August 23, 2017 Meeting Agenda

WEST GENESEE CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2017

WEST GENESEE HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARY 7:00 P.M

I. MEETING CALLED TO ORDER

II. ROLL CALL OF THE MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION

III. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

IV. ADDITIONS AND DELETIONS TO THE AGENDA

V. SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

VI. OPEN FORUM

Retirement Recognition

VII. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Regular Meeting of August 2, 2017

VIII. STUDY SESSION TOPIC

New York State Testing Program 3-8 Results IX. BUSINESS – ACTION AND INFORMATION ITEMS FINANCIAL ACTION ITEMS
A. It is recommended that the following warrants be approved:

Fund Month Check # Check #
General June 2017 55487 to 56009
General July 2017 56010 to 56061
School Lunch June 2017 304602 to 304645
School Lunch July 2017 304646 to 304653
Federal June 2017 403502 to 403511
Federal July 2017 403512 to 403515
Capital June 2017 600637 to 600638
Capital July 2017 600639 to 600640
Trust & Agency June 2017 704635 to 704663
Trust & Agency July 2017 704664 to 704675

FINANCIAL ACTION ITEMS

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

Fund Month Month
General June 2017 and July 2017
School Lunch June 2017 and July 2017
Federal June 2017 and July 2017
Capital June 2017 and July 2017
Trust & Agency June 2017 and July 2017

C. It is recommended that the Transportation Contract between the Onondaga-Cortland- Madison BOCES and the West Genesee Central School District for the 2017-18 school year, in the amount of $5,500.00, be approved as stipulated.
D. It is recommended that the 2017-18 school tax levy be approved at $47,672,261.05. E. It is recommended that the 2017-18 public libraries tax levy be approved at
$677,078.79.

F. WHEREAS, the amount to be raised in taxes for 2017-18 has been determined to be
$48,349,339.84 (school levy – $47,672,261.05; public libraries levy – $677,078.79); and

WHEREAS, the assessed valuation and equalization rates have been established for each town within our district; therefore be it RESOLVED that the Board of Education approve the following tax rates per $1,000 of assessed valuation for the 2017-18 school year:
Public Library
School Tax Rate Tax Rate
Per $1,000 of Per $1,000 of
Town Assessed Value Assessed Value
Camillus $ 23.312701 $ 0.331351
Elbridge $ 23.329837 $ 0.331349
Geddes $ 25.878380 $ 0.368171
Onondaga $ 23.330172 $ 0.331353
Van Buren $ 23.329837 $ 0.331349

FINANCIAL ACTION ITEMS

G. Approval of Tax Warrant and Town Collection Dates

WHEREAS, the 2017-18 assessment rolls and tax lists of the West Genesee Central School District having been completed and, whereas, the tax levy and tax rates have been approved by the Board of Education, BE IT RESOLVED that the warrant annexed to said lists in the amounts indicated below be approved and signed by the Board of Education for 2017-18:
Less
2017-18 Tax Levy Add STAR Total
Minus Prior Year Prior Year Exempted 2017-18

Tax Warrants Omitted Taxes

Omitted Taxes Taxes _ Tax Warrant

Camillus $36,938,371.45 $27,051.15 $6,282,056.64 $30,683,365.96
Elbridge 18,612.49 0.00 4,247.78 14,364.71
Geddes 2,606,531.55 4,374.82 556,635.63 2,054,270.74
Onondaga 7,418,489.66 0.00 1,218,433.59 6,200,056.07
Van Buren 1,335,908.72 0.00 184,549.50 1,151,359.22
Grand Total $48,317,913.87 $31,425.97 $8,245,923.14 $40,103,416.70

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the tax collector for the portion of the Town of Elbridge in our district be authorized to commence the collection of taxes as of September 5, 2017 through October 4, 2017 at no penalty, October 5, 2017 through October 31, 2017 at 2% penalty, and November 1, 2017 through November 17, 2017 at
5% penalty and that the list of unpaid taxes be returned to the County Treasurer by
November 19, 2017.
H. It is recommended that the stipulated Depository Resolution be approved as follows: WHEREAS, New York State Statute Real Property Tax Law, Section 940 and Town Law
Section 37, have been amended to allow the Receiver of Taxes to deposit tax monies collected on behalf of a Board of Education of a school district into interest bearing
accounts; and

WHEREAS, the Receiver of Taxes of the town will continue to make timely payments to the school district as required by statute; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Education of the West Genesee Central School District is desirous of such earned interest to be credited to such town’s general fund to offset expenses of the collection of our district taxes; therefore be it

RESOLVED, the receiver of Taxes of the respective towns in our district be authorized to deposit 2017-18 school taxes collected on behalf of the West Genesee Central School District into interest bearing accounts secured by appropriate collateral as required by
the General Municipal Law.

FINANCIAL ACTION ITEMS

I. It is recommended that the following resolution be approved:

WHEREAS, Real Property Tax Law §487 provides that certain solar or wind energy systems or farm waste energy systems are exempt from real property taxation for a period of fifteen years; and

WHEREAS, Real Property Tax Law §487 permits a school district to adopt a resolution providing that the exemption under Real Property Tax Law §487 shall not apply within its jurisdiction to such solar, wind and farm waste energy system projects which begin construction subsequent to the effective date of such resolution.

WHEREAS, the Board of Education desires to adopt a resolution opting out of the tax exemption under Real Property Tax Law §487.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that:

1. It is resolved that the tax exemption made available by Real Property Tax Law §487 shall not be applicable within the boundaries of the West Genesee Central School District with respect to any solar or wind energy systems or farm waste energy systems constructed subsequent to the date of this resolution.

2. This resolution shall take effect immediately.

J. It is recommended that the Board of Education enter into a three (3) year lease agreement with Onondaga-Cortland-Madison BOCES for technology services, including but not limited to, classroom technology and library automation and other instructional technologies at an estimated principal cost of $300,000, as stipulated.

K. It is recommended that the Board of Education enter into a three year Preventative Maintenance Agreement, relating to school food service equipment, with Van Hook Service Co., Inc., 76 Seneca Avenue, Rochester, New York 14621-2317, as stipulated.

L. It is recommended that the Board of Education enter into an agreement with Upstate Cerebral Palsy, 1020 Mary Street, Utica, New York 13501 to provide special education and/or related services for West Genesee students that may be placed in their care periodically during the 2017-18 school year, be approved as stipulated.

M. It is recommended that the Board of Education accept a donation for Stonehedge Elementary School and East Hill Elementary School from the Kula Foundation/Red Robin in the amount of $15.44, 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 $15.44

A960 – Appropriations
A2110-501-05-0000 – General Supplies – EH $10.45
A2110-501-09-0000 – General Supplies – ST $ 4.99

FINANCIAL ACTION ITEMS

N. 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
$49.50, 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 $49.50

A960 – Appropriations
A2110-501-05-0000 – General Supplies – EH $49.50

O. It is recommended that the Board of Education accept a donation for various
West Genesee Central School District Student Activity Funds from The Wildcat of
Camillus, LLC in the amount of $3,200.00 in support of the annual culture fair
($1,700.00) and the All Night Party ($1,500.00).

P. It is recommended that the 2017-18 General Fund Budget be amended as follows as the result of receiving approval on the Community Capital Assistance Program with the support of Assemblyman William B. Magnarelli’s office:

A510 – Estimated Revenues
A3289 – Other State Aid $150,000.00

A960 – Appropriations
A2110-200-11-0038 – Equipment – HS Music $150,000.00

Q. It is recommended that the Don Stebbins Memorial Scholarship Fund be dissolved and the remaining available funds be donated to the Stonehedge Elementary School for the purchase of instructional supplies, and it is further recommended that the 2017-18
General Fund Budget be amended as follows:

A510 – Estimated Revenues
A2705 – Gifts and Donations $1,782.74

A960 – Appropriations
A2110-501-09-0000 – General Supplies – ST $1,782.74
R. It is recommended that the following bids for the 2017-18 school year be approved: Music Instruments – opened 8/15/17

Item 6, 8-11 Atlas 8,174.00

Items 24-25 Hosmer 10,400.00

Items 1, 3, 5, 21-23 Midstate 103,662.00

Items 2, 4, 7, 12-20 Music and Arts 31,743.00

FINANCIAL ACTION ITEMS

S. It is recommended that the stipulated Technology equipment be declared surplus and disposed of in accordance with New York State law.

FINANCIAL ITEMS FOR INFORMATION

2017-18 Future Topics of Discussion for Board Action
• NYSMEC – Bids and Renewal
• Cooperative Health Insurance Fund of CNY – 3rd Amended and Restated Agreement

PERSONNEL/OPERATIONAL ACTION ITEMS

A. It is recommended that the following retirement be approved:

Theresa Amerman, School Bus Driver, Transportation – Effective 8/31/17

Note: Theresa Amerman has been employed with the West Genesee Central
School District for twenty years.
B. It is recommended that the following resignations be approved: Suzanne Shanahan, School Nurse, Camillus Middle School –
Effective 8/2/17 – Personal Reason

John Potrikus, Teaching Assistant/Special Education, Camillus Middle School – Effective 8/3/17 – Personal Reason

Eileen McLaughlin, Food Service Worker 1, East Hill Elementary School – Effective 8/31/17 – Personal Reason

Madeleine Bergquist, Food Service Worker 1, Stonehedge Elementary
School/Blue – Effective 8/31/17 – To take another position in the district

John Lawrence, Physical Education Teacher, Split Rock Elementary School – Effective 8/22/17 – Personal Reason

Tina Fogg, Food Service Worker 2, Onondaga Road Elementary School – Effective 8/31/17 – Personal Reason

Virginia Bendo, Food Service Worker 1, West Genesee Middle School – Effective 8/31/17 – To take another position within the district

Lenore Vaccarello, Teaching Assistant/Early Literacy, Stonehedge Elementary
School/Blue – Effective 8/31/17 – Personal Reason

Carly LeWorthy, Teaching Assistant/Special Education, Stonehedge Elementary
School/Blue – Effective 8/22/17 – Personal Reason

PERSONNEL/OPERATIONAL ACTION ITEMS

B. Resignations continued:

Courtney Kelley, Teacher Aide, West Genesee High School – Effective 8/22/17 – Personal Reason

Jacklyn Pearce, Food Service Worker 1, Camillus Middle School – Effective 8/31/17 – Personal Reason
C. It is recommended that the following unpaid leaves of absence be approved: Jennifer Halko, Food Service Worker 1, West Genesee High School –
Effective 8/31/17 – Personal Reason

Barbara Kolarz, Teaching Assistant/Early Literacy, East Hill Elementary School – Effective 9/18/17 through 9/22/17 – Personal Reason

D. It is recommended that the following child rearing leaves be approved:

Kara Lewandowski, Foreign Language Teacher, West Genesee High School – Effective 8/31/17 through 9/22/17

Leah Causer, Fine Arts Teacher, East Hill Elementary and Stonehedge
Elementary Schools – Effective on or about 9/28/17 through 1/29/18

E. It is recommended that the following instructional position be abolished effective 8/24/17: One Full-time Teaching Assistant/Special Education CMS
F. It is recommended that the following instructional position be created effective 8/24/17: One Part-time (.90) Teaching Assistant/Special Education CMS
G. It is recommended that the following reassignments be approved effective 8/31/17:

Marybeth Gaffney from Food Service Worker 1 at WGM
to Food Service Worker 1 at

– CMS

Mary Ann Didio
from School Nurse at HS
to School Nurse at

– CMS
Gregory Gangemi from Physical Education Teacher at ST
to Physical Education Teacher at
– SR

PERSONNEL/OPERATIONAL ACTION ITEMS

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

Diane Putnam Teacher Aide from ST-B 3 hours per day
to ST-B 1 hour per day

Catherine Patriak Teacher Aide from ST-B 3 hours per day
to ST-B 3.25 hours per day

I. It is recommended that the following appointments be approved:

Shaina Yeagle
Kindergarten Teacher
Stonehedge Elementary School/Blue
Regular Substitute Appointment
Certification: Initial, Early Childhood (B-2), SWD, Effective 11/17/12
Tenure Area: Elementary
Step 1 M + 18
Effective 8/31/17 through on or about 11/3/17
Salary: $54,672 prorated
Replaces Allyson Stalter, Child Rearing Leave approved 7/5/17

Katie Bernius
Music Teacher
East Hill , Stonehedge Blue, Stonehedge Gold Elementary Schools
Regular Substitute Appointment
Certification: Initial, Music, Effective 69/1/10
Tenure Area: Music
Step 12 M + 36
Effective 8/31/17 through on or about 1/29/18
Salary: $69,598 prorated
Replaces Leah Causer, Child Rearing Leave approved 8/23/17

Mary Klink
Physical Education Teacher
East Hill, Split Rock, Stonehedge Blue and Stonehedge Gold
Elementary Schools
Part-time (.50) Appointment
Certification: Professional, Health Education, Physical Education, Effective 8/22/17
Tenure Area: Physical Education
Step 2 M
Effective: 8/31/17 through 6/30/18
Salary: $54,458 x .50 (prorated)
Replaces: Steve Yarnell, Part-time position terminated 6/30/17

PERSONNEL/OPERATIONAL ACTION ITEMS

I. It is recommended that the following appointments be approved:

Margaret Lerner
ESL Teacher
West Genesee Middle School
Part-time (.20) Appointment
Certification: Professional, French 7-12, Effective 9/1/92
Tenure Area: Foreign Language
Step 18 M
Effective: 8/31/17 through 6/30/18
Salary: $67,780 x .20
New Position approved 5/17/17, Original Appointment plus .20 FTE

Katherine Otis
ESL Teacher
West Genesee High School
Part-time (.20) Appointment
Certification: Professional, Spanish 7-12, Effective 2/1/13
Tenure Area: Foreign Language
Step 8 M + 12
Effective 8/31/17 through 6/30/18
Salary: $63,341 x .20
New Position approved 8/17/17, Original Appointment plus .20 FTE

Kathleen Korzeniewski
Teaching Assistant/Early Literacy
Split Rock Elementary School Part-time (.40) Appointment Effective 8/31/17 through 6/30/18
Salary: $22,671 x .40
New Position approved 5/17/17

Michele Baranello
Teaching Assistant/Early Literacy Stonehedge Elementary School/Blue Part-time (.28) Appointment
Effective 8/31/17 through 6/30/18
Salary: $26,345 x .28
Replaces Elizabeth Schwartz, Resignation approved 6/21/17

Carolyn Quinn
Teaching Assistant/Special Education
West Genesee High School
Probationary Appointment
Effective 8/31/17 through 8/30/21
Salary: $21,200
Replaces Melissa Monica, Resignation approved 8/2/17

PERSONNEL/OPERATIONAL ACTION ITEMS

I. It is recommended that the following appointments be approved:

Jennifer Wademan
Teacher Aide
East Hill Elementary School
Part-time 10-month Appointment – Subject to a 52-week probationary period
2 hours per day
Effective 8/31/17
Salary: $12.50 per hour
Replaces Amy Sims, Resignation approved 3/17/17

James Costello
Teacher Aide
Stonehedge Elementary School/Blue
Part-time 10-month Appointment – Subject to a 52-week probationary period
3.25 hours per day
Effective 8/31/17
Salary: $12.50 per hour
Replaces Diane Putnam, Change in hours approved 8/23/17

Karen Villi Bus Driver Transportation
Part-time Appointment – Subject to a 52-week probationary period
20 hours per week
Effective 8/31/17
Salary: $23.00 per hour
Replaces Theresa Amerman, Retirement approved 8/23/17

Ruth Ptak
Bus Attendant
Transportation
Part-time Appointment – Subject to a 52-week probationary period
20 hours per week
Effective 8/31/17
Salary: $17.00 per hour
New special needs student on route

Madeleine Bergquist
Food Service Worker 2
Stonehedge Elementary School/Blue
Part-time Appointment – Subject to a 26 week probationary period
5 hours per day
Effective 8/31/17
Salary: $12.50 per hour
Replaces Denise Alivero, Resignation approved 6/21/17

PERSONNEL/OPERATIONAL ACTION ITEMS
I. It is recommended that the following appointments be approved: Stephanie Eadie
Bus Attendant
Transportation
Part-time Appointment – Subject to a 52-week probationary period
24.15 hours per week
Effective 8/31/17
Salary: $17.00 per hour
Replaces Catherine Dankiw, Retirement approved 6/24/17

Virginia Bendo Bus Attendant Transportation
Part-time Appointment – Subject to a 52-week probationary period
24.15 hours per week
Effective 8/31/17
Salary: $17.00 per hour
Replaces Traci Radley, Resignation approved 5/3/17

Ryan Daeffler
Custodial Worker 1
West Genesee Middle School
Full-time Appointment – Subject to a 52-week probationary period
8 hours per day
Effective 8/28/17
Salary: $29,120 prorated
Replaces Pavel Yevseyev, Reassignment approved 8/2/17

J. It is recommended that Margaret Lerner be reinstated from the Preferred Eligible List to full-time tenured status in the Foreign Language tenure area effective 8/31/17, due to her combined 1.0 appointment; .80 Foreign Language and .20 ESL.

K. It is recommended that Katherine Otis be reinstated from the Preferred Eligible List to probationary status with a probationary end date of 8/31/19, in the Foreign Language tenure area effective 8/31/17, due to her combined 1.0 appointment; .80 Foreign Language and .20 ESL.

L. It is recommended that the following Fall 2017 Coaching appointment for the 2017-18 school year be rescinded:

John Lawrence Girls 7/8 Soccer WGMS
Step 9 + 30 x 7% Salary: $4,299

PERSONNEL/OPERATIONAL ACTION ITEMS

M. It is recommended that the following West Genesee High School Advisor position for the
2017-18 school year be rescinded:

Lisa Long
Freshman Class Advisor
Step 10 x 5% Salary: $2,870

N. It is recommended that the following Fall 2017 Coaching appointment for the 2017-18 school year be approved (S/Staff; NS/Non-Staff):

Janine Corning Girls 7/8 Soccer WGMS
Step 15 + 30 x 7% Salary: $4,556

O. It is recommended that the following West Genesee High School Advisors for the
2017-18 school year be approved:

Lisa Long
Junior Class Advisor
Step 10 x 5% Salary: $2,870

Kylee Jennings
Freshman Class Co-Advisor
Step 1 x 5% Salary: $2,396

Katherine Riley
Freshman Class Co-Advisor
Step 1 x 5% Salary: $2,396

William Haining Yearbook Co-Advisor Step 4 x 13.5% Salary: $7,058

Martha Hennessey Yearbook Co-Advisor Step 15 x 13.5% Salary: $8,133

P. It is recommended that the following individuals be approved as summer help for the District’s Technology Program from on or about 8/1/17 through on or about 9/1/17 at a rate of $9.70 per hour:

Andre Morse 150 East Fayette St., Apt 610 Syracuse, NY 13202

Q. It is recommended that the Board of Education enter into a contract for the 2017-18 school year with the following individuals for Occupational Therapy Services:

Susan Hayes-Penhollow – 25 hours per week – $60.00 per hour
Jena Parker – 36 hours per week – $60.00 per hour

PERSONNEL/OPERATIONAL ACTION ITEMS

R. It is recommended that the following substitute and temporary employee rates be approved effective 12/31/17:

Custodian $ 10.40 per hour Office Personnel 10.50 per hour Teacher Aide 10.40 per hour Food Service Worker I 10.40 per hour Food Service Worker II 10.70 per hour Food Service Driver 10.70 per hour Dispatcher 15.70 per hour Bus Washer 11.00 per hour Bus Cleaner 12.00 per hour Mechanic 20.00 per hour Maintenance 14.00 per hour Summer (Students) 10.40 per hour Guard 15.70 per hour Interpreters 36.00 per hour Teacher Assistant 85.00 daily Nurse 100.00 daily

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

T. It is recommended that compensation for additional responsibilities (District Safety Plan and Strategic Planning) be approved for Todd Freeman, as stipulated.

U. It is recommended that the weekly hours for Bus Drivers and Bus Attendants for the
2017-18 school year be approved as stipulated.
V. It is recommended that the following permits for Use of Facilities be approved: Town of Camillus Parks and Recreation
Camillus Swim Club
Sunday, November 12, 2017, 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
West Genesee High School Lower Gym, Cafeteria 2, Pool, Locker Rooms
Fee Waived

Town of Camillus Parks and Recreation
Camillus Swim Club
Sunday, January 21, 2018, 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
West Genesee High School Lower Gym, Cafeteria 2, Pool, Locker Rooms
Fee Waived

CURRICULUM ACTION ITEMS

A. It is recommended that the Board of Education of the West Genesee Central School
District accept the recommendations, CPSE Review Meeting date of July 26, and August
14, 2017; and CSE Review Meeting dates of August 7, and 8, 2017; thereby agreeing to make necessary arrangements for program implementation.

X. REPORTS

A. Claims Audit Sub-Committee – Chairperson: Joseph Simon
Members: Eric Bacon, Vladimiro Hart-Zavoli

B. Audit Committee –
Board of Education Members

C. Policies and Bylaws Committee – Chairperson: Neil Widrick
Members: James Soper, Joseph Simon

D. Teaching Center – Karen Fruscello

E. Parent Curriculum Information Council – Chairperson: Vladimiro Hart-Zavoli Member: Eric Bacon

F. Ad Hoc Employee Benefits Committee – Chairperson: Kimberly Sacco Member: Neil Widrick

G. SEPTSA –
Vladimiro Hart-Zavoli, Eric Bacon

XI. OPEN FORUM XII. ADJOURNMENT

WEST GENESEE CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
EXECUTIVE SESSION OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2017

I. PERSONNEL

II. LEGAL ISSUES

III. NEGOTIATIONS

IV. STUDENTS

V. OTHER