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Agenda April 15, 2020

Revised: 4/15/20 at 5:10pm

Agenda

CHAPPAQUA CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF EDUCATION
Wednesday, April 15, 2020, 6:30 pm

Horace Greeley High School - Academic Commons
and
Zoom Video Conference Link

Presiding Officer: Jane Kimmel Shepardson
Pledge of Allegiance - Holly McCall

(A LiveStream Zoom video link was provided for this meeting.)

This meeting will be closed to in-person public attendance.  Governor Cuomo has allowed public bodies including school boards to fulfill their obligations to conduct business in the public eye without permitting in-person attendance by the public, “provided that the public has the ability to view or listen to such proceeding and that such meetings are recorded and later transcribed.”

Call the Meeting to Order at 6:30 pm

Proposed Executive Session, subject to Board approval.

Reconvene public session at 7:30 p.m. at Horace Greeley High School – Academic Commons

1.       Information Business Affairs

1.1    President’s Report

1.2    Superintendent’s Report

    Presentations:  2020-21 Budget Review

2.       Committee Reports

Public Comment Period:
We welcome public comments, and in respect for each other's time, we ask that you limit your comments to three minutes. Board members may be contacted via email or phone.  After the public comment period has been completed, Board members may have a discussion among themselves regarding comments presented.

3.      Approvals & Ratifications

3.1    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education accepts the minutes of the March 25, 2020 Board Meeting.

3.2    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education accepts the minutes of the April 1, 2020 Special Board Meeting.

4.      Recommended Action:   Personnel

4.1    Instructional

Resolution:
BE IT RESOLVED that, the Board President, on behalf of the Board of Education, and the Superintendent are authorized to sign an agreement extending the probationary term of employee #5450 for an additional one year period through June 30, 2021, as recommended by the Superintendent.

BE IT RESOLVED that, the Board President, on behalf of the Board of Education, and the Superintendent are authorized to sign an agreement extending the probationary term of employee #5731 for an additional one year period through June 30, 2021, as recommended by the Superintendent.

Resolution:
BE IT RESOLVED that, the Board of Education hereby appoints the individual listed as a student teacher, intern and/or classroom observer for the 2019/2020 school year:

James Adelmann

Resolution:
BE IT RESOLVED that, the Board of Education hereby appoints the individual listed as a Chairperson effective April 13, 2020 through June 30, 2020:

Robert E. Bell

Department Chairperson
Special Areas I
  Health
  Physical Education
Stephanie Ellner

Resignation:
Ms. Megan Vlad, Teacher of Health, Seven Bridges Middle School, effective June 26, 2020.

Ms. Ann DeFazio, Teacher of Science, Horace Greeley High School, effective June 30, 2020.

Appointment:
Ms. Corene Suhr-Allen, Teacher of Art, Horace Greeley High School, to a probationary appointment in the tenure area of Art effective September 1, 2020 through August 31, 2024, 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.

Mr. James May, Teacher of Social Studies, Horace Greeley High School, to a probationary appointment in the tenure area of Social Studies effective September 1, 2020 through August 31, 2024, 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.

Ms. Melissa Doellman, Teacher of Science, Horace Greeley High School, to a probationary appointment in the tenure area of Science effective September 1, 2020 through August 31, 2024, 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.

Appointment: Long-term Substitute
Ms. Maryse Santini, Teacher of Foreign Language, Seven Bridges Middle School, effective March 24, 2020 through May 7, 2020 (or earlier at the discretion of the Board of Education).

4.2    Non-Instructional

5.      Recommended Action:  Other
Use of the Consent Agenda permits the Board of Education to make more effective use of its time by adopting a single motion to cover those relatively routine matters, which are included. Any member of the Board who wishes to discuss individually a particular piece of business on the Consent Agenda may so indicate and that item will be considered and voted on separately, thus preserving the right of all Board members to be heard on any issue. It is recommended that the Board of Education approve the following Consent agenda as submitted by the Superintendent of Schools.

5.1    CSE Summaries (2019-20 School Year) reported to the Board on April 15, 2020

5.2    CSE Summaries (2020-21 School Year) reported to the Board on April 15, 2020.

5.3    WHEREAS, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic there is an extreme shortage of the emergency protective equipment needed by health care personnel and first responders; and

WHEREAS, the Chappaqua Ambulance Corps. is in desperate need of such protective equipment to effectively and safely perform their important work for the Chappaqua community; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Orders, the Chappaqua Central School District has been closed since March 16, 2020 and at least through April 29, 2020, with further closure anticipated;

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education hereby determines that the personal equipment, consisting of 21 N95 masks, 300 dust masks, 50 safety glasses and two buckets of Clorox wipes, is surplus; and that the needs of the Chappaqua Ambulance Corps are a priority at this time: 21 N95 dust masks, 300 dust masks, 50 safety glasses and two buckets of Clorox wipes; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby suspends the provisions of Policy 6035 Disposition of District Personal Property and Equipment, that require the sale of surplus property, in this circumstance for the purpose of permitting the donation of the above equipment to the Chappaqua Ambulance Corps; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby ratifies the actions of the Superintendent of Schools and Director of Facilities in providing such masks, safety glasses and Clorox wipes to the Chappaqua Ambulance Corps during the Statewide declaration of emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

5.4    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby authorizes its President to sign an agreement with Chappaqua Transportation, Inc., regarding contractual obligations for the period commencing on April 1, 2020 and ending on June 30, 2020.  A copy of said agreement, as presented to the Board at this meeting, shall be incorporated by reference within the minutes of this meeting.

5.5    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves a budget transfer to cover expenses in the Special Education Contractual/Student Services line in the  amount of $80,000.00 and authorizes the Board President to sign the budget transfer.

5.6    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves a Stipulation of Settlement and General Release between the District and Employee #1923, dated February 28, 2020 and signed by the employee and Superintendent.  A copy of said agreement, as presented to the Board at this meeting, shall be incorporated by reference in the minutes of this meeting.

5.7    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves a Settlement Agreement and General Release between the District and Employee #1527, dated March 2, 2020 and signed by the employee and Superintendent.  A copy of said agreement, as presented to the Board at this meeting, shall be incorporated by reference in the minutes of this meeting.

6.      Facilities 

7.      Financials
 
8.     Notice of Future Meetings

Tuesday, April 21, 2020, 8:00 am
PNW/BOCES Budget Vote and Election – All component districts meet
Education Center

Special Meeting: Wednesday, April 22, 2020 or April 29, 2020 
 7:30 pm (Tentative) 
School Budget Presentation & Adoption

Wednesday, May 6, 2020, 7:30 pm
Budget Hearing/Chappaqua Public Library Budget Presentations
Horace Greeley High School – Academic Commons

9.      Adjournment

Any person who seeks accommodation based upon disability should contact the District Clerk,
Liisa Elsner at 238-7200 x-1002, at least five days prior to the meeting.
Chappaqua Board of Education
Education Center
66 Roaring Brook Road
Chappaqua, NY  10514
Web:   www.ccsd.ws
Email:  board@ccsd.ws

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