February 7, 2019 Meeting Agenda

Watervliet City School District
Watervliet, New York 12189
Board of Education
Regular Meeting
February 7, 2019
6:00 P.M.
Watervliet Jr. – Sr. High School

AGENDA

I. Call to Order – President Sheri Senecal

II. Board Members
Sheri Senecal
Heather Soroka
Mary Beth Whited
Steven Hoffman
Amanda Cavanaugh

Superintendent – Dr. Lori S. Caplan

III. Comments from the Floor

In accordance with Board Policy Number 2310, the privilege of speaking from the floor will be extended to any person in attendance. Persons desiring to speak shall be required to give their name and address and will be limited to three (3) minutes for their presentation. The time allowed each speaker may be adjusted by the chair. The speaker’s privilege may also be terminated by the chair if found to be out of order.

IV. Old Business

V. Board, Staff and Student Reports

  • State Budget Overview – Assemblymember John McDonald
  • Addressing High Needs and Planning for Tomorrow Presentation –
    David Wareing, Alison Santiago and Kelly Bariteau

Second Reading of Revised Policies:

  • Diploma or Credential Options for Students with Disabilities
  • Student Records: Access and Challenge
  • Military Recruiters and Institutions of Higher Education
  • Suspension of Students
  • Alcohol, Tobacco, Drugs and Other Substances (Students)
  • Education of Students in Foster Care
  • Student Physicals
  • Medication and Personal Care Items
  • Accidents and Medical Emergencies
  • Dignity for all Students Act
  • Instruction in Certain Subjects
  • Independent Educational Evaluations

Second Reading of New Policy:

  • Participation in Graduation Ceremonies and Activities

VI. GENERAL

1. Resolved that the Board adopt the following policies, as recommended by the Superintendent:

  • Diploma or Credential Options for Students with Disabilities
  • Student Records: Access and Challenge
  • Military Recruiters and Institutions of Higher Education
  • Suspension of Students
  • Alcohol, Tobacco, Drugs and Other Substances (Students)
  • Education of Students in Foster Care
  • Student Physicals
  • Medication and Personal Care Items
  • Accidents and Medical Emergencies
  •  Dignity for all Students Act
  •  Instruction in Certain Subjects
  •  Independent Educational Evaluations
  • Participation in Graduation Ceremonies and Activities

2. Resolved that the Board approve the Board of Education Minutes for the meeting held January 10, 2019, submitted by Bernadette L. Boardman, Clerk of the Board, as recommended by the Superintendent.

3. Resolved that the Board approve the Committee on Special Education’s recommendations for the meetings held January 8 and January 25, 2019, submitted by Janelle Yanni, CSE Chair, as recommended by the Superintendent.

4. Resolved that the Board approve the Committee on Pre-School Special Education’s recommendations for the meeting held January 16, 2019, submitted by Janelle Yanni, CPSE Chair, as recommended by the Superintendent.

5. Resolved that the Board approve the Substitute Registry submitted by BOCES, as recommended by the Superintendent (packets #18, #19 and #20).

6. Resolved that the Board approve the following Treasurer’s Reports for the month of December 2018, submitted by Keith Heid, Business Manager, as recommended by the Superintendent:

  • Schedule of Warrants & Payrolls
  • Revenue Status Report
  • Cash & Investments
  • Appropriation Status Report

7. Resolved that the Board approve the 3-Year Installment Purchase Contract with KS State Bank for the purchase and installation of kitchen equipment at the Watervliet Jr. – Sr. High School Cafeteria at a total cost of $48,274.70, submitted by Keith Heid, Business Manager, as recommended by the Superintendent.

8. Resolved that the Board approve the attached Memorandum of Agreement with Achievements PLLC, for the New York State Early Pre-Kindergarten Program, effective January 30, 2019 – June 30, 2019, as outlined in the attached, as recommended by the Superintendent.

9. Resolved that the Board approve the attached Pre-Referendum Agreement with Collins & Scoville Architecture/Engineering/Construction Management, as outlined and in the attached, effective January 15, 2019, as recommended by the Superintendent.

10. Resolved that the Board approve the creation of a Family Outreach Coordinator position for the Watervliet City School District, effective February 7, 2019, as outlined in the attached, at a salary of $30,000.00, as recommended by the Superintendent.

11. Resolved that the Board rescind the appointment of Tim Mitchell to the position of Modified Softball Coach for the 2018 – 2019 school year, as recommended by the Superintendent.

12. Resolved that the Board accept the resignation of Isabella Gutierrez-Noland from the position of Part-Time Night Cleaner, at the Watervliet Elementary School, effective January 23, 2019, as recommended by the Superintendent.

13. Resolved that the Board accept the resignation of Rebecca Young from the position of ESL Teacher, at the Watervliet Jr. – Sr. High School, effective February 15, 2019, as recommended by the Superintendent.

14. Resolved that the Board approve the leave request for Anna Marie Magyar, effective September 1, 2019 through the 2019 – 2020 school year, to return to work at the start of the 2020 – 2021 school year, as recommended by the Superintendent.

15. Resolved that the Board approve the emergency appointment of Logan Dallas to the position of Part-Time Night Cleaner at the Watervliet Elementary School, at a rate of $11.10 per hour, effective January 21, 2019, as recommended by the Superintendent.

16. Resolved that the Board approve the emergency probationary appointment of Allan Gadsden, Jr. to the position of Family Outreach Coordinator, for the Watervliet City School District, beginning January 28, 2019 through June 30, 2021, at a pro-rated salary of $30,000.00 (ExTRA Grant), as recommended by the Superintendent.

17. Resolved that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Board approve the emergency appointment of Donna Cusack to the position of Long Term Substitute Kindergarten Teacher, at the Watervliet Elementary School, beginning January 31, 2019, at a rate of $125.00 per diem, as recommended by the Superintendent.

18. Resolved that the Board approve the appointment of Caleb Gleason to the position of Girls’ Modified Softball Coach at the Watervliet Jr. – Sr. High School, for the 2018 – 2019 school year, at a rate as per contract, as recommended by the Superintendent.

19. Resolved that the Board approve the appointment of Pete Porcelli to the position of Head Varsity Football Coach at the Watervliet Jr. – Sr. High School, for the 2019 – 2020 school year, at a rate as per contract, as recommended by the Superintendent.

20. Resolved that the Board approve the following Student Teacher/Observer requests at the Watervliet Elementary School, as outlined below, as recommended by the Superintendent:

  • Name: Amanda Wareing
    Role: Observer
    Cooperating Teacher(s): Jeanne Lance
    Date: March 1 – April 1, 2019
  • Name: Hope Connors
    Role: Observer
    Cooperating Teacher(s): Marypat Murtagh
    Date: February 1 – May 31, 2019

21. Resolve that the Board accept, with thanks, the donation of 30 thanksgiving baskets from Capital Communications Federal Credit Union, to provide holiday meals to Watervliet City School District families in need, as recommended by the Superintendent.

22. Resolved that the Board accept, with thanks the donation of $700.00 worth of vouchers from The Troy Record, to be used to assist families in need in the Watervliet City School District, as recommended by the Superintendent.

23. Resolved that the Board recognize and thank Homeland Security, for adopting three students for the holidays, as recommended by the Superintendent.

24. Resolved that the Board accept, with thanks the donation of toys for over 100 children and 3,500 Nerf cars from Toys for Tots to provide toys for Watervliet families in need for the holidays, as recommended by the Superintendent.

25. Resolved that the Board accept, with thanks the donation of seven bicycles from Tom Mullins, to be given to students in need, as recommended by the Superintendent.

26. Resolved that the Board accept, with thanks the donation of scarves, hats and mittens from Martha Chromik, to be handed out to Watervliet Elementary School students in need, as recommended by the Superintendent.

27. Resolved that the Board approve the excision and disposal of 50 obsolete/damaged textbooks, as outlined in the attached, from the Watervliet City School District, as recommended by the Superintendent.

28. Resolved that the Board accept the Internal Claims Auditor Report for the month of January 2019, submitted by Michaeleen Backus, as recommended by the Superintendent.

VII. New Business

1. The district will hold three budget workshops in preparation for the 2019 –2020 school budget vote. The workshops will be held on:

  • March 14, 2019 – Regular Board of Education Meeting
  • April 9, 2019 – PTA Meeting
  •  April 13, 2019 – Budget Breakfast, 9:00 a.m., WJSHS Cafeteria

VIII. Comments from the Floor

IX. Adjournment

NOTE: All district appointments are subject to fingerprint clearance by the NYS Education Department and verification of Permanent or Pending Certification by NYS.