main content starts hereDec. 17, 2019 Meeting Minutes

Monday, Dec. 17, 2018 | Farnsworth Technology Center | Board of Education Meeting

Call to Order

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

Roll Call

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

Executive Session

MOTION made by Ms. Young, seconded by Mr. Abbott, that an Executive Session be convened for the purpose of discussing specific personnel matters.  The motion was passed unanimously, six members present and voting.

Patrick Ryan arrived at 6:50 PM.

MOTION made by Mrs. MacTurk, seconded by Mr. Piccirillo, that an 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 7:03 p.m.  Mrs. Gaglioti requested those present to stand and join in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

Roll Call

  • Board Members present: Wade Abbott, Deborah Escobar, Lisa Gaglioti, Stacy MacTurk, Robert Piccirillo, Patrick Ryan and Pamela Young
  • Administrators present: Mr. Shannon Shine, Chris Ruberti, and Laurel Logan-King
  • Others In Attendance:  No others were present at the meeting

Communications

Superintendent

Mr. Shine opened the meeting by introducing Mr. Ruberti to give a presentation on the budget calendar.  Mr. Ruberti discussed some of the important dates and events that will be presented at board meetings in January up until the budget vote on May 21st.  He also reported that petitions would be available on February 11th for anyone interested in running for a Board seat.  He talked about the May 6th board meeting and how it will need to be changed to May 13th due to the calculation of days that must be between the public hearing and the budget vote.

Mr. Shine discussed the newspaper interview he had with Zachary Matson from the Daily Gazette regarding the differing amounts which local districts spend on BOCES Communication Services.

Board of Education

Ms. Pamela Young mentioned that she went to the parent meeting for lacrosse.  She said the program seemed to be very exciting and she also gave recognition to the Athletic Director.

Mrs. Stacy MacTurk reported that she attended the harvest festival for fourth graders and gave some specifics about the event.

Old Business

There was none.

New Business

Instructional: Special Education Recommendations and Student Placements

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

MOTION made by Mr. Piccirillo, seconded by Mrs. Escobar, that the Board of Education approve and arrange for the recommendations of the Committee on Special Education and Committee on Preschool Special Education for meetings held on October 24, November 28, 29, 30, December 3, 5, 6, 7, and 12, 2018.  The motion was passed unanimously, seven members present and voting.

Approval of Field Trip to Six Flags, New England

Request Approval for 8th Grade Students to Participate in a Field Trip to Six Flags, New England on Thursday, June 6, 2019

MOTION made by Mr. Abbott, seconded by Ms. Young, that the Board of Education approve the request for 8th grade students to participate in a field trip to Six Flags, New England on Thursday, June 6, 2019.  The motion was passed unanimously, seven members present and voting.

New Business

Approval of First Reading of Board Policies

Request for Approval of First Reading of Board Policies

MOTION made by Mr. Piccirillo, seconded by Mrs. MacTurk, that the Board of Education approve the first reading of the following policies and By-Laws:

  • 7551: Allocation of title I, Part A Funds in the District
  • 7133: Education of Students in Foster Care
  • 5413: Procurement: Uniform Grand Guidance for Federal Awards
  • 6121: Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
  • 5140: Administration of the Budget
  • 6213: Registration and Professional Development
  • 7222: Diploma or Credential Options for Students with Disabilities
  • 7260: Designation of Person in Parental Relation
  • 7512: Student Physicals
  • 7522: Concussion Management

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

Approved Minutes

MOTION made by Mr. Piccirillo, seconded by Mrs. Escobar, that the Board of Education approve the minutes of December 3, 2018.

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

Approved Financial Reports

Request to Approve Financial Reports

MOTION made by Mr. Piccirillo, seconded by Mr. Ryan, that the Board of Education approve the following Financial Reports:

  • APPROVED the Treasurer’s Report for the month of November
  • APPROVED the Budget Status Report for the month of November
  • APPROVED the Revenue Status Report for the month of November
  • APPROVED the Payment and Presentation of Claims for the month of December (Warrant #’s 5P)
  • APPROVED the Extracurricular Activities Reports for the month of November
  • APPROVED the Collateralization Report for the month of November
  • APPROVED the Cash Flow Analysis/General Fund Report for the month of November

Warrant #5P – December 3, 2018

  • General Fund, Warrant Schedule #26 #27, $425,799.29
  • School Lunch Fund, Warrant Schedule #4
  • Federal Fund, Warrant Schedule #10, $1,327.11
  • Capital Fund, Warrant Schedule #10, $90.00
  • Trust & Agency, Warrant Schedule #10, $1,273,099.59
  • TOTAL: $1,700,315.99
  • TOTAL – Warrant #5P, $1,700,315.99

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

    Approved Personnel Recommendations

    MOTION made by Mr. Piccirillo, seconded by Mr. Abbott, that the Board of Education approve the following personnel recommendations:

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

    Retirement

    • Patricia Ulenski
      • P/T Bus Aide & P/T Cleaner
      • Expiration: Close of business Dec. 30, 2018

    Appointments

    • Justin Chaires
      • Long Term Substitute
      • Special Education
      • Effective: Jan. 29, 2019
      • Expiration: Close of business June 30, 2019
      • Teaching Assistant, Level 1
      • Salary: Step 1
    • Lynn Boivin
      • 10-month school nurse
      • Effective: Dec. 19, 2018
      • Salary: Step 20
    • Cheryl Hitchcock
      • 12-month typist (Management Confidential)
      • Jan. 15, 2019
      • Salary: $45,261
    • Theresa Evers
      • P/T Teaching Assistant (6 hours)
      • Effective: Dec. 17, 2018 to June 30, 2019
      • Salary: Step 1
    • Zy’Aijha Epperson
      • Lifeguard (Level 1)
      • Dec. 17, 2018
      • Salary: $11.10/hour
    • Michael Jurgelon
      • Water Safety Instructor (Level 1)
      • Effective: Dec. 8, 2018
      • Salary: $14/hr
    • Kristen Kaly
      • Part-Time Cleaner (Transportation)
      • Effective: Dec. 18, 2018
      • Salary: $12.46/ hour
    • Patricia Ulenski
      • Part-Time Bus Aide
      • Effective: Dec. 18, 2018
      • Salary: $12.33/ hour
    • Joel Fuschino
      • Substitute Bus Driver
      • Dec. 17, 2018
      • Salary: $16.50/hour
    • Laurinda O’Connell
      • Substitute Food Service Helper
      • Effective: Dec. 17, 2018
      • Salary: $11.10/hour
    • Carmella Ranze
      • Substitute Food Service Helper
      • Effective: Dec. 17, 2018
      • Salary: $11.10/hour

    2018-2019 Student Teacher

    Juliana Struys, Bradt, Jan. 7, 2019 to March 8, 2019

    2018-2019 PM School Tutoring ($34.27/hour)

    Nichole Mantas, Tutor

    Marching Band Appointments- Winter 2018

    • Advisor: Art Cornell, percussion, $1,000 stipend
    • Advisor: Jim Crawford, percussion, $250 stipend
    • Advisor: Mark Sanford, percussion, $250 stipend
    • Advisor: Kim Miller, percussion, $250 stipend
    • Advisor: Ja-ha Waymer-Jarvis, percussion, $250 stipend
    • Advisor: Geoff Snow, percussion, $250 stipend
    • Advisor: Mike Salamone, percussion, $250 stipend
    • Advisor: Mark Riggi, percussion, volunteer
    • Advisor: Devin Fitzgerald, percussion, volunteer
    • Advisor: Brandon Fowler, percussion, volunteer
    • Advisor: Jenna Coutant-Walker, percussion, volunteer
    • Advisor: Jason Varga, percussion, volunteer

    Resignations

    • Darcy McCooey
      • Information Processing Specialist
      • Close of business Dec. 26, 2018
    • Cheryl Hitchcock
      • 12-month Typist
      • Close of business Jan. 14, 2019
    • Nicole Weber
      • Part-time Teaching Assistant (6 hours)
      • Close of business Dec. 21, 2018
    • Linda Dickson
      • Food Service Helper (Cafe Aide)
      • Dec. 21, 2018
    • James Finn
      • Substitute Bus Driver
      • Close of business Nov. 13, 2018

    Leaves of Absence

    • Justin Chaires
      • P/T Teaching Assistant
      • Effective: Dec. 12, 2018 to June 30, 2019
      • Reason: Unpaid leave of absence

    Removal from Service

    • Nancy Brassard
      • Senior Stenographer (substitute, not to exceed 15 days per year)
      • Effective: Dec. 17, 2018

    Adjournment

    MOTION made by Mr. Ryan, seconded by Mrs. MacTurk, that the Board of Education meeting be adjourned at 7:24 PM.  The motion passed unanimously, seven members present and voting.