Oct. 22, 2019 Agenda

BOARD OF EDUCATION

REGULAR MEETING and PUBLIC HEARING (re: Mini Cell Tower) – REVISED

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at Circleville MS                       

Consideration of Executive Session                                                        6:15 p.m.

Anticipate Reconvening Regular Session                                              7:00 p.m.

                                                                                        Public Notice

Cara Robertson will attend this meeting via video- conferencing from 716 N. Niles Avenue, South Bend, Indiana. The public has the right to attend the meeting from either location.

 

AGENDA

       I.       Call to Order

                Consideration of Executive Session                                         6:15 p.m.

                Discussion re: Particular Contract and Personnel Matter

                Anticipate Reconvening Regular Session                               7:00 p.m.

 

      II.      Recognition – School Board (followed by a brief recess)

 

     III.     Public Hearing – Mini Cell Tower

               

    IV.       Approval of Minutes

 

     V.       Reports, Recommendations of the Superintendent of Schools

                1.    Consent Agenda

                2.    CSE and CPSE Placement Recommendations

                3.    No Place for Hate / Promise and Resolution of Respect

                4.    Transportation/Busing Update

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

                5.    Approval of Separation Agreement/Release Agreement

                6.   Approval of Amended Policy for First Reading – Amended Policy 3120

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

                                Continued Board Discussion – Strategic Goals

 

    VI.       Business & Finance

                1.    Claims Auditor’s Reports

                2.   District Treasurer’s Reports

                3.    Approval of Resolution/Education Contribution Agreement – Dubois Solar, LLC.

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

  VII.       Consideration of Executive Session

 

VIII.       Adjournment

 

MEMORANDUM Accompanying Board Agenda – October 22, 2019

AGENDA             

I. Call to Order           6:15  p.m.

                Consideration of Executive Session    6:15  p.m.

                Discussion re: Particular Contract and Personnel Matter -Anticipate Reconvening Regular Session      7:00 p.m.

 

II. Recognition: SCHOOL BOARD

Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of the State of New York, has proclaimed October 21 – 25, 2019 as SCHOOL BOARD RECOGNITION WEEK in the Empire State.

                 (The Board will be recognized for their continued service to the Pine Bush CSD.  Mr. Mains will read the Governor’s proclamation and acknowledgment of the Board of Education).

               State of New York   –  Executive Chamber Governor’s Proclamation

                                 Whereas, each year, School Board Recognition Week is observed by the more than 700 School boards in school districts throughout the Empire State; and

                                 Whereas, our state’s public education system is designed to meet the educational needs of all children and to empower them to become competent, productive contributors to society and an ever-changing world; and

                                Whereas, members of local school boards are dedicated to children, learning, and community, and devote many hours of service to elementary and secondary public education as they continually strive for improvement, excellence, and progress in education, recognizing that all children can be successful learners, especially when education is tailored to the individual needs of the child; and

                                 Whereas, local school boards members are strong advocates for public education and are responsible for communicating the needs of the school district to the public, and the public’s expectations to the district, by working closely with parents, educational professionals, and other community members to create the educational vision we all hold for today’s students and those in the future; and

                                 Whereas, the members of the New York State’s local school boards respond to the educational needs of the communities they serve and help ensure the solid foundation of our school system; in doing so, these leaders help strengthen our state’s educational system and improve future prospects for our children; and

                         Whereas, during October 21 – 25, 2019, special activities and programs will be held in communities across New York State in observance of School Board Recognition Week and it is fitting to join in acknowledging their commitment and contributions of members of local school boards;

                 Now, Therefore, I, Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of the State of New York, do hereby proclaim October 21 – 25, 2019 as School Board Recognition Week in the Empire State.

                (There will be a presentation to our school board members followed by a brief recess in the cafeteria.)

 

III   PUBLIC HEARING – Mini Cell Tower

Superintendent Tim Mains, along with representatives from Verizon Wireless will provide an overview for clarity and consideration of a Mini Cell Tower on the south end of the district. The floor will be open to the public for comments and questions.

  • Public comment Segment regarding Mini Cell Tower

At the conclusion of the comments and question segment of the Public Hearing, the Board of Education will be asked to take official action regarding this matter.

The Board of Education will be asked to approve/disapprove the Pine Bush CSD proceeding forward with next steps in the approval / permitting process for the proposed Mini Cell Tower through Verizon Wireless.

(Roll Call Vote)

 

IV.  Approval of Minutes

The Board of Education will be asked to approve the minutes from the October 7, 2019 regular board meeting.

 

V.  Reports, Recommendations of the Superintendent of Schools

  1. Consent Agenda

Recommend the Board of Education approve the following Consent Agenda as submitted by the Superintendent of Schools: ON WEBSITE

2. CSE and CPSE Placement Recommendation                                       

Recommend 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 Kheiralla.

3. No Place for Hate – Promise and Resolution of Respect

Assistant Superintendent Donna Geidel will read the No Place for Hate Promise and Resolution of Respect for the reaffirmation and commitment.  The Board of Education will be asked to take action on the following as submitted.

Recommend the Board of Education reaffirm its commitment to the “No Place for Hate Promise and approve the following “No Place for Hate Promise and Resolution of Respect,” for adoption as submitted:

No Place for Hate Promise

I PROMISE, to do my best to treat everyone fairly.

I PROMISE, to do my best to be kind to everyone — even if they are not like me.

IF I SEE someone being hurt or bullied, I will tell a teacher.

EVERYONE should be able to feel safe and happy in school.

I WANT OUR SCHOOL to be No Place for Hate.

Resolution of Respect

We pledge from this day forward to do our best to combat prejudice and to stop those who violate someone’s civil rights. We will seek to understand those who are different. We believe that one person can make a difference and that no person should stand by when it comes to opposing hate. We will speak out against prejudice and discrimination. We will reach out to those who are victims of hate. We know that we must all promote harmony, equality, and respect. By signing the pledge, we commit ourselves to creating a community that is No Place for Hate.

(Roll Call Vote)

 

4. Transportation/Busing Update

Superintendent Tim Mains and Assistant Superintendent Michael Pacella will further update the members of the Board of Education and community residents on the current status of student transportation, to date.                

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

5.  Approval of Separation Agreement/Release Agreement

                BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education (“Board”) of the Pine Bush Central School District does hereby approve the Separation Agreement and Release Agreement (“Agreement”) with employee, Number 20102219, a copy of which is available at the District Clerk’s Office; and

                BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board hereby authorizes the Superintendent of Schools to execute all documents to effectuate said Agreement.

Date: October 22, 2019

6.  Approval of Amended Policy for First Reading – Amended Policy 3120

Recommend the Board of Education approve amended Policy 3120 for first reading:

Amended Policy 3120 – School District Standards and Guideline for Web Page Publishing

 

7.  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, November 12, 2019, 7:00 PM at Pine Bush High School
  • Tuesday, November 26, 2019, 7:00 PM at Circleville Middle

 

Other District Meetings/Events:

  • Saturday, October 19, 2019, 10 AM to 12 Noon at O-U BOCE Carl P. Onken Conference Center
  • Celebration of Life – In Honor of Carl P. Onken (longtime Board Member in Orange County)
  • October 29, 2019, MHSSC Staff Development Workshop, 4:30 PM dinner/5:00 PM program to be held at Mt. St. Mary College presented by the law firm of Thomas, Drohan, Waxman, Petigrow & Mayle, LLP entitled Tinker at 50: How Have Technology & Political Discourse Affected the Analysis? 

 (Please advise Debbie June or Jayna McAteer if interested in attending).

  • Tuesday, November 5, 2019, Superintendent’s Conference Day – No School for Students
  • Monday, November 11, 2019, Veterans Day –  No School

Upcoming Events:

  • NYSSBA’s 100th Annual Convention & Education Expo in Rochester, NY Thursday, October 24, 2019 through Saturday, October 26, 2019.
  • Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 7:00 PM – OCSBA Delegates’ Meeting
  • Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 8:15 AM to 10:15 AM at CVMS – Breakfast Honoring Local Veterans for their Service

 

Old/New Business

Continued Board Discussion: Strategic Goals

 

VI.  Business & Finance

  1.  Claim Auditor’s Reports

Recommend the Board of Education acknowledge receipt and acceptance of the following Claims Auditor’s Reports as submitted:

Claims Auditor’s Report covering Warrant # 0021 dated 9/27/2019 check run authorizing payments in the amount of $2,389,218.57

  • Cafeteria Fund (17 checks 004973-004989)   $  9,380.23
  • Crispell SAF (2 checks 002308-002309)   $  787.50
  • HS Activity Fund (4 checks 003903-003906)  $ 1,181.15                         
  • Federal Fund (4 checks 002475-002478)   $  56,327.86         
  • Capital Fund (1 checks 001788) $  4,424.22
  • General Fund (72 checks 060222 -060293)   $   2,314,774.11
  • District Activity AC (4 checks 004665-004668)   $ 2,343.50

                  Total   $   2,389,218.57

 

Claims Auditor’s Report covering Warrant # 0022 10/4/2019 check run authorizing payments in the amount of $587,495.43

  • Cafeteria Fund (14 checks 004990-005003)   $  59,493.15
  • Crispell SAF (1 check 002310) $  770.39
  • HS Activity Fund (1 check 003907)   $   400.70
  • Trust & Agency Acct. (0 checks)  $  26,575.00
  • Federal Fund (2 checks 002479-002480)   $   12,267.31                         
  • General Fund (56 checks 060294-060349)    $  486,652.08
  • District Activity AC (4 checks 004669-004672)  $  1,336.80

                  Total   $   587,495.43

 

Claims Auditor’s Report covering Warrant # 0023 dated 10/10/2019 payroll authorizing payments in the amount of $ 889,436.59

  • Trust & Agency Acct. (7 checks 003995-004001)   $  889,436.59               

Total      $   889,436.59

 

Claims Auditor’s Report covering Warrant # 0024 10/11/2019 check run authorizing payments in the amount of $477,307.52

  • Cafeteria Fund (10 checks 005004-005013)   $  15,306.30
  • Crispell SAF (2 checks 002311-002312)  $   1,587.58                              
  • HS Activity Fund (3 check 003908-003910)   $    537.18         
  • Trust & Agency Acct. (1 check 004002)   $  11,071.97         
  • Federal Fund (2 checks 002481-002482)   $  2,411.24                         
  • General Fund (70 checks 060350-060419)   $  445,017.96
  • District Activity AC (4 checks 004673-004676)  $1,375.29                                         

    Total       $  477,307.52

 

2. District Treasurer’s Reports

Recommend the Board of Education acknowledge receipt and acceptance of the following District Treasurer’s Reports for the period September 1, 2019 through September 30, 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

 

  1. Approval of Resolution / Education Contribution Agreement – Dubois Solar, LLC.

Recommend the Board of Education approve following resolution:

RESOLUTION

RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the Pine Bush Central School District approves an agreement with Dubois Solar, LLC; and further authorizes the Superintendent to sign the Agreement, a fully executed copy of which will be filed with the District Clerk.

Date: October 22, 2019

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

VII.      Consideration of Executive Session

VIII.      Adjournment

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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