Approved Minutes for September 18, 2019

WEST GENESEE CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2019

MINUTES of the REGULAR MEETING of the BOARD OF EDUCATION held SEPTEMBER 18, 2019 at the West Genesee High School Library

Members present:
Kimberly Coyne
Elizabeth Donaldson
Vladimiro Hart-Zavoli
Jennifer James
Shawn Mitchell
Aaron Ryder
Joseph Simon
Barbara Wells
Neil Widrick

Others present:
Paul Pelton
Brian Kesel
William Roberge
Dave Cirillo
T.J. Vaughan
Matt Kimpland
Sean Fahey
Gene Bobey
Jeannette Clark
Amanda Simmons
Lisa Craig
Jennifer Mathews
Theresa Mosey
Patrick Haines
Donna Alberts
Susan Gifford
Robin Flynn
Hannah Flynn
Bryanna Hargrove
Jessica Parsons
Angelina Fetterolf-Quito
Mike Burns
Ken Coon
Steve Dunham
Beth Lozier
Bill Davern
Tracy Klefbeck
Susan Murray
Wayne Ackles
Brent Suddaby
Approximately 5 other staff and/or residents

MEETING CALLED TO ORDER

The meeting was called to order by President Shawn Mitchell at 7:00 p.m.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

President Mitchell led the Board in the Pledge of Allegiance.

ADDITIONS AND DELETIONS TO THE AGENDA

OPEN FORUM

Paul Pelton spoke of Stan Gibbs and his 20 years of service to the Transportation Department. He will be missed when he retires. Stan was a stickler for student safety and was very diligent in providing a safe trip for his students. Though he enjoyed the bus run he had for many years, will be happy to spend more time behind the wheel of his 1966 Nova instead of a school bus.

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

Superintendent, David Bills, spoke about the Pearson Clinical Assessment Breach and reimbursement for related expenses. He also gave an update on transportation and the start of school. He noted upcoming open houses at the schools, and gave an update on the district PTA/PTOs. He spoke about the 2019-20 Study Sessions and ended with an update on the Superintendent Liaison Committee.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

A. Motion: Elizabeth Donaldson

It is recommended that the minutes of the Regular Meeting of September 4, 2019, be approved.

Second: Vladimiro Hart-Zavoli Approved 9 – 0

STUDY SESSION TOPICS

Class of 2019 College Course Participation and Summer School Results – Wayne Ackles presented the highlights of participation in college courses offered at the high school and summer school participation.

FINANCIAL ACTION ITEMS

B. Motion: Joseph Simon

It is recommended that the Ice Rental Lease Agreement between the West Genesee Central School District and the Town of Camillus for the use of the Shove Park Ice Rink by our hockey team for the 2019-20 school year be approved, as stipulated.

Note: The Town of Camillus waives any charge for the use of the facility by
our hockey team.

Second: Neil Widrick Approved 9 – 0

C. Motion: Jennifer James

It is recommended that the following allowance draws for work related to the District Wide Security Project be approved:

Bellows Construction, 213 West Adams Street, Syracuse, New York 13202

Project Number Building Amount
42-01-01-06-0-007-011 West Genesee High School $ 3,939.00
AAGC-04 – Add additional door and hardware

42-01-01-06-0-005-007 Split Rock Elementary $ 2,250.00
AAGC-05 – Add additional door hardware based on discovered conditions

42-01-01-06-0-012-008 Camillus Middle School $ 2,460.00
AAGC-06 – Modification of door hardware based on discovered conditions

Allowance Allocation All Buildings – Base Bid – $ 8,649.00

Increase / (Decrease) in Base Contract $ 0.00

Second: Barbara Wells Approved 9 – 0

D. Motion: Joseph Simon

It is recommended that the 2019-20 tax adjustment for the Town of Camillus be approved, as stipulated; and it is further recommended that the 2019-20 tax warrant for said Town be amended as follows:

Adjustment #1
Town of Camillus From – $33,232,350.49 To – $33,231,274.55

Second: Aaron Ryder Approved 9 – 0

E. Motion: Neil Widrick

It is recommended that the following 2019-20 tax refund be approved:

Original Corrected Refund
Stephen Driscoll School $2,604.75 $2,363.82 $ 240.93
129 Charles Drive Library $ 41.18 $ 37.37 $ 3.81
Camillus, NY 13031 Total $2,645.93 $2,401.19 $ 244.74

Tax Map # 033-06-45.0 – Hearing officer decision dated August 26, 2019

Second: Vladimiro Hart-Zavoli Approved 9 – 0

F. Motion: Barbara Wells

It is recommended that the stipulated materials be declared surplus and disposed of in accordance with New York State Education Law.

Second: Elizabeth Donaldson Approved 9 – 0

PERSONNEL/OPERATIONAL ACTION ITEMS

G. Motion: Neil Widrick

It is recommended that the following retirement be approved:

Stanton Gibbs, Bus Driver, Transportation –
Effective 11/1/19

Note: Stanton Gibbs has been employed with the West Genesee Central School District for twenty years.

Second: Jennifer James Approved 9 – 0

H. Motion: Joseph Simon

It is recommended that the following resignation be approved:

Annie Hanousek, Teaching Assistant/Early Literacy (.28), Stonehedge Elementary School/Blue – Effective 9/7/19 – To accept another position within the District

Second: Barbara Wells Approved 9 – 0

I. Motion: Aaron Ryder

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

Karen Gagnon, Teaching Assistant/Special Education, Stonehedge Elementary School/Blue – Effective 10/7/19 through 10/8/19 – Personal Reason

Katelyn Jackson, Second Grade Teacher, Stonehedge Elementary School/Blue – Effective 12/2/19 through 12/6/19 – Personal Reason

Kristin Lockwood, First Grade Teacher, Split Rock Elementary School –
Effective 11/26/19 – Personal Reason

Christine Lansley, School Bus Attendant, Transportation –
Effective 5/15/20 through 5/19/20 – Personal Reason

Jessica Fisselbrand, Teaching Assistant/Early Literacy (.69) – Stonehedge
Elementary School/Blue – Effective 9/17/19 through on or about 12/9/19 – To take another position within the District

Second: Jennifer James Approved 9 – 0

J. Motion: Joseph Simon

It is recommended that the following instructional position be created effective immediately:

One Part-time (.90) Teaching Assistant/Special Education OR

Second: Neil Widrick Approved 9 – 0

K. Motion: Elizabeth Donaldson

It is recommended that the following appointments be approved:

Jessica Fisselbrand
Fourth Grade Teacher
Stonehedge Elementary School/Gold
Temporary Full-time Appointment
Certification: Permanent, Pre-K, K, 1-6, English 7-9 Extension, Effective 9/1/05
Tenure Area: Elementary
Step 2 M + 6
Effective 9/17/19 through on or about 12/9/19
Salary: $55,393 prorated
Replaces Lisa Duffy, Maternity/FMLA Leave

Luke Alberts
Teaching Assistant/Special Education
West Genesee High School
Part-time (.90) Appointment
Effective 9/1/19 through 6/30/20
Salary: $22,600 x .90
New position created 8/7/19

Annie Hanousek
Teaching Assistant/Early Literacy
Stonehedge Elementary School/Blue
Part-time (.40) Appointment
Effective 9/9/19 through 6/30/20
Salary: $24,643 x .40 prorated
Replaces Emily Stewart, Resignation approved 9/4/19

Alexandra Speach
Teaching Assistant/Special Education
West Genesee High School
Probationary Appointment
Effective 9/30/19 through 9/29/23
Salary: $22,250 prorated
Replaces Brianna Linton, Resignation approved 9/4/19

Jennifer Casey
Food Service Worker I
West Genesee High School
Part-time 10-month Appointment, Subject to a 52-week probationary period
3 hours per day
Effective 9/19/19
Salary: $5,927 prorated
Replaces Lorre Begay, Appointment rescinded 9/4/19

Alyssa Flesher
Food Service Worker I
Stonehedge Elementary School/Blue
Part-time 10-month Appointment, Subject to a 52-week probationary period
3 hours per day
Effective 9/19/19
Salary: $6,194 prorated
Replaces Mary Sisson, Change in hours approved 9/4/19

Tammie Watkins
Food Service Worker I
West Genesee High School
Part-time 10-month Appointment, Subject to a 52-week probationary period
3 hours per day
Effective 9/19/19
Salary: $5,927 prorated
Replaces Kari-Ann Clark, Resignation approved 9/4/19

Kathryn Hayes
Teacher Aide
Stonehedge Elementary School/Blue
Part-time 10-month Appointment, Subject to a 52-week probationary period
2.5 hours per day
Effective 9/9/19
Salary: $6,600 prorated
Replaces Dawn Frontuto, Resignation approved 9/4/19

Elise Walker
Custodial Helper I
Split Rock Elementary School
Full-time 10-month Appointment, Subject to a 52-week probationary period 7 hours per day
Effective 9/30/19
Salary: $19,565 prorated
Replaces Brandon Holzwarth, Resignation approved 7/10/19

Richard Blakeman
Custodial Worker I
West Genesee High School
Full-time 12-month Appointment, Subject to a 52-week probationary period
8 hours per day
Effective 9/19/19
Salary: $29,120 prorated
Replaces Steven Seeley, Resignation approved 9/4/19

Tina Hodge
School Bus Driver
Transportation
Part-time 10-month Appointment, Subject to a 52-week probationary period
10 hours per week
Effective 9/19/19
Salary: $23.00 per hour
Replaces Nicholas Coyle, Resignation approved 6/19/19

Second: Aaron Ryder Approved 9 – 0

L. Motion: Aaron Ryder

It is recommended that the following Fall 2019 coaching appointments be approved:

Kyle Prenoveau (S)
Boys Varsity Soccer Assistant
West Genesee High School
Step 1 x 9.35%
Salary: $4,480 Michael McCarthy (S)
Boys 7/8 Football
Camillus Middle School
Volunteer
No Cost to the District

Second: Kimberly Coyne Approved 9 – 0

M. Motion: Joseph Simon

It is recommended that the following 2019-20 co-curricular appointment be approved:

William Mercer, Jr. (S)
String Quartet Director
West Genesee High School
Step 23 x 3%
Salary: $2,079

Second: Neil Widrick Approved 9 – 0

N. Motion: Barbara Wells

It is recommended that the Board of Education enter into a contract for the 2019-20 school year with the following individual for Therapy Services:

Rachel Mosher – 1 hour per week – $58.00 per half-hour

Second: Aaron Ryder Approved 9 – 0

O. Motion: Joseph Simon

It is recommended that the following volunteer nurse be approved for the West Genesee Marching Band:

Jennifer Hess

Second: Neil Widrick Approved 9 – 0

P. Motion: Barbara Wells

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

Second: Neil Widrick Approved 9 – 0

Q. Motion: Joseph Simon

It is recommended that Elizabeth Donaldson be named Voting Delegate for the 2019 New York State School Boards Association Annual Meeting on Saturday, October 26, 2019.

Second: Aaron Ryder Approved 9 – 0

R. Motion: Jennifer James

It is recommended that the following permits for Use of Facilities be approved:

Town of Camillus Parks and Recreation
Camillus Swim Club
Sunday, November 10, 2019, 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Swim meet
West Genesee High School Lower Gym, Cafeteria 2, Pool, Locker Rooms
Fee Waived

Town of Camillus Parks and Recreation
Camillus Swim Club
Saturday, January 25, 2020, 1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, January 26, 2020, 6:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Swim meet
West Genesee High School Lower Gym, Cafeteria 2, Pool, Locker Rooms
Fee Waived

Second: Neil Widrick Approved 9 – 0

CURRICULUM ACTION ITEMS

S. Motion: Aaron Ryder

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
August 30, 2019
September 4, 2019
September 11, 2019
September 12, 2019

CSE
August 9, 2019
August 27, 2019
August 28, 2019
August 30, 2019
September 3, 2019
September 6, 2019

Building Level

Second: Neil Widrick Approved 9 – 0

REPORTS

Claims Audit Sub-Committee – Joseph Simon reported that the committee met this evening and reviewed June and July business.

Audit Committee – The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 with Insero & Co. attending.

Policies and Bylaws Committee – The next meeting will be scheduled in October.

Teaching Center – Brian Kesel stated that the next meeting will be held on Monday, October 7, 2019.

Parent Curriculum Information Council – Barbara Wells reported that the next meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Ad Hoc Employee Benefits Committee – Vladimiro Hart-Zavoli mentioned that the next meeting may be on Monday, October 7, 2019.

SEPTSA – Jennifer James indicated that no meeting is scheduled at this time.

OPEN FORUM

Shawn Mitchell discussed the PTA/PTSO meeting that took place tonight. Their dedication and generosity was recognized. Shawn closed by noting that the Booster Golf Tournament was great this past Sunday.

Barbara Wells commented on David Bills getting out and being visible.

Beth Stewart noted the 18th Annual Golf Tournament was a great success. She thanked the many who made it possible.

Jeannette Clark thanked the Board of Education for the addition of two new School Resource Officers.

Bill Davern informed the Board that the Marching Band will be traveling to Toledo, Ohio, for the Tournament of Bands of America Northern Ohio Regional. The Band will compete twice in the preliminaries and finals on Saturday, September 21, 2019. The West Genesee Tournament of Bands will be held on Saturday, September 28, 2019, starting at 6:00 p.m. at the Turf Stadium.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

T. Motion: Joseph Simon

It is recommended that the Board of Education go into Executive Session for matters of students (7:30 p.m.)

Second: Jennifer James Approved 9 – 0

RETURN TO REGULAR SESSION

U. Motion: Neil Widrick

It is recommended that the Board of Education return to Regular Session. (8:43 p.m.)

Second: Kimberly Coyne Approved 9 – 0

ADJOURNMENT

V. Motion: Neil Widrick

It is recommended that the Regular Session of the Board of Education be adjourned. (8:48 p.m.)

Second: Jennifer James Approved 9 – 0

Respectfully Submitted,

Paul E. Pelton, District Clerk