Webutuck Board of Education held the July 16, 2008 Worksession meeting at 8:00 p.m. in the Webutuck High School Library.


The following Board members were present:

Dale Culver

Joseph Herald

Andrew Jablonsky

Susan Lounsbury

William McGhee

Joseph Matteo

John Perotti


Also Present:

Dr. Richard Johns



President Culver called the Special Worksession meeting of July 14, 2008 to order at 8:05 p.m.��






1. Employee Hiring Process

The Board members and Superintendent discussed hiring practices and the process.The Board President created a template for the hiring process to use to get more concrete information to the Board on whom and why the District is hiring a prospective employee.There was discussion about a two day timeline for the Board�s response to the Superintendent if they have questions on a candidate.Discussion ensued.



The following topics were discussed by audience members:

-Head of Food Service should have a meeting with staff to discuss what will be tolerated or will not be tolerated.


Mr. Culver read a letter from Mrs. Herald and Mrs. Farese regarding the School Lunch Program.



Mr. McGhee made and Mrs. Lounsbury seconded a motion to adjourn to executive session at 8:45 pm for the purpose of discussing a particular personnel matter. The seven��� Board members present voted.The motion carried unanimously.



Mr. Herald made and Mr. McGhee seconded a motion to adjourn the executive session and reconvene the public session at 9:16 pm.The seven Board members present voted.The motion passed unanimously.


Instructional Appointment

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

BE IT RESOLVED, the Webutuck Board of Education approves the following Instructional Appointments, as recommended by the Superintendent of Schools.


����������� Damian Whittaker������������������������������ Secondary Social Studies Teacher

����������� Effective:September 1, 2008����������������������� Tenure Area:7-12 Social Studies

����������� Estoppel Date:August 31, 2011������� Replaces Brad Dana


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

����������� Dale Culver���������������� Yes����������������� William McGhee�������� Yes

����������� Joseph Herald������������ Yes����������������� Joseph Matteo������������ No

����������� Andrew Jablonsky����� No������������������ John Perotti���������������� Yes

����������� Susan Lounsbury������� Yes



There being no further business, Mr. Perotti made a motion to adjourn the meeting of July 16, 2008 at 9:32 pm.


Respectfully Submitted,




Therese M. Trotter

District Clerk