Approved Minutes of December 5, 2018

WEST GENESEE CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2018

MINUTES of the REGULAR MEETING of the BOARD OF EDUCATION held DECEMBER 5, 2018 at the West Genesee High School Library.

Members present:
Eric Bacon
Kimberly Coyne
Vladimiro Hart-Zavoli
Roberta Herron
Jennifer James
Shawn Mitchell
Joseph Simon
Barbara Wells
Neil Widrick

Others present:
Christopher Brown
Paul Pelton
Brian Kesel
David Cirillo
Todd Freeman
Michael McGrath
Steve Dunham
Eugene Bobey
Bonnie Russell
Jeannette Clark
Caroline Viau
Katie Viau
Tom Viau
Mikayla Mannara
Matthew Mannara
Dick Clark
Helena Thousand
Abigail Weyant
Beth Stewart
Ken Coon
Brent Suddaby
Shannon Coholan
Darlene Chapin
Susan Murray
Approximately 5 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 began his report by speaking about a conference he recently attended. He then gave updates on ongoing projects including the work the BOCES Internet Connectivity Task Force is doing, the current Security Project, the status of the School Patrol Officer hiring process, and the upcoming West Side Support Network community forum to be held on January 14th. He also spoke about the Mental Health Literacy Standards and the compliance process. He brought the Board of Education up to speed about not charging students to attend Athletic or Fine Art events. He ended by talking about his recent visit to the Camillus Senior Center.

OPEN FORUM

Eric Bacon recognized Gloria Francisco and her contributions to the West Genesee Central School District.

Dr. Brown recognized Katie Viau and Mikayla Mannara for their Section III and NYS Regional Championship as well as making it to the NYS Final 8.

Dr. Brown recognized the Girls Varsity Cheerleaders for winning the Fall Section III Championship.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

A. Motion: Neil Widrick

It is recommended that the minutes of the Regular Meeting of November 7, 2018, be approved.

Second: Vladimiro Hart-Zavoli Approved 9 – 0

STUDY SESSION TOPICS

6-12 Social Studies Update – The Director of Secondary Education, Steve Dunham, shared the transformations that are occurring in 6-12 Social Studies standards, curriculum, instruction, and assessment.

West Genesee High School 2019-20 Course Catalog – Executive Principal, Shannon Coholan, gave an overview of the proposed modifications to the 2019-20 High School Course Catalog. The catalog changes will be approved on this agenda.

FINANCIAL ACTION ITEMS

B. Motion: Joseph Simon

It is recommended that the 2019-20 Budget Schedule be approved, as stipulated.

Second: Vladimiro Hart-Zavoli Approved 9 – 0

C. Motion: Barbara Wells

It is recommended that the stipulated contract between the West Genesee Central School District and LeMoyne College, 1419 Salt Springs Road, Syracuse, NY 13214-1399, regarding an Occupational Therapy Program Affiliation, be approved.

Second: Jennifer James Approved 9 – 0

D. Motion: Joseph Simon

It is recommended that the 2018-19 return of unpaid taxes to the County be approved for the Towns of Camillus, Elbridge, Geddes, Onondaga, and Van Buren, as stipulated.

Second: Vladimiro Hart-Zavoli Approved 9 – 0

E. Motion: Vladimiro Hart-Zavoli

It is recommended that the stipulated Split Rock Elementary School Library materials be declared surplus and disposed of in accordance with New York State Education law.

Second: Neil Widrick Approved 9 – 0

F. Motion: Joseph Simon

It is recommended that the Board of Education accept a donation of $187.00 from Immanuel United Methodist Church, Camillus, NY 13031, and it is further recommended that the 2018-19 general fund budget be amended as follows to reflect said donation:

A510 – Estimated Revenues
A2705 – Gifts and Donations $187.00

A960 – Appropriations
A2110-501-05-0000 – General Supplies – EH $187.00

Second: Vladimiro Hart-Zavoli Approved 9 – 0

G. Motion: Jennifer James

It is recommended that the Board of Education accept a donation of $9,880.00 from the West Genesee High School Music activity account, and it is further recommended that the 2018-19 general fund budget be amended as follows to reflect said donation:

A510 – Estimated Revenues
A2705 – Gifts and Donations $9,880.00

A960 – Appropriations
A2110-200-11-0038 – Musical Instruments – HS $9,880.00

Second: Vladimiro Hart-Zavoli Approved 9 – 0

H. Motion: Joseph Simon

It is recommended that the Board of Education enter into an agreement with Capture Aid, 1479 Sylvia Lane, East Meadow, New York 11554, for the purposes of doing a review of Special Education STAC’s and State Aid Claims, pursuant to pricing Option 1 and Option 2, as stipulated.

Second: Neil Widrick Approved 9 – 0

I. Motion: Shawn Mitchell

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

Second: Vladimiro Hart-Zavoli Approved 9 – 0

PERSONNEL/OPERATIONAL ACTION ITEMS

J. Motion: Joseph Simon

It is recommended that the following resignation be approved:

Gloria Francisco, Typist 1, West Genesee High School/Athletics Office –
Effective 11/28/18 – Personal Reason

Second: Barbara Wells Approved 9 – 0

K. Motion: Neil Widrick

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

Heidi Beverine-Curry, Special Education Teacher, West Genesee Middle School – Effective 1/18/19 through 6/30/19 – Personal Reason

Second: Kimberly Coyne Approved 9 – 0

L. Motion: Barbara Wells

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

Sharon Trivison, Teaching Assistant/Special Education, Stonehedge Elementary School/Gold – Effective 1/14/19 through 1/18/19 – Personal Reason

Theresa Corso, Teacher Aide, West Genesee High School –
Effective 11/30/18 – Personal Reason

Juli-Anne Stratton, Speech Pathologist, Onondaga Road Elementary School – Effective 2/13/19 through 2/15/19 – Personal Reason

Sharon Penalva, Teaching Assistant/Technology, Stonehedge Elementary School/Gold – Effective 12/13/18 through 12/17/18 – Personal Reason

Stella Steiner, Teaching Assistant/Special Education, Split Rock Elementary School – Effective 12/3/18 and 12/4/18 – Personal Reason

Kathryn Tangretti, Social Studies Teacher, West Genesee High School –
Effective 3/11/19 through 3/15/19 – Personal Reason

Ann Cassidy, Teacher Aide, Stonehedge Elementary School/Blue –
Effective 1/7/19 through 1/11/19 – Personal Reason

Richard Hill, Maintenance Worker I, Buildings & Grounds –
Effective 12/6/18 through 12/7/18 – Personal Reason

Jessica Fisselbrand, Teaching Assistant/Early Literacy, Stonehedge Elementary School/Blue – Effective on or about 1/7/19 through on or about 3/1/19 – To accept another position within the District

Second: Jennifer James Approved 9 – 0

M. Motion: Neil Widrick

It is recommended that the following instructional position be abolished effective 11/28/18:

One Full-time (1.0) Teaching Assistant/Special Education ST-B

Second: Jennifer James Approved 9 – 0

N. Motion: Joseph Simon

It is recommended that the following instructional positions be created effective 11/28/18:

One Full-time (1.0) Teaching Assistant/Special Education ST-G
One Part-time (.90) Temporary Teaching Assistant/Kindergarten OR
on or about 11/28/18
through on or about 2/15/19

Second: Vladimiro Hart-Zavoli Approved 9 – 0

O. Motion: Barbara Wells

It is recommended that the following non-instructional position be created effective 11/12/18:

One Full-time (1.0) Temporary School Nurse (LPN) BOCES-Grimshaw
on or about 11/13/18
through 6/30/19

Second: Neil Widrick Approved 9 – 0

P. Motion: Shawn Mitchell

It is recommended that the following transfer be approved effective 11/28/18:

Nicole Moss Teaching Assistant/Special Education at ST-B
to ST-G

Second: Neil Widrick Approved 9 – 0

Q. Motion: Eric Bacon

It is recommended that the following appointments be approved:

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 B + 30
Effective on or about 12/10/18 through on or about 2/8/19
Salary: $51,753 prorated
Replaces Megan Donahue, Maternity Leave

Nicole Bartolotta
Third Grade Teacher
Stonehedge Elementary School/Gold
Regular Substitute Appointment
Certification: Professional, SWD 1-6, Effective 4/11/18
Tenure Area: Elementary
Step 1 M
Effective 10/23/18 through on or about 12/21/18
Salary: $52,363 prorated
Replaces Anne LoBello, Medical Leave

Lorre Begay
Teacher Aide
East Hill Elementary School
Part-time 10-month Appointment – Subject to a 52-week probationary period
2 hours per day
Effective 12/6/18
Salary: $5,080 prorated
Replaces Joe Grabowski, Resignation approved 8/22/18

Patricia Lewis
Typist II
Camillus Middle School/Special Education
Full-time (12 month) Appointment – Subject to a 26-week probationary period
7.5 hours per day
Effective 1/2/19
Salary: $33,039 prorated
Replaces Sylvia McCarthy, Retirement approved 11/7/18

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 on or about 1/7/19 through on or about 3/1/19
Salary: $55,314 prorated
Replaces Katie Bailey, Maternity leave

Susan Hayes-Penhollow
ADA-PEP Counselor
Stonehedge Elementary School
Probationary Appointment
Certification: Permanent, School Counselor, Effective 9/1/97
Tenure Area: Guidance Counselor
Step 10 CAS
Effective on or about 1/29/19 through on or about 1/28/22
Salary: $70,245 prorated
Replaces Mary Clancy, Retirement approved 11/7/18

Second: Vladimiro Hart-Zavoli Approved 9 – 0

R. Motion: Joseph Simon

It is recommended that the following 2018-19 Co-curricular appointment be amended (S/Staff; RS/retired staff; NS/non-staff):

Caroline Brackett (S)
Choreography Director
West Genesee High School
Step 16 x 3% x 21%
Salary: $395

Second: Jennifer James Approved 9 – 0

S. Motion: Neil Widrick

It is recommended that the following 2018-19 Co-curricular appointment be approved (S/Staff; RS/retired staff; NS/non-staff):

Bradley Benjamin-Stone (NS)
Choreography Director
West Genesee High School
Step 10 x 3%
Salary: $1,776

Second: Shawn Mitchell Approved 9 – 0

T. Motion: Barbara Wells

It is recommended that the following change in hours for bus drivers be approved effective 12/6/18:

Linda Bryant – from 37.50 to 39.15 hours per week
Jennifer LaRowe – from 20.00 to 21.65 hours per week
Tina L’Italien – from 22.50 to 25.00 hours per week
Michelle Peters – from 27.50 to 28.35 hours per week
Chuck Trudell – from 23.75 to 25.40 hours per week
Eleanor Wolfram – form 29.15 to 30.00 hours per week

Second: Neil Widrick Approved 9 – 0

U. Motion: Vladimiro Hart-Zavoli

It is recommended that the following change in hours for bus attendants be approved effective 12/6/18:

Donna Clark – from 30.00 to 32.05 hours per week
James Costello – from 22.50 to 25.00 hours per week
Stephanie Eadie – from 20.00 to 21.65 hours per week
Cheryl Lemons – from 22.50 to 25.00 hours per week
Julie Luna – from 27.50 to 28.35 hours per week
Lourdes Volturno – from 22.50 to 22.90 hours per week

Second: Joseph Simon Approved 9 – 0

V. Motion: Joseph Simon

It is recommended that the West Genesee Food Service Manager’s Memorandum of Agreement regarding changes in the current contract, dated July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2020, be approved, as stipulated.

Second: Vladimiro Hart-Zavoli Approved 9 – 0

W. Motion: Barbara Wells

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

Second: Vladimiro Hart-Zavoli Approved 9 – 0

CURRICULUM ACTION ITEMS

X. Motion: Joseph Simon

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
October 23, 2018
October 26, 2018
October 31, 2018
November 14, 2018
November 19, 2018
November 20, 2018

CSE
October 30, 2018
November 1, 2018
November 5, 2018
November 7, 2018
November 8, 2018
November 13, 2018
November 14, 2018
November 19, 2018
November 26, 2018
November 29, 2018

Building Level
November 7, 2018
November 13, 2018
November 14, 2018
November 15, 2018
November 19, 2018

Second: Neil Widrick Approved 9 – 0

Y. Motion: Shawn Mitchell

It is recommended that the 2019-2020 West Genesee High School Course Catalog be approved, as stipulated.

Second: Vladimiro Hart-Zavoli Approved 9 – 0

Z. Motion: Eric Bacon

It is recommended that the following trip be approved:

Boys Varsity Lacrosse Team
West Genesee High School
Chaperones 4 (non-staff)
Approximately 37 students – Grades 9 – 12
Bridgewater, NJ
March 15 and 16, 2019
Cost to the District: None

Second: Jennifer James Approved 9 – 0

OPEN FORUM

Shawn Mitchell asked for clarification of the Safety Project schedule. Dr. Brown provided additional timing details.

ADJOURNMENT

A.1. Motion: Neil Widrick

It is recommended that the Regular Session of the Board of Education be adjourned. (7:49 p.m.)

Second: Joseph Simon Approved 9 – 0

Respectfully Submitted,
Paul E. Pelton, District Clerk