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Minutes July 23 2019

OFFICIAL MINUTES

CHAPPAQUA CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF EDUCATION

Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 12:30 PM
Horace Greeley High School - Academic Commons

Present:  Board of Education
    Jane Kimmel Shepardson, President
    Holly McCall, Vice President
    Hilary Grasso
    Victoria Tipp
Absent:    Warren Messner

Staff Members:
    Christine Ackerman, Superintendent of Schools
    John Chow, Assistant Superintendent for Business
    Tony Sinanis, Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources
    Liisa Elsner, District Clerk

President Jane Kimmel Shepardson called for a motion to convene the public meeting at 12:40 pm.  

Motioned by Victoria Tipp to convene the public meeting at 12:40 pm.  Seconded by Hilary Grasso.  Motion carried 4-0.   Board member Warren Messner was absent.

Motioned by Hilary Grasso to appoint Holly McCall clerk pro tem.  Seconded by Jane Kimmel Shepardson.  Motion carried 4-0.  Board member Warren Messner was absent.

Motioned by Jane Kimmel Shepardson to adjourn into Executive Session to discuss the employment history of a particular persons and real estate contracts at 12:40 pm.  Seconded by Victoria Tipp.  Motion carried 4-0.   Board member Warren Messner was absent.

President Kimmel Shepardson called for a motion to re-convene the public meeting at 1:13 pm.

Motioned by Holly McCall to re-convene the public meeting at 1:13 pm.  Seconded by Victoria Tipp.  Motion carried 4-0.  Board member Warren Messner was absent.

1.       Recommended Action:   Personnel

Dr. Ackerman recommended Item 1.1 as stated below.

1.1    Instructional

Resignation:
Ms. Amy Burger, Teacher of English, Horace Greeley High School, effective August 28, 2019.

Request for Childcare Leave of Absence:
Ms. Melissa Lugo, Teacher of English, Horace Greeley High School, effective August 29, 2019 through January 17, 2020.

Appointment: Long-term Substitute
Ms. Susan Buchman, Guidance Counselor, Horace Greeley High School, effective May 1, 2019 through December 20, 2019 (or earlier at the discretion of the Board of Education), $500 per diem.

Appointment: Leave Replacement
Ms. Cindy Greenberg, Leave Replacement Teacher of English, Horace Greeley High School, effective August 29, 2019 through January 17, 2020 (or earlier at the discretion of the Board of Education), Step 2, B(BA+30) with Masters, $77,482, prorated.

Appointment: Part Time
Ms. Jill Guzzy, (.5) Teacher of Speech/Language, at Horace Greeley High, effective August 29, 2019 through June 30, 2020 (or earlier at the discretion of the Board of Education), Step 8, C(BA+60) with Masters, $50,848.

Motioned by Victoria Tipp to approve Item 1.1 as stated above.  Seconded by Jane Kimmel Shepardson.  Motion carried 4-0.  Board member Warren Messner was absent.

2.    Recommended Action:  Other

2.1    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves an Agreement for Services with Brainspring for Professional Development during the 2019-20 school year as follows:

Coaching (In-Person)    4 Days at $3,300.00 per day
Phonics First Primary with Starter Kit    40 kits at $900.00 per kit

In an amount not to exceed $49,200.00, and authorizes the Board President to execute this agreement.

Motioned by Hilary Grasso to approve Item 2.1 as stated above.  Seconded by Holly McCall.  Motion carried 4-0. Board member Warren Messner was absent.

2.2    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves a Speaker Agreement with EdElements for professional development with Anthony Kim, author of The New School Rules, on August 21, 2019 in an amount not to exceed $5,000.00, and authorizes the Board President to execute this agreement.

Motioned by Victoria Tipp to approve Item 2.2 as stated above.  Seconded by Hilary Grasso.  Motion carried 4-0. Board member Warren Messner was absent.
    
3.      Facilities 

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education acknowledges Change Orders approved by the Superintendent per Board Resolution adopted at June 14, 2017 Board of Education meeting

3.1    Change order Bradhurst #5 approved by the Superintendent:
Project:  Athletic Field Improvements – Robert E. Bell Middle School
Contractor:  Bradhurst Site Construction Corp.
Description:  Remove existing 15” clay pipe and install 15” HDPE and drain inlet.
Amount:  $9,004.00

3.2    Change order Bradhurst #6 Wet Conditions approved by the Superintendent:
Project:  Athletic Field Improvements – Robert E. Bell Middle School
Contractor:  Bradhurst Site Construction Corp.
Description:      Repair 24” x 35” arch pipe (attached estimate)
Amount:  $4,784.00

3.3    Change order #HGHS PC-012 approved by the Superintendent:
Project:  Horace Greeley High School Capital Improvements
Contractor:  S&L Plumbing & Heating Corp.
Description:  labor, equipment and materials related to providing pit pump basin and duplex pump system, re-rough, cut and cap minimum existing underground waste piping, core drilling, required testing, start-up, surveying and drafting.
Amount:  $25,903.81

3.4    Change order #EC-006-RB approved by the Superintendent:
Project:  Robert E. Bell Middle School Capital Improvements
Contractor:  All Bright Electric
Description:  Labor, equipment and materials related to providing miscellaneous electrical construction and adjustments as detailed in attached PCOs #8-11, dated 11/21/18.
Amount:  $16,724.96

3.5    Change order #EC-007-SB approved by the Superintendent:
Project:  Seven Bridges Middle School Capital Improvements
Contractor:  All Bright Electric
Description:  Labor, equipment and materials related to providing miscellaneous electrical construction and adjustments as detailed in attached PCOs ##12 dated 12/19/18, #13 dated 1/9/19, and #14 dated 3/5/19.
Amount:  $6,280.48

Motioned by Holly McCall to acknowledge Items 3.1 through 3.5 as stated above.  Seconded by Victoria Tipp. Motion carried 4-0.  Board member Warren Messner was absent.

4.      Notice of Future Meetings

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 7:30 pm
Tax Warrant
Horace Greeley High School – Academic Commons

Thursday, August 29, 2019 10:30 am
Opening Day
Horace Greeley High School – Academic Commons

The meeting then moved to the HGHS iLab for the presentation.

Presentation:    CCSD School Security Survey Results

5.      Adjournment 

Motioned by Victoria Tipp to adjourn the meeting into Executive Session at 2:25 pm to discuss real estate contracts. Seconded by Holly McCall.  Motion carried 4-0.  Board member Warren Messner was absent.

Motioned by Hilary Grasso to reconvene the public meeting at 2:46 pm.  Seconded by Jane Kimmel Shepardson. Motion carried 4-0.  Board member Warren Messner was absent.

Motioned by Hilary Grasso to adjourn the meeting at 2:47 pm.  Seconded by Holly McCall.  Motion carried 4-0. Board member Warren Messner was absent.

Respectfully submitted,

Liisa Elsner
District Clerk / Secretary to the Superintendent

/lke