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Board Minutes for June 4, 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 Monday, June 4, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

Present:

Mrs. Judy Green, President
Mr. Jason Pucci, Vice President
Mrs. Martha Bogart
Mr. Michael Lorenzo
Mr. Thomas Mullane
Mrs. Allison Salte
Absent: Mr. Jeremy Cassel
Superintendent of Schools Mr. Daniel T. Connor
Absent: Assistant Superintendent for Business
Dr. Kurtis Kotes, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction, Personnel and Technology
Principals: Mr. Robert McKiernan, Dr. William Rolon and Mr. Jason Carter
Absent: Assistant Principals
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 Absent
Members of the Faculty, Press and Citizens of the District

The Board and Mr. Connor thanked Ms. Sophie Levenberg and students from the Grade 2
Chorus for their wonderful performance prior to the start of the Board Meeting.

The regular meeting was called to order by President, Mrs. Judy Green at 7:26 p.m. Mrs.
Green led the Pledge of Allegiance followed by a moment of silent meditation.

Mrs. Green acknowledged the passing of Marya Kennett who taught dance to many generations of Goshen children. Her husband was a guidance counselor with the District. 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 meetings of May 8, 2018; May 14, 2018; May 15, 2018 (Vote); May 16, 2018 and May 24, 2018.
AYES-6 NAYS-0 Motion carried.

The Treasurer’s Report for March 2018 was awknowleged until Financial Update.

The board received the following correspondence: letter from the Goshen Public Library and Historical Society – TAN request; letters from Dr. and Mrs. Panzer commending Susan Doyle, kindergarten teacher and Beth Tyrrell, 3rd grade teacher; Goshen Gladiator Gazette; and various newspaper articles.

Mrs. Green opened Privilege of the Floor.

Mrs. Green reminded everyone of all the year-end activities occurring at the schools. There
are many student activities and concerts for the Board Members and community to attend.
There was no Legislative Update.

Several Science Olympiad team members and coaches (Becky DenDanto, Laura Muller,
and Warren Young) came to thank the board for their continued support. This year, at the
State Science Olympiad Competition held on April 14 in Syracuse, the team earned 7th
place. Team members earned medals in 14 of the 26 events including a first-place medal in
Experimental Design. Several students recounted their experiences and noted that Science
Olympiad has taught them time management, the importance of teamwork and provided a
venue for socialization. The board congratulated the students on their fine
accomplishments.

Also in attendance were students and coaches (Christine Pahucki and Amber Brown) who
participated in the Olympics of the Visual Arts (OVA) competition at Saratoga Springs on
April 25. Advanced Studio Art students took 3-first place wins, 1-second place win and 2-
third place wins. The board congratulated the students on their placing at the competition.

At an upcoming Board Meeting, Jason Carter will be appointed as the Assistant
Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction, Personnel and Technology. A committee was
formed to interview candidates for Mr. Carter’s current position, Goshen Intermediate
School Principal. There were 35 applicants and eight will be interviewed by the committee
April 12 and 13. Mr. Connor commented that Mr. Carter has done a terrific job as principal
and looks forward to working with Mr. Carter in his new capacity.

Patricia Lercara will be taking a leave during the upcoming year. An interview committee
will be formed to find a candidate to fill in for Ms. Lercara during her absence. Many
people have applied and the candidate pool is strong.

Mr. McKiernan reported the High School Awards Night was held on May 17. It had been
postponed due to the storm on May 15. Awards were given for academic achievement in
content areas. In total, there were approximately 800 awards presented to students.
Mr. O’Brien reported on the OCIAA Scholar/Athlete Breakfast. Goshen’s representatives
were Thomas Stickley (soccer) and Hayley Winship (swimming, lacrosse). Tom will be
attending Fairfield University and Hayley will be attending SUNY Oneonta.

Mr. McKiernan spoke about his attendance at the Orange Ulster BOCES Outstanding
Student Recognition Dinner, which honored the accomplishments of Goshen top students.
We have six top six students and chose Judy Yim and Anthony Palazzola to attend. Judy
will be attending Boston College and Anthony will be attending Colgate University. Ms.
Calohan and her students provided the music for the Orange Ulster BOCES Outstanding
Student Recognition Dinner.

Mr. Connor noted that graduation would take place in two weeks.

C.J. Hooker Middle School and Goshen Intermediate School each had their spring
concerts, which displayed the talents of our music students. The concerts at both schools
were very well attended. Mr. Rolon noted that in the future, C.J. Hooker’s concerts might
have to be increased to three performances due to the large attendance each year. Mr.
Rolon also mentioned that their school had their Celebration of Arts during the concerts at
which artwork was auctioned. The proceeds of the auction went to the family of the child
who perished in the tornado that occurred in Newburgh on May 15. Mrs. Bogart
commended all the music teachers for all the extra time give to prepare students for these
concerts, both before and after school.

Due to Ms. Lynch’s absence, there was no Assistant Superintendent for Business report.
Dr. Kotes presented four different books to the Board to be considered as part of the
instructional program. As per Board Policy, all books have been vetted through a
committee at each respective school. The textbook presented for the middle school will be
a digital version, which has a six-year licensing fee. We are trying to move toward
purchasing digital versions. Publishers are realizing that they need to provide digital
versions of textbooks, as they are more cost effective for schools. Mr. Pucci inquired if
they will update the digital version if there are changes within the six years. Dr. Kotes
noted that if there were changes, a new license would have to be purchased, just as new
textbooks would have to be purchased for any updates. Mr. Pucci asked if there is access at
home. Dr. Kotes responded yes. All books will be presented at the next meeting for
approval.

Dr. Kotes discussed meeting with a drone company in Orange County that has curricula
across different levels starting as early as mid-elementary school through high school.
There is a coding component within the curricula. It is user-friendly and can fit into
coursework or be used in extra-curricular activities. Their program is cost effective – one
kit is $7,000 for five drones, batteries and curricula. The company does turnkey training
with staff. Dr. Kotes sees this as an exciting opportunity to include in project-based
learning with students.

Jon Redeker joined the Board to discuss the results of an online survey he conducted with
staff and eighth and twelfth grade students, which measured the progress of two of the
Board Goals discussed on the Opening Day in September with staff – Google Classrooms
and digital citizenship. The Technology Assessment Student Survey was conducted to
assess how student use/skills with technology relate to their educational experience. The
Technology Assessment Teacher Survey gauged what technology teachers are using in
their classrooms and how effective it is in their classrooms and for their students. The
surveys showed that during the year, great strides have been made with the Google
Classroom initiative as 91% of classrooms have been created. The goal of implementing
two digital citizenship lessons per grade level has been completed this year.

On a motion by Thomas Mullane and seconded by Allison Salte,
BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education accepts the retirement of Nila Vadala, school bus driver, effective May 29, 2018. Ms. Vadala has been with the District for 27 years.
BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education accepts the retirement of Daniel Rivera, school bus driver, effective June 1, 2018. Mr. Rivera has been with the District for 19 years.
BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education accepts the resignation of Kurtis Kotes, assistant superintendent for curriculum, instruction, personnel and technology, effective July 21, 2018. Mr. Kotes has been with the District for 7 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-6 NAYS-0 Motion carried.

Accept resignation: Patricia Brown, science teacher, effective June 30, 2018.
Accept resignation: Susan Mulhare, food service helper, effective June 8, 2018.
Approve childcare leave of absence: Christina Maliwacki, math teacher, is requesting a childcare leave of absence under the Family Medical Leave Act, if eligible, effective September 17, 2018 through on or about January 28, 2019.

Approve medical leave of absence: Jennifer Sedita, teacher aide, is requesting a medical leave of absence under the Family Medical Leave Act, if eligible, effective June 18, 2018 through on or about September 4, 2018.

Approve intermittent medical leave of absence: Elan Caruso, special education teacher, is requesting an intermittent medical leave of absence under the Family Medical Leave Act, if eligible, effective May 18, 2018 through on or about June 22, 2018.

Approve extension of medical leave of absence: Kathryn Magid, physical education teacher, is requesting an extension of her medical leave of absence under the Family Medical Leave Act, if eligible, effective May 29, 2018 through on or about June 11, 2018.

Approve extension of medical leave of absence: Cheryl Gage, physical education teacher, is requesting an extension of her medical leave of absence under the Family Medical Leave Act, if eligible, effective May 29, 2018 through on or about June 30, 2018.

Approve change in status – Medical Leave of Absence: Nikki Emanuele, teacher aide, is requesting a change of status from intermittent to full medical leave of absence under the Family Medical Leave Act, if eligible, effective May 14, 2018 through on or about June 22, 2018.

Accept probation completion: John Cayton, head custodian, has completed probation and is recommended for permanent status, effective April 20, 2018.

Approve creation of position: special education teacher, to meet the needs of an increase in special education students, effective September 1, 2018.

Approve appointment: Robert DiVietri, school bus driver (probationary), at a salary of $21.33/hr., for 5 1⁄4 hours/day, effective June 20, 2018. In accordance with Civil Service Rules, this appointment is a probationary appointment, in effect for 52 weeks, effective June 20, 2018. He is a substitute school bus driver in the District. Mr. DiVietri is replacing Joanne Kich.

Approve appointment: Cheryl Bakker, long-term substitute special education teacher aide, at a salary of $13.60/hr. for 53⁄4 hours per day, effective approximately May 14, 2018 through June 22, 2018 or until the teacher aide returns. She is a substitute teacher aide in the District. Ms. Bakker is filling the leave of Nikki Emanuele.

Approve appointment: John Haeberle, 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: Suzanne Cremin, 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 5, 2018 and for the 2018-2019 school year. Ms. Cremin is a teacher aide in the District.

Approve appointment: Ionica Ackerly, 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 5, 2018 and for the 2018-2019 school year.

Approve appointment: Ionica Ackerly, substitute food service helper, at a salary of
$10.40/hr., for 3 hours/day, as needed, not to exceed 29 hours per week, for all
assignments, effective June 5, 2018 and for the 2018-2019 school year.

Approve appointment: Laura Burns, substitute food service helper, at a salary of
$10.40/hr., for 3 hours/day, as needed, not to exceed 29 hours per week, effective June 5,
2018 and for the 2018-2019 school year.

Approve appointment: Ariel Batis, Junior Varsity Girls Lacrosse Head Coach under
Schedule B – D 0.8, with a stipend of $3,488, effective March 5, 2018.

Approve appointment: John Kayser, Junior Varsity Boys Lacrosse Head Coach under
Schedule B – D 0.8, with a stipend of $3,488, effective March 5, 2018.

Approve increase in hours: William Kelly, school bus driver, increase in hours from 5 1⁄4
hours per day to 5 3⁄4 hours per day, effective June 20, 2018. Increase in hours is due to a
change in assigned bus route.

Approve disposition of obsolete equipment.

Approve disposition of transportation vehicle:
Vehicle: #224
Year: 2005
Model: Chevrolet Corbie Van-21 Pass. Bus
Vin: #1GBJG31U751209129

Committee on Special Education 04/05/18;117250/Declassified
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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 2018-2019 Board Meeting schedule as presented.
AYES-6 NAYS-0 Motion carried.

On a motion by Michael Lorenzo and seconded by Thomas Mullane,
BOND RESOLUTION DATED JUNE 4, 2018
A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF $656,248 BONDS OF THE GOSHEN CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT, ORANGE COUNTY, NEW YORK, TO PAY THE COST OF THE PURCHASE OF SCHOOL BUSES FOR SAID SCHOOL DISTRICT WHEREAS, at the Annual District Meeting of the qualified voters of Goshen Central School District, Orange County, New York, held on May 15, 2018, a proposition was duly adopted authorizing the purchase of school buses, at an aggregate maximum estimated cost of $656,248, and providing for the levy of a tax therefor to be collected in installments, with obligations of said School District to be issued in anticipation thereof; and WHEREAS, it is now desired to provide for the financing thereof; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the affirmative vote of not less than two-thirds of the total voting strength of the Board of Education of Goshen Central School District, Orange County, New York, as follows:
Section 1. The purchase of four (4) 64-passenger or larger school buses at a
maximum estimated cost of $110,047 each; and four (4) 30-passenger or larger school
buses at a maximum estimated cost of $54,015 each for the Goshen Central School
District, Orange County, New York, including incidental expenses in connection
therewith, is hereby authorized at a total maximum estimated cost of $656,248.
Section 2. The plan for the financing of such objects or purposes consists of the
issuance of $656,248 bonds of said School District, which are hereby authorized to be
issued therefor pursuant to the provisions of the Local Finance Law. Such bonds are to be
payable from amounts which shall annually be levied on all the taxable real property in
said School District, and the faith and credit of said School District are hereby pledged for
the payment of said bonds and the interest thereon.
Section 3. It is hereby determined that the period of probable usefulness of the
aforesaid specific objects or purposes is five years, pursuant to subdivision 29 of paragraph
a of Section 11.00 of the Local Finance Law.

Bus Bond Resolution
Section 4. Subject to the provisions of the Local Finance Law, the power to authorize
the issuance of and to sell bond anticipation notes in anticipation of the issuance and sale
of the serial bonds herein authorized, including renewals of such notes, is hereby delegated
to the President of the Board of Education, the chief fiscal officer. Such notes shall be of
such terms, form and contents, and shall be sold in such manner, as may be prescribed by
said President of the Board of Education, consistent with the provisions of the Local
Finance Law.
Section 5. All other matters except as provided herein relating to the serial bonds
herein authorized including the date, denominations, maturities and interest payment dates,
within the limitations prescribed herein and the manner of execution of the same, including
the consolidation with other issues, and also the ability to issue serial bonds with
substantially level or declining annual debt service, shall be determined by the President of
the Board of Education, the chief fiscal officer of such School District. Such bonds shall
contain substantially the recital of validity clause provided for in Section 52.00 of the
Local Finance Law, and shall otherwise be in such form and contain such recitals, in
addition to those required by Section 51.00 of the Local Finance Law, as the President of
the Board of Education shall determine consistent with the provisions of the Local Finance
Law.
Section 6. The validity of such bonds and bond anticipation notes may be contested
only if:
1) Such obligations are authorized for an object or purpose for which said School
District is not authorized to expend money, or
2) The provisions of law which should be complied with as of the date of publication
of this resolution are not substantially complied with, and an action, suit or
proceeding contesting such validity is commenced within twenty days after the
date of such publication, or
3) Such obligations are authorized in violation of the provisions of the Constitution.
Section 7. This resolution shall constitute a statement of official intent for purposes
of Treasury Regulations Section 1.150-2. Other than as specified in this resolution, no
monies are, or are reasonably expected to be, reserved, allocated on a long-term basis, or
otherwise set aside with respect to the permanent funding of the object or purpose
described herein.
Section 8. This resolution, which takes effect immediately, shall be published in
summary form in the official newspaper of said School District for such purpose, together
with a notice of the School District Clerk substantially in the form provided in Section
81.00 of the Local Finance Law.
VOTING
Allison Salte AYE
Thomas Mullane AYE
Martha Bogart AYE
Michael Lorenzo AYE
Jason Pucci AYE
Judy Green AYE
AYES-6 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 accepts the award to Technical
Building Services, Inc. (TBS), as follows:
“HVAC/Temperature Control (Basic Service)” portion $34,760.00 annually ($8,690.00
quarterly) and
1. The hourly labor rates; $127.63/hr. (regular), $191.45/hr. (overtime),
2. The 40% mark-up for repair parts/materials.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that based upon the recommendation of the
Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education rejects the “Block of 100 Temperature
Control Hours (Premium Service)” portion of the above bid. A copy of said Agreement
shall be incorporated by reference within the minutes of this meeting.
AYES-6 NAYS-0 Motion carried.

Bid Award – HVAC -TBS

On a motion by Allison Salte and seconded by Michael Lorenzo, that the Board of
Education hereby authorizes the Board President, or the Board Vice President in the Board
President’s absence, to issue a Tax Anticipation Note, in the amount of $360,000, in
anticipation of real property taxes to be received from the property owners of the Goshen
Central School District for the benefit of Goshen Public Library, during the fiscal year of
the School District commencing July 1, 2018, and renewals thereof, if necessary. The
Note shall be issued on or about July 20, 2018, for a period of approximately seventy +/-
(70+/-) days. Said Note shall be sold privately to a bank to be determined, at the
prevailing interest rate, where it shall be redeemed upon maturity, which date shall not
extend beyond the close of the applicable period provided in the local Finance Law for the
maturity of such notes.
AYES-6 NAYS-0 Motion carried.

On a motion by Thomas Mullane and seconded by Allison Salte, that the Board of
Education authorizes its attorneys, Shaw, Perelson, May & Lambert, LLP to execute a
Consent Judgment in a tax certiorari proceeding captioned Wallkill Realty Partners, LLC.
v. Town of Wallkill and Goshen CSD;
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board authorizes the refund of taxes as
required by the terms of the Consent Judgment.
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
budgetary transfer dated May 17, 2018, in the amount of $53,000, to realign a payroll
coding error.
AYES-6 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 the budgetary transfer
dated May 22, 2018, in the amount of $4,212,465, to transfer funds from the capital fund
to encumber purchase orders for capital project based on bid outcomes.
AYES-6 NAYS-0 Motion carried.

On a motion by Jason Pucci and seconded by Thomas Mullane, that the Board of
Education does hereby approve the Settlement and Release Agreement in regard to Student
ID. No. 115582; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Board of Education does
hereby authorize the Superintendent of Schools to execute such Settlement and Release
Agreement on behalf of the District.
AYES-6 NAYS-0 Motion carried.

On a motion by Jason Pucci and seconded by Michael Lorenzo, that the Board of
Education hereby approves the proposal from LAN Associates Engineering, Planning,
Architecture, Surveying, LLP (“LAN”), dated May 22, 2018, to provide services relating
to plumbing analysis to repair domestic water supply piping at C.J. Hooker Middle School,
on an hourly basis according to the hourly rate schedule effective July 1, 2016 and
approved at the June 6, 2016 Board Meeting, at a cost not to exceed $4,200 for such
services; BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Board authorizes the Board President to
execute the proposal letter. A copy of the said letter shall be incorporated by reference
within the minutes of this meeting.
AYES-6 NAYS-0 Motion carried.
On a motion by Martha Bogart and seconded by Jason Pucci, the Board of Education
enters into a Service Agreement with Sign Language Resources, Inc. to provide sign
language services for the Goshen Central School District, for the 2018-19 school year as
follows:
Services between 8AM and 5PM weekdays $80.00/hr.
Services between 5PM and 11PM weekdays $90.00/hr.
Services between 11PM and 8AM weekdays, anytime weekends/holidays $100.00/hr.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the Board of Education authorizes the Superintendent of
Schools to execute the Agreement. A copy of said Agreement shall be incorporated by
reference within the minutes of this meeting.
AYES-6 NAYS-0 Motion carried.

Goshen Library TAN

Consent Judgment – Wallkill Realty Partners

Budgetary Transfer – Payroll Alignment

Budgetary Transfer – Capital Funds Transfer Settlement & Release

LAN Associates – Water Supply Piping @ CJH

Agreement for Services – Sign Language Resources

On a motion by Thomas Mullane and seconded by Jason Pucci, upon the recommendation
of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education approves entering into an
Agreement for Services with Carolyn Carsley to provide Special Education Itinerant to a
special education student during the 2018-2019 school year at a rate of $90.00 per hour.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the Board of Education authorizes the Superintendent of
Schools to execute the Agreement. A copy of said Agreement shall be incorporated by
reference within the minutes of this meeting.
AYES-6 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 enters into separate individual
Agreements with Jean Schuppe, Alison Roper, William Valentino, Janet Gonzalez and
Elizabeth Richards 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-6 NAYS-0 Motion carried.
Mr. Muhlnickel, Food Service Director joined the Board to discuss the 2018-2019 cafeteria
budget.
The Food Service Department injects approximately $1.3 million into the local economy.
It employs 37 food service associates and substitute workers. It works to include local
businesses by purchasing produce from farm in Florida, NY and gluten free waffles from
new company in Warwick. This is all without direct funding from the district budget.
Overview:
• 221,998 lunches through May 2018
– An increase of about 5,800 Lunches
• 36,291 Breakfasts through May 2018
– An increase of about 3,300 Breakfasts
• We sold more extras this year to keep the price of meals reasonable
• By leveraging our commodity food decisions we are serving less processed
chicken meals
– We menu whole bone-in-chicken pieces for students
– Whole muscle chicken in tacos,

• Close to 40% of the revenue from families comes in through My School Bucks on-
line payment service

New Vending Machine (coming soon):
• We are looking for ways to leverage our services for out of normal school hours
• Our new vending machine will incorporate all the feature of the Cafe’ service
• Students can use their account numbers
• Parent can view purchases on MYSCHOOL BUCKS
• Our goal is to give students a healthier option after school hours
• This machine puts us on the leading edge for food service, only Newburgh
and Middletown have them in Orange County and just for reimbursable
meals

Food Service Challenges:
• Managing to keep self-sufficient
– Keeping budget increase to a approx. 4% we were not successful for next
year as I am projecting a 5% due to the trays
– Changing menu offering to maximize our income
– Offering what the students want to purchase, when they rarely know
themselves
– We often compete with home and take-out meals
– Retaining the great staff we have to serve the students
• USDA regulation prohibit selling candy, soda, etc. during the school day
• We have to restrict portion sizes, beverage bottle sizes
• We have to offer whole grains, vegetables which are not as popular
Community request to reduce the use of foam in the cafeteria:
There are three options:
1. Keep our course and use foam.
2. Transfer to paper trays/plates, etc.
3. Install dish machines and add staff

Agreement for Services
– Itinerant Services

Spanish Translators:
Jean Schuppe, Alison
Roper, William
Valentino, Janet
Gonzalez and Elizabeth
Richards

2018-2019 Cafeteria Budget

Transfer to paper trays:
• To transfer totally from foam to paper trays will add additional costs of
approximately $15,000 annually. Each tray is an additional $.05 per tray
• Paper trays are much heavier than foam, increasing trash carting costs in
most cases and “back ache costs” from custodial/food service staff
• Adding costs to one area in my budget generally has to be paid for in one
of two ways:
• Cuts in food and/or labor and benefit costs
• Increases in the price of meals/ other items we sell to make up the
difference

Install dish machines:
• To transfer to the use of hard trays exclusively will require additional labor costs,
the purchase of a new dish machine at GHS, and the additional cost of purchasing
trays totaling about $76,000.
• Dish machines are heavy users of chemicals detergents which may not be
eco-friendly
• Scotchtown may not have the infrastructure to handle a dish machine
• Food service struggles to keep our kitchens staffed at our current levels
• There is no guarantee we can hire and retain additional staff to perform a
very hot, wet task

• At this point, cannot see a path to finding $76,000 in cost saving
Food service is required to be fiscally responsible and cover our own costs
• There are foam recycling programs available
• 90% of our revenue is used to cover just food and labor
• Adding costs will have to be accomplished by 1 or all of the following:
• Reducing food costs
• Increasing meals prices
• Possible layoffs or other payroll reductions
• There are parents/families on the margin which may not be able to afford even
small increases in meal prices
• I believe there are more families on the margin than we realize, as
negative balances have more than doubled this year, and parents/families
owe my department over $5,000
• Just 21 students owe more than 50% of the total debt to food service
• 26% of our student population qualifies for Federally subsidized free and
reduced priced meals

The cafeteria budget would increase approximately $15,000. With us serving about
150,000 paid lunches, we would need $0.10 per lunch to change over to just compostable
trays. Mr. Muhlnickel requested a $.10 increase in lunch prices, a $.10 increase in
breakfast prices and increasing the adult lunch price to $4.50.
On a motion by Jason Pucci and seconded by Michael Lorenzo, upon the recommendation
of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education approves the increase in school
lunch prices as follows: Lunch at Scotchtown Avenue School and the Intermediate School
from $2.50 to $2.60, and at C.J. Hooker Middle School and Goshen High School from
$2.75 to $2.85; an increase in breakfast prices from $1.50 to $1.60; and increase in adult
lunch prices from $4.21 to $4.50 effective for the 2018-2019 school year.
AYES-6 NAYS-0 Motion carried.

Mrs. Green opened the second Privilege of the Floor.

A community member asked for clarification that the increase in meal prices reflect
moving away from Styrofoam trays. The Board replied in the affirmative.
A community member wondered from Jon Redeker’s presentation whether we had some
idea if there is a group of students who do not use technology was the result of family
finances. Dr. Kotes replied that the question was in past surveys and students have not
answered that this is an issue for them, but it could be a humility issue that some may not
have answered yes. He went on to say that the borrowing of Chromebooks through the
school libraries has been successful. The community member commented that Mr. Redeker
should be considered for full-time in the district-wide technology capacity instead of the
part-time currently since he provides important services.

A community member commended Mr. Carter for his work over the years and looks
forward to him serving in his new capacity as Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum,
Instruction, Personnel and Technology. He also wished Dr. Kotes luck as Superintendent
of Mt. Pleasant School District. He would like to see continued dialog with colleges, such
as Ramapo College, to prepare students for life after school.

Mr. Connor thanked Al Muhlnickel for the work he did on the Groundbreaking Ceremony
held on May 29, especially considering the short notice.

Mr. Mullane thanked Dr. Rolon and the administrators for the tee shirt and group Board
photos they received tonight.

Mr. Connor reminded the Board and community that at the June 19 meeting, Goshen High
School’s Mock Trial Team would be honored for their state win.

Mr. O’Brien announced that Liam Higgins, Louis Greco and Kayla Schramm would be
competing in the state competition in Syracuse this weekend.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:34 p.m. on a motion by Thomas Mullane and seconded by
Michael Lorenzo.AYES-6 NAYS-0 Motion carried.

Mrs. Green thanked everyone for attending.

Respectfully submitted,
Maureen Farrell
District Clerk