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April 20, 2020 Regular Meeting Minutes

South Glens Falls Central School District
Official Proceedings of the Board of Education
Regular Meeting – April 20, 2020

The South Glens Falls Central School District Board of Education, Saratoga County, New York, met in Regular Session on Monday, April 20, 2020, via remote video conference.

Call to Order:
President Elder called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m., led the Pledge of Allegiance and advised everyone that the meeting was being broadcast via Google Meet.

Members Present:
Mrs. Varney called for Roll Call attendance:

Roll Call Attendance
Dr. Christine Dawson – Yea
Wiliam J. Elder, President – Yea
John Farrell, Vice President – Yea
Roger Fedele – Yea
Lisa Hogan – Yea
Kimberly Henkel – Yea
Thomas Kurtz – Yea (6:44pm)
Kevin Ostrander – Yea
Jeff Riggi – Yea

Student Representatives
Roll Call Attendance
Lauren Kraner – Nay
Parker Taft – Nay

District Officials
Roll Call Attendance
Kristine Orr, Superintendent of Schools – Yea
Timothy Dawkins, Asst. Superintendent – Yea
Audrey Varney, School Business Manager and District Clerk – Yea

PRESENTATIONS:

“Resources for Families During Virtual Learning” – Mr. Dawkins, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction discussed creation of the district learning support website titled Home Learning – Support for Families and thanked Mrs. Stellato for her hard work in creating this one-stop resource for K-12. He also congratulated Mr. Spada and his staff for their distribution of devices, internet service and repair of devices.

“District Data Privacy Policies” – Mrs. Stellato, Director of Technology Integration and Information presented on the January 2019 EdLaw 2d and development of required policies to strengthen data security and privacy. The target date to finalize EdLaw 2d policies is July 2020.

“2020 – 2021 Budget Updates” – Ms. Orr and Mrs. Varney shared Draft#11 of the 2020 – 2021 General Fund Budget and reductions processed following changes in revenue.

ACTION ITEMS:

AGENDA AND MINUTES (Items A- B)

A. Agenda

B. Minutes
March 16, 2020 Regular Meeting
March 30, 2020 Special Called Meeting

Motion by Mr. Kurtz second by Mr. Farrell and carried approved Items A – B with the following roll call vote:

Roll Call Vote
Dr. Christine Dawson – Yea
Wiliam J. Elder, President – Yea
John Farrell, Vice President – Yea
Roger Fedele – Yea
Lisa Hogan – Yea
Kimberly Henkel – Yea
Thomas Kurtz – Yea
Kevin Ostrander – Yea
Jeff Riggi – Yea

School Business Management (Consent Items C – H)

C. Warrants

Warrant # – Capital Fund #16
Date(s) – 3/17/20 – 6/30/20
Amount – $114,873.46

Warrant # – Capital Fund #17
Date(s) – 4/14/20
Amount – $109,140.84

Warrant # – General Fund #40
Date(s) – 3/12/20 – 3/17/20
Amount – $286,562.42

Warrant # – General Fund #41
Date(s) – 3/13/20 – 3/26/20
Amount – $1,961,248.35

Warrant # – General Fund #42
Date(s) – 3/20/20 – 3/31/20
Amount – $532,925.42

Warrant # – General Fund #43
Date(s) – 3/27/20 – 4/9/20
Amount – $1,216,113.56

Warrant # – General Fund #44
Date(s) – 4/14/20
Amount – $203,246.57

Warrant # – School Lunch #36
Date(s) – 3/17/20
Amount – $23,563.85

Warrant # – School Lunch #37
Date(s) – 3/13/20 – 3/26/20
Amount – $33,367.90

Warrant # – School Lunch #38
Date(s) – 3/27/20 – 4/9/20
Amount – $19,678.35

Warrant # – School Lunch #39
Date(s) – 4/14/20
Amount – $17,608.96

Warrant # – Special Aid #15
Date(s) – 3/17/20
Amount – $23,253.50

Warrant # – Trust and Agency #33
Date(s) – 3/13/20 – 3/26/20
Amount – $2,097,169.38

Warrant # – Trust and Agency #34
Date(s) – 3/26/20
Amount – $16,166.20

Warrant # – Trust and Agency #35
Date(s) – 3/27/20 – 4/9/20
Amount – $1,162,631.99

Warrant # – Trust and Agency #36
Date(s) – 4/14/20
Amount – $42,913.47

D. Treasurer’s Report
Month Ending March 31, 2020

E. Purchase Orders
General Fund 2019 – 2020

F. Contracts
Cost Control Associates Inc. – Energy Services Agreement 2020 – 2021
Home of the Good Shepherd Moreau – Emergency Transportation Agreement
North Greenbush Common School District – Health and Welfare Services 2019 – 2020
South Colonie CSD – Health and Welfare Services 2019 – 2020

G. Board of Education Meeting Date Change
From May 26, 2020 to May 11, 2020

H. Omitted Taxable Properties – Town of Moreau
Parcel #414489 50.61-2-11
Parcel #414489 63.4-2-8
Parcel #414401 37.55-1-25
Parcel #414401 37.78-1-17
Parcel #414489 49.43-1-14

Motion by Mr. Ostrander second by Mr. Riggi approved Items C – H with the following roll call vote:

Roll Call Vote
Dr. Christine Dawson – Yea
Wiliam J. Elder, President – Yea
John Farrell, Vice President – Yea
Roger Fedele – Yea
Lisa Hogan – Yea
Kimberly Henkel – Yea
Thomas Kurtz – Yea
Kevin Ostrander – Yea
Jeff Riggi – Yea

SCHOOL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (Item I)

I. Merger Study Agreement
Fort Edward Union Free School District

BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education of the South Glens Falls Central School District hereby authorizes and supports the commencement of a merger study for the purpose of considering the annexation of the Fort Edward Union Free School District to the South Glens Falls Central School District.

Motion by Mr. Fedele, second by Mr. Farrell approved Item I with the following roll call vote:

Roll Call Vote
Dr. Christine Dawson – Yea
Wiliam J. Elder, President – Yea
John Farrell, Vice President – Yea
Roger Fedele – Yea
Lisa Hogan – Yea
Kimberly Henkel – Yea
Thomas Kurtz – Yea
Kevin Ostrander – Yea
Jeff Riggi – Yea

SCHOOL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (Item J)

J. Resolution Authorizing Paid Leave (Extension)
April 19, 2020 to May 15, 2020

RESOLVED, the Board of Education acting pursuant to the authority granted by New York General Municipal Law §92, grants to any school district employee idled by the COVID-19 school closure paid leave, without deduction from accruals, for all and any days the employee is directed by the District from reporting to their work location. This resolution does not restrict the District from requiring any employee to work regular and/or modified work schedules, from requiring any employee to work from home, and/or from requiring any employee to work via an on-line, electronic, distance learning or other such platform. The leave granted by the action of the Board of Education shall sunset on the earlier of May 15, 2020, or the discontinuation of the Executive Order issued by the Governor, numbered 202.4, or as further modified by the Board of Education.

Motion by Mrs. Henkel, second by Mr. Ostrander approved Item J with the following roll call vote:

Roll Call Vote
Dr. Christine Dawson – Yea
Wiliam J. Elder, President – Yea
John Farrell, Vice President – Yea
Roger Fedele – Yea
Lisa Hogan – Yea
Kimberly Henkel – Yea
Thomas Kurtz – Yea
Kevin Ostrander – Yea
Jeff Riggi – Yea

PERSONNEL
Instructional Personnel (Consent Items K – N)

K. Establishment of an Administrative Position
Assistant Director of Special Education (Previously CSE/CPSE Chairperson)

L. Probationary Appointments

Name – Alexander Chaucer
Subject/Building – General Science – MS / Earth Science Teacher- HS
Probationary Period – 9/2/20 – 9/1/24
Salary – TBD

Name – Cathleen Gordon
Subject/Building – Physics Teacher – HS
Probationary Period – 9/2/20 – 9/1/23
Salary – TBD

Name – Fiona Recchia
Subject/Building – Chemistry Teacher – HS
Probationary Period – 9/2/20 – 9/1/24
Salary – TBD

M. Mentor Appointments 2020 – 2021

Mentor – Marcy Ballard, Co-Mentor
Mentee – Alexander Chaucer
Subject – Earth Science – HS
Salary – $1,000

Mentor – Tammy Moss Hicks
Mentee – Cathleen Gordon
Subject – Physics – HS
Salary – $2,000

Mentor – Mary Mann
Mentee – Fiona Recchia
Subject – Chemistry – HS
Salary – $2,000

N. Coaching Appointments

Fall 2020: Instructional
Name – Stephen Philo
Coaching Position – Varsity Girls Soccer
Salary – TBD

Name – Samantha Blizzard
Coaching Position – Volunteer Girls Soccer
Salary – NA

Name – Daniel Buckley
Coaching Position – Modified Girls Soccer
Salary – TBD

Name – Travis Birkholz
Coaching Position – Varsity Boys Soccer
Salary – TBD

Name – Brian Mockry
Coaching Position – Modified Boys Soccer
Salary – TBD

Name – Mary Ponda
Coaching Position – Varsity Field Hockey
Salary – TBD

Name – Daniella Pedone
Coaching Position – JV Field Hockey
Salary – TBD

Name – Patrick Cronin
Coaching Position – Varsity Girls Tennis
Salary – TBD

Name – Maria Whitney
Coaching Position – Varsity Cross Country
Salary – TBD

Name – Thomas Myott
Coaching Position – Varsity Assistant Cross Country
Salary – TBD

Name – Thomas Hansen
Coaching Position – Volunteer Cross Country
Salary – NA

Name – Matthew Howard
Coaching Position – Varsity Football
Salary – TBD

Name – Tyler Carpenter
Coaching Position – Varsity Assistant Football
Salary – TBD

Name – Charles Dickens
Coaching Position – Volunteer Modified Football
Salary – NA

Name – Alicia Collier
Coaching Position – Varsity Volleyball
Salary – TBD

Name – Michael Yeager
Coaching Position – Varsity Golf
Salary – TBD

Fall 2020 Non-Instructional
Name – Michael Leonbruno
Coaching Position – Varsity Assistant Football
Salary – TBD

Name – Joshua Gifford
Coaching Position – Varsity Assistant Football
Salary – TBD

Name – Joshua Fallen
Coaching Position – JV Football
Salary – TBD

Name – James Whorf
Coaching Position – Modified Football
Salary – TBD

Name – Matthew Brown
Coaching Position – Modified Football
Salary – TBD

Name – Jonathan Hanlon
Coaching Position – Modified Football
Salary – TBD

Name – Adam Mullin
Coaching Position – Modified Football
Salary – TBD

Name – Scott Pechtel
Coaching Position – Volunteer Girls Soccer
Salary – NA

Name – Alessandro Spada
Coaching Position – Volunteer Modified Girls Soccer
Salary – NA

Name – Timothy Chagnon
Coaching Position – JV Girls Soccer
Salary – TBD

Name – Blake Snyder
Coaching Position – JV Boys Soccer
Salary – TBD

Name – Richard Buser
Coaching Position – Modified Boys Soccer
Salary – TBD

Name – Cody Kostrzebski
Coaching Position – Volunteer Boys Soccer
Salary – NA

Name – Kristen Miller
Coaching Position – Modified Field Hockey
Salary – TBD

Name – Steven Noftle
Coaching Position – Varsity Assistant Cross Country
Salary – TBD

Name – Kayla Barber
Coaching Position – JV Volleyball
Salary – TBD

Name – Kathryn Potter
Coaching Position – Varsity Cheerleading
Salary – TBD

Name – Jacqueline Smith
Coaching Position – Volunteer Cheerleading
Salary – NA

Name – Christa Mahoney
Coaching Position – Volunteer Cheerleading
Salary – NA

Name – Joanna Davis
Coaching Position – Volunteer Volleyball
Salary – NA

Motion by Mr. Kurtz second by Mr. Ostrander approved Items K – N with the following roll call vote:

Roll Call Vote
Dr. Christine Dawson – Yea
Wiliam J. Elder, President – Yea
John Farrell, Vice President – Yea
Roger Fedele – Yea
Lisa Hogan – Yea
Kimberly Henkel – Yea
Thomas Kurtz – Yea
Kevin Ostrander – Yea
Jeff Riggi – Yea

Non-Instructional Personnel (Consent Item O)

O. Transfer of Position
Edward Spann from High School Custodian to Middle School Cleaner

Motion by Mrs. Hogan second by Mr. Fedele approved Consent Item O with the following roll call vote:

Roll Call Vote
Dr. Christine Dawson – Yea
Wiliam J. Elder, President – Yea
John Farrell, Vice President – Yea
Roger Fedele – Yea
Lisa Hogan – Yea
Kimberly Henkel – Yea
Thomas Kurtz – Yea
Kevin Ostrander – Yea
Jeff Riggi – Yea

SPECIAL EDUCATION (Consent Item P)

P. CPSE/CSE Recommendations

Motion by Mr. Ostrander second by Mr. Riggi approved Consent Item P with the
following roll call vote:

Roll Call Vote
Dr. Christine Dawson – Yea
Wiliam J. Elder, President – Yea
John Farrell, Vice President – Yea
Roger Fedele – Yea
Lisa Hogan – Yea
Kimberly Henkel – Yea
Thomas Kurtz – Yea
Kevin Ostrander – Yea
Jeff Riggi – Yea

EDUCATIONAL ITEM (Consent Item Q)

Q. Proposed Policy Revisions

First Read
8635 Information and Data Privacy, Security, Breach and Notification
8635R Information and Data Privacy, Security, Breach and Notification
8635E Parents Bill of Rights for Student Data Privacy and Security

Second Read
1741 Home Schooled Students
1800 Gifts, Grants and Bequests From the Public
1900 Title I Parent Involvement
1925 Interpreters for Hearing Impaired Parents

First Read and Adoption
6232 Use of Department of Education Grant Funds During
Extraordinary Circumstances

Adoption
1400 Public Complaints
1420 Complaints about Curricula or Instructional Materials
1500 Public Use of School Facilities
1530 Smoking and Other Tobacco Use on School Premises
(Pulled from agenda)

Motion by Dr. Dawson, second by Mr. Kurtz approved Consent Item Q with the following roll call vote:

Roll Call Vote
Dr. Christine Dawson – Yea
Wiliam J. Elder, President – Yea
John Farrell, Vice President – Yea
Roger Fedele – Yea
Lisa Hogan – Yea
Kimberly Henkel – Yea
Thomas Kurtz – Yea
Kevin Ostrander – Yea
Jeff Riggi – Yea

Board President Informational Items:
Mr. Elder reminded Board Members of the Special Called Board of Education meeting scheduled for Tuesday, April 21, 2020, at 7 a.m. to vote on the proposed 2020 – 2021 WSWHE BOCES Budget and Board of Education Election. He also reminded the Board of the Board of Education and Superintendent evaluation process. He thanked the Booster Club and the Faculty Association for the Senior class signs.

Superintendent of Schools Informational Items:
Ms. Orr discussed the recent signs delivered to the Class of 2020 and thanked the Booster Club and SGF Faculty Association for their assistance in bringing positive recognition to the Senior class for them during a difficult year.

Ms. Orr addressed a public comment the district received: “Why can’t you have graduation outside at the school? Reason saying is there were 1000 cadets that graduated and chairs were apart! These young men and women have gone through 12 years of school to be proud of what they have accomplished and they need to see it through. This is breaking their hearts, not to mention the parents of them all, so I am asking please think before you act. Please let these kids graduate….”. Ms. Orr will review as information is received from the state.

Ms. Orr discussed the recent meetings held featuring visits with Assemblywoman Woener and Congresswoman Stefanik hosted by WSWHE BOCES District Superintendent Mr. Dexter.

Board of Education Discussion:

Board Member
Dr. Christine Dawson
Comments – Clarified upcoming meetings and thanked the staff for their efforts.

Wiliam J. Elder, President
Comments – none

John Farrell, Vice President
Comments – none

Roger Fedele
Comments – none

Lisa Hogan
Comments – none

Kimberly Henkel
Comments – Suggested drive-In graduation

Thomas Kurtz
Comments – none

Kevin Ostrander
Comments – none

Jeff Riggi
Comments – none

Adjournment To Executive Session

Motion by Mr. Ostrander second by Mr. Riggi to adjourn the meeting at 8:25 p.m. to discuss negotiations:

Roll Call Vote
Dr. Christine Dawson – Yea
Wiliam J. Elder, President – Yea
John Farrell, Vice President – Yea
Roger Fedele – Yea
Lisa Hogan – Yea
Kimberly Henkel – Yea
Thomas Kurtz – Yea
Kevin Ostrander – Yea
Jeff Riggi – Yea

Return to Open Session
Motion by Mr. Ostrander second by Mr. Kurtz returned the meeting to open session at 9:08 p.m.:

Roll Call Vote
Dr. Christine Dawson – Yea
Wiliam J. Elder, President – Yea
John Farrell, Vice President – Yea
Roger Fedele – Yea
Lisa Hogan – Yea
Kimberly Henkel – Yea
Thomas Kurtz – Yea
Kevin Ostrander – Yea
Jeff Riggi – Yea

ACTION ITEM

R. Memorandum of Understanding 2020 – 2025
South Glens Falls Faculty Association

Motion by Mr. Ostrander second by Mr. Riggi approved Item R with the following roll call vote:

Roll Call Vote
Dr. Christine Dawson – Yea
Wiliam J. Elder, President – Yea
John Farrell, Vice President – Yea
Roger Fedele – Yea
Lisa Hogan – Yea
Kimberly Henkel – Yea
Thomas Kurtz – Yea
Kevin Ostrander – Yea
Jeff Riggi – Yea

Adjournment

Motion by Mr. Farrell second by Mr. Dawson adjourned the meeting at 9:12 p.m. with the following roll call vote:

Roll Call Vote
Dr. Christine Dawson – Yea
Wiliam J. Elder, President – Yea
John Farrell, Vice President – Yea
Roger Fedele – Yea
Lisa Hogan – Yea
Kimberly Henkel – Yea
Thomas Kurtz – Yea
Kevin Ostrander – Yea
Jeff Riggi – Yea

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Audrey Varney, District Clerk