March 19, 2019 Agenda – Special Meeting


Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at Circleville Middle School

Consideration of Executive Session                                                        6:15 p.m.

  Anticipate Reconvening Regular Session                                       7:00 p.m.


I.     Call to Order

Consideration of Executive Session                                                          6:15 p.m.

Discussion re: Personnel Matter and Contractual Considerations

Anticipate Reconvening Regular Session                                                7:00 p.m.


II.    Approval of Minutes


III.   Reports, Recommendations of the Superintendent of Schools

1.       Presentations:

Capital Improvement Plan – Schools

Capital Improvement Plan — Athletics


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


2.       Decision Making / Potential Capital Improvement Plan Adoption

3.     Approval of Overnight Trip Requests

4.     Orange-Ulster BOCES Board Candidates – Consideration of Nomination          

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


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IV.   Consideration of Executive Session

V.    Adjournment


MEMORANDUM Accompanying Board Agenda – March 19, 2019


I.    Call to Order                      6:15  p.m.

Consideration of Executive Session                         6:15  p.m.

Discussion re: Contractual Issues and Student Discipline Matter

Anticipate Reconvening Regular Session                 7:00 p.m.


II.        Approval of Minutes

The Board of Education will be asked to approve the minutes of March 5, 2019 special board meeting, as resubmitted by the District Clerk.

III.        Reports, Recommendations of the Superintendent of Schools

1.          Presentations:

  • Capital Improvement Plan – Schools
  • Capital Improvement Plan – Athletics


Assistant Superintendent Michael Pacella, accompanied by Chris Colby and Chris Ladanyi (from the Architecture Firm of Clark Patterson Lee) will provide a presentation, which has been modified per the request of the Board of Education, on behalf of the District’s Central Design Committee (Assistant Superintendent Mike Pacella, Jim Licardi, John Hicks Eric Winter, and Superintendent Tim Mains) for future consideration.


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2.        Decision Making / Adoption of Potential Capital Improvement Plans

After careful review of the presentations for two Capital Improvement Plans (Schools and Athletics), the Board of Education will consider adoption of resolutions and propositions to be presented.


3.        Approval of Overnight Trip Requests

Recommend the Board of Education approve the overnight trip requests:

Overnight trip request submitted by Lori Stapleton, Odyssey of the Mind Coordinator on behalf of five (5) Odyssey of the Mind teams to travel to SUNY Binghamton, Binghamton, NY / Vestal High School, Vestal, NY to participate in the Odyssey of the Mind State Final Tournament. Five (5) teams in district will participate: Two (2) PB high school teams, One (1) Crispell MS team, One (1) E.J. Russell Elementary team, and One (1) Pine Bush Elementary team. The trip is scheduled for Friday, March 22, 2019 through Saturday, March 23, 2019.  Thirty-five (35) students and nine (9) chaperones plan to participate, providing an approx. 1 to 4 student/chaperone.  The student cost is $142.00, noting these costs are paid by the district as this is a state competition.


4.        O-U BOCES Board Candidates – Consideration of Nomination

This year, three Orange-Ulster BOCES board members terms expire. To date, we have received, per Orange-Ulster BOCES, three letters of interest to fill these three open seats. If Pine Bush would like to nominate anyone, a motion must be called for consideration at this evening’s meeting, as nominations must be submitted to BOCES by March 26, 2019. The following individuals have submitted letters:

  • Joseph Byrne
  • William Boss
  • Edwin Estrada

            (Letters included).


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

Upcoming board meetings and events to 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, March 26, 2019, 7:00 PM at Circleville Middle School    

  • Student Recognition: Circleville MS Cast and Crew of Once On This Island, Jr.
  • Student Recognition: Scholar Athletes

Other Important Dates

  • Odyssey of the Mind – New State Tournament
  • Senior Citizens Dinner and Play Night

                Featuring: Newsies                                                         

                Wednesday, March 20, 2019

                Dinner begins at 5:30 PM / Play immediately following

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


  • Pine Bush High School Spring Musical –Newsies

                 Fri., March 22, 2019, 7:00 PM, Sat., March 23, 2019,1:00 PM/7:00 PM


  • Prospective School Board Members Workshop

                Saturday, March 30, 2019 – 9:00 AM to Noon

                O-U BOCES Administrative Conference Rm /Admin. Bldg.

                Reservation form available at BOE meeting & District Office



  • Orange-Ulster  BOCES Budget Presentation and Dinner

                Wednesday, April 3, 2019 – 6:00 PM, Career & Technical Ed Center – Multipurpose Room

                RSVP to Debbie June or Jayna McAteer no later than March 20th, if you would like to attend/

                (Note: BOCES Reps will present their budget to Pine Bush CSD at our March 26, 2019 meeting)


                Old or New Business/Updates:                

Petition packets are available 3/1/2019 at the District Office for anyone seeking School Board Candidacy.

Petition return date to the District Clerk is (no later than) Monday, April 22, 2019 at 5:00 PM.      

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

   IV.       Consideration of Executive Session

  V.          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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