Board of Education Meeting Agenda

Agenda for August 7, 2017

A regular meeting of the Members of the Board of Education of the Goshen Central School District, Orange County, New York, will be held in the Board of Education Room at the Main Street School on Monday, August 7, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

Maureen Farrell
District Clerk

MEETING AGENDA

  1. Meeting Called to Order
  2. Pledge of Allegiance/Moment of Meditation
  3. Motion for Approval of Minutes July 10, 2017
  4. Financial Update 1. Acknowledge Treasurer’s Report for May 2017
  5. Correspondence
  6. Privilege of the Floor
  7. President’s Report
  8. Legislative Update
  9. Superintendent’s Report
    1. Freshman Barbeque – August 29, 2017 – (6:00 p.m.)
    2. 12-Month Employee Picnic – August 30, 2017 – GHS (12-2 p.m.)
    3. Opening Day – September 5, 2017 – (7:30 a.m.)
  10. Assistant Superintendent for Business Report
  11. Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction, Personnel and Technology Report
  12. Consent Agenda
    1. Recommendation of Committee of Special Education and Committee on Preschool Special Education.
    2. Personnel
    3. Obsolete Equipment
  13. Old Business
    • Action 1: Approve 2017-2018 Board Committees
    • Action: 2. Approve Revised 2017-2018 Board Meeting Schedule
  14. New Business
    • Action: 1. Approve Acting Principal Resolution for the Intermediate School and Scotchtown Avenue School
    • Action: 2. Approve Appointment of Director of Pupil Personnel Services
    • Action: 3. Authorization to Accept Insurance Reimbursement and Increase Budget for Insurance Recovery
    • Action: 4. Approve Letter of Engagement and Retainer from Girvin & Ferlazzo
    • Action: 5. Approve Special Education Transportation Contract Extension with Quality Bus – O/U BOCES
    • Action: 6. Approve Special Education Transportation Contract Extension with Quality Bus – AHRC
    • Action: 7. Approve Transportation Contract Extension with Quality Bus – Athletics
    • Action: 8. Approve Overnight Trip – Varsity Boys Soccer to Oneonta
    • Action: 9. Approve Contract with Goshen Football Touchdown Club
    • Action: 10. Approve Agreement for Substitute Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant Services – Colleen O’Carroll
    • Action: 11. Approve Agreement for Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant Services – AnnMarie Ciganek
    • Action: 12. Approve Revised Agreement for Educational/Therapeutic Counseling Services
    • Action: 13. Authorize the Execution of the 2016-17 APPR Implementation Certification Form
  15. Privilege of the Floor
  16. Board Member Issues
  17. Close Meeting

Resolutions

3. Minutes
BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education approves the draft of the minutes for the meeting of July 10, 2017.

12. Consent Agenda
BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education accepts the retirement of Rosemary Pereira, Personnel Coordinator, effective September 19, 2017. Ms. Pereira has been with the District for 24 years.

BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education approves the remainder of the Consent Agenda as presented.

13.1. Approve 2017-2018 Board Committees
BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education approves the list of Board Committees for the 2017-2018 school year, as presented.

13.2. Approve Revised 2017-2018 Board Meeting Schedule
BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education approves the revised 2017-2018 Board Meeting schedule, as presented.

14.1. Approve Acting Principal Resolution for the Intermediate School and Scotchtown Avenue School
BE IT RESOLVED in the event that the Principal of the Goshen Intermediate School is not physically present in the Goshen Intermediate School on one or more days (or portions thereof,) during the 2017-2018 school year, that the Elementary Coordinator be appointed Acting Principal for all purposes, including short-term student discipline matters pursuant to Section 3214 of the New York State Education Law; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that in the event that the Principal of the Scotchtown Elementary School is not physically present in the Scotchtown Avenue School on one or more days (or portions thereof,) during the 2017-2018 school year that the Elementary Coordinator be appointed Acting Principal for all purposes, including short-term student discipline matters pursuant to Section 3214 of the New York State Education Law; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the District Clerk shall forward a copy of this resolution to each of the above referenced persons.

14.2. Appointment of Director of Pupil Personnel Services
BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education appoints Heather Hendershot, Director of Pupil Personnel Services at a gross salary of $137,500 effective September 8, 2017, with a tenure date of September 8, 2021 in the tenure area of Director of Pupil Personnel Services. Ms. Hendershot has Permanent SAS, Permanent SDA, Permanent S.E., and Permanent N-6 certifications. She is replacing Deirdre Hallinan.

14.3. Authorization to Accept Insurance Reimbursement and Increase Budget for Insurance Recovery
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of Goshen Central School District accepts the insurance recovery check from NYSIR in the amount of $3,650.00 for the value of a small bus which was involved in a motor vehicle accident and declared a total loss. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Board of Education authorizes increasing the 2017-2018 budgetary appropriations by $3,650.00 and appropriates these monies to account code A 5510.208. The offsetting revenue account code A2680 shall also be increased by $3,650.00.

14.4. Approve Letter of Engagement and Retainer from Girvin & Ferlazzo
BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education approves the Letter of Engagement and Retainer from Girvin & Ferlazzo, Attorneys at Law, for legal services, at a fee of $180/hr., as needed.

14.5. Approve Transportation Contract with Quality Bus- OU BOCES
BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education approves the 2017-2018 (September 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018) special education transportation contract extension for Route #1, Orange Ulster BOCES with Quality Bus Service, LLC as follows: cost per day $450.21, cost per monitor per day $90.90. Total anticipated annual cost is $116,921.85.

14.6. Approve Transportation Contract with Quality Bus- AHRC
BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education approves the 2017-2018 (September 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018) special education transportation contract extension for Route #3, AHRC School with Quality Bus Service, LLC as follows: cost per day $396.90, cost per monitor per day $70.02. Total anticipated annual cost is $99,333.90.

14.7. Approve Transportation Contract with Quality Bus- Athletics
BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education approves the 2017-2018 (September 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018) as needed, athletic transportation contract extension with Quality Bus Service, LLC as follows:
49-66 passenger bus- cost per hour $56.52/hr. 21-30 passenger bus- cost per hour $49.41/hr. 9-16 passenger bus- cost per hour $48.27/hr.
Total anticipated annual cost is $10,000.00.

14.8. Approve Overnight Trip – Varsity Boys Soccer to Oneonta
BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education approves the overnight trip for the Varsity Boys Soccer team to Oneonta, New York on September 9-10, 2017.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Board reserves the right to cancel or reschedule any school-sponsored trip or activity in the event of any emergency condition outside of the control of the School District, in its sole discretion.

14.9. Approve Agreement for Services for Goshen Football Touchdown Club
BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education enters into an Agreement with Goshen Football Touchdown Club to provide football chain crew (3adults) at the rate of $72.02 per person, per game for a total not to exceed $2,592.72 for the fall 2017 football season.

14.10. Approve Agreement for Services – Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant Substitute Services
BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education approves entering into an Agreement with Colleen O’Carroll to provide substitute Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant services, on an as needed basis, for special education students effective September 11, 2017 through close of business on December 22, 2017, in the amount of $33.00 per hour, for up to 35 hours a week.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the Board of Education authorizes the Superintendent of Schools to execute the Agreement. A copy of said Agreement shall be incorporated by reference within the minutes of this meeting.

14.11. Approve Agreement for Services – Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant Services
BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education approves entering into an Agreement with AnnMarie Ciganek to provide Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant services, for special education students effective for the 2017-2018 school year, in the amount of $41.00 per hour, for up to 35 hours a week.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the Board of Education authorizes the Superintendent of Schools to execute the Agreement. A copy of said Agreement shall be incorporated by reference within the minutes of this meeting.

14.12. Approve Revised Agreement for Educational/Therapeutic Counseling Services
BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education approves the revised Agreement for Services with Jeff Brain to provide Educational/Therapeutic Counseling Services to a special education student during the 20172018 Summer Session only, at a rate of $115.00 per hour, for up to 8 hours. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the Board of Education authorizes the Superintendent to execute the agreement. A copy of said Agreement shall be incorporated by reference within the minutes of this meeting.

14.13. Authorize the Execution of the 2016-17 APPR Implementation Certification Form
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby authorizes the Board President and Superintendent of Schools to execute the 2016-17 APPR Implementation Certification Form for its Annual Professional Performance Review for classroom teachers and building principals covered pursuant to Education Law Section 3012-d and Subpart 30-3 of the Rules of the Board of Regents.