Board of Education Meeting Agenda

Meeting Agenda for August 30

A tour of the Goshen High School will be held at 6:00 p.m. for Members of the Board of Education on Tuesday, September 3, 2019.

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, September 3, 2019 following the tour, 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 August 19, 2019 Minutes
  4. Financial Update
    1. Acknowledge Treasurer’s Report for June 2019
  5. Correspondence
  6. Privilege of the Floor
  7. President’s Report
  8. Legislative Update/OCBA Update
  9. Superintendent’s Report
    1. Opening Day for Faculty
    2.Tour of Goshen High School
    3. Capital Project Update
    4. Athletic Facilities & GHS Addition Grand Opening Celebration – September 7
    5. Freshman BBQ
    6. Goshen Athletics Update
    7. Grade 6 Ice Cream Social
    8. Kindergarten Ice Cream Social & Tea
    9. 12-Month Employee Picnic
  10. Assistant Superintendent for Business Report
  11. Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction, Personnel and Technology Report
    1. Title Grant Collaboration Meetings
  12. Consent Agenda
    1. Recommendation of Committee of Special Education and Committee on Preschool Special Education.
    2. Personnel
    3. Disposal of Obsolete Transportation Vehicles/Supplies
  13. Old Business
  14. New Business
    Action: 1.   Schedule Audit Committee Meeting for Monday, September 16, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.
    Action: 2.   Approve Agreement for Special Education Itinerant Teaching Services
    Action: 3.   Appoint Voting Delegate for NYSSBA Convention
    Action: 4.   Approve Execution of Consent Judgment and Tax Certiorari Refund – Tailwinds Properties, LLC.
    Action: 5.   Approval of Lead Evaluator for Teachers Certifications
    Action: 6.   Approve Budgetary Transfer
    Action: 7.   Approve Overnight Trip – Boys Varsity Soccer to Oneonta
    Action: 8.   Approve Proposal to Provide Special Education Legal Services
  15. Privilege of the Floor
  16. Board Member Issues
  17. Close Meeting

Consent Agenda Notes for September 3, 2019

1. Recommendation of Committee of Special Education and Committee on Preschool Special Education
2. Personnel
3. Disposal of Transportation Vehicles/Supplies:

Vehicle #            Year                Model                                             Vin #

198                     2002       Thomas/Freightliner-66 Pass. Bus   4UZAAXAK62CJ63078
201                     2002       Thomas/Freightliner-66 Pass. Bus   4UZAAXAK62CJ63081
211                     2004       Thomas/Freightliner-66 Pass. Bus   4UZAAXCS44CM36731
212                     2004       Thomas/Freightliner-66 Pass. Bus   4UZAAXCS64CM36732
224                     2005       Chevrolet Express – 18 Pass. Van   1GBJG31U751209129                                                                                                            International Engine – Model 466
6 Goodyear Tires – Model 235-75-15

PERSONNEL
NAME                        TITLE                                                ACTION

a)       Jill Quackenbush           Teacher Aide                                       Resign
b)       Stacey Ryan                  Teacher Aide                                          Resign
c)       Aida Roman                  Teacher Aide                                          Resign
d)      Catalina Roney              Special Education Teacher Aide    Resign
e)       James Murray                School Bus Driver                               Resign
f)        Mary Beth Walla           School Bus Driver                               Resign
g)       Richard Heater              Custodial Worker                              Medical Leave
h)       Patricia Douglas            Secretary                                             Medical Leave
i)         Kerry Rourke                 Teacher Aide                                       Medical Leave
j)         Pamela Klusky               Teacher Aide                                     Extend Medical Leave
k)       Sharlene Bischof           Clerk                                                   Extend Medical Leave
l)         Jeanette McDowell        Teacher Aide                                       Unpaid Leave of Absence
m)     Jeanette McDowell        Leave Replacement Secretary           Appoint
n)       Jesus Morales                 ENL Teacher                                              Appoint
o)       Susan Trieste                 Special Education Teacher                  Appoint
p)       Tina Wildrick                 Music Teacher Leave Replacement  Appoint
q)       Diane Otero                   Teacher Aide (Probationary)               Appoint
r)        Jennifer English             Teacher Aide (Probationary)            Appoint
s)        Joan Forrester                Spec. Ed. Teacher Aide (Probationary) Appoint
t)        Lea Morganstein            Substitute Administrator                  Appoint
u)       Marlene Gaynor             Substitute Administrator                  Appoint
v)       Julie Palladino               Part-Time Dispatcher                          Appoint
w)     Yelitza Vargas               Part-Time Dispatcher                            Appoint
x)       Tiffany Mapes               Long-Term Substitute Custodial Worker      Appoint
y)       James Murray                Substitute School Bus Driver            Appoint
z)       Mary Beth Walla           Substitute School Bus Driver            Appoint
aa)    Nicole Vrohidis             Substitute School Bus Driver             Appoint
bb)   Jacyln Krauss                 Substitute Teacher                                 Appoint
cc)    Harlene Kresse              Substitute Teacher                                Appoint
dd)  Michael Kresse              Substitute Teacher                                 Appoint
ee)    Samantha Ramdass       Substitute Teacher Aide                   Appoint
ff)     Kathleen Forgione         Substitute School Nurse                    Appoint
gg)   Heather Carman                        Mentor                                            Appoint
hh)   Ellen Dickinson             Music Teacher                                     Extra Compensation
ii)       Kristen Calohan             Music Teacher                                     Extra Compensation
jj)       Jennie Nicholson           Teacher Aide                                       Increase in Hours

Resignation:  Jill Quackenbush, teacher aide, effective September 1, 2019.

Resignation:  Stacey Ryan, teacher aide, effective September 1, 2019.

Resignation:  Catalina Roney, special education teacher aide, effective September 1, 2019.

Resignation:  Aida Ryan, teacher aide, effective September 3, 2019.

Resignation:  James Murray, school bus driver, effective September 4, 2019.

Resignation:  Mary Beth Walla, school bus driver, effective September 4, 2019.

Medical Leave of Absence: Richard Heater, custodial worker, is requesting a medical leave of absence under the Family Medical Leave Act, if eligible, effective approximately August 23, 2019 through on or about October 18, 2019.

Medical Leave of Absence: Patricia Douglas, secretary, is requesting a medical leave of absence under the Family Medical Leave Act, if eligible, effective approximately July 22, 2019 through on or about October 10, 2019.

Medical Leave of Absence: Kerry Rourke, teacher aide, is requesting a medical leave of absence under the Family Medical Leave Act, if eligible, effective approximately September 3, 2019 through on or about October 7, 2019.

Extend Medical Leave of Absence: Pamela Klusky, teacher aide, is requesting an extension of her medical, effective approximately September 3, 2019 through on or about October 7, 2019.

Extend Medical Leave of Absence: Sharlene Bischof, clerk, is requesting an extension of her medical, effective approximately September 6, 2019 through on or about February 3, 2019.

Unpaid Leave of Absence: Jeanette McDowell, teacher aide, is requesting an unpaid leave of absence, effective September 3, 2019 to accept the leave replacement secretary position at Goshen High School.

Appoint: Jeanette McDowell, leave replacement secretary, at a salary $18.47/hr. (rate based on Step A of secretary title in CSEA contract) , for 8 hours per day, effective September 3, 2019 through October 7, 2019 or until secretary returns. She is filling the medical leave of absence for Sharlene Bischof.

Appointment:  Jesus Morales, ENL teacher, at a salary of $64,056 (MA-3 on GTA salary schedule) effective September 3, 2019, with a tenure date of September 1, 2023 and a tenure area in ENL, subject to the teacher’s receipt of composite or overall APPR ratings pursuant to Education Law Section 3012-c and/or 3012-d of either Effective or Highly Effective in at least three of the four years preceding tenure conferral. Mr. Morales has Professional Childhood Education 1-6, Professional ESOL and Professional Bilingual Education Extension certifications. He is filling the position created at the June 3, 2019 meeting.

Appointment:  Susan Trieste, special education teacher, at a salary of $70,003 (MA-6 on GTA salary schedule) effective September 3, 2019, with a tenure date of September 1, 2023 and a tenure area in Special Education, subject to the teacher’s receipt of composite or overall APPR ratings pursuant to Education Law Section 3012-c and/or 3012-d of either Effective or Highly Effective in at least three of the four years preceding tenure conferral. Ms. Trieste has Permanent Special Education K-12, Permanent English K-12, and Permanent Nursery, K, 1-6 certifications. She is replacing Taryn Hackbarth.

Appointment: Tina Wildrick, leave replacement math teacher, at a salary of $56,081(BA-2 on GTA salary schedule), effective September 3, 2019 through June 30, 2020. She has Initial Music K-12 certification. Ms. Wildrick is filling the childcare leave of absence for Sophie Levenberg.

Appointment: Diane Otero, teacher aide (probationary), at a salary of $14.71/hr., for 5¾ hours/day, effective September 3, 2019. In accordance with Civil Service Rules, this appointment is a probationary appointment, in effect for 52 weeks, effective September 3, 2019. Ms. Otero is replacing Patricia Mill.

Appointment: Jennifer English, teacher aide (probationary), at a salary of $16.60/hr., for 5¾ hours/day, effective September 1, 2019. In accordance with Civil Service Rules, this appointment is a probationary appointment, in effect for 52 weeks, effective September 1, 2019. She was a leave replacement teacher aide with the District. Ms. English is replacing Stacey Ryan.

Appointment: Joan Forrester, special education teacher aide (probationary), at a salary of $14.71/hr., for 5 ¼ hours/day, effective September 3, 2019. In accordance with Civil Service Rules, this appointment is a probationary appointment, in effect for 52 weeks, effective September 3, 2019. Ms. Forrester is replacing Harlene Kresse.

Appointment: Lea Morganstein, substitute administrator, at a salary of $350.00/day and $175.00/half day, as needed, not to exceed 29 hours per week, effective September 3, 2019 through June 30, 2020. Ms. Morganstein is a recently retired Director of PPS in Orange County and has the required qualifications for this position.

Appointment: Marlene Gaynor, substitute administrator, at a salary of $350.00/day and $175.00/half day, as needed, not to exceed 29 hours per week, effective September 3, 2019 through June 30, 2020. Ms. Gaynor is a retired administrator with the District.

Appointment:  Julie Palladino, part-time dispatcher, at a salary of $26.03/hour (rate based on Step A of dispatcher title in CSEA contract), for 8 hours per day, as needed, effective August 28, 2019. Ms. Palladino will be sharing the full time position with Yelitza Vargas until the full time position is filled.

Appointment:  Yelitza Vargas, part-time dispatcher, at a salary of $26.03/hour (rate based on Step A of dispatcher title in CSEA contract), for 8 hours per day, as needed, effective August 28, 2019. Ms. Vargas will be sharing the full time position with Julie Palladino until the full time position is filled.

Appointment:  Tiffany Mapes, long-term substitute custodial worker, at a salary of $17.07/hour (rate based on Step 1 of custodial worker title in CSEA contract), for 7 hours per day, effective September 1, 2019 to on or about October 18, 2019 or until custodial worker returns. She is currently a substitute custodial worker with the District. Ms. Mapes will be filling the medical leave of absence for Richard Heater.

Appointment:  James Murray, substitute school bus driver, at a salary of $21.96/hour, as needed, not to exceed 29 hours per week, effective September 4, 2019. Mr. Murray was a driver for the District.

Appointment:  Mary Beth Walla, substitute school bus driver, at a salary of $21.96/hour, as needed, not to exceed 29 hours per week, effective September 4, 2019. Ms. Walla was a driver for the District.

Appointment:  Nicole Vrohidis, substitute school bus driver, at a salary of $21.96/hour, as needed, not to exceed 29 hours per week, effective September 3, 2019.

Appointment:  Jaclyn Krauss, substitute teacher, at a salary of $100.00/diem, as needed, not to exceed 29 hours per week, effective September 4, 2019.

Appointment:  Harlene Kresse, substitute teacher, at a salary of $100.00/diem, as needed, not to exceed 29 hours per week, for all assignments, effective September 4, 2019.  Ms. Kresse is also a substitute teacher aide in the District.

Appointment:  Michael Kresse, substitute teacher, at a salary of $100.00/diem, as needed, not to exceed 29 hours per week, for all assignments, effective September 4, 2019.  Mr. Kresse is also a substitute custodial worker in the District.

Appointment:  Samantha Ramdass, substitute teacher aide, at a salary of $11.80/hour, as needed, not to exceed 29 hours per week, effective September 4, 2019.

Appointment: Kathleen Forgione, substitute school nurse, at a salary of $25.00 / hour, as needed, not to exceed 29 hours per week, effective September 3, 2019.

Appointment:  Heather Carman, mentor to Robert Siracuse, new administrator at C.J. Hooker Middle School, per GAA contract, at a salary of $1,500.00/year, effective for the 2019-2020 school year.

Extra Compensation: Ellen Dickinson, music teacher, at a salary of $83.71/ period, per GTA contract, effective September 1, 2019 for the 2019-2020 school year. Ms. Dickinson will be teaching 1 extra period every day in C.J. Hooker Middle School.

Extra Compensation: Kristen Calohan, music teacher, at a salary of $83.71/ period, per GTA contract, effective September 1, 2019 for the 2019-2020 school year. Ms. Calohan will be teaching 1 extra period every day in Goshen Intermediate School/C.J. Hooker Middle School.

Increase in Hours: Jennie Nicholson, teacher aide, increase in hours from 5 ½ to 5 ¾ hours/day effective September 4, 2019. Ms. Nicholson is assuming hours of a vacant position. The new hire will take over the 5 ½ hour/day position.

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 August 19, 2019.

12.  Consent Agenda

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

14.1. Schedule Audit Committee Meeting for Monday, September 16, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.

BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, members of the Audit Committee will meet on Monday, September 16, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. to discuss the External Audit completed by Nugent & Haeussler.

14.2. Approve Agreement for Services – Special Educational Itinerant Services

BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education approves entering into an Agreement for Services with Carolyn Carsley to provide Special Education Itinerant to a special education student during the 2019-2020 school year at a rate of $100.00 per.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the Board of Education authorizes the Superintendent of Schools to execute the Agreement.

14.3. Appoint NYSSBA Voting Delegate for Annual Convention

BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education approves the appointment of Jeremy Cassel as the District’s voting delegate and Michael Lorenzo as alternate voting delegate for New York State School Boards Association Annual Convention

14.4. Approve Execution of Consent Judgment and Tax Certiorari Refund – Wallkill Realty Partners, LLC.

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education authorizes its attorneys, Shaw, Perelson, May & Lambert, LLP to execute a Consent Judgment in a tax certiorari proceeding captioned Tailwinds Properties, LLC. v. Town of Goshen and Goshen CSD;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board authorizes the refund of taxes as required by the terms of the Consent Judgment.

14.5. Approve of Lead Evaluator for Teachers Certifications

BE IT RESOLVED that pursuant to the requirements of Education Law Section 3012-d and Part 30-2.9 of the Regents Rules, the following people have completed all of the required training to be re-certified by this Board of Education as “Lead Evaluators” for classroom teachers:

Jason Carter
Re-Certification

Robert Siracuse
Re-Certification

Thomas Heinzelman
Re-Certification

Matthew Wentworth
Re-Certification

Kyle Roddey
Re-Certification

Heather Hendershot
Re-Certification

Matthew O’Brien
Re-Certification

Brian Orzell
Certification

Heather Carman
Re-Certification

Gregory Voloshin
Re-Certification

14.6. Approve Budgetary Transfer

BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education approves the following budgetary transfer:

Description: Auditor’s Adjusting Entries – Compensated Absences & Special Aid Fund
Dated: 06/30/19
Amount: $72,010.11

14.7. Approve Overnight Trip – Boys Varsity Soccer to Oneonta

BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education approves the overnight trip for the Boys Varsity Soccer team to Oneonta, New York on September 21-22, 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.

14.8. Approve Proposal to Provide Special Education Legal Services

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board hereby appoints the firm of Thomas, Drohan, Waxman, Petigrow & Mayle, LLP, as special education counsel for the District effective _______________, pursuant to the proposal dated August 27, 2019 on file with the District Clerk.