Jan. 12, 2021 Meeting Minutes

Minutes Regular Board Meeting – January 12, 2021

Location: Pine Bush High School
Consideration of Executive Session –Board Communications 6:30 PM
Regular Session 7:00 PM
Meeting televised Live Streamed remotely with attendance via Google Meet Hangouts as well as in person attendance. Video and Minutes to be Posted to Website with Closed Caption.

Members Present

  • Gretchen Meier, President
  • Cara Robertson, Vice President
  • Kristin Graessle (via Google meet)
  • Dori Johnson (via Google meet)
  • Kristi Kheiralla (via Google meet)
  • Ross Tompkins
  • Matthew Watkins

 

Members Absent:

None

 

Others Present

  • Donna Geidel, Acting Superintendent of Schools
  • Amy Brockner, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction
  • Michael Pacella, Assistant Superintendent for Business
  • Linda Smith, District Communications Representative (via Google Meet)
  • John Hicks, Director of Educational Technology
  • Deborah June, District Clerk
  • Maria Wise, Incoming District Clerk
  • Approximately 22 residents/students/staff members (in person and virtual)

 

Call to Order

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

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

YES –6 NO – 0 MOTION CARRIED (K. Kheiralla had not yet arrived)

 

Adjourn to Executive Session

MOVED by Trustee Robertson, second by Trustee Watkins , that the Board of Education adjourn regular session to executive session for a discussion regarding a particular vendor and attorney-client privilege, noting the time
at approx. 6:31 PM.

YES –6 NO – 0 MOTION CARRIED (K. Kheiralla had not yet arrived)

 

Adjourn Executive Session and Return to Regular Session

MOVED by Trustee Tompkins, second by Trustee Watkins, that the Board of Education adjourn executive session to regular session at approximately 7:01PM.

YES –7 NO – 0 MOTION CARRIED (K Kheiralla arrived at approx.. 6:36 PM)

 

BOE Resumes Regular/Public Session

MOVED by Trustee Robertson, second by Trustee Tompkins, that the Board of Education resume the regular meeting/public session at approximately 7:02 PM.

YES –7 NO – 0 MOTION CARRIED

President Gretchen Meier welcomed all to the regular meeting, and requested all stand for the Pledge of Allegiance, noting the time at approx. 7:06 PM.

 

Approval of Minutes

MOVED by Trustee Robertson, second by Trustee Johnson, that the Board of Education approve the minutes from the December 8, 2020 regular board meeting as submitted by the District Clerk.

YES –7 NO – 0 MOTION CARRIED

 

Reports, Recommendations of the Superintendent of Schools

Consent Agenda

MOVED by Trustee Robertson, second by Trustee Tompkins, that 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

YES –7 NO – 0 MOTION CARRIED

 

CSE and CPSE Placement Recommendation

MOVED by Trustee Graessle second by Trustee Tompkins, 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 Graessle.

YES –7 NO – 0 MOTION CARRIED

 

Approval of Educational Consultant

MOVED by Trustee Johnson, second by Trustee Robertson, that the Board of Education approve an agreement with Mary Ann Wilson, d/b/a Wilson Learning & Leading (Consultant), for the Pine Bush Central School District, effective January 13, 2021 through June 30, 2021, at a rate of $700 per day, not to exceed 15 days (paid through the School Improvement Grant) in accordance with said agreement on file with the district clerk, and further authorizes the Superintendent of Schools to sign all applicable documents.
Date: January 12, 2021

YES –7 NO – 0 MOTION CARRIED

 

Re-opening Plan Update – January 19, 2021

Donna Geidel, Acting Superintendent of Schools, provided a re-opening update currently scheduled for January 19, 2021. This presentation was provided in a PowerPoint format. Ms. Geidel began the presentation stating it
is the district’s intention to return to hybrid learning as of January 19, 2021. At any time, should schools or district be designated in the orange or red zone, we will follow the state guidelines accordingly –specifically addressed further in the presentation (also noted our district is in three counties). Some of the highlights of the presentation included the following: Review of source for data for reopening plan followed by the current numbers as of 1/11/2021 illustrated per NYS, Mid-Hudson and Orange County, as well as numbers specific to:

Pine Bush CSD – Positivity Rates (8/28/20 – 1/11/21):

  • Lab Positive based on Address: 121
  • Total Students testing positive (on/off site): 62
  • Total on-site students testing positive: 6
  • Total off-site students testing positive: 56
  • Total teachers/staff testing positive (on/off site): 20
  • Total teachers/staff testing positive on-site: 11
  • Total teachers/staff testing positive off-site: 9

Illustration of the following:

Students returning to In-person Hybrid Learning by School

School- Hybrid Total-Hybrid Students Per Day

  • PAK     263     131.5
  • PBE     392     196
  • CES     282     141
  • EJR     376     188
  • CVMS     231     115.5
  • CMS     412     206
  • PBHS     481     240.5
  • Total     2,437     1,218.5

 

Review of the various learning models offered by PBCSD:

Currently Virtual Learning; Hybrid Learning as of 1/192021 for grades PK-12. A review of NYSDOH Guidance on Testing Requirements if Schools or the District is Designated an “Orange or Red Zone” as follows:

  • Daily symptom and exposure screening;
  • Schools in an “Orange Zone”: A total of 20% of in-person students, faculty, and staff must be randomly tested over a one month period;
  • Schools in a “Red Zone”: A total of 30% of in-person students, faculty, and staff must be randomly tested over a one month period;
  • Schools in either an Orange or Red Zone: If random testing generates 9 or more positive tests in any school, then the school will be required to close to in-person instruction.

The following information was also included in the presentation:

Testing Options

  • Schools can accept written test results from healthcare providers;
  • Schools can have students, faculty, and/or staff go to a test site run by NYS to have specimens collected for testing;
  • Schools can establish partnerships with other entities who are authorized to perform testing to have their students, faculty and staff tested.

 

Current Testing Plan Under Development:

  • Survey all students, faculty, and staff to determine who is willing to be tested;
  • Apply for our school district to receive rapid COVID-19 tests: Abbott Binax NOWCOVID-19 Ag Card (less invasive nasal swabs);
  • Partnering with Cornerstone Family Healthcare to come on to school grounds to administer tests;
  • BioMed Labs will process the tests and provide results to parents and the district as per NYSDOH guidelines;
  • School nurses will provide contact tracing as needed.

 

What can students expect when they return to school?

  • Half of students will attend on “A” day and half will attend on “B” day;
  • While some students are in the classroom, others will be joining through live streaming;
  • Teachers will be in the classrooms;
  • Buses will be half full;
  • Students will enter through designated entrances;
  • Students will have their temperatures taken before they enter the building;
  • Hallways will not be crowded;
  • Meals will be available to all students for FREE;
  • Breakfast by “grab and go” for elementary and MS students;
  • HS students will grab breakfast and eat in the cafeteria, socially distanced;
  • Seating in all cafeterias will be at desks, not tables.

 

What can the PBCSD community do to support reopening?

  • Fill out either the staff or student survey indicating if you are willing to be tested or have your child tested;
  • Limit contact with others outside of your household;
  • Wear a mask in public;
  • Wash your hands or sanitize often;
  • Avoid small gatherings with friends or family;
  • Report possible exposure to positive cases and self-quarantine for 10 days;
  • Report positive COVID test results to school nurses;
  • Revisit your school’s Reopening Handbook;
  • BE SMART!! STAY SAFE!!!

A brief conversation ensued among board members including questions throughout the presentation which included some of the following: covid testing; district procedure if someone test positive, social distancing, and
gym and PE –changes to expect. Mrs. Geidel was thanked for her presentation/update.

 

Public Participation

The first public participation segment was open at approx. 7:39 p.m. requesting no personal references. The following questions/comments/concerns raised:

Email read into the records – Expressed their happiness to be returning to school for hybrid instruction, requested an update for athletics, winter, fall and spring. (Acting superintendent D.Geidel provided a verbal review of our athletic teams and their present status).

 

Approval of Agreement

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

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the Pine Bush Central School approves an agreement with the Gene Hass Foundation (a fully executed copy of which will be placed on file with the District Clerk) upon suitable terms and conditions as recommended by the Board’s attorneys; and

BE IT ALSO RESOLVED, that the Acting Superintendent of Schools is authorized to execute such Agreement.
Date: January 12, 2021

YES –7 NO – 0 MOTION CARRIED

 

Approval of Stipulation of Settlement

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

BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education of the Pine Bush Central School District hereby approves a settlement of claims made on behalf of a student with a disability, identified as Student No. 011221, in accordance with the terms and conditions of a Stipulation of Settlement to be placed on file with the District Clerk, and further authorizes the Acting Superintendent to sign the Stipulation of Settlement.
Dated: January 12, 2021

YES –7 NO – 0 MOTION CARRIED

Roll Call:

  • C. Robertson Yes
  • R. Tompkins Yes
  • K. Graessle Yes
  • M. Watkins Yes
  • D. Johnson Yes
  • G. Meier Yes
  • K. Kheiralla Yes

 

Approval of Audit Committee Community Member

MOVED by Trustee Johnson, second by Trustee Watkins, that the Board of Education appoint the following individual to fill the open community member seat on the Audit Committee school year, effective 1/13/2021:

  • Daniel Walsh

YES –7 NO – 0 MOTION CARRIED

 

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, January 26, 2021, 7:00 PM at Circleville Middle School
    Important Locations for February Regular Board Meetings (reversed):
  • Tuesday, February 9, 2021, 7:00 PM at Circleville Middle School
  • Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 7:00 PM at Pine Bush High School

Other Important Dates

  • Monday, January 18, 2021, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day — School Closed

 

Business & Finance

Claim Auditor’s Reports

MOVED by Trustee Tompkins, 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 #0036 dated 12/11/2019 medicare reimbursement authorizing payments in the amount of $ 188,658.72

  • General Fund (373 checks 065831-066203) $ 188,658.72

Total $ 188,658.72

 

Claims Auditor’s Report covering Warrant #0037 dated 12/10/2020 payroll authorizing payments in the amount of $ 855,437.67

  • Trust & Agency Acct. (6 checks 004261-004266) $ 855,437.67

Total $ 855,437.67

 

Claims Auditor’s Report covering Warrant # 0038 dated 12/10/2020 check run authorizing payments in the amount of $ 2,749,172.28

  • Cafeteria Fund (13 checks 005474-005486) $ 58,348.47
  • Crispell SAF (1 check 002349) $4,263.60
  • Trust & Agency Acct. (1 check 004267) $ 22,770.46
  • Capital Fund (1 check 001850) $ 463.40
  • General Fund (62 checks 066204 -066265) $ 2,663,326.35

Total $ 2,749,172.28

 

Claims Auditor’s Report covering Warrant # 0039 dated 12/18/2020 check run authorizing payments in the amount of $ 2,965,046.12

  • Cafeteria Fund (7 checks 005487-005493) $ 32,355.16
  • HS Activity Fund (2 checks 004329-004330) 1,200.00
  • Capital Fund (4 checks 001851 – 001854) 774,229.66
  • General Fund (54 checks 066267 -066320) $ 2,157,060.44
  • District Activity AC (1 check 005685) $59.00

Total $ 2,964,904.26

 

Claims Auditor’s Report covering Warrant #0040 dated 12/23/2020 payroll authorizing payments in the amount of $ 1,082,025.20

  • Trust & Agency Acct. (14 checks 004268-004281) $ 1,082,025.20

Total $ 1,082,025.20

 

Claims Auditor’s Report covering Warrant # 0041 dated 12/23/2020 check run authorizing payments in the amount of $ 710,754.55

  • Academy of Finance (1 check 001650) $ 500.00
  • Capital Fund (1 check 001855) % 136,061.42
  • General Fund (25 checks 066321 -066345) $ 574,077.33
  • District Activity AC (1 check 005686) $ 115.80

Total $ 710,754.55

YES –7 NO – 0 MOTION CARRIED

 

District Treasurer’s Reports

MOVED by Trustee Robertson second by Trustee Tompkins, that the Board of Education acknowledge receipt and acceptance of the following District Treasurer’s Reports for the period November 1, 2020 through November 30, 2020 and December 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020.

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 –7 NO – 0 MOTION CARRIED

 

Budget Transfers

MOVED by Trustee Robertson, second by Trustee Tompkins, that the Board of Education acknowledge receipt and acceptance of the budget transfer report for the period of 7/1/2020 through 12/31/2020 as submitted, as per policy #5330.

YES –7 NO – 0 MOTION CARRIED

 

Approval / Establishment of Non-Resident Tuition Rates

MOVED by Trustee Johnson, second by Trustee Watkins, that the Board of Education approve the following
Estimated rates for the 2020-2021 school year (the 2019-2020 and 2018-2019 actual rates are also noted for comparison):

                                Estimated                Actual                Actual
                                2020-2021          2019-2020      2018-2019

Regular Education
Grade K-6          $9,792                   $7,182                  $6,676
Grade 7-12        $8,428                   $6,223                 $7,955

Special Education
Grade K-6             $30,454              $24,777               $24,791
Grade 7-12            $29,090             $23,818               $26,070

YES –7 NO – 0 MOTION CARRIED

 

Approval of SCAR Assessment Reduction Decisions

MOVED by Trustee Johnson, second by Trustee Kheiralla, that the Board of Education approve the following property tax refund based upon Small Claim Assessment Review (SCAR) decision authorizing reduction of the assessment:

 

Town of Crawford
Name     School Year    S-B-L  Old Assessment      New Assessment     Refund Amt

Maria Morfe   2020-2021    1-1-22.7   $167,200   $152,800   $ 886.30
11 Henry Ct, Pine Bush, NY

Jason Koch  2020-2021    14-3-2   $166,800 $159,200 $ 467.77
Kathryn Meador
756 St Rte 302, Pine Bush, NY

 

Town of Wallkill
Norman Ingber 2020-2021  44-1-99 $112,500 $101,700 $ 1,297.33
Francine Susco
18 Baldwin Hill, Middletown, NY

Jateen C Parekh 2020-2021 44-1-79 $81,000 $79,200 $ 216.22
Arati J Parekh
25 Heather Ct., Middletown, NY

Ansuya Z Shah 2020-2021 7-2-37 $192,000 $162,000 $ 3,603.68
Dhirajlal M Shah
16 Susan Ln., Circleville, NY

David Terracino 2020-2021 36-3-3 $73,800 $68,247 $ 667.04
357 Bowser Rd., Middletown, NY

Vincent Vero 2020-2021 95-1-55 $68,400 $62,403 $ 720.38
36 Acorn Ave, Middletown, NY

Total Refund $ 7,858.72

YES –7 NO – 0 MOTION CARRIED

 

Public Participation

The second public participation segment was open at approx. 7:56 p.m. No questions/comments/concerns were raised.

MOVED by Trustee Watkins, second by Trustee Johnson, that the Board of Education adjourn regular session to executive session regarding a particular contract, noting the time at approx. 7:56 p.m.

YES –7 NO – 0 MOTION CARRIED

 

MOVED by Trustee , second by Trustee Johnson, that the Board of Education adjourn executive session to regular session, noting the time at approx. 8:47 p.m.

YES –6 NO – 0 MOTION CARRIED (M. Watkins left at approx. 8:36 pm)

 

Board of Education Amends Agenda to Include Additional Items for Action

MOVED by Trustee Robertson, second by Trustee Tompkins, that the Board of Education amend the agenda to include board actions on two resolutions.

YES –6 NO – 0 MOTION CARRIED

 

Board of Education Approves Resolutions

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

RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the Pine Bush Central School District modifies and amends the leave of absence for the Superintendent of Schools that it previously granted through January 26, 2021, to permit the
Superintendent of Schools to return to duty, effective January 13, 2021.
Date: January 12, 2021

YES –6 NO – 0 MOTION CARRIED

Roll Call:

  • C. Robertson Yes
  • K. Kheiralla Yes
  • K. Graessle Yes
  • R. Tompkins Yes
  • D. Johnson Yes
  • G. Meier Yes

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

RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the Pine Bush Central School District amends and modifies the resolution appointing Donna Geidel as Acting Superintendent at the rate of $950.00 per day through January 26,
2021, by creating a .8 temporary, part-time position of Deputy Superintendent; and appointing Donna Geidel to fill such position at the rate of $760.00 per day, effective on January 13, 2021 through January 26, 2021.

Date: January 12, 2021

YES –6 NO – 0 MOTION CARRIED

Roll Call:

  • C. Robertson Yes
  • K. Kheiralla Yes
  • K. Graessle Yes
  • R. Tompkins Yes
  • D. Johnson Yes
  • G. Meier Yes

 

Statement Read by the Board President:

The Board of Education is pleased to welcome back Superintendent Mains from his leave of absence, effective tomorrow. As our District continues to face significant challenges due to the pandemic, we are also pleased that Donna Geidel, who has filled in admirably in Mr. Mains’ absence, will continue to support the District for the immediate future.

 

Adjournment

Moved by Trustee Robertson, second by Trustee Graessle, that the Board of Education adjourn the regular meeting noting the time at approximately 9:00 p.m.

YES – 6 NO – 0 MOTION CARRIED

 

Note: BOARD MEETINGS are video live recorded and can be viewed at www.pinebushschools.org     

Deborah A June (electronically signed/daj)

Deborah A. June, District Clerk
Pine Bush CSD

(Disclosure: Minutes will be printed on numbered minute
paper and placed in the district minute books).

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Interim Superintendent of Schools
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