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Agenda May 20, 2020

Revised: 5/20/20 at 3pm

Agenda

CHAPPAQUA CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF EDUCATION
Wednesday, May 20, 2020, 7:00 pm

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

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

(a livestream video link was provided)

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 7:00 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

1.2.1    Tenured Teacher Recognition

Appointment: Tenure

Ms. Rebecca Ebstein, Teacher of English, Horace Greeley High School, effective 
August 31, 2020.

Ms. Lisa Fitzgerald, Teacher of Elementary Education, Westorchard Elementary School, effective August 30, 2020.

Ms. Yvonnett Glickert, Teacher of Elementary Education, Douglas Grafflin Elementary School, effective September 1, 2020.

Ms. Stacy Jacobs, Teacher of Social Studies, Horace Greeley High School, effective September 1, 2020.

Ms. Theresa Orlandi, Teacher of Reading, Robert E. Bell Middle School, effective
September 1, 2020.

Mr. Michael Palmieri, Teacher of English, Seven Bridges Middle School, effective 
August 31, 2020.

Ms. Andrea Schaber, Teacher of Elementary Education, Roaring Brook Elementary School, effective August 31, 2020.

Mr. Daniel Valentin, Teacher of English, Horace Greeley High School, effective 
September 1, 2020.

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 May 1, 2020 Special Board Meeting.

3.2    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education accepts the minutes of the May 6, 2020 Board Meeting.

3.3    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education accepts the minutes of the May 12, 2020 Special Board Meeting.

3.4    Policy #5086 – Information and Data Privacy, Security, Breach and Notification – 2nd Reading & Adoption.

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby adopts Policy #5086 – Information and Data Privacy, Security, Breach and Notification.

4.      Recommended Action:   Personnel

4.1    Instructional

Resolution:
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby appoints the individual listed as Director of Professional Learning, Inquiry and Innovation effective for the 2019/2020 school year:

Mary Devane

Resignation for Purposes of Retirement:
Ms. Anne Bonington, Teacher of Reading, Westorchard Elementary School, effective June 30, 2020.

Mr. Steven Warren, Teacher of Foreign Language, Horace Greeley High School, effective June 30, 2020.

Appointment:
Mr. Nicholas Potter, Teacher of Mathematics, Horace Greeley High School, to a probationary appointment in the tenure area of Mathematics 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. Deanna Torrisi, Teacher of Music, Westorchard Elementary School, to a probationary appointment in the tenure area of Music 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. Desiree Miller, Teacher of Special Education, Seven Bridges Middle School, to a probationary appointment in the tenure area of Special Education 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. Angelique Titre-Barnor, Teacher of Special Education, Seven Bridges Middle School, to a probationary appointment in the tenure area of Special Education 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. Jessica Inglis, Teacher of Special Education, Robert E. Bell Middle School, effective May 20, 2020 through June 30, 2020 (or earlier at the discretion of the Board of Education), $406.73 per diem.

Resolution:
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the Chappaqua Central School District hereby approves the employment of Rosemary Matthews, effective May 26, 2020 through December 31, 2020, as the Interim Assistant Superintendent for Pupil Personnel Services, at a total compensation package of $900 per day, subject to approval by the Commissioner of Education of a waiver under Section 211 of the New York State Retirement and Social Security Law (“RSSL”); and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board President is authorized to execute an Interim Assistant Superintendent Agreement with Ms. Matthews, a copy of which agreement is incorporated by reference within the minutes of this meeting; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Board of Education hereby authorizes the Superintendent of Schools to execute and submit the Section 211 RSSL waiver request to the New York State Education Department for the period commencing May 26, 2020 through December 31, 2020.

4.2    Non-Instructional

Appointment:
Ellen Caruso, Registered Nurse at Horace Greeley High School, effective July 1, 2020.  

Resolution:
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby appoints the individual listed below as a per diem custodial substitute to be employed on an “as needed” basis, effective May 21, 2020, at a salary of $15.00 per hour:

Frank Galasso

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 May 20, 2020.

5.2    CSE Summaries (2020-21 School Year) reported to the Board on May 20, 2020.

5.3    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves an Agreement for Investigative Services with A.F. Investigations for the 2020-21 school year, at a rate of $65.00 per hour, and authorizes the Board President to execute this agreement.

5.4    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the Independent Contractor Services Agreement with Patricia Sullivan, as Continuing Education Assistant for the 2020-21 school year, at a rate of $25.00 per hour, not to exceed $8,000.00, and authorizes the Board President to execute this agreement.

5.5    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the following individual as a Chairperson of the Committee on Special Education (CSE) for the Chappaqua Central School District, effective May 26, 2020 through December 31, 2020.

Rosemary Matthews

5.6    BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education approves Budget transfer #3550 in the amount of $410,026.95 to redistribute salary allocations to cover insufficient balances and authorizes the Board President to sign the transfer.

5.7    BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education approves Budget transfer #3551 in the amount of $100,045.76 to redistribute salary allocations to cover insufficient balances and authorizes the Board President to sign the transfer.

5.8    BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education approves Budget transfer #3552 in the amount of $341,262.77 to redistribute salary allocations to cover insufficient balances and authorizes the Board President to sign the transfer.

5.9    BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education approves Budget transfer #3557 in the amount of $152,469.04 to redistribute budget allocations and authorizes the Board President to sign the transfer.

5.10    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves an Agreement with Sivic Solutions Group, LLC, effective July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020, at the rate set by the New York State Education Department, and authorizes the Board President to execute this Agreement.

5.11     BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the Bid Award Recommendation #B2020-4:  Equipment, Parts & Training for STEAM Center at Horace Greeley High School – recommended award to Allegheny Educational Systems, Inc., in the amount of $235,004.81.

5.12    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the Bid Renewal Award Recommendation #B2020-5:  Video Wall Display for STEAM Center at Horace Greeley High School – recommended award KVL Audio Visual Services, in the amount of $122,094.38.

5.13    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education accepts the proposal from Kaeyer, Garment + Davidson Architects, PC for Architectural/Engineering/Building Condition Survey Services as a result of CCSD RFP #2020-2, and authorizes the Board President to execute this agreement.

6.    Facilities 

7.    Financials

8.      Notice of Future Meetings

Wednesday, May 27, 2020, 7:00 pm
Budget Hearing
Horace Greeley High School – Academic Commons

Wednesday, June 3, 2020, 7:30 pm
Ave Atqe Vale – Honor Retirees
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

/lke