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Board meeting minutes for April 23, 2019

A regular meeting of the Members of the Board of Education of the Goshen Central School District, Orange County, New York, was held in the Board of Education Room at the Main Street School on Tuesday, April 23, 2019.

Present:
Mr. Jason Pucci, President
Mr. Jeremy Cassel, Vice President (Entered 7:40 p.m.)
Mrs. Martha Bogart
Mrs. Judy Green
Mr. Michael Lorenzo (Entered 7:44 p.m.)
Mr. Thomas Mullane
Mrs. Allison Salte
Superintendent of Schools
Mr. Daniel T. Connor
Assistant Superintendent for Business
Ms. Louise Lynch
Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction, Personnel and Technology
Mr. Jason Carter (Absent)
Principals:
Mr. Thomas Heinzelman (Interim) Dr. William Rolon
Mr. Matthew Wentworth
Dr. Gregory Voloshin (Absent)
Assistant Principals:
Mr. Kyle Roddey
Ms. Heather Carman (Absent)
Elementary Coordinator
Mr. Henry Freedman (Absent)
Director of Facilities III
Mr. James Riley
Assistant Principal/Athletic Director
Mr. Matthew O’Brien (Absent)
Director of PPS
Ms. Heather Hendershot
Assistant Director of PPS
Ms. Marlene Gaynor
Director of Transportation
Vacant
Assistant Director of Transportation
Ms. Karen Wells
Network Administrator
Mr. James Sterett
Director of Personnel
Mr. Robert Siracuse
Student Senate Representative
Absent
Members of the Faculty, Press and Citizens of the District

The regular meeting was called to order by President, Mr. Jason Pucci at 7:31 p.m. Mr. Pucci led the Pledge of Allegiance followed by a moment of silent meditation.

On a motion by Thomas Mullane and seconded by Judy Green, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Board of Education approves the draft of the minutes for the meeting of April 1, 2019.

AYES-5           NAYS-0           Motion carried.

The board received the following correspondence: invitation to Mid-Hudson School Study Council Annual Business Meeting & Awards Dinner; Goshen Gladiator Gazette; and various newspaper articles.

Mr. Pucci opened the Privilege of the Floor. There were no comments or questions.

Mr. Pucci announced two teams from the Goshen Central School District would be competing against students from around the world at the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals at Michigan State University May 22-25. In the near future, there will be fundraisers to help defray the cost of the trip.

Mr. Pucci also discussed that the change orders on tonight’s agenda were discussed at prior meetings, including the costs associated with installing cameras, IT work and reconfiguring pipes.

A calendar of upcoming year-end events was given to the Board. Mr. Pucci encouraged Board Members to attend as many events as they can.

On the agenda tonight is a donation from the Poker Queens of Goshen. The group has generously given a donation towards school lunch arrears.

Mrs. Bogart did not have any new legislative items to discuss, as the state budget was recently passed. The next Orange County School Boards Association meeting will be May

1.  She will give a report on that meeting at our May 7 Board Meeting.

Dr. Rolon and Christopher Tucci, Unified Arts teacher at GHS, discussed the results of our students who competed at the Olympics of the Visual Arts (OVA) in Saratoga Springs on April 4. The Olympics of the Visual Arts program provides an opportunity for students to participate in individual or group artistic problem solving.  There are awards for each of the problem categories at every level. The middle school students competed in eight categories and placed top three in all eight categories, in six of the categories they placed first. The high school students placed in five of the six categories in which they competed.

Mr. Cassel entered the meeting at 7:40 p.m.

For the third consecutive year, the Goshen Central School District has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. The Best Communities for Music Education designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students. This award recognizes that Goshen is leading the way with learning opportunities as outlined in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Mr. Connor noted that banners are being made, which will be hung in all the school buildings, to recognize the wonderful work of our music departments.

Mr. Connor reported that at the varsity lacrosse game today, Jared Cassel scored his 200th goal. This is a monstrous milestone, as our lacrosse program is a young program.

Mr. Lorenzo entered the meeting at 7:44 p.m.

After elections last fall, the local elected officials representing our school district had changed. Mr. Connor reported that he decided to meet with them to discuss school related issues. Kyle Roddey attended the meetings Mr. Connor had with Assemblyman Schmitt and Senator Metzger. Mr. Roddey used his prior experience in politics and developed two separate proposals to submit to Assemblyman Schmitt and Senator Metzger of initiatives the District would like to offer students. Usually most districts ask for more aid to school districts. Both Assemblyman Schmitt and Senator Metzger were very impressed with Mr. Connor and Mr. Roddey presenting these proposals instead. The proposals presented to Assemblyman Schmitt is seeking Bullet Aid Funds/State and Municipal Facilities Funds to:

Superintendent’s Report

1.      Purchase equipment necessary to implement Virtual Reality, Augmented & Mixed Reality within classrooms at Goshen High School.

a.       Virtual and augmented reality are currently utilized in various careers and providing our students with exposure to this technology in High School will make them more competitive in the global economy.

b.      Additionally, this requested technology has the capabilities to provide students educational experiences, which would have been impossible in the past. Students can visit locations and see events in a way that will transform their educational experience.

2.      Construct a scientific laboratory to be used for various chemistry, biology, physics, earth science, and bioethical applications.

a.       This space would include new technology equipment not currently contained in Goshen High School.

b.      As careers in the science fields take on a greater importance in the world it is critical that students are exposed to higher end scientific research. This project would exponentially expand those opportunities for our students.

The proposals presented to Senator Metzger is seeking Bullet Aid Funds/State and Municipal Facilities Funds to:

1.      To construct a student broadcast studio.

a.       This would include video cameras, sound equipment, greenscreen, editing technology, and other relevant equipment.

b.      A Broadcasting Class would be offered to students interested in any careers related to the broadcasting industry.

c.       Various classes would utilize the studio to allow students to film projects and participate in other instances of project-based learning.

2.      The construction of a greenhouse facility where students can grow vegetables and flowers as a part of our instructional curriculum.

a.       Students growing both vegetables and flowers would utilize this greenhouse. This facility would be integrated in curriculum of the following classes:

i.      ● Ecology

ii.      ● Environmental Science

iii.      ● Earth Science

iv.      ● And more

b.      The greenhouse would allow students to grow food that could be then be used in the High School Cafeteria or even donated to the Goshen Food Pantry.

The Technology Committee consists of Mr. Connor, Mr. Carter, Mr. Sterett, Mr. Redeker, Ms. Lynch, Mr. Pucci and Mr. Lorenzo. At the April 4 Technology Committee Meeting, the group discussed procuring an additional internet connection that would separate the flow of data traffic on our academic/production network from the wireless network used by staff, students, and guests, to potentially alleviate bandwidth related stress. Having two internet connections will lessen the adverse impact of performance/connectivity for GCSD students and staff. The group received a list of options/pricing. Mr. Connor mentioned that Mr. Lorenzo brings his extreme amount of knowledge in the IT field to this committee.

Mr. Lorenzo stated that the additional internet connection options we received were all on par with industry standards and suggested going with the middle option. Mr. Lorenzo also noted that we would need to purchase some additional inexpensive equipment to complete the additional connection. E-Rate will likely cover a good portion of the additional costs.

Ms. Lynch reported that the District is negotiating with BOCES on a multi-year lease for use of the 3rd floor of the Main Street building. Upgrades would be needed, including air conditioning units, but the cost of the upgrades would be less than the anticipated revenues.

Due to Mr. Carter’s absence, there was no Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction, Personnel and Technology report.

On a motion by Jeremy Cassel and seconded by Michael Lorenzo, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education approves the Consent Agenda as presented.

AYES-7           NAYS-0           Motion carried.

Approve resolution for Participation with Orange/Ulster BOCES and school districts in Orange County in the joint bidding of general supplies, paper supplies, cafeteria supplies, custodial supplies, health supplies, milk, ice cream, bread, technology supplies/equipment and other services & supplies as may arise from July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020.

Approve resignation: Jennifer Cermak, food service helper, effective April 12, 2019.

Approve resignation: Nicole Petrakis, food service helper, effective March 29, 2019. Ms. Petrakis is resigning to be appointed to senior food service helper at C.J. Hooker Middle School.

Approve resignation: Aleith Thompson, school bus monitor, effective April 19, 2019.

Approve intermittent medical leave of absence: Lindsay Cameau, speech/language pathologist, is requesting an intermittent medical leave of absence under the Family Medical Leave Act, if eligible, effective March 18, 2019 through on or about June 30, 2019, as needed. This leave conforms to the Family Medical Leave Act requirements.

Approve intermittent medical leave of absence: Linda Kowalczyk, grade 6 teacher, is requesting an intermittent medical leave of absence under the Family Medical Leave Act, if eligible, effective April 3, 2019 through on or about June 27, 2019, as needed. This leave conforms to the Family Medical Leave Act requirements.

Approve medical leave of absence: William Smith, computer workstation technician, is requesting a medical leave of absence under the Family Medical Leave Act, if eligible, effective March 28, 2019 through on or about May 17, 2019.

Approve childcare leave of absence: Kiersten Swayne, physical education teacher, is requesting a childcare leave of absence under the Family Medical Leave Act, if eligible, effective approximately September 4, 2019 through on or about November 22, 2019.

Approve childcare leave of absence: Lisa Dombrowski, family and consumer science teacher, is requesting a childcare leave of absence under the Family Medical Leave Act, if eligible, effective approximately September 27, 2019 through on or about January 27, 2020.

Approve extension of childcare leave of absence: Sophie Levenberg, music teacher, is requesting an extension of her childcare leave of absence under the Family Medical Leave Act, if eligible, effective April 23, 2019 through on or about May 28, 2019.

Approve extension of medical leave of absence: Michael Salley, custodial worker, is requesting an extension of his medical leave of absence, effective approximately March 21, 2019 through on or about June 30, 2019.

Approve extension of appointment: Tiffany Mapes, long-term substitute custodial worker, at a salary of $16.58/hour (rate based on Step 1 of custodial worker title in CSEA contract), for 7 hours per day, effective April 27, 2019 to on or about June 30, 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 Michael Salley.

Approve unpaid leave of absence: Marissa Lopez, teacher aide, is requesting an unpaid leave of absence, effective April 23, 2019 through June 10, 2019 to accept the long-term substitute teaching assistant position at Goshen Intermediate School.

Approve rescinding leave of absence: Jeannie Cresce, Teaching Assistant

Approve rescinding appointment: Jeannie Cresce, Long-Term Substitute Special Ed Teacher: Rescind both actions from the March 25, 2019 meeting. Ms. Cresce will be appointed as a leave replacement special education teacher instead.

Approve appointment: Jeannie Cresce, Leave Replacement Special Ed. Teacher, at a salary of $58,910 prorated (MA-1 on GTA salary schedule), effective approximately April 23, 2019 to on or about June 10, 2019, or until special education teacher returns. She has Initial SWD 1-6 certification. Ms. Cresce is a teaching assistant filling the childcare leave of absence for Justine Zani.

Approve appointment: Appointment: Charles Doyle, special education teacher, at a salary of $70,003 (MA-6 on GTA salary schedule) effective September 1, 2019, with a tenure date of September 1, 2022 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. Doyle has Professional SWD 7-12 Generalist, Professional Severe or Multiple Disabilities-Annotation and Professional Social Studies 7-12 certifications. He is replacing Margaret O’Donnell.

Approve appointment: Appointment: Danielle Pagan, special education teacher, at a salary of $79,914 (MA-11 on GTA salary schedule) effective September 1, 2019, with a tenure date of September 1, 2022 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. Pagan has Professional SWD 7-12 Mathematics certification. She is replacing Steve Camposeo.

Approve appointment: Nicole Petrakis, senior food service helper (probationary), at a salary of $23,413 (CSEA salary schedule – Step C), prorated, effective March 29, 2019. In accordance with Civil Service Rules, this appointment is a probationary appointment, in effect for 52 weeks, effective March 29, 2019. She is a food service helper with the District. Ms. Petrakis is replacing Sheri Raco.

Approve appointment: Arlene Krinsky, food service helper (probationary), at a salary of $14.25/hr., for 3 hours/day, effective April 23, 2019. In accordance with Civil Service Rules, this appointment is a probationary appointment, in effect for 52 weeks, effective April 23, 2019. Ms. Krinsky is replacing Joan Forrester.

Approve appointment: Anthony Ricciardi, school bus driver (probationary), at a salary of $22.18/hr., for 5 ¼ hours/day, effective April 24, 2019. In accordance with Civil Service Rules, this appointment is a probationary appointment, in effect for 52 weeks, effective April 24, 2019. He is a substitute driver with the District. Mr. Ricciardi is replacing Marcus Lawrence.

Approve appointment: Marisa Lopez, long-term substitute teaching assistant, at a salary of $266.27 per diem (TA>60 on GTA salary schedule), effective approximately April 23, 2019 to on or about June 10, 2019, or until teaching assistant returns. She has Teaching Assistant Level I certification. Ms. Lopez is filling in for Jeannie Cresce who is covering Justine Zani’s childcare leave.

Approve appointment: Maritza Morales, substitute food service helper, at a salary of $11.80/hour, for 3 hours per day, as needed, not to exceed 29 hours per week, effective April 4, 2019.

Approve appointment: Ryan A. Smith, substitute teacher at a salary of $110.00/diem, as needed, not to exceed 29 hours per week, effective April 23, 2019 for the 2018-2019 school year. He has Initial Physical Education certification.

Approve appointment: Marybeth Palydowycz, substitute teacher at a salary of $100.00/diem, as needed, not to exceed 29 hours per week, for all assignments, effective April 26, 2019 for the 2018-2019 school year. Ms. Palydowycz is a substitute teacher aide with the district.

Approve amending tenure date: Sarah Rosa, ENL teacher with a tenure date of March 26, 2022. Ms. Rosa received tenure from another district prior to working at Goshen Central School District and therefore will be on a three-year tenure track.

Approve probation completion: Maura Mitterbauer, teacher aide, has completed probation and is recommended for permanent status, effective February 6, 2019.

Approve increase in hours: Joan Forrester, food service helper, increase in hours from 3 hours per day to 4 hours per day, at a salary of $14.25/hour, effective April 24, 2019. Ms. Forrester is replacing Jackie Libman.

Approve extra compensation: Shalanda Harrison-Marquez, special education teacher at a salary of $82.07/class, per GTA contract, effective for the 2018-2019 school year. Ms. Harrison-Marquez will be providing AIS services for an additional period, every other day, due to the increase in students requiring AIS services.

Approve extra compensation: Patricia Boles, special education teacher at a salary of $82.07/class, per GTA contract, effective February 25, 2019 for the 2018-2019 school year. Ms. Boles will be providing ELL services for an additional period due to the increase in students requiring ELL services.

Approve reappointment: Substitute teachers at a salary of $110/diem (certified) for the 2019-2020 school year: Nicole Amanatides, Michael Antonelli, Heather Bakker, Ariel Batis, Amanda Berry, Casey Besimer, William Besimer, Brittany Bilodeau, Samantha Cabrera, Stephanie Caven, Josephine Cestaro, Michael Coyne, Tara Cullen, Audra Cutler, Jeff Danzer, Christohper Delvecchio, Dawn Dobbs, Maria Dymon, Lisa Ferrara, Jamie Fischer, Kristine Fleckenstein, Frank Fornario, Diane Griffin, Maya Itzcowitz, Joanne Kelly, Kaitlin Kelly, Kelli Kincaid, Danuta Kopacz, Lisa Kroemer, Angela Lemay, Stella Lemmon, Loralee Lindsey, Ketty Liria, Paige Mancuso, Deirdre Marcolini, Paula Mcloughlin, Amanda Morgano, Christina Moscatello, Amanda Nyman, Sharon O’Reilly, Valeria Ortega-Ruiz, Sharon Palazzo, Dominick Pascullo, Courtney Quinn, Samantha Rathgeb, Chris Reyes, Francine Rosario, Kara Smith, Ryan Smith, Emily Solonche, Carl Stewart, Susan Taylor, Katie Terwilliger, William Valentino, Theresa Van Keuren, Vanessa Villamil, Katelynn Vyas, Jennifer Walsh, Sara Walsh, Andrew Wierl, Tracy Woehrle, and Anne Wood.

Approve reappointment: Substitute teachers at a salary of $100/diem (non-certified) for the 2019-2020 school year: Jennifer Amodio, Danielle Arico, Carly Donati, Sabrina Easton, Andrew Jankowski, Annmarie Kovacs, Robin Lambro, Joy Malota, Jennifer Musumeci, Linda Norton, Diane Nywening, Laurel Petrizzo, Jaime Phillips, Therese Quinn, Danielle Razukiewicz, Bridget Rodriguez, Keith Rosario, Carmela Turco, and Therese Urato.

Approve reappointment: Substitute teachers at a salary of $160/diem (retired) for the 2019-2020 school year: Linda Bauer, Constance Bertone, Jan Besaw, Sue-Anne Dropkin, Roger Kalin, Rita Laskin, Hugh Mackay, Mary Nuara Robert Quinn, Jack Schnipper and Thomas Stehle.

Approve reappointment: substitute teacher aides at a salary of $11.80/hr. for the 2019- 2020 school year: Melissa Andreotti, Margaret Beers, Nadine Brosnan, Nichole Bruce, Korin Campione, Francesca Carlucci, Stephanie Cecere, Victoria Cefalu, Parveen Chhabra, Krystal Civitano, Nicole Clark, Beth Dodin, Leanne Dross, Jennifer English, Alyssa Frenette, Gail Frey, Allyson Greene, Liam Kelly, Eva Kennedy, Elaine Kimmel, Lisa Klein, Euridice Kranwinkel, Kathleen Kurek, Sahiba Makan, Catherine Manuele, Lisa Missailidis, Carmella Moore, Patricia Moore, Lisa Nowak, Marybeth Palydowycz, Mary Kate Paulus, Maria Phillips, Sandrine Pierre, Saira Quadri, Elizabeth Richards, Claudia Scanlon, Alana Sinnott, Cheryl Squibb, Afaf Tawil, Connie Tetzlaff, Melissa Tidd, Ehrenfriede Tjipueja-Sawyer, Josephine Traina, Donna Venditto, and Monali Verma.

Approve reappointment: substitute school bus drivers at a salary of $21.96/hr. for the 2019-2020 school year: Durreyshawar Ahmad, Michelle Bayack, Antonia Cooper, Darlene Curesky, Thomas Deblock, Louis Dispigna, Kelly Kantner, Joanne Kich, Mary Lake, Marcus Lawrence, Thomas Maloney, Terry McBride, Purita Rosas, Joanne Slesinski, Colleen Swales, and Denise Valluzzi.

Approve reappointment: substitute school bus monitors at a salary of $11.80/hr. for the 2019-2020 school year: James Deblock, Enoelia Espinosa, Teresa Fini, Patricia O’Malley, John Pierce, and Hilda Sandoval.

Approve reappointment: substitute food service helpers at a salary of $11.80/hr. for the 2019-2020 school year: Kristine Bossio, Lorie Brennan, Michele Caruso, Georghia Constanti, Ysidra Cruz, Beverly Dailey, Yinkhia Duran, Josephine Gibson, Jeniece Gonzalez, Arlene Krinsky, Clidia Mercado, Ann Marie Murphy, Joan Quaranta, Amanda Santiago, Heidi Seligman, Rose Sena, Elizabeth Smith, Laura Sullivan, and Bernadette Wholey.

Approve reappointment: substitute school nurses at a salary of $25/hour for the 2019-2020 school year: Arlyne Berman, Barbara Crenshaw, Suzanne Dombrowski, Kristin Lingerman, Deborah Lombardi, Mary Lombardi, Maria Morales-Fowler, Julieann Terrett, Christopher Walsh, and Rhoda Werking.

Approve reappointment: substitute retired clerical workers at a salary of $15.50/hr. for the 2019-2020 school year: Ruth Hulbert and Wendy Wee.

Approve reappointment: substitute retired clerical workers at a salary of $17.50/hr. for the 2019-2020 school year: Noreen Carberry.

Approve reappointment: substitute custodial workers at a salary of $11.80/hr. for the 2019-2020 school year: Skye Alexander, Sean Bennett, Christian Bjorkman, Diane Broderick, Shannon Byman, Sean Collins, Jason Cooper Jr., Anthony Cooper, Liam Farrell, John Ferguson IV, Paul Flynn, Thomas P Giordano, Kyle Haller, Matthew Hartmann, Cortland Hawks, Fernando Hidalgo, Thomas Hulle, Bryan Ildefonso, Edward Judkins, Scott Knapp, David Laders, James Lappe, William Lattimer, Karl F McBride, David Medlar, Keeley Mertens, Richard Murphy, Bryan Orientale, Anel Paredes, Jose M Paredes, Thomas Raco, Steven Rose, Colton Schaefer, Sonya Sterett, Nicholas Terrett, Grace Tranes, John Tranes, Rose Tranes, Victor Tyrrell, John Wee, and Kenneth White.

Approve reappointment: substitute retired custodial workers at a salary of $15.50/hr. for the 2019-2020 school year: Belinda Hunter, Terrence House, David Medlar, and Garry VanDeWeert.

Approve reappointment: Substitute administrators at a salary of $350/diem for the 2019- 2020 school year: Deirdre Hallinan, Thomas Heinzelman, Amy Prasky, Mary Ann Knight and Jean Maxon.

Approve reappointment: Tutors at a salary of $33.66/hr. for the 2019-2020 school year: Robert Abate, Lyn Abrams, Maggi Ackert, Mary Adams, Nadina Alarcon, Gina Angelo, Melissa Bailey, Lisa Dombrowski, Paul Bennis, Keith Berry, Lauren Bertone, Jan Besaw, Patricia Boles, Diane Bonizzi, Cynthia Brescia, Christopher Cagna, Kristen Calohan, Myra Canton, Elan Caruso, Julia Chiarot, Nancy Clark, Glenn Clark, Joseph Condello, Jeannie Cresce, Lauren Cummings, Jacqueline Demers, Justine Diaz, Patricia Gaer, Lorraine Gallagher, Margaret Goetze, Katharine Gonzalez, Kristin Green, Christine Guerrier, Tarin Hackbarth, Shalanda Harrison, Gayonne Hartley, Patricia Hillman, Jennifer Hopkins, Margaret Hughes, Michele Hutchinson, Elena Jordon, Elizabeth Joseph, Stephen Joyce, John Kayser, Mary Keller, Marissa Kennedy, Kelli Kincaid, Jean Kithcart, Jill Klos, Eleanor Knieriemen, Linda Kowalczyk, Michael LaMonica, Kaitlyn Lane, Anna LaRegina, Matthew Laroe, Isabel Laufer, Heidi Lawrence, Joseph LeBlanc, Kyle Lewis, Danielle Linguanti, Barbara Lippert, Brittany Lobdell, Kimberly Longo, Laura MacGinitie-Derevensky, Ian Mahony, Janice Marsiglio, Kelly Mecocci, Brenda Megello, Jason Miedema, Annmarie Mollenhauer, Kelli Monti, Lisa Nardone, Valerie Natt, Rosemary Okin, Marisol Paneto, Marie Jane Panzer, Amy Quinn, James Riley, Charles Rivera, Fabien Riviere, Janine Robinson, Michael Robusto, Deborah Schulz, Lisa Schwartz, Katherine Shaffer, Christopher Tucci, Daniel Van Cura, Theresa Van Keuren, Carmina Villegas, Amie Walter, Diane Winslow, Sharon Woelfel, Anne Wood, and Justine Zani.

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Committee on Special Education
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On a motion by Judy Green and seconded by Allison Salte, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education accepts a donation of $60.00 from the Poker Queens of Goshen, for the purpose of paying down student debt on unpaid school lunches. The $60.00 shall be placed in revenue account code C2705.

(Mrs. Green mentioned two members of the group were retired school employees – Peg Kolman and Mary Ryan).

AYES-7           NAYS-0           Motion carried.

On a motion by Martha Bogart and seconded by Jeremy Cassel, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education approves two budgetary transfers dated April 1, 2019, in the amount of $160,100, to reallocate payroll.

AYES-7           NAYS-0                       Motion carried.

On a motion by Thomas Mullane and seconded by Jeremy Cassel, 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:

03/11/19
EC CO-12
Additional drops for cameras and new fiber for scoreboard camera
$18,007

AYES-7          NAYS-0            Motion carried.

On a motion by Allison Salte and seconded by Michael Lorenzo, 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 relevant to the IT/Cabling portion of the capital project:

03/11/19
EC CO-02
Time and materials for 9/19/18, 9/20/18 and 9/26/18
$3,335
AYES-7           NAYS-0                       Motion carried.

On a motion by Judy Green and seconded by Thomas Mullane, 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:

02/26/19
PC CO-05
Relocate piping in existing ceiling to install new ceiling in main entrance to the auditorium
$3,590.54

AYES-7           NAYS-0            Motion carried.

On a motion by Thomas Mullane and seconded by Jeremy Cassel, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education approves a Letter of Agreement with Jim Wright to present RTI/MTSS workshops for the Goshen Central School District on April 25, 2019 and May 23, 2019 at a cost of $2,000/diem plus mileage.

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

AYES-7           NAYS-0                 Motion carried.

On a motion by Martha Bogart and seconded by Allison Salte, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, that an account for the following club be established within the Extra Classroom Activity Fund at the High School:

Club Fund
Faculty Club Advisor
Dungeons & Dragons
Jeri Krish

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Faculty Club Advisor is authorized to sign disbursement orders, receipts and otherwise oversee this account in accordance with District Policy and the Procedures outlined in the New York State Education Department Guidelines entitled, “The Safe Guarding, Accounting and Auditing of Extra Classroom Activity Funds”.

AYES-7          NAYS-0                  Motion carried.

On a motion by Thomas Mullane and seconded by Jeremy Cassel, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education approves the overnight trip for the girls and boys track teams to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on April 24-27, 2019 to participate in the Penn Relays at the University of Pennsylvania.

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.

AYES-7          NAYS-0                  Motion carried.

Ms. Lynch gave a PowerPoint presentation on the 2019-2020 budget:

Proposed Budget $73,249,777

Budget is a 2.7% increase over current year spending.

Program (78.34%) includes teacher salaries, school supplies, instructional equipment, computers, BOCES and all ancillary costs.

Administrative (10.24%) includes central administration, legal, insurance and overhead.

Capital includes Buildings & Grounds, maintenance, utilities & debt.

Revenues

Taxes = 71.27% State Aid = 24.19%

Other = 1.85% (includes day tuition, Hamptonburgh, Health & Welfare, interest/small revenues)

Fund Balance & Reserves = 1.68% PILOTS = 1.02%

Propositions on the Ballot

Capital Reserve

·         Establish a new reserve to be funded with unspent funds $5 M

School Buses

·         Up to $683K for a total of seven buses

Board of Education Election

•       Jeremy Cassel

•       Jacob Gardner

•       Michael Lorenzo

School Election & Budget Vote Tuesday ~ May 21, 2019

6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

For questions:

Contact Maureen Farrell (845) 615-6720

On a motion by Thomas Mullane and seconded by Allison Salte, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education adopts the Budget and Property Tax Report Card for the 2019-2020 school year in the amount of $ 73,249,777.

VOTING

Judy Green
AYE
Allison Salte
AYE
Thomas Mullane
AYE
Martha Bogart
AYE
Michael Lorenzo
AYE
Jeremy Cassel
AYE
Jason Pucci
AYE

AYES-7          NAYS-0                  Motion carried.

Mr. Pucci opened the second Privilege of the Floor. There were no comments or questions.

There were no Board Member issues to discuss.

At 8:11 p.m., on a motion by Jeremy Cassel and seconded by Martha Bogart, the Board of Education will enter into Executive Session, with the intent to not to return to the business portion of the meeting, for the review of the work history of a particular employee and legal issue.

AYES-7           NAYS-0                       Motion carried.

Mr. Pucci thanked everyone for attending.

At 9:13 p.m., on a motion by Thomas Mullane and seconded by Allison, the Board closed the Executive Session.

AYES-7           NAYS-0           Motion carried.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:14 p.m. on a motion by Judy Green and seconded by Michael Lorenzo.

AYES-7           NAYS-0           Motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,

Maureen Farrell
District Clerk