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Board Minutes for February 5, 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, February 5, 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
Mr. Thomas Mullane
Absent:
Mrs. Allison Salte
Superintendent of Schools Mr. Daniel T. Connor
Assistant Superintendent for Business Mr. Robert Miller
Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction, Personnel and Technology Dr. Kurtis Kotes
Principals:
Mr. Robert McKiernan,
Dr. William Rolon
Mr. Jason Carter
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
Absent
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 regular meeting was called to order by President, Mrs. Judy Green at 7:28 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 Michael Lorenzo, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Board of Education approves the draft of the minutes for the meeting of January 8, 2018. AYES-6 NAYS-0 Motion carried.

The Treasurer’s Report for November 2017 was acknowledged under Financial Update.
The board received the following correspondence: Shaw, Perelson, May and Lambert, LLP regarding PIOLT payments and Goshen Public Library and various newspaper articles.

Mrs. Green opened Privilege of the Floor.

There was no President’s Report.

Mrs. Bogart mentioned that Lobby Day is coming up next week. Orange County School Boards Association will be sending delegates to Albany to meet with legislators to discuss topics related to education and school aid.

Mr. Connor reviewed a letter that will be sent to all parents regarding the devastating effects of opioid and drug abuse in our communities. The district is determined to empower our students to make good decisions by collaborating with our parents and the community. On Monday, February 12, the Goshen Central School District will host a forum on the subject of substance abuse among children. The presentation will be held at 7 p.m. at the C. J. Hooker Middle School and is open to all district parents and the community.

Mr. Connor received a letter from a concerned community member today, which was originally sent to a board member. He believes it is important for board members to pass on concerns brought to their attention, as it helps the administration keep the lines of communication open with the community we serve.

On February 13 and February 14, interviews will be conducted to fill Mr. Miller’s position, as he is retiring April 1. It is anticipated that an interim business official will fill in until the end of the school year in June, at which time the new business official will begin July 1.

Beth Laskosi, English teacher at Goshen High School, partnered with the Goshen Lion’s Club to help a family in need obtain eyeglasses for their child.

The Goshen Chamber of Commerce has been having difficulty finding an executive director to fill their vacancy. They have found an interim, who will fill in until a permanent director is appointed.
Matt Milnamow (LAN Associates) and Kevin Sawyer (Triton Construction) joined the board to give an update on the capital project.

  • Mr. Milnamow reached out to NYSED to set up an appointment to meet with the project manager in charge of our project, in hopes of speeding up the project’s engineering review process. Meeting with NYSED would not change our project’s place in the queue for review, but would aid in shorting the review process itself. The engineering review will be February 15. This is a month longer than the original January estimate. This would put us going out to bid in the mid-April period, after the optimal bid period of March, thus resulting in the possibility of higher bid results.
  • On February 9, LAN and Triton will have an information session with faculty and staff at Goshen High School to start the conversation about logistics of the project (contractors, classrooms, student parking, disruptions, safety issues, etc.) Matt Milnamow previewed with the board the site-phasing plan that would be presented at this information session.
  • LAN & Triton have reviewed the site-phasing plan with Chief Watt, Village of Goshen Police, who will in turn share with the fire departments, EMTs and Department of Public Works, so all groups can safety plans in place.
  • Mrs. Bogart noted it is very important that the high school still be available as the indoor graduation venue, if necessary.
  • During construction, the current main entrance will not be available. Students will enter through the “A” wing doors. Mr. Cassel would like to see safety plans be developed to address the entry of visitors during the day at these entry points.
  • Mr. Pucci inquired about cash flow and the effect on the 2018-2019 budget. Mr. Miller reviewed the cash flows created by Triton and the different options for borrowing, all of which depend on when bidding can begin, bids be awarded and when contractors can start work. Mr. Milnamow reviewed key milestone dates:
    • 3/22/18 – Plan Approval Building Permit
    • 4/02/18 – Bid
    • 4/24/18 – Bid Opening Contract #2 District-Wide IT Infrastructure
    • 4/30/18 – Bid Opening Contract #1 Additions, Renovations & Site Improvements @ GHS
    • 6/26/18 – Start Construction
    • Construction Duration: 16 Months
    • 8/15/19 – Substantial Completion
    • 10/10/19 – Final Completion

The board thanked Mr. Milnamow and Mr. Sayer for their update.

Mr. Miller referenced the 2017-2018 second quarter Claims Auditor’s Report provided to the board.
The Audit Committee was given a draft of Cooper & Arias’ internal audit from December. Cooper and Arias will be here next week for their focused internal audit on controls over non-payroll cash disbursements and reimbursements for meals and other employee expenses. The Audit Committee will meet once the district receives the report from the audit next week.

Mr. Miller and Mr. Connor met with Ben Broder, a representative of Cypress Creek Renewables, to discuss a Payment-in-Lieu-of-Taxes (PILOT) agreement. Cypress Creek Renewables intends to construct a solar energy system, at 131 Owens Road, which will provide energy to Orange & Rockland Utilities. NYS Real Property Tax Law §487 provides a 15-year exemption from taxation for any “improvement” created by the systems, but not the previous value of the property. Legal counsel has advised us to move forward to enter into negotiations, advising we should also include other taxing entities who may also be interested in a PILOT agreement. John McCarey (representing the county) and Doug Bloomfield (representing the town) were also in attendance at the meeting. Mr. Miller and the other taxing jurisdictions are using New York State Energy Research and Development Authority’s (NYSERDA) guidebook for schools, which assists New York State municipalities considering PILOT agreements for community solar projects larger than 1 MW. There will be future meetings to continue negotiations.

Mr. Miller noted that the Cold War Veterans’ Exemption, which is available on a veteran’s primary residence, is about to meet the limited 10-year duration period from when it was first approved by the board. The exemption includes a reduction in assessed value. The exemption is limited to 10 years in duration unless the taxing jurisdiction has acted to make it indefinite. Mr. Miller asked the board if they would like a resolution, to be acted on at a future meeting, which will make it an indefinite exemption (not changing the amount of exemption). They replied yes.

Dr. Kotes discussed the progress of Math in Focus, the new K-6 math curriculum. This summer, much of the summer curriculum writing centered on Math in Focus. Pacing calendars have been developed which allows teachers to map the program to new learning standards. During the professional development day in March, the publisher will come and meet with the teachers. The district will continue the vertical articulation of this program, which is on target for full implementation in September 2018.

The state has revised learning standards in ELA and math. The state has learned from the flaws of the Common Core learning standards rollout. They are committed to providing a large amount of preparation for teachers through BOCES and regional training. There is no massive overhaul between Next Generation and Common Core, only minor movement within grade level combinations. Some districts adopt new standards by resolution, others do not. It may be something the Board may want to consider adopting by resolution in the future.

Mrs. Bogart inquired about accelerated math in 7th and 8th grades. Dr. Kotes noted that there is no acceleration in 7th grade. Those students taking Algebra in 8th grade are also taught parts of the regular 8th grade curriculum.

There is approximately $172,000 left in the technology code of the current budget. With the remaining money, we are looking to purchase 610 Dell touchscreen Chromebooks and a new computer to use with Joe Fedor’s digital CNC machine.

Commissioner regulations require schools to have new entrant screening tools to give a baseline of where the entrant is in math and reading. Currently, old tests are administered to these students. MAPS NWEA is a universal online screening tool that accurately measures performance—whether a student performs on, above, or below grade level. This 30-minute tool is used by other districts with success. It can also be used by AIS teachers to help track movement of current students.

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 Consent Agenda as presented.
AYES-6 NAYS-0 Motion carried.

Accept resignation: Kenneth Diaz, custodial worker, effective February 6, 2018, in order to accept position of building maintenance mechanic.
Accept resignation: Maura Mitterbauer, food service helper, effective February 5, 2018, in order to accept position of teacher aide.
Approve termination: Tina Lutes, principal account clerk, effective January 17, 2018. Ms. Lutes will not be promoted to permanent status. She was still under probation.
Approve childcare leave of absence: Frederick Zamorski, special education math teacher, is requesting a childcare leave of absence under the Family Medical Leave Act, if eligible, effective approximately February 12, 2018 through on or about March 9, 2018.
Approve childcare leave of absence: Valerie Natt, AIS teaching assistant, is requesting a childcare leave of absence under the Family Medical Leave Act, if eligible, effective approximately April 25, 2018 through on or about June 21, 2018.
Approve childcare leave of absence: Kelly Vaughan, special education teacher, is requesting a childcare leave of absence under the Family Medical Leave Act, if eligible, effective approximately April 26, 2018 through on or about June 30, 2018.
Approve intermittent medical leave of absence: Pam Klusky, teacher Aide, is requesting an intermittent medical leave of absence under the Family Medical Leave Act, if eligible, effective January 30, 2018 through on or about June 22, 2018, as needed. This leave conforms to the Family Medical Leave Act requirements.
Approve appointment: Kenneth Diaz, building maintenance mechanic (probationary), at a salary of $49,028 (prorated), (Step C of the CSEA salary schedule) effective February 6, 2018. In accordance with Civil Service Rules, this appointment is a probationary appointment, in effect for 52 weeks, effective February 6, 2018. He has been a custodial worker with the District for 2.5 years and has demonstrated the requisite skills and aptitude. He has prior education and employment skills in building maintenance in excess of 7 years. Mr. Diaz is replacing Adam VanEeuwen.
Approve appointment: Paul Giusto, custodial worker (probationary), at a salary of $32,995 (prorated), (Step A of the CSEA salary schedule) effective February 6, 2018. In accordance with Civil Service Rules, this appointment is a probationary appointment, in effect for 52 weeks, effective February 6, 2018. He has been a substitute custodial worker with the District and has demonstrated the requisite skills and aptitude. Mr. Giusto is replacing Kenneth Diaz.
Approve appointment: Maura Mitterbauer, teacher aide (probationary), at a salary of $13.60/hr. for 5 ¾ hrs. /day effective February 6, 2018. In accordance with Civil Service Rules, this appointment is a probationary appointment, in effect for 52 weeks, effective February 6, 2018. Ms. Mitterbauer was a food service helper with the District. She is filling the position created at the November 20, 2017 meeting.
Appointment: Matthew Hartmann, substitute custodial worker, at a salary of $10.40/hr., as needed, not to exceed 29 hours per week, effective February 6, 2018.
Approve appointment: Anthony Rodriguez, substitute custodial worker, at a salary of $10.40/hr., as needed, not to exceed 29 hours per week, effective February 6, 2018.
Approve appointment: Lorie Brennan, substitute food service helper, at a salary of $10.40/hr. for 4 hours per day, as needed, not to exceed 29 hours per week, effective February 6, 2018.
Approve appointment: Albert Frey, election worker, at a salary of $12.50/hr., as needed, effective February 6, 2018 for the 2017-2018 elections.
Approve appointment: Lyn Abrams, evening high school tutor, at a salary of $32.35/hr., for 3 hours per evening, as needed, effective for the 2017/2018 school year.
Approve appointment: Elizabeth Gove, substitute boys swim coach, at a salary of $73.28/meet, as needed, effective for the February 2, 2018.
Approve change in compensation: Ann Picchione, retired clerical substitute, at a salary of $180/day, as needed, effective January 22, 2018 through April 1, 2018.
Approve increase in hours: Virginia Martin, food service helper, increase in hours from 3 to 5 hours/day effective February 6, 2017 at a salary of $13.60/hour.
Approve disposal of obsolete equipment.
Approve disposal of transportation vehicles:
Vehicle # Year Model VIN #
197 2002 Thomas/Freightliner-66 Pass. Bus 4UZAAXAK42CJ63077
189 2001 Thomas/Freightliner-60 Pass. Bus 4UZAAXAK01CH72927
182 2000 Thomas/Freightliner-66 Pass. Bus 4UZ6CJAA7YCG39127
190 2002 Thomas/Freightliner-66 Pass. Bus 4UZAAYAK42CJ28104
195 2001 GMC Corbie – 22 Pass.Van 1GDHG31R511200246
208 2002 GMC Corbie – 22 Pass. Van 1GDHG31R421199088
209 2002 GMC Corbie – 22 Pass. Van 1GDH631R2212006600
CSE/CPSE
Subcommittee on Special Education
01/08/18;117095/Classified
Committee on Special Education
01/09/18;119343/Ineligible
01/08/18;119349/Classified
01/08/18;117039/Classified
Committee on Preschool Special Ed.
01/18/18;121762/Classified Preschool
Subcommittee on Special Education
01/22/18;121937/Classified
01/03/18;118408/Classified
Committee on Preschool Special Ed.
01/11/18;121866/ Classified Preschool NS
12/21/17;118915/Classified Preschool
01/11/18;121852/ Classified Preschool NS
Committee on Special Education
12/20/17;116287/Classified
Committee on Preschool Special Ed.
01/18/18;121548/Classified Preschool
Committee on Special Education
12/18/17;118760/Classified
Subcommittee on Special Education
01/24/18;117903/Classified
Committee on Preschool Special Ed.
01/11/18;121759/Classified Preschool
12/21/17;121382/Classified Preschool
Subcommittee on Special Education
01/26/18;114433/Classified
01/22/18;114420/Classified
Committee on Preschool Special Ed.
12/21/17;121018/Classified Preschool
Committee on Special Education
12/15/17;121888/Classified
Committee on Preschool Special Ed.
01/11/18;121851/Ineligible
12/21/17;121010/Declassified
Committee on Special Education
01/22/18;120528/Classified
01/24/18;120564/Classified
Subcommittee on Special Education
01/11/18;118412/Classified
Committee on Special Education
01/23/18;114101/Ineligible
Committee on Preschool Special Ed.
01/05/18;121664/Classified Preschool
Committee on Special Education
12/20/17;118846/Classified
Subcommittee on Special Education
01/16/18;117937/Classified
01/23/18;118269/Classified
Committee on Preschool Special Ed.
12/21/17;121422/Classified Preschool
Committee on Special Education
01/25/18;117878/Classified
12/18/17;121487/Ineligible
Subcommittee on Special Education
02/15/17;115782/Classified
Committee on Special Education
01/08/18;116847/Classified

On a motion by Michael Lorenzo and seconded by Jason Pucci, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education accepts the award to NU-Vision Technologies LLC. d/b/a Black Box Network Services, as follows:

“Fee for Annual Service Agreement” portion, $17,976.00 annually ($2,996.00 bi-monthly), this includes a written (calculation) description of the service to be provided.

Additionally, the portions:
1. The Hourly (labor) Rates; $95.00/hr.
2. The 30% (percentage), Parts Mark-up.
3. Annual Fee “MITEL Software Assurance”; $4,500.00.

(Mr. Lorenzo inquired if this was for legacy equipment. Mr. Miller responded that it was acquired in 2007 and we have had trouble finding vendors to service the system. Mr. Riley noted the last software update was a year ago.) AYES-6 NAYS-0 Motion carried.

On a motion by Jeremy Cassel and seconded by Michael Lorenzo, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education approves rescheduling the March 6, 2018 board meeting to Monday, March 5, 2018. AYES-6 NAYS-0 Motion carried.

Community Use of School Facilities Policy #3290 was presented for first reading.

Proposed 2018-2019 Transportation Budget:

Donna Post, Transportation Supervisor presented the following 2018-2019 Transportation
Department proposed budget PowerPoint:
2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19
Budget Budget Budget Proposed Budget
Equipment 14,500 22,244 21,519 24,711
Material/Supplies 462,290 446,015 443,500 435,780
Contractual 195,999 204,530 207,770 212,298
Contract Transportation 273,082 273,082 273,082 273,082
Totals 945,871 945,871 945,871 945,871
Fuel Costs:
Year Estimated Usage: Price:
Gasoline
15-16 33,000 gallons $2.60 = $ 85,800
16-17 33,000 gallons $2.40 = $ 79,200
17-18 33,000 gallons $2.30 = $ 75,900
18-19 28,000 gallons $2.51 = $ 70,280
Diesel
15-16 72,000 gallons $3.07 = $221,040
16-17 78,500 gallons $2.69 = $211,165
17-18 78,500 gallons $2.70 = $211,950
18-19 70,000 gallons $2.89 = $202,300
Request for New Buses:
Four – 66c/44c capacity @ $106,842 each
Four – 30c capacity @ $ 52,442 each
Total $637,136

The request for new buses will be a separate proposition on the 2018-2019 ballot.
Our transportation department provides transportation to 27 locations: our 4 schools, 6 parochial schools and 17 special needs schools.
Mrs. Post has a goal of having cameras in all buses by the end of the 2018-2019 school year.
Mr. Pucci inquired about the number of aides on buses. Mrs. Post replied there are 16, all required by student IEPs.
Mr. Miller noted that fuel is purchased under state contracts. He uses federal guidelines to help predict fuel prices, which have been very reliable.

Proposed 2018-2019 Buildings & Grounds Department Budget:
Mr. Riley, Buildings & Grounds Director of Facilities III, presented the following
2018-2019 Proposed Budget PowerPoint:
Buildings & Grounds Department – Fun Facts:
• STAFF – 23 Custodial, 9 Maintenance/Grounds, 1 Courier, 1Director, 1 Sr. Account Clerk.
• STRUCTURES/PEOPLE – 4 Schools, 1 Annex. (CJH), 1 District Office Building (w/leased BOCES space), 1Transportation Building, 1 Maintenance Building, various utility/storage/out buildings. Total +/- 500,000sq.ft, 124 acres of real estate.
• +/-3,500 students/employees/day: Minimum 1,200 Community Events/year.
• 21 variations of outdoor athletic competition/practice venues: baseball-2, softball-3, football-4, soccer-5, lacrosse-2, tennis-2, track-1, cross-country – 1.
• 6 gymnasiums: basketball, volleyball, cheerleading, wrestling.
• Playground Equipment – 5 Multi-component play systems (4-10 components), 14 stand-alone components, 7 swing-sets (40 swings).
• Materials Handling: +/- 275 tons per year.
Department of Buildings & Grounds Highlights, 2017-18 (to date)
Proposed 2018/19 Capital Plan
 Assist B.O.E., Superintendent, administrative team and architect; to initiate submission of plans & specifications for 2018/19 capital project for SED review/approval.
 Assist in preparation of RFP for construction manager. Selection and coordinating cap. project start-up with TRITON. Assist in preparation of RFP for “Environmental Services” firm (abatement monitoring) and “Controlled Inspection Services” firm (concrete/asphalt, soils, steel, etc.)
District – General
 Sealcoat/crack-fill/reline HS, Main St. parking lots.
 HS “new” gym floor; sanded, lines repainted, refinished.
 HS library; assisted in re-model of floor space.
 CJH; convert under-utilized computer lab back to class space.
 GIS; A&B wing, fire alarm-horn/strobe additions (extension of existing links-add 8, replace 4 old)
 Added, 6 interior video cameras to District surveillance system (2HS,2SAS, 4GIS); 2 new HD exterior cameras at HS (replaced 3 original models-6 HD views instead of 3).
 Wiring, power runs and installation of added “Chromebook charging stations”; continue expansion of/installation of wireless network/access points.
 Continued District-wide installation/replacement of (third/fourth generation) “Smartboards”, projectors (incl. all mounts, wiring, electrical hook-ups).
 Resources conservation; District-wide lighting upgrades- Replaced +/- 48 HID/high area lighting fixtures w/energy efficient LED lamps – SAS, GIS, HS (old) gyms; HS wrestling rm.; transp. bay (part).
Athletic & Play Field Improvements
 HS Softball/Soccer scoreboard; Convert controller to wireless.
 Demolish old HS Baseball batting cage, install footings/sleeves for replacement.
 Play & Athletic surface maintenance/enhancements; +/- 500cu.yd; certified chips, infield mix, +/-2000lb. seed. 50 cu. yd. organic compost.
 Install backboard pads (14 boards); CJH (old gym), GIS, SAS
Continue resources conservation program
 Energy & resources conservation measures (budget funded); lighting, HVAC control improvement, potable water consumption control (wastewater).
 Continue existing recycling program– 2017: 80.9 tons of mixed paper, C&D, mixed recyclables, other solid waste; 113 units – cpu/monitors/keyboards, Chromebooks, printers, smartboards/projectors; 73 non-PCB lamp ballasts; 736 fluorescent/mixed bulbs; +/- 80 mixed batteries(gel cell, wet cell); 7 refrigerators; 10.4 tons mixed scrap metal.
 Continue records management; +/- 8 tons of expired records/files, shredded/recycled (YTD); Total of +/- 49 tons of paper, cardboard recycled.
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 Maintain & operate the District’s physical facilities.
 Assist architect, construction manager and administration team in capital project bidding process and initiating construction for summer 2018 – 2019.
Proposed 2018-2019 Buildings & Grounds Department Budget
Board of Education Minutes Draft February 5, 2018
 Enhance security; upgrade/expand District surveillance/security system; planning SAS & GIS entry systems enhancements.
 Pavement maintenance: repave and or sealcoat sections; SAS, CJH, GIS.
 SAS &, GIS sidewalk repair/replacement (sections).
 Improve athletic/playground resources: continue playset component replacements.
 Assist in facilitating as many District athletic competitions to remain “in-house” as we can (during HS construction).
 Continue door/frame and window treatment (shade) replacements.
2018 -2019 Budget Variance Summary:
Proposed
2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 Percentage
Budget Budget Budget Budget Variance
Operations of Plant $1,330, 400 $1,344, 700 $1,348,300 $1,281,600 (4.9) %
Maintenance of Plant $ 575,200 $ 560,900 $ 556,500 $ 629,400 13.1 %
Central Mailing
& Printing $ 103,328 $ 105,000 $ 105,600 $ 108,600 2.8%
Total (Not including
Salaries) $2,008,928 $2,010,600 $2,011,400 $2,019,600 0.5%

Proposed 2018-2019 Instructional Technology Department Budget:
Jim Sterett, Network Administrator presented the Proposed 2018-2019 Instructional
Technology Budget Power Point:
Technical Services Department Summary of Accomplishments (so far…)
• Provide ongoing, high level, technical support to approximately 2900 students and 300 faculty and staff throughout our district whom are using an inventory of over 3000 pieces of equipment and devices.
• Researched, priced, purchased, received, inventoried, configured and rolled out close to 2000 pieces of new technology equipment throughout the district. Including 1800+ Chromebooks (additions and replacements,) tablets, Interactive Flat Panels, personal computers, laptops and peripherals.
• Expanded our wireless network providing more coverage within the schools.
• Provided a mobile charging cart in each classroom with enough Chromebooks for every student in GHS, CJH and GIS to support digital learning/curriculum and computer based testing.
• Research, plan and implement appropriate technical solutions, upgrades and advancements to meet the ever increasing and changing demands of GCSD faculty, staff, students, support personnel and district departments.
• Work with, guide and assist various district contractors, BOCES and MHRIC personnel in regard to computer network design and improvement, wireless network growth and management, computer application system upgrades and implementation, hardware installation and maintenance, security camera operation and maintenance, electronics recycling, heating , ventilation and air conditioning management system access and functionality, digital signage, etc.
• Effectively and efficiently, build and manage the district’s technology budget.
• Assisted in the successfully application approval for Goshen SD’s $1.3 million Smart School Bond fund allotment.
• Work collaboratively as well take lead roles as we look toward the future in regard to district growth, beneficial technological ideas, tools and advancements.
Building Instructional Technology & Technical Services Department Staff
2017-18
Buildings
• One instructional technology teacher (SAS) – Michelle Girardi
• Three instructional technology teaching assistants (GHS – Donna Meaney, CJH – Melissa Bailey, GIS – Kendra Parchinski)
• Three P/T teaching aides (CJH – June Koch, GIS – Sandra Cordero, SAS – Beth Hagan)
• One P/T K-12 Instructional Technology Coordinator (Jonathan Redeker)
Proposed 2018-2019 Instructional Technology Department Budget
Board of Education Minutes Draft February 5, 2018
Technical Services Department
• One Network Administrator (James Sterett)
• Two Computer Workstation Technicians (Bill Smith & Anthony Chisholm)
• One 0.5 Technical Services Clerk (MaryEllen DeVito)

Goshen High School Proposed Instructional Technology Budget
2017-18
Proposed
2018-19
Change
Virtual Learning
$940
$940
0%
Materials/Supplies
$12,342
$12,342
0%
Software
$7,290
$7,290
0%
Hardware
$11,445
$11,750
3%
TOTAL
$30,317
$32,322
1%
C.J. Hooker Middle School Proposed Instructional Technology Budget
2017-18
Proposed
2018-19
Change
Virtual Learning
$940
$940
0%
Materials/Supplies
$12,160
$12,160
0%
Software
$5,150
$5,150
0%
Hardware
$8,030
$8,100
1%
TOTAL
$26,280
$26,350
0%
Goshen Intermediate School Proposed Instructional Technology Budget
2017-18
Proposed
2018-19
Change
Virtual Learning
$1,500
$1,500
0%
Materials/Supplies
$5,640
$5,640
0%
Equipment Maintenance/Repair
$14,000
$14,000
0%
Software
$4,930
$4,930
1%
Hardware
$7,710
$8,065
5%
TOTAL
$33,780
$34,135
1%
Scotchtown Avenue School Proposed Instructional Technology Budget
2017-18
Proposed
2018-19
Change
Virtual Learning
$1,000
$1,000
0%
Materials/Supplies
$5,782
$5,782
0%
Equipment Maintenance/Repair
$13,000
$13,000
0%
Software
$4,075
$4,075
0%
Hardware
$6,535
$6,780
4%
TOTAL
$30,392
$30,637
1%
District-Wide Computer Assisted Instruction Proposed Technology Budget
2017-18
Proposed
2018-19
Change
Private School Hardware
$10,000
$10,000
0%
Private School Software
$15,000
$15,000
0%
Private School S&H
$500
$500
0%
Materials & Supplies
$3,000
$3,000
0%
PPS Software
$5,000
$5,000
0%
District-Wide CAI Hardware
$200,000
$200,000
0%
District-Wide CAI Software
$22,000
$25,000
14%
BOCES Co-Sers
$138,500
$141,250
2%
TOTAL
$394,000
$399,750
1%
Central Data Processing Proposed Technical Services Budget
2017-18
Proposed
2018-19
Change
Equipment
$1,000
$1,000
0%
Conferences/Meetings
$500
$500
0%
Equipment Repair
$1,000
$1,000
0%
Materials & Supplies
$700
$700
0%
BOCES Services
$72,595
$74,785
3%
TOTAL
$75,795
$77,985
3%
Board of Education Minutes Draft February 5, 2018
Instructional Technology & Technical Services Proposed Budget
2017-18
Proposed
2018-19
Change
GHS
$32,017
$32,322
1%
CJH
$26,280
$26,350
0%
GIS
$33,780
$34,135
1%
SAS
$30,392
$30,637
1%
District-Wide CAI
$394,000
$399,750
1%
District Central Processing
$75,795
$77,985
3%
TOTAL
$592,264
$601,179
2%

Proposed 2018-2019 Athletic Department Budget:
Mr. O’Brien presented the following proposed 2018-2019 Athletic Department budget
PowerPoint.
Mission Statement:
Goshen Athletics is committed to using its programs to equip our student-athletes with the tools they will need to reach success after high school:
● College
● Workforce
● Military
Through athletics, we are able to teach lessons in:
● Leadership
● Goal-Setting
● Commitment
● Dedication
● Teamwork
State of Athletic Programs:
57 Teams: Varsity (26), JV (16), Freshman (2) & Modified (13)
● Fall: Football, B&G Soccer, Volleyball, B&G XC, Girls Tennis, Cheer, Girls Swim
● Winter: B&G Basketball, Wrestling, B&G Indoor Track, B&G Ski, Cheer, Boys Swim
● Spring Sports: baseball, softball, B&G Track & Field, Boys Tennis, B&G Golf, B&G Lax
76 Coaches total for all sports in all levels
● 58/76 = 76% Teacher-Coaches
● 18/76 = 24% Non-Teacher Coaches
Student Participation – High School
● 2017/18: Fall Sports Participation: 238/955 = 25%
● 2017/18: Winter Sports Participation: 200/955 = 21%
● 2017/18: Anticipated Spring Sports Participation: 250+/955 = 26+%
Fall 2017/18: 6/7 Varsity teams received Scholar/Athlete Team recognition by NYSPHSAA
● 75% of individuals on the team need a 90+ overall avg.
● 92 Fall Scholar Athletes – 90+% avg.
Athletic Budget:
Contractual:
OCIAA/LEAGUE OFFICE: A285549129
$500 increase in league dues for all OCIAA Schools Awards, scheduling services, referee assignments, coaching courses, website services, etc.
GAME OFFICIALS: A285549130
Increase ($2) for each official at ALL home games.
PROFESSIONAL PUBLICATIONS/DUES: A285540114
Scorebooks, rule books, sport/educational publications, Section IX and NYSPHSAA dues
TOURNAMENT FEES/INVITATIONAL/CONFERENCE FEES: A285540115
Entry fees for tournaments/invitationals AND conferences, workshops and clinics for coaches
EQUIPMENT RECONDITIONING/REPAIR: A285540122
Mandated reconditioning of protective equipment/uniforms
Proposed 2018-2019 Athletic Department Budget
Board of Education Minutes Draft February 5, 2018
GAME SUPERVISION:
● Non-employee supervision at home athletic events
● Goshen Police (Basketball)
● Mobile Life Support Services (Football, Wrestling)
Athletic Contractual
Budget Code
2015-16
Budget
2016-17
Budget
2017-18
Budget
2018-19
Proposed
Professional Publications/ Dues
$3,165
$3,250
$3,250
$3,500
Dues/Tuition/ Fees
$19,142
$29,142
$31,500
$33,000
Equipment Reconditioning
$16,000
$20,000
$20,000
$22,000
Game Officials
$56,335
$60,554
$62,371
$69,371
OCIAA League Dues
$38,120
$39,240
$40,417
$41,000
TOTAL:
$132,762
$152,186
$157,538
$168,871
ATHLETIC SUPPLIES: 2855.45-1-71
“Expendable items”
● Uniform needs for Varsity, JV, Freshman and Modified teams
● Office Supplies
● First Aid Supplies
Athletic Supplies
Athletic
Supplies
2015-16
Budget
2016-17
Budget
2017-18
Budget
2018-19
Proposed
Athletic Supply Total (Includes all supplies for all Varsity, JV, Modified teams, and other Athletic Dept. supplies)
$54,470
$58,620
$56,500
$66,500
EQUIPMENT: 2855201
● Any item that is not replaced or repaired on a regular basis.
● Goals, bleachers, backstops, scoreboards, hurdles, etc.
● No pressing needs in this area at this time.
● “Wish List” – if possible
Athletic Equipment
Athletic
Equipment
2015-16
Budget
2016-17
Budget
2017-18
Budget
2018-19
Proposed
Equipment items for all Sport Teams, HS Fitness
Room, Gymnasiums, Fields, Courts, Track, Etc.
$0
$5,000
$10,000
$0
Athletic Budget Summary
Budget Items
2015-16
Budget
2016-17
Budget
2017-18
Budget
2018-19
Proposed
Equipment
$0
$5,000
$10,000
$0
Supplies
$54,470
$58,620
$56,500
$66,500
Contractual
$132,762
$152,186
$157,538
$168,871
TOTAL:
$187,232
$21,806
$224,038
$235,371
The Board thanked Department Heads for their budget presentations.

Mrs. Green opened the second Privilege of the Floor.
Mr. Mullane expressed an interest in attending NYSSBA’s 2018 Policy Workshop in White Plains in March.
At 9:51 p.m., on a motion by Martha Bogart and seconded by Thomas Mullane, the Board entered Executive Session, with the intent not to return, for the purpose of employment histories of a particular person.
AYES-6 NAYS-0 Motion carried.

Mrs. Green thanked everyone for attending.

At 10:25 p.m., on a motion by Michael Lorenzo and seconded by Martha Bogart the Board closed the Executive Session.
AYES-6 NAYS-0 Motion carried.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:26 p.m. on a motion by Martha Bogart and seconded by Thomas Mullane.
AYES-6 NAYS-0 Motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,
Maureen Farrell
District Clerk