October 18, 2017 Meeting Agenda

Printable Version of BOE Agenda for October 18, 2018

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

Recognition of the Board of Education

VII. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Regular Meeting of October 4, 2017

VIII. STUDY SESSION TOPIC

Instructional Technology Update

IX. BUSINESS – ACTION AND INFORMATION ITEMS

FINANCIAL ACTION ITEMS

A. 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

B. 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

C. 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 Services – HS $2,655.00

D. 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

E. 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.

F. 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.

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

H. 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

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.

I. 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

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.

J. 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.

PERSONNEL/OPERATIONAL ACTION ITEMS

A. 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
B. 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

Amy Schad, Teaching Assistant/Special Education, Onondaga Road Elementary
School – Effective 12/15/17 through 12/22/17 – Personal Reasons

C. It is recommended that the following instructional position 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

D. 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

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

E. 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

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

 

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:

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

PERSONNEL/OPERATIONAL ACTION ITEMS

F. 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

G. 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
Susan Hayes-Penhollow – From 25.00 to 37.00 hours per week

H. 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

I. 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

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

K. It is recommended that the following volunteer be approved:

Kerry Coakley Split Rock Elementary School

CURRICULUM ACTION ITEMS

A. 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.

 

CURRICULUM ACTION ITEMS
B. 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

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: Neil Widrick
Member: Kimberly Sacco

G. SEPTSA –
Vladimiro Hart-Zavoli, Kimberly Sacco

 

XI. OPEN FORUM XII. ADJOURNMENT

 

WEST GENESEE CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT EXECUTIVE SESSION OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2017

 

 

I. PERSONNEL

Tenure Considerations – Final Review

II. LEGAL ISSUES III. NEGOTIATIONS IV. STUDENTS
V. OTHER

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