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April 15, 2019 Regular Meeting Minutes

South Glens Falls Central School District
Official Proceedings of the Board of Education
Regular Meeting – April 15, 2019

The South Glens Falls Central School District Board of Education, Saratoga County, New York, met in regular session on Monday, April 15, 2019, at the High School, 42 Merritt Road, South Glens Falls, New York.

Call to Order:
President Elder called the meeting to order at 6:32 p.m. led the Pledge of Allegiance and advised everyone that the meeting was being audio-recorded.

Members Present:
Nelson Charron, Christine Dawson, William Elder, Roger Fedele, John Farrell, Lisa Hogan, Thomas Kurtz, Kevin Ostrander and Jeff Riggi

Absent: None

District Officials Present:
District Officials present were Kristine Orr, Superintendent of Schools, Timothy Dawkins, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, and Audrey Varney, Business Manager and District Clerk.

Others Present: Guest Roster on file

PRESENTATIONS:

Technology Plan Update
Ms. Orr, Ms. Stellato and Mr. Spada presented on the district Technology plan and progress to date on implementation.

2019 – 2020 General Fund Budget
Ms. Orr and Mrs. Varney presented final updates to the proposed 2019 – 2020 General Fund Budget which will be presented for adoption later in the meeting.

BOARD OF EDUCATION COMMITTEE REPORTS

Policy Committee (Dr. Dawson, Mrs. Hogan, Mr. Kurtz and Mr. Riggi)
Ms. Orr reported on the committee’s progress on updating policies.

WSWHE BOCES (Mr. Ostrander)
Mr. Ostrander reported that Mr. Elder, Ms. Orr and he attended the WSWHE BOCES Annual Meeting April 3, 2019, focusing on the 2019 – 2020 budget. He also announced that the WSWHE BOCES offices will be relocating to Ballard Road in June 2019.

BOARD OF EDUCATION STUDENT REPRESENTATIVES REPORT
Student Representatives Leah Vanderwarker and Amanda Touse reported on events and activities at all instructional buildings.

Public Forum #1: None

ACTION ITEMS:

Agenda and Minutes
Motion by Mr. Kurtz second by Mr. Farrell and unanimously carried 9/0 approved Consent Items A and B.

Agenda
Minutes April 1, 2019 Regular Meeting

School Business Management
Motion by Mr. Ostrander second by Mrs. Hogan and unanimously carried 9/0 approved Consent Items C – O.

C. Warrants

Warrant Number – General Fund #39
Date(s) – 3/1/19 – 3/14/19
Amount – $1,199,759.57

Warrant Number – General Fund #40
Date(s) – 3/8/19 – 3/19/19
Amount – $163,771.11

Warrant Number – General Fund #41
Date(s) – 3/19/19 – 4/2/19
Amount – $669,822.18

Warrant Number – General Fund #42
Date(s) – 3/15/19 – 3/28/19
Amount – $1,939,387.57

Warrant Number – General Fund #43
Date(s) – 3/29/19 – 4/11/19
Amount – $1,264,356.94

Warrant Number – School Lunch Fund #38
Date(s) – 3/1/19 – 3/14/19
Amount – $15,797.38

Warrant Number – School Lunch Fund #39
Date(s) – 3/19/19
Amount – $8,302.35

Warrant Number – School Lunch Fund #40
Date(s) – 3/15/19 – 3/28/19
Amount – $35,214.34

Warrant Number – School Lunch Fund #41
Date(s) – 4/1/19 – 4/30/19
Amount – $36,680.11

Warrant Number – School Lunch Fund #42
Date(s) – 3/29/19 – 4/11/19
Amount – $22,653.60

Warrant Number – Special Aid Fund #12
Date(s) – 3/19/19
Amount – $21,735.91

Warrant Number – Capital Project #17
Date(s) – 3/19/19
Amount – $746,923.84

Warrant Number – Capital Project (Smart Schools #18)
Date(s) – 4/1/19 – 4/30/19
Amount – $320,899.47

Warrant Number – Trust & Agency Fund #34
Date(s) – 3/1/19 – 3/14/19
Amount – $1,145,011.61

Warrant Number – Trust & Agency Fund #35
Date(s) – 3/15/19 – 3/28/19
Amount – $2,077,857.68

Warrant Number – Trust & Agency Fund #36
Date(s) – 3/28/19
Amount – $14,742.20

Warrant Number – Trust & Agency Fund #37
Date(s) – 3/29/19 – 4/11/19
Amount – $1,215,986.81

Warrant Number – Debt Service #3
Date(s) – 3/19/19
Amount – $1,128.39

D. Treasurer’s Report for the month ending March 31, 2019

E. Purchase Orders
General Fund 2018 – 2019
Capital Fund 2018 – 2019

F. Contracts
Corinth Central School District – Health and Welfare Services 2018 – 2019
Cost Control Associates, Inc. – Energy Services Agreement
Home of the Good Shepherd Moreau – Emergency Transportation Agreement
LearnWell – Ellis Hospital Education Services (2)
North Greenbush Common School District – Health and Welfare Services 2018 – 2019
Queensbury Hotel – Bulldog Pride Hall of Fame Reception 2019
Saratoga Springs City School District – Health and Welfare Services 2018 – 2019
The Saratoga Hotel – Junior Prom 2020
Town of Moreau, Harry J. Betar Jr. Recreational Park – Moreau Elementary
Pavilion Use 2019
Town of Northumberland – Summer Youth Program 2019

G. WSWHE BOCES – Technology Lease 2018 – 2019
WHEREAS, the Board of Education of the South Glens Falls Central School desires to authorize the Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex BOCES to enter into a lease in order to furnish certain services to the District pursuant to Education Law 1950(4)(ij), those services being: CoSer 504 Instructional Technology Services, now therefore it is

RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the South Glens Falls Central School District authorizes the Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex BOCES to lease MFP (Multi-Function Printers), on the District’s behalf, for the provision of said services to the District not to exceed $83,979 plus related borrowing fees, plus yearly support and coordination fees during the term of this lease, subject to the approval of the Commissioner of Education, for a period of 5 year(s); 2018-19, 2019-20, 2020-21, 2021-22 and 2022-23, and

WHEREAS, the Board of Education of the South Glens Falls Central School District desires to authorize the Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex BOCES to enter into a lease in order to furnish certain services to the District pursuant to Education Law 1950(4)(ij), those services being: CoSer 504 Instructional Technology Services, now therefore it is

RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the South Glens Falls Central School District authorizes the Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex BOCES to lease Technology equipment, on the District’s behalf, for the provision of said services to the District not to exceed $435,000 plus related borrowing fees, plus yearly support and coordination fees during the term of this lease, subject to the approval of the Commissioner of Education, for a period of 3 year(s); 2018-19, 2019-20 and 2020-21.

H. Recognition and Acceptance of Donation from Whiteman Chevrolet to
Moreau Elementary School for a presentation from Puppets in Education in the amount of $3,000.

I. Acceptance of Award
2019 School Safety Excellence Award issued by Utica National Insurance Group at the Titanium with Honors level. Certificate and check in the amount of $500 accepted and acknowledged.

J. Disposition of District Assets
High School Art Department Items including 1 file cabinet, 15 copies of Annotated Mona Lisa and 12 copies of Drawing from the Right Side of the Brain.

K. Roster of Personnel for Public Vote – May 21, 2019
Donna M. Patricke, Chief Election Inspector, Tanglewood Elementary School
Deborah Fitzgibbons, Election Inspector, Tanglewood Elementary School
Jack Passinault, Election Inspector, Tanglewood Elementary School
Joseph Orlow, Election Inspector, Tanglewood Elementary School
Sharon Granger, Chief Election Inspector, Ballard Elementary School
Ann Smith, Election Inspector, Ballard Elementary School
Renate Taylor, Election Inspector, Ballard Elementary School
Kevin Elms, Voting Machine Custodian

L. Award of Bids
Rental of Uniforms, Mats and Towels to Unifirst Corporation, 157 Troy Schenectady Road, Watervliet, NY.

M. Donation of Sick Leave
SGFFA Employee Agreement
CSEA Employee Agreement

N. CSEA Donation of Sick Leave Days
Roster of Donations

O. Establishment of the South Glens Falls Central School District Retirement Contribution Reserve Sub-Fund (Teachers Retirement System Reserve)

WHEREAS, the South Glens Falls Central School District School District participates in the New York State Teachers’ Retirement System (“TRS”); and

WHEREAS, on April 5, 2005, the Board of Education of the South Glens Falls Central School District School District by resolution established a Retirement Contribution Reserve Fund known as the Retirement Contribution Reserve Fund Code A827 pursuant to Section 6-r of the General Municipal Law; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Education has determined it is also appropriate to establish a sub-fund within said Retirement Contribution Reserve Fund pursuant to Education Law Section 6-r of the General Municipal Law.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Board of Education of the South Glens Falls Central School District School District, pursuant to Section 6-r of the General Municipal Law, as follows:

1. The Board hereby establishes a sub-fund within the Employees Retirement System Reserve to be known as the South Glens Falls Central School District District Retirement Contribution Reserve Sub-Fund;

2. The source of funds for this Reserve Sub-Fund shall be:
a. such amounts as may be provided therefore by budgetary appropriation or raised by tax therefore;
b. such revenues as are not required by law to be paid into any other fund or account;
c. such other funds as may be legally appropriated; and
d. notwithstanding any law to the contrary, such amounts as may be transferred from a reserve fund established pursuant to Section 6-c, 6-d, 6-e, 6-f or 6-g of Article 2 of the General Municipal Law, comprised of moneys raised from the same tax base as the moneys in the retirement contribution reserve fund, or a reserve fund established pursuant to Education Law Section 3651, provided that any such transfer shall only be made by Board resolution adopted after a public hearing held on at least 15 days prior notice published in at least one newspaper having general circulation in the District.

3. By resolution, the Board of Education may authorize expenditures from this Reserve Sub-Fund. Except as otherwise provided by law, moneys in this Reserve Sub-Fund may only be appropriated to finance retirement contributions to the New York State Teachers’ Retirement System, and/or to offset all or a portion of the amount deducted from the moneys apportioned to the District from the State for the support of schools pursuant to Section 521 of the Education Law.

4. No member of the Board of Education or employee of the District shall:
a. authorize a withdrawal from this Reserve Sub-Fund for any purpose except as provided in Section 6-r of the General Municipal Law; or
b. expend any money withdrawn from this Reserve Sub-Fund for a purpose other than as provided in Section 6-r of the General Municipal Law.

5. The moneys contributed annually to the Reserve Sub-Fund shall not exceed 2% of the total compensation or salaries of all teachers employed by the District who are members of TRS paid during the immediately preceding fiscal year.

6. The balance of the Reserve Sub-Fund shall not exceed 10% of the total compensation or salaries of all teachers employed by the District who are members of TRS paid during the immediately preceding fiscal year.

7. The moneys in this Reserve Sub-Fund shall be deposited and secured in the manner provided by Section 10 of the General Municipal Law. The Board of Education or its authorized designee may invest the moneys in this Reserve Sub-Fund in the manner provided by Section 11 of the General Municipal Law. Any interest earned or capital gain realized on the money so deposited or invested shall accrue to and become part of this Reserve Sub-Fund.

8. The chief fiscal officer shall account for this Reserve Sub-Fund separate and apart from all other funds of the District. Such accounting shall show: the source, date and amount of each sum paid into the sub-fund; the interest earned by such sub-fund; capital gains or losses resulting from the sale of investments of this sub-fund; the order, purpose thereof, date and amount of each payment from this sub-fund; the assets of the sub-fund, indicating cash balance and a schedule of investments. The chief fiscal officer, within sixty (60) days of the end of each fiscal year, shall furnish a detailed report of the operation and condition of this sub-fund to the Board of Education.

9. This Resolution shall take effect immediately.

Non-Consent Item
Motion to Approve Item P.
Motion by Dr. Dawson second by Mr. Farrell and unanimously carried 9/0 approved Non-Consent Item P.

P. 2019 – 2020 General Fund Budget, Propositions and New York State Property Tax Report Card

Proposition I: 2019 – 2020 General Fund Budget
Shall the Board of Education of the South Glens Falls Central School District, Saratoga County, New York, be hereby authorized to expend the sum of $58,451,178 and to levy the necessary tax therefore?

Proposition II: Purchase of School Buses
Shall the Board of Education of the South Glens Falls Central School District, Saratoga County, New York, be hereby authorized to pay the cost of the purchase of two (2) 66 passenger school buses, two (2) 72-passenger school buses, and two (2) 30-passenger school buses at a maximum estimated cost of $583,599 and that said amount or so much thereof, as may be necessary, be raised by levy of a tax upon the taxable property of said School District and collected in annual installments as provided by Section 416 of the Education Law; and in anticipation of such tax, obligations of said School District be issued?

Board of Education Election
Three (3) year terms and one (2) year term (determined by the least amount of votes) for the expiration of the terms of Board of Education members Nelson Charron, Roger Fedele, Thomas Kurtz and Jeffrey Riggi.

Personnel
Instructional Personnel
Motion by Mr. Charron second by Mr. Kurtz and unanimously carried 9/0 approved Consent Items Q – U.

Q. Resignation
Nicholas McPartland, Director of Physical Education, Health and Athletics effective June 30, 2019.

R. Abolishment/Establishment of Position
Abolish District Data Coordinator
Establish Director of Technology Integration and Information

S. Rescission of Resolution of Appointment of Non-Probationary Long Term
Substitute Teacher
Courtney Collins, Grade 3, Tanglewood Elementary School

T. Non-Probationary Long Term Substitute Teacher Appointments
Name – Courtney Collins
Position – Grade 4 Teacher, Ballard Elementary School
Salary – Per Diem

Name – Amber Stiller
Position – Grade 3 Teacher
Tanglewood Elementary
Salary – Per Diem

U. Fall 2019 Instructional Appointments
Name – Stephen Philo
Position – Varsity Girls Soccer
Salary – Step 13, $4,591

Name – Daniel Buckley
Position – Modified Girls Soccer
Salary – Step 1, $1,390

Name – Travis Birkholz
Position – Varsity Boys Soccer
Salary – Step 21, $4,991

Name – Brian Mockry
Position – Modified Boys Soccer
Salary – Step 12, $2,446

Name – Mary Ponda
Position – Varsity Field Hockey
Salary – Step 9, $4,391

Name – Daniella Pedone
Position – JV Field Hockey
Salary – Step 1, $2,090

Name – Patrick Cronin
Position – Varsity Girls Tennis
Salary – Step 4, $3,614

Name – Maria Whitney
Position – Varsity Cross Country
Salary – Step 12, $4,591

Name – Thomas Myott
Position – Varsity Assistant Cross Country
Salary – Step 5, $3,313

Name – Matthew Howard
Position – Varsity Football
Salary – Step 1, $3,308

Name – Morgan Cornell
Position – JV Assistant Football
Salary – Step 1, $2,102

Name – Charles Dickens
Position – Modified Football
Salary – Step 3, $1,985

Name – Tyler Carpenter
Position – Modified Football
Salary – Step 2, $1,820

Name – Alicia Collier
Position – Varsity Volleyball
Salary – Step 4, $3,614

Name – Michael Yeager
Position – Varsity Golf
Salary – Step 8, $3,427

Fall 2019 Non-Instructional Appointments
Name – Scott Pechtel
Position – Volunteer – Girls Soccer
Salary – 0

Name – Timothy J. Chagnon
Position – JV Girls Soccer
Salary – Step 7, $3,327

Name – Richard Buser
Position – Modified Boys Soccer
Salary – Step 3, $1,668

Name – Steve Noftle
Position – Varsity Assistant Cross Country
Salary – Step 1, $2,366

Name – Michael Leonbruno
Position – Varsity Assistant Football
Salary – Step 1, $2,802

Name – Brad Forcier
Position – Varsity Assistant Football
Salary – Step 1, $2,802

Name – Zac Kozersky
Position – JV Football
Salary – Step 1, $2,481

Name – Jim Whorf
Position – Modified Football
Salary – Step 5, $2,316

Name – Jonathan Hanlon
Position – Modified Football
Salary – Step 1, $1,654

Name – Laurie Ciuffetelli
Position – Modified Volleyball
Salary – Step 8, $2,246

Name – Kathy Potter
Position – Varsity Cheerleading
Salary – Step 28, $4,027

Name – Jacqueline Smith
Position – Volunteer – Cheerleading
Salary – 0

Non-Instructional Personnel
Motion by Mr. Fedele second by Mr. Farrell and unanimously carried 9/0 approved Consent Items V – Z3.

V. Retirement Resignations
Lori Havens, Teacher Aide, Harrison Avenue Elementary School effective June 30, 2019.

Claude Himmelrick, Building Services Supervisor, Ballard Elementary School effective June 30, 2019.

Heidi MacDuff, Teacher Aide (4 hour), Harrison Avenue Elementary School effective June 30, 2019.

W. Resignations
Christina Colonna-Frederick, Temporary Special Education Aide, Harrison Avenue Elementary School effective March 29, 2019.

Patricia Ross, Temporary Special Education Aide, High School, effective March 11, 2019.

X. Temporary Special Education Teacher Aide Appointments 2018 – 2019
Name – Margaret Quirk
Position – Temporary Special Education Aide
Salary – High School, $11.64 per hour

Name – Kaitlyn Sarti
Position – Temporary Special Education Aide
Salary – Harrison Avenue Elementary, $11.64 per hour

Y. Probationary Appointments
Name – Kimberley Berg
Position – Food Service Helper (3.75 hours), Ballard Elementary
Probationary Period – April 16, 2019 – December 24, 2019
Salary – $11.10 per hour

Name – Beth Harrington
Position – Custodian (2nd shift), Ballard Elementary
Probationary Period – April 16, 2019 – October 15, 2019
Salary – $14.65 per hour

Z. Requests for Medical Leave of Absence
Gradie Killmeier, Part Time School Bus Driver up to 12 weeks
Heather Lareau, Temporary Teacher Aide, Tanglewood Elementary School

Z1. Increase in Hours
Armando Fiore III, School Bus Driver from 4 hours to 5 hours daily
Theodore Kokosa, School Bus Driver from 4 hours to 5 hours daily

Z2. Establishment of Position
Building Maintenance Supervisor

Z3. Revised Salary
Name – Todd Andrews
Position – School Bus Driver, Full Time
Salary Change, From $32,679 to $38,998 *contract change

Special Education
Motion by Mr. Ostrander second by Mr. Riggi and unanimously carried 9/0 approved Consent Special Education Item Z4.

Z4. CSE and CPSE Recommendations

Educational Items
Motion by Dr. Dawson second by Mr. Ostrander and unanimously carried 9/0 approved Consent Educational Items Z5 – Z6.

Z5. High School Rapid Recall Trip to Washington, D.C., May 2019

Z6. Policy Adoption, Review
Adoption
Policy 5000 Student Policies Goals
Policy 5020.3 Rights of Students with Disabilities
Policy 5030 Student Complaints
Policy 5040 Prayer in Schools
Policy 5061 Social Service Dogs
Policy 5151 Homeless Children
Reg 5151R Homeless Children Regulation
Policy 5152 Admission of Non-Resident Students
Policy 5152.1 Admission of Foreign Students
Policy 5162 Student Dismissal Precautions
Policy 5205 Eligibility for Co-Curricular and Extra Curricular Activities
Policy 5210 Student Organizations
Policy 5220 School Sponsored Student Expression
Policy 5225 Student Personal Expression (new)
Policy 5421 Concussion Management Plan and Procedures (removed for
further review)
Policy 5450.1 Notification of Sex Offenders
Policy 5460 Child Abuse, Maltreatment or Neglect
Reg 5460R Child Abuse, Maltreatment or Neglect
Policy 5501 Use of Surveillance Cameras

First Read
Policy 5100 Attendance
Policy 5130 Compulsory Attendance Ages
Policy 5140 Entrance Age
Policy 5150 School Admissions
Reg 5150-R School Admissions
Policy 5251 Student Fund Raising Activities
Policy 5252 Student Activities Funds Management
Policy 5550 Student Privacy
Policy 5695 Students and Personal Electronic Devices

Board President Informational Items:
Mr. Elder discussed the recent New York State School Boards Roundtable he attended. He also wanted to let the school community know the district is currently seeking members for the Director of Athletics Search Committee. Mr. Elder reminded Board members of the Special Called Meeting on April 30, 2019 at 7:00 a.m. at the Administrative Center.

Superintendent of Schools Informational Items:
Ms. Orr announced to members that the New York State School Boards Convention being held in October 2019 in Rochester, New York, that South Glens Falls CSD will be presenting on the Mental Health Task Force.

Assistant Superintendent Informational Items:
Mr. Dawkins discussed the recent challenges presented during the ELA Computer Based Testing.

Public Forum: None

Board Discussion: None

Adjournment to Executive Session to discuss personnel and litigation
Motion by Dr. Dawson second by Mrs. Hogan and unanimously carried 9/0 adjourned the meeting to Executive Session at 8:13 p.m.

Return to Open Session
Motion by Mr. Ostrander second by Dr. Dawson and unanimously carried 9/0 returned the meeting to Open Session at 8:53 p.m.

Adjournment
Motion by Mr. Farrell second by Mr. Charron and unanimously carried 9/0 adjourned the meeting at 8:53 p.m.

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Audrey Varney – District Clerk