The Webutuck Board of Education held their June 21, 2010 meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the Webutuck High School Library.

 

The following Board members were present:

Dale Culver, President

Joseph Herald

Joseph Matteo

Andrew Jablonsky

William McGhee

John Perotti

Casey Swift

 

Also Present:

Lee Bordick, Superintendent

Mary Grden, School Business Administrator

Therese Trotter District Clerk

 

Absent:

 

CALL TO ORDER

President Culver called the business meeting of June 21, 2010 to order at 6:35 p.m.��

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Mr. Matteo made and Mr. McGhee seconded a motion to adjourn to executive session at 6:40 pm for the purpose of discussing the CSE program.

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

 

RECONVENE PUBLIC SESSION

Mr. Herald and Mr. Perotti seconded a motion to adjourn the executive session and to reconvene the public session at 7:50 pm.

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

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

The following are comments made by audience members:

-Town of Amenia Supervisor updated move to Amenia building tentatively in July

-Administrative Internship at WCSD

 

 

DISCUSSION

1. Retirement Incentive

The Superintendent and Business Manager reported they had evaluated the retirement incentive and doesn�t see the value in going forward with this.The cost is prohibitive; it entails reducing positions by a certain date which is coming up soon.At this point it does not look like it can be worked.If this was offered back in February in the budget development process have been given greater consideration.Discussion ensued.

 

2. Health & Safety Services

The Superintendent explained that the Board has to decide if the District will use BOCES for services or go to a private server.BOCES is aidable but a private server would not be.It was suggested that Mr. Meade, a Board Member at BOCES, be contacted to come to a future meeting to discuss the Board�s concerns about BOCES.�� Discussion ensued.

 

CONSENSUS AGENDA VOTE

Mr. Perotti made and Mr. Herald seconded the following motion to approve the consent agenda (as amended).The amendment called for Mr. Herald pulling #8 Temporary Support Staff Assignment under Personnel for further discussion.The Superintendent spoke about Mr. Hopkins, the current HS Principal that is resigning and stated he was a very honest and caring person and wished him well in his future endeavors.The Superintendent also spoke about the incoming interim High School Principal and that he knew him as a former superintendent and that he will do a great job in the position.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.

 

CLERK�S REPORT

*1.Approval of Minutes for May 10, 2010 Board meetings.

Mr. Perotti made and Mr. Herald seconded a motion to accept the minutes stated above as submitted.

 

2.Delegations - None

3.Non-Staff Communications - None

 

PERSONNEL

*1. Extra-Curricular Appointment for the 2009-2010 School Year

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

Upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby approves the following Extra-Curricular appointment, for the 2009-2010 school year:

 

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Carol Gribble������������������������������������������������� Alyssa Barnes

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

 

*2. Amendment of Extra-Curricular Appointments for the 2010-2011 School Year

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

Upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby amends the following extra-curricular appointments, for the 2010-2011 school year:

 

Lynn Buckley English Language Arts Dept. Head K-6

Sherry Fisher English Language Arts Dept. Head 7-12

Margaret Brizzie Social Studies Department Head K-12

Brian Geraghty Science Department Head K-12

Rosanna Hamm Math Department Head K-12

Linda Miller Special Education Department Head K-12

Susan Harrington Special Areas Department Head K-12

Ayes 7 Nays 0 The motion carried.

 

*3. Substitute Support Staff Appointments

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

Upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education hereby approves the following Substitute Support Staff appointments:

 

Susan Jackson Substitute Bus Monitor

Effective: June 22, 2010 ($11.29/hour per CSEA)

 

Mary Brandt Substitute Bus Driver

Effective: June 22, 2010 ($16.87/hour per CSEA)

Ayes 7 Nays 0 The motion carried.

 

*4. Instructional Appointment

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

Upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education hereby approves the following Instructional appointment:

Paige Stoothoff Kindergarten Teacher

Effective: September 1, 2010 Tenure Area: Elementary Education Replaces: Jennifer Jaffe, who

Replaced Patricia Ambrose

Probationary Period: September 1, 2010 August 31, 2013

Annual Salary = $52,166 (Step 2, plus MA)

Ayes 7 Nays 0 The motion carried.

 

*5. Instructional Appointments

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

Upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education hereby approves Henry Pollinger and Donna Gallo as summer school program teachers from July 12, 2010 August 5, 2010 at a rate of $33.89 per hour as per WTA contract.

Ayes 7 Nays 0 The motion carried.

 

*6. Instructional Appointment

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

Upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby approves the following Instructional Appointment:

 

Kristen Chadwick Part-time Guidance Counselor

Effective: September 1, 2010 -June 30, 2011

Ayes 7 Nays 0 The motion carried.

 

*7. Instructional Appointment

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

Upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby approves the following one year, Instructional Appointment:

 

Susan Rothvoss Teaching Assistant

Effective: September 1, 2010-June 30, 2011

Salary: $19,998 - Step 4 per CSEA contract

Ayes 7 Nays 0 The motion carried.

 

8. Temporary Support Staff Appointments

This item was pulled from the consent agenda for further discussion in executive session.

Upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education hereby approves the following Temporary Support Staff appointments:

 

Robert McGhee 19A Examiner

Effective: June 22, 2010 (Approximately 8 hours)

$20 per hour

 

Connor Lynch Seasonal Worker

Effective: June 28, 2010 Sept. 3, 2010 $11.00 per hour

 

Patrick Ivain Seasonal Worker

Effective: June 28, 2010 Sept. 3, 2010 $11.00 per hour

 

Patrick McCaffrey Seasonal Worker

Effective: June 28, 2010 Sept. 3, 2010 $11.00 per hour

 

Michael Schneider Seasonal Worker

Effective: June 28, 2010 Sept. 3, 2010 $11.00 per hour

 

*8a. Acceptance of Administrative Resignation

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

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

 

Drew Hopkins Jr./Sr. High School Principal

Effective: August 31, 2010

Ayes 7 Nays 0 The motion carried.

 

*9. Administrative Appointment

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

Upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby appoints John Oates as Interim Junior-Senior High School Principal contingent upon his receipt of a waiver from SED to serve the District in this capacity. The terms and conditions of this employment will be as agreed in a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the Webutuck Board of Education and Mr. Oates.

Ayes 7 Nays 0 The motion carried.

 

*10. Leave of Absence

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

Upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby approves the following unpaid Discretionary Leave of Absence:

 

Mary Tauber Secondary Spanish Teacher

Effective: September 1, 2010 June 30, 2011

Ayes 7 Nays 0 The motion carried.

 

BUSINESS AND OPERATIONS

1. Acceptance of Donations

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

The Superintendent stated that there were individuals who donated to the PTA for that 1000.00.

Upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education hereby accepts the following donations in the amount of $2070.50 for the Rachels Challenge Program:

 

Vicki Benjamin, William Cole Agency $ 25.00

Rosanne Persico $ 25.00

Millbrook Ventures $1000.00

Sarah Zarbock $ 10.00

Webutuck PTA PreK-12 $1000.00

Miscellaneous Student Donations $ 10.50

Ayes 7 Nays 0 The motion carried.

 

2. Approval of Surplus Books

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

The Board President suggested checking to see if these type of books are needed in areas like Haiti after they are put on surplus bid list.

Upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education hereby approves twenty-nine (29) Promises to Keep, Open Court, 6th grade reading books as surplus.

Ayes 7 Nays 0 The motion carried.

 

3. Approval of Surplus Books

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

Upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education hereby approves fifty (50) Biology The Study of Life, Prentice Hall, Copyright 1999, as surplus also twenty (20) Biology 5th Edition, Work, 1989 as surplus.

Ayes 7 Nays 0 The motion carried.

 

4. Acceptance of Donation

Mr. Matteo made and Mrs. Swift seconded the following motion:

Upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education hereby accepts the donation from Gerry Cook Memorial fund to Webutuck Central School Music Department to purchase the following 2 Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass Guitars, 1 Rocktron Rampage Bass 15, and 1 1x8 Bass combo Amplifier in the amount of $688.98 (actual cost of equipment).

Ayes 7 Nays 0 The motion carried.

 

SUPERINTENDENTS REPORT

1. Superintendents Conference Day

The Superintendent explained that the faculty is acting as facilitators on this day. Faculty stepped up and developed the agenda with focus on school climate.

 

2. The Superintendent thanked the Board for their support. The Board President thanked the Superintendent for his work for the students and the District as a whole.

 

BOARD OF EDUCATION

1. Approval of Code of Conduct (Public Hearing held on 6/14/10)

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

The faculty has been discussing changing the attendance policy and looking at ways to make it more effective. Therefore, the Superintendent stated there may be an amendment as the school year goes forward.

Upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby approves the Code of Conduct for the 2010-2011 school year.

Ayes 7 Nays 0 The motion carried.

 

2. Approval of CAPE Contract

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

Upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby approves the Letter of Agreement with the Council on Addiction Prevention and Education of Dutchess County, Inc. in the amount of $26,000 for continued C.A.P. E. services for the Student Assistance Program for the 2010-2011 school year.

Ayes 7 Nays 0 The motion carried.

 

BOARD OF EDUCATION

1. Mr. Matteo made and Mr. Peotti seconded as amended.

Upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, BE IT RESOLVED, the Board of Education authorizes payment for Mary Grden in the amount of $9,750 for transitional purposes.

 

An amendment was put forth made by Mr. Matteo and seconded by Mr. Perotti as amended:

Upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, BE IT RESOLVED, the Board of Education authorizes payment for Mary Grden in the amount of $9,750 for transitional and service purposes, payment due by June 30, 2010.

 

2. The Board President thanked Andy Jablonsky for his years of service.

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

The following topics were commented on by audience members:

-CAPE report

-answers to reconfiguring rumors

-process for interim principal

-waiver from SED for retiree to work

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Mr. Perotti made and Mr. McGhee seconded a motion to adjourn to executive session at 8:30 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

Mr. Herald and Mr. Perotti seconded a motion to adjourn the executive session and to reconvene the public session at 8:50 pm.

Ayes 7 Nays 0 The motion carried.

 

8. Temporary Support Staff Appointments

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

It was decided to take action on Mr. McGhee only and move the seasonal workers to the next Board meeting for approval.

Upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education hereby approves the following Temporary Support Staff appointments:

 

Robert McGhee 19A Examiner

Effective: June 22, 2010 (Approximately 8 hours)

$20 per hour

Ayes 7 Nays 0 The motion carried.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Mr. Perotti made and Mr. McGhee seconded a motion to adjourn to executive session at 8:45 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

Mr. McGhee and Mr. Herald seconded a motion to adjourn the executive session and to reconvene the public session at 10:30 pm.

Ayes 7 Nays 0 The motion carried.

 

ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business, Mr. Perotti made and Mr. Herald seconded a motion to adjourn the meeting of June 21, 2011 at 10:35 pm.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Therese M. Trotter

District Clerk