Webutuck Board of Education held the August 29, 2007 meeting at 7:00 p.m. in the Webutuck High School Library.

 

 

The following Board members were present:

Dale Culver, President

Bernadette Coniglio

Andrew Jablonsky

William McGhee

John Perotti

 

Also Present:

Dr. Richard N. Johns, Superintendent

Tracy Trotter, Superintendentís Secretary

 

Absent:

Joseph Herald

Susan Lounsbury

 

CALL TO ORDER

President Culver called the special meeting of August 29, 2007 to order at 7:07 p.m.††

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

There was none.

 

DISCUSSION

There was none.

 

PERSONNEL

1.Instructional Appointments

Ms. Coniglio made and Mr. Perotti seconded the following motion:

BE IT RESOLVED, the Board of Education hereby approves the following Instructional appointments, as recommended by the Superintendent of Schools:

 

††††††††††† Louis Petty†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† General Science & Biology Teacher

††††††††††† Effective: September 1, 2007††† ††††††††††† Replaces Juan Montero

††††††††††† Tenure Area: General Science/Biology

††††††††††† Certificate Pending††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Estoppel Date:August 31, 2010

 

††††††††††† David Pearson††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† Earth Science Teacher

††††††††††† Effective:September 1, 2007†† ††††††††††† Replaces Kristen Gargano

††††††††††† Tenure Area: Earth Science†††††††††††††††††† Estoppel Date:August 31, 2010

††††††††††† Certificate:#158446827

 

††††††††††† Charity Brady†††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† 6th Grade English Language Arts Teacher

††††††††††† Effective:September 1, 2007†††††††††††††† Leave Replacement for Liz Riehl

††††††††††† Certificate Pending

The five Board members present voted to approve the motion.The motion carried unanimously.

 

2.Rescind Instructional Appointment

Ms. Coniglio made and Mr. McGhee seconded the following motion:

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education rescinds the Board Resolution dated August 13, 2007 for a probationary contract for Audra Berryann and hereby replaces it with the following resolution to provide a replacement contract for Ms. Berryann, as recommended by the Superintendent of Schools:

 

††††††††††† Audra Berryann††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† AIS Teacher

††††††††††† Effective: September 1, 2007††††††††††††††† Replaces Tabitha Thomas

††††††††††† Certificate #2107808

The five Board members present voted to approve the motion.The motion carried unanimously.

 

3.Appointment of School Lunch Manager

Ms. Coniglio made and Mr. McGhee seconded the following motion:

BE IT RESOLVED, the Board of Education hereby approves the following School Lunch Manager appointment, as recommended by the Superintendent of Schools:

 

††††††††††† Robert Rosner††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† School Lunch Manager

††††††††††† Effective: August 22, 2007††††††††††††††††††† Salary:$42,000

 

A Board member asked if the contract was the same as the previous Lunch Manager.He stated he would like to get away from offering exactly the same contract to any new employee; that they should be individually drawn up and added to as work performance is evaluated.Discussion ensued.It was decided to table the motion until the contract can be reviewed by the Board.

Mr. Jablonsky made a motion to table the previous motion until the September 10, 2007 Board meeting and Mr. McGhee seconded the motion.

The five Board members present voted to approve the motion.The motion carried.

 

Dale Culver††††††††††††††††† Yes††††††††††††††††† William McGhee†††††††††† Yes

Bernadette Coniglio††††† No†††††††††††††††††† John Perotti††††††††††††††††† Yes

Andrew Jablonsky††††††† Yes

 

3.Rescind School Business Manager 1 Appointment

A Board member questioned why the District could only offer a one year contract to Ms. Heslin.The Superintendent stated she was not certified.Discussion ensued.

Ms. Coniglio made and Mr. McGhee seconded the following motion:

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby rescinds the following Board resolution dated August 13, 2007 for School Business Manager 1 appointment, as recommended by the Superintendent of Schools:

 

††††††††††† Marianne Heslin††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† School Business Manager 1

††††††††††† Effective:September 10, 2007 Replaces Kevin Geoghan†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

††††††††††† Salary:$88,000

The five Board members present voted to approve the motion.The motion carried unanimously.

 

4.Appointment of Business Administrator

The Superintendent discussed the difference in this contract compared to the previous Business Administratorís contract.Discussion ensued.

Ms. Coniglio made and Mr. Jablonsky seconded the following motion:

BE IT RESOLVED, the Board of Education hereby accepts the recommendation of the Superintendent to appoint Linda Peters (replaces Kevin Geoghan) to a three (3) year probationary appointment as a Business Administrator (certificate pending) in the Business Administrator tenure area, commencing October 1, 2007 and ending September 30, 2010 year.Ms. Petersí annual salary will be $98,000 for the 2007-2008 school year (which shall be reduced per diem for the period of time not employed by the District from July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2008).Her salary for 2008-2009 shall be up to $105,000 (but not less than $98,000) based on the evaluation of the Superintendent.

The five Board members present voted to approve the motion.The motion passed unanimously.

 

4.Interim Principal Appointment

A Board member questioned if the salary was the going rate for interim principals in the area.The Superintendent stated figures that were higher than the Districtís Interim Principalís salary.Discussion ensued.

Ms. Coniglio made and Mr. Perotti seconded the following motion:

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the following emergency conditional appointment, as recommended by the Superintendent of Schools:

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††††††††††† Gerald Husted††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Interim Middle School Principal

††††††††††† Effective:August 22, 2007†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Salary:$450 per diem as needed

The five Board members present voted to approve the motion.The motion carried unanimously.

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

There was none.

 

BOARD MEMBER QUESTIONS

A Board member requested several of the employee contracts to be put in the Board packet for Friday.

 

A Board member questioned the status of the A.D. position.The Board agreed to discuss the topic in executive session.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Mr. Jablonsky made and Mr. McGhee seconded a motion to adjourn to executive session at 7:31 pm for the purpose of discussing a particular personnel issue. The five Board members present voted.The motion carried unanimously.

 

ADJOURNMENT OF EXECUTIVE SESSION

Mr. Perotti made and Mr. McGhee seconded a motion to adjourn the executive session and reconvene the public session at 7:58 pm.The five Board members present voted.The motion passed unanimously.

 

ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business, Mr. Perotti made and Mr. McGhee seconded a motion to adjourn the meeting of August 29, 2007 at 8:00 pm.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Therese M. Trotter

District Clerk