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July 27, 2021 Meeting Minutes

Pine Bush CSD- Board of Education

Minutes Regular Meeting -Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Members Present:

  • Gretchen Meier
  • Dori Johnson
  • Ross Tompkins
  • Matthew Watkins (via google meet)

Members Absent:

  • Tasha T. Butler
  • Kristi Kheiralla
  • Cara Robertson

Others Present:

  • Amy Brockner, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction
  • Michael Pacella, Assistant Superintendent for Business
  • John Hicks, Director of Educational Technology
  • Maria Wise, District Clerk
  • Approximately 20 staff and community members

 

Public Notice

**Trustee M. Watkins joined this meeting via video- conferencing from 6924 Grand Vacations Way, Orlando, FL 32821
The public has the right to attend the meeting from either of these locations.

 

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 Tompkins, that the Board of Education open the regular meeting at approximately 7:34 PM

YES – 4 NO – 0 MOTION CARRIED

 

Pledge of Allegiance

Board President Gretchen Meier requested all stand for the Pledge of Allegiance at approximately 7:35PM.

 

Approval of Minutes

Moved by Trustee Johnson, second by Trustee Tompkins, that the Board of Education approve the minutes from the July 13, 2021 Reorganization and Regular Meeting as submitted by the District Clerk.

YES – 4 NO – 0 MOTION CARRIED

Moved by Trustee Johnson, second by Trustee Tompkins, that the Board of Education approve to add an Addition to the Consent Agenda**

YES – 4 NO – 0 MOTION CARRIED

 

Consent Agenda

Moved by Trustee Johnson, second by Trustee Tompkins, that the Board of Education approve the following Consent Agenda with the Addition to the Consent Agenda** as submitted by the Superintendent of Schools:
Tonight’s consent agenda includes the appointment of the following new personnel:

  • Christine Lombardo– Teacher
  • Shannon Stack – Teacher
  • Christina Karklin – Teacher
  • Kate Shadrin – Teacher
  • Janell McCombs – Teacher
  • Ashleigh Hahn – Teacher
  • Molly Meres– Teaching Assistant
  • Alyssa DiMaio – Teacher
  • Dylan Hintze– Teacher
  • Andrew Murray – Teacher 
  • William Losier** – Teacher
  • Kathleen Scully**- Teacher

 

Creation

Instructional

The Board of Education authorize the creation of the following Co-Curricular positions:

  • (2) Two Pre-Kindergarten Grade Level Chair Positions effective August 30, 2021, salary Level 2.

 

Non-Instructional

The Board of Education authorize the creation of the following positions:

  • (12) Twelve 6.5 hours/day Teacher Aide positions effective August 30, 2021, salary as per contract.
    (need at Circleville Elementary, Circleville Middle School, Pakanasink Elementary, Crispell Middle School and Pine Bush High School)

 

Resignation**

Recommend the Board of Education accept the resignation of Rebecca Santopietro from her position as a .4 FTE Physical Therapy Assistant effective July 26, 2021.

 

Leave of Absence

Instructional

  • Patricia Campbell, unpaid leave of absence from her position as a 6.0 hours/day, Teaching Assistant effective August 30, 2021 through February 14, 2022.

 

Appointments

Instructional

  • Christine Lombardo, who holds a Pending certificate in Childhood Education 1-6, be appointed to the probationary position of a 1.0 FTE Teacher-Elementary in the tenure area of Elementary for a four year probationary period commencing August 30, 2021 and ending August 29, 2025. Salary level BA, Step 5 of the salary schedule.
    Be it further resolved that, to the extend applicable under Education Law Section 3012-d and the accompanying Commissioner’s Regulations, in order to be considered for tenure, Christine Lombardo 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.
  • Shannon Stack, who holds a Professional certificate in Early Childhood Education Birth – Grade 2 and Childhood Education 1-6, be appointed to the probationary position of a 1.0 FTE Teacher-Elementary in the tenure area of Elementary for a four year probationary period commencing August 30, 2021 and ending August 29, 2025. Salary level MA, Step 4 of the salary schedule.
    Be it further resolved that, to the extend applicable under Education Law Section 3012-d and the accompanying Commissioner’s Regulations, in order to be considered for tenure, Shannon Stack 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.
  • Christina Karklin, who holds a Pending certificate in Early Childhood Education Birth – Grade 2 and Initial certificate in Childhood Education 1-6, be appointed to the probationary position of a 1.0 FTE Teacher-Elementary in the tenure area of Elementary for a four year probationary period commencing August 30, 2021 and ending August 29, 2025. Salary level BA, Step 4 of the salary schedule.
    Be it further resolved that, to the extend applicable under Education Law Section 3012-d and the accompanying Commissioner’s Regulations, in order to be considered for tenure, Christina Karklin 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.
  • Kate Shadrin, who holds a Pending certificate in Students With Disabilities 7- 12, be appointed to the probationary position of a 1.0 FTE Teacher – Special Education in the tenure area of Special Education for a four year probationary period commencing August 30, 2021 and ending August 29, 2025.  Salary level MA, 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, Kate Shadrin 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.
  • Janell McCombs, who holds an Initial certificate in Physical Education, be appointed to the probationary position of a 1.0 FTE Teacher in the tenure area of Physical Education and Recreation for a four year probationary period commencing August 30, 2021 and ending August 29, 2025.  Salary level BA, 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, Janell McCombs 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.
  • Ashleigh Hahn, who holds a Professional certificate in Music, be appointed to the probationary position of a 1.0 FTE Teacher in the tenure area of Music for a four year probationary period commencing August 30, 2021 and ending August 29, 2025.  Salary level MA Step 22 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, Ashleigh Hahn 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.
  • Denisee Martin, who holds a Teaching Assistant Continuing certificate, increase in hours in her position as a part-time, non-tenure bearing Teaching Assistant (from 4.0 hours/day) to a 6.5 Hour/Day, effective August 30, 2021, salary as per contract.
  • Molly Meres, who holds a Teaching Assistant Level I certificate, be appointed on probation as a part-time, non-tenure bearing 6.5 Hour/Day Teaching Assistant, effective August 30, 2021, salary as per contract.
  • Liberty Klosterman, who holds a Teaching Assistant Continuing certificate, increase in hours in her position as a part-time, non-tenure bearing Teaching Assistant (from 4.0 hours/day) to a 6.5 Hour/Day, effective August 30, 2021, salary as per contract.
  • Alyssa DiMaio, who holds an Initial certificate in Physical Education, be appointed to the probationary position of a 1.0 FTE Teacher in the tenure area of Physical Education and Recreation for a four year probationary period commencing August 30, 2021 and ending August 29, 2025.  Salary level MA, 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, Alyssa DiMaio 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.
  • Dylan Hintze, who holds an Covid Emergency  certificate in Physical Education, be appointed to the probationary position of a 1.0 FTE Teacher in the tenure area of Physical Education and Recreation for a four year probationary period commencing August 30, 2021 and ending August 29, 2025.  Salary level BA, 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, Dylan Hintze 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.
  • Andrew Murray, who holds an Initial  certificate in Music, be appointed to the probationary position of a 1.0 FTE Teacher in the tenure area of Music for a four year probationary period commencing August 30, 2021 and ending August 29, 2025.  Salary level MA Step 2 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, Andrew Murray 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.
  • William Losier**, who hold an Emergency Covid certificate in Music, be appointed to the probationary position of a 1.0 FTE Teacher in the tenure area of Music for a four year probationary period commencing August 30, 2021 and ending August 29, 2025. Salary MA Step 6 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, William Losier 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.
  • Kathleen Scully, who holds a Permanent certificate in Nursery, Kindergarten and Grades 1-6, be appointed to the probationary position of a 1.0 FTE Teacher in the tenure area of Elementary for a four year probationary period commencing August 30, 2021 and ending August 29, 2025. Salary MA Step 6 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, Kathleen Scully 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

  • Jennifer Stroh, increase in hours (from 3.5 hr/day) to a 5.0 hours/day position of Food Service Helper, effective August 31, 2021, salary as per contract
  • Candice Gavazzi, increase in hours (from 3.5 hr/day) to a 5.0 hours/day position of Food Service Helper, effective August 31, 2021, salary as per contract
  • Cindy Brengard, increase in hours (from 3.0hr/day) to a 3.5 hours/day position of Food Service Helper, effective August 31, 2021, salary as per contract.
     
    Monali Verma, change in title, from Typist to School Secretary, a full-time 12/month probationary appointment, effective July 1, 2021, salary as per contract (pro-rated), noting she is certified for such appointment through the Orange County Department of Human Resources.  

Recommend the Board of Education approve the temporary appointments of the following individuals as instructional and support staff members for the 2021 Secondary Summer School Program effective for the period July 6, 2021 through August 11, 2021 at $1,795/session, plus an additional hourly rate of $23.25 for administering and scoring the Regents examinations where applicable, noting appointments are contingent upon student enrollment:

  • John Petrofsky – Science – Substitute (pro-rated session)

 

Department Chairpersons:

Board approval of the appointment of the following individuals as Department Chairpersons for the 2021-2022 school year, at the appropriate co-curricular stipend:

  • Kenneth Marshall  Technology/Home&Careers Co-Chairperson @ Level 1, Step 5 (5)

 

Extracurricular:

Board approval of the following extracurricular appointments for the 2021-2022 school year at the appropriate extracurricular stipends:

Crispell Middle School:

  • Lisa Metz, Yearbook Advisor, Level V, Step 10 (16)
  • Shannon Meland, National Junior Honor Society, Club Co-Advisor, Level V, Step 7 (9)
  • Stephen Charchan, National Junior Honor Society, Club Co-Advisor, Level V, Step 5 (5)
  • Stacey Mark, Odyssey of the Mind Coach, Level III, Step 7 (9)
  • Matthew Schomber, Odyssey of the Mind Coach, Level III, Step 3 (4)
  • Kelly Thomas, Grade 8 Class Co-Advisor, Level IV, Step 3(3)
  • Marc Gittleman, Grade 8 Class Co-Advisor, Level IV, Step 1(1)
  • Meghan Luccketti, Student Council Co-Advisor, Level III, Step 3 (3)
  • John Tobin, Student Council Co-Advisor, Level III, Step 1 (1)
  • Allison White, Activity Club, Level V, Step 3 (4)
  • Robin Evans, Middle School Play Director, Level IV, Step 5 (6)
  • Ralph Wagner, Drama Club Co-Advisor, Level V, Step 3(3)
  • Keith Bischoff, Drama Club Co-Advisor, Level V, Step 7 (7)
  • Laura Vanvoorhis, Interact Club Advisor, Level VI, Step 1 (1)
  • Helen Fitzgbbons, Multi-Cultural/Diversity Club, Level V, Step 1 (1)
  • Samantha Mossman, Multi-Cultural/Diversity Club, Level V, Step 1 (1)
  • Allison White, Students Making a Difference Club Advisor, Level V, Step 3 (4)
  • Melissa Prendys, Media Club Co-Advisor, Level IV, Step 5 (5)
  • Kathryn Green, Media Club Co-Advisor, Level IV, Step 1 (1)
  • Russell Hennig, S.T.E.A.M. Club Co-Advisor, Level V, Step 5 (6)
  • Matthew Schomber, S.T.E.A.M. Club Co-Advisor, Level V, Step 5 (6)
  • Alyssa Tong, Coding Club, Level V, Step 1 (1)

 

Per Diem Substitutes

Recommend the approve the appointment of the following individuals as per diem substitutes effective July 28, 2021 (or as noted*) at board approved per diem substitute rates:

  • Lauren Mikas

 

Approval of Consultant Agreement

Moved by Trustee Johnson, second by Trustee Tompkins, that the Board of Education approve the following consultant agreement:

Consultant Agreement for the 2021-2022 school year with Emily Brown, DO (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine) effective from July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022 at the hourly rate of $150.00 as per contract on file with the district clerk, and authorizes the Superintendent of Schools to sign all applicable documents.
Date: July 27, 2021

YES – 4 NO – 0 MOTION CARRIED

 

Public Participation

The public participation segment was opened at approx. 7:41PM. The following are the questions/comments/concerns that were raised. For complete conversation of this public participation refer to the online video at www.pinebushschools.org (Watch Board Meetings).

  • Comment about a Halloween party held last year

 

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

Our upcoming board meetings and events should 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, August 24, 2021, 7:00 PM at District Office
    Regular Meeting and Public Hearing (District Wide Safety Plan)

Other Meetings:

  • Mid-Hudson School Study Council (MHSSC) 66 th Annual School Law Conference
    Friday, August 6, 2021, 10 AM – 12 Noon, Via Zoom Webinar
    If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Maria or Jayna on or before Friday, July 16, 2021,may still be able to register.
  • NYSSBA (Virtual) Annual Business Meeting
    October 18, 2021
    Additional details to follow.
  • NYSSBA 2021 – NYC
    October 24 – 26, 2021, Annual Convention & Education Expo
    Registration will open August 16, 2021.

 

Upcoming Events:

  • Pine Bush HS Summer School Graduation
    August 12, 2021 at 10:00 AM, at Crispell Middle School (tent or gym)
  • Pine Bush HS Grade 9 and New Student Orientation
    August 19, 2021 at 6:30 PM, (date may change due to construction)
  • Crispell Middle School Grade 6 and New Student Orientation
    August 25, 2021 at 3:00 PM
  • Circleville Middle School Grade 6 and New Student Orientation
    August 25, 2021 at 9:00AM
  • New Teacher Orientation
    Wednesday, August 25, 2021 at Pine Bush High School

 

Public Participation

The second public participation segment was opened at approx. 7:44 by President Meier. There were no questions/comments/concerns raised and for complete conversation of this public participation refer to the online video at www.pinebushschools.org (watch board meetings).

 

Consideration of Executive Session

Hearing no matters for executive session, President Meier asked for a motion to adjourn.

Adjournment

Moved by Trustee Johnson, second by Trustee Tompkins that the Board of Education adjourn the regular meeting noting the time at approximately 7:45 PM.

YES- 4 NO – 0 MOTION CARRIED

Note: BOARD MEETINGS are live streamed and video recorded with closed captioning available and can be viewed at www.pinebushschools.org.

 

Maria Wise,

Maria Wise (electronically signed/mw)

District Clerk Pine Bush CSD
                   

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

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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