Sept. 24, 2019 Meeting Minutes

Pine Bush Board of Education –Tuesday, September 24, 2019 

REGULAR MEETING – CVMS  

Members Present

  • Gretchen Meier, President
  • Cara Robertson, Vice President
  • Kristin Graessle
  • Dori Johnson
  • Kristi Kheiralla                                                                                 
  • Ross Tompkins
  • Matthew Watkins

 

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
  • Ira Feinberg, Attorney
  • David Michaeli, Attorney
  • Dan Petigrow, Attorney
  • Approximately 65 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 Watkins, second by Trustee Graessle, that the Board of Education open the regular meeting at approximately 5:54 PM

YES – 7           NO – 0    MOTION CARRIED

 

Consideration of Executive Session

MOVED by Trustee Graessle, second by Trustee Kheiralla that the Board of Education adjourn to executive session at approximately 5:55 PM regarding Superintendent’s Contract, Vendor Contract, Pending Litigation.

YES – 7           NO – 0    MOTION CARRIED

 

Adjourn Executive Session

MOVED by Trustee Kheiralla, second by Trustee Graessle, that the Board of Education adjourn from executive session and return to regular session at approximately 7:18 PM.

YES – 7     NO – 0    MOTION CARRIED

 

Public Session Resumes / Welcome and Pledge of Allegiance

President Gretchen Meier welcomed those in attendance, resuming public session of the regular meeting. She thanked the many Veterans in attendance that evening and asked them to lead the Pledge of Allegiance, requesting that all in the audience to stand, noting the time at approx. 7:23 PM.

 

BOE Amends Agenda

MOVED by Trustee Kheiralla, second by Trustee Graessle, that the Board of Education amend the agenda to include two resolutions for consideration during Old/New Business.

YES – 7           NO – 0    MOTION CARRIED

 

Approval of Minutes

MOVED by Trustee Robertson, second by Trustee Tompkins, that the Board of Education approve the minutes from the September 10, 2019 regular 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 Johnson, second by Trustee Robertson, that the Board of Education approve the following Consent Agenda and Addition to the Consent Agenda as submitted by the Superintendent of Schools:

 

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

New Personnel:

  • Tara Thompson— Teaching Assistant
  • Ellen Anderson—Teaching Assistant
  • Laura Rios—School Monitor
  • Tara Posey—School Monitor
  • Courtney Andersen—School Monitor

 

Tenure Appointments:

  • Ana Maria Van Gaasbeek – English as a Second Language
  •  Karinna Lawla –   Special Education (General)                      

 

Abolishments and Creations

Non-Instructional

Abolishment

Board authorization to abolish the following positions:

Administrative

  • (1)One Full-time, 12 month, 1.0 FTE Assistant Director of Operation and Maintenance position, effective September 25, 2019.

Non-Instructional

  • (2)Two Full-time, 12-month, 1.0 FTE Typist positions, effective September 30, 2019.

Creation

Board approval to create the following positions:

Non-Instructional

  • (2)Two Full-time, 12-month, 1.0 FTE School Secretary positions, effective at the close of business September 23, 2019.

 

Resignations

Instructional

  • Danielle Joorabchi, resignation from her position as a 4.0 hours/day Teaching Assistant, effective at the close of business on September 27, 2019. 
  • Melissa Grills, resignation from her position as a 1.0 FTE Teacher-Reading, effective at the close of business on September 23, 2019.

 

Non-Instructional

  • Ellen Anderson, resignation from her position as a 6.0 hours/day School Monitor, effective at the close of business September 24, 2019.  

 

Leaves of Absence

Instructional

  • Brittany Langlitz, request for an unpaid leave of absence from her position as a 1.0 FTE Teacher-Secondary, effective November 18, 2019 through June 30, 2020.
  • Kellie VanHaaster, request for an unpaid leave of absence from her position as a 6.0 hours/day Teaching Assistant, effective October 1, 2019 through October 31, 2019.
  • Keri Giuliano, request for an unpaid leave of absence from her position as a 1.0 FTE Teacher-Secondary, effective November 25, 2019  through December 19, 2019.
  • Patricia Becker, request for an unpaid leave of absence from her position as a 1.0 FTE Teacher-Elem 4-6, effective November 18, 2019 through September 1, 2020

 

Appointments

Instructional

  • Tara Thompson, who holds an Initial certificate in Childhood Education 1-6, be appointed on probation as a part-time, non-tenure bearing, 4.0 Hour/Day Teaching Assistant, effective  September 25, 2019, salary as per contract (pro-rated).
  • Ellen Anderson, who holds a Teaching Assistant Level I certificate, be appointed on probation as a part time, non-tenure bearing, 6.0 Hour/Day Teaching Assistant, effective  September 25, 2019, salary as per contract (pro-rated).

 

Non-Instructional

  • Laura Rios, probationary appointment to the position of a 6.5 Hours/Day School Monitor, effective September 25, 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 September 25, 2019 and shall not exceed twenty (20) business days.
  • Tara Posey, probationary appointment to the position of a 6.75 Hours/Day School Monitor, effective October 1, 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 September 25, 2019 and shall not exceed twenty (20) business days.
  • Courtney Andersen, probationary appointment to the position of a 5.0 Hours/Day School Monitor, effective September 25, 2019,salary as per contract (pro-rated).

 

Extra curricular – rescind

Board approval to rescind the following extra-curricular appointment for the 2019-2020 school year:

Crispell Middle School

  • Patricia Hoehmann, Coding Club

 

Extra curricular

Board approval of the following extra-curricular appointments for the 2019-2020 school year at the appropriate extra-curricular stipends:

Crispell Middle School

  • William Blair, Coding Club, Level V, Step 1, (1)

 

Pine Bush Elementary School

  • Valerie Turcotte, Co-Coach Odyssey of the Mind @ Level III, Step 1(2)
  • Jean Lubera, Co-Coach Odyssey of the Mind @ Level III, Step 7(7)
  • Patrice Butler, Art Club, Level V, Step 1(1)
  • Alisa Balestrino, Adventures in Engineering (STEAM) Coach, Level V, Step 3(3)

 

Pakanasink Elementary School

  • Jessica Torres, Coach Odyssey of the Mind @ Level III, Step 1(1)

 

E. J. Russell Elementary School

  • Cheryl Riccardi, Adventures in Engineering (STEAM) Co-Coach, Level V, Step 1(1)
  • Amy Jenkins, Adventures in Engineering (STEAM) Co-Coach, Level V, Step 1(1)                                 
  • Naomi Bush, Odyssey of the Mind Coach @ Level III, Step 7 (7)  

 

Pine Bush High School  

  • Jill Gribbin, SADD(Students Against Destructive Decisions)Club-Co-Advisor @Level V, Step1 (2)   
  • Nicole McDonald,SADD(Students Against Destructive Decisions)Club-Co-Advisor@Level V, Step 1 (2)

(Note: SADD has two (2) advisors for this club as per the creation on 6/26/2018, each at Level V)

 

Pine Bush High School  

  • Daniel Aktas, Odyssey of the Mind Co-Coach @ Level III, Step 1 (1)

 

Extra curricular – Amend / Pine Bush High School

Board approval to amend the following extra-curricular appointment for the 2019-2020 school year:

  • Ashley Michelitch, Odyssey of the Mind Co-Coach @ Level III, Step 1 (1)

 

Co-Curricular

Sixth-Period Assignment Approval

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

Crispell Middle School:

  • Therese Chaikin, Art
  • Russell Hennig, Technology
  • Matthew Schomber, Technology

 

Pine Bush High School:

  • Elizabeth Baxter, Special Education

 

Sixth Period Duty – CMS

Board approval for approval for the appointment of the following instructional staff member assigned cafeteria supervision as an extra sixth period duty for the 2019-2020 school year at the annual contractual stipend as per contract:

  • Beth Ebert

 

Per Diem Substitutes

Board approval for the appointment of the following individuals as per diem substitutes effective September 25, 2019 at board approved per diem substitutes rates:

  • Tamara Andre
  • Dawn DiStefano
  • Cynthia Keator

 

Tenure Appointments

Board Recognition of Tenure Recipients

The tenure recipients for that evening were recognized by the Superintendent and Board of Education.

The Board of Education approved 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

  • Ana Maria Van Gaasbeek       English as a Second Language    October 3, 2019
  • Karinna Lawla                      Special Education (General)           October 19, 2019

 

YES – 7           NO – 0    MOTION CARRIED

 

Presentation by Rotary Club–Dictionary Project & Acceptance of Donation

William Bassett, of the Wallkill East Rotary for Region #7210, and introduced his colleague Rotarians from the Wallkill East Rotary in attendance Tuesday evening to make the club’s annual presentation of dictionaries for the third graders in our district. The Rotary Club has donated approximately 500 dictionaries.

 

MOVED by Trustee Johnson, second by Trustee Tompkins, that the Board of Education officially acknowledge receipt and acceptance of dictionaries donated by the Wallkill East Rotary Club for the third grade students in the Pine Bush Central School District.

YES – 7           NO – 0    MOTION CARRIED

[Note: School assemblies will be held on October 15, 2019 (E. J. Russell and Pine Bush Elementary Schools)  and on October 17, 2019 (Pakanasink & Circleville Elementary Schools) where the dictionaries will be distributed to all of our third graders. The Rotary provides additional copies to each of the elementary schools for new entrants during the year.]

 

CSE Placement Recommendations                                         

MOVED by Trustee Johnson, second by Trustee Tompkins, that the Board of Education approve all IEPs of the Committee on Special Education as submitted by the CSE Chairperson and reviewed by Trustee Cara Robertson.

YES – 7           NO – 0    MOTION CARRIED

 

Presentation: Consideration of New Club S.T.A.R. (Students Taking Active Roles)

Principal Aaron Hopmayer provided an informative presentation for the consideration of a new club entitled S.T.A.R. (Students Taking Active Roles). After the presentation the Board of Education will be asked for approval to move forward with this initiative.

 

BOE Approves New Club at PBHS –S.T.A.R.

MOVED by Trustee Kheiralla, second by Trustee Robertson, that the Board of Education approve the following new club:

Pine Bush High School

  • S.T.A.R. (Students Taking Active Roles)

YES – 7           NO – 0    MOTION CARRIED

 

Public Participation

President Meier opened the first public participation at approx. 7:52 PM requesting no personal references.  The following comments/questions/concerns were raised:

  • Resident offered comments/concern regarding requests for bus routes vs. post card information distributed.
  • A few  residents/parents thanked board and administration for listening re: transportation.
  • Comments offered regarding cell phone tower and application of fees paid to district.
  • Superintendent stated at the second board meeting in October there will be Public Hearing regarding consideration of a Mini Cell Tower.
  • Several parents/residents/former drivers/employees offered some comments/concerns regarding continued busing and related issues/driver certifications and logs and licensing, testing and training of personnel and drivers, dedication and maintaining drivers, inquiry regarding compensation, retention of drivers, reinstatement of particular stop and safety of students.
  • Resident/parent offered concern regarding vaping situation/code of conduct/ DARE/related education.

 

Designation / Disposition of Surplus Technology Equipment

MOVED by Trustee Kheiralla, second by Trustee Johnson, that the Board of Education designate and approve disposition of the following surplus equipment:

District-wide equipment as submitted at the request of John Hicks, Director of Educational Technology,  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 technology equipment submitted under the direction of Michael Pacella, Assistant Superintendent for Business. (List to be attached to the minutes).

YES – 7           NO – 0    MOTION CARRIED

 

Acceptance of Donations

MOVED by Trustee Johnson, second by Trustee Robertson, that the Board of Education acknowledge receipt and acceptance the following donations:

  • Donation on behalf of Hannaford Supermarket of Pine Bush, NY consisting of school supplies and necessities provided to the district by Megan Cummings (of Hannaford for district-wide students).
  • Donation on behalf of the United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region consisting of school supplies, clothes, sneakers, and books provided to the district by Emily Sasso (of United Way) for district-wide students.
  • Donation on behalf of the Walmart of Middletown, NY of school supplies provided to the district by Beth Martinez (of Walmart) for district-wide students.
  • Amended Donation —  previously accepted donation at Crispell Middle School from Mr. Cornelius Verhulp (reflecting the actual purchased instruments) of a yearly donation for the purpose of providing instruments for students who may not be able to afford the costs of a musical instrument. Mr. Verhulp’s wishes are to have each instrument marked that they are being donated in memory of his late wife.
  1. Flute (3) – Yamaha YFL-222   
  2. Clarinet (2)- Yamaha YCL-255       
  3. Alto Saxophone (1) – Yamaha YAS-26 
  4. Trumpet (1) – Yamaha YTR-2330      
  5. Trombone (1) – Yamaha YSL-354  

YES – 7           NO – 0    MOTION CARRIED

 

Approval of Overnight Trip Request

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

Overnight trip request submitted by David Kellish and Principal Lisa Hankinson on behalf of the Circleville Middle School’s eighth grade class to travel to Washington, D.C. and surrounding area. The trip is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, May 6, 2020 through Friday, May 8, 2020. It is anticipated that approximately 125+ students and 16+ chaperones may participate, providing an approximate 8:1 student/chaperone ratio. The approximate cost per student is $580 which includes transportation, housing, meals and fees.

YES – 7           NO – 0    MOTION CARRIED

 

Appointment of Impartial Hearing Officer (IHO)

MOVED by Trustee Graessle, second by Trustee Tompkins , that the Board of Education officially approve the appointment of James Walsh of Delmar, NY, as an Impartial Hearing Officer, pertaining a parent request for Due Process. (Ross Tompkins approved the appointment of the IHO, as he is the board designee for the appointment of Impartial Hearing Officers).

YES – 7           NO – 0    MOTION CARRIED

 

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

Upcoming board meetings and events should 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:

  • Monday, October 7, 2019, 7:00 PM at Pine Bush High School
  • Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 7:00 PM at Circleville Middle School

Other District Meetings/Events:

  • September 23, 2019, 5:30 PM at District Office Audit Committee Mtg.
  • September 26, 2019 at 7:00 PM PBHS National Honor Society Induction
  • September 30, 2019 Rosh Hashanah – No School
  • October 9, 2019 Yom Kippur – No School
  • Dictionary Presentations by Wallkill East Rotary at Elementary Schools   
  1.                 E. J. Russell Elementary School: October 15, 2019 at 9:20 AM
  2.                 Pine Bush Elementary School: October 15, 2019 at 10:15 AM
  3.                 Pakanasink Elementary School: October 17, 2019 at 9:20 AM
  4.                 Circleville Elementary School: October 17, 2019 at 10:15 AM

 

  • 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).

 

Amended Agenda– BOE Acts on Two Resolutions at Old/New Business:

The Board of Education acted on the following two resolutions, as board approved to add to the Agenda for board action during Old/New Business.

 

Boe Approves Settlement Of Litigation

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

                                                                           RESOLUTION

RESOLVED that the Board of e Education of the Pine Bush Central School District hereby approves settlement of litigation with Graphic Arts Mutual Insurance Company, upon the terms and conditions as recommended by its attorneys, and further authorizes the President or her designee to sign all documents in furtherance of this resolution, copies of which shall be placed on file with the District Clerk.

Date: September 24, 2019

YES – 7          NO – 0    MOTION CARRIED

Roll Call Vote:

Matthew Watkins           Yes         Dori Johnson     Yes

Ross Tompkins                  Yes         Kristi Kheiralla  Yes

Cara Robertson                 Yes         Kristin Graessle                Yes

Gretchen Meier               Yes

 

BOE Authorizes Appeal of Impartial Hearing Decision

MOVED by Trustee Tompkins, second by Trustee Kheiralla, that the Board of Education approve the following resolution:

RESOLUTION

RESOLVED that the Board of Education of the Pine Bush Central School District hereby authorizes its attorneys to appeal to the Office of State Review the Decision and Order of the impartial hearing officer, dated September 23, 2019, in the impartial hearing identified as case number 525162 in the State Education Department’s Impartial Hearing Reporting System.

Date: September 24, 2019

YES – 7          NO – 0    MOTION CARRIED

Roll Call Vote:

Matthew Watkins           Yes         Dori Johnson     Yes

Ross Tompkins                  Yes         Kristi Kheiralla  Yes

Cara Robertson                 Yes         Kristin Graessle                Yes

Gretchen Meier               Yes

 

Old/New Business Continues:

Partial Review: NYSSBA Amendments and Rebuttals to Proposed Resolutions were partially reviewed and will revisit at the next board meeting.

 

Board Discussion: Strategic Goals

The board unanimously agreed to delay the board discussion to the next meeting.

 

Business & Finance

Claim Auditor’s Reports

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

Claims Auditor’s Report covering Warrant # 0014 dated 9/6/2019 check run authorizing payments in the amount of $ 567,327.74

  • Cafeteria Fund (1 check 004959)   $   40.30
  • Capital Fund (3 checks 001782-001784)    $ 262,518.43
  • General Fund (56 checks 059632-059687)     $  304,769.01

                   Total          $       567,327.74

 

Claims Auditor’s Report covering Warrant # 0015 dated 9/10/2019 payroll authorizing payments in the amount of $ 874,014.61

  • Trust & Agency Acct. (7 checks 003974-003980)     $    874,014.61

                  Total          $     874,014.61

 

Claims Auditor’s Report covering Warrant #0016, dated 9/13/2019 Medicare Reimbursement authorizing payments in the amount of $ 163,743.87

  • General Fund (351 check 059688- 060038)   $      163,743.87

               Total          $    163,743.87

YES – 7          NO – 0    MOTION CARRIED

 

District Treasurer’s Reports

MOVED by Trustee Johnson, 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, 2019 through August 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 – 7          NO – 0    MOTION CARRIED

 

Approval of Resolution Related To Energy Performance Contract

Acting in regular session held on September 24, 2019, at approximately 7:00 PM, the Board of Education of the Pine Bush CSD, in the Counties of Orange, Sullivan, and Ulster, NY, approved the following matter:

Board Members Present:

  • Gretchen Meier, President
  • Cara Robertson, Vice President
  • Kristin Graessle
  • Dori Johnson
  • Kristi Kheiralla
  • Ross Tompkins
  • Matthew Watkins
  • Absent: None

 

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

RESOLUTION OF PINE BUSH CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT, NEW YORK DECLARING THE FINDINGS OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT WITH RESPECT TO THE PROPOSALS RECEIVED FOR THE FINANCING OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT’S ENERGY PERFORMANCE CONTRACT WITH AMERESCO AND MAKING CERTAIN OTHER DETERMINATIONS IN CONNECTION THEREWITH.

THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF PINE BUSH CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT, ORANGE, SULLIVAN AND ULSTER COUNTIES, NEW YORK, HEREBY RESOLVES (by a majority vote of all the members of said Board) AS FOLLOWS:

Section 1.  Following the solicitation of proposals, the Board of Education of Pine Bush Central School District (the “School District”) received proposals from various firms to provide financing for the cost of the energy conservation measures to be implemented under the Energy Performance Contract that the School District has heretofore entered into with Ameresco (the “Agreement”).

Section 2.  Following a discussion of the Board of Education of the School District, and based upon the written recommendation received from Munistat Services, Inc., the School District’s Municipal Advisor, it is hereby determined that the “Option A” proposal received from TD Equipment Finance, Inc., or one of its affiliates (the “Lessor”) is hereby accepted subject to the negotiation of one or more lease purchase agreements approved by counsel.

Section 3.  The President of the Board of Education, the Vice President of the Board of Education, the Superintendent of Schools, the Assistant Superintendent for Business and/or District Treasurer (collectively the “Authorized Representatives” and individually, the “Authorized Representative”), acting on behalf of the School District and with the advice of counsel, are hereby authorized to negotiate, enter into, execute, and deliver one or more lease purchase agreements (the “Equipment Lease”) with the Lessor.  The Authorized Representatives are hereby further authorized to negotiate, enter into, execute, and deliver such other documents relating to the Equipment Lease (including, but not limited to, escrow agreements), as the Authorized Representatives deem necessary and appropriate with the advice of counsel.  All other related contracts and agreements necessary and incidental to the Equipment Lease are hereby authorized, and such documents shall be filed in the office of the District Clerk and made available for public inspection.

Section 4.  The aggregate original principal amount of the Equipment Lease shall not exceed $6,560,539 and shall bear interest and mature as set forth in the Equipment Lease.

Section 5.  The School District’s obligations under the Equipment Lease shall be subject to annual appropriation or renewal by the Board of Education of the School District as set forth in the Equipment Lease and the School District’s obligations under the Equipment Lease shall not constitute a general obligation of the School District or indebtedness under the Constitution or laws of the State of New York.

Section 6.  The proceeds of the Equipment Lease may be applied to reimburse the School District for expenditures made after the effective date of this resolution for the purpose for which said proceeds are authorized, or on or prior to such date in accordance with Treasury Regulation Section 1.150-2 of the United States Treasury Department.  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 7.  The Authorized Representatives are hereby authorized to take any and all other actions necessary in connection with the Agreement, the Equipment Lease, and all matters related thereto.

Section 8.  This resolution shall take effect immediately.

*     *     *

YES – 7          NO – 0    MOTION CARRIED

Roll Call Vote:

Matthew Watkins           Yes         Dori Johnson     Yes

Ross Tompkins                  Yes         Kristi Kheiralla  Yes

Cara Robertson                 Yes         Kristin Graessle                Yes

Gretchen Meier               Yes

 

BOE Approves Amending Resolution to Approve Request for Proposal – Owner Representative 

MOVED by Trustee Johnson, second by Trustee Robertson, that the Board of Education approve amending the resolution submitted (regarding Owner Representative) to include the verbiage, “and  validated and approved by a vote by the Board of Education”.

YES – 7          NO – 0    MOTION CARRIED

 

Approval Request for Proposal – Owner Representative

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

RESOLUTION

RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the Pine Bush Central School District “District” authorize the District to enter into an Agreement with AD Planning & Management, Inc., to act on behalf of the “District” as Owner Representative for the voter approved Bond Proposition #1: Capital Improvement Project Base Proposal 2019 —School Buildings Project, for an amount not to exceed $925,000.

 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby authorizes the Superintendent of Schools to execute the approved Agreement once it has been approved by the District’s legal counsel, and validated and approved by a vote by the Board of Education.

Date: September 24, 2019

YES – 7          NO – 0    MOTION CARRIED

Roll Call

K. Graessle         Yes         C. Robertson      Yes

K. Kheiralla         Yes         R. Tompkins       Yes

D. Johnson          Yes         M. Watkins        Yes

G. Meier              Yes

 

Approval of Correction of Error/Omissions

MOVED by Trustee Johnson, second by Trustee Robertson, that the Board of Education authorize the following correction of error as submitted on September 24, 2019:

Correction of Error/Omission

Town of Shawangunk
• SBL: 105.1-2-3
Owner:  Senta Curran
              Living Trust
              PO Box 667
              Pine Bush, NY 12566

According to documentation received on September 6, 2019 from the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, this parcel owner is approved for a good cause extension of the Enhanced STAR application. With your approval, we will change the total taxable value on their bill to reflect the correction. The corrected taxable value is now $14,430.00.

YES – 7          NO – 0    MOTION CARRIED

 

Board Approval of Agreement for Special Education Services

MOVED by Trustee Robertson, second by Trustee Johnson, that the Board of Education approve the agreement for Special Education Services with The Devereaux Foundation for the 2019-2020 school year, and authorize the Board President to sign said agreement on behalf of the District.

Date: September 24, 2019

YES – 7          NO – 0    MOTION CARRIED

 

Public Participation

President Meier opened the second public participation at approx. 9:09 PM requesting no personal references.  No comments/questions/concerns were raised.

 

Consideration of Executive Session

MOVED by Trustee Graessle, second by Trustee Johnson, that the Board of Education adjourn public session to executive session re particular personnel matter, noting the time at approx. 9:10 PM.

YES – 7      NO – 0    MOTION CARRIED

 

Adjourn Executive Session and Return to Regular session

MOVED by Trustee Kheiralla, second by Trustee Johnson, that the Board of Education adjourn executive session and return to regular session, noting the time at approx. 10:08 PM.

YES – 7     NO – 0    MOTION CARRIED      

 

Adjournment

MOVED by Trustee Kheiralla, second by Trustee Johnson, that the Board of Education adjourn the regular meeting, noting the time at approx. 10:09 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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