main content starts hereMay 11, 2020 Minutes

    Board of Education Minutes | Monday, May 11, 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, and Chad McFarland
    • Board Members Absent: Patrick Ryan
    • 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, six members present and voting.

    MOTION made by Mrs. MacTurk, seconded by Mrs. Escobar, that the Executive Session be adjourned at 7:00 PM.  The motion was passed unanimously, six members present and voting.

    Return to Public Session

    The Public Session was called to order by the President, Mrs. Gaglioti, at 7:13 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, Chad McFarland, Patrick Ryan and Wade Abbott
    • Board Members Absent: None
    • Administrators Present: Shannon Shine, Chris Ruberti, and Laurel Logan-King
    • Others In Attendance: Mr. Vacca and Mrs. Lewis

    Communications-Superintendent

    Mrs. Lewis, Director of Special Education and Alternative Programs, presented the Board with a report on student support services.  As of October 2019, there are 411 students with special needs which is 14% of the district’s population.  66% of these students are in general education for 80% or more of their school day.  Mrs. Lewis and her staff plan to develop a district-wide response to intervention plan beginning in June.  The response will address current intervention strategies, data collection, behavioral support and professional development.

    Communications-Board of Education

    Ms. Young stated that she recently met with Mr. Chandler regarding the newly formed task force for acknowledging graduating seniors and they were coming up with some good ideas.  There will be more information to come.  Mr. Shine discussed the new budget process for the mail-in vote which will take place on June 9th.  6,000 ballots will be mailed out and voters may return them through the mail or drop them off at the High School office.  Mr. Shine also discussed some date changes to the May and June Board of Education meetings.  The May 19th meeting (formerly the date of the budget vote) will be canceled, the vote will take place on June 9th via mail.  The scheduled meeting on June 8th will now take place on June 1st and the June 29th meeting will now be on June 22nd.

    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 Mrs. MacTurk, seconded by Mr. McFarland, 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 March 31, April 6, 8, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, and 27.  The motion was passed unanimously, seven members present and voting.

    New Business-Business/Personnel

    Approval of Resolution to Adopt the Proposed 2020-2021 School Year Budget

    MOTION made by Mrs. MacTurk, seconded by Mrs. Escobar, that the Board of Education vote on the following resolution to adopt the 2020-2021 School Year Budget

    RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the Rotterdam-Mohonasen Central School District, Towns of Rotterdam, Schenectady County, and Colonie and Guilderland, Albany County, New York, be authorized to expend the sum of fifty-five million seven hundred and eighty thousand dollars ($55,780,000) for school purposes during the 2020-2021 school year and levy the necessary tax therefore.

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

    Request for Acceptance of Monetary Donation from CSArch

    MOTION made by Mrs. Escobar, seconded by Mr. Abbott that the Board of Education approve the acceptance of a monetary donation in the amount of $500 from CSArch.

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

    Approved Minutes

    MOTION made by Mr. McFarland, seconded by Mrs. MacTurk, that the Board of Education approve the minutes of April 22, 2020.

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

    Approved Personnel Recommendations

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

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

    Tenure

    Leslie Smith

    • Appointment: K-12 Principal
    • Effective Date: October 21, 2020

    Thomas O’Connor

    • Appointment: Assistant Principal
    • Effective Date: July 18, 2020

            Resignations

            Marissa Gordon

            • Appointment: Special Education Teacher
            • Effective Date: June 30, 2020 (close of business)

            Sherri Stewart

            • Appointment: P/T Food Service Helper
            • Effective Date: April 24, 2020
            • Salary: $11.80 per hour

            Nicholas Ragucci

            • Appointment: P/T Bus Driver
            • Effective Date: April 6, 2020
            • Salary: $19.58 per hour

            Appointments

            Marissa Gordon

            • Appointment: Probationary
            • Assignment: Elementary Education
            • Effective Date: July 1, 2020
            • Expiration Date: June 30, 2023
            • Salary: Step 8 (plus graduate credits)

            Brittany Provencher

            • Appointment: Probationary
            • Assignment: Elementary Education
            • Effective Date: September 1, 2020
            • Expiration Date: August 31, 2024
            • Salary: Step 1 (plus graduate credits)

            Chloe Bellcourt

            • Appointment: Probationary
            • Assignment: Elementary Education
            • Effective Date: September 1, 2020
            • Expiration Date: August 31, 2024
            • Salary: Step 3 (plus graduate credits)

            Tara Wolfanger

            • Appointment: Probationary
            • Assignment: Elementary Education
            • Effective Date: September 1, 2020
            • Expiration Date: August 31, 2024
            • Salary: Step 5 (plus graduate credits)

            Amanda Gauvin

            • Appointment: Probationary
            • Assignment: Elementary Education
            • Effective Date: September 1, 2020
            • Expiration Date: August 31, 2024
            • Salary: Step 5 (plus graduate credits)

            Ashley Ferraro

            • Appointment: Probationary
            • Assignment: Elementary Education
            • Effective Date: September 1, 2020
            • Expiration Date: August 31, 2024
            • Salary: Step 2 (plus graduate credits)

            Paige Natole

            • Appointment: Probationary
            • Assignment: Elementary Education
            • Effective Date: September 1, 2020
            • Expiration Date: August 31, 2024
            • Salary: Step 2 (plus graduate credits)

            Halley Sutherland Zanconato

            • Appointment: Probationary
            • Assignment: Library Media Specialist
            • Effective Date: September 1, 2020
            • Expiration Date: August 31, 2024
            • Salary: Step 7 (plus graduate credits)

            Alex Niedbalec

            • Appointment: Probationary
            • Assignment: Chemistry
            • Effective Date: September 1, 2020
            • Expiration Date: August 31, 2024
            • Salary: Step 2 (plus graduate credits)

            Milvia Mendez

            • Appointment: Probationary
            • Assignment: Spanish
            • Effective Date: September 1, 2020
            • Expiration Date: August 31, 2024
            • Salary: Step 4 (plus graduate credits)

            Lauren Berezowski

            • Appointment: Probationary
            • Assignment: Reading
            • Effective Date: September 1, 2020
            • Expiration Date: August 31, 2024
            • Salary: Step 2 (plus graduate credits)

            Tia Lomax-Driscoll

            • Appointment: Probationary
            • Assignment: School Psychologist
            • Effective Date: September 1, 2020
            • Expiration Date: August 31, 2024
            • Salary: Step 4 (plus graduate credits)

            Casey Coffey

            • Appointment: Probationary
            • Assignment: Mathematics 7-12
            • Effective Date: September 1, 2020
            • Expiration Date: August 31, 2024
            • Salary: Step 1 (plus graduate credits)

            Riley Ford

            • Appointment: Boys’ Varsity Head Soccer Coach
            • Effective Date: August 24, 2020
            • Salary: Step 3

            Joe Santos

            • Appointment: Boys’ Varsity Soccer Assistant Coach
            • Effective Date: August 24, 2020
            • Salary: Step 7

            2019-20 Intramurals

            Nicole Schaap

            • Draper Middle School

            Douglas Hallberg

            • Draper Middle School

            Kevin Daviero

            • Draper Middle School

              Leaves of Absense

              Lisa Wiedeman

              • Appointment: Elementary Education
              • Effective Date: April 20, 2020-May 1, 2020
              • Reason: Family Medical Leave

                Adjournment

                MOTION made by Mrs. MacTurk, seconded by Ms. Young, that the Board of Education meeting be adjourned at 8:01 PM.  The motion passed unanimously, seven members present and voting.