August 15, 2018 Meeting Minutes

August 15, 2018 | Amsterdam High School Media Center | Regular Meeting

Attendance

Board members

    • Bottisti
    • Bush
    • Marciniak (Arrived at 6:37 p.m.)
    • McHeard
    • Murdoch (Absent)
    • Peninger
    • Schuttig

Administrators/Officials

  • Ramos, Superintendent
  • Downing, Asst. Superintendent
  • Lawyer, Dir. Sp. Ed. & Student Support services
  • Brumley, Business Manager
  • William J. Mycek, School Attorney

Public- 1

Other- Recorder

Regular Meeting

  • Nellie Bush opened the meeting at 6:08 p.m.
  • Public Comment : None
  • The meeting adjourned at 8:45 p.m. and entered into executive session. 
  • Executive session adjourned at 9:50 p.m. and re-entered into regular session.
  • At 9:52 p.m., the board entered back into executive session. 
  • At 9:57 p.m., the board entered regular session and on the motion of Rev. McHeard, and seconded by Mrs. Schuttig, the meeting adjourned.
  • ROLL CALL: 6-0-0 (Mr. Murdoch- absent)

Resolution Memo

90/2018-19

  • Motion by: John Bottisti
  • RESOLVED: that the Board of Education for voting purposes combines and approves resolutions 90, 91, 93 through 130, 132 through 152, 154 and 155 with one vote.
  • Roll Call: 6-0-0 (Mr. Murdoch- absent)
  • Motion passed.

91/2018-19

  • 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- July 18, 2018
  • Motion passed.

92/2018-19: WITHDRAWN

  • 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 July.

93/2018-19

  • RESOLVED: that the bills as herewith listed as approved by the Internal Claims Auditor and presented in the sum of $3,497,491.43…
    • General fund audit: $721,795.85
    • School lunch audit: $1,071.69
    • Special aid fund: $95,627.03
    • Capital audit: $2,678,996.86
  • Grand total of combined audits: $3,497,491.43
  • …be and the same are directed paid by the Board of Education.
  • Motion passed.

94/2018-18

  • RESOLVED: that the Board of Education authorizes and approves the following 2018-2019 Special Aid budget for Section 611 Program.
  • Section 611
  • Account code: F 4256.1901, Account name: Section 611
    • Amount: $993,048.00
  • Account code: F 2250.150-03-1901, Account name: Professional Salaries
    • Amount: $163,906.00
  • Account code: F 2250.160-03-1901, Account name: Support Staff Salaries
    • Amount: $539,403.00
  • Account code: F 2250.400-03-1901, Account name: Purchased Services
    • Amount: $48,066.00
  • Account code: F 2250.450-03-1901, Account name: Supplies and Materials
    • Amount: $2,050.00
  • Account code: F 2250.810-03-1901, Account name: ERS
    • Amount: $15,575.00
  • Account code: F 2250.820-03-1901, Account name: TRS
    • Amount: $16,456.00
  • Account code: F 2250.830-03-1901, Account name: Social Security
    • Amount: $53,107.00
  • Account code: F 2250.860-03-1901, Account name: Health Insurance
    • Amount: $136,865.00
  • Account code: F 2250.900-03-1901, Account name: Indirect Cost
    • Amount: $17,620.00
  • Total: $993,048.00
  • Motion passed.

95/2018-19

  • Section 619
    • Account Code, Account Name, Amount:
    • F 2252.150-03-1901, Professional Salaries, $18,694.00
    • F 2252.160-03-1901, Support Staff, $6,902.00
    • F 2252.400-03-1901, Purchased Services, $19,861.00
    • F 2252.810-03-1901, ERS, $1,028.00
    • F 2252-820-03-1901, TRS, $1,988.00
    • F 2252-830-03-1901, Social Security, $1,958.00
    • F 2252-860-03-1901, Health, $4,114.00
    • F 2252-900-03-1901, Indirect, $659.00
    • Total: $55,204.00
  • Motion passed.

96/2018-19

  • RESOLVED: that the Board of Education authorizes and approves the following Section 4408 budget transfer for the 2018 – 2019 fiscal period
    • From F 2253.490-03-1901, BOCES, $7,537.67
    • To F 2253.472-03-1901, Tuition, $7,537.67
  • Motion passed.

97/2018-19

  • RESOLVED: that the Board of Education authorizes and approves the following Special Aid Fund budget for the Smart Scholars Early College High School grant for the 2018-2019 school year.      
  • Account Code, Account Name, Amount:
    • F 3289.1915, Smart Scholars (ECHS)-SED, $171,000.00
    • F 2110.150-13-1915, Professional Salaries, $80,007.00
    • F 2110.400-13-1915, Purchase Services, $ 55,247.00
    • F 2110.450-13-1915, Supplies & Materials, $ 930.00
    • F 2110.460-13-1915, Travel, $2,172.00
    • F 2110.820-13-1915, TRS, $8,398.00
    • F 2110.830-13-1915, Social Security, $6,044.00
    • F 2110.860-13-1915, Health Insurance, $15,510.00
    • F 2110.900-13-1915, Indirect costs, $2,692.00
    • Total: $171,000.00
  • Motion passed.

98/2018-19

  • RESOLVED: that the Board of Education authorizes and approves the following Special Aid Fund budget for the Statewide Universal Full-Day Pre-K for the 2018-2019 school year.      
  • Account Code, Account Name, Amount:
    • F 3289.1912, Full Day UPK, $935,416.00
    • F 2510.150-13-1912, Professional Salaries, $306,929.00
    • F 2510.160-13-1912, Support Salaries, $62,471.00
    • F 2510.400-13-1912, Purchase Services, $307,900.00
    • F 2510.450-13-1912, Supplies & Materials, $ 40,742.00
    • F 2510.460-13-1912, Travel, $3,540.00
    • F 2510.810-13-1912, ERS, $9,308.00
    • F 2510.820-13-1912, TRS, $32,659.00
    • F 2510.830-13-1912, Social Security, $28,259.00
    • F 2510.860-13-1912, Health Insurance, $130,873.00
    • F 2510.900-13-1912, Indirect costs, $12,735.00
    • Total: $935,416.00
  • Motion passed.

99/2018-19

  • RESOLVED: that the Board of Education authorizes and approves the following Special Aid Fund budget for the Universal Pre-K for the 2018-2019 school year.
  • Account Code, Account Name, Amount:
    • F 3289.1911, UPK State Funds, $478,403.00
    • F 2510.150-13-1911, Professional Salaries, $129,122.00
    • F 2510.160-13-1911, Support Salaries, $37,548.00
    • F 2510.400-13-1911, Purchase Services, $230,400.00
    • F 2510.810-13-1911, ERS, $5,596.00
    • F 2510.820-13-1911, TRS, $13,637.00
    • F 2510.830-13-1911, Social Security, $12,750.00
    • F 2510.860-13-1911, Health Insurance, $44,163.00
    • F 2510.900-13-1911, Indirect costs, $5,187.00
    • Total: $478,403.00
  • Motion passed.

100/2018-19

  • RESOLVED: that the Board of Education authorizes and approves the following Special Aid Fund budget for the Expanded Pre-K grant for the 2018-2019 school year.
  • Account Code, Account Name, Amount:
    • F 3289.1913 Expanded Three Year UPK $590,299.00
    • F 2510.150-13-1913 Professional Salaries $ 46,377.00
    • F 2510.160-13-1913 Support Salaries $ 19,088.00
    • F 2510.400-13-1913 Purchase Services $483,600.00
    • F 2510.450-13-1913 Supplies and Materials $ 5,500.00
    • F 2510.810-13-1913 ERS $ 2,844.00
    • F 2510.820-13-1913 TRS $ 4,591.00
    • F 2510.830-13-1913 Social Security $ 4,917.00
    • F 2510.860-13-1913 Health Insurance $ 20,460.00
    • F 2510.900-13-1913 Indirect costs $ 2,922.00
    • Total: $590,299.00
  • Motion passed.

101/2018-19

  • RESOLVED: that the Board of Education authorizes and approves the following General Fund year-end transfer for the 2017-2018 fiscal year.
  • Account, Description, Available:
    • A 2010.490-0400 CURRIC & INSTRUC COACH $70,561.00
    • A 2060.490-0200 BOCES – Grant Writing $45,920.56
    • A 2110.120-0500 Salaries Teachers K-3 $69,497.39
    • A 2110.130-0500 7-12 Salaries $199,705.22
    • A 2110.150-0700 Salary Sick Bank $64,552.43
    • A 2110.400-0203 Contractual 403(b) $85,061.71
    • A 2250.150-0300 Teachers Salaries $204,796.28
    • A 2250.490-0300 Boces SPED $273,605.91
    • A 2815.160-1300 Salaries Registered Nurses $44,339.50
    • A 5540.400-0651 Contract Transportation $109,276.14
    • A 9030.800-0700 Social Security $180,231.88
    • A 9711.700-0700 Interest Serial Bonds $122,345.14
    • A 9731.600-0700 Principal Bans $100,000.00
    • Total: $1,569,893.16
  • Account, Description, Available:
    • A 1240.160-0215 Clerical VBB $97.65
    • A 1310.160-0700 Salary Clerical $4,543.18
    • A 1310.160-0710 Business Manager IBO $800.00
    • A 1310.160-0715 Vacation Buy Back $335.20
    • A 1430.150-0515-0000 HR Director VBB $50.55
    • A 1430.160-0501 Salary Clerk – Front Desk $178.20
    • A 1430.160-0510 Noninstructional Subs $5,335.86
    • A 1430.490-0500 BOCES-Sub Services $1,589.18
    • A 1460.160-0500 Support Staff – Records management $178.20
    • A 1480.490-0200 BocesPrint/Communication $36,861.92
    • A 1620.160-0615 Vacation Buy Back $1,086.70
    • A 1620.400-0625 Electricity $24,116.31
    • A 1621.160-0603 Salary Supervisor B & G $5,106.35
    • A 1621.160-0610 Overtime Salaries $10,610.58
    • A 1680.160-0503 Overtime Salaries – Tech $462.20
    • A 1680.450-0501 Supplies – Teck (lamps, minor repairs) $15.25
    • A 1680.490-0200 BOCES Admin. & Web Hosting fee $19,689.14
    • A 1680.490-0400 BOCES – Data (Guidance/My Learning plan $2,976.15
    • A 1680.490-0500 BOCES(computers/Eschool/Warehouse) $13,490.15
    • A 1680.490-1300 BOCES Services E-Rate $0.02
    • A 2020.160-0200 Salaries Clerical $639.65
    • A 2020.400-6600 Contractual Expenses Barkley $6,300.00
    • A 2070.490-0400 Boces Inservice training $9,493.00
    • A 2070.490-0500 BOCES Inservice (scoring/sd cert/train $3,637.10
    • A 2110.120-0215 Prof. Salaries – VBB 2,011.35
    • A 2110.130-0200 Extended Day programs Community Schools $4,094.34
    • A 2110.130-0302 Home Tutoring Salaries 37,568.86
    • A 2110.131-0551 Salaries AHS Extended Day Tutoring $2,059.83
    • A 2110.140-0500 Teachers Salaries Subs 58,503.40 2110.160-0451-7202 TOT-AHS Alternative Ed Aide C4e $63.05
    • A 2110.160-0452-7202 TOT-LLA Alternative Ed Aide C4E $63.05
    • A 2110.160-0503 Salaries Hall Monitors $13,965.56
    • A 2110.160-0505 Salaries Aides $4,012.19
    • A 2110.160-0507 Substitute Aides $13,994.40
    • A 2110.400-0444 Contractual Repairs Music $1,043.44
    • A 2110.400-0942 Contractual Repairs $401.95
    • A 2110.401-1366-7302 TPQl Contractual expense – Principals $2.75
    • A 2110.450-0467 Art Supplies Cuire $1.30
    • A 2110.450-5121 Supplies Majorettes $7.35
    • A 2110.470-1300 Tuition Public Sector – Foster $147,029.70
    • A 2110.490-0402 BOCES Visual Arts $38,090.22
    • A 2250.160-0305 Salaries Aides $50,347.76
    • A 2250.470-0301 Tuition Private school $5,208.03
    • A 2280.450-5149 Supplies mechanical Drawing $1.82
    • A 2280.490-0400 Boces OCC-ED (Career & Tech) $35,332.00
    • A 2610.490-0400 BOCES Library & Audiovisual $10,589.80
    • A 2630.400-0500 Internet Fees $2,649.14
    • A 2630.490-0500 BOCES online lrng/CapReg-Distance lrng $6,037.77
    • A 2810.130-0402 Guidance Sal. additional days $579.77
    • A 2810.130-0410 Guidance IBO $2,000.00
    • A 2815.400-1343 Health Services Other District $23,708.99
    • A 2820.400-0300 Contractual $922.00
    • A 2855.450-1222 Boys Supplies Lacrosse $87.03
    • A 5510.160-0611 Salaries Overtime $18,346.54
    • A 5510.160-0700 Salary Transportation Supervi $3,073.58
    • A 5510.490-0600 Boces Drug-Alchl testing $348.00
    • A 9060.800-0700 Health Insurance $749,468.06
    • A 9060.800-0700-ECR Emergency Care Reimbursement $446.34
    • A 9060.800-0700-MAP MAP Reimbursements $1,307.16
    • A 9060.800-0701 Dental Insurance $26,684.09
    • A 9711.600-0700 Principal Serial Bonds $40,000.00
    • A 9731.700-0700 Interest Bans $122,250.00
    • Total $1,569,893.16
  • Motion passed.

102/2018-19

  • RESOLVED: that the Board of Education authorizes and approves the 2018-2019 School Lunch Fund budget as follows:
  • Account Code, Account Name, Amount:
    • C 1440 Sale of Reimbursable Lunch $ 89,000.00
    • C 3190 NYS Reimbursement Meals $ 55,100.00
    • C 4190 Federal Reimbursement Meals $ 1,872,891.00
    • C 4191 Federal Reimbursement Surplus Food $ 90,000.00
    • Total: $2,106,991.00
    • C 2860.160-0700 Support Staff $63,750.00
    • C 2860.160-0701 Cafeteria Aides $85,000.00
    • C 2860.200-0700 Equipment $3,850.00
    • C 2860.400-0700 Purchase Services – Other $18,500.00
    • C 2860.401-0700 Management Administration Fee $134,197.00
    • C 2860.402-0700 Management Direct Cost $1,542,000.00
    • C 2860.409-0706 Purchase services – maintenance $21,025.00
    • C 2860.410-0700 Net Food Cost of food used $90,000.00
    • C 2860.450-0700 Material and supplies $9,490.00
    • C 2860.490-0700 BOCES services $25,679.00
    • C 9030.800-0700 Social Security $13,500.00
    • C 9901.900-0700 Interfund transfer $100,000.00
    • Total: $2,106,991.00
  • Motion passed.

103/2018-19

  • Non-Resident Tuition Rates 2018-2019
    • WHEREAS, it is the responsibility of the Greater Amsterdam School District to establish yearly tuition rates for non-resident students, and
    • WHEREAS, the formula for the establishment of said rates is provided by the State Education Department, and
    • WHEREAS, recommended tuition rates have been reviewed by the central administration,
    • NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the recommended tuition rates for the 2018-2019 school year are hereby approved.
  • 2018-19
    • Pre-K (1/2 day)
      • Returning students: $973.50
      • Newly enrolled students: $1,131
    • K-6
      • Returning students: $1,947
      • Newly enrolled students: $2,262
    • 7-12
      • Returning students: $4,717
      • Newly enrolled students: $4,749
  • NOTE: The non-resident tuition rates recommended above are determined based upon a formula provided by the New York State Education Department utilizing district data.
  • Motion passed.

104/2018-19

  • RESOLVED: that the Board of Education authorizes and approves the designation of the following officials for the School Food Authority free and reduced-price meal or special milk program.
        • Reviewing official: Kim Brumley (PO Box 309, 140 Saratoga Ave., Amsterdam, NY 518-843-3180)
        • Hearing official: Dr. Vicma Ramos (PO Box 309, 140 Saratoga Ave., Amsterdam, NY 518-843-3180)
        • Verification official: Kim Brumley (PO Box 309, 140 Saratoga Ave., Amsterdam, NY 518-843-3180)
      • Motion passed.

      105/2018-19

      • RESOLVED: that the Board of Education authorizes and approves the Superintendent of Schools Dr. Vicma Ramos, to enter into an agreement with Pupil Benefits Plan, Inc.  for a blanket Student Accident policy with a zero deductible for a term of August 16, 2018 – June 30, 2019, at a cost of $4.60 per student based on September 1st enrollment.
        • Motion passed.

        106/2018-19

        • RESOLVED: that the Board of Education authorizes the District Treasurer to make change(s) to the 2018-2019 GASD school and library tax rolls based on a Schenectady County Real Property Tax Service County Director’s Report & Application for Corrected tax roll for the year(s) 2017 in the Town of Duanesburg, New York.  A reduction in the assessment of parcel 99.99-99-1./3 due to a typographical error is required and will reduce the 2018-2019 school and library tax rolls as listed below.
          • SBL 99.99-99-1./3 Special Franchise/National Grid
            • Assessed value prior: $44,006
            • Assessed value corrected: $4,173
            • Reduces the 2018-2019 school tax roll: $2,306.93
            • Reduces the 2018-2019 library tax roll: $25.42
          • Motion passed.

          107/2018-19

          • RESOLVED: that the Board of Education authorizes the District Treasurer to make change(s) to the 2018-2019 GASD school and library tax rolls based on a Fulton County Real Property Tax Service County Director’s Report & Application for Corrections of Errors for School Tax Bill in the Town of Perth, New York. A reduction in the assessment of parcel 555.36-1-15 is required and will reduce the 2018-2019 school and library tax rolls as listed below.
            • SBL 555.36-1-15 Special Franchise/National Grid
              • Assessed value prior: $178,039
              • Assessed value corrected: $156,120
              • Reduces the 2018-2019 school tax roll: $802.12
              • Reduces the 2018-2019 library tax roll: $8.84
            • Motion passed.

            108/2018-19

            • RESOLVED: that on the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Vicma Ramos, 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.

              109/2018-19

              • RESOLVED: that on the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Vicma Ramos, 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.

                110/2018-19

                • RESOLVED: that the Board of Education authorizes the Superintendent of Schools Dr. Vicma Ramos to sign the Service Agreement Contract By and Between the Greater Amsterdam School District and the Northeast Parent and Child Society for educational services provided to any and
                  all students placed July 9, 2018 – June 21, 2019. The Day Program Tuition fee shall be $40,372.00 per student, per 10 month school year, and $6,729.00 per student, per 2-month summer school session prorated and billed monthly, based on tuition rates determined by NYSED for the 2018-2019 school year, upon review by the school attorney. Services to be paid out of the general fund and special aid fund.
                • Motion passed.

                111/2018-19

                • RESOLVED: that the Board of Education authorize the Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Vicma Ramos, to sign the Service Agreement Contract By and Between the Greater Amsterdam School District and Liberty Enterprises for job coaching services, leading to a CDOS credential, provided for the 2018-2019 school year at a cost not to exceed $25,500.00 per year, upon review by the school attorney. Services to be paid out of the general fund.
                  • Motion passed.

                  112/2018-19

                  • RESOLVED: that the Board of Education authorizes the Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Vicma Ramos, to sign the contract with Amsterdam Family Practice Associates, 119 Holland Circle Drive, Amsterdam, NY. The contract will appoint Amsterdam Family Practice Associates as consultant physicians for the 2018-2019 school year at an annual contract of $36,000.00, upon review by school attorney.
                    • Motion passed.

                    113/2018-19

                    • RESOLVED: that upon the recommendation of Stephen Nolan, Coordinator of Health, Physical Education & Athletics and the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education approve the contract with Eastern Medical Support, LLC to provide medical tracking and medical oversight for District Automated External Defibrillators at a cost of $3,675.00 paid for out of the general fund for the 2018-19 school year, pending attorney approval.
                      • Motion passed.

                      114/2018-19

                      • RESOLVED: that the Board of Education authorizes Dr. Vicma Ramos, Superintendent of Schools to sign the contract with the Niskayuna Central School District for Health and Welfare Services provided to one (1) student(s) attending a private/parochial school in the Schenectady City School District for the 2017-2018 school year at a cost of $609.85 per pupil for a total of $609.85., upon review by the school attorney.
                        • Motion passed.

                        115/2018-19

                        • RESOLVED: that the Board of Education authorize and approve Dr. Vicma Ramos, Superintendent of Schools, to sign an Agreement between the Greater Amsterdam School District and the City of Amsterdam for a School Resource Officer to be assigned to the Lynch Literacy Academy for the 2018-19 school year, upon attorney approval. (Funded through Community Schools Grant and Contract for Excellence)
                          • Motion passed.

                          116/2018-19

                          • RESOLVED: that the Board of Education authorize and approve Dr. Vicma Ramos, Superintendent of Schools, to sign an Agreement between the Greater Amsterdam School District and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office for a School Resource Officer to be assigned to the Amsterdam High School for the 2018-19 school year, upon attorney approval. (Funded through General Fund)
                            • Motion passed.

                            117/2018-19

                            • RESOLVED: that the Board of Education approves the Codes of Conduct for the elementary Schools, Lynch Literacy Academy, Amsterdam High School, and the District Wide Code of Conduct.
                              • Motion passed.

                              118/2018-19

                              • RESOLVED: that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Vicma Ramos and the Board of Education approves the Smart Scholars Early College Memorandum of Agreement with Fulton Montgomery Community College. This will be funded through the Smart Scholars ECHS Grant.
                                • Motion passed.

                                119/2018-19

                                • RESOLVED: that the Board of Education approve an overnight trip to New York City, NY, Saturday, December 22, 2018 through Sunday, December 23, 2018 for the Amsterdam High School girls’ varsity basketball team to compete in a college showcase at Francis Lewis High School in Queens.  It is understood that due to world or local events beyond our control this trip may have to be cancelled on short notice and that refunds of money may not be possible. The District will incur no costs for the trip.  All expenses will be paid through fund raising efforts of the Basketball Booster Club. There will be no cost to the students.
                                  • Motion passed.

                                  120/2018-19

                                  • RESOLVED: that the Board of Education authorizes Dr. Vicma Ramos, Superintendent of Schools to sign the contract with Whispering Pines Preschool for the 2018-2019 school year, in an amount not to exceed $76,800 paid for out of the Universal Pre-Kindergarten grant, and up to $129,600 paid for out of the Full Day Universal Pre-Kindergarten grant, pending attorney review.
                                    • Motion passed.

                                    120/2018-19

                                    • RESOLVED: that the Board of Education authorizes Dr. Vicma Ramos, Superintendent of Schools to sign the contract with Whispering Pines Preschool for the 2018-2019 school year, in an amount not to exceed $76,800 paid for out of the Universal Pre-Kindergarten grant, and up to $129,600 paid for out of the Full Day Universal Pre-Kindergarten grant, pending attorney review.
                                      • Motion passed.

                                      121/2018-19

                                      • RESOLVED: that the Board of Education authorizes Dr. Vicma Ramos, Superintendent of Schools to sign the contract with Fulmont Head Start for the 2018-2019 school year, in an amount not to exceed $153,600 paid for out of the Universal Pre-Kindergarten grant, and up to $172,800 paid for out of the Full Day Universal Pre-Kindergarten grant, pending attorney review.
                                      • Motion passed.

                                      122/2018-19

                                      • RESOLVED: that the Board of Education authorizes Dr. Vicma Ramos, Superintendent of Schools to sign the contract with Whispering Pines Preschool for the 2018-2019 school year, in an amount not to exceed $374,400 paid for out of the Universal Pre-Kindergarten three-year-old
                                        grant, pending attorney review.
                                      • Motion passed.

                                      123/2018-19

                                      • RESOLVED: that the Board of Education authorizes Dr. Vicma Ramos, Superintendent of Schools to sign the contract with Fulmont Head Start for the 2018-2019 school year, in an amount not to exceed $109,200 paid for out of the Universal Pre-Kindergarten three-year-old grant, pending attorney review.
                                        • Motion passed.

                                        124/2018-19

                                        • RESOLVED: that the Board of Education authorizes Dr. Vicma Ramos, Superintendent of Schools to sign the contract with Centro Civico to provide GASD with a Parent and Community Liaison for Homeless students in the amount of $10,000. Centro Civico shall provide the District with a certificate of insurance naming the District as an additional insured, with the general liability limits of at least $1,000,000 per person and $2,000,000 aggregate. The contract will run from September 1, 2018 to August 31, 2019 funded through the Title I grant, pending attorney approval.
                                          • Motion passed.

                                          125/2018-19

                                          • RESOLVED: that the Board of Education authorizes and approves the Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Vicma Ramos to sign the service agreement with H.M.B. Consulting, 3 Douglas Lane, Voorheesville, NY in the amount of $690.00 per day not to exceed 7 days and for services as outlined in the attached proposal for food service consultation of 2018-2019 academic year, pending approval by the school attorney. (Funding for the service agreement will be paid from the School Lunch Fund)
                                            • Motion passed.

                                            126/2018-19

                                            • RESOLVED: that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Vicma Ramos, the Board of Education approves the retirement of the following personnel:
                                              • Jeanette Papura, teacher aide, AHS, effective June 22, 2018.
                                              • Nancy Pettit, reading teacher, LLA, effective August 3, 2018.
                                            • Motion passed.

                                            127/2018-19

                                            • RESOLVED: that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Vicma Ramos, the Board of Education approves the resignations of the following personnel:
                                              • Lisa Barbarino, ESOL teacher, AHS, effective August 31, 2018.
                                              • Marissa DeVito, special education teacher, Barkley, effective Sept. 3, 2018
                                              • Nicholas Granados-Kramer, science teacher, LLA, effective August 31, 2018.
                                              • Brooke Mistretta, elementary teacher, McNulty, effective August 14, 2018.
                                              • Keniston Sweet, elementary teacher, LLA, effective August 29, 2018.
                                              • Christopher Greene, head coach boys modified soccer, effective August 10, 2018.
                                            • Motion passed.

                                            128/2018-19

                                            • RESOLVED: that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Vicma Ramos, the Board of Education appoints Sadie Mae McGuiness to a four (4) year probationary appointment as a Science Teacher in the Science tenure area, commencing September 1, 2018 and ending August 31, 2022, 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. McGuiness holds Initial Certification in Earth Science 7-12. It is further recommended that Ms. McGuiness’s salary will be based on M1 Step 2 of the 2018-2019 Teacher Salary Schedule. This position is funded through the General Fund.
                                              (Ms. McGuiness will be filling the vacancy created by Nicholas Granados Kramer at LLA.)

                                              • Motion passed.

                                              129/2018-19

                                              • RESOLVED: that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Vicma Ramos, the Board of Education approves Patricia Garner as a temporary Pre Kindergarten Instructional Coach for the 2018-2019 school year. It is understood that should Ms. Garner’s appointment be terminated during or at the end of this temporary appointment, she shall have the right to return to her position at McNulty Academy. This position is funded under Universal PreK Grant.
                                                • Motion passed.

                                                130/2018-19

                                                • RESOLVED: that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Vicma Ramos, the Board of Education approves the following part-time coordinators for the 2018-2019 school year. These positions are funded per ATA contract through the General Fund.
                                                  • Timothy Jones- Aquatics
                                                  • Colleen McHeard- Community Swim
                                                  • Melissa Baker- ENL
                                                  • Lisa Kruger- Mentor
                                                  • Kelly Peugh-Forte- English
                                                  • Beverly Greco- Math
                                                  • William Nelson- Lighting & Sound
                                                • Motion passed.

                                                131/2018-19

                                                • RESOLVED: that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Vicma Ramos, the Board of Education approves the following part-time coordinators for the 2018-2019 school year. These positions are funded per ATA contract through the General Fund.
                                                  • Stuart Palczak- Social Studies- AHS
                                                  • AnneMarie Giles- Science- AHS
                                                  • Regina Holloway- Technology/Business- AHS
                                                  • Anna Collie- Foreign Language- AHS
                                                  • Melissa Paul- 9-12 Special Ed.- AHS
                                                  • Natalie Lozier- Math- LLA
                                                  • Christine Vanderlinden- Social Studies- LLA
                                                  • Christine Sherlock- Science- LLA
                                                  • Aimee Yorke and Mary Douglass- Foreign Language- LLA
                                                  • Sarah Mraz- 6-8 Special Ed.- LLA
                                                  • Janel Dievendorf- Art- District
                                                  • Theresa Jordan & Stephanie Tommasone- Music- District
                                                  • Tara Ponzi- Grade K- Elementary
                                                  • Lisa Kruger- Grade 1- Elementary
                                                  • Kristina Murray- Grade 2- Elementary
                                                  • Jennifer Satas- Grade 3- Elementary
                                                  • Jamie Phillips- Grade 4- Elementary
                                                  • Michelle Dolly- Grade 5- Elementary
                                                • Roll Call: 5-0-1 (Dr. Bush- Abstain, Mr. Murdoch- Absent)
                                                • Motion passed.

                                                132/2018-19

                                                • RESOLVED: that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Vicma Ramos, the Board of Education approve the provisional appointment of Joseline Miranda as a Keyboard Specialist in the Greater Amsterdam School District effective August 6, 2018, based on Step 1, Schedule 2A of the 2018-2019 Clerical Salary Schedule, prorated. This position is funded through the General Fund.
                                                  (Ms. Miranda is filling the vacancy created by Teresa Cintron at AHS.)
                                                • Motion passed.

                                                133/2018-19

                                                • RESOLVED: that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Vicma Ramos, the Board of Education approve the part-time temporary (3 hours per day) appointments of the following personnel as Secondary Lunch Aides in the Greater Amsterdam School District effective September 5, 2018 through June 17, 2019 at the hourly rate.
                                                  • Michaeline Czelusniak- LLA
                                                  • Kangela Roscoe- AHS
                                                • These positions are being funded out of the School Lunch Program funds.
                                                • Motion passed.

                                                134/2018-19

                                                • RESOLVED: that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Vicma Ramos, the Board of Education approves the temporary appointments of the following School Monitors for the 2018-2019 school year at the hourly rate of $16.65:
                                                  • Stephanie Agresta- LLA
                                                  • Beth Ambrosino- LLA
                                                  • Joseph Bellardini- LLA
                                                  • Francisco Rodriguez- LLA
                                                  • Armando Barrera- LLA
                                                  • Ricardo Campos- AHS
                                                  • Vernon Francisco- AHS
                                                  • Devin Martell- AHS
                                                  • Nonagail Pfieffer- AHS
                                                  • Richard Russell- AHS
                                                  • Jon Soto- AHS
                                                  • Robert VanAlstyne- AHS
                                                • Motion passed.

                                                135/2018-19

                                                • RESOLVED: that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Vicma Ramos, the Board of Education approve the part-time appointment of Michael Rich as a Parking Lot Attendant in the Greater Amsterdam School District effective September 5, 2018 through June 21, 2019, at an hourly rate of $13.87. This position is funded through the General Fund.
                                                • Motion passed.

                                                136/2018-19

                                                • RESOLVED: that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Vicma Ramos, the Board of Education approve the following LLA Advisor positions for the 2018-2019 school year. These positions are funded per ATA contract through the General Fund.
                                                  • Carol Stuff- Art
                                                  • Theresa Featherstone- Chess Club
                                                  • Jamie Carmichael- Drama Club
                                                  • McKinley Weidman- Newspaper
                                                  • Colleen McHeard- National Junior Honor Society
                                                  • Colleen McHeard- Student Council
                                                  • Kristine Beedon- Technology
                                                • Motion passed.

                                                137/2018-19

                                                • RESOLVED: that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Vicma Ramos, and having served the probationary appointment satisfactorily, the Board of Education approves the permanent appointment of the following personnel:
                                                  • Reagan Perretta- Teacher Aide, McNulty
                                                • Motion passed.

                                                138/2018-19

                                                • RESOLVED: that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Vicma Ramos, the Board of Education approves the following personnel, contingent on student enrollment, for the Summer ENL Summer Enrichment Language Camp, on August 21, 22, and 23, 2018 at the rate per ATA Contract. This program is funded through Title IIID.
                                                  • AHS ENL program
                                                    • Melissa Baker
                                                    • Jessica Lewandowski
                                                  • LLA ENL program
                                                    • Patricia Burciaga
                                                    • Stephanie Weick
                                                  • McNulty ENL program
                                                    • Keiren Barnes
                                                    • Christina Strange
                                                • Motion passed.

                                                139/2018-19

                                                • RESOLVED: That upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Vicma Ramos, the Board of Education approve the following mentors for the mentor pool for the 2018-2019 school year, at a stipend per ATA contract, if selected. Stipends for selected mentors are funded through Title IIA.
                                                  • New
                                                    • Blue, Lockette
                                                    • McBride, Effie
                                                    • Vanderlinden, Christine
                                                  • Returning
                                                    • Baker, Melissa
                                                    • Baxter, Jennifer
                                                    • Beedon, Kristi
                                                    • Langlais, Jennifer
                                                    • Carmichael, Jamie
                                                    • Cataldo, Nicole
                                                    • Cetnar, Brenden
                                                    • Collie, Anna
                                                    • Daly, Rita
                                                    • DeGuilio, Jennafer
                                                    • DeLuca, Kristen
                                                    • Donnan, Holly
                                                    • Featherstone, Theresa
                                                    • Francisco, Angela
                                                    • Fuerno, Kristina
                                                    • Giaimo, Michele
                                                    • Giles, AnneMarie
                                                    • Greco, Beverly
                                                    • Gutowski, Tracy
                                                    • Hillier, Raelyn
                                                    • Iannuzzi, Lisa
                                                    • Kowalczyk, Robyn
                                                    • Kruger, Lisa
                                                    • Lambo, Nadine
                                                    • Lis-Mitchell, Deborah
                                                    • Liverio, Lisa
                                                    • Lozier, Natalie
                                                    • Malpass, Natalee
                                                    • Malpass, Ryan
                                                    • Lybolt, Rosanne
                                                    • Mastrocinque, Maria
                                                    • McClure, Karen
                                                    • McHeard, Colleen
                                                    • Mello, Heather
                                                    • Merendo, Amy
                                                    • Miller, Kayla
                                                    • Moran, Maureen
                                                    • Morin, Jamie
                                                    • Mraz, Sarah
                                                    • Murray, Kristina
                                                    • Paul, Melissa
                                                    • Pendt, Julie
                                                    • Peugh-Forte, Kelly
                                                    • Phillips, Jamie
                                                    • Ponzi, Tara
                                                    • Reed, Jessica
                                                    • Riedel, Barbara
                                                    • Richmond, Amy
                                                    • Riley, Lisa
                                                    • Sollecito-Pritchard, Carmella
                                                    • Swider, Rebecca
                                                    • Togaila, Megan
                                                    • Tommasone, Stephanie
                                                    • Traver, Frederick
                                                    • Trova, Sharon
                                                    • Twardy, Annette
                                                    • Velasco, Kathy
                                                    • Walrath, AnneMarie
                                                    • Whelan, Katie
                                                    • Ziskin, Constance
                                                    • Zyzes, Michella
                                                • Motion passed.

                                                140/2018-19

                                                • RESOLVED: that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of School, Dr. Vicma Ramos, the Board of Education approve the appointments of the following Dignity Act Coordinators in the Greater Amsterdam School District for the 2018-2019 school year.
                                                  • District- Michele Downing
                                                  • AHS- Christine Pietro
                                                  • LLA- Charles J. Myers
                                                  • Barkley- Donna Decker
                                                  • Curie- John Penman
                                                  • McNulty- Todd Giagni
                                                  • Tecler- John Miller
                                                • Motion passed.

                                                141/2018-19

                                                • RESOLVED: that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Vicma Ramos, the Board of Education approves the following list of substitute aides for the 2018-2019 school year.
                                                  • Mary Angelo
                                                  • Frances Biviano
                                                  • Donna Bull
                                                  • Josephine Cerasaro
                                                  • Linda Casey
                                                  • Mianna Conti
                                                  • Laurie Dostie
                                                  • Patricia Drygula
                                                  • Brenda Elwood
                                                  • Ryan Farley
                                                  • Michelle Farley
                                                  • David Gugliemelli
                                                  • Sandra Guillen
                                                  • Mary Hoyt
                                                  • Jennifer Kelly
                                                  • Mary Knapik
                                                  • Edna Luha
                                                  • Vanessa Lydick
                                                  • MaryJane Mancini
                                                  • Maureen Manginelli
                                                  • Talia Masterpolo
                                                  • Jean Mitchell
                                                  • Linda Montagnino
                                                  • Malon Montalvo
                                                  • Barbara Muscato
                                                  • Marianne Nasso
                                                  • Jacqueline Parillo
                                                  • Rosemarie Peugh
                                                  • Jasmine Santos
                                                  • Lisa Scarofile
                                                  • Sandra Scott
                                                  • Amanda Serra
                                                  • Beatriz Valentine
                                                  • Ruth Waters
                                                  • Doreen Wnuk
                                                  • Ting Yam
                                                • Motion passed.

                                                143/2018-19

                                                • RESOLVED: that the Board of Education authorizes and approves the Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Vicma Ramos to sign the service agreement with Creative Connections Clubhouse, Amsterdam, NY in the amount not to exceed $11,500.00 for services as outlined in the attached proposal to host Freshman Seminar to 9th grade students during the 2018-2019 academic year, pending approval by the school attorney. (Funding for the service agreement will be paid from the Community Schools Grant.)
                                                • Motion passed.

                                                144/2018-19

                                                • RESOLVED: that the Board of Education enters into Executive Session to discuss the work history of particular person(s) and for the purposed acquisition, sale or lease of property.
                                                • Motion passed.

                                                145/2018-19

                                                • RESOLVED: that the Board of Education authorizes the Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Vicma Ramos to sign the contract with the Mental Health Association in Fulton & Montgomery Counties for mental health training for staff and support to students and families of the Greater Amsterdam School District. Services will take place on dates to be agreed upon between September 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019 at a cost of $47,272 which will be paid out of the Community Schools Grant, pending attorney review.
                                                • Motion passed.

                                                146/2018-19

                                                • RESOLVED: that the Board of Education authorizes the Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Vicma Ramos to sign the Service Agreement for Speech Therapy By and Between the Greater Amsterdam School District and Advanced Therapy for speech therapy services for any and all students for the 2018-2019 school year, beginning on August 7, 2018 and ending on June 26, 2019, for a payment of $55.00 per hour, upon review by the school attorney. Services to be paid out of the general fund.
                                                • Motion passed.

                                                147/2018-19

                                                • RESOLVED: that the Board of Education authorizes and approves the Superintendent of Schools Dr. Vicma Ramos 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 July 16, 2018 and ending on June 30, 2019 for $144.41 per day ($72.21 per ½ day service), upon review by the school attorney. Services to be paid out of the special aide fund/general fund.
                                                • Motion passed.

                                                148/2018-19

                                                • RESOLVED: that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Vicma Ramos, the Board of Education appoints Juliann Heigel to a four (4) year probationary appointment as an Elementary Teacher in the Elementary tenure area, commencing September 1, 2018 and ending August 31, 2022, 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. Hiegel holds Initial Certification in Childhood Education 1-6. It is further recommended that Ms. Heigel’s salary will be based on M1 Step 1 of the 2018-2019 Teacher Salary Schedule. This position is funded through the General Fund. (Ms. Heigel will be filling the vacancy created by Ashley Deso at Tecler.)
                                                • Motion passed.

                                                149/2018-19

                                                • RESOLVED: that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Vicma Ramos, the Board of Education appoints Kelsey Hurley to a four (4) year probationary appointment as a Reading Teacher in the Reading tenure area, commencing September 1, 2018 and ending August 31, 2022, 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. Hurley holds Initial Certification in Childhood Education 1-6 and Literacy Specialist B-12. It is further recommended that Ms. Hurley’s salary will be based on M1 Step 1 of the 2018-2019 Teacher Salary Schedule. This position is funded through the General Fund. (Ms. Hurley will be filling the vacancy created by Nancy Pettit at LLA.)
                                                • Motion passed.

                                                150/2018-19

                                                • RESOLVED: that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Vicma Ramos, the Board of Education appoints Christina Yates to a four (4) year probationary appointment as an Elementary Teacher in the Elementary tenure area, commencing September 1, 2018 and ending August 31, 2022, 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. Yates holds Professional Certification in Childhood Education 1-6. It is further recommended that Ms. Yates’s salary will be based on M1 Step 3 of the 2018-2019 Teacher Salary Schedule. This position is funded through the General Fund. (Ms. Yates will be filling the vacancy created by Keniston Sweet at LLA.)
                                                • Motion passed.

                                                151/2018-19

                                                • RESOLVED: that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Vicma Ramos, the Board of Education appoints Olga Tamchin to a four (4) year probationary appointment as an ESOL Teacher in the ESOL tenure area, commencing September 1, 2018 and ending August 31, 2022, 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. Tamchin holds Initial Certification in ESOL. It is further recommended that Ms. Tamchin’s salary will be based on M5 Step 4 of the 2018-2019 Teacher Salary Schedule. This position is funded through the General Fund. (Ms. Tamchin will be filling the vacancy created by Lisa Barbarino at AHS.)
                                                • Motion passed.

                                                152/2018-19

                                                • RESOLVED: that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Vicma Ramos, the Board of Education appoints Emmalee Kroencke to a four (4) year probationary appointment as a Special Education Teacher in the Special Education tenure area, commencing September 1, 2018 and ending August 31, 2022, 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. Kroencke holds Initial Certification in Student With Disabilities 1-6. It is further recommended that Ms. Kroencki’s salary will be based on M1 Step 1 of the 2018-2019 Teacher Salary Schedule. This position is funded through the General Fund. (Ms. Kroencke will be filling the vacancy created by Marissa DeVito at Barkley.)
                                                • Motion passed.

                                                153/2018-19 WITHDRAWN

                                                • RESOLVED: that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Vicma Ramos, the Board of Education rescinds Leslie Rogers’s salary based on M1 Step 19 of the 2018-2019 Teacher Salary Schedule (resolution #548/2017-18),
                                                • AND BE IT FUTHER RESOLVED: that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Vicma Ramos, the Board of Education approves Leslie Rogers’s salary based on M1 Step 18 of the 2018-2019 Teacher Salary Schedule.

                                                154/2018-19

                                                • RESOLVED: that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Vicma Ramos, the Board of Education approve the provisional appointment of Minerva Ortiz Otero as a Keyboard Specialist in the Greater Amsterdam School District effective August 27, 2018, based on Step 1, Schedule 1A of the 2018-2019 Clerical Salary Schedule. This position is funded through the General Fund. (Ms. Ortiz Otero is filling the vacancy created by Jacqueline Bradt at LLA.)
                                                • Motion passed.

                                                155/2018-19

                                                • RESOLVED: that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Vicma Ramos, the Board of Education approves the following Coaching positions for the 2018-2019 Fall Sports season, pending certifications. This position is funded through the General Fund.
                                                  • Michael Carbone: Associate Coach 5 Football
                                                  • Holly Livingston: Head Coach Grade 7 Volleyball
                                                  • Matthew Shaw: Associate Coach Modified Cross Country 
                                                  • Vanessa Mercado: Head Coach JV Cheerleading 
                                                  • Charles Beekman: Unpaid Football Coach
                                                  • Brett Patrei: Unpaid Boys Soccer Coach
                                                • Motion passed.