Pine Bush Central School District (PBCSD) and the Pine Bush Teachers’ Association (PBTA), relative to retirement incentive, a copy of which shall be attached to the
minutes, is hereby approved.

Date: February 9, 2021

 

4. Budget Work Session Segment Presentation

  • 2021-2022 Budget Rollover Projections
  • Projected State Aid / Tax Cap Calculation
  • CAPITAL – Operations & Maintenance
  • ADMIN – Management and Classified Staff
  • PROGRAM –Extracurricular Activities /Athletics
  • Technology Presentation
  • Transportation Presentation

Michael Pacella, Assistant Superintendent for Business will present a PowerPoint regarding the above listed areas for 2021-2022. John Hicks, Director of Educational Technology will present on Technology
and Kurt Wickham, Supervisor of Transportation will present on Transportation.

 

***** Public Participation *****

 

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

Upcoming board meetings and events will be announced Tuesday evening:
The start time for the regular sessions of our board meetings – 7:00 p.m., unless otherwise noted.

Regular Board Meetings:

  • Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 7:00 PM at Pine Bush High School
  • Tuesday, March 9, 2021, 7:00 PM at Pine Bush High School
  • Tuesday, March 23, 2021, 7:00 PM at Circleville Middle School
  • Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 7:00 PM Pine Bush High School

Other Important Dates

School Board Member Petition Packets –Available first week in March at District Office. (See Maria Wise, District Clerk)

Prospective School Board Member Workshop

  • Saturday, March 20, 2021, 9:00 AM – 11:00 noon via Zoom
  • Tuesday, March 23, 2021, 7:00PM – 9:00PM

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

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

  • Part 1 –Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at 5: 30 PM,
  • Part 2 –Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 5:30 PM

(Dinner provided) Informational form is on the back table. Maria Wise will register any new board members who plan to attend; there will also be options through NYSSBA.

 

Old/New Business/Updates

  • OSCBA Update – Kristin Graessle

 

IV. Business and Finance

1. Claim Auditor’s Reports

Recommend the Board of Education acknowledge receipt and acceptance of the following Claims Auditor’s Reports as submitted:

Claims Auditor’s Report covering Warrant #0045 1/15/2021 Check Run authorizing payments in the amount of $ 581,792.27

  • Capital Fund (1 check 001856) $117,280.59
  • General Fund (82 checks 066399 -066480) $ 464,511.68

Total $ 581,792.27

 

Claims Auditor’s Report covering Warrant #0046 1/22/2021 Check Run authorizing payments in the amount of $ 1,379,123.85

  • Cafeteria Fund (9 checks 005497-005505) $28,126.84
  • Capital Fund (3 checks 001857-01859) $23,761.08
  • General Fund (37 checks 066481-066517) $1,327,203.93
  • District Activity Fund (1 check 005691) $ 32.00

Total $ 1,379,123.85

 

2. Health & Welfare Services Contract

Recommend the Board of Education approve the Health & Welfare Services Contract for the 2020-2021 school year with the White Plains City School District at a per student cost of $1,170.88. The contract covers one (1) student who is a Pine Bush resident attending a non-public school (and verified) within the White Plains City School District for a total contract cost of $ 1,170.88.

FYI: For the 2019-2020 school year, the district did not have a contract with White Plains.

 

***** Public Participation *****

 

V. Consideration of Executive Session

VI. Adjournment

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