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| April 11, 2019

Farnsworth Technology Center | Mohonasen High School

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: Robert Piccirillo and Patrick Ryan
  • 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. Abbott, that an Executive Session be adjourned at 7:00 PM. The motion was passed unanimously, five members present and voting.

Return to Public Session

The public session was called to order by the President, Mrs. Gaglioti, at 7:05 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: Robert Piccirillo and Patrick Ryan
  • Administrators Present: Mr. Shannon Shine, Christopher Ruberti, and Laurel Logan-King, Karla Empie, Kevin Warren, Richard Arket, Kristy Goergen, Jason Thompson, Thomas O’Connor, Leslie Smith, Deborah Kavanaugh, and Tasha Anderson
  • Others In Attendance: There were approximately 400 attendees at this meeting and they included a combination of faculty and staff, community members, coaches, students, alumni, and district residents.  News media included Spectrum, WRGB, and WNYT.

Communications – Superintendent

Mr. Shine welcomed everyone and announced that the presentation that was scheduled for the evening would be tabled for the next Board meeting so that everyone who wanted to talk during privilege of the floor would have an opportunity.  He then turned the meeting over to Mr. Ruberti to give an update on the Budget.

Budget Presentation – Instructional/Revenue and Budget Update

Mr. Ruberti then gave a presentation on the status of the overall working budget. He reported that there is currently a “gap” between revenues and expenses of $2,000,000 projected for 2019-20.  Mr. Ruberti discussed the major changes to expenses and revenue.  He discussed the use of fund balance and reserves and the fact that keeping all current staff and programs was unsustainable.  He then finished the presentation by reviewing the tax levy calculation, proposed bus proposition, contingent budget rules and mentioned that there are petitions available for two Board vacancies.  The next Board meeting will be April 8th when the Board will adopt the budget, May 13th will be the Budget Hearing and Meet the Candidates Night and the Annual Budget Vote and BOE Election will be May 21, 2019.

Communications – Board of Education

Each Board member thanked everyone for coming out to this board meeting and for their support of programs and faculty members.  The Board also thanked everyone for their emails and reinforced the importance of their feedback.

Public Privilege of the Floor

There were many thoughts and concerns voiced during Public Privilege of the Floor.  Many of the concerns were over the proposed budget cuts, teacher reductions, enlarged class sizes, program cuts, music department cuts, middle school dress codes, lack of foundation aid funding, and the need for all to contact the state legislators and demand we get our fully funded foundation aid.  Phone numbers were given out for George Amedore, Angelo Santabarbara, and Governor Cuomo.  Some of the teachers, parents, alumni, students, and community members, who spoke out are:

Christina Patterson, Mike Salamone, Sophie Mathis, Catherine De La Cruz, Danielle & James Shiely, Michael Adamec, Nina Cerniglia, Gail Sparlin, George Alden, Cecelia Mucci, Randy Gunn, Sarah Bachorik, Elizabeth Lewis, Liesha Sherman, tim Abbott, Grace MacTurk, Caleb Pacelli, Emily Bradford, Jacly, Paul, Kerry Macherone, Samantha Groncki, Lily McCumber, Melinda Varga, Amanda Laven, Shawn Unser, Joshua DeMarco, Bill Sherman, Lela Carpenter, Natalie Colberg, Laura Rickard, Bonnie Unser, and Julie Power.

There were many others who spoke out but did not sign in, but gave very heartfelt and emotional stories as well.

MOTION was made by Mr. Abbott, seconded by Ms. Young, that the Board of Education take a ten minute recess before moving on to the business section of the meeting.

After a ten minute recess, the meeting returned to order.

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 Mrs. MacTurk, 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 January 29, 30, March 1, 4, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, and 13, 2019.

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

Approval of 8th Grade Students  trip to Six Flags on June 6-7, 2019

Request for Approval for 8th Grade Students to Participate in a Field Trip to Six Flags, New England on Thursday, June 6 – Friday, June 7, 2019

MOTION made by Mr. Abbott, seconded by Mrs. MacTurk, that the Board of Education approve the request for 8th grade students to participate in a field trip to Six Flags, New England on Thursday, June 6 – Friday, June 7, 2019.

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

New Business – Business/Personnel

Approval to authorize Expenditures for School Buses

Request for Approval of Resolution to Authorize Expenditures for School Buses

MOTION made by Mrs. Escobar, seconded by Mrs. MacTurk, that the Board of Education approve the following resolution to be put forth as a proposition to the voters on May 21, 2019:

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, is hereby authorized to pay the cost of the purchase of school buses of and for said School District, including incidental improvements and expenses in connection  therewith, at a maximum estimated cost of Six Hundred Ten Thousand Dollars ($610,000.00) and providing for the levy of a tax therefore to be collected in installments, with obligations of said School District to be issued in anticipation thereof in an amount not to exceed Six Hundred Ten Thousand Dollars ($610,000.00).

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

Approval of Continuation of Mohonasen-Schalmont Girls Varsity Swimming and Diving Team

Request Approval for Continuation of Mohonasen-Schalmont Girls Varsity Swimming and Diving Team for the 2019-2020 School Year

MOTION made by Mr. Abbott, seconded by Mrs. MacTurk, that the Board of Education approve the request for continuation of the combined Mohonasen and Schalmont interscholastic Girls Varsity Swimming and Diving Team for the 2019-2020 school year, in accordance with the provisions of NYSPHSAA and Section II, sharing all applicable fees, insurance and related expenses.

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

Approval of Continuation of Mohonasen-Schenectady Varsity Golf Team

Request Approval for Continuation of Mohonasen-Schenectady Varsity Golf Team for the 2019-2020 School Year

MOTION made by Mrs. MacTurk, seconded by Ms. Young, that the Board of Education approve the request for continuation of the combined Mohonasen and  Schenectady Interscholastic Golf Team for the 2019-2020 school year, in accordance with the provisions of NYSPHSAA and Section II, sharing all applicable fees, insurance and related expenses.

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

Approval of Health and Welfare Contract with North Greenbush Common School District

Request for Approval of Health and Welfare Contract with North Greenbush Common School District

MOTION made by Mrs. MacTurk, seconded by Mrs. Escobar, that the Board of Education approve a health and welfare contract with North Greenbush Common School District, in the total amount of $231.29 for the 2018-19 school year.

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

Approval to Enter into an Agreement with St. Anne Institute

Request for Approval to Enter into an Agreement with St. Anne Institute for Educational Services

MOTION made by Mrs. MacTurk, seconded by Mr. Abbott, that the Board of Education approve a contract with St. Anne’s Institute to provide educational services on an as needed basis to one District resident student at a cost of $4,664 per month effective March 12, 2019 through June 30, 2019.

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

Approval of Retirement Incentive – Mohonasen Teachers’ Association

Request for Approval of Retirement Incentive – Mohonasen Teachers’ Association

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

AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN THE MOHONASEN CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT AND THE MOHONASEN TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION (MTA)

WHEREAS, the Mohonasen Teachers’ Association (“MTA”) represents certain employees of the Mohonasen Central School District (“District”); and

WHEREAS, the District desires to offer a retirement incentive to certain eligible bargaining unit members; and

WHEREAS, the MTA is agreeable for the District to offer such an incentive on a limited basis;

IT IS HEREBY AGREED AS FOLLOWS:

  1. Full time Teachers and full time Teaching Assistants who are eligible to retire, in accordance with the rules of the New York State Teachers’ Retirement System, and who do so retire in accordance herewith, will be eligible to receive the following payments, dependent on the number of employees who actually allow letters of resignation for retirement purposes to be approved by the Board of Education.
      1. a. 3 retirees – $2,500
      2. b. 4 retirees – $5,000
      3. c. 5 retirees – $7,500
      4. d. 6 retirees – $10,000
      5. e. 7 retirees – $12,500
      6. f. 8 retirees – $15,000
      7. g. 9 retirees – $17,500
      8. h. 10+ retirees – $20,000

  Part-time teaching assistants who are eligible to retire, in accordance with the rules of the New York State Teachers’ Retirement System, and who do so retire in accordance herewith, will be eligible to receive the following payments, dependent on the number of full-time teachers and full time teaching assistants who actually allow letters of resignation for retirement purposes to be approved by the Board of Education.

      1. a. 3 retirees – $1,250
      2. b. 4 retirees – $2,500
      3. c. 5 retirees – $3,750
      4. d. 6 retirees – $5,000
      5. e. 7 retirees – $6,250
      6. f. 8 retirees – $7,500
      7. g. 9 retirees – $8,750
      8. h. 10+ retirees – $10,000

In order to be eligible for this payment, the bargaining unit member must submit his/her letter of resignation for retirement purposes no later than April 1, 2019, by the close of business, for acceptance by the Board of Education with a retirement date effective no earlier than June 30, 2019 and no later than August 31,

  1. An eligible retiring member that will be receiving their retiree health insurance through the District upon retirement, payment will be used as a “credit” toward the retiree’s health insurance premiums in retirement. This payment will be retained by the District to pay his/her entire retiree health insurance premiums.
  2. An eligible retiring member who will not be receiving retiree health insurance through the District upon retirement, shall receive as a deposit to their 403(b) account, a non-elective employer contribution for the applicable payment according to the chart in point 1. The employer contribution will be deposited into the retiring member’s 403(b) account within thirty (30) days of the effective date of retirement. The retiree shall be responsible for all tax liability associated with their choice of depository and are encouraged to consult a financial advisor prior to making that

The Non-elective employer contribution into the 403(b) account shall be contributed in accordance with the following rules and stipulations:

No Cash Option No employee may receive cash in lieu of or as an alternative to the retiree incentives described above.

Contribution Limitations In any applicable year, the maximum Employer Contribution shall not cause an employee’s 403(b) account to exceed the applicable contribution limit under Section 415(c)(1) of the Code, as adjusted for cost-of-living increases. For Employer Non-elective Contributions made post-employment to former employees’ 403(b) account, the Contribution Limit shall be based on the employee’s compensation, as determined under Section 403(b)(3) of the Code.

In the event that the calculation of the Employer Non-elective Contribution referenced in any of the preceding paragraphs exceed the applicable Contribution Limits, then the Employer shall first make an Employer Non-elective Contribution up to the Contribution Limit of the Internal Revenue Code and then pay any excess amount as compensation directly to the Employee. In no instance shall the Employee have any rights to, including the ability to receive,  any excess amount as compensation unless and until the Contribution Limit of the Internal Revenue Code are fully met through payment of the Employer’s Non-Elective Contribution.

  1. This agreement shall sunset on August 31, 2019, and shall have no further force or effect, except as to enforce payments due on or after that date. Any such dispute shall be subject to the grievance procedure in the parties’ collective bargaining agreement.
  2. This agreement is subject to the approval of the Board of Education.

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

Approval of Retirement Incentive – Mohonasen Support Staff Association

Request for Approval of Retirement Incentive – Mohonasen Support Staff Association

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

AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN THE MOHONASEN CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT AND THE MOHONASEN SUPPORT STAFF ASSOCIATION (MSSA) 

WHEREAS, the Mohonasen Support Staff Association (“MSSA”) represents certain employees of the Mohonasen Central School District (“District”); and

WHEREAS, the District desires to offer a retirement incentive to certain eligible bargaining unit members; and

WHEREAS, the MSSA is agreeable for the District to offer such an incentive on a limited basis pursuant to the terms set forth below.

IT IS HEREBY AGREED AS FOLLOWS:

  1. Full-time members of the MSSA, or members with multiple part-time positions that worked forty (40) hours or more for a minimum of the last five (5) years, who are eligible to retire in accordance with the rules of the New York State Employees’ Retirement System, and who do so retire in accordance herewith, will be eligible to receive the following payment, dependent on the number of employees who actually retire:
      1. a. 2 retirees – $1,250
      2. b. 3 retirees – $2,500
      3. c. 4 retirees – $3,750
      4. d. 5 retirees – $5,000
      5. e. 6 retirees – $6,250
      6. f. 7 retirees – $7,500
      7. g. 8 retirees – $8,750
      8. h. 9 retirees – $10,000
      9. i. 10 retirees – $11,250
      10. j. 11+ retirees – $12,500

In order to be eligible for this payment, the bargaining unit member must submit his/her letter of resignation for retirement purposes no later than the close of business April 1, 2019, for acceptance by the Board of Education, with a retirement date effective no earlier than June 30, 2019 and no later than December 31, 2019.

The above payment shall be used as a “credit” towards health insurance premiums in retirement for any eligible member who, upon retirement, will be receiving retiree health insurance through the District. This payment will be retained by the District and applied to pay the individual’s retiree health insurance premiums until such time the above payment amount is exhausted.

An eligible retiring member who will not be receiving retiree health insurance through the District upon retirement shall receive, as a deposit to their 403(b) account, a non-elective employer contribution for the applicable payment according to the chart in paragraph 1 above. The employer contribution will be deposited into the retiring member’s 403(b) account within thirty (30) days of the effective date of retirement. The retiree shall be responsible for all tax liability associated with their choice of depository and are encouraged to consult a financial advisor prior to making that The non-elective employer contribution into the 403(b) account shall be contributed in accordance with the following rules and stipulations:

No Cash Option No employee may receive cash in lieu of or as an alternative to the retiree incentives described above.

Contribution Limitations In any applicable year, the maximum Employer Contribution shall not cause an employee’s 403(b) account to exceed the applicable contribution limit under Section 415(c)(1) of the Code, as adjusted for cost-of-living increases. For Employer Non-elective Contributions made post-employment to former employees’ 403(b) account, the Contribution Limit shall be based on the employee’s compensation, as determined under Section 403(b)(3) of the Code.

In the event that the calculation of the Employer Non-elective Contribution referenced in any of the preceding paragraphs exceed the applicable Contribution Limits, then the Employer shall first make an Employer Non-elective Contribution up to the Contribution Limit of the Internal Revenue Code and then pay any excess amount as compensation directly to the Employee. In no instance shall the Employee have any rights to, including the ability to receive,  any excess amount as compensation unless and until the Contribution Limit of the Internal Revenue Code are fully met through payment of the Employer’s Non-Elective Contribution.

5. This agreement shall sunset on December 31, 2019, and shall have no further force or effect, except as to enforce payments due on or after that date. Any such dispute shall be subject to the grievance procedure in the parties’ collective bargaining agreement.

This agreement is subject to the approval of the Board of Education of the District.

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

Approval of Settlement Agreement

Request for Approval of Settlement Agreement – Independent Study Grievance

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

SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN THE ROTTERDAM-MOHONASEN CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT AND THE MONHONASEN TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION, NYSUT, AFT, NEA, AFL-CIO AND ROBERT HIGGINS

This Settlement Agreement (“Agreement”) is made by and between the Rotterdam-Mohonasen Central School District (“District”), the Mohonasen Teachers’ Association, NYSUT, AFT, NEA, AFL-CIO (“Association”), and Robert Higgins, an employee for the District (“Employee”), hereinafter collectively referred to as “the parties.”

The purpose of this Agreement is to, inter alia, fully and finally resolve this grievance matter.

W I T N E S S E T H:

WHEREAS, the Employee is employed by the District as a High School Mathematics Teacher; and

WHEREAS, the Employee is a member of the collective bargaining unit represented by the Association; and

WHEREAS, the Association and the District have entered into a collective bargaining agreement (“CBA”) setting forth the terms and conditions of employment for District employees who are represented by the Association; and

WHEREAS, historically the supervision of “independent studies” for students by members of the Association has not been considered an additional class or teaching assignment pursuant to Article III(B)(2)(d) of the CBA and members of the Association have not historically received any additional compensation for performing such duties; and

WHEREAS, for the 2018-2019 school year, the Employee volunteered to supervise a specific, individual student in a comprehensive additional assignment/independent study (Advanced mathematics and BC Calculus) (the “Additional Assignment/Independent Study”), which is separate and unique from the previously referenced, traditional independent study opportunities previously offered in the District (e.g., specific curriculum; regular assessments; regular periods of instruction; etc.). The parties agree that for this specific additional assignment/independent study, the Employee is performing significant academic activities including formulating lesson plans, providing instruction, taking attendance, monitoring progress, and completing grading; and

WHEREAS, on or around September 18, 2018, the Association submitted a Grievance on behalf of the Employee alleging that the at-issue additional assignment/independent study constituted an additional class under the aforementioned provision of the parties’ CBA for which the Employee must be compensated; and

WHEREAS, the grievance was processed through the CBA’s grievance procedure and, having been denied by the District, resulted in the Association filing a Demand for Arbitration with the American Arbitration Association; and

WHEREAS, the parties have determined that it is in their respective best interests to enter into this Agreement, in full and final disposition of all matters in dispute between them, thereby dispensing with the need for and the time, costs, and uncertainty associated with litigation or hearings.

IT IS HEREBY AGREED AS FOLLOWS:

Based upon the unique facts and circumstances relating to this matter and the nature of the Additional Assignment/Independent Study, the District agrees to make a one-time lump sum payment to Grievant in the amount of five thousand dollars ($5,000).  This payment will be subject to normal payroll deductions and tax withholdings.

The parties recognize that there exists a consistent past-practice whereby members of the Association who, in the past, have solely supervised and monitored independent studies for students in subjects such as art and music, where there has been no evidence of additional significant academic activities previously identified such as formulating lesson plans, providing instruction, taking attendance, monitoring progress, and completing grading, have not been provided with any additional compensation for the performance of such duties and those independent studies have not been deemed to constitute a separate or additional “teaching assignment” under the parties’ CBA. However, the parties recognize that nothing in this Agreement shall preclude the Association in the future from filing or litigating a grievance pursuant to the CBA’s contractual grievance procedure should it believe that any future additional assignments/independent studies that incorporate some or all of the above referenced significant academic activities constitute a “teaching assignment” pursuant to Article III(B)(2)(d) of the CBA and there is a disagreement between the parties relating to the applicability of that provision.

Grievance Waiver/Withdrawal and IP Waiver: In consideration of the terms of this Agreement, the Employee and the Association agree to withdraw its grievance relating to the specific facts and circumstances of this matter.  The Employee and the Association agree to waive all rights to file any further grievance relating to specific facts and circumstances of this matter.   In consideration of the terms of the Agreement, the parties have agreed not to file an Improper Practice (“IP”) charge against the District relating to the specific facts and circumstances of this matter.

Reservation of Rights: Notwithstanding the terms of this Agreement, if the same or similar facts or circumstances as this matter arise in the future, the Association reserves the right to avail itself of the grievance procedure provided in the CBA.

  1. No Precedent: This Agreement will be a non-precedent agreement applying only to the specific facts and circumstances of this particular matter. This Agreement cannot be used or relied upon by any party as evidence of a practice in responding to such matters in the future, no matter how similar the circumstances may be.
  2. Grievance Procedure: The parties agree that the application of this Agreement is subject to the grievance procedure of the collective bargaining agreement.
  3. Laws of New York: This Agreement shall be construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of New York.
  4. Binder:  This Agreement shall bind the Employee, his heirs, successors, and assigns; the Association, its affiliates, successors, and assigns; and the District, its successors and assigns.
  5. Full Agreement: This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties, supersedes all prior agreements between the parties, and may not be altered, amended, or modified except by a writing executed by both parties.
  6. Board Approval: This Agreement is subject to approval by the District’s Board of Education.  Should this Agreement not be approved by the Board of Education, this Agreement shall be deemed null and void.

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

Approval of Establishment of Mohonasen-Schenectady Tennis Teams

Request Approval for Establishment of Mohonasen-Schenectady Tennis Teams for the 2019-2020 School Year

MOTION made by Mrs. Escobar, seconded by Ms. Young, that the Board of Education approve the Request for an initial merger of combined Mohonasen-Schenectady Interscholastic Tennis Teams for the 2019-2020 school year, in accordance with the provisions of NYSPHSAA and Section II.

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

Approved Minutes

MOTION made by Mrs. Young, seconded by Mr. Abbott, that the Board of Education approve the minutes of March 11, 2019.

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

    Approved Financial Reports

    Request to Approve Financial Reports

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

    APPROVED the Treasurer’s Report for the month of February

    APPROVED the Cafeteria Financial Statements for the month of February

    APPROVED the Budget Status Report for the month of February

    APPROVED the Revenue Status Report for the month of February

    APPROVED the Budget Transfer Report for the month of February

    APPROVED the Payment and Presentation of Claims for the month of February  (Warrant # 8P) and March (Warrant #9)

    APPROVED the Extracurricular Activities Reports for the month of February

    APPROVED the Collateralization Report for the month of February

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

    Warrant # 8P – February 28, 2019

    • General Fund – Warrant Schedule #40 #44 – $84,478.74
    • School Lunch Fund – Warrant Schedule  #4
    • Federal Fund – Warrant Schedule #16 – $691.91
    • Capital Fund – Warrant Schedule #13
    • Trust & Agency – Warrant Schedule #16 – $1,192,164.93
    • TOTAL – Warrant #8P – $1,277,335.58

    Warrant #9 – March 15, 2019

    • General Fund – Warrant Schedule #45 #46 – $557,721.55
    • School Lunch Fund – Warrant Schedule  #18 #17 – $55,253.37
    • Federal Fund – Warrant Schedule #17 – $1,896.17
    • Capital Fund – Warrant Schedule #12 – $950,827.43
    • Trust & Agency – Warrant Schedule #16 – $1,804,572.34
    • TOTAL – Warrant #9 – $2,419,443.43

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

    Approved Personnel Recommendations

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

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

    Mr. Shine and Board members congratulated the teachers who received their tenure appointments.

    Tenure Appointments

    Elizabeth Breaznell

    • Assignment: Elementary Education
    • Effective Date: September 1, 2019

    Danielle Coffey

    • Assignment: Occupational Therapy
    • Effective Date: September 1, 2019

    Stephanie Rosselli

    • Assignment: Music
    • Effective Date: September 1, 2019

    Katherine Winslow

    • Assignment: ESL
    • Effective Date: To be determined

    Jessica Rau

    • Assignment: Special Education
    • Effective Date: September 1, 2019

    Lori Burke

    • Assignment: Occupational Therapy
    • Effective Date: September 1, 2019

    Laura Eggleston

    • Assignment: ESL
    • Effective Date: September 1, 2019

    Jennifer Groth

    • Assignment: Elementary Education
    • Effective Date: September 5, 2019

    Rebecca Shea

    • Assignment: Science
    • Effective Date: September 1, 2019

    Marissa Gordon

    • Assignment: English
    • Effective Date: September 1, 2019

    Joshua Sawicki

    • Assignment: Social Studies
    • Effective Date: October 1, 2019

    Paola Cummings

    • Assignment: Social Worker
    • Effective Date: November 3, 2019

    Appointments

    Alexandra Wood

    • Appointment: Long-Term Substitute
    • Assignment: Elementary Education
    • Date of Commencement: January 17, 2019
    • Expiration Date: Close of business May 31, 2019 (amended from the January 28, 2019 agenda)
    • Certification Status: Childhood Education Gr. 1-6, Conditional Initial Step 1, pro-rated

    Audrey Yetto

    • Assignment: P/T 19 A Trainer
    • Effective Dates: February 25, 2019 – June 30, 2019 (amended from the March 11, 2019 Board agenda)
    • Salary: $19.64/Hour (amended from the March 11, 2019 Board agenda)

    Todd Shafer

    • Assignment: P/T Custodian
    • Effective Date: March 22, 2019
    • Salary: $16.50/Hour

    Keeley Herrick

    • Assignment: Water Safety Instructor (Level I)
    • Effective Date: March 16, 2019
    • Salary: $14.00/Hour

    Caroline Pecor

    • Assignment: Water Safety Instructor (Level I)
    • Effective Date: March 16, 2019
    • Salary: $14.00/Hour

    Caitlin Pusz

    • Assignment: Water Safety Instructor (Level I)
    • Effective Date: March 16, 2019
    • Salary: $14.00/Hour

    Sydney Sciocchetti

    • Assignment: Water Safety Instructor (Level I)
    • Effective Date: March 16, 2019
    • Salary: $14.00/Hour

    Garrick Smith-Growick

    • Assignment: Water Safety Instructor (Level I)
    • Effective Date: March 16, 2019
    • Salary: $14.00/Hour

    SPRING COACHES – 2019

    • Position: Girls’ Modified Track
    • Coach: Nikki Steel
    • Step/Stipend: Step 7

    ADULT EDUCATION INSTRUCTORS – SPRING 2019

    The current pay rate for instructors is $16.00 per hour for regular classes and $30.00 per hour for computer-related classes.

    • Rick Anthony
    • 1 Alton Road
    • Albany, New York   12203
    • LIFE INSURANCE

     

    • Suzanne Amsler
    • 631 Currybush Connection
    • Schenectady, NY   12306
    • REIKI/HUNA

     

    • Janice Simpson
    • 55 ALIVE/AARP

     

    • Joanne Darling
    • 2862 Rynex Corners Rd
    • Pattersonville, NY   12137
    • DEFENSIVE DRIVING

     

    • Jack Hochmuth
    • 771 Mudge Road
    • Delanson, NY   12053
    • BOATING SAFETY

     

    • Jen Layton
    • Schenectady, NY   12305
    • COED VOLLEYBALL

     

    • James Farnum
    • PO Box 85
    • New Paltz, NY   12561
    • FINANCIAL

     

    • Dave Battaglia
    • 2049 Greenpoint Avenue
    • Schenectady, NY   12303
    • BASKETBALL

    An agreement has been made to pay these instructors 60% of the total for this course and we receive 40%.  A claim form will be submitted after the classes are completed.

    • Jean Sefcovic
    • 232 14th Street
    • Schenectady, NY   12306
    • YOGA

     

    • Peggy Porter
    • 991 Rector Road
    • Scotia, NY   12302
    • PAINTING

     

    • Keith Warren
    • 2019 Greenpoint Avenue
    • Schenectady, NY 12303
    • PSYCHIC AWARENESS

     

    • Lynn Circe
    • 103 Stacey Crest Drive
    • Schenectady, NY  12306
    • OS PAINT/CROCHET

     

    • Rafael Rojas
    • 1042 Bill Road
    • Schenectady, NY   12303
    • BALLROOM/SWING

     

    • Lexi Godlewski
    • 164 County Line Road
    • Schenectady, NY   12306
    • LIFE COACH

     

    • Karen Nerney
    • 129 Brookline Road
    • Burnt Hills, NY 12020
    • BEADING
    • Laurie Zinnershine
    • 1129 Fayette Drive
    • Schenectady, NY   12303
    • ZUMBA

    An agreement has been made to pay these instructors 75% of the total for this course and we receive 25%.  A claim form will be submitted after the classes are completed.

    • Susan Kaupelis
    • 233 State Highway 29A
    • Gloversville, NY   12078
    • COUNTRY LINE DANCE

    Leaves of Absence

    Jodi Cole

    • Appointment: Monitor
    • Effective Dates: September 5, 2018 – March 1, 2019  (amended from the September 10, 2018 Board agenda)
    • Reason: Unpaid Leave of Absence

    Executive Session

    MOTION made by Ms. Young, seconded by Mr. Abbott, that an executive session be convened at 9:38 PM for the discussion of tenure portfolio reviews.  The motion passed unanimously, five members present and voting.

    MOTION made by Mr. Abbott, seconded by Mrs. Escobar, that the executive session be adjourned at 10:30 PM.  The motion was passed unanimously, five members present and voting.

    Adjournment

    MOTION made by Ms. Young, seconded by Mrs. MacTurk, that the Board of Education meeting be adjourned at 10:30 PM.  The motion passed unanimously, five members present and voting.