main content starts here

May 18, 2020 Meeting Minutes

South Glens Falls Central School District
Official Proceedings of the Board of Education
Regular Meeting – May 18, 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 (6:36 p.m.)
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:

“2020 – 2021 Budget Updates” – Ms. Orr and Mrs. Varney shared a presentation of the 2020 – 2021 General Fund Budget.

ACTION ITEMS:

AGENDA AND MINUTES (Items A- B)

A. Agenda

B. Minutes
April 20, 2020 Regular Board of Education Meeting
April 21, 2020 Special Called Board of Education Meeting

Motion by Mr. Farrell second by Mr.Ostrander 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 # – General Fund #45
Date(s) – 4/10/20 – 4/23/20
Amount – $1,886,553.00

Warrant # – General Fund #46
Date(s) – 4/28/20
Amount – $623,667.81

Warrant # – General Fund #47
Date(s) – 4/24/20 – 5/7/20
Amount – $1,177,486.60

Warrant # – General Fund #48
Date(s) – 5/8/20 – 5/12/20
Amount – $216,415.90

Warrant # – School Lunch #40
Date(s) – 4/10/20 – 4/23/20
Amount – $27,830.97

Warrant # – School Lunch #41
Date(s) – 4/28/20
Amount – $12,812.51

Warrant # – School Lunch #42
Date(s) – 4/24/20 – 5/7/20
Amount – $16,309.84

Warrant # – School Lunch #43
Date(s) – 5/12/20
Amount – $3,374.97

Warrant # – Special Aid #16
Date(s) – 4/28/20
Amount – $21,852.50

Warrant # – Trust and Agency #37
Date(s) – 4/10/20 – 4/23/20
Amount – $2,014,272.85

Warrant # – Trust and Agency #38
Date(s) – 4/23/20
Amount – $16,744.60

Warrant # – Trust and Agency #39
Date(s) – 4/28/20
Amount – $73,452.13

Warrant # – Trust and Agency #40
Date(s) – 4/24/20 – 5/7/20
Amount – $1,120,943.04

D. Treasurer’s Report
Month Ending April 30, 2020

E. Purchase Orders
General Fund 2019 – 2020
Capital Fund 2019 – 2020

F. Contracts

CSARCH – Contract Addendum
BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Education of the South Glens Falls Central School District, that the additional professional services proposal dated April 20, 2020, between CSARCH and the District to provide project design services, be and is hereby approved.

The Center for Disability Services, Inc. d/b/a Prospect Center 2020 – 2021
Rensselaer City School District – Health and Welfare Services 2019 – 2020
St. Colman’s Home, Inc. – Special Education Services 2020 – 2021

G. Acceptance and Acknowledgement of Donations
CSArch – District Remote Learning
Anonymous – Electric Stove to Middle School

H. WSWHE BOCES – Technology Lease 2020 – 2021

I. Roster of Personnel for Public Vote
June 9, 2020

J. Resolution Authorizing Paid Leave (Extension)
May 15, 2020 through End of the School Year

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 June 26, 2020, or the discontinuation of the Executive Order issued by the Governor, or as further modified by the Board of Education.

K. Memorandum of Agreements

South Glens Falls Administrators Association
BE IT RESOLVED, the Board of Education of the South Glens Falls Central School District hereby approves the agreement by and between the District and the South Glens Falls Administrators’ Association dated May 18, 2020, regarding vacation leave.

CSEA
BE IT RESOLVED, the Board of Education of the South Glens Falls Central School District hereby approves the agreement by and between the District and the CSEA dated May 18, 2020, regarding vacation leave.

Managerial/Confidential
BE IT RESOLVED, the Board of Education of the South Glens Falls Central School District hereby approves the agreement by and between the District and the Managerial/Confidential Employees dated May 18, 2020, regarding vacation leave.

South Glens Falls Faculty Association – Retirement
BE IT RESOLVED, the Board of Education of the South Glens Falls Central School District hereby approves the agreement by and between the District and the South Glens Falls Faculty Association dated May 7, 2020, regarding the retirement of Mrs. Meyers, High School English/Literacy teacher.

South Glens Falls Faculty Association – Spring Athletic Coaches
BE IT RESOLVED, the Board of Education of the South Glens Falls Central School District hereby approves the agreement by and between the District and the South Glens Falls Faculty Association dated May 18, 2020, regarding the salaries of 2020 Spring Athletic Coaches.

Motion by Dr. Dawson second by Mr. Riggi approved Items C – K 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 L)

L. 2020 – 2021 General Fund Budget, Propositions and Tax Levy

Proposition I: 2020 – 2021 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 $59,967,402 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 with compartment, and two (2) 30-passenger school buses at a maximum estimated cost of $611,452 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 shall be issued?

Board of Education Election
Three (3) year terms for the expiration of the terms of Board of Education members Christine Dawson, William Elder and Lisa Hogan

Tax Levy
$32,005,454 (+2.99%)

Motion by Dr. Dawson, second by Mrs. Hogan approved Item L 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 M – O)

M. Retirement Resignation of Wendy Meyers, English/Literacy Teacher, High School effective November 7, 2020

N. ESY Instructional Staff Appointments 2020

Name – Anna Baker
Subject/Building – 12:1:1 Primary Teacher
Salary – $8,054

Name – Deborah Bordeau
Subject/Building – 12:1:1 Intermediate Teacher
Salary – $8,054

Name – Eustacia Sander
Subject/Building – 12:1:1 Middle School Teacher
Salary – $8,054

Name – James Dickinson
Subject/Building – 12:1:1 High School Teacher
Salary – $8,054

Name – Kilee Westad
Subject/Building – 12:1:1 High School Teacher
Salary – $7,285

Name – Kelly Fountaine
Subject/Building – Speech/Assistive Tech.
Salary – $8,054

Name – Christine Rhodes
Subject/Building – Speech/Assistive Tech. (Part Time)
Salary – $43.30 per hour

Name – Jill Eaton
Subject/Building – Occupational Therapist (Part Time)
Salary – $43.30 per hour

Name – Catherine Meehan
Subject/Building – Physical Therapist (Part Time)
Salary – Per contract

Name – Julie Pike
Subject/Building – Reading Teacher (Part Time)
Salary – $43.30 per hour

O. Mentor Appointment 2020 – 2021

Mentor – JoAnne Cumm, Co-Mentor
Mentee – Alexander Chaucer
Subject – MS Science
Salary – $1,000

Motion by Mr. Farrell second by Mr. Ostrander approved Items M – 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

Non-Instructional Personnel (Consent Item P)

P. Permanent Appointment
Noime King, Cleaner, High School effective April 2, 2020

Motion by Mrs. Hogan second by Mr. Kurtz approved Consent Items 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

SPECIAL EDUCATION (Consent Item Q)

Q. CPSE/CSE Recommendations

Motion by Mr. Riggi 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

EDUCATIONAL ITEM (Consent Item R)

R. Proposed Policy Revisions

First Read
1222 Relationship with Booster Organizations
1225 Relationship with Local Educational Foundations
6640 Inventories

Second 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

Adoption
1530 Smoking and Other Tobacco Use on School Premises
1741 Home Schooled Students
1800 Gifts, Grants and Bequests From the Public
1900 Title I Parent Involvement
1925 Interpreters for Hearing Impaired Parents

Motion by Mrs. Henkel, second by Mrs. Hogan approved Consent 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

Board President Informational Items:
Mr. Elder discussed the combined AASBA and SCSBA meeting and thanked Ms. Orr for her role as a panelist on the Saratoga County COVID-19 Facebook Live presentation.

Superintendent of Schools Informational Items:
Ms. Orr gave an update on the Capital Project. She also shared the successful Zoom meeting on graduation planning and spoke to the continued planning on other district ceremonies, student recognition celebrations and events.

Assistant Superintendent Information Item:
Mr. Dawkins discussed upcoming summer school options for virtual learning.

Board of Education Discussion:

Board Member
Dr. Christine Dawson
Comments – none

Wiliam J. Elder, President
Comments – none

John Farrell, Vice President
Comments – none

Roger Fedele
Comments – none

Lisa Hogan
Comments – none

Kimberly Henkel
Comments – Mrs. Henkel asked how many students are not participating in on-line learning. Ms. Orr spoke to the student and staff connections and supports.

Thomas Kurtz
Comments – none

Kevin Ostrander
Comments – none

Jeff Riggi
Comments – none

Appointment of Clerk Pro Tem

Motion by Mr. Ostrander second by Mr. Riggi appointed Mr. William Elder Clerk Pro Tem.

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

Mrs. Varney, Mr. Dawkins and Ms. Orr left the meeting at 7:51 p.m.

Adjournment To Executive Session

Motion by Mr.Ostrander second by Mr. Riggi to adjourn the meeting at 7:51 p.m. to discuss personnel 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

Return to Open Session

The Board of Education returned the meeting to open session at 9:18 p.m.

Adjournment

Motion by Mr. Kurtz second by Mrs. Hogan adjourned the meeting at 9:25 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 – Left the meeting at 9:18 p.m.
Jeff Riggi – Yea

___________________________
Mr. William Elder, Clerk Pro Tem