Minutes Special Meeting Board of Education New Paltz Central School District Office Sept. 24, 2008 7:00 PM

Middle School Facility Assessment Rhinebeck Architecture & Planning PC


CALL MEETING TO ORDER                                                                                                                                 CALL TO ORDER

The Public Meeting was called to order at 7:02 PM by David Dukler, Board President.

Mr. Dukler appointed Superintendent Maria Rice as Clerk Pro Tempore.


BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:                                                                                                                              QUORUM CHECK

                                                                Roderick Dressel Jr.

David Dukler

Steven Greenfield

Don Kerr

Patrick Rausch

                                                                Edgar Rodriguez

                                                                Laura Walls


ALSO PRESENT:                 Maria Rice, Superintendent of Schools

                                                                Richard Linden, Assistant Superintendent for Business

                                                                Stephen Callahan, Director of Facilities & Operations

                                                                Louis Turpin, Rhinebeck Architecture & Planning PC

                                                                Phillip Zemke, Rhinebeck Architecture & Planning PC

                                                                Members of the Public & Press



The roll was called by Superintendent Rice as reflected above.







Louis Turpin and Phillip Zemke of Rhinebeck Architecture & Planning provided the members of the Board of Education with an overview of the status of the middle school facilities assessment.  Following the presentation, members of the board provided guidance and direction regarding the priorities that should be addressed in ensuring that the district employs all feasible means to make this facility comply with the requirements of educating students in the 21st century at a cost the district can afford.  This stage of the project is to do an extensive assessment of the middle school facility and total footprint.


The facility evaluation will include a detailed assessment of the existing systems and a feasibility proposal for regulatory requirements; health and safety; accessibility for disabled individuals; sustainability; maintenance improvements; recommended additional evaluations; and a project cost summary. Discussion followed.


Don Kerr asked if the Facilities Committee could investigate and list all of the pros and cons regarding locating the district office and the central kitchen in the middle school facility or another site.  Members of the board agreed to have the Facilities Committee do the assessment.


ADJOURN                                                                                                                                                                            ADJOURN

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

adjourn at 9:02 PM.


Motion carried 7 - 0 with 7 members voting.


Respectfully submitted,



Maria C. Rice, Clerk Pro Tempore