June 11, 2019 Board of Education Meeting Agenda

Watervliet City School District
Board of Education
Regular Meeting
June 11, 2019
6:00 P.M.
Watervliet Jr.-Sr. High School

AGENDA
I. Call to Order, President Sheri Senecal

II. Board Members
President Sheri Senecal
Vice President 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

The Board of Education Retreat has been moved to June 13, 2019 at the Capital Region BOCES Headquarters.

V. Board, Staff and Student Reports

  • Building Project Update Presentation CSArch
  • June 2019 Administrative Report Presentation Ryan Groat, Kelly Webster, Kirsten DeMento, Janelle Yanni, and Donald Stevens

VI. General

1. Resolved that the Board approve the Board of Education Minutes for the meetings held May 14, 2019 and May 21, 2019, submitted by Bernadette L. Boardman, Clerk of the Board, as recommended by the Superintendent.

2. Resolved that the Board approve the Committee on Pre-School Special Education’s recommendations for the meetings held May 8 and May 15, 2019, submitted by Janelle Yanni, CPSE Chair, as recommended by the Superintendent.

3. Resolved that the Board approve the Committee on Special Education’s recommendations for the meetings held May 6, May 7, May 8, May 9, May 14, May 15, May 16, May 17, May 20, May 22 and May 23, 2019, submitted by
Janelle Yanni, CPSE Chair, as recommended by the Superintendent.
4. Resolved that the Board approve the Substitute Registry submitted by BOCES, as recommended by the Superintendent (packets #28 and #29).
5. Resolved that the Board approve the emergency appointment of the following Election Inspectors to work May 21, 2019, for the School District Election and Budget vote, at the rate of $125.00 per diem, as recommended by the Superintendent:

Watervliet Elementary School: Beth Jones
Watervliet Elks: Ali Jones and Marlene Johnston (pro-rated)

6. Resolved that the Board approve the following Treasurer’s Reports for the months of April 2019, 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 following 403B Employer Contributions for sick leave accrued as of June 1, 2019, per the terms of the Watervliet Teachers’ Association (WTA) Contract, for employees retiring as of June 30, 2019, submitted by Keith Heid, Business Manager, as recommended by the Superintendent:

  • Michaeleen Backus $30,375.00
  • W. Scott Burke $18,135.00
  • Joseph Facin $16,020.00

8. Resolved that the Board approve the contract for Health & Welfare Services at the rate of $863.47 for 54 students who reside within the Watervliet City School District and attend private and parochial schools in the Albany City School District beginning September 2018 through June 2019 for a total cost of $46,627.38, as recommended by the Superintendent.

9. Resolved that the Board approve the contract for Health & Welfare Services at the rate of $543.22 for 19 students who reside within the Watervliet City School District and attend private and parochial schools in the Lansingburgh Central School District beginning September 2018 through June 2019 for a total cost of $10,321.18, as recommended by the Superintendent.

10. Resolved that the Board approve the contract for Health & Welfare Services at the rate of $769.82 for 2 students who reside within the Watervliet City School District and attend private and parochial schools in the South Colonie Central School District beginning September 2018 through June 2019 for a total cost o $1,539.64, as recommended by the Superintendent.

11. Resolved that the Board approve the contract for Health & Welfare Services at the rate of $619.24 for 16 students who reside within the Watervliet City School District and attend private and parochial schools in the Troy City School District beginning September 2018 through June 2019 for a total cost of $9,907.84, as recommended by the Superintendent.

12. Resolved that the Board approve the contract for Health & Welfare Services at the rate of $846.47 for 4 students who reside within the Watervliet City School District and attend private and parochial schools in the Waterford-Halfmoon Union Free School District beginning September 2018 through June 2019 for a total cost of $3,385.88, as recommended by the Superintendent.

13. Resolved that the Board approve the contract for Health & Welfare Services at the rate of $387.27 for 3 students who reside within the Watervliet City School District and attend private and parochial schools in the Wynantskill Union Free School District beginning September 2018 through June 2019 for a total cost of $1,161.81, as recommended by the Superintendent.

14. Resolved that the Board approve the Shared Services Agreement between North Colonie Central School District and The Watervliet City School District to operate a summer school program for Grades 7-12, from July 8, 2019 to August 16, 2019, as outlined in the attached, as recommended by the Superintendent.

15. Resolved that the Board rescind the appointment of Tyler Ronan to the position of Modified Football Head Coach, as recommended by the Superintendent.

16. Resolved that the Board rescind the appointment of Chris Sawyer to the position of Varsity/Junior Varsity Football Assistant Coach, as recommended by the Superintendent.

17. Resolved that the Board accept the termination of Meghan Mitchell from the position of Long-Term Substitute Spanish Teacher at the Watervliet Jr. – Sr. High School, effective May 10, 2019, as recommended by the Superintendent.

18. Resolved that the Board accept the resignation of Colleen Commisso from the position of Long-Term Substitute Teacher at the Watervliet Elementary School, effective May 13, 2019, as recommended by the Superintendent.

19. Resolved that the Board accept the resignation of Chase Frament from the position of Full-Time Cleaner at the Watervliet Jr. – Sr. High School, effective May 15, 2019, as recommended by the Superintendent.

20. Resolved that the Board accept the resignation of Paige Jensen from the position of Food Service Worker at the Watervliet Elementary School, effective June 14, 2019, as recommended by the Superintendent.

21. Resolved that the Board accept the resignation of Kelly Sayward from the positions of Reading Teacher and PIVOT Teacher at the Watervliet Jr. – Sr. High School, effective June 30, 2019, as recommended by the Superintendent.

22. Resolved that the Board accept the resignation of Edmund Rohrmeier from the position of Health Teacher at the Watervliet Jr. – Sr. High School, effective June 30, 2019, as recommended by the Superintendent.

23. Resolved that the Board accept the resignation of Mary Ann Veshia from the position of Teaching Assistant at the Watervliet Elementary School, effective June 30, 2019, as recommended by the Superintendent.

24. Resolved that the Board approve the appointment of Donald Stevens to the position of Assistant Superintendent for the Watervliet City School District, effective July 1, 2019, per the terms outlined in the attached contract, as recommended by the Superintendent.

25. Resolved that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Board approve the probationary appointment of Kristin Lofink to the position of English Teacher, in the tenure area of English Language Arts, at the Watervliet Jr. – Sr. High School, beginning September 3, 2019, at a Step 1 salary, plus master’s degree and credit hours, as per contract. The probationary period shall expire on September 3, 2023, contingent upon achievement of effective or highly effective APPR ratings necessary to receive tenure throughout his/her probationary period, consistent with the requirements of Education Law Sections 2509, 3012-c, and/or 3012-d. Kristin Lofink holds a certification as English Language Arts, 7-12 Professional (certificate #895299141).

26. Resolved that the Board approve hourly rate increase to $17.00 for Peter Sutherland, Full-Time Cleaner at the Watervliet Elementary School, effective July 1, 2019, as recommended by the Superintendent.

27. Resolved that the Board approve the probationary appointment of Donald Ploof to the position of Full-Time Cleaner at the Watervliet Jr. – Sr. High School, at a rate of $15.00 per hour, effective July 1, 2019, as recommended by the Superintendent.

28. Resolved that the Board approve the following ExTRA Summer Academy 2019 appointment at a salary as per contract: Teachers: Timothy McMurray Art Teacher

29. Resolved that the Board approve the attached amended benefit document for Keith Heid, Business Manager, effective July 1, 2019, as recommended by the Superintendent.

30. Resolved that the Board approve the attached Agreement Between the Superintendent of the Watervliet City School District and the Watervliet Administrators’ Association, effective July 1, 2019, for the period of July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2024, as recommended by the Superintendent.

31. Resolved that the Board approve the following paid holidays for Full-Time, 12- Month Administrators (WAA) and Full-Time, 12-Month Central Office Clerical Staff of the Watervliet City School District, effective July 1, 2019, as recommended by the Superintendent:

  •  Independence Day (7/4)
  • Labor Day (9/2)
  • Columbus Day (10/14)
  • Veterans Day (11/11)
  • Wednesday before Thanksgiving (11/27)
  • Thanksgiving (11/28)
  •  Friday after Thanksgiving (11/29)
  • December (12/24, 12/25, 12/31)
  • January (1/1)
  •  Martin Luther King Day (1/20)
  • President’s Day (2/17)
  • February (2/21)
  • Good Friday (4/10)
  • April (4/13, 4/17)
  •  Memorial Day (5/22, 5/25)

32. Resolved that the Board approve the excision of old/outdated/damaged marching band uniforms, as outlined in the attached, as recommended by the Superintendent.

33. Resolved that the Board approve the home schooling request of Kelly Keels her child, Aryana Keels, Grade 7, for the 2019 – 2020 school year, as recommended by the Superintendent.

34. Resolved that the Board accept, with thanks, the following people for their donations to the WIN (What I Need) Program, in memory of former WJSHS teacher Nancy Frate, as recommended by the Superintendent:

  • Theresa Minbiole
  • Friends of Camp Little Notch, Inc.
  • Patricia A. Smith
  • Frank J. Boden and Kathleen A. Kelly
  • David and Anne Tomidy
  • Marcia A. Jaeger
  • Janet Curtis

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

VII. New Business

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.