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Board Minutes for July 07, 2009

REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
July 7, 2009
Location: RJK Middle School Library
7:00 P.M. - Regular Board Meeting

ROLL CALL A. Present: Tara Buckstad-Russo, Richard Feller, Liza Glick, Yvonne Housman, Bob Kunis, Barbara O’Rourke,
Jo-Ann Peabody, Susan Purcell, Alyce Van Etten

Absent:

Also Present: Patrick Michel, Superintendent of Schools
Gladys P. Baxter, Assistant Superintendent for Business and Support Staff Services
Mary Ryan Buchholz, District Clerk

CALL TO ORDER President, Alyce Van Etten, called the meeting to order at 8:31 p.m.

1. Pledge to the Flag
2. Upon motion by Susan Purcell, seconded by Liza Glick, the Board of Education upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, voted to adopt the Agenda as amended. Removed from the Consent Agenda were items D.2.n., and D.4. Item D.2.n. becomes item E.2.n. under Action Items, New Business.
Yes: 9 Buckstad-Russo, Feller, Glick, Housman, Kunis, O’Rourke,
Peabody, Purcell, Van Etten
No: 0
Absent or not present:

QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS
B. None

BOARD REPORT OUT C. Susan Purcell – Attended the Leadership Retreat on June 29th. It was very informative and well attended by teachers and administrators. Charlotte Gray, of NYU gave a wonderful presentation on cultural diversity.
Tara Buckstad-Russo – Attended the graduation ceremony on June 28th. Was amazed to see so many students receive awards.
Alyce Van Etten – Attended the Senior Award on June 25th. Wonderful to see the local community scholarship benefactors attend this function and witness the scholarship recipients get their award. Creates a personal touch.
Also, watched the graduation ceremony on-line, while away, and thought it was done very well.
Richard Feller – Attended the Senior Awards Night. Thought it was a great idea to separate the awards and graduation into two ceremonies. Gives the students more time and a more intimate opportunity to share the award experience with their families.
Pat Michel – Received a call from Susan Gottlieb on Monday, July 6th, that the Chase Elementary School is about to be an approved IB school. There is just one site visit to be held in September, but everything is on track for the start of the new school year. Very proud of all of the teachers, leaders, and administrators that worked very hard to achieve this monumental milestone for our district.

CONSENT AGENDA
D. Upon motion by Tara Buckstad-Russo, seconded by Barbara O’Rourke, the Board of Education upon recommendation of the Superintendent, voted to approve the Consent Agenda.
Yes: 9 Buckstad-Russo, Feller, Glick, Housman, Kunis, O’Rourke,
Peabody, Purcell, Van Etten
No: 0
Absent or not present:

D.1.a. Minutes of June 18, 2009

D.2. PERSONNEL

D.2.a. RESIGNATION
Joseph Ebeling, Physical Education Teacher wishes to resign effective August 1, 2009.

D.2.b. RETIREMENT RESIGNATION
JoAnn Belgiovene, Elementary Teacher at the Cooke Elementary School wishes to resign for the purpose of retirement, after 24 years of service in the District, to be effective July 1, 2010. JoAnn Belgiovene is entitled to all benefits of the Monticello Teachers’ Association/Monticello Central School District Negotiated Agreement for which she is eligible

D.2.c. RETIREMENT RESIGNATION
Barbara Berger, Spanish Teacher at the High School wishes to resign for the purpose of retirement, after 29 years of service in the District, to be effective July 1, 2010. Barbara Berger is entitled to all benefits of the Monticello Teachers’ Association/Monticello Central School District Negotiated Agreement for which she is eligible.

D.2.d. RETIREMENT RESIGNATION
Doreen Cappello, Mathematics Teacher at the High School wishes to resign for the purpose of retirement, after 32 years of service in the District, to be effective September 25, 2010. Doreen Cappello is entitled to all benefits of the Monticello Teachers’ Association/Monticello Central School District Negotiated Agreement for which she is eligible.

D.2.e. RETIREMENT RESIGNATION
Kyle Hoar, Special Education Teacher at the RJK Middle School wishes to resign for the purpose of retirement, after 32 years of service in the District, to be effective June 30, 2010. Kyle Hoar is entitled to all benefits of the Monticello Teachers’ Association/Monticello Central School District Negotiated Agreement for which he is eligible

D.2.f. RETIREMENT RESIGNATION
Donna Nestler, Social Studies Teacher at the RJK Middle School wishes to resign for the purpose of retirement, after 24 years of service in the District, to be effective July 1, 2010. Donna Nestler is entitled to all benefits of the Monticello Teachers’ Association/Monticello Central School District Negotiated Agreement for which she is eligible.

D.2.g. APPOINTMENT
Resolved, that the Board of Education of the Monticello Central School District, pursuant to Section 3012 of the Education Law and in compliance with Part 30.3 of the Rules of the Board of Regents, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, does hereby appoint Laura Barroso-Hazim, to a probationary position of Tenure Area Spanish, Step 2 at a salary of $40,832, pro-rated. Effective September 1, 2009 to September 1, 2012. New Position.

D.2.h. APPOINTMENT
Resolved, that the Board of Education of the Monticello Central School District, pursuant to Section 3012 of the Education Law and in compliance with Part 30.3 of the Rules of the Board of Regents, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, does hereby appoint Matthew Daly, to a probationary position of tenure area, Physical Education/Health, Step 1 at a salary of $39,848, pro-rated, effective September 1, 2009 to September 1, 2012. Replacing Joseph Ebeling.

D.2.i. APPOINTMENT
Resolved, that the Board of Education of the Monticello Central School District, pursuant to Section 3012 of the Education Law and in compliance with Part 30.3 of the Rules of the Board of Regents, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, does hereby appoint Gina Gentile, to a probationary position of tenure area, Mathematics, Step 3 at a salary of $41,961, pro-rated, effective September 1, 2009 to September 1, 2012. Replacing Lou Aubain.

D.2.j. APPOINTMENT
Resolved, that the Board of Education of the Monticello Central School District, pursuant to Section 3012 of the Education Law and in compliance with Part 30.3 of the Rules of the Board of Regents, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, does hereby appoint Jeffrey Lackey, to a part-time position of Drama Teacher, at a salary of $51,818 (pro-rated to .5 position $25,909), effective September 1, 2009 to September 1, 2010. New position.

D.2.k. APPOINTMENT
Resolved, that the Board of Education of the Monticello Central School District, pursuant to Section 3012 of the Education Law and in compliance with Part 30.3 of the Rules of the Board of Regents, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, does hereby appoint Patricia Lubin, to a part-time position of Strings Teacher, at a salary of $51,320 (pro-rated to 1/5 position $10,264), effective September 1, 2009 to September 1, 2010. New position.

D.2.l. APPOINTMENT
Resolved, that the Board of Education of the Monticello Central School District, pursuant to Section 3012 of the Education Law and in compliance with Part 30.3 of the Rules of the Board of Regents, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, does hereby appoint Gayle Pulley to probationary position of tenure area, Library Media Specialist, Step 12, at a salary of $56,501, pro-rated, per year, effective September 1, 2009 to September 1, 2012. Replacing Eline Hill.

D.2.m. APPOINTMENT
Resolved, that the Board of Education of the Monticello Central School District, pursuant to Section 3012 of the Education Law and in compliance with Part 30.3 of the Rules of the Board of Regents, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, does hereby appoint Eric Rubinstein to probationary position of tenure area, Music, Step 2, at a salary of $40,832, pro-rated, per year, effective September 1, 2009 to September 1, 2012. Replacing Snezana Lazich.

D.2.n. Removed from the Consent Agenda

D.2.o. TERMINATION OF EMPLOYEE 62609
D.3. CSE SERVICES – 17656, 16524, 14391, 15846, 18697, 18393

D.4. CPSE SERVICES – Removed from the Agenda

D.5. TREASURER’S REPORT – Month ending May 31, 2009.

D.6. BUDGET TRANSFER

D.7. ACCEPTANCE OF GIFTS – Girl Scout Troop #790, under the direction of Leader Patti Connonier, donated a Samsung 10.2 mega pixel camera (and a 2 GB flash memory) to the Emma C. Chase Elementary School Class.

ACTION ITEMS
E. E.1. Old Business - None

E.2. New Business

E.2.a. PHYSICAL EDUCATION BID
Upon motion by Bob Kunis, seconded by Liza Glick, the Board of Education, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent to award the Physical Education Bid to:
Cannon Sports, Flaghouse, Inc., GLS Sports, Gopher Sports, Sports Supply Group, Inc., Pyramid School Projects, S & S Worldwide
Yes: 9 Buckstad-Russo, Feller, Glick, Housman, Kunis, O’Rourke, Peabody, Purcell, Van Etten
No: 0
Absent or not present:

E.2.b. INTERSCHOLASTIC SUPPLY BID
Upon motion by Barbara O’Rourke, seconded by Liza Glick, the Board of Education, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent to award the Interscholastic Supply Bid to the following suppliers:

Anaconda Sports, Aluminum Athletic Equipment Co., Akers Ski, Cannon Sports, Dick Pond Athletics, Dynamite Sports Supply, Everyday Apparel, Flaghouse, Inc., GLS Sports, Gopher Sports, Korney Board Aids, LTD., MF Athletics, Sports Supply Group, Inc., Pyramid School Products, Riddell//All American, S & S Worldwide, Soccer Sport Supply Co., Stadium System, Inc., Triple Crown Sports, Worldwide Sport Supply
Yes: 8 Buckstad-Russo, Feller, Glick, Housman, Kunis, O’Rourke
Purcell, Van Etten
No: 1 Peabody
Absent or not present:

E.2.c. PRIVATE SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION REQUEST
Upon motion by Richard Feller, seconded by Liza Glick, the Board of Education, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent to approve the Private School Transportation Request for the Homestead School.
Yes: 9 Buckstad-Russo, Feller, Glick, Housman, Kunis, O’Rourke,
Peabody, Purcell, Van Etten
No: 0
Absent or not present:

E.2.d. BOCES RESOLUTION
Upon motion by Bob Kunis, seconded by Yvonne Housman the Board of Education, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent to adopt the Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES Resolution.
Yes: 9 Buckstad-Russo, Feller, Glick, Housman, Kunis, O’Rourke,
Peabody, Purcell, Van Etten
No: 0
Absent or not present:

E.2.e. HEAD GUIDANCE COUNSELOR AGREEMENT
Upon motion by Bob Kunis, seconded by Tara Buckstad-Russo, the Board of Education, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent to approve the Head Guidance Counselor Agreement.
Yes: 9 Buckstad-Russo, Feller, Glick, Housman, Kunis, O’Rourke,
Peabody, Purcell, Van Etten
No: 0
Absent or not present:

E.2.f. RESIGNATION
Jeffrey Devine, Social Studies Teacher at the High School wishes to resign effective July 7, 2009.

Upon motion by Jo-Ann Peabody, seconded by Bob Kunis, the Board of Education, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent to Table the Resignation of Jeffrey Devine.
Yes: 9 Buckstad-Russo, Feller, Glick, Housman, Kunis, O’Rourke,
Peabody, Purcell, Van Etten
No: 0
Absent or not present:

Upon motion by Bob Kunis, seconded by Tara Buckstad-Russo, the Board of Education, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, agreed to approve items E.2.g. through E.2.l. as one action vote.

E.2.g. APPOINTMENT OF ADDITIONAL PERSONNEL FOR 2009 SUMMER SCHOOL

Susan Bertorelli – 1 Section of 6th Grade Science

E.2.h. APPOINTMENT

Doreen Cappello as High School Math Coach at contractual salary.

E.2.i. APPOINTMENT
Resolved that the Board of Education of the Monticello Central School District, pursuant to Section 3012 of the Education Law and in compliance with Part 30.3 of the Rules of the Board of Regents, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, does hereby appoint Shannon Masters to a probationary position of tenure area, Elementary, Step 1, at a salary of $ 39,848, pro-rated, per year, effective September 1, 2009 to September 1, 2012. Replacing Rosanne Sartori.

E.2.j. APPOINTMENT
Resolved that the Board of Education of the Monticello Central School District, pursuant to Section 3012 of the Education Law and in compliance with Part 30.3 of the Rules of the Board of Regents, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, does hereby appoint Peter Richter to a probationary position of tenure area, Social Studies, Step 10, at a salary of $56,470, pro-rated, per year, effective September 1, 2009 to September 1, 2012. Replacing Jeffrey Devine.

E.2.k. APPOINTMENT

Patti Sonnenschein as Summer Camp Literacy and Numeracy Coordinator at contractual salary.

E.2.l. APPOINTMENT
Resolved that the Board of Education of the Monticello Central School District, pursuant to Section 3012 of the Education Law and in compliance with Part 30.3 of the Rules of the Board of Regents, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, does hereby appoint Serge Young to a probationary position of tenure area, Technology, Step 3, at a salary of $45,581, pro-rated, per year, effective September 1, 2009 to September 1, 2012. New Position.

E.2.m. ADOPTION OF TEXTBOOKS
Upon motion by Liza Glick, seconded by Barbara O’Rourke, that the Board of Education, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, does hereby adopt the following textbooks:

PH Mathematics: Geometry, by Bass, Charles, Hall, Johnson, and Kennedy

Essentials of Physical Geology, 4th Edition, by Reed Wicander & James S. Monroe

Criminalistics: An Introduction to Forensic Science, by Richard Saferstein
Yes: 8 Buckstad-Russo, Feller, Glick, Kunis, O’Rourke, Peabody,
Purcell, Van Etten
No: 1 Housman
Absent or not present:

E.2.n. APPROVAL OF ADDITIONAL FALL 2009 COACHING STAFF
Upon motion by Liza Glick, seconded by Tara Buckstad-Russo, that the Board of Education, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, does hereby approve the Additional Fall 2009 Coaching Staff:

Boys JV Soccer David Linton
Program Asst. Boys Soccer Lou Velasco
Program Asst. Girls Soccer Marc Gittleman
Modified Football Matt Daly
Fall Elementary Intramurals David Holland
Yes: 8 Buckstad-Russo, Feller, Glick, Housman, Kunis, O’Rourke,
Purcell, Van Etten
No: 1 Peabody
Absent or not present:

CORRESPONDENCE
F. President, Alyce Van Etten read aloud a letter sent from the Town of Bethel Supervisor, Daniel Sturm, with regard to the Town of Bethel’s Resolution to the Monticello Central School District. A Board discussion followed, of which an agreement was reached that the President of the Board will send a follow-up letter to the Town of Bethel.

INFORMATION AND DISCUSSION
G.a. Compliance with Section 1708 of New York State Education Law Annual Visit to Schools – The Somerville Field was inspected by Pat Michel and Alyce Van Etten. The condition of the field and the cost of improving it will be addressed at future board meetings.

G.b. Facilities Committee/Construction Update – A meeting took place at the Central Office Conference Room on July 7, 2009, at 10:00 a.m.

The next meeting will take place on July 21st, at 10:00 a.m.

A detailed copy of all summer construction projects, and their location within the district, was included in each Board Members Agenda packets for their review.

G.c. Special Education Audit – A presentation will be given to the Board in August or September.

G.d. Homework – Two newspaper articles, from Pat Michel, were shared with the Board Members. “Schism on Dropout Problem Seen”, by Catherine Gewertz, and “States Turning to Last Resorts in Budget Crisis”, by Abby Goodnough.

G.e. Graduation Rates – In each Board Member’s Agenda packet, Pat Michel provided a memo on graduation statistics along with two Total Cohort Graduation Rate and Enrollment Outcome Summaries for the 2004 Total Cohort – August 2008 Outcome. One was for the entire district and the other was for the High School alone.

G.f. NYSSBA Convention – Board Members will call Central Office this week to let the District Clerk know if they will be attending this year’s Annual Convention in October.

G.g. Board/Superintendent Self Evaluation – In each Board Member’s Agenda packet were documents that will be used to begin the Board’s goal setting process. It was suggested that they be completed and returned by July 24th.

G.h. Board Clerk Stipend – Will be discussed in Executive Session

G.i. Board Retreat – Will take place at Board Member, Yvonne Housman’s residence on Monday, August 24, 2007.

G.j. Committee Appointments – Discussions will continue at future board meetings to encourage Board Members to take a more active role in the various district’s committees.

G.k. OLAS – The Assistant Superintendent for Student Learning’s job posting has been corrected and now reflects the correct application deadline of July 31st. OLAS personnel admitted their error when configuring the information given them from our district’s Personnel Specialist.

QUESTIONS & COMMENTS
H. Judy Buffa – IB Schools. What are our obligations to the program if the district is forced to close an IB school because of budget restraints? Administrators that cover an absent Principal. Does the acting Administrator get paid twice for dual coverage?

Ellen Nutters – Systems and sustainability. What are the districts outcomes expected and is the district meeting the needs of the less successful?

Douglas Murphy – Submitted coaching criteria to the Board of Education Members.

EXECUTIVE SESSION
Upon motion to go into Executive Session by Richard Feller, seconded by Yvonne Housman, at 10:56 p.m. to discuss employment history of a particular person(s).
Yes: 9 Buckstad-Russo, Feller, Glick, Housman, Kunis, O’Rourke,
Peabody, Purcell, Van Etten
No: 0
Absent or not present:

Motion to come out of Executive Session at 11:12 p.m. by Barbara O’Rourke, seconded by Yvonne Housman.
Yes: 9 Buckstad-Russo, Feller, Glick, Housman, Kunis, O’Rourke,
Peabody, Purcell, Van Etten
No: 0
Absent or not present:

G.h. BOARD CLERK STIPEND
Upon motion by Bob Kunis, seconded by Jo-Ann Peabody, the Board of Education, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, does hereby approve the District Clerk’s Stipend to become $4,500, pro-rated, per year, to be effective July 7, 2009.
Yes: 9 Buckstad-Russo, Feller, Glick, Housman, Kunis, O’Rourke,
Peabody, Purcell, Van Etten
No: 0
Absent or not present:

E.2.f. RESIGNATION
Jeffrey Devine, Social Studies Teacher at the High School wishes to resign effective July 7, 2009.

Upon motion by Susan Purcell, seconded by Tara Buckstad-Russo, the Board of Education, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent to remove from table and accept the Resignation of Jeffrey Devine.
Yes: 9 Buckstad-Russo, Feller, Glick, Housman, Kunis, O’Rourke,
Peabody, Purcell, Van Etten
No: 0
Absent or not present:

ADJOURNMENT
 J. Motion to adjourn at 11:13 p.m. by Richard Feller, seconded by Tara Buckstad-Russo.
Yes: 9 Buckstad-Russo, Feller, Glick, Housman, Kunis, O’Rourke, Peabody, Purcell, Van Etten
No: 0
Absent or not present:

Respectfully submitted,
Mary Ryan Buchholz, District Clerk