August 2, 2017 Approved Meeting Minutes

WEST GENESEE CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2017

MINUTES of the REGULAR MEETING of the BOARD OF EDUCATION held AUGUST 2, 2017 at the West Genesee High School Library.

Members present:
Eric Bacon
Karen Fruscello
Roberta Herron
Shawn Mitchell
Kimberly Sacco
Joseph Simon
Neil Widrick

Members absent:
Vladimiro Hart-Zavoli
James Soper

Others present:
Christopher Brown
Paul Pelton
Brian Kesel
Dave Cirillo
Angie Sommer
Leah Sebesta-Morgan
Susan Gifford
Beth Stewart
Ian Brezee
Stephen Bross
Tommy Edson
Abby Ryan
Faith Harris
Jess Farruggio
Kiara Fragola
Haneen Awawda
Aaliyah Nunez
Eric Kessler
Mary Weaver
Approximately 6 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 opened his remarks by giving an overview of the recent Board of Education retreat. He then spoke about his personal goals for the 2017-18 school year and ended by giving an update on summer activities around the District.

OPEN FORUM

Paul E. Pelton, District Clerk, administered to Shawn J. Mitchell his oath of office for Board of
Education Member and Vice-President.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

A. Motion: Neil Widrick

It is recommended that the minutes of the Reorganizational and Regular
Meeting of July 5, 2017, be approved.

Second:
Joseph Simon Approved 7-0

STUDY SESSION TOPIC

Mr. Morton presented the June 2017 graduation statistics and the June 2017 Regents
Examination data.

FINANCIAL ACTION ITEMS

B. Motion: Kimberly Sacco

It is recommended that a contract between the West Genesee Central
School District and the Onondaga-Cortland-Madison BOCES for the
2017-18 school year, in the amount of $22,500, representing rental of
three (3) classrooms $15,000, and ancillary services $7,500, to house
various BOCES special education school year programs in the district, be
approved.

Second: Shawn Mitchell Approved 7-0

C. Motion: Joseph Simon

It is recommended that a contract between the West Genesee Central
School District and the Onondaga-Cortland-Madison BOCES for the
2017-18 school year (July & August), in the amount of $15,100, representing rental of eighteen (18) classrooms to house various BOCES special education programs and regional summer school in the district, be approved.

Second:
Kimberly Sacco Approved 7-0

FINANCIAL ACTION ITEMS

D. Motion: Kimberly Sacco

It is recommended that the Board of Education authorize an increase in the 2016-17 general fund budget for unemployment insurance expenditures of $12,186.50 for the quarter ending June 30, 2017 to be funded by a transfer from the unemployment reserve fund.

Second: Shawn Mitchell Approved 7-0

E. Motion: Neil Widrick

It is recommended that the Board of Education enter into a lease
agreement with Onondaga Enterprises Inc. for the West Genesee High
School Graduation ceremonies on Saturday, June 16, 2018, as stipulated.

Second:
Karen Fruscello Approved 7-0

F.
Motion:
Joseph Simon

It is recommended that the following 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 refund of real property taxes be approved:

2015-2016 Levied Correct Refund
Vito Caraccio School $3,887.12 $3,304.05 $ 583.07
401 Semloh Drive Library 37.84 32.16 5.68

Syracuse, NY 13219 Star –

681.00 -$ 681.00 0.00

Tax Map Number Total $3,243.96 $2,655.21 $ 588.75
053.-02-16

2016-2017 Levied Correct Refund
Vito Caraccio School $3,873.01 $3,292.06 $ 580.94
401 Semloh Drive Library 48.84 41.52 7.33

Syracuse, NY 13219 Star –

691.61 -$ 691.61 0.00

Tax Map Number Total $3,230.24 $2,641.97 $ 588.27
053.-02-16

Reason – Clerical Error – Incorrect Veterans Exemption Code – Lowers
Assessment from $168,000 to $142,800.

Second: Shawn Mitchell Approved 7-0

FINANCIAL ACTION ITEMS

G. Motion: Kimberly Sacco

It is recommended that the Board of Education accept a donation for
West Genesee High School from the Kula Foundation/Red Robin in the
amount of $7.89, and it is further recommended that the 2017-18 general fund budget be amended as follows to reflect said donation:

A510 – Estimated Revenues
A2705 – Gifts and Donations $7.89

A960 – Appropriations
A2110-501-11-0000 – General Supplies – HS $7.89

Second:
Shawn Mitchell Approved 7-0

H.
Motion:
Joseph Simon

It is recommended that the Board of Education amend the 2017-18 general fund budget, as follows, for the purpose of implementing phase one of the School Investment Plan for Classroom Technology Purchases under the Smart School Bond Act approved at the Review Board Meeting
# 5 on July 14, 2017:

A510 – Estimated Revenues
A3289 – State Aid Other $1,660,414.00

A960 – Appropriations
A2630-200-00-0000 – DW Equipment – Technology $1,660,414.00

Second:
Neil Widrick Approved 7-0

I.
Motion:
Shawn Mitchell

It is recommended that the Board of Education enter into a three (3) year digital printing agreement with the OCM BOCES, at an annual cost of
$9,324, as stipulated.

Second:
Kimberly Sacco Approved 7-0

J.
Motion:
Neil Widrick

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

Second:
Shawn Mitchell Approved 7-0

PERSONNEL/OPERATIONAL ACTION ITEMS

K. Motion: Kimberly Sacco

It is recommended that the following resignations be approved:

Melissa Monica, Teaching Assistant/Special Education, West Genesee
High School, Effective 7/17/17 – Personal Reason

Janet Oslica, Teaching Assistant/Early Literacy, Stonehedge Elementary School/Blue, Effective 8/2/17 – To accept another position within the district

Janet Oslica, Teacher Aide/Cafeteria, Stonehedge Elementary School/Blue, Effective 8/2/17 – To accept another position within the district

Second:
Neil Widrick Approved 7-0

L.
Motion:
Kimberly Sacco

It is recommended that the following instructional position be created effective 8/31/17:
One Full-time (1.0) Grade 4 Teacher -SR Second: Neil Widrick Approved 7-0

M. Motion: Kimberly Sacco

It is recommended that the following reassignments be approved:

Laurie Tynan From Grade 2 Teacher at EH
to Kindergarten Teacher at -EH Effective 8/31/17

Pavel Yevseyev From Custodial Worker I at WGM
to Custodial Worker I at -SR Effective 8/7/17

Second: Joseph Simon Approved 7-0

PERSONNEL/OPERATIONAL ACTION ITEMS

N. Motion: Kimberly Sacco
It is recommended that the following appointments be approved:
Angela Sommer
Administrative Intern
West Genesee High School
Full-time Appointment
Certification: School Building Leader Internship, Effective 5/2/17, School
Counselor, Permanent, Effective 2/1/07
Effective: On or about 8/31/17 through 6/30/18
Salary: $40,000
Replaces Tracy Klefbeck, Resignation approved 7/5/17

Colleen Shewchuk
Second Grade Teacher
East Hill Elementary School
Probationary Appointment
Certification: Professional, Childhood Education 1-6, Generalist in Middle
Childhood,
Education 5-9, Effective 2/1/11
Tenure Area: Elementary
Step 10 M + 6
Effective 8/31/17 through 8/30/20
Salary: $63,666
Replaces Ginny Wolbert, Retirement approved 3/22/17

Cynthia Lamphere
Science Teacher
West Genesee High School, West Genesee Middle School
Probationary Appointment
Certification: Professional, Chemistry 7-12, General Science 7-12, Effective
9/1/11
Tenure Area: Science
Step 12 M + 12
Effective: 8/31/17 through 8/30/20
Salary: $65,846
New position approved 7/5/17

Kelly Fucillo
Fourth Grade Teacher
Split Rock Elementary School
Probationary Appointment
Certification: Initial, Childhood Education 1-6, SWD 1-6, Literacy B-6, Effective 9/1/12
Tenure Area: Elementary
Step: 1 M
Effective: 8/31/17 through 8/30/21
Salary: $52,363
New position approved 8/2/17

PERSONNEL/OPERATIONAL ACTION ITEMS N. Appointments continued:
Mary Beth Past
Special Education Teacher
West Genesee Middle School
Part-time (.50) appointment
Certification: Permanent, Special Education, Effective 2/1/02
Tenure Area: Special Education
Step 17 M + 6
Effective: 8/31/17 through 6/30/18
Salary: $68,119 x .50
New position approved 6/7/17

Joshua Eassa
Teaching Assistant/Special Education
West Genesee Middle School
Probationary Appointment
Effective 8/31/17 through 8/30/21
Salary: $21,200
Replaces Beth Stewart, Retirement approved 3/22/17

Erika Nelson
Teaching Assistant/Special Education
West Genesee High School Probationary Appointment Effective 8/31/17 through 8/30/21
Salary: $20,850
Replaces Helena Korrigan, Retirement approved 3/15/17

Francine Graham
Teaching Assistant/Special Education
West Genesee Middle School Probationary Appointment Effective 8/31/17 through 8/30/21
Salary: $21,741
Replaces Melissa Monica, Resignation approved 8/2/17

Amanda Kratz
Teaching Assistant/Special Education
Split Rock Elementary School
Part-time (.90) Appointment
Effective 8/31/17 through 6/30/18
Salary: $21,200 x .90
Replaces Michelle Colagiovanni, Resignation approved 6/7/17

PERSONNEL/OPERATIONAL ACTION ITEMS N. Appointments continued:
Tiffany Klee
Teaching Assistant/Special Education
Split Rock Elementary School Part-time (.90) Appointment Effective 8/31/17 through 6/30/18
Salary: $20,850 x .90
Replaces Melissa Sealy, New position approved 6/7/17

Janet Oslica
Teaching Assistant/Special Education
Stonehedge Elementary School/Blue
Part-time (.90) Appointment
Effective 8/31/17 through 6/30/18
Salary: $21,008 x .90
Replaces Patrick MacArthur, Termination approved 6/7/17

Second: Neil Widrick Approved 7-0

O. Motion: Eric Bacon

It is recommended that the following Fall 2017 Coaching appointment be approved: (S/Staff; NS/Non-Staff)

Approved 7-0

It is recommended that the following Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) and Committee on Special Education (CSE) Members, for the 2017-18 school year, be approved retroactive to July 1, 2017:

Chairperson School Physician Mrs. Susan Murray Dr. Dennis Daly Mrs. Darlene Chapin

PERSONNEL/OPERATIONAL ACTION ITEMS

P. CPSE and CSE Members continued:

Building Level Subcommittee CSE Chairpeople: Mrs. Tara Powless Mrs. Susan Messer Mrs. Alison Conley Mrs. Michele Almonte Mrs. Marcie Bulko Mrs. Sarah Munson Mrs. Sally Hetelekidis Mrs. Megan Auge
Mrs. Christina Smith Mrs. Gabriele Mahoney

Regular Education Teachers – On a rotation basis All Special Education Teachers – On a rotation basis All Related Service Providers – On a rotation basis

Parent Representative
Duane Dedrick

Second: Joseph Simon Approved 7-0

Q. Motion: Kimberly Sacco

It is recommended that the following change in hours be approved effective 8/31/17:

Daniel Donovan Custodial Helper to OR OR 3.5 hours per day
4.5 hours per day

Mary Kay Cross
Custodial Helper to
EH EH
3.5 hours per day
4.5 hours per day

Second:
Neil Widrick
Approved 7-0

R.
Motion:
Joseph Simon

It is recommended that the West Genesee Paraprofessionals’ Memorandum of Agreement regarding pay rates dated 7/17/17 be approved, as stipulated.

Second: Neil Widrick Approved 7-0

S. Motion: Kimberly Sacco

It is recommended that the following conference requests be approved:

Dr. Christopher Brown, Superintendent National Superintendent’s Summit Coronado, California
November 8-12, 2017
Cost not to exceed $4,000

PERSONNEL/OPERATIONAL ACTION ITEMS S. Conferences continued:
Dr. Christopher Brown, Superintendent
American Association of School Administrators Annual Conference
Nashville, Tennessee
February 14-18, 2018
Cost not to exceed $4,000

Second: Joseph Simon Approved 7-0

CURRICULUM ACTION ITEMS

T. Motion: Kimberly Sacco

It is recommended that the Board of Education of the West Genesee
Central School District accept the recommendations, CPSE Review
Meeting dates of June 30, July 5, and 11, 2017; and CSE Review
Meeting dates of June 16, 20, 21, 23, 30, July 3, 7, 10, and 18, 2017;
thereby agreeing to make necessary arrangements for program
implementation.

Second: Karen Fruscello Approved 7-0

OPEN FORUM

Eric Bacon noted the pool area is outstanding.

Roberta Herron participated in the Class of 1977 building tour. The participants were very excited about the progress and the changes.

Neil Widrick mentioned the public comments about the facilities during the Pepper Tournament. Shawn Mitchell shared that the summer educational opportunities are great for students.
Beth Stewart thanked the student volunteers at the Pepper Tournament and mentioned the positive comments were amazing.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

U. Motion: Kimberly Sacco

It is recommended that the Board of education go into Executive Session. (7:32 p.m.)

Second:
Neil Widrick Approved 7-0

RETURN TO REGULAR SESSION

V. Motion: Kimberly Sacco

It is recommended that the Board of Education return to Regular Session. (7:47 p.m.)

Second:
Neil Widrick Approved 7-0

ADJOURNMENT

W. Motion: Neil Widrick

It is recommended that the Regular Session of the Board of Education be adjourned. (7:47 p.m.)

Second:
Joseph Simon Approved 7-0

Respectfully submitted,

Paul E. Pelton, District Clerk