Agenda for March 6, 2019

Printable Version of BOE Agenda for March 6, 2019 with Addendum Information

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WEST GENESEE CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 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

  • West Genesee High School/Camillus Middle School
  • East Hill Elementary School
  • Transportation

VII. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

  • Regular Meeting of February 6, 2019
  • Special Meeting of February 7, 2019

VIII. STUDY SESSION TOPICS

  • Strategic Planning for Educational Improvement
  •  2019-2020 Budget Presentation
  • New Policy #5200 Presentation (1st vote 3/20/19, 2nd vote 4/3/19)

IX. BUSINESS – ACTION AND INFORMATION ITEMS

FINANCIAL ACTION ITEMS

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

Fund Month Check # Check #
General December 2018 62025 to 62420
General January 2019 62421 to 62767
School Lunch December 2018 305056 to 305083
School Lunch January 2019 305084 to 305103
Federal December 2018 403606 to 403608
Federal January 2019 403609 to 403612
Capital December 2018 600651 to 600655
Capital January 2019 600656 to 600657
Trust & Agency December 2018 705102 to 705130
Trust & Agency January 2019 705131 to 705160

B. It is recommended that the following Treasurer’s and Clerk’s reports be approved:

Fund Month Month
General December 2018 and January 2019
School Lunch December 2018 and January 2019
Federal December 2018 and January 2019
Capital December 2018 and January 2019
Trust & Agency December 2018 and January 2019

C. It is recommended that the Board of Education hold a Public Hearing to review the budget for the ensuing school year in the West Genesee High School Library on
May 8, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. (E.D.S.T.).

D. It is recommended that the Annual Meeting and Election be held on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, for the purpose of electing Board of Education members and voting upon the appropriation of the necessary funds to meet estimated expenditures, by machine ballot. The voting is to be held in the West Genesee High School Auditorium lobby on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. (E.D.S.T.). Nominating petitions for Board of Education candidates with at least 25 signatures of qualified voters of the district must be filed no later than April 22, 2019. The Board of Education seats to be elected this year are two (2) three-year term positions due to the expiration of the terms of Eric A. Bacon and Roberta M. Herron, and one (1) three-year, one month, ten-day term due to the expiration of the term of Jennifer A. James.

E. It is recommended that the following propositions be approved and that voting on the same, by machine ballot, will be held in the West Genesee High School Auditorium lobby on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m.:

1. Shall the Board of Education be authorized to purchase eleven (11) school buses, including related furnishings, fixtures, equipment and all other costs incidental thereto, expend therefore a total sum not to exceed $1,356,440 which is estimated to be the total maximum cost thereof, and pay for such buses by the levy of a tax which is hereby voted and approved in the amount of $1,356,440 which 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 are hereby authorized to be issued at one time, or from time to time, in the principal amount not to exceed $1,356,440, and a tax is hereby voted to pay the interest on said obligations when due.

2. Shall the Board of Education make 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 therefore, including for preliminary costs and costs incidental thereto and to the financing thereof, an amount not to exceed $4,300,000, which is estimated to be the total maximum cost thereof, and to pay for the Project by levying a tax which is hereby voted for the Project in the amount of $4,300,000, less the amount available enhanced State Building Aid for voter approved energy efficiency improvements, 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 are hereby 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 is hereby voted to pay the interest on said obligations when due.

3. Shall the West Genesee Central School District levy and collect a tax, pursuant to Section 259 of the Education Law of the State of New York, in the sum of $345,860 (which is an increase of $6,781 from the Maxwell Memorial Library Tax Levy in effect from 2018-2019 in the sum of $339,079) for the continuing support and maintenance of the free library services offered to district residents by the Maxwell Memorial Library historically supported by the residents of the West Genesee Central School District?

4. Shall the West Genesee Central School District levy and collect a tax, pursuant to Section 259 of the Education Law of the State of New York, in the sum of $347,820 (which is an increase of $6,820 from the Fairmount Community Library Tax Levy in effect from 2018-2019 in the sum of $341,000) for the continuing support and maintenance of the free library services offered to district residents by the Fairmount Community Library historically supported by the residents of the West Genesee Central School District?

F. It is recommended that the School District Clerk is hereby directed to publish notice of the Annual District Meeting and vote in accordance with the Education Law.

G. It is recommended that the Board of Education enter into a lease agreement with Onondaga Community College for the West Genesee High School Graduation ceremonies on Saturday, June 20, 2020, as stipulated

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:

Baldwinsville Central School District

East Syracuse-Minoa Central School District

Geneva City Schools

Jordan-Elbridge Central School District

LaFayette Central School District

Liverpool Central School District

Marcellus Central School District

North Syracuse Central School District

Onondaga Central School District

Phoenix Central School District

Sandy Creek Central School District

Skaneateles Central School District

Solvay Union Free School District

Syracuse City School District

Tully Central School District

Westhill Central School District

$8,896.68

2,471.30

494.26

2,471.30

1,977.04

11,367.98

4,942.60

13,345.02

4,942.60

1,482.78

494.26

1,482.78

12,850.76

73,644.74

988.52

15,322.06

Total
$157,174.68

I. It is recommended that the Board of Education accept a donation from the East Hill Elementary School PTA in the amount of $107.50, 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 $107.50

A960 – Appropriations
A2110-501-05-0030 – General Supplies – EH $107.50

J. It is recommended that the Board of Education accept a donation for East Hill Elementary School from the Travelers Employee Giving Campaign in the amount of $54.00, 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 $ 54.00

A960 – Appropriations
A2110-501-05-0000 – General Supplies – EH $54.00

K. It is recommended that the Board of Education accept a donation from the Stonehedge Elementary School PTA in the amount of $1,465.48, 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 $1,465.48

A960 – Appropriations
A2110-501-09-0030 – General Supplies – ST $1,465.48

L. It is recommended that the following 2018-19 school tax refund be approved:

Name / Address Type Paid Correct Refund
Betts, George & Elizabeth School $5,217.96 $5,217.96 $ 0.00
5439 Pebble Beach Drive Library $ 83.32 $ 83.32 $ 0.00
Camillus, New York 13031 STAR – $ 701.96 – $1,451.00 $749.04
Tax Map # 027.2-02-73.0 Total $4,599.32 $3,850.28 $749.04

Clerical Error – Awarded Basic STAR vs. Enhanced STAR Exemption

M. It is recommended that the Board of Education enter into a three-year lease agreement with OCM BOCES for services including, but not limited to, classroom technology, library automations, and other instructional technologies, not to exceed $420,000.00, effective on or about July 1, 2019, as stipulated.

N. It is recommended that the Board of Education enter into an agreement with Helio Health, Inc., for substance abuse treatment and mental health treatment services, as stipulated.

PERSONNEL/OPERATIONAL ACTION ITEMS

A. It is recommended that the following resolution regarding the position of Superintendent of Schools be approved:

WHEREAS, the Board of Education of the West Genesee Central School District has determined that there is a need to fill the position of Superintendent of Schools as a result of the resignation of its former superintendent; and,

WHEREAS, the Commissioner of Education has encouraged and instructed District Superintendents of Schools of supervisory districts in the recruitment and selection of superintendents; and,

WHEREAS, the West Genesee Central School District is a component school district of the Board of Cooperative Educational Services for the Sole Supervisory District of Onondaga, Cortland and Madison Counties (BOCES) ; and,

WHEREAS, J. Francis Manning, Ed.D., District Superintendent of Schools of the BOCES, has advised the Board of Education that he is available and that the Commissioner of Education has instructed him to provide such other assistance to the school district as may be needed; and,

WHEREAS, the Board of Education has a need to expend money in the search for a successor superintendent, including, but not limited to, expenses for advertising and publishing the notice of vacancy and related information, postage, mileage, travel, meals, lodging, and incidental expenses related to the recruitment and selection of a Superintendent of Schools.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the Board of Education authorizes the expenditure of funds, directly or on its behalf, related to the recruitment and selection of a Superintendent of Schools. Such expenses shall include, but not be limited to, expenses for advertisement and publishing the notice of vacancy and related information, postage, mileage, travel, meals, lodging and incidental expenses. All expenses submitted for reimbursement shall be submitted on appropriate requisition, purchase orders or claim forms of the school district and shall be subject to audit and approval by the Board of Education; and,

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the West Genesee Central School District Board of Education appoints District Superintendent J. Francis Manning, Ed.D. as the lead search consultant to replace the former superintendent and further authorizes District Superintendent J. Francis Manning, Ed.D., to incur expenses on behalf of the West Genesee Central School District related to the recruitment and selection of a Superintendent of Schools and that the Onondaga Cortland Madison Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) shall be reimbursed for the same upon the submission of a claim.

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

Nancy Muldoon, Health Teacher, West Genesee High School/Camillus Middle School – Effective 6/30/19

Note: Nancy Muldoon has been employed with the West Genesee Central School District for thirty-two years.

Denise Paone, Teaching Assistant/Special Education, East Hill Elementary
School – Effective 6/30/19

Note: Denise Paone has been employed with the West Genesee Central School District for eleven years.

Michael Barnes, Bus Driver, Transportation –
Effective 3/23/19

Note: Michael Barnes has been employed with the West Genesee Central School District for nine and a half years

C. It is recommended that the following resignations be rescinded:

Frances Williams, Teaching Assistant/Special Education, West Genesee Middle School – Effective 2/15/19

Mary Bily, Account Clerk I, Food Service –
Effective 12/19/18

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

Tina L’Italien, School Bus Driver, Transportation –
Effective 3/2/19 – Personal Reason

Marsha Gibson, Teacher Aide/Library, Camillus Middle School/West Genesee Middle School – Effective 3/7/19 – To accept another position within the District

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

Shannon Coholan, Executive Principal, West Genesee High School –
Effective 4/8/19

F. It is recommended that the following unpaid leaves of absence be approved:

Mary Cook, Teaching Assistant/ITS, Onondaga Road Elementary School –
Effective 2/15/19 – Personal Reason

Suzanne Ostrander, English Teacher, West Genesee High School –
Effective 5/6/19 through 5/10/19

Theresa Corso, Teacher Aide, West Genesee High School –
Effective 3/18/19 and 3/19/19 – Personal Reason

Jessica Fisselbrand, Teaching Assistant/Early Literacy, Stonehedge Elementary School/Blue – Effective 3/4/19 through 4/4/19 –
To accept another position within the District

Kristin Hart, Teaching Assistant/Early Literacy, Onondaga Road Elementary School – Effective 3/1/19 and 3/4/19 – Personal Reason

Susan Taylor, Teaching Assistant/Early Literacy, Stonehedge Elementary School/Blue – Effective 4/26/19 – Personal Reason

Mary Bily, Account Clerk I, Food Service –
Effective 12/20/18 through on or about 6/30/19 – Professional Improvement

Joanne Pooler, Teacher Aide/Copy Center, West Genesee High School –
Effective 3/11/19 (1/2 day) – Personal Reason

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

Katherine Bailey, Second Grade Teacher, Stonehedge Elementary School/Blue – Effective 3/1/19 through 4/4/19

Katelyn Jackson, Second Grade Teacher, Stonehedge Elementary School/Blue – Effective 3/27/19 through 5/21/19

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

Megan Donahue, Kindergarten Teacher, Stonehedge Elementary School/Blue – Effective 2/27/19 through 6/30/19

I. It is recommended that the following non-instructional position be abolished:

One Full-time (6.5 hours) Teacher Aide CMS

J. It is recommended that the following instructional position created effective 1/16/19 be amended as follows:

One Part-time (.90) Temporary Teaching Assistant/Special Education CMS
on or about 3/7/19 through on or about 6/30/19

K. It is recommended that the following sick bank request be approved:

Courtney Lyons, Fifth Grade Teacher, Stonehedge Elementary School/Gold –
Effective 2/25/19, not to exceed seventeen days

L. It is recommended that the following reassignments be approved:

Kimberly Smith from Special Education Teacher at ST-B
to Regular Substitute Special Education Lead Teacher at – DW
Replaces Heidi Beverine-Curry, Unpaid leave approved 12/5/18
effective 3/7/19 through 6/30/19

Marsha Gibson from Teacher Aide at WGM/CMS
to Teacher Aide/Copy Center (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.) at – HS
Replaces Martha Meyers, Resignation approved 12/19/18
effective 3/7/19

Sally Komuda from Teacher Aide at CMS
to Teacher Aide at – CMS/WGM
Replaces Marsha Gibson, Resignation approved 3/6/19
effective 3/7/19

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

Karen Neuman
Typist II
West Genesee High School/Athletics Office
Full-time (12 month) Appointment – Subject to a 52-week probationary period
7.5 hours per day
Effective 3/11/19
Salary: $33,039 prorated
Replaces Gloria Francisco, Resignation approved 12/5/18

Barbara Mackey
Typist I
West Genesee High School/Athletics Office
Full-time Appointment – Temporary
7.5 hours per day
Effective 2/25/19 through on or about 3/14/19
Salary: $37,742 prorated
Replaces Gloria Francisco, Resignation approved 12/5/18

Brianna Smith
Kindergarten Teacher
Stonehedge Elementary School/Blue
Regular Substitute Appointment
Certification: Initial, Early Childhood B-2; SWD 1-6; Child Ed 1-6, Effective 2/15/18
Tenure Area: Elementary
Step 1 M + 6
Effective 2/11/19 through 6/30/19
Salary: $53,135 prorated
Replaces Megan Donahue, Child Rearing leave

Jessica Fisselbrand
Second Grade Teacher
Stonehedge Elementary School/Blue
Regular Substitute Appointment
Certification: Permanent PK, K, 1-6; English 7-9 Extension, Effective 9/1/05
Tenure Area: Elementary
Step 2 M + 6
Effective 3/4/19 through 4/4/19
Salary: $55,314 prorated
Replaces Katie Bailey, FMLA leave

Nicole Bartolotta
Second Grade Teacher
Stonehedge Elementary School/Blue
Regular Substitute Appointment
Certification: Professional, SWD 1-6, Effective 4/11/18
Tenure Area: Elementary
Step 1 M + 6
Effective 4/8/19 through 5/21/19
Salary: $53,135 prorated
Replaces Katelyn Jackson, FMLA leave

Gordon Franz
Bus Driver
Transportation
Part-time Appointment – Subject to a 52-week probationary period
10 hours per week
Effective 3/7/19
Salary: $23.00 per hour
Replaces Tina L’Italien, Resignation approved 3/6/19

Marsha Gibson
Teacher Aide
West Genesee High School
Full-time Appointment
7.5 hours per day
Effective 3/7/19
Salary: $25,170 prorated
Replaces Martha Myers, Resignation approved 12/19/18

Morgan Silva
Special Education Teacher
Stonehedge Elementary School/Blue
Regular Substitute Appointment
Certification: SWD 1-6, Initial, Effective 2/22/19 – 8/31/24,
Childhood Education 1 – 6, Initial, Effective 2/22/19 – 1/31/24
Tenure Area: Special Education
Step 1 M + 18
Effective 3/11/19 through on or about 6/30/19
Salary: $54,672 prorated
Replaces Kimberly Smith, Reassignment approved 3/6/19

Lindsay Kaley
Special Education Teacher
Stonehedge Elementary School/Gold
Regular Substitute Appointment
Certification: Initial SWD 1-6 pending SED review
Tenure Area: Special Education
Step 1 M + 18
Effective on or about 3/8/19 through on or about 6/6/19
Salary: $54,672 prorated
Replaces Sarah Nachtrieb, Maternity leave

N. It is recommended that the Board of Education enter into a contract for the 2018-19 school year with the following individual for Occupational Therapy Services:

Maureen Henesey – 6 hours per week – $60.00 per hour

O. It is recommended that the following Spring 2019 Coach be rescinded: (S/staff; NS/non-staff; RS/retired staff)

John Mossotti (NS)
Strength & Conditioning
West Genesee High School
Step 2 x 11.05%
Salary: $5,511

P. It is recommended that the following Spring 2019 Coach be approved: (S/staff; NS/non-staff; RS/retired staff)

Jamie Casullo (S)
Boys 7/8 Track Asst.
CMS/WGM
Step 1 x 6%
Salary: $2,875

William Aldrich (NS)
Boys Varsity Lacrosse
West Genesee High School
Volunteer
No Cost to the District

Q. It is recommended that the following changes in hours for bus drivers be approved effective 3/7/19:

Jennifer LaRowe from 16.00 to 24.15 hours per week
Giovanni McClain from 30.40 to 26.65 hours per week

R. It is recommended that the following changes in hours for bus attendants be approved effective 3/7/19:

Barbara Carter from 31.00 to 21.25 hours per week
James Costello from 25.00 to 24.15 hours per week
Cheryl Lemons from 25.00 to 24.15 hours per week
Lourdes Volturno from 23.75 to 20.00 hours per week

S. It is recommended that the West Genesee Central School District, a member of the Onondaga-Cortland-Madison BOCES, nominate David Paczkowski to fill the expired term of David Paczkowski on the Onondaga-Cortland-Madison Board of Directors.

T. It is recommended that the appointment of Vanessa Gronbach as an impartial hearing officer, as required by Part 200 Special Education Regulations, be approved.

U. It is recommended that the calendar for the 2019-20 school year be approved, as stipulated.

V. It is recommended that the following individuals be approved as summer help for the District’s Technology Program from on or about 5/1/19 through on or about 9/1/19 at a rate of $11.10 per hour:

Ryan Doucette 4435 Breckenridge Run Syracuse, NY 13215
Nicholas Creno 127 Northwood Way Camillus, NY 13031
Daniel Chwiejczak 204 Blueberry Lane Syracuse, NY 13219
Raymond Fisher 201 Steven Terrace Syracuse, NY 13219
Grace Craig 333 Gordon Parkway Syracuse, NY 13219
Taje Gilliam 4915 W. Genesee Street, Apt. C3 Camillus, NY 13031
Alex Polge 310 Scott Ave Syracuse, NY 13219

W. It is recommended that compensation for additional responsibilities for the following individuals be approved, as stipulated:

Tracy Klefbeck Specified Executive Principal Responsibilities
Thomas Vaughan, Jr. Specified Executive Principal Responsibilities/Westside
Robert Leo Split Rock Elementary School Principal
Maura White Specified Executive Principal Responsibilities

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

Y It is recommended that the appointment of Chief Election Inspectors, Voting System Specialist, Voting System Technician, and Poll Workers for the May 21, 2019, Annual Budget Vote and Election of Board of Education Candidates be approved, as stipulated.

Z. It is recommended that the following conference request be approved:

Brian Kesel, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction
District Administration Leadership Institute
Houston, TX
April 29 – May 1, 2019
Cost not to exceed $500

V. It is recommended that the following Permits for Use of Facilities be approved:

Town of Camillus Parks and Recreation
Girls Spring Lacrosse Club
Sundays, April 7, 14, 28, May 5, 12, and 19, 2019
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
West Genesee High School Turf Field
Fee Waived

Town of Camillus Parks and Recreation
Mini Cats Track and Field – Spring Session
Sundays, April 28, May 5, 19, 26, and June 2, 2019
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
West Genesee High School Athletic Field

Symphoria
Youth Orchestra Concert
Sunday, November 10, 2019, 1:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
West Genesee High School Auditorium and classroom
Per fee schedule for custodial fees

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
February 5, 2019
February 6, 2019
February 11, 2019
February 13, 2019

CSE
January 24, 2019
January 25, 2019
February 5, 2019
February 6, 2019
February 7, 2019
February 8, 2019
February 11, 2019
February 12, 2019
February 13, 2019
February 14, 2019
February 15, 2019

Building Level
January 29, 2019
January 30, 2019
February 4, 2019
February 11, 2019
February 12, 2019
February 13, 2019

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

Girls Varsity Lacrosse
West Genesee High School
Chaperones: 3 Non-staff Coaches
Approximately 26 students – Grades 9-12
Albany, NY
March 15 – 17, 2019
No Cost to the District

X. OPEN FORUM

XI. ADJOURNMENT

WEST GENESEE CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
EXECUTIVE SESSION OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 2019

I. PERSONNEL

Tenure Considerations – Final Review

II. LEGAL ISSUES

III. NEGOTIATIONS

IV. STUDENTS

V. OTHER

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