Board of Education Meeting Agenda

Agenda for October 16, 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, October 16, 2017 with a proposed Executive Session subject to Board approval, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with the intent of the Board of Education to reconvene the business portion of the meeting at approximately 7:30 p.m. 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.

Maureen Farrell
District Clerk

MEETING AGENDA

1. Meeting Called to Order (6:30 p.m.)
2. Executive Session
3. Reconvene Meeting (approximately 7:30 p.m.)
4. Pledge of Allegiance/Moment of Meditation
5. Motion for Approval of October 2, 2017 and October 10, 2017 Minutes
6. Correspondence
7. Privilege of the Floor
8. President’s Report
9. Legislative Update
10. Superintendent’s Report

1. High School Guidance Presentation
2. Board Recognition – November 6, 2017
3. Jelly Bean Field Day
4. National Junior Honor Society Induction
5. Goshen Hall of Fame Ceremony
6. Homecoming

11. Assistant Superintendent for Business Report
12. Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction, Personnel and Technology Report

  1. Summer Curriculum Presentation

13. Consent Agenda

  1. Recommendation of Committee of Special Education and Committee on Preschool Special Education
  2. Personnel
  3. Obsolete Equipment

14. Old Business

  • Action: 1. Second Reading and Re-Adoption: School Food Service Program (Lunch & Breakfast) Policy #5660
  • Action: 2. Adopt 2018-2019 Budget Development Calendar

15. New Business

  • Action: 1. Approve Closing Account within Goshen High School Extra Classroom Activity Fund
  • Action: 2. Approve Center for Discovery Contract for Behavior Management Services
  • Action: 3. Approve Ratification of Provisions of Memorandum of Agreement for GAA Establishing the Terms of the Collectively Negotiated Agreement Commencing 7/01/17-6/30/20 with GAA
  • Action: 4. Approve Terms & Conditions Central Office
  • Action: 5. Amend Memorandum of Agreement Between Goshen Central School District and Goshen Teachers Association
  • Action: 6. Reporting Requirements for Appointed School District Officials
  • Action: 7. Approve Corrective Action Plan for 2016-2017 External Audit

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

Consent Agenda

1. Recommendation of Committee of Special Education and Committee on Preschool
Special Education
2. Personnel
3. Obsolete Equipment

PERSONNEL
NAME TITLE ACTION

a) Linda Barbaro Custodial Worker Retire
b) Caroline O’Sullivan Special Education Teacher Aide Medical Leave
c) James Riley Director of Facilities III Medical Leave
d) Jennie Nicholson Teacher Aide (Probationary) Appoint
e) Stephanie Cecere Food Service Helper (probationary) Appoint
f) Jacqueline Gill Food Service Helper (probationary) Appoint
g) Belynda Barton Senior Account Clerk Typist (Probationary) Appoint
h) Suela Marku Spec. Ed. Teacher Aide (Probationary) Appoint
i) Lizbeth Criscenzo Tutor Appoint
j) Suela Marku Odyssey of the Mind Advisor-Volunteer Appoint
k) Elizabeth Lumezi Odyssey of the Mind Advisor-Volunteer Appoint
l) Brooke Knapp Teacher Aide Increase Hours
m) Evelyn Schneider English Teacher Increase Step
Retirement: Linda Barbaro, custodial worker, effective October 31, 2017. Ms. Barbaro has been
with the District for 11 years.
Medical Leave of Absence: Caroline O’Sullivan, special education teacher aide, is requesting a
medical leave of absence under the Family Medical Leave Act, if eligible, effective September 11,
2017 through on or about October 31, 2017.
Medical Leave of Absence: James Riley, Director of Facilities III, is requesting a medical leave of
absence under the Family Medical Leave Act, if eligible, effective November 10, 2017 through on or
about December 4, 2017.
Appointment: Jennie Nicholson, teacher aide (probationary), at a salary of $13.60/hr. for 5 ½ hrs.
/day effective September 29, 2017. In accordance with Civil Service Rules, this appointment is a
probationary appointment, in effect for 52 weeks, effective September 29, 2017. Ms. Nicholson is a
substitute teacher aide with the District. She is replacing Diane Hynes.
Appointment: Stephanie Cecere, food service helper (probationary), effective October 3, 2017. In
accordance with Civil Service Rules, this appointment is a probationary appointment, in effect for 52
weeks, effective October 3, 2017. She is employed with the district as a substitute food service
helper and substitute teacher aide. Ms. Cecere is replacing Regina Torino.
Appointment: Jacqueline Gill, food service helper (probationary), effective October 3, 2017. In
accordance with Civil Service Rules, this appointment is a probationary appointment, in effect for 52
weeks, effective October 3, 2017. She is employed with the district as a substitute teacher aide. Ms.
Gill is replacing Laura Sullivan.
Appointment: Belynda Barton, senior account clerk typist (probationary), at a salary of $38,310.00 (prorated), effective November 1, 2017. In accordance with Civil Service Rules, this appointment is a probationary appointment, in effect for 52 weeks, effective November 1, 2017. Ms. Barton is replacing Amanda Barone.
Appointment: Suela Marku, special education teacher aide (probationary), at a salary of $13.60/hr., for 5 ¾ hours/day, effective October 5, 2017. In accordance with Civil Service Rules, this appointment is a probationary appointment, in effect for 52 weeks, effective October 5, 2017. Ms. Marku is a substitute teacher aide with the District. She is replacing Kathleen Dallendorfer.
Appointment: Lizbeth Criscenzo, tutor, at a salary of $32.35/hr., for 3 ½ hour/day, as needed, effective October 17, 2017 for the 2017-2018 school year.
Appointment: Suela Marku, volunteer Odyssey of the Mind advisor, for the 2017-2018 school year. There is no stipend for this position.
Appointment: Elizabeth Lumezi, volunteer Odyssey of the Mind advisor, for the 2017-2018 school year. There is no stipend for this position.
Increase in Hours: Brooke Knapp, teacher aide, increase in hours from 5 ½ to 5 ¾ hours/day effective October 17, 2017 at a salary of $13.60/hour. Ms. Knapp is replacing Heather Hilliard.
Increase Step: Evelyn Schneider, English teacher, at a salary of $113,575 (MA60-21) effective October 17, 2017. She is moving from Master’s step 18 to Master’s step 21 to compensate for facilitating new teacher/intern program since the passing of Jane Unhjem. Ms. Schneider was hired at step 4 despite having many more years of experience.

Resolutions

5. Minutes
BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education approves the draft of the minutes for the meetings of October 2, 2017 and October 10, 2017.
13. Consent Agenda
BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education accepts the retirement of Linda Barbaro, custodial worker, effective October 31, 2017. Ms. Barbaro has been with the District for 11 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.
14.1. Second Reading and Re-adoption of School Food Service Program (Lunch & Breakfast) Policy #5660
BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education approves the re-adoption of the School Food Service Program (Lunch & Breakfast) Policy #5660
14.2. Adopt 2018-2019 Budget Development Calendar
BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education approves the adoption of the 2018-2019 budget development calendar.
15.1. Approve Closing Extra Classroom Activity Fund Account
BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools that the Class of 2017 account within the Extra Classroom Activity Fund at Goshen High School be closed, as the class has graduated, and any funds remaining be transferred to the Class of 2021 Extra Classroom Activity Fund Account at Goshen High School.
15.2. Approve Center for Discovery Agreement for Services for Behavioral Management
Services
BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the
Board of Education approves the entering into an Agreement with Center for Discovery to
provide functional behavior assessments and behavior intervention plans for special education
students, effective October 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018.
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.
15.3. Memorandum of Agreement between GAA and Goshen Central School District
BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education hereby ratifies the provisions of the
Memorandum of Agreement between the District and the Goshen Administrators’ Association
dated October 12, 2017 and authorizes the funding of those monies necessary to implement the
provisions of the 2017-2020 Collectively Negotiated Agreement with the Goshen
Administrators’ Association.
15.4. Approve of Terms & Conditions for Central Office
BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the
Board of Education approves the Terms & Conditions for Central Office of the Goshen Central
School District effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2020.
15.5. Amend Memorandum of Agreement between Goshen Central Schools and Goshen
Teachers’ Association
BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the
Board of Education amends the Memorandum of Agreement between Goshen Central School
Districts and the Goshen Teachers’ Association dated August 28, 2017. Provision number 10
should be amended to read “Teacher Salary Schedule (includes all unit members as defined in
Article II (2.1))”.
15.6. Approve Reporting Requirements for Appointed School District Officials
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the Goshen Central School
District/Location Code 73302 hereby establishes the following as standard work days for elected
and appointed officials and will report the following days worked to the New York State and
Local Employees’ Retirement System based on time keeping system records or the record of
activities maintained and submitted by these officials to the Clerk of this body:
APPOINTED OFFICIALS
Title Name SS #
(last 4
digits)
Registration
Number
Standard
Work Day
(Hrs/Day)
Term
Begins/Ends
Participates in
Employer’s
Time Keeping
System
(Yes/No)
Days/Month
(Based on
Record of
Activities)
District
Clerk
Maureen
Farrell
xxxx xxxx 8 07/01/17-
06/30/18
NO 10.29
District
Treasurer
Ann
Desiglioli
xxxx xxxx 8 07/01/17-
06/30/18
NO 21.67
School
Tax
Collector
Andrea
McClorey
xxxx xxxx 8 07/01/17-
06/30/18
NO 21.67
Claims
Auditor
Christine
Fini
xxxx xxxx 6 07/01/17-
06/30/18
YES N/A
15.7. Approve Corrective Action Plan for 2016-2017 External Audit
BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the
Board of Education hereby approves the corrective action plan dated October 2, 2017, for the
External Audit performed by Nugent and Haeussler for the year ended June 30, 2017.