Board of Education Meeting Agenda

Meeting Agenda for March 4

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, March 4, 2019 with a proposed Executive Session subject to Board approval, from 7:00 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 employment history of particular persons.

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 of Regular Meeting February 19, 2019

6. Financial Update

1.  Acknowledge Treasurer’s Report for December 2018

7. Correspondence

8. Privilege of the Floor

9. President’s Report

10.  Legislative Update/OCSBA

11.  Superintendent’s Report

1.  Nominating Petitions for Board of Education – Available March 18, 2019

12. Assistant Superintendent for Business Report

1. A & J Construction – Department of Justice Notice to Release Payment

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

14. Consent Agenda

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

2.  Personnel

15. Old Business

Action: 1. Re-approve District Technology Plan

Action: 2. Approve 2019-2020 Student Calendar

16.  New Business

Action: 1. Schedule Audit Committee Meeting for Monday, March 25, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.

Action: 2. Schedule Executive Session for March 25, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Action: 3. Nomination of Candidates for O/U BOCES Board

Action: 4. Approve Agreement for Spanish Translation Services – Marie Pagan-Santiago

Action: 5. Approve AP Biology Costa Rica Trip Spring Break 2020

Action: 6. Approve Tax Certiorari Refund

Action: 7. Approve Appointment of Impartial Hearing Officer

Action: 8. Approve GHS Trip to Puerto Rican/Hispanic Youth Leadership Institute – March 9-11

Info/Dis.: 12-Month Employee Holiday Calendar for 2019-2020 School Year

17.  Budget Workshop

1.  Presentations/Discussions from Pupil Personnel Services and Central Office

18. Privilege of the Floor

19. Board Member Issues

20. Close Meeting

Consent Agenda

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

2. Personnel

PERSONNEL
NAME                                         TITLE                                           ACTION

 

a)             Louise Giardina                         World Language Teacher                    Retire

b)             Patricia McCaffrey-Bjorke        English Teacher                                   Retire

c)             Joseph Guarneiri                        Math Teacher                                      Retire

d)            Margaret O’Donnell                  Special Education Teacher                  Retire

e)             Sherry Felice                              Library Clerk/Typist                            Retire

f)              Ravon Carrillo                           Teacher Aide                                       Resign

g)             Ravon Carrillo                           Special Education Teacher                  Appoint

h)             Teresa Paulino                           Teacher Aide (Probationary)               Appoint

i)               Francesca Carlucci                     Substitute Teacher                              Appoint

j)               Sabrina Easton                           Substitute Teacher                              Appoint

k)             Josephine Traina                        Substitute Teacher Aide                     Appoint

l)               Patricia Hartley                          Teacher Aide                                       Amend Leave of Absence

Retirement:  Louise Giardina, world language teacher, effective July 1, 2019. Ms. Giardina has been with the District for 22 years.

Retirement:  Patricia McCaffrey-Bjorke, English teacher, effective July 1, 2019. Ms. McCaffrey-Bjorke has been with the District for 18 years.

Retirement:  Joseph Guarneiri, mathematics teacher, effective July 1, 2019. Mr. Guarneiri has been with the District for 19 years.

Retirement:  Margaret O’Donnell, special education teacher, effective July 1, 2019. Ms. O’Donnell has been with the District for 21 years.

Retirement:  Sherry Felice, library clerk/typist, effective August 30, 2019. Ms. Felice has been with the District for 13 years.

Resignation:  Ravon Carrillo, teacher aide, effective March 4, 2019. Mr. Carrillo is resigning to accept a special education teacher position.

Appointment:  Ravon Carrillo, special education teacher, at a salary of $53,254 (BA-1 on GTA salary schedule) effective March 4, 2019, with a tenure date of March 4, 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. Mr. Carrillo has Initial SWD – 1-6 certification. He is filling the position created at the September 4, 2018 meeting. Mr. Carrillo is a teacher aide in the District.

Appointment: Teresa Paulino, teacher aide (probationary), at a salary of $14.28/hr., for 5¾ hours/day, effective March 5, 2019. In accordance with Civil Service Rules, this appointment is a probationary appointment, in effect for 52 weeks, effective March 5, 2019. Ms. Paulino is replacing Kathleen Jensen. Ms. Paulino is a substitute teacher aide with the District.

Appointment:  Francesca Carlucci, substitute teacher at a salary of $100.00/diem, as needed, not to exceed 29 hours per week, effective March 5, 2019 for the 2018-2019 school year. Ms. Carlucci is a substitute teacher aide with the District.

Appointment:  Sabrina Easton, substitute teacher at a salary of $100.00/diem, as needed, not to exceed 29 hours per week, effective March 5, 2019 for the 2018-2019 school year. Ms. Easton was the assistant ski coach for the 2018-2019 season.

Appointment:  Josephine Traina, substitute teacher aide, at a salary of $11.80/hour, as needed, not to exceed 29 hours per week, effective March 5, 2019.

Amend Leave of Absence: Patricia Hartley, change end date of leave of absence from June 26, 2019 to February 28, 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 the work history of particular employees.

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 February 19, 2019.

14.  Consent Agenda

BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education accepts the retirement of Louise Giardina, world language teacher, effective July 1, 2019. Ms. Giardina has been with the District for 22 years.

BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education accepts the retirement of Patricia McCaffrey-Bjorke, English teacher, effective July 1, 2019. Ms. McCaffrey-Bjorke has been with the District for 18 years.

BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education accepts the retirement of Joseph Guarneiri, mathematics teacher, effective July 1, 2019. Mr. Guarneiri has been with the District for 19 years.

BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education accepts the retirement of Margaret O’Donnell, special education teacher, effective July 1, 2019. Ms. O’Donnell has been with the District for 21 years.

BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education accepts the retirement of Sherry Felice, library clerk/typist, effective August 30, 2019. Ms. Felice has been with the District for 13 years.

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

15. 1.  Re-Adopt District Technology Plan

BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education re-adopts the District Technology Plan as presented.

15.2. Approve 2019-2020 Student Calendar

BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education adopts the 2019-2020 student calendar as presented.

16.1. Schedule Audit Committee Meeting for Monday, March 25, 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, March 25, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. to discuss the Internal Audit completed by Cooper Arias, LLP.

16.2. Schedule Executive Session

BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education schedules an Executive Session for Monday, March 25, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. for the review of the work history of particular employees.

16. 3.  Nomination of Candidates for O/U BOCES Board

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, nominates William M. Boss for re-election and nominates Joseph Byrne and Edwin A. Estrada for election to the Orange-Ulster Board of Cooperative Educational Services.

16.4. Approve of Individual Agreements for Services for Spanish Translation

BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education enters into an Agreement with Marie Pagan-Santiago to provide Spanish Translation Services effective for the 2018-2019 school year in the amount of $15.00 per hour.

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

16.5. Approve AP Biology Trip to Costa Rica

BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Board of Education approves the AP Biology/Physics trip to Costa Rica during spring break 2020.

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.

16.6. 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 Martin Crawford, Town of Goshen (SBL 10-1-90) as per court order entered in the Office of the Clerk of Orange County Supreme Court on February 15, 2019 in the amount of $2,208.91 for the 2015/2016 school year; $2,238.35 for the 2016/2017 school year; and $2,310.51 for the 2017/2018 school year; for a total of $6,757.76.

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 $6,757.76 (A1964.4051) and that the $6,757.76 be transferred to the General Fund Budget from the Tax Certiorari Reserve as the offsetting source of revenue.

16.7.   Appointment of Impartial Hearing Officer

BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools the Board of Education appoints Impartial Hearing Officer, Vanessa Gronbach, Esq., for File #030419. Compensation will be made at the hourly rates currently approved by the State Education Department pursuant to §200.21 of the Regulations of the Commissioner.

16.8. Approve GHS Trip to Puerto Rican/Hispanic Youth Leadership Institute

BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Board of Education approves the GHS student trip to the Puerto Rican/Hispanic Youth Leadership Institute in Albany from March 9-11, 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.