Minutes � Regular Business Meeting � Board of Education � New Paltz Central High School � Sept. 17, 2008 � 7:00 PM

Executive Session � 6:00 PM � Career Life Prep Center

 

CALL MEETING TO ORDER                                                                                                                                 CALL TO ORDER

Meeting was called to order at 6:07 PM by David Dukler, Board President.

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:                                                                                                                              QUORUM CHECK

                                                                Roderick Dressel Jr.

David Dukler

Steven Greenfield

Don Kerr

                                                                Edgar Rodriguez (arrived 6:09 PM)

                                                                Laura Walls

 

ABSENT:                                               Patrick Rausch

 

ALSO PRESENT:                 Maria Rice, Superintendent of Schools

 

 

ROLL CALL

The roll was called as reflected above.

 

PLEDGE TO THE FLAG

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION                                                                                                                                                      EXECUTIVE

Motion made by Steve Greenfield and seconded by Rod Dressel that the Board of                                               SESSION                         

Education move into Executive Session at 6:09 PM for the purpose of discussing

the employment history of particular individuals and contract agreements with vendors.

 

Motion carried 6 � 0 with 6 members voting.

 

Out of Executive Session - Motion made by Laura Walls and seconded by

Rod Dressel that the Board return to Public Session at 6:50 PM.

 

Motion carried 6 - 0 with 6 members voting.

 

CALL TO ORDER                                                                                                                                                     CALL TO ORDER

The Public Meeting was called to order at 7:10 PM by David Dukler, Board President.

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:                                                                                                                             QUORUM CHECK

                                                                Roderick Dressel Jr.

David Dukler

Steven Greenfield

Don Kerr

                                                                Edgar Rodriguez

                                                                Laura Walls

 

ABSENT:                                               Patrick Rausch

 

ALSO PRESENT:                 Maria Rice, Superintendent of Schools

                                                                Debora Banner, Assistant Superintendent

                                                                Richard Linden, Assistant Superintendent for Business

                                                                Connie Hayes, Assistant Superintendent for Pupil Personnel Services

                                                                Barbara Clinton, Principal, New Paltz Central High School

                                                                Bill Richers, Director of Information & Communications Technology

                                                                Beverly Sickler, District Clerk

                                                                Emily Freedman, Student Representative

                                                                Members of the Public and Press

 

ROLL CALL                                                                                                                                                                        ROLL CALL

The roll was called as reflected above.

 

AGENDA CHANGES                                                                                                                                                          AGENDA

                                                                                                                                                                                                CHANGES

President Dukler announced the following Addendum to the Agenda:

 

ADDENDUM

 

PERSONNEL

 

ADD the following name to existing Personnel Item 12.6 Non-Instructional Resignations

 

Patti OBrien         School Bus Driver                Effective 9/15/08

Fern Woolsey       Custodial Worker                 Effective 9/12/08

 

OMIT the following name from existing Personnel Item 12.10 Non-Instructional Extended Emergency Conditional Appointments

 

Fern Woolsey

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

ADD:

 

14.7            Request for Approval to Repeal Policies 7618, 7619 and 7622

Recommendation that the Board of Education approve the following resolution:

BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education, upon the recommendation of Maria C. Rice, Superintendent of Schools, does hereby repeal Policy 7618 Use of Aversive Interventions, Policy 7619 Use of Time Out Rooms, and Policy 7622 Response to Intervention Process as approved at the July 16, 2008 meeting of the Board of Education.

 

14.8            Request for Approval to Contract with Erie 1 BOCES for Policy Manual Service

Recommendation that the Board of Education approve the following resolution:

BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education authorize the establishment of a CoSer through Erie 1 BOCES for Level I Policy Manual Services for the 2008-2009 School Year.

 

14.9           Request for Approval to Repeal Policies 3130 and 6216

Recommendation that the Board of Education approve the following resolution:

BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education, upon the recommendation of Maria C. Rice, Superintendent of Schools, does hereby repeal Policy 3130 School District Standards and Guidelines for Web Page Publishing and Policy 6216 Professional Certification: 175 Hour of Professional Development Requirement.

 

14.10          Request for Approval of Greenwood Corp.  Proposal for Construction Management of EXCEL Project

Recommendation that the following resolution be approved:  BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education approve the Greenwood Corporation proposal dated August 20, 2008 for construction management of EXCEL Projects which is incorporated by reference within the minutes of this meeting.

                                                                                                                                               

 

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

Motion carried 6 0 with 6 members voting.

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS                                                                                                                                                       PUBLIC

                                                                                                                                                                                                COMMENT

Stephanie Wells, GreenWorks                                                                                                                                          

 

STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE REPORT

 

Emily Freedman was introduced as the new Student Representative to the Board of Education.  Emily reported on recent events and activities at the high school.

 

SUPERINTENDENTS REPORTS & DISCUSSION ITEMS

 

       COLLEGE ACCEPTANCE REPORT High School Principal Barbara Clinton provided members with copies of the 2008-2009 New Paltz Central High School Profile.  She commented on highlights of the report.

       ANNOUNCEMENT OF APPOINTMENT OF GREENWORKS LIAISON AND ALTERNATE Superintendent Rice announced that Richard Linden, Assistant Superintendent was appointed as the Liaison to GreenWorks and Maureen Ryan as the Alternative.

 

BOARD COMMUNICATIONS

 

       AUDIT REPORT Andrew Arias of Cooper, Niemann & Co. provided the members of the Board of Education with an overview of the 2007-2008 Audit Report. Questions and answers followed.

       CROSSROADS DEMOGRAPHIC STUDY LETTER FROM BOARD OF EDUCATION Steve Greenfield provided members with a draft letter to the Planning Board and Council of the Town of New Paltz expressing the districts concern over the methodology used in arriving at the prospective student population as reported in the DEIS for Crossroads Project. Mr. Greenfields investigation of available data found the numbers to be low. Discussion followed.  Superintendent Rice will craft a second draft for board consideration, incorporating members suggestions.

       SPECIAL MEETING OF THE BOARD A Special Meeting of the Board of Education will take place on September 24, 2008 at 7:00 PM in the District Office Conference Room.  The meeting is for the specific purpose of discussion between the Board and Rhinebeck Associates regarding the middle school site assessment.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS

 

       AUDIT & FINANCE COMMITTEE Rod Dressel announced that the meeting scheduled for September 24 is cancelled due to the Special Meeting of the Board of Education.

       FACILITIES COMMITTEE Donald Kerr reported that the committee would like the district to have a Request for Proposal (RFP) to select a district architect for small projects below a certain amount.  The committee is recommending that a construction manager for EXCEL projects be hired and that the district establish a policy for the chain of command for capital projects. This matter will be sent to the Policy Committee.

       POLICY COMMITTEE Edgar Rodriguez pointed out a number of items on the agenda for board consideration this evening.  He reported on the work of the committee and noted that input from staff regarding a number of policies is expected in the near future.

       HEALTH ADVISORY COMMITTEE Donald Kerr reported that the first meeting of the whole committee was held. The next meeting will be in two months with committee meetings in between.

 

MINUTES OF MEETING   

 

Motion made by Rod Dressel and seconded by Don Kerr

that the Board of Education approve the following recommendation:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        MINUTES

                                                                                                                                                                                                   9/3/08

BE IT RESOLVED that the New Paltz Central Schools Board of Education accept the minutes of the

Regular Business Meeting of September 3, 2008.

 

Discussion followed regarding wording on page four (4) regarding awarding of the Food Services bids.  Members agreed that the minutes should be amended as follows:

Steve Greenfield requested that in the future the bid specs be provided available to the members of the board prior to voting to award the bids.

 

Motion to accept minutes as amended carried 6 - 0 with 6 members voting.

 

PERSONNEL (CONSENT AGENDA)                                                                                                                             PERSONNEL

Motion made by Don Kerr and seconded by Rod Dressel that the Board of

Education approve the following personnel (consent agenda) resolutions:

 

12.1        Instructional Substitute Appointments - Certified

Recommendation that the New Paltz Central Schools Board of Education upon the recommendation of Maria C. Rice, Superintendent, does hereby appoint the following certified substitute teachers at a per diem rate of $100 for the 2008-2009 school year:

 

Cadie Cargile                        

Gian Starr                              

Jackelyn Przykuta               

Lauren Katz                          

Lindsey Brown                                    

Pamela L. Regan

Kristen Cody

Melissa Snapp

Lauren Papot

Thomas Perkins

 

12.2        Instructional Substitute Appointments - Uncertified

Recommendation that the New Paltz Central Schools Board of Education upon the recommendation of Maria C. Rice, Superintendent, does hereby appoint the following uncertified substitute teachers at a per diem rate of $80 for the 2008-2009 school year:

 

Nicholas Crocco  

 

12.3        Instructional Appointments - Mentors

Recommendation - that the New Paltz Schools Board of Education, upon the recommendation of Maria C. Rice, Superintendent of Schools, does hereby appoint the following instructional employees as a mentor for the 2008/2009 school year:

 

Kathryn Stewart

Beth Lazzaro

Jon Stern

Jane Beck

Ann Macur

Susan Richmann

Charles Seymour

 

12.4        Rescind Instructional Substitute Appointment

Recommendation that the New Paltz Central Schools Board of Education, upon the recommendation of Maria C. Rice, Superintendent of Schools, does hereby rescind the following appointment approved at the September 3, 2008 meeting of the Board of Education:

 

Kristy Reilly          Uncertified Substitute Teacher          $80/day                  Effective 2008-2009 School Year

 

 

 

 

 

12.5        Advisorship 2007-2008

Recommendation - that the New Paltz Central Schools Board of Education upon the recommendation of Maria C. Rice, Superintendent of Schools, does hereby approve the retroactive appointment of the following instructional employee to the following advisorship for the 2007-2008 school year, with remuneration as per NPUT contract:

 

Alexandra MacKinnon        Amnesty International Club               $800 Stipend

 

12.6        Non-Instructional Resignations

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:

 

Roberta Schwarz                  School Monitor                    Effective 9/17/08

Angela Avila-Flores            School Bus Attendant        Effective 8/25/08

Patti OBrien                         School Bus Driver                Effective 9/15/08

Fern Woolsey                       Custodial Worker                 Effective 9/12/08

 

12.7        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    

Stacy Maddalena                 School Monitor                    9/18/08                                   $9.56/hr                  14.25 hour per week

Stacy Maddalena                 Sub. School Monitor           9/3/08 9/17/08                    $8.75/hr                  as needed

Stacy Maddalena                 Sub. Teacher Aide               9/18/08                                   as per ESS             as needed

                                                                                                                                                contract

Stacy Maddalena                 Sub. Clerical                          9/18/08                                   as per ESS             as needed

                                                                                                                                                contract

Roberta Schwarz                  Teacher Aide                        9/18/08                                   $15,165.28              full-time

                                                                                                                                                (pro-rated)

Pamela Struzziera  Sub. School Monitor           9/3/08 10/1/08                    $8.75/hr                  as needed

Pamela Struzziera  Sub. Teacher Aide               9/18/08                                   as per ESS             as needed

                                                                                                                                                contract

Pamela Struzziera  Sub. Clerical                          9/18/08                                   as per ESS             as needed

                                                                                                                                                contract

Barbara DAmore Sub. Clerical                          8/27/08                                   as per ESS             as needed

                                                                                                                                                contract

David Young                        Sub. Custodial Worker        9/3/08                                     $11.00/hr                as needed

Shawn Long                          Sub. Custodial Worker        9/3/08                                     $11.00/hr                as needed

Jessica Sackett                     Sub. Custodial Worker        9/3/08                                     $11.00/hr                as needed

 

Katrina Siple                         Sub. Food Service                09/08/08                                $9.50/hr                  as needed

                                                Helper

Jennifer Newell                     Sub. Food Service                09/08/08                                $9.50/hr                  as needed

                                                Helper

Amanda Acosta                   Sub. Food Service                09/08/08                                $9.50/hr                  as needed

                                                Helper

 

12.8        Additional Hours for Non-Instructional Positions

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

 

Name                                      Title                                                Effective Date                    Additional Minutes/Day

Barbara Stephenson            Library Clerk                                   9/3/08                                 after school hours up to 1 hrs per

                                                                                                                                                      day (Sept. 08 through June 09) 

Frances Perconti                  Teacher Aide                                  9/3/08                                 after school hours up to 1 hrs per

                                                                                                                                                      day (Sept. 08 through June 09)

 

12.9        Non-Instructional Leaves of Absence

Recommendation that the New Paltz Central Schools Board of Education, upon the recommendation of Maria C. Rice, Superintendent of Schools, does hereby approve an unpaid leave of absence for the following non-instructional employees:

 

Angela Schnedier                                Teacher Aide                                        Effective 10/20/08 to 10/31/08

Barbara Apuzzo                    School Bus Attendant                        Effective 9/3/08 to 9/2/09

 

12.10      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

 

12.11      Increase Hours for Non- Instructional Position

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

 

Laura Eckert          Teacher Aide       Effective 9/18/08                   Additional 1 hour/day         Increase from P/T 5.5hrs/day to

                                                                                                                                                                F/T 6.5 hrs/day

MOTION carried 6 - 0 with 6 members voting.

 

OLD BUSINESS                                                                                                                                            OLD BUSINESS

 

NEW BUSINESS                                                                                                                                            NEW BUSINESS

 

Motion made by Rod Dressel and seconded by Don Kerr that the Board of

Education approve the following resolution:

 

                                                                                                                                                                    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: 1811, 11162, 6940, 6056, 9459, 11225, 1697, 8199; 8171, 9602, 1045B, 8233, 10959, 10317, 10110, 11158,  10911.

 

Motion carried 6 - 0 with 6 members voting.

 

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

Education approve the following resolution:

 

                                                                                                                                                   ACCEPT 2007-2008 AUDIT REPORT

 

14.2        Request for Approval to Accept the District Financial Audit Report for 2007-2008

BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education, upon the recommendation of Maria C. Rice, Superintendent of Schools, does hereby accept the District Financial Audit for 2007-2008 prepared by the accounting firm of Cooper, Niemann & Co., LLP.

 

Motion carried 6 - 0 with 6 members voting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Motion made by Don Kerr and seconded by Rod Dressel that the Board of

Education approve the following resolution:

                                                                                                                                                                       APPOINT HAC MEMBER

 

14.3        Request for Approval to Appoint Health Advisory Committee (HAC) Member

BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education, upon the recommendation of Maria C. Rice, Superintendent of Schools, does hereby appoint the following member to the Health Advisory Committee as a representative of a State/County Agency for a two year term to expire on June 30, 2010.

 

Stuart Robinson                   State Agency

 

Motion carried 6 - 0 with 6 members voting.

 

Motion made by Rod Dressel and seconded by Steve Greenfield that the Board of

Education approve the following resolution:

                                                                                                                                                  FUEL BID WITH ROCKLAND BOCES

 

14.4        Request for Approval to Participate in Cooperative Fuel Bid with Rockland BOCES

Recommendation - that the following resolution be approved:

 

WHEREAS, it would be in the joint interest of the New Paltz Central School District to participate in cooperative bids with other school districts and Rockland BOCES for the years 2009-2010, as provided by General Municipal Law, Section

119-0, for the purchase of Diesel Fuel, and;

 

WHEREAS each Board retains the legal authority to contract with the successful vendor(s) and shall not be bound by purchase contracts or other agreements made by the other boards, therefore;

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that it is agreed that the specifications as presented will be used, and that this Board agrees to bid its required amount of said product jointly with the other school districts and Rockland BOCES. The recommendation of the Purchasing Steering Committee will be considered when this Board acts on

the purchase of said product.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Board of Education of the New Paltz Central School District hereby agrees to participate in such cooperative bids for 2009-2010. 

 

Motion carried 6 - 0 with 6 members voting.

 

Motion made by Don Kerr and seconded by Rod Dressel that the Board of

Education approve the following resolution:

 

                                                                                                                                      SELL/DISPOSE SURPLUS EQUIPMENT

 

14.5        Request for Approval to Sell/Dispose of Surplus Equipment

BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education, upon the recommendation of Maria C. Rice, Superintendent of Schools, declares the following buses and equipment as excess and unneeded property and authorizes the sale/disposition of said property:

 

Bus #                         Year                     Make                                      Passengers                   

                # 59                           1996                       International                         66

              # 61                             1996                       International                         66

              # 73                             1998                       Ford                                        20

 

                One (1) Ajax Bumper Jack (automotive)

                Four (4) Light Duty Jack Stands

 

Motion carried 6 - 0 with 6 members voting.

 

                                                                                                                                                              FIRST READING POLICY 7670

14.6        First Reading Policy 7670 Impartial Due Process Hearings/Selection of Impartial Hearing Officers

(Proposed changes to existing Policy 7670 documented in Supplementary Minute Book.)

 

Motion made by Laura Walls and seconded by Edgar Rodriguez that the Board of

Education approve the resolutions 14.7 and 14.9:

 

                                                                                                                REPEAL POLICIES 7618,7619, 7622

14.7        Request for Approval to Repeal Policies 7618, 7619 and 7622

BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education, upon the recommendation of Maria C. Rice, Superintendent of Schools, does hereby repeal Policy 7618 - Use of Aversive Interventions, Policy 7619 - Use of Time Out Rooms, and Policy 7622 - Response to Intervention Process as approved at the July 16, 2008 meeting of the Board of Education.

 

Motion carried 6 - 0 with 6 members voting.

 

Motion made by Steve Greenfield and seconded by Edgar Rodriguez that the Board of

Education approve the following resolution:

                                                                                                                   POLICY MANUAL SERVICES WITH ERIE 1 BOCES

 

14.8         Request for Approval to Contract with Erie 1 BOCES for Policy Manual Service

BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education authorize the establishment of a CoSer through Erie 1 BOCES for Level I Policy Manual Services for the 2008-2009 School Year.

 

Motion carried 6 - 0 with 6 members voting.

 

Motion made by Laura Walls and seconded by Edgar Rodriguez that the Board of

Education approve the following:

                                                                                                                                                         REPEAL POLICIES 3130 & 6216

14.9                       Request for Approval to Repeal Policies 3130 and 6216

BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education, upon the recommendation of Maria C. Rice, Superintendent of Schools, does hereby repeal Policy 3130 School District Standards and Guidelines for Web Page Publishing and Policy 6216 Professional Certification: 175 Hour of Professional Development Requirement.

 

Motion carried 6 0 with 6 members voting.

 

Motion made by Don Kerr and seconded by Steve Greenfield that the Board of

Education approve the following resolution:

                                                                                               

14.10         Approval of Greenwood Corp.  Proposal for Construction Management of EXCEL Project

Recommendation that the following resolution be approved:

BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education approve the Greenwood Corporation proposal dated August 20, 2008 for construction management of EXCEL Projects which is incorporated by reference within the minutes of this meeting.

 

Motion carried 6 0 with 6 members voting.

                                                                                                                                                                                               

OTHER DISCUSSION                                                                                                                                       OTHER DISCUSSION

                                                                                                               

Steve Greenfield Demographic Planning

Don Kerr State Revenue

Don Kerr Informing public of tax levy reduction

 

 

 

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS                                                                                                                                                       PUBLIC

            COMMENT

None

 

                                                                                                                                                                               

ADJOURN                                                                                                                                                                            ADJOURN

Motion made by Laura Walls and seconded by Steve Greenfield that the Board

adjourn at 9:35 PM.

 

Motion carried 6 - 0 with 6 members voting.

 

 

 

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

________________________

Beverly J. Sickler

District Clerk