Agenda August 5, 2020

Agenda

CHAPPAQUA CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF EDUCATION
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Horace Greeley High School - Auditorium

Per Governor Cuomo’s executive order,
in-person attendance at this meeting may not exceed 50 people.

YouTube Livestream Link

Presiding Officer: Victoria Bayard tipp

Pledge of Allegiance - Holly McCall

 

Call the Meeting to Order at 5:45 pm

Proposed Executive Session, subject to Board approval.

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

1.       Information Business Affairs

1.1    President’s Report

1.1.1    Board of Education Advisory Committee Descriptions and Application Structure 

1.2    Superintendent’s Report

1.2.1    Revised 2020-21 Calendar

Presentation:

  • 2020-21 Budget, Tax Levy & Tax Rates
  • September Opening Plans 


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 July 8, 2020 Board Meeting.

3.2    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education accepts the minutes of the July 15, 2020 Special Board Meeting.

3.3    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education accepts the minutes of the July 21, 2020 Special Board Meeting.

3.4    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education accepts the minutes of the July 28, 2020 Special Board Meeting.

4.      Recommended Action:   Personnel

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 2020/2021 school year, or earlier at the discretion of the Board of Education:

Dr. Jeffrey Gershel
Dr. Steve Levine
Dr. Scott Levin
Monique Scollan

Resolution:
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby creates the 1.0 (FTE) position of Director of Equity, Inclusion and Wellness, a position in the Director of Equity, Inclusion and Wellness Tenure Area.

Resolution:
BE IT RESOLVED that, the Board of Education hereby appoints the individuals listed as High School Department Facilitators for the 2020/2021 school year:

Department Co-Facilitator
Science Jennifer McCarthy

Resignation:
Ms. Nicole Neto, Teaching Assistant, Robert E. Bell Middle School, effective August 25, 2020.

Resignation for Purposes of Retirement:
Mr. Christopher Kaser, Teacher of Art Education, Horace Greeley High School, effective July 27, 2020.

Request for Childcare Leave of Absence:
Ms. Vanessa Petruzzelli, Teacher of Special Education, Robert E. Bell Middle School, effective September 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021.

Ms. Ellen Paradiso, Teacher of Library Media, Douglas Grafflin Middle School, effective September 1, 2020 through January 29, 2021.

Appointment: 
Ms. Brook Pechenko, Per Diem CSE/CPSE Chairperson, District wide, effective August 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020 (or earlier at the discretion of the Board of Education), $630.00 per diem.

Appointment: Leave Replacement:
Ms. Nicole Gerringer, Leave Replacement Library Media Specialist, Douglas Grafflin Elementary School, effective September 1, 2020 through January 29, 2021 (or earlier at the discretion of the Board of Education).

Appointment: Probationary
Ms. Elissa Turshen, Teacher of Elementary, Roaring Brook Elementary School, to a probationary appointment in the tenure area of Elementary Teacher 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 she shall not be eligible for tenure at that time.

4.2    Non-Instructional 

Resignation for the purpose of Retirement:
Clare Weber, Teacher Aide at Roaring Brook Elementary School, effective July 30, 2020.

Appointment:
BE IT RESOLVED, pursuant to Article 12 of the CSEA collective bargaining agreement, after the completion of a cleaner’s  5th year within the District and with satisfactory performance evaluations as determined by the Facilities Director, the cleaner listed below shall be promoted to the title of custodial worker and be placed on the steps indicated, by name, effective August 6, 2020.

Title Last
Name
First
Name
Date
of Hire
Current Step
Cleaner
New Step
Custodian
CLEANER CASTANEDA HENRY 10/4/1999 20 17

BE IT RESOLVED that, the Board of Education hereby authorizes an administrative leave of absence, without pay, for Paola Conklin, beginning September 1, 2020 and ending September 30, 2020.

BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education hereby appoints the individual listed below as a per diem clerical/aide substitute to be employed on an “as needed” basis, at a salary of $15 per hour:

Michele Deagan

5.      Recommended Action:  Other

5.1    CSE Summaries (2019-20 School Year) reported to the Board on August 5, 2020.

5.2    CSE Summaries (2020-21 School Year) reported to the Board on August 5, 2020.

5.3      WHEREAS, the Board of Education has been authorized by the voters of the School District at the Annual Meeting to raise for the budget for the 2020-21 school year a sum not to exceed $128,237,168 for School District purposes and a sum not to exceed $3,314,162 for Library purposes; 

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby fix the equalized tax rates by towns and confirm the extension of the taxes as they appear on the following described tax roll. (Attached document must have Date and Hour of Adoption recorded.)

5.4    Resolution issuing a tax warrant. (Attached document must indicate vote and signature of each board member.)

5.5    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the consent judgement to Ashok Kalyanswamy and Jyotsna Kalyanswamy for assessment year 2018 in the amount of $3,702.48.

5.6    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the terms of the Release and Settlement Agreement involving Student Number 080520, a copy of which shall be incorporated by reference in the minutes of this meeting; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Superintendent of Schools be and hereby is authorized to execute such Release and Settlement Agreement on behalf of the District.

5.7    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves an agreement with the City School District of New Rochelle for health and welfare services from September 4, 2019 through June 26, 2020,  for three students, in the amount of $1,421.00 per student, and authorizes the Superintendent and Board President to execute the agreement.

5.8    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the Contract with the Green Chimneys School for special education services during the 2019-20 school year at the rate set forth by the New York State Education Department, and authorizes the Board President to execute this Agreement.

5.9    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the Contract with the Green Chimneys School for special education services during the 2020-21 school year at the rate set forth by the New York State Education Department, and authorizes the Board President to execute this Agreement.

5.10    BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education approves the Summer Transportation Contract with Chappaqua Transportation, effective July 1, 2020 to August 30, 2020 in the amount of $50,522.86, and authorizes the Board President and Superintendent to execute this agreement.

5.11    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the Extension of Transportation Contract with Chappaqua Transportation, September 1, 2020 to June 25, 2021 in the amount of $5,870,077.71, and authorizes the Board President and Superintendent to execute this agreement.

5.12    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 July 1, 2020 and ending on June 30, 2021.  A copy of said agreement, as presented to the Board at this meeting, shall be incorporated by reference within the minutes of this meeting.

5.13    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the submission of a revised APPR plan to the New York State Education Department agreed to by the Chappaqua Congress of Teachers, the Chappaqua Administrators’ Association and the Superintendent of Schools and authorizes the Board President to execute the plan.  A copy of the revised plan is attached by reference to the minutes of this meeting.
 
5.14    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the À La Carte Price List for the 
2020-21 school year.

5.15    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby approves the terms of a Supplemental Memorandum of Agreement with the Chappaqua Congress of Teachers (CCT) bargaining unit regarding the education of the children of non-resident untenured unit members during the 2020-21 school year, as presented to the Board at this meeting.  A copy of the SMOA shall be incorporated by reference within the minutes of this meeting.

6.      Facilities 

7.      Financials

7.1    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education acknowledges receipt of the Claims Auditor’s Report for June 2020.

8.      Notice of Future Meetings

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 10:30 am
Opening Day
Horace Greeley High School – Academic Commons

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 7:30 pm
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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/lke