main content starts hereJuly 1, 2019 Meeting Minutes

Board of Education Meeting | Monday, July 1, 2019 | Mohonasen High School Auditorium

Call to Order

The Board meeting was called to order by the President, Mrs. Gaglioti, at 5:30 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, Deborah Escobar, Lisa Gaglioti, Stacy MacTurk, Chad McFarland, Patrick Ryan and Pamela Young.
  • Administrators Present: Shannon Shine, Christopher Ruberti, Laurel Logan-King.

Executive Session

MOTION made by Mrs. Escobar, seconded by Mr. Abbott, that an Executive Session be convened for the purpose of discussing personnel matters and contract negotiations.  The motion was passed unanimously, seven members present and voting.

Call to Order

A Public hearing/District-Wide Safety Plan was called to order by the Assistant Superintendent for Business, Mr. Ruberti, at 6:00 PM.

Public Comments

There were no public comments.  The Board of Education discussed some concerns, suggestions, and changes to be made with the District-Wide Safety Plan prior to its adoption in September.

Adjournment

The Public Hearing and District-Wide Safety Plan meeting was adjourned at 6:19 PM.

Return to Public Session

The Public Session was called to order by the Assistant Superintendent for Business, Mr. Christopher Ruberti, at 6:20 PM.  Mr. Ruberti 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, Chad McFarland, Patrick Ryan and Pamela Young.
  • Administrators/Supervisors Present: Shannon Shine, Christopher Ruberti, Laurel Logan-King.
  • Others In Attendance: 1 faculty member arrived at 6:55 pm

Organizational Business

Administration of the Oath of Office

Administration of Oath of Faithful Performance of Office to Board Members Beginning New Term of Office

Mr. Ruberti administered the Oath of Office to Ms. Deborah Escobar and Mr. Chad McFarland who were elected to three-year terms at the Annual Meeting in May.

Nomination for President of the Board

Election of Officers

President of the Board: Education Law 1701, 2504, 2563

Mr. Ruberti asked for nominations for the office of the President of the Board.  Ms. Young nominated Mrs. Gaglioti. Mr. Ryan seconded the nomination. Since there were no other nominations for the office of President, Mrs. Gaglioti was unanimously elected President of the Board of Education.

Nomination for Vice President of the Board

Vice President:  Education Law 1701, 2504

Mr. Ruberti asked for nominations for the office of Vice President of the Board.  Mrs. Gaglioti nominated Ms. Young. Mr. McFarland seconded the nomination.

Since there were no other nominations for the office of Vice President, Ms. Young was unanimously elected Vice President of the Board of Education.

Mrs. Gaglioti and Ms. Young were administered their oaths of office.

Mrs. Gaglioti then conducted the remainder of the meeting.

Appointments, designations, authorizations, bonding of personnel and other items

APPOINTMENT OF DISTRICT OFFICERS, OTHER APPOINTMENTS, DESIGNATIONS, AUTHORIZATIONS, BONDING OF PERSONNEL AND OTHER ITEMS

MOTION made by Mr. Ryan, seconded by Mrs. Escobar, that the Board of Education approve the following appointments, designations, authorizations, bonding of personnel, and other items for the 2019-2020 school year.   After some brief discussions, the motion was passed unanimously, seven members present and voting.

Appointment of District Officers

Appointment of District Officers – Effective July 1, 2018:

  • District Clerk: Christopher Ruberti – no stipend
  • District Treasurer: Tracey Freemantle – $2,625
  • Internal Claims Auditor: Susan Clouthier-Braiman – $4,506 stipend
  • Central Registrar: Vanessa Gannon – no stipend
  • Secretary to the Board: Judy Andi – $6,072 stipend
  • Deputy District Clerk: Judy Andi – no stipend

Administration of Oath of Office to District Officers

Appointment of School District Physician

Appointed Dr. Warren Silverman of Access Compliance, LLC, 776A Watervliet-Shaker Road, Latham, NY 12110, as School District Physician from July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020, with the fee for services not to exceed $22,500.

Appointment of General Legal/Litigation Counsel

Appointed the attorney firm of Girvin and Ferlazzo, P.C., 20 Corporate Woods Boulevard, Albany, NY 12211 to the position of General Legal/Litigation/Labor Relations Counsel from July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020, at an hourly rate of $175 for all non-litigation matters and $195 per hour for all litigation matters.

Appointment of General Legal Counsel

Appointed the attorney firm of Honeywell Law Firm, PLLC, 111 Winners Circle, Suite 200, Albany, NY 12205, to provide general legal counsel from July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020 at an hourly rate of $180 and $200 per hour for all legal services related to capital construction projects, litigations and hearings.

Appointment of Bond Counsel

Appointed the attorney firm of Barclay Damon LLP, 80 State Street, Albany, NY 12207, to provide bond counsel from July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020 at a rate of between $.50 and $1.50 per thousand dollars of bonds issued.

Appointment of Counsel for Tax Certiorari

Appointed the attorney firm of Tabner, Ryan & Keniry, 18 Corporate Woods Boulevard, Albany, NY 12211, to provide legal services pertaining to tax certiorari during the school year of July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020, at an hourly rate of $150.

Appointment of School Attendance Officers

Appointed the following individuals to serve as School Attendance Officers during the 2018-2019 school year:

  • Bradt School: Alma DiCocco
  • Pinewood School: Lisa Karandy
  • Draper Middle School: Kendra DiSorbo
  • Mohonasen High School: Cindy Clough

Appointment of Independent Auditor

Appointed the public accounting firm of Raymond G. Preusser, CPA, P.C., PO Box 538, Claverack, NY 12513, to provide independent auditor services during the school year of July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020, for a base cost of $17,000.

Appointment of Internal Auditor

Appointed Management Advisory Group, Inc. for Internal Auditing Services for the school year of July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020 at a cost of $8,520/year.

Appointment of Tax Collectors

Appointed the town clerks of the Town of Rotterdam, Schenectady County, and the towns of Colonie and Guilderland, Albany County, as the School District Tax Collectors for the school year of July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020.

District Representative for Public Law 874

District Representative for Public Law 874 (Federal Government Impact Aid)

Designated the Assistant Superintendent for Business as the district representative for Public Law 874 during 2019-2020.

Designation of School District Newspapers

Designated the Schenectady Daily Gazette as the official school district newspaper during 2019-2020.

Authorization of Representative for All Federal Funds

Designated the Superintendent of Schools as the authorized representative for the purpose of filing applications for grants under all Federal funds.

Authorization for Attendance at Conferences & Seminars

Designated the Superintendent of Schools as the authorized representative for the approval of attendance at conferences and seminars.

Authorization for Hearing Officer to Conduct Hearings

Authorized the following individuals be appointed to conduct student disciplinary hearings per Education Law Section 3214:  Deborah Kavanaugh and Tasha Anderson.

Authorization to Invest

Authorized the Assistant Superintendent for Business be authorized to invest General Fund monies not immediately needed, in amounts not to exceed $4,000,000 in accordance with Section 165 of the Local Finance Law.

Single Signature Authorization

Authorized the School District Treasurer to sign school disbursements in accordance with Education Law and the use of a digital facsimile signature device for the signing of checks for all funds.  In the absence of the District Treasurer, the Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent for Business are also authorized to sign checks.

Establish Dates, Time and Place for Special and Regular Monthly Board Meetings

Established the following meeting dates for the 2019-2020 school year:

  • Organizational Meeting – July 1, 2019, 6:00 PM/LGI
  • Business Meeting – August 19, 2019, 6:00 PM/LGI
  • Instructional Presentations 7:00 PM in HS/LGI unless otherwise designated
  • Business Meetings 7:00 PM in HS/LGI unless otherwise designated
  • Board Workshop – TBD
  • September 9, 2019
  • September 23, 2019
  • October 7, 2019
  • October 21, 2019
  • November 4, 2019
  • November 18, 2019
  • December 2, 2019
  • December 16, 2019
  • January 13, 2020
  • January 27, 2020
  • February 10, 2020
  • February 24, 2020
  • March 9, 2020
  • March 23, 2020
  • April 6, 2020
  • Wednesday, April 22, 2020
  • May 11, 2020
  • May 19, 2020 (Annual Budget Vote)
  • June 8, 2020
  • June 29, 2020
  • Organizational Meeting July 7, 2020 – 6:00 PM (Tuesday)
  • Business Meeting August 17, 2020 – 6:00 PM

Central Treasurer/ Extra-Classroom Activities Accounts

Appointed Danielle Hunt as the Central Treasurer/Student Activities Account from July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020.  The stipend is $2,979.

District Residency Investigators

Designated Patricia Mahar and Thomas Culbert as the District Residency Investigators at an hourly rate of $27.50/hour.

Records Access Officer

Designated Tracey Freemantle as the District Records Access Officer.  The stipend is $750.

Appointment of Medicaid Compliance Officer

Designated the Director of Special & Alternative Education as the Medicaid Compliance Officer.

Records Management Officer

Designated Tracey Freemantle as the District Records Management Officer. The stipend is $750.

HIPAA Compliance Officer

Designated Tracey Freemantle as the HIPAA Compliance Officer.  The stipend is $500.

Title IX Officer – Sexual Harassment Complaint Investigation

Designated Mrs. Karla Empie and Mr. Christopher Ruberti as the Title IX Officers – Sexual harassment complaint investigations.

Foster Care Point of Contact

Approved Christopher Ruberti as Foster Care Point of Contact for the District.

Purchasing Agent

Designated the Assistant Superintendent for Business as the District Purchasing Agent.

Asbestos Designee

Appointed the Director of Facilities as the District Asbestos Designee.

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Coordinator

Appointed the Director of Facilities as the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Coordinator.

Payroll Certifier

Approved the recommendation that the Superintendent of Schools be authorized to certify payrolls.

Designation of Official Depositories for School Funds

Designated the following financial institutions as official depositories for school district funds:

  • Key Bank
  • J.P. Morgan Chase
  • National Bank of Coxsackie
  • New York Liquid Asset Fund (NYLAF)
  • Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (and its subsidiary, Dubuque Bank & Trust Company)
  • NYCLASS (New York Cooperative Liquid Asset Securities System)

Petty Cash Authorization

Established the following petty cash accounts for the period of July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020:

  • Senior High School, Principal, $100
  • Draper Middle School, Principal, $100
  • Pinewood Elementary, Principal, $100
  • Bradt Primary School, Principal, $100
  • Business Office, Supervisor of Accounting/Finance, $100
  • Transportation Department, Transportation Supervisor, $100
  • Food Service Department, Food Service Supervisor, $100
  • Center for Advanced Technology, Principal, $100

Census Enumerator

Approved the recommendation that Alma DiCocco serve as the census enumerator for the school district during the 2019-2020 school year, performing said duties in accordance with Education Law 3242.  (A total allocation of $2,500 has been earmarked for the provision of said services by the enumerator and the census takers, and to purchase supplies.)

Bonding

Recommend the use of a Faithful Performance Blanket Bond in lieu of specific official undertakings for all persons and positions required by law or regulation to be bonded, in accordance with Public Officers Law, Section 11 and Commissioner’s Regulation 170.2.

Budget Transfers

Recommend that the Superintendent of Schools (Chief School Officer) be authorized to approve budget transfers, in accordance with Commissioner’s Regulation 170.2 and other relevant laws and regulations.

Mileage Reimbursement Rate

Approved the rate for reimbursement of claims for business use of personal vehicles be established at 58 cents per mile for the 2019-2020 school year.

Re-adoption of Policy Manual

Approved the recommendation that the existing policies of the Board of Education be re-adopted until the same are amended or rescinded.

Re-adoption of Board Policy #5220 – District Investments

Approved the recommendation that Board Policy #5220 – District Investments be re-adopted for the 2019-2020 school year or until the same is amended.

Re-adoption of Board Policy #5410 – Purchasing

Approved the recommendation that Board Policy #5410 – Purchasing be re-adopted for the 2019-2020 school year or until the same is amended.

Workers’ Compensation Trust

Designated the Assistant Superintendent for Business to represent the Mohonasen Central School District as its Trustee under the Self-Insurance Plan for Workers’ Compensation, the New York State Public Schools Statewide Workers’ Compensation Trust, and that the Superintendent be and hereby is designated to serve as alternate Trustee under the Plan for the 2019-2020 school year.

Capital Area Schools Health Insurance Consortium (CASHIC)

Approved the recommendation that the Assistant Superintendent for Business serve as Trustee to represent the Mohonasen Central School District in the Capital Area Schools Health Consortium for the 2018-2019 school year and the Superintendent be and hereby is designated to serve as alternate Trustee under the plan for the 2019-2020 school year.

Miscellaneous items

The following miscellaneous items for the 2019-2020 school year were decided:

Selection of Capital District School Boards Association Delegate and Alternate

Approved the selection of Mr. Ryan as the Capital District School Board Association delegate and Mr. McFarland as the alternate.

Selection of Audit Committee Members

Approved the selection of Mr. Ryan, Mr. Abbott, and Mrs. Gaglioti as Audit Committee Members.

Selection of NYSSBA’s Annual Convention Voting Delegate

Approved the selection of Ms. Young as Voting Delegate at NYSSBA’s 2019 Annual Convention.

Selection of 2019-2020 School Board Policy Members

Approved the selection of Ms. Young, Mrs. MacTurk, and Mr. McFarland as the School Board Policy members for 2019-2020.

Communications

Superintendent

Mr. Shine reported that the 60th annual graduation went very well.  He noted that student, Sophie Mathis, did a wonderful job on her speech and the staff from Mohonasen did an excellent job as well.

Board of Education

Mr. Abbott expressed that he would like to send a thank-you letter to Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara for the bullet aid we have received recently.

The Board had some discussions regarding vaping detection devices and procedures they would like to be discussed at a safety committee meeting.

Mrs. Gaglioti thanked the Board for their support in attending the wake of student, Mark Lombardi.

Public Privilege of the Floor

No comments were made.

New Business: Instruction

Special Education on Pre-School Special Education Recommendations and Student Placements

Request for Approval and Arrangement of Committee on Special Education and Committee on Pre-School Special Education Recommendations and Student Placements

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 Committee on Pre-School Special Education for meetings held on May 1, 28, 29, June 7, 12, 14, 20, 21, 24, 25, 26, and 27, 2019.  The motion was passed unanimously, seven members present and voting.

Business/Personnel

Authorization of Agreement with Nursecore Management

Request approval to Enter into an Agreement with Nursecore Management Services, LLC. For Nursing Services 

MOTION made by Mr. Ryan, seconded by Ms. Young, that the Board of Education approves a contract with Nursecore Management Services, LLC. To provide nursing services on an as-needed basis to District resident students at a cost of $51.95 per hour for a Registered Nurse or $43.95 per hour for a Licensed Practical Nurse effective July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020.  The motion was passed unanimously, seven members present and voting.

Approval of Contract with Amy Waite, Physical Therapist

Request Approval of contract with Amy Waite, Physical Therapist, for the Summer Months and  2019-2020 School Year

MOTION made by Mrs. MacTurk, seconded by Mr. Abbott, that the Board of Education enter into a contract with Amy Waite to provide Physical Therapy services to district resident students at a cost of $55.00 per hour, for an estimated cost of $39,000 for the period of July 8, 2019 through June 26, 2020.  The motion was passed unanimously, seven members present and voting.

Approval of Contract with Kathy Ives-Kline, Assistive Technology Coordinator

Request Approval of Contract with Kathy Ives-Kline, Assistive Technology Coordinator, for the 2019-2020 School year

MOTION made by Mrs. Escobar, seconded by Mrs. MacTurk, that the Board of Education enter into a contract with Kathy Ives-Kline to provide Assistive Technology services to District resident students at a cost of $34.00 per hour, for an estimated cost of $5,100 for the period of September 5, 2019 through June 26, 2020.

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

Approval of Acceptance of Golf Clubs

Request for  Acceptance of Golf Clubs

MOTION made by Mr. McFarland, seconded by Ms. Young, that the Board of Education accept the donation of 4 bags of golf clubs from Mr. Brett Armstrong to be used in our athletic department totaling approximately $500.

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

Approval of Adoption of Policy Statement for Free and Reduced Price Meals or Free Milk

Request Adoption of Policy Statement for Free and Reduced Price Meals or Free Milk

MOTION made by Mr. Ryan, seconded by Mrs. MacTurk, that the Board of Education adopt the policy statement for free and reduced price meals or free milk.

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

Approval for Hearing Officers for 2019-2020

Request Approval for Authorizing Appointment of Hearing Officers for the 2019-2020 School Year

MOTION made by Mr. Ryan, seconded by Mr. Abbott, that the Board of Education approve the following resolution authorizing the appointment of the next available hearing officer:

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the Mohonasen Central School District hereby authorizes and directs the administrator responsible for special education programs, in the event a special education impartial hearing is requested, to make a selection from the approved list of Impartial Hearing Officers (IHOs) on a rotational basis beginning with the first name appearing after the IHO who last served, or in the event no hearing officer on the list has served, beginning with the first name appearing on such list.

The administrator responsible for special education programs shall establish and maintain a list of names and resumes of all impartial hearing officers who are (i) certified by the Commissioner of Education pursuant to Section 200.1(x)(2) of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education (ii) available to serve in the District in hearings conducted pursuant to Education Law Section 4404(1) and the IDEA and (iii) who have agreed to the terms and conditions of such appointments as set forth herein.

If the administrator responsible for special education programs is unavailable, selection shall be made by a person designated by the Superintendent.  The administrator responsible for special education programs, or the designated person, shall confirm with the prospective IHO the terms and conditions in the District policy on compensation and reimbursement of expenses for hearing-related activities.  Should the IHO decline appointment, or if the impartial hearing officer fails to respond or is unreachable within 24 hours, the administrator responsible for special education programs or a designee shall offer appointment to each successive hearing officer whose name appears on the list until such appointment, pursuant to the terms of the District’s policy attendant thereto, is accepted.

Be it further resolved that the Board of Education hereby appoints, authorizes and designates the President of the Board of Education or the Vice President of the Board of Education to immediately appoint the specific individual who agrees to serve as IHO.

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

Approval to provide free breakfast and lunch for five days for kindergarten students

Request Approval to Provide Free Breakfast and Lunch for Five Days for Kindergarten Students at Bradt Elementary School during the Month of September as they transition into school

MOTION made by Ms. Young, seconded by Mrs. Escobar, that the Board of Education provide free breakfast and lunch to the Kindergarten students at Bradt Elementary school for the first five days at the beginning of the school year.

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

Approval to enter Contract with Amy Waite, Physical Therapist

Request for Approval to enter into Contract with Amy Waite, Physical Therapist, for the summer months and the 2018-2019 School Year

MOTION made by Mr. Ryan, seconded by Ms. Young, that the Board of Education enter into a contract with Amy Waite to provide Physical Therapy services to District resident students at a cost of $55.00 per hour, for an estimated cost of $39,000 for the period of July 9, 2018 through June 26, 2019.

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

Acceptance of Donation – CDPHP

Request Acceptance of Monetary Donation from Capital District Physicians’ Health Plan (CDPHP)

MOTION made by Ms. Young, seconded by Mr. Abbott, that the Board of Education approve the acceptance of the monetary donation from Capital District Physicians’ Health Plan (CDPHP) of $500 towards MohonCARES initiatives, specifically the Anchor Rooms.

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

Approval of School Lunch Prices

Request Approval of School Lunch Prices

MOTION made by Mrs. MacTurk, seconded by Mrs. Escobar, that the Board of Education approve the following student meal prices:

  • Milk – All Buildings, $ .50
  • Breakfast – Bradt/Pinewood, $1.00
  • Breakfast – Draper, $1.50
  • Breakfast – High School, $1.75
  • Lunch – Bradt/Pinewood, $2.75
  • Lunch –  Draper/HS, $3.25

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

Acceptance of Donation – CAP COM Federal Credit Union

Request Acceptance of Monetary Donation from CAP COM Federal Credit Union

MOTION made by Mr. Ryan, seconded by Mrs. Escobar, that the Board of Education approve the acceptance of the monetary donation from CAP COM Federal Credit Union of $2,500 toward MohonCARES initiatives. The motion was passed unanimously, seven members present and voting.

Approval of Substitute Rates

Request Approval of Substitute Rates Not Covered by Substitute Teachers Contract

MOTION made by Mr. McFarland, seconded by Mrs. Escobar, that the Board of Education approve the following substitute rates, effective July 1, 2019 until otherwise approved by the Board of Education:

Typist

  • Starting Rate 2019-2020: $14.62
  • Current 2018-19: $13.65
  • Recommended 2019-20 & Beyond: 13.80

Account Clerk

  • Starting Rate 2019-2020: $14.62
  • Current 2018-19: $13.65
  • Recommended 2019-20 & Beyond: 13.80

Steno/IPS I

  • Starting Rate 2019-2020: $14.62
  • Current 2018-19: $13.65
  • Recommended 2019-20 & Beyond: 13.80

Mail Clerk

  • Starting Rate 2019-2020: $13.88
  • Current 2018-19: $12.55
  • Recommended 2019-20 & Beyond: 12.70

Monitor

  • Starting Rate 2019-2020: $15.13
  • Current 2018-19: $13.75
  • Recommended 2019-20 & Beyond: 13.90

Cleaner

  • Starting Rate 2019-2020: $11.80
  • Current 2018-19: $11.10
  • Recommended 2019-20 & Beyond: 11.80

Custodian

  • Starting Rate 2019-2020: $16.08
  • Current 2018-19: $14.25
  • Recommended 2019-20 & Beyond: 14.40

Cook

  • Starting Rate 2019-2020: $11.80
  • Current 2018-19: $11.10
  • Recommended 2019-20 & Beyond: 11.80

Aides-Bus/Teacher/Clerical

  • Starting Rate 2019-2020: $11.80
  • Current 2018-19: $11.10
  • Recommended 2019-20 & Beyond: 11.80

FSH

  • Starting Rate 2019-2020: $11.80
  • Current 2018-19: $11.10
  • Recommended 2019-20 & Beyond: 11.80

Bus Driver

  • Starting Rate 2019-2020: $17.15
  • Current 2018-19: $16.50
  • Recommended 2019-20 & Beyond: 16.75

Motor Vehicle Operator

  • Starting Rate 2019-2020: $11.80
  • Current 2018-19: $11.10
  • Recommended 2019-20 & Beyond: 11.80

Messenger (MEO Light)

  • Starting Rate 2019-2020: $12.24
  • Current 2018-19: $11.20
  • Recommended 2019-20 & Beyond: 11.80

Mechanic

  • Starting Rate 2019-2020: $17.55
  • Current 2018-19: $16.00
  • Recommended 2019-20 & Beyond: 16.15

Groundsman/Maint. Mech.

  • Starting Rate 2019-2020: $16.09
  • Current 2018-19: $14.25
  • Recommended 2019-20 & Beyond: 14.40

Health Office Assistant

  • Starting Rate 2019-2020: $16.20
  • Current 2018-19: $14.85
  • Recommended 2019-20 & Beyond: 15.00

Nurse

  • Starting Rate 2019-2020: $20.30
  • Current 2018-19: $19.60
  • Recommended 2019-20 & Beyond: 19.75

Attendance Clerk

  • Starting Rate 2019-2020: $13.55
  • Current 2018-19: $11.95
  • Recommended 2019-20 & Beyond: 12.10

Teacher Assistant

  • Starting Rate 2019-2020: $13.43
  • Current 2018-19: $12.15
  • Recommended 2019-20 & Beyond: 12.40

Request For Acceptance of Monetary Donation from Girl Scout Troop 2268

MOTION made by Ms. Young, seconded by Mr. Abbott, that the Board of Education approve the acceptance of the monetary donation from the Girl Scout Troop 2268 of $1,500 toward MohonCARES initiatives.

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

Request for Acceptance of Monetary Donation from the International Paper Foundation

MOTION made by Mr. McFarland, seconded by Mrs. MacTurk, that the Board of Education approve the acceptance of the monetary donation from the International Paper Foundation of $2,196 towards MohonCARES initiatives, specifically the Backpack Program.

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

Request for Acceptance of Monetary Donation from Stewart’s Shops

MOTION made by Mr. Abbott, seconded by Mrs. MacTurk, that the Board of approve the acceptance of the monetary donations from Stewart’s Shops of $1,000 toward MohonCARES and the Anchor Room at the High School.

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

Request for Acceptance of Monetary Donation from Price Chopper

MOTION made by Mr. McFarland, seconded by Mr. Ryan, that the Board of Education approve the acceptance of the monetary donations from Price Chopper of a $500 gift card toward MohonCARES and the Anchor Room at the High School. The motion was passed unanimously, seven members present and voting.

Request to Establish a Retirement Contribution Reserve Sub-Fund for the New York State Teachers’ Retirement System

MOTION made by Mr. Ryan, seconded by Ms. Young, that the Board of Education of the Rotterdam-Mohonasen Central School District approve the following resolution:

WHEREAS, the Rotterdam-Mohonasen Central School District participates in the New York State Teachers’ Retirement System (“TRS”); and

WHEREAS, on 9/01/09, the Board of Education of the Rotterdam-Mohonasen Central School District by resolution established a Retirement Contribution Reserve Fund known as the Retirement Contribution Reserve Fund pursuant to Section 6-r of the General Municipal Law; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Education has determined it is also appropriate to establish a sub-fund within said Retirement Contribution Reserve Fund pursuant to Education Law Section 521.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Board of Education of the Rotterdam-Mohonasen Central School District, pursuant to Section 6-r of the General Municipal Law, as follows:

  1. The Board hereby establishes a sub-fund within the Retirement Contribution Reserve Fund to be known as the Teachers’ Retirement System District Retirement Contribution Reserve Sub-Fund;
  2. The source of funds for this Reserve Sub-Fund shall be:
    1. such amounts as may be provided therefore by budgetary appropriation or raised by tax therefore;
    2. such revenues as are not required by law to be paid into any other fund or account;
    3. such other funds as may be legally appropriated; and
    4. notwithstanding any law to the contrary, such amounts as may be transferred from a reserve fund established pursuant to Section 6-c, 6-d, 6-e, 6-f or 6-g of Article 2 of the General Municipal Law, comprised of moneys raised from the same tax base as the moneys in the retirement contribution reserve fund, or a reserve fund established pursuant to Education Law Section 3651, provided that any such transfer shall only be made by Board resolution adopted after a public hearing held on at least 15 days prior notice published in at least one newspaper having general circulation in the District.
  3. By resolution, the Board of Education may authorize expenditures from this Reserve Sub-Fund.  Except as otherwise provided by law, moneys in this Reserve Sub-Fund may only be appropriated to finance retirement contributions to the New York State Teachers’ Retirement System, and/or to offset all or a portion of the amount deducted from the moneys apportioned to the District from the State for the support of schools pursuant to Section 521 of the Education Law.
  4. No member of the Board of Education or employee of the District shall:
    1. authorize a withdrawal from this Reserve Sub-Fund for any purpose except as provided in Section 6-r of the General Municipal Law; or
    2. expend any money withdrawn from this Reserve Sub-Fund for a purpose other than as provided in Section 6-r of the General Municipal Law.
  5. The moneys contributed annually to the Reserve Sub-Fund shall not exceed 2% of the total compensation or salaries of all teachers employed by the District who are members of TRS paid during the immediately preceding fiscal year.
  6. The balance of the Reserve Sub-Fund shall not exceed 10% of the total compensation or salaries of all teachers employed by the District who are members of TRS paid during the immediately preceding fiscal year.
  7. The moneys in this Reserve Sub-Fund shall be deposited and secured in the manner provided by Section 10 of the General Municipal Law.  The Board of Education or its authorized designee may invest the moneys in this Reserve Sub-Fund in the manner provided by Section 11 of the General Municipal Law.  Any interest earned or capital gain realized on the money so deposited or invested shall accrue to and become part of this Reserve Sub-Fund.
  8. The chief fiscal officer shall account for this Reserve Sub-Fund separate and apart from all other funds of the District.  Such accounting shall show: the source, date and amount of each sum paid into the sub-fund; the interest earned by such sub-fund; capital gains or losses resulting from the sale of investments of this sub-fund; the order, purpose thereof, date and amount of each payment from this sub-fund; the assets of the sub-fund, indicating cash balance and a schedule of investments.  The chief fiscal officer, within sixty (60) days of the end of each fiscal year, shall furnish a detailed report of the operation and condition of this sub-fund to the Board of Education.
  9. This Resolution shall take effect immediately.

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

Request Approval of Aquatics Staff Salary Schedule

MOTION made by Mrs. MacTurk, seconded by Mrs. Escobar, that the Board of Education approve the Aquatics Salary for Lifeguard (Level I) effective July 1, 219.

  • Position: Lifeguard (Level I)
  • Current Hourly Rates: $11.10
  • Hourly Rate Effective July 1, 2019: $11.80

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

Request Approval of Service Agreement with Corporate Cost Control, Inc. for Unemployment Service

MOTION made by Mrs. MacTurk, seconded by Mr. Ryan, that the Board of Education authorize the Assistant Superintendent for Business to continue the agreement with Corporate Cost Control, Inc. for 2019-2020.  The cost of the service will be $2,480 for the year. The motion was passed unanimously, seven members present and voting.

Request Approval of the Contract for Assistant Superintendent for Business

MOTION made by Mrs. Escobar, seconded by Mrs. MacTurk, that the Board of Education approve the contract between the District and the Assistant Superintendent for Business, effective July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2024, and authorize the Superintendent to execute the agreement.

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

Request for Approval of the Contract for Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction

MOTION made by Mr. McFarland, seconded by Ms. Young, that the Board of Education approve the contract between the District and the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, effective July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2024, and authorize the Superintendent to execute the agreement.  The Motion was passed unanimously, seven members present and voting.

Request Approval to Enter into a Renewal Agreement with Empathia, Inc. as the District’s Employee Assistance Program

MOTION made by Mrs. Escobar, seconded by Mr. Ryan, that the Board of Education authorize the renewal agreement with Empathia, Inc. for the provision of an employee assistance program beginning October 1, 2019 at a fee of $1.25 per employee per month.

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

Request for Approval of Budget Reappropriation – Mohon Masque

MOTION made by Mrs. MacTurk, seconded by Mr. Ryan, that the Board of Education amend the 2018-2019 budget as follows:

  • Increase A2770.1, Unclassified Receipts – Fall, $3,745.19
  • Increase A2770.7, Unclassified Receipts – Winter, $5,486.00
  • Increase A2770.4, Unclassified Receipts – Spring,  $13,522.32
  • Increase A2110.459, Drama Expenditures, $18,268.51
  • Increase A2110.159, Salaries/Instruct. Drama, $4,485.00

The motion passed unanimously, seven members present and voting.

Request for Approval of Contract with Center for Disability Services/Langan School for the Summer 2019 Program and the 2019-2020 School Year

MOTION made by Mr. Abbott, seconded by Mrs. MacTurk, that the Board of Education approve a contract with the Center for Disability Services/Langan School for the Summer 2019 Program at a rate of $7,611.00 per student for a total of $15,222 and for the 2019-2020 School Year at a rate of $45,666.00 per student for a total of $91,332.

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

Request for Acceptance of Monetary Donation from Hannaford Supermarkets

MOTION made by Ms. Young, seconded by Mrs. Escobar, that the Board of Education approve the monetary donation from Hannaford Supermarkets of $2,000 toward MOHONCARES initiatives.

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

Request Approval of Agreement with Inquiry Learning LLC. For Interdisciplinary Consultant Services

MOTION made by Ms. Young, seconded by Mrs. MacTurk, that the Board of Education approve an agreement with Inquiry Learning, LLC. To provide interdisciplinary consultant services to the Mohonasen Central School District at a total compensation of $8,000 for all services provided for the period of July 9, 2019 – September 3, 2019.

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

Request Approval of Contract with Educational Data Services

MOTION made by Mr. Ryan, seconded by Mr. McFarland, that the Board of Education authorize to continue the agreement with Educational Data Services for the 2019-20 school year at a price of $11,890.

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

Request for Approval of the Benetech, Inc. as Third Party Administrator for Tax Sheltered Annuities

MOTION made by Mrs. MacTurk, seconded by Mr. Ryan, that the Board of Education authorize the Assistant Superintendent for Business to continue the agreement with Benetech, Inc. as Third Party Administrator for Tax Sheltered Annuities for the 2019-2020 school year at a cost of $17.04 ($1.42/month) per participant/per year.

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

Request for Approval to Abolish/Reduce Positions

MOTION made by Mr. Ryan, seconded by Mrs. MacTurk, that the Board of Education of the Mohonasen Central School District approve the list of abolished/reduced positions:

Abolished/Reduced Position: Elementary

  • FTE: 1.0
  • Tenure Area: Elementary Ed.
  • Effective Date: August 31, 2019

Abolished/Reduced Position: Elementary

  • FTE: 1.0
  • Tenure Area: Elementary Ed.
  • Effective Date: August 31, 2019

Abolished/Reduced Position: Elementary

  • FTE: 1.0
  • Tenure Area: Elementary Ed.
  • Effective Date: August 31, 2019

Abolished/Reduced Position: Elementary

  • FTE: 1.0
  • Tenure Area: Elementary Ed.
  • Effective Date: August 31, 2019

Abolished/Reduced Position: Elementary

  • FTE: 1.0
  • Tenure Area: Elementary Ed.
  • Effective Date: August 31, 2019

Abolished/Reduced Position: CAT Principal 

  • FTE: 1.0
  • Tenure Area: K-12 Principal
  • Effective Date: August 31, 2019

Abolished/Reduced Position: H/S Assistant Principal

  • FTE: 1.0
  • Tenure Area: K-12 Assistant Principal
  • Effective Date: August 31, 2019

Abolished/Reduced Position: H/S Science

  • FTE: 0.8
  • Tenure Area: K-12 Science
  • Effective Date: August 31, 2019

Abolished/Reduced Position: Draper Music

  • FTE: 0.7
  • Tenure Area: K-12 Music
  • Effective Date: August 31, 2019

Abolished/Reduced Position: Draper Art

  • FTE: 0.4
  • Tenure Area: K-12 Art
  • Effective Date: August 31, 2019

Abolished/Reduced Position: H/S /Draper Technology

  • FTE: 1.0
  • Tenure Area: 7-12 Technology
  • Effective Date: August 31, 2019

Abolished/Reduced Position: Draper ELA

  • FTE: 1.0
  • Tenure Area: 7-12 ELA
  • Effective Date: August 31, 2019

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

Approved Minutes

MOTION made by Mrs. Escobar, seconded by Mrs. MacTurk, that the Board of Education approve the minutes of June 17, 2019. 

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

Approved Bids

Custodial Supplies/Service Contracts

  • MOTION made by Mr. Piccirillo, seconded by Mr. Abbott, that the Board of Education approve the following Financial Reports:
  • APPROVED the Treasurer’s Report for the month of May
  • APPROVED the Cafeteria Financial Statements for the month of May
  • APPROVED the Budget Status Report for the month of May
  • APPROVED the Revenue Status Report for the month of May
  • APPROVED the Payment and Presentation of Claims for the month of May  (Warrant # 11P)
  • APPROVED the Extracurricular Activities Reports for the month of May
  • APPROVED the Collateralization Report for the month of May
  • APPROVED the Cash Flow Analysis/General Fund Report for the month of May
Warrant #11P: May 30, 2019
  • General Fund, Warrant Schedule #59 #60, $446,131.08
  • School Lunch Fund
  • Federal Fund, Warrand Schedule #22, $5,236.29
  • Capital Fund
  • Trust & Agency, Warrant Schedule #22, $2,310,229.45
  • Total: $2,761,596.82
  • Total: Warrant #11P: $2,761,596.82

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

Approved Bids

Custodial Supplies/Service Contracts

Request for Approval of Custodial Supplies/Service Contracts

MOTION made by Mrs. MacTurk, seconded by Mr. Ryan, that the Board of Education award contracts to furnish supplies for the 2019-20 school year to the lowest bidder meeting specifications as noted below:

Paper Products
  • Hill & Markes –  Paper Towels, $20,117.50
  • Hill & Markes – Toilet Tissue, $11,425.00
  • Hill & Markes – Hand Soap, $8,175.00
  • TOTAL: $39,717.50
Boiler Service
  • Colonie Mechanical Contractors, $5,600.00
  • TOTAL: $5,600.00
HVAC Service
  • Colonie Mechanical Contractors, $50% Discount off List
  • TOTAL: Time and material bid
Integrated Pest Management
  • Accurate Pest Control, $3,600.00
  • TOTAL: $3,600.00
Lawn Maintenance
  • True Green, $1,481.25 per visit
  • TOTAL: $1,481.25
Light Bulbs
  • Wolberg Electric, $8,578.40
  • TOTAL: $8,578.40
Cleaning Products
  • Hill & Markes, $4,258.85
  • Calico, $1,908.00
  • RH Crown, $5,995.23
  • Interboro, $2,667.00
  • EA Morse, $4,657.69
  • Pyramid, $4,566.52
  • TOTAL: $24,053.29

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

Approved Personnel Recommendations

MOTION made by Mrs. Escobar, seconded by Mr. McFarland, that the Board of Education approve the following personnel recommendations:

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

Retirements

William Rourke

  • Assignment: Head Custodian
  • Effective Date: Close of business July 10, 2019 (this is an amendment from the April 8, 2019 agenda)

Appointments

Shannon Shine, Superintendent of Schools

  • 2019-2020 Salary – $159,500 plus benefits as stipulated

Laurel Logan-King Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction

  • 2019-2020 Salary – $128,750 plus benefits as stipulated

Christopher Ruberti, Assistant Superintendent for Business

  • 2019-2020 Salary – $128,750 plus benefits as stipulated

Kristen Taylor

  • Appointment: Teacher on Special Assignment (.5 Math AIS/.5 Coaching)
  • Effective Dates: September 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020
  • Certification Status: Pre-Kindergarten, K-6, Permanent; Reading, Permanent
  • Salary: Step 19 plus graduate credits

Ann Marie O’Brien

  • Appointment: Teacher on Special Assignment (1.0 Math AIS Direct Intervention Services)
  • Effective Dates: September 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020
  • Certification Status: Nursery, K-6, Permanent
  • Salary: Step 27 plus graduate credits

Melissa Goard

  • Appointment: Teacher on Special Assignment (.5 Math AIS/.5 Coaching)
  • Effective Dates: September 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020
  • Certification Status: Pre-Kindergarten, K-6, Permanent; Reading, Permanent
  • Salary: Step 21 plus graduate credits

Carrie Raphael-Cronce

  • Appointment: Part-Time
  • Assignment: Foreign Language (.6)
  • Date of Commencement: September 1, 2019
  • Certification Status: Spanish 7-12, Permanent
  • Salary: Step 9 plus graduate credits

Marc Vachon

  • Appointment: Long-Term Substitute
  • Assignment: Physical Education, K-12
  • Date of Commencement: September 1, 2019
  • Expiration Date: Close of business June 30, 2020
  • Certification Status: Physical Education, Permanent
  • Salary: Step 16 plus graduate credits

Graham MacBeth

  • Appointment: Teaching Assistant on Special Assignment
  • Effective Dates: September 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020
  • Salary: Step 5, plus $13,000/stipend

Graham MacBeth

  • Appointment: Director of Facilities III
  • Effective Dates: July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020
  • Salary: $10,000/stipend for project management & purchasing

Patricia Hopkins

  • Appointment: Continuing Education Coordinator
  • Effective Dates: July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020
  • Salary: $9,644 Stipend

Bill Rourke

  • Appointment: Head Custodian
  • Effective Dates: July 1, 2019 – July 10, 2019
  • Salary: $5,520 Stipend

Judy Andi

  • Appointment: Superintendent’s Office/Additional Duties
  • Effective Dates: July 1, 2019 – December 27, 2019
  • Salary: $6,132 Stipend

Alma DiCocco

  • Appointment: Census Coordinator
  • Effective Dates: July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020
  • Salary: $1,944 Stipend

Alma DiCocco

  • Appointment: Census Coordinator
  • Effective Dates: July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020
  • Salary: $1,944 Stipend

Katherine Streeter

  • Appointment: Continuing Education Swim Programs
  • Effective Dates: July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020
  • Salary: $4,080 stipend

Katherine Streeter

  • Appointment: Continuing Education Swim Programs
  • Effective Dates: July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020
  • Salary: $4,080 stipend

Darryl Drew

  • Assignment: Piano Accompanist 2019-2020
  • Effective Dates: June 18, 2019
  • Salary: $20,540

Kendra DiSorbo

  • Assignment: School Attendance Clerk (10-Month), Permanent (subject to a probationary period according to Civil Service rules)
  • Effective Dates: September 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020
  • Salary: $4,869

Christine Goodwill

  • Assignment: 10-Month School Nurse
  • Effective Dates: July 1, 2019
  • Salary: Step 14 (Step adjustment)

Kathleen McDermott

  • Assignment: P/T Bus Aide (Temporary)
  • Effective Dates: July 8, 2019 – August 16, 2019
  • Salary: $12.74/Hour

Linda Denisio

  • Assignment: P/T Bus Cleaner (Temporary)
  • Effective Dates: July 1, 2019 – August 31, 2019
  • Salary: $12.50/Hour

Susan Barnes

  • Assignment: P/T Teaching Assistant
  • Effective Dates: July 1, 2019
  • Salary: $26.40/Hour

Phyllis DelVecchio

  • Assignment: P/T Teaching Assistant
  • Effective Dates: July 1, 2019
  • Salary: $19.81/Hour

Jo-An Berning

  • Assignment: P/T Teaching Assistant
  • Effective Dates: July 1, 2019
  • Salary: $21.65/Hour

Heather McDonough

  • Assignment: P/T Teaching Assistant
  • Effective Dates: July 1, 2019
  • Salary: $14.39/Hour

Karen Spring

  • Assignment: P/T Teaching Assistant
  • Effective Dates: July 1, 2019
  • Salary: $15.69/Hour

Amanda Moore

  • Assignment: P/T Teaching Assistant
  • Effective Dates: July 1, 2019
  • Salary: $14.12/Hour

Mary Beth Gunn

  • Assignment: P/T Teaching Assistant
  • Effective Dates: July 1, 2019
  • Salary: $18.07/Hour

Dina Gianatasio

  • Assignment: P/T Teaching Assistant
  • Effective Dates: July 1, 2019
  • Salary: $13.78/Hour

Amy Serafini

  • Assignment: P/T Teaching Assistant
  • Effective Dates: July 1, 2019
  • Salary: $18.07/Hour

Demitra Hand

  • Assignment: P/T Teaching Assistant
  • Effective Dates: July 1, 2019
  • Salary: $15.69/Hour

Kelly LaRue

  • Assignment: P/T Teaching Assistant
  • Effective Dates: July 1, 2019
  • Salary: $15.37/Hour

Shannon Herholz

  • Assignment: P/T Teaching Assistant
  • Effective Dates: July 1, 2019
  • Salary: $18.07/Hour

Loriann Lynch

  • Assignment: P/T Teaching Assistant
  • Effective Dates: July 1, 2019
  • Salary: $23.49/Hour

Mary Gradoni

  • Assignment: P/T Teaching Assistant
  • Effective Dates: July 1, 2019
  • Salary: $18.07/Hour

Cynthia Spuzy

  • Assignment: P/T Teaching Assistant
  • Effective Dates: July 1, 2019
  • Salary: $22.51/Hour

Melissa Williams

  • Assignment: P/T Teaching Assistant
  • Effective Dates: July 1, 2019
  • Salary: $14.39/Hour

Jody Liucci-Rosetti

  • Assignment: P/T Teaching Assistant
  • Effective Dates: July 1, 2019
  • Salary: $17.63/Hour

Jennifer Dyer

  • Assignment: P/T Teaching Assistant
  • Effective Dates: July 1, 2019
  • Salary: $13.78/Hour

Heather Capobianco

  • Assignment: P/T Teaching Assistant
  • Effective Dates: July 1, 2019
  • Salary: $15.69/Hour

Holly Powell

  • Assignment: P/T Teaching Assistant
  • Effective Dates: July 1, 2019
  • Salary: $15.37/Hour

Megan Thompson

  • Assignment: P/T Teaching Assistant
  • Effective Dates: July 1, 2019
  • Salary: $14.72/Hour

Jamie Rodriguez

  • Assignment: P/T Teaching Assistant
  • Effective Dates: July 1, 2019
  • Salary: $15.69/Hour

Justin Chaires

  • Assignment: P/T Teaching Assistant
  • Effective Dates: July 1, 2019
  • Salary: $15.02/Hour

Maria Frisone

  • Assignment: P/T Teaching Assistant
  • Effective Dates: July 1, 2019
  • Salary: $15.37/Hour

Sydney Fluster

  • Assignment: P/T Teaching Assistant
  • Effective Dates: July 1, 2019
  • Salary: $15.02/Hour

Joi Rumbaugh

  • Assignment: P/T Teaching Assistant
  • Effective Dates: July 1, 2019
  • Salary: $14.12/Hour

Patricia Baker

  • Assignment: P/T Teaching Assistant
  • Effective Dates: July 1, 2019
  • Salary: $19.81/Hour

Tina Nordstrom

  • Assignment: P/T Teaching Assistant
  • Effective Dates: July 1, 2019
  • Salary: $19.81/Hour

Theresa Evers

  • Assignment: P/T Teaching Assistant
  • Effective Dates: July 1, 2019
  • Salary: $13.78/Hour

Barbara Palazeke

  • Assignment: P/T Teaching Assistant
  • Effective Dates: July 1, 2019
  • Salary: $18.07/Hour

Barbara Palazeke

  • Assignment: P/T Teaching Assistant
  • Effective Dates: July 1, 2019
  • Salary: $25.91/Hour

Patricia Spicer

  • Assignment: P/T Teaching Assistant
  • Effective Dates: July 1, 2019
  • Salary: $21.65/Hour

Kathy Holoboski

  • Assignment: P/T Teaching Assistant
  • Effective Dates: July 1, 2019
  • Salary: $23.49/Hour

Lori Esposito

  • Assignment: P/T Teaching Assistant
  • Effective Dates: July 1, 2019
  • Salary: $14.72/Hour

Wendy Wood

  • Assignment: P/T Teaching Assistant
  • Effective Dates: July 1, 2019
  • Salary: $20.48/Hour

Angie Lasher

  • Assignment: P/T Teaching Assistant
  • Effective Dates: July 1, 2019
  • Salary: $15.37/Hour

Martha Lashin

  • Assignment: P/T Teaching Assistant
  • Effective Dates: July 1, 2019
  • Salary: $19.81/Hour

Lauren Finke

  • Assignment: P/T Teaching Assistant
  • Effective Dates: July 1, 2019
  • Salary: $13.78/Hour

Anthony Onofri

  • Assignment: P/T Teaching Assistant
  • Effective Dates: July 1, 2019
  • Salary: $15.69/Hour

Kathryn Hamblet

  • Assignment: P/T Teaching Assistant
  • Effective Dates: July 1, 2019
  • Salary: $15.37/Hour

Rachel Hennet

  • Assignment: P/T Teaching Assistant
  • Effective Dates: July 1, 2019
  • Salary: $14.72/Hour

Anne Mennella-Valdes

  • Assignment: P/T Teaching Assistant
  • Effective Dates: July 1, 2019
  • Salary: $16.61/Hour

Stephanie D’Annibale

  • Assignment: P/T Teaching Assistant
  • Effective Dates: July 1, 2019
  • Salary: $14.72/Hour

Sabrina DePoalo

  • Assignment: P/T Teaching Aide
  • Effective Dates: July 1, 2019
  • Salary: $14.76/Hour

Erin Musto

  • Assignment: P/T Teaching Aide
  • Effective Dates: July 1, 2019
  • Salary: $12.42/Hour

Mary Favre

  • Assignment: P/T Teaching Aide
  • Effective Dates: July 1, 2019
  • Salary: $16.58/Hour

Erica MacDormand

  • Assignment: P/T Teaching Aide
  • Effective Dates: July 1, 2019
  • Salary: $12.39/Hour

Jackie Landolfo

  • Assignment: P/T Teaching Aide
  • Effective Dates: July 1, 2019
  • Salary: $12.64/Hour

Sarah Amedore

  • Assignment: P/T Teaching Aide
  • Effective Dates: July 1, 2019
  • Salary: $13.68/Hour

Samantha Schmidt

  • Assignment: P/T Teaching Aide
  • Effective Dates: July 1, 2019
  • Salary: $11.80/Hour

Daniel Aniolek

  • Assignment: Substitute Monitor
  • Effective Dates: July 1, 2019
  • Salary: $13.90/Hour

Rebecca Muller

  • Assignment: Substitute Monitor
  • Effective Dates: July 1, 2019
  • Salary: $13.90/Hour

Joseph Mayo, III

  • Assignment: Substitute Cleaner
  • Effective Dates: July 1, 2019
  • Salary: $11.10/Hour

Lisa Williams

  • Assignment: P/T 19A Trainer
  • Effective Dates: July 1, 2019
  • Salary: $21.58/Hour

Audrey Yetto

  • Assignment: P/T 19A Trainer
  • Effective Dates: July 1, 2019
  • Salary: $20.20/Hour

Change in Employment Status

Matthew Hubbell

  • Assignment: Probationary
  • Tenure Area: Academic Administrator for STEM (amended from the September 24, 2018 agenda)
  • Date of Commencement: July 1, 2019

Participation in Teaching with Primary Sources Grant Workshop – July 30, July 31, August 1, 2019

  • Marissa Gordon, $400
  • Erin Degnan, $400
  • Autumn Wallace, $400
  • Faith Faas, $400
  • Kim Coelho, $400
  • Rose Dorado, $400
  • Mindy Holland, $400

2019 Summer School Special Education July 8 – August 16, 2019 (8:00 am – 2:00 pm)

Lori Esposito

  • Assignment: Teaching Assistant (amended from the June 3, 2019 board agenda)
  • Program: All Programs
  • Step/Rate: 5

2019 Summer School Registration – July 1 – July 2, 2019

Stephanie D’Annibale

  • Assignment: Summer School Registration
  • Days: 2
  • Rate: $14.72

2019-2020 – Instructional Leaders

  • Melanie Weinlein, Kindergarten, $2400
  • Laura Eggleston, First Grade, $2400
  • Anna Dagostino, Second Grade, $1200
  • Tamara McCabe, Second Grade, $1200
  • Darcy Brem, Third Grade, $2400
  • Christine Altomer, Fourth Grade, $2400
  • Kim Trestick, Fifth Grade, $2400
  • Kim Coelho, Sixth Grade, $2400
  • Faith Faas, Sixth Grade, $2400
  • Jenna Niles, Seventh Grade, $2400
  • Erin Degnan, Seventh Grade, $2400
  • William VanWie, Eighth Grade, $1200
  • Danielle Grainer, Eighth Grade, $1200
  • Erika Pangburn, Eighth Grade, $2400
  • Bernadette Callender, K-12 Special Education, $2400
  • Steve Blais, K-12 Instructional Technology, $2400
  • Mary Ann Nickloy, 6-8 Mathematics, $1200
  • Robert Higgins, 9-12 Mathematics, $1200
  • Brian Shaffer, 6-12 Social Studies, $2400
  • Michael York, K-12 Art, $2400
  • Jennifer Fritz-Walbroehl, 6-12 Family and Consumer Sciences, $1200
  • Maureen Geagan, World Language 7-12, $2400

2019-2020 – Instructional Leaders, number of days

  • Jennifer Groth, 2
  • Kerrianne Pace, 3
  • Michele Hackett, 2.5
  • Melissa Goard, 4.5
  • Melanie Weinlein, 1
  • Amanda Brousseau, 1
  • Amber Newman, 1
  • Bernadette Callender, 1
  • Sharon Berschwinger, 4.5
  • Kathleen Sansone, SPED, 0.5
  • Melissa Antonini, 0.5
  • Brenda Riehlman, 0.5
  • Christine Baumann, 0.5
  • Colleen Palleschi, 4
  • Laurie Dennis, 0.5
  • Jessica Filarecki, 1
  • Amy Varano, 0.5
  • Erin Ferraro, 0.5
  • Laura Eggleston, 0.5
  • Marianne Masick, 0.5
  • Susan Yates, 0.5
  • Rachel Schlude, 0.5
  • Sandra McDuffee, 1
  • Anna Dagostino, 1
  • Jennifer Hurst, 1
  • Tamara McCabe, 0.5
  • Jennifer Palleschi, 0.5
  • Krista Zajesky, 0.5
  • Ashley Geyer, 0.5
  • Loriann Lynch  TA, 1
  • Brandon Guthrie, 1

2019 (Pinewood) Summer Curriculum Work – $183.37/Day  July 1-August 31, 2019, number of days

  • Christine Altomer, 0.5
  • Darcy Brem, 0.5
  • Brianna Coughlin, 0.5
  • Katherine Daggett, 0.5
  • Heidi Depiero, 0.5
  • Michelle Evans, 0.5
  • Emily Felter, 0.5
  • Marie Furlong, 0.5
  • Michelle Gaffney, 0.5
  • Brandon Guthrie, 1
  • Elizabeth Haynesworth, 0.5
  • Mindy Holland, 0.5
  • Josh Hughes, 0.5
  • Diane Krawiecki, 0.5
  • Elaine Lounsbury, 0.5
  • Elizabeth MacMaster, 1.5
  • Lauren Neale, 0.5
  • Kathleen Shafer, 0.5
  • Liesha Sherman, 0.5
  • Lisa Smith, 1
  • Amy Tannuzzo, 0.5
  • Amie  Stannard, 0.5
  • Kristen Taylor, 4
  • Kim Trestick, 1
  • Bryttni Walter, 1
  • Cristina Wheeler, 0.5
  • Lisa Wiedman, 1

2019 (High School) Summer Curriculum Work – $183.37/Day July 1-Agust 31, 2019, number of days

  • Adam Barr, 4
  • Katie Bartone, 2
  • Rob Buehler, 2
  • Deb Capullo, 1
  • Bill Clayton, 2
  • Maureen Conway, 1
  • Laura Eggleston, 3
  • Kathy Fiozzo, 3
  • Maureen Geagan, 3
  • Jen Gribben, 2
  • Colleen Guse, 2
  • Brett Hilko, 1
  • Danielle Hunt, 1
  • Greg Massaroni, 1
  • NEW HIRE, 2
  • Rebecca Pauley, 3
  • Faith Rorick, 3
  • Heather Clikeman, 3
  • Brian Shaffer, 2
  • Rebecca Shea, 4
  • Ann Von Stetina, 2
  • Autumn Wallace, 2
  • John Winters, 2

2019 (Draper) Summer Curriculum Work – $183.37/Day  July 1-August 31, 2019, number of days

  • Erin Degnan, 4.5
  • Faith Faas, 4.5
  • Faith Rorick, 2
  • Fred Saccoccio, 2
  • Jason Varga, 2
  • Jen Fahsel, 5
  • Jenna Niles, 4.5
  • Joanna Keith, 3
  • Josh Sawicki, 2
  • Kelly Fahrenkopf, 2
  • Kevin Daviero, 2
  • Kim Coelho, 4.5
  • Kyra Grimsley, 4.5
  • Laura Gallelli, 2
  • Linda Breen, 5
  • Lori Giattino, 2
  • MaryAnn Nickloy, 3.5
  • Maureen Geagan, 6.5
  • Melissa Gregg, 4
  • Melyssa Burega, 2
  • Nancy Felberbaum, 2
  • Nikki Schapp, 2
  • Paola Cummings, 2
  • Rose Dorado, 2
  • Sara Bach, 2
  • Sarah Kaiser, 2
  • Stephanie Rosselli, 2
  • Steve Blais, 3.5
  • Sue Weinberg, 2

2018-2019 Intramurals

  • Lori Moore, High School
  • William Mottola, High School

2019 Fall Coach Appointments

  • Varsity Football Head, Joseph Emma, Level 7
  • Varsity Football Assistant, Jim Huggins, Level 7, Longevity $273.00
  • Varsity Football Assistant, OPEN
  • Varsity Football Assistant, Niall Howard, Level 5
  • JV Football Head, James Reid, Level 7
  • JV Football Assistant, Justin Chaires, Level 5
  • JV Football Assistant, Brandon Guthrie, Level 7
  • Modified Football Head, Josh Whipple, Level 7
  • Modified Football Assistant, Matt Rider, Level 7
  • Modified Football Assistant, Greg Massaroni, Level 7
  • Girls Varsity Cross Country, Bill Sherman, Level 7
  • Boys Varsity Cross Country, Jonathan Broderick, Level 7
  • Boys Modified Cross Country, Fred Saccocio, Level 7
  • Girls Modified Cross Country, Tom Howley, Level 7
  • Girls Varsity Swimming, Kate Streeter, Level 7
  • Girls Varsity Assistant (Diving), Brianna Valente, Level 6
  • Boys Varsity Golf, Bill Mottola, Level 5
  • Varsity Cheerleading, Jessica Couball, Level 7
  • JV Cheerleading, Rochelle Obie, Level 4
  • Girls Varsity Tennis, Bart Metzold, Employed by Schenectady
  • Boys Varsity Soccer, Robert Stranahan, Level 5
  • Boys Varsity Soccer Assistant, OPEN
  • Boys JV Soccer, Sam Capagnano, 5
  • Boys Modified Soccer, Rick Caruso, Level 7
  • Girls Varsity Soccer, Clint Demyer, Level 5
  • Girls Varsity Soccer Assistant, Cory Gregg, Level 7
  • Girls JV Soccer, Frank DiMeo, Level 5
  • Girls Modified Soccer, Katie Bartone, Level 7
  • Girls Varsity Volleyball, Chris Abel, Level 7
  • Girls JV Volleyball, Emily Felter, Level 6
  • Girls Modified Volleyball, Jordan Cotton, Level 5
  • Strength and Conditioning, Raymond Kearney, Level 4

Resignations

  • Kevin Warren, K-12 Principal, Aug. 31, 2019
  • James McCrum, Director of School Safety & Security, Close of Business June 28, 2019
  • Heather Mason, Health Office Assistant (10-month), Close of Business June 28, 2019
  • Nicole Hanna, P/T Bus Driver, Close of Business July 28, 2019

Removals from service

Patricia Ulenski

  • Assignment: P/T Cleaner (Interim)
  • Effective Date: June 11, 2019

Richard Graham

  • Assignment: Substitute Auto Mechanic
  • Effective Date: Close of business June 30, 2019

Susan Zounes

  • Assignment: Substitute Food Service Helper (Café Aide)
  • Effective Date: Close of business June 30, 2019

Kayla Fountain

  • Assignment: Substitute Food Service Helper
  • Effective Date: Close of business June 30, 2019

Kaitlynn Countryman

  • Assignment: Substitute Food Service Helper
  • Effective Date: Close of business June 30, 2019

Maria Mastroianni

  • Assignment: Substitute Food Service Helper
  • Effective Date: Close of business June 30, 2019

Donna Spiak

  • Assignment: Substitute Food Service Helper
  • Effective Date: Close of business June 30, 2019

Hope Wilson

  • Assignment: Substitute Food Service Helper
  • Effective Date: Close of business June 30, 2019

Karen Baumgartner

  • Assignment: Substitute Cleaner
  • Effective Date: Close of business June 30, 2019

Robert Milliman

  • Assignment: Substitute Cleaner
  • Effective Date: Close of business June 30, 2019

Maria Gage

  • Assignment: Substitute Monitor
  • Effective Date: Close of business June 30, 2019

Lanny Jensen

  • Assignment: Substitute Monitor
  • Effective Date: Close of business June 30, 2019

Patricia Mahar

  • Assignment: Substitute Monitor
  • Effective Date: Close of business June 30, 2019

Terrie Furbeck

  • Assignment: Substitute Typist
  • Effective Date: Close of business June 30, 2019

Joel Fuschino

  • Assignment: Substitute Bus Aide
  • Effective Date: Close of business June 30, 2019

Shaunell Renda

  • Assignment: Substitute Bus Aide
  • Effective Date: Close of business June 30, 2019

The Board of Education took a brief break and then proceeded into a Board of Education Workshop where they discussed prior and present district goals, board presentations for the 2019-20 school year, Profile/Portrait of a Mohonasen Graduate, ESSA Plans, and potential summer Board of Education meetings.

Adjournment

MOTION made by Mr. Ryan, seconded by Ms. Young, that the Board of Education meeting be adjourned at 9:32 PM.  The motion passed unanimously, seven members present and voting.