Approved Minutes of February 6, 2019

WEST GENESEE CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2019

MINUTES of the REGULAR MEETING of the BOARD OF EDUCATION held FEBRUARY 6, 2019 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:
Paul Pelton
Brian Kesel
Jody Manning
David Cirillo
Bonnie Russell
Tracy Klefbeck
Gene Bobey
Ann McAfee
Gary McAfee
T.J. Vaughan
Debra Abbott
Michael Miner
Ken Coon
Steve Dunham
Sean Fahey
Bill Roberge
Ike Sisson
Bill Davern
Mike Burns
Brent Suddaby
Annette Patriarco
Michael McGrath
Barry Copeland
Beth Stewart
Jeannette Clark
Lori Keevil
Gloria Francisco
Erin Hogan
Jamie Abdo
Kristen Klaben
Stephanie Skardinski
Kim Hagadorn
Patty Searle
Jeanine Stables
Dawn Personte
Mary Gotham
Darlene Chapin
Susan Murray
Kathryn Ta
Beth Lozier
John Mannion
Tatiana Ancilotti
Lillian Cardinal
Rhys Brigida
Pauline Brigida
Doug Annable
Todd Munson
Joanne Pooler
Karen Piccioni
Donna Alberts
Michael Alberts
Nicole Bartolotta
Jackie Mills
Monica Canterino
Shana Michel
Amanda Simmons
Caroline Flaherty
Jeffrey Mercer
Jennifer Munson
Conner Barry
Conor Murphy
Chris Paoli
Trent Fairbrother
Abbie Sullivan
Approximately 18 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

None

OPEN FORUM

A. Motion: Jennifer James

APPOINTMENT OF INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT

WHEREAS, the Board has interviewed prospective candidates for Interim
Superintendent of Schools; and

WHEREAS, after due deliberation, the Board has selected Michael Schiedo as the Interim Superintendent of Schools.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that

  1. The Board of Education hereby appoints Michael Schiedo as Interim Superintendent of Schools in accordance with the terms and conditions of the contract as approved by the Board and hereby authorizes the Board President to execute the contract.
  2. This resolution shall take effect immediately.

Second: Barbara Wells Approved 9 – 0

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

B. Motion: Joseph Simon

It is recommended that the minutes of the Regular Meeting of January 23, 2019, and the Special Meeting of February 1, 2019, be approved.

Second: Neil Widrick Approved 9 – 0

STUDY SESSION TOPICS

The Process of Selecting a New Superintendent of Schools – Acting District Superintendent, Jody Manning, reviewed the process of the three phases of this transition.

FINANCIAL ACTION ITEMS

C. Motion: Joseph Simon

It is recommended that the property tax exemptions for members of volunteer fire departments and ambulance services be approved for the 2019-20 school year, as stipulated.

Second: Vladimiro Hart-Zavoli Approved 9 – 0

D. Motion: Neil Widrick

It is recommended that the following property tax exemptions, for the qualifying individuals of the West Genesee Central School District be approved for the 2019-20 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: Jennifer James Approved 9 – 0

E. 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 2019-20 school year, as stipulated.

Second: Joseph Simon Approved 9 – 0

F. Motion: Neil Widrick

It is recommended that the following SEQR resolution be approved:

WHEREAS, the Board of Education of the West Genesee Central School District seeks to undertake a project consisting of the following:

Installation of various 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 any ancillary or related work at the West Genesee High School, Camillus Middle School, West Genesee Middle School, East Hill Elementary, Onondaga Road Elementary, Split Rock Elementary, Stonehedge Elementary, the District Office and Bus Garage.

WHEREAS, the State Environmental Quality Review Act (“SEQRA”) and the regulations thereunder require the Board to undertake a review of the potential environmental impacts, if any, associated with the action before approving same; and

WHEREAS, 6 NYCRR Section 617 requires a lead agency to issue a written determination of significance with respect to any proposed Action; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the West Genesee Central School District 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 is 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: Shawn Mitchell Approved 9 – 0

G. Motion: Jennifer James

It is recommended that the 3-year lit fiber agreement between the West Genesee Central School District and OCM BOCES for high speed communications services, not to exceed $15,960.00 annually, be approved, as stipulated.

Second: Barbara Wells Approved 9 – 0

H. Motion: Joseph Simon

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 2019 calendar year, be approved as stipulated.

Second: Vladimiro Hart-Zavoli Approved 9 – 0

I. Motion: Neil Widrick

It is recommended that the Board of Education accept a donation from the West Genesee Sports Boosters of thirty-six (36) chairs, valued at $4,598.28, and a Hydrocollator unit, valued at $3,308.79.

Second: Eric Bacon Approved 9 – 0

J. Motion: Vladimiro Hart-Zavoli

It is recommended that the Board of Education accept a donation from the East Hill Elementary PTA in the amount of $114.98, 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 $114.98

A960 – Appropriations
A2110-501-05-0030 – General Supplies – EH $114.98

Second: Barbara Wells Approved 9 – 0

K. Motion: Joseph Simon

It is recommended that the Board of Education accept a donation from the Benevity Giving Platform in the amount of $124.28, 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 $124.28

A960 – Appropriations
A2110-501-11-0030 – General Supplies – HS $124.28

Second: Neil Widrick Approved 9 – 0

L. Motion: Barbara Wells

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

Second: Jennifer James Approved 9 – 0

FINANCIAL ITEM FOR INFORMATION

2019-20 Budget Development Process-Status Update – Paul Pelton reported that the first draft of the 2019-20 budget is 99% complete, with fine tuning still to be done. He noted that state aid is less than impressive, and also that Senator John DeFrancisco has retired and was a very strong advocate for education.

PERSONNEL/OPERATIONAL ACTION ITEMS

M. Motion: Shawn Mitchell

It is recommended that the following resignations be approved:

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

Chanice Clute, Food Service Helper I, West Genesee High School –
Effective 2/6/19 – Personal Reason

Second: Neil Widrick Approved 9 – 0

N. Motion: Joseph Simon

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

Mia Kubiak, Teaching Assistant/Special Education, Stonehedge Elementary School/Blue – Effective 4/10/19 through 4/12/19 – Personal Reason

Gregory Kenna, School Bus Driver, Transportation –
Effective 12/5/18 through on or about 6/30/19 – Medical Reason

Susan Taylor, Teaching Assistant/Early Literacy, Stonehedge Elementary School/Blue – Effective 4/12/19 – Personal Reason

Kathleen Weber, School Counselor, West Genesee Middle School –
Effective 2/6/19 through 6/30/19 – Medical Reason

Melissa Mangovski, Teaching Assistant/Special Education, Onondaga Road Elementary School – Effective 4/10/19 through 4/12/19 – Personal Reason

Lourdes Volturno, Food Service Worker I & School Bus Attendant,
Stonehedge Elementary School/Gold & Transportation –
Effective 3/18/19 through 3/22/19 – Personal Reason

Second: Jennifer James Approved 9 – 0

O. Motion: Neil Widrick

It is recommended that the following instructional position be extended effective 1/30/19:

One Part-time (.90) Temporary Teaching Assistant/Kindergarten OR
effective 2/16/19 through 6/30/19

Second: Barbara Wells Approved 9 – 0

P. Motion: Joseph Simon

It is recommended that the following appointments be approved:

Allyse Burgos
Teaching Assistant/Special Education
Stonehedge Elementary School/Blue
Part-time (.90) Appointment
Effective 1/30/19 through 6/30/19
Salary: $21,504 x .90 prorated
Replaces Jamie Casullo, Reassignment approved 1/16/19

Barbara Mackey
Typist I
West Genesee High School – Athletics Office
Full-time Appointment – Temporary
7.5 hours per day
Effective 2/4/19 through 2/8/19
Salary: $37,742 prorated
Replaces Gloria Francisco, Resignation approved 12/5/18

Peter Knowlton
Teaching Assistant/Kindergarten
Onondaga Road Elementary School
Part-time (.90) Temporary Appointment
Effective 2/16/19 through 6/30/19
Salary: $21,854 x .90 prorated
New temporary position extended 2/6/19

Kellie Cheney
Bus Driver
Transportation
Part-time Appointment – Subject to a 52-week probationary period
10.85 hours per week
Effective 2/7/19
Salary: $23.00 per hour
Replaces Robert Kawejsza – Resignation approved 1/23/19

Margaret Pesci
School Counselor
West Genesee Middle School
Regular Substitute Appointment
Certification: Permanent, School Counselor, Effective 2/1/16
Tenure Area: School Counselor
Step 23 M + 24
Effective 2/16/19 through on or about 6/7/19
Salary: $77,651 prorated
Replaces Kathleen Weber, Unpaid Leave approved 2/6/19

Second: Vladimiro Hart-Zavoli Approved 9 – 0

Q. Motion: Eric Bacon

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

Thomas Donahue (RS)
Boys JV Lacrosse
West Genesee High School
Step 30 + 30 x 11.05%
Salary: $8,731

Eric Burns (S)
Boys 9 Lacrosse
West Genesee High School
Step 18 + 30 x 8%
Salary: $5,526

Eric Howes (S)
Boys 7/8 Lacrosse
Camillus Middle School
Step 29 + 30 x 8%
Salary: $6,234 Kevin Brady (NS)
Boys Varsity Ass’t Lacrosse
West Genesee High School
Step 18 x 11.05%
Salary: $7,065

James St. Croix (S)
Boys JV Ass’t Lacrosse
West Genesee High School
Step 30 + 30 x 11.05%
Salary: $8,731

Stephen Shoults (S)
Boys 7/8 Lacrosse
West Genesee Middle School
Step 27 + 30 x 8%
Salary: $6,062

Brian Long (S)
Boys 9 Lacrosse Asst.
West Genesee High School
Step 17 + 30 x 8%
Salary: $5,472

Margaret Barbuto (S)
Girls 7/8 Ass’t Lacrosse
West Genesee Middle School
Step 5 + 30 x 7%
Salary: $4,115

Kevin Hennigan (S)
Girls 7/8 Lacrosse Asst.
Camillus Middle
Step 4 + 30 x 7%
Salary: $3,995

Ryan Ross (S)
Girls 7/8 Lacrosse
Camillus Middle
Step 4 + 30 x 8%
Salary: $4,566

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

Fred Kent (S)
Boys Varsity Baseball Asst.
West Genesee High School
Step 1 + 30 x 11.05%
Salary: $5,719

Gerald Crossett (S)
Boys 7/8 Ass’t Lacrosse
Camillus Middle School
Step 30 + 30 x 7%
Salary: $5,531

Clark Martin (S)
Boys 7/8 Ass’t Lacrosse
West Genesee Middle
Step 22 + 30 x 7%
Salary: $5,026

Brian Duerheimer (S)
Girls JV Lacrosse
West Genesee High School
Step 20 + 30 x 11.05%
Salary: $7,781

Janine Corning (S)
Girls 7/8 Lacrosse
West Genesee Middle
Step 3 + 30 x 8%
Salary: $4,482

Kevin Krause (NS)
Boys Varsity Baseball
West Genesee High School
Step 22 x 13%
Salary: $8,641

Greg Gangemi (S)
Boys 9 Baseball
West Genesee High School
Step 10 + 30 x 7%
Salary: $4,475

Christopher Procopio (NS)
Boys JV Baseball
West Genesee High School
Step 16 x 11.05%
Salary: $6,930

Dallas Barton (S)
Boys 7/8 Baseball
Camillus Middle
Step 15 + 30 x 7%
Salary: $4,697

Scott English (S)
Boys 7/8 Track
CMS/WGMS
Step 3 + 30 x 7%
Salary: $3,922

Molly O’Keefe (S)
Girls 7/8 Ass’t Track
CMS/WGMS
Step 6 + 30 x 6%
Salary: $3,624

Daniel Mercado (S)
Girls Varsity Ass’t Track
West Genesee High School
Step 5 + 30 x 8.5%
Salary: $4,997

Joseph Corley (S)
Boys Varsity Track
West Genesee High School
Step 15 + 30 x 10%
Salary: $6,709

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

Craig Dowler (S)
Girls 7/8 Softball
West Genesee Middle
Step 1 + 30 x 7%
Salary: $3,623

Terry Sparks (S)
Boys 7/8 Baseball
West Genesee Middle
Step 19 + 30 x 7%
Salary: $4,882

Dana Eells (S)
Boys Varsity Ass’t Track
West Genesee High School
Step 11 + 30 x 8.5%
Salary: $5,487

Jim Vermeulen (RS)
Girls Varsity Track
West Genesee High School
Step 30 + 30 x 10%
Salary: $7,902

Rebekah Elmer (S)
Girls JV Ass’t Lacrosse
West Genesee High School
Step 4 + 30 x 11.05%
Salary: $6,307

John McCloskey (S)
Girls 9 Lacrosse
West Genesee High School
Step 4 + 30 x 8%
Salary: $4,566

Michael Palmisano (S)
Girls 7/8 Track
CMS/WGMS
Step 2 + 30 x 7%
Salary: $3,771

James Ciciarelli, Jr. (S)
Girls Varsity Softball
West Genesee High School
Step 4 + 30 x 11%
Salary: $6,278

Joseph Mannara (S)
Boys Varsity Tennis
West Genesee High School
Step 25 + 30 x 10%
Salary: $7,391

John Bubb (NS)
Girls Varsity Softball Asst.
West Genesee High School
Step 1 x 9.35%
Salary: $4,480

Patrick Haines (S)
Girls Varsity Golf
West Genesee High School
Step 14 + 30 x 9%
Salary: $5,980

Timothy Winn (NS)
Boys JV Baseball
West Genesee High School
Volunteer
No Cost To District

Scott Duda (S)
Unified Sports Asst. Basketball
West Genesee High School
Step 3 + 30 x 1.3%
Salary: $728

Kelli Slate (S)
Girls 7/8 Softball
Camillus Middle School
Step 7 + 30 x 7%
Salary: $4,334

Jim Ciciarelli, Sr. (NS)
Girls JV Softball
West Genesee High School
Step 17 x 9.35%
Salary: $5,921

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

Bailey Gauthier (NS)
Boys Varsity Baseball
West Genesee High School
Volunteer
No Cost to District

Michael McCarthy (S)
Unified Sports Basketball
West Genesee High School
Step 2 + 30 x 2.60%
Salary: $1,401

Second: Barbara Wells Approved 9 – 0

R. Motion: Shawn Mitchell

It is recommended that the following changes in hours for bus drivers be approved effective 2/7/19:

Douglas Bombard from 28.35 to 30.80 hours per week
Candis Buehler from 32.05 to 29.60 hours per week
Dorothy Foisia from 30.80 to 32.05 hours per week
James Hickey from 10.85 to 20.00 hours per week
Raymond Pyke from 20.00 to 28.35 hours per week

Second: Neil Widrick Approved 9 – 0

PERSONNEL/OPERATIONAL ACTION ITEMS

S. Motion: Vladimiro Hart-Zavoli

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

Second: Jennifer James Approved 9 – 0

T. Motion: Joseph Simon

It is recommended that the Memorandum of Agreement regarding the substitute services of Dr. Barry Copeland be approved, as stipulated.

Second: Vladimiro Hart-Zavoli Approved 9 – 0

U. Motion: Jennifer James

It is recommended that the following conference requests be approved:

Brian Kesel, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction
ASCD Conference
Chicago, IL
March 14 – 18, 2019
No cost to the District

David Cirillo, Director of Staff Relations
NAEN Conference
San Diego, CA
March 9 – 13, 2019
Cost not to exceed $3,000

Second: Neil Widrick Approved 9 – 0

V. Motion: Shawn Mitchell

It is recommended that the following volunteers be approved for Stonehedge Elementary School:

Christina Cayea
Stephanie Curry

Second: Jennifer James Approved 9 – 0

PERSONNEL/OPERATIONAL ITEM FOR INFORMATION

2019-2020 School Calendar-Draft – Brian Kesel noted that we built the school calendar based on the BOCES contract in conjunction with the bargaining groups.

CURRICULUM ACTION ITEMS

W. 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
December 31, 2018
January 17, 2019
January 25, 2019
January 30, 2019

CSE
January 17, 2019
January 18, 2019
January 24, 2019
January 25, 2019

Building Level
January 16, 2019
January 17, 2019
January 24, 2019
January 25, 2019

Second: Neil Widrick Approved 9 – 0

OPEN FORUM

Shawn Mitchell commended Mike Burns, the Basketball team, and the staff regarding the Boys Basketball game last night. He noted that the perceived concerns were all handled well.

Barbara Wells thanked the students for supporting all sports last night.

Brent Suddaby thanked Bill Davern for inviting the 4th and 5th grade classes to a preview of Bye Bye Birdie.

Frank Kobliski appreciated Dr. Manning’s presentation and is hopeful that he will do the search. He also hopes that we use an open process. He spoke of an 8.9% increase in administrative costs, asked about staffing at the High School, and mentioned non-residents. Paul Pelton asked Mr. Kobliski to contact him directly to review these issues.

Sharon Bush spoke on behalf of District Librarians, and how libraries have been impacted since 2008. She noted librarians are as busy as ever and hoping that libraries will be given a look to expand.

Mike Burns recognized Nate Wade, Colin McAvan, Devin Earl, Cole Wade, and Chandler McAvan of the Wrestling team for their accomplishments as the Class AA Champions.

Jennifer Munson inquired about the status of the Split Rock Elementary School Principal.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

X. Motion: Neil Widrick

It is recommended that the Board of Education go into Executive Session for matters of personnel. (8:02 p.m.)

Second: Kimberly Coyne Approved 9 – 0

RETURN TO REGULAR SESSION

Y. Motion: Joseph Simon

It is recommended that the Board of Education return to Regular Session. (9:32 p.m.)

Second: Neil Widrick Approved 9 – 0

ADJOURNMENT

Z. Motion: Vladimiro Hart-Zavoli

It is recommended that the Regular Session of the Board of Education be adjourned. (9:33 p.m.)

Second: Neil Widrick Approved 9 – 0

Respectfully Submitted,
Paul E. Pelton, District Clerk