main content starts hereJan. 27, 2020 Board Minutes

Board of Education Minutes | Monday, Jan. 27, 2020 | Farnsworth Technology Center/Mohonasen High School

Call to Order

The Board meeting was called to order by the President, Mrs. Gaglioti, at 6:30 PM.  Mrs. Gaglioti requested those present to stand and join in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

Roll Call

  • Board Members Present: Wade Abbott, Lisa Gaglioti, Stacy MacTurk, Pamela Young, Deborah Escobar, Patrick Ryan and Chad McFarland
  • Administrators Present: Mr. Shannon Shine, Chris Ruberti, and Laurel Logan-King 

Executive Session

MOTION made by Mrs. MacTurk, seconded by Mr. Abbott, that an Executive Session be convened for the purpose of discussing particular personnel matters. The motion was passed unanimously, seven members present and voting.
MOTION made by Mr. Abbott, seconded by Mr. McFarland, that the Executive Session be adjourned at 7:00 PM. The motion was passed unanimously, seven members present and voting.

Return to Public Session

The Public Session was called to order by the President, Mrs. Gaglioti, at 7:04 PM. Mrs. Gaglioti requested those present to stand and join in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

Roll Call

  • Board Members Present: Wade Abbott, Lisa Gaglioti, Stacy MacTurk, Pamela Young, Deborah Escobar, Patrick Ryan and Chad McFarland
  • Administrators Present: Mr. Shannon Shine, Chris Ruberti, and Laurel Logan-King 
  • Others In Attendance: Mr. Vacca, three members of the Mohonasen Teachers’ Association, two faculty members, and four district residents

Communications-Superintendent

Mr. Ruberti updated the Board on the budget and information that has been received since the original rollover budget in December. He explained that some expenses have come in lower than expected and the Governors’ budget proposal provided slightly higher aid than projected. Based on this information the projected deficit for 2020-21 has been reduced. Mr. Ruberti also cautioned that there are still many unknown factors which could impact that budget, both positively and negatively.

Communications-Board of Education

Mrs. MacTurk mentioned that the play “Into the Woods”, put on by Mohon Masque Jr., went very well. Mr. McFarland said that the Mohonasen Acapella Group did a great job at the North East quarterfinals and won several awards. He added that he would like them to come and perform at a future Board of Education meeting.

Public Privilege of the Floor

None

Old Business

Live streaming or audio and visual recordings of future Board Meetings was discussed with the full board in attendance. Mrs. Gaglioti led the discussion and offered various options to choose from. Options included live streaming the meetings and then having them available on the website; not live stream, but have video recordings available on the website; or keep things the same and do not video tape meetings. After much discussion the Board decided against live streaming of meetings but in favor of recording it and making it available on the website. Mr. Shine said he would meet with Mr. Vacca and Mr. Dilbone about what their options for recording meetings are and have more information for the Board at the next meeting.

New Business – Instructional

Request for Approval and Arrangement for the Committee on Special Education Recommendations and Student Placements and Committee on Pre-SchooI Special Education
MOTION made by Mrs. MacTurk, seconded by Mrs. Escobar, that the Board of Education approve and arrange for the recommendations of the Committee on Special Education and the Pre-School Special Education for meetings held on January 7, 8, 9, 13, 15, and 23. The motion was passed unanimously, seven members present and voting.

New Business-Business/Personnel

Approval of First Reading of Board Policies 
Request Approval of First Reading of Board Policies
MOTION made by Mrs. Macturk, seconded by Mr. Abbott that the Board of Education approves the first reading of the following Policies and By-Laws:

  • 5672 Information Security Breach and Notification
  • 5681 School Safety Plans
  • 6121 Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
  • 6550 Leaves of Absence
  • 7550 Dignity for All Students

After some discussion where Mr.Abbott had questions on policy 6121 and it was determined that some language would be changed on page four. A motion was made by Mr. Abbott to amend the policy. The motion, including the updated policy 6121, was passed unanimously, seven members present and voting

Approval of Memorandum of Agreement with Mohonasen Teachers’ Association Regarding Retirement Incentive for a Specific Employee
Request Approval of Memorandum of Agreement with Mohonasen Teachers’ Association Regarding Retirement Incentive for a Specific Employee
MOTION made by Mrs. MacTurk, seconded by Mr. Abbott, that the Board of Education approve the Memorandum of Agreement between the District and the Mohonasen Teachers’ Association regarding a specific member’s eligibility for the retirement incentive. The motion was passed unanimously, seven members present and voting.

Approval of Memorandum of Agreement with Mohonasen Administrators’ Association Regarding Retirement Incentive for a Specific Employee
Request for Approval of Mohonasen Central School District Administrators’ Association Regarding Retirement Incentive
MOTION made by Mr. McFarland, seconded by Mrs. MacTurk that the Board of Education approve the Memorandum of Agreement between the District and the Mohonasen Central School District Administrators’ Association, regarding the eligibility of a specific member for the retirement incentive as outlined in the MOA with the Mohonasen Administrators’ Association. The motion was passed unanimously, seven members present and voting.

Approved Minutes

MOTION made by Mr. McFarland, seconded by Mr. Abbott that the Board of Education approve the minutes of January 13, 2020.
The motion was passed unanimously, seven members present and voting.

Approved Financial Reports

MOTION made by Mrs. Escobar, seconded by Mrs. MacTurk, that the Board of Education approve the following Financial Reports:

  • APPROVED the Treasurer’s Report for the months of November and December
  • APPROVED the Cafeteria Financial Statements for the months of November and December
  • APPROVED the Budget/Appropriations Status Report for the months of November and December
  • APPROVED the Revenue Status Report for the months of November and December
  • APPROVED the Payment and Presentation of Claims for the months of December and January [Warrants #6, 6P and 7]
  • APPROVED Claims Auditor Report for the months of November and December
  • APPROVED the Extracurricular Activities Reports for the months of November and December
  • APPROVED the Collateralization Report for the months November and December
  • APPROVED the Cash Flow Analysis/General Fund Report for the months of November and December

Warrant #6 – December 15, 2019

General Fund

Warrant Schedule #27 & #28

  • $220,163.69

School Lunch Fund

Warrant Schedule #9

  • $75,601.51

Federal Fund

Warrant Schedule #11

  • $1,280.80

Capital Fund

Warrant Schedule #8

  • $75,095.00

Trust & Agency

Warrant Schedule #12

  • $1,889,446.22

TOTAL: $2,261,587.22

TOTAL: Warrant #6, $2,261,587.22

Warrant #6P – January 2, 2020

General Fund

Warrant Schedule #30 & #31

  • $551,705.44

School Lunch Fund

Warrant Schedule

Federal Fund

Warrant Schedule #12

  • $28,015.73

Capital Fund

Warrant Schedule

Trust & Agency

Warrant Schedule #13

  • $1,167,579.86

TOTAL: $1,747,301.03

TOTAL: Warrant #6P, $1,747,301.03

Warrant #7 – January 15, 2020

General Fund

Warrant Schedule #33 & #34

  • $146,383.67

School Lunch Fund

Warrant Schedule #11

  • $48,269.19

Federal Fund

Warrant Schedule #13

  • $828.25

Capital Fund

Warrant Schedule

Trust & Agency

Warrant Schedule #14

  • $1,903,820.12

TOTAL: $2,099,301.23

TOTAL: Warrant #6P, $2,099,301.23

The motion was passed unanimously, seven members present and voting.

Appointments

Approved Personnel Recommendations

MOTION made by Mr. McFarland, seconded by Mr. Abbott, that the Board of Education approve the following personnel recommendations:
The motion was passed unanimously, seven members present and voting.

Marcia Figueroa

  • Appointment: P/T Teaching Assistant
  • Effective Date: January 30, 2020
  • Salary: Step 6

Andrea Wilcox

  • Appointment: Lifeguard (Level 1)
  • Effective Date: September 26, 2019 to December 17, 2019
  • Salary: $11.80 per hour

Kerry Putnam

  • Appointment: Water Safety Instructor Supervisor (Level 2)
  • Effective Date: January 18, 2020
  • Salary: $17.50 per hour

Ann Walsh

  • Appointment: P/T Teaching Assistant
  • Effective Date: January 27, 2020
  • Salary: Step 7

Guillarmina Otero

  • Appointment: Substitute Bus Aide
  • Effective Date: January 21, 2020
  • Salary: $11.80 per hour

Denise Altobelli

  • Appointment: P/T Food Service Helper
  • Effective Date: January 27, 2020
  • Salary: $12.30 per hour

2019-2020 – Turn Around Room, ESSA CSI, F2110.150-20 TIIM

Amanda Kuhn

  • Position: Supervise Turn Around Room
  • Rate $34.27 per hour

Kelly Fahrenkopf

  • Position: Supervise Turn Around Room
  • Rate $34.27 per hour

Rose Dorado

  • Position: Supervise Turn Around Room
  • Rate $34.27 per hour

Amanda Rider

  • Position: Supervise Turn Around Room
  • Rate $34.27 per hour

2019-2020 Intramurals

Kathleen Murnane

  • Pinewood Intermediate School

2019-2020 Draper PM School Tutoring

Jackie Landolfo

  • Appointment: Tutor
  • Rate: $34.27 per hour

Resignation

Jodi Menner

  • Appointment: Information Processing Specialist
  • Effective Dates: February 7, 2020

Removal from Service

Arlene Bartley

  • Appointment: Substitute Bus Aide
  • Effective Dates: January 8, 2020

    Adjournment

    MOTION made by Mr. McFariand, seconded by Ms. Young, that the Board of Education meeting be adjourned at 8:05 PM. The motion passed unanimously, seven members present and voting.