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Sept. 22, 2020 Meeting Minutes

Minutes Regular Board Meeting – September 22, 2020

Consideration of Executive Session – Personnel Matter 6:00 PM

Reconvene to Recognition/Regular Session anticipated 6:45, approx.7:03 PM

Meeting televised Live Streamed remotely with attendance via Google Meet Hangouts as well as in person attendance. Video and Minutes Posted to website with Closed Caption.

Members Present:

  • Gretchen Meier, President
  • Kristin Graessle (via Google Meet)
  • Dori Johnson (via Google Meet)
  • Kristi Kheiralla (via Google Meet)
  • Ross Tompkins
  • Matthew Watkins

Members Absent:

  • Cara Robertson, Vice President

Others Present

  • Tim Mains, Superintendent of Schools
  • Amy Brockner, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction
  • Michael Pacella, Assistant Superintendent for Business
  • Angela Wise, Executive Director for Personnel, Data and Counseling
  • Linda Smith, District Communications Representative (vis Google Meet)
  • John Hicks, Director of Educational Technology
  • Jayna McAteer, Deputy District Clerk
  • Approximately 27 residents/ students/ staff members in person and virtual

 

Call to Order

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

MOVED by Trustee Tompkins, second by Trustee Watkins, that the Board of Education open the regular meeting at approximately 6:05 PM

YES –6 NO – 0 MOTION CARRIED

 

Executive Session

MOVED by Trustee Watkins, second by Trustee Tompkins, that the Board of Education adjourn regular session to executive session for the purpose of personnel matter at approximately 6:06 PM.

YES –6 NO – 0 MOTION CARRIED

MOVED by Trustee Watkins, second by Trustee Tompkins, that the Board of Education adjourn executive session and resume the regular meeting at approximately 6:59 PM.

YES –6 NO – 0 MOTION CARRIED

 

BOE Resume Public Session

The meeting was called back to order by President Gretchen Meier with the following motion offered:
Moved by Trustee Watkins, second by Trustee Tompkins, that the Board of Education resume the regular meeting at approximately 7:03 PM

Yes – 6 No – 0 MOTION CARRIED

President Gretchen Meier welcomed all to the regular meeting, and requested all stand for the Pledge of Allegiance noting the time at approximately 7:04 PM

Recognition

NYSSBA Champions of Change CVMS Media Club

The Board of Education and NYSSBA recognized the following CVMS Students (and their advisor) per the NYSSBA program Champions of Change. These students were involved with the district’s Media Club and a part of creating our 2019 “Start with Hello” Video, (They worked on the script, were in the video asking questions, answering questions or doing skits, helped during filming, were videographers, as well as video editors). John Redman, from NYSSBA was there to present this award and explain the meaning.

Superintendent Tim Mains read the names of the students. There were two in attendance, but several attended virtually. The individuals are as follows:

Media Club Advisor: Anna Stroynick

Currently in Grade 7 for the 2020-2021 School Year

  • Jessica Mann
  • Hailey Mejia Monroy
  • MaryRose Moran
  • Mahek Multani
  • Dev Patel
  • Nina Persaud
  • Leeya Santa
  • Julia Tanner

Currently in Grade 8 for the 2020-2021 School Year

  • Arianna Arroyo
  • Felicity Gonzalez
  • Jabaria Peartree
  • Angalina Price
  • Aryanna Randall
  • Manuel Villanueva

Currently in Grade 9 (high school) for the 2020-2021 School Year

  • Jason Jervis, Jr.
  • Esther Joseph
  • Angel Leor Lagatao
  • Laurena Narkaj
  • Gissel Praino
  • Dorian Ramirez
  • Arianna Toro
  • Zalaya Williams

 

Public Hearing – District-wide School Safety Plan

The public had an opportunity to address the Board of Education with any questions or comments. No comments or questions were offered from the community. Superintendent Tim Mains provided an overview of the District-wide School Safety Plan. He explained that this is the same as last time. There
are SRO’s in every school, we continue to have drills, the Early Dismissal, even with no students in the building, occurred the other day. This is reviewed and submitted every year and it is a state requirement for a Public Hearing. It gives the public an opportunity to address this. We submit and review the plan every year. Some years there are changes, but not necessarily each year. It is a State
requirement that we hold a Public Hearing on the District-wide School Safety Plan (this plan was on posted on the website for thirty days+).
(Note: The Board will take action for adoption at next board meeting).

Approval of Minutes

Moved by Trustee Watkins, second by Trustee Thompkins, that the Board of Education approve the minutes of the September 8, 2020 board meeting (including a correction) as submitted by the District Clerk.

Yes – 6 No – 0 MOTION CARRIED

 

Reports, Recommendations of the Superintendent

Consent Agenda (inclusive of Tenure Recipient Recognition) Moved by Trustee Watkins, second by Trustee Tompkins, that the Board of Education approve the following Consent Agenda as submitted by the Superintendent of Schools and recognize tenure recipients included in the consent agenda:

Tonight’s consent agenda includes the appointment of the following appointments to tenure:

  • Cassandra Camia
  • Michelle Marucci
  • Angela Liska
  • Jean Cassidy

 

Abolishments

Board authorization to amend the abolishment of the following positions:

Instructional

  • (3) Seven 7.0 hours/day Teaching Assistant positions, effective on October 9, 2020.
  • (6) Seven 6.75 hours/day Teaching Assistant positions, effective on October 9, 2020.
  • (40) Forty 6.5 hours/day Teaching Assistant positions, effective on October 9, 2020.
  • (43) Forty Three 6.0 hours/day Teaching Assistant positions, effective on October 9, 2020.
  • (1) One 5.25 hours/day Teaching Assistant positions, effective on October 9, 2020.
  • (2) Two 5.0 hours/day Teaching Assistant positions, effective on October 9, 2020.
  • (12) Twelve 4.0 hours/day Teaching Assistant positions, effective on October 9, 2020.

Amend the abolishment of the above Teaching Assistant positions which will be realized through The following lay-offs and/or retirement effective on October 9, 2020 as follows:

  • Beverly Brownsell 7.0 hours/day
  • Colleen Huff 7.0 hours/day
  • Maryanne Manion 7.0 hours/day
  • Martisha Paulus 6.0 hours/day
  • Maria Weissman 6.0 hours/day
  • Jennifer Wood 6.0 hours/day
  • Sharon Demetriou 6.0 hours/day
  • Kellie VanHaaster 6.0 hours/day
  • Dorothy Lamberti 6.0 hours/day (retirement)
  • Theresa Shaw 6.0 hours/day
  • Colleen Coyle 6.75 hours/day
  • Susan Lauro 6.0 hours/day
  • Julie Valentin 6.0 hours/day
  • Mary Ellen Cook 6.5 hours/day
  • Kathleen Novins 6.0 hours/day
  • Joan Fama 6.0 hours/day
  • April Grieco 6.5 hours/day
  • Patricia Campbell 6.0 hours/day
  • Jacqueline Endreson 6.0 hours/day
  • Patricia Salle 6.5 hours/day
  • Kelly McCauley 6.0 hours/day
  • Coleen Duffy 6.0 hours/day
  • Robin Laspisa 6.5 hours/day
  • Mary Perry 6.0 hours/day
  • Kelly Schultz-Hassan 6.5 hours/day
  • Margaret Winsper 6.0 hours/day
  • Diane Nawoschik 6.5 hours/day
  • Elizabeth Stewart 6.0 hours/day
  • Barbara Lieberman 6.5 hours/day
  • Christine Carlino 6.5 hours/day
  • Denisee Martin 4.0 hours/day
  • Darlene Stuber 6.5 hours/day
  • Elissa Skala 6.5 hours/day
  • Karen Knox 6.0 hours/day
  • Lisa Heckmann 6.0 hours/day
  • Michelle Colon 6.5 hours/day
  • Liberty Klosterman 4.0 hours/day
  • Awilda Echevarria 6.5 hours/day
  • Barbara Lake 6.5 hours/day
  • Barbara Ferguson 6.0 hours/day
  • Linda Linhares 5.0 hours/day
  • Melissa Hadden 6.5 hours/day
  • Tammy McCombs 6.5 hours/day
  • Rita Wensley 6.5 hours/day
  • Diana Santinello 6.5 hours/day
  • Diane Angeloni 6.0 hours/day
  • Anastasia Garrison 6.5 hours/day
  • Karen Kennelty 4.0 hours/day
  • Suzanne Meath 6.5 hours/day
  • Tara Habernig 6.0 hours/day
  • Kimberly Doviak 6.0 hours/day
  • Ana Morales 6.5 hours/day
  • Jill Sakolsky 6.0 hours/day
  • Debbie McFarland 6.5 hours/day
  • Tonja Robbins 6.5 hours/day
  • Cynthia Fortunato 6.0 hours/day
  • Heather Wells-Fagan 6.5 hours/day
  • Jodi Martin 6.0 hours/day
  • Tammy Denardo 6.0 hours/day
  • Dawn Darrell 6.5 hours/day
  • Deanna Gorman 6.75 hours/day
  • Arlene Cooper 6.0 hours/day
  • Kirsten DeWitt 6.5 hours/day
  • Danielle Jaloszynski 6.5 hours/day
  • Melissa Herring 6.0 hours/day
  • Alexis Soto 6.0 hours/day
  • Diana Gingold 4.0 hours/day
  • AnnMarie Crouch 5.0 hours/day
  • Jamie Almeida 5.25 hours/day
  • Deirdre Babcock 6.5 hours/day
  • Mireille Weissberg 6.5 hours/day
  • Denise Kulak 6.5 hours/day
  • Giovanna Sidoti 4.0 hours/day
  • Angelina Vita 6.0 hours/day
  • Valerie Turcotte 6.0 hours/day
  • Nicole Horne 6.5 hours/day
  • Debra Finn 6.5 hours/day
  • Isabel Mejia 6.0 hours/day
  • Bernadette Tymczyszyn 6.5 hours/day
  • Linda Westerfield 6.0 hours/day
  • Dawn Bedell 4.0 hours/day
  • Crystal Norton 6.0 hours/day
  • Diane Smutek 6.5 hours/day
  • Priscilla Hassan 6.5 hours/day
  • Shannon Peterson 4.0 hours/day
  • Deana Adams 6.0 hours/day
  • Samantha Irizarry 6.75 hours/day
  • Denise Crisafulli 6.5 hours/day
  • Kathleen Farah 4.0 hours/day
  • Joyce Dooner 4.0 hours/day
  • Samantha Alfieri 6.75 hours/day
  • Angela Kruger 6.5 hours/day
  • Theresa Valastro 6.0 hours/day
  • Taleeya Parker 6.0 hours/day
  • Tracy Thomas 6.0 hours/day
  • Molly Meres 6.0 hours/day
  • Ellen Anderson 6.0 hours/day
  • Christina Parsons 6.5 hours/day
  • Gina Vanderkooy 4.0 hours/day
  • Megan Kellett 6.75 hours/day
  • Paul McMahill 6.5 hours/day
  • Michelle Jollie 6.75 hours/day
  • Joshua Hatfield 6.5 hours/day
  • Tamara Andre 4.0 hours/day
  • Melissa Algarin 6.0 hours/day
  • Diane Higgins 6.5 hours/day
  • Jean Gasca 4.0 hours/day

Non-Instructional

Board authorization to amend the abolishment of the following positions:

  • (1) One 8.0 hours/day School Monitor positions, effective on October 9, 2020.
  • (7) Seven 7.0 hours/day School Monitor positions, effective on October 9, 2020.
  • (4) Four 6.75 hours/day School Monitor positions, effective on October 9, 2020.
  • (14) Fourteen 6.5 hours/day School Monitor positions, effective on October 9, 2020.
  • (18) Eighteen 6.0 hours/day School Monitor positions, effective on October 9, 2020.
  • (2) Two 5.5 hours/day School Monitor positions, effective on October 9, 2020.
  • (7) Seven 5.0 hours/day School Monitor positions, effective on October 9, 2020.
  • (3) Three 4.5 hours/day School Monitor positions, effective on October 9, 2020.
  • (3) Three 4.0 hours/day School Monitor positions, effective on October 9, 2020.
  • (9) Nine 3.5 hours/day School Monitor positions, effective on October 9, 2020.
  • (5) Five 3.0 hours/day School Monitor positions, effective on October 9, 2020.
  • (2) Two 2.5 hours/day School Monitor positions, effective on October 9, 2020.
  • (7) Seven 2.0 hours/day School Monitor positions, effective on October 9, 2020.
  • (2) Two 1.0 hours/day School Monitor positions, effective on October 9, 2020.

Amend the abolishment of the above School Monitors positions which will be realized through the following lay-offs, retirement and/or resignation, effective on October 9, 2020 as follows:

  • Cynthia Gloster – 8.0 hours/day
  • Lisa LaBar – 6.0 hours/day
  • Donna Monahan 7.0  hours/day
  • Rosemarie Cardoso 6.0 hours/day   + 1.0 hr/day
  • Debra Keindl 6.0  hours/day + 1.0 hr/day
  • Helen Wilson 7.0 hours/day
  • Katrina Morin 7.0 hours/day
  • Jane Conroy 3.5 hours/day
  • Lori Korin 5.5 hours/day
  • Margaret Deserto 7.0 hours/day
  • Deborah Rose 5.0 hours/day
  • Paula Newman 4.5 hours/day
  • Lina Walsh 6.5 hours/day
  • Lori Masiello 3.5 hours/day
  • Anne Wohlgemuth 3.0 hours/day
  • Carole Zazversky 4.5 hours/day (retirement)
  • Diana Bowe 7.0 hours/day
  • Angela Ferrara 3.5 hours/day
  • Catherine Alfieri 6.0 hours/day
  • Stephanie Kirk 3.5 hours/day
  • Martha Telefus-Gillespie 7.0 hours/day
  • Christine Ascolese 7.0 hours/day
  • Jeanmarie Zawojski 6.5 hours/day
  • Anne Weiler 6.5 hours/day
  • Jean Haines 5.0 hours/day
  • Susan Starr 6.0 hours/day
  • Donna Davis 3.5 hours/day
  • Patricia Perez 6.0 hours/day
  • Tina Kerrigan 6.0 hours/day
  • Dorota Dziadosz 4.5 hours/day
  • Magdalena Ramos 5.0 hours/day
  • Kim McNamara 5.0 hours/day
  • Mary Meyle 4.0 hours/day
  • Lisa Caputo 3.0 hours/day
  • Patricia Paoli 6.75 hours/day
  • Maria Rivas 3.5 hours/day
  • Wendy Caccioppoli 2.0 hours/day
  • Angela Hellstrom 3.5 hours/day
  • Sonia Wagner-Babcock 6.5 hours/day
  • Denise Coen 2.5 hours/day
  • Kelly Moshinski 3.5 hours/day
  • Alison Cain 6.0 hours/day
  • Jessica Bedell 2.0 hours/day
  • Russhell Gillespie 6.0 hours/day
  • Gary Manheim 6.5 hours/day
  • Susan Healy 6.0 hours/day
  • Jaime Hadden 4.0 hours/day
  • James Lemaux 3.5 hours/day
  • Yolanda Solimine-Mandile 2.0 hours/day
  • Barbara Sherman 6.0 hours/day
  • Bridget Sullivan 3.0 hours/day
  • Lisa Schiaffo 6.0 hours/day
  • Alicia Sargeant 6.0 hours/day
  • Jean Clark 4.0 hours/day
  • Alexandra Offenheiser 6.0 hours/day
  • Lanier Lopez 6.75 hours/day
  • Marisol Burgos 6.5 hours/day
  • Bari Walsh 3.0 hours/day
  • Kiersten Garcia 6.5 hours/day
  • Rosanne Connolly 6.5 hours/day
  • Beberly Lugo 2.0 hours/day (resigning)
  • Janet Torres 2.0 hours/day
  • Cathy Kahn 3.0 hours/day
  • Loriel Pinckney 6.5 hours/day
  • Nicholas Gesualdo 6.5 hours/day
  • Andrealynn Colombo 6.5 hours/day
  • Cindy Rivera 6.0 hours/day
  • Ann Gaynor 6.0 hours/day
  • Ruth Lora-DeJesus 6.0 hours/day
  • Taneka Richardson 6.0 hours/day
  • Justine Arlotta-Ayala 2.0 hours/day
  • Lindsay Salvucci 5.0 hours/day
  • Phyllis Radi 5.5 hours/day
  • Rebecca Watson 6.5 hours/day
  • Jessica Zukor 6.75 hours/day
  • Courtney Andersen 5.0 hours/day
  • Laura Rios 6.5 hours/day
  • Tara Posey 6.75 hours/day
  • Tami Kretschmer 6.0 hours/day
  • Candace Woznick 2.5 hours/day
  • Tiaisha Villafane 6.5 hours/day
  • Madai Ramjeet 2.0 hours/day
  • Brittany Bulson 5.0 hours/day   

 

Non-Instructional

Abolishment

Board authorization to amend the abolishment of the following positions:

  • (9) Nine Full-time 1.0 FTE School Security Aide positions, effective on September 8, 2020.
  • (3) Three Part-time 0.5 FTE School Security Aide positions, effective on September 8, 2020.

Amend the abolishment of the above School Security Aid positions which will be realized through The following lay-offs effective on September 8, 2020 as follows:

Part Time School Security (3.0FTE) and Full Time School Security (9.0FTE)

  • Joseph D’Alto – 4.0 hr/day
  • Thomas Lovelace – 5.0 hr/day
  • Linda Shannon – 8.0 hr/day
  • Raymond Ramos – 8.0 hr/day
  • Walter Lapinski – 8.0 hr/day
  • Anthony Presto – 8.0 hr/day
  • Barbara Starr-Carroll– 8.0 hr/day
  • Melissa Ranta – 8.0 hr/day
  • Stephen Kirk – 4.0 hr/day
  • Denise Strype – 8.0 hr/day
  • Christopher Gorman – 8.0 hr/day

 

Resignations

Instructional

  • Dorothy Lamberti, resignation, for the purposes of retirement, from her position as a 6.0 hours/day Teaching Assistant, effective at the close of business on September 17, 2020.
  • Caitlin Murphy, resignation from her position as a 1.0 FTE Permanent Substitute Teacher, effective at The close of business on September 28, 2020.

Non-Instructional

Carole Zazversky, resignation, for the purpose of retirement, from her position as a 4.0 hours/day SchoolMonitor, effective at the close of business September 11, 2020.

Deborah June, resignation, for the purpose of retirement, from her 1.0 FTE Full-time position as Executive Secretary to the Superintendent, (District Clerk, Records Retention and Disposition Officer & Records Access Officer), effective at the close of business, January 30, 2021.

Beberly Lugo, resignation, from her position as a 2.0 hours/day School Monitor, effective at the close of business September 16, 2020.

 

Sixth period/additional assignment for the 2020-2021 school year:

  • Elizabeth Baxter, Special Education

 

Sixth-Period Assignment

Pine Bush High School (.5)

Board approval to rescind the following instructional staff member teaching a .5/ sixth period/additional assignment for the 2020-2021 school year:

  • Erin Crispell, Special Education

 

Extra Curricular

Pine Bush High School

Board approval of the following extra-curricular appointment for the 2020-2021 school year:

  • Brian Shaw, Jazz Band, Level III, Step 10 (21)

 

Tenure Appointments

Board Recognition of Tenure Recipients

The tenure recipients for that evening will be recognized by the Superintendent and Board of Education, in person and virtually. The Board of Education will approve appointments to tenure ,as part of the consent agenda, for the following instructional staff members within the tenure area with the effective dates noted.

Instructional

Name                        Tenure Area                        Effective Date

  • Cassandra Camia, Social Studies, October 10, 2020
  • Michelle Marucci, Elementary, October 11, 2020
  • Angela Liska, Home Economics October 13, 2020
  • Jean Cassidy, Elementary, October 30, 2020

Yes – 6 No – 0 MOTION CARRIED

 

Approval of CSE & CPSE Placement Recommendations

Moved by Trustee Thompson, second by Watkins, that the Board of Education acknowledge receipt and acceptance of the Committee on Special Education and Committee on Preschool Special Education placement recommendations as submitted by the CSE & CPSE Chairpersons and reviewed by Trustee
Robertson.

Yes – 6 No – 0 MOTION CARRIED

 

Update/Presentation: Return to Learn Plan/Opening Schools

Superintendent Mains provided a Return to Learn Plan update. He began by stating we welcomed students in elementary school special classes and in Crispell MS and high school life skills students.

Also stating, today, September 22, we welcomed pre-K hybrid students. We are excited to have students back and right now we believe we are still on track,(2 weeks from now) on October 6, to bring back K-5, and hopefully grade six as well. We are also exploring bringing back special classes in grades 7 and 8. A group of administrators will visit Valley Central to see their secondary level. With a changing class schedule at the high school level, it is complicated; class to class is harder to pull off. However, we continuing to work on this. We continue to monitor the numbers as this virus is something we can’t control. If a big spike occurs, it may change our course. Currently, we plan to move forward.

 

Public Participation

This first public participation segment was open at approx. 7:29 PM requesting no personal references. Those commenting must provide their name. Some of the following comments/questions/concerns were raised:

  • A concern about a letter give to a member of the SRP unit that indicate their position was abolished;
  • Inquiry regarding how will the district bring individuals back if their position is abolished?
  • Definition of abolished shared and spoke of the section in the SRP contract about seniority;
  • Comment offered: Teaching Assistants and School Monitors are indispensable; they are amazing & many are unaware
  • Question: Inquiry as to the status of in-person learning in the future for high students and are plans being developed.

In closing Mr. Mains provided an explanation pertaining to the use of the word “abolished” in a particular letter, as well as the details regarding the required 30 day clause in the SRP contract for layoffs, as well as why notice was given to all. Moving forward, positions will be created and SRP members recalled as needed. There is continued communication with SRP leadership, as well as further discussion regarding students whose needs require one to one assistance. The members of the SRP unit received another letter with a more detailed explanation. We anticipate having more information to share likely by the end of September – early October.

The Superintendent further noted we are hopeful to have a plan that can be implemented in the high school for in person learning. We are currently gathering input from other districts and partnering agencies to assist with this. Parents and students will be advised as soon as we have more information to share.

It was also stated that the District values the members of our SRP unit. They are valuable employees. We hope to bring back as many individuals as possible. President Meier also stated that communications are still on going and we are responding to emails. We respect all employees.

 

Acknowledge and Acceptance of MOA with the Pine Bush Administrators’ Association

Moved by Trustee Watkins, and second by Trustee Thompkins, that that 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 acknowledge and accept the Memorandum of Agreement (associated with health insurance in retirement) between the District and the Pine Bush Administrators’ Association (“PBAA” ) dated September 18, 2020, as attached hereto; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board acknowledges that the Superintendent is appropriate to Execute said agreement Between the District and the PBAA pursuant to the Memorandum of Agreement on file with the District Clerk.

Date: September 22, 2020

Yes – 6 No – 0 MOTION CARRIED

 

Acknowledge Receipt and Acceptance of Donation

Moved by Trustee Kheiralla, second by Trustee Watkins, that the Board of Education acknowledge receipt and acceptance of a donation on behalf of Beck’s Hardware of Pine Bush, NY (in partnership with the True Value Foundation) consisting of PPE supplies that include masks, sanitizer, hand soap and spray bottles for distribution district-wide.

Yes – 6 No – 0 MOTION CARRIED

 

Approval of Revised Board Policy Manual for Second Reading and Adoption

Moved by Trustee Watkins and second by Trustee Thompkins, that the Board of Education the updated Board Policy Manual as submitted by Erie 1 BOCES in its entirety for the Second Reading and Adoption.

Yes – 6 No – 0 MOTION CARRIED

 

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

Our upcoming board meetings and events should be announced Tuesday evening. The start time for the regular sessions of our board meetings – 7:00 PM, unless otherwise noted

Regular Board Meetings:

  • Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 7:00 PM at Pine Bush High School
    (also available by live stream via link at www.pinebushschools.org)
  • Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 7:00 PM at Circleville Middle School
    (also available by live stream via link at www.pinebushschools.org)

Other District Meetings:

  • October 5, 2020, 5:30 PM at District Office Audit Committee Mtg.
  • NYSSBA Annual Education Convention 2020 – Virtual Two Week Event
    The virtual convention will be held over a two-week period, October 20-22 and October 27-29, 2020. The Annual Business Meeting will be held on October 31, 2020. Please advise Debbie June or Jayna McAteer (asap) if you plan to attend.

Old/New Business:

The superintendent requested that the board act on the following matter:

Board Approval of Paid Administrative Leave Extension

Moved by Trustee Watkins, second by Trustee Tompkins, that the Board of Education approve the following resolution:

Be It Resolved, that the Pine Bush Board of Education approve extending the paid administrative leave for employee #92220 pending the conclusion of the district’s investigation.

Yes – 6 No – 0 MOTION CARRIED

 

REVIEW: NYSSBA Amendments and Rebuttals to Proposed Resolutions

Kristi Kheiralla, NYSSBA District Representative and school board member reviewed the NYSSBA Amendments and Rebuttals to Proposed Resolutions for the 2020-2021 school year to obtain board input and direction for voting purposes at the NYSSBA Convention.

 

Business & Finance

Claims Auditor’s Reports

Moved by Trustee Thompkins, second by Trustee Watkins, that the Board of Education acknowledge receipt and acceptance of the following Claims Auditor’s Reports as submitted:

Claims Auditor’s Report covering Warrant #0013 dated 8/25/2020 payroll authorizing payments in the amount of $ 209,757.72

  • Trust and Agency (4 checks (004197-004200) $ 209,757.72
       $ 209,757.72

 

Claims Auditor’s Report covering Warrant #0014 dated 9/4/20 check run, authorizing payments in the amount of $ 2,596,185.61

  • Cafeteria Fund (13 checks 005381-005393) $ 15,931.45
  • Trust & Agency Acct. (0 checks) 11,325.78
  • Federal Fund Acct.(2 checks 002541-002542) 64,293.04
  • General Fund (91 checks 064566-064656) 2,504,205.79
  • District Activity AC (1 check 005497) 429.55

Total $ 2,596,185.61

 

Claims Auditor’s Report covering Warrant #0015 dated 9/10/2020 payroll authorizing payments in the amount of $ 873,560.17

  • Trust and Agency (5 checks (004201-004205) $ 873,560.17
    $ 873,560.17

 

Claims Auditor’s Report covering Warrant # 0016 dated 9/11/2020 medicare reimbursement authorizing payments in the amount of $ 184,720.50

  • General Fund (365 checks 064657-065021) $ 184,720.50

$ 184,720.50

Yes – 6 No – 0 MOTION CARRIED

 

District Treasurer’s Reports

Moved by Trustee Thompkins, second by Trustee Watkins, that the Board of Education acknowledge receipt and acceptance of the following District Treasurer’s Reports for the period August 1, 2020 through August 31, 2020.

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 – 6 No – 0 MOTION CARRIED

 

Public Participation

The second public participation segment was open at approx. 7:55 PM requesting no personal references. The following comments/questions/concerns were raised:

  • PBCSD nurse spoke on behalf of district nurses staff regarding COVID. They have been in touch with other nurses in the area and would like to volunteer to join the team going to Valley Central. Bd. President and superintendent thanked them for the offer.

 

Consideration of Executive Session

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

Moved by Trustee Watkins, second by Trustee Thompkins, that the Board of Education adjourn the regular meeting noting the time at approximately 7:59 PM.

Yes – 6 No – 0 MOTION CARRIED

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

Deborah A June (electronically signed/daj)
Deborah A. June, District Clerk Pine Bush CSD

Deputy District Clerk
Jayna McAteer
(Disclosure: Minutes with be printed on numbered minute paper and placed in
the district minute books).

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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