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Board Meeting Minutes for February 3, 2020

The 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 Monday, February 3, 2020.

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

President Jason Pucci called the regular meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

At 7:00 p.m., on a motion by Jeremy Cassel and seconded by Allison Salte, the Board of Education entered into Executive Session, with the intent to reconvene the regular portion of the meeting, for the purpose of the review of the employment history of particular person.

AYES-7          NAYS-0           Motion carried.

At 7:51 p.m., on a motion by Thomas Mullane and seconded by Allison Salte, the Board closed the Executive Session and reconvened the regular meeting.

AYES-7          NAYS-0           Motion carried.

Mr. Pucci led the Pledge of Allegiance followed by a moment of silence.

The Board recognized soccer coach Michael Kelly for achieving his 300Th win as coach in September. Mr. Connor, Mr. Pucci and Mr. O’Brien praised him for the time, effort and passion he has for his students and athletes. The Board presented a banner in recognition of Mr. Kelly’s accomplishment. Mr. Kelly thanked the Board for the opportunity to coach and noted his success could not have been achieved without the support of his players, coaching staff and family.

Mr. Freedman discussed a new before school program at Scotchtown Avenue Elementary School focusing on: A reading /math academic program to help students who need extra help.
A math enrichment program. Fast Forward Reading Program – an evidence-based, adaptive reading and language program for struggling learner. There are 30 students enrolled in the before school program.

On a motion by Judy Green and seconded by Thomas Mullane, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Board of Education approves the draft of the minutes for the meeting of January 6, 2020.

AYES-7           NAYS-0           Motion carried.

The Treasurer’s Report for November 2019 was acknowledged under Financial Update.

The board received the following correspondence: Mid-Hudson School Study Council Messenger and various newspaper articles.

Privilege of the Floor

Item(s) discussed included:

A parent read a letter discussing a coach and his child’s participation in the sport.

President’s Report

Mr. Pucci discussed:

He recently attended a Science Olympiad competition. The teamwork among the participants was incredible. Our team won 21 medals – impressive.

On January 23, three scholar-athletes signed their intent to play their respective sports on the collegiate level. Mr. O’Brien was commended for the wonderful program.

The district has notified the Goshen Teachers’ Association and Goshen Administrators’ Association of the intent to begin negotiations. Both contracts expire June 30.

Legislative/OCBSA Updates

Mrs. Bogart discussed:

Preliminary state aid numbers were recently released.

Superintendent’s Report

Mr. Connor discussed:

Last week, Mr. Connor attended a meeting on distance learning. Mr. Roddey, Mr. Heinzelman, Mr. Carter and administrators from Florida school district have been working toward increasing the potential course offering for the 2020-2021 school year.

Mr. Connor attended the college commitment signing. He wishes the scholar-athletes continued success.

Assistant Superintendent for Business’ Report

Ms. Lynch discussed:

Recently released state aid numbers show Goshen receiving 10% more in aid for the 2020-21 school year. While it seems like a large increase, 9% is attributable to new debt, which will also be on the expense side of the budget as well.

There will be a slight increase in TRS.

The budgetary transfer on the agenda is necessary to correct amounts in the health insurance buyout accounts.

Assessments numbers for LEGOLAND will be available March 1, which will be factored into our 2020-21 budget.

On the agenda are two tax certioraris items. Great planning in the past allows us to pay for these. Our auditors have determined our tax reserve is appropriately funded for anticipated tax certioraris.

The engagement letters for our internal and external financial audits are on the agenda. Each letter discusses the procedures involved in their respective audit. These are reviewed and approved annually.

Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction, Personnel and Technology’s Report

Mr. Carter discussed:

Mr. Carter, Mr. Sterett, Dr. Voloshin and Mr. Redeker recently attended a workshop on Ed Law 2-d,  that specifies how educational agencies must safeguard personally identifiable information (PII) of students and select school personnel. The law takes place July 1.

Westchester Institute of Human Development conducted a three-part workshop, which was free of charge. Focus was on learning differences.

Two Parent Technology Nights were held, one in the evening and the other during mid-morning. Twenty-five parents in total attended the two session. Three more sessions are planned.

On a motion by Judy Green and seconded by Thomas Mullane, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education accepts the retirement of Sharlene Bischof, clerk, effective January 25, 2020. Ms. Bischof has been with the District for 17 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.

AYES-7           NAYS-0           Motion carried.

Approve medical leave of absence: Christopher Tucci, unified arts teacher, is requesting a medical leave of absence under the Family Medical Leave Act, if eligible, effective approximately January 13, 2020 through on or about January 24, 2020.

Approve medical leave of absence: William O’Donnell, student supervisor, is requesting a medical leave of absence under the Family Medical Leave Act, if eligible, effective approximately December 2, 2019 through on or about January 29, 2020.

Approve medical leave of absence: Patricia Hall, school bus monitor, is requesting a medical leave of absence under the Family Medical Leave Act, if eligible, effective approximately December 17, 2019 through on or about January 31, 2020.

Approve medical leave of absence: Michael Morrison, custodian, is requesting a medical leave of absence under the Family Medical Leave Act, if eligible, effective approximately January 16, 2020 through on or about April 9, 2020.

Approve childcare leave of absence: Kimberly Milazzo, elementary teacher, is requesting a childcare leave of absence under the Family Medical Leave Act, if eligible, effective approximately June 19, 2020 through on or about September 30, 2020.

Approve childcare leave of absence: Christina Kelly, special education elementary teacher, is requesting a childcare leave of absence under the Family Medical Leave Act, if eligible, effective approximately June 1, 2020 through on or about October 9, 2020.

Approve leave of absence: Nancy Mesic, AIS mathematics teacher, is requesting a leave of absence, effective January 7, 2020 through June 30, 2020 to accept an interim assistant principal position at Scotchtown Avenue Elementary/ Goshen Intermediate schools.

Approve appointment:  Pamela Sonzogni, school secretary (probationary), at a salary of $42,718 (prorated) (Step D of the CSEA salary schedule) effective February 11, 2020.  Ms. Sonzogni is replacing Patricia Breitfeller.

Approve appointment: Rosemarie Rampulla, long-term leave replacement math teacher, at a salary of $60,088 prorated (MA-1 on GTA salary schedule), effective approximately January 7, 2020 to on or about June 26, 2020, or until AIS mathematics teacher returns. She has Permanent Pre K-6 Elementary certification. She is a substitute teacher in the District. Ms. Rampulla is filling the leave of absence for Nancy Mesic.

Approve appointment:  Tracy Trevorah, long-term substitute teacher, at a salary of $271.60/diem (BA-1 on GTA salary schedule), effective approximately January 6, 2020 to on or about January 31, 2020, or until teacher returns. She has Initial Childhood Education 1-6 and Initial SWD 1-6 certifications. Ms. Trevorah is filling the childcare leave of absence for Michael LaMonica.

Approve appointment:  Lori Kuroski, substitute teacher at a salary of $110.00/diem, as needed, not to exceed 29 hours per week, effective February 4, 2020 for the 2019-2020 school year. She has Permanent Early Childhood Education Birth-2 and Elementary Pre-K-6 certifications.

Approve appointment:  John Ferguson, substitute teacher at a salary of $110.00/diem, as needed, not to exceed 29 hours per week, effective February 4, 2020 for the 2019-2020 school year. He has Initial Physical Education K-12 certification.

Approve appointment:  Andrew Rogan, substitute teacher, at a salary of $100.00/diem, as needed, not to exceed 29 hours per week, effective February 4, 2020 for the 2019-2020 school year.

Approve appointment:  Cassandra Lanza, substitute teacher, at a salary of $100.00/diem, as needed, not to exceed 29 hours per week, effective February 7, 2020 for the 2019-2020 school year.

Approve appointment:  Anna Zirilli, substitute teacher, at a salary of $110.00/diem, as needed, not to exceed 29 hours per week, effective February 4, 2020 for the 2019-2020 school year.

Consent Agenda:

Approve appointment:  Janette Mercedes, substitute teacher aide, at a salary of $11.80/hour, as needed, not to exceed 29 hours per week, effective February 4, 2020.

Approve appointment:  Grace Clark, substitute teacher aide, at a salary of $11.80/hour, as needed, not to exceed 29 hours per week, effective February 4, 2020.

Approve appointment:  Patricia Capocciamo, tutor, at a salary of $ 33.66 per hour, as needed, effective for the 2019-2020 school year.

Approve appointment:  John Stephens, varsity head football coach, under Schedule B – B 1.1, with a stipend of $5,741 (pending GTA negotiations), effective August 20, 2020.

Approve appointment:  James Madison, junior varsity head football coach, under Schedule B – A 0.8, with a stipend of $3,629 (pending GTA negotiations), effective August 20, 2020.

Approve change in title: Jennie Nicholson, Marie Pagan-Santiago, Julissie Saltzberg, and Patricia Hartley, at a salary of $20.08/hour, effective November 18, 2019, from teacher aide to bilingual aide. Their duties reflect the classification of bilingual aide according to the Memorandum of Agreement between the CSEA and the District dated November 13, 2019.

Approve extra compensation: Michelle Rodstrom, Alison Roper, Cheryl Fitzpatrick, Dana Richner, Kim Milazzo, Valerie Cassel, Jacqueline Demers, Patricia Kuttler, Cheryl Winship, Deirdre Marcolini and Marisa Lopez (teacher aide), reading/math academic program teachers at Scotchtown Avenue Elementary School, at a salary of $53.59/hour, per GTA contract, effective January 21, 2020 for the 2019-2020 school year.

Approve extra compensation: Justine Diaz, elementary teacher, for Fast Forward Reading program at Scotchtown Avenue Elementary School, at a salary of $53.59/hour, per GTA contract, effective February 4, 2020 for the 2019-2020 school year.

Approve increase in hours:  Emily Gonzalez, food service helper, increase in hours from 3 hours per day to 4 hours per day, at a salary of $15.00/hour, effective January 6, 2020.

Approve disposition of obsolete equipment.

CSE/CPSE Recommendations:

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On a motion by Martha Bogart and seconded by Michael Lorenzo, that the Board of Education approves the terms of a Supplemental Memorandum of Agreement between the District and the CSEA dated December 20, 2019, regarding the inclusion of an assistant school lunch manager within the CSEA Collective Bargaining Unit, as presented to the Board at this meeting. A copy of said Agreement shall be incorporated by reference within the minutes of this meeting.

AYES-7          NAYS-0                         Motion carried.

On a motion by Allison Salte and seconded by Thomas Mullane, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education appoints Alyssa Marino as: McKinney-Vento Liaison for the 2019-2020 school year, effective February 7, 2020.  Ms. Marino is replacing Brian Orzell. There is no stipend for the position.

AYES-7          NAYS-0              Motion carried.

On a motion by Jeremy Cassel and seconded by Michael Lorenzo, that the Board of Education hereby authorizes the Superintendent of Schools and the Board President to execute an Agreement, dated January 7, 2020, on behalf of the School District, with Ms. Nancy Mesic, whereby Ms. Mesic shall perform contract services as an Interim Assistant Principal for the School District for the period commencing January 8, 2020 and terminating on June 30, 2020.  A copy of this Agreement shall be incorporated by reference within the minutes of this meeting.

AYES-7           NAYS-0              Motion carried.

On a motion by Judy Green  and seconded by Allison Salte, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools the Board of Education approves entering into an Agreement with Jennifer Kirk, to provide Teacher of the Visually Impaired Evaluator Services, at a rate of $500.00 per evaluation, effective the 2019-2020 school year.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the Board of Education authorizes the Superintendent of Schools to execute the Agreement. A copy of said Agreement shall be incorporated by reference within the minutes of this meeting.

AYES-7          NAYS-0                         Motion carried.

On a motion by Jeremy Cassel and seconded by Michael Lorenzo, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools the Board of Education approves entering into a Contract with Abilities First, to provide 1:1 aide services to student attending program, at an estimated cost of $536.25 per week, effective December 4, 2019 through June 30, 2020.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the Board of Education authorizes the Superintendent of Schools to execute the Contract. A copy of said Contract shall be incorporated by reference within the minutes of this meeting.

AYES-7          NAYS-0              Motion carried.

On a motion by Martha Bogart and seconded by Thomas Mullane, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education adopts the 2020-2021 student calendar as presented.

AYES-7           NAYS-0              Motion carried.

On a motion by Michael Lorenzo  and seconded by Thomas Mullane, that the Board of Education authorizes its attorneys, Shaw, Perelson, May & Lambert, LLP to execute a Consent Judgment in a tax certiorari proceeding captioned Ramapo Rescue Dog Foundation v. Town of Hamptonburgh and Goshen CSD;

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

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that in order to fund said tax certiorari judgment refund, budgetary appropriations for the 2019/2020 school year shall be increased (A1964.400) and that the tax certiorari judgment refund amount be transferred to the General Fund Budget from the Tax Certiorari Reserve as the offsetting source of revenue.

AYES-7          NAYS-0                         Motion carried.

On a motion by Judy Green and seconded by Jeremy Cassel, ,  upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education approves the payment of tax certiorari judgment awarded to Prag Holding LLC, Town of Goshen (SBL 119-1-3) as per the court order entered in the Office of the Clerk of Orange County Supreme Court on December 23, 2019 in the amount of $15,783.23 for the 2016/2017 school year; $45,173.61 for the 2017/2018 school year; $48,659.26 for the 2018-2019 school year and $43,253.17 for the 2019-2020 school year for a total of $152,869.26. Of the $152,869.26 that is due $91,912.43 is payable to the County plus any applicable interest as these taxes were not paid to the Goshen Central School District.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that in order to fund said tax certiorari judgment refund that budgetary appropriations for the 2019/2020 school year be increased by $152,869.26 (A1964.400) and that the $152,869.26 be transferred to the General Fund Budget from the Tax Certiorari Reserve as the offsetting source of revenue.

AYES-7          NAYS-0              Motion carried.

On a motion by Allison Salte  and seconded by Michael Lorenzo, 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 in Virginia Beach, Virginia from March 13-15, 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.

AYES-7          NAYS-0                         Motion carried.

On a motion by Jeremy Cassel and seconded by Thomas Mullane, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education approves the audit engagement letter dated January 14, 2020, from Nugent & Haeussler, P.C., for external auditing of the fiscal year ending June 30, 2020.

AYES-7          NAYS-0              Motion carried.

On a motion by Michael Lorenzo and seconded by Allison Salte, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education approves the Cooper Arias, LLP engagement letter for the 2019-2020 risk assessment and monitoring services as presented.

AYES-7           NAYS-0              Motion carried.

On a motion by Judy Green  and seconded by Allison Salte, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education approves the budgetary transfer dated December 31, 2019, in the amount of $150,000, to correct amounts in health insurance buyout accounts.

AYES-7          NAYS-0                         Motion carried.

On a motion by Jeremy Cassel and seconded by Michael Lorenzo, 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, 2019 through June 30, 2020, to allow for the continuation of filing an APPR Plan that is compliant with the requirements of §3012-d of the Education Law.

AYES-7           NAYS-0              Motion carried.

The Board acknowledged the donation of a bench from the Class of 1979 in memory of the classmates who are no longer with us. The bench will be placed in the gardens at Goshen High School.

2020-2021 Transportation Budget Proposal:

PowerPoint presented by Karen Wells, Director of Transportation

Year-To-Year Budget Comparison

Expenses 2020-2021

Equipment: $21,000
Materials & Supplies: $416,700
Contractual: $234,293
Contract Transportation: $273,082
Total: $945,075

Expenses 2019-20

Equipment: $23,000
Materials & Supplies: $416,000
Contractual: $233,431
Contract Transportation: $273,082
Total: $945,513

Year-to-Year Mileage Comparison

2019-20: 655,905
2018-19: 608,476
2017-18: 532,527

More trips done by in-house drivers than through contracting services.

Bus Replacement History

2019-20

One 30-passenger
One wheelchair
Three 66-passenger route
Two 66-passenger trip
Total: 7
Proposal Amount: $683,000

2018-19

Four 30-passenger
Four 66-passenger route
Total: 8
Proposal Amount: $656,248

Bus Proposition for 2020-21

Four 66-Passenger Buses: 4 x $111,250 = $445,000
Three 30-Passenger Buses: 3 x $55,333 = $166,000
One Wheelchair Accessible Bus = $70,000
Total: $681,000

Proposed 2020 – 2021 Buildings & Grounds Department Budget

PowerPoint presented by Mr. Riley, Buildings & Grounds Director of Facilities III

Fun Facts

  • STAFF – 23 Custodial, 9 Maintenance/Grounds, 1 Courier, Director, 1 Sr. Account Clerk.
  • STRUCTURES/PEOPLE – 4 Schools, 1 Annex. (CJH), 1 District Office Building (w/leased BOCES space), 1 Athletic Field House, 1 Transportation Building, 1 Maintenance Building, various utility/storage/out buildings. Total +/- 550,000 sq.ft. (added +/- 50,000 sq.ft.), 124 Acres of Real Estate.
  • +/-3,500 students/employees/day; Minimum 1,200 Community Events/year.
  • COMPONENTS – 510 sinks (added 35), 368 toilets (added 48), 12 Heating Boilers and 12 Roof Top (heating) Units, w/capacity of +/- 64,275,000 Btu per hr. (enough to heat approx. 475 average residences).
  • PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT – 5 Multi-component play systems (4-10 components), 14 stand-alone components, 7 swing-sets (40 swings).
  • MATERIALS HANDLING – +/- 275 tons per year.

Highlights, 2019-20(to date)

2018/19 Capital Projects

  • Assist B.O.E., Superintendent, Administrative Team, Architect, Construction Manager (Triton) and the various Contractors; in the ongoing construction toward completion of the 2018/19 Capital Project:
  • Contract #1; HS Additions/Renovations, Field House, Grandstand, Press Box, two lighted Artificial Turf fields, new Track.
  • Contract #2; District-Wide IT Improvements (including telephone system).
  • With the Construction Manager, Co-ordinate with “Environmental Services” firm & “Controlled Inspection Services” firm for monitoring and testing of on-going construction, monitoring and materials quality verification.
  • HS Main Office/Guidance Suite: in-house & contractor; discarded unwanted furniture, etc. (some moved to other buildings). Moved these Administrative functions to new the Addition; furniture, equipment, files, etc.  Worked with Furniture Contractor to assemble, store and move (into place), new Administrative & Classroom furniture.
  • Following re-model, co-ordinate all furniture, equipment, instruments, materials (contractor, in-house) – move back to space and set-up; Kitchen, Cafeteria, Music/Chorus, S.T.E.A.M., renovation. Old Main Office/Guidance areas etc.
  • In-house repainting of walls; HS A-Wing (1st fl.) and gym (front) hallway.
  • Coordinate with District Security vendor: installation of HS new Main Entry/Addition; proximity lock system, video intercom/buzz-in system.  Also, installation of 33 added Video Surveillance System cameras (46 views), at HS building and Field House area.
  • In-house; removed Temporary “Main Entry” (at exit 3 of A-Wing). Provide cores & pins (Keying) for 165 new door locks.
  •  District – General
  • Installed new – Automatic proximity lock control, front vestibule (at inside door-set) at GIS.
  • Prepared 3rd floor of 227 Main St. bldg. for BOCES to expand lease to that floor. Painting, lighting & plumbing repairs. Additionally, help BOCES/Contractor co-ordinate new central AC units w/air handlers- installation.
  • Added, 12 interior (non-Capital Project related) video cameras to District Video Surveillance System (6 CJH, 4 GIS, 2 SAS).
  • CJH Kitchen: In-house; installed used serving lines & components (reclaimed & moved from HS kitchen). Including plumbing, electric.
  • Continued District-wide installation/replacement of older model smartboards with 30 “Nu-Line Trutouch Interactive” boards (incl. all mounting, internet & electrical hook-ups). Includes new/remodeled HS classrooms.
  • Resources conservation; District-wide lighting upgrades-  Replaced +/- 24 HID/High Area lighting fixtures w/energy efficient  LED lamps – CJH (new) gym., 6 exterior security fixtures.

Athletic & Play Field Improvements

  • Last Spring-Assisted in facilitating District Athletic competitions to remain “in-house” (during HS construction) and Assist in planning and start-up of Turf fields use & protocol for fall events that utilized these new facilities.
  • Play & Athletic surface maintenance/enhancements; +/- 400cu.yd.; certified chips, infield mix, +/- 1000 lb. seed

Continue resources conservation program

  • Energy & Resources Conservation Measures (Budget funded); Lighting, HVAC control improvement, Potable Water consumption control (Wastewater).
  • Explore potential Capital Improvements to existing Facilities.
  • Continue existing recycling program– 2019:  97.4 tons of mixed paper, C&D, mixed recyclables, other solid waste.  Electronics: 243 units computers/monitors/laptops/keyboards, 21 units Chromebooks, 11 printers,   36 Smartboards/projectors. Other: 1320 fluorescent/mixed bulbs;    +/- 42 mixed batteries (gel cell, wet cell); 6 refrigerators; 8.93 tons mixed scrap metal.
  • Continue Records Management; +/- 6.5 Tons of Expired Records/Files, shredded/recycled; Total of +/- 45.5 tons of mixed paper, cardboard recycled.

Maintain & Operate the District’s physical Facilities

  • Enhance Security; Upgrade/expand District Surveillance/Security system; planning CJH & SAS Entry Systems enhancements.
  • Pavement Maintenance: Repave and or Sealcoat sections; SAS, CJH.
  • SAS sidewalk repair/replacement (sections).
  • Improve athletic/playground resources: Continue Playset component replacements.
  • Continue door/frame and window treatment (shade) replacements.
  • Storm-water and sanitary wastewater catch-basin/manhole replacements/repairs.

Budget Variance Summary

Proposed 2020-21

Operations of Plant: $1,338,300
Maintenance of Plant: $661,500
Central Mailing & Printing: $109,600
Total (not including salaries): $2,109,400

2019-20

Operations of Plant: $1,314,000
Maintenance of Plant: $653,800
Central Mailing & Printing: $109,600
Total (not including salaries): $2,077,400

Percent variance: 1.54%

Proposed 2020-2021 Technology Budget:

PowerPoint presented by Mr. Sterett, Network Administrator

Instructional Technology & Technical Services Department Staff

2019-2020

District Administration:

Jason Carter – Asst. Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction, Personnel and Technology

Instructional Technology:

  • Jonathan Redeker – K-12 Instructional Technology Coordinator
  • Michelle Girardi (SAS) – Instructional Technology Teacher
  • Donna Meaney (GHS), Melissa Bailey (CJH), Kendra Parchinski (GIS) – Technology Teaching Assistants
  • Sandra Cordero (GIS), Beth Hagan(SAS), Gail Falstein (CJH) – P/T Teacher Aides

Technical Services Department:

  • James Sterett – Technical Services Director/Network Administrator
  • Bill Smith, Anthony Chisholm – Computer Workstation Technicians
  • MaryEllen DeVito – 0.6 Technical Services Clerk
  • 3 days/week – OUBOCES Computer Workstation Technician

Technical Services Department Summary of Accomplishments

  • Completing the technology part of the 2018-2019 capital project, which included the planning, design, installation, configuring and connecting of entirely new wired and wireless networks with minimal disruption to day-to-day school district operations. State of the art cabling, network switches, wireless access points and a new Voice over IP telephone system have been installed throughout the district, greatly enhancing connectivity, network performance, safety and security for every GCSD student, faculty, staff, guest and visitor.
  • Technical Services Department staff provides daily, high level, technical support to over 2900 students and 600+ faculty and staff throughout our district whom are using an inventory of over 4000 pieces of equipment and devices.
  • Researched, priced, purchased, received, inventoried, configured and rolled out hundreds of pieces of new technology equipment throughout the district.  Including Chromebooks (additions and replacements), desktop workstations, Interactive Flat Panels, laptops and peripherals.
  • Research, plan and implement appropriate technical solutions, upgrades and advancements to meet the ever increasing and changing demands of GCSD faculty, staff, students, school buildings, support personnel, district departments and the Goshen community at large.
  • Work with, oversee and assist various district contractors, GVPD, BOCES and MHRIC personnel in regard to computer network design and improvement, network growth and management, computer application system upgrades and implementation, hardware installation and maintenance, building security and safety, electronics recycling, heating, ventilation and air conditioning management system access and functionality, digital signage, etc.
  • Effectively and efficiently, build and manage the district’s technology budget.
  • Take leadership roles as well as work collaboratively with District Administration, Building Administration and Instructional Technology Personnel in regard to plans for district technology growth, technology vision & direction, obtainment of necessary equipment and resources, paths of advancement as well as researching, devising and implementing solutions, programs, influencing behavioral/attitude adjustments that will bring the district into full alignment with increasingly stringent data privacy requirements.

Proposed Instructional Technology Budgets

Goshen High School

2019-20

Virtual Learning: $940
Materials/supplies: $10,000
Software: $7,290
Hardware: $11,750
Total: $29,980

2020-21 proposed

Virtual Learning: $940
Materials/supplies: $11,000
Software: $7,290
Hardware: $11,750
Total: $30,980

Change

Virtual Learning: $0
Materials/supplies: $1,000
Software: $0
Hardware: $0
Total: $1,000

C. J. Hooker Middle School

2019-20

Virtual Learning: $940
Materials/supplies: $10,000
Software: $5,150
Hardware: $8,100
Total: $24,190

2020-21 proposed

Virtual Learning: $940
Materials/supplies: $10,000
Software: $5,150
Hardware: $8,100
Total: $24,190

Change

Virtual Learning: $0
Materials/supplies: $0
Software: $0
Hardware: $0
Total: $0

Goshen Intermediate School

2019-20

Virtual Learning: $1,500
Materials/supplies: $5,000
Equipment Maintenance/Repair: $14,000
Software: $4,930
Hardware: $8,065
Total: $33,495

2020-21 proposed

Virtual Learning: $1,500
Materials/supplies: $5,000
Equipment Maintenance/Repair: $8,000
Software: $4,930
Hardware: $8,065
Total: $27,495

Change

Virtual Learning: $0
Materials/supplies: $0
Equipment Maintenance/Repair: ($6,000)
Software: $0
Hardware: $0
Total: ($6,000)

Scotchtown Avenue Elementary School

2019-20

Virtual Learning: $1,000
Materials/supplies: $5,000
Equipment Maintenance/Repair: $13,000
Software: $4,075
Hardware: $6,780
Total: $29,855

2020-21 proposed

Virtual Learning: $1,000
Materials/supplies: $5,000
Equipment Maintenance/Repair: $5,000
Software: $4,075
Hardware: $6,780
Total: $21,855

Change

Virtual Learning: $0
Materials/supplies: $0
Equipment Maintenance/Repair: ($8,000)
Software: $0
Hardware: $0
Total: ($8,000)

District-Wide Computer Assisted Instruction Proposed Technology Budget

2019-20

Private School Hardware: $10,000
Private School Software: $15,000
District Contractual: $500
Materials & Supplies: $4,000
PPS Software: $5,000
District-Wide CAI Hardware: $200,000
District-Wide CAI Software: $40,000
BOCES Media Instruction: $121,150
TOTAL: $395,650

Proposed 2020-21

Private School Hardware: $10,000
Private School Software: $15,000
District Contractual: $500
Materials & Supplies: $8,000
PPS Software: $5,000
District-Wide CAI Hardware: $200,000
District-Wide CAI Software: $40,000
BOCES Media Instruction: $120,400
TOTAL: $398,900

Change

Private School Hardware: $0
Private School Software: $0
District Contractual: $0
Materials & Supplies: $4,000
PPS Software: $0
District-Wide CAI Hardware: $0
District-Wide CAI Software: $0
BOCES Media Instruction: $750
TOTAL: $3,250

Central Data Processing Proposed Technical Services Budget

2019-20

Equipment:$1,000
Conference/Meetings: $500
Repair & Maintenance Contractual: $8,250
Materials & Supplies: $700
BOCES data processing: $81,825
Total: $92,275

Proposed 2020-21

Equipment:$6,000
Conference/Meetings: $500
Repair & Maintenance Contractual: $95,250
Materials & Supplies: $700
BOCES data processing: $67,059
Total: $169,509

Change

Equipment:$5,000
Conference/Meetings: $0
Repair & Maintenance Contractual: $87,000
Materials & Supplies: $0
BOCES data processing: ($14,766)
Total: $77,234

Instructional Technology and Technical Services Proposed Budget

2019-20

GHS: $29,980
CJH: $24,190
GIS: $33,495
SAS: $29,855
District CAI: $395,650
District Central Processing: $92,275

Proposed 2020-21

GHS: $309,980
CJH: $24,190
GIS: $27,495
SAS: $21,855
District CAI: $398,100
District Central Processing: $169,509

Change

GHS: $1,000
CJH: $0
GIS: ($6,000)
SAS: ($8,000)
District CAI: $3,250
District Central Processing: $77,234

Proposed 2020-2021 Athletics Budget

PowerPoint presented by Mr. O’Brien, Athletic Director

Purpose:

1.      To use athletics as a tool to enhance a student’s high school experience.

2.      To share the benefits of participation with as many as possible

–   Physical

–   Social

3.      To equip our student-athletes with tools that facilitate success

–   Leadership

–   Prioritizing

–   Collaboration

–   Goal-Setting

–   Perseverance

–   Resiliency

Quantitative View of Goshen Athletics:

  • 62 Teams: Varsity (28), JV (16), Freshman (2) & Modified (16)
    • Fall: Football, B&G Soccer, Volleyball, B&G XC, Girls Tennis, Varsity & JV Cheer, Girls Varsity Swimming, Modified Cheer
    • Winter: B&G Basketball, Wrestling, B&G Indoor Track, B&G Ski, V/JV/M Cheer, Boys Swim, Boys and Girls Varsity Bowling, Varsity Bowling
    • Spring Sports: baseball, softball, B&G Track & Field, Boys Tennis, B&G Golf, B&G V, JV and Modified Lacrosse
  • 83 Coaches total for all sports in all levels
    • 58/83 = 70% Teacher-Coaches
    • 25/83 = 30% Non-Teacher Coaches
  • Student Participation – All levels
    • 957 Total participants from Winter 2018 – Winter 2019
    • 319 participants per season on average (Spring, Fall, Winter)
    • Roughly 1 in 3 HS students participate
  • The Past Year: 24/26 (92%) School of Excellence
    • Over 90% of our teams were considered Scholar-Athlete teams
    • Scholar-Athlete Team is a team with over 75% of its members possessing a cumulative GPA of 90 or above

Proposed Budget Snapshot

2019-20

Athletics Equipment:
Athletics Contractual: $43,000
Athletics Dues: $4,000
Reconditioning & Repair: $22,000
Materials & Supplies: $66,500
TOTALS: $135,500

Proposed 2020-21

Athletics Equipment:
Athletics Contractual: $43,000
Athletics Dues: $6,250
Reconditioning & Repair: $22,000
Materials & Supplies: $65,500
TOTALS: $137,750

Second Privilege of the Floor

Item(s) discussed included:

A community member thanked Ms. Hendershot and Mr. Carter for bringing Westchester Institute of Human Development conducted a three-part workshop.

There was a request to help get a crossing path across Route 207 to the Goshen Public Library.

1.      Mrs. Bogart asked to see if the amount of special education service workers (e.g. psychologists, social workers) the district has is at an adequate level or possibly do we need to add an additional position especially at the lower age groups.

2.      Mr. Pucci commended the music department for having 33 students attend the High School All-County Music Festival this year.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:33 p.m. on a motion by Judy Green and seconded by Martha Bogart.

AYES-7            NAYS-0                 Motion carried.

Mr. Pucci thanked everyone for attending.

Respectfully submitted,

Maureen Farrell
District Clerk