Board of Education Meeting Agenda

Meeting Agenda for November 3

Students from Kristen Calohan’s music program will perform prior to the board meeting beginning at 7:30 p.m. for Board Recognition Week.

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, November 5, 2018 at approximately 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 of October 15, 2018 Meetings
  4. Financial Update
    1. Acknowledge Treasurer’s Report for August 2018
  5. Correspondence
  6. Privilege of the Floor
  7. President’s Report
    1. NYSSBA Annual Conference
  8. Legislative Update/OCSBA
  9. Superintendent’s Report
    1. Board Recognition
    2. GIS Buddy Bench
    3. Capital Project Update
    4. Academic Awards Ceremony
    5. Goshen Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner
    6. High School Drama Club Production
    7. Fall Sports Update
  10. Assistant Superintendent for Business Report
    1. Claims Auditor Report
    2. 2019-2020 Budget Development Calendar
  11. Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction, Personnel and Technology Report
    1. Plans for Professional Development Day
    2. Project Lead the Way
    3. APPR Hardship Waiver
  12. Consent Agenda
    1. Recommendation of Committee of Special Education and Committee on Preschool Special Education.
    2. Personnel
    3. Disposition of Obsolete Equipment
  13. Old Business
  14. New Business
    1. Action: 1. Adopt 2019-2020 Budget Development Calendar
    2. Action: 2. Approve Closing Account within Goshen High School Extra Classroom Activity Fund
    3. Action: 3. Approve Tax Certiorari Refund – Quick Realty, Inc.
    4. Action: 4. Approve Correction of Assessments Due to Small Claims Assessment Review
    5. Action: 5. Approve Ratification of §3012-d Hardship Waiver
    6. Action: 6. Approval for Increase Hourly Rates for Certain Substitutes
    7. Action: 7. Accept Donation from C.J. Hooker Middle School PTO and Authorize Increase to Budget
    8. Action: 8. Approve Change Order for Capital Project at Goshen High School – Landscape Unlimited, Inc.
    9. Action: 9. Approve Change Order for Capital Project at Goshen High School – J & J Sass Electric, Inc.
    10. Action: 10. Approve Change Order for Capital Project at Goshen High School – Ashley Mechanical, Inc.
    11. Action: 11. Appoint District Residency Designee
    12. Action: 12. Approve Overnight Trip – Boys/Girls Cross Country to Championship at Sunken Meadows State Park
    13. Action: 13. Approve Budgetary Transfer – PPS Special Education
    14. Action: 14. Readopt Policies
  15. Privilege of the Floor
  16. Board Member Issues
  17. Executive Session
  18. Close Meeting

Consent Agenda Notes

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

PERSONNEL

NAME TITLE ACTION
a) Donna Post Director of Transportation Retire
b) Sally Sopalsky Teacher Aide Retire
c) Belinda Hunter Custodial Worker Retire
d) Stephanie Cecere Food Service Helper Resign
e) Kristen Altieri Grade 4 Teacher Medical Leave
f) Marissa Terrana Teacher Aide Medical Leave
g) Account Clerk Typist Abolish
h) ENL Teacher (.78 FTE) Create
i) Diane Griffin Long-Term Substitute Gr. 4 Teacher Appoint
j) Stephanie Guido Teacher Aide (Probationary) Appoint
k) Laura McGuire Teacher Aide (Probationary) Appoint
l) Tracey Tegeler Teacher Aide (Probationary) Appoint
m) Lucrecia Ramirez Food Service Helper (Probationary) Appoint
n) Robert Corter Modified Boys Basketball Coach Appoint
o) Teresa Paulino Substitute Teacher Aide Appoint
p) Patricia Flynn Long-Term Substitute Teacher Aide Reassignment
q) Laura Burns Long-Term Substitute Teacher Aide Appoint
r) Tracy Woehrle Substitute Teacher Appoint
s) Nicole Bruce Substitute Food Service Helper Appoint
t) Edward Judkins Substitute Custodial Worker Appoint
u) John Kayser Tutor Appoint
v) Internal Claims Auditor Increase Hours
w) Julia Chiarot Science Teacher Extra Compensation

Retirement: Donna Post, director of transportation, effective December 31, 2018. Ms. Post has
been with the District for 12 years.

Retirement: Sally Sopalsky, teacher aide, effective October 31, 2018. Ms. Sopalsky has been with
the District for 23 years.

Retirement: Belinda Hunter, custodial worker, effective December 21, 2018. Ms. Hunter has been
with the District for 16 years.

Resignation: Stephanie Cecere, food service helper, effective October 17, 2018.

Medical Leave of Absence: Kristen Altieri, Grade 4 teacher, is requesting a medical leave of
absence under the Family Medical Leave Act, if eligible, effective approximately October 3, 2018
through on or about November 7, 2018.

Medical Leave of Absence: Marissa Terrana, teacher aide, is requesting a medical leave of
absence under the Family Medical Leave Act, if eligible, effective approximately November 19,
2018 through on or about January 2, 2019.

Abolish Position: account clerk typist, in the Business Office in order to increase the internal
auditor position to 1.0 FTE which will include multiple Central Office duties in addition to internal
auditing function.

Create Position: ENL teacher (.78 FTE), due to the increased number of ENL students at the high
school level that need appropriate academic services, effective November 6, 2018.

Appointment: Diane Griffin, long-term substitute Grade 4 teacher, at a salary of $294.55 per diem
(MA-1 on GTA salary schedule), effective approximately October 3, 2018 to on or about November
7, 2018, or until Grade 4 teacher returns. She has Permanent Elementary and Permanent Math 7-12
certifications. Ms. Griffin is filling the childcare medical leave of absence for Kristen Altieri.

Appointment: Stephanie Guido, teacher aide (probationary), at a salary of $13.60/hr. (pending
CSEA negotiations), for 5¾ hours/day, effective October 22, 2018. In accordance with Civil Service
Rules, this appointment is a probationary appointment, in effect for 52 weeks, effective October 22,
2018. Ms. Guido is a substitute teacher aide with the District. She is replacing Regina Hartmann.

Appointment: Laura McGuire, teacher aide (probationary), at a salary of $13.60/hr. (pending
CSEA negotiations), for 5½ hours/day, effective November 6, 2018. In accordance with Civil
Service Rules, this appointment is a probationary appointment, in effect for 52 weeks, effective
November 6, 2018. Ms. McGuire is a substitute food service helper with the District. She is
replacing Sally Sopalsky.

Appointment: Tracey Tegeler, teacher aide (probationary), at a salary of $13.60/hr. (pending
CSEA negotiations), for 5¾ hours/day, effective November 6, 2018. In accordance with Civil
Service Rules, this appointment is a probationary appointment, in effect for 52 weeks, effective
November 6, 2018. Ms. Tegeler is a substitute teacher aide with the District. She is replacing Diane
O’Sullivan.

Appointment: Lucrecia Ramirez, food service helper (probationary), at a salary of $13.60/hr., for
3 hours per day, effective November 6, 2018. In accordance with Civil Service Rules, this
appointment is a probationary appointment, in effect for 52 weeks, effective November 6, 2018. Ms.
Ramirez is replacing Ysidra Cruz.

Appointment: Robert Corter, modified boys basketball coach, under Schedule B – A 0.7, at a
stipend of $3,113.00, effective for the 2018-2019 school year.

Appointment: Teresa Paulino, substitute teacher aide, at a salary of $10.40/hr. (pending CSEA
negotiations), as needed, not to exceed 29 hours per week, effective November 6, 2018.

Appointment: Patricia Flynn, long-term substitute teacher aide, at a salary of $13.60/hr. (pending
CSEA negotiations), effective October 22, 2018 through June 26, 2019. She is currently filling the
childcare leave of Catalina Roney, but will now fill the leave of absence for Patricia Hartley.

Appointment: Laura Burns, long-term substitute teacher aide, at a salary of $13.60/hr. (pending
CSEA negotiations), effective October 22, 2018 through approximately December 18, 2018 or until
the teacher aide returns. She is a substitute teacher aide with the District. Ms. Burns is replacing
Patricia Flynn who was filling the childcare leave of Catalina Roney.

Appointment: Tracy Woehrle, substitute teacher at a salary of $110.00/diem, as needed, not to
exceed 29 hours per week, effective November 6, 2018 for the 2018-2019 school year. She has
Initial Childhood Education 1-6 and Initial SWD 1-6 certifications.

Appointment: Nicole Bruce, substitute food service helper, at a salary of $10.40/hour (pending
CSEA negotiations), as needed, not to exceed 29 hours per week for all assignments, effective
November 7, 2018.

Appointment: Edward Judkins, substitute custodial worker, at a salary of $10.40/hour (pending
CSEA negotiations), for 8 hours per day, as needed, not to exceed 29 hours per week, effective
November 6, 2018.

Appointment: John Kayser, tutor, at a salary of $33.00/hr., as needed, effective September 1, 2018
for the 2018-2019 school year.

Increase in Hours: Internal Claims Auditor, from a stipend position to a 1.0 FTE position. Duties
will include: internal claims auditing, district registration, and Central Office clerical. An account
clerk typist position is being abolished in the Business Office to offset the increase in hours of this
position.

Extra Compensation: Julia Chiarot, science teacher at a salary of $82.07/ period, per GTA
contract, effective September 1, 2018 for the 2018-2019 school year. Ms. Chiarot will be teaching
one extra class every 6 days in a 6-day rotation.

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 October 15, 2018.

12.  Consent Agenda

BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education accepts the retirement of Donna Post, Director of Transportation, effective December 31, 2018. Ms. Post has been with the District for 12 years.

BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education accepts the retirement of Sally Sopalsky, teacher aide, effective October 31, 2018. Ms. Sopalsky has been with the District for 23 years.

BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education accepts the retirement of Belinda Hunter, custodial worker, effective December 21, 2018. Ms. Hunter has been with the District for 16 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. Adopt 2019-2020 Budget Development Calendar

BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education approves the adoption of the 2019-2020 budget development calendar.

14.2. Approve Closing Extra Classroom Activity Fund Account

BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, that the Class of 2018 account within the Extra Classroom Activity Fund at Goshen High School be closed, as the class has graduated;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, $1,500.00 of the remaining funds will be transferred to the Mush Lodhi scholarship fund and any other funds remaining shall be transferred to the Class of 2022 Extra Classroom Activity Fund Account at Goshen High School.

14.3. Approve Tax Certiorari Refund – Quick Realty, Inc.

BE IT RESOLVED,  upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education approves the payment of tax certiorari judgment awarded to Quick Realty Inc., Town of Wallkill (SBL 41-1-113.1) as per court order entered in the Office of the Clerk of Orange County Supreme Court on September 12, 2018 in the amount of $10,144.46 for the 2014/2015 school year; $7,931.65 for the 2015/2016 school year; $8,340.81 for the 2016/2017 school year; $2,409.06 for the 2017/2018 school year; for a total of $28,825.98 plus an additional $864.75 in applicable interest due to the County as these taxes were not paid by the taxpayer but paid to the Goshen Central School District by the County. For a total due of $29,690.73.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that in order to fund said tax certiorari judgment refund that budgetary appropriations for the 2018/2019 school year be increased by $29,690.73 (A1964.4051) and that the $29,690.73 be transferred to the General Fund Budget from the Tax Certiorari Reserve as the offsetting source of revenue.

14.4 Correction of Assessments Due to Small Claims Assessment Review

BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education accepts the assessment corrections as specified by the Orange County Supreme and County Courts as summarized and to direct the Tax Collector to take the necessary actions in accordance with Small Claims Assessment Review (SCAR) for Michael & Corbett Hoffman (Goshen) SBL 17-1-90, in the amount of $1,288.71,  Jothil Vaidyalingam (Goshen) SBL 127-2-33 in the amount of $ 1,064.43, Margaret Staehle (Goshen) SBL 127-2-39 in the amount of $349.74, Aver & Raba Siljkovic (Hamptonburgh) SBL 9-1-61 in the amount of $1,178.47 and Ioannis Likidis (Hamptonburgh) SBL 18-1-11.21 in the amount of $ 3,146.52 (A690) for the tax year 2018/2019.

14.5.   Approve Ratification of 3012-d Hardship Waiver

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby ratifies the signing by the Board President, Superintendent of Schools, Goshen Teachers’ Association President and Goshen Administrators’ Association President, of the SED’s Undue Burden Independent Evaluator Hardship Waiver Certification, covering the period July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019, to allow for the continuation of filing an APPR Plan that is compliant with the requirements of §3012-d of the Education Law.

14.6. Approve Increase in Hourly Rates for Certain Substitutes

WHEREAS New York State has increased the minimum wage for hourly workers effective December 31, 2018;

BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education hereby establishes the following hourly rates, effective December 31, 2018, to comply with New York State minimum wage law:

Substitute Food Service Helper: $11.80/hr.

Substitute Custodial Worker: $11.80/hr.

Substitute Bus Monitor: $11.80/hr.

Substitute Teacher Aide: $11.80/hr.

14.7. Accept Donation from C.J. Hooker PTO and Authorize Increase to Budget

BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education accepts the donation of $2,000.00 from the C.J. Hooker Middle School PTO.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the Board of Education approves increasing the 2018-2019 budget by a total of $2,000.00 to support the expenditure for four (4) energy efficient hydration systems for water fountains at C.J. Hooker Middle School.

Appropriations
Total $2,000.00

Heating/Plumbing/Electrical Supplies   A1621-45-7-32

Revenues
Total $2,000.00

Donations   A2705

14.8. Approve Change Order for Capital Project at Goshen High School – Landscape Unlimited, 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 Landscape Unlimited, Inc.’s site contract:

SC CO-04
Relocate existing scoreboard to practice field
$12,000
10/19/18
SC CO-05
Concrete sidewalks and curbing
$183,000

14.9. Approve Change Order 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 Order relevant to J & J Sass Electric, Inc.’s Contract:

EC CO-02
Add alternate #1 practice field lighting installation
$219,353
10/19/18
EC CO-03
Relocate existing scoreboard to practice field
$4,148

14.10. Approve Change Order 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 Order relevant to Ashley Mechanical, Inc.’s HVAC contract:

MC CO-03
Relocate heat pipes (found condition)
$3,064.18
10/19/18
MC CO-04
Reinstall finn tube covers in “A” wing
$2,269.36

14.11. Appoint District Residency Designee

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby delegates its authority, pursuant to Commissioner’s Regulation 100.2(y), to the Superintendent of Schools, who shall have the full and final authority to make determinations regarding student residency.

14.12. Approve Overnight Trip – Boys/Girls Cross Country to Championship

BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education approves the overnight trip for the Boys/Girls Cross Country athletes to attend NYSPHSAA Cross Country Championship held at Sunken Meadows State Park, Suffolk County, New York from November 9-10, 2018.

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.

14.13. Approve Budgetary Transfer

BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education approves the budgetary transfer dated October 24, 2018, in the amount of $984,342, due to growth in special education student needs.

14.14. Re-adopt Policies

To be announced.