main content starts hereFebruary 25, 2019 Meeting Minutes

| March 14, 2019

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Call to Order

The Board meeting was called to order by the President, Mrs. Gaglioti, at 6:00 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, and Pamela Young
  • Board Members Absent: Patrick Ryan and Robert Piccirillo (Patrick Ryan arrived at 6:15 PM and Robert Piccirillo arrived at 6:50 PM)
  • Administrators Present: Mr. Shannon Shine, Christopher Ruberti, and Laurel Logan-King

Executive Session

MOTION made by Ms. Young, seconded by Mr. Abbott, that an Executive Session be convened for the purpose of discussing tenure portfolio reviews.  The motion was passed unanimously, five members present and voting.

MOTION made by Mrs. Escobar, seconded by Mr. Ryan, that an Executive Session be adjourned at 7:15 PM. The motion was passed unanimously, seven members present and voting.

Return to Public Session

The public session was called to order by the President, Mrs. Gaglioti, at 7:20 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, Robert Piccirillo, Patrick Ryan and Pamela Young
  • Board Members Absent:
  • Administrators Present: Mr. Shannon Shine, Christopher Ruberti, and Laurel Logan-King
  • Others In Attendance: 1 faculty member, 1 community member/coach

Communications – Superintendent

Mr. Shine welcomed everyone and then turned the meeting over to Mr. Ruberti to give a presentation on Budget Planning.

Communications – State Budget Planning

Mr. Ruberti reported on the Tax Levy Limit Calculation, Use of Debt Service and information about the Proposed Bus Proposition.  He explained the calculations of the tax levy limit, which for Mohonasen is calculated to be 4.46%.  However, he went on to discuss proposed use of Debt Service to reduce the calculation to 3.82%.  He explained that this was a continuation of the promise made to taxpayers when the recent capital project was approved.  He then went over the impact on taxpayers of the 3.82% and reported on the proposed bus purchase.  Mr. Ruberti then announced there are petitions available in the district office for two Board vacancies.  The next Board meeting will be March 11th and the budget topic will be BOCES, Employee Benefits and General Support (Operations & Maintenance, and Transportation).  Adoption of the budget will be April 8th and the annual budget vote and BOE Election will be May 21, 2019.

Communications – Board of Education

Ms. Young congratulated and discussed some of the athletic teams recent great accomplishments.

Public Privilege of the Floor

Mrs. Liesha Sherman, an Elementary Education teacher, who resides on 4th Street in Rotterdam invited everyone to the Science Fair that will be held on Tuesday, February 26th in the high school gym from 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

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 Pre-School Special Education

MOTION made by Mr. Piccirillo, seconded by Ms. Young, that the Board of Education approve and arrange for the recommendations of the Committee on Special Education and Committee on Preschool Special Education for meetings held on February 1, 4, 6, 8, 12, 13, and 14, 2019.

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

Approval of Various Indoor Drum Line Competitions

Request for Approval for Mohonasen Indoor Drum Line to Participate in Various Competitions

MOTION made by Mrs. MacTurk, seconded by Mr. Abbott, that the Board of Education approve the Mohonasen Indoor Drum Line to participate in the following competitions:

  • March 9, 2019 – Corning, NY
  • March 16, 2019 – East Syracuse, NY
  • Sunday, April 7, 2019 – Syracuse, NY

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

New Business – Personnel

Approval of Health & Welfare – Bethlehem Central School District

Request for Approval of Health and Welfare Contract with Bethlehem Central School District

MOTION made by Mr. Piccirillo, seconded by Mrs. MacTurk, that the Board of Education approve a health and welfare contract with the Bethlehem Central School District in the total amount of $814.00 for the 2018-2019 school year.

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

Approved Minutes

MOTION made by Mrs. Escobar, seconded by Ms. Young, that the Board of Education approve the minutes of February 11, 2019.

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

    Approved Financial Reports

    Request to Approve Financial Reports

    MOTION made by Mr. Ryan, seconded by Mr. Piccirillo, that the Board of Education approve the following Financial Reports:

    APPROVED the Treasurer’s Report for the month of January

    APPROVED the Cafeteria Financial Statements for the month of January

    APPROVED the Budget Status Report for the month of January

    APPROVED the Revenue Status Report for the month of January

    APPROVED the Budget Transfer Report for the month of January

    APPROVED the Payment and Presentation of Claims for the month of January  (Warrant # 7P) and February (Warrant #8)

    APPROVED the Extracurricular Activities Reports for the month of January

    APPROVED the Collateralization Report for the month of January

    APPROVED the Cash Flow Analysis/General Fund Report for the month of January

    Warrant #7P – January 31, 2019

    General Fund – Warrant Schedule #3 #37 – $478,833.29

    School Lunch Fund – Warrant Schedule #4 –

    Federal Fund – Warrant Schedule #14 – $3,158.54

    Capital Fund – Warrant Schedule #13 – $1,440.00

    Trust & Agency – Warrant Schedule #14 – $1,164,891.45

    TOTAL $1,648,323.28

    TOTAL – Warrant #7P  – $1,648,323.28

    Warrant #8 – February 15, 2019

    General Fund – Warrant Schedule #38 #39 – $200,526.93

    School Lunch Fund – Warrant Schedule #15 #16  – $80,772.60

    Federal Fund – Warrant Schedule #15 – $8,385.15

    Capital Fund – Warrant Schedule #12 – $950,827.43

    Trust & Agency – Warrant Schedule #15 – $1,861,915.27

    TOTAL $3,102,427.38

    TOTAL – Warrant #8  – $3,102,427.38

    The motion was passed unanimously, seven 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:

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

    Appointments

    Katherine Figueroa

    • Appointment: Long-Term Substitute
    • Assignment: Special Education
    • Date of Commencement: January 22, 2019
    • Expiration Date: Close of business June 30, 2019 (amended from the January 28, 2019 agenda)
    • Certification Status: Childhood Education Gr. 1-6, Initial
    • Salary: Step 4 plus graduate credits, pro-rated

    Holly Powell

    • Appointment: Long-Term Substitute
    • Assignment: P/T Teaching Assistant (6 hours)
    • Date of Commencement: November 19, 2018
    • Expiration Date: Close of business June 30, 2019 (amended from the November 18, 2018 agenda)
    • Salary: Step 6

    Christine Deitz

    • Assignment: P/T Teaching Assistant (6 Hours)
    • Effective Date: February 25, 2019 – June 30, 2019
    • Salary: Step 6

    Change in Employment Status

    Kimberly DeMidio

    • Previous Assignment: 10-Month Information Processing Specialist
    • Current Assignment: 12-Month Information Processing Specialist
    • Effective Date: February 18, 2019
    • Salary: $28,764

    Mentor 2018-19

    Stipend per MTA contract pro-rated from 1/29/19

    Laura Eggleston

    • Building: Bradt

    Spring Coaches 2019

    Ray Kearney

    • Position: Strength and Conditioning
    • Step/Stipend: Step 3

    Kevin Sheremeta

    • Position: Varsity Baseball
    • Step/Stipend: Step 7

    Jamie Dilbone

    • Position: Varsity Baseball Assistant
    • Step/Stipend: Step 6

    Mark DiNicola

    • Position: JV Baseball
    • Step/Stipend: Step 5

    Rick Caruso

    • Position: Freshman Baseball
    • Step/Stipend: Step 7

    Jim Huggins

    • Position: Modified Baseball
    • Step/Stipend: Step 7 (longevity $273)

    Bobby Krogh

    • Position: Varsity Baseball Volunteer Assistant
    • Step/Stipend: N/A

    Dave DeMarco

    • Position: JV Baseball Volunteer Assistant
    • Step/Stipend: N/A

    Robert Hartman

    • Position: Freshman Baseball Volunteer Assistant
    • Step/Stipend: N/A

    Jeff Mattice

    • Position: Varsity Softball
    • Step/Stipend: Step 7

    Bianca Bojarczuk

    • Position: Varsity Softball Assistant
    • Step/Stipend: Step 4

    Nick Baker

    • Position: JV Softball
    • Step/Stipend: Step 1

    Nicole Battisti

    • Position:  Modified Softball
    • Step/Stipend: Step 1

    Maria Pacheco

    • Position: Boys’ Varsity Tennis
    • Step/Stipend: Step 7

    Jonathan Broderick

    • Position: Boys’ Varsity Outdoor Track
    • Step/Stipend: Step 7

    Benjamin Valentine

    • Position: Boys’ Varsity Track Assistant
    • Step/Stipend: Step 1

    Fred Saccocio

    • Position: Boys’ Modified Track
    • Step/Stipend: Step 7

    Josh Whipple

    • Position: Boys’ Modified Track
    • Step/Stipend: Step 7

    Bill Sherman

    • Position: Girls’ Varsity Outdoor Track
    • Step/Stipend: Step 7

    Tom Howley

    • Position: Girls’ Track Assistant
    • Step/Stipend: Step 7

    Janey Julian

    • Position: Girls’ Volunteer Track Assistant
    • Step/Stipend: N/A

    Kate Murnane

    • Position: Girls’ Modified Track
    • Step/Stipend: Step 7

    Graham Macbeth

    • Position: Unified Basketball
    • Step/Stipend: Step 2

    Diane Blinn

    • Position: Unified Basketball
    • Step/Stipend: $1,000

    Resignations

    Janelle Heath

    • Appointment: Art (0.4)
    • Effective Date: Close of business March 8, 2019

    Lynn Seaburg

    • Assignment: P/T Bus Aide
    • Effective Date: Close of business January 24, 2019

    Leaves of Absence

    Katherine Winslow

    • Appointment: Elementary Education
    • Effective Dates: March 4, 2019 – May 31, 2019
    • Reason: Family Medical Leave

    Ashley Geyer

    • Appointment: Special Education
    • Effective Dates: March 4, 2019 – May 31, 2019 (Family Medical Leave)/June 3, 2019-June 30, 2019 (unpaid)
    • Reason: Family Medical Leave/Unpaid Leave of Absence

    Executive Session

    MOTION made by Ms. Young, seconded by Mr. Piccirillo, that an executive session be convened at 8:06 PM for the purpose of discussion of tenure portfolio reviews.  The motion passed unanimously, seven members present and voting.

    MOTION made by Mr. Abbott, seconded by Mr. Ryan, that the executive session be adjourned at 8:30 PM.  The motion was passed unanimously, seven members present and voting.

    Adjournment

    MOTION made by Mr. Piccirillo, seconded by Mrs. MacTurk, that the Board of Education meeting be adjourned at 8:30 PM.  The motion passed unanimously, seven members present and voting.