Minutes � Regular Business Meeting � Board of Education � District Office Conference Room July 16, 2008 � 7:15 PM

(6:00 PM Executive Session)

 

CALL MEETING TO ORDER                                                                                                                           CALL TO ORDER

 

Meeting was called to order at 6:03 PM by Laura Walls, Vice President.

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:                                                                                                                            QUORUM CHECK

                                                                Roderick Dressel Jr.

David Dukler (arrived 6:05 PM)

Steven Greenfield

Don Kerr

Patrick Rausch (arrived 6:20PM)

                                                                Edgar Rodriguez

                                                                Laura Walls

 

ROLL CALL

The roll was called as reflected above

 

ALSO PRESENT:                                 Maria Rice, Superintendent of Schools

 Connie Hayes, Assistant Superintendent (6:03-6:20 PM)

 Natalie Rooney (6:20-6:40 PM)

 Richard Linden (6:58-7:05 PM)

                                                               

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION                                                                                                                                           EXECUTIVE

Motion made by Vice President, Laura Walls and seconded by Don Kerr that                                         SESSION

the Board of Education move into Executive Session at 6:03 PM for the purpose of

discussing the employment history of specific individuals, the school history

of particular students in accordance with their FERPA rights and interviewing

a candidate for possible employment.

 

Motion carried 5 - 0 with 5 members voting.

 

Out of Executive Session - Motion made by Patrick Rausch and seconded by

Don Kerr that the Board return to Public Session at 7:08 PM.

 

Motion carried 7 - 0 with 7 members voting.

 

CALL TO ORDER                                                                                                                                             CALL TO ORDER

The Public Meeting was called to order at 7:15 PM by David Dukler, Board President.

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:                                                                                                                            QUORUM CHECK

                                                                Roderick Dressel Jr.

David Dukler (arrived 6:05 PM)

Steven Greenfield

Don Kerr

Patrick Rausch (arrived 6:20PM)

                                                                Edgar Rodriguez

                                                                Laura Walls

 

ALSO PRESENT:                 Maria Rice, Superintendent of Schools

                                                                Debra Banner, Assistant Superintendent

                                                                Connie Hayes, Assistant Superintendent                      

                                                                Richard Linden, Assistant Superintendent

                                                                Stephen Callahan, Director of Facilities and Operations

                                                                Bill Richers, Technology Coordinator

                                                                Thelma Gill, Acting District Clerk

Members of the Public & Press 

 

PLEDGE TO THE FLAG

 

AGENDA CHANGES                                                                                                                                                          AGENDA

 

President Dukler announced the following addendum to the agenda:

 

ADDENDUM

 

                   rEGULAR bUSINESS mEETING Agenda

 

8.                   SUPERINTENDENTS REPORTS & DISCUSSION ITEMS

Add the following:

    Mural Project Nathaniel Shelley-Reade

    Preliminary Fund Balance Rick Linden             

 

PERSONNEL

 

12.7     Rescind July 2, 2008 Non-Instructional Appointment

Recommendation that the New Paltz Central Schools Board of Education, upon the recommendation of Maria C. Rice, Superintendent of Schools, rescind appointment of Kari Williams as summer school teacher aide.

 

12.8     Instructional Summer School Appointments

Recommendation that the New Paltz Central Schools Board of Education upon the recommendation of Maria C. Rice, Superintendent of Schools, does hereby appoint, as needed, the following employees.

 

Name                                                      Title                                                                        Dates

 

Candice Cramer                                  CSE Meetings                                                      July 1st August 31st, 2008

Justin Finnegan                                  CSE Meetings                                                      July 1st August 31st, 2008

Susan Richmann                                  CSE Meetings                                                      July 1st August 21st, 2008

Barbara Washin                                  CSE Meetings                                                      July 1st August 31st 2008

Alan Podell                                          CSE Meetings, Proctor Home Tutor                July 1st August 31st, 2008                               

Stephanie Costello                             Home Tutor                                                           July 1st August 31st, 2008

Claudia Battaglia                               Home Tutor                                                           July 1st August 31st, 2008

Isabelle Evans                                      Home Tutor                                                           July 1st August 31st, 2008

Elizabeth Kennedy                              Teacher Aide                                                        July 7th August 15th, 2008

 

12.9     Instructional Probationary Appointment

Recommendation - that the New Paltz Central Schools Board of Education, upon the recommendation of Maria C. Rice, Superintendent of Schools, does hereby appoint the following instructional employee for the 2008/2009 school year, with remuneration as per NPUT contract. 

               

Camille Vining                   Special Education Teacher                Effective 9/1/08-8/31/11                   MA, Step 2   $59,810

Kerri Hirsch                         Health                                                    Effective 9/1/08-8/31/11                   MA, Step C   $54,170 Mary Holmes                 Foreign Language                              Effective 9/1/08-8/31/10                   MA, Step 11  $74,690

 

 

 

 

 

 

12.10 Administrative Probationary Appointment

Recommendation - that the New Paltz Central Schools Board of Education, upon the recommendation of Maria C. Rice, Superintendent of Schools, does hereby appoint Natalie Rooney as Assistant Principal effective July 21, 2008 through July 20, 2011with remuneration for the 2008-2009 school year at $75,000 pro rated.

                               

NEW BUSINESS

 

14.4        Request for Approval of 2007-2008 AS-7 Contract with Cooperative Educational Services from Ulster

County BOCES

Recommendation that the following resolution be approved:  BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education upon the recommendation of Maria C. Rice, Superintendent, does hereby approve the 2007-2008 BOCES Services Final AS-7 contract and authorizes the Board of Education President or District Clerk to execute the contract in the amount of $4,539,310.20, which contract shall be incorporated by reference within the minutes of this meeting.

               

14.5         Designation of Duzine Elementary School Septic System as an Emergency Project

Recommendation that the New Paltz Central Schools Board of Education, upon recommendation of Maria C. Rice, Superintendent of Schools, approve the following resolution:

 

                WHEREAS, the wastewater (septic) system at the Duzine Elementary School (Duzine) is failing, including subsurface discharges of effluent into the earth thereby creating a health and safety issue for the students and employees in this school building; and

 

                WHEREAS, in order to ensure the safety, health and welfare of the students and employees in this building, it is necessary to immediately replace the wastewater system with an appropriate wastewater system (sand filter and/or Bioclere and/or subsurface flow system) and/or connection into the Village of New Paltz sewer system; and

 

                WHEREAS, the Board of Education is empowered to determine that the expense of this activity is an ordinary contingent expense within the meaning of 2023 of the New York State Education Law and 170.2(l) of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, and that this  project constitutes an emergency within the meaning of 103 of the General Municipal Law, to allow for the replacement of the wastewater system on an immediate and expedited basis without the necessity of competitive bidding so that it is fully operational by the start of the student instructional year (September 2008);

 

                THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the New Paltz Central School District hereby determines and declares that it would be in the best interests of the School District to replace the current wastewater system at Duzine with a _______________________________________________________________________________

system; and

 

                BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board determines and declares that:

 

                1.             The replacement of the wastewater system at Duzine will not have a significant environmental impact and declares this project a Type II Action pursuant to '617.5 of the State Environmental Quality Review Act;

 

                2.             The replacement of the wastewater system at Duzine constitutes an ordinary contingent expense within the meaning of 2023 of the Education Law and 170.2(l) of the Commissioners regulations;

 

                3.             The replacement of the wastewater system at Duzine is an emergency within the meaning of 103 of the General Municipal Law, thereby allowing for immediate and expedited replacement of such system without the necessity of competitive bidding;

 

                4.             The estimated cost of the replacement of the wastewater system at Duzine, as described above, will not exceed the cost of $_____________________, including incidental costs; and

 

 

               

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board hereby authorizes the expenditure of a sum not to exceed $_______________________ from fund balance from the 2007-08 school year for such purpose

 

OR BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Superintendent of Schools is hereby authorized to make transfers between and within functional unit appropriations in order to pay the costs of this ordinary contingent expense and emergency project.

 

Motion made by Don Kerr and seconded by Roderick Dressel Jr. that the Board of Education accept the agenda as amended.                                                                                    

 

Motion carried 7-0 with 7 members voting                                                                                                                                                                                     

PUBLIC COMMENTS                                                                                                                                       PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Tanya Clark, Gardiner - Walk for Epilepsy

                                                                                                                                                                                               

SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORTS & DISCUSSION ITEMS

 

       MURAL PROJECT - Superintendent Rice introduced Nathaniel Shelley-Reade and Ksenia Konovalov who presented the Board with a proposal for a Community Mural Project. Questions and answers followed the presentation. Although board members favored this proposal, the board would require the following:

1.        A  specific plan (multiple) that reflects a specific idea

2.        Guidelines for proposed committee

3.        Information on the process by which schematic material will get developed

4.        Clarification on scope of work in reference to efforts in the short term

5.       Assignment of one to oversee project to make sure it falls into the districts parameters

 

       SPONSORS - Superintendent Rice introduced Jim Tracy, science teacher and advisor of the Technology Club at the New Paltz High School. Jim provided the board with a brief history of Radio New Paltzs (RNP) humble beginnings and of how RNP has evolved over the course of the last six years. Jim asked the boards permission to organize a fund raiser in order to purchase updated equipment for RNP, as they would now like to start recording football games. Jim, along with Dan Torres (president of RNP) provided board members with details on the type of fund raising they wished to pursue. Questions and answers followed the presentation. Board members expressed concern about legal implications and commercialization. Overall, board members thought this was a good idea. Superintendent Rice will get legal rulings for the questions that require legal opinions and will update Jim and the board.

 

       PRELIMINARY FUND BALANCE - Superintendent Rice informed board members that they would be asked to make some decisions in regard to the fund balance/tax levy when the tax rates are received by the next board meeting. Superintendent Rice also reminded board members that the data Richard Linden is providing is what is known to be true before the auditors went through and audited. Questions and answers followed wherein Richard Linden was available for clarifying questions from board members. Don Kerr extended special thanks to Superintendent Rice and to Patrick Rausch for their input during this discussion and commended the board for having this discussion. He also congratulated the Business Manager and the boards leadership for their financial management and stated that it is important to acknowledge what is good and what is going well.   

 

       BOARD COMMUNICATIONS

       

President Dukler spoke on the board retreats, specifically the spring board retreat scheduled for April 29, 2009 with Ann Delehant and of the retreat scheduled for Monday, August 25, 2008. He asked that board members reserve Wednesday nights for board meetings. As a result of some board members not being available for the August retreat, Superintendent Rice will check with Ann Delehant on her availability for a Wednesday in October and will get back to board with a new date.  

 

 

 

 

 

       BOARD COMMUNICATIONS

 

President Dukler brought up the matter of the Duzine Septic System. He referred to the handouts that board members requested from Sloboda Brothers that provides an estimated cost outline, monthly treatment cost and guarantee. President Dukler also referred to the report received from Morris Associates. He stated he was disappointed in the report received from Morris Associates, as was the opinion of several other board members. Board members spent a considerable amount of time discussing the reports provided, as well as discussing possible solutions. Board members had varying opinions on the course of action to take. John Sloboda from Sloboda Brothers was on hand to clarify and answer board members questions in regard to his submission.     

 

                                                                                                                                     MICROBE SOLUTION TO SEPTIC SYSTEM

      

       Motion made by Laura Walls and seconded by Patrick Rausch that the Board of

       Education invest in the microbes and grease traps, begin the process and then complete the analysis. 

 

       The above motion was not voted on. (This motion was later withdrawn by Laura Walls.)            

 

President Dukler reported on the Crossroads Project. He stated there is a concern by the board members that he talked to about the validity of the data on the numbers in the DEIS statement. After much discussion, it was suggested that the board send a letter to the New Paltz Town Planning Board to inform that the board is planning to introduce questions at one of their public hearings. Vice President, Laura Walls asked Steven Greenfield if he would draft the questions that the board will be sending to the New Paltz Town Planning. It was suggested that the board wait for the September public hearing meeting to deliver the questions. President Dukler suggested that board members forward their concerns and or issues to Steven Greenfield who will provide board members with a copy of the draft questions once all have been compiled.   

               

COMMITTEE REPORTS and ASSIGNMENTS FOR 2008-2009

 

President Dukler informed the board that the Audit Committee will now be the Audit & Finance Committee. He made the following committee appointments for 2008-2009:    

 

Audit & Finance Committee - Patrick Rausch (chair), Edgar  Rodriguez, Roderick Dressel Jr., Elizabeth Trachte (community member).  Mike Swigart  will be asked to serve on this committee for appointment at the next board meeting.

 

Facilities Committee -  Don Kerr (chair), Rod Dressel Jr., Steven Greenfield

 

Policy Committee  - Edgar Rodriguez (chair), Steven Greenfield, Laura Walls

 

President Dukler stated that the Communications Committee will be an ad hoc committee. He also stated there will be a Superintendent Evaluation Committee, which will be comprised of the board officers and a third person. At some point this year a committee on the Middle School will be established. This will be a committee of the whole board. Should this not work, a sub committee will be appointed to address items that need to be expedited. Vice President, Laura Walls stated that all committees must submit minutes to be shared at board meetings as part of operating guidelines.

 

MINUTES OF MEETING                                                                                                                                   MINUTES

                                                                                                                                                                                                6/25/08, 7/2/08

 

Motion made by Patrick Rausch and seconded by Don Kerr that the Board of Education approve the following recommendation:

 

BE IT RESOLVED that the New Paltz Central Schools that the Board of Education accept the minutes of the Regular Business Meeting of June 25, 2008, The Annual Organization Meeting of July 2, 2008 and the Regular/Workshop Meeting of July 2, 2008.                                  

                                                                                                                                                               

Motion carried 7 - 0 with 7 members voting.

 

PERSONNEL (CONSENT AGENDA)                                                                                                                             PERSONNEL

 

Motion made by Laura Walls and seconded by Don Kerr  that the Board of

Education approve the following personnel (consent agenda) resolutions:

 

Patrick Rausch stated it should be called out that Ms. Natalie Rooney had been hired as Assistant Principal for the Middle School and that the board welcomes her to the district. President Dukler stated he was favorably impressed with Ms. Rooney and wished her good luck.

 

12.1        Summer School Instructional Appointments 

Recommendation that the New Paltz Central Schools Board of Education upon the recommendation of Maria Rice, Superintendent of Schools, does hereby appoint the following instructional employees for the Summer School with remuneration as per NPUT

 

Suzanne Bergstein               Teacher CSE/CPSE Meetings                            7/1/08-8/31/08

Luke Biffar                             Teacher CSE/CPSE Meetings                            7/1/08-8/31/08

Stephanie Costello               Teacher CSE/CPSE Meetings                            7/1/08-8/31/08

Christiane Dates                   Teacher CSE/CPSE Meetings                            7/1/08-8/31/08

Sean Doyle                            Teacher CSE/CPSE Meetings                            7/1/08-8/31/08

Justin Finnegan                    Speech/Language Therapist                              7/1/08-8/31/08

Janice Hoffer                         Teacher CSE/CPSE Meetings                            7/1/08-8/31/08

Marissa Liotta                      Teacher CSE/CPSE Meetings                            7/1/08-8/31/08

Terri Ritter                             Teacher CSE/CPSE Meetings                            7/1/08-8/31/08

Diana Ryan                           Teacher CSE/CPSE Meetings                            7/1/08-8/31/08

Mary Jo Serrao                     Teacher CSE/CPSE Meetings                            7/1/08-8/31/08

Sara Shepard                         Teacher CSE/CPSE Meetings                            7/1/08-8/31/08

Meredith Ventimiglia           Teacher CSE/CPSE Meetings                            7/1/08-8/31/08

Lisa Watkins                         Social Worker                                                       7/1/08-8/31/08

 

12.2        Instructional Substitute Appointments

Recommendation that the New Paltz Central Schools Board of Education upon the recommendation of Maria C. Rice, Superintendent, does hereby appoint the following at a per diem rate for the 2008/2009 school year:

 

Christine Pallus                    Uncertified                            $80.00

 

12.3            Non-Instructional Resignation

Recommendation - that the New Paltz Central Schools Board of Education, upon the recommendation of Maria Rice, Superintendent of Schools, does hereby accept the resignation of the following non-instructional employee:

Name                                      Title                                       Effective Date

Alice Barclay                        School Bus Driver                9/12/08 (for purpose of retirement)

                                               

12.4.       Non-Instructional Appointments

Recommendation - that the New Paltz Central Schools Board of Education, upon the recommendation of Maria C. Rice, Superintendent of Schools, does hereby appoint the following:

Name                                      Title                                       Effective Date                       Salary                    Other    

Gail Alecca                            Custodial Worker                 7/17/08                                   $26,640                   per contract

Harold Ruger Jr.                   Sub. Custodial Worker        7/17/08                                   $11.00/hr                as needed

 

12.5        Request for Approval of LPN/Teacher Aide Salaries for the 2008-2009 School Year

Recommendation that the New Paltz Central Schools Board of Education upon the recommendation of Maria C. Rice, Superintendent of Schools, does hereby approve the following 2008-2009 salaries for the LPN/Teacher Aide(s):

 

Jeffrey Logan                        LPN/Teacher Aide                               $27,957                                  

Dorothy Plitsch                    LPN/Teacher Aide                               $30,544

Sigrun Mathews                   LPN/Teacher Aide                               $27,957

 

 

12.6        Non-Instructional Extended Emergency Conditional Appointments

Recommendation that the New Paltz Central Schools Board of Education, upon the recommendation of Maria C. Rice, Superintendent of Schools, does hereby extend the appointment of the following non-instructional employees for an additional 20 days in anticipation of fingerprinting clearance.

 

Hilda Figueroa                      Fern Woolsey                       Jason Woolsey

Shawn Long                          Aaron Fish                            David Young

 

12.7     Rescind July 2, 2008 Non-Instructional Appointment

Recommendation that the New Paltz Central Schools Board of Education, upon the recommendation of Maria C. Rice, Superintendent of Schools, rescind appointment of Kari Williams as summer school teacher aide.

 

12.8     Instructional Summer School Appointments

Recommendation that the New Paltz Central Schools Board of Education upon the recommendation of Maria C. Rice, Superintendent of Schools, does hereby appoint, as needed, the following employees.

 

Name                                                      Title                                                                        Dates

 

Candice Cramer                                    CSE Meetings                                                       July 1st August 31st, 2008

Justin Finnegan                                    CSE Meetings                                                       July 1st August 31st, 2008

Susan Richmann                                  CSE Meetings                                                       July 1st August 21st, 2008

Barbara Washin                                   CSE Meetings                                                       July 1st August 31st 2008

Alan Podell                                           CSE Meetings, Proctor Home Tutor July 1st August 31st, 2008                

Stephanie Costello                               Home Tutor                                                           July 1st August 31st, 2008

Claudia Battaglia                                  Home Tutor                                                           July 1st August 31st, 2008

Isabelle Evans                                      Home Tutor                                                           July 1st August 31st, 2008

Elizabeth Kennedy                               Teacher Aide                                                        July 7th August 15th, 2008

 

12.9     Instructional Probationary Appointment

Recommendation - that the New Paltz Central Schools Board of Education, upon the recommendation of Maria C. Rice, Superintendent of Schools, does hereby appoint the following instructional employee for the 2008/2009 school year, with remuneration as per NPUT contract

               

Camille Vining                      Special Education Teacher                  Effective 9/1/08-8/31/11                      MA, Step 2   $59,810

Kerri Hirsch                           Health                                                    Effective 9/1/08-8/31/11                      MA, Step C   $54,170 Mary Holmes                  Foreign Language                                Effective 9/1/08-8/31/10                      MA, Step 11  $74,690

 

12.10  Administrative Probationary Appointment

Recommendation - that the New Paltz Central Schools Board of Education, upon the recommendation of Maria C. Rice, Superintendent of Schools, does hereby appoint Natalie Rooney as Assistant Principal effective July 21, 2008 through July 20, 2011with remuneration for the 2008-2009 school year at $75,000 pro rated.

 

MOTION carried 7 - 0 with 7 members voting.

 

OLD BUSINESS                                                                                                                                            OLD BUSINESS

 

Motion made by Patrick Rausch and seconded by Laura Walls that the

Board of Education approve the following:

                                                                                                                                                                       ADOPT POLICY MANUAL

 

13.1   Second Reading and Request to Adopt Draft 3 of the New Policy Manual

BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education, after having had two readings of Draft 3 of the Board Policy Manual, hereby adopts Draft 3 of the Board Policy Manual for the School District.

 

Motion carried 7 0 with 7 members voting.

 

NEW BUSINESS (Consent Agenda)                                                                                                                        NEW BUSINESS                                                                   

Motion made by Laura Walls and seconded by Patrick Rausch that the

Board of Education approve the following consent agenda items 14.1

through 14.4:

 

                                                                                                                                                                     CSE & CPSE PLACEMENTS

14.1        Request for Approval of Committee on Special Education Recommendations and Student Placements

BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education approve the following Committee on Special Education (CSE) and Committee on Pre-School Special Education (CPSE) recommendations and student placements: 8287; 6161; 9840; 8001; 82; 10999; 10998;  1036B, 1037B, 1015B, 10141, 10881, 10917, 8161, 10962, 10965, 1042B, 10979, 10951, 10963, 10953, 10968, 1031B, 10919:

                                                                                                                                                    SCOREBOARD INSTALLATION BID

 

14.2        Request for Approval to Award Bid for Scoreboard Installation

BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education, upon the recommendation of Maria C. Rice, Superintendent of Schools, award the bid for the scoreboard installation to Sign Here Sign Co., Inc., 58-60 Jersey Avenue, Port Jervis, New York for $29,750.00.

                                                                                                             MONROE 2 ORLEANS BOCE COOPERATIVE BIDDING

 

14.3        Request to participate in the Cooperative Bidding with Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES

BE IT RESOLVED that The New Central School District participate in the Cooperative Bidding with Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES to obtain equipment and supplies that can be utilized by our district for PROJECT LEAD THE WAY.

 

                                                                                                                                                               2007-2008 AS-7 CONTRACT

 

14.4       Request for Approval of 2007-2008 AS-7 Contract with Cooperative Educational Services from Ulster

County BOCES

BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education upon the recommendation of Maria C. Rice, Superintendent, does hereby approve the 2007-2008 BOCES Services Final AS-7 contract and authorizes the Board of Education President or District Clerk to execute the contract in the amount of $4,539,310.20, which contract shall be incorporated by reference within the minutes of this meeting.

               

Motion to approve consent agenda carried 7- 0 with 7 members voting.

 

Motion made by Laura Walls and seconded by Don Kerr that the Board of Education approve the following resolution with these changes: Put a period after the word Duzine in the paragraph that reads THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, put repair or replace wherever replace is reflected in items 1 through 4. In item number 4, cost will not exceed $200,000 and in the paragraph that starts with  BE IT RESOLVED state cost will not exceed $200,000 from the fund balance.   

 

Laura Walls withdrew her prior motion regarding a microbe solution for the septic system problem. (See page 5 of these minutes.)

 

                                                                                                                                                DUZINE SEPTIC SYSTEM PROJECT

 

14.5 Designation of Duzine Elementary School Septic System as an Emergency Project

Recommendation that the New Paltz Central Schools Board of Education, upon recommendation of Maria C. Rice, Superintendent of Schools, approve the following resolution:

 

 

                WHEREAS, the wastewater (septic) system at the Duzine Elementary School (Duzine) is failing, including subsurface discharges of effluent into the earth thereby creating a health and safety issue for the students and employees in this school building; and

 

               

 

WHEREAS, in order to ensure the safety, health and welfare of the students and employees in this building, it is necessary to immediately replace the wastewater system with an appropriate wastewater system (sand filter and/or Bioclere and/or subsurface flow system) and/or connection into the Village of New Paltz sewer system; and

 

                WHEREAS, the Board of Education is empowered to determine that the expense of this activity is an ordinary contingent expense within the meaning of 2023 of the New York State Education Law and 170.2(l) of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, and that this  project constitutes an emergency within the meaning of 103 of the General Municipal Law, to allow for the replacement of the wastewater system on an immediate and expedited basis without the necessity of competitive bidding so that it is fully operational by the start of the student instructional year (September 2008);

 

                THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the New Paltz Central School District hereby determines and declares that it would be in the best interests of the School District to repair or replace the current wastewater at Duzine.

 

                BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board determines and declares that:

 

                1.             The repair or replacement of the wastewater system at Duzine will not have a significant environmental impact and declares this project a Type II Action pursuant to '617.5 of the State Environmental Quality Review Act;

 

                2.             The repair or replacement of the wastewater system at Duzine constitutes an ordinary contingent expense within the meaning of 2023 of the Education Law and 170.2(l) of the Commissioners regulations;

 

                3.             The repair or replacement of the wastewater system at Duzine is an emergency within the meaning of 103 of the General Municipal Law, thereby allowing for immediate and expedited repair or replacement of such system without the necessity of competitive bidding;

 

                4.             The estimated cost of the repair or replacement of the wastewater system at Duzine, as described above, will not exceed the cost of $200,000 including incidental costs; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board hereby authorizes the expenditure of a sum not to exceed $200,000 from fund balance from the 2007-08 school year for such purpose

 

OR BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Superintendent of Schools is hereby authorized to make transfers between and within functional unit appropriations in order to pay the costs of this ordinary contingent expense and emergency project.

 

Motion carried 7 - 0 with 7 members voting.

                                                                                                                                                                                               

Richard Linden informed the board that a separate motion was needed in order to receive emergency funding from the State Education Department.

 

After discussion, the following motion was made by Don Kerr and seconded by Patrick Rausch.

 

                                                                                                                                                                 DUZINE SEPTIC ANALYSIS

 

BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education authorize the use of Sloboda Brothers, Inc. to do an analysis of the Duzine Septic System and if necessary start microbe treatment providing there is no conflict with the State Education Department or our attorneys.                                                                                           

 

Motion carried 7 0 with 7 members voting.

 

 

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS                                                                                                                                                       PUBLIC

                                                                                                                                                                                                COMMENTS

None           

                                                                                                               

ADJOURN                                                                                                                                                                            ADJOURN

 

Motion made by Laura Walls and seconded by Steven Greenfield that the Board of Education

adjourn at 10:45 PM.

 

Motion carried 7 - 0 with 7 members voting.

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

________________________

Thelma Gill

Acting District Clerk