Approved Minutes for February 28, 2018

WEST GENESEE CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT SPECIAL MEETING OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2018

MINUTES of the SPECIAL MEETING of the BOARD OF EDUCATION held FEBRUARY 28, 2018 at the West Genesee High School LGI.

Members present:
Eric Bacon
Kimberly Coyne
Karen Fruscello
Vladimiro Hart-Zavoli
Roberta Herron
Shawn Mitchell
Kimberly Sacco
Joseph Simon
Neil Widrick

Others present:
Chris Brown
Paul Pelton
Brian Kesel
Dave Cirillo
Sean Fahey
Ken Coon
William Roberge
Todd Freeman
Jeannette Clark
Eugene Bobey Jr.
Thomas Vaughan
Gloria Francisco
Meg Raymond
Randy Henson
Joanne Bleskoski
Michael Bleskoski
Erin Pallett
Beth Stewart
Gary Pallett
Chris Lansley
Dawn Personte
Debra Abbott
Tonya Wilson
Rick Raymond
Charles Fassinger
Kelly Ryan Fassinger
Maria Boris
Bob Boris
Camille Morano
Debbie Simon
Scott Smith
Heidi Stemkoski
Michael Munson
Jennifer Munson
Lisa Corso
Jen Putnam
John Mannion
Christine DeMass
Amanda Griffin
Lynn Lynch
Carolyn Scialdone
Bethany Sullivan
Carla Buranich
Kathleen White
Amy Vergamini
Steve Dunham
Brent Suddaby
Joseph Szakacs
Robin Waters
Bill Davern
Anna Kate Waters
Lynn Magoulas
Tony Mueller
Pam Mitchell
Patti Garrison
Ann McAfee
Gary McAfee
Sharon Guglielmi
Theresa Corso
Sarah Snell
Patty Searle
Susan Grobsmith
Meghan Channels
Pamela Agricola
Kate Korzeniewski
Kim Hagadorn

Approximately 30 other staff and/or residents

MEETING CALLED TO ORDER

The meeting was called to order by President Roberta Herron at 7:00 p.m.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

President Herron led the Board in the Pledge of Allegiance.

ADDITIONS AND DELETIONS TO THE AGENDA

None

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

The Superintendent opened his remarks by commenting on the Girls Sectional Championship. He also mentioned the meeting with John Katko and students. He mentioned the Culture Fair that is taking place this Saturday at the High School and Enrichment at Stonehedge Elementary School. He spoke of plans for the High School parking circle. He talked about the Academic Top 10 and the 3rd place NYS Championship for the Academic Decathlon. He ended his comments by mentioning the West Side Support Network meeting date of March 27, 2018.

OPEN FORUM

Sean Fahey spoke of Dorrie Michalski and her sixteen years of service. He noted her great
smile and welcoming attitude to all staff, parents and students.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

A. Motion: Kimberly Sacco
It is recommended that the minutes of the Regular Meeting of January 17,
2018, be approved.
Second: Neil Widrick
Approved 9 – 0

STUDY SESSION TOPIC – School Safety

Dr. Brown opened a discussion regarding school security in light of national events. He reviewed how the District has developed programs and relationships to help the District give children the support they need. Dr. Brown followed this information summarizing strategies being used to review our building and associated safety plans and how to improve overall
security. Dr. Brown then turned it over to the Board of Education Members.

Eric Bacon thanked everyone for coming. He noted that while it is easy to disagree, we all care about the children. Eric thanked Dr. Brown for his leadership. He also thanked Chief Winn and Sgt. Nightingale of the Camillus Police Department for their efforts.

Vladimiro Hart-Zavoli thanked Eric Bacon for his comments. He added that he understands the fear people have. He noted that we all value children and their safety. He also thanked Dr. Brown.

Karen Fruscello echoed the previous comments. She also applauded a well thought out and concise process to move forward.

Shawn Mitchell noted the District safety plans are developed through a great process. He also mentioned that Todd Freeman does a great job and our plans are solid.

Roberta Herron asked Dr. Brown about the Florida situation and knowledge of student discipline reporting. Dr. Brown reviewed the legal rights of students in New York State.

Kimberly Sacco shared that, as a mom, feels we are as prepared as possible. As a mental health provider, she noted that we have outstanding staff at West Genesee. She also cautioned about creating additional stress and anxiety. She feels that, as a School Board Member, we do the best we can in a responsible manner.

Neil Widrick expressed that we will all be better together, that we cannot be at odds with each other, and that we need to lead as a community.

Joseph Simon agreed wholeheartedly with previous comments. He thanked Dr. Brown for organizing a community group that is working together on a very tough issue.

Kim Coyne shared that as a parent and a Board Member, she feels confident that we are on a good path and that we need to continue to be diligent moving forward. The community members in attendance were then invited to comment.

Gary McAfee, 19 Fairview Circle, thanked Dr. Brown for his presentation and noted that we are actually being proactive and feels that a police presence is the greatest deterrent.

Kathy White, 4274 Woodstock Way, asked if there have been any efforts to reach out to parents to let them know that our safety committee reviews the plans. She was also concerned about the impact of drills on children.

Lisa Corso, 3933 Split Rock Road, expressed concern about the impact on elementary students. She was seeking advice on how to have a conversation with children to let them know we are doing everything we can to keep them safe.

Jen Putnam, 219 Myron Road, commented that she has seen many social media posts that students don’t know what to do when not in a classroom in a lockdown situation.

Rick Raymond, 112 Gordon Drive, questioned if we have done everything we can to lock down buildings at night, asking if we are using all the resources we currently have, before adding any.

Tonya Wilson, 4 Meadow Lane, said that the buzz-in security process is too lax, noting that students often open doors as a courtesy. People have free access once allowed entrance. Another District parent commented that no identification was required of her when picking up her daughter at Stonehedge Elementary School.

Shane Everson, 5324 Terry Road, has a daughter at Onondaga Road Elementary School and doesn’t want to see officers and guns in schools.

Sue Grobsmith, 211 Westfall Street, thanked Dr. Brown for his leadership, and noted we are moving quickly and asked to slow down and carefully work on the next steps.

Justin Henson, 4217 Milton Avenue, stated the need to enhance lock-down drills, and improve backpack checks.

Michael Bleskoski, 306 Chester Road, wondered why people assume that shooters are mentally unstable.

Mary Weaver, 101 Peridot Drive, asked about possibly implementing low tech solutions.

Anna Kate Waters spoke to her classmates about what they were feeling. She noted that about 20-25% of students surveyed felt there needs to be additional security measures taken.

Amy Buckley, 4164 Old Winding Way, thanked the forum and Anna Kate Waters, sharing that she doesn’t feel we can put a price on children’s safety.

Katie Grzelka, 400 Kimberly Drive East, stated that she doesn’t necessarily feel that door security is the answer and inquired if metal detectors will ever be installed.

Gloria Francisco, 107 West Way, asked, with new security measures, will it be mandatory that all parents have identification every time they enter buildings.

Erica Henson, 4217 Milton Avenue, shared that she appreciates the District’s efforts, knowing they are not foolproof, and that knowing our kid’s safety is most important.

Chris Lansley, 417 Yorkshire Drive, a bus attendant, has never been asked for identification when entering buildings.

Alex Polge, 310 Scott Avenue, commented that he does not see police presence as a police state. He conveyed that he trusts officers as friends and resources.

Lindsay Reed, 1004 Hudson Street, asked what parents can do to help increase children’s level of safety, and some responded with suggestions such as “see something, say something” and spreading the word about what West Genesee School District is doing.

Chief Winn, Camillus Police Department, suggested monitoring social media sites and reporting anything that causes concern.

Martha Bugin, 15 Braniff Drive, commented that after a lockdown drill at Onondaga Road Elementary School, parents were able to gain access to the building, and questioned the level of chaos it caused.

Susan Grobsmith additionally commented that the security of students during an organized walk-out is a concern.

Tonya Wilson added that she is concerned about the impact on dismissal time for upcoming events.

Dr. Brown thanked everyone for attending.

FINANCIAL ACTION ITEMS

B. Motion: Joseph Simon
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 $49.50, and it is further recommended that the 2017-18
general fund budget be amended as follows to reflect said donation:

A510 – Estimated Revenues

A2705 – Gifts and Donations $49.50

A960 – Appropriations

A2110-501- 05-0000 – General Supplies – EH $49.50

Second: Vladimiro Hart-Zavoli
Approved 9 – 0

C. Motion: Kimberly Sacco
It is recommended that the Board of Education accept a donation of
$215.00 from the East Hill Elementary PTA for supplies, and it is further
recommended that the 2017-18 general fund budget be amended as
follows to reflect said donation:

A510 – Estimated Revenues

A2705 – Gifts and Donations $215.00

A960 – Appropriations

A2110-501- 05-0000 – General Supplies – EH $215.00
Second: Vladimiro Hart-Zavoli
Approved 9 – 0

D. Motion: Joseph Simon
It is recommended that the 2017-18 general fund budget transfers be
approved, as stipulated.
Second: Neil Widrick Approved 9 – 0

E. Motion: Vladimiro Hart-Zavoli
It is recommended that the Board of Education authorize an increase in
the 2017-18 general fund budget for unemployment insurance
expenditures in the amount of $625.25 for the period of October 1, 2017,
through December 31, 2017, to be funded by a transfer from the
Unemployment Reserve Fund.
Second: Neil Widrick
Approved 9 – 0

F. Motion: Joseph Simon
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 2017-18 school year, be approved:

Auburn Enlarged City School District $ 443.70
Baldwinsville Central School District 7,986.60
Central Square Central School District 443.70
Cortland City School District 443.70
East Syracuse Minoa Central School District 2,218.50
Geneva City Schools 443.70
Jamesville-Dewitt Central School District 887.40
Jordan Elbridge Central School District 2,218.50
LaFayette Central School District 1,774.80
Liverpool Central School District 10,648.80
Lyncourt Union Free School District 887.40
Marcellus Central School District 4,437.00
North Syracuse Central School District 13,311.00
Onondaga Central School District 4,880.70
Oswego City School District 443.70
Phoenix Central School District 1,331.10
Port Byron Central School District 443.70
Sandy Creek Central School District 443.70
Skaneateles Central School District 1774.80
Solvay Union Free School District 12,867.30
Syracuse City School District 69,217.20
Tully Central School District 1,331.10
Westhill Central School District 13,754.70
Total $ 152,632.80
Second: Neil Widrick
Approved 9 – 0

G. Motion: Kimberly Sacco
It is recommended that the following resolution be approved:
RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION APPROVING THIRD
AMENDED AND RESTATED COOPERATIVE HEALTH AGREEMENT

WHEREAS, the West Genesee Central School District is a participating
member of the Cooperative Health Insurance Fund of Central New York
(the “Cooperative”) formed pursuant to Article 5-G, Sections 92-a and
119-o of the New York State General Municipal Law for the purpose of
jointly procuring health insurance to provide basic hospital, surgical,
medical, and prescription drug benefits to their eligible employees and
retirees; and

WHEREAS, the Cooperative is currently governed by the terms of a “Second
Amended and Restated Cooperative Health Agreement” (the “Current
Operating Agreement”) but has been presented with an amended
governance agreement titled the “Third Amended and Restated
Cooperative Health Agreement” (the “Proposed Operating Agreement”);
and

WHEREAS, the Cooperative Board of Directors has voted in favor of
adoption of the Proposed Operating Agreement for purpose of
governance of the Cooperative effective September 1, 2018; therefore
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the West Genesee Central
School District hereby approves the terms of Third Amended and
Restated Cooperative Health Agreement as the sole governance
agreement of the Cooperative, replacing and superseding the Current
Operating Agreement in its entirety, and agrees that its continuing
participation in the Cooperative will be bound by its terms.
This resolution shall take effect immediately and shall be delivered to the
Chairperson of the Cooperative.
Second: Joseph Simon
Approved 9 – 0

H. Motion: Vladimiro Hart-Zavoli
It is recommended that the property tax exemptions for members of
volunteer fire departments and ambulance services be approved for the
2018-19 school year, as stipulated.
Second: Shawn Mitchell
Approved 9 – 0

I. Motion: Joseph Simon
It is recommended that the following property tax exemptions, for the
qualifying individuals of the West Genesee Central School District be
approved for the 2018-19 school year, as stipulated.

Persons with Disabilities whose incomes are limited by such reason of
such disability, pursuant to Section 459-c of the Real Property Tax Law.
Over Age 65, pursuant to Section 467 of the Real Property Tax Law.
Second: Neil Widrick
Approved 9 – 0

J. Motion: Eric Bacon
It is recommended that the Alternative Veterans’ Exemption from real
property taxation for the qualifying individuals of the West Genesee
Central School District be approved for the 2018-19 school year, as
stipulated.
Second: Vladimiro Hart-Zavoli
Approved 9 – 0

K. Motion: Neil Widrick
It is recommended that the following resolution be approved:
WHEREAS, Real Property Tax Law §487 provides that solar or wind
energy systems or farm waste energy systems are exempt from real
property taxation for a period of fifteen years; and

WHEREAS, the School District Board of Education previously adopted a
resolution providing that the exemption under Real Property Tax Law
§487 shall not apply within its jurisdiction; and

WHEREAS, Governor Cuomo signed into law Chapter 336 amending
Real Property Tax Law §487; and

WHEREAS, effective January 1, 2018, Real Property Tax Law §487 will
further provide that certain micro-hydroelectric energy systems, fuel cell
electric generating systems, micro-combined heat and power generating
equipment systems and electric energy storage equipment and electric
energy storage systems will be exempt from real property taxation for a
period of fifteen years; and

WHEREAS, Real Property Tax Law §487 permits a school district to
adopt a resolution providing that the exemption under Real Property Tax
Law §487 shall not apply within its jurisdiction to such energy system
projects which begin construction subsequent to the effective date of such
resolution; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Education desires to adopt a resolution opting
out of the tax exemption under the amended Real Property Tax Law
§487.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that:

  1. The Board of Education reaffirms its prior resolution that the tax
    exemption under the Real Property Tax Law §487 shall not be
    applicable within the boundaries of the West Genesee Central
    School District with respect to any solar or wind energy systems or
    farm waste energy systems.
  2. The tax exemption made available by Real Property Tax Law
    §487 shall not be applicable within the boundaries of the West
    Genesee Central School District with respect to any micro-
    hydroelectric energy systems, fuel cell electric generating
    systems, micro-combined heat and power generating equipment
    systems and electric energy storage equipment and electric
    energy storage systems constructed subsequent to the date of
    this Resolution.
  3. This Resolution shall take effect immediately.
    Second: Joseph Simon
    Approved 9 – 0

L. Motion: Kimberly Sacco
It is recommended that the stipulated equipment and materials be
declared surplus and disposed of in accordance with New York State law.
Second: Neil Widrick
Approved 9 – 0

M. Motion: Eric Bacon
It is recommended that the following resolution be approved:

WHEREAS, the West Genesee Central School District (the “District”)
Board of Education has considered the impacts to the environment of the
following Scope of Work to be completed:

Exterior door replacements with secure entry ways, secure window
replacements, interior classroom door hardening and security
technologies.

WHEREAS, the Board has reviewed the scope of the project and has
further received and considered the advice of its Architects with respect to
the potential for environmental impacts resulting from the proposed
action; and

WHEREAS, the Board has reviewed the Proposed Action with respect to
the Type II criteria set forth in 6 NYCRR part 617.5(c), now therefore;

BE IT RESOLVED, by the Board of Education as follows:

  1. The Proposed Action does not exceed thresholds established
    under 6 NYCRR Part 617, State Environmental Quality Review
    Act, (SEQRA).
  2. The Board hereby determines the Proposed Action as a Type II
    action in accordance with the SEQRA regulations.
  3. No further review of the Proposed Action is required under
    SEQRA.
  4. This resolution shall be effective immediately.
    Second: Vladimiro Hart-Zavoli
    Approved 9 – 0

PERSONNEL/OPERATIONAL ACTION ITEMS

N. Motion: Joseph Simon
It is recommended that the following retirements be approved:
Dorrie Michalski, Teacher Aide, Camillus Middle School –
Effective 6/30/18
Note: Dorrie Michalski has been employed with the West Genesee
Central School District for sixteen years.

Kathleen Byrne, Mathematics Teacher, West Genesee Middle School –
Effective 6/30/18
Note: Kathleen Byrne has been employed with the West Genesee
Central School District for twenty-one years.
Second: Neil Widrick
Approved 9 – 0

O. Motion: Joseph Simon
It is recommended that the following resignations be approved:

Geoffrey Morton, Executive Principal, West Genesee High School –
Effective 2/2/18 – To accept a position in another school district

Shannon Coholan, Principal, West Genesee High School –
Effective 2/1/18 – To accept another position within the district

Joel Crosby, Bus Driver, Transportation
Effective 3/10/18 – Personal Reason
Second: Vladimiro Hart-Zavoli
Approved 9 – 0

P. Motion: Kimberly Sacco
It is recommended that the following unpaid leaves of absence be
approved:

Mary Jean Mavente, Teaching Assistant/Special Education, Split Rock
Elementary School – Effective 1/26/18 – Professional Improvement

Marie Rivaldo, Teaching Assistant/Special Education, Onondaga Road
Elementary School – Effective 4/3/18 through 4/11/18 – Personal Reason

Antoinette Piron, Teaching Assistant/Special Education, Stonehedge
Elementary School/Gold – Effective 2/15/18 through 2/16/18 – Medical
Reason

Tamara LaValle, Teaching Assistant/Special Education, East Hill
Elementary School – Effective 3/7/18 through 3/9/18 – Personal Reason

Patricia Flynn, Teaching Assistant/Early Literacy, Stonehedge Elementary
School/Blue – Effective 1/12/18 – Personal Reason

Susan Nugent, Teacher Aide/Health Office, West Genesee High School –
Effective 4/5/18 through 4/13/18 – Personal Reason

Christy Rotunno, Typist I, Onondaga Road Elementary School –
Effective 2/16/18 – Personal Reason

Virginia Bendo, Bus Attendant, Transportation –
Effective 2/27/18 – Personal Reason

Steven Galaska, Teacher Aide/Library, West Genesee High School –
Effective 4/30/18 through 5/1/18 – Personal Reason

Gregory Kenna, Bus Driver, Transportation –
Effective 4/3/18 through 4/6/18 – Personal Reason

Kathleen Garcia, Teaching Assistant/Special Education, Stonehedge
Elementary School/Gold – Effective 1/29/18 through 2/9/18

Veruska Dantuono, Teaching Assistant/Early Literacy, Stonehedge
Elementary School/Blue – Effective 3/12/18 through 3/29/18 – Personal
Reason
Second: Neil Widrick
Approved 9 – 0

Q. Motion: Joseph Simon
It is recommended that the following unpaid leave of absence be
rescinded:

Kathleen Weber, School Counselor, West Genesee Middle School –
Effective 12/21/17 (half day) through 12/22/17 – Personal Reason
Second: Kimberly Sacco
Approved 9 – 0

R. Motion: Kimberly Sacco
It is recommended that the following unpaid FMLA leave of absence be
approved:

Andrea Farrow, AIS Teacher, Stonehedge Elementary School/Blue –
Effective on or about 4/13/18 through on or about 6/1/18 – Birth of child
Second: Vladimiro Hart-Zavoli
Approved 9 – 0

S. Motion: Joseph Simon
It is recommended that the following child rearing leaves be approved:

Courtney Updegraff, IS/Reading Teacher, Camillus Middle School –
Effective 1/29/18 through 6/30/18

Andrea Farrow, AIS Teacher, Stonehedge Elementary School/Blue –
Effective on or about 6/4/18 through on or about 6/30/18

Mia Kubiak, Teaching Assistant/Special Education, Stonehedge
Elementary School/Blue – Effective on or about 4/16/18 through 6/30/18
Second: Neil Widrick
Approved 9 – 0

T. Motion: Joseph Simon
It is recommended that the following Administrative Paid Leave be
approved:
Joel Crosby, Bus Driver, Transportation –
Effective 2/16/18 through 3/9/18
Second: Kimberly Coyne
Approved 9 – 0

U. Motion: Joseph Simon
It is recommended that the following temporary instructional position be
created effective 3/1/18 through 6/30/18:
One Full-time (1.0) Special Education Teacher ST-B
Second: Neil Widrick
Approved 9 – 0

V. Motion: Joseph Simon
It is recommended that the following sick bank requests be approved:

Kathleen Weber, School Counselor, West Genesee Middle School –
Effective 12/21/17, not to exceed forty-one days

Kathleen Garcia, Teaching Assistant/Special Education, Stonehedge
Elementary School/Gold – Effective 2/12/18, not to exceed thirty-three
days
Second: Kimberly Sacco
Approved 9 – 0

W. Motion: Neil Widrick
It is recommended that the following appointments be approved:

Shannon Coholan
Executive Principal
West Genesee High School
Probationary Appointment
Certification: Professional, School District Leader (Prof.), Effective
2/2/17; School Building Leader (Init.), Effective 2/18/16; SWD 1-6 (Prof.),
Effective 11/26/14; Childhood 1-6 (Prof.), Effective 11/26/14
Tenure Area: Administration
Effective 2/1/18 through 2/2/22
Salary: $115,000 prorated
Replaces Geoffrey Morton, Resignation approved 2/7/18

Mary Dunham
Reading Teacher
Camillus Middle School
Regular Substitute Appointment
Certification: Permanent, English 7-12, Effective 9/1/99
Tenure Area: English
Step 10 M
Effective on or about 1/29/18 through 6/30/18
Salary: $62,742 prorated
Replaces Courtney Updegraff, Child Rearing Leave approved 2/7/18

Mary Jean Mavente
Special Education Teacher
Onondaga Road Elementary School
Regular Substitute Appointment – Extension
Certification: Permanent, Special Education, Effective 2/1/01
Tenure Area: Special Education
Step 1 M
Effective 1/26/18
Salary: $52,363 prorated
Replaces Jamie Welch, Maternity Leave

Sarah Donovan
Technology Teacher
West Genesee High School
Regular Substitute Appointment
Certification: Initial, Mathematics 7-12, Effective 8/29/17
Tenure Area: Industrial Arts
Step 1 B + 6
Effective 1/26/18 through 6/30/18
Salary: $48,681 prorated
Replaces Benjamin Besemer, Reassignment approved 5/17/17

Sarah Birch
Special Education Teacher
Stonehedge Elementary School/Blue
Probationary Appointment
Certification: Professional, SWD (1-6), Effective 2/1/12
Tenure Area: Special Education
Step 11 M
Effective 3/15/18 through 3/14/21
Salary: $63,350 prorated
New temporary position approved 2/28/18

Mary Bergan
AIS Teacher
Stonehedge Elementary School/Blue
Regular Substitute Appointment
Certification: Initial, Elementary, Effective 9/1/13
Tenure Area: Elementary
Step: 13 M
Effective on or about 3/12/18 through on or about 6/30/18
Salary: $64,584 prorated
Replaces Andrea Farrow, FMLA, CRL approved 2/28/18

Margaret Pesci
ADA-PEP Counselor
West Genesee Middle School
Part-time (.40) Regular Substitute Appointment
Certification: Permanent, School Counselor, Effective 2/1/06
Tenure Area: Guidance Counselor
Step 23 M + 24
Effective 1/22/18 through on or about 3/2/18
Salary: $75,316 x .40 prorated
Replaces Kathleen Weber, Unpaid leave of absence approved 2/7/18

Heather Ollis
Teacher Aide
East Hill Elementary School
Part-time 10-month Appointment –
Subject to a 52-week probationary period
2 hours per day
Effective 2/8/18
Salary: $5,000 prorated
Replaces Jennifer Wademan, Resignation approved 12/6/17

Ann Cassidy
Teacher Aide
Stonehedge Elementary School/Blue
Part-time 10-month Appointment –
Subject to a 52-week probationary period
2.5 hours per day
Effective 2/8/18
Salary: $6,250 prorated
Replaces James Costello, Resignation approved 1/17/18

Ashley Zimmerman
School Nurse
West Genesee High School
Full-time Appointment – Subject to a 52-week probationary period
Effective 3/26/18
Salary: $36,250 prorated
Replaces Maryann Motala, Resignation approved 12/20/17

Kathleen O’Neill
Food Service Worker I
West Genesee Middle School
Part-time Appointment – Subject to a 52-week probationary period
3 hours per day
Effective 2/2/18
Salary: $5,928 prorated
Replaces Marybeth Gaffney, Reassignment approved 8/23/17
Second: Joseph Simon Approved 9 – 0

X. Motion: Eric Bacon
It is recommended that the following Spring 2018 Coaches be approved:
(S/staff; NS/non-staff; RS/retired staff)

Michael Messere (RS)
Boys Varsity Lacrosse
West Genesee High School
Step 30 + 30 x 13%
Salary: $10,077
Thomas Donahue (RS)
Boys JV Lacrosse
West Genesee High School
Step 30 + 30 x 11.05%
Salary: $8,566

Robert Deegan (RS)
Boys Varsity Ass’t Lacrosse
West Genesee High School
Step 30 + 30 x 11.05%
Salary: $8,566
James St. Croix (S)
Boys JV Ass’t Lacrosse
West Genesee High School
Step 30 + 30 x 11.05%
Salary: $8,566

Eric Burns (S)
Boys 9 Lacrosse
West Genesee High School
Step 17 + 30 x 8%
Salary: $5,308

Eric Howes (S)
Boys 7/8 Lacrosse
Camillus Middle School
Step 28 + 30 x 8%
Salary: $5,989

Brian Long (S)
Boys 9 Ass’t Lacrosse
West Genesee High School
Step 16 + 30 x 7%
Salary: $4,600

Richard Lundblad (NS)
Girls Varsity Ass’t Lacrosse
West Genesee High School
Step 20 x 11.05%
Salary: $6,987

Kevin Hennigan (S)
Girls Varsity Lacrosse
West Genesee High School
Step 3 + 30 x 13%
Salary: $7,128

Fred Kent (S)
Girls 9 Lacrosse
West Genesee High School
Step 2 + 30 x 8%
Salary: $4,306

Ryan Ross (NS)
Girls 7/8 Lacrosse
Camillus Middle
Step 3 x 8%
Salary: $4,061

Margaret Barbuto (S)
Girls 7/8 Ass’t Lacrosse
West Genesee Middle
Step 4 + 30 x 7%
Salary: $3,953

Stephen Shoults (S)
Boys 7/8 Lacrosse
West Genesee Middle School
Step 26 + 30 x 8%
Salary: $5,823

Gerald Crossett (S)
Boys 7/8 Ass’t Lacrosse
Camillus Middle School
Step 30 + 30 x 7%
Salary: $5,426

Kevin Grome (NS)
Boys 7/8 Ass’t Lacrosse
West Genesee Middle
Step 5 x 7%
Salary: $3,760

Amanda Cizenski (S)
Girls Varsity Ass’t Lacrosse
West Genesee High School
Step 2 + 30 x 11.05%
Salary: $5,947

Brian Duerheimer (S)
Girls JV Lacrosse
West Genesee High School
Step 19 + 30 x 11.05%
Salary: $7,475

Janine Corning (S)
Girls 7/8 Lacrosse
West Genesee Middle
Step 2 + 30 x 8%
Salary: $4,306

Rebekah Elmer (S)
Girls JV Ass’t Lacrosse
West Genesee High School
Step 3 + 30 x 11.05%
Salary: $6,058

John McCloskey (S)
Girls 9 Ass’t Lacrosse
West Genesee High School
Step 3 + 30 x 7%
Salary: $3,838

David Meluni (NS)
Boys Varsity Baseball
West Genesee High School
Volunteer
No Cost to District

Matthew Grecco (NS)
Boys Varsity Baseball
West Genesee High School
Volunteer
No Cost to District

John Schad (NS)
Boys Varsity Baseball
West Genesee High School
Volunteer
No Cost to District

Dallas Barton (S)
Boys 7/8 Baseball
Camillus Middle
Step 14 + 30 x 7%
Salary: $4,512

Stephen Payette (NS)
Boys Varsity Baseball
West Genesee High School
Volunteer
No Cost to District

Thomas Cole (S)
Boys 7/8 Track
CMS/WGMS
Step 10 + 30 x 7%
Salary: $4,341

Joseph Curtin (S)
Girls 7/8 Ass’t Track
CMS/WGMS
Step 5 + 30 x 6%
Salary: $3,481

Daniel Mercado (S)
Girls Varsity Ass’t Track
West Genesee High School
Step 4 + 30 x 8.5%
Salary: $4,800

Mary Maestri (NS)
Girls 7/8 Ass’t Lacrosse
Camillus Middle School
Step 1 x 7%
Salary: $3,354

Kevin Krause (NS)
Boys Varsity Baseball
West Genesee High School
Step 21 x 13%
Salary: $8,300

Greg Gangemi (S)
Boys 9 Baseball
West Genesee High School
Step 9 + 30 x 7%
Salary: $4,299

Sean McConnell (NS)
Boys Varsity Baseball
West Genesee High School
Volunteer
No Cost to District

Christopher Procopio (NS)
Boys JV Baseball
West Genesee High School
Step 15 x 11.05%
Salary: $6,657

Terry Sparks (S)
Boys 7/8 Baseball
West Genesee Middle
Step 18 + 30 x 7%
Salary: $4,689

Dana Eells (S)
Boys Varsity Ass’t Track
West Genesee High School
Step 10 + 30 x 8.5%
Salary: $5,271

Jim Vermeulen (RS)
Girls Varsity Track
West Genesee High School
Step 30 + 30 x 10%
Salary: $7,752

Joseph Corley (S)
Boys Varsity Track
West Genesee High School
Step 14 + 30 x 10%
Salary: $6,445

Brittany Belding (NS)
Girls JV Softball
West Genesee High School
Step 3 x 9.35%
Salary: $4,746

Timothy Lane (S)
Girls 7/8 Softball
West Genesee Middle
Step 15 + 30 x 7%
Salary: $4,556

William Hayden (NS)
Girls JV Softball
West Genesee High School
Volunteer
No Cost to District

John Mossotti (NS)
Strength & Conditioning
West Genesee High School
Step 1 x 11.05%
Salary: $5,294

Scott Duda (S)
Unified Sports Bowling
West Genesee High School
Step 1 + 30 x 1.25%
Salary: $647

Scott Duda (S)
Unified Sports Basketball
West Genesee High School
Step 2 + 30 x 2.6%
Salary: $1,399

Michael Palmisano (S)
Girls 7/8 Track
CMS/WGMS
Step 1 + 30 x 7%
Salary: $3,623

James Ciciarelli, Jr. (S)
Girls Varsity Softball
West Genesee High School
Step 3 + 30 x 11%
Salary: $6,031

Kelli Slate (S)
Girls 7/8 Softball
Camillus Middle School
Step 6 + 30 x 7%
Salary: $4,163

Jim Ciciarelli, Sr. (NS)
Girls Varsity Softball
West Genesee High School
Volunteer
No Cost to District

Patrick Haines (S)
Girls Varsity Golf
West Genesee High School
Step 13 + 30 x 9%
Salary: $5,745

Rita Foster (S)
Unified Sports Bowling
West Genesee High School
Volunteer
No Cost to District

Michael McCarthy (S)
Unified Sports Ass’t Basketball
West Genesee High School
Step 1 + 30 x 1.3%
Salary $673

Joseph Mannara (S)
Boys Varsity Tennis
West Genesee High School
Step 24 + 30 x 10%
Salary: $7,099

Second: Kimberly Sacco
Approved 9 – 0

Y. Motion: Eric Bacon
It is recommended that the following Fall 2018 Coach be approved:
Scott Fiello (NS)
Boys Varsity Soccer
West Genesee High School
Step 17 x 11%
Salary: $6,966
Second: Neil Widrick
Approved 9 – 0

Z. Motion: Joseph Simon
It is recommended that the West Genesee Middle School Principal
position be increased from an 11-month position to a 12-month position,
effective 2/1/18, with a prorated increase in salary.
Second: Kimberly Sacco
Approved 9 – 0

A.1 Motion: Kimberly Sacco
It is recommended that the following change in hours for bus drivers be
approved effective 2/8/18:
Patricia Bice – from 25.00 to 26.25 hours per week
Second: Neil Widrick
Approved 9 – 0

B. 1 Motion: Joseph Simon
It is recommended that compensation for additional responsibilities for the
following individuals be approved, as stipulated:
Stephen Dunham Director of Secondary Education
David Cirillo 504 Coordinator
Second: Neil Widrick
Approved 9 – 0

C. 1 Motion: Kimberly Sacco
It is recommended that the following individual be granted tenure:
Name Location Tenure Area Date
Claire LaLone WGHS School Social Worker 1/4/18
Second: Neil Widrick
Approved 9 – 0

D. 1 Motion: Joseph Simon
It is recommended that the substitute lists for the 2017-18 school year be
approved as stipulated.
Second: Kimberly Sacco
Approved 9 – 0

E. 1 Motion: Joseph Simon
It is recommended that the following conference request be approved:
David Cirillo, Director of Staff Relations
North American Association of Educational Negotiators
Clearwater, Florida
March 11-14, 2018
Cost not to exceed $2,500
Second: Neil Widrick
Approved 9 – 0

F. 1 Motion: Joseph Simon
It is recommended that the following Board of Education Policies be
approved (2 nd vote consideration):
INSTRUCTION #4320
CURRICULUM
Medicaid Compliance

INSTRUCTION #4321
CURRICULUM
Programs for Students with Disabilities
Second: Kimberly Coyne
Approved 9 – 0

G. 1 Motion: Eric Bacon
It is recommended that the following Permit for Use of School Facilities be
approved:
Central Winds Jazz Band
Band Rehearsal
Sunday, January 28, 2018, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 11, 2018, 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Camillus Middle School classroom
Fee Waived
Second: Kimberly Sacco
Approved 9 – 0

H. 1 Motion: Kimberly Sacco
It is recommended that the appointment of Chief Election Inspectors,
Voting System Specialist, Voting System Technician, and Poll Workers
for the May 15, 2018, Annual Budget Vote and Election of Board of
Education Candidates be approved, as stipulated.
Second: Vladimiro Hart-Zavoli
Approved 9 – 0

ITEM FOR INFORMATION

2018-2019 School Calendar/Draft – A brief discussion took place reviewing the calendar for the
upcoming school year.

REPORTS

Claims Audit Sub-Committee – Joseph Simon noted that the next meeting will be March 7,
2018, at 5:45 p.m.

Audit Committee – The next meeting is scheduled for March 7, 2018, at 6:15 p.m.

Policies and Bylaws Committee – Neil Widrick reported that the last meeting that was scheduled for February 7, 2018, was cancelled due to weather and will have to be rescheduled.

Teaching Center – Karen Fruscello indicated that the next meeting is March 5, 2018.

Parent Curriculum Information Council – Vladimiro Hart-Zavoli stated that the Council met on February 27, 2018, and discussed the topics of coding and instructional technology.

Ad Hoc Employee Benefits Committee – Neil Widrick shared that the Committee met on February 12, 2018 to discuss wellness and cooperative updates, as well as reviewing the prescription drug report, Medicare Informational Sessions, and Affordable Care Act updates. The next meeting is Monday, April 16, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. at the West Genesee District Office.

SEPTSA – Vladimiro Hart-Zavoli indicated that the next meeting is scheduled for March 13, 2018

OPEN FORUM

The success of tonight’s forum on school security was discussed by those in attendance.

Eric Bacon noted that the West Genesee High School musical was great.
Shawn Mitchell will be in Public Affairs classes for a listening session. He also questioned the accident over February break.

Karen Fruscello raised the topic of how we are going to help parents get the tools to help with children.

Deb Simon thanked Dr. Brown for a good forum.

Vladimiro Hart-Zavoli suggested that we need to address the stigma and perception of mental illness.

ADJOURNMENT

I.1 Motion: Joseph Simon
It is recommended that the Regular Session of the Board of Education be
adjourned. (10:08 p.m.)
Second: Kimberly Coyne
Approved 9 – 0

Respectfully Submitted,

Paul E. Pelton, District Clerk