Minutes � Regular Meeting � Board of Education � New Paltz Central High School � February 27, 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 6:04 PM by Roderick Dressel Jr., Board President.

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:                                                                                                                              QUORUM CHECK

                                                                Roderick Dressel Jr.

David Dukler

Don Kerr

Patrick Rausch

                                                                Edgar Rodriguez (arrived 6:09 PM)

                                                                Michael Swigart

                                                                Laura Walls

 

ALSO PRESENT:                 Maria Rice, Superintendent of Schools

                                                                Deborah Banner, Assistant Superintendent (left 6:38 PM)

                                                                Debra Hogencamp, Principal, Duzine Elementary School (left 6:38 PM)

                                                                Richard Linden, Assistant Superintendent (arrived 6:55 PM)

                                                                Stephen Callahan, Director of Facilities & Operations (arrived 6:55 PM)

ROLL CALL

The roll was called as reflected above.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION                                                                                                                                    EXECUTIVE SESSION

Motion made by David Dukler and seconded by Michael Swigart that the Board of                                 

Education move into Executive Session at 6:04 PM for the purpose of discussing the

employment history of several individuals, discussing matters made exempt under

FERPA and negotiations.

 

Motion carried 6 - 0 with 6 members voting.

 

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

David Dukler that the Board return to Public Session at 7:05 PM.

 

Motion carried 7 - 0 with 7 members voting.

 

CALL TO ORDER                                                                                                                                                     CALL TO ORDER

 

The Public Meeting was called to order at 7:16 PM by Roderick Dressel, Board President.

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:                                                                                                                             QUORUM CHECK

                                                                Roderick Dressel Jr.

David Dukler

Don Kerr

Patrick Rausch

                                                                Edgar Rodriguez

                                                                Michael Swigart

                                                                Laura Walls

 

ALSO PRESENT:                 Maria Rice, Superintendent of Schools

                                                                Debora Banner, Assistant Superintendent

                                                                Richard Linden, Assistant Superintendent for Business

                                                                Connie Hayes, Director of Pupil Personnel Services

                                                                Barbara Clinton, Principal, New Paltz Central High School

                                                                Richard Wiesenthal, Principal, New Paltz Middle School

                                                                Stephanie Giammatteo, Principal, Lenape Elementary School

                                                                Debra Hogencamp, Principal, Duzine Elementary School

Debra Clinton, Assistant Principal, Middle School

                                                                Antonia Woody, Athletic Director

                                                                Bill Richers, Technology Coordinator

                                                                Stephen Callahan, Director of Facilities & Operations

                                                                Beverly Sickler, District Clerk (left at 9:30 PM)

                                                                Michael LaBrosse, Student Representative

                                                                Members of the Public and Press

ROLL CALL                                                                                                                                                                        ROLL CALL

The roll was called as reflected above.

 

PLEDGE TO THE FLAG                                                                                                                                    PLEDGE

 

AGENDA CHANGES                                                                                                                                                          AGENDA

                                                                                                                                                                                                CHANGES

President Dressel announced the following addendum to the agenda:

 

ADDENDUM

PERSONNEL

Add to Existing Item 12.1 Instructional Resignation:

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

 

William Zimmer                     English Teacher                   Effective March 30, 2008                    

 

Add to Existing Item 12.9 Non-Instructional Appointments:

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

 

Carly R. Jacobsen                Administrative Asst. to the Superintendent      Effective 4/10/08      $47,100 (pro-rated)        

 

Add to Existing Item 12.13 Parent Member List:

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 individuals to the CSE/CPSE Parent Member List for the 2007-2008 School Year:

 

Patricia Perez

Jeanine Donato-Stoddard

 

12.14 Instructional Appointment - Long Term Substitute

Recommendation - that the New Paltz Central Schools Board of Education, upon the recommendation of Maria C. Rice, Superintendent of Schools, does hereby approve the appointment of the following part-time, long term substitute instructional employee with remuneration as per NPUT contract:

 

Debra Ricci        Social Studies    3/10/08-4/30/08            MA Step D, $50,580 (Pro-rated)       

 

12.15 Non-Instructional Appointment Substitute

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 non-instructional substitute for Pupil Personnel Services:

 

Marianne Moline                 Effective March 4, 2008                       $15/hr    

 

NEW BUSINESS:

ADD:

 

14.8        Request for Approval to Accept Donation of Printers from West Point Military Academy

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education, upon the recommendation of Maria C. Rice, Superintendent of Schools, accept a donation of thirty-one (31) HP 8150 printers from West Point Military Academy.


 

Mr. Dressel announced that the Learning Environment Survey Report will take place prior to Public Comment.

 

Motion to accept the agenda as amended made by Don Kerr and seconded by Laura Walls.

 

Motion carried 6 0 with 6 members voting.  (Patrick Rausch was not in the room.)

 

 

SPOTLIGHT ON PROGRAM: CONFLICT RESOLUTION DEMONSTRATION:

Principal Stephanie Giammatteo introduced teachers Ms. Lederer and Ms. Urso who work with the children in the Conflict Resolution Program.  The children proceeded to take turns explaining how the program works after which they acted out a scenario to demonstrate how they all work together to resolve the various issues that cause conflict among students.                                   

 

RECOGNITION Francesca Rizza, volunteer Foster Grandmother, was recognized for her work at the Duzine Elementary School assisting children to achieve their goal of becoming better readers. High School student Daniel Torres was recognized for his service to the 100.11 Committee, working to promote the athletic program through the sale of products at Olympia Sports and serving as a broadcaster for NPHS basketball games on Radio New Paltz.  Each was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation by the Board of Education.

 

SUPERINTENDENT REPORTS & DISCUSSION ITEMS

 

       LEARNING ENVIRONMENT SURVEY RESULTS/REPORT Superintendent Rice introduced Assistant Superintendent Deborah Banner who introduced the representatives from CSEE Center for Social and Emotional Education.  Darlene Foster began with a PowerPoint presentation.  She explained that the study evaluates school climate which is defined as the quality of school life as it impacts staff, students and community members.  The results were positive and impressive.  Developing action plans is the next step with a goal to build on the strengths.  It is important to prioritize areas in need of actions and to track improvements as well as set benchmarks.  Accompanying Ms. Foster was Dina Wallerson and Dan Sheer.  Questions and answers followed the presentation.

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS                                                                                                                                   PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Father Gregory Ortiz, Pastor Christ the King Episcopal Church & Deacon Use of Lenape Parking Lot

Steve Greenfield, New Paltz Middle School Renovation, Committee Meeting Times

Katie Plusser, New Paltz Thank You Re: Middle School Renovation Vote, Committee Meeting Times

 

STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE REPORT Mike LaBrosse reported on activities and events at the high school including the upcoming performance of Guys and Dolls along with a variety of sports events.  Mike announced that this would be his last meeting as the student representative.  Members applauded his service to the board.

 

       SNOW DAYS/FLOOD DAYS Superintendent Rice explained the need to close school due to recent flooding.  The district is working on a plan to develop alternate bus routes to avoid school closings in the future.  Six snow days have been used.  If another snow day is required, the teachers will be impacted due to contractual obligations, however, the students will not be required to give back a vacation day.

 

       NEW 100.11 COMMITTEE REPORT Committee members Rachel Busher, Debra Clinton, Connie Hayes, Joanne Secky, Chris Mazzei, and Dan Torres introduced themselves.  They proceeded with a PowerPoint presentation outlining the purpose, roles and responsibilities, and membership of both the District Team and the Building Level Teams. Members of the Board of Education provided comments and suggestions to the committee members regarding possible revision to the proposed plan. A number of questions were raised for consideration by the 100.11 Committee which will meet again to continue a dialogue.  It is expected that the committee members will come back to the board with either the same plan or an amended plan depending on the results of their discussion.

 

District Clerk, Beverly Sickler left the meeting at 9:30 PM.  Superintendent Maria Rice was appointed District Clerk Pro Tempore at 9:40 PM.

 

 

 

 

       SUPERINTENDENT COMMENTS - Superintendent Rice announced that Senator Bonacic has secured $10,000 in Senate Initiative Funding for our Lenape Playground Project.

 

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS

 

       FACILITIES COMMITTEE Rod Dressel reported that the recent meeting of the Facilities Committee included topics such as District Office flooding and roof leak, the Duzine roof, RFP for capital project, and air quality tests at Lenape.  He commented that this is the first time in three years that the public is attending the meetings and that they are being recorded.

 

MINUTES OF MEETING   

 

Motion made by Don Kerr and seconded by Mike Swigart

that the Board of Education approve the following recommendation:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        MINUTES

                                                                                                                                                                                      1/23/08, 1/30/08

 

Recommendation - that the New Paltz Central Schools Board of Education accept the minutes of the Regular Business Meeting of January 23, 2008 and the Special Meeting of January 30, 2008.

                                                                                                                                                                                               

Motion carried 7 - 0 with 7 members voting.

 

PERSONNEL (CONSENT AGENDA)                                                                                                                             PERSONNEL

Motion made by Don Kerr and seconded by Mike Swigart that the Board of

Education approve the following personnel (consent agenda) resolutions as amended

by the addendum:

 

12.1        Instructional Resignation

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

 

John R. Webber                   Music                                     Effective 3/25/08

William Zimmer                     English Teacher                   Effective March 30, 2008                    

 

12.2        Instructional Leave Replacement Appointment

Recommendation  - that the New Paltz Central Schools Board of Education, upon the recommendation of Maria C. Rice, Superintendent of Schools, does hereby approve the leave replacement appointment of the following instructional employee for the 2007/2008 school year:

 

Ertha Augustin                     Elementary            Effective 2/14/08-6/30/08                     MA, Step D           $50,580 prorated  

(Replacing Jen Bruntil)

       

12.3        Instructional Part-time 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 part-time instructional employee for the 2007/2008 school year:

 

Lucas Vandenburgh            (.6 ) Technology                   Effective 2/14/08-6/30/08                     (.6) BA, Step D $44,080 prorated      

 

 

 

 

 

 

12.4        Instructional Substitute Appointment

Recommendation that the New Paltz Central Schools Board of Education upon the recommendation of Maria C. Rice, Superintendent, does hereby appoint the following for the 2007/2008 school year at the following stated per day rate:

                                                                                               

Daniel Hirseman                   Uncertified                                            $75.00

Kristy Reilly                          Uncertified                                            $75.00

William Arduino                   Uncertified                                            $75.00

Peter Beuf                              Uncertified                                            $75.00

Abby Goldberg                    Uncertified                                            $75.00

Sandra Cassaro                    Uncertified                                            $75.00

Jessica Hendler                    Uncertified                                            $75.00

Joseph Miggins                   Certified                                                 $95.00

Lanette Fisher-Hertz            Certified                                                 $95.00

 

12.5        Home Tutor

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 employees, on an as-needed basis with remuneration as per NPUT contract effective for the 2007-2008 school year:

 

Kae Iwamoto

 

12.6        Spring Coaching Appointments

Recommendation - that the New Paltz Central Schools Board of Education, upon the recommendation of Maria C. Rice, Superintendent, does hereby appoint the following coaches for the 2007-2008 school year:

 

Position

Coach

Stipend

JV Baseball

William Defino

 $    2,800.00

Modified Baseball

Roger Norcross

 $    2,000.00

Varsity Baseball

Sam Phelps

 $    3,300.00

JV Softball

Carisa Gaylardo

 $    2,800.00

Modified Softball

Jeff Salt

 $    2,167.00

Varsity Softball

Frank Alfonso

 $    3,393.00

Varsity Girls Golf

Tom Tegeler

 $    3,300.00

Varsity Boys Tennis

Kieran Bell

 $    3,300.00

Boys Track Assistant

Mike Vance

 $    3,200.00

Varsity Boys Track

Don Bartlett

 $    4,376.00

Girls Track Assistant

Patrick Barberio

 $    3,200.00

Varsity Girls Track

Ann Gregory

 $    5,043.00

 

12.7        Social Work Intern

Recommendation that the New Paltz Central School Board of Education, upon the recommendation of Maria C. Rice, Superintendent, does  herby approve the Social Work Internship of Noemi Gonzalez at the Duzine Elementary School beginning February 14, 2008 through May 5, 2008 under the direct supervision of Renee Reynolds.

 

12.8        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:

 

Kara Wooton                        Food Service Helper                            Effective 1/22/08                  

 

 

 

 

 

 

12.9        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/Rate          Other    

 

Laura Eckert                          Sub. School Monitor                           1/28/08                   $7.50/hr                  as needed

Laura Eckert                          Sub. Teacher Aide                               1/28/08                   $9.30/hr                  as needed

Laura Eckert                          Teacher Aide                                        2/14/08                   $11.50/hr                5.5 hrs/day

Pearl Morse                           Sub. School Monitor                           1/28/08                   $7.50/hr                  as needed

Pearl Morse                           Sub. Teacher Aide                               1/28/08                   $9.30/hr                  as needed

Carly R. Jacobsen                Administrative Asst. to the Superintendent      Effective 4/10/08      $47,100 (pro-rated)        

 

12.10      Increase Hours for Non- Instructional Positions

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

 

Mary Beth Lunati                 School Monitor                    Effective1/28/08                                    4 hours to 5.5 hours

 

12.11      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.

 

Ann Berardinelli                   Hilda Figueroa                      Jocelyn Swift                        Lois Borghere

Kevin Lawrence                   Angela Keller                        Angela Avila-Flores            Fern Woolsey

Lia Stropoli                            Amity Dippel                        Elani Ackhart                        Chirstine Bender

Virginia DiFazio   

 

12.12      Advisorships

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 employees to the following advisorships for the 2007-2008 school year, with remuneration as per NPUT contract:

 

Susan McNaughton            Advisor Ulster County Elementary All-county Chorus

Susan McNaughton            Co-advisor Young Elementary Music Symposium (YEMS)

Laura Faure                           Co-advisor Young Elementary Music Symposium (YEMS)

 

12.13      Parent Member List

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 individuals to the CSE/CPSE Parent Member List for the 2007-2008 School Year:

 

Dell Bleekman

Louise Donato

Patricia Perez

Jeanine Donato-Stoddard

 

12.14 Instructional Appointment - Long Term Substitute

Recommendation - that the New Paltz Central Schools Board of Education, upon the recommendation of Maria C. Rice, Superintendent of Schools, does hereby approve the appointment of the following part-time, long term substitute instructional employee with remuneration as per NPUT contract:

 

Debra Ricci        Social Studies    3/10/08-4/30/08            MA Step D, $50,580 (Pro-rated)       

 

 

12.15 Non-Instructional Appointment Substitute

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 non-instructional substitute for Pupil Personnel Services:

 

Marianne Moline                                 Effective 3/4/08                                     $15/hr    

 

MOTION carried 7 - 0 with 7 members voting.

 

OLD BUSINESS - NONE                                                                                                                           OLD BUSINESS

 

NEW BUSINESS                                                                                                                                           NEW BUSINESS

 

Motion made by David Dukler and seconded by Mike Swigart that the Board of

Education approve the following resolution:

 

                                                                                                                                                                   CSE & CPSE PLACEMENTS

14.1        Request for Approval of CSE & CPSE 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:  8276, 9327, 10968, 1028B, 1029B, 10917, 10946, 10919, 9579, 10316, 10292, 8275, 8199, 9142, 5694, 2074, 9073, 6805, 8406, 2546, 8805, 2083, 1476, 8963, 1933, 1843, 258, 6894, 6896, 8902, 5566, 6812, 614, 10311, 10584, 2517, 2067, 10586, 5678, 1939, 2506, 2510, 2571, 9078, 8140, 5726, 6981, 9446, 388, 1464, 8828, 1789, 1805, 2500, 2573, 8415, 336, 10597, 132, 9355, 9101, 10914, 6807, 10966, 41955, 1028B, 10954, 10013, 9592, 8251, 9998, 9968, 9911.

 

Motion carried 7 0 with 7 members voting

 

Motion made by Laura Walls and seconded by David Dukler that the Board of

Education approve New Business items 14.2 through 14.4 as follows:

 

                                                                                                         MARY LOUISE E. FARLEY NATURAL SCIENCE AWARD

                                                                                                               

14.2        Request for Approval to Establish the Mary Louise E. Farley Natural Science Award

 

BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education establish the Mary Louise E. Farley Natural Science Award in the amount of $250.00 for a graduating senior.

 

                                                                                                                MARY LOUISE E. FARLEY SOCIAL SCIENCE AWARD

 

14.3        Request for Approval to Establish the Mary Louise E. Farley Social Science Award

 

BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education establish the Mary Louise E. Farley Social Science Award in the amount of $250.00 for a graduating senior.   

 

                                                                                CORRECTIVE PLAN OF ACTION/ OFFICE OF STATE COMPTROLLER

 

14.4        Request for Approval of Corrective Plan of Action to the Office of the State Comptroller

 

BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education, following review by its Audit Committee, approves the Districts Corrective Action Plan in response to the Comptrollers Audit dated December 2007; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution shall be forwarded to the State Education Department. 

 

Motion to approve New Business items 14.2 through 14.4 carried 7 0 with 7 members voting.

 

 

Motion made by Laura Walls and seconded by Mike Swigart that the Board of

Education approve the following resolution:

 

                                                                                                   COMMENCE PROCEEDINGS MATTER OF ROY C. BELL

 

14.5        Request for Approval to Commence Proceedings in the Matter of Roy C. Bell v. NPCSD

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby authorizes its attorneys, Shaw, Perelson, May & Lambert, LLP, to commence a proceeding under Article 78 of the Civil Practice Law & Rules to vacate and/or modify the Order After Remittal issued by the New York State Division on Human Rights on December 14, 2008, in Matter of Roy C. Bell v. New Paltz Central School District, NYDHR Case. No. 144012, pursuant to the Districts retainer agreement with the law firm.

 

Motion carried 7 0 with 7 members voting.

 

Motion made by Laura Walls and seconded by David Dukler that the Board of

Education approve New Business items 14.6 through 14.8 as follows:

 

                                                                                                                                                                 BUDGETARY TRANSFER

 

14.6        Request for Approval of Budgetary Transfer

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 budgetary transfer:

 

Transfer                 $     910                   To A2110490.402.005 BOCES Benedictine Hospital

          Transfer                 $ 28,875                  To A2250.490.201.000 BOCES 1:12:1

          Transfer                 $ 12,157                  To A2250490.203.731 BOCES 1:12:1 Counseling

          Transfer                 $   2,907                  To A2250.490.203.736 BOCES 1:6:1 Occupational Therapy

          Transfer                 $  92,100 To A2250490.211.000 BOCES ADT

Transfer                 $  71,000 To A2250490.216.00X BOCES Fresh Start - Dutchess

                                          $207,949

                                                                                                         

          Transfer                 ($  80,000)              From A22504472 Tuition, Non Public Schools           

          Transfer                 ($   1,500)               From A225015011 Salaries Special Ed, Duzine            

          Transfer                 ($   4,000)               From A225015015 Salaries Special Ed, MS

          Transfer                 ($   2,500)               From A225015020 Salaries Special Ed, HS

          Transfer                 ($   3,000)               From A2250151 Salaries Speech

          Transfer                 ($   7,000)               From A2250158 Salaries, CSE Chair

          Transfer                 ($   7,000)               From A2250159 Salaries, Director of PPS

          Transfer                 ($ 10,949)               From A225016111 Salaries Special Ed Aides, Duzine

          Transfer                 ($ 25,000)               From A225016115 Salaries, Special Ed Aides, MS

          Transfer                 ($ 8,000) From A225016112 Salaries, Special Ed Aides, Lenape

          Transfer                 ($ 34,000)               From A225016120 Salaries, Sped Ed Aides, HS

          Transfer                 ($  6,000)                From A2250169 Office Staff, Special Ed/PPS

          Transfer                 ($ 15,000)               From A2250410 Software Maintenance and Training

          Transfer                 ($   4,000)               From A2250435 Consultants

                                          ($207,949)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14.7            Request for Approval to Adopt the 2008 Legislative Program of the Ulster County School Boards Association

 

                2008 LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM OF UCSBA

 

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the New Paltz Central School District adopt the 2008 Legislative Program of the Ulster County School Boards Association.  Specifically, we support:

       Phasing out reliance on local property tax to provide a sound basic education state-wide in favor of a broader state-wide taxing system including income tax.

       To attract and retain regional education leaders, eliminate the salary & benefit cap on District Superintendents.

       Revision of the Contingency Budget Law to exclude increases in Special Education, energy expenses, and health costs for staff and retirees from the formula.

       Update and enhance the BOCES Aid Formula and encourage additional shared services.

       Wicks Law Reform

       Full funding of mandates.

       Legislation that provides full funding and supports legal reforms (including Triborough Amendment Reform) for the States public schools to eliminate the need to fund Charter School initiatives.

 

14.8        Request for Approval to Accept Donation of Printers from West Point Military Academy

 

                                                                                                                                                                  DONATION OF PRINTERS

 

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education, upon the recommendation of Maria C. Rice, Superintendent of Schools, accept a donation of thirty-one (31) HP 8150 printers from West Point Military Academy.

 

Motion to approve New Business items 14.6 through 14.8 carried 7 - 0 with 7 members voting.

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                               

FINANCIAL REPORTS                                                                                                                                   FINANCIAL REPORTS

                                                                                                                                                                           NOV 07, DEC 07, JAN 08

 

Motion made by Laura Walls and seconded by David Dukler that the Treasurers Reports for          

November 2007, December 2007, and  January 2008 and Budget Transfer Schedules #5 November 2007,

#6 December 2007, and #7 January 2008 be approved.          

 

Motion carried 7 0 with 7 members voting.

 

OTHER DISCUSSION                                                                                                                                       OTHER DISCUSSION

                                                                                                               

Don Kerr announced that the Public Access Committee met with four students and one teacher attending.  The committee will be asking the district if we want a regular time slot within the next 4 6 weeks.

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS                                                                                                                                                       PUBLIC

            COMMENT

Steve Greenfield, New Paltz Process regarding call for public input

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION (Motion Failed)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          EXECUTIVE

                                                                                                                                                                                                SESSION

Motion made by Mike Swigart and seconded by Patrick Rausch to move into

Executive Session at 10:55 PM to discuss contract negotiations.

 

Motion failed 2 YES (Patrick Rausch, Mike Swigart) - 5 NO with 7 members voting.

 

ADJOURN                                                                                                                                                                            ADJOURN

Motion made by Laura Walls and seconded by David Dukler that the Board

adjourn at 10:57 PM.

 

Motion carried 7 - 0 with 7 members voting.

 

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

________________________

Beverly J. Sickler

District Clerk

 

 

 

________________________

Maria C. Rice

Clerk Pro Tempore