Webutuck Board of Education held the September 22, 2008 meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the Webutuck High School Library.

 

 

The following Board members were present:

Dale Culver, President

Joseph Herald left at 9:45 pm

Andrew Jablonsky

William McGhee

Joseph Matteo

 

Also Present:

Dr. Richard N. Johns, Superintendent

Therese Trotter District Clerk

 

Absent:

Susan Lounsbury

John Perotti

Linda Peters

 

CALL TO ORDER

President Culver called the Business meeting of September 22, 2008 to order at 7:36 p.m.

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

The following comments were made by audience members:

-The Pizza Machine was on the last agenda and it is not on this agenda.Is it scrapped?

-Isn�t the Board supposed to oversee every nickel spent and where everything is?

-The District needs to look now at consolidation with other school districts and the audience member would like information on it.

 

DISCUSSION

1. Board Committee and Goals

The Board President announced the Board members on each Sub-Committee.Each Board member stated a Board goal for the year.

 

CONSENT AGENDA VOTE

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

The following asterisked items can be consent agenda items.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.

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

 

 

CLERK�S REPORT

*1.Acceptance of Financial Reports as Submitted

Mr. Herald made and Mr. Jablonsky seconded a motion to accept the Financial Reports as submitted:

���������� Treasurer�s Report for the month ending July.

���������� Comprehensive Budget Status Report ending July.���

���������� Comprehensive Revenue Status Report ending July.

���������� Warrants #1-17

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

 

2. Delegations

There were none.

 

3. Non-Staff Communications

There were none.

 

PERSONNEL

*1. Instructional Resignation

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

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby accepts the following Instruction Resignation, as recommended by the Superintendent of Schools:

 

Stephanie Shoemaker Guidance Counselor

Effective: September 14, 2008

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

 

*2. Instructional Appointments

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

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

 

David Friedmann Special Education Teacher

Effective: October 2, 2008 Estoppel: January 2012

Tenure Area: Special Education Replaces: Dawn Murtaugh

 

Julie Taft Guidance Counselor

Effective: September 1, 2008 Estoppel: August 31, 2011

Tenure Area: Guidance Replaces Stephanie Shoemaker

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

 

*3. Creation of Positions

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

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby approves the creation of the following positions, as recommended by the Superintendent of Schools:

 

.5 Human Resource Clerk

Part-Time Food Service Helper

Cook

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

 

*4. Extra-Curricular Appointments for the 2008-2009 School Year

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

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby approves the following Extra-Curricular appointments for the 2008-2009 school year, as recommended by the Superintendent of Schools:

 

Mentee Mentor

Donna Gallo Christine Gillette

Jamie Palazzo Christine Mathers

Kerri Umlauf Mary Murphy

Jean Roccanova Mary Murphy

Karen Rubin Joelene VanWagenen

Alison Coppola Tammy Nethercott Allison Lape-Karpf Heather Farr-Kilmer

Karen Thompson Rebecca Hart

Dawn Rivette Patricia Carmody

Trisha Casler Co-Coordinator Monitor of Eligibility

Barb Riley Co-Coordinator Monitor of Eligibility

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

 

5. Extra-Curricular Appointments for the 2008-2009 School Year

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

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby approves the following Extra-Curricular appointments for the 2008-2009 school year, as recommended by the Superintendent of Schools:

 

Mentee Mentor

Henry Pollinger Bill Braislin

Christine Henderson Rebecca Hart

Evelyn Peters Margaret Brizzie

Kevin Kleespies Margaret Brizzie

Stephanie Bechard Patrick McKeever

Damian Whittaker Bill Havranek

Bonnie Parmelee David Reagon

Mary Hendricks John Roccanova

Alyssa Barnes Robert Reid

Amy Schultz Susan Harrington

Craig Morton Susan Harrington

Robyn Kendziera Pat Carmody

David Friedmann Pat Carmody

Julie Taft Steven Pollak

Marion Carter Christine Gillette

 

Tonise Baker WES Yearbook Advisor

Jamie Quaranto Co-Advisor Sixth Grade

Evelyn Peters Co-Advisor Sixth Grade

Sherry Fisher Advisor for National Honor

Society

James Gagne Set Designer

Nancy Gagne Play Director

Nancy Gagne Choreograph

Amy Schultz Vocal Director

Amy Schultz Advisor for Webutuck Rising

Stars

Kim Coons Advisor for Class of 2012

Trisha Casler Advisor for Class of 2012

Kevin Kleespies Boys JV Soccer Coach

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

 

6. Non-Instructional Substitute Appointment

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

A Board member questioned if this was the best candidate the District could find. Discussion ensued.

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the Webutuck School District approves the following Non-Instructional Substitute appointment, as recommended by the Superintendent of Schools:

 

Richard Ackerman Substitute Custodial Worker

Effective: September 23, 2008

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

Dale Culver Yes William McGhee Yes

Joseph Herald No Joseph Matteo Yes

Andrew Jablonsky Yes

 

7. Non-Instructional Substitute Resignation

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

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby accepts the following Non-Instructional Substitute Resignation, as recommended by the Superintendent of Schools:

Judy Murphy Substitute Bus Monitor

Effective: September 2, 2008

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

 

8. Non-Instructional Appointment

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

A Board member asked who this appointment was. The Superintendent updated the Board and told of her last employment. Discussion ensued.

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby accepts the following Non-Instructional Appointment, as recommended by the Superintendent of Schools:

Sara Carter Custodial Worker

Effective: October 7, 2008

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

 

9. Instructional Substitute Appointment

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

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby approves the following Instructional Substitute Appointment for the 2008-2009, as recommended by the Superintendent of Schools:

Lisa Lawrence Long-Term Itinerant Substitute Teacher

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

 

 

BUSINESS AND OPERATIONS

1. Acceptance of Obsolete Books

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

A Board member asked what happens to the books after they are accepted as obsolete and can they be recycled. The Superintendent will look into how they can be recycled.

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby declares the listed items obsolete (see attached), as recommended by the Superintendent of Schools:

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

 

2. Approval of Cooks Salary Schedule

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

The Board President explained this will be the salary schedule until the District can negotiate with the CSEA.

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the Cooks Salary Schedule,

as recommended by the Superintendent of Schools:

 

Step 1 2 3 4 5

2008-09 12.00 12.36 12.73 13.11 13.51

2009-10 12.48 12.86 13.25 13.64 14.06

2010-2011 12.98 13.37 13.77 14.18 14.61

The four Board members present voted to approve the motion. The motion carried unanimously. Mr. Herald abstained from voting.

 

3. Authorization to Declare Surplus Vehicle

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

A Board member questioned if this was the vehicle that blew its engine. Discussion ensued.

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby authorizes that the following vehicles be declared surplus and authorizes their sale through public bid, as recommended by the Superintendent of Schools:

Vehicle # ID# Mileage

1999 Station Wagon #1FAFP58S4XG302326 186,279

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

 

4. Authorization of Tax Collector Stipend

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

A Board member questioned how the District came to the stipend figure. It is a 4% increase. The Board President asked that the budget line be frozen especially if they have not asked for an increase.

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby authorizes the Tax Collector Stipend in the amount of $4,873, as recommended by the Superintendent of Schools.

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

 

CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION

None

 

BOARD OF EDUCATION

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

BE IT RESOLVED, the Board of Education suspends the Eligibility Policy (as a one time occurrence) for Grades 7-12 effectively immediately through October 13, 2008.

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

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

The following comments were made by audience members:

-Thanked all involved in making the 10th period happen for students

-Drivers would like to know if they will be paid for the half hour down time between runs.

-Communication should be sent home on everything, eligibility suspension lifted, finance committee, facilities committee etc.

-Keep track of how many students are eligible to play sports currently and after October 13.

-If the information that the Eligibility Policy is being suspended is presented in a positive way it can be a real morale booster for students.

-Wanted to be clear that the tax collector stipend had been raised 4%.

BOARD MEMBER QUESTIONS

The District should set up a disaster drill. There has been a large turnover in staff and faculty and we need to be updated. The Superintendent will move forward on it.

 

A Board member asked when the members were going to see the numbers for the teachers contract. The Superintendent stated tonight in Executive Session.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Mr. McGhee made and Mr. Herald seconded a motion to adjourn to executive session at 8:23 pm for the purpose of discussing negotiations and also to speak with a parent with concerns for her child. The Board granted a parent time in Executive Session. The five Board members present voted. The motion carried unanimously.

 

RECONVENE PUBLIC SESSION

Mr. Matteo made a motion to adjourn the executive session and reconvene the public session at 9:50 pm. The four Board members present voted. The motion passed unanimously.

 

ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business, Mr. Matteo made a motion to adjourn the meeting of September 22, 2008 at 9:51 pm.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Tracy Trotter

District Clerk