main content starts hereJune 1, 2020 Minutes

    Board of Education Minutes | Monday, June 1, 2020

    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. (Meeting was held virtually via Google Meet due to COVID-19 restrictions)

    Roll Call

    • Board Members Present: Deborah Escobar, Lisa Gaglioti, Stacy MacTurk, Deborah Escobar, Wade Abbott, Patrick Ryan and Chad McFarland
    • Board Members Absent: None
    • Administrators Present: Shannon Shine, Chris Ruberti, and Laurel Logan-King

    Executive Session

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

    MOTION made by Mrs. MacTurk, seconded by Mrs. Escobar, that the Executive Session be adjourned at 6:28 PM.  The motion was passed unanimously, seven members present and voting.

    Budget Hearing & Meet the Candidates

    A Budget Hearing and Meet the Candidates forum was held at 6:30 PM Prior to Board Meeting

    Return to Public Session

    The Public Session was called to order by the President, Mrs. Gaglioti, at 7:06 PM.  Mrs. Gaglioti requested those present to stand and join in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

    Roll Call

    • Board Members Present: Deborah Escobar, Lisa Gaglioti, Stacy MacTurk, Pamela Young, Patrick Ryan, Chad McFarland, and Wade Abbott
    • Board Members Absent: None
    • Administrators Present: Shannon Shine, Chris Ruberti, and Laurel Logan-King
    • Others In Attendance: Mr. Vacca and Mr. Chandler and 11 members of the community

    Communications-Superintendent

    Mr. Shine asked the Board their opinion on the 2020-2021 Board of Education meeting dates and if they would like to make any changes to times and dates on the draft schedule.  The consensus of the Board was to keep the regularly scheduled meeting times at 7PM, keep reorganization meeting on July 6, 2021, and to not have the December 21,, 2020 meeting.  Mr. Shine then welcomed student representative, Sophia Saccheti to the meeting.

    Student Representatives

    Sophia updated the Board on end-the-year plans underway to honor the senior class of 2020 including lawn signs announcing that a “Mohonasen Senior Lives Here” were delivered to each member of the senior class,  a “Senior Send Off” will take place on June 4 where Seniors will drive through campus and collect their cap and gown and a time capsule, the art department is also planning a mural for 2020.

    Communications-Board of Education

    Ms. Young said she was very proud of Mohonasen being designated as a “No Place for Hate Gold Star” by the Anti-Defamation League.  Mr. Abbott spoke about new traditions being formed during the COVID-19 pandemic and how students will see it as a source of pride.

    Old Business

    Request for Approval of Second Reading and Adoption of Board Policy #5676- Privacy and Security for Student Data and Teacher and Principal Data

    MOTION made by Mr. Abbott, seconded by Mrs. Escobar, that the Board of Education approve the Second Reading and Adoption of Board Policy

    • 5676 – Privacy and Security for Student Data and Teacher and Principal Data

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

    New Business-Instructional

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

    MOTION made by Mr. Ryan, seconded by Mrs. MacTurk, 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 April 3, 6, 23 and 29,  and May 1, 4, 5, 6, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, and 18.  The motion was passed unanimously, seven members present and voting.

    New Business-Business/Personnel

    Request to Approve Monetary Donations from Various Donors

    MOTION made by Mrs. Escobar, seconded by Mr. Abbott, that the Board of Education approve the request to accept donations from various donors.

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

    Request for Approval of a Health and Welfare Contract with the Schenectady City School District

    MOTION made by Mrs. MacTurk, seconded by Mrs. Escobar, that the Board of Education approve the Health and Welfare Contract with the Schenectady City School District for the 2019-2020 school year in the amount of $15, 616.92.

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

    Request for Approval to Appoint Permanent Chairman, Assistant Clerks, and Voting Machine Inspectors

    MOTION made by Mrs. MacTurk , seconded by Mr. Abbott, that the Board of Education approve the appointment of Permanent Chairman, Assistant Clerks, and Voting Machine Inspectors. The motion was passed unanimously, seven members present and voting.

    Request for Approval of Memorandum of Agreement with Mohonasen Teachers’ Association Regarding Clarification of the Family Medical Leave Act

    MOTION made by Ms. Young, seconded by Mr. Abbott, that the Board of Education approve a Memorandum of Agreement with Mohonasen Teachers’ Association Regarding Clarification of the Family Medical Leave Act.

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

    Approved Minutes

    MOTION made by Mrs. MacTurk , seconded by Mr. Abbott, that the Board of Education approve the minutes of May 11, 2020.

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

    Approved Finance Reports

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

    • APPROVED the Treasurer’s Report for the months of April
    • APPROVED the Cafeteria Financial Statements
    • APPROVED the Budget/Appropriations Status Report for the month March
    • APPROVED the Revenue Status Report
    • APPROVED Budget Transfer Report
    • APPROVED the Payment and Presentation of Claims (Warrants #11 and #10P)
    • APPROVED the Collateralization Report for the month of March
    • APPROVED the Cash Flow Analysis/General Fund Report

    Finance Report

    Warrant #10P – May 1, 2020

    General Fund

    Warrant Schedule #46: $557,305.27

    School Lunch Fund

    Warrant Schedule

    Federal Fund

    Warrant Schedule #20: $471.25

    Capital Fund

    Warrant Schedule #10: $41,357.42

    Trust & Agency

    Warrant Schedule #22: $24,731.53

    TOTAL: $623,865.47
    TOTAL – Warrant #10P $623,865.47

    Warrant #11– May 15, 2020

    General Fund

    Warrant Schedule #52: $132,686.90

    School Lunch Fund

    Warrant Schedule #18: $31,488.61

    Federal Fund

    Warrant Schedule #21: $1,411.81

    Capital Fund

    Warrant Schedule

    Trust & Agency

    Warrant Schedule #23: $1,875,159.30

    TOTAL: $2,040,746.62

    TOTAL–Warrant #11: $2,040,746.62

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

    Approved Personnel Recommendations

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

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

    Appointments

    Sarah Kransler

    • Appointment: Probationary
    • Position: Elementary Librarian
    • Tenure Area: School Media Specialist (library)
    • Effective Date: September 1, 2020
    • Expiration Date: August 31, 2024
    • Certification: Library Media Specialist Internship Certificate
    • Step/Salary: Step 4 (plus graduate credits)

    Hannah Simms

    • Appointment: Probationary
    • Position: Guidance Counselor
    • Tenure Area: School Counseling and Guidance
    • Effective Date: September 1, 2020
    • Expiration Date: August 31, 2024
    • Certification: School Counselor Provisional Certificate
    • Step/Salary: Step 1 (plus graduate credits)

    Alexandria Blanchard

    • Appointment: Probationary
    • Position: Business Teacher
    • Tenure Area: Business Education-general
    • Effective Date: September 1, 2020
    • Expiration Date: August 31, 2024
    • Certification: Business and Marketing, Internship Certificate
    • Step/Salary: Step 1 (plus graduate credits)

    Emily Gibson

    • Appointment: Probationary
    • Position: Elementary Special Education
    • Tenure Area: Special Education
    • Effective Date: September 1, 2020
    • Expiration Date: August 31, 2024
    • Certification: Special Education 1-6
    • Step/Salary: Step 2 (plus graduate credits)

    Mark Vachon

    • Appointment: Physical Education
    • Position: Physical Education
    • Tenure Area: Physical Education
    • Effective Date: July 1, 2020
    • Certification: Physical Education Permanent Certificate
    • Step/Salary: Step 17 (plus graduate credits)

    Alecia Loveland

    • Appointment: Long Term Substitute
    • Assignment: Guidance Counselor
    • Effective Date: May 11, 2020
    • Expiration: June 30, 2020
    • Certification: School Counselor Provisional Certificate
    • Salary: Step 1 (plus graduate credits)

    Marion Lotano

    • Assignment: Food Service Leader-Draper Middle School
    • Effective Dates: July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021
    • Salary: Per MSSA Contract

    Rebekah Valachovic

    • Assignment: Food Service Leader – Mohonasen High School
    • Effective Dates: July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021
    • Salary: Per MSSA Contract

    Laurie Sefcovic

    • Assignment: Food Service Leader – Pinewood Intermediate School
    • Effective Dates: July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021
    • Salary: Per MSSA Contract

    Deanna Francisco

    • Assignment: Food Service Leader – Bradt Elementary School
    • Dates: July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021
    • Salary: Per MSSA Contract

    Adam Ziobroski

    • Appointment: Temporary Grounds Person
    • Effective Date: June 1, 2020
    • Salary: 15.97 per hour

    2019-2020 Intramurals

    • Bill Mottola: Bradt Elementary School
    • Kevin Olsen: Bradt Elementary School
    • Demetrios Huggins: Mohonasen High School

    Resignations

    David Austin

    • Appointment: Director of Health, Physical Education, and Athletics
    • Effective Date: June 30, 2020

    Yolanda Stepnowski

    • Appointment: Substitute Bus Driver/Bus Aide
    • Effective Date: May 31, 2020

    Executive Session

    MOTION made by Mrs. MacTurk, seconded by Ms. Young, that an Executive Session be convened for the purpose of discussing the Superintendent’s evaluation.  The motion was passed unanimously, seven members present and voting.

    MOTION made by Mrs. MacTurk, seconded by Mrs. Escobar, that the Executive Session be adjourned at 8:20 PM.  The motion passed unanimously, seven members present and voting.

      Adjournment

      MOTION made by Mrs. MacTurk, seconded by Mr. MacFarland, that the Board of Education meeting be adjourned at 8:21 PM.  The motion passed unanimously, seven members present and voting.