Oct. 7, 2019 Consent Agenda

Board of Education    

Regular Meeting    

Monday, October 7, 2019  

Consent Agenda – REVISED


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

Tonight’s consent agenda includes the appointment of the following new personnel:

  • Amanda Lopez –Literacy/Reading Teacher
  • Gina Vanderkooy – Teaching Assistant
  • Jade-Marie Yarwood – Permanent Substitute Teacher
  • Tami  Kretschmer – School Monitor
  •  Megan Kellett – Teaching Assistant




Board authorization to create the following position:

One (1) S.T.A.R. Club Advisor (Students Taking Active Roles) starting at at Level V, Step 1, appendix D (as per contract),effective October 8, 2019.




Amanda Lopez, the resignation from her position as a  1.0 FTE Sub-Teacher on Salary, effective at the close of business on September 26, 2019. 

Gina Vanderkooy resignation from her position as a  6.5 hours/day School Monitor, effective at the close of business October 7, 2019. 

Employee #2010719, resignation, for the purpose of retirement, effective at the close of business on November 7, 2019. 


Leave of Absence (amended)

Dorota Dziadosz, amended request of her unpaid leave of absence from her position as a 4 hours/day School Monitor to reflect a date change as follows: effective 09/03/2019 through 10/11/2019.




Amanda Lopez, who holds a Professional certificate in Literacy (Birth-6), be appointed to the probationary position as a 1.00 FTE Teacher-Reading in the tenure area of Remedial Reading, for a three year probationary period commencing September 27, 2019 and ending September 26, 2022.  Salary at MA, Step 7(pro-rated). 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, Amanda Lopez must have received an APPR rating of effective or highly effective in two of the three Probationary years and must not receive an ineffective in the third year/Receiving Jarema Credit for prior service.

Gina Vanderkooy, who holds a Teaching Assistant Level I certificate, be appointed on probation as a part-time, non-tenure bearing, 4.0 Hour/Day Teaching Assistant, effective  October 08, 2019  salary as per contract, (pro-rated).

Jade-Marie Yarwood, who holds an Initial certificate in Childhood Education 1-6, be appointed to the position of 1.0 FTE Permanent Substitute Teacher in the Elementary tenure area, for the period of November 18, 2019 and ending June 30, 2020.  Salary Level MA, Step 1 of the salary schedule.

Megan Kellett, who holds a Teaching Assistant Level I certificate, be appointed on probation as a part time, non-tenure bearing, 6.75 Hour/Day Teaching Assistant,  effective October 21, 2019  as per contract (pro-rated).



Tami Kretschmer, probationary appointment of to a 6.0 Hours/Day position of School Monitor, effective October 8, 2019, salary as per contract (pro-rated), *Such appointment is conditioned upon the District’s receipt of clearance for employment from the N.Y. State Education Department relating to the fingerprinting and criminal history record check of the prospective school employees. The emergency conditional segments of the appointments shall commence as of October 8, 2019 and shall not exceed twenty (20) business days.



Sixth-Period Assignment

Board approval for the appointment of the following instructional staff member teaching a sixth period/additional teaching assignment for the 2019-2020 school year at an annual contractual stipend as per contract:

  • Christine Guarino,  Science (HS STARS)
  • Samantha Petrosi, Art (CVMS)


Supervision for MS After-school Detention Program/ISS

Board approval of the following staff members to cover supervision for Middle School After-school Detention Program for the 2019-2020 school year at the rate of $20/hour: (Monday through Thursday: 2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.)

Circleville Middle School

  • Holly Shader, (two days/per week)
  • Phyllis Radi, (one day/per week)
  • Lisa Heckman, (one day/per week)


Per Diem Substitutes

Board approval for the appointment of the following individuals as per diem substitutes effective October 8, 2019 at board approved per diem substitutes rates:

  • Kelly Collins
  • Roseanna Sanders
  • Loretta Williams
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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