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Minutes September 1, 2016

Sept. 13, 2016
Encl. 3.1

MINUTES

CHAPPAQUA CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF EDUCATION

September 1, 2016
Horace Greeley High School

(click here for a printable copy of the official signed minutes)

 

Present:

Board of Education
Alyson Gardner, President
Victoria Tipp, Vice President
Warren Messner
Jeffrey Mester Not Present
Karen Visser Not Present

 

Present:

Staff Members

Dr. Lyn McKay, Superintendent

Dr. Eric Byrne, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction

Mr. John Chow, Assistant Superintendent for Business

Dr. Kusum Sinha, Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources and Leadership Development

Terry Dell'olio, District Clerk/Executive Assistant to Superintendent

 

Moved by Victoria Tipp to convene the public board meeting at 10:54 a.m. Seconded by Warren Messner. Motion carried 3-0.

1.

Information Business Affairs

Board member, Victoria Tipp, made a statement to the community.

(Click here to view the full discussion of item 1, and move cursor to 1:40)

2.

Organization

3.

Approvals & Ratification

3.1

Minutes of August 2, 2016

Moved by Victoria Tipp, seconded by Warren Messner to approve the minutes from the Regular Meeting of the Board of Education held August 2, 2016, as presented. Motion carried 3-0.

4.

Recommended Action: Personnel

4.1

Instructional

Dr. McKay made the following recommendations:

BE IT RESOLVED that, the Board of Education hereby authorizes the attached Agreements for Services for the individuals and agencies listed below effective for the 2016/2017 school year, or earlier at the discretion of the Board of Education:

Dr. Jeffrey Gershel, and
Monique Scollan.

Resolution:

BE IT RESOLVED that, the Board of Education hereby appoints the individuals listed as Teacher Action Research Project participants effective for the 2016/2017 school year:

Megan Hughes
Amy Kaiser
Ellen Moskowitz
Michelle Ramahlo
Lauralyn Stewart

Resolution:

BE IT RESOLVED that, the Board of Education hereby appoints the individuals listed as High School Department Facilitators effective for the 2016/2017 school year:

Nicole Diamente
Cara DiNapoli
Patrick Dougherty
Sheila Jacob
Rebecca Mullen
Glenn Wong

Resolution:

BE IT RESOLVED that, the Board of Education hereby appoints the individuals listed as Innovation Fellows effective for the 2016/2017 school year:

Kayla Anderson
Michael Day
Mary Devane
James Howard
Isabel Irizarry
Sheila Jacob
Regina McKie
Lauren Reisner
Pamela Schembri
Jennifer Schmidt
Vania Sitruk
Catherine Smythe
Jessica Towle
Jacqueleen Zamora

Resolution:

BE IT RESOLVED that, the Board of Education hereby appoints the individuals listed as Collaborative Teaching Fellows effective for the 2016/2017 school year:

Patricia Adams
Ming-Faye D'Ambrosio
Susan Diskin
Kristen Fontanes-Betterton
Stacey Fragin
Sara Kenney
Amanda Lifschultz
Kathryn Mamorsky
Maria Mavrogenis
Eileen McGaghran-Candela
Michelle McGee
Yvette Sullivan

Resolution:

BE IT RESOLVED that, the Board of Education hereby appoints the individuals listed as Advanced Technology Fellows effective for the 2016/2017 school year:

Karen Baker
Louise Brady
Maureen Callan
Mara Cohen
Michael DeBellis
Nicole Diamente
Jenny Gieras
MaryRose Joseph
Lauren Lichtenstein
Miriam Longobardi
Melissa Lugo
Justin Olive
Maria Sanderleaf
Elizabeth Sovern
Andreas Sturm
Stephen Walker
Warren Whitney

Resolution:

BE IT RESOLVED that, the Board of Education hereby appoints the individuals listed as Chairpersons effective for the 2016/2017 school year:

Christine Petrillo
Jacqueline Abair
Steven McKenney
Stephen Walker
George Benack
Maureen Callan
Robert Herodes
Patricia Donovan
Mary Devane
Gail Schlenger
Louise Brady
Dylan Gilbert
Ingrid Melhus
Jessica Sansevera
Theresa Civitano
Gina Gomes (.5)
Barry Pirro (.5)
Elizabeth Sovern (.5)
Jeanne Anzalone
Maria Sanderleaf
Annmarie Giannettino
Megan Hughes
Cheri Neuman
Diane Madaio
Jamie Egan
Patricia Greco (.5)
Sherry Schur (.5)
Brady Kittredge (.5)
Elliot Semel (.5)
Nora Harnett (.5)
Jennifer Pollitt
Deborah Lenaghan
Sarah Alley
Warren Whitney
Dana House
Joseph Kearns
Lauren Andrews
Stefanie Kandalaft
Michelle McGee
Susan Diskin
Melissa Billings
Miriam Longobardi
Lynn Palmer
Stacey Fragin
Christine Vanzo
Alissa Stoever
Mary Goff
Trisha Lantry
Nicole Curran
Catherine Kovitz
Diane Jablon
Colleen Kourakos
Nancy Becerra
Karen Baker
Barry Pirro
Joshua Block

Request for Childcare Leave of Absence:

Ms. Pamela Worth, Teacher of Elementary Education, Douglas Grafflin Elementary School, effective September 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017.

Ms. Karol London, Teacher of Elementary Education, Westorchard Elementary School, effective September 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017.

Resignation:

Mr. Edwin Justin Seweryn, Teacher of Science, Horace Greeley High School, effective August 5, 2016.

Mr. Anthony Vaglica, (.5) Teacher of Physical Education, Horace Greeley High School, effective August 17, 2016.

Ms. Danielle Schiavone-Marsenison, Regular Substitute Teacher of Elementary Education, Seven Bridges Middle School, effective August 15, 2016.

Appointment: Probationary

Ms. Eleanor Friedman, Library Media Specialist, Horace Greeley High School, to a probationary appointment in the tenure area of Library Media Specialist effective September 1, 2016 through August 31, 2020, subject to receipt of composite or overall annual professional performance review ratings pursuant to Education law Section 3012-c and/or 3012-d of either effective or highly effective in at least three (3) of the four (4) proceeding years, and if the probationer receives an ineffective composite or overall rating in the final year of the probationary period he or she shall not be eligible for tenure at that time, Step 1, C(BA+60) with Masters, $76,559.

Ms. Susan Lunnie, Teacher of English, Horace Greeley High School, to a probationary appointment in the tenure area of English effective September 1, 2016 through August 31, 2020, subject to receipt of composite or overall annual professional performance review ratings pursuant to Education law Section 3012-c and/or 3012-d of either effective or highly effective in at least three (3) of the four (4) proceeding years, and if the probationer receives an ineffective composite or overall rating in the final year of the probationary period he or she shall not be eligible for tenure at that time, Step 6, B(BA+30) with Masters, $84,739.

Ms. Alison Kan, Teacher of Elementary Education, Westorchard Elementary School, to a probationary appointment in the tenure area of Elementary effective September 1, 2016 through August 31, 2020, subject to receipt of composite or overall annual professional performance review ratings pursuant to Education law Section 3012-c and/or 3012-d of either effective or highly effective in at least three (3) of the four (4) proceeding years, and if the probationer receives an ineffective composite or overall rating in the final year of the probationary period he or she shall not be eligible for tenure at that time, Step 3, B(BA+45) with Masters, $79,335.

Mr. Thomas Mellin, Teacher of Mathematics/Science, Seven Bridges Middle School, to a probationary appointment in the tenure area of Mathematics/Science effective September 1, 2016 through August 31, 2020, subject to receipt of composite or overall annual professional performance review ratings pursuant to Education law Section 3012-c and/or 3012-d of either effective or highly effective in at least three (3) of the four (4) proceeding years, and if the probationer receives an ineffective composite or overall rating in the final year of the probationary period he or she shall not be eligible for tenure at that time, Step 6, B(BA+30) with Masters, $84,739.

Appointment: Regular Substitute

Ms. Tara Miozzi, Regular Substitute Teacher of Elementary Education, Westorchard Elementary School, effective September 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017 (or earlier at the discretion of the Board of Education), Step 1, B(BA+45) with Masters, $73,010.

Ms. Allison Haugh, Regular Substitute Teacher of Special Education, Horace Greeley High School, effective September 1, 2016 through January 31, 2017 (or earlier at the discretion of the Board of Education), Step 1, B(BA+30) with Masters, $69,446, prorated.

Ms. Rebecca Demetropoulos, Regular Substitute Teaching Assistant, Horace Greeley High School, effective September 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017 (or earlier at the discretion of the Board of Education), $22,115.

Appointment: Teaching Assistant

Ms. Lia Milton, Teaching Assistant, Horace Greeley High School, effective September 1, 2016, $22,115.

Appointment: Volunteer Coaching

Mr. Russell Schum, Varsity Football Assistant, Horace Greeley High School, effective August 15, 2016 through November 4, 2016 (or earlier at the discretion of the Board of Education).


ADDENDUM

4.1

Instructional

Resolution:

BE IT RESOLVED that, the Board of Education hereby authorizes the attached Agreements for Services for the individuals and agencies listed below effective for the 2016/2017 school year, or earlier at the discretion of the Board of Education:

Dr. Steve Levine,
Stephanie Kuhn,
Kate DeMagestris,

Resolution:

BE IT RESOLVED that, the Board of Education hereby appoints the individual listed as an hourly substitute athletic trainer to be employed on an as needed basis:

Thomas Williams

Resolution:

BE IT RESOLVED that, the Board of Education hereby appoints the individuals listed as High School Department Facilitators effective for the 2016/2017 school year:

Amy Kaiser

Resolution:

BE IT RESOLVED that, the Board of Education hereby appoints the individuals listed as Chairpersons effective for the 2016/2017 school year:

Megan Emerson

Annemarie Giannettino
Alison McCarville

Nancy Soliz (.5)

Request for Discretionary Leave of Absence:

Ms. Danielle Cohen, Teaching Assistant, Robert E. Bell Middle School, effective September 1, 2016 through January 31, 2017.

Resignation:

Mr. David Weintraub, 7-8th Grade Field Hockey Assistant, Seven Bridges Middle School, effective August 29, 2016.

Ms. Qian Sun, (.4) Teacher of Foreign Language, Horace Greeley High School, effective August 22, 2016.

Ms. Amy Stuber, Teaching Assistant, Roaring Brook Elementary School, effective August 29, 2016.

Ms. Jessica Towle, Regular Substitute Teacher of Science, Horace Greeley High School, effective August 31, 2016.


ADDENDUM #2

4.1

Instructional

Resolution:

BE IT RESOLVED that, the Board of Education hereby creates one 1.0 FTE Associate Coach for Varsity Basketball position at a rating of 72 points as per the supplemental memorandum of agreement between the district and the Chappaqua Congress of Teachers. This action results in the creation of a 1.0 FTE Associate Coach for Varsity Basketball at Horace Greeley High School, effective for the 2016/2017 school year. A copy of said agreement shall be incorporated by reference into the minutes of this meeting.

Request for Discretionary Leave of Absence:

Ms. Beth Connors, Teaching Assistant, Seven Bridges Middle School, effective September 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017.

Resignation:

Mr. Daniel Perito, Teaching Assistant, Robert E. Bell Middle School, effective August 22, 2016.

Appointment: Probationary

Mr. Daniel Perito, Teacher of Special Education, Robert E. Bell Middle School, to a probationary appointment in the tenure area of Special Education effective September 1, 2016 through August 31, 2020, subject to receipt of composite or overall annual professional performance review ratings pursuant to Education law Section 3012-c and/or 3012-d of either effective or highly effective in at least three (3) of the four (4) proceeding years, and if the probationer receives an ineffective composite or overall rating in the final year of the probationary period he or she shall not be eligible for tenure at that time, Step 1, B(BA+30) with Masters, $69,446.

Ms. Gina Busolt, Teacher of Reading, Seven Bridges Middle School, to a probationary appointment in the tenure area of Reading effective September 1, 2016 through August 31, 2020, subject to receipt of composite or overall annual professional performance review ratings pursuant to Education law Section 3012-c and/or 3012-d of either effective or highly effective in at least three (3) of the four (4) proceeding years, and if the probationer receives an ineffective composite or overall rating in the final year of the probationary period he or she shall not be eligible for tenure at that time, Step 3, B(BA+30) with Masters, $75,569.

Ms. Theresa Orlandi, Teacher of Reading, Robert E. Bell Middle School, to a probationary appointment in the tenure area of Reading effective September 1, 2016 through August 31, 2020, subject to receipt of composite or overall annual professional performance review ratings pursuant to Education law Section 3012-c and/or 3012-d of either effective or highly effective in at least three (3) of the four (4) proceeding years, and if the probationer receives an ineffective composite or overall rating in the final year of the probationary period he or she shall not be eligible for tenure at that time, Step 1, C(BA+60) with Masters, $76,559.

Ms. Priya Ma, Teacher of Science, Horace Greeley High School, to a probationary appointment in the tenure area of Science effective September 1, 2016 through August 31, 2020, subject to receipt of composite or overall annual professional performance review ratings pursuant to Education law Section 3012-c and/or 3012-d of either effective or highly effective in at least three (3) of the four (4) proceeding years, and if the probationer receives an ineffective composite or overall rating in the final year of the probationary period he or she shall not be eligible for tenure at that time, Step 2, B(BA+45) with Masters, $76,173.

Ms. Jessica Towle, Teacher of Science, Horace Greeley High School, to a probationary appointment in the tenure area of Science effective September 1, 2016 through August 31, 2020, subject to receipt of composite or overall annual professional performance review ratings pursuant to Education law Section 3012-c and/or 3012-d of either effective or highly effective in at least three (3) of the four (4) proceeding years, and if the probationer receives an ineffective composite or overall rating in the final year of the probationary period he or she shall not be eligible for tenure at that time, Step 2, B(BA+30) with Masters, $72,510.

Appointment: Regular Substitute

Mr. Daniel Perito, Regular Substitute Teacher of Special Education, Robert E. Bell Middle School and Seven Bridges Middle School, effective December 3, 2015 through June 30, 2016 (or earlier at the discretion of the Board of Education), Step 1, B(BA+30) with Masters, $68,537, prorated.

Ms. Danielle Cohen, Regular Substitute Teacher of Elementary Education, Seven Bridges Middle School, effective September 1, 2016 through January 31, 2017 (or earlier at the discretion of the Board of Education), Step 1, B(BA+45) with Masters, $73,010, prorated.

Ms. Beth Connors, Regular Substitute Teacher of Special Education, Seven Bridges Middle School, effective September 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017 (or earlier at the discretion of the Board of Education), Step 1, A(BA), $64,637.

Ms. Ruth Sanzari, Regular Substitute Teacher of Elementary Education, Douglas Grafflin Elementary School, effective September 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017 (or earlier at the discretion of the Board of Education), Step 2, B(BA+30) with Masters, $72,510.

Ms. Elona Coku, Regular Substitute Teaching Assistant, Westorchard Elementary School, effective September 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017 (or earlier at the discretion of the Board of Education), $22,115.

Ms. Nancy Williams, Regular Substitute Teacher of Science, Horace Greeley High School, effective September 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017 (or earlier at the discretion of the Board of Education), Step 11, B(BA+30) with Masters, $100,481.

Appointment: Teaching Assistant

Ms. Alexandra Walsh, Teaching Assistant, Horace Greeley High School, effective September 1, 2016, $22,115.

Ms. Rebecca Bianco, Teaching Assistant, Roaring Brook Elementary School, effective September 1, 2016, $22,115.

Appointment: Part Time

Mr. Michael Diamente, (.6) Teacher of Social Studies, Horace Greeley High School, effective September 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017 (or earlier at the discretion of the Board of Education), Step 2, B(BA+30) with Masters, $43,506.

Moved by Warren Messner, seconded by Victoria Tipp to approve all items in 4.1 Recommended for Action, Personnel, Instructional, including Addendum #1 and #2, in one omnibus motion. Motion carried 3-0.

 

4.2

Non-Instructional

Dr. McKay made the following recommendations:

Appointment:

Christie Corsillo - Office Assistant-Automated Systems at the Education Center, effective September 6, 2016. Her salary will be $41,693.


ADDENDUM #2

Appointment:

Sharon DeMattia - Teacher Aide at Douglas Grafflin Elementary School, 32.5 hours per week, effective September 6, 2016. Her salary will be $16.25 per hour.

Susan McCarthy - Clerk-School Monitor at Robert E. Bell Middle School, effective September 6, 2016. Her salary will be $26,695.

Moved by Warren Messner, seconded by Victoria Tipp to approve all items in 4.2 Recommended for Action, Personnel, Non-Instructional, including Addendum #2, as amended, in one omnibus motion. Motion carried 3-0.

5.

Recommended Action: Other

5.1

CSE Summaries reported to the Board on September 1, 2016.


ADDENDUM

5.1.1

Additional CSE Summary reported to the Board on September 1, 2016.

Moved by Warren Messner, seconded by Alyson Gardner to approve Items 5.1, CSE Summaries dated September 1, 2016, including Addendum Item 5.1.1, as presented. Motion carried 3-0.

 

5.2

BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education Approves the Agreement with Rebecca School, effective September 12, 2016 through June 23, 2017 for educational services at a rate of $98,208 per year, and authorizes the Board President to execute this agreement.

Moved by Victoria Tipp, seconded by Warren Messner that the Board of Education approves the Agreement with Rebecca School, effective September 12, 2016 through June 23, 2017 for educational services at a rate of $98,208 per year, and authorizes the Board President to execute this agreement, as presented. Motion carried 3-0.

 

5.3

WHEREAS, zSpace, Inc., ("zSpace") is and will continue to be, a sole source vendor of zSpace Virtual Reality Education Solutions products. These items are proprietary products that are only available through zSpace located at 490 De Guigne Drive, Suite 200, Sunnyvale, CA 94085; and

WHEREAS, zSpace Virtual Reality Education Solutions is a unique technology that provides a 3D learning experience and is not available from any other vendor; and

WHEREAS, the 3D educational software is available at a reasonable cost from zSpace.

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby declares zSpace to be the sole source for all zSpace virtual Reality Education Solutions products purchased in the ordinary course of product acquisition and therefore, determines that the purchase of the above-referenced 3D software is not subject to competitive bidding under Section 103 of the General Municipal Law.

Moved by Warren Messner, seconded by Victoria Tipp that the Board of Education approves Item 5.3, as presented, and authorizes the Board President to execute this agreement. Motion carried 3-0.

 

5.4

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education authorizes the transfer of the following reserve fund to the General Fund as specified in the approved 2016-17 budget:

Retirement Contribution Fund: $100,000

Moved by Victoria Tipp, seconded by Warren Messner that the Board of Education authorizes the transfer of the following reserve fund to the General Fund as specified in the approved 2016-17 budget: Retirement Contribution Fund: $100,000. Motion carried 3-0.

 

5.5

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approve a contract with Westchester Community Opportunity Program, Inc. (WESTCOP) for Mt. Kisco Head Start Program, located at Douglas Grafflin Elementary School effective 09/01/2016 to 06/30/2017 per the attached prices, and authorizes the Board President to execute this agreement.

Moved by Victoria Tipp, seconded by Warren Messner that the Board of Education approve a contract with Westchester Community Opportunity Program, Inc. (WESTCOP) for Mt. Kisco Head Start Program, located at Douglas Grafflin Elementary School effective 09/01/2016 to 06/30/2017 per the attached prices, and authorizes the Board President to execute this agreement, as amended, and authorizes the Board President to execute this agreement, as presented. Motion carried 3-0.

 

5.6

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby ratifies the execution by the Board President and Superintendent of Schools of the Implementation Certification Form for its Annual Professional Performance Review for classroom teachers and building principals covered pursuant to Education Law Section 3012-c and Part 30-2 of the Rules of the Board of Regents.

Moved by Victoria Tipp, seconded by Warren Messner that the Board of Education hereby ratifies the execution by the Board President and Superintendent of Schools of the Implementation Certification Form for its Annual Professional Performance Review for classroom teachers and building principals covered pursuant to Education Law Section 3012-c and Part 30-2 of the Rules of the Board of Regents, as presented. Motion carried 3-0.

 

5.7

WHEREAS, the District owns the attached list of items which are no longer useful or necessary for school district purposes and of no value to the School District;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board hereby declares such items to be surplus property and of no value to the School District and authorizes the disposal of such equipment in a prudent manner in accordance with law.

Warren Messner offered the following resolution, WHEREAS, the District owns the attached list of items which are no longer useful or necessary for school district purposes and of no value to the School District;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board hereby declares such items to be surplus property and of no value to the School District and authorizes the disposal of such equipment in a prudent manner in accordance with law. Victoria Tipp seconded. The motion carried 3-0.

 

5.8

BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education approves the Contract with Delia Coppola for literacy consultation work with Grades K-4 for the 2016-17 school year in the amount of $30,000, and authorizes the Board President to execute this agreement.

5.9

BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education approves the Contract with EduChange, Inc. for literacy consultation work with Grades 9-12 for the 2016-17 school year in the amount of $19,800.00, and authorizes the Board President to execute this agreement.

5.10

BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education approves the Contract with Michael Rettig of School Scheduling Associates for scheduling consultation work for Middle School and High School for the 2016-17 school year in the amount of $14,000, and authorizes the Board President to execute this agreement.

5.11

BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education approves the Contract with Rubicon Inc. for renewal of the Atlas Curriculum Management System - Software Licensing Agreement - for the 2016-17 school year in the amount of $8,500, and authorizes the Board President to execute this agreement.

5.12

BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education approves the Contract with Learner Centered Initiatives (LCI) for Professional Development Program Plan work with administrators and K-12 teachers for the 2016-17 school year in the amount of $62,025, and authorizes the Board President to execute this agreement.

5.13

BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education approves Contract Amendment #1a with Fielding Nair International (FNI) for Horace Greeley High School - Integrated Campus Plan Implementation: Part 2 - "L" Building and Library Transformation to a GLC model, and authorizes the Board President to execute this agreement.

5.14

BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education approves Contract Amendment #1b with Fielding Nair International (FNI) for Pilot Projects for the CCSD Schools - Library Transformation to a GLC model at Roaring Brook, Douglas Grafflin and Westorchard Elementary Schools and New STEAM Labs at Robert Bell and Seven Bridges Middle Schools, and authorizes the Board President to execute this agreement.

5.15

BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education approves Contract Amendment #1c with Fielding Nair International (FNI) for Horace Greeley High School - STEAM Learning Center, and authorizes the Board President to execute this agreement.

Moved by Warren Messner, seconded by Victoria Tipp that the Board of Education approves Item 5.8 through Item 5.15, in one omnibus motion, as presented, and authorizes the Superintendent/Board President, as indicated, to execute these agreements. Motion carried 3-0.

 

5.16

BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education approves the Revised A La Carte Price List for 2016-17 school year.

Moved by Victoria Tipp, seconded by Warren Messner that the Board of Education approved the Revised A La Carte Price List for 2016-17 school year. Motion carried 3-0.

 

5.17

BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education approves the Revised Building Usage Fees for 2016-2017, effective July 1, 2016.

Moved by Warren Messner, seconded by Victoria Tipp that the Board of Education approves the Revised Building Usage Fees for 2016-2017, effective July 1, 2016. Motion carried 3-0.


ADDENDUM

5.

Recommended Action: Other

5.18

BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education accepts a monetary gift from the Horace Greeley PTA to be used towards the purchase of patio-type furniture from Alianza in the amount of $4,044.98, and authorizes the Board President to execute this Agreement.

Moved by Victoria Tipp, seconded by Warren Messner that the Board of Education approves a monetary gift from the Horace Greeley PTA to be used towards the purchase of patio-type furniture from Alianza in the amount of $4,044.98, and authorizes the Board President to execute this Agreement. Motion carried 3-0.

6.

Facilities

President Gardner commented on the work completed this summer at the Greeley cafeteria and thanked all involved in this effort.

(Click here to view the full discussion item 6, and move cursor to 14:20)

7.

Policy Committee
 
President Gardner, as a member of the Policy Committee, stated that the committee is currently working on a draft policy regarding AIS (Academic Intervention Services) in compliance with a new regulation from the NYS Board of Regents.

7.1

Code of Ethics - Revised 06/15/16, 1st Reading
[Remains on table. Tabled from August 2, 2016 Board of Education public meeting]

Board member, Victoria Tipp, shared that she would like the Board to look at a comprehensive social media policy this year.

(Click here to view the full discussion item 7.1, and move cursor to 15:04)

8.

Financials

8.1

Claims Audit Report - July 31, 2016

8.2

Approve Treasurer's Report - July 2016

8.3

Appropriation Status Summary Report - July 1-31, 2016

8.4

Revenue Status Report - July 1-31, 2016

Moved by Warren Messner, seconded by Victoria Tipp, that the Board of Education approves Item 8.1 through Item 8.4, in one omnibus motion, as presented. Motion carried 3-0.

9.

Communications

Board President, Alyson Gardner, as a member of the Communications Committee, shared that we look towards the day when paper will be even more minimized in the future and welcome input from the community.

Dr. McKay commented that the District has put forward two priorities for this coming year - social emotional and physical safety and active learning. Dr. McKay stated that the District understands the profound effect the theatre incident has had on the community, educators, families, Board of Education and students. She shared that the District will continue to hold small group meetings throughout the year and welcomes anyone from the community to give their input.

10.

Notice of Future Meetings

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
7:30 p.m. - Horace Greeley High School, Academic Commons

Moved by Alyson Gardner to enter into Executive Session to discuss the employment history of a particular person(s). Seconded Victoria Tipp. Motion carried 3-0

11.

Adjournment

Moved by Alyson Gardner, seconded by Warren Messner to adjourn this meeting at 1:40 p.m. Motion carried 3-0.


Respectfully submitted,

Therese Dell'olio
District Clerk / Executive Assistant to the Superintendent

Alyson Gardner
Board President

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