main content starts hereNov. 19, 2018 Minutes

Monday, Nov. 19, 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 and Chris Ruberti

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.

MOTION made by Mrs. MacTurk, seconded by Mr. Piccirillo, that an Executive Session be adjourned at 7 p.m. The motion was passed unanimously, six members present and voting.

Return to Public Session

The public session was called to order by President Mrs. Gaglioti at 7:05 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 and Chris Ruberti
  • Others In Attendance: Three district residents, three faculty/staff members and one community member/coach

Communications

Superintendent

Mr. Shine opened the meeting by saying it has been a pleasure to see so many students participate in various service opportunities. To name a few: Food for families, boxes of love, Thanksgiving dinners and boxes of food and supplies for hospitalized children and their families. He thanked everyone involved for reaching out and making others have a Happy Thanksgiving.

Board of Education

Mr. Wade Abbott spoke about the Veterans Day Celebration at Pinewood. He read an emotional Facebook post that he wrote the day of the celebration. He spoke of many of the highlights of the celebration and how inspiring it was to him. He also made mention that he hoped it would be held again next year. Mr. Shine assured him that it would be an annual event.

Mrs. Gaglioti reminded everyone that the craft fair is Saturday.

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 Ms. Young, that the Board of Education approves and arranges for the recommendations of the Committee on Special Education and Committee on Preschool Special Education for meetings held on Oct. 11, 23, 29, Nov. 9, and 14, 2018.
  • The motion was passed unanimously, six members present and voting.

Business/Personnel: Approval of Corrected Tax Roll for Sec. 556, Real Property Tax Law

Request for Approval of Application for Corrected Tax Roll for the Year 2018, Pursuant to Sec. 556, Real Property Tax Law

  • MOTION made by Ms. Escobar, seconded by Mrs. MacTurk, that the Board of Education approve the Application for Corrected Tax Roll Pursuant to Sec. 556, Real Property Tax Law below for the following property tax owner in the stated amont.
    • Owner/S/B/L: Tracey Butler, Applicant 48.19-1-25
    • Amount of Taxes Billed/Paid: $2,601.69 Paid
    • Corrected Tax/Reason: $2,073.69 (Clerical error)
    • Amount of Refund: $528
  • The motion was passed unanimously, six members present and voting.

Approval to Enter into a Contract with Nursecore Management Services, LLC., Inc.

Request for to Enter into a Contract with Nursecore Management Services, LLC., for Nursing Services

  • MOTION made with Mr. Piccirillo, seconded by Mr. Abbott, that the Board of Education enter into a contract with The Nursecore Management Services, LLC., Inc. to provide nursing services on an as-needed basis or at the building level to district resident students at a cost of $51.95 per hour for a Registered Nurse and $43.95 per hour for a Licensed Practical Nurse from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.
  • The motion was passed unanimously, six members present and voting.

Approval of the District’s Technology Plan

Request for Acceptance of the District’s Technology Plan

  • MOTION of Ms. Young, seconded by Mr. Piccirillo, that the Board of Education accepts the district’s Technology Plan as revised.
  • The motion was passed unanimously, six members present and voting.

Approval for Sale and Disposal of Property

Request for Approval for Sale and Disposal of District Property

  • MOTION made by Mrs. Escobar, seconded by Ms. Young, that the Board of Education approve the disposal and/or sale of the listed equipment no longer needed by the district.
  • The motion was passed unanimously, six members present and voting.

Uncollected Tax Report

Request for Acceptance of Uncollected Tax Report

  • MOTION made by Mr. Piccirillo, seconded by Ms. Young, that the Board of Education accept the Uncollected Tax Report as follows:
    • Rotterdam: $1,063,766.70
    • Guilderland: $44,761.85
    • Colonie: $70,428.81
  • The motion was passed unanimously, six members present and voting.

Approved Minutes

  • MOTION made by Mr. Abbott, seconded by Mrs. Escobar, that the Board of Education approve the minutes of November 5, 2018.
  • The motion was passed unanimously, six members present and voting.

Approved Financial Reports

  • MOTION made by Mr. Piccirillo, seconded by Mrs. MacTurk, that the Board of Education approve the following Financial Reports:
    • APPROVED the Treasurer’s Report for the month of October
    • APPROVED Cafeteria Financial Statements for the month of October
    • APPROVED the Budget Status Report for the month of October
    • APPROVED the Revenue Status Report for the month of October
    • APPROVED the Payment and Presentation of Claims for the month of November (Warrant #’s 4P, and 5)
    • APPROVED the Extracurricular Activities Reports for the month of October
    • APPROVED the Collateralization Report for the month of October
    • APPROVED the Cash Flow Analysis/General Fund Report for the month of October
  • Warrant #4P- Nov. 1, 2018
    • General Fund: Warrant Schedule #18 #20
      • $566,774.91
    • School Lunch Fund: Warrant Schedule #4
    • Federal Fund: Warrant Schedule #9
      • $37,241.31
    • Capital Fund: Warrant Schedule #9
      • $31,400
    • Trust & Agency: Warrant Schedule #8
      • $1,165,631.67
    • Total: $1,801,047.89
    • Total: Warrant #2P
  • Warrant #5- Nov. 15, 2018
    • General Fund: Warrant Schedule #19 #22
      • $1,198,305.63
    • School Lunch Fund: Warrant Schedule #7
      • $79,906.60
    • Federal Fund: Warrant Schedule #8
      • $3,754.70
    • Capital Fund: Warrant Schedule #8
      • $47,814.06
    • Trust & Agency: Warrant Schedule #9
      • $2,998,850.09
    • Total: $4,328,631.08
    • Total: Warrant #24
      • $4,328,631.08
  • The motion was passed unanimously, six members present and voting.

Approved Personnel Recommendations

  • MOTION made by Mr. Abbott, seconded by Mr. Piccirillo, that the Board of Education approve the following personnel recommendations:
    • Holly Powell
      • Long-term substitute, Part-time Teaching Assistant (6 hours)
      • Effective: Nov. 19, 2018
      • Expiration: Close of Business to be determined
      • Salary: Step 6
    • Tracy VanBlarcom
      • Information Processing Specialist 1
      • Effective: Jan. 15, 2019
      • Salary: $35,000
    • James Finn
      • Part-time Bus Drive
      • Effective: Nov. 14, 2018
      • Salary: $17.70/hour
    • Marc Vachon
      • Water Safety Instructor Supervisor (Level 2)
      • Effective: Nov. 9, 2018
      • Salary: $17.50/hour
    • Andrea Wilcox
      • Water Safety Instructor Supervisor (Level 2)
      • Effective: Dec. 1, 2018
      • Salary: $17.50/hour
    • Katherine Streeter
      • Aquatics Director
      • Effective: Nov. 9, 2018 to June 30, 2019
      • Salary: $4,000 stipend
    • Victoria Robbins
      • Substitute Food Service Helper
      • Effective: Nov. 20, 2018
      • Salary: $11.10/hour
    • Winter Coaches 2018-19
      • Robert Stranahan (.5), Strength and Conditioning, Step 1
    • Student Teacher 2018-19
      • Danielle Nolan, Bradt, March 11, 2019 to May 3, 2018
    • Resignations
      • Patricia Robertson: 10-month school nurse. Effective: Close of Business Nov. 23, 2018
      • Darcy McCooey: Substitute Attendance Clerk and Substitute Typist. Effective: Oct. 31, 2018
      • Tracy VanBlarcom: Information Processing Specialist 1 (Management Confidential). Effective: Close of Business Jan. 14, 2019
  • The motion was passed unanimously, six members present and voting.

Executive Session

Motion made by Ms. Young, seconded by Mr. Piccirillo, that an executive session be convened at 7:18 p.m. for the purpose of discussing specific personnel matters. The motion was passed unanimously, six members present and voting.

  • MOTION made by Ms. Young, seconded by Mr. Abbott, that the executive session be adjourned at 8:25 PM. The motion was passed unanimously, six members present and voting.

Adjournment

MOTION made by Mrs. MacTurk, seconded by Mrs. Escobar, that the Board of Education meeting be adjourned at 8:25 p.m.  The motion passed unanimously, six members present and voting.