Board Minutes for June 19, 2018

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 Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

Present:
Mrs. Judy Green, President
Mr. Jason Pucci, Vice President
Mrs. Martha Bogart
Mr. Jeremy Cassel
Mr. Michael Lorenzo (entered 7:36 p.m.)
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 Dr. Kurtis Kotes
Principals:
Mr. Robert McKiernan
Mr. Jason Carter
Dr. Gregory Voloshin
Assistant Principals:
Ms. Heather Carman
Elementary Coordinator Mr. Henry Freedman
Director of Facilities III Mr. James Riley
Assistant Principal/Athletic Director Mr. Matthew O’Brien
Director of PPS Ms. Heather Hendershot
CSE Chairperson Ms. Marlene Gaynor
Director of Transportation Ms. Donna Post
Director of Personnel Mr. Robert Siracuse
Network Administrator Mr. James Sterett
Student Senate Representative Zach Constantine
Members of the Faculty, Press and Citizens of the District

The regular meeting was called to order by President, Mrs. Judy Green at 7:29 p.m. Mrs. Green led the Pledge of Allegiance followed by a moment of silent meditation.

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 draft of the minutes for the meeting of June 4, 2018.

AYES-6            NAYS-0           Motion carried.

The board received the following correspondence: Goshen Gladiator Gazette and various newspaper articles.

Mrs. Green opened Privilege of the Floor.

A community member stated that all her children are classified students who receive special education services. Her eldest child has flourished as a result of the services he received and has now been declassified. The mother commended Ms. Prasky (former principal of Scotchtown Avenue School), Mr. Carter, Dr. Rolon, Ms. Carman, Ms. Gaynor, Ms. Hallinan (former Director of PPS), and all the therapists and counselors who have provided her child assistance and services over the years to help him reach this milestone.

Mrs. Green thanked the large crowd for coming tonight to celebrate the accomplishments of Mock Trial and the state track champions. She also reminded everyone that graduation for the class of 2018 would take place Friday, June 22.

Mrs. Bogart did not have a Legislative Update report.

Mr. Connor told the audience that in all of his years in education, he does not remember a year where so many students achieved state championship wins. In attendance at this meeting were members of Goshen High School Mock Trial and track members who participated in their respective state championship competitions and place at these events.

Mr. O’Brien introduced the coaches of Goshen track (Kyle Lewis, Joe Manaseri, Bob McIntee, Chris Haller, Kathleen Higgins and Gus Lawson). Kyle Lewis, varsity boys head coach, highlighted the accomplishments of Liam Higgins and Louis Greco. At the 2018 NYSPHSAA Championship held June 9, Liam Higgins placed second in the 800-meter dash and won the 3,000-meter steeplechase while Louis Greco placed fourth in the 3,200

Joe Manaseri, varsity boys’ assistant coach, recognized the achievements of Kayla Schramm. She competed in the 800-meter dash at the 2018 NYSPHSAA Championship held June 9. Kayla placed third in the junior high mile at the New Balance National Championship held June 16. She is an 8the grader and has already broke three school records.

Mr. Connor introduced the coaches of the Mock Trial team – Robert Karchawer, Mark Stern and Lynn Tabbott (not present). He praised their dedication to the students both after school hours and on weekends. Mr. Karchawer has been working with Mock Trial teams since 2001 and Mr. Stern has been guiding students for thirty years. Kyle Roddey, Village of Goshen Mayor and former Mock Trial participant, noted that the team’s wins were not just luck but the result of hard work and great teaching. Mr. Stern commented that to win the state tournament, our students bested over four hundred high schools in the state and they never lost a case in the process. A banner, much like the ones that highlight sport teams successes, was unveiled showing all of Mock Trial’s accomplishments over the years.

The Board congratulated the students of both groups on their achievements. At 8:15 p.m., the Board took a recess to celebrate with students and families. At 8:30 p.m., the meeting reconvened.

Reports were given on the following recent events: Senior Class Day (Mr. McKiernan), SAS Grade 2 Moving-Up ceremony (Dr. Voloshin) and GIS Grade 5 Moving-Up ceremony (Mr. Carter).

Matt Milnamow, district architect, gave a quick update on the capital project. We will be breaking ground next week after students dismiss for the summer. Contractors are in the process of signing contracts. Mr. Pucci asked for a new timeline for the project. Mr.

Milnamow reported that Triton, district construction manager, is required to provide any changes to construction timelines to the Board.

Mr. Milnamow reported on an unforeseen condition at C.J. Hooker Middle School. On May 10, Mr. Riley informed LAN Associates that the District had discovered several pinhole leaks in the domestic water supply piping installed beneath the auditorium of CJH. The leaks could manifest into complete failure, causing the school to lose their water service. Immediate action is needed to make repairs. In assessing the condition, the eroding pipes were found to be covered with asbestos, which would involve abatement work.

LAN’s environmental consultant noted that the entire space is contaminated and nobody can access the area until abatement is complete. A $40K short-term repair will now cost close to $250K-$300K due to the abatement work estimate of $200K. A long-term repair, involving setting up a parallel system next to the supply, would be an additional $500K, for a total estimated repair cost of $900K. Mr. Pucci inquired about the lifespan of a short- term repair. Mr. Milnamow responded it would give just enough time to complete a more permanent repair. Mr. Mullane asked what the size of the piping is. Mr. Milnamow responded 4-6 inches in diameter. Mr. Lorenzo inquired if there will be an effect on water quality. Mr. Milnamow responded no. Mr. Riley noted that the Village of Goshen tests water annually to make sure all water sources are potable. Milnamow reported that the project would be completed in two stages: step one-make the emergency repairs and step two-make a long-term fix. Ms. Lynch noted that this would be a new capital project. As it is due to emergency circumstances, no voter approval is need and a portion of the costs would be eligible for building aid. Ms. Salte asked where the money to fund this project would be coming from. Ms. Lynch responded from current year spending.

Christine Fini, Claims Auditor, joined the Board to give her annual report. The Board thanked Ms. Fini for her fine work.

Ms. Lynch reported Nugent & Haeussler, our external auditors, were in District on May 31 to perform preliminary work for their complete audit, which will take place in August.

Starting in July, our process for purchase orders will become automated. Recently, administrators and support staff completed training toward this endeavor. The automated process will expedite purchase orders and allow departments to keep track of their accounts in real-time.

Ms. Lynch mentioned that a sample RFP for legal services was shared with the Board in E- Docs. The RFP would be sent to prospective firms later this week.

Dr. Kotes mentioned that the books he presented at the June 4 meeting, for first reading, would be on the agenda tonight for approval.

Dr. Kotes informed the Board that the state is requiring all districts to have an employee designated District Data Coordinator. Due to the confidential nature of the information the state requests, this position will be created under the Confidential Employee group. This is not an additional position in the district, more of a reclassification, and no additional salary will be involved.

Mrs. Green thanked Zack Constantine for his services to the Board this year as the student representative to the Board. Zack appreciated the Board’s desire to attain student input on various topics such as the capital project. Zack introduced the student representative for next year, Maggie Larson.

Mr. Carter mentioned that it is hard leaving his current position as Goshen Intermediate School Principal. He is looking forward to the great opportunity that is being afforded to him as Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction, Personnel and Technology and is looking forward to doing great things together.

On a motion by Jason Pucci and seconded by Michael Lorenzo,

BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education accepts the retirement of Susan Mulhare, food service helper, effective June 8, 2018. Ms. Mulhare has been with the District for 20 years (She mistakenly resigned on the June 4, 2018 consent agenda.)

BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education accepts the retirement of Wendy Wee, school secretary, effective July 31, 2018. Ms. Wee has been with the District for 21 years.

BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education accepts the retirement of Catherine Manuele, special education teacher aide, effective July 1, 2018. Ms. Manuele has been with the District for 12 years.

BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education approves the remainder of the Consent Agenda as presented.

AYES-7            NAYS-0           Motion carried.

Approve resignation: Donnalyn Mason, school nurse, effective June 25, 2018. Approve resignation:  Jennifer Amodio, teacher aide, effective June 21 2018.

Approve childcare leave of absence: Catalina Roney, special education teacher aide, is requesting a childcare leave of absence under the Family Medical Leave Act, if eligible, effective September 6, 2018 through on or about December 01, 2018.

Approve extension of medical leave of absence: Louis Frenette, senior grounds keeper, is requesting an extension of his medical leave of absence under the Family Medical Leave Act, if eligible, effective June 7, 2018 through on or about July 18, 2018.

Approve creating position: District Data Clerk, position added to fulfill the NYSED mandated requirement for a school district chief data/information officer, effective July 1, 2018.

Approve reappointment: Kelly Ducham, .8 music teacher at a salary of $60,170 (prorated to $48,136, B-5 on GTA salary schedule) effective July 1, 2018. Ms. Ducham is being reappointed to this position for the 2018-2019 school year

Approve reappointment:  Valerie Michels .8 AIS teacher at a salary of $64,743 (prorated to $51,794.40, MA-4 on GTA salary schedule) effective July 1, 2018. Ms. Michels is being reappointed to this position for the 2018-2019 school year

Approve reappointment:  Sarah Rosa, .6 ENL teacher at a salary of $74,463 (prorated to $44,677.80, MA-9 on GTA salary schedule) effective July 1, 2018. Ms. Rosa is being reappointed to this position for the 2018-2019 school year.

Approve reappointment:  Barton Schindler .5 music teacher at a salary of $62,800 (prorated to $31,400, MA-3 on GTA salary schedule) effective July 1, 2018. Mr. Schindler is being reappointed to this position for the 2018-2019 school year.

Approve appointment: Lauren Levesque, school social worker, at a salary of $68,368 (MA-30 Step 4) effective July 1, 2018, with a tenure date of September 1, 2022 in the tenure area of social work. Ms. Levesque has Permanent Social Work certification. Ms. Levesque is replacing Lynette DeJesus.

Approve appointment: Diane Nevarez, school bus driver, at a salary of $21.33/hr., for 5 ¼ hours/day, effective June 22, 2018. Ms. Nevarez is replacing Nila Vadala.

Approve appointment: Barry Ferrari, school bus driver, at a salary of $21.33/hr., for 5 ¼ hours/day, effective June 21, 2018. Mr. Ferrari is replacing Daniel Rivera.

Approve appointment: Skye Alexander, substitute custodial worker, at a salary of $10.40/hr., for 8 hours/day, as needed, not to exceed 29 hours per week, effective June 20, 2018 and for the 2018-2019 school year.

Approve appointment: John Ferguson IV, substitute custodial worker, at a salary of $10.40/hr., for 8 hours/day, as needed, not to exceed 29 hours per week, for all assignments, effective June 20, 2018 and for the 2018-2019 school year.

Approve appointment: Tiffany Mapes, substitute custodial worker, at a salary of $10.40/hr., for 8 hours/day, as needed, not to exceed 29 hours per week, effective June 5, 2018 and for the 2018-2019 school year.

Approve appointment: Sonya Sterett, substitute custodial worker, at a salary of $10.40/hr., for 8 hours/day, as needed, not to exceed 29 hours per week, effective June 20, 2018 and for the 2018-2019 school year.

Approve appointment: Cortland Hawks, substitute custodial worker, at a salary of $10.40/hr., for 8 hours/day, as needed, not to exceed 29 hours per week, effective June 20, 2018 and for the 2018-2019 school year.

Approve appointment: Laura Burns, substitute teacher aide, at a salary of $10.40/hr., as needed, not to exceed 29 hours per week, for all assignments, effective July 2, 2018.

Approve appointment: Krystal Civitano, substitute teacher aide, at a salary of $10.40/hr., as needed, not to exceed 29 hours per week, effective July 2, 2018.

Approve appointment: Cheryl Squibb, substitute teacher aide, at a salary of $10.40/hr., as needed, not to exceed 29 hours per week, effective July 2, 2018.

Approve appointment: Donnalyn Mason, substitute school nurse, at a salary of $25.00 / hour, as needed, not to exceed 29 hours per week, effective July 1, 2018. Ms. Mason was previously the school nurse at St. John’s School.

Approve appointment: Evelyn Schneider, Green Team Advisor under Schedule B – A 0.8, with a stipend of $1,984, effective September 1, 2017. Ms. Schneider took over for Patricia McCaffrey-Bjorke during her leave of absence.

Approve change in stipends: C.J. Hooker Homework Club Advisors as follows: Rebecca Haskel D-0.8 to D-1.0 ($3,577); Patricia Capocciamo D-0.8 to D-1.0 ($3,577); Janine Robinson D-0.8 to split between Stephen Joyce A-0.5 ($1,240) and Janine Robinson D-0.5 ($1,789), effective September 1, 2017.

Approve appointment: Joan Brunswick-Kissinger summer reading teacher for summer services per student IEP, at a salary of $52.54/hr., as needed, effective July 1, 2018 through August 10, 2018. Dr. Kissinger is a retired teacher of the district.

Approve appointment: Elana Wakeham, summer SEIT for summer services per student IEP, at a salary of $52.54/hr., as needed, effective July 1, 2018 through August 10, 2018.

Approve appointment: Justine Zani, Bernadette Alpi, Katharine Gonzalez, Matthew Laroe, Christopher Cagna, Jennifer Hopkins, Kathleen Higgins, and JoHanna Agius as special education teachers to provide mandated SEIT services as needed during the summer, at a salary of $52.54/hr., effective July 1, 2018 through August 10, 2018.

Appointment: Christopher Cagna, as SEIT coordinator, to provide summer school coordination of all services, at a salary of $52.54/hr., effective July 1, 2018 through August 10, 2018.

Approve appointment: Antoinette Iaquez-Samuleson summer nurse for summer school nursing services, at a salary of $52.54/hr., effective July 1, 2018 through August 10, 2018.

Approve appointment: Sarah McNulty and Lindsay Cameau, as summer speech pathologists, to provide summer school speech services, as needed, at a salary of $52.54/hr., effective July 1, 2018 through August 10, 2018.

Approve appointment: Sarah McNulty and Lindsay Cameau, as summer speech pathologists, to attend CSE meetings and conduct evaluations, as needed, at a salary of $52.54/hr., effective July 1, 2018 through August 30, 2018.

Approve appointment: Kristen Kurpick, Angela Blake, and Kerry Eschbacher, as summer school psychologists, to attend CSE meetings and conduct evaluations, as needed, at a salary of $52.54/hr., effective July 1, 2018 through August 10, 2018.

Approve appointment: Christine Guerrier, Justine Diaz, Colleen Rossner-Manuel, Anna LaRegina, and Christopher Cagna, as special education teachers to attend CSE meetings and conduct evaluations as needed during the summer, at a salary of $52.54/hr., effective July 1, 2018 through August 10, 2018.

Approve appointment: Lisa Bellotto and Kathleen Higgins, as general education teachers to attend CSE meetings as needed during the summer, at a salary of $52.54/hr., effective July 1, 2018 through August 10, 2018.

Approve additional days:  Christopher Haller, summer guidance counselor at a salary of $681.64/diem, effective July 1, 2018 through August 31, 2018 not to exceed 5 extra summer days, if needed. These days are in addition to the 10 days stated in the GTA Contract where counselors are to work 5 days after the school year and 5 days preceding the next school year.

Approve additional days:  James McLoughlin, summer guidance counselor at a salary of $703.45/diem, effective July 1, 2018 through August 31, 2018 to reflect 10 days for the purpose of counseling and 20 days for the purpose of Master Schedule for a total not to exceed 30 days for the 2018 summer. The 10 days for counseling are in addition to the 10 days stated in the GTA Contract where counselors are to work 5 days after the school year and 5 days preceding the next school year.

Approve additional days:  Laura Dubatowka, summer guidance counselor at a salary of $550.07/diem, effective July 1, 2018 through August 31, 2018 not to exceed 10 extra summer days, as needed. These days are in addition to the 10 days stated in the GTA Contract where counselors are to work 5 days after the school year and 5 days preceding the next school year.

Approve additional days:  Lizbeth Criscenzo, summer guidance counselor at a salary of $560.82/diem, effective July 1, 2018 through August 31, 2018 not to exceed 10 extra summer days, as needed. These days are in addition to the 10 days stated in the GTA Contract where counselors are to work 5 days after the school year and 5 days preceding the next school year.

Approve additional days:  Jacelyn Whiting, summer guidance counselor at a salary of $525.47/diem, effective July 1, 2018 through August 31, 2018 not to exceed 10 extra summer days, as needed. These days are in addition to the 10 days stated in the GTA Contract where counselors are to work 5 days after the school year and 5 days preceding the next school year.

Approve additional days:  Jennifer Blake, summer guidance counselor at a salary of $404.29/diem, effective July 1, 2018 through August 31, 2018 not to exceed 6 extra summer days, if needed. These days are in addition to the 10 days stated in the GTA Contract where counselors are to work 5 days after the school year and 5 days preceding the next school year.

Approve additional days:  Michael Toscano, summer guidance counselor at a salary of $288.78/diem, effective July 1, 2018 through August 31, 2018 not to exceed 6 extra summer days, if needed. These days are in addition to the 10 days stated in the GTA Contract where counselors are to work 5 days after the school year and 5 days preceding the next school year.

Approve additional days:  Lisa Brent, summer guidance counselor at a salary of $374.28/diem, effective July 1, 2018 through August 31, 2018 not to exceed 6 extra summer days, if needed. These days are in addition to the 10 days stated in the GTA Contract where counselors are to work 5 days after the school year and 5 days preceding the next school year.

Approve additional days:  Wendy Wee, summer Guidance secretary at a salary of $176.17/diem effective July 1, 2018 through August 31, 2018 for 3 extra summer days, if needed.

Approve appointment: Vita Dowdell summer teacher aide at a salary of $14.10/hr., as needed, effective July 1, 2018 through August 10, 2018. Ms. Dowdell is currently an aide in the district.

Approve appointment: Brooke Knapp summer teacher aide at a salary of $13.60/hr., as needed, effective July 1, 2018 through August 10, 2018. Ms. Knapp is currently an aide in the district.

Approve appointment: Maria Valenti summer teacher aide at a salary of $13.85/hr., as needed, effective July 1, 2018 through August 10, 2018. Ms. Valenti is currently an aide in the district.

Approve appointment: Saima Aslam summer teacher aide at a salary of $13.60/hr., as needed, effective July 1, 2018 through August 10, 2018. Ms. Aslam is currently an aide in the district.

Approve appointment:  Rebecca-Jane Pantoni summer teacher aide at a salary of $13.85/hr., as needed, effective July 1, 2018 through August 10, 2018. Ms. Pantoni is currently an aide in the district.

Approve appointment: Joanne Donovan summer teacher aide at a salary of $14.10/hr., as needed, effective July 1, 2018 through August 10, 2018. Ms. Donovan is currently an aide in the district.

Approve appointment: Michele Galloway summer teacher aide at a salary of $14.44/hr., as needed, effective July 1, 2018 through August 10, 2018. Ms. Galloway is currently an aide in the district.

Approve appointment: Norine Ortiz summer teacher aide at a salary of $13.60/hr., as needed, effective July 1, 2018 through August 10, 2018. Ms. Ortiz is currently an aide in the district.

Approve appointment: Jeanne Bouchard summer teacher aide at a salary of $14.10/hr., as needed, effective July 1, 2018 through August 31, 2018. Ms. Bouchard is currently an aide in the district.

Approve appointment: Jennifer Van Cott summer teacher aide at a salary of $13.60/hr., as needed, effective July 1, 2018 through August 10, 2018. Ms. Van Cott is currently an aide in the district.

Approve appointment: Gail Falstein summer teacher aide at a salary of $14.10/hr., as needed, effective July 1, 2018 through August 10, 2018. Ms. Falstein is currently an aide in the district.

Approve appointment: Aida Ramirez summer teacher aide at a salary of $13.60/hr., as needed, effective July 1, 2018 through August 10, 2018. Ms. Ramirez is currently an aide in the district.

Approve appointment: Vivian McGuire summer teacher aide at a salary of $13.85/hr., as needed, effective July 1, 2018 through August 10, 2018. Ms. McGuire is currently an aide in the district.

Approve appointment: Fabien Riviere, summer remedial teacher for the CJ Hooker Summer Program, teaching Grade 7 & 8 ELA and social studies, at a salary of $52.54/hr., for 3.5 hours per day, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays only, effective July 10, 2018 through August 9, 2018.

Approve appointment: Diane Bonizzi summer remedial teacher for the CJ Hooker Summer, teaching Grade 6 math and science, at a salary of $52.54/hr., for 3.5 hours per day, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays only, effective July 10, 2018 through August 9, 2018.

Approve appointment:  Stephen Joyce summer remedial teacher for the CJ Hooker Summer Program, teaching Grade 7 & 8 math and science, at a salary of $52.54/hr., for 3.5 hours per day, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, effective July 10, 2018 through August 9, 2018.

Approve appointment: Shalanda Harrison-Marquez summer remedial teacher for the CJ Hooker Summer Program, teaching Grade 6 ELA and social studies, at a salary of

$52.54/hr., for 3.5 hours per day, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, effective July 10, 2018 through August 9, 2018.

Approve appointment: Jan Van Hage summer remedial substitute teacher for the CJ Hooker Summer Program, as needed, at a salary of $52.54/hr., as needed, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays only, effective July 10, 2018 through August 9, 2018.

Approve appointment: June Chiusano summer remedial teacher aide for the CJ Hooker Summer Program, at a salary of $14.10/hr., for 3.0 hours per day, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, effective July 10, 2018 through August 9, 2018.

Approve appointment: Dawn Pawliczyk summer remedial program nurse for the CJ Hooker Summer Program at a salary of $52.54/hr., for 3 hours per day, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays only, effective July 10, 2018 through August 9, 2018.

Approve appointment: Kristy Leva summer remedial teacher aide at a salary of $13.60/hr. for 3 hours per day effective July 5, 2017 through August 3, 2017.

Approve appointment: Jennifer Blake, Jennifer Rosado, Kathleen Higgins, Lisa Brent, and Michael Toscano, for Summer Curriculum Writing for 2018, at a salary of $45.97/hr., for 6 hours effective July 1, 2018 through August 31, 2018

Approve appointment: Alison Fitzpatrick, Bernadette Alpi, Dana Richner, Elan Caruso, Jason Miedema, Kathleen Andryshak, Lauren Bertone, Lindsay Cameau, Matthew LeBlanc, Rose Mary Okin, and Sharon Woelfel, for Summer Curriculum Writing for 2018, at a salary of $45.97/hr., for 8 hours effective July 1, 2018 through August 31, 2018.

Approve appointment: Amie Walter, Anna LaRegina, Anne McEnery, Carol Larca, Christine Lochner, Christine Guerrier, Dominique Meyers, Elena Jordon, Elizabeth Laskoski, Eric Harris, Evelyn Schneider, Gina Angelo, Jennifer Viscardo, Jessica Daly, Joseph Manaseri, Justine Diaz, Karyn Hughes, Kiersten Jacobsen, Lisa Nardone, Lisa Ryan, Margaret Goetz, Melissa Vaughan, Nicole Careccia, Sarah Barquero, Susan Doyle, Theresa Baker and Laura Mullane, for Summer Curriculum Writing for 2018, at a salary of

$45.97/hr., for 10 hours effective July 1, 2018 through August 31, 2018.

Approve appointment: Christina Maliwacki, for Summer Curriculum Writing for 2018, at a salary of $45.97/hr., for 12 hours effective July 1, 2018 through August 31, 2018.

Approve appointment: Aimee Holland, Carmina Villegas, Edward Killenberger, Kate Morino, Kelli Monti, Marie Jane Panzer, and Nancy Sozio, for Summer Curriculum Writing for 2018, at a salary of $45.97/hr., for 15 hours effective July 1, 2018 through August 31, 2018.

Approve appointment: William Denaxas, for Summer Curriculum Writing for 2018, at a salary of $45.97/hr., for 18 hours effective July 1, 2018 through August 31, 2018.

Approve appointment:  Carissa Opel, Christina Jordan, Danielle Scarcella, Janine Robinson, Jennifer Capozzi, Maggi Ackert, Melissa Bailey, Melissa McDermott, and Rebecca Haskel, for Summer Curriculum Writing for 2018, at a salary of $45.97/hr., for 20 hours effective July 1, 2018 through August 31, 2018.

Approve appointment: Patricia Capocciamo, for Summer Curriculum Writing for 2018, at a salary of $45.97/hr., for 21 hours effective July 1, 2018 through August 31, 2018.

Approve appointment: Jacqueline Demers and Kacey Denoyelles, for Summer Curriculum Writing for 2018, at a salary of $45.97/hr., for 24 hours effective July 1, 2018 through August 31, 2018.

Approve appointment: Debra Gonzalez, for Summer Curriculum Writing for 2018, at a salary of $45.97/hr., for 25 hours effective July 1, 2018 through August 31, 2018.

Approve appointment: Marion Herring, for Summer Curriculum Writing for 2018, at a salary of $45.97/hr., for 30 hours effective July 1, 2018 through August 31, 2018.

Approve appointment: Fabien Riviere and Karen Kropp, for Summer Curriculum Writing for 2018, at a salary of $45.97/hr., for 40 hours effective July 1, 2018 through August 31, 2018.

Approve appointment: Jonathan Redeker, for Summer Curriculum Writing for 2018, at a salary of $45.97/hr., for 44 hours effective July 1, 2018 through August 31, 2018.

Approve appointment: Erin Sherry, for Summer Curriculum Writing for 2018, at a salary of $45.97/hr., for 45 hours effective July 1, 2018 through August 31, 2018.

Approve appointment: Danielle Linguanti, for Summer Curriculum Writing for 2018, at a salary of $45.97/hr., for 60 hours effective July 1, 2018 through August 31, 2018.

Approve 2018-2018 Academic Assignments:

DEPARTMENT HEADS: Name Step Stipend
Guidance MCLOUGHLIN, JAMES 3 5,034
English – (8+) BAKER, THERESA 1 3,524
World Languages GIARDINA, LOUISE 3 5,034
Mathematics – (8+) KRISH, ANDREW 3 5,541
Science – (8+) MEGELLO, BRENDA 3 5,541
Social Studies – (8) ISSEKS, MICHAEL 3 5,541
Special Education – (8+) LaREGINA, ANNA 3 5,541
Unified Arts (Fine Arts,Ind

Arts,Music, FACS) – (8+)

TUCCI, CHRISTOPHER 3 5,541
Health and Physical Education ABRAMS, LYN 3 5,034
COORDINATORS:
School Nurse Coordinator (K-12) MOORE-ELLEFSEN, NANCY 2 2,518
Health Education K-12 Co- Coordinator KILLENBERGER, MICHELLE 3 2,771
Technology K-12 REDEKER, JON 3 5,034
Career Internship Coordinator (K-12) LINGUANTI, DANIELLE 3 2,771
CHAIRPERSONS:
Grade 5 – (8+) KROPP, KAREN 3 5,541
Grade 4 – (8+) SHERRY, ERIN 3 5,541
Grade 3 – (8) SCHELL, JURA 3 5,541
Grade 2 – (8+) KARCHAWER, JOANNE 3 5,541
Grade 1 – (8+) TULLY, LEIGH ANN 3 5,541
Special Area (3-5) – (8+) MAGID, KATHRYN 3 5,541
Special Area (K-2) GIRARDI, MICHELLE 3 5,034
Kindergarten – (8+) GOETZE, MARGARET 3 5,541
AIS Coordinator (SAS) RICHNER, DANA 3 5,034
AIS Coordinator (GIS) CARLINO, BETH 3 5,034
AIS Coordinator (CJH) VILLEGAS, DIANE 3 5,034
TEAM LEADERS:
6th Grade Maroon KOWALCZYK, LINDA 3 5,034
6th Grade Purple CAPOCCIAMO,

PATRICIA

3 5,034
6th Grade Yellow DORNFEST, JOSHUA 3 5,034
7th Grade Gold ROBINSON, JANINE 3 5,034
7th Grade Red MOLINARO, MEREDITH 2 4,032
8th Grade Blue NADINA ALARCON 2 4,032
8th Grade Green HASKEL, REBECCA 3 5,034
Special Area (6-8) – (8+) KILLENBERGER,

MICHELLE

3 5,541
Special Education (3-5) – (8+) IAN MAHONY 3 5,541
Special Education (6-8) – (8+) O’DONNELL,

MARGARET

3 5,541
Special Education (K-2) – (8+) DIAZ, JUSTINE (Co-

Chair) (50%)

3 2,771
Special Education (K-2) – (8+) EBER, TARA (Co-Chair)

(50%)

3 2,771

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05/08/18;119892/Ineligible
Committee on Special Education 06/05/18;115323/Classified No Services
06/05/18;116997/Ineligible
Committee on Preschool Special Ed. 05/25/18;122041/Classified Preschool NS
Committee on Special Education 05/14/18;118233/Ineligible
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Committee on Preschool Special Ed. 05/25/18;121547/Declassified
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04/17/18;111149/Classified
05/21/18;113396/Classified
05/22/18;120767/Classified
05/22/18;114851/Classified No Services
03/01/18;115902/Classified
04/09/18;121261/Classified PP NR
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Approve disposition of obsolete equipment.

On a motion by Jeremy Cassel and seconded by Allison Salte, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education adopts MAUS I, II, by Art Spiegelman, as a component of the Goshen High School Grade 10 English curriculum; United States Government and United States History both published by AGS Publishing, as a component of the Special Education Department curriculum; and United States History: Civil War to Present, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, as a component of the C.J. Hooker Grade 8 Social Studies curriculum.

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 appoints Jason Carter as Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction, Personnel and Technology, in the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction, Personnel and Technology tenure area, effective July 23, 2018, at an annual salary of $180,000, prorated, through June 30, 2019, with a four-year probationary appointment from July 23, 2018 through July 22, 2022. Mr. Carter has SBL and SDL certifications. Mr. Carter is replacing Dr. Kotes.

AYES-7            NAYS-0           Motion carried.

On a motion by Jason Pucci and seconded by Thomas Mullane, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education acknowledges receipt of the Public School Fire Safety Reports as presented on May 25, 2018. (It is noted that any non- conformances that were indicated at the time of inspection were corrected and new Certificates of Occupancy have been issued. Additionally, it is noted that legal notice has been published at least once in newspapers of record and that the fire departments with jurisdiction covering school facilities have also been notified and given access to inspection reports.

On a motion by Jason Pucci and seconded by Michael Lorenzo, the Board of Education approves the Superintendent of Schools attending the New York State Council of School Superintendents’ Fall Conference in Saratoga Springs, New York from September 23-25, 2018.

AYES-7            NAYS-0           Motion carried.

On a motion by Jeremy Cassel and seconded by Thomas Mullane, the Board of Education authorizes the use of the District credit card by Superintendent of Schools, Daniel Connor, at the New York State Council of School Superintendents’ Fall Conference in Saratoga Springs, New York from September 23-25, 2018.

AYES-7            NAYS-0           Motion carried.

On a motion by Jason Pucci and seconded by Michael Lorenzo, that the Board President is hereby authorized to execute an Addendum Agreement dated June 19, 2018, to the Contract for the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction, Personnel and Technology, 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,

WHEREAS, the District has discovered pinhole leaks in the domestic water supply piping installed beneath the auditorium of the C.J. Hooker Middle School (“Middle School”) in the Goshen Central School District; and

WHEREAS, some or all of the piping has asbestos covering which will necessitate asbestos abatement, including Department of Labor required air samples, air monitoring and testing prior to remediation activities; and

WHEREAS, upon review of the situation by the District’s Architects, it was determined that the condition of the piping requires immediate remediation, including asbestos abatement, to preserve the supply of water, to preserve the District’s property and to ensure the health and safety of students, staff and visitors at the Middle School; and

WHEREAS, the Board is empowered to determine that the expense of these activities is an ordinary contingent expense within the meaning of §2023 of the New York State Education Law and §170.2(l) of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education and that the project constitutes an emergency to allow for the abatement and remediation (including air testing and monitoring) activities to be approved by the State Education Department on an expedited basis;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby determines and declares that the cost of the abatement and remediation of the domestic water supply piping at the Middle School, including air testing and monitoring and incidental costs and expenses, constitutes an ordinary contingent expense within the meaning of §2023 of the Education Law and §170.2(l) of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, and constitutes an emergency and hereby authorizes the expenditure of those funds necessary for such purposes; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board hereby determines that the abatement and remediation activities described above at the Middle School, including air testing and monitoring, will not have a significant environmental impact and declares this project a Type II Action pursuant to §617.5 of the State Environmental Quality Review Act regulations, and no further action is required; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Superintendent of Schools is hereby authorized to file the necessary and proper paperwork with the State Education Department to proceed with the emergency remediation of the domestic piping supply at the Middle School; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Superintendent of Schools, the District Architect and/or Engineer are hereby authorized to immediately prepare any necessary specifications for this emergency project; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Board hereby authorizes the Superintendent of Schools to make transfers between and within functional unit appropriations in the general fund in order to pay for the costs of this ordinary contingent expenses

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 High School Senior Class Trip to Orlando, Florida from March 25-28, 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-7            NAYS-0           Motion carried.

On a motion by Thomas Mullane and seconded by Jason Pucci, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools the Board of Education approves awarding the RFP for Bilingual Psycho-educational Evaluator services to Ms. Fernanda Santos Shaw as follows:

  1. The evaluation rate: : The hourly consultation rate

School year 18-19: $1,280.00
School year 18-19: $300.00
School year 19-20: $1,280.00
School year 19-20: $300.00
School year 20-21: $1,280.00
School year 20-21: $300.00

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

(Mr. Lorenzo inquired if the evaluation rate was a per student rate. Ms. Hendershot replied yes).

AYES-7            NAYS-0           Motion carried.

On a motion by Jason Pucci and seconded by Michael Lorenzo, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools the Board of Education approves awarding the RFP for Board Certified Behavior Analyst or Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst services to The Center for Discovery:

  1. The evaluation rate: : The hourly consultation rate

School year 18-19: $1,200.00
School year 18-19: $150.00
School year 19-20: $1,260.00
School year 19-20: $157.50
School year 20-21: $1,323.00
School year 20-21: $165.38

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the Board of Education authorizes the Superintendent of Schools to execute the contract. 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 Allison Salte, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education enters into an Agreement with Aida Ramirez to provide Spanish Translation Services for special education students effective July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019 in the amount of $15.00 per hour.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the Board of Education authorizes the Superintendent to execute the agreements. A copy of said Agreements 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 Allison Salte, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education approves entering into an Agreement with Center for Discovery to provide specialized consultation services regarding special education students, effective July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.

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

AYES-7            NAYS-0           Motion carried.

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

WHEREAS, the Goshen Central School District wishes to purchase Network Printers; and

WHEREAS, the District has arranged with Orange-Ulster Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) to purchase such equipment; and

WHEREAS, BOCES is providing this as a service to a public school district at the District’s request; and

THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED THAT:

  1. The Superintendent of Schools is authorized to enter into an agreement with BOCES to provide an installment purchase agreement for network printers. This installment purchase agreement will be for an estimated principle amount of $63,896.00 and financed over 48 months at an approximate interest rate of 2.830%. The maintenance agreement is per copy for b/w $.004-.006 / color $.045 per copy. The District will be billed by BOCES.

(Mr. Pucci asked if purchasing through BOCES was a new process. Ms. Lynch replied yes. If there was going to be excess funds at year-end, the district may have gone in a different direction. Mr. Lorenzo inquired if personal identification codes are needed to be able to use the printers. Ms. Lynch replied no.

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 awards the contract for 2018- 2019 Special Education Summer Transportation (effective July 2, 2018) for transportation of Goshen Central School District students to Center for Spectrum Services Kingston, AHRC Jean Black, Tappan Zee High School, Jawonio, Inc. and Green Chimney, in accordance with Orange Ulster BOCES bid with Quality Bus Services LLC, in an amount not to exceed $110,000.  In as much as the 2018-2019 summer transportation contracts have not yet been produced by Orange Ulster BOCES, the Board of Education authorizes the Board of Education President and Superintendent to execute the transportation contract with Orange Ulster BOCES when the contracts become available.

AYES-7            NAYS-0           Motion carried.

On a motion by Jeremy Cassel and seconded by Thomas Mullane,

WHEREAS, after completing an RFP process, the Goshen Central School District and LAN Associates have entered into an agreement for hourly architectural services for 2015-2016; and

WHEREAS, LAN Associates has submitted a letter of interest in extending the present hourly contract for an additional one year period; and

WHEREAS, the District desires to extend the 2015-2016 hourly architectural contract for an additional one year period;

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Goshen Central School District Board of Education hereby approves the extension of its present contract for hourly architectural services with LAN Associates, Engineering, Planning, Architecture, Surveying LLP dated June 12, 2018, for an additional one year period running from July 1, 2018- June 30, 2019; at the hourly rates proposed and listed by LAN Associates on the attached hourly rate schedule. All other terms of the original contract are to remain the same.

AYES-7            NAYS-0           Motion carried.

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

WHEREAS, the voters have previously approved the creation of a Capital Reserve pursuant to Section 3651 of New York State Education law.

BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Board of Education hereby appropriates an additional sum of up to an additional $1,023,019 depending on the availability of funds, to the Capital Reserve, from the 2017-2018 unappropriated fund balance in the General Fund, and authorizes the transfer of such monies from the General Fund to the Capital Reserve.

(Mr. Pucci and Mrs. Green mentioned that this resolution is needed if there is any money left over in the General Fund at year-end.)

AYES-7            NAYS-0           Motion carried

The Board acknowledged the donation of hygiene products by CrossFit Orange NY. This group has had a number of fundraisers benefiting other schools districts. The hygiene drive included: toothbrushes, toothpaste, dental floss, bars of soap, body wash, deodorant, shampoo, and conditioner. CrossFit Orange NY reached out to Heather Hendershot to see if our District would want to be a recipient of their drive. Heather spoke with our social workers/staff and found that indeed there are many students we service that could use these items. The Board thanked CrossFit Orange NY for their efforts in helping our students.

The agenda for the Annual Reorganization Meeting was discussed. The Board did not note any changes to the agenda.

Mrs. Green opened the second Privilege of the Floor.

A community member asked for clarification on the resolution for the RFP for Board Certified Behavior Analyst or Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst services to The Center for Discovery. Ms. Hendershot responded that either an analysts will provide the services or if the assistant provides services, the analyst will be supervising the services provided by the assistant.

A community member inquired about any programs for monitoring asbestos removal. Mr. Riley replied that while asbestos is being removed, there would be an air-monitoring program in place. The asbestos removal will be in an area of the auditorium that is inaccessible to employees and the public. Another person inquired if the leaking pipe has/would cause a problem with mold. Mr. Riley responded that mold is not an issue in this area.

A community member commended Mr. O’Brien for his efforts in helping to begin having open mat nights for the wrestling program.

Mr. Pucci mentioned he was very pleased to hear the success story of the student who became a declassified student. He also commented the Board Technology Committee would be meeting at the end of the month to bring Mr. Carter up to speed on their work during the past year.

Mr. Cassel commented that the Board Safety Committee would be meeting on June 26.

Mrs. Salte attended the 8th grade dance. She was amazed at the amount of C.J. Hooker staff who attended. Mrs. Salte commended Dr. Rolon and the staff for all their work in making the dance a success.

Mrs. Bogart attended the recent Orange County School Boards Association annual dinner. In attendance was Chancellor Betty Rosa, regent from New York State Department of Education.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:28 p.m. on a motion by Martha Bogart and seconded by Thomas Mullane.

AYES-7             NAYS-0           Motion carried.

Mrs. Green thanked everyone for attending.

Respectfully submitted,

Maureen Farrell District Clerk