April 17, 2019 Board Minutes

April 17, 2019 Board of Education Minutes

Board Members 

  • Mr. John Bottisti
  • Dr. Nellie Bush
  • Mrs. Jackie Marciniak
  • Rev. Kent McHeard
  • Mr. Gavin Murdoch
  • Mr. Curtis Peninger
  • Mrs. Deana Mancini (left 7:36 pm)

Administration/Officials 

  • Dr. Raymond Colucciello, Interim Superintendent
  • Dr. Michele Downing, Asst. Superintendent
  • Mrs. Sandra Polikowski, Interim Dir. of Testing & Academic
  • Mrs. Emily Lawyer, Dir. Sp. Ed. & Student Support Services
  • Mrs. Kim Brumley, Business Manager
  • Mr. William H. Mycek, School Attorney

Dr. Nellie Bush opened the meeting at 6 pm.

Public – 12 Other – Recorder

Public Comment :   

Tom Coughlin – spoke regarding a family he is aware of that has moved out of district but whose children are still attending school in the GASD.

The meeting adjourned at 7:41 pm and entered into executive session. Executive session adjourned at 9:38 pm and reentered regular session. On the motion of Gavin Murdoch the meeting adjourned at 9:40 pm.

ROLL CALL: 6-0-0 (Mrs. Mancini – Absent)


465/2018-19 Motion by Gavin Murdoch

RESOLVED:  that the Board of Education for voting purposes combines and approves resolutions 465 through 471 and 473 through 513  with one vote.

Roll Call: 6-0-0 (Mrs. Mancini – absent)

Motion passed   X     Motion defeated


466/2018-19

RESOLVED: that the reading of the minutes held on the following dates be dispensed with, each Board of Education member having received a copy and that they be approved as prepared by the Clerk.

Regular Meeting…………..………..March 20, 2019

Motion passed X Motion defeated


467/2018-19

RESOLVED: that the monthly accounts of the Treasurer of the Board of Education (presented under separate cover and on file in the office of the Business Manager) be received, approved and filed for the month of March.

Motion passed X Motion defeated


468/2018-19

RESOLVED: that the bills as herewith listed as approved by the Internal Claims Auditor and presented in the sum of $1,793,952.03

GENERAL FUND AUDIT $ 1,127,949.70
SCHOOL LUNCH AUDIT $ 207,297.16
SPECIAL AID FUND $ 121,422.44
CAPITAL FUND $ 337,282.73
GRAND TOTAL OF COMBINED AUDITS $ 1,793,952.03

be, and the same are directed paid by the Board of Education.

Motion passed X Motion defeated


469/2018-19

RESOLVED: that the Greater Amsterdam School District casts one vote each for Dr. Harry Brooks and Mrs. Joanne Freeman for vacancies on the Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery Board of Education.

Motion passed X Motion defeated


470/2018-19

RESOLVED: that the Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery Board of Cooperative Educational  Services be authorized to expend the sums of money set forth in the Administrative  Budget document in the total amount of $3,375,889.00 during the school year 2019-2020  and to raise such sum by assessments to component school districts, non-component  school districts, other BOCES and other sources as deemed appropriate.

Motion passed X Motion defeated


471/2018-19

RESOLVED: to approve the Property Tax Report Card for the Greater Amsterdam School District for the school year 2019-20 for submission to the New York State Education Department as provided by law, effective April 18, 2019.

Motion passed X Motion defeated


472/2018-19 Motion by: Rev. McHeard

RESOLVED: that the Board of Education adopts the 2019-2020 Tentative Budget in the amount of $77,202,687.00 and authorizes the Superintendent of Schools to submit the amount to the State Education Department for Public Notice.

Roll Call: 5-1-0 (Mr. Peninger – No; Mrs. Mancini – absent)

Motion passed X Motion defeated


473/2018-19
RESOLVED: that the Board of Education waives the building use fee as outlined in the School Facilities regulation 1505R for the Variety Show in 2019 produced by the Amsterdam Rotary Club. Whereas, the Amsterdam Rotary Club proceeds are used to assist not-for-profit agencies and programs to meet the needs of our community.

There shall be no waiver of any charges for custodians, supervision or other
employees assigned by the School District for this event.

Motion passed X Motion defeated


474/2018-19
WHEREAS, the Board of Education of the Amsterdam City School District (hereinafter referred to as the “District”) desires to enter into a five year service agreement with the Albany-Schoharie-Schenectady-Saratoga Board of Cooperative Educational Services (hereinafter referred to as “CR BOCES”) in order for the CR BOCES to furnish certain services to the District pursuant to New York State Education Law §1950(4)(jj), those services being installment purchase services in Co-Ser 512.

NOW, THEREFORE, it is

RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the Amsterdam City School District agrees to enter into a contract with the CR BOCES for the provision of said services to the District and not to exceed in total over the life of this agreement the annual amount of $41,000.00yr./($205,000.00total) and associated CR BOCES charges with such amount to include annual CR BOCES support costs and applicable taxes and surcharges, and with such support costs and applicable taxes and surcharges included at the current rate and subject to change as established in the CR BOCES budget or mandated by any federal, state or local authority.

This amount may be amended with the approval of both parties. The District will be liable to CR BOCES for early cancellation or withdrawal from this agreement to the same extent that CR BOCES is liable to any vendor(s) of these services, including liability for applicable penalties or liquidated damages, and the District will also be liable for costs and expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and disbursements, incurred by CR BOCES as consequence of any such early cancellation or withdrawal. The District further agrees to indemnify, defend and hold BOCES, its elected officials, its employees, and agents, harmless from any and all liability, claims including bodily injury or property damage, causes of action, damages and expenses, including attorney fees, which may arise out of the negligent actions of the District, its elected officials, employees, agents, invitees, and volunteers while using this service.

Payment will be made as part of a regular annual CR BOCES contract for services. Further, this agreement is subject to the approval of the Board of Education of CR BOCES. This contract will be for a maximum period of five years commencing on or about April 18, 2019 and continuing through June 30, 2024.

Motion passed X Motion defeated


475/2018-19
WHEREAS: that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools Dr Raymond Colucciello and the Board of Education approve to dispose of the following equipment as they have no useful value or are not repairable.

RESOLVED: that the Board of Education approve the recommendation and properly dispose of the items.

ASSET TAG #’s
Black Acer Chromes:
20134229
20134014
20134045
20134204
20134202
20134025
20134227
20134041
20134200
20134212
20134257
20134264
20134031
20134242
20134205
014593

Silver Samsung Chromes:
20133271
20133323
20133126
20133140
20133187
20133182
20133328
20133190
20133192
20133185
20133325

White Acer Chromes:
20134483
20134518
20134483

Silver Acer Chromes:
015323
015020
015083
015402
014955
015264
015204
015120
014772

Motion passed X Motion defeated


476/2018-19
RESOLVED: that the Board of Education authorizes and approves the following General Fund budget transfer for the 2018 – 2019 fiscal period.

Transfer From:

A1670.450-0201 Copying Supplies $20,000.00

Transfer To:

A1660.450-0900 Supplies-Custodial $20,000.00

Motion passed X Motion defeated


477/2018-19
RESOLVED: That the Board of Education authorizes and approves the following 2018-2019 School Meals Fund budget transfers.

From:
C 2860.401-0700 Management Co. Admin Fee $11,000.00
C 2860.402-0700 Management Co. Direct Exp. $50,000.00

To:
C 2860-200-0700 Equipment $61,000.00

Motion passed X Motion defeated


478/2018-19

WHEREAS, the Amsterdam City School District participates in the New York State Teachers’ Retirement System (“TRS”); and

WHEREAS, on February 18, 2015, the Board of Education of the Amsterdam City School District by resolution established a Retirement Contribution Reserve Fund known as the Retirement Contribution Reserve pursuant to Section 6-r of the General Municipal Law; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Education has determined it is also appropriate to establish a sub-fund within said Retirement Contribution Reserve Fund pursuant to Section 6-r of the General Municipal Law.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Board of Education of the Amsterdam City School District, pursuant to Section 6-r of the General Municipal Law, as follows:
1. The Board hereby establishes a sub-fund within the Retirement Contribution Reserve to be known as the TRS District Retirement Contribution Reserve Sub-Fund;
2. The source of funds for this Reserve Sub-Fund shall be:
a. such amounts as may be provided therefore by budgetary appropriation or raised by tax therefore;
b. such revenues as are not required by law to be paid into any other fund or account;
c. such other funds as may be legally appropriated; and
d. notwithstanding any law to the contrary, such amounts as may be transferred from a reserve fund established pursuant to Section 6-c, 6-d, 6-e, 6-f or 6-g of Article 2 of the General Municipal Law, comprised of moneys raised from the same tax base as the moneys in the retirement contribution reserve fund, or a reserve fund established pursuant to Education Law Section 3651, provided that any such transfer shall only be made by Board resolution adopted after a public hearing held on at least 15 days prior notice published in at least one newspaper having general circulation in the District.
3. By resolution, the Board of Education may authorize expenditures from this Reserve Sub-Fund. Except as otherwise provided by law, moneys in this Reserve Sub-Fund may only be appropriated to finance retirement contributions to the New York State Teachers’ Retirement System, and/or to offset all or a portion of the amount deducted from the moneys apportioned to the District from the State for the support of schools pursuant to Section 521 of the Education Law.
4. No member of the Board of Education or employee of the District shall:
a. authorize a withdrawal from this Reserve Sub-Fund for any purpose except as provided in Section 6-r of the General Municipal Law; or
b. expend any money withdrawn from this Reserve Sub-Fund for a purpose other than as provided in Section 6-r of the General Municipal Law.
5. The moneys contributed annually to the Reserve Sub-Fund shall not exceed 2% of the total compensation or salaries of all teachers employed by the District who are members of TRS paid during the immediately preceding fiscal year.
6. The balance of the Reserve Sub-Fund shall not exceed 10% of the total compensation or salaries of all teachers employed by the District who are members of TRS paid during the immediately preceding fiscal year.
7. The moneys in this Reserve Sub-Fund shall be deposited and secured in the manner provided by Section 10 of the General Municipal Law. The Board of Education or its authorized designee may invest the moneys in this Reserve Sub-Fund in the manner provided by Section 11 of the General Municipal Law. Any interest earned or capital gain realized on the money so deposited or invested shall accrue to and become part of this Reserve Sub-Fund.
8. The chief fiscal officer shall account for this Reserve Sub-Fund separate and apart from all other funds of the District. Such accounting shall show: the source, date and amount of each sum paid into the sub-fund; the interest earned by such sub-fund; capital gains or losses resulting from the sale of investments of this sub-fund; the order, purpose thereof, date and amount of each payment from this sub-fund; the assets of the sub-fund, indicating cash balance and a schedule of investments. The chief fiscal officer, within sixty (60) days of the end of each fiscal year, shall furnish a detailed report of the operation and condition of this sub-fund to the Board of Education.
9. This Resolution shall take effect immediately.

Motion passed X Motion defeated


479/2018-19

RESOLVED: that the Board of Education authorizes and approves the renewal of the Capital District Physicians’ Health Plan, Inc. (CDPHP) contract, Group # 10000635 effective July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020, and authorizes the Business Manager to sign the renewal contract.

Motion passed X Motion defeated


480/2018-19

RESOLVED: that the Board of Education authorizes and approves the following
General Fund budget transfer for the 2018 – 2019 fiscal period.

Transfer From:
A 2610.490-1300 BOCES-Library $8,961.50

Transfer To:
A 2110.480-0401 textbooks $8,961.50

Motion passed X Motion defeated


481/2018-19
RESOLVED: that on the recommendation of the Interim Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Raymond Colucciello, Director of Student Support Service and Special Education, Emily Lawyer, and Chairpersons of the Committee on Special Education, Darcy Passarelli and Sarah Sweet, the Board of Education accept the recommendations made by the Committee on Special Education.

Motion passed X Motion defeated


482/2018-19
RESOLVED: that on the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Raymond Colucciello, Director of Student Support Service and Special Education, Emily Lawyer, and Chairperson of the Committee on Pre-School Special Education, Darcy Passarelli, the Board of Education accept the recommendations made by the Committee on Pre-School Special Education.

Motion passed X Motion defeated


483/2018-19

RESOLVED: that the Board of Education authorizes the Interim Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Raymond Colucciello to sign the Agreement By and Between Vanderheyden and the Greater Amsterdam School District for tuition placement. Tuition services will be received for one (1) student for the 2018-2019 school year, beginning on April 29, 2019 and ending on June 26, 2019, for a payment not to exceed $4450.70 per month upon review by the school attorney.

Motion passed X Motion defeated


484/2018-19

RESOLVED: that the Board of Education authorize the Interim Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Raymond Colucciello, to sign the Service Agreement Contract by and between the Greater Amsterdam School District and Central Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired for services provided to five (5) students for the summer 2019 session at at cost of $120.00 per hour, per student and mileage to and from site at a cost not to exceed $ 840.00 per student, upon review by the school attorney. This is funded through the
summer school special aid fund.

Motion passed X Motion defeated


485/2018-19

RESOLVED: that the Board of Education authorizes and approves the Interim
Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Raymond Colucciello to sign the Agreement for Habilitation Services By and Between the Greater Amsterdam School District and NYSARC, INC – Montgomery County Chapter, (hereafter “Liberty) for the 2018-2019 school year, beginning on April 11, 2019 and ending on June 30, 2019 for $147.31 per day ($73.66 per ½ day service), $247.31 per day ($123.66 per ½ day) for 1:1 staffing if required and $62.19 per 15 minute unit of Occupational Therapy Services, upon review by the school attorney. Services to be paid out of the special aide fund/general fund.

Motion passed X Motion defeated


486/2018-19

RESOLVED: that the Board of Education authorizes and approves the Superintendent of Schools or his designee to proceed with the award of Contracts to enter into an agreement upon review and approval of the terms and conditions of said agreements by the School Attorney of Contracts as outlined in the Post Bid Report from BCA Architects & Engineers dated March 20, 2019, Capital Improvements Project -Phase 4 R.J. McNulty SED No. 27-01-00-01-0-002-012 Project No. 2015-075C as follows

No. 14 – General Contractor with Murnane Building Contractors, Inc. Base bid plus Field Directive Allowance in the amount of $438,400
Plus Alternates No. 1 in the amount of $129,500 and Alternate No. 2 in the amount of $165,000. Total Base Bid plus Alternates 1 & 2 $732,900

No. 15 – Mechanical with T. McElligott Inc. Base bid plus Field Directive Allowance in the amount of $318,000

No. 16 – Plumbing with Hamilton Plumbing Inc. Base bid plus Field Directive Allowance in the amount of $88,400

No 17 – Electrical with Harold R. Clune Inc. Base bid plus Field Directive Allowance in the amount of $295,000

State Contract – Temperature Controls with Technical Building Systems Base bid $97,900

Motion passed X Motion defeated


487/2018-19

RESOLVED: that the Board of Education authorizes Dr. Raymond Colucciello, Interim Superintendent of Schools to sign the contract with the South Colonie Central Schools for Health and Welfare Services provided to one (1) student(s) attending a private/parochial school in the South Colonie Central School District for the 2018-2019 school year at a cost of $769.82 per pupil for a total of $769.82., upon review by the school attorney.

Motion passed X Motion defeated


488/2018-19
Resolved: that the Board of Education authorizes the Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Raymond Colucciello, to sign the contract with FranklinCovey Client Sales, Inc. for professional development at Tecler Arts in Educations Magnet School for Literacy and Instruction at a cost of $ 7,500. Cost will be paid through each Elementary Building’s Contract for Excellence, upon review by school attorney.

Motion passed X Motion defeated


489/2018-19

RESOLVED: that the Board of Education authorized Dr. Raymond Colucciello, Interim Superintendent of Schools, to sign the contract with Catholic Charities of Fulton and Montgomery Counties to provide prevention education services to elementary students in the Greater Amsterdam School District as outlined in the contact, pending attorney approval. To be paid for out of Contract for Excellence.

Motion passed X Motion defeated


490/2018-19

RESOLVED: that the Board of Education approve the appointment of Karen Belli as Clerk Pro-tem, to serve in the absence of the District Clerk for the May 22, 2019 Board of Education Meeting.

Motion passed X Motion defeated


491/2018-19

RESOLVED: that upon the recommendation of the Interim Superintendent of Schools, Mr. Raymond Colucciello, the Board of Education approves the resignations of the following personnel:

Employee Title Building Effective Date:
(end of day)
Ivelisse Torres Teacher Aide LLA March 26, 2019
Lori Valenti Teacher Aide Tecler April 9, 2019
Jamie Phillips Grade 4Teacher Curie May 6, 2019
Douglas Madej Custodian Curie/McNulty April 17, 2019

Motion passed X Motion defeated_______


492/2018-19

RESOLVED: that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Raymond Colucciello, and upon completion of the probationary period,

Gina Bikowicz

be granted tenure as noted below. Tenure is predicated on the fact that all requirements for permanent/professional certification will be met prior to the expiration date of provisional/initial certification if not already completed.
DATE OF END OF CERTIFICATION
TENURE AREA COMMENCEMENT PROBATIONARY PERIOD STATUS

Special Education 9/1/2015 8/31/2019 Professional

Motion passed X Motion defeated


493/2018-19

RESOLVED: that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Raymond Colucciello, and upon completion of the probationary period,

Cody Chamberlin

be granted tenure as noted below. Tenure is predicated on the fact that all requirements for permanent/professional certification will be met prior to the expiration date of provisional/initial certification if not already completed.
DATE OF END OF CERTIFICATION
TENURE AREA COMMENCEMENT PROBATIONARY PERIOD STATUS

Music 9/3/2015 9/2/2019 Initial

Motion passed X Motion defeated


494/2018-19

RESOLVED: that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Raymond Colucciello, and upon completion of the probationary period,

Marlene Mitaly

be granted tenure as noted below. Tenure is predicated on the fact that all requirements for permanent/professional certification will be met prior to the expiration date of provisional/initial certification if not already completed.

DATE OF END OF CERTIFICATION
TENURE AREA COMMENCEMENT PROBATIONARY PERIOD STATUS

English 9/1/2016 8/31/2019 Permanent

Motion passed X Motion defeated


495/2018-19

RESOLVED: that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Raymond Colucciello, and upon completion of the probationary period,

Stephanie Weick

be granted tenure as noted below. Tenure is predicated on the fact that all requirements for permanent/professional certification will be met prior to the expiration date of provisional/initial certification if not already completed.

DATE OF END OF CERTIFICATION
TENURE AREA COMMENCEMENT PROBATIONARY PERIOD STATUS

ESOL 9/3/2015 9/2/2019 Professional

Motion passed X Motion defeated


496/2018-19

RESOLVED: that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Raymond Colucciello, and upon completion of the probationary period,

Aimee Yorke

be granted tenure as noted below. Tenure is predicated on the fact that all requirements for permanent/professional certification will be met prior to the expiration date of provisional/initial certification if not already completed.
DATE OF END OF CERTIFICATION
TENURE AREA COMMENCEMENT PROBATIONARY PERIOD STATUS

Spanish 9/1/2015 8/31/2019 Professional

Motion passed X Motion defeated


497/2018-19

RESOLVED: that upon the recommendation of the Interim Superintendent of Schools, Mr. Raymond Colucciello, the Board of Education appoints Marisa Hungershafer to a two and one hald (2 ½) year retroactive probationary appointment as an Elementary Teacher in the Elementary tenure area, commencing January 24, 2019 and ending August 31, 2021, contingent upon achievement of effective or highly effective APPR ratings necessary to receive tenure throughout her probationary period, consistent with the requirements of Education law Sections 2509, 3012-c and/or 3012-d. Ms. Hungershafer holds Professional Certification in Elementary. It is further recommended that Ms. Hungershafer’s salary will be based on M1 Step 12 of the 2019-2020 Teacher Salary Schedule, prorated. This position is funded through the General Fund.
(Ms. Hungershafer will be filling the vacancy created by Jamie Phillips at Curie.)

Motion passed X Motion defeated_______


498/2018-19

RESOLVED: that upon the recommendation of the Interim Superintendent of Schools, Mr. Raymond Colucciello, the Board of Education approve the probationary appointment of Marilyn Rivera as a Teacher Aide in the Greater Amsterdam School District effective May 2, 2019, based on the 2018-2019 Teacher Aide Salary Schedule, pro-rated, pending fingerprinting. This position is funded through the General Fund.
(Ms. Rivera will be filling the vacancy created by Silvia Barboza at Curie.)

Motion passed X Motion defeated_______


499/2018-19

RESOLVED: that upon the recommendation of the Interim Superintendent of Schools, Mr. Raymond Colucciello, the Board of Education approve the probationary appointment of Mark DeScenza as a Custodian in the Greater Amsterdam School District effective April 18, 2019, based on Schedule II, Step 1 the 2018-2019 Custodial/Maintenance Salary Schedule, pro-rated, pending fingerprinting. This position is funded through the General Fund.
(Mr. DiScenza will be filling the vacancy created by Troy Wyszomirski at Curie.)

Motion passed X Motion defeated_______


500/2018-19

RESOLVED: that upon the recommendation of the Interim Superintendent of Schools, Mr. Raymond Colucciello, the Board of Education approve the probationary appointment of Paul Fiorillo as a Custodian in the Greater Amsterdam School District effective May 3, 2019, at the rate based on Schedule II, Step 1 of the 2018-2019 Custodial/Maintenance Salary Schedule, pro-rated, pending fingerprinting. This position is funded through the General Fund.

Motion passed X Motion defeated_______


501/2018-19

RESOLVED: that upon the recommendation of the Interim Superintendent of Schools, Mr. Raymond Colucciello, and having served the probationary appointment satisfactorily, the Board of Education approve the permanent appointments of the following personnel:

Christina Morley – Teacher Aide
Guy Welsher – Sr.Custodian
Kangelo Roscoe – Teacher Aide

Motion passed X Motion defeated


502/2018-19

RESOLVED: that upon the recommendation of the Interim Superintendent of Schools, Mr. Raymond Colucciello, the Board of Education rescind Richard Russell’s Associate Coach Boys Track & Field position (resolution #414/2018-19) and Richard Russell (.5) and William Martelle’s (.5) Associate Coach Girls Track & Field positions (resolution #451/2018-19),
And be it further

RESOLVED: that upon the recommendation of the Interim Superintendent of Schools, Mr. Raymond Colucciello, the Board of Education approves Richard Russell (.5) and William Martelle’s (.5) as Associate Coaches for Boys Track & Field.

Motion passed X Motion defeated


503/2018-19

RESOLVED: that upon the recommendation of the Interim Superintendent of Schools, Mr. Raymond Colucciello, the Board of Education approves the following list of substitutes for the 2018-2019 school year.

Lucas Calkins – Teacher Heather Midgley – Teacher
Eric Fluty – Teacher Christina Puttre – Aide/Clerical
Katharine Kohler – Teacher/Aide Rachel Rogers – Teacher
Lukas Levin – Teacher Megan Stewart – Teacher

Motion passed X Motion defeated_______


504/2018-19

WHEREAS: Andrew Giaimo, a senior on the Amsterdam High School Football
team should be recognized for his accomplishments, and

WHEREAS: Andrew Giaimo represented the Greater Amsterdam School District as  the NYS Football Coaches Association Scholar-Athlete and,

WHEREAS: Andrew Giaimo has represented the Greater Amsterdam School District and the community of Amsterdam, New York with great pride and dignity and serves as a model for future generations of student-athletes to follow.

RESOLVED: Andrew Giaimo is congratulated for his outstanding accomplishments.

Motion passed X Motion defeated


505/2018-19

WHEREAS: Charli Beekman, a sophomore on the Amsterdam High School lndoor  Track team, should be recognized for her accomplishments, and

WHEREAS: Charli Beekman won the Section 2, Division 2, 55-meter dash
and qualified for the NY State Indoor Track Championships
in the 55-meter dash, both for the second year in a row, she also
set new school records in the 55-meter=7.35 and long jump=16’8.5” and,

WHEREAS: Charli Beekman has represented the Greater Amsterdam School District and the community of Amsterdam, New York with great pride and dignity and serves as a model for future generations of student-athletes to follow.

RESOLVED: Charli Beekman is congratulated for her outstanding accomplishments.

Motion passed X Motion defeated_____


506/2018-19

WHEREAS: Gabby Stanavich, a senior on the Amsterdam High School lndoor
Track team, should be recognized for her accomplishments, and

WHEREAS: Gabby Stanavich won the Section 2, Division 2, 55-meter-high hurdles  and qualified for the NY State Indoor Track Championships in the
55-meter-high hurdles three years in a row, she also was awarded
and accepted an athletic scholarship to Division 1 – Saint Francis
University of Pennsylvania and,

WHEREAS: Gabby Stanavich has represented the Greater Amsterdam School District  and the community of Amsterdam, New York with great pride and dignity and serves as a model for future generations of student-athletes to follow.

RESOLVED: Gabby Stanavich is congratulated for her outstanding accomplishments.

Motion passed X Motion defeated__________
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507/2018-19

WHEREAS: Jeffery Brennan, a senior on the Amsterdam High School Men’s
Basketball team, should be recognized for his accomplishments, and

WHEREAS: Jeffery Brennan represented the Greater Amsterdam School District as  the NYS Basketball Coaches Association Scholar Athlete for the Foothills Council and the Class A basketball division and,

WHEREAS: Jeffery Brennan has represented the Greater Amsterdam School District  and the community of Amsterdam, New York with great pride and dignity and serves as a model for future generations of student-athletes to follow.

RESOLVED: Jeffery Brennan is congratulated for his outstanding accomplishments.

Motion passed X Motion defeated__________
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508/2018-19

WHEREAS: Lauren Santiago, a senior on the Amsterdam High School lndoor Track team should be recognized for her accomplishments, and

WHEREAS: Lauren Santiago won the Section 2, Division 2, 300-meter dash
and qualified for the NY State Indoor Track Championships in the
300-meter dash three years in a row and set new school records
in the 200-meter dash=26.32 and the 300-meter dash=40.44 and was awarded and accepted an athletic scholarship to Division 1 – Sacred Heart University and,

WHEREAS: Lauren Santiago has represented the Greater Amsterdam School District  and the community of Amsterdam, New York with great pride and dignity and serves as a model for future generations of student-athletes to follow.

RESOLVED: Lauren Santiago is congratulated for her outstanding accomplishments.

Motion passed X Motion defeated__________
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509/2018-19
RESOLVED: that the Board of Education enters into Executive Session to discuss the work history of particular person(s), discussion of appointment / hiring of a particular firm relating to roof repairs at Truax School, negotiations with bargaining units, and legal advice related to contract for the sale of 40 Henrietta Blvd.

Motion passed X Motion defeated


510/2018-19

RESOLVED: that upon the recommendation of the Interim Superintendent of Schools, Mr. Raymond Colucciello, the Board of Education appoints Jennifer Bach to a four (4) year probationary appointment as a Guidance Counselor in the Guidance Counselor tenure area, commencing August 26, 2019 and ending August 25, 2023. Ms. Bach holds Provisional Certification in School Counselor. It is further recommended that Ms. Bach’s salary will be based on M1 Step 4 of the 2019-2020 Teacher Salary Schedule. This position is funded through the General Fund.
(Ms. Bach will be filling the vacancy created by Thomas Bower at LLA.)

Motion passed X Motion defeated_______


511/2018-19

RESOLVED: that upon the recommendation of the Interim Superintendent of Schools, Mr. Raymond Colucciello, the Board of Education approves Adrianne Cetnar as the LLA English Curriculum Leader for the remainder of the 2018-2019 school year, prorated. This position is funded through the General Fund.

Motion passed X Motion defeated_______


512/2018-19

RESOLVED: that upon the recommendation of the Interim Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Raymond Colucciello, the Board of Education approves John Penman and Kathleen McGuigan as Administrators for the Special Education Extended School Year Program. Salary per ASAA contract. This is funded through the Section 4408 Summer School Special Aid Fund.
(It is understood that on any given day there will be only one administrator on duty.)

Motion passed X Motion defeated


513/2018-19

RESOLVED: that upon the recommendation of the Interim Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Raymond Colucciello, the Board of Education approve the following staff members for the Special Education Extended School Year Program. This program is funded through Section 4408 Summer School Special Aid Fund.
(Employment is based on enrollment.)

Teachers* Speech Teacher* PE*
Kathleen Canavan Laurie Terry Mirlinda Schreiner
Carie Field Hobbs Rosemary Tiersch
Ashley Flansburg Social Worker* OT/PT*
Karen McClure Susan Leone Dr. Christine Stanavich
Jennifer Nasadoski RN* Adrienne Ward
Wendy Quay

Aides**
Darlene Baker Zuleyka Guadalupe Cruz Lysette Ruiz
Dawn Baker David Hess (1:1) LPN Aide Luz Santos
Tina Bernardo Laurie Kielbasa Samantha Spagnola
Margie Carderon Tami Leggiero-Dobbin Michele Thomas
Jordi Chaverri Kimberly Meca Beatriz Valentine
Susan Christopher Cynthia Mecca Kristie VanHoesen
Miriam Cintron Dominic Riccio Bryana Vitus
Nicole Gillotti

*paid – as per ATA contract
**paid – as per CSEA contract

Substitute Teacher: Renee Zumbolo, Jill Sweeney, Kristen Barringer
Substitute Nurse: Crystal Jones
Substitute Aides: LeeAnn Valachovic, Amanda Amanat, Karen Weinheimer, Crystalina Madia

Motion passed X Motion defeated


514/2018-19 Motion by: Mr. Peninger

RESOLVED: that upon the recommendation of the Interim Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Raymond Colucciello, the Board of Education approve the following coaching position for the 2018-2019 Spring Sports season.

Roll Call: 4-2-0 (Mrs. Marciniak – No; Rev. McHeard – No; Mrs. Mancini – absent)

Unpaid Assistant Coach – Softball Brett Patrei

Motion passed X Motion defeated