Agenda for June 5, 2019

Printable Version of BOE Agenda for June 5, 2019 with Addendum Information

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WEST GENESEE CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 2019

WEST GENESEE HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARY 7:00 P.M.

I. MEETING CALLED TO ORDER

II. ROLL CALL OF THE MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION

III. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

IV. ADDITIONS AND DELETIONS TO THE AGENDA

V. SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

VI. OPEN FORUM

Retirement Recognition

  • Stonehedge Elementary School/Blue

VII. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Regular Meeting of May 22, 2019

VIII. STUDY SESSION TOPIC

None

IX. BUSINESS – ACTION AND INFORMATION ITEMS

FINANCIAL ACTION ITEMS

A. It is recommended that a serial bond resolution for the purchase of eleven (11) school buses, be approved, as stipulated.

B. It is recommended that the West Genesee Central School District establish the following billing rates for the use of our school buses for the 2019-20 school year:

$42.70 per hour for Drivers, including benefits
$24.00 per hour for Bus Attendants, including benefits
$ 1.75 per mile, including maintenance

C. It is recommended that the 2018-19 general fund budget transfers be approved, as stipulated.

D. It is recommended that the following serial bond resolution, regarding the District’s Energy Performance project, be approved:

WHEREAS, the qualified voters of the West Genesee Central School District, Onondaga County, New York (the “District”), at an Annual District meeting duly called and held on May 21, 2019 did vote and adopt a proposition authorizing energy performance improvements to all district facilities, including the installation of lighting upgrades and lighting controls including fixture replacement and occupancy sensors, heating and cooling equipment including HVAC air-handling components, computer energy management systems, envelope components such as doors, windows and insulation and all ancillary or related work required in connection therewith, and expend therefor, including for preliminary costs and costs incidental thereto (the “Project”) and the expenditure therefore of a total sum not to exceed $4,300,000, which is estimated to be the total maximum cost thereof, and payment for the Project by the levy of a tax which was voted in the amount of $4,300,000, subject to available enhanced State Building Aid, which tax shall be levied and collected in annual installments in such years and in such amounts as may be determined by the Board of Education and in anticipation of the collection of such tax, bonds and notes of the District were authorized to be issued at one time, or from time to time, in the principal amount not to exceed $4,300,000, and a tax was voted to pay the interest on said obligations when due; and

WHEREAS, the District, as a local agency pursuant to the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act (“SEQRA”), ECL Section 8-0101, et seq., and implementing regulations, 6 NYCRR Part 617 (the “Regulations”), reviewed a short-form environmental assessment forms prepared for the project described herein as required by the New York Environmental Quality Review Act (hereinafter “SEQRA”) and the applicable regulations promulgated pursuant thereto, and concluded by resolution adopted February 6, 2019 that the project is a Type II Action under SEQRA which will have no significant negative environmental impact and does not exceed thresholds established under 6 NYCRR Part 617, State Environmental Quality Review Act, (SEQRA). The regulatory bases are Section 617.5(c)(1): “maintenance or repair involving no substantial changes in an existing structure or facility”, Section 617.5(c)(2): “replacement, rehabilitation or reconstruction of a structure or facility, in kind, on the same site ….” and Section 617.5(c)(8): “routine activities of educational institutions, including expansion of existing facilities by less than 10,000 square feet of gross floor area….”;

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, ON JUNE 5, 2019, BY THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE DISTRICT, (by favorable vote of not less than two thirds of all the members of said Board of Education) AS FOLLOWS:

Section 1. The District is hereby authorized to undertake the Project and expend therefor an amount, including preliminary costs and costs incidental thereto and to financing thereof, not to exceed the estimated maximum cost of $4,300,000, and said amount is hereby appropriated therefor. The estimated total cost of said specific objects or purposes, including preliminary costs and costs incidental thereto and the financing thereof, is $4,300,000 and the plan of financing includes the issuance of serial bonds in the aggregate principal amount not to exceed $4,300,000 to finance said appropriation and the levy and collection of taxes on all the taxable real property in the District to pay the principal of said bonds and the interest thereon as the same shall become due and payable, subject to applicable amounts of state assistance available or to any revenues available for such purpose from any other source.

Section 2. Bonds and bond anticipation notes (including the renewal of any bond anticipation notes) of the District are hereby authorized to be issued pursuant to the provisions of the Local Finance Law of the State of New York (the “Local Finance Law”), in a principal amount not to exceed $4,300,000 to finance said appropriation for the Project.

Section 3. The following additional matters are hereby determined and declared with regard to the purchase and financing of the Project:

  1. Under the Local Finance Law, the period of probable usefulness of the Project is thirty (30) years;
  2. Current funds are not required by the Local Finance Law to be provided prior to the issuance of the bonds and any notes issued in anticipation thereof authorized by this resolution;
  3. The proposed maturity of the bonds authorized by this resolution will exceed five (5) years.

Section 4. The temporary use of available funds of the District, not immediately required for the purpose or purposes for which the same were raised or otherwise created, is hereby authorized pursuant to Section 165.10 of the Local Finance Law, for the capital purposes described in Section 1 of this resolution. The reasonably expected source of funds to be used to initially pay for the expenditures authorized by Section 1 of this resolution shall be from the District’s General Fund. It is intended that the District shall then reimburse expenditures from the General Fund with the proceeds of the bonds and bond anticipation notes authorized by this resolution and that the interest payable on the bonds and any bond anticipation notes issued in anticipation of such bonds shall be excludable from gross income for federal income tax purposes.

This resolution is intended to constitute the declaration of the District’s “official intent” within the meaning of Treasury Regulation Section 1.150-2 to reimburse the expenditures authorized by this resolution with the proceeds of the bonds and bond anticipation notes authorized herein. Other than as specified in this resolution, no monies are reasonably expected to be, received, allocated on a long-term basis, or otherwise set aside with respect to the permanent funding of the objects or purposes described herein.

Section 5. Each of the bonds authorized by this resolution and any bond anticipation notes issued in anticipation thereof shall contain the recital of validity as prescribed by Section 52.00 of the Local Finance Law and said bonds and any notes issued in anticipation of said bonds shall be general obligations of the District, payable as to both principal and interest by general tax upon all the taxable real property within the District without limitation of rate or amount. The full faith and credit of the District are hereby irrevocably pledged to the punctual payment of the principal of and interest on said bonds and any notes issued in anticipation of the sale of said bonds and provision shall be made annually in the budget of the District for appropriation for (a) the amortization and redemption of the bonds and any notes in anticipation thereof to mature in such year and (b) the payment of interest to be due and payable in such year. The bonds may be issued such that annual installments of principal and interest are substantially level, as provided by law.

Section 6. The validity of the bonds authorized by this resolution and of any notes issued in anticipation of the sale of said bonds, may be contested only if:

  1. such obligations are authorized for an object or purpose for which the District is not authorized to expend money, or
  2. the provisions of law which should be complied with at the date of the publication of such resolution are not substantially complied with, and an action, suit or proceeding contesting such validity, is commenced within twenty days after the date of such publication, or
  3. such obligations are authorized in violation of the provisions of the constitution.

Section 7. The power to issue and sell the bonds and any notes issued in anticipation thereof (including any renewal notes), including all powers or duties pertaining or incidental thereto, is hereby delegated to the President of the Board of Education, as Chief Fiscal Officer, except as herein provided. The obligations shall be of such terms, form and contents as may be determined by the Chief Fiscal Officer, pursuant to the Local Finance Law. The Chief Fiscal Officer is authorized to execute and deliver any documents and to take such other action as may be necessary and proper to carry out the intent and provisions hereof.

Section 8. Trespasz & Marquardt, LLP is appointed bond counsel to the District for the Project.

Section 9. This resolution shall take effect immediately. The District Clerk is hereby authorized and directed to publish a summary of the foregoing resolution, together with a Notice in substantially the form prescribed by Section 81.00 of the Local Finance Law in the newspapers having general circulation in the District and designated the official newspapers of District for such publication.

E. It is recommended that the following resolution regarding the execution and delivery of an energy performance contract and related documents in connection with the Energy Performance Project to be undertaken by the West Genesee Central School District, be approved:

WHEREAS, the West Genesee Central School District (the “District”) has undertaken an energy performance project consisting of the design, construction and/or installation, management and maintenance of energy related improvements and equipment for all district facilities, including the installation of lighting upgrades and lighting controls, fixture replacement and occupancy sensors, heating and cooling equipment, including HVAC air-handling components, computer energy management systems, envelope components such as doors, windows and insulation, and all ancillary or related work required in connection therewith (the “Project”); and

WHEREAS, the District, acting in accordance with the energy law, the education law and the New York State Education Department Commissioner’s regulations, previously issued and advertised a written request for proposals (“RFP”) in accordance with the District’s procurement policies, procedures and/or guidelines in order to procure the services of an energy performance contractor (the “Contractor”) in connection with the Project; and

WHEREAS, the District received and reviewed responses to the RFP and upon the advice of the District’s architect, King + King Architects, has selected SIEMENS INDUSTRY, INC. (“Siemens”) as the Contractor; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Education of the District (the “Board”) desires to pursue the Project by executing and delivering an energy performance contract with Siemens in compliance with applicable law and rules, consistent with the terms and conditions of the RFP and Siemens’s response thereto, and acceptable to District’s Counsel; and

WHEREAS, the Board desires to authorize the expenditure for the Project, including all ancillary or related work required in connection with the Project, all costs and costs incidental to the Project, the sum not to exceed $4,300,000;

NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved as follows:

  1. The Board hereby approves the Project including all ancillary or related work required in connection with the Project, and the expenditure therefor, including preliminary costs and costs incidental to the Project, the sum not to exceed $4,300,000, to include an energy performance contract to be negotiated with Siemens, consistent with applicable law and rules, the terms and conditions of the RFP, and Siemens’s response thereto.
  2. The Board hereby authorizes the President of the Board, the Superintendent of Schools, and the District’s Counsel to negotiate the energy performance contract and related documents (“Project Documents”) with Siemens on behalf of the Board and take all steps necessary or convenient to proceed under the Project Documents in connection with the Project.
  3. The Board hereby authorizes the President of the Board to execute and deliver the Project Documents, with such changes, variations, omissions and insertions as the President shall approve, the execution thereof by the President to constitute conclusive evidence of such approval.
  4. The officers, employees and agents of the District are authorized and directed for and in the name of and on behalf of the District to do all acts and things required or provided for by the provisions of the Project Documents and to execute and deliver all such additional certificates, instruments and documents, to pay all such fees, charges and expenses and to do all such other acts and things as may be necessary or, in the opinion of the officer, employee or agent, desirable and proper to effect the purposes of this resolution and to cause compliance by the District with all of the terms, covenants and conditions of the Project Documents.
  5. This resolution shall take effect immediately.

F. It is recommended that the following meal pattern (Type A Meals), school lunch/breakfast prices, be established for the 2019-20 school year:

Elementary $2.70
Middle School $2.85
High School $2.85
K-12 Breakfast $1.75

G. It is recommended that the West Genesee Central School District enter into the following agreements, as stipulated:

  • Inter-Municipality Agreement between the Solvay Union Free School District and the West Genesee Central School District for repair work of Solvay Union Free School Buses for the period of July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020.
  • YMCA, 340 Montgomery Street, Syracuse, New York 13202 for the purposes of providing a Before and After School Program at East Hill Elementary School and Onondaga Road Elementary School for the 2019-20 school year
  • BASCOL, 4610 Wetzel Road, Liverpool, New York 13090 for the purposes of providing a Before and After School Program at Stonehedge Elementary School and Split Rock Elementary School for the 2019-20 school year
  • The Omni Group, for 403B compliance services for the 2019-20 school year at a cost of $26.50 per participating employee

H. It is recommended that the health services contracts between the West Genesee Central School District and the schools listed below, for health service provided by this district to non-residents attending non-public schools in our district during the 2018-19 school year, be approved:

Auburn Enlarged City School District
Jamesville-Dewitt Central School District $ 487.34
7,822.50

Total
$ 8,309.84

I. It is recommended that the Board of Education accept a donation for East Hill Elementary School from Jason and Mandi Mehl in the amount of $50.00, in support of West Genesee Special Olympics, and it is further recommended that the 2018-19 general fund budget be amended as follows to reflect said donations:

A510 – Estimated Revenues
A2705 – Gifts and Donations $ 50.00

A960 – Appropriations
A2110-501-05-0000 – General Supplies – EH $ 50.00

J.    It is recommended that the stipulated Technology equipment and Stonehedge Elementary School Library materials be declared surplus and disposed of in accordance with New York State Education Law.

PERSONNEL/OPERATIONAL ACTION ITEMS

A. It is recommended that the following retirement be approved:

Sandra Kasouf, Typist I, Stonehedge Elementary School/Blue –
Effective 7/3/19

Note: Sandra Kasouf has been employed with the West Genesee Central School District for twenty-five years.

B. It is recommended that the following resignation be approved:

Lorre Begay, Teacher Aide, East Hill Elementary School –
Effective 6/13/19 – Personal Reason

George Stoyan, Custodial Worker I, Stonehedge Elementary School/Gold –
Effective 6/17/19 – Personal Reason

C. It is recommended that the following termination be approved:

Patrick Anderson, Bus Driver, Transportation –
Effective 5/22/19 – Non-compliance with Article 19-A of the NYS Vehicle and Traffic Law

D. It is recommended that the following leave of absence be approved:

Sharon Guglielmi, Teaching Assistant/Special Education, Stonehedge
Elementary School/Gold – Effective 6/24/19 – Personal Reason

E. It is recommended that the following unpaid FMLA leaves be approved:

Theresa Price, Math Teacher, West Genesee Middle School –
Effective 9/2/19 through 9/25/19 – Child Rearing

Angela Lisi, ESL Teacher, Stonehedge Elementary School/Gold –
Effective 9/2/19 through 10/25/19

F. It is recommended that the following unpaid Child Rearing leave be approved:

Theresa Price, Math Teacher, West Genesee Middle School –
Effective 9/26/19 through 1/24/20

G. It is recommended that the following instructional position be created effective 9/1/19:

One Full-time First Grade Teacher ST-B

H. It is recommended that the following reassignments be approved effective 9/1/19:

Laura Hesler from IS Teacher at EH
to Fifth Grade Teacher at ST-G
New position created 5/22/19

Megan Donahue from Kindergarten Teacher on leave at ST-B
to IS Teacher at ST-B
Reassignment approved 6/5/19

Colleen Vislosky from IS Teacher at ST-B
to First Grade Teacher at ST-B
New position created 6/5/19

Carrie Carrington from Second Grade Teacher at ST-B
to Kindergarten Teacher at ST-B
Replaces Megan Donahue, Reassignment approved 6/5/19

I. It is recommended that the following appointments be approved:

Mary Dunham
Reading Teacher
Camillus Middle School
Regular Substitute Appointment
Certification: Permanent, English 7-12, Effective 9/1/99
Tenure Area: English
Step 12 M
Effective 9/1/19 through 1/24/20
Salary: $68,090 prorated
Replaces Courtney Updegraff, Child Rearing Leave approved 5/8/19

Jennifer Miller
Special Education Teacher
Camillus Middle School
Probationary Appointment
Certification: Permanent, Special Education K-12, Effective 9/1/01
Tenure Area: Special Education
Step 9 M + 36
Effective 9/1/19 through 8/31/23
Salary: $72,658
New Position approved 5/22/19

Nicole Morgan
Special Education Teacher
Bishop Ludden
Part-time (.80) Appointment
Certification: Permanent, Students with Disabilities, Math 7-12, Effective 2/1/10;
Math 7-12, Effective 2/1/10; B-2, Effective 9/1/19; Students with Disabilities 1-6, Effective 9/1/07; Childhood 1-6, Effective 9/1/09
Tenure Area: Special Education
Step 10 M + 18
Effective 9/1/19 through 6/30/20
Salary: $69,719 x .80
Reinstatement

Patrick Coultry
English Teacher
West Genesee High School
Regular Substitute Appointment
Certification: Initial, English Language Arts, Effective 9/7/18
Tenure Area: English
Step 2 B
Effective 9/1/19 through 1/24/20
Salary: $49,949 prorated
Replaces Marie Thompson, Child Rearing Leave approved 5/8/19

Mary Beth Past
Special Education Teacher
West Genesee Middle School
Probationary Appointment
Certification: Permanent, Special Education K-12, Effective 2/1/02
Tenure Area: Special Education
Step 19 M + 6
Effective 9/1/19 through 8/31/22
Salary: $73,925
Replaces Todd Troendle, Resignation approved 5/8/19

Michael Dietrich
Custodial Worker I
Split Rock Elementary School
Full-time Appointment – Subject to a 52-week probationary period
8 hours per day
Effective 6/17/19
Salary: $29,120 prorated
Replaces Chester Orzel, Termination approved 5/8/19

J. It is recommended that the following District-wide Coordinators for the 2019-20 school year be approved:

Sharon Bush Subject Area-Library $2,180
Deborah Balcourt Lead Nurse $4,000

K. It is recommended that the substitute lists for the 2018-19 school year be approved as stipulated.

L. It is recommended that authorization be granted for interested Board Members, the Superintendent and Assistant Superintendents to attend the NYSSBA Annual Meeting on October 24-26, 2019 in Rochester, New York.

M. It is recommended that the Board of Education hold a Special Meeting, Executive Session only, at the West Genesee District Office, on June 10, 2019, at 4:00 p.m.

CURRICULUM ACTION ITEMS

A. It is recommended that the Board of Education of the West Genesee Central School District accept the recommendations of the CPSE, CSE, and Building Level Review Meeting dates listed below; thereby agreeing to make necessary arrangements for program implementation.

CPSE
April 1, 2019
May 14, 2019
May 15, 2019
May 16, 2019
May 20, 2019
May 22, 2019
May 23, 2019
May 28, 2019

CSE
March 25, 2019
April 1, 2019
April 12, 2019
May 1, 2019
May 7, 2019
May 10, 2019
May 13, 2019
May 14, 2019
May 15, 2019
May 16, 2019
May 17, 2019
May 20, 2019
May 21, 2019
May 22, 2019
May 28, 2019

Building Level
April 30, 2019
May 2, 2019
May 8, 2019
May 9, 2019
May 10, 2019
May 13, 2019
May 15, 2019
May 16, 2019
May 17, 2019
May 20, 2019
May 21, 2019
May 22, 2019

X. OPEN FORUM

XI. ADJOURNMENT

WEST GENESEE CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
EXECUTIVE SESSION OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 2019

I. PERSONNEL

Superintendent Search

II. LEGAL ISSUES

III. NEGOTIATIONS

IV. STUDENTS

V. OTHER

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