Board of Education Meeting Agenda

Meeting Agenda for January 7

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, January 7, 2019 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 review of legal issues.

Maureen Farrell
District Clerk

MEETING AGENDA

1. Meeting Called to Order

2. Executive Session

3. Reconvene Meeting (approximately 7:30 p.m.)

4. Pledge of Allegiance/Moment of Meditation

5. Motion for Approval of Minutes Regular Meeting of December 17, 2018

6. Financial Update

1.  Acknowledge Treasurer’s Report for October 2018

7. Correspondence

8. Privilege of the Floor

9. President’s Report

10. Legislative Update/OCSBA

11. Superintendent’s Report

1.  Triton Construction – Capital Project Update

12. Assistant Superintendent for Business Report

1.  Cooper Arias Internal Audit – February

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

1.  Measures of Academic Progress (MAPs) Training

14. Consent Agenda

1.  Recommendation of Committee of Special Education and Committee on Preschool Special Education

2.  Personnel

3.  Award of Athletic Equipment Reconditioning Bid

15. Old Business

16.  New Business

Action: 1.   Approval for Superintendent to Attend New York State Council of School Superintendents (NYSCOSS) Annual Winter Institute and Lobby Day in Albany, New York from March 3-5, 2019

Action: 2.   Approve Change Orders for Capital Project at Goshen High School – J&J Sass Electric, Inc.

Action: 3.   Approve Change Orders for Capital Project at Goshen High School – Benard Associates, Inc.

Action: 4.   Approve Change Order for Capital Project at Goshen High School – Hauser Brothers, Inc.

Action: 5.   Approve Change Orders for Capital Project at Goshen High School – Ashley Mechanical, Inc.

Action: 6.   Award Bid for Public Sale Surplus Items

Action: 7.   Approve Olympics of the Visual Arts Trip to Saratoga Springs, New York

Action: 8.   Approve Audit Engagement Letter from Nugent & Haeussler, P.C.

Action: 9.   Approve Overnight Trip – Varsity Cheerleaders to Virginia Beach

Action: 10. Reschedule March 18, 2019 Board of Education Meeting to March 25, 2019

17. Privilege of the Floor

18. Board Member Issues

19. Close Meeting

Consent Agenda

Consent Agenda Notes for January 7, 2019

  1. Recommendation of Committee of Special Education and Committee on Preschool Special Education
  2. Personnel
  3. Award of Athletic Equipment Reconditioning Bid –Baseball,  Softball, Basketball,  Track and Lacrosse to Riddell; Football to Stadium System

PERSONNEL
NAME                                         TITLE                                           ACTION

a)             Maria Valenti                             Special Education Teacher Aide         Resign

b)             Sharlene Bischof                       Clerk                                                   Medical Leave

c)             Michael Salley                           Custodial Worker                                Medical Leave

d)            Kathleen Andryshak                 Elementary Teacher                            Medical Leave

e)             Vera Cornelius                           School Bus Monitor                            Extend Medical Leave

f)              Patricia Pagnotta Lercara          Assistant Principal                              Extend Medical Leave

g)             Kelly Vaughan                          Special Education Teacher                  Childcare Leave

h)             June Chiusano                           Special Education Teacher Aide         Amend Unpaid Leave

i)               Samantha Ruffen                      .6 EL Teacher                                      Appoint

j)               Zorihelga Mercado-Nedorost    Teacher Aide (Probationary)               Appoint

k)             Deirdre Marcolini                      Substitute Teacher                              Appoint

l)               Valeria Ortega-Ruiz                  Substitute Teacher                              Appoint

m)           Miki Yoshiura                            Substitute Teacher                              Appoint

n)             Miki Yoshiura                            Long-Term Substitute Music Teacher  Appoint

o)             Danielle Santoro                        Long-Term Substitute Elementary Teacher  Appoint

p)             John Haeberle                            Long-Term Substitute Custodial Worker          Appoint

q)             Liam Kelly                                 Substitute Teacher Aide                     Appoint

r)              Nadine Brosnan                         Substitute Teacher Aide                     Appoint

s)              Kyle Haller                                Substitute Teacher Aide                     Appoint

t)              Francesca Carlucci                     Substitute Teacher Aide                     Appoint

u)             Kyle Haller                                Substitute Custodial Worker              Appoint

v)             Teresa Fini                                 Substitute School Bus Monitor           Appoint

w)           Shannon Byman                        Substitute School Bus Monitor           Appoint

x)             Patricia Hillman                         Tutor                                                   Appoint

y)             Michael Robusto                       Special Education Teacher                  Extra Compensation

z)             Katharine Gonzalez                   ENL Teacher                                       Amend Extra Compensation

Resignation:  Maria Valenti, special education teacher aide, effective January 7, 2019.

Medical Leave of Absence: Sharlene Bischof, clerk, is requesting a medical leave of absence under the Family Medical Leave Act, if eligible, effective approximately November 20, 2018 through on or about February 6, 2019.

Medical Leave of Absence: Michael Salley, custodial worker, is requesting a medical leave of absence under the Family Medical Leave Act, if eligible, effective approximately December 26, 2018 through on or about January 31, 2019.

Medical Leave of Absence: Kathleen Andryshak, elementary teacher, is requesting a medical leave of absence under the Family Medical Leave Act, if eligible, effective approximately March 6, 2019 through on or about May 6, 2019.

Extend Medical Leave of Absence: Vera Cornelius, school bus monitor, is requesting an extension of her medical leave of absence under the Family Medical Leave Act, if eligible, effective approximately January 1, 2019 through on or about April 3, 2019.

Extend Medical Leave of Absence: Patricia Pagnotta Lercara, assistant principal, is requesting an extension of her medical leave of absence under the Family Medical Leave Act, if eligible, effective approximately January 10, 2019 through on or about July 4, 2019.

Childcare Leave of Absence: Kelly Vaughan, special education teacher, is requesting a childcare leave of absence under the Family Medical Leave Act, if eligible, effective approximately March 20, 2019 through on or about May 1, 2019.

Amend Unpaid Leave of Absence: June Chiusano, special education teacher aide, unpaid leave of absence was approved at the December 3, 2018 meeting to end June 30, 2019. End date will now be amended to be January 13, 2019.

Appointment:  Samantha Ruffen, .6 ENL teacher at a salary of $58,910 (prorated to $35,346, MA-1 on GTA salary schedule) prorated effective January 8, 2019.  She has TESOL and English Language Arts 7-12 certifications. Ms. Ruffen is replacing Sarah Rosa.

Appointment: Zorihelga Mercado-Nedorost, teacher aide (probationary), at a salary of $13.60/hr. (pending CSEA negotiations), for 5¾ hours/day, effective January 8, 2019. In accordance with Civil Service Rules, this appointment is a probationary appointment, in effect for 52 weeks, effective January 8, 2019. Ms. Mercado-Nedorost is a substitute teacher aide with the District. She is replacing Jean Schuppe.

Appointment:  Deirdre Marcolini, substitute teacher at a salary of $110.00/diem, as needed, not to exceed 29 hours per week, effective January 8, 2019 for the 2018-2019 school year. She has Permanent K-6 Elementary certification.

Appointment:  Valeria Ortega-Ruiz, substitute teacher at a salary of $110.00/diem, as needed, not to exceed 29 hours per week, effective January 8, 2019 for the 2018-2019 school year. She has Professional Childhood Education 1-6 certification.

Appointment:  Miki Yoshiura, substitute teacher at a salary of $110.00/diem, as needed, not to exceed 29 hours per week, effective January 8, 2019 for the 2018-2019 school year. She has Professional Music certification.

Appointment: Miki Yoshiura, long-term substitute music teacher, at a salary of $294.55 per diem (MA-1 on GTA salary schedule), effective approximately January 22, 2019 to on or about April 22, 2019, or until music teacher returns. She has Professional Music certification. Ms. Yoshiura is filling the childcare leave of absence for Sophie Levenberg.

Appointment: Danielle Santoro, long-term substitute music teacher, at a salary of $294.55 per diem (MA-1 on GTA salary schedule), effective approximately March 6, 2019 to on or about May 6, 2019, or until elementary teacher returns. She is a substitute teacher with the District and has done several leave replacements. Ms. Santoro is filling the medical leave of absence for Kathleen Andryshak and has worked in Ms. Andryshak’s classroom since the beginning of the school year.

Appointment:  John Haeberle, long-term substitute custodial worker, at a salary of $15.86/hour (pending CSEA negotiations), for 7 hours per day, effective December 26, 2018 to on or about February 4, 2019 or until custodial worker returns. He is currently a substitute custodial worker with the District. Mr. Haeberle has been filling the extended medical leave of absence for Michael Salley.

Appointment:  Liam Kelly, substitute teacher aide, at a salary of $11.80/hour, as needed, not to exceed 29 hours per week, effective January 8, 2019.

Appointment:  Nadine Brosnan, substitute teacher aide, at a salary of $11.80/hour, as needed, not to exceed 29 hours per week, effective January 8, 2019.

Appointment:  Kyle Haller, substitute teacher aide, at a salary of $11.80/hour, as needed, not to exceed 29 hours per week, for all assignments, effective January 8, 2019.

Appointment:  Francesca Carlucci, substitute teacher aide, at a salary of $11.80/hour, as needed, not to exceed 29 hours per week, effective January 8, 2019.

Appointment:  Kyle Haller, substitute custodial worker, at a salary of $11.80/hour, as needed, not to exceed 29 hours per week, for all assignments, effective January 8, 2019.

Appointment:  Teresa Fini, substitute school bus monitor, at a salary of $11.80/hour, as needed, not to exceed 29 hours per week, effective January 8, 2019.

Appointment:  Shannon Byman, substitute school bus monitor, at a salary of $11.80/hour, as needed, not to exceed 29 hours per week, effective January 8, 2019.

Appointment:  Patricia Hillman, tutor, at a salary of $33.00/hr., as needed, effective January 8, 2019 for the 2018-2019 school year. Ms. Hillman meets the requirements to provide educational assistance to students who are unable to attend school.

Extra Compensation: Michael Robusto, special education teacher, at a salary of $82.07/ period, per GTA contract, effective January 2, 2019. Mr. Robusto will be teaching 1 period on B-D-F days for the 2018-2019 school year.

Amend Extra Compensation: Katharine Gonzalez, ENL teacher, at a salary of $82.07/ period, per GTA contract. At the November 19, 2018 meeting, Ms. Gonzalez was approved for teaching 1 extra period every day through December 9, 2018. Due to necessity, she will continue to teach 1 extra period every day through June 30, 2019.

Resolutions

2. Executive Session

BE IT RESOLVED, the Board of Education will enter into Executive Session, with the intent to reconvene the business portion of the meeting, for the review of legal issues.

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 meeting of December 17, 2018.

14.  Consent Agenda

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

16.1.   Approve for Superintendent to Attend NYSCOSS Annual Winter Institute and Lobby Day in Albany, New York from March 3-5, 2019

BE IT RESOLVED, the Board of Education approves the Superintendent of Schools attending the New York State Council of School Superintendents Annual Winter Institute and Lobby Day in Albany, New York from March 3-5, 2019.

16.2. Approve Change Orders for Capital Project at Goshen High School – J & J Sass Electric, Inc.

BE IT RESOLVED that based upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education hereby approves the following Change Orders relevant to J & J Sass Electric, Inc.’s Contract:

11/07/18
EC CO-06
Scoreboard underground conduit
$19,723
11/07/18
EC CO-07
Labor & materials with Musco Poles F1-F4 dimming controls for athletic field lighting
$3,002

16.3. Approve Change Orders for Capital Project at Goshen High School – Benard Associates, Inc.

BE IT RESOLVED that based upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education hereby approves the following Change Orders relevant to Benard Associates, Inc.’s general construction contract:

12/06/18
GC CO-08
Auditorium wall restructure/resurfacing
$16,239
12/06/18
GC CO-09
Replace existing ceilings in corridor
$5,975

16.4. Approve Change Order for Capital Project at Goshen High School – Hauser Brothers

BE IT RESOLVED that based upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education hereby approves the following Change Order relevant to Hauser Brothers Plumbing, Inc. contract:

11/13/18
PC CO-02
Reinstall hot water heater
$2,522.04

16.5. Approve Change Orders for Capital Project at Goshen High School – Ashley Mechanical, Inc.

BE IT RESOLVED that based upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education hereby approves the following Change Orders relevant to Ashley Mechanical, Inc.’s HVAC contract:

11/27/18
MC CO-06
Additional steel structure required for HVAC unit
$5,905.35
12/06/18
MC CO-07
Remove existing cross bracing interfering with installation of new ductwork in auditorium
$5,284.84

16.6. Award Bid for Public Sale Surplus Items

BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools to award the sale of the following previously declared surplus items to the bidders listed below at the price bid at the public sale bid opening held on December 21, 2018.  All items sold as is, with no warranties expressed or implied.

Item                                                      Bid                              Name

1982 – John Deere Front Bucket Tractor

VIN # 301AD389207T                                           $ 2,501.00            Bettyann Dispigna

2002 – 66 Passenger Freightliner School Bus

VIN # 4UZAAXAK82CJ63079                              $ 1,201.00            Middletown Auto Wreckers

2001 – 60 Passenger Freightliner School Bus

VIN # 4UZAAXAK21CH72928                            $ 1,201.00            Middletown Auto Wreckers

1999 – Chevy Suburban

VIN # 3GNEC16R0XG267001                                 $   586.00           Chet’s Garage

1988 – Chevrolet Food Van

VIN # 1GCJP32J3J3334031                                      $   577.66           Robert Rothschild

16.7. Approve Olympics of the Visual Arts Trip to Saratoga Springs

BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Board of Education approves the Olympics of the Visual Arts trip to Saratoga Springs, New York from April 3-4, 2019.

16.8. Approve Audit Engagement Letter from Nugent & Haeussler, P.C.

BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education approves the audit engagement letter dated December 10, 2018, from Nugent & Haeussler, P.C., for external auditing of the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019.

16.9. Approve Overnight Trip – Varsity Cheerleaders to Virginia Beach

BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education approves the overnight trip for the Varsity Cheerleaders to participate in the Grand National Championship by the Sea in Virginia Beach, Virginia on March 9-10, 2019.

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.

16.10. Reschedule March 18, 2019 Board of Education Meeting

BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education approves rescheduling the March 18, 2019 board meeting to Monday, March 25, 2019.