Approved Minutes of April 4, 2018

WEST GENESEE CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4, 2018

MINUTES of the REGULAR MEETING of the BOARD OF EDUCATION held APRIL 4, 2018 at the West Genesee High School Library.

Members present:

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

Members arriving late:

Kimberly Sacco – 7:03 p.m.

Others present:

Christopher Brown
Paul Pelton
Brian Kesel
David Cirillo
William Roberge
Sean Fahey
Todd Freeman
T.J. Vaughan
Ken Coon
Jack McMahen
Matthew Bolha
Jeanine Stables
Angela Sommer
Tracy Klefbeck
Steve Dunham
Beth Lozier
Bill Davern
Eugene Bobey Jr.
David Mitchell
Dawn Personte
Wendy Dorfman
Elizabeth Babbie
Susan Gifford
Sharon Bush
Susan Murray
Lori Keevil
Lisa Craig
Darlene Chapin
Jeannette Clark
Mike Burns
Shannon Coholan
Brent Suddaby
Approximately 4 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

Deletion: Page 5 Item I – Melissa Nicolini appointment

Kimberly Sacco arrived 7:03 p.m.

OPEN FORUM

Dr. Brown and the Board of Education recognized the Girls Varsity Basketball Team for their accomplishments on and off the court this season.

Dr. Brown also recognized Esaias Brumfield for his sectional championship in the 55 meters.

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

The Superintendent opened his comments by congratulating all of the new inductees of the National Honor Society. He then spoke about the hiring of an architect, the state budget, and recent community forums. He also discussed in depth the content of three safety meetings and the one he had coming up the next day. He ended by talking about the talent show and his tie with the “Friends of Maxwell Library”.

OPEN FORUM

Shannon Coholan talked about Cheryl Meidaner, who will retire after 26 years in education. Cheryl comes from a family of educators and spent the past 16 years as the chairperson of the Social Studies Department, earning the respect of her colleagues. While Cheryl admits she will miss the faculty and staff, she looks forward to spending more time with her family and travelling. She will be missed at the High School.

Shannon Coholan spoke about Sandra Stanistreet, who is retiring after 21 years of service in the West Genesee Central School District. Most recently, Sandy worked as a
Teaching Assistant in the Special Education Department and is known for her quick wit and humor as well as the connections she has made with students. We wish her well as she plans having more time for her family in retirement.

Beth Lozier recognized the retirement of Kate Perkins, who has been a teaching assistant at Stonehedge Elementary and Camillus Middle Schools. Kate worked with students in the 12:1 program and provided guidance and support in a loving and affirming manner. Her students and colleagues will miss her the most.

Jeannette Clark spoke of Donna Sliter, who has been a Teaching Assistant for 26 years, and the loss her retirement will have on the District and our children. Her positivity and enthusiasm for school and children is admirable. Jeannette notes that this loss will be felt by everyone at Onondaga Road Elementary School, and wishes her well as she plans to dedicate more time to her family.

Lisa Craig reflected on the 14-year career of Azadeh Schueler at East Hill Elementary, noting that her IT background made her a perfect candidate for the SYSOP position she has held. She will be missed for her helping hand and patience with all the technical support she has provided. In retirement, Azadeh plans to spend more time with her family, travelling, and getting in shape, in that order. We wish her all the best.

APROVAL OF MINUTES

A. Motion: Shawn Mitchell

It is recommended that the minutes of the Regular Meeting of March 21, 2018, be approved.

Second: Kimberly Coyne Approved 9 – 0

STUDY SESSION TOPIC

Instructional Technology Update – Bill Roberge and Rob Leo updated the Board on the Chromebook deployment and the professional learning teachers have been given and have delivered to their colleagues. Lisa Craig shared that over 600 East Hill girls took part in a before school coding program.

Career and Technical Education: Engineering Recertification and Future Planning – T.J. Vaughan shared the work the High School Technology teachers have completed to recertify the Engineering Technology CTE strand with the New York State Education Department.

FINANCIAL ACTION ITEMS

B. Motion: Joseph Simon

It is recommended that the Board of Education approve the 2018-19 school district budget, in the amount of $88,000,070.00, to be presented to the residents for voter consideration on May 15, 2018.

Second: Kimberly Sacco Approved 9 – 0

C. Motion: Kimberly Sacco

It is recommended that the Real Property Tax Report Card for the proposed 2018-19 budget be approved as stipulated.

Second: Kimberly Coyne Approved 9 – 0

D. Motion: Joseph Simon

It is recommended that the following school buses be purchased, pending approval of the District Vehicle Proposition to be placed before the voters on May 15, 2018:

Leonard Bus Sales, Inc., 4 Leonard Way, Deposit, New York 13754
Five (5) 70-Passenger School Buses at a total cost not to exceed $589,514.00 per NYS Contract # PC67615, Award 23000/2016.

Two (2) 70-Passenger School Buses with luggage compartments at a total cost not to exceed $242,250.00 per NYS Contract # PC67615, Award 23000/2016.

One (1) 70-Passenger School Bus with wheelchair lift, at a cost not to exceed $142,789.00 per NYS Contract # PC67615, Award 23000/2016.

One (1) 30-Passenger School Bus with wheelchair lift, at a cost not to exceed $133,830.00 per NYS Contract # PC67615, Award 23000/2016.

Two (2) 30-Passenger School Buses at a total cost not to exceed $222,432.00 per NYS Contract # PC67615, Award 23000/2016.

Second: Neil Widrick Approved 9 – 0

E. Motion: Joseph Simon

It is recommended that the Board of Education approve the purchase of a 2017 Chevrolet Express 3500 Cargo 1WT Van from Van Bortel Chevrolet, 1338 W. Main Street, Macedon, NY 14502, as specified on the Onondaga County bid # 8145 and contract award #8415, Contract ID 2427, pursuant to GML Section 013(16) and Board of Education Policy 6700 allowing piggyback purchasing, at a cost of $26,186.86.

Second: Kimberly Sacco Approved 9 – 0

F. Motion: Vladimiro Hart-Zavoli

It is recommended that the Board of Education approve the purchase of video and door security technology from Day Automation, 7931 Rae Boulevard, Victor, New York 14564 at a cost of $23,966.37 pursuant to New York State Contract PT-64059, as stipulated.

Second: Kimberly Coyne Approved 9 – 0

G. Motion: Kimberly Sacco

It is recommended that the contract between the West Genesee Central School District and Onondaga-Cortland-Madison BOCES in the amount of $125,000.00, to provide an Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Education Program (ADAPEP) for the 2018 calendar year, be approved as stipulated.

Second: Neil Widrick Approved 9 – 0

FINANCIAL ITEM FOR INFORMATION

Fund Balance Management: Update – Paul Pelton reviewed the fund balance position and plans for the 2018-19 budget.

PERSONNEL/OPERATIONAL ACTION ITEMS

H. Motion: Vladimiro Hart-Zavoli

It is recommended that the following retirement be approved:

Azadeh Schueler, Teaching Assistant/Technology, East Hill Elementary School – Effective 7/5/18

Note: Azadeh Schueler has been employed by the West Genesee Central School District for fourteen years.

Second: Kimberly Coyne Approved 9 – 0

I. Motion: Joseph Simon

It is recommended that the following resignation be approved:

Antoinette Piron, Teaching Assistant/Special Education, Stonehedge Elementary School/Gold – Effective 4/7/18 – Personal Reason

Kelly Chambala, Library Media Specialist, Onondaga Road/Split Rock Elementary Schools – Effective 6/30/18 – To accept another position within the district

Second: Neil Widrick Approved 9 – 0

J. Motion: Kimberly Sacco

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

Karen Ciciarelli, Kindergarten Teacher, East Hill Elementary School –
Effective 4/3/18 through on or about 4/9/18 – Personal Reason

Kathleen Weber, School Counselor, West Genesee Middle School –
Effective 5/21/18 through on or about 5/31/18 – Personal Reason

Heather Molina, French Teacher, West Genesee High School/Camillus Middle School – Effective 5/3/18 – Personal Reason

Second: Joseph Simon Approved 9 – 0

K. Motion: Kimberly Sacco

It is recommended that the following paid administrative leave be approved:

Antoinette Piron, Teaching Assistant/Special Education, Stonehedge Elementary School/Gold – Effective 3/26/18 through 4/6/18

Second: Neil Widrick Approved 9 – 0

L. Motion: Joseph Simon

It is recommended that the following instructional positions be abolished effective 6/30/18:

One Full-time (1.0) Library Media Specialist OR/SR
One Full-time (1.0) Technology Teacher CMS/WGM
One Part-time (.50) ELL Teacher WGM

Second: Kimberly Sacco Approved 9 – 0

M. Motion: Neil Widrick

It is recommended that the following instructional positions be created effective 7/1/18:

One Part-time (.50) Library Media Specialist OR
One Part-time (.50) Library Media Specialist SR
One Full-time (1.0) Technology Teacher CMS
One Full-time (1.0) Grade 6 Teacher CMS
One Full-time (1.0) ELL Teacher WGM

Second: Shawn Mitchell Approved 9 – 0

N. Motion: Joseph Simon

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

Kathleen Weber, School Counselor, West Genesee Middle School –
Effective 4/2/18, not to exceed an additional thirty (30) days

Second: Neil Widrick Approved 9 – 0

O. Motion: Kimberly Sacco

It is recommended that the following appointment be rescinded:

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

Second: Neil Widrick Approved 9 – 0

P. Motion: Joseph Simon

It is recommended that the following appointment be approved:

Kelly Chambala
Library Media Specialist
Split Rock Elementary School
Part-time (.50) Appointment
Certification: Professional, Library Media Specialist, Effective 2/1/14
Tenure Area: School Library Media Specialist
Step 9 M + 6
Effective 7/1/18 through 6/30/19
Salary: $64,997 x .50
New position approved 4/4/18

Ashley Zimmerman
School Nurse
West Genesee High School
Full-time Appointment – Subject to a 52-week probationary period
Effective 8/30/18
Salary: $36,250 prorated
Replaces Maryann Motala, Resignation approved 12/20/17

Laura Richards
School Nurse
West Genesee High School
Regular Substitute Appointment – Extension
Effective 4/30/18 through on or about 6/30/18
Salary: $39,673 prorated
Replaces Maryann Motala, Resignation approved 12/20/17

Elizabeth Prior
School Nurse
West Genesee High School
Regular Substitute Appointment
Effective 5/1/18 through on or about 6/30/18
Salary: $35,750 prorated
Replaces Katrina Smith, Administrative Leave approved 3/7/18

Emma Wilmsmeyer
Teacher Aide/Health Office
West Genesee High School
Full-time Appointment – Subject to a 52-week probationary period
6.5 hours per day
Effective 3/27/18
Salary: $16,250 prorated
Replaces Sue Nugent, Reassignment approved 3/21/18

Deborah Beyer
Teaching Assistant/Special Education
Camillus Middle School
Probationary Appointment
Effective 4/5/18 through 4/4/22
Salary: $20,850 prorated
Replaces John Potrikus, Resignation approved 8/23/17

Second: Kimberly Coyne Approved 9 – 0

Q. Motion: Neil Widrick

It is recommended that the following change in hours for bus drivers be approved effective 4/5/18:

William Clark -from 20.00 hours to 20.85 hours per week

Second: Joseph Simon Approved 9 – 0

R. Motion: Shawn Mitchell

It is recommended that the following Spring 2018 Coach be rescinded: (S/staff; NS/non-staff; RS/retired staff)

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

Second: Neil Widrick Approved 9 – 0

S. Motion: Eric Bacon

It is recommended that the following Winter 2017-18 Coach be approved: (S/staff; NS/non-staff; RS/retired staff)

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

Second: Karen Fruscello Approved 9 – 0

T. Motion: Joseph Simon

It is recommended that the following individuals be approved as summer help for the District’s Technology Program from on or about 4/5/18 through on or about 9/1/18 at a rate of $10.40 per hour:

Ryan Allen 125 Raspberry Lane Camillus, NY 13031
Jacob Arends 12 King’s Court, Apt. 8 Camillus, NY 13031
Daniel Chwiejczak 204 Blueberry Lane Syracuse, NY 13219
Raymond Fisher 201 Steven Terrace Syracuse, NY 13219
Richard Francisco 107 West Way Camillus, NY 13031
Taje Gilliam 4915 W. Genesee St, Apt. C3 Camillus, NY 13031
Steven Mavente 165 Shaker Heights Camillus, NY 13031
Alex Polge 310 Scott Ave Syracuse, NY 13219

Second: Kimberly Sacco Approved 9 – 0

PERSONNEL/OPERATIONAL ACTION ITEMS

U. Motion: Kimberly Sacco

It is recommended that the following ten-month custodial helpers be approved as summer help for the District’s Custodial Department:

Angela Fabrizio
Custodial Helper
Effective 7/2/18 through 8/31/18
8 hours per day at a rate of
$15.12 per hour Mary Kay Cross
Custodial Helper
Effective 7/2/18 through 8/31/18
8 hours per day at a rate of
$14.07 per hour

Second: Neil Widrick Approved 9 – 0

V. Motion: Joseph Simon

It is recommended that the Memorandum of Agreement between the Maintenance Division of Local 200 United, SEIU, and the West Genesee Central School District pertaining to vacation accrual be approved, as stipulated.

Second: Kimberly Coyne Approved 9 – 0

W. Motion: Kimberly Sacco

It is recommended that the substitute list for the 2017-18 school year be approved as stipulated.

Second: Shawn Mitchell Approved 9 – 0

X. Motion: Kimberly Sacco

It is recommended that Roberta M. Herron be appointed permanent chairperson of the Public Hearing to be held on May 2, 2018, in lieu of the Annual Meeting, as well as the Annual Meeting, Budget Vote and Election of Board Candidates to be held on May 15, 2018.

Second: Neil Widrick Approved 9 – 0

Y. Motion: Eric Bacon

It is recommended that the following resolution be approved:

RESOLVED, that the West Genesee Central School District recognizes and appreciates the efforts of the district’s staff; and

WHEREAS, the staff provide an important service for the West Genesee Schools; and

WHEREAS, there is ample evidence that the staff are deserving of the acknowledgement of their contribution to the learning environment in the schools; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Education of the West Genesee Central School District is desirous that said acknowledgment be conveyed; therefore be it

RESOLVED, that the Board of Education acknowledges that April 18, 2018 is declared the official recognition day for the district’s staff, and requests that everyone express their personal thank you with a friendly smile, handshake, or word of appreciation.

Second: Neil Widrick Approved 9 – 0

Z. Motion: Joseph Simon

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

Town of Camillus Parks and Recreation
Wildcat – Pepper Girls Lacrosse Tournament
Friday 7/20/18, 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday 7/21/18 and Sunday 7/22/18, 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
West Genesee High School Athletic Field, Turf, Stadium, Upper Softball
Field, Bathrooms, Concession, Locker Rooms
Fee Waived

Town of Camillus Parks and Recreation
John Pepper Memorial Lacrosse Tournament
Friday 7/27/18, 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.,
Saturday 7/28/18 and Sunday 7/28/18, 6:00a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
West Genesee High School Athletic Field, Turf, Stadium, Upper Softball
Field, Bathrooms, Concession, Locker Rooms
Fee Waived

Second: Vladimiro Hart-Zavoli Approved 8 – 0 – 1

CURRICULUM ACTION ITEMS

A. 1 Motion: Vladimiro Hart-Zavoli

It is recommended that the Board of Education of the West Genesee Central School District accept the recommendations of the CPSE Review Meeting Dates of March 14, 16, 20, 21, and 22, 2018; CSE Review Meeting dates of March 13, 15, 19, 20, 21, and 22, 2018; and Building Level Review meeting dates of March 15, 20, and 21, 2018; thereby agreeing to make necessary arrangements for program implementation.

Second: Kimberly Sacco Approved 9 – 0

OPEN FORUM

Roberta Herron mentioned that she attended the Onondaga Madison School Board Meeting. The discussion revolved around the changes that have occurred with the sharing of sales tax revenues. The review happens every 10 years.

William Davern spoke about hosting the OCMEA Elementary Festival this Saturday. He also noted that Swing-In will be happening April 11, 2018.

Sharon Bush, District Libraries Coordinator, spoke of the travelling exhibit of Women’s Right to Vote being held all of April at the Camillus Middle School library. The exhibit is being greatly utilized. A community night will be held on April 16, 2018.

Susan Gifford noted that students have shown great excitement about including the use of smart technology.

Liz Babbie and Wendy Dorfman, Occupational and Physical Therapists, spoke regarding their positions with the District as private contractors versus being employees. They expressed their opinion that most therapists would prefer to be employees. They feel they would have greater interaction with staff if they were employees. Roberta Herron noted that this is an operational decision that the Board of Education looks for Administration to make the best decision based on program need and cost effectiveness. Dr. Brown added that we had met on March 21, 2018, for 42 minutes. At that time, he indicated that we would need time to study the concept, including cost, timing, and process. He noted that if we decided this process was in the best interest of all, we would advertise and hire the best candidates for each position.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

B.1 Motion: Kimberly Sacco

It is recommended that the Board of Education go into Executive Session. (8:17 p.m.)

Second: Neil Widrick Approved 9 – 0

RETURN TO REGULAR SESSION

C.1 Motion: Vladimiro Hart-Zavoli

It is recommended that the Board of Education return to Regular Session. (8:47 p.m.)

Second: Kimberly Coyne Approved 9 – 0

ADJOURNMENT

D. 1 Motion: Kimberly Coyne

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

Second: Kimberly Sacco Approved 9 – 0

Respectfully Submitted,

Paul E. Pelton, District Clerk