Board of Education Meeting Agenda

Agenda for February 20, 2018

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 Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

Students from Goshen High School Band will perform at 7:20 p.m. prior to the Board Meeting under the
direction of Kim Longo.

Maureen Farrell
District Clerk

MEETING AGENDA
1. Meeting Called to Order
2. Pledge of Allegiance/Moment of Meditation
3. Motion for Approval of Minutes Regular Meeting of February 5, 2018
4. Correspondence
5. Privilege of the Floor
6. President’s Report
7. Legislative Update
8. Superintendent’s Report

  1. Goshen Greats Breakfast – High School
  2. Update on Business Official Search
  3. Capital Project Update

9. Assistant Superintendent for Business Report

  1. Internal Audit Update
  2. RFP for Internal Auditing Services

10. Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction, Personnel and Technology Report

  1. State Report Card and High School Graduation Rate

11. Consent Agenda

  1. Recommendation of Committee of Special Education and Committee on Preschool Special Education
  2. Personnel
  3. Disposal of Obsolete Equipment
  4. Rescind Disposition of Transportation Vehicle and Transfer Vehicle to Food Service Department

12. Old Business

Action: 1. Second Reading and Re-Adoption: Community Use of School Facilities Policy #3290

13. New Business

Action: 1. Nomination of Candidates for O/U BOCES Board
Action: 2. Accept Proposal and Appoint Cooper Arias, LLP as Internal Auditors
Action: 3. Approve and Award RFP for Controlled Inspection Services
Action: 4. Approve and Award RFP for Environmental Consultant
Action: 5. Approve Board Members to Attend NYSSBA’s 2018 Policy Workshop, March 13, 2018
Action: 6. Approve Extending Cold War Veterans’ Tax Exemption
Action: 7. Approve Amazon Line of Credit and Update Internal Policy and Procedures for Use of District Credit Card
Action: 8. Approve Entering into PILOT Agreement with Community Energy Solar

14. Budget Workshop

Discuss: 1. Presentations/Discussions from Goshen High School, C.J. Hooker Middle School, Goshen Intermediate School, and Scotchtown Avenue Elementary School

15. Privilege of the Floor
16. Board Member Issues
17. Executive Session
18. Close Meeting

Consent Agenda

Recommendation of Committee of Special Education and Committee on Preschool
Special Education
2. Personnel
3. Disposal of Obsolete Equipment
4. Rescind Disposition of Transportation Vehicle and Transfer Vehicle to Food Service
Department:
Vehicle # Year Model Vin #
209 2002 GMC Corbie – 22 Pass. Van 1GDH631R221200660

PERSONNEL

NAME TITLE ACTION
a) Mildred Ardisana Teacher Aide Resign
b) Elaine Scherdin Substitute Teacher Aide Resign
c) Carrie Weber School Bus Driver Medical Leave
d) Kathryn Magid Physical Education Teacher Medical Leave
e) Melissa Bailey Teaching Assistant Unpaid Leave of Absence
f) Melissa Bailey Short-Term Substitute Spec, Ed. Teacher Appoint
g) Chris Reyes Long-Term Substitute Business Teacher Appoint
h) Jacqueline Santilli Long-term Substitute Teacher Appoint
i) Jacqueline Santilli Substitute Teacher Appoint
j) Natacha Generali Substitute Food Service Helper Appoint
k) 2017-2018 Spring Coach Stipends Appoint
Resignation: Mildred Ardisana, teacher aide, effective February 6, 2018.
Resignation: Elaine Scherdin, substitute teacher aide, effective February 16, 2018.
Medical Leave of Absence: Carrie Weber, school bus driver, is requesting a medical leave of
absence under the Family Medical Leave Act, if eligible, effective January 17, 2018 through on or
about February 14, 2018.
Medical Leave of Absence: Kathryn Magid physical education teacher, is requesting a medical
leave of absence under the Family Medical Leave Act, if eligible, effective April 6, 2018 through on
or about May 14, 2018.
Unpaid Leave of Absence: Melissa Bailey is requesting an unpaid leave of absence effective
approximately February 12, 2018 to accept a temporary short-tern substitute teaching assistant
position. This leave will last for 15 days, or until the classroom teacher returns.
Appointment: Melissa Bailey, short-term substitute special education teacher, at a salary of
$288.78/diem (M-1 on GTA salary schedule), effective approximately February 12, 2018 for 15
days, or until the classroom teacher returns. She has Professional B-2 and Professional 1-6
Certifications. Ms. Bailey is filling the childcare leave of Frederick Zamorski.
Appointment: Chris Reyes, long-term substitute business teacher, at a salary of $288.78 per diem
(MA-1 on GTA salary schedule), effective approximately March 20, 2018 to on or about June 8,
2018, or until business teacher returns. He has Permanent Business and Distributive Education
certification. Mr. Reyes is filling the childcare leave of absence for Danielle Linguanti.

Appointment: Jacqueline Santilli, long-term substitute teacher, at a salary of $261.05/diem (BA-1
on GTA salary schedule), effective approximately March 5, 2018 to May 31, 2018 or until teacher
returns. She has Initial Mathematics 7-12 certification. Ms. Santilli is filling the medical leave of
absence for Rosemary Okin.
Appointment: Jacqueline Santilli, substitute teacher, at a salary of $110.00/diem, as needed,
effective February 21, 2018. She has Initial Mathematics 7-12 certification.
Appointment: Natacha Gererali, substitute food service helper, at a salary of $10.40/hr. for 3
hours per day, as needed, effective February 21, 2018.
Appoint 2017-2018 Spring Coach Stipends:

NAME STEP FTE AMT

BASEBALL:
HEAD VARSITY MARDYNIAK, JOHN D 1.0 6,322
ASSISTANT VARSITY PEZZULLO, JOHN C 0.9 5,106
ASSISTANT JUNIOR VARSITY SMITH, RYAN A 0.7 3,054
MODIFIED ZAMORSKI, FREDRICK D 0.7 4,424
SOFTBALL:
HEAD VARSITY KELLY, MICHAEL D 1.0 6,322
ASSISTANT VARSITY MADURAS, MARLIN D 0.9 5,690
JUNIOR VARSITY HEAD GILBERT, THOMAS D 0.8 5,056
JUNIOR VARSITY ASSISTANT SMITH, KAREN A 0.7 3,054
TENNIS:
VARSITY BOYS TENNIS COACH SOROKA, KENNETH D 0.9 5,690
JUNIOR VARSITY BOYS TENNIS
COACH

CARRECIA, NICOLE A 0.8 3,488

TRACK:
HEAD VARSITY BOYS LEWIS, KYLE D 1.0 6,322
VARSITY BOYS ASSISTANT
TRACK COACH

MANASERI, JOSEPH A 0.9 3,924
HEAD VARSITY GIRLS LAWSON, GUSTAVAS D 1.0 6,322
VARSITY ASSISTANT GIRLS
TRACK COACH

MCINTEE, ROBERT D 0.9 5,690

MODIFIED BOYS TRACK
COACH

HALLER, CHRISTOPHER D 0.7 4,424

MODIFIED GIRLS TRACK
COACH

MULLER, DANIEL A 0.7 3,054

GOLF:
VARSITY BOYS TETHER, JOHN D 0.7 4,424
VARSITY GIRLS POLANIS, JAMES D 0.7 4,424
LACROSSE:
VARSITY GIRLS SMITH, CHRISTINA D 1.0 6,322
VARSITY ASSISTANT COACH –
GIRLS

JACOBSEN, KIERSTEN D 0.9 5,690

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 February 5, 2018.
11. Consent Agenda
BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the
Board of Education approves the Consent Agenda as presented.
12. Second Reading and Re-adoption of Community Use of School Facilities Policy #3290
BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the
Board of Education approves the re-adoption of the Community Use of School Facilities Policy
#3290.
13. 1. Nomination of Candidates for O/U BOCES Board
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education, upon the recommendation of the
Superintendent of Schools, nominates Michael Bello for re-election and nominates Eugenia
Pavek for re-election to the Orange-Ulster Board of Cooperative Educational Services.
13.2. Award RFP for Internal Audit Services to Cooper Arias, LLP.
BE IT RESOLVED that the Goshen Central School District accepts and awards the
proposal for Internal Audit Services to Cooper Arias, LLP for the 2018-2019; 2019-2020; and
2020-2021 school years. The rates are as follows: Initial Risk Assessment for 2018-2019 in the
amount of $4,500; Subsequent Risk Assessment Updates for 2019-2020 in the amount of $4,500;
and 2020-2021 in the amount of $4,500. Fee for Monitoring and Testing for 2018-2019;
2019-2020; and 2020-2021 to be based on annual hourly rates as listed in RFP. The Internal
Auditor is appointed annually at the Re-Organization meeting.
13.3. Approve and Award RFP for Controlled Inspection Services
BE IT RESOLVED upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools the
Board of Education approves the award of the RFP for Controlled Inspection Services for our
Capital Project to Advance Testing Company, Inc. in accordance with the prices set forth in their
proposal opened January 26, 2018 (a copy of which agreement shall be incorporated by reference
within the minutes of this meeting) and authorizes the Superintendent of Schools to execute an
agreement and/or award letter.
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13.4. Approve and Award RFP for Environmental Consultant
BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the
Board of Education approves the award of the RFP for Environmental Consultant for our Capital
Project to Quality Environmental Solutions and Technologies, Inc. in accordance with the prices
set forth in their proposal opened January 26, 2018 (a copy of which agreement shall be
incorporated by reference within the minutes of this meeting) and authorizes the Superintendent
of Schools to execute an agreement and/or award letter.
13.5. Approve Board Members to Attend NYSSBA’s 2018 Policy Workshop, March 13,
2018
BE IT RESOLVED, the Board of Education approves Judith Green, Thomas Mullane
and Martha Bogart attending the New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA) 2018
Policy Workshop on March 13, 2018 in White Plains, New York.
13.6. Approve Extending Cold War Veterans’ Tax Exemption
WHEREAS, at the Board Meeting held on December 19, 2016, the Board of Education
of the Goshen Central School District Board approved a resolution adopting the Cold War
Veterans’ Tax Exemption pursuant to Section 458-b of the Real Property Tax Law which
provision limited the tax exemption to a ten-year period; and
WHEREAS, Section 458-b was recently amended to enable school districts, by
resolution, to extend the Cold War Veterans’ Tax Exemption to qualifying owners of qualifying
real property for as long as they remain qualifying owners without regard to the ten-year
limitation;
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby determines
that the Cold War Veterans’ Tax Exemption shall apply to qualifying owners of qualifying real
property for as long as they remain qualifying owners instead of for a period of ten years; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Board directs the District Clerk to provide a
certified copy of this resolution to Orange County and the assessors for the other taxing
jurisdictions located within this School District.
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13.7. Approve Amazon Line of Credit and Update Internal Policy and Procedures for Use of
District Credit Card
WHEREAS, the Goshen Central School District finds that the use of a line-of-credit in
certain transactions is necessary and proper to purchase textbooks, supplies, equipment or any
other approved budgeted school related expense;
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of
Schools, the Board of Education approves an Amazon line-of-credit, in the amount of $6,500.00,
to be used for such approved purchases of textbooks, supplies, equipment or any other approved
budgeted school related expense; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the Board of Education approves the update to the
Internal Policy and Procedures for Use of District Credit Card as presented.
13.8. Approve Entering into PILOT Agreement with Therapeutic Horizons
WHEREAS, on February 14, 2018, Community Energy Solar (“Developer”), notified
the Goshen Central School District (“District”) that it intends to construct a solar energy system
on real property located within the District in accordance with Real Property Tax Law § 487, and
WHEREAS, the statute provides the Developer with a 15-year tax exemption on any
increase to the value of the real estate on which the solar energy system is constructed; and
WHEREAS, the statute requires the District to notify the Developer if the District
intends to request that the Developer enter into a Payment in Lieu of Taxes (“PILOT”)
agreement within 60 days of receipt of the notification (“District”); and
WHEREAS, the Board of Education intends to request such a PILOT.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education intends to
request that the Developer enter into a PILOT agreement in accordance with Real Property Tax
Law § 487; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Superintendent of Schools and such other
employees and agents of the District are directed to undertake and complete all acts as required
to effect the purposes of this resolution; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this resolution shall take effect immediately.
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17. Executive Session
BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the
Board of Education will enter into Executive Session, with the intent to not to return to the
business portion of the meeting, for the purpose of the medical, financial, credit, or employment
history of a particular person or corporation, or matters leading to the appointment, employment,
promotion, demotion, discipline, suspension, dismissal, or removal of a particular person(s) or
corporation.