October 18, 2017 Approved Meeting Minutes

WEST GENESEE CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2017

MINUTES of the REGULAR MEETING of the BOARD OF EDUCATION held OCTOBER 18, 2017 at the West Genesee High School Library.

Members present:
Eric Bacon
Karen Fruscello
Vladimiro Hart-Zavoli
Roberta Herron
Shawn Mitchell
Kimberly Sacco – arrived 7:10 p.m.
Joseph Simon
James Soper
Neil Widrick

Others present:
Christopher Brown
Paul Pelton
Brian Kesel
Dave Cirillo
William Roberge
Sean Fahey
T.J. Vaughan
Robert Leo
Eugene Bobey Jr.
Todd Freeman
Angela Sommer
Mary Weaver
Steve Dunham
Mary Beth Smith
Beth Lozier
Michael McGrath
Ken Coon
Shannon Coholan
Geoffrey Morton
Tracy Klefbeck
Brent Suddaby

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
None

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT
The Superintendent opened his remarks by thanking the Board of Education for all of the work they do for the employees and for the students. He then spoke about the progress being made by Thought Exchange as well as work that is beginning in budget and schedule development.

OPEN FORUM
Dr. Brown opened the Board of Education recognition and introduced three students, Christopher Shoults, Elizabeth Dunham, and Corinna Gartner-Baca, who thanked the Board of Education and presented them with West Genesee cookies. Dr. Brown summarized all of the gifts and other recognition messages received for distribution to the Board.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
A. Motion: Neil Widrick
It is recommended that the minutes of the Regular Meeting of October 4, 2017, be approved.
Second: James Soper Approved 8 – 0

Kimberly Sacco arrived at 7:10 p.m.

STUDY SESSION TOPIC
Instructional Technology Update – Bill Roberge, Rob Leo, and Barb Ritch updated the board on the transformation of Instructional Technology and Professional Development with the deployment of 3640 pieces of equipment since September 1, 2017.

FINANCIAL ACTION ITEMS
B. Motion: Kimberly Sacco
It is recommended that the following warrants be approved:

Fund – Month – Check # – Check #
General – August 2017 – 56062 – to – 56373
General – September 2017 – 56374 – to – 56762
School Lunch – August 2017 – 304654 – to – 304660
School Lunch – September 2017 – 304661 – to – 304671
Federal – August 2017 – 403516 – to – 403518
Federal – September 2017 – 403519 – to – 403521
Capital – August 2017 – to –
Capital – September 2017 – 600641 – to – 600644
Trust & Agency – August 2017 – 704676 – to – 704688
Trust & Agency – September 2017 – 704689 – to – 704716
Second: Vladimiro Hart-Zavoli Approved 9 – 0

FINANCIAL ACTION ITEMS
C.  Motion: Kimberly Sacco
It is recommended that the following Treasurer’s and Clerk’s reports be approved:

Fund – Month –  Month
General – August 2017 – and – September 2017
School Lunch – August 2017 – and – September 2017
Federal – August 2017 – and – September 2017
Capital – August 2017 – and – September – 2017
Trust & Agency – August 2017 – and – September 2017

Second: Neil Widrick Approved 9 – 0

D. Motion: James Soper
It is recommended that the Board of Education accept a donation of $2,655.00 from the West Genesee High School Music Activity Fund for the purchase and installation of a stage backdrop curtain, 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                           $2,655.00 A960 – Appropriations

A2110-440-11-0038 – Contractual/Professional Svcs. – HS $2,655.00
Second: Joseph Simon Approved 9 – 0

E. Motion: Kimberly Sacco
It is recommended that the 2017-18 tax adjustments for the Towns of Camillus and Onondaga be approved, as stipulated; and it is further recommended that the 2017-18 tax warrants for said Towns be amended as follows:

Adjustment #2 Town of Camillus
From – $30,681,389.32
To – $30,679,337.73
Adjustment #1 Town of Onondaga
From – $ 6,200,056.07
To – $ 6,198,442.48
Second: Neil Widrick
Approved 9 – 0

F.  Motion: Joseph Simon
It is recommended that the Board of Education authorize an increase in the 2017-18 general fund budget for unemployment insurance expenditures of $6,415.52 for the quarter ending September 30, 2017, to be funded by a transfer from the unemployment reserve fund.
Second: Shawn Mitchell
Approved 9 – 0

G. Motion: Kimberly Sacco
It is recommended that West Genesee High School students wishing to play Girls Ice Hockey, be authorized to participate on the Skaneateles Central School District’s Girl’s Ice Hockey team for the 2017-18 season at a cost of $650.00 per player.
Second: Karen Fruscello  Approved 9 – 0

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

I. Motion: James Soper
It is recommended that the following resolution authorizing participation in Cooperative Energy Purchasing Service (NYSMEC) for electricity be approved:

WHEREAS, Article 5-G of the New York State General Municipal Law authorizes municipal corporations to enter into cooperative agreements for the performance or exercise of services, functions, powers or activities on a cooperative or contract basis among themselves or one for the other, and

WHEREAS, Section 119-n of the General Municipal Law defines the term “municipal corporation” for the purposes of Article 5-G as a county outside the city of New York, a city, a town, a village, a board of cooperative educational services, a fire district or a school district; and

WHEREAS, the West Genesee Central School District  (hereinafter sometimes referred to as “Participant”) is a “municipal corporation” as defined above; and

I. Resolution for electricity continued:
WHEREAS, this Board wishes for this municipal corporation to become or remain a Participant pursuant to the Municipal Cooperation Agreement For Energy Purchasing Services dated the 1st day of May, 2005 (the “Agreement”), among municipal corporations collectively identified as the New York School and Municipal Energy Consortium (“NYSMEC”) upon the terms of the Agreement and further wishes to authorize participation as an energy consumer as specified below.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that this Board hereby determines that it is in the interests of the West Genesee Central School District to participate in the NYSMEC, and authorizes and directs Paul E. Pelton, District Clerk, to sign the Agreement and/or the Billing Schedule and Agreement for electricity on its behalf; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Board authorizes the Administrative Participant (as defined in the Agreement) to prepare, advertise, disseminate and open bids pursuant to the General Municipal Law and to award, execute and deliver binding contracts on behalf of this Board for the purchase of electricity for this Participant to the lowest responsible bidder as is determined by the Administrative Participant at a commodity price not to exceed $0.1048 cents per kWh for a term of at least one year and no more than three years commencing May 1, 2018, and other terms and conditions, all as may be determined by the Administrative Participant, or to reject any or all such bids; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Participant agrees to advertise said bid as may be directed by the Administrative Participant; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the officers and employees of this Participant are authorized to execute such other confirming agreements, certificates and other documents and take such other actions as may be necessary or appropriate to carry out the intent of this resolution.

This Resolution shall take effect immediately.
Second: Joseph Simon Approved 9 – 0

J. Motion: Kimberly Sacco
It is recommended that the following resolution authorizing participation in Cooperative Energy Purchasing Service (NYSMEC) for natural gas be approved:

WHEREAS, Article 5-G of the New York State General Municipal Law authorizes municipal corporations to enter into cooperative agreements for the performance or exercise of services, functions, powers or activities on a cooperative or contract basis among themselves or one for the other, and

WHEREAS, Section 119-n of the General Municipal Law defines the term “municipal corporation” for the purposes of Article 5-G as a county outside the city of New York, a city, a town, a village, a board of cooperative educational services, a fire district or a school district; and

WHEREAS, the West Genesee Central School District  (hereinafter sometimes referred to as ”Participant”) is a ”municipal corporation” as defined above; and

WHEREAS, this Board wishes for this municipal corporation to become or remain a Participant pursuant to the Municipal Cooperation Agreement For Energy Purchasing Services dated the 1st day of May, 2005 (the “Agreement”), among municipal corporations collectively identified as the New York School and Municipal Energy Consortium (“NYSMEC”) upon the terms of the Agreement and further wishes to authorize participation as an energy consumer as specified below.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that this Board hereby determines that it is in the interests of the West Genesee Central School District to participate in the NYSMEC, and authorizes and directs Paul E. Pelton, District Clerk, to sign the Agreement and/or the Billing Schedule and Agreement for natural gas on its behalf; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Board authorizes the Administrative Participant (as defined in the Agreement) to prepare, advertise, disseminate and open bids pursuant to the General Municipal Law and to award, execute and deliver binding contracts on behalf of this Board for the purchase of natural gas for this Participant to the lowest responsible bidder as is determined by the Administrative Participant at a commodity price not to exceed $1.134 cents per therm for a term of at least one year and no more than three years commencing May 1, 2018, and other terms and conditions, all as may be determined by the Administrative Participant, or to reject any or all such bids; and

J.  Resolution for natural gas continued:
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Participant agrees to advertise said bid as may be directed by the Administrative Participant; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the officers and employees of this Participant are authorized to execute such other confirming agreements, certificates and other documents and take such other actions as may be necessary or appropriate to carry out the intent of this resolution.

This Resolution shall take effect immediately.
Second: Neil Widrick Approved 9 – 0

K. Motion: Joseph Simon
It is recommended that the Corrective Action Plan for the Independent Audit prepared by Insero & Company, CPA’s LLP, dated and approved by the Board of Education on October 4, 2017, be approved as stipulated.
Second:  Vladimiro Hart-Zavoli Approved 9 – 0

PERSONNEL/OPERATIONAL ACTION ITEMS
L. Motion:  Kimberly Sacco
It is recommended that the following resignation be approved:

Christina Smith, School Psychologist, Camillus Middle School, Holy Family, Bishop Ludden – Effective 11/11/17 – Personal Reason
Second: Joseph Simon Approved 9 – 0

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

Christine Savage, School Nurse, West Genesee Middle School – Effective 3/19/18 through 3/23/18 – Personal Reason

John Lizzi, Custodial Worker I, West Genesee Middle School – Effective 10/30/17 – Personal Reason

Mark Grier, Guidance Counselor, West Genesee High School – Effective 11/8/17 through 11/9/17 – Personal Reason

M.  Unpaid leaves of absence continued:
Amy Schad, Teaching Assistant/Special Education, Onondaga Road Elementary School – Effective 12/15/17 through 12/22/17 – Personal Reason
Second: Shawn Mitchell Approved 9 – 0

N. Motion: Kimberly Sacco
It is recommended that the following instructional positions be created effective 10/19/17:

One Part-time (.50)
Instructional Specialist
SR

One Full-time (1.0)
Teaching Assistant/Special Education
HS

One Part-time (.90)
Teaching Assistant/Special Education
ST-G
Second:  James Soper Approved 9 – 0

O. Motion: Kimberly Sacco
It is recommended that the following appointments be approved:

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 10/12/17 through on or about 11/27/17 Salary: $56,862 prorated
Replaces Gretchen Rose, Maternity Leave

Donna Annable Licensed Practical Nurse Camillus Middle School
Full-time Appointment – Subject to a 52-week probationary period Effective 10/23/17
Salary: $25,000 prorated
New position approved 9/20/17

James Pontello Auto Mechanic Transportation
Full-time Appointment – Subject to a 52-week probationary period 8 hours per day
Effective 10/19/17 Salary: $54,413 prorated
Appointed from temporary status to probationary status

O.  Appointments continued:
Nadiya Vadyuk Custodial Helper I
Stonehedge Elementary School/Blue
Full-time appointment – Subject to a 52-week probationary period 7 hours per day
Effective 10/19/17 Salary: $19,565 prorated
Replaces Kyle Krueger, Resignation approved 10/4/17
Second: Vladimiro Hart-Zavoli Approved 9 – 0

P.  Motion: Eric Bacon
It is recommended that the following 2017-18 Winter Coaches be approved (S/staff; RS/retired staff; NS/non-staff):
Gregory Gangemi (S) Boys/Girls Varsity Bowling
West Genesee High School Step 3 + 30 x 5%
Salary: $2,741

Steven Berkey (S) Boys JV Wrestling
West Genesee High School Step 9 + 30 x 11.05%
Salary: $6,786

Sean McAvan (NS)
Boys 7/8 Wrestling Assistant WGMS/CMS
Step 2 x 7% Salary: $3,488

Robert Marks (S)
Boys Varsity Swimming West Genesee High School Step 30 + 30 x 11%
Salary: $8,527

TBD
Boys Modified Swimming CMS/WGMS
Step Salary:

Brian McAvan (NS) Boys Varsity Wrestling
West Genesee High School Step 8 x 13%
Salary: $7,319

Thomas Cole (S) Boys 7/8 Wrestling WGMS/CMS
Step 7 + 30 x 8% Salary: $4,865

Frank Colabufo  (S) Boys Varsity Ice Hockey
West Genesee High School Step 30 + 30 x 13%
Salary: $10,077

Scott McDonald (NS)
Boys Varsity Ice Hockey Assistant West Genesee High School
Step 17 x 11.05% Salary: $6,787

Jack Gibbons (NS) Boys Varsity Diving
West Genesee High School Step 30 x 9.35%
Salary: $6,722

Johnny Davis (NS) Boys JV Basketball
West Genesee High School Step 30 x 11.05%
Salary: $7,945

Dallas  Barton  (S) Boys 7/8 Basketball
Camillus Middle School Step 21 + 30 x 8%
Salary: $5,517

Terry Sparks (S) Boys 7/8 Basketball
West Genesee Middle School Step 21 + 30 x 8%
Salary: $5,517

Joseph Curtin (S) Girls JV Basketball
West Genesee High School Step 3 + 30 x 11.05%
Salary: $6,058

Terry Sparks (S) Girls 7/8 Basketball
West Genesee Middle School Step 21 + 30 x 8%
Salary: $5,517

Jim Vermeulen  (RS) Boys/Girls Varsity Indoor Track
West Genesee High School Step 30 + 30 x 10%
Salary: $7,752

Daniel Mercado (S) Girls 9th Volleyball
West Genesee High School Step 4 x 8%
Salary: $4,182

Fred Kent (S)
Boys Varsity Basketball West Genesee High School Step 18 + 30 x 13%
Salary: $8,709

John Kelly (NS) Boys 9th Basketball
West Genesee High School Step 7 x 8%
Salary: $4,504

Stafford Spreter (NS) Girls Varsity Basketball
West Genesee High School Step 3 x 13%
Salary: $6,599

Jim St. Croix (S) Girls 9th Basketball
West Genesee High School Step 28 + 30 x 8%
Salary: $5,989

Timothy Lane (S) Girls 7/8 Basketball
Camillus Middle School Step 12 + 30 x 8%
Salary: $5,057

TBD
Boys/Girls Varsity Indoor Track Assistant West Genesee High School
Step Salary:

Jim St. Croix (S) Girls 7/8 Volleyball
West Genesee Middle School Step 24 + 30 x 8%
Salary: $5,680

Chris Paoli (S) Girls 7/8 Volleyball
Camillus Middle School Step 16 + 30 x 8%
Salary: $5,257

Morgan Stirpe (NS)
Girls Varsity Cheerleading/Basketball West Genesee High School
Step 6 x 10% Salary: $5,506

John Mossotti
Strength and Conditioning West Genesee High School Step 1 x 11.05%
Salary: $5,294

Kevin Matteson (NS) Girls Varsity Basketball
West Genesee High School Volunteer
No cost to District

Sean Coakley  (NS) Boys Varsity Ice Hockey
West Genesee High School Volunteer
No cost to District

Robert Shattell (NS) Boys Varsity Ice Hockey
West Genesee High School Volunteer
No cost to District

Bethany Brant (NS)
Girls JV Cheerleading/Basketball West Genesee High School  Step 1 x 8.5%
Salary: $4,073

Kristin Duschen (S)
Girls Varsity Cheerleading/Basketball West Genesee High School Volunteer
No cost to District

Dan Alfieri  (NS) Boys Varsity Hockey
West Genesee High School Volunteer
No cost to District

Eric Burns (S)
Boys Varsity Ice Hockey West Genesee High School Volunteer
No cost to District

Sean  Belair  (NS) Boys Varsity Wrestling
West Genesee High School Volunteer
No cost to District
Second: Joseph Simon  Approved 9 – 0

PERSONNEL/OPERATIONAL ACTION ITEMS
Q. Motion: Kimberly Sacco
It is recommended that the following 2017-2018 Co-curricular appointment be approved:  (S/staff; RS/retired staff, NS/non-staff)

Lori Merola (S)
Tutor/Federal Project/Vanida House Title I
CMS/WGMS/WGHS
Salary:  $36 per hour, not to exceed $5,500
Second:  James Soper  Approved 9 – 0

R. Motion:  Joseph Simon
It is recommended that the following change in hours for Occupational Therapists be approved effective 10/19/17:

Maureen Aliani
– From 26.50 to 12.00 hours per week
Second:
Susan Hayes-Penhollow
– From 25.00 to 37.00 hours per week

Kimberly Sacco Approved 9 – 0

S.  Motion: James Soper
It is recommended that the following change in hours for Bus Drivers be approved effective 10/19/17:

Linda Bryant
– From 38.75 to 36.25 hours per week

Theresa Dean
– From 27.90 to 30.00 hours per week

James Dunn
– From 25.00 to 27.50 hours per week

Gary Rogers
– From 22.50 to 23.35 hours per week

Michael Simiele
– From 24.15 to 26.25 hours per week

Chuck Trudell
– From 22.10 to 24.15 hours per week
Second: Joseph Simon Approved 9 – 0

T. Motion: Kimberly Sacco
It is recommended that the following change in hours for Bus Attendants be approved effective 10/19/17:

Stephanie Eadie
– From 24.15 to 26.25 hours per week

Jamie Liberty
– From 22.50 to 23.35 hours per week

Second: Joseph Simon Approved 9 – 0

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

V.  Motion: Joseph Simon
It is recommended that the following volunteer be approved: Kerry Coakley
Split Rock Elementary School
Second: Kimberly Sacco Approved 9 – 0

CURRICULUM ACTION ITEMS
W. Motion:  Vladimiro Hart-Zavoli
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 September 6, 27, 28, October 2, 3, 4, and 5, 2017; CSE

Review Meeting dates of September 22, 27, October 3, 5, and 6, 2017; and Building Level Review dates of September 27, October 1, 3, 5, and 6, 2017; thereby agreeing to make necessary arrangements for program implementation.
Second: James Soper  Approved 9 – 0

X.  Motion: Kimberly Sacco
It is recommended that the following trip be approved:

World Languages
West Genesee High School Chaperones: 3 (2 staff)
Approximately 35 students – Grades 9-12 Montreal, Canada
April 6 – 8, 2018
Cost to the District: 2 substitute days
Second: James Soper  Approved 9 – 0

Claims Audit Sub-Committee – Joseph Simon stated that the Committee met this evening and reviewed August and September purchase orders and business. The next meeting will be December 20, 2017.

Audit Committee – The Board approved the corrective action plan tonight. There are no meetings planned until Spring 2018.

Policies and Bylaws Committee – Neil Widrick noted that the 7000 – 9000 policies were reviewed and there are a few minor edits that do not impact the policies. The next meeting will be December 20, 2017.

Teaching Center – Karen Fruscello reported that the Directing Council reviewed Education Law 316 and approved committee assignments, the budget, and graduate vouchers. The next meeting will be on November 6, 2017.

Parent Curriculum Information Council – Vladimiro Hart-Zavoli shared that the first PCIC meeting will be on October 30, 2017.

Ad Hoc Employee Benefits Committee – Neil Widrick mentioned that the Committee met on October 3, 2017 and reviewed the Cooperative Health News, Wellness initiatives, ACA changes and solicited ideas for future discussions.

SEPTSA – Vladimiro Hart-Zavoli shared that the next SEPTSA meeting will be on November 7, 2017, at 6:30 p.m.

OPEN FORUM
Eric Bacon expressed how engaging it was speaking to the Participation in Government classes.

Shawn Mitchell commented that the Senior Night for Boys Soccer was a great experience and well-run.

Bill Davern shared that the Band trip to Delaware was outstanding and also noted that Dome passes are available upon request.

Shannon Coholan invited all to attend the Annual Halloween Carnival next Thursday, October 26, 2017, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Geoffrey Morton stated that the Harvest Dinner at West Genesee High School will be next Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Y.  Motion: Joseph Simon
It is recommended that the Board of education go into Executive Session. (7:47 p.m.)
Second:  Neil Widrick Approved 9 – 0

RETURN TO REGULAR SESSION
Z.  Motion: James Soper
It is recommended that the Board of Education return to Regular Session. (8:11 p.m.)
Second: Kimberly Sacco Approved 9 – 0

ADJOURNMENT
A.1.
Motion:
Neil Widrick

It is recommended that the Regular Session of the Board of Education be adjourned.  (8:12 p.m.)
Second:
Shawn Mitchell Approved 9 – 0

Respectfully submitted,

Paul E. Pelton, District Clerk