December 6, 2017 Approved Meeting Minutes

WEST GENESEE CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2017

MINUTES of the REGULAR MEETING of the BOARD OF EDUCATION held DECEMBER 6, 2017 at the West Genesee High School Library.

Members present:
Eric Bacon
Kimberly Coyne
Karen Fruscello
Vladimiro Hart-Zavoli
Roberta Herron
Shawn Mitchell
Joseph Simon
Neil Widrick

Members Arriving Late: Kimberly Sacco – 7:03 p.m.

Others present:
Christopher Brown
Paul Pelton
Brian Kesel
David Cirillo
Sean Fahey
William Roberge
Bonnie Russell
Beth Lozier
T.J. Vaughan
Michael McGrath
Jack McMahon
Ken Coon
Angela Sommer
Shannon Coholan
Tracy Klefbeck
Geoffrey Morton
Stephen Dunham
Gene Bobey
Mike Burns
Bill Davern
Jonathan Thousand
Maddy Benson
Carly Benson
Jacob Bush
Emma Federico
Aaron Porter
Lori Keevil
Michele Dickey
Beth Stewart
Dale Keida
Jamie Abdo
Susan Murray
Approximately 11 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 presentation by congratulating everyone who worked to make the semi-formal as special as it was. He then spoke about preparing for the launch of the District’s new website, and the release of comments from the Thought Exchange process.

OPEN FORUM

Kimberly Sacco arrived 7:03 p.m.

Dr. Brown and the Board of Education recognized the West Genesee Girls Varsity Cheerleaders who were Sectional Champions.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Motion: Vladimiro Hart-Zavoli
It is recommended that the minutes of the Regular Meeting of November 15, 2017, be approved.
Second: Neil Widrick Approved 9 – 0

STUDY SESSION TOPIC

Dr. Brown introduced Steve Dunham, Beth Lozier and Mike McGrath, who gave an overview of the 6th grade transition process that is being utilized to help students at the Middle School level. They shared the students’ and teachers’ progress in Grade 6 with the English Language Arts and Mathematics focus areas.

FINANCIAL ACTION ITEMS

Motion: Kimberly Sacco
It is recommended that the stipulated equipment and materials be declared surplus and disposed of in accordance with New York State law.
Second: Joseph Simon Approved 9 – 0

FINANCIAL ACTION ITEMS
Motion: Kimberly Sacco
It is recommended that the Board of Education accept a donation of $497.46 from the Stonehedge Elementary PTA, 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 $497.46

A960 – Appropriations

A2110-501-09-0000 – General Supplies – ST $497.46
Second: Neil Widrick Approved 9 – 0

FINANCIAL ITEM FOR INFORMATION – Paul Pelton reviewed the Cooperative Health Insurance Fund of Central New York’s proposed changes to the 3rd Amended and Restated Cooperative Health Agreement. He noted that the Co-op will vote on the changes on January 31, 2018. If approved, it will be brought to the West Genesee Board of Education for a vote on February 7, 2018.

PERSONNEL/OPERATIONAL ACTION ITEMS

Motion: Kimberly Sacco
It is recommended that the following resignations be approved:

John Holland, Information Systems Coordinator, West Genesee High School – Effective 12/6/17 – To take a new position within the district

Joseph Nadelen, School Bus Driver, Transportation – Effective 1/6/18 – Personal Reason

Jennifer Wademan, Teacher Aide, East Hill Elementary School – Effective 12/20/17 – Personal Reason
Second: Kimberly Coyne Approved 9 – 0

Motion: Neil Widrick
It is recommended that the following unpaid leave of absence be rescinded:

Mary Jean Mavente, Teaching Assistant/Special Education, Split Rock Elementary School – Effective on or about 11/27/17 through on or about 3/8/18 – Professional Improvement
Second: Kimberly Sacco Approved 9 – 0

PERSONNEL/OPERATIONAL ACTION ITEMS

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

Kara Creighton, Teaching Assistant/Special Education, East Hill Elementary School – Effective 1/9/18 – Personal Reason

Patricia Flynn, Teaching Assistant/Early Literacy, Stonehedge Elementary School/Blue – Effective 1/16/18 – Personal Reason

Karen Fredericks, Typist II, District Office –
Effective 12/7/17 through 6/30/18 – Professional Improvement

Joseph Mannara, Science Teacher, West Genesee High School – Up to six days between 12/12/17 and 12/19/17 – Personal Reason

Mary Jean Mavente, Teaching Assistant/Special Education, Split Rock Elementary School – Effective 11/27/17 through 1/12/18 – Professional Improvement
Second: Vladimiro Hart-Zavoli Approved 9 – 0

Motion: Kimberly Sacco
It is recommended that the following unpaid FMLA leave of absence be rescinded:

Jamie Welch, Special Education Teacher, Onondaga Road Elementary School – Effective on or about 1/19/18 through on or about 3/8/18 – Birth of child
Second: Neil Widrick Approved 9 – 0

Motion: Joseph Simon
It is recommended that the following intermittent FMLA leave of absence be approved:

Claudia Miceli, Teaching Assistant/Learning Center, West Genesee Middle School – Various Dates, Effective 12/8/17 up to 6/30/18 – Parent Medical
Second: Neil Widrick Approved 9 – 0

Motion: Kimberly Sacco
It is recommended that the following non-instructional positions be created effective 12/7/17:

One Full-time (1.0)
Personnel Specialist
DO

One Full-time (1.0)
Typist II
DO
Second: Kimberly Coyne Approved 9 – 0

Motion: Joseph Simon
It is recommended that the following appointment be rescinded:

Mary Jean Mavente Special Education Teacher
Onondaga Road Elementary School Regular Substitute Appointment
Certification: Permanent, Special Education, Effective 2/1/01 Tenure Area: Special Education
Step 1 M
Effective on or about 11/27/17 through on or about 3/8/18 Salary: $52,363 prorated
Replaces Jamie Welch, FMLA Leave approved 11/15/17
Second: Neil Widrick Approved 9 – 0

Motion: Kimberly Sacco
It is recommended that the following appointments be approved:
Mary Jean Mavente Special Education Teacher
Onondaga Road Elementary School Regular Substitute Appointment
Certification: Permanent, Special Education,
Effective 2/1/01 Tenure Area: Special Education
Step 1 M
Effective 11/27/17 through 1/12/18 Salary: $52,363 prorated
Replaces Jamie Welch, FMLA Leave approved 11/15/17

Susan Huppmann
Teaching Assistant/Special Education Split Rock Elementary School
Part-time (.90) Appointment Effective 11/15/17 through 6/30/18
Salary: $21,200 x .90 prorated New position approved 11/1/17

Cynthia Kissane AIS Teacher
Camillus Middle School Regular Substitute Appointment
Certification: Permanent, Nursery, K-6, Reading,
Effective 2/1/95 Tenure Area: Elementary
Step 9 M
Effective 11/27/17 through 1/19/18 Salary: $62,139 prorated
Replaces Courtney Updegraff – Pregnancy/Maternity Leave

Colleen Hinrichs Speech Pathologist
Camillus Middle School, West Genesee Middle School Regular Substitute Appointment
Certification: Initial, Speech and Language Disabilities, Effective 2/11/16 Tenure Area: Speech
Step 1 M + 18
Effective on or about 12/18/17 through on or about 2/9/18 Salary: $54,672 + $1,500 (CCC’s) prorated
Replaces Jaclyn McGee, Maternity Leave

Eden Rotella School Nurse
Stonehedge Elementary School/Gold
Full-time Appointment – Subject to a 52-week probationary period Effective 1/16/18
Salary: $35,000 + $500 (BA stipend) prorated
Replaces Laura Richards, Retirement approved 11/1/17

John Holland
Systems Consultant (Student Services) West Genesee High School
Full-time Appointment – Subject to a 52-week probationary period Effective 12/7/17
Salary: $49,160 prorated
New position approved 11/1/17

Karen Fredericks Personnel Specialist District Office
Full-time (12-month) Provisional Appointment Effective 12/7/17
Salary: $57,575 prorated
New position approved 12/6/17

Kelly McCallops
Food Service Worker I
West Genesee Middle School
Part-time Appointment – Subject to a 52-week probationary period
3.5 hours per day Effective 12/7/17 Salary: $6,816 prorated
Replaces Celena-Marie Prevost, Reassignment approved 11/1/17
Second: Kimberly Coyne Approved 9 – 0

Motion: Kimberly Sacco
It is recommended that the following individual be approved to provide Special Education psychological evaluation services for the 2017-18 school year, effective 12/7/17:

Christopher Menges $43.00 per hour
Second: Vladimiro Hart-Zavoli Approved 9 – 0

Motion: Eric Bacon
It is recommended that the following Winter 2017 Coaching appointments for the 2017-18 school year be approved (S/Staff; NS/Non-Staff; RS Retired Staff):

Carolyn Corley (S)
Boys 7/8 Swim (Modified) CMS/WGMS
Step 8 + 30 x 8.0% Salary $4,865

Bailey Gauthier (S)
Boys Basketball (Varsity) West Genesee High School Volunteer
No Cost to District
Second: Joseph Simon Approved 9 – 0

Motion: Eric Bacon
It is recommended that the following West Genesee High School Advisor position for the 2017-18 school year be approved:

Craig Dowler (S) Ski Club Advisor Step 1 x 2% Salary $958
Second: Kimberly Coyne Approved 9 – 0

PERSONNEL/OPERATIONAL ACTION ITEMS

Motion: Joseph Simon
It is recommended that the substitute lists for the 2017-18 school year be approved as stipulated.
Second: Kimberly Sacco Approved 9 – 0

Motion: Joseph Simon
It is recommended that the West Genesee Teachers Association’s Memorandum of Agreement regarding Child Rearing Leave Arbitration dated 11/28/17 be approved as stipulated.
Second: Shawn Mitchell Approved 9 – 0

Motion: Neil Widrick
It is recommended that the West Genesee Teachers Association’s Addendum to the Memorandum of Agreement regarding Child Rearing Leave Arbitration dated 11/28/17 be approved as stipulated.
Second: Kimberly Sacco Approved 9 – 0

Motion: Kimberly Sacco
It is recommended that the following permit for Use of School Facilities be approved:

Central Winds
Adult and student band rehearsal
Sunday, March 4, 2018, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 11, 2018, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
West Genesee High School Auditorium and Room B119 Fee Waived
Second: Joseph Simon Approved 9 – 0

Motion: Kimberly Sacco
It is recommended that the following volunteers be approved:

Trista Channels Stonehedge Elementary School
Rebecca Cousineau Stonehedge Elementary School
Michael Davis Stonehedge Elementary School
Dawn Frontuto Stonehedge Elementary School
Heather Froio Stonehedge Elementary School
Peggy Patch Stonehedge Elementary School
Noelle Pudney Stonehedge Elementary School

Volunteers continued:
Sarah Snell Stonehedge Elementary School
Beth Younis Stonehedge Elementary School Second: Neil Widrick Approved 9 – 0

CURRICULUM ACTION ITEMS

Motion: Joseph Simon
It is recommended that the Board of Education of the West Genesee Central School District accept the recommendations of the CPSE Review Meeting Dates of October 5, 25, 30, November 8, and 15, 2017; CSE Review Meeting dates of November 6, 7, 9, 13, 14, 16, 17, 20, and 21, 2017; and Building Level Review meeting dates of October 20, November 2, 6, 8, 13, 14, 15, 17, and 21, 2017; thereby agreeing to make necessary arrangements for program implementation.
Second: Kimberly Coyne Approved 9 – 0

OPEN FORUM

Vladimiro Hart-Zavoli had the opportunity to attend the Fall National Honor Society induction. He said it was a great ceremony.

Bill Davern mentioned the Sleigh Ride Concert on December 19, 2017. He also wished Eric Bacon a happy birthday.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Motion: Kimberly Sacco

It is recommended that the Board of Education go into Executive Session for matters of Personnel. (7:29 p.m.)

Second: Kimberly Coyne Approved 9 – 0

RETURN TO REGULAR SESSION

Motion: Neil Widrick

It is recommended that the Board of Education return to Regular Session. (8:02 p.m.)

Second: Vladimiro Hart-Zavoli Approved 9 – 0

Motion: Vladimiro Hart-Zavoli

It is recommended that the Regular Session of the Board of Education be adjourned. (8:03 p.m.)

Second: Kimberly Coyne Approved 9 – 0

Respectfully submitted,

Paul E. Pelton, District Clerk