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Board Meeting Minutes for July 15, 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, July 15, 2019.

Present:
Mr. Jason Pucci, President
Mrs. Martha Bogart
Mrs. Judy Green
Mr. Michael Lorenzo
Mr. Thomas Mullane
Mrs. Allison Salte
Absent:
Mr. Jeremy Cassel, Vice President
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
Members of the Faculty, Press and Citizens of the District

The regular meeting was called to order by President, Mr. Jason Pucci at 7:30 p.m.

Mr. Pucci led the Pledge of Allegiance followed by a moment of silent meditation remembering the family of Helen Millar who recently passed. Ms. Millar was a library aide in C.J. Hooker Middle School for many years.

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 draft of the minutes for the meeting of July 1, 2019.

AYES-6           NAYS-0           Motion carried.

Mr. Pucci opened the Privilege of the Floor.

A community member inquired why a second privilege of the floor was not on the agenda this evening. The Board Clerk responded that according to the 2019-2020 board meeting schedule, the meeting tonight was slated to be solely for working on board goals & objectives for the year. Some items could not wait until the August 5 meeting for discussion or approval. The board, therefore, was going to have an abbreviated regular meeting tonight to attend to those items. Since it is an abbreviated agenda, there would not be regular reports to the Board, a second privilege of the floor, or a Board Member section to discuss issues they may like to review, as would be on a regular meeting agenda.

On a motion by Judy Green and seconded by Allison Salte,

BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education accepts the retirement of Robert Michael Osburn, school bus driver, effective June 30, 2019. Mr. Osburn has been with the District for 23 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:  Amanda Barone, senior account clerk typist, effective July 23, 2019.

Approve increase in hours: Michelle Pfanzelter, account clerk typist, at a salary of $41,474, prorated, effective July 15, 2019. Her position will temporarily increase from 6 hours/day (0.75 FTE) to 8 hours/day (1.0 FTE). The Business Office is short staffed due to a recent unexpected resignation in the payroll office.

Approve extension of medical leave of absence: Patricia Pagnotta Lercara, assistant principal, is requesting an extension of her medical leave, effective approximately July 10, 2019 through on or about October 10, 2019.

Approve extension of medical leave of absence: Michael Salley, custodial worker, is requesting an extension of his medical leave of absence, effective approximately July 1, 2019 through on or about August 14, 2019.

Approve appointment: John Stephens, K-5 health and physical education teacher, at a salary of $61,374 (BA-5 on GTA salary schedule) effective September 1, 2019, with a tenure date of September 1, 2023 and a tenure area in Health and Physical Education, subject to the teacher’s receipt of composite or overall APPR ratings pursuant to Education Law Section 3012-c and/or 3012-d of either Effective or Highly Effective in at least three of the four years preceding tenure conferral. Mr. Stephens has Initial Health (K-12) and Initial Physical Education (K-12) certifications. He is filling the position created at the July 1, 2019 Board of Education meeting.

Approve appointment: Kyle Sullivan, family and consumer science long-term substitute teacher, at a salary of $272 per diem, effective approximately September 27, 2019 to on or about January 27, 2020, or until family and consumer science teacher returns. Mr. Sullivan is filling the leave of absence for Lisa Dombrowski.

Approve appointment: Maritza Morales, food service helper (probationary), at a salary of $15.00/hr., for 3 hours/day, effective September 3, 2019. In accordance with Civil Service Rules, this appointment is a probationary appointment, in effect for 52 weeks, effective September 3, 2019. She is a substitute food service helper with the District.

Approve appointment:  Norman Tenorio, summer school bus driver at a salary of $23.18/hr., 4-6 hours per day, as needed, effective July 1, 2019 through August 31, 2019.

Approve appointment:  Dianna Rumpf, substitute teacher at a salary of $100.00/diem, as needed, effective September 3, 2019 for the 2019-2020 school year.

Approve appointments: 2019-2020 Academic Stipends:

DEPARTMENT HEADS/Name/STEP/STIPEND

Guidance/MCLOUGHLIN, JAMES/3/5,135
English – (8+)/BAKER, THERESA/2/4,625
World Languages/POLANIS, CLAIRE/1/3,089
Mathematics – (8+)/KRISH, ANDREW/3/5,652
Science – (8+)/MEGELLO, BRENDA/3/5,652
Social Studies – (8)/ISSEKS, MICHAEL/3/5,652
Special Education – (8+)/LaREGINA, ANNA/3/5,652
Unified Arts (Fine Arts, Ind Arts, Music, FACS) – (8+)/TUCCI, CHRISTOPHER/3/5,652

COORDINATORS/Name/STEP/STIPEND

School Nurse Coordinator (K-12)/MOORE-ELLEFSEN, NANCY/3/2,826
Health & Wellness Coordinator (K-12)/ABRAMS, LYN/3/6,000
Physical Education Coordinator (K-12)/KILLENBERGER, EDWARD/3/6,000
Technology K-12/REDEKER, JON/3/5,135
Career Internship Coordinator (K-12)/LINGUANTI, DANIELLE/3/2,826

CHAIRPERSONS/Name/STEP/STIPEND

Grade 5 – (8+)/KROPP, KAREN/3/5,652
Grade 4 – (8+)/SHERRY, ERIN/3/5,652
Grade 3 – (8)/SCHELL, JURA/3/5,652
Grade 2 – (8+)/KARCHAWER, JOANNE/3/5,652
Grade 1 – (8+)/TULLY, LEIGH ANN/3/5,652
Special Area (3-5) – (8+)/MAGID, KATHRYN/3/5,652
Special Area (K-2)/GIRARDI, MICHELLE/3/5,135
Kindergarten – (8+)/GOETZE, MARGARET/3/5,652
AIS Coordinator (SAS)/RICHNER, DANA/3/5,135
AIS Coordinator (GIS)/CARLINO, BETH/3/5,135
AIS Coordinator (CJH)/VILLEGAS, DIANE/3/5,135

TEAM LEADERS/Name/STEP/STIPEND

6th Grade Maroon/KOWALCZYK, LINDA/3/5,135
6th Grade Purple/CAPOCCIAMO, PATRICIA/3/5,135
6th Grade Yellow/DORNFEST, JOSHUA/3/5,135
7th Grade Gold/MOLINARO, MEREDITH/3/5,135
7th Grade Red/NADINA ALARCON/3/5,135
8th Grade Green/HASKEL, REBECCA/3/5,135
8th Grade Blue/ROBINSON, JANINE/3/5,135
Special Area (6-8) – (8+)/KILLENBERGER, MICHELLE/3/5,652
Special Education (3-5) – (8+)/MAHONY, IAN/3/5,652
Special Education (6-8) – (8+)/BOLES, PATRICIA/1/3,594
Special Education (K-2) – (8+)/DIAZ, JUSTINE (Co-Chair) (50%)/3/2,826
Special Education (K-2) – (8+)/EBER, TARA (Co-Chair) (50%)/3/2,826

Approve appointments: 2019-2020 Fall Coach Stipends:

NAME/STEP/FTE/AMT

FOOTBALL:

VARSITY HEAD COACH KILLENBERGER, EDWARD/D/1.1/ 7,235
ASSISTANT VARSITY COACH MARDYNIAK, JOHN/D/1.0/6,577
ASSISTANT VARSITY COACH PEZZULO, JOHN/D/1.0/6,577
ASSISTANT VARSITY COACH FREY, KEVIN/D/1.0/ 6,577
ASSISTANT VARSITY COACH VACANT
VOLUNTEER COACH TAMBURRI, TOM/-/-/ –
JUNIOR VARSITY HEAD COACH GIORDANO, THOMAS/D/0.8/5,262
ASSISTANT JUNIOR VARSITY COACH STEPHENS, JOHN/A/0.8/3,629
ASSISTANT JUNIOR VARSITY COACH SMITH, MARTIN/C/0.8/4,722
MODIFIED COACH LAWSON, GUSTAVUS/D/0.7/4,604
MODIFIED ASSISTANT COACH CARILLO, RAVON/B/0.6/3,132
PROGRAM ASSISTANT/SCHEPPS, JOHN/D/0.5/3,288

SOCCER:

BOYS VARSITY HEAD COACH KELLY, MICHAEL/D/1.0/6,577
BOYS ASSISTANT VARSITY COACH PARKER, ALEC/D/0.9/5,919
BOYS JUNIOR VARSITY HEAD COACH CONDELLO, JOSEPH/D/0.8/5,262
MODIFIED BOYS COACH MCINTEE, ROBERT/D/0.7/4,604
GIRLS VARSITY HEAD COACH AHLBORN, LESLIE/D/1.0/6,577
GIRLS ASSISTANT VARSITY COACH MALLES, KELSEY/A/0.9/4,082
GIRLS JUNIOR VARSITY HEAD COACH SCHNEIDER, MARIANNE/D/0.8/5,262
GIRLS MODIFIED TETHER, JOHN/D/0.7/4,604

CROSS COUNTRY:

VARSITY BOYS HEAD COACH/LEWIS, KYLE/D/0.8/5,262
VARSITY GIRLS HEAD COACH MANASERI, JOSEPH/C/0.8/4,722
MODIFIED HEAD COACH RUECKERT, HELEN/D/0.7/4,604
ASSISTANT COACH HALLER, CHRISTOPHER/D/0.7/4,604
PROGRAM ASSISTANT FURST, RICHARD/D/0.5/3,288

VOLLEYBALL:

VARSITY HEAD COACH VACANT
JUNIOR VARSITY HEAD COACH VACANT
MODIFIED COACH RYAN, LISA/D/0.7/4,604
PROGRAM ASSISTANT GILBERT, THOMAS/D/0.5/3,288

TENNIS:

GIRLS VARSITY HEAD COACH SOROKA, KENNETH/D/0.9/5,919
GIRLS JUNIOR VARSITY HEAD COACH JOHNSON, BRIAN/A/0.8/3,629

CHEERLEADING:

FOOTBALL VARSITY HEAD COACH MILAZZO, KIMBERLY/D/1.0/6,577
FOOTBALL JV HEAD COACH ARICO, DANIELLE/B/0.6/3,132

SWIMMING:

GIRLS VARSITY HEAD COACH KUBIK, MELISSA/D/1.0/6,577
PROGRAM ASSISTANT ALBANESE, JANET/B/0.5/2,610

ATHLETIC TRAINER:

DISTRICT ATHLETIC TRAINER SCHUG, ANDREW/D/1.1/7,235

CSE/CPSE Recommendations:

Committee on Preschool Spec. Ed.
06/27/19;122675/Classified Preschool
Committee on Special Education
06/14/19;122134/Classified
Committee on Preschool Spec. Ed.
06/27/19;122666/Classified Preschool
05/16/19;122570/Classified Preschool
Committee on Special Education
05/31/19;122331/Classified

On a motion by Allison Salte and seconded by Michael Lorenzo, the Board of Education approves Jeremy Cassel and Michael Lorenzo attending the New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA) Annual Convention in New York City from October 24-26, 2019.

AYES-6           NAYS-0           Motion carried.

On a motion by Thomas Mullane and seconded by Judy Green, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education enters into an Agreement with Upstate Cerebral Palsy to provide special educational services for students enrolled in the Trade Winds Education Center at Upstate Cerebral Palsy for the school year July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020.

AYES-6           NAYS-0                       Motion carried.

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 following budgetary transfers:

Description/Dated/Amount

Concession Stand Equipment/06/30/19/$87,617.80
Reallocation of payroll/06/30/19/$402,911.42
Allocate to New Code for Medicare Part B/07/09/19/$200,000

AYES-6           NAYS-0                        Motion carried.

On a motion by Allison Salte and seconded by Michael Lorenzo, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education approves the overnight trip for the football team to attend camp at Millersville University of Pennsylvania, on July 26-28, 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-6            NAYS-0                         Motion carried.

On a motion by Martha Bogart and seconded by Allison Salte, that the Goshen Central School District Board of Education votes to nominate John Redman as a candidate for Area 9 Director of the New York State School Boards Association.

AYES-6            NAYS-0                       Motion carried.

On a motion by Thomas Mullane and seconded by Michael Lorenzo, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools to award the sale of the following previously declared surplus items to the bidders listed below at the price bid at the public sale bid opening held on July 8, 2019.  All items sold as is, with no warranties expressed or implied.

Item/Bid/Name

FORD TRUCK WITH PLOW
VIN # 1FDWF37LX2EA5606/$3,000.00/James & Karen Wells

1998 Chevrolet Suburban
VIN # 1GKEC16R6WJ731001/$1,109.00/Floyd Frawley

AYES-6            NAYS-0                Motion carried.

On a motion by Judy Green and seconded by Thomas Mullane, the Board of Education hereby amends the approval for Change Order # MC CO-11 relevant to Ashley Mechanical, Inc.’s HVAC contract, approved at the July 1, 2019 meeting, to be as follows: dust collection system, at a cost of $57,155. (It was incorrectly approved at the July 1, 2019 meeting for $55,870.)

AYES-6            NAYS-0                Motion carried.

The Board discussed policy #1511 – Agenda Format, which was previously reviewed at the July 1, 2019 BOE meeting. Our current format does not coincide with the original policy. The Board discussed the possibility of having one “Privilege of the Floor” section instead of two, adding different committee reports, and guidelines for public to follow regarding procedure. The Policy Committee will take the feedback provided, revise the policy at their next meeting, and present to the full Board again for review and adoption.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:47 p.m. on a motion by Judy Green and seconded by Allison Salte.

AYES-6           NAYS-0           Motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,

Maureen Farrell
District Clerk