November 15, 2017 Approved Meeting Minutes

WEST GENESEE CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2017

MINUTES of the REGULAR MEETING of the BOARD OF EDUCATION held NOVEMBER 15, 2017 at the West Genesee High School Library.

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

Members Arriving Late: Kimberly Coyne – Oath of Office administered at 7:03 p.m.

Kimberly Sacco – 7:12 p.m.

Others present:
Christopher Brown
Paul Pelton
Brian Kesel
Dave Cirillo
Todd Freeman
Gene Bobey Jr.
Jack McMahon
Sean Fahey
Shannon Coholan
Jeannette Clark
Lori Keevil
Lisa Craig
Darlene Chapin
Tracy Klefbeck
Brent Suddaby
Alivia Salvagni
Phoebe Guadagnolo
Aleah Yaizzo
Maya Martineau
Mike Burns
Ken Coon
Michael McGrath
Steve Dunham
Sharon Bush
John Mannion
Beth Lozier
James Dussing
Austin Delany
Griffin Corcoran
Beth Stewart

Approximately 3 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

Move Personnel Action Item A to Superintendent’s Report Item A

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

Motion: Neil Widrick
It is recommended that the following resolution be approved:

WHEREAS, a vacancy arose on the Board of Education of the West Genesee Central School District, and the Board of Education, pursuant to the provisions of West Genesee Board Policy 2131 and the provisions of Section 1709 (17) of the New York State Education Law, exercised its discretion to fill the vacant seat by appointment, to be effective through the next regular school election; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education, by a majority vote of the full Board, hereby appoints Kimberly Coyne to fill the current vacancy on the Board of Education, subject to the candidate taking the oath of office required by law; and

IT IS FURTHER RESOLVED, that such appointment be effective immediately upon the filing of the official oath of office with the District Clerk, and shall end following the next annual election of the School District in May, 2018.

This resolution shall take effect immediately upon its adoption.
Second: Joseph Simon Approved 7 – 0

Kimberly Coyne was administered the Oath of Office by District Clerk, Paul Pelton, at 7:03 p.m. and took her seat on the Board.

The Superintendent opened his remarks by congratulating Joe Paoli, a 6th grader at West Genesee Middle School, for winning the West Genesee Spelling Bee. He then spoke about the National Letter of Intent Signing Day. The Superintendent ended his report with words about upcoming holiday concerts and winter sports within the District.

OPEN FORUM

Paul Pelton recognized Frank Testa’s retirement after nine years of service. It was noted that Frank has been a great asset working with our special needs children as a bus attendant. He is a team player who is always willing to step up and help. He is a kind and generous person who will be missed. While he would like to continue working, he felt the need to be home to care for his wife. With that said, Frank hopes to get a lot of skiing in this winter. We wish him all the best.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Motion: Neil Widrick
It is recommended that the minutes of the Regular Meeting of November 1, 2017, be approved.
Second: Joseph Simon Approved 8 – 0

STUDY SESSION TOPIC

None

FINANCIAL ACTION ITEMS

Motion: Joseph Simon
It is recommended that the 2018-19 Budget Calendar be approved, as stipulated.
Second: Neil Widrick Approved 8 – 0

Motion: Shawn Mitchell
It is recommended that the 2017-18 tax adjustment for the Town of Onondaga be approved, as stipulated; and it is further recommended that the 2017-18 tax warrant for said Town be amended as follows:

Adjustment #2
Town of Onondaga From – $6,198,442.48 To – $6,198,276.85
Second: Neil Widrick Approved 8 – 0

Motion: Joseph Simon
It is recommended that the 2017-18 return of unpaid taxes to the County be approved for the Towns of Camillus, Elbridge, Geddes, Onondaga, and Van Buren, as stipulated.
Second: Kimberly Coyne Approved 8 – 0

FINANCIAL ACTION ITEMS

Motion: Karen Fruscello
It is recommended that the Board of Education accept a donation of $1,191.00 from West Genesee High School Music Activity Account, 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 $1,191.00

A960 – Appropriations

A2110-501-00-0038 – General Supplies – DW – Music $1,191.00 Second: Neil Widrick Approved 8 – 0

Motion: Joseph Simon
It is recommended that the Board of Education accept a donation of $57.75 from the Travelers Employee Giving Campaign, 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 $57.75

A960 – Appropriations

A2110-501-05-0000 – General Supplies – EH $57.75
Second: Shawn Mitchell Approved 8 – 0

Motion: Neil Widrick
It is recommended that the stipulated Technology supplies/materials be declared surplus and disposed of in accordance with New York State Education law.
Second: Joseph Simon Approved 8 – 0

PERSONNEL/OPERATIONAL ACTION ITEMS

Motion: Vladimiro Hart-Zavoli
It is recommended that the following retirement be approved:

Frank Testa, School Bus Attendant, Transportation Effective 12/9/17
Note: Frank Testa has been employed with the West Genesee Central School District for nine years.
Second: Joseph Simon Approved 8 – 0

PERSONNEL/OPERATIONAL ACTION ITEMS

Motion: Neil Widrick
It is recommended that the following resignations be approved:

Jaclyn McGee, .80 Speech Teacher, West Genesee Middle School/Stonehedge Elementary School – Effective 11/1/17 – To accept another position within the district

Theresa Deane, Teaching Assistant/Special Education, West Genesee High School – Effective 11/30/17 – Personal Reason

Cathy Jo O’Neil, Teaching Assistant/Early Literacy, Stonehedge Elementary School/Blue – Effective 1/1/18 – Personal Reason

Kimberly Prince, .28 Teaching Assistant/Early Literacy, Onondaga Road Elementary School – Effective 11/15/17 – To accept another position within the district
Second: Vladimiro Hart-Zavoli Approved 8 – 0

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

Brian Duerheimer, English Teacher, West Genesee High School – Effective 11/21/17 (half day in the afternoon) – Personal Reason

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 Coyne Approved 8 – 0

Motion: Neil Widrick
It is recommended that the following unpaid FMLA leaves of absence be approved:

Kathleen Kolb, Kindergarten Teacher, Split Rock Elementary School – Effective 11/30/17 up to 1/9/18 – Birth of Child

Gretchen Rose, Guidance Counselor, East Hill Elementary School – Effective 11/20/17 through 1/7/18 – Birth of Child

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: Joseph Simon Approved 8 – 0

Motion: Kimberly Coyne
It is recommended that the following unpaid intermittent FMLA leave of absence be approved:

Ann Marie Cantello, Teacher Aide-Health Office, West Genesee Middle School – Effective various dates from 11/16/17 up to 6/30/18 – Spouse Medical
Second: Shawn Mitchell Approved 8 – 0

Kimberly Sacco arrived 7:12 p.m.

Motion: Eric Bacon
It is recommended that the following Child Rearing Leaves be approved:

Karen Trapasso, AIS Remedial Reading Teacher, West Genesee Middle School – Effective 1/28/18 through 6/30/18

Gretchen Rose, Guidance Counselor, East Hill Elementary School – Effective 1/8/18 through 1/28/18
Second: Neil Widrick Approved 9 – 0

Motion: Joseph Simon
It is recommended that the following instructional positions be abolished effective 11/2/17:

One Part-time (.70)
Speech Teacher
SR

One Part-time (.30)
Speech Teacher
ST

One Part-time (.60)
Speech Teacher
CMS

One Part-time (.50)
Speech Teacher
WGM
Second: Shawn Mitchell Approved 9 – 0

Motion: Kimberly Sacco
It is recommended that the following instructional position be abolished effective 11/16/17:

One Part-time (.80) School Psychologist CMS/HF/BL
Second: Neil Widrick Approved 9 – 0

Motion: Joseph Simon
It is recommended that the following instructional positions be created effective 11/2/17:

One Full-time (1.0)
Speech Teacher
SR/ST

One Full-time (1.0)
Speech Teacher
CMS/WGM
Second: Kimberly Sacco Approved 9 – 0

Motion: Kimberly Sacco
It is recommended that the following instructional position be created effective 11/16/17:

One Full-time (1.0) School Psychologist DW/HF/BL
Second: Vladimiro Hart-Zavoli Approved 9 – 0

Motion: Kimberly Sacco
It is recommended that the following appointment be rescinded:

Megan Dressel Speech Pathologist
Split Rock Elementary School Part-time (.70) Appointment
Certification: Initial, Speech and Language Disabilities, Effective 2/6/16 Tenure Area: Speech
Step 2 M + 30
Effective 11/20/17 through 6/30/18 Salary: $58,456 + $1,500 x .70 prorated
Second: Neil Widrick Approved 9 – 0

Motion: Joseph Simon
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 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

Jaclyn McGee Speech Pathologist
West Genesee Middle School/Camillus Middle School Probationary Appointment
Certification: Professional, Speech & Language Disability, Effective 9/1/12 Tenure Area: Speech
Step 11 M + 36
Effective 11/2/17 through 11/1/21 Salary: $68,930 + $1,500 prorated New position approved 11/15/17

Megan Dressel Speech Pathologist
Split Rock Elementary School/Stonehedge Elementary School Probationary Appointment
Certification: Initial, Speech and Language Disabilities, Effective 2/6/16 Tenure Area: Speech
Step 2 M + 30
Effective 11/20/17 through 11/19/21 Salary: $58,456 + $1,500 prorated New position approved 11/15/17

Megan Pareja English/AIS Teacher
West Genesee Middle School Regular Substitute Appointment
Certification: Initial, English 7-12, Effective 4/12/17 Tenure Area: English
Step 5 M + 6
Effective 1/27/18 through 6/30/18 Salary: $59,574 prorated
Replaces Karen Trapasso, CRL extension approved 11/15/17

Victoria Daoust Guidance Counselor
East Hill Elementary School Regular Substitute Appointment
Certification: Provisional, School Counselor, Effective 9/20/17 Tenure Area: Guidance Counselor
Step 1 CAS
Effective 11/28/17 through 1/25/18 Salary: $56,862 prorated
Replaces Gretchen Rose, FMLA/Child Rearing Leave approved 11/15/17

Antoinette Piron
Teaching Assistant/Special Education Stonehedge Elementary School/Gold Part-time (.90) Appointment
Effective 11/16/17 through 6/30/18 Salary: $20,850 x .90 prorated
Replaces Dannielle Binns, Resignation approved 11/1/17

Kimberly Prince Teaching Assistant
Onondaga Road Elementary School Part-time (.90) Appointment Effective 11/16/17 through 6/30/18 Salary: $20,850 x .90 prorated
New position approved 11/1/17

Diane Putnam
Teaching Assistant/Early Literacy Stonehedge Elementary School/Blue Part-time (.28) Appointment Effective 11/16/17 through 6/30/18 Salary: $20,850 x .28 prorated
Replaces Lenore Vaccarello, Resignation approved 8/23/17
Cheryl Lemons Bus Attendant Transportation
Part-time Appointment – Subject to a 52-week probationary period
13.35 hours per week Effective 11/16/17 Salary: $17.00 per hour New route added
Second: Shawn Mitchell Approved 9 – 0

Motion: Eric Bacon
It is recommended that the following 2017-18 Winter Coach be approved (S/staff; RS/retired staff; NS/non-staff):

Timothy Huppman (NS) B/G Varsity Indoor Track West Genesee High School Volunteer
No Cost to the District
Second: Kimberly Sacco Approved 9 – 0

PERSONNEL/OPERATIONAL ACTION ITEMS

Motion: Joseph Simon
It is recommended that the following changes in hours be approved effective 11/16/17:

James Costello Teacher Aide
from ST-B 3.25 hours per day
to ST-B 2.50 hours per day

Kimberly Baca-Jones Teacher Aide
from ST-G 2.00 hours per day
to ST-G/ST-B 3.00 hours per day

Emily Carter Teacher Aide
from ST-G 2.00 hours per day
to ST-G 2.25 hours per day

Loryn Petrik Teacher Aide
from ST-G 2.00 hours per day
to ST-G 2.25 hours per day
Second: Neil Widrick Approved 9 – 0

Motion: Kimberly Sacco
It is recommended that the following changes in hours for bus drivers be approved effective 11/16/17:
Patricia Bice – from 24.20 to 25.00 hours per week
Linda Bryant – from 33.75 to 32.50 hours per week
James Dunn – from 27.50 to 28.35 hours per week
Stanton Gibbs – from 27.90 to 29.15 hours per week
Scott Halstead – from 28.30 to 29.15 hours per week
Thomas McCabe – from 28.75 to 29.60 hours per week
Gary Rogers – from 23.35 to 23.75 hours per week
Carolyn Sammon – from 25.00 to 37.50 hours per week
Mike Tartaglia-Welch – from 28.35 to 27.50 hours per week
David Trembley – from 28.75 to 29.55 hours per week
Second: Neil Widrick Approved 9 – 0

Motion: Joseph Simon
It is recommended that the following bus attendant changes in hours be approved effective 11/16/17:
Jamie Liberty – from 23.35 to 23.75 hours per week Candelaria Martinez – from 27.95 to 28.75 hours per week Sara Rockwell – from 28.75 to 30.00 hours per week
Second: Kimberly Sacco Approved 9 – 0

Motion: Kimberly Sacco
It is recommended that the substitute lists for the 2017-18 school year be approved as stipulated.
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, CPSE Review Meeting dates of September 25, October 18, 19, 25, 27, November 1, and 2, 2017; CSE Review Meeting dates of October 18, 24, 30, November 1, and 2, 2017; and Building Level Review meeting dates of October 20, 24, 25, 26, 30, 31, November 1, and 3, 2017; thereby agreeing to make necessary arrangements for program implementation.
Second: Kimberly Sacco Approved 9 – 0

A.1 Motion: Kimberly Sacco
It is recommended that the 2018-2019 West Genesee High School Course Catalog be approved, as stipulated.
Second: Neil Widrick Approved 9 – 0

B.1 Motion: Eric Bacon
It is recommended that the following trip be approved:
Boys Varsity Lacrosse West Genesee High School Chaperones: 6 (4 staff)
Approximately 37 students – Grades 9-12 Bridgewater, New Jersey
March 16-17, 2018
Cost to the District: 4 substitute days
Second: Joseph Simon Approved 9 – 0

C.1 Motion: Kimberly Sacco
It is recommended that the following textbook adoptions be approved:

Title: Understanding Business
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
Subject/Grade: Contemporary Business – Grade 11-12

Title: Management Fundamentals
Publisher: Sage
Subject/Grade: Business Management – Grade 11-12

Note: President Herron reviewed the proposed texts. The books are part of college- level curricula, therefore the books are required for West Genesee High School students to use in the specified classes. The Texts have a clear emphasis on ethical decision making.

Shawn Mitchell asked that the Board consider other options for the textbook review process.

Second: Joseph Simon Approved 9 – 0

REPORTS

Claims Audit Sub-Committee – Joseph Simon reported that the next meeting will take place on December 20, 2017 at 6:15 p.m.

Audit Committee – The next meeting will be in the Spring of 2018.

Policies and Bylaws Committee – Neil Widrick stated that the next meeting is scheduled for December 20, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.

Teaching Center – Karen Fruscello indicated that the next meeting is December 4, 2017

Parent Curriculum Information Council – Vladimiro Hart-Zavoli noted that Brian Kesel reviewed the Strategic Plan at the October meeting. Potential topics for information were discussed. The next meeting is January 9, 2018.

Ad Hoc Employee Benefits Committee – Neil Widrick reported that the next meeting is December 11, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.

SEPTSA – Vladimiro Hart-Zavoli mentioned that the Association met with the ROADS Project to learn about socialization opportunities. A second speaker talked about the importance of interactive play with parents of students with disabilities.

OPEN FORUM

Shawn Mitchell thanked Todd Freeman for his efforts in running the District Safety Committee meeting yesterday.

Roberta Herron noted that she is planning a mid-year Board of Education retreat in January. She added that the OCM BOCES annual dinner invitation has been mailed.

Eric Bacon shared that he attended the National Letter of Intent Ceremony. He felt it was very special, and that he was especially proud to see Emily Young, who is a close friend of his daughter and family.

Lisa Craig thanked Jeannette Clark for her efforts in the Spelling Bee, as well as Beth Lozier for her assistance at the Spelling Bee.

ADJOURNMENT
D.1 Motion: Neil Widrick

It is recommended that the Regular Session of the Board of Education be adjourned. (7:29 p.m.)

Second: Kimberly Coyne Approved 9 – 0

Respectfully submitted,

Paul E. Pelton, District Clerk