September 6, 2017 Approved Meeting Minutes

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

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

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

Others present: Christopher Brown
Paul Pelton
Brian Kesel
Dave Cirillo
William Roberge
Sean Fahey
Eugene Bobey Jr.
Steve Dunham
Todd Freeman
T.J. Vaughan
Bonnie Russell
Angie Sommer
Darlene Chapin
Lori Keevil
Jeannette Clark
Lisa Craig
Susan Murray
Randy Henson
Erica Henson
Michael Perkins
Keith Newvine
John Mannion
Susan Gifford
Beth Stewart
Maria Mercer
Beth Lozier
Kenneth Coon
Michael McGrath
Mike Burns
Robert Leo
Brent Suddaby
Bill Davern
Geoff Morton
Approximately 7 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
Dr. Brown reviewed the changes to the agenda.

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

The Superintendent opened his remarks by thanking everyone for a great opening to the school year. He spoke about attending some wonderful events already and closed his comments by reminding people to be reflective on September 11th.
OPEN FORUM None

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

A. Motion: Shawn Mitchell

It is recommended that the minutes of the Regular Meeting of August 23,
2017, be approved.

Second:
Kimberly Sacco Approved 9-0

STUDY SESSION TOPIC

Internal Audit Reports – EFPR Group, LLP – Jim Marasco gave a brief overview of the two reports that were completed this year.

College Course Participation – Mr. Morton presented the Class of 2017 College Course Participation results. Eighty percent of the class challenged at least one college-level course during their high school career.

Summer School Results – Mr. Morton shared the progress our students made in Regional
Summer School; recovering credits and passing August Regents examinations.

FINANCIAL ACTION ITEMS

B. Motion: Neil Widrick

It is recommended that the Board of Education accept the Internal Control
Risk Assessment Report dated February 20, 2017 and the Control Cycle
Audit of the Payroll and Personnel Functions Report dated June 7, 2017 as prepared by EFPR Group, LLP.

Second:
Joseph Simon Approved 9-0

PERSONNEL/OPERATIONAL ACTION ITEMS

C. Motion: Vladimiro Hart-Zavoli
It is recommended that the following resignations be approved: Ryan Condon, Teaching Assistant/Special Education, Stonehedge
Elementary School/Gold – Effective 8/25/17 – Personal Reason
Melissa Sealy, Teaching Assistant/Special Education, Split Rock
Elementary School – Effective 8/25/17 – Personal Reason
Myroslava Chushak, Custodial Helper 1, Split Rock Elementary School – Effective 8/30/17 – To accept another position within the district
Ryan Daeffler, Custodial Helper 1, Stonehedge Elementary School – Effective 8/27/17 – To accept another position within the district
Kristine Isgar, Teaching Assistant/Special Education (.90), Stonehedge Elementary School/Gold – Effective 9/12/17 – To accept another position within the district

Second:
James Soper Approved 9-0

D.
Motion:
Kimberly Sacco

It is recommended that the following instructional positions be abolished effective 8/30/17:

One Full-time Teaching Assistant/Special Education HS

Second: One Part-time (.70)

Neil Widrick Art Teacher HS/CMS/

Approved 9-0 WGM/SR

E.
Motion:
Joseph Simon

It is recommended that the following instructional positions be created effective 8/31/17:

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It is recommended that the following non-instructional position be created effective 8/31/17:

One Full-time Licensed Practical Nurse CMS Second: Neil Widrick Approved 9-0

PERSONNEL/OPERATIONAL ACTION ITEMS

G. Motion: Joseph Simon

It is recommended that the following appointment be rescinded:

Gigina Long
Art Teacher
West Genesee High School, West Genesee Middle School, Camillus
Middle School, Split Rock Elementary School
Part-time (.70) Appointment
Certification: Initial, Visual Arts K-12, Effective 1/11/17
Tenure Area: Art
Step 2 M + 18
Effective 8/31/17 through 6/30/18
Salary: $56,859 x .70
New Position approved 6/21/17

Second: Neil Widrick Approved 9-0

H. Motion: Shawn Mitchell

It is recommended that the following Middle School Advisor position for
the 2017-18 school year be rescinded: (S/staff; NS/non-staff; RS/retired
staff)
Donald Schuessler (S) Drama Director Camillus Middle School Step 2 x 4%
Salary: $1,993

Second:
Neil Widrick Approved 9-0

I.
Motion:
Joseph Simon

It is recommended that the following reassignment be approved effective
9/6/17:

Carolyn Quinn from Teaching Assistant/Special Education at HS
to Teaching Assistant/Special Education at -CMS

Second: Vladimiro Hart-Zavoli Approved 9-0

PERSONNEL/OPERATIONAL ACTION ITEMS

J. Motion: Kimberly Sacco

It is recommended that the following appointments be approved:

Robert Doss
Technology Teacher
West Genesee High School
Part-time (.80) Appointment
Certification: Permanent, Business & Distributive Education, Effective
2/1/10
Tenure Area: Industrial Arts
Step 2 M
Effective 9/22/17 through 6/30/18
Salary: $54,458 x .80 prorated
Replaces Ben Besemer, Reassignment approved 6/7/17

Gigina Long
Art Teacher
West Genesee High School, West Genesee Middle School, Camillus
Middle School, Split Rock Elementary School
Part-time (.80) Appointment
Certification: Initial, Visual Arts K-12, Effective 1/11/17
Tenure Area: Art
Step 2 M + 18
Effective 8/31/17 through 6/30/18
Salary: $56,859 x .80
New Position approved 9/6/17

Nicole Franke
Licensed Practical Nurse
Camillus Middle School
Full-time Appointment – Subject to a 52-week probationary period
Effective 9/8/17 through 6/30/18
Salary: $25,000 prorated
New Position Approved 9/6/17

Myroslava Chushak
Teaching Assistant/Special Education Split Rock Elementary School Probationary Appointment
Effective 8/31/17 through 8/30/21
Salary: $21,200
New position approved 5/17/17

PERSONNEL/OPERATIONAL ACTION ITEMS J. Appointments continued:
Kristine Isgar
Teaching Assistant/Special Education
Stonehedge Elementary School/Gold
Probationary Appointment
Effective 9/13/17 through 9/12/21
Salary: $23,969 prorated
Replaces Ryan Condon, Resignation approved 9/6/17

Kimberly Baca-Jones
Teacher Aide
Stonehedge Elementary School/Gold
Part-time 10-month Appointment – Subject to a 52-week probationary period
2 hours per day
Effective 8/31/17
Salary: $5,000
Replaces Ann Bolton, Resignation approved 6/7/17

Caroline Antonuccio
Teacher Aide
West Genesee High School
Full-time Appointment – Subject to a 52-week probationary period
7 hours per day
Effective 9/13/17
Salary: $17,500 prorated
Replaces Courtney Kelley, Resignation approved 8/23/17

Second: Neil Widrick Approved 9-0

K. Motion: James Soper

It is recommended that the following Fall coaching appointment for the
2017-18 school year be approved: (S/staff; NS/non/staff; RS/retired staff)

John Mossotti (NS)
Strength & Conditioning (Football)
WGHS
Step 1 x 11.05%

Second: Salary: $5,294

Neil Widrick

Approved 9-0

PERSONNEL/OPERATIONAL ACTION ITEMS

L. Motion: James Soper

It is recommended that the following Middle School Advisor position for
the 2017-18 school year be approved: (S/staff; NS/non/staff; RS/retired
staff)

Donald Schuessler (S) Drama Director Camillus Middle School Step 5 x 4%
Salary: $2,149

Second: Vladimiro Hart-Zavoli Approved 9-0

M. Motion: Kimberly Sacco

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

Second:
Vladimiro Hart-Zavoli Approved 9-0

N.
Motion:
James Soper

It is recommended that compensation for additional responsibilities
(Mentoring Program) be approved for Lisa Craig, as stipulated.

Second: Neil Widrick Approved 9-0

O. Motion: Kimberly Sacco

It is recommended that the following salaries approved at the Board of
Education meeting of August 23, 2017 be amended as follows:

Approved Amended

Mary Klink
Physical Education Teacher, EH/SR/STB/STG Part-time (.50) Appointment
Step 2 M Step 4 M Effective: 8/31/17 through 6/30/18
Salary: $54,458 x .50 Salary: $57,137 x .50

Margaret Lerner
ESL Teacher, WGM
Part-time (.20) Appointment
Step 18 M Step 19 M Effective: 8/31/17 through 6/30/18
Salary: $67,780 x .20 Salary: $68,444 x .20

PERSONNEL/OPERATIONAL ACTION ITEMS

O. Salary amendments continued:

Katherine Otis
ESL Teacher, WGHS
Part-time (.20) Appointment
Step 8 M + 12
Effective 8/31/17 through 6/30/18
Salary: $63,341 x .20

Step 9 M + 12

Salary: $63,969 x .20

Kathleen Korzeniewski
Teaching Assistant/Early Literacy, SR Part-time (.40) Appointment
Salary: $22,671 x .40

Salary: $21,200 x .40

Michele Baranello
Teaching Assistant/Early Literacy, STB Part-time (.28) Appointment
Effective 8/31/17 through 6/30/18
Salary: $26,345 x .28

Salary: $26,711 x .28

Carolyn Quinn
Teaching Assistant/Special Education, WGHS Probationary Appointment
Effective 8/31/17 through 8/30/21
Salary: $21,200

CMS

Salary: $21,741

Kylee Jennings
Freshman Class Co-Advisor
Step 1 x 5%

Step 1 x 5% x .50
Salary: $2,396 Salary: $1,196

Katherine Riley
Freshman Class Co-Advisor
Step 1 x 5%

Step 1 x 5% x .50
Salary: $2,396 Salary: $1,196

Second:
Neil Widrick
Approved 9-0

P.
Motion:
Joseph Simon

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

Rachel Mosher – 1 hour per week – $56.00 per hour

Second: Kimberly Sacco Approved 9-0

PERSONNEL/OPERATIONAL ACTION ITEMS

Q. Motion: Vladimiro Hart-Zavoli

It is recommended that the West Genesee Teachers’ Association Memorandum of Agreement regarding the creation of a Licensed Practical Nurse position be approved, as stipulated.

Second:
Neil Widrick Approved 9-0

CURRICULUM ACTION ITEMS

R. Motion: Kimberly Sacco

It is recommended that the Board of Education of the West Genesee
Central School District accept the recommendations, CPSE Review
Meeting date of August 17, 21, 25, and 28, 2017; and CSE Review
Meeting dates of August 14, 18, 21, 22, and 25, 2017; thereby agreeing to make necessary arrangements for program implementation.

Second:
Neil Widrick Approved 9-0

S.
Motion:
James Soper

It is recommended that the following trip be approved:

Marching Band
West Genesee High School
Chaperones: 14 (5 staff)
Approximately 162 students – Grades 9-12
Newark, DE October 6-8, 2017
No cost to the district

Second: Neil Widrick Approved 9-0

OPEN FORUM

Erica Henson, of 4217 Milton Avenue in Camillus, thanked Mr. Morton and the staff for working with her son. She discussed the need for school bus drivers to have training on diabetic needs.

Dr. Brown presented the 2017 Annual Posy Awards. West Genesee Middle School won 2nd
place and Onondaga Road Elementary School won 1st place…again!

ADJOURNMENT

T. Motion: Kimberly Sacco

It is recommended that the Regular Session of the Board of Education be adjourned. (7:40 p.m.)

Second:
James Soper Approved 9-0

Respectfully Submitted,

Paul E. Pelton, District Clerk