main content starts hereMay 11, 2020 BOE Agenda

  • Executive Session: 6:30 to 7 p.m.
  • Board Meeting 7 p.m. Live stream
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  1. Call to Order
  2. Pledge of Allegiance
  3. Roll Call
  4. Communications
    1. Superintendent
      1. Mohonasen Special Education Report presented (Mrs. Lewis)
    2. Board of Education
  5. New Business
    1. Instructional
      1. Request for Approval and Arrangement for the Committee on Special Education Recommendations and Student Placements and Committee on Pre-School Special Education
    2. Business/Personnel
      1. Request for Approval of Resolution to Adopt the Proposed 2020-2021 School Year Budget
      2. Request for Approval of First Reading of Board Policy #5676 Privacy and Security for Student Data and Teacher and Principal Data 
      3. Request to Approve monetary donation from CS Arch
  6. Other Items
    1. Approval of Minutes (April 6, 2020)
    2. Personnel
  7. Proposed Executive Session
  8. Adjournment

Supplementary materials

Personnel recommendations

  • To: Board of Education
  • From: Shannon C. Shine, Superintendent
  • Subject: Personnel Recommendations

Background Information

The attached document represents personnel recommendations for the District, which have been processed through appropriate departments and brought forward by the Superintendent.

Recommendation

That the Board of Education approves the attached personnel recommendations:

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
2019-2020 Intramurals
  • Nicole Schaap: Draper Middle School
  • Douglas Hallberg: Draper Middle School
  • Kevin Daviero: Draper Middle School
Leaves of Absence
Lisa Wiedeman
  • Appointment: Elementary Education
  • Effective Date: April 20, 2020 – May 1, 2020 (Family Medical Leave)
  • Reason: Family Medical Leave

Business/Personnel No. 3

  • To: Board of Education
  • From: Shannon C. Shine, Superintendent
  • Subject: Request for Acceptance of Monetary Donation from CSArch

Background Information

Board of Education Policy Section 5240 stipulates the Board may accept donations, which will add to the overall welfare of the District.  This year the District has started a MohonCARES initiative with the mission of combining area resources to empower students.  MohonCARES serves the Anchor Rooms, Food Pantries and Weekend Backpack Programs throughout the District.

Evaluation/Analysis

The Board of Education is being asked to accept a $500 donation from CSArch to support the MohonCARES program.

Recommendation

That the Board of Education approve the donation of $500 for MohonCARES.

Business/Personnel No. 2

  • To: Board of Education
  • From: Shannon C. Shine, Superintendent
  • Subject: Request for Approval of First Reading of Board Policies

Background Information

A major responsibility of the Board of Education is to adopt formal policies for governing the educational practices and operations of the school district.  To ensure that these policies are appropriately updated for compliance with required laws and regulations, the Board of Education has utilized the Board Policy Service offered by the Erie I BOCES.

Evaluation/Analysis

Appropriate revised and new policies developed by this Board Policy Service have been reviewed by district administration and forwarded to the Board of Education with a recommendation for adoption.  A first reading approval is required at a regular or special meeting of the Board, followed by a second reading approval and formal adoption at a subsequent meeting of the Board in order for the policies to become effective.

Recommendation

That the Board of Education approves the first reading of the following Policies and By-Laws:

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

Business/Personnel No. 1

  • To: Board of Education
  • From: Shannon C. Shine, Superintendent
  • Subject: Request for Approval of Resolution to Adopt the Proposed 2020-21 School Year Budget

Background Information

The formal development of the 2020-2021 budget began on December 16, 2019 with a Multi-Year Financial Plan Presentation to the Board and Community.   The final budget proposed reflects a tax levy increase of 2.88% ($817,929), which is within the Tax Levy Limit Calculation.

Evaluation/Analysis

Many unique factors impacted the development of the 2020-21 budget.  However, by far the biggest impact has come from the Coronavirus Pandemic and its impact on the economy.  Due to the Pandemic the district saw no increase in Foundation Aid from the state and could see even further reductions as the state’s fiscal year progresses.  The proposed budget reflects a careful balance of educational provisions deemed necessary to ensure continued success for our students and a tax impact that the Board believes is reasonable to taxpayers. The resulting proposed budget yields a total expenditure of $55,780,000.

Recommendation

That the Board of Education approve 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.