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Jan. 12, 2021 Consent Agenda

BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING  

Tuesday, January 12, 2021, at Pine Bush HS  

      CONSENT AGENDA  *REVISED

 

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

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

  • Andrew Owenburg – Teacher
  • Heather Mowen – Teacher
  • Brenda Stack – Teacher

 

Creation

 Board authorization of the following creation:

  • (1) One 6.5 hr/day Teacher Aide position at CES. 

 

Resignations

Instructional

  • Donna Griffenkranz, resignation, for the purpose of retirement, from her position as a 1.0 FTE Teacher-Special Education, effective at the close of business on March 1, 2021. 
  • Andrew Owenburg, resignation from his position as a 1.0 Permanent Substitute Teacher, effective at the close of business on January 3, 2021.
  • Heather Mowen, resignation from her position as a part-time, non-tenure bearing 0.5 FTE Teacher- Elem 1-3, effective at the close of business on January 18, 2021.

 

Non-Instructional

  • Leonard Marino, resignation for the purpose of retirement, from his position as a 1.0 FTE Head Custodian effective at the close of business December 1, 2020.      

 

Leave of Absence

Instructional

  • Sara Healy, unpaid leave of absence from her position as a 1.0 FTE Teacher-Special Education effective January 4, 2021 through March 1, 2021.  

 

Appointments

Instructional

  • Andrew Owenburg, who holds an Initial certificate in Early Childhood Education Birth-2 and Childhood Education 1-6, be appointed to the probationary position of a 1.0 FTE Teacher- Elem 1-3 in the tenure area of Elementary for a four year probationary period commencing January 4, 2021 and ending January 3, 2025.  Salary level BA, Step 1 of the salary schedule (pro-rated).  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, Andrew Owenburg 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.

 

  • Heather Mowen, who holds a Professional certificate in Childhood Education 1-6, be appointed to the probationary position of a 1.0 FTE Teacher- Elementary 1-3 in the tenure area of Elementary for a four year probationary period commencing January 19, 2021 and ending January 18, 2025.  Salary level MA, Step 5 of the salary schedule (pro-rated). 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, Heather Mowen 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.
  • Brenda Stack, who holds an Initial certificates in Childhood Education 1-6 and Early Childhood Education B-2, be appointed to the position of 1.0 FTE Permanent Substitute Teacher in the Elementary tenure area for the period of January 5, 2021 and ending June 30, 2021. Salary level BA, Step 1 of the salary schedule (pro-rated).      

 

Non-Instructional

  • Maria Wise, amended appointment, who holds the civil service competitive title of “Senior Secretary” and shall assume the internal responsibilities of “District Clerk” on probation, effective January 31, 2021.  Annual salary for the 2020-2021 school year shall be increased to $77,000 (pro-rated) to account for additional hours and responsibilities, all other terms and conditions of employment shall be governed by the Terms and Conditions of Employment for confidential employees.
  • Sandra Seyler, probationary appointment as a full-time School Secretary effective January 31, 2021 under the Terms and Conditions of the Civil Service Employees/Central Administration, noting she is certified for  such appointment through the Orange County Department of Human Resources. Salary for the 2020-2021 school year will be $45,000 (pro-rated).

 

Appointment/Reinstatement

Instructional

Board approval of the following staff to be reinstated to the Teaching Assistant positions, based on their seniority, through the following appointments, effective on January 19, 2021 or at a later date pending the district return to in person hybrid instruction for grades 7 -12. 

  • Denise Kulak – reinstated to 6.5 hours/day
  • Angelina Vita – reinstated to 6.5 hours/day
  • Valerie Turcotte – reinstated to 6.5 hours/day
  • Debra Finn – reinstated to 6.5 hours/day
  • Bernadette Tymczyszyn – reinstated to 6.5 hours/day
  • Linda Westerfield – reinstated to 6.0 hours/day
  • Dawn Bedell* – reinstated to 6.5 hours/day
  • Priscilla Hassan – reinstated to 6.5 hours/day
  • Shannon Peterson – reinstated to 6.5 hours/day
  • Deana Adams* – reinstated to 6.5 hours/day

 

Non-Instructional

Board approval of the following staff to be increased in hours or reinstated to the School Monitor positions, based on their seniority, through the following appointments, effective on January 19, 2021 or at a later date pending the district return to in person hybrid instruction for grades 7 -12. 

  • Dorota Dziadosz – increase from 3.5 hours/day to 6.5 hours/day
  • Mary Meyle – increase from 3.5 hours/day to 6.5 hours/day
  • Sonia Wagner-Babcock – increase in hours from 3.5 to 6.5 hours/day
  • Russhell Gillespie – increase in hours from 3.5 to 6.5 hours/day
  • Gary Manheim – increase in hours from 3.5 to 6.5 hours/day
  • Jamie Hadden – reinstated to 3.5 hours/day
  • Cindy Rivera – reinstated to 3.5 hours/day
  • Ann Gaynor – reinstated to 3.5 hours/day
  • Madai Ramjeet – reinstated to 3.5 hours/day

 

Non-Instructional

Board approval of the reinstatement and the change in title for the following individuals, to the probationary position of Teacher Aide, through the following appointments, 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 grades 7 -12.

  • Denise Coen – 6.5 hours/day
  • Crystal Norton – 6.5 hours/day
  • Kiersten Garcia – 6.5 hours/day
  • Ruth Lora-DeJesus – 6.5 hours/day
  • Phyllis Radi – 6.5 hours/day
  • Tami Kretschmer – 6.5 hours/day
  • Megan Kellet – 6.5 hours/day

 

Non-Instructional

Board approval of the following staff to be increased in hours or reinstated to the School Security Aide positions based on their seniority, through the following appointments, effective on January 19, 2021 or at a later date pending the district return to in person hybrid instruction for grades 7 -12. 

 

Part Time School Security Aide increase in hours                

  • Linda Shannon – increase in hours from 7.0 hours/day to 8.0 hours/day
  • Raymond Ramos – increase in hours from 7.0 hours/day to 8.0 hours/day
  • Walter Lapinski – increase in hours from 7.5 hours/day to 8.0 hours/day
  • Anthony Presto – increase in hours from 7.0 hours/day to 8.0 hours/day
  • Melissa Ranta – increase in hours from 7.0 hours/day to 7.5 hours/day

 

Part Time School Security Aide reinstatement         

  • Stephen Kirk – reinstated to 3.0 hours/day

 

Co-Curricular

Pine Bush High School

Board approval to amend the appointment of the following instructional staff member teaching of a sixth period/additional assignment for the 2020-2021 school year at an annual contractual stipend as per contract effective November 10, 2020 – December 23, 2020 (pro-rated):

  • Mandi Beaver – YESS class

 

Interscholastic

Board approval of the following interscholastic winter coaching appointments for the 2020-2021 School year at the appropriate interscholastic stipends:                        

Boys Swim / Dive

  • John Barth, Varsity Coach @ Level I, Step 10 (18)              
  • Michael Reineke, Varsity Assistant Coach @ Level II, Step 3 (4)
  • Kathy Gallagher, Varsity Assistant Coach @ Level II, Step 10 (31)

 

Extra-Curricular*

Board approval of the following extracurricular appointments for the 2020-2021 school year at the appropriate extracurricular stipends:

Crispell Middle School:

  • Christine Rosenberger, Student Council Co-Advisor, Level III, Step 7 (7) (pro-rated)
  • Meghan Luccketti, Student Council Co-Advisor, Level III, Step 3 (3) (pro-rated)

 

Circleville Middle School:

  • Angela Gilleo, Student Council Advisor, Level III, Step 1 (1) (pro-rated)

 

Per Diem Substitutes

Board approval for the appointment of the following individuals as per diem substitutes effective January 13, 2021 (or as noted) at board approved per diem substitute rates:

  • Ashley Hickey
  • Jane Moore (effective 12/18/2020)
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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