Webutuck Board of Education held the August 4, 2008 Worksession meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the Webutuck High School Library.

 

The following Board members were present:

Dale Culver

Andrew Jablonsky

Susan Lounsbury

Joseph Matteo

John Perotti left at 11:05 pm

 

Absent:

William McGhee

Joseph Herald

 

Also Present:

Dr. Richard Johns

Linda Peters

Therese Trotter

 

CALL TO ORDER

President Culver called the Worksession meeting of August 4, 2008 to order at 7:35 p.m.††

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

The following comments were made by audience members:

- A teacher representing the teachers at AES read a statement expressing concern over moving kindergarten to MES this September.

 

SUPERINTENDENTíS REPORT

The Superintendent reported the recent Vocational Agriculture teacher resignation and the difficulty of finding good teachers this late in the summer.He suggested the Board review the position and the alternatives of filling this position with a Science or Biology teacher.Discussion ensued.

 

DISCUSSION

1.Personnel

Board members requested pulling item #2 and item #4 under Personnel for further discussion.

2.Athletic Bids for Supplies and Equipment

There was no discussion.

3.Athletic Club Sponsor

There was a 3-2 vote against Mr. Riddle as an Advisor for the Athletic Club however there needs to be an advisor if there is an Athletic Club.

4.First Grade / Kindergarten

The first grade enrollment should be addressed.If the Board stays with the thought of three sections at twenty-two students a section there is no need to move kindergarten.The population has not increased as previously thought and it remains in the low sixties.The Board discussed if the number of students was set for the upcoming year and also the population of first graders themselves.Also discussed was if four sections of first graders was needed, was there enough room to house everyone at AES instead of moving to MES on short notice.It was decided at this time not to increase the sections but to watch enrollment closely.

 

The Superintendent stated one of the Long Range Facility Planís long range goals is to move kindergarten to MES.The Long Range Facility Plan should be reviewed and revised if necessary.Discussion ensued.

 

5.DCC Course Approval

No comment.

 

6.Board Goals

The Board President asked the Board members to submit their goals to him and they would be discussed at the next meeting.

 

7.Board Committees

The Board President asked the Board to submit their forms for their choice of subcommittees and it will be announced at the next meeting.

 

PERSONNEL

1. Instructional Resignation

Mr. Jablonsky made and Mrs. Lounsbury seconded the following motion:

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

 

††††††††††† Anthony DiUglio††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Secondary Math Teacher

††††††††††† Effective:July 17, 2008

 

††††††††††† Miriam Straus†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Vocational Agriculture & Science Teacher

††††††††††† Effective:August 31, 2008

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

 

2. Instructional Appointments

Mrs. Lounsbury made and Mr. Jablonsky seconded the following motion:

A Board member asked to remove the last appointment on this resolution for discussion in Executive Session.

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

 

††††††††††† Marion Carter††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Secondary ELA Teacher

††††††††††† Effective:September 1, 2008††††††††††††††††††††††† Tenure Area:7-12 English Language Arts

††††††††††† Estoppel Date:August 31, 2011††††††† Replaces Lorraine Laufer

 

††††††††††† Karen Rubin††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Special Education Teacher

††††††††††† Effective:September 1, 2008††††††††††††††††††††††† Tenure Area:Special Education

††††††††††† Estoppel Date:August 31, 2011††††††† Replaces Kerri Ann Bocker

 

††††††††††† Bonnie S. Parmelee†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Secondary Science Teacher

††††††††††† Effective:September 1, 2008††††††††††††††††††††††† Tenure Area:7-12 Science

††††††††††† Estoppel Date:August 31, 2011††††††† Replaces Dave Pearson

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††††††††††† Mary Hendricks††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Consumer Science Teacher

††††††††††† Effective:September 1, 2008††††††††††††††††††††††† Tenure Area:Consumer Science

††††††††††† Estoppel Date:August 31, 2011††††††† Replaces Tricia Montalto

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††††††††††† Kerri Umlauf†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Elementary Reading Teacher

††††††††††† Effective:September 1, 2008††††††††††††† Tenure Area:AIS

††††††††††† Estoppel Date:August 31, 2011††††††† Replaces KarenJaquith

The five Board members voted to approve the first four appointments of the motion.The motion carried unanimously.

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3.Principal Resignation

Mrs. Lounsbury made and Mr. Jablonsky seconded to approve the motion:

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

 

††††††††††† Joel Freer†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Elementary Principal

††††††††††† Effective: September 15, 2008

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

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4.Non-Instructional Resignation

This resolution was pulled until further discussion in Executive Session.

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

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††††††††††† Richard Ackerman, Sr.†††††††††††††††††††††† Custodial Worker

††††††††††† Effective:August 31, 2008

 

5.Extra-Curricular Appointments

Mr. Jablonsky made and Mrs. Lounsbury seconded the following motion:

A Board member asked that Mr. Garvinís sport be noted in his appointment.

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

††††††††††† Robert Caener†††††††††††† Boysí Head Varsity Golf Coach

††††††††††† Rudy Eschbach†††††††††† Volunteer Assistant Golf Coach (no stipend)

††††††††††† Landon Johns††††† ††††††††Boysí Varsity Track Coach

††††††††††† Kathleen Kelly††††††††††† Girlsí JV Basketball Coach

David Garvin†††††††††††††† Boysí Varsity Basketball Volunteer Assistant Coach (no

stipend)

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

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6.Extra-Curricular Appointment for the 2008-2009 School Year

Mrs. Lounsbury made and Mr. Jablonsky seconded the following motion:

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

††††††††††† Chris Mathers††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Advisor Safesitter Babysitting Club

††††††††††† Jamie Palazzo††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Advisor 6th Gr. Book Club

††††††††††† Chris Gillette†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Advisor EBMS Yearbook

††††††††††† Denise Clapper††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Advisor Class of 2012

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

 

BUSINESS AND OPERATIONS

 

1.Approval of Bids for Athletic Supplies and Equipment

Mrs. Lounsbury made and Mr. Perotti seconded the following motion:

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby award the acceptable low athletic bids presented, as recommended by the Superintendent of Schools.

††††††††††† Passonís Sport†††††††††††††††††††††††† $††† 951.37

††††††††††† Anaconda-Poughkeepsie††††††† $ 8,588.86

††††††††††† Greg Larson††††††††††††††††††††††††††† $††† 709.28

††††††††††† Gopher Sports†††††††††††††††††††††††† No Successful Bids

††††††††††† Pro Look Sport†††††††††††††††††††††† No Successful Bids

††††††††††† Stadium System††††††††† ††††††††††† $ 2,080.00

††††††††††† Sportmenís††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† $ 1,321.10

††††††††††† AAE††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† $††††† 29.00

††††††††††† Medco Supply†††††††††††††††††††††††† $††† 526.98

††††††††††† Mid-American Sport Adv.††††† $††††† 42.95

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††††††††††† TOTAL††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††† $14,249.54

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

 

 

CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION

1.Adoption of Dutchess Community College Courses

Mrs. Lounsbury made and Mr. Jablonsky seconded the following motion:

A Board member asked if the District has been offering these courses since the end of last year so students have been able to sign up for the courses.Some of them have been offered already.Discussion ensued.

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Webutuck Board of Education hereby approves the adoption of the following Dutchess Community College Courses as per the proposed guidelines outlined in (Policy #200 Diploma Requirements and Policy #204 Course Weighting), as recommended by the Superintendent of Schools:

††††††††††† Composition I & II††††††††††††††††

††††††††††† Performing Skills for the Classroom

††††††††††† Introduction to Early Childhood Education

††††††††††† Education in American Society

††††††††††† Language & Literature in early Childhood

††††††††††† Child & Adolescent Development

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

 

BOARD MEMBER QUESTIONS

There were none.

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

The following comments were made by audience members:

-Will the DCC courses on tonightís agenda be offered after school. Yes and two course will be offered during the day for dual enrollment.

-Is there any distant learning courses this year?No.

-What are the names of the courses being offered during the day?

-Will there be a District calendar?Yes.

-Has Mrs. Mooreís position been filled?Yes.

-Are there recent resignations? Yes, Mr. DiUglio and Mrs. Straus.

-Thanked the Board for not jumping on the move to MES and taking time to hear all of the aspects the move would involve.

-Are all District coaches certified in CPR with NYSED? Yes.

 

Mr. Perotti made and Mrs. Lounsbury seconded a motion to enact Robertsís Rules as the rules of order as the Board of Educationís guide for the 2008-2009 school year.

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

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Mr. Herald made and Mrs. Lounsbury seconded a motion to adjourn to executive session at 8:40 pm for the purpose of discussing particular personnel matters and litigation. The five Board members present voted.The motion carried unanimously.

 

RECONVENE PUBLIC SESSION

Mr. Herald made and Mrs. Lounsbury seconded a motion to adjourn the executive session and reconvene the public session at 11:26 pm.The four Board members present voted.The motion passed unanimously.

 

 

Instructional Appointments

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

††††††††††† Kerri Umlauf†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Elementary Reading Teacher

††††††††††† Effective:September 1, 2008††††††††††††††††††††††† Tenure Area:AIS

††††††††††† Estoppel Date:August 31, 2011††††††† Replaces KarenJaquith

 

Non-Instructional Resignation

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

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††††††††††† Richard Ackerman, Sr.†††††††††††††††††††††† Custodial Worker

††††††††††† Effective:August 31, 2008

 

Mrs. Lounsbury made and Mr. Herald seconded the following motion:

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves Dr. Richard Johns, as the Districtís negotiator for the Brennan/Kovalcik case.

The four Board members voted to approve the motion.The motion carried unanimously.

 

ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business, Mrs. Lounsbury made a motion to adjourn the meeting of August 4, 2008 at 11:28 pm.