Board Minutes for July 11, 2018

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 Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 7:00 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 Curriculum, Instruction, Personnel and Technology Dr. Kurtis Kotes
Members of the Faculty, Press and Citizens of the District

The meeting was called to order by Mr. Daniel T. Connor, Superintendent, at 7:01 p.m.

At 7:02 p.m., on a motion by Jeremey Cassel and seconded by Thomas Mullane the Board entered Executive Session, with the intent to return, for the purpose of employment history of a particular persons.
AYES-7 NAYS-0 Motion carried.

At 7:40 p.m., on a motion by Judy Green and seconded by Allison Salte the Board closed the Executive Session to reconvene the reorganization meeting.
AYES-7 NAYS-0 Motion carried.

Mr. Connor led the Pledge of Allegiance followed by a moment of silent meditation.

Newly re-elected Board members Judy Green, Martha Bogart and Jason Pucci 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 Martha Bogart. 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 called for nominations for Vice President. The name of Jeremy Cassel was placed in nomination by Michael Lorenzo and seconded by Allison Salte. 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.

Mr. Pucci thanked Judy Green for her prior years of service as Board President.

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 2018-2019 school year.
AYES-7 NAYS-0 Motion carried.

Office Appointee Stipend
District Clerk Maureen Farrell $15,033
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)

Assistants to District Clerk
(Voter Registration Only) MaryEllen DeVito None
Rosary Papasidero Pamela Kramer

Mary Ellen Nutley
Karen Beilman
Sharlene Bischof
Linda Finnegan
Marie Coluccio
Darlene Ferraro
Nancy Frenette
Deborah Matyus
Arlene Petit
District Treasurer Ann Desiglioli None
Deputy Treasurer Louise Lynch None
District Tax Collector Andrea Ricciardi 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
HIPAA Privacy Official Andrea Ricciardi None
HIPAA Security Official Andrea Ricciardi None
Purchasing Agent Daniel T. Connor None
Louise Lynch None
Kurtis Kotes None
(K. Kotes will be replaced by Jason Carter effective 7/23/18)
Section 504 Heather Hendershot None Compliance Officer effective 7/23/18)

Activity Account
Middle School Deborah Matyus None
Internal Claims Auditor Christine Fini $8,318
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, Barbara Korycki, Emma Breazzano, Ann Riso, Donna Drybed,
Sharon Lunden and Albert Frey
Election Technician John Brancaccio $350/vote
District-Wide DASA Coordinator: Kurtis Kotes None
(K. Kotes will be replaced by Jason Carter effective 7/23/18)
DASA Coordinators:
High School Robert McKiernan and/or Designee Joe Palancia None Middle School William Rolon and/or Designee Jennifer Blake None Intermediate School Jason Carter and/or Designee Chris Haller None (J. Carter will be replaced by Matthew Wentworth effective 7/23/18)
Scotchtown Avenue Gregory Voloshin and/or Designee Lauren Levesque None

Proctors for PSAT and Compensation fees for reimbursement
Plan Exams at Goshen High School in accordance with 2018/19College
Board (ETS Test Center) Schedule

AYES- 7 NAYS-0 Motion carried.

On a motion by Allison Salte and seconded by Judy Green 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 2018-2019 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 Martha Bogart, 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 2018-2019 school year $4,500 + additional for monitoring based on hourly rate).
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 NYSIR and U.S. Employee Benefits Service Group as Brokers of Record for the 2018- 2019 school year.
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 OMNI as Tax Sheltered Annuity Third Party Administrator for the 2018- 2019 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 Dr. Nicholas Belasco $500/month ($6,000/yr.) as District Physician for the 2018-2019 school year. AYES-7 NAYS-0 Motion carried.

Mr. Pucci opened up the floor for nominations for OCSBA voting delegate. Jeremy Cassel nominated Martha Bogart.

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 Martha Bogart as the District’s voting delegate for the Orange County School Boards Association for the 2018-2019 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 Jeremy Cassel and seconded by Michael Lorenzo, 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 2018-2019 school year.
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 following 2018- 2019 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 2018-2019:

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
Intermediate School 60.00
Scotchtown Avenue 40.00

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 2018-2019 school year:

a) To certify payrolls/salary notices
b) To approve conferences, within budget allocation
c) To enter into contracts to complete staff for 2018-2019
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 2018-2019 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 Martha Bogart and seconded by Thomas Mullane, 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 7:54 p.m. on a motion by Thomas Mullane and seconded by Jeremy Cassel.

 

The regular meeting convened on a motion by Thomas Mullane and seconded by Michael Lorenzo at 7:55 p.m.
AYES-7 NAYS-0 Motion carried.

On a motion by Judy Green 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 19, 2018.
AYES-7 NAYS-0 Motion carried.

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

The board received the following correspondence: correspondence from Shaw, Perelson, May and Lambert, LLC. – Taylor Law and relevance to Janus case; correspondence from Shaw, Perelson, May and Lambert, LLC. – status report on tax certiorari proceedings; One Hundred Twenty-Sixth Annual Commencement 2018 Program; and various newspaper articles.

Mr. Pucci opened Privilege of the Floor.

Many community members voiced concern on the recent hiring of some administrators. They felt there were two issues with their hiring:
1. There has been a decline of female administrators (recent hires were male). According to a community member, other districts have approximately 50%, Goshen has approximately 20%. Although the District has female counselors, it is important to have female administrators, as they are authority figures whom female students can go to for certain issues. A member of the audience countered that the District should not be gender hiring, but hiring based on the quality and experience of a candidate.
2. Sometimes there are search committees, sometimes there are none. Having a search committee should be an important part of the process. It allows for different perspectives to be voiced and having a committee helps support the person who is hired. Having a committee would decrease the negative comments in the community.

Another community member voiced concern over the recent transfer of a longtime Scotchtown Avenue School social worker to C.J. Hooker Middle School. He felt that the transfer did not consider the services to the students and family.

Mr. Pucci stated that the Board would consider the communities’ comments.

Mr. Pucci stated that he is privileged to serve as President of the Board and he has big shoes to fill in following Mrs. Green’s years of service in the position. The Board will continue work to toward making decisions in the best interest of our children.

There was no Legislative Update.

The Board Safety Committee (Thomas Mullane and Jeremy Cassel) recently met with Mr. Connor and Bob Imbornoni from Emergency Preparedness Consulting to discuss the District safety assessment. The District received extremely high grades on safety measures. There were approximately 10-15 recommendations that were shared with building administrators. Mr. Cassel noted that both he and Mr. Mullane visited all the schools looking at safety measures. He felt that having the safety assessment by Emergency Preparedness Consulting was well worth the cost. Mr. Mullane added that administrators and teachers are to be commended for continuing to keep our buildings safe.

Frank Arturi, from Triton Construction, joined the Board to apprise them of the progress of the capital project. Work began on both projects June 25. The district-wide IT portion is
continuing on track. At the high school, much of the site work and renovations to the “A” wing are ahead of schedule. All of the abatement work is complete, although there were 3- 4 areas were added that were unforeseen. Mr. Arturi mentioned that change orders typically occur during demolition, as this is when unforeseen issues arise. There are not many change orders at this time. The total changes orders net to a credit of approximately
$16K due to a $32K credit from Ashley Mechanical for value engineering (to be approved later in the meeting). The contractor removing rock has stated that if the District agrees to pay the base fee in the contract, he will not charge any more than that if more rock than the base amount needs to be removed. Mr. Arturi feels that this is a good offer since there has been a considerable amount of rock removed from skimming the area and deep trenching has not been done yet. The consensus of the Board is that they would like to accept this offer.

Mr. Connor commented on the recent year-end activities: 8th grade moving-up ceremony, CTEC graduation, 10-11 month employee picnic and Scholarship Awards Dinner and Graduation.
Due to Ms. Lynch’s absence, there was no Assistant Superintendent for Business report. Dr. Kotes reported the District has initiated the purchase of Project Lead the Way
curriculum and modules. Professional development training will be done through BOCES later this summer or in early fall.

Dr. Kotes thanked the Board for the great opportunity afforded to him professionally as both the high school principal and assistant superintendent. There have been great challenges and many successes along the way. It will be hard to step away from the many relationships with students, faculty and staff. Mr. Connor presented Dr. Kotes a plaque, on behalf of the Board, which recognized Dr. Kotes for his outstanding professionalism, high expectations and leadership, which have made a significant impact on the lives of our students and the Goshen community.

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

AYES-7 NAYS-0 Motion carried.

CSE/CPSE

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Committee on Special Education 05/21/18;119013/Classified
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06/11/18;121415/Declassified SS
Subcommittee on Special Education 04/16/18;122025/Classified
04/17/18;116602/Classified
Committee on Special Education 01/23/18;119808/Ineligible
Committee on Preschool Spec. Ed. 06/21/18;122011/Exited
06/20/18;122115/Classified Preschool NS
Committee on Special Education 06/12/18;119813/Classified No Services
06/14/18;119730/Ineligible
Committee on Preschool Spec. Ed. 06/21/18;122095/Classified Preschool NS
06/21/18;120525/Ineligible
Committee on Special Education 06/13/18;119333/Declassified SS
06/20/18;116031/Ineligible
06/19/18;117096/Classified
06/11/18;122123/Classified
06/05/18;122122/Classified
06/07/18;116240/Classified PP NR
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Committee on Preschool Spec. Ed. 06/15/18;122004/Classified Preschool
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Committee on Special Education 06/21/18;122011/Classified
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Approve Appointments of CSE, SSE, CPSE Members and Surrogate Parents for 2018- 2019 School Year

Approve Ice Cream Vending Bid: 2016-2017 school year extension to 2018-2019 school year.

Approve BOCES Bids #RFB-COOP-15-2018 – Bread Bid Part A; RFB-COOP-16-2018 –
Bread Bid Part B; RFB-COOP-18-2018 – Ice Cream; Bid #RFB-COOP-17-2018 – Milk and Dairy; and Bid #RFB-COOP-19-2018 – Cafeteria Paper Goods.

Approve disposal of obsolete equipment.

Accept resignation: Jason Carter, Goshen Intermediate School Principal, effective July 22, 2018. Mr. Carter is resigning due to his appointment as Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction, Personnel and Technology.

Accept resignation: Stacey Shuback, teacher aide, effective June 22, 2018.

Accept resignation: Linda Finnegan, school secretary, effective June 30, 2018. Ms. Finnegan will be filling the district data clerk position created at the June 19, 2018 meeting.

Approve leave of absence: Jeanne Cresce, teaching assistant, is requesting a leave of absence, effective September 1, 2018 through February 19, 2019 to accept the position of long-term substitute special education teacher while special education teacher is out on childcare leave.

Approve creating position: Assistant Principal, probationary position added at Goshen High School to fill Patricia Pagnotta-Lercara’s leave of absence, effective July 1, 2018.

Approve creating position: 1.0 Teaching Assistant, position added at Goshen High School to provide general academic support at Goshen High School at the direction of building administration, effective July 1, 2018.

Approve creating position: 0.8 Teaching Assistant, position added district-wide to work under the direction of the physical education teacher to provide instruction to students using the kinesthetic lab at Scotchtown Avenue School and to provide assistance with K- 12 adaptive physical education, effective September 1, 2018.

Approve creating stipend: Athletic Trainer, this position is being changed from a CSEA position to a GTA athletic stipend position, effective August 13, 2018.

Approve appointment: Linda Finnegan, district data clerk, at a salary of $47,854, effective July 1, 2018. She is filling the NYS mandated position which was created at the June 19 meeting. Ms. Finnegan is currently fulfilling the duties of this position for the district.

Approve appointment: Jacqueline Gamboli, grade 7 math teacher, at a salary of $64,743 (MA-4 on GTA salary schedule) effective September 4, 2018, with a tenure date of September 1, 2021 and a tenure area in Mathematics, 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 two of the three years preceding
tenure conferral. Ms. Gamboli has Initial Mathematics 7-12 certification. She is replacing Daniel Muller.

Approve appointment: Roseanne Lesser, chemistry teacher, at a salary of $58,910 (MA-1 on GTA salary schedule) effective September 1, 2018, with a tenure date of September 1, 2022 and a tenure area in Chemistry, subject to the teacher’s receipt of composite or overall APPR ratings pursuant to Education Law Section 3012-c and/or 3012-d of either Effective or Highly Effective in at least three of the four years preceding tenure conferral. Ms. Lesser has Initial Chemistry 7-12 certification. She is replacing Patricia Brown.

Approve appointment: Jarrad Vrydaghs, special education teacher, at a salary of $64,743 (MA-4 on GTA salary schedule) effective September 1, 2018, with a tenure date of
September 1, 2022 and a tenure area in Special Education, subject to the teacher’s receipt of composite or overall APPR ratings pursuant to Education Law Section 3012-c and/or 3012-d of either Effective or Highly Effective in at least three of the four years preceding tenure conferral. Mr. Vrydaghs has Initial SWD – Social Studies 7-12 certification. He is filling the position created at the June 4, 2018 meeting.

Approve appointment: Jeannie Cresce, long-term leave replacement special education teacher, at a salary of $294.55 per diem (MA-1 on GTA salary schedule), effective approximately September 1, 2018 to on or about February 19, 2019, or until special education teacher returns. She has Initial SWD 1-6 certification. Ms. Cresce is filling the childcare leave of absence for Dana Piaquadio.

Approve appointment: Lynette Lutz, teacher aide (probationary), at a salary of $13.60/hr. (pending CSEA negotiations), for 5¾ hours/day, effective September 4, 2018. In accordance with Civil Service Rules, this appointment is a probationary appointment, in effect for 52 weeks, effective September 4, 2018. Ms. Lutz is a substitute teacher with the District. She is replacing Rondell Gauthier Peters.

Approve appointment: Cheryl Bakker, teacher aide (probationary), at a salary of $13.60/hr. (pending CSEA negotiations), for 5¾ hours/day, effective September 4, 2018. In accordance with Civil Service Rules, this appointment is a probationary appointment, in effect for 52 weeks, effective September 4, 2018. Ms. Bakker is a substitute teacher aide with the District. She is replacing Stacey Shuback.

Approve appointment: Brian Vutianitis, teacher aide (probationary), at a salary of
$13.60/hr. (pending CSEA negotiations), for 5¾ hours/day, effective September 4, 2018. In accordance with Civil Service Rules, this appointment is a probationary appointment, in effect for 52 weeks, effective September 4, 2018. He is replacing Jennifer Amodio.

Approve appointment: Diane Broderick, substitute custodial worker, at a salary of
$10.40/hr. (pending CSEA negotiations), for 8 hours per day, as needed, not to exceed 29 hours per week, effective July 12, 2018.

Approve appointment: Liam Farrell, substitute custodial worker, at a salary of $10.40/hr. (pending CSEA negotiations), for 8 hours per day, as needed, not to exceed 29 hours per week, effective July 12, 2018.

Approve appointment: Rose Tranes, substitute custodial worker, at a salary of $10.40/hr. (pending CSEA negotiations), for 8 hours per day, as needed, not to exceed 29 hours per week, effective July 12, 2018.

Approve appointment: Catherine Manuele, substitute teacher aide, at a salary of $10.40/hr. (pending CSEA negotiations), as needed, not to exceed 29 hours per week, effective September 1, 2018.

Approve appointment: Robin Lambro, substitute teacher at a salary of $100.00/diem, as needed, effective September 5, 2018.

Approve appointment: Nancy Ellefsen, Antoinette Iaquez-Samuleson, Charlotte O’Connor and Dorothy McKenna, school nurses at a salary of $52.54/hr., for up to 40 hours total, to provide NYS mandated physicals and to ensure record compliance, effective July 1, 2018 through August 30, 2018. They are currently nurses for the district.

Approve appointment: Lauren Levesque, school social worker, to provide services 1 day/week, at a salary of $52.54/hr., effective July 1, 2018 through August 30, 2018.

Approve appointment: Thomas Martinez summer school bus monitor at a salary of
$14.10/hr. (pending CSEA negotiations), 4-6 hours per day, as needed, effective July 2, 2018 through August 31, 2018.

Approve appointment: Mary Jane DeFreese and Beatrice Figueroa summer school bus monitors at a salary of $13.60/hr. (pending CSEA negotiations), 4-6 hours per day, as needed, effective July 2, 2018 through August 31, 2018.

Approve appointment: Stanley DeGraw summer school bus monitor at a salary of
$14.85/hr. (pending CSEA negotiations), 4-6 hours per day, as needed, effective July 2, 2018 through August 31, 2018.

Approve appointment: Cynthia Amador, Nancy Aronsen, David Block, Robert Divietri, Dawn Frawley, Joy Gallager, Amanda Grzywaczewski, Elizabeth Korycki, Roger Krott, Diane Navarez, Susan Russo, Margaret Schumacher, Susan Tucker, Ann Marie Walker and Robin Weymers, school bus drivers working as summer school bus monitors, 4-6 hours per day, as needed, at a salary of $13.60/hr. (pending CSEA negotiations), as needed, effective July 2, 2018 through August 31, 2018.

Approve appointment: Cynthia Amador, Patricia Holland, Elizabeth Korycki, Roger Krott, and Catherine Thomas summer school bus drivers at a salary of $22.08/hr. (pending CSEA negotiations), 4-6 hours per day, as needed, effective July 2, 2018 through August 31, 2018.

Approve appointment: Al Benson, Floyd Frawley, and Lori Vandemark summer school bus drivers at a salary of $22.33/hr. (pending CSEA negotiations), 4-6 hours per day, as needed, effective July 2, 2018 through August 31, 2018.

Approve appointment: Dawn Frawley, Susan Russo Christine Sullivan, Susan Tucker and Robin Weymers summer school bus drivers at a salary of $21.83/hr. (pending CSEA negotiations), 4-6 hours per day, as needed, effective July 2, 2018 through August 31, 2018.

Approve appointment: Nancy Aronsen, Brenda Baker, Robert Divietri, Joy Gallagher, Amanda Grzywaczewski, Martin Herbert, Diane /Nevarez, and Ann Marie Walker summer school bus drivers at a salary of $21.33/hr. (pending CSEA negotiations), 4-6 hours per day, as needed, effective July 2, 2018 through August 31, 2018.

Approve appointment: David Block, Robert Gionti and Barbara Roescher summer school bus drivers at a salary of $21.58/hr. (pending CSEA negotiations), 4-6 hours per day, as needed, effective July 2, 2018 through August 31, 2018.

Approve appointment: Nicolas Preval, and Margaret Schumacher summer school bus driver at a salary of $22.58/hr. (pending CSEA negotiations), 4-6 hours per day, as needed, effective July 2, 2018 through August 31, 2018.

Approve appointment: Anthony Monti, as summer speech pathologist, to attend CSE meetings and conduct evaluations, as needed, at a salary of $52.54/hr., effective July 12, 2018 through August 30, 2018.

Approve appointment: Robert Corter, .8 teaching assistant at a salary of $53,254 (prorated to $42,603)-(TA>60 on GTA salary schedule) effective September 1, 2018. Mr. Corter has been a physical education leave replacement with the Distrtict.

Approve reappointment: Angela Blake, .6 school psychologist at a salary of $94,250 (prorated to $56,550)-(M30-17 on GTA salary schedule) effective July 1, 2018. Ms. Blake is being reappointed to this position for the 2018-2019 school year.

Approve increase in step: Danielle Linguanti, business teacher, at a salary of $82,306 (MA-30 Step 11 on GTA salary schedule) effective July 1, 2018. She is moving from Master’s step 7 to Master’s step 11. Ms. Linguanti was hired at step 2 despite having many more years of experience.

Appointment: 2018-2019 Fall Athletic Stipends

Football: Name: Stipend
VARSITY HEAD COACH KILLENBERGER, EDWARD 7,094
ASSISTANT VARSITY COACH TAMBURRI, THOMAS 6,448
ASSISTANT VARSITY COACH MARDYNIAK, JOHN 6,448
ASSISTANT VARSITY COACH LAPPE, CHARLES 6,448
ASSISTANT VARSITY COACH FREY, KEVIN 6,448
VOLUNTEER COACH SUAREZ, JOSEPH –
JUNIOR VARSITY HEAD COACH GIORDANO, THOMAS 5,157
ASSISTANT JUNIOR VARSITY COACH PEZZULLO, JOHN 5,157
ASSISTANT JUNIOR VARSITY COACH SMITH, MARTIN 4,091
MODIFIED COACH LAWSON, GUSTAVUS 4,512
MOFIFIED CO-COACH VACANT
Soccer:
BOYS VARSITY HEAD COACH KELLY, MICHAEL 6,448
BOYS ASSISTANT VARSITY COACH PARKER, ALEC 5,804
BOYS JUNIOR VARSITY HEAD COACH CONDELLO, JOSEPH 5,157
MODIFIED BOYS COACH MCINTEE, ROBERT 4,512
GIRLS VARSITY HEAD COACH MONTI, ANTHONY 6,448
GIRLS ASSISTANT VARSITY COACH JACOBSEN, KIERSTEN 5,804
GIRLS JUNIOR VARSITY HEAD COACH SCHNEIDER, MARIANNE 4,091
GIRLS MODIFIED TETHER, JOHN 4,512
Cross Country:
VARSITY BOYS HEAD COACH LEWIS, KYLE 5,157
VARSITY GIRLS HEAD COACH MANASERI, JOSEPH 4,091
MODIFIED COACH RUECKERT, HELEN 4,512
MODIFIED ASSISTANT COACH HALLER, CHRISTOPHER 4,512
Volleyball:
VARSITY HEAD COACH HARTLEY, GAYONNE 6,448
JUNIOR VARSITY HEAD COACH DELEHANTY, KELLY 4,091
MODIFIED COACH RYAN, LISA 4,512
Tennis:
GIRLS VARSITY HEAD COACH SOROKA, KENNETH 5,804
GIRLS JUNIOR VARSITY HEAD COACH CARECCIA, NICOLE 4,091
Cheerleading:
FOOTBALL VARSITY HEAD COACH CLARK, KIMBERLY 4,050
FOOTBALL JV HEAD COACH VACANT
Swimming:
GIRLS VARSITY HEAD COACH KUBIK, MELISSA 6,448
Athletic Trainer:
DISTRICT ATHLETIC TRAINER VACANT

On a motion by Allison Salte and seconded by Judy Green, upon the recommendation
of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education approves the entry of the names of the 2018 Graduates in the Board of Education Minutes.
AYES-7 NAYS-0 Motion carried.

On a motion by Thomas Mullane and seconded by Martha Bogart, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education appoints Matthew Wentworth, Principal of the Goshen Intermediate School at a gross salary of
$135,000, prorated, effective July 23, 2018 through June 30, 2019 with a tenure date of July 23, 2022 and a tenure area in General Administration. Mr. Wentworth has Professional SBL, Professional SDL, Professional Literacy B-6 and Permanent Elementary Education Pre K-6 certifications. Mr. Wentworth is replacing Jason Carter.
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 appoints Kyle Roddey, Assistant Principal of the Goshen High School at a gross salary of $105,000, prorated, effective July 23, 2018 through June 30, 2019 with a tenure date of July 23, 2022 and a tenure area in General Administration. Mr. Roddey has Initial SBL and Professional Social Studies 7-12 certifications. Mr. Roddey is filling the position created at this meeting.
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 Allison Salte and seconded by Michael Lorenzo,
HEREAS 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 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; 1
and it is 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; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this delegation of authority may be revoked at any time by action of this Board.

1 This cost is for the transmission of gas.
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 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 Judy Green and seconded by Thomas Mullane,
BE IT RESOLVED in the event that the Principal of the High School is not physically present in the High School on one or more days (or portions thereof,) during the 2018-2019 school year, that the Assistant Principal(s) and/or Assistant Principal/Athletic Director be appointed Acting Principal for all purposes, including short-term student discipline matters pursuant to Section 3214 of the New York State Education Law; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that in the event that the Principal of the Middle School is not physically present in the Middle School on one or more days (or portions thereof,) during the 2018-2019 school year that the Assistant Principal be appointed Acting Principal for all purposes, including short-term student discipline matters pursuant to Section 3214 of the New York State Education Law; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the District Clerk shall forward a copy of this resolution to each of the above referenced persons.
AYES-7 NAYS-0 Motion carried.

On a motion by Allison Salte and seconded by Martha Bogart,
BE IT RESOLVED in the event that the Principal of the Goshen Intermediate School is not physically present in the Goshen Intermediate School on one or more days (or portions thereof,) during the 2018-2019 school year, that the Elementary Coordinator be appointed Acting Principal for all purposes, including short-term student discipline matters pursuant to Section 3214 of the New York State Education Law; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that in the event that the Principal of the Scotchtown Elementary School is not physically present in the Scotchtown Avenue School on one or more days (or portions thereof,) during the 2018-2019 school year that the Elementary Coordinator be appointed Acting Principal for all purposes, including short- term student discipline matters pursuant to Section 3214 of the New York State Education Law; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the District Clerk shall forward a copy of this resolution to each of the above referenced persons.
AYES-7 NAYS-0 Motion carried.

On a motion by Jeremy Cassel and seconded by Thomas Mullane, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education awards the bid and contract for Uniforms, Mats & Mops; Service and Supply rental (effective August 01, 2018 through July 31, 2019) to Ulster Uniform Service, Inc. 541 Broadway, Kingston, NY 12401 as per bid specification and prices submitted in their bid of June 19, 2018 (see official minutes).
AYES-7 NAYS-0 Motion carried.

On a motion by Martha Bogart and seconded by Allison Salte, the Board of Education approves Jeremy Cassel, Michael Lorenzo, Thomas Mullane and Daniel Connor attending the New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA) Annual Convention in New York City from October 25-27, 2018.
AYES-7 NAYS-0 Motion carried.

On a motion by Jeremy Cassel and seconded by Allison Salte, that the Board President is hereby authorized to execute an Addendum Agreement dated July 11, 2018, to the Contract for the Director of Personnel, a copy of which agreement shall be incorporated by reference within the minutes of this meeting.
AYES-7 NAYS-0 Motion carried.

On a motion by Michael Lorenzo and seconded by Jeremy Cassel, that the Board of Education of Goshen Central School District accepts the insurance recovery check from NYSIR in the amount of $4,500.00 for the value of a bus which was involved in a motor vehicle accident and declared a total loss.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Board of Education authorizes increasing the 2018-2019 budgetary appropriations by $4,500.00 and appropriates these monies to account code A5510.201. The offsetting revenue account code A2680 shall also be increased by $4,500.00.
AYES-7 NAYS-0 Motion carried.

On a motion by Thomas Mullane and seconded by Judy Green, that the Board hereby authorizes its President to sign a retainer agreement with the law firm of Shaw, Perelson, May & Lambert, LLP for legal services effective July 1, 2018, as presented to the Board at this meeting. A copy of said agreement shall be incorporated by reference within the minutes of this meeting.
AYES-7 NAYS-0 Motion carried.

On a motion by Jeremy Cassel and seconded by Thomas Mullane, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education approves the budgetary transfer dated June 30, 2018, in the amount of $139,120.00, to fund technology initiative (outfit every teacher in the District with a workstation).
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 approves the budgetary transfer dated June 30, 2018, in the amount of $213,258.32, to cover a portion of the cost of the C.J. Hooker Middle School emergency project.
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 hereby authorizes the Board President to execute Change Order #1 regarding the HVAC work related to the capital project at Goshen High School. The change order is a credit of
$32,426 for value engineering deductions to the contract with Ashley Mechanical, Inc.
AYES-7 NAYS-0 Motion carried.

On a motion by Michael Lorenzo and seconded by Jeremy Cassel, that the Board of
Education hereby authorizes the Superintendent of Schools to execute QuES&T’s proposal for abatement work related to the C.J. Hooker Middle School emergency project. A copy of said agreement shall be incorporated by reference within the minutes of this meeting.
AYES-7 NAYS-0 Motion carried.

On a motion by Allison Salte and seconded by Judy Green, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education approves the Memorandum of Agreement between the District and the Goshen Administrators’ Association dated July 11, 2018 to clarify changes within the titles of the Association. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED the Board of Education authorizes the Superintendent to execute said Memorandum of Agreement.
AYES-7 NAYS-0 Motion carried.

Uniform Bid Award

Attendance at NYSSBA Annual Conference

Addendum to Director of Personnel Contract

NYSIR Insurance Recovery

Shaw, Perelson, May and Lambert Legal Retainer

Budgetary Transfer – Technology Initiative

Budgetary Transfer – CJH Emergency Project

Change Order Credit – Ashley Mechanical

Abatement Work – QuES&T

GAA MOA

The board was provided with a draft copy of 2018-2019 Board Committees and discussed which committees they would like to serve on. Action will be taken at the August 6, 2018 Board Meeting.

Mr. Pucci opened the second Privilege of the Floor.

A community member asked why the Assistant Principal position at the high school was created for a leave replacement. Mr. Connor responded because the leave was for at least 6 months. The community member stated that theoretically this could create an extra position when the employee returns from the leave. Mr. Connor responded that the position could be eliminated at that time, or kept and there could be 2 Assistant Principals as the District has had in the past.

A community member inquired what the addendum to the Director of Personnel entailed. Mr. Connor responded a 3.25% salary increase.

The possibility of having a community safety committee was inquired of the Board. Mr. Connor stated that each school has safety committees.

A community member added a comment on search committees in hiring practices. He stated that not having committees or having them and not taking the members’ comments seriously effects staff morale. Mr. Connor commented that he states to committees that he would like their input and feedback, but it is the primary responsibility of a superintendent to make recommendations of hiring candidates. He does not hire by gender or any other criteria, but rather chooses candidates based on their quality, fit and ability to do the job.

Mr. Pucci stated there has been talks with the Village of Goshen to continue their police presence in our schools. The District and Village have made a framework, which would result in a possible agreement in the near future.

At 9:18 p.m., on a motion by Jeremey Cassel and seconded by Michael Lorenzo the Board entered Executive Session, with the no intent to return, for the purpose of employment history of a particular persons.
AYES-7 NAYS-0 Motion carried.

Mr. Pucci thanked everyone for attending.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:30 p.m. on a motion by Michael Lorenzo and seconded by Thomas Mullane.
AYES-7 NAYS-0 Motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,

Maureen Farrell District Clerk

2018-2019 Board
Committees Privilege of the Floor

Board Member Issues

Executive Session

Meeting Adjourned