Nov. 26, 2019 Meeting Minutes

Pine Bush Board of Education –Tuesday, November 26, 2019  

REGULAR MEETING – Circleville MS  

Members Present

  • Gretchen Meier, President
  • Dori Johnson
  • Kristi Kheiralla                                                                                 
  • Matthew Watkins

 

Members Absent:

  • Cara Robertson, Vice President
  • Kristin Graessle
  • Ross Tompkins

 

Others Present

  • Tim Mains, Superintendent of Schools 
  • Donna Geidel, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction              
  • Michael Pacella, Assistant Superintendent for Business                                              
  • Deborah June, District Clerk
  • Approximately 28 residents/students/staff members

 

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 Kheiralla, that the Board of Education open the regular meeting at approximately 6:46 PM

YES – 4           NO – 0    MOTION CARRIED

 

Consideration of Executive Session

MOVED by Trustee Johnson, second by Trustee Kheiralla, that the Board of Education adjourn to executive session at approximately 6:47 PM for discussion regarding a particular personnel matter.

YES – 4           NO – 0    MOTION CARRIED  

 

Adjourn Executive Session / Return to Regular (Public) Session

MOVED by Trustee Johnson, second by Trustee Kheiralla, that the Board of Education adjourn from executive session and return to regular session at approximately 7:10 PM.

YES – 4     NO – 0    MOTION CARRIED

 

Welcome and Pledge of Allegiance

President Gretchen Meier welcomed those in attendance for public session of the regular meeting. She asked those in attendance to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance, noting the time at approx. 7:11 PM.

 

Approval of Minutes

MOVED by Trustee Johnson, second by Trustee Kheiralla, that the Board of Education approve the minutes from the November 12, 2019 regular board meeting as submitted by the District Clerk.

YES – 4     NO – 0    MOTION CARRIED

 

Reports, Recommendations of the Superintendent of Schools

Consent Agenda

MOVED by Trustee Johnson, second by Trustee Kheiralla, that the Board of Education approve the following Consent Agenda and addition to the Consent Agenda as submitted by the Superintendent of Schools:

Resignations

Instructional

  • Lillian Kurisko, resignation from her position as a 1.0 FTE Sub-Teacher on Salary, effective at the close of business on December 2, 2019. 

 

Leave of Absence

 Instructional

  • Michelle Robinson, amend request for an unpaid military leave of absence from her position as a 1.0 FTE Teacher- Secondary, to reflect the following date change, effective 09/03/2019 through 11/27/2019.  

 

Non-Instructional

  • Dorota Dziadosz, request for an extension of the unpaid leave of absence for her position as a 4.5 hours/day School Monitor, effective November 27, 2019 through December 20, 2019.

 

Appointments

Non-Instructional

  • Patricia Perez, increase in hours of to a 6.0 hours/day (from 5.0 hours/day) in her position of School Monitor, effective December 02, 2019 salary as per contract (pro-rated). 
  • Maria Wise, authorization for an equity adjustment in her position of Senior Secretary, reflecting a salary increase in the amount of $15,000 effective July 1, 2019.

 

Co-Curricular

Sixth-Period Assignment – amend      

Board approval to amend the following instructional staff member teaching a .5/sixth period /additional assignment for the 2019-2020 school year (or as noted)*at an annual contractual stipend (.5) of $5,500, noting date change:  

  • Michelle Robinson, Science (effective 12/2/2019) pro-rated

 

Sixth-Period Assignment       

Board approval of the following instructional staff member teaching a .5/ sixth period /additional assignment for the 2019-2020 school year (or as noted)*at an annual contractual stipend (.5) of $5,500:  

  • Lillian Kurisko, Science (9/3/2019 – 12/2/2019) pro-rated

 

Pine Bush High School

Board approval the following instructional staff member teaching a sixth period/additional assignment for the 2019-2020 school year at an annual contractual stipend of $5,500:  

  • Shaina Proietti, Science (effective 11/18/2019) pro-rated

 

Extra-Curricular Amend

Board approval to amend the following extracurricular appointments for the 2019-2020 school year at the appropriate extracurricular stipends and effective dates:

  • Susan Sturm, Honor Society Co- Advisor @ Level IV, Step 3 (4), effective 9/3/2019-1/24/2020
  • Rebecca Torre, Honor Society Co- Advisor @ Level IV, Step 1 (2), effective 9/3/2019-1/24/2020
  • Michelle Robinson, Honor Society Advisor @ Level IV, Step 1 (1), effective 1/27/2020
  • Patrick Reiser, Robotics Advisor @ Level IV, Step 1 (1), effective 9/3/2019-11/27/2019
  • Patrick Reiser, Robotics Co- Advisor @ Level IV, Step 1 (1), effective 12/2/2019
  • Michelle Robinson, Robotics Co-Advisor @ Level IV, Step 1 (1), effective 12/2/2019

 

Extra-Curricular Rescind

Board approval to rescind the following extracurricular appointments for the 2019-2020 school year:

  • Rebecca Torre, Honor Society Co-Advisor @ Level IV, Step 1 (2) at the close of business on 1/24/2020, (orig. effective12/9/2019)
  • Susan Sturm, Honor Society Co-Advisor @ Level IV, Step 3 (4), at the close of business on 1/24/2020, (orig. effective12/9/2019)

 

Supervision       

Board approval of the following the appointment for the following school personnel for supervision duties in connection with Winter and Spring sporting events during the 2019-2020 school year at the rate of $20/hour: 

  • Caitlin Ciano     
  • Angela Kruger

 

Bilingual Translators

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

  • Laura Rios

 

Tenure Appointments

Board Recognition of Tenure Recipients

Tenure recipients for that evening will be recognized by the Superintendent and Board of Education.

Recommend the Board of Education approve the following appointments to tenure for the following instructional staff members within the tenure area with the effective dates noted:

Instructional

Name                                                 Tenure Area                                       Effective Date

  •  Maggy Godinez-Garcia                     Spanish                          November 28, 2019
  •  Jennifer Laubach                                 Elementary                    December 9, 2019

 

Per Diem Substitute

Board approval for the appointment of the following individual as per diem substitute effective November 27, 2019 at board approved per diem substitutes rates:

  • Jeannette Caraballo
  • Colin Noonan

 

Per Diem Substitute (addition to consent agenda)

Board approval for the appointment of the following individual as per diem substitute effective December 2, 2019 at board approved per diem substitute rates:

  • Casey Piazza

YES – 4           NO – 0    MOTION CARRIED

 

CSE and CPSE Placement Recommendation                                       

MOVED by Trustee Kheiralla, second by Trustee Johnson, 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 Robertson. (Pres. Meier spoke w/Trustee Robertson to confirm).

YES – 4           NO – 0    MOTION CARRIED

 

Donation: Acknowledge Receipt and Acceptance

MOVED by Trustee Johnson, second by Trustee Kheiralla, that the Board of acknowledge receipt and acceptance of the following donation from the Tri-County Community Partnership, Inc. in the amount of $3,000 on behalf of S.A.D,D. (Students Against Destructive Decisions) at Pine Bush HS for the 2019-2020 school year.

YES – 4           NO – 0    MOTION CARRIED

 

Public Participation

President Meier opened the first public participation at approx. 7:15 PM requesting no personal references.  The following comments/questions/concerns were raised:

  • Resident offered comments/concerns regarding possible legislative pertaining to the Gardasil Vaccine.

 

Designation & Disposition of Surplus Equipment

MOVED by Trustee Johnson, second by Trustee Kheiralla, that the Board of authorize the following disposition of Media Resources:

  • Board designation of Media Resources as submitted at the request of Rob Pawson, LMS, and Aaron Hopmayer, Pine Bush High School, Principal, as outdated and/or in poor condition, therefore, unusable in accordance with Policy #5250 SUBJECT: Disposition of Surplus Property, and authorizes the disposition of the books submitted under the direction of Michael Pacella, Assistant Superintendent for Business.  (List to be attached to the minutes).

YES – 4           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, December 10, 2019, 7:00 PM at Pine Bush High School
  • Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 7:00 PM at Pine Bush High School

 

 Other District Meetings/Events:

Upcoming Events

  • Superintendent’s Conference Day – No School for Students

   Wednesday, November 27, 2019

 

  • Thanksgiving Day / Recess – School Closed

     Thursday, November 28, 2019 and Friday, November 29, 2019

 

  • OCSBA Delegates’ Meeting

       Wednesday, December 4, 2019, 7:00 PM

       OU BOCES – Carl Onken Conference Center

       Screen of KPJR Film: RESILIENCE

 

  • Winter Recess – School Closed

       Monday, December 23, 2019 – January 1, 2020 (Regular session on January 2, 2020)

 

Winter Concerts

Circleville Middle School

  •        Thursday, December 5, 2019
  •        Gr. 6 at 6:30 PM; Grades 7 & 8 at 8:00 PM
  •         Snow Date, Friday, December 6, 2019

 

PBE Winter Concert

  •       Monday, December 9, 2019 at 7:00 PM at PBHS
  •        Snow Date, Tuesday, December 10, 2019

 

PAK Winter Concert

  •        Monday, December 9, 2019 at 7:00 PM at CVMS
  •        Snow Date, Tuesday, December 10, 2019

 

PBHS Winter Concert I

  •    Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 7:00 PM
  •    Snow Date, Friday, December 13, 2019

 

PBHS Winter Concert II

  •     Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 7:00 PM
  •      Snow Date, Friday, December 13, 2019

 

EJR Winter Concert

  •      Monday, December 16, 2019 at 7:00 PM at PBHS
  •      Snow Date, Tuesday, December 17, 2019

 

CES Winter Concert

  •        Tuesday, December 17, 2019, 7:00 PM at CVMS
  •         Snow Date, Wednesday, December 18, 2019

 

Crispell MS Winter Concert

  •        Wednesday, December 18, 2019
  •         Gr. 6 at 6:30 PM; Grades 7 & 8 at 7:30 PM
  •         Snow Date, Thursday, December 19, 2019

 

Business & Finance

Claim Auditor’s Reports

MOVED by Trustee Johnson, second by Trustee Kheiralla, that the Board of acknowledge receipt and acceptance of the following Claims Auditor’s Reports as submitted:

Claims Auditor’s Report covering Warrant # 0030 dated 9/18 – 11/06/19 authorizing payments in the amount of $952.27

  • General Fund (8 checks 060126 -060221)      $   952.27

            Total     $     952.27

 

Claims Auditor’s Report covering Warrant # 0031 dated 11/8/2019 check run authorizing payments in the amount of $ 331,424.14

  • Cafeteria Fund (8 checks 005032-005039)     $   8,593.54
  • HS Activity Fund (3 checks 003929-003931)   $  13,199.36
  • Trust & Agency Acct. (0 checks)    $  19,856.06
  • Federal Fund (1 check 002484)    $    154.47
  • General Fund (97 checks 060717-060813)    $288,199.26
  • District Activity AC (3 checks 004691-004693)   $  1,421.45

                Total       $     331,424.14

 

Claims Auditor’s Report covering Warrant # 0032 dated 10/25/2019 payroll authorizing payments in the amount of $888,859.16

  • Trust & Agency Acct. (7 checks 004017–004023)    $    888,859.16          

                   Total       $            888,859.16

YES – 4           NO – 0    MOTION CARRIED

 

Approval of SCAR Assessment Reduction Decisions

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

Town of Wallkill

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

Charles Hannes 2019-2020   13-1-35    $78,900     $76,000                 $333.95

Susan Hannes   503 Howells Tpke  Middletown, NY 10940

 

Richard Weinert  2019-2020  7-2-36      $99,600  $93,800                 $667.90

Onidia Weinert   14 Susan Ln   Circleville, NY 10919

YES – 4           NO – 0    MOTION CARRIED

 

District Treasurer’s Reports

MOVED by Trustee Kheiralla, second by Trustee Johnson, that the Board of Education acknowledge receipt and

Acceptance of the following District Treasurer’s Reports for the period October 1, 2019 through October 31, 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 – 4           NO – 0    MOTION CARRIED

 

Board Approval of Consultant Services Agreement – AD Planning & Management, Inc.

MOVED by Trustee Kheiralla, second by Trustee Johnson, that the Board of Education approve the following resolution for adoption:

 BE IT RESOLVED that the Consulting Services Agreement between the Pine Bush Central School  District (“District”) and AD Planning & Management, Inc., of Utica, NY,  for consulting services related to the Facilities Improvement Project in accordance with the Consulting Services Agreement executed by the parties on or about November 26, 2019, is hereby approved, and a copy of said Agreement shall be placed on file with the District Clerk.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board of Education authorizes the Superintendent of Schools to Execute said Agreement between the District and AD Planning & Management, Inc.

Date: November 26, 2019.

YES – 4           NO – 0    MOTION CARRIED

 

Public Participation

President Meier opened the second public participation at approx. 7:28 PM requesting no personal references.  No comments/questions/concerns were raised.

 

Consideration of Executive Session

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

 

Adjournment

MOVED by Trustee Johnson, second by Trustee Kheiralla, that the Board of Education adjourn the regular meeting, noting the time at approx. 7:29 PM.

YES – 4    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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