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Board Meeting Minutes for July 1, 2019

The reorganizational meeting 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, July 1, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

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 Business Ms. Louise Lynch
Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction, Personnel and Technology Mr. Jason Carter
Principals:
Mr. Thomas Heinzelman (Interim)
Director of Facilities III Mr. James Riley
Director of Personnel Mr. Robert Siracuse
Members of the Faculty, Press and Citizens of the District

The meeting was called to order by Mr. Daniel T. Connor, Superintendent, at 7:30 p.m.
Mr. Connor led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Newly re-elected Board members Jeremy Cassel and Michael Lorenzo were given the Oath of Office and signed the Oath of Office book.

Mr. Connor, the Chair, called for nominations for President. The name of Jason Pucci was placed in nomination by Thomas Mullane and seconded by Allison Salte. The Chair called for additional nominations for the office of President. Nominations for President were closed. The Chair called for a vote for the nomination of Mr. Pucci for President.

AYES–7 NAYS–0 Motion carried.

Mr. Pucci signed the Oath of Office book and assumed the office of President at this junction.

Mr. Pucci thanked his fellow Board members for their continued support and will do his very best in the coming school year.

Mr. Pucci called for nominations for Vice-President. The name of Jeremy Cassel was placed in nomination by Michael Lorenzo and seconded by Martha Bogart. Mr. Pucci called for additional nominations for the office of Vice-President. Nominations for Vice-President were closed. Mr. Pucci called for a vote for the nomination of Jeremy Cassel as Vice-President.

AYES–7 NAYS–0 Motion carried.

Mr. Cassel signed the Oath of Office book and assumed the office of Vice-President at this junction.

On a motion by Thomas Mullane and seconded by Michael Lorenzo, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education approves the appointment of certain district officials and their stipends for the 2019-2020 school year.

Office Appointee Stipend
District Clerk Maureen Farrell $15,634
Records Access Officer Maureen Farrell None
Records Custodian Maureen Farrell None
Acting District Clerk Mary Ellen Nutley None
(only in the event of the absence or disability of the District Clerk)

District Treasurer Ann Desiglioli None
Deputy Treasurer Louise Lynch None
District Data Coordinator Linda Finnegan None
District Tax Collector Andrea Ricciardi None
District Residency Designee Daniel Connor None
Bid Designee to Open Bids Louise Lynch None
Chief Emergency Officer Daniel Connor None
Designee for O/U BOCES
Health Insurance Board Louise Lynch None

Office Appointee Stipend
HIPAA Privacy Official Andrea Ricciardi None
HIPAA Security Official Andrea Ricciardi None
Purchasing Agent Daniel T. Connor None
Louise Lynch None
Jason Carter None
Section 504 Compliance Officer Heather Hendershot None

Attendance Officer Heather Hendershot None
Title VI Officer Jason Carter None
Title VII Officer Heather Hendershot None
Title IX Officer Jason Carter None
Heather Hendershot None
McKinney-Vento Liaison Marlene Gaynor None
Foster Care Liaison Heather Hendershot None
Comptroller, Extra-Classroom
Activity Account Thomas Heinzelman None
Treasurer, Extra-Classroom
Activity Account Sharlene Bischof None
High School Karen Beilman, Deputy None
Comptroller, Extra-Classroom
Activity Account William Rolon None
Middle School Nancy Frenette, Deputy None
Treasurer, Extra-Classroom
Activity Account
Middle School Deborah Matyus None
Internal Claims Auditor Michelle Serna None
Annual Vote & Election
Clerk Chairperson Jeanne Krish-Chairperson $13.50/hour
Election Clerks Annie Baldwin, Lee Krish $12.50/hour
James Heslop, Myra Canton
Roberta White, Nellie Terpstra-Houghtaling
Joanne Muldoon, Nora Johnson, James Horan,
Barbara Korycki, Katherine Pardo, Stella Lemmon
Donna Weiss, George Weiss, Gertrude Guarino,
Katherine Brescia, Jane Beatty, Elaine Kimmel,
Rose-Emma Calabrese, Claire Sudol, Emma Breazzano, Ann Riso, Donna Drybed, Sharon Lunden, Denise Booth, Stella Sanok and Albert Frey
Election Technician John Brancaccio $350/vote
District-Wide DASA Coordinator: Jason Carter None
DASA Coordinators:
High School Thomas Heinzelman and/or Designees Joe Palancia
Matthew O’Brien and Kyle Roddey None
Middle School William Rolon and/or Designee Jennifer Blake None
Intermediate School Matthew Wentworth and/or Designee Chris Haller None
Scotchtown Avenue Gregory Voloshin and/or Designee Mary Kay Jankowski None

Proctors for PSAT and Compensation fees for reimbursement
Plan Exams at Goshen High School in accordance with 2019/20College
Board (ETS Test Center) Schedule

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 appointment of Nugent & Haeussler, P.C. as independent auditor for the 2019-2020 school year ($28,500+$1,500 cost of maintenance of District’s depreciation schedule and hourly rate for additional work).

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 appointment of Cooper Arias, LLP as Internal Auditors to perform updated risk assessment/testing for the 2019-2020 school year $4,500 + additional for monitoring based on hourly rate).

AYES-7 NAYS-0 Motion carried.

On a motion by Michael Lorenzo and seconded by Thomas Mullane, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education approves the appointment of Shaw, Perelson, May and Lambert, LLP., as the District’s law firm at a fee of $52,500 for the 2019-2020 school year.

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 appointment of NYSIR and U.S. Employee Benefits Service Group as Brokers of Record for the 2019-2020 school year.

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 approves the appointment of OMNI as Tax Sheltered Annuity Third Party Administrator ($2,472) for the 2019-2020 school year.

AYES-7 NAYS-0 Motion carried.

On a motion by Jeremy Cassel and seconded by Judy Green, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education approves the appointment of Dr. Nicholas Belasco $510/month ($6,120/yr.) as District Physician for the 2019-2020 school year.

AYES-7 NAYS-0 Motion carried.

Mr. Pucci opened up the floor for nominations for OCSBA voting delegate. Allison Salte nominated Martha Bogart.

On a motion by Jeremy Cassel and seconded by Allison Salte, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education approves the appointment of Martha Bogart as the District’s voting delegate for the Orange County School Boards Association for the 2019-2020 school year.

AYES-7 NAYS-0 Motion carried.

Mr. Pucci opened up the floor for nominations for OCSBA alternate delegate. Jeremy Cassel nominated Allison Salte.

On a motion by Michael Lorenzo and seconded by Jeremy Cassel, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education approves the appointment of Allison Salte as the district’s alternate voting delegate for the Orange County School Boards Association for the 2019-2020 school year.

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 following 2019-2020 designations:

a) Official Newspapers – Goshen Independent, Times Herald Record and The Chronicle
b) Official Depositories – J.P. Morgan Chase – maximum amount of $45,000,000.00;
Sterling National Bank – maximum amount $45,000,000;
NYCLASS Class – maximum amount of $45,000,000.00
c) Treasurer or Deputy Treasurer – sole signer of checks
d) Petty cash accounts for 2019-2020:
Director of Athletics $100.00
Food Service Office 50.00
Business Office 100.00
Pupil Personnel Services 100.00
Scotchtown Avenue School Principal 100.00
Intermediate School Principal 100.00
Middle School Principal 100.00
High School Principal 100.00
Superintendent 100.00
Transportation 100.00
Food Service Register Change
High School 350.00
Middle School 60.00

e) Mileage rate – current IRS rate

AYES-7 NAYS-0 Motion carried.

On a motion by Judy Green and seconded by Michael Lorenzo the Board of Education approves Authorization of the Superintendent as presented for the 2019-2020 school year:

a) To certify payrolls/salary notices
b) To approve conferences, within budget allocation
c) To enter into contracts to complete staff for 2019-2020
d) To hire part-time help
e) To advertise for bids where required
f) To participate in BOCES cooperative bidding when to district’s advantage
g) To print and publish financial statement
h) To permit payment of current charges and salaries during summer months
i) To make transfers of funds within Annual School Budget 2019-2020 in accordance with School District Policy and Commissioner’s Regulations
j) To sign checks and authorize wire transfers in absence of Treasurer and Deputy Treasurer

AYES-7 NAYS-0 Motion carried.

On a motion by Thomas Mullane and seconded by Allison Salte, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education approves the appointment of Jason Pucci as the District’s Designee to appoint an Impartial Hearing Officer.

AYES-7 NAYS-0 Motion carried.

On a motion by Judy Green and seconded by Thomas Mullane, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education agrees to continue their contract with Capital Region BOCES for a Tier 4 Enhanced Communication Specialist position with the understanding that this position is eligible at the BOCES aid rate.

AYES-7 NAYS-0 Motion carried.

On a motion by Martha Bogart and seconded by Jeremy Cassel, in the event that a School Principal is not physically present in the their respective school on one or more days (or portions thereof,) during the 2019-2020 school year, that the following position(s) be appointed Acting Principal for all purposes, including short-term student discipline matters pursuant to Section 3214 of the New York State Education Law:

Principal Position Acting Principal Position
Principal – Goshen High School Assistant Principal(s) – GHS * and/or *
Assistant Principal/Athletic Director – GHS
Principal – C.J. Hooker Middle School Assistant Principal – CJH
Principal – Goshen Intermediate School Elementary Coordinator
Principal – Scotchtown Avenue Elementary School Elementary Coordinator

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 re-adoption of policies and Code of Ethics in effect at the close of the previous year.

AYES-7 NAYS-0 Motion carried.

The Re-Organizational meeting was adjourned at 7:44 p.m. on a motion by Judy Green and seconded by Allison Salte.
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The regular meeting convened on a motion by Thomas Mullane and seconded by Jeremy Cassel at 7:45 p.m.

AYES-7 NAYS-0 Motion carried.

Mr. Pucci asked for a moment of silent meditation to remember the family of Harold Grimm, retired social studies teacher, who passed away this week. Mr. Pucci remembered Mr. Grimm as a wonderful teacher who was always accessible for students.

On a motion by Jeremy Cassel and seconded by Allison Salte, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Board of Education approves the draft of the minutes for the meeting of June 17, 2019.

AYES-7 NAYS-0 Motion carried.

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

The board received the following correspondence: various newspaper articles.

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

Mr. Pucci commended the administration for the great graduation ceremony. The Board acknowledged the Class of 2019, who endured more challenges than previous classes due to the ongoing capital project construction at the high school. They publically thanked them for handling these inconveniences.

Mrs. Bogart did not have any new legislative or Orange County School Boards Association to items to report.

Mr. Pucci asked Ms. Bogart to discuss the agenda action item of a letter of support to New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA) in support of updating the cap on BOCES Superintendent salaries. Recent legislation has increased the District Superintendent’s salary cap to 98% of the 2013-2014 Commissioner of Education’s salary, raising it in 6% increments over the next two years. The recent adjustment will still be less than most component Superintendent’s salaries in many areas of the state. The recent legislation has not resolved the issue. In order to retain and recruit competent leaders for BOCES’ statewide, it is essential to further raise the cap and allow BOCES boards the same flexibility to compensate District Superintendents according to regional superintendent salary levels.

Mr. Connor noted that Mr. Hecht, Orange-Ulster BOCES Superintendent, is a tireless leader and all the component districts benefit from his influence.

Frank Arturi (Triton Construction) and Matt Milnamow (LAN Associates) joined the Board to apprise them of the progress of the capital project. Mr. Arturi noted during the 2018-2019 school year, the Goshen High School staff and students provided a great amount of cooperation as the project unfolded and progressed.
1. The two turf fields, bleachers and fieldhouse are complete.
2. The new administrative addition is complete. The District received the Certificate of Occupancy from NYSED, which allowed staff to move into the space today. We have started demolition on their old offices.
3. In the back section of the high school, the industrial arts section down through the locker room, walls have been removed and new walls are being erected. The area should be complete for the September start of the new school year.
4. The old bus loop is currently being removed.
5. The auditorium is 95% complete. Work on the men’s bathroom located outside the auditorium began. School needed to be out for bathroom work to commence.

At a recent Board Meeting, a community member asked if radon testing is being considered for air quality since there was a lot of digging of shale in the auditorium this past summer. Mr. Milnamow reported baseline samplings were taken. The results were generally good. As per the testing lab, a second set of tests should be performed since the air ventilation system is not fully functional in the area while construction is continuing. Mr. Milnamow reported that the air ventilation system should operational at the end of the month. After fully running for a couple of weeks, the second set of radon tests will be taken.

Mr. Milnamow informed the Board that the bid opening for concession stand equipment in the field house occurred earlier today. Dutchess Restaurant Equipment was the lowest responsible bidder at $87,617.80. Awarding the bid is on the agenda this evening. Construction on this area should be completed the first week in October, depending on the timeframe of obtaining the equipment. Ms. Green inquired if people who work in the current concession stand were included in the decision of what kind of equipment they would to have in the new concession stand. Mr. Milnamow stated during planning, LAN sought the advice of a food consultant to design the concession stand layout.

Mr. Pucci asked Mr. Milnamow to discuss the dust collector change order that is on the agenda. The dust collector is a necessary piece of equipment for the industrial arts area. It pulls sawdust, etc. out of the room. The one currently there may be the original one and lacks current safety features. The dust collector was on the general contractor drawings to NYSED. When the state reviewed the architectural plans, they noted the dust collector submitted would require additional features. Since the state’s comments were mechanical in nature, they were made to the mechanical drawings. Both the general contractor and the mechanical contractor thought the other would buy and install the dust collector. Prior to contract award, Ashley Mechanical did disclose the omission during the bid qualification interview. We proceeded to award the contract to Ashley Mechanical because the added cost is still less than the delta in the bids between the Ashley and the next lowest bidder.

Mr. Lorenzo asked when the parking lot would be complete. Mr. Arturi stated by the end of August. Mr. Lorenzo favored blocking the back entrance (posterior of school) to the fields. Mr. Connor noted that depending were we are with financing; we may finish the area behind the gym adjacent to the fields. This would give additional parking areas to emergency personnel, game officials, etc. but we would discourage people from driving behind the school.

Mrs. Salte mentioned that the public needs to receive good communication from the District as to parking and entering the facilities as we move toward project completion.

We received a letter from Senator Metzger informing us that she was able to secure $25,000 in bullet aid for the District. After elections last fall, the local elected officials representing our school district had changed. Mr. Connor and Mr. Roddey decided to meet with them to discuss school related issues. Proposals were presented to Assemblyman Schmitt and Senator Metzger of initiatives the District would like to offer students in the hope that each representative would be able to procure bullet aid to pay for or offset some of the costs of the initiatives. We should receive this one-time funding in the fall. Mr. Connor noted Mr. Roddey made wonderful presentations to both of officials and Mr. Connor was pleased with the outcome.

Reports were given on the following recent year-end activities: 8th Grade Moving-Up Ceremony, C-TECH Graduation, 10-11 Month Employee Picnic, Scholarship Awards Dinner, Hall of Distinction Induction and Graduation.

Ms. Lynch reported that the Claim’s Auditor report showed few errors, all of which were corrected before payments were issued.

Ms. Bogart inquired if we switch depositories on a regular basis depending on interest rates. Ms. Lynch replied that the District does move money every few weeks to take advantage of rate fluctuations. We are making strides in earning interest income. Currently, the District earns 2.3% up from 1% in prior periods.

Mr. Carter mentioned the Honor Graduates’ speeches at Graduation were outstanding. It was wonderful to witness all students’ progress, both academically and physically, into them becoming world-ready young adults. Mr. Carter thanked the Board for their support that allowed the District to institute many new student programs, both this past year and in the coming 2019-2020 school year.

Mr. Lorenzo mentioned he would like to reconvene the Technology Committee, also including Core BTS, to discuss internet access and E-Rate funding.

Mr. Connor reminded the Board that goals and objectives would be the focus of the July 15 meeting.

On a motion by Thomas Mullane and seconded by Allison Salte,

BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education accepts the retirement of Denise Raffone, school bus dispatcher, effective July 31, 2019. Ms. Raffone has been with the District for 18 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.

Accept resignation: Nancy Bowen, teacher aide, effective June 26, 2019.

Approve creating position: K-5 Health Education Teacher, 1.0 FTE probationary instructional position to ensure full compliance with NYS regulations to provide health and wellness education to elementary students in grades 3-5.

Wellness programs and initiatives for compliance with NYS regulations.

Approve creating position: K-12 Physical Education Coordinator, GTA stipend position, to coordinate the District’s physical education programs and initiatives for compliance with NYS regulations.

Approve creating position: Assistant Director of Pupil Personnel Services
Approve abolishing position: Assistant Director of Pupil Personnel Services
This position is being created to appoint Brian Orzell as new Assistant Director of Pupil Personnel Services due to Marlene Gaynor’s official retirement date of September 13, 2019. This position will then be abolished effective September 14, 2019.

Approve childcare leave of absence: Lindsay Cameau, speech therapist, is requesting a childcare leave of absence under the Family Medical Leave Act, if eligible, effective September 2, 2019 through on or about November 15, 2019.

Approve extension of childcare leave of absence: Sophie Levenberg, music teacher (K-2), is requesting an extension of her childcare leave of absence, effective September 4, 2019 through June 26, 2020.

Approve reappointment: Kelly Ducham, .8 music teacher at a salary of $63,135 (prorated to $50,872, B-6 on GTA salary schedule) effective July 1, 2019. Ms. Ducham is being reappointed to this position for the 2019-2020 school year.

Approve appointment: Deana Lenz, guidance counselor, at a salary of $90,042 (MA-30 on GTA salary schedule) effective August 1, 2019, with a tenure date of August 1, 2022 and a tenure area in Guidance, subject to the guidance counselor’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 two of the three years preceding tenure conferral. Ms. Lenz has Permanent School Counselor certification. She is replacing Lizbeth Criscenzo.

Approve appointment: Edward Lawrence, custodial worker (probationary), at a salary of $35,514, prorated, (Step A of the CSEA salary schedule) effective July 2, 2019. In accordance with Civil Service Rules, this appointment is a probationary appointment, in effect for 52 weeks, effective July 2, 2019. He has been a substitute custodial worker with the District and has demonstrated the requisite skills and aptitude. Mr. Lawrence is replacing Amanda Raco.

Approve extension of appointment: Tiffany Mapes, long-term substitute custodial worker, at a salary of $17.07/hour (rate based on Step 1 of custodial worker title in CSEA contract), for 7 hours per day, effective July 1, 2019 to on or about August 31, 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 appointment: Laura Lynott, substitute teacher, at a salary of $110.00/diem, as needed, not to exceed 29 hours per week, effective September 3, 2019. Ms. Lynott has Permanent Pre K-6 Elementary certification.

Approve appointment: Carla Maier, substitute custodial worker, at a salary of $11.80/hour, for 8 hours per day, as needed, not to exceed 29 hours per week, effective July 1, 2019.

Approve appointment: Maritza Morales, 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 July 2, 2019. Ms. Morales is s substitute food service helper with the District.

Approve appointment: Liam Gallagher, substitute custodial worker, at a salary of $11.80/hour, for 8 hours per day, as needed, not to exceed 29 hours per week, effective July 2, 2019.

Approve reappointment: Norine Ortiz, 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 July 1, 2019. Ms. Ortiz is a teacher aide with the District.

Approve reappointment: John Pierce, substitute school bus driver, at a salary of $21.96/hour, as needed, not to exceed 29 hours per week, effective July 1, 2019.

Create Position: K-12 Heath & Wellness Coordinator

Approve appointment: Antoinette Iaquez-Samuleson, Nancy Ellefsen, Charlotte O’Connor and Dorothy McKenna, for summer school nursing services, at a salary of $53.59/hr., effective July 8, 2019 through August 16, 2019.

Approve appointment: Diane Bonizzi summer remedial teacher for the CJ Hooker Summer, teaching Grade 6 math and science, at a salary of $53.59/hr., for 3.5 hours per day, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays only, effective July 9, 2019 through August 8, 2019.

Approve appointment: Jan Van Hage summer remedial teacher for the CJ Hooker Summer Program, teaching Grade 6 ELA and social studies, at a salary of $53.59/hr., for 3.5 hours per day, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, effective July 9, 2019 through August 8, 2019.

Approve appointment: Stephen Joyce summer remedial teacher for the CJ Hooker Summer Program, teaching Grade 7 & 8 math and science, at a salary of $53.59/hr., for 3.5 hours per day, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, effective July 9, 2019 through August 8, 2019.

Approve appointment: Kristy Leva, summer remedial teacher for the CJ Hooker Summer Program, teaching Grade 7 & 8 ELA and social studies, at a salary of $53.59/hr., for 3.5 hours per day, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays only, effective July 9, 2019 through August 8, 2019.

Approve appointment: Fabien Riviere, summer remedial teacher for the CJ Hooker Summer Program, teaching reading, at a salary of $53.59/hr., for 3.5 hours per day, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays only, effective July 9, 2019 through August 8, 2019.

Approve appointment: Tracy Trevorah summer remedial substitute teacher for the CJ Hooker Summer Program, as needed, at a salary of $53.59/hr., as needed, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays only, effective July 9, 2019 through August 8, 2019.

Approve appointment: June Chiusano summer remedial teacher aide for the CJ Hooker Summer Program, at a salary of $16.60/hr., for 3.0 hours per day, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, effective July 9, 2019 through August 8, 2019.

Approve appointment: Katharine Gonzalez, Matthew Laroe, Christopher Cagna, and Jeannie Cresce as special education teachers to provide mandated SEIT services as needed during the summer, at a salary of $53.59/hr., effective July 1, 2019 through August 31, 2019.

Approve appointment: Kathleen Higgins, Elan Caruso and Tracy Woehrle as substitute special education teachers to provide mandated SEIT services as needed during the summer, at a salary of $53.59/hr., effective July 1, 2019 through August 31, 2019.

Approve appointment: Brooke Knapp, Joanne Donovan, Norine Ortiz and Gail Falstein as teacher aides, as needed during the summer, at a salary of $14.71/hr., effective July 1, 2019 through August 31, 2019.

Approve appointment: Michele Galloway, Hanna DeBlock and Catherine Apostolakis as substitute teacher aides, as needed during the summer, at a salary of $14.71/hr., effective July 1, 2019 through August 31, 2019.

Approve appointment: Dawn Weinstein summer main office clerk at Goshen High School, at a salary of $20.84/hr., for 8 hours per day, as needed, effective July 1, 2019 through September 4, 2019. Ms. Weinstein will continue to fill the medical leave of absence for Sharlene Bischof through the summer.

Approve additional days: James McLoughlin, summer guidance counselor at a salary of $573.03/diem, effective July 1, 2019 through August 31, 2019, an additional 20 days for the purpose of Master Schedule preparations.

Approve appointment: Heather Hendershot, mentor to Brian Orzell, new administrator, per GAA contract, at a salary of $1,500.00/year, effective for the 2019-2020 school year.

Approve appointment: Edward Killenberger, Gus Lawson, Joseph Manaseri, Kiersten Swayne, and Michael Tangney, for Summer Curriculum Writing for 2019, at a salary of $46.89/hr., for 2 hours effective July 1, 2019 through August 31, 2019Approve appointment: Kristen Altieri, Katherine Magid, Carissa Opel, and Nicole Hernandez, for Summer Curriculum Writing for 2019, at a salary of $46.89/hr., for 6 hours effective July 1, 2019 through August 31, 2019.

Approve appointment: Bernadette Alpi, Brittany Lobdell, Christopher Haller, Christine Guerrier, Christine Ruggerio, Fred Zamorski, Helen Rueckert, Janice Marsiglio, Jean Schaeffer, Jennifer Berger, Jennifer Capozzi, Julia Chiarot, Kelly Vaughan, Kerry Larney, Margaret Goetze, Mary D’Italia, and Tara Eber, for Summer Curriculum Writing for 2019, at a salary of $46.89/hr., for 8 hours effective July 1, 2019 through August 31, 2019.

Approve appointment: Carmina Villegas, Cheryl Winship, Eric Harris, Evelyn Schneider, Jason Miedema, Jennifer Viscardo, John Kayser, Joseph LeBlanc, Karen Kropp, Katherine Eichenhofer, Kelli Monti, Leigh Neil, Marie Jane Panzer, Michelle Giarardi, Patricia Capoccoamo, Rosemary Okin, Sharon Woelfel and Theresa Baker, for Summer Curriculum Writing for 2019, at a salary of $46.89/hr., for 10 hours effective July 1, 2019 through August 31, 2019.

Approve appointment: Elena Jordon, Fabien Riviere, and Lisa Nardone, for Summer Curriculum Writing for 2019, at a salary of $46.89/hr., for 12 hours effective July 1, 2019 through August 31, 2019.

Approve appointment: Dana Richner, Danielle Scarcella, Janine Robinson, Justine Diaz, Kacey DeNoyelles, Kristin Green, Leigh Ann Tully, and Rebecca Haskel, for Summer Curriculum Writing for 2019, at a salary of $46.89/hr., for 16 hours effective July 1, 2019 through August 31, 2019.

Approve appointment: Annmarie Mollenhauer, Cheryl Fitzpatrick, and Ian Mahony, for Summer Curriculum Writing for 2019, at a salary of $46.89/hr., for 18 hours effective July 1, 2019 through August 31, 2019.

Approve appointment: Aileen Behringer, Annie McEnery, Christina Maliwacki, Jacqueline Gamboli, Lyn Abrams, Meredith Molinaro, Nadina Alarcon, and Stephen Joyce, for Summer Curriculum Writing for 2019, at a salary of $46.89/hr., for 20 hours effective July 1, 2019 through August 31, 2019.

Approve appointment: Nicole Penner, for Summer Curriculum Writing for 2019, at a salary of $46.89/hr., for 22 hours effective July 1, 2019 through August 31, 2019.

Approve appointment: Christina Kelly and Lisa Taravella, for Summer Curriculum Writing for 2019, at a salary of $46.89/hr., for 24 hours effective July 1, 2019 through August 31, 2019.

Approve appointment: Aimee Holland and Melissa McDermott, for Summer Curriculum Writing for 2019, at a salary of $46.89/hr., for 26 hours effective July 1, 2019 through August 31, 2019.

Approve appointment: Erin Sherry and Kathleen Andryshak, for Summer Curriculum Writing for 2019, at a salary of $46.89/hr., for 28 hours effective July 1, 2019 through August 31, 2019.

Approve appointment: Joseph Fedor, for Summer Curriculum Writing for 2019, at a salary of $46.89/hr., for 40 hours effective July 1, 2019 through August 31, 2019.

Approve appointment: Laura Mullane, for Summer Curriculum Writing for 2019, at a salary of $46.89/hr., for 46 hours effective July 1, 2019 through August 31, 2019.

Approve appointment: Jon Redeker, for Summer Curriculum Writing for 2019, at a salary of $46.89/hr., for 48 hours effective July 1, 2019 through August 31, 2019.

Approve appointment: Danielle Linguanti, for Summer Curriculum Writing for 2019, at a salary of $46.89/hr., for 54 hours effective July 1, 2019 through August 31, 2019.

Approve amending compensation: summer guidance counselors, per diem rate to be as follows: James McLoughlin ($702.57), Laura Dubatowka ($566.81), Jacelyn Whiting ($555.69), Jennifer Blake ($421.86), Michael Toscano ($335.53), Lisa Brent ($395.29), and Christopher Haller ($694.73). The approval at the June 3, 2019 Board Meetings had the incorrect daily rates.

Approve Appointments of CSE, SSE, CPSE Members and Surrogate Parents for 2019-2020 School Year.

Approve disposal of obsolete equipment.

Approve disposal of obsolete books.

CSE/CPSE Recommendations:
Committee on Special Education 06/11/19;121395/Exited
Committee on Preschool Spec. Ed. 05/21/19;121379/Classified Preschool NS
Committee on Special Education 06/05/19;122065/Classified
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On a motion by Judy Green and seconded by Jeremy Cassel, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education appoints Brian Orzell, Assistant Director of Pupil Personnel Services at a gross salary of $100,000, prorated, effective July 2, 2019, with a tenure date of July 2, 2023 in the tenure area of Assistant Director of Pupil Personnel Services. Mr. Orzell has Permanent School Social Worker and Professional School District Leader certifications. He is replacing Marlene Gaynor.

AYES-7 NAYS-0 Motion carried.

On a motion by Martha Bogart and seconded by Judy Green, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education awards Bid No. RFB-BG0005-19 and contract for Uniforms, Mats & Mops; Service and Supply Rental, effective August 01, 2019 through July 31, 2020, to Ulster Uniform Service, Inc. 541 Broadway, Kingston, NY 12401 as per bid specification and prices submitted in their bid of June 26, 2019.

AYES-7 NAYS-0 Motion carried.

On a motion by Michael Lorenzo and seconded by Allison Salte,

WHEREAS the Goshen Central School District is participating, with other Rockland and Orange County School Districts, in cooperative bids for the purchase of electricity and natural gas, sponsored by the Rockland County BOCES; and

WHEREAS the bidding procedures comply in every respect with the requirements established by the General Municipal Law; and

WHEREAS, the electricity and natural gas markets are highly volatile and prompt action is required to secure the benefit of the lowest possible rates; and

WHEREAS, the delay in waiting for formal action by this Board may result in the loss of the bid prices; and

WHEREAS, the Board believes that it can establish reasonable limits on the power of the Superintendent to act in the Board’s name and authority, subject to later ratification by this Board;

BE IT RESOLVED that this Board hereby delegates to the Superintendent of Schools the authority to accept bids for electricity and natural gas submitted pursuant to the cooperative bid on the following conditions:

a. The annual ceiling price bid for electricity is 8.0¢ per kWh or less;
b. The annual ceiling price bid for natural gas (transmission) Basis is $4.00/mmBtu or less;
c. The annual ceiling price for natural gas commodity at the NYMEX Henry Hub is $3.95/mmBtu or less;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Superintendent is to report to this Board, in writing, within 24 hours any action he has taken pursuant to this resolution;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this delegation of authority may be revoked at any time by action of this Board.

AYES-7 NAYS-0 Motion carried.

On a motion by Thomas Mullane and seconded by Allison Salte, the Board of Education authorizes the Board President to sign the Lease Agreement between O/U BOCES and the Goshen Central School District for office space at C.J. Hooker Middle School to house the Interscholastic Athletic Coordinator, in the amount of $9,012, for the 2019-2020 school year.
AYES-7 NAYS-0 Motion carried.

On a motion by Michael Lorenzo and seconded by Judy Green, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education approves the overnight trip for the cheerleading team to attend Lake Bryn Mawr Cheer Camp in Honesdale, Pennsylvania, on August 19-22, 2019.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Board reserves the right to cancel or reschedule any school-sponsored trip or activity in the event of any emergency condition outside of the control of the School District, in its sole discretion.

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 the budgetary transfer dated June 18, 2019, in the amount of $29,000, to fund legal fees related to an impartial hearing.

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 budgetary transfer dated June 24, 2019, in the amount of $67,289.22, to fund BOCES related services.

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 enters into an Agreement with Casey Nardone to provide Speech/Language Services for special education students, effective for the 2019-2020 school year, in the amount of $52.54 per hour up to 7.5 hours per week. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the Board of Education authorizes the Superintendent to execute the agreement.

AYES-7 NAYS-0 Motion carried.

On a motion by Allison Salte and seconded by Jeremy Cassel, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education approves entering into an Agreement for Services with Dr. Chelsey Rosen, Manhattan Psychology Group, PC to provide consultation services to a special education student effective for the 2019-2020 school year as follow:

$450.00 Per hour rate, up to the required hours on the student’s IEP
$3,000 Daily rate (8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
$2,000 ½ daily rate (8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.)

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

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 entering into an Agreement for Services with Accucare Nursing to provide nursing services to a special education student effective July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020 at a rate of $62.00 per hour for Registered Nurses and $52.00 per hour for Licensed Practical Nurses. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the Board of Education authorizes the Superintendent to execute the agreement with this contractor.

AYES-7 NAYS-0 Motion carried.

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

WHEREAS, BOCES district superintendents are by statute, the education leader for their BOCES, component districts and our communities; and

WHEREAS, BOCES district superintendents play a critical role in helping shape and implement important education policies that directly impact our students; and

BE IT RESOLVED that the New York State School Board Association support legislation to raise the BOCES District Superintendent’s salary cap to 98% of the current
Commissioner of Education’s salary, allowing the salary to be competitive with regional component Superintendent’s salaries.

(Mrs. Bogart, OU-BOCES board member, thanked this Board for their support.)

AYES-7 NAYS-0 Motion carried.

On a motion by Jeremy Cassel and seconded by Judy Green, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, that the Board agrees to extend the appointment of Thomas Heinzelman, to serve as the District’s Interim Principal of Goshen High School, effective July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020 at a salary of $800 per day pursuant to the provisions of an Agreement, as presented to the board at this meeting.

(Mr. Lorenzo noted that he hears wonderful things about Mr. Heinzelman. Mr. Pucci thanked Mr. Heinzelman for his service last year.)

AYES-7 NAYS-0 Motion carried.

On a motion by Allison Salte and seconded by Judy Green, that based upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education hereby approves the following Change Order, relevant to Ashley Mechanical, Inc.’s HVAC contract:

MC CO-11 Dust collection system $55,870

AYES-7 NAYS-0 Motion carried.

On a motion by Thomas Mullane and seconded by Michael Lorenzo, that the form of Cafeteria Plan including a Health Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account effective July 1, 2019, presented to this meeting is hereby approved and adopted and that an authorized representative of the Employer is hereby authorized and directed to execute and deliver to the Administrator of the Plan one or more counterparts of the Plan.

AYES-7 NAYS-0 Motion carried.

On a motion by Michael Lorenzo and seconded by Thomas Mullane,

WHEREAS, the Board of Education, in accordance with Article 5-A of the General Municipal Law, has invited sealed proposals for the Concession Stand Fit-Out in Field House at Goshen High School for the School District’s Additions, Site Improvements & Renovations at Goshen High School (NYSED #44-06-01-04-7-025-001) capital project (“Project”), which bids were opened publicly on July 1, 2019;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby determines, based on the analysis of the bids and recommendation of LAN Associates, Engineering, Planning, Architecture, Surveying, LLP. and Triton Construction, that the Dutchess Restaurant Equipment, with a bid amount of $87,617.80, is the lowest responsible bidder.

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby awards the bid to Dutchess Restaurant Equipment, as set forth above, in accordance with the plans and specifications for such public works project.

AYES-7 NAYS-0 Motion carried.

The Board discussed the 2019-2020 Board Committees. After review, no changes were made. The Board decided to add a motion to adopt the 2019-2020 Board Committees:

On a motion by Jeremy Cassel and seconded by Allison Salte, the Board of Education adopts the 2019-2020 Board Committees as presented.

AYES-7 NAYS-0 Motion carried.

The Board discussed policy #1511 – Agenda Format. Our current format does not coincide with the original policy. Since the policy needs to be changed anyway, the Board discussed the possibility of having one “Privilege of the Floor” section (as is the format in many districts) instead of two and adding different committee reports. Community members present provided some feedback. The Board will further consider possible changes to the format and discuss again in the near future.

The New York State School Boards Association’s (NYSSBA) annual conference will be held October 24-26, 2019 in Rochester, New York. Board members discussed attending and will firm up their decision prior to the July 15 meeting at which time a resolution for their attendance at the event will be on the agenda.

A community member asked for clarification on the speech pathologist agreement with Casey Nardone. Mr. Carter replied that due to a childcare leave earlier this year, the District needed to find a speech pathologist to help provide mandated services for students’ IEPs. It took some time to find a suitable person. The District entered into an agreement in May with Ms. Nardone to provide services through the end of the 2018-2019 school year. The agreement approved at this meeting is for the 2019-2020 school year. We are being proactive to have an agreement in place in case we need to provide more services to students this year.

Mrs. Bogart requested a report on all the support positions the District has in all our buildings.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:56 p.m. on a motion by Thomas Mullane and seconded by Michael Lorenzo.

AYES-7 NAYS-0 Motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,

Maureen Farrell
District Clerk