Board of Education Meeting Agenda

Agenda for December 4, 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, December 4, 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 November 20, 2017
4. Financial Update

  1. Acknowledge Treasurer’s Report for September 2017

5. Correspondence
6. Privilege of the Floor
7. President’s Report
8. Legislative Update
9. Superintendent’s Report

  1. Triton Construction Update
  2. Holiday Gathering – Board of Education and Administrators – December 9th – Glen Arden

10. Assistant Superintendent for Business Report

  1. Cooper Arias

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

  1. Professional Development Plan
  2. Professional Development Day – Math Curriculum (Henry Freedman)

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 Re-Adoption of Professional Development Plan

14. New Business

  • Action: 1. Award Bid for HVAC & Refrigeration Servicing (Hourly)
  • Action: 2. Approve US Employee Benefits Service Group as Insurance Broker of Record
  • Action: 3. Approve Terms & Conditions Department Directors
  • Action: 4. Approve Addendum Agreement to Assistant Superintendent for Business Contract
  • Action: 5. Approve Addendum Agreement to Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum Contract
  • Action: 6. Readoption of Flexible Benefits Summary Plan Description & Fee Schedule
  • Action: 7. Approve Withdrawing from NYS Department of Health SSHSP Medicaid Program
  • Action: 8. Approve Agreement for Services – ARC of Orange County
  • Action: 9. Approve Tax Certiorari Refund

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. Obsolete Equipment

PERSONNEL

NAME TITLE ACTION
a) Ann M. Brosnan Teacher Aide Resign
b) Paul Bennis History Club Advisor Resign
c) Cathy Kloorfain Grade 3 Teacher Intermittent Medical Leave
d) Maria Phillips Cook Manager Medical Leave
e) Sophie Szarwark Food Service Helper Medical Leave
f) Carl Grzywaczewski School Bus Monitor Medical Leave
g) Kenneth Bowen School Bus Driver Medical Leave
h) Susan Tucker School Bus Driver Medical Leave
i) Marie Coluccio Senior School Secretary Medical Leave
j) Teacher Aide Abolish
k) Student Supervisor/Teacher Aide Create
l) Temporary Cook Manager Create
m) Freshman Girls Basketball Coach Create
n) Freshman Boys Basketball Coach Create
o) Marianne Schneider Freshman Girls Basketball Coach Change Appointment
p) Terry McPike Freshman Boys Basketball Coach Change Appointment
q) John Tether Modified Girls Basketball Coach Appoint
r) Thomas Giordano Modified Boys Basketball Coach Appoint
s) Deborah DeRosa Temporary Cook Manager Appoint
t) Andrea McClorey School Tax Collector Amend Compensation
u) Norman Tenorio School Bus Driver Decrease in Hours
v) Joanne Kich School Bus Driver Increase in Hours
w) Anne Marie Walker School Bus Driver Increase in Hours
x) Steven Schaaf School Bus Driver Increase in Hours
y) Christine Sullivan School Bus Driver Increase in Hours
z) Compensation for Non Bargaining Employees Appoint

Resignation: Ann M. Brosnan, teacher aide, effective December 11, 2017.
Resignation: Paul Bennis, history club advisor at C.J. Hooker Middle School, effective December
5, 2017.
Intermittent Medical Leave of Absence: Cathy Kloorfain, Grade 3 teacher, is requesting an
intermittent medical leave of absence under the Family Medical Leave Act, if eligible, effective
November 15, 2017 through on or about February 9, 2018, as needed. This leave conforms to the
Family Medical Leave Act requirements.
Medical Leave of Absence: Maria Phillips, cook manager, is requesting a medical leave of
absence under the Family Medical Leave Act, if eligible, effective November 29, 2017 through on or
about December 13, 2017.

Medical Leave of Absence: Sophie Szarwark, food service helper, is requesting a medical leave of
absence under the Family Medical Leave Act, if eligible, effective November 20, 2017 through on or
about December 5, 2017.
Medical Leave of Absence: Carl Grzywaczewski, school bus monitor, is requesting a medical
leave of absence under the Family Medical Leave Act, if eligible, effective September 23, 2017
through on or about January 2, 2018.
Medical Leave of Absence: Kenneth Bowen, school bus driver, is requesting a medical leave of
absence under the Family Medical Leave Act, if eligible, effective September 6, 2017 through on or
about January 2, 2018.
Medical Leave of Absence: Susan Tucker, school bus driver, is requesting a medical leave of
absence under the Family Medical Leave Act, if eligible, effective November 2, 2017 through on or
about December 4, 2017.
Medical Leave of Absence: Marie Coluccio, senior school secretary, is requesting a medical leave
of absence under the Family Medical Leave Act, if eligible, effective December 18, 2017 through on
or about February 28, 2018.
Abolish Position: teacher aide #1538 at Goshen High School, effective December 19, 2017, to
create a student supervisor/teacher aide position. This position is 5.5 hours/day at a salary of
$13.60/hr.
Create Position: student supervisor/teacher aide at Goshen High School, effective November 28,
2016. The abolishment of a teacher aide position will help fund this position. This position is 4.25
hours/day at a salary of $17.08/hr.
Create Position: temporary cook manager, to temporary fill the cook manager position while
cook manager is on medical leave of absence, at a salary of $25,294 prorated (CSEA Step A) for 7
hours per day, as needed, effective November 28, 2017 to approximately December 13, 2017, or
until cook manager returns.
Create Position: freshman girls basketball coach
Create Position: freshman boys basketball coach
At a stipend of GTA Schedule B (.8), effective November 21, 2017, due to an increase in the amount
of students interested in participating in basketball.
Change Appointment: Marianne Schneider, freshman girls basketball coach under Schedule B – D
.8 at a stipend of $5,056 effective the 2017/2018 school year. Ms. Schneider was approved at the
11/06/17 meeting as modified girls basketball coach. She is being appointed to the new freshmen
team instead.
Change Appointment: Terry McPike, freshman boys basketball coach under Schedule B – A .8 at a
stipend of $3,488 effective the 2017/2018 school year. Mr. McPike was approved at the 11/06/17
meeting as modified boys basketball coach. He is being appointed to the new freshmen team instead.
Appointment: John Tether, modified girls basketball coach under Schedule B – D .7 at a stipend
of $4,424 effective the 2017/2018 school year. Mr. Tether is replacing Marianne Schneider as
modified girls basketball coach.
Appointment: Thomas Giordano, modified boys basketball coach under Schedule B – A .7 at a
stipend of $3,054 effective the 2017/2018 school year. Mr. Giordano is replacing Terry McPike as
modified boys basketball coach.

Appointment: Deborah DeRosa, temporary cook manager, at a salary of $140.52 per diem
(Schedule A-Step A of the CSEA salary schedule) effective November 29, 2017 to approximately
December 13, 2017, or until cook manager returns. Ms. DeRosa is a food service helper with the
District. She has the requisite skills and aptitude for the position. Ms. DeRosa is filling the medical
leave of absence of Maria Phillips.
Amend Compensation: Andrea McClorey, school tax collector, at a salary of $53,275 for the
2017-2018 school year; $62,873 for the 2018-2019 school year and $65,388 for the 2019-2020
school year.
Decrease in Hours: Norman Tenorio, school bus driver, decrease in hours from 5 1⁄2 hours per day
to 5 hours per day, effective November 21, 2017. Decrease in hours is due to a change in assigned
bus route.
Increase in Hours: Joanne Kich, school bus driver, increase in hours from 5 1⁄4 hours per day to 5
3⁄4 hours per day, effective November 21, 2017. Increase in hours is due to a change in assigned bus
route.
Increase in Hours: Anne Marie Walker, school bus driver, increase in hours from 5 1⁄4 hours per
day to 5 1⁄2 hours per day, effective November 21, 2017. Increase in hours is due to a change in
assigned bus route.
Increase in Hours: Steven Schaaf, school bus driver, increase in hours from 5 hours per day to 5 1⁄4
hours per day, effective November 21, 2017. Increase in hours is due to seniority and student need.
Increase in Hours: Christine Sullivan, school bus driver, increase in hours from 5 hours per day
to 5 1⁄4 hours per day, effective November 21, 2017. Increase in hours is due to seniority and student
need.
2017-2018 Compensation for Non-Bargaining Staff: BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board hereby
approves salary increases for non-bargaining staff, as set forth on the attachment annexed hereto and
made a part of this resolution.

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 November 20, 2017.
12. Consent Agenda
BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the
Board of Education approves the Consent Agenda as presented.
13.1. Re-Adoption of District Comprehensive/Professional Development Plan
BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the
Board of Education approves the re-adoption of the District Comprehensive/Professional
Development Plan as presented.
14.1. Accept and Award Bid for HVAC & Refrigeration Service (Hourly)
Bid # BG, FS – 002-17
BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the
Board of Education accepts the bid award to MDS HVACR, Inc. in the amount of $95.00/hr.
with an overtime rate of $142.50/hr., Holiday rate of $142.50/hr., travel charge of $25.00 per call
and 15% mark up on parts effective December 16, 2017 through December 15, 2018.

14.2. Approve US Employee Benefits Service Group as Insurance Broker of Record
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby designates US Employee
Benefits Service Group as insurance broker of record for life insurance for administrators
(Cigna), student accident insurance (Pupil Benefits & United States Fire Insurance Co.) and
Health Insurance (MVP) effective immediately.
14.3. Approve of Terms & Conditions for Department Directors
BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the
Board of Education approves the Terms & Conditions for Department Directors of the Goshen
Central School District effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018.

14.4. Approve Addendum Agreement to Assistant Superintendent for Business’s Contract
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board President is hereby authorized to execute an
Addendum Agreement dated December 4, 2017, to the Contract for the Assistant Superintendent
for Business, a copy of which agreement shall be incorporated by reference within the minutes of
this meeting.

14.5. Approve Addendum Agreement to Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum,
Instruction, Personnel and Technology’s Contract
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board President is hereby authorized to execute an
Addendum Agreement dated December 4, 2017, to the Contract for the Assistant Superintendent
for Curriculum, Instruction, Personnel and Technology, a copy of which agreement shall be
incorporated by reference within the minutes of this meeting.

14.6. Re-adoption of Flexible Benefits Summary Plan Description and Fee Schedule
WHEREAS, the Goshen Central School District has previously adopted a Flexible
Benefits Plan for its employees administered through AFLAC/Wageworks;
BE IT RESOLVED upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the
Board of Education readopts the Flexible Benefits Plan Summary Description approved
December 7, 2015 for the new year, the period January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018, as
presented by AFLAC/Wageworks.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of
Schools the Board of Education approves effective January 1, 2018 for calendar year 2018 the
same service fee schedule with AFLAC/Wageworks which was effective January 1, 2017 and
which was approved by the Board of Education at its November 21, 2016 meeting as
Aflac/Wageworks has indicated that the fees will remain the same for calendar year 2018.

14.7. Approve Withdrawing from NYS Department of Health SSHSP Medicaid Program
WHEREAS the Board of Education has participated over the years in the NY State
Department of Health SSHSP Medicaid Program; and
WHEREAS the administrative cost of the program has now exceeded the reimbursement
received from the program.
BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools that the
Board of Education of the Goshen Central School District hereby authorizes the Goshen Central
School District to withdraw from the NYS Department of Health SSHSP Medicaid program
effective January 1, 2018.

14.8. Approve Agreement for Services – ARC of Orange County
BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the
Board of Education approves entering into an Agreement with ARC of Orange County to
provide services for special education students, effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018.
A copy of said Agreement shall be incorporated by reference within the minutes of this
meeting.
14.9. Approve Tax Certiorari Refund – Crystal Run Newco LLC.
BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the
Board of Education approves the payment of tax certiorari judgment awarded to Crystal Run
Newco LLC, Town of Wallkill (SBL 78-1-87 & 78-1-92) as per the court order entered in the
Office of the Clerk of Orange County Supreme Court on November 2, 2017 served upon the
District on November 20, 2017 in the amount of $5,757.02 for the 2017/2018 school year.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that in order to fund said tax certiorari judgment that
the payment of $5,757.02 be funded from a reduction in the 2017/2018 tax levy (A1001).