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Board Meeting Minutes for February 4, 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 Monday, February 4, 2019.

Present:
Mr. Jason Pucci, President
Mr. Jeremy Cassel, Vice President
Mrs. Martha Bogart
Mrs. Judy Green
Mr. Michael Lorenzo
Mrs. Allison Salte (entered 6:40 p.m.)
Absent:
Mr. Thomas Mullane
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
Principals:
Mr. Thomas Heinzelman (Interim)
Dr. William Rolon (Absent)
Mr. Matthew Wentworth
Dr. Gregory Voloshin
Assistant Principals:
Mr. Kyle Roddey
Ms. Heather Carman
Elementary Coordinator
Mr. Henry Freedman
Director of Facilities III
Mr. James Riley
Assistant Principal/Athletic Director
Mr. Matthew O’Brien
Director of PPS
Ms. Heather Hendershot
Assistant Director of PPS
Ms. Marlene Gaynor (Absent)
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 6:30 p.m.

At 6:31 p.m., on a motion by Judy Green and seconded by Allison Salte, the Board entered Executive Session, with the intent to return, for the purpose of review of a legal issue.

AYES-6           NAYS-0           Motion carried.

At 7:12 p.m., on a motion by Jeremy Cassel and seconded by Martha Bogart, the Board closed the Executive Session.

AYES-6           NAYS-0           Motion carried.

At 7:30 p.m., on a motion by Judy Green and seconded by Allison Salte, the Board reconvened the regular meeting.

AYES-6           NAYS-0           Motion carried.

Mr. Pucci led the Pledge of Allegiance followed by a moment of silent meditation remembering the family of Marlene Koisch, mother of Nadina Alarcon (CJH) who passed away this past week.

On a motion by Michael Lorenzo and seconded by Martha Bogart, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Board of Education approves the draft of the minutes for the meeting of January 7, 2019.

AYES-6            NAYS-0           Motion carried.

The Treasurer’s Report for November 2018 was acknowledged under Financial Update.

The board received the following correspondence: Notice Letter from the Orange County IDA regarding contemplated financial assistance for Hampton Park LLC. for parcel located on Neelytown Road, Town of Hamptonburgh; and various newspaper articles.

Mr. Pucci opened the Privilege of the Floor.

Patricia Hartley, president of the C.J. Hooker PTO, thanked the Board and administrators for their support in helping the recent Tricky Tray to be a huge success. The proceeds of the fundraiser will be used to have a guest author come to C.J. Hooker on April 23.

On behalf of the board negotiating committee (Mr. Pucci, Mr. Cassel, Mrs. Bogart, Mr. Connor and Ms. Lynch) Mr. Pucci commended members of the CSEA negotiations team (Yolanda Rodriguez, Linda Clavelle, Bob Osborne, and Ken Bowen) for representing their group well in attaining a successfully negotiated and fair contract. Mrs. Rodriguez thanked the board negotiations committee as well. She reported that the CSEA membership overwhelmingly supported the contract with a vote of 151-yes to 8-no.

On a motion by Judy Green and seconded by Allison Salte, that the Board of Education hereby ratifies the provisions of the Memorandum of Agreement between the District and the CSEA dated February 4, 2019 and authorizes the funding of those monies necessary to implement the provisions of the July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2021 Collectively Negotiated Agreement with the CSEA.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Board of Education approves the terms of a Supplemental Memorandum of Agreement between the District and the CSEA dated January 28, 2019, regarding the step adjustment of a CSEA employee, as presented to the Board at this meeting.

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Board of Education approves the terms of a Supplemental Memorandum of Agreement between the District and the CSEA dated January 28, 2019, regarding CSEA retiree access to a vision program without any District financial or administrative responsibility, as presented to the Board at this meeting.

AYES-6            NAYS-0           Motion carried.

Mrs. Bogart did not have any legislative or Orange County School Boards Association updates. She noted that OCSBA would be having their next meeting on Wednesday, February 6.

Mr. Connor congratulated the CSEA for their successful contract. This was the fourth negotiated contract with the CSEA in his time with the District. He noted that the CSEA contract is a difficult one to negotiate due to the diverse group of employees that the CSEA represents. There are eight different groups all requiring different terms to negotiate. Mrs. Bogart added that it was a pleasure to work with the CSEA committee and noted is was evident the group was student-centered.

Frank Arturi from Triton Construction and Matt Milnamow from LAN Associates joined the Board to give an update on the capital project. With regard to the IT portion of the project, cabling is complete at most of the buildings. Most aspects of the project at the high school are on schedule or slightly ahead of schedule with the exception of auditorium renovations, due to the unforeseen rock removal early on in developing the orchestra pit. Work on the field house is ongoing. Once the weather breaks, work on the press box and grandstand will begin. The second field is at grade and the turf will be installed in the spring. There is a lot of ongoing work in the interior portion of the new building addition. Mr. Arturi showed recent photos of the capital project work. The project included $1.92M of contingency. After allotting monies for “B” list items the Board decided to proceed with, roughly $1.0M remains in contingency. Mr. Milnamow noted the contractors are working collaboratively and he is pleased with the quality of their workmanship.

Mr. Connor gave an update on the new initiative started in the fall for Regents review sessions for high school students who have received a passing grade in his or her Regents course from this past June, yet failed that course’s corresponding Regents exam. Students were also identified who by increasing their score may become eligible for an advanced regents diploma. Students were mandated to attend the review session unless excused by their parents. Normally, about 20 to 25 students take Regents in January. This year, we had 140 students take Regents exams.  Mr. Connor thanked Mr. Heinzelman, Mr. Roddey and the high school staff with this initiative. The program will continue in the spring.

Ms. Lynch discussed the Claims Auditor’s Report. While there were a few issues, they were small amount in relation to the 150 to 200 checks paid each quarter. All items were rectified prior to payments being distributed.

According to the Governor’s budget, proposed aid will increase $114K. Ms. Lynch is hopeful that the amount will increase once the Assembly and Senate get involved in the process.

Cooper & Arias were in District this week conducting their internal audit. They have not yet pinpointed an area in which to conduct their specialized audit. The Audit Committee discussed a tentative meeting date of March 25 for reviewing Cooper & Arias’ report of their audit this week.

Mr. Carter informed the Board that training for Measures of Academic Progress (MAPs), which are used to measure a student’s growth in Mathematics and Reading, took place in the beginning of January. Now that training is complete, the schools have moved on to the operational stage. The elementary schools have begun using the assessments and CJH will beginning implementing the assessments soon. Mr. Carter thanked the administrators for all their work in this process. The administrators have to load all accommodations for all students into the system, which is a huge undertaking.

Mr. Carter reported that Jon Redeker and Karen Kropp completed Project Lead the Way training to earn their teaching credentials for training other teachers in the program. In-house training will begin by them. Now that they have earned their teaching credentials, we can purchase all materials from Project Lead the Way. This program will set the foundation for a K-12 curriculum in STEAM. Mr. Carter thanked the Board for their support in making this program a reality.

On a motion by Jeremy Cassel and seconded by Michael Lorenzo, BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education accepts the retirement of Ruth Roebuck, unified arts teacher, effective July 1, 2019. Ms. Roebuck 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-6            NAYS-0           Motion carried.

Accept resignation:  Soraya Puertas, teacher aide, effective January 25, 2019.

Accept resignation:  Jaclyn Libman, food service helper, effective February 8, 2019.

Accept resignation:  Kathleen Jensen, teacher aide, effective February 6, 2019.

Approve childcare leave of absence: Valerie Cassel, elementary teacher, is requesting a childcare leave of absence under the Family Medical Leave Act, if eligible, effective approximately April 12, 2019 through on or about June 30, 2019.

Approve childcare leave of absence: Valerie Michels, .8 AIS teacher, is requesting a childcare leave of absence under the Family Medical Leave Act, if eligible, effective approximately June 14, 2019 through on or about June 28, 2019.

Approve extension of medical leave of absence: Marcia Atkins, grade 5 teacher, is requesting an extension of her medical leave of absence under the Family Medical Leave Act, if eligible, effective approximately February 4, 2019 through on or about April 26, 2019.

Approve extension of medical leave of absence: Ellen Dickinson, music teacher, is requesting an extension of her medical leave of absence under the Family Medical Leave Act, if eligible, effective approximately January 24, 2019 through on or about February 1, 2019.

Approve extension of medical leave of absence: Sharlene Bischof, clerk, is requesting an extension of her medical leave of absence under the Family Medical Leave Act, if eligible, effective approximately February 6, 2019 through on or about June 15, 2019.

Approve extension of medical leave of absence: Michael Salley, custodial worker, is requesting an extension of his medical leave of absence under the Family Medical Leave Act, if eligible, effective approximately February 1, 2019 through on or about March 20, 2019.

Approve extending appointment: Rosemarie Rampulla, Grade 5 leave replacement math teacher, effective approximately February 4, 2019 to on or about April 26, 2019, or until grade 5 teacher returns. Ms. Rampulla is filling the leave of absence for Marcia Atkin.

Approve appointment:  Kelli Flannery, long-term substitute teacher, at a salary of $266.27/diem (BA-1 on GTA salary schedule), effective approximately March 20, 2019 to May 1, 2019 or until teacher returns. She has Initial Childhood Education 1-6 and SWD 1-6 certifications. Ms. Flannery is filling the medical leave of absence for Kelly Vaughan.

Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction, Personnel and Technology’s Reportnt: Marie Pagan-Santiago, teacher aide (probationary), at a salary of $13.60/hr. (pending CSEA negotiations), for 5¾ hours/day, effective February 5, 2019. In accordance with Civil Service Rules, this appointment is a probationary appointment, in effect for 52 weeks, effective February 5, 2019. Ms. Pagan-Santiago is replacing Maria Valenti.

Approve appointment:  Laura Burns, long-term substitute teacher aide, at a salary of $13.60/hr. (pending CSEA negotiations), effective January 11, 2019 through December 10, 2019. She is currently filling the leave of absence for Patricia Hartley, but will now fill the leave of absence for Michelle Serna.

Approve appointment:  Jennifer English, long-term substitute teacher aide, at a salary of $13.60/hr. (pending CSEA negotiations), effective January 11, 2019 through June 26, 2019 or until the teacher aide returns. She is a substitute teacher aide with the District. Ms. English is filling the leave of absence for Patricia Hartley.

Approve appointment:  Lisa Klein, long-term substitute teacher aide, at a salary of $13.60/hr. (pending CSEA negotiations), for 5.75 hours per day, as needed, effective February 5, 2019 through June 30, 2019. She is a substitute teacher aide with the District. Ms. Klein will be working with the Pupil Personnel Services department.

Approve appointment:  Patricia O’Malley, 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 February 5, 2019.

Approve appointment:  Jeniece Gonzales, 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 February 5, 2019.

Approve appointment:  Michele Caruso, 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 February 5, 2019.

Approve appointment:  Arlene Krinsky, 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 February 5, 2019.

Approve appointment:  Shannon Byman, 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 for all assignments, effective February 5, 2019. Ms. Byman is a substitute school bus monitor with the District.

Approve appointment:  Mary Lake, substitute school bus driver, at a salary of $20.11/hour, (pending CSEA negotiations), as needed, not to exceed 29 hours per week, effective February 5, 2019.

Approve appointment:  Shannon Byman, substitute custodial worker, at a salary of $11.80/hour, for 8 hours per day, as needed, not to exceed 29 hours per week for all assignments, effective February 5, 2019. Ms. Byman is a substitute school bus monitor with the District.

Approve appointment:  Kelli Flannery, substitute teacher at a salary of $110.00/diem, as needed, not to exceed 29 hours per week, effective February 5, 2019 for the 2018-2019 school year. She has Initial Childhood Education 1-6 and SWD 1-6 certifications.

Approve appointment:  Melissa Andreotti, substitute teacher aide, at a salary of $11.80/hour, as needed, not to exceed 29 hours per week, effective February 5, 2019.

Approve appointment:  Claudia Scanlon, substitute teacher aide, at a salary of $11.80/hour, as needed, not to exceed 29 hours per week, effective February 5, 2019.

Approve appointment:  Belinda Hunter, substitute retired custodial worker at a salary of $15.50/hr., as needed, effective February 5, 2019 for the 2018-2019 school year.

Approve increase in hours: Donna Combee, teacher aide, from 4.75 hours/day to 5.75 hours/day, at a salary of $13.60/hr. (pending CSEA negotiations), effective February 5, 2019. Ms. Combee is replacing Soraya Puertas.

Approve extra Compensation: Lyn Abrams, health teacher, at a salary of $82.07/ class, per GTA contract, effective February 5, 2019. Ms. Abrams will be teaching 1 extra class per day, as needed, to comply with new NYSED mental health requirements for students in grades K-5 for the 2018-2019 school year.

Approve extra compensation: Karen Wells, Louise Lynch, and Robert Siracuse, the Supervisor of Transportation has retired effective December 31, 2018, which provides the District with the opportunity to determine the needs of the Transportation Department and whether the work can be accomplished in a more cost-effective and efficient manner. The duties of the Supervisor of Transportation will be divided between the Assistant Supervisor of Transportation, the Assistant Superintendent for Business and the Director of Human Resources. The following annual stipends (prorated) for these individuals are effective January 1, 2019 and until the employment of a new Supervisor of Transportation or June 30, 2020, whichever occurs sooner:

Assistant Supervisor of Transportation – Karen Wells                 $16,544

Assistant Superintendent for Business – Louise Lynch              $  6,000

Director of Personnel – Robert Siracuse                                     $  5,000

Approve increase in salary:  Belynda Barton, senior account clerk, base salary increase of $4,254 effective January 1, 2019, in order to align her salary with similar positions in other Orange County school districts. The adjustment is being funded with the savings from not filling the Director of Transportation position.

Approve increase in salary:  Maureen Farrell, executive secretary to superintendent/district clerk, base salary increase of $5,000 effective January 1, 2019, in order to align her salary with similar positions in other Orange County school districts. The adjustment is being funded with the savings from not filling the Director of Transportation position.

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 January 4, 2019, in the amount of $165,000, to cover special education tuition increases and new special education student tuition.

AYES-6            NAYS-0           Motion carried.

On a motion by Martha Bogart and seconded by Jeremy Cassel, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, that an account for the following club be established within the Extra Classroom Activity Fund at C.J. Hooker Middle School:

Club Fund
Faculty Club Advisor(s)
Olympics of the Visual Arts
Christina Pahucki & Amber Brown

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Faculty Club Advisor(s) are 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-6           NAYS-0                         Motion carried.

On a motion by Judy Green and seconded by Michael Lorenzo, that the Board of Education approves the terms of a Supplemental Memorandum of Agreement between the District and the Goshen Teachers Association dated January 24, 2019, regarding the paid medical leave of a GTA member, as presented to the Board at this meeting.

AYES-6            NAYS-0                        Motion carried.

On a motion by Jeremy Cassel and seconded by Michael Lorenzo, that based upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education hereby approves the following Change Orders, totaling $35,485, relevant to Benard Associates, Inc.’s general construction contract:

01/04/19
GC CO-10
Remove concrete curb @ concourse to avoid obstruction with other building features (Clerk note: A dimensional discrepancy discovered on the architectural drawings require moving a 3” portion of the concrete curb at concourse to avoid obstructions with other building features.)
$4,360
01/04/19
GC CO-11
Change kitchen wall thickness from 6” to 8” (Clerk note: Change in kitchen wall thickness from 6” to 8” thickness to provide additional space to install 2” cast iron pipe.)
$1,259
01/04/19
GC CO-12
Install curtain wall above window WA37 & WA41 and extensions of metal decking for roof assemblies

(Clerk Note: change order is for 3 areas:

a) Installation of blocking to frame & install window curtain above windows WA37 & WA41 – not on drawings.

b) Metal decking for roof assembly extension at WA37 & WA41 – not coordinated on drawings.

c) Metal decking for roof assembly extension at main entrance – not coordinated on drawings.)
$13,152
01/04/19
GC CO-13
Additional concrete to patch girls bathroom (Clerk note: After removal of terrazzo flooring in girls restroom, more concrete was required to patch & infill the floor to align it flush with adjoining surfaces.)
$4,766
01/04/19
GC CO-14
Relocate partition wall for bathroom in administrative suite (Clerk note: Relocate partition wall for bathroom in administrative suite to avoid potential conflict with more costly relocation of plumbing infrastructure.)
$619
01/04/19
GC CO-15
Girls toilet room – sanitary code compliance (Clerk note: Change in code now requires providing feminine napkin vendors in girls toilet room as well as tempered glazing on all mirrors in bathrooms.)
$5,299
01/04/19
GC CO-16
New support for curb @ mezzanine #2 (Clerk note: New steel support for gooseneck curb at mezzanine #2 – not on construction documents.)
$3,000
01/04/19
GC CO-17
Additional infill to floor areas @ mezzanine #1(Clerk note: Not on construction documents.)
$3,030

AYES-6            NAYS-0                        Motion carried.

On a motion by Michael Lorenzo and seconded by Allison Salte, that based upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education hereby approves the following Change Orders relevant to Hauser Brothers Plumbing, Inc. contract:

01/04/19
PC CO-03
Relocate storm water piping (Clerk note: Storm water leader piping found concealed in a wall cavity in the auditorium needs to be relocated.)
$32,610.11
01/04/19
PC CO-04
Insulate new storm water piping (Clerk note: This is for insulating the new storm water piping (from change order #3) to meet current code requirements.)
$7,987.00

AYES-6            NAYS-0                  Motion carried.

On a motion by Judy Green and seconded by Jeremy Cassel, that the resolution approved by the Board of Education at the Board meeting on November 5, 2018, approving Change Order No. 5 for concrete sidewalks and curbing for the Capital Project at Goshen High School is hereby rescinded; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Board of Education hereby directs that the concrete sidewalks and curbing project be competitively bid in accordance with Section 103 of the General Municipal Law.  (Clerk note: General Municipal Law requires that public work exceeding $35K must be bid. The 11/5/18 approved resolution was for $183K, therefore it must be rescinded and the work bid out).

 

AYES-6            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 proposal/engagement letter for the 2018-2019 risk assessment and monitoring services as presented. (Clerk note: The proposal letter lays out the scope of the audit. The costs associated with the audit were established when the RFP for internal audit services was awarded in February 20, 2018)

AYES-6            NAYS-0                  Motion carried.

On a motion by Jeremy Cassel and seconded by Martha Bogart, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education accepts the award to Norstan Communications, Inc. d/b/a Black Box Network Services, as follows:

“Fee for Annual Service Agreement” portion, $17,976.00 annually ($2,996.00 bi-monthly), this includes a written (calculation) description of the service to be provided. Term of Agreement to be effective March 01, 2019 – February 29, 2020.

Additionally, the portions:

1.      The Hourly (labor) Rates; $95.00/hr.

2.      The 30% (percentage), Parts Mark-up.

3.      Annual Fee “MITEL Software Assurance”; $4,500.00

AYES-6            NAYS-0                  Motion carried.

Tom Heinzelman, Kyle Roddey and Matthew O’Brien joined the Board to present Goshen High School’s STEAM vision and strategic plan.

Vision Statement:

Goshen High School will strive to equip all learners with the skills needed to become successful in an ever-changing world.  Students will graduate with 21st century abilities that are needed to compete in a globalized economy that requires an understanding of STEAM concepts.  All learners will be provided opportunities to grow socially, emotionally, and academically in a rigorous environment that provides various STEAM programs.  This will be done through science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics programs in addition to embedding these concepts in other content areas.  The jobs of tomorrow, and the jobs of twenty years from now, will be accessible through the STEAM courses provided in the District’s STEAM lab and in various classrooms throughout the building.  This programming will be monitored, analyzed, and expanded as the world continues to change and career prospects continue to evolve.

Objective and Key Results:

Objective: Create a course catalog that reflects the skills and programming needed for our learners to compete in a STEAM centered global economy

Key Result 1: New STEAM centered courses are introduced into the GHS course list that highlight 21st century skills; outdated courses are eliminated

Key Result 2: Teachers of all content areas engage with STEAM concepts where appropriate to incorporate these skills throughout the GHS instructional program

Key Result 3: The new GHS STEAM lab is fully utilized to its maximum capabilities to drive new opportunities for students of all abilities

Guiding Ideas:

·        Any course that is eliminated in order to provide greater STEAM alignment will be replaced with a course that either provides an identical, or greater, pathway towards graduation with alignment to New York State Part 100 regulations for graduation

·        An understanding that staffing and appropriate professional development is key to implementation of these new course offerings

·        Course catalog improvements will be incremental in order to ensure that students have the requisite skills to fully participate in upper level STEAM classes; success will be monitored and accountability systems will be put in place

·        STEAM courses will not take on a higher importance than existing contents, but rather will be a new dimension that will symbiotically support an already successful academic program

New GHS STEAM Pathways:

Engineering & Architecture

Design and Drawing for Production I & II

Computer Integrated Manufacturing**

Principles of Engineering **

Robotics **
Computer Science

(SUNY Orange) Introduction to Computer Science **

Web Design **

(SUNY Orange) Computer Science Principles **

Robotics **

** Denotes new course

Proposed Changes to Existing Curriculum:

Studio Art
Increase seat counts in each section in order to eliminate one section to free up one teaching period
Stage Design
Eliminate course due to low enrollment; free up two teaching periods (course is currently co-taught).
Ceramics and Sculpture
Maintain both courses but rotate annually which course is offered – ensuring that Art centered students still have the ability to take both classes prior to graduation
Photography
With the dark room at GHS being eliminated in construction project, replace Photography courses with Digital Photography (I & II)
AP Art History
Eliminate due to consistent low enrollment
Keyboarding
Convert Keyboarding into a Business Computer Applications class that includes keyboarding but also instruction in various computer programs such as Excel and Word

Course Descriptions:

1.      Principles of Engineering: * Satisfies a third unit of Math or Science Credit

This introductory course explores the wide variety of careers in engineering and technology and covers various technology systems and manufacturing processes. Using activities, projects and problems, students learn firsthand how engineers and technicians use math, science, and technology in an engineering problem-solving process to benefit people. The course also addresses concerns about social and political consequences of technological change.

2.      Introduction to Computer Science:

This course teaches the foundations of computer science and basic programming, with an emphasis on helping students develop logical thinking and problem solving skills.

Students will:

×         Program efficiently in JavaScript

×         Learn basic programming concepts

×         Study graphics, data structures, animation & games

3.      AP Computer Science Principles:

P Computer Science A is equivalent to a first-semester, college-level course in computer science. The course introduces students to computer science with fundamental topics that include problem solving, design strategies and methodologies, organization of data (data structures), approaches to processing data (algorithms), analysis of potential solutions, and the ethical and social implications of computing. The course emphasizes both object-oriented and imperative problem solving and design using Java language. These techniques represent proven approaches for developing solutions that can scale up from small, simple problems to large, complex problems. The AP Computer Science A course curriculum is compatible with many CS1 courses in colleges and universities.

4.      Robotics:

Robotic Engineering is a high school level course that is appropriate for 10th – 12th grade students who are interested in the design, engineering and programming of robots or another technical career. The Robotics Engineering course is designed to explore the past, current and future use of automation technology in industry and everyday use. Robotic Engineering focuses heavily on prior knowledge from STEM related courses. The students will receive a comprehensive overview of robotic systems and the subsystems that comprise them.

5.      Web Design:

This course leads you through the entire web site creation process, from start to finish, while developing and enhancing your HTML, CSS, and visual design skills along the way. You will learn how to create accessible web sites that let users easily and quickly navigate through your information, regardless of browser type, connection speed, or browsing device. You will also explore the principles of responsive design, a new method of designing web sites that adapt to devices ranging from mobile phones to desktop monitors. Whether you are building a site from scratch or redesigning an existing site, the principles presented in this course will help you deliver your web content in a more responsive, accessible, and visually exciting way.  Presenting oneself online in a professional, ethical and responsible way will also be a focus of the course.

6.      Computer Integrated Manufacturing:

Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) is the study of manufacturing planning, integration and implementation of automation. The course explores manufacturing history, individual processes, systems, and careers. In addition to technical concepts, the course incorporates finance, ethics, and engineering design. This reflects an integrated approach that leading manufacturers have adopted to improve safety, quality, and efficiency.

Utilizing the activity-project-problem-based (APPB) teaching and learning pedagogy, students will analyze, design, and build manufacturing systems. While implementing these designs, students will continually hone their interpersonal skills, creative abilities, and understanding of the design process. Students apply knowledge gain

7.      Design and Drawing for Production: * Satisfies one Fine Art Credit

This course is designed to provide opportunities in design and drawing through creative thinking, decision-making, and problem-solving experiences. It emphasizes dimensional measurement, strategies of design, and drawing technologies appropriate now and in the future. Students will create technical drawings, 3-DCAD Models, and full-scale prototypes of their designs.

Using a Technology Class for Math or Science Credit:

New York State’s current graduation requirements call for 22 units of credit at the commencement level, including three units of credit in both mathematics and science. Although courses in computer science can be used for elective credit, there are provisions in Section 100.5 of the Commissioner’s Regulations through which courses in computer science may be used to meet the mathematics or science diploma credit requirements.

Section 100.5(b)(7)(iv) of the Commissioner’s Regulations allows diploma credit to be granted for specialized courses. A specialized course is a course that meets the requirements of a unit of credit as defined in Section 100.1(a) and the New York State commencement-level learning standards as established by the Commissioner. A specialized course develops the subject in greater depth and/or breadth and/or may be inter-disciplinary. After passing the required New York State assessment or approved alternative in mathematics, science, or English language arts, the remaining units of credit required in that discipline may be in specialized courses. In a public high school, an interdisciplinary specialized course shall be taught by a teacher certified in at least one of the subjects.

*** denotes that this class (or a comparable one) is also included in our plan for 2018-2019

Mr. Heinzelman noted that this plan would evolve as we move forward. The high school would like to begin launching at the end of February. The plan is not focused on one particular type of student, but will be a part of the full K-12 STEAM curriculum.

2019-2020 Transportation Budget Proposal: presented by Karen Wells, Asst. Director of Transportation and Louise Lynch, Asst. Superintendent for Business

Year
Estimated Usage
Estimated Price

Gasoline
16-17
33,000 gallons
$2.40   = $  79,200
17-18
33,000 gallons
$2.30   = $  75,900
18-19
28,000 gallons
$2.51   = $  70,280
19-20
30,000 gallons
$2.33   =   $70,000

Diesel

16-17
78,500 gallons
$2.69   = $211,165
17-18
78,500 gallons
$2.70   = $211,950

Year-to-Year Budget Comparison

2019-2020
2018-2019
2017-2018
2016-2017
Equipment
$23,000
$24,711
$21,519
$22,244
Materials & Supplies
$416,000
$435,780
$443,500
$446,015
Contractual
$233,431
$212,298
$207,770
$204,530
Contract

Transportation
273,082
$273,082
$273,082
$273,082
TOTALS
$945,513
$945,871
$945,871
$945,871

History for Replacing Buses

Year
Suburban    6 Passenger
22 Passenger
30 Passenger
66    Passenger
Total

2018-19
4
4
8
$637,136
2017-18
6
6
$659,223
2016-17
4
4
8
$607,305
2015-16
1
5
6
$599,879
2014-15
1
5
6
$564,484
2013-14
3
2
5
$334,077
2012-13
2
2
4
$329,812
2011-12
2
2
4
$288,754
2010-11
2
2
4
$302,961
2009-10
0
$0—  Two 66 Passenger Buses @ $113,000 (includes storage rack)        $226,000

—  Three 66 Passenger Buses                                                                 $333,000

—  One Wheelchair Van                                                                         $  69,000

—  One 30 Passenger Bus                                                                                                                              $  55,000

Potential Proposition                                                                      $683,000

Mr. Cassel inquired about the useful life of a bus. After review of the ages of the buses in our fleet, it was estimated to be roughly 12-15 years. Mr. Connor noted that 15 years might seem like a long time for the life of a bus. He reminded the audience that all our buses need to pass stringent inspections to be driven. Those buses that are in our fleet are usually those that do the shorter bus runs. Having a schedule of replacement is very good.

Mr. Pucci noted that at the NYSSBA conference in October, the Board members who attended met other attendees whose districts lease their buses instead of purchasing them. The leasing of buses was not aidable in the past but now it is aidable. Mr. Pucci asked Ms. Wells and Ms. Lynch to do a cost analysis of each option in the future to see if leasing is an option the district would like to take.

Mrs. Green inquired why we contract busing out if the District has 88 buses. Ms. Wells replied that athletic runs and field trips are now done in-house and are no longer contracted out. The contracted runs are co-ser runs primarily for students who receive special education services at other facilities.

Proposed 2019-2020 Buildings & Grounds Department Budget:

Mr. Riley, Buildings & Grounds Director of Facilities III, presented the following

2019-2020 Proposed Budget PowerPoint:

Buildings & Grounds Department – Fun Facts

•        STAFF – 23-custodial, 9-maintenance/grounds, 1-courier, 1-director, 1-sr. account clerk.

•        STRUCTURES/PEOPLE – 4-schools, 1-annex. (CJH), 1-District Office Building (w/leased BOCES space), 1-Transportation Building, 1-Maintenance Building, various utility/storage/out buildings. Total +/- 500,000sq.ft. (adding +/- 50,000sq.ft.), 124 acres of real estate.

•        +/-3,500 students/employees/day; Minimum 1,200 Community Events/year.

•        COMPONENTS – 475 sinks (adding 35), 319 toilets (adding 48), 12 heating boilers, w/capacity of 62,000,000 btu per hr. (enough to heat approx. 450 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.

Department of Buildings & Grounds Highlights

2018-19 (to date)

2018/19 Capital Projects

§  Assist B.O.E., Superintendent, Administrative Team, Architect and Construction Manager (Triton); to initiate bidding, vetting of Bidders and Contract awards for 2018/19 Capital Project:

§  Contract #1; HS Additions/Renovations & Field House

§  Contract #2; District-Wide IT.

§  Assist in evaluation of RFP’s, hiring of “Environmental Services” firm (abatement monitoring) and “Controlled Inspection Services” firm (concrete/asphalt, soils, steel, etc.)

§  Assist in coordinating the Capital Project start-up & ongoing construction for both Contracts, with TRITON, A&E, Administration Team and the various contractors.

§  Co-ordinate with “Environmental Services” firm” & “Controlled Inspection Services” firm for monitoring and testing of on-going construction, monitoring and materials quality verification.

2019-2020 Buildings & Grounds Department Budget

§  HS A-Wing (24 classrooms); in-house packed, moved to storage- all materials & furnishings (including removal of all whiteboards, chalkboards, smartboards) in preparation of Capital Project re-model of space. Following re-model, co-ordinate all furniture move back (contractor) and in-house materials move back to space and set-up of classrooms, incl. install of whiteboards, smartboards, chalkboards, etc. Created Temp. “MAIN ENTRY” (at exit 3).

§  Emergency Capital Project: Emergency piping repair at CJ Hooker Middle School”. Coordinate with Architect/Engineer for design and SED submittal, Environmental Services firm for monitoring and Contractors, for abatement & piping repairs (main building; potable water feed), re-insulation of piping. Substantial Completion.

District – General

§  Installed new: intercom, camera, buzz-in entry control systems at GIS, SAS, HS.

§  Utilized 2nd floor of 227 Main St. bldg. (BOCES lease space) for Intermediate School – Summer School program.

§  Utilized SAS rooms for Middle School – Summer School program.

§  Added, 6 interior video cameras to District Surveillance System (4HS, 2SAS).

§  Continued District-wide installation/replacement of (fourth/fifth generation) smartboards, “Nu-Line Trutouch Interactive” boards (incl. all mounts, wiring, electrical hook-ups).

§  Resources conservation; District-wide lighting upgrades-  Replaced +/- 36 HID/High Area lighting fixtures w/energy efficient  LED lamps – HS (new) gym, part Bus Garage, exterior security.

Athletic & Play Field Improvements

§  Assisted in facilitating as many District athletic competitions to remain “in-house” as possible (during HS construction & wet year). Added partial maintenance of Craigville field and create “new” soccer field at HS (mid-season).

§  Play & athletic surface maintenance/enhancements; +/- 500cu.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).

§  Continue  existing recycling program– 2018:  97.5 tons of mixed paper, C&D, mixed recyclables, other solid waste; 43 units cpu/monitors/laptops/keyboards, 34 units Chromebooks, 9 printers,    27 Smartboards/projectors; 73 non-PCB lamp ballasts; 886 fluorescent/mixed bulbs; +/- 100 mixed batteries(gel cell, wet cell); 5 refrigerators;  10.8 tons mixed scrap metal.

§  Continue records management ; +/- 12.2 tons of expired records/files, shredded/recycled(YTD); Total of +/- 59.4 tons of paper, cardboard recycled.

§  Maintain & Operate the District’s physical Facilities.

§  Assist Architect, Construction Manager and administration team in Capital Project Construction for spring, summer 2019. Work toward substantial-completion of both Projects (Contracts 1 & 2).

§  Enhance security; upgrade/expand District surveillance/security system; planning CJH 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.

§  Assist in facilitating as many District athletic competitions to remain “in-house” as we can (during HS construction).

§  Continue door/frame and window treatment (shade) replacements.

Budget Variance Summary

2016 – 2017    BUDGET

2017 – 2018

BUDGET

2018 – 2019

BUDGET
Proposed

2019 – 2020

BUDGET
% Variance
Operations of Plant
$1,344,700
$1,348,300
$1,281,600
$1,322,000
3.2%
Maintenance of Plant
$560,900
$556,500
$629,400
$662,300
5.2%
Central Mailing & Printing
$105,000
$105,600
$108,600
$109,600
0.9%
Total

(not including salaries)
$2,010,600
$2,011,400
$2,019,600
$2,093,900
3.7%

Proposed 2019-2020 Instructional Technology Department Budget:

Jim Sterett, Network Administrator presented the Proposed 2019-2020 Instructional

Technology Budget Power Point:

Technical Services Department
Summary of Accomplishments

•        Provide ongoing, high level, technical support to approximately 2900 students and 500 faculty and staff throughout our district whom are using an inventory of over 3000 pieces of equipment and devices.

•        Research, price, purchase, receive, inventory, configure and roll out close to 1000 pieces of new technology equipment throughout the district.  Including 600+ Chromebooks (additions and replacements), 200 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, support personnel and district departments.

•        Work with, oversee and assist various district contractors, BOCES and MHRIC personnel in regard to computer network design and improvement, wireless network growth and management, computer application system upgrades and implementation, hardware installation and maintenance, security camera operation and maintenance, electronics recycling, heating , ventilation and air conditioning management system access and functionality, digital signage, etc.

•        Oversee and work with contractors, architects, engineers, project managers, designers, consultants during the current capital project.

•        Effectively and efficiently build and manage the district’s technology budget.

•        Work collaboratively as well take lead roles regarding plans for district growth, technology vision, direction, available resources and paths of advancement.

Building Instructional Technology & Technical Services Department Staff

Buildings

•        One Instructional Technology Teacher (SAS) – Michelle Girardi

•        Three Instructional Technology Teaching Assistants (GHS – Donna Meaney, CJH – Melissa Bailey, GIS – Kendra Parchinski)

•        Three P/T Teacher Aides (CJH – June Koch, GIS – Sandra Cordero, SAS – Beth Hagan)

•        One P/T K-12 Instructional Technology Coordinator (Jonathan Redeker)

Technical Services Department

•        One Technical Services Director/Network Administrator (James Sterett)

•        Two Computer Workstation Technicians (Bill Smith & Anthony Chisholm)

•        One 0.6 Technical Services Clerk (MaryEllen DeVito)

Goshen High School Proposed Instructional Technology Budget

2018-19
Proposed 2019-20
Change
Virtual Learning
$940
$940
0%
Materials/Supplies
$12,342
$10,000
(19%)
Software
$7,290
$7,290
0%
Hardware
$11,750
$11,750
0%
TOTAL
$32,322
$29,980
(7%)

C. J. Hooker Middle School Proposed Instructional Technology Budget

2018-19
Proposed 2019-20
Change
Virtual Learning
$940
$940
0%
Materials/Supplies
$12,160
$10,000
(18%)
Software
$5,150
$5,150
0%
Hardware
$8,100
$8,100
0%
TOTAL
$26,350
$24,190
(8%)

2019-2020 Instructional Technology Department Budget

 

Goshen Intermediate School
Proposed Instructional Technology Budget

2018-19
Proposed 2019-20
Change
Virtual Learning
$1,500
$1,500
0%
Materials/Supplies
$5,640
$5,000
(11%)
Equipment Maintenance/Repair
$14,000
$14,000
0%
Software
$4,930
$4,930
0%
Hardware
$8,065
$8,065
0%
TOTAL
$34,135
$33,495
(2%)

Scotchtown Avenue Elementary School Proposed Instructional Technology Budget

2018-19
Proposed 2019-20
Change
Virtual Learning
$1,000
$1,000
0%
Materials/Supplies
$5,782
$5,000
(14%)
Equipment Maint./Repair
$13,000
$13,000
0%
Software
$4,075
$4,075
0%
Hardware
$6,780
$6,780
0%
TOTAL
$30,637
$29,855
(3%)

District-Wide Computer Assisted Instruction Proposed Technology Budget

2018-19
Proposed 2019-20
Change
Private School Hardware
$10,000
$10,000
0%
Private School Software
$15,000
$15,000
0%
Private School S&H
$500
$500
0%
Materials & Supplies
$3,000
$4,000
33%
PPS Software
$5,000
$5,000
0%
District Wide CAI Hardware
$200,000
$200,000
0%
District-Wide CAI Software
$25,000
$40,000
60%
BOCES Co-Sers
$141,250
$117,150
(17%)
TOTAL
$399,750
$391,650
(2%)

Central Data Processing Proposed Technical Services Budget

2018-19
Proposed 2019-20
Change
Equipment
$1,000
$1,000
0%
Conference/Meetings
$500
$500
0%
Repair & Maintenance
$1000
$8,250
725%
Materials & Supplies
$700
$700
0%
BOCES Services
$74,785
$81,825
9%
TOTAL
$77,985
$92,275
18%
Repair & Maintenance increase due to SchoolDude services being paid out of a different code than in the past (had been paid out of District Software code).

Instructional Technology & Technical Services Proposed Budget

2018-19
Proposed 2019-20
Change
GHS
$32,322
$29,980
(7%)
CJH
$26,350
$24,190
(8%)
GIS
$34,135
$33,495
(2%)
SAS
$30,637
$29,855
(3%)
District CAI
$399,750
$391,650
(2%)
Dist. Central Processing
$77,985
$92,275
18%
TOTAL
$601,179
$601,445
0%

Mr. Sterett mentioned we have more online subscription costs associated with the roll out more equipment. Mr. Pucci inquired if there are aid differences with increasing software and decreasing textbooks.  Ms. Lynch responded that there are 4 categories of aid: software, hardware, textbooks and library. Library aid must be used for reference materials, but the other 3 aids are interchangeable. She also cautioned that while going through BOCES often generates aid, it does not in the case of equipment. We may be able to get better pricing through BOCES, we cannot double dip on aid for equipment. Mr. Carter added that we have multiple textbook series on licenses. The District id cognizant of when these licenses expire. In time, more digital textbooks will become available. We constantly balance software, hardware and textbook purchase with the funds we have available.

Mr. Lorenzo inquired about what services to we receive through BOCES. Mr. Sterett responded: instructional technology services, internet bandwidth, Lightower Wide Area Network, Discovery Education Video Library, and GoGuardian Chromebook Classroom Management. Mr. Lorenzo would like to see a separate internet circuit for additional bandwidth, which will support our new initiatives (STEAM, distance learning, cloud, and online books). Some additional equipment may be needed to support this, but they would be inexpensive. We are increasing our system by roughly 30% and the bandwidth through BOCES is not big enough to support our needs. We would also have more control over the bandwidth. Mr. Lorenzo also has concern that Mr. Sterett does not have enough staff to support the increase on our infrastructure side. Ms. Lynch mentioned that Mr. Sterett is currently looking to digitize some aspects of the Technology Department’s functions that are currently being done manually to free up time.

Ms. Salte inquired about what types of items are considered materials & supplies. Mr. Sterett responded items such as mice, ink, bulbs and keyboards.  Ms. Lynch added that many of these consumables might be able to purchase at the end of this school year.

Proposed 2019-2020 Athletic Department Budget:

Mr. O’Brien presented the following proposed 2019-2020 Athletic Department budget PowerPoint.

Mission Statement:

Embrace. Enrich. Equip.: Goshen Athletics is committed to using its programs to equip our student-athletes with the tools they will need to reach success after high school.

Through athletics, we are able to teach our student athletes to be:

×         Goal Oriented

×         Adaptable

×         Driven

×         Influential

×         Ambitious

×         Tenacious

×         Open minded

×         Resilient

×         Self-starter

Success Snapshot:

•        Competed in over 300 contests

•        Won over 200 games/contests

•        85% postseason rate

•        Captured 21 Division/Section IX Titles

•        Sent 15 Athletes to represent Goshen at the NYS State Championships

•        92% of teams qualify for Scholar-Athlete Teams

Budget:

•        Contractual

•        OCIAA League Fees

•        Game Officials

•        Professional Publications/Dues

•        Tournaments/Invitationals/Conference Fees

•        Equipment Reconditioning/Repair

•        Game Supervision

2016/17
2017/18
2018/19
2019/20
Professional Publications
3,250.00
3,250.00
3,500.00
3,500.00
Dues/Tuition/Fees
29,142.00
31,500.00
33,000.00
33,000.00
Equipment Recond.
20,000.00
20,000.00
22,000.00
22,000.00
Game Officials
60,554.00
62,371.00
69,371.00
71,000.00
OCIAA League Dues
39,240.00
40,417.00
41,000.00
41,500.00
Game Supervision
8,000.00
8,000.00
10,000.00
10,000.00
TOTALS
223,806.00
232,038.00
245,371.00
247,571.00

•        Equipment

•        Items that can be repaired rather than replaced

•        Goals, backstops, bleachers, weight room/fitness equipment

•        No urgent needs at this time

2016/17
2017/18
2018/19
2019/20
Athletic Equipment
8,948.64
10,000.00
0
0
TOTALS
8,948.64
10,000.00
0
0

•        Supplies

•        More “expendable” – items that would be replaced rather than repaired

•        Uniforms

•        Office supplies

•        First Aid supplies

•        No urgent needs at this time

2016/17
2017/18
2018/19
2019/20
Supplies
58,620.00
56,500.00
66,500.00
66,500.00
TOTALS
58,620.00
56,500.00
66,500.00
66,500.00

Budget Summary: Overall

2016/17 Approved
2017/18

Approved
2018/19 Approved
2019/20 Proposed
Contractual
152,186.00
157,538.00
178,871.00
181,000.00
Equipment
5,000.00
10,000.00
0
0
Supplies
58,620.00
56,500.00
66,500.00
66,500.00
TOTAL
215,806.00
224,038.00
245,371.00
247,500.00

Budget Initiatives

•        Supplies

•        Portable Corner Flags $500

•        Goal Mobility Kits $1k

•        Fall Uniforms $20k

•        Tennis Windscreens $3k

•        Custom Mats for Track $1k

•        Pool Starter $1k

•        Equipment

•        Pixellot Camera System $10k

Mr. O’Brien is hoping to purchase some of these items at the end of the year if there is money remaining. Due to the new turf fields at the high school, the corner flags will no longer be able to be fastened into the ground, we will need portable flags. In addition, the current goals will no longer be able to be dragged off the field. Doing so would damage the turf, so wheeled kits necessary. The Pixellot camera system will allow events to be viewed remotely from phones or other devices.

Mr. Lorenzo asked for clarification of the pool starter kit. Mr. O’Brien explained that swim competitions currently rely on races being manually timed with a stopwatch. Seconds can make all the difference in determining whether a swimmer will qualify for sections or state competition. Other districts use automated timers. The starter will be portable which is good since our teams compete at a community pool.

Ms. Salte suggested that some of the booster clubs would like to help purchase some of these items. Mr. Pucci commented that the soccer club would purchase the corner flags and goal mobility kits.

Mr. Pucci opened the second Privilege of the Floor.

A community member inquired if artificial intelligence will be incorporated in the STEAM program. Mr. Roddey replied that the computer science classes would include artificial intelligence in its curriculum.

A community member asked that resolutions have more information in them. Note: the approved resolutions above have additional clerk notes.

A community member asked if new buses are more efficient and have more safety features than older buses. Ms. Lynch replied they are more efficient. New buses are equipped with cameras, backup sound, etc.

A community member would like to see personal financial literacy education taught in high school, possibly in an AP format. Mr. Pucci noted that surveys of our graduates have found that classes in office programs such as Word and Excel would have been helpful to the in high school. Feedback from former students has been helpful in helping to determine new programs to offer students. The trend of colleges seems to be moving away from AP course credits to accepting courses run as college programs such as OCCC English.

A community member suggested having Board biographies on the website for transparency for connections of Board members to resolutions that are to be voted on. Mr. Pucci responded that members are, by law, disallowed from voting on items that may be a conflict of interest.

There were no Board member issues or concerns.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:46 p.m. on a motion by Martha Bogart and seconded by Judy Green.

AYES-6            NAYS-0           Motion carried.

Mr. Pucci thanked everyone for attending.

Respectfully submitted,

Maureen Farrell
District Clerk