The Webutuck Board of Education held their August 24, 2010 meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the Webutuck High School Library.

 

The following Board members were present:

Dale Culver, President

Joanne Boyd

Joseph Herald

Joseph Matteo

William McGhee

John Perotti

Casey Swift

 

Also Present:

Steven D. Schoonmaker, Superintendent

Therese Trotter District Clerk

 

Absent:

Mary Grden, School Business Manager

 

CALL TO ORDER

President Culver called the business meeting of August 24, 2010 to order at 7:34 p.m.��

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

The following topics were commented on by audience members:

-teacher�s contract, open negotiations

-teacher�s contract not public yet

-transfer of Amenia building

-concerned about the HS principal candidate

-5:00 pm bus run cancelled

-student has been through ten plus principals

-administrators have left that didn�t have to

-2 or 3 main people leave each year

-students don�t like it here

-global vision of District

-drop out rate

-principal search

-culture of change

-timeline of start date of principal

-substitute teacher

-SRO School Resource Officer

 

DISCUSSION������������������������

1.Amenia Building Transfer

The Board has the final document for the Transfer.Supervisor Euvrard would like to move forward as soon as possible on the transfer.As soon as the Board has signed the transfer it is complete.It was noted that the transfer document should read that Webutuck will have access to three (3) not four (4) rooms upstairs for use.The document the Board had state four rooms and Supervisor Euvrard stated three rooms.The District Clerk made copies of the Supervisor�s document for all of the Board members and Superintendent.The Board President stated the document should be signed in a couple of days.

 

2.Jr./Sr. High School Principal Search

There were two candidates as finalist of the Jr./Sr. High School principal.Mr. Sauer was discussed in detail.The other candidate is Joyce Long, she has been an administrator, an Athletic Director, Director of Special Education and special programs and also served in the capacity of Curriculum Instruction.She lives in Clinton Corners and has children in Pine Plains School District.The Superintendent stated her references have been favorable.

 

CONSENSUS AGENDA VOTE

Mr. Herald made and Mr. Matteo seconded the following motion to approve the consent agenda.

A consent agenda is a single vote, which approves all asterisked items.Board policy (#008a) prohibits discussion of consent agenda items. Asterisked items can be pulled from the consent agenda for discussion by any one Board member.

Ayes��� 7��������� Nays��� 0��������� The motion carried.

 

PERSONNEL

*1.Instructional Resignation

Mr. Herald made and Mr. Matteo seconded the following motion:

Upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education hereby accepts the following Instruction Resignation:

 

Bonnie Parmalee�������������������������������������������� Secondary Earth Science

Effective: August 20, 2010

Ayes��� 7��������� Nays��� 0��������� The motion carried.

 

*2.Support Staff Resignation

Mr. Herald made and Mr. Matteo seconded the following motion:

Upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education hereby accepts the following Support Staff Resignation:

Frank Jackson������������������������������������������������ Bus Driver

Effective: August 19, 2010

 

Helen Brandt������������������������������������������������� Bus Driver

Effective: August 31, 2010

Ayes 7 Nays 0 The motion carried.

 

*3. Substitute Support Staff Resignation

Mr. Herald made and Mr. Matteo seconded the following motion:

Upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education hereby accepts the following Substitute Support Staff Resignation:

 

Susan Jackson Substitute Bus Monitor

Effective: August 19, 2010

Ayes 7 Nays 0 The motion carried.

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

The following topics were commented on by audience members:

-AIS schedule change.

-aligned curriculum

 

BOARD COMMENTS

There was a nice article on Jimmy Boeding in the Daily News recently.

-A Board member spoke about transportation pick-up time issues.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Mr. Herald made and Mrs. Boyd seconded a motion to adjourn to executive session at 9:33 pm for the purpose of discussing the employment history of a particular person or persons.

Ayes 7 Nays 0 The motion carried.

 

RECONVENE PUBLIC SESSION

Mrs. Swift made and Mrs. Boyd seconded a motion to adjourn the executive session and to reconvene the public session at 10:47 pm.

Ayes 7 Nays 0 The motion carried.

 

Mr. Herald made and Mr. McGhee seconded the following motion:

Upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education approves the following individual administrative appointment and authorizes the Board President to negotiate an employment contract to be approved by the Board of Education when negotiations are complete:

 

Kennth Sauer Jr./Sr. HS Principal

3 year probationary appointment

Ayes 6 Nays 1 The motion carried.

Mrs. Swift was the dissenter.

 

ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business, Mr. Herald made and Mr. Perotti seconded a motion to adjourn the meeting of August 24, 2010 at 10:51 pm.

Ayes 7 Nays 0 The motion carried.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Therese M. Trotter

District Clerk