Approved Minutes of March 6, 2019

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

MINUTES of the REGULAR MEETING of the BOARD OF EDUCATION held MARCH 6, 2019 at the West Genesee High School Library

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

Members absent:
Vladimiro Hart-Zavoli

Others present:
Michael Schiedo
Paul Pelton
Brian Kesel
Dave Cirillo
William Roberge
Bonnie Russell
Gene Bobey
Michael Miner
Ken Coon
Thomas Vaughan
Robert Leo
Frank Kobliski
Daniel Sopchak
Sandy Sopchak
Rhys Brigida
Pauline Brigida
Christine DeMass
Lynn Nesfeder
Rosemarie Schiltz
Christine Cashion
Susan Gifford
Stephanie Skardinski
Dawn Personte
Mary Gotham
Brent Suddaby
Mike Burns
Brandy Tremblay
Lillian Cardinal
Kate Linton
Denise Neimeier
Beth Applegate-Debo
Tonya Wilson
Jeanine Stables
Thomas Humphrey
Mary Humphrey
Bernadette Irving
Rosmyn Squitieri
Brenda Lawyer
Eva Guerra
Mike Saccocci
Linda Bryant
Bill Davern
Steve Dunham
Molly Devaney
Tatiana Ancillotti
Robert Knapp
Elizabeth Donaldson
Caroline Flaherty
Barb Ritch
Ginny Cummings
Kim Kemp
Rick Raymond
Carrie Raymond
Kelly Fassinger
Caitlin Raymond
Maddie Fassinger
Aaron Ryder
Gary Greenlese
Ella Bement
Nicole Bement
Madaline Skapars
Susan Murray
Mike Renshaw
Mark Reynolds
Mike Tartaglia-Welch
Will Clark
Michael Simiele
John Petrocci
Daniel Prell
Eric Neimeier
Scott Halstead
Matt Kimpland
Lisa Craig
Michael McGrath
Beth Lozier
Barry Copeland
Tracy Klefbeck
Maura White
Approximately 21 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

Interim Superintendent, Michael Schiedo, opened his remarks by speaking of his first month on the job and his attendance at the NYCOSS conference in Albany this past weekend. He recognized the accomplishments of the students ranking in the Top 10 of the Class of 2019, and congratulated the Section II Championship Boys and Girls Basketball Teams. He mentioned the recent Culture Fair at the High School, the Career Fair at Camillus Middle School, and Music in Our Schools Month. Mr. Schiedo also talked about the unfortunate incident on the middle school bus and the protocols, procedures, and security measures that are being reviewed as a result of the incident to assure safety on the buses and in the District’s buildings and grounds. Mr. Schiedo concluded with an update on the Safety Project.

OPEN FORUM

Beth Lozier spoke of Nancy Muldoon’s retirement. Beth noted that Nancy has been a Health Teacher in the District for 30 years. She could always be counted on to teach all her students why their health is so important and she inspired them to care for their health.

Lisa Craig recognized Denise Paone, who will be retiring at the end of the school year. Of her 11 years with the District, Denise has been a Special Education Teaching Assistant at East Hill for 9 years. While her decision to retire was not an easy one, she looks forward to opportunities that will keep her busy, including working part-time with workers’ compensation and disability, and possibly being a teaching assistant at Golisano Children’s Hospital. Travel and family time will also be part of her retirement plans. She will be missed by the students and staff at East Hill.

Paul Pelton spoke of Mike Barnes who will be retiring after nearly 10 years as a bus driver for West Genesee. Paul noted that Mike was a team player who also took on some of the toughest additional work when help was needed. Mike was well-liked by students and parents on his route. He was known for his punctuality. Mike is wished well as he enters retirement.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

A. Motion: Neil Widrick

It is recommended that the minutes of the Regular Meeting of February 6, 2019, and the Special Meeting of February 7, 2019, be approved.

Second: Shawn Mitchell Approved 8 – 0

STUDY SESSION TOPICS

Strategic Planning for Educational Improvement – Brian Kesel summarized the February Strategic Planning session and new focus areas.

2019-2020 Budget Presentation – Paul Pelton presented the 2019-20 budget proposal, including a summary of academic programs, athletics, and extra-curricular opportunities and accomplishments. He summarized the proposed appropriations and revenues. It was noted that the budget, as presented, is within the calculated tax cap of 2.73%.

New Policy #5200 Presentation – Brian Kesel and Neil Widrick presented the proposed details of policy #5200

FINANCIAL ACTION ITEMS

B. Motion: Joseph Simon

It is recommended that the following warrants be approved:

Fund Month Check # Check #
General December 2018 62025 to 62420
General January 2019 62421 to 62767
School Lunch December 2018 305056 to 305083
School Lunch January 2019 305084 to 305103
Federal December 2018 403606 to 403608
Federal January 2019 403609 to 403612
Capital December 2018 600651 to 600655
Capital January 2019 600656 to 600657
Trust & Agency December 2018 705102 to 705130
Trust & Agency January 2019 705131 to 705160

Second: Jennifer James Approved 8 – 0

C. Motion: Barbara Wells

It is recommended that the following Treasurer’s and Clerk’s reports be approved:

Fund Month Month
General December 2018 and January 2019
School Lunch December 2018 and January 2019
Federal December 2018 and January 2019
Capital December 2018 and January 2019
Trust & Agency December 2018 and January 2019

Second: Kimberly Coyne Approved 8 – 0

D. Motion: Joseph Simon

It is recommended that the Board of Education hold a Public Hearing to review the budget for the ensuing school year in the West Genesee High School Library on May 8, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. (E.D.S.T.).

Second: Neil Widrick Approved 8 – 0

E. Motion: Shawn Mitchell

It is recommended that the Annual Meeting and Election be held on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, for the purpose of electing Board of Education members and voting upon the appropriation of the necessary funds to meet estimated expenditures, by machine ballot. The voting is to be held in the West Genesee High School Auditorium lobby on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. (E.D.S.T.). Nominating petitions for Board of Education candidates with at least 25 signatures of qualified voters of the district must be filed no later than April 22, 2019. The Board of Education seats to be elected this year are two (2) three-year term positions due to the expiration of the terms of Eric A. Bacon and Roberta M. Herron, and one (1) three-year, one month, ten-day term due to the expiration of the term of Jennifer A. James.

Second: Barbara Wells Approved 8 – 0

F. Motion: Joseph Simon

It is recommended that the following propositions be approved and that voting on the same, by machine ballot, will be held in the West Genesee High School Auditorium lobby on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m.:

  1. Shall the Board of Education be authorized to purchase eleven (11) school buses, including related furnishings, fixtures, equipment and all other costs incidental thereto, expend therefore a total sum not to exceed $1,356,440 which is estimated to be the total maximum cost thereof, and pay for such buses by the levy of a tax which is hereby voted and approved in the amount of $1,356,440 which shall be levied and collected in annual installments in such years and in such amounts as may be determined by the Board of Education and in anticipation of the collection of such tax, bonds and notes of the District are hereby authorized to be issued at one time, or from time to time, in the principal amount not to exceed $1,356,440, and a tax is hereby voted to pay the interest on said obligations when due.
  2. Shall the Board of Education make energy performance improvements to all district facilities, including the installation of 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 all ancillary or related work required in connection therewith, and expend therefore, including for preliminary costs and costs incidental thereto and to the financing thereof, an amount not to exceed $4,300,000, which is estimated to be the total maximum cost thereof, and to pay for the Project by levying a tax which is hereby voted for the Project in the amount of $4,300,000, less the amount available enhanced State Building Aid for voter approved energy efficiency improvements, which tax shall be levied and collected in annual installments in such years and in such amounts as may be determined by the Board of Education and in anticipation of the collection of such tax, bonds and notes of the District are hereby authorized to be issued at one time, or from time to time, in the principal amount not to exceed $4,300,000 and a tax is hereby voted to pay the interest on said obligations when due.
  3. Shall the West Genesee Central School District levy and collect a tax, pursuant to Section 259 of the Education Law of the State of New York, in the sum of $345,860 (which is an increase of $6,781 from the Maxwell Memorial Library Tax Levy in effect from 2018-2019 in the sum of $339,079) for the continuing support and maintenance of the free library services offered to district residents by the Maxwell Memorial Library historically supported by the residents of the West Genesee Central School District?
  4. Shall the West Genesee Central School District levy and collect a tax, pursuant to Section 259 of the Education Law of the State of New York, in the sum of $347,820 (which is an increase of $6,820 from the Fairmount Community Library Tax Levy in effect from 2018-2019 in the sum of $341,000) for the continuing support and maintenance of the free library services offered to district residents by the Fairmount Community Library historically supported by the residents of the West Genesee Central School District?

Second: Neil Widrick Approved 8 – 0

G. Motion: Neil Widrick

It is recommended that the School District Clerk is hereby directed to publish notice of the Annual District Meeting and vote in accordance with the Education Law.

Second: Jennifer James Approved 8 – 0

H. Motion: Barbara Wells

It is recommended that the Board of Education enter into a lease agreement with Onondaga Community College for the West Genesee High School Graduation ceremonies on Saturday, June 20, 2020, as stipulated.

Second: Jennifer James Approved 8 – 0

I. 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 2018-19 school year, be approved:

Baldwinsville Central School District $8,896.68
East Syracuse-Minoa Central School District 2,471.30
Geneva City Schools 494.26
Jordan-Elbridge Central School District 2,471.30
LaFayette Central School District 1,977.04
Liverpool Central School District 11,367.98
Marcellus Central School District 4,942.60
North Syracuse Central School District 13,345.02
Onondaga Central School District 4,942.60
Phoenix Central School District 1,482.78
Sandy Creek Central School District 494.26
Skaneateles Central School District 1,482.78
Solvay Union Free School District 12,850.76
Syracuse City School District 73,644.74
Tully Central School District 988.52
Westhill Central School District 15,322.06
Total $157,174.68

Second: Shawn Mitchell Approved 8 – 0

J. Motion: Neil Widrick

It is recommended that the Board of Education accept a donation from the East Hill Elementary School PTA in the amount of $107.50, and it is further recommended that the 2018-19 general fund budget be amended as follows to reflect said donations:

A510 – Estimated Revenues
A2705 – Gifts and Donations $107.50

A960 – Appropriations
A2110-501-05-0030 – General Supplies – EH $107.50

Second: Jennifer James Approved 8 – 0

K. 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 $54.00, and it is further recommended that the 2018-19 general fund budget be amended as follows to reflect said donations:

A510 – Estimated Revenues
A2705 – Gifts and Donations $ 54.00

A960 – Appropriations
A2110-501-05-0000 – General Supplies – EH $54.00

Second: Kimberly Coyne Approved 8 – 0

L. Motion: Barbara Wells

It is recommended that the Board of Education accept a donation from the Stonehedge Elementary School PTA in the amount of $1,465.48, and it is further recommended that the 2018-19 general fund budget be amended as follows to reflect said donations:

A510 – Estimated Revenues
A2705 – Gifts and Donations $1,465.48

A960 – Appropriations
A2110-501-09-0030 – General Supplies – ST $1,465.48

Second: Jennifer James Approved 8 – 0

M. Motion: Neil Widrick

It is recommended that the following 2018-19 school tax refund be approved:

Name/Address Type Paid Correct Refund
Betts, George & Elizabeth School $5,217.96 $5,217.96 $ 0.00
5439 Pebble Beach Drive Library $ 83.32 $ 83.32 $ 0.00
Camillus, NY 13031 STAR – $ 701.96 – $1,451.00 $749.04
Tax Map # 027.2-02-73.0 Total $4,599.32 $3,850.28 $749.04

Clerical Error – Awarded Basic STAR vs. Enhanced STAR Exemption

Second: Joseph Simon Approved 8 – 0

N. Motion: Joseph Simon

It is recommended that the Board of Education enter into a three-year lease agreement with OCM BOCES for services including, but not limited to, classroom technology, library automations, and other instructional technologies, not to exceed $420,000.00, effective on or about July 1, 2019, as stipulated.

Second: Neil Widrick Approved 8 – 0

O. Motion: Eric Bacon

It is recommended that the Board of Education enter into an agreement with Helio Health, Inc., for substance abuse treatment and mental health treatment services, as stipulated.

Second: Barbara Wells Approved 8 – 0

PERSONNEL/OPERATIONAL ACTION ITEMS

P. Motion: Shawn Mitchell

It is recommended that the following resolution regarding the position of Superintendent of Schools be approved:

WHEREAS, the Board of Education of the West Genesee Central School District has determined that there is a need to fill the position of Superintendent of Schools as a result of the resignation of its former superintendent; and,

WHEREAS, the Commissioner of Education has encouraged and instructed District Superintendents of Schools of supervisory districts in the recruitment and selection of superintendents; and,

WHEREAS, the West Genesee Central School District is a component school district of the Board of Cooperative Educational Services for the Sole Supervisory District of Onondaga, Cortland and Madison Counties (BOCES); and,

WHEREAS, J. Francis Manning, Ed.D., District Superintendent of Schools of the BOCES, has advised the Board of Education that he is available and that the Commissioner of Education has instructed him to provide such other assistance to the school district as may be needed; and,

WHEREAS, the Board of Education has a need to expend money in the search for a successor superintendent, including, but not limited to, expenses for advertising and publishing the notice of vacancy and related information, postage, mileage, travel, meals, lodging, and incidental expenses related to the recruitment and selection of a Superintendent of Schools.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the Board of Education authorizes the expenditure of funds, directly or on its behalf, related to the recruitment and selection of a Superintendent of Schools. Such expenses shall include, but not be limited to, expenses for advertisement and publishing the notice of vacancy and related information, postage, mileage, travel, meals, lodging and incidental expenses. All expenses submitted for reimbursement shall be submitted on appropriate requisition, purchase orders or claim forms of the school district and shall be subject to audit and approval by the Board of Education; and,

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the West Genesee Central School District Board of Education appoints District Superintendent J. Francis Manning, Ed.D. as the lead search consultant to replace the former superintendent and further authorizes District Superintendent J. Francis Manning, Ed.D., to incur expenses on behalf of the West Genesee Central School District related to the recruitment and selection of a Superintendent of Schools and that the Onondaga Cortland Madison Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) shall be reimbursed for the same upon the submission of a claim.

Second: Neil Widrick Approved 8 – 0

Q. Motion: Joseph Simon

It is recommended that the following retirements be approved:

Nancy Muldoon, Health Teacher, West Genesee High School/Camillus Middle School – Effective 6/30/19

Note: Nancy Muldoon has been employed with the West Genesee Central School District for thirty-two years.

Denise Paone, Teaching Assistant/Special Education, East Hill Elementary School – Effective 6/30/19

Note: Denise Paone has been employed with the West Genesee Central School District for eleven years.

Michael Barnes, Bus Driver, Transportation –
Effective 3/23/19

Note: Michael Barnes has been employed with the West Genesee Central School District for nine and a half years.

Second: Neil Widrick Approved 8 – 0

R. Motion: Shawn Mitchell

It is recommended that the following resignations be rescinded:

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

Mary Bily, Account Clerk I, Food Service –
Effective 12/19/18

Second: Barbara Wells Approved 8 – 0

S. Motion: Joseph Simon

It is recommended that the following resignations be approved:

Tina L’Italien, School Bus Driver, Transportation –
Effective 3/2/19 – Personal Reason

Marsha Gibson, Teacher Aide/Library, Camillus Middle School/West Genesee Middle School – Effective 3/7/19 – To accept another position within the District

Second: Jennifer James Approved 8 – 0

T. Motion: Barbara Wells

It is recommended that the following termination be approved:

Shannon Coholan, Executive Principal, West Genesee High School –
Effective 4/8/19

Second: Jennifer James Approved 8 – 0

U. Motion: Joseph Simon

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

Mary Cook, Teaching Assistant/ITS, Onondaga Road Elementary School –
Effective 2/15/19 – Personal Reason

Suzanne Ostrander, English Teacher, West Genesee High School –
Effective 5/6/19 through 5/10/19

Theresa Corso, Teacher Aide, West Genesee High School –
Effective 3/18/19 and 3/19/19 – Personal Reason

Jessica Fisselbrand, Teaching Assistant/Early Literacy, Stonehedge Elementary School/Blue – Effective 3/4/19 through 4/4/19 –
To accept another position within the District

Kristin Hart, Teaching Assistant/Early Literacy, Onondaga Road Elementary School – Effective 3/1/19 and 3/4/19 – Personal Reason

Susan Taylor, Teaching Assistant/Early Literacy, Stonehedge Elementary School/Blue – Effective 4/26/19 – Personal Reason

Mary Bily, Account Clerk I, Food Service –
Effective 12/20/18 through on or about 6/30/19 – Professional
Improvement

Joanne Pooler, Teacher Aide/Copy Center, West Genesee High School –
Effective 3/11/19 (1/2 day) – Personal Reason

Second: Neil Widrick Approved 8 – 0

V. Motion: Shawn Mitchell

It is recommended that the following unpaid FMLA leaves be approved:

Katherine Bailey, Second Grade Teacher, Stonehedge Elementary School/Blue – Effective 3/1/19 through 4/4/19

Katelyn Jackson, Second Grade Teacher, Stonehedge Elementary School/Blue – Effective 3/27/19 through 5/21/19

Second: Neil Widrick Approved 8 – 0

W. Motion: Joseph Simon

It is recommended that the following Child Rearing leave be approved:

Megan Donahue, Kindergarten Teacher, Stonehedge Elementary School/Blue – Effective 2/27/19 through 6/30/19

Second: Kimberly Coyne Approved 8 – 0

X. Motion: Neil Widrick

It is recommended that the following non-instructional position be abolished:

One Full-time (6.5 hours) Teacher Aide CMS

Second: Jennifer James Approved 8 – 0

Y. Motion: Joseph Simon

It is recommended that the following instructional position created effective 1/16/19 be amended as follows:

One Part-time (.90) Temporary Teaching Asst/Special Education CMS
on or about 3/7/19 through on or about 6/30/19

Second: Kimberly Coyne Approved 8 – 0

Z. Motion: Eric Bacon

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

Courtney Lyons, Fifth Grade Teacher, Stonehedge Elementary School/Gold – Effective 2/25/19, not to exceed seventeen days

Second: Barbara Wells Approved 8 – 0

A.1 Motion: Joseph Simon

It is recommended that the following reassignments be approved:

Kimberly Smith from Special Education Teacher at ST-B
to Regular Substitute Special Education
Lead Teacher at – DW
Replaces Heidi Beverine-Curry,
Unpaid leave approved 12/5/18
effective 3/7/19 through 6/30/19

Sally Komuda from Teacher Aide at CMS
to Teacher Aide at – CMS/WGM
Replaces Marsha Gibson,
Resignation approved 3/6/19 effective 3/7/19

Second: Neil Widrick Approved 8 – 0

B. 1 Motion: Barbara Wells

It is recommended that the following appointments be approved:

Karen Neuman
Typist II
West Genesee High School/Athletics Office
Full-time (12 month) Appointment – Subject to a 52-week probationary period
7.5 hours per day
Effective 3/11/19
Salary: $33,039 prorated
Replaces Gloria Francisco, Resignation approved 12/5/18

Barbara Mackey
Typist I
West Genesee High School/Athletics Office
Full-time Appointment – Temporary
7.5 hours per day
Effective 2/25/19 through on or about 3/14/19
Salary: $37,742 prorated
Replaces Gloria Francisco, Resignation approved 12/5/18

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 M + 6
Effective 2/11/19 through 6/30/19
Salary: $53,135 prorated
Replaces Megan Donahue, Child Rearing leave

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 3/4/19 through 4/4/19
Salary: $55,314 prorated
Replaces Katie Bailey, FMLA leave

Nicole Bartolotta
Second Grade Teacher
Stonehedge Elementary School/Blue
Regular Substitute Appointment
Certification: Professional, SWD 1-6, Effective 4/11/18
Tenure Area: Elementary
Step 1 M + 6
Effective 4/8/19 through 5/21/19
Salary: $53,135 prorated
Replaces Katelyn Jackson, FMLA leave

Gordon Franz
Bus Driver
Transportation
Part-time Appointment – Subject to a 52-week probationary period
10 hours per week
Effective 3/7/19
Salary: $23.00 per hour
Replaces Tina L’Italien, Resignation approved 3/6/19

Marsha Gibson
Teacher Aide
West Genesee High School
Full-time Appointment
7.5 hours per day
Effective 3/7/19
Salary: $25,170 prorated
Replaces Martha Myers, Resignation approved 12/19/18

Morgan Silva
Special Education Teacher
Stonehedge Elementary School/Blue
Regular Substitute Appointment
Certification: SWD 1-6, Initial, Effective 2/22/19 – 8/31/24,
Childhood Education 1 – 6, Initial, Effective 2/22/19 – 1/31/24
Tenure Area: Special Education
Step 1 M + 18
Effective 3/11/19 through on or about 6/30/19
Salary: $54,672 prorated
Replaces Kimberly Smith, Reassignment approved 3/6/19

Lindsay Kaley
Special Education Teacher
Stonehedge Elementary School/Gold
Regular Substitute Appointment
Certification: Initial SWD 1-6 pending SED review
Tenure Area: Special Education
Step 1 M + 18
Effective on or about 3/8/19 through on or about 6/6/19
Salary: $54,672 prorated
Replaces Sarah Nachtrieb, Maternity leave

Second: Jennifer James Approved 8 – 0

C.1 Motion: Joseph Simon

It is recommended that the Board of Education enter into a contract for the 2018-19 school year with the following individual for Occupational Therapy Services:

Maureen Henesey – 6 hours per week – $60.00 per hour

Second: Jennifer James Approved 8 – 0

D.1 Motion: Eric Bacon

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

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

Second: Jennifer James Approved 8 – 0

E.1 Motion: Eric Bacon

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

Jamie Casullo (S)
Boys 7/8 Track Asst.
CMS/WGM
Step 1 x 6%
Salary: $2,875 William Aldrich (NS)
Boys Varsity Lacrosse
West Genesee High School
Volunteer
No Cost to the District

Second: Neil Widrick Approved 8 – 0

F.1 Motion: Joseph Simon

It is recommended that the following changes in hours for bus drivers be approved effective 3/7/19:

Jennifer LaRowe from 16.00 to 24.15 hours per week
Giovanni McClain from 30.40 to 26.65 hours per week

Second: Neil Widrick Approved 8 – 0

G.1 Motion: Kimberly Coyne

It is recommended that the following changes in hours for bus attendants be approved effective 3/7/19:

Barbara Carter from 31.00 to 21.25 hours per week
James Costello from 25.00 to 24.15 hours per week
Cheryl Lemons from 25.00 to 24.15 hours per week
Lourdes Volturno from 23.75 to 20.00 hours per week

Second: Neil Widrick Approved 8 – 0

H.1 Motion: Joseph Simon

It is recommended that the West Genesee Central School District, a member of the Onondaga-Cortland-Madison BOCES, nominate David Paczkowski to fill the expired term of David Paczkowski on the Onondaga-Cortland-Madison Board of Directors.

Second: Jennifer James Approved 8 – 0

PERSONNEL/OPERATIONAL ACTION ITEMS

I.1 Motion: Shawn Mitchell

It is recommended that the appointment of Vanessa Gronbach as an impartial hearing officer, as required by Part 200 Special Education Regulations, be approved.

Second: Jennifer James Approved 8 – 0

J.1 Motion: Joseph Simon

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

Second: Jennifer James Approved 8 – 0

K.1 Motion: Neil Widrick

It is recommended that the following individuals be approved as summer help for the District’s Technology Program from on or about 5/1/19 through on or about 9/1/19 at a rate of $11.10 per hour:

Ryan Doucette 4435 Breckenridge Run Syracuse, NY 13215
Nicholas Creno 127 Northwood Way Camillus, NY 13031
Daniel Chwiejczak 204 Blueberry Lane Syracuse, NY 13219
Raymond Fisher 201 Steven Terrace Syracuse, NY 13219
Grace Craig 333 Gordon Parkway Syracuse, NY 13219
Taje Gilliam 4915 W. Genesee Street, C3 Camillus, NY 13031
Alex Polge 310 Scott Ave Syracuse, NY 13219

Second: Kimberly Coyne Approved 8 – 0

L.1 Motion: Joseph Simon

It is recommended that compensation for additional responsibilities for the following individuals be approved, as stipulated:

Tracy Klefbeck Specified Executive Principal Responsibilities
Thomas Vaughan, Jr. Specified Executive Principal Responsibilities/Westside
Robert Leo Split Rock Elementary School Principal
Maura White Specified Executive Principal Responsibilities

Second: Neil Widrick Approved 8 – 0

M.1 Motion: Barbara Wells

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

Second: Jennifer James Approved 8 – 0

N.1 Motion: Joseph Simon

It is recommended that the appointment of Chief Election Inspectors, Voting System Specialist, Voting System Technician, and Poll Workers for the May 21, 2019, Annual Budget Vote and Election of Board of Education Candidates be approved, as stipulated.

Second: Neil Widrick Approved 8 – 0

O.1 Motion: Barbara Wells

It is recommended that the following conference request be approved:

Brian Kesel, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction
District Administration Leadership Institute
Houston, TX
April 29 – May 1, 2019
Cost not to exceed $500

Second: Kimberly Coyne Approved 8 – 0

P.1 Motion: Joseph Simon

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

Town of Camillus Parks and Recreation
Girls Spring Lacrosse Club
Sundays, April 7, 14, 28, May 5, 12, and 19, 2019
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
West Genesee High School Turf Field
Fee Waived

Town of Camillus Parks and Recreation
Mini Cats Track and Field – Spring Session
Sundays, April 28, May 5, 19, 26, and June 2, 2019
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
West Genesee High School Athletic Field
Fee Waived

Symphoria
Youth Orchestra Concert
Sunday, November 10, 2019, 1:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
West Genesee High School Auditorium and classroom
Per fee schedule for custodial fees

Second: Neil Widrick Approved 7 – 0 – 1
(Bacon Abstained)

CURRICULUM ACTION ITEMS

Q.1 Motion: Neil Widrick

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
February 5, 2019
February 6, 2019
February 11, 2019
February 13, 2019

CSE
January 24, 2019
January 25, 2019
February 5, 2019
February 6, 2019
February 7, 2019
February 8, 2019
February 11, 2019
February 12, 2019
February 13, 2019
February 14, 2019
February 15, 2019

Building Level
January 29, 2019
January 30, 2019
February 4, 2019
February 11, 2019
February 12, 2019
February 13, 2019

Second: Joseph Simon Approved 8 – 0

R.1 Motion: Eric Bacon

It is recommended that the following trip be approved:

Girls Varsity Lacrosse
West Genesee High School
Chaperones: 3 Non-staff Coaches
Approximately 26 students – Grades 9-12
Albany, NY
March 15 – 17, 2019
No Cost to the District

Second: Joseph Simon Approved 8 – 0

OPEN FORUM

Barbara Wells spoke of the Boys Hockey team and their great success.

Joseph Simon thanked all District residents for participating in the community survey seeking input on the most desirable qualities in a superintendent candidate.

Shawn Mitchell mentioned the Board of Education retreat and the major topic of communication with stakeholders.

Krista Schoch spoke on behalf of the bus drivers regarding the bus incident that took place on 2/14/19.

Dan Sopchak sent a presentation regarding corrective process.

Dan Prell asked if the driver retired or forced to retire.

Sandra Sopchek had spoken to the driver and noted that his retirement was not his choice.

Tonya Wilson spoke about the $2M Safety Project that has not been implemented yet, noting that movement throughout the District buildings is too easy. The front office needs to do a better job of issuing passes.

Keith Newvine found out about the termination of Shannon Coholan this morning and read a lengthy statement regarding the matter.

Christine Cashion spoke for the bus driver who was asked to retire.

Joe Grabowski noted that he is proud to work for the District. He said there is usually a process for discipline.

Rosmyn Squitieri spoke to the Superintendent regarding the bus situation. She noted that Mr. Barnes made a large, positive impact in her son’s life.

Nicole Bement would like the details of the capital project.

Bob Knapp is thankful for the additional police officers. He asked if we could do occasional wanding of students for weapons.

Martha Bugin spoke of various safety issues that need to be addressed.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

S.1 Motion: Neil Widrick

It is recommended that the Board of Education go into Executive Session for matters of personnel (9:02 p.m.)

Second: Joseph Simon Approved 8 – 0

RETURN TO REGULAR SESSION

T.1 Motion: Joseph Simon

It is recommended that the Board of Education return to Regular Session. (10:25 p.m.)

Second: Shawn Mitchell Approved 8 – 0

ADJOURNMENT

U.1 Motion: Neil Widrick

It is recommended that the Regular Session of the Board of Education be adjourned. (10:27 p.m.)

Second: Kimberly Coyne Approved 8 – 0

Respectfully Submitted,

Paul E. Pelton, District Clerk