March 26, 2019 Meeting Minutes

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Pine Bush CSD Board of Education                                                                                                                             

REGULAR MEETING at Circleville Middle School

 

Members Present:

  • Lloyd Greer, Jr., President
  • Gretchen Meier, Vice President
  • Kristin Graessle               
  • Dori Johnson
  • Kristi Kheiralla                                                                                                                 
  • Cara Robertson
  • Ross Tompkins                                 

 

Members Absent:

  • None

 

Others Present:                               

  • Tim Mains, Superintendent of Schools 
  • Donna Geidel, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction                                                                              
  • Michael Pacella, Assistant Superintendent for Business                              
  • Deborah June, District Clerk
  • Approximately 127 residents/students/staff members

 

Call to Order

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

MOVED by Trustee Johnson, second by Trustee Kheiralla, that the Board of Education open the regular meeting at approximately 5:48 PM.

YES – 7     NO – 0    MOTION CARRIED

 

Consideration of Executive Session

MOVED by Trustee Robertson, second by Trustee Kheiralla, that the Board of Education adjourn to executive session at approximately 5:48 PM regarding Board Operations

YES – 7     NO – 0    MOTION CARRIED

 

MOVED by Trustee Johnson, second by Trustee Kheiralla, that the Board of Education adjourn from executive session and return to public session at approximately 6:52 PM.

YES – 7     NO – 0    MOTION CARRIED  

 

Welcome and Pledge of Allegiance

MOVED by Trustee Meier, second by Trustee Robertson, that the Board of Education continue with the regular meeting at approximately 7:03 PM.

YES – 7     NO – 0    MOTION CARRIED

President Greer welcomed those in attendance and requested all stand for the Pledge of Allegiance, with the assistance of a young student to lead the pledge.

 

Student Recognition – Cast and Crew from Circleville Middle School /Once On This Island, Jr.

The Board of Education recognized the cast and crew from the following middle school performance:

  • Circleville Middle School Performance–Once On This Island, Jr,   
  • Directors: Jennifer Wagner, Lisa Frey and Erin Lindon (J. Wagner was not in attendance due to illness).

The students performed the first and last song from the original performance. They received a standing ovation.

Cast and Crew:

  • Kayla Benoit
  • Tiara Bernard
  • Touria Bernard
  • Emily Cassese
  • Logan Ceiley
  • Madison Conklin
  • Alexander Cruz, Jr.
  • Elijah Cruz
  • Andrew Cuevas
  • Baylie Dow
  • Emma Exner
  • LeAnne Favors
  • Kate Fowler
  • Amanda Fox
  • Isabella Gallego-Herrera
  • Remi Garcia
  • Dane Gentles
  • Grace Gibson
  • Michael Gonzalez
  • Matthew Grieco
  • Faith Harvey
  • MoyosoreOluwa Ifafore
  • Dylan Iglesias
  • Monica Ilioiu
  • Dylan King
  • Cayden Kuchta
  • Kai Li Kuo
  • India Latta
  • Crystal Lin
  • Erick Lockward
  • Marianna Lostumbo
  • Kiera Masci
  • Heather McCormick
  • Anna McLoughlin
  • Alexandria Mercado
  • Kaymen Nywening
  • Sarah Pallay
  • Sydney Parris
  • Pooja Patel
  • Sydney Perez
  • Helene Pongnon
  • Camille Preval
  • Emily Roman
  • Gabrielle Rossello
  • Isabella Sansalone
  • Aryanna Soto
  • Rowan Stelmaszyk
  • Miles Terranova
  • Jessica Thompson
  • Lucas Van Cura
  • Jaidyn Waterman
  • Ashlyn Williams
  • Trevor Zupetz

At the conclusion, all students passed through to be congratulated by the members of the Board of Education and District Administrators.

Superintendent Tim Mains announced that the cast and crew of Once On This Island, Jr., have been invited by the ADL (Anti-Defamation League) to perform a song (Human Heart)  in Albany on May 7, 2019 at the No Place for Hate Recognition Ceremony. Pine Bush CSD will have students from each building in attendance. The students were elated to learn of this very special invitation.  

Student Recognition – Scholar Athletes (Winter Sports)

The Board of Education recognized our winter student athletes as follows:  Scholar Athletes for their outstanding accomplishment of maintaining a grade point average of 90 and above during our winter athletic season, as well as Champion and/or Qualifier* recognition as noted.

                WINTER SPORTS

Varsity Boys Basketball: Scholar Athletes

Coach: Steve Distefano

  • Christopher Cain
  • Elijah Johnson

 

Varsity Girls Basketball: Scholar Athlete Team Award

Coach: Michelle Bouffard

  • Antonia Adipietro
  • Isabella Colon
  • Elizabeth Deckaj
  • Becky Drumm
  • Serina Garmendiz
  • Taylor Pannell
  • Mahalla Snowden
  • Shayla Wise

 

Varsity Boys Wrestling: Scholar Athletes

 Coach: Rich Ormsby

  • Devin Greer
  • Lukas Pennell
  • Kevin Urena

Additional Qualifier:

  • Thomas Askey – Section IX Champion, State Qualifier*

 

Varsity Cheerleading: Scholar Athlete Team Award

Coach: Dayna Dwyer

  • Carolann Adipietro
  • Abigail Caldwell
  • Alaina Edwards
  • Hailey Filipkowski
  • Madison Jasko

 

 Varsity Boys Indoor Track and Field: Scholar Athletes

Coach: Al Schmidt, Assisted by: Anthony DiMarco and Joe Parise              

  • Elijah Acero
  • Dennis Ahmetaj
  • Finian Brown
  • Charlie Byrd
  • Justin Ceiley
  • Kiyan Hocek
  • Andrew Maloy
  • Ryan McNamara
  • Christian Morgan
  • John Parsells
  • Alan Soto
  • Griffin VonDeben
  • Colby Zupetz

Additional Qualifier:

  • Jaelin Edwards – State Qualifier*             

 

Varsity Girls Indoor Track and Field: Scholar Athlete Team Award

Coach: Gerald Risco, Assisted by: Melissa Schueler and Rebecca Torre   

  • Yasmin Aguilar
  • Alyssa Biondi
  • Kymorah Boddie
  • Helen Deretchin
  • Amy DeSena
  • Ciara Ferguson
  • Susan Fernandez
  • Skye Hall
  • Alexis Haskin
  • Meghan Herbert
  • Kailee Loiodice
  • Paige Loiodice – State Qualifier*
  • Danielle Lovelace – OCIAA Champion, State Qualifier*
  • Michaila Maggiolo
  • Mary Regelski
  • Brooke Reynolds
  • Gabrielle Rodriguez
  • Wylaimee Shalders
  • Melissa Squillante

Additional Qualifier:

  • AnJalyna Talmadge – OCIAA Champion, Section IX Champion, State Qualifier*

 

Varsity Boys Swimming and Diving: Scholar Athlete Team Award

Coach: Kevin Blackwell, Assisted by John Barth and Chris Blackwell          

  • Ian Barth
  • Alexander Docu
  • Andrew Donaldson, Jr.
  • Michael Doti
  • Jack Gandolfini
  • Colin Lang – Section IX Champion, State Qualifier*
  • Daniel Mondelli
  • Jonathan Shaw
  • Matthew Slovitsky
  • Andrew Weronick

Additional Qualifier:

  • Aidan Kane – State Qualifier*

 

Approval of Minutes

MOVED by Trustee Robertson, second by Trustee Meier, that the Board of Education approve the minutes from the March 12, 2019 regular meeting and March 19, 2019 special 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 Meier, that the Board of Education approve the following Consent Agenda as submitted by the Superintendent of Schools:

Resignations

Instructional

  • Elizabeth (Lisa) Silverberg, resignation, for the purpose of retirement, from her position as a 6.0 hours/day Teaching Assistant, effective at the close of business on April 26, 2019. 
  • Barbara Morin, resignation, for the purpose of retirement, from her position as a 7.0 hours/day Teaching Assistant, effective at the close of business on May 03, 2019. 
  • Marie Cragan, resignation of from her position as a 4.0 hours/day Teaching Assistant, effective at the close of business on March 29, 2019. 

 

Non-Instructional

  • Bret Wein, resignation from his position as a 2.0 hours/day School Monitor effective at the close of business on March 20, 2018

 

Appointments

Instructional

  • Safah Nofal 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 April 8, 2019, salary as per contract (prorated).

 

Non-Instructional

  • Maureen McGinn, probationary appointment as a full-time 12month/year Typist, effective March 27, 2019 at an annual salary as per contract (pro-rated), noting she is certified for such appointment through the Orange County Department of Human Resources. *Such appointment is conditioned upon the District’s receipt of clearance for employment from the N.Y. State Education Department relating to the finger printing and criminal history record check of the prospective school employees. The emergency  conditional segments of the appointment shall commence as of March 27, 2019 and shall not exceed twenty (20) business days.
  • Maria Luna, probationary appointment as a full-time 12 month/year Custodial Worker, effective March 27, 2019, salary as per contract (pro-rated).

 

Remedial After School Program – Regents Boot Camp

Board approval for the temporary appointment of the following instructional staff for 1.5 hours/day, Monday – Thursday (2:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m), for Regents Boot Camp at Pine Bush High School in the 2018 2019 school year, effective Monday, June 10, 2019 through Thursday, June 13, 2019, and Monday, June 17, 2019, salary at the rate of $35/hour (one session):

Pine Bush High School

  • Charlene Webster, Global Studies

 

Board approval for the temporary appointment of the following instructional staff members for 2.5 hours/day, Monday – Thursday (2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.), for Regents Boot Camp at Pine Bush High School in the 2018-2019 school year, effective Monday, June 10, 2019 through Thursday, June 13, 2019, and Monday. June 17, 2019, salary at the rate of $35/hour (two sessions):

 

Pine Bush High School

  • Judith Flint, English
  • Neil Lisberg, US History
  • Brittany Langlitz, Living Environment
  • Allison Chastain / Lisa Sorrentino, Earth Science
  • Alicia Parker /  Samantha Fiala, Algebra 1 Common Core                              

Extra-Curricular

Supervision

Board approval of the following school personnel for supervision duties in connection with spring sporting events during the 2018-2019 school year, salary as per contract:

  • Diane Tjornhom

 

Bilingual Translators

Board approval for the appointment of the following individual as a substitute Bilingual Translator at a salary of $25/per hour, effective March 27,  2019:               

  • Yesenia Rivera

 

Interscholastic

Board approval of the following interscholastic spring coaching appointment for the 2018-2019 school year at the appropriate interscholastic stipend:

Boys Track

  • John Petrofsky, Assistant Varsity Coach @ Level II, Step 1 (1)

 

Per Diem Substitutes

Board approval for the appointment of the following individuals as per diem substitutes effective March 27, 2019 (or as noted) at board approved per diem substitute rates:

  • Gregory Lewin

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION

Board approval for the following positions for instructors, assistants, counselors or lifeguards for continuing education courses for the 2018/2019 school year. All classes and salaries are contingent upon enrollment.

INSTRUCTOR NAME      CLASS/POSITION                             PAY  

  • Laura Haldeman               Women’s beginner soccer           $25-$35/student
  • Robert Finan                      Chess for children                            volunteer
  • Kiersten Garcia                 Boys Running Club                           $30-$60/student
  • Alyssa Turcotte                 Boys Running Club                           $30-$60/student
  • Vicky Marie Hennings    Learn to swim / deck manager   $19/hour

 

 STUDENT NAME            CLASS/POSITION                            PAY       

  • Antonia Licardi                  Lifeguard learn to swim                 $11.50-$12.50/hour
  • Andrew Greer                   Lifeguard learn to swim                 $11.50-$12.50/hour
  • Matthew Slovitsky          Lifeguard learn to swim                 $11.50-$12.50/hour

YES – 7     NO – 0    MOTION CARRIED  

 

CSE and CPSE Placement Recommendation                                       

MOVED by Trustee Johnson, second by Trustee Robertson, 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 Greer, Jr.

YES – 7     NO – 0    MOTION CARRIED  

 

Orange-Ulster BOCES 2019-2020 Budget Presentation   

Mr. Mains introduced Mr. Hecht who thanked the board for the opportunity to present the O-U BOCES administrative budget, answer any questions or provide additional information to board members. William Hecht, District Superintendent, Deborah Heppes,  Assistant Superintendent, and Kerri Stroka, Director of Special Education and Alternative Programs, (as well as members of the Cooperative Board) from Orange-Ulster BOCES were in attendance Tuesday evening for the presentation. The Pine Bush CSD Board of Education will be asked to approve or disapprove the BOCES Administrative Budget in the amount of $7,403,793 on Thursday, April 25, 2019, as well as act upon the election of members to the Cooperative Board of Education (noting there are currently 3 seats available).  Mr. Hecht began by commending the students for their outstanding performance, followed by introductions of his colleagues.  Some of the highlights of the presentation included a review of the following: Proposed 2019-2020 Administrative Budget (includes Personnel, Central Administration Analysis, and Expenditures). Also reviewed was the 2019-2020 Proposed Rental and Capital Budgets, as well as Year to Year RWADA Comparison. A thorough presentation was provided and Mr. Hecht was thanked by the board.

In conclusion, Mr. Hecht also recognized Pine Bush student Ayla Walker who attends the Career and Technical Education Program at O-U BOCES and recently took second place in the Skills USA Regional Culinary Competition. Ayla was in attendance and was happy to come up and say a few words, as well as be congratulated by the members of the board and administrators.

 

Board of Education Presentation of 2019 Capital Improvement Plan for Schools and Athletics   

The Board of Education was provided a PowerPoint presentation with a review of the final Capital Improvement Project Base Proposal for School Buildings and Contingent Proposal for Athletics.  Some of the highlights of the presentation included the following: 

Review of How We Got Here:

  • Original Proposal $76,700,000, Rejected 12/06/19,   603 for: 888 against
  • Base Scope $61,700,000
  • Athletic Scope $15,000,000

 

February 26th Proposal $63,799,300. BOE Felt still too high

  • Base Scope $51,961,700, 15.8% decrease.
  • Athletic Scope $11,817,600, 21.2% decease

 

Original Guidelines for New Proposal Base:  Central Design Committee Reworked proposal Within these guidelines

  • Base $45-48 mill.
  • Athletics:  $6 – 8 mill.
  • Total:   $51 – 56 mill.

 

March 19th Proposal $51,415,554 BOE Adjusted Athletics

  • Base Scope $44,872,060 (27.3% decrease)
  • Athletic Scope $6,543,494 (56.3% decrease)

 

March 26th Proposal: $53,975,000 Final Proposal

  • Base Scope $44,875.000  27.3% decrease
  • Athletic Scope $9,100,000  39.3% decrease

 

The presentation continued showing all final figures District-wide Review as follows:

 

E. J. Russell Elementary School $5,786,574

  • Base Scope: $5,592,174
  • Athletic Scope: $194,400

 

Pakanasink Elementary School $5,521,795

  • Base Scope: $5,521,795
  • Athletic Scope: see Circleville MS

 

Pine Bush High School $19,651,723

  • Base Scope: $14,152,817
  • Athletic Scope: $5,498,906

 

Pine Bush Elementary School $3,544,545

  • Base Scope: $3,544,545
  • Athletic Scope: $0

 

Circleville Elementary School $3,896,566

  • Base Scope: $3,896,566
  • Athletic Scope: $0

 

Crispell Middle School $3,159,059

  • Base Scope: $3,144,659
  • Athletic Scope: $14,400

 

Circleville Middle School $12,414,738

  • Base Scope: $9,022,444
  • Athletic Scope: $3,392,294

 

PROPOSITION 1

District-wide

Base Scope Total: $44,875,000

 

PROPOSITION 2

District-wide

Athletic Scope Total: $9,100,000

 

DISTRICT-WIDE TOTAL: $53,975,000

Removed Scope Total: $22,925,000

 

A review of the full project was provided showing the base scope and athletic scope for all seven buildings, and what will be addressed at each building. At the conclusion of the presentation, the following action was taken:

 

BOARD OF EDUCATION ADOPTION OF 2019 CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN FOR SCHOOLS AND ATHLETICS

MOVED by Trustee Meier, second by Trustee Robertson, that the Board of Education approve the following resolution, officially adopting the 2019 Capital Improvement Project Base Proposal for School Buildings and 2019 Capital Improvement Project Contingent Proposal for Athletics that will be presented to the Qualified voters at the May 21, 2019 Annual School Budget Vote and Election:  

 

RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE PINE BUSH CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT, NEW YORK, ADOPTED MARCH 26, 2019, DIRECTING SUBMISSION OF TWO BOND PROPOSITIONS AT THE ANNUAL DISTRICT MEETING AND ELECTION OF THE QUALIFIED VOTERS OF SAID SCHOOL DISTRICT, TO BE HELD MAY 21, 2019, AND PRESCRIBING THE FORMS OF SUCH PROPOSITIONS TO BE INSERTED IN THE NOTICE OF SUCH ANNUAL DISTRICT MEETING AND ELECTION.

WHEREAS, on October 9, 2018, as Lead Agent, the Board of Education of the Pine Bush Central School District, pursuant to the State Environmental Quality Review Act (“SEQRA”) and the regulations promulgated thereunder, determined that the capital improvement project consisting of improvements and alterations to all District school buildings and sites, substantially as described in the plan entitled “2019 Capital Improvement Project Proposal” (the “Project”), is classified as a Type I Action, and issued a negative declaration that the Project will not have a significant adverse impact on the environment;

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE PINE BUSH CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT, IN THE COUNTIES OF ORANGE, SULLIVAN AND ULSTER, NEW YORK, AS FOLLOWS:

Section 1.  At the Annual District Meeting and Election of the qualified voters of Pine Bush Central School District, in the Counties of Orange, Sullivan and Ulster, New York (the “District”), to be held on May 21, 2019, two Bond Propositions in substantially the forms as hereinafter set forth shall be submitted to the qualified voters of said District.  Said Bond Propositions shall appear in the Notice of Annual District Meeting and Election to be held May 21, 2019, and the District Clerk is hereby authorized and directed to include such Bond Propositions in said Notice by inserting therein substantially the following paragraphs:

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that two Bond Propositions in substantially the following forms shall be presented to the qualified voters of the District at such Annual District Meeting and Election:

BOND PROPOSITION #1
Capital Improvement Project Base Proposal 2019 – School Buildings

RESOLVED:

(a)        That the Board of Education of the Pine Bush Central School District, in the Counties of Orange, Sullivan and Ulster, New York (the “District”), is hereby authorized to construct improvements and alterations to all District school buildings and sites (the “Project”), substantially as described as in the plan entitled “Capital Improvement Project Proposal 2019”, prepared for the District by Clark Patterson Lee (the “Plan”), which report is on file and available for public inspection at the office of the District Clerk; including the construction of building envelope, structural and façade improvements; replacement of roofs, doors, windows, ceilings and floors; the installation/construction of security vestibules; ADA improvements; improvements to the electrical, plumbing, heating, air conditioning, ventilation, drainage, security, master clock and fire safety systems; lavatory and locker room renovations; and interior reconstruction and space reconfiguration; and parking lot, fencing, and sidewalk improvements; all of the foregoing to include the original furnishings, equipment, machinery, apparatus and ancillary or related site, demolition and other work required in connection therewith; and to expend therefor, including preliminary costs and costs incidental thereto and to the financing thereof, an amount not to exceed the estimated total cost of $44,875,000; provided that the estimated costs of the components of the Project as set forth in detail in the Plan may be reallocated among such components if the Board of Education shall determine that such reallocation is in the best interests of the District;

(b)        that $7,500,000 currently on-hand in the District’s Capital Reserve Fund, heretofore approved by the voters of the District at the May 15, 2018 Annual District Meeting and Election is hereby authorized to be expended to pay a portion of the cost of the Project, and such expenditure is hereby approved;

(c)        that a tax is hereby voted in the amount of not to exceed $37,375,000 to pay the balance of the cost of the Project, such tax to be levied and collected in installments in such years and in such amounts as shall be determined by the Board of Education; and that in anticipation of such tax, the Board of Education is hereby authorized to issue bonds of the District in an aggregate amount not to exceed $37,375,000, and a tax is hereby authorized to pay the principal of and interest on such bonds; and

(d)       that additional moneys in the Capital Reserve Fund, if available, not to exceed $12,500,000 in aggregate, are hereby authorized to be expended to pay a portion of the cost of the Project. Any such amounts so expended shall further reduce the amount covered by bonds and/or offset a like amount of the taxes and/or bonds herein authorized, and such expenditure is hereby approved.

BOND PROPOSITION #2
Capital Improvement Project Contingent Proposal 2019 – Athletics

RESOLVED:

(a)        THAT IN THE EVENT BOND PROPOSITION #1 IS APPROVED, the Board of Education of the Pine Bush Central School District, in the Counties of Orange, Sullivan and Ulster, New York (the “District”), is hereby authorized to construct athletic and recreational improvements to various District school sites (the “Athletic Project”) substantially as described as in the plan entitled “Capital Improvement Project Proposal 2019”, prepared for the District by Clark Patterson Lee (the “Plan”), which Plan is on file and available for public inspection at the office of the District Clerk, including (as and where required):  the construction of new athletic and playing fields; new track construction and resurfacing; the construction of new bleachers and a press box; bullpen, scoreboard, fencing and lighting improvements; and backstop replacements; all of the foregoing to include the original equipment, machinery, furnishings, apparatus, and all ancillary, site and other work required in connection therewith; and to expend therefor, including preliminary costs and costs incidental thereto and to the financing thereof, an amount not to exceed the estimated total cost of $9,100,000; provided that the estimated costs of the components of the Athletic Project as set forth in detail in the Plan may be reallocated among such components if the Board of Education shall determine that such reallocation is in the best interests of the District;

(b)        that a tax is hereby voted in the amount of not to exceed $9,100,000 to pay the cost of the Athletic Project, such tax to be levied and collected in installments in such years and in such amounts as shall be determined by the Board of Education;

(c)        that in anticipation of such tax, the Board of Education is hereby authorized to issue bonds of the District in an aggregate amount not to exceed $9,100,000, and a tax is hereby authorized to pay the principal of and interest on such bonds; and

(d)       that if this Bond Proposition #2 is approved, it shall become effective only in the event that Bond Proposition #1 is approved.

Such Bond Propositions shall appear on the ballots to be inserted in the voting machines used for voting at said Annual District Meeting and Election in substantially the following condensed forms:

BOND PROPOSITION #1
Capital Improvement Project Base Proposal 2019 – School Buildings

YES                                                                            NO

RESOLVED:

(a)        That the Board of Education of the Pine Bush Central School District, in the Counties of Orange, Sullivan and Ulster, New York (the “District”), is hereby authorized to construct improvements and alterations to all District school buildings and sites (the “Project”), substantially as described in the plan entitled “Capital Improvement Project Proposal 2019” prepared for the District by Clark Patterson Lee, and to expend $44,875,000 therefor; (b) that $7,500,000 currently on-hand in the District’s Capital Reserve Fund, heretofore approved by the voters of the District at the May 15, 2018 Annual District Meeting and Election, is hereby authorized to be expended to pay a portion of the cost of the Project, and such expenditure is hereby approved;  (c) that a tax is hereby voted in the amount of not to exceed $37,375,000 to pay the balance of the cost of the Project, such tax to be levied and collected in installments in such years and in such amounts as shall be determined by the Board of Education; and that in anticipation of such tax, the Board of Education is hereby authorized to issue bonds of the District in an aggregate amount not to exceed $37,375,000, and a tax is hereby authorized to pay the principal of and interest on such bonds and (d)  that additional moneys in the Fund, if available, aggregating not to exceed $12,500,000, are hereby authorized to be expended to pay a portion of the cost of the Project, and any such amounts so expended shall offset a like amount of the taxes and/or bonds herein authorized, and such expenditure is hereby approved.

BOND PROPOSITION #2
Capital Improvement Project Contingent Proposal 2019 – Athletics

YES                                                                            NO

 

RESOLVED:

(a)        THAT IN THE EVENT BOND PROPOSITION #1 IS APPROVED, the Board of Education of the Pine Bush Central School District, in the Counties of Orange, Sullivan and Ulster, New York (the “District”), is hereby authorized to construct athletic and recreational improvements to various District school sites (the “Athletic Project”), substantially as described in the plan entitled “Capital Improvement Project Proposal 2019” prepared for the District by Clark Patterson Lee, and to expend $9,100,000 therefor;  (b) that a tax is hereby voted in the amount of not to exceed $9,100,000 to pay the cost of the Athletic Project, such tax to be levied and collected in installments in such years and in such amounts as shall be determined by the Board of Education; (c) that in anticipation of such tax, the Board of Education is hereby authorized to issue bonds of the District in an aggregate amount not to exceed $9,100,000, and a tax is hereby authorized to pay the principal of and interest on such bonds; and (d) that if this Bond Proposition #2 is approved, it shall become effective only in the event that Bond Proposition #1 is approved.

Section 2.  The proceeds of the bonds authorized pursuant to the Bond Propositions set forth in Section 1 hereof, and any bond anticipation notes issued in anticipation of said bonds, may be applied to reimburse the District for expenditures made for the purpose or purposes for which said bonds are authorized.  The foregoing statement of intent with respect to reimbursement is made in conformity with Treasury Regulation Section 1.150-2 of the United States Treasury Department.

Section 3.  This resolution shall take effect immediately.

YES – 7     NO – 0    MOTION CARRIED  

Roll Call Vote

K. Graessle      Yes       K. Kheiralla      Yes

D. Johnson       Yes       R. Tompkins    Yes

C. Robertson   Yes       G. Meier          Yes

                                    L. Greer, Jr.     Yes

 

Note: It was clearly reiterated, for clarity purpose, by the board president and district clerk that the each board member had a copy of the Resolution, and the board action taken was approving the Resolution presented, officially adopting the 2019 Capital Improvement Project Base Proposal for School Buildings and 2019 Capital Improvement Project Contingent Proposal for Athletics that will be presented to the Qualified voters at the May 21, 2019 Annual School Budget Vote and Election.

 

Board President Addressed Comment from Prior Board Meeting:

President Greet apologized for a comment made at a prior meeting, stating it was not intended to harm anyone. He then continued with Public Participation.

Public Participation    

President Greer opened the first public participation at approx. 8:35 PM requesting no personal references. The following comments/questions/concerns were raised:

  • Resident spoke requesting typing class on elementary level, as well as comments pertaining to middle school study hall and consideration of honors students tutoring and high school literacy.
  • Resident began by thanking board for consideration of language in 7th grade also noting the importance of early education and learning languages, as well as thanked board president for apology.

Approval of MOA /Resolution – Teachers of the Speech & Hearing Handicapped

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

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education (“Board”) of the Pine Bush Central School District (“District”) does hereby approve the Memorandum of Agreement (Teachers of the Speech & Hearing Handicapped) between the District and the Pine Bush Teachers Association (“PBTA”) effective March 21, 2019,  as attached hereto; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED,  that the Board authorizes the Superintendent to Execute said agreement Between the District and the PBTA pursuant to the Memorandum of Agreement on file with the District Clerk.

Date: March 26, 2019

YES – 7     NO – 0    MOTION CARRIED  

 

Approval of Overnight Trip Request

MOVED by Trustee Meier, second by Trustee Johnson, that the Board of Education approve the following overnight trip request:

Overnight trip request submitted by Brian Flint and acknowledged by Principal Aaron Hopmayer, on behalf of one high school music student to travel to Pittsburg, PA to participate in the All-Eastern Music Conference. The trip is scheduled for Thursday, April 4, 2019 through Sunday, April 7, 2019. There will be one student and one chaperone participating in the trip, providing a 1:1 student/chaperone ratio. The cost of the trip which includes meals, lodging and registration, is approximately $590/student. The Music Guild provides a scholarship that will pay for the student cost.

YES – 7     NO – 0    MOTION CARRIED  

 

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

Upcoming board meetings and events 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, April 9, 2019, 7:00 PM Pine Bush High School   
  • Thursday, April 25, 2019, 7:00 PM at Circleville Middle School
  • Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 7:00 PM Pine Bush High School

               Regular Board Meeting and School Budget Hearing on 2019-2020 Budget

  Other Important Dates

  • Tuesday, May 21, 2019, Annual Budget Vote and Election – Polls Open 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM

ELECTION DISTRICT NO. 1: Walker Valley Fire House

               (Residents of the Towns of Gardiner and Shawangunk)

                (Address: 3679 State Route 52, Walker Valley, NY   12588)

 

ELECTION DISTRICT NO. 2: Pine Bush Fire House (Station 1)     (previously Pine Bush HS)

                (Residents of the Towns of Crawford and Montgomery)

                (Address: 2405 State Route 52, Pine Bush, NY   12566)

 

ELECTION DISTRICT NO. 3: Circleville Evangelical Presbyterian Church (previously Circleville Elementary)

                (Residents of the Towns of Mt. Hope and Wallkill)

                (Address: 890 Goshen Turnpike, Circleville, NY   10919)

 

ELECTION DISTRICT NO. 4: Town of Mamakating Park in Bloomingburg

                (Residents of the Town of Mamakating)

                (Address: 27-29 Mamakating Rd. Bloomingburg, NY   12721)

 

Old/New Business/Updates

Voter Registration:

Qualified voters can personally register in any of the District school buildings during regular school hours until May 9, 2019. In addition, personal registration will be conducted on May 9, 2019 between the hours of 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. in the District Office. Further, any qualified voter can register with their respective County Board of Elections at any time prior to voting in a school election.          

Other Updates:

  • Conversation regarding give back days noting this is for students, teachers, and SRPs.
  • Dates of give back days were noted, a letter was sent home to families.
  • Superintendent’s Conference Day will now by on May 23, 2019.
  • Date for next Community Summit will be Tuesday, April 30th.
  • All Night Graduation Meeting, April 1, 2019 at 7:00 PM.
  • Hats off to cast and crew of the high school production of Newsies.
  • Senior Citizen Dinner and Show was a success…cast and crew will attend a future meeting.
  • Non-Resident Student Policy was provided to board for review and future discussion.
  • Hopefully, the Legislature will adopt the State budget on Sunday.
  • Urged for people to reach out to their legislators regarding the Governor’s Proposed “Equity Plans”  and its negative impact on schools. 

 

Business & Finance

Claim Auditor’s Reports

MOVED by Trustee Meier, second by Trustee Robertson, that the Board of Education approve acknowledge receipt and acceptance of the following Claims Auditor’s Reports as submitted: 

Claims Auditor’s Report covering Warrant # 0056 dated 3/1/2019 check run authorizing payments in the amount of $ 2,016,283.34

  • HS Activity Fund (1 check 003778)      $     3,000.00
  •  Federal Fund Acct. (2 checks 002420-002421)    $ 6,695.00
  • Capital Fund (1 check 001761)   $ 22,651.00
  • General Fund (53 checks 057037 -057089)  $   1,983,648.39
  • District Activity AC (1 check 004503)   $  288.95

                            Total          $         2,016,283.34

 

Claims Auditor’s Report covering Warrant #0057 dated 03/8/2019 payroll authorizing payments in the amount of $ 887,587.71

  • Trust & Agency Acct. (8 checks 003859-003866)      $    887,587.71

                              Total         $      887,587.71

YES – 7     NO – 0    MOTION CARRIED  

 

Health & Welfare Services Contract

MOVED by Trustee Robertson, second by Trustee Graessle, that the Board of Education approve the Health & Welfare Services Contracts for the 2018-2019 school year:

  • Health & Welfare Services Contract for the 2018-2019 school year with the Goshen Central School District at a per student cost of $ 656.07. The contract covers 43 students who are Pine Bush residents attending a non-public school within the Goshen Central School District for a total contract cost of $28,211.01 (43 students have been verified.)
  • Health & Welfare Services Contract for the 2018-2019 school year with the Valley Central School District at a per student cost of $1,272.14. The contract covers 30 students who are Pine Bush residents attending a non-public school within the Valley Central School District for a total contract cost of $38,164.20 (30 students have been verified.)

YES – 7     NO – 0    MOTION CARRIED  

 

District Treasurer’s Reports

MOVED by Trustee Robertson, second by Trustee Johnson, that the Board of Education acknowledge receipt and acceptance of the following District Treasurer’s Reports for the period February 1, 2019 through February 28, 2019.

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  

 

Public Participation

President Greer, Jr. opened the second public participation at approx. 8:57 PM requesting no personal references. No comments/questions/concerns were raised.

 

Consideration of Executive Session

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

 

Adjournment

MOVED by Trustee Johnson, second by Trustee Meier, that the Board of Education adjourn the regular meeting, noting the time at approx. 8:58 PM.

YES – 7     NO – 0    MOTION CARRIED

 

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

Deborah A. June, District Clerk

Pine Bush CSD

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