February 12, 2019 Board Minutes

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE AUSABLE VALLEY CENTRAL SCHOOL BOARD OF EDUCATION HELD ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2019

PURSUANT TO NOTICE

 

ROLL – Scott Bombard, President

MEMBERS – Mark Allen, James E. Martineau., Jr., Robyn Pray, Susan Richards, Sherry Snow, David Whitford

 

ADMINISTRATION – Paul D. Savage II, Aimee Defayette, Kevin Hulbert, Dean Lincoln, Kurt Munson, Javier Perez, Randy Pray, Matt Rogers.

 

FACULTY & STAFF – Scott Brow, Sarah Brown

 

CALL TO ORDER – President Bombard called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m.

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – President Bombard led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

APPOINTMENT OF CLERK PRO-TEM – On motion by Robyn Pray, seconded by David Whitford and carried unanimously, the Board appointed Paul D. Savage II as Clerk Pro-Tem for this meeting.

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT – Superintendent Savage reported that he was proud to announce that AVCS had a 90% graduation rate which was one of the highest in the North Country.  He reported on the latest comptrollers audit report and medicaid reimbursement topic; reminded everyone that the district only has two snow days remaining, and highlighted progress on the middle school with the CSI process.

 

VISITORS – None

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION – On motion by Robyn Pray, seconded by Mark Allen and carried unanimously, the Board convened in Executive Session at 5:05 p.m. for the purpose of discussing negotiated agreements.

REGULAR SESSION – President Bombard called the meeting back to order at 6.05 p.m.

 

MINUTES – On motion by Mark Allen, seconded by Susan Richards, and carried unanimously, the following resolution was offered:

 

RESOLVED, to accept as presented, the Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting held on January 16, 2019.

 

APPLICATIONS FOR NON-INSTRUCTIONAL EMPLOYMENT – Peggy Fournier, Aaron Goddeau, April Gonyo, Cindy Strack.

 

AUSABLE VALLEY TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION REPORT – Sarah Brown, AVTA Co-President did not have any items to report this month.

 

TREASURER’S REPORT – On motion by David Whitford, seconded Robyn Pray, and carried unanimously, the following resolution was adopted:

 

RESOLVED, to accept the Treasurer’s Report for the month of December 2018, as presented.

 

EXTRA-CLASSROOM TREASURER’S REPORT- On motion by James E. Martineau, Jr., seconded by David Whitford and carried unanimously, the following resolution was adopted:

 

RESOLVED, to accept the Extra-classroom Treasurer’s Report for the period ending December 31, 2018, as presented.

 

2019-2020 SCHOOL BUDGET OVERVIEW – Superintendent Savage provided an updated overview of the budget process where it stands as of now, and stated that he had attended a legislative meeting with President Bombard and has a meeting scheduled with Assemblyman Jones next month to discuss budget needs.  He stated that the state budget is inadequate and fails to meet the needs of students and communities in New York State.

 

 

 

 

ACCEPT SPECIAL EDUCATION RECOMMENDATIONS – On motion by Robyn Pray, seconded by Sherry Snow and carried unanimously, the following resolution was adopted:       

RESOLVED, to accept the Subcommittee on Special Education recommendations dated October 25, 2018 through January 31, 2019, and the Committee on Preschool Special Education recommendations dated December 18, 2018 through January 15, 2019, as presented.

 

APPROVE NOMINEE FOR CVES BOARD – On motion by Robyn Pray, seconded by Mark Allen and carried unanimously, the following resolution was adopted:

 

RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the Au Sable alley Central School District nominate Patti Gero for a vacant seat on the Clinton-Essex-Warren-Washington Board of Cooperative Educational Services (Champlain Valley Educational Services) Board.

 

APPROVE JOINT AGREEMENT WITH CEWW – On motion by Robyn Pray, seconded by David Whitford and carried unanimously, the following resolution was adopted:

 

RESOLVED, to approve Joint Agreement with CEWW as presented.

AUTHORIZING SAID SCHOOL DISTRICT TO ENTER INTO A JOINT AGREEMENT WITH THE CLINTON-ESSEX-WARREN-WASHINGTON COUNTIES BOARD OF COOPERATIVE EDUCATIONAL SERVICES D/B/A CHAMPLAIN VALLEY EDUCATIONAL SERVICES (“THE “CEWW BOCES”), AND THE OTHER SIXTEEN (16) COMPONENT SCHOOL DISTRICTS OF THE BOCES FOR THE ACQUISITION OF LAND AND RELATED BUILDINGS, CONSTRUCTION OF RENOVATIONS, ALTERATIONS, ADDITIONS AND IMPROVEMENTS TO EXISTING BUILDINGS, ALL TO INCLUDE RELATED DEMOLITION, CONSTRUCTION, RENOVATIONS, SITE IMPROVEMENTS, FURNISHINGS, FIXTURES AND EQUIPMENT REQUIRED FOR SUCH PURPOSES, ARCHITECTURAL FEES, GENERAL, MECHANICAL, ELECTRICAL, PLUMBING, ABATEMENT, AND SITE CONSTRUCTION WORK FOR RECONSTRUCTION AND ALTERATIONS, UPGRADE WORK TO VARIOUS BUILDING SYSTEMS AND COMPONENTS PURSUANT TO SECTION 1950 OF THE EDUCATION LAW AND FOR THE ALLOCATION OF THE COSTS OF SUCH CONSTRUCTION AMONG THE COMPONENT SCHOOL DISTRICTS OF THE BOCES. BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE AUSABLE VALLEY CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT (by a vote of not less than a majority of all the members of said Board) AS FOLLOWS:

   Section 1. The Board of Education of the Au Sable Valley Central School District (the “School District”) is hereby authorized to enter into the Joint Agreement with the BOCES and the other sixteen (16) component school districts in the BOCES, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit A, which Joint Agreement was approved by the BOCES at its January 17, 2019 meeting and which provides for the acquisition of land and related buildings, construction of renovations, alterations, additions and improvements to existing buildings, all to include related demolition, construction, renovations, site improvements, furnishings, fixtures and equipment required for such purposes, architectural fees, general, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, abatement, and site construction work for reconstruction and alterations, upgrade work to various building systems and components. Said Joint Agreement, in addition to providing for all other matters deemed necessary and proper, (i) sets forth the cost of such construction of additions and improvements to various BOCES buildings and costs incidental thereto and (ii) provides for an allocation and apportionment of a portion of said costs among the seventeen (17) component school districts, including the Au Sable Valley Central School District, on the equitable basis set forth in said Joint Agreement, and further sets forth the portion of the costs, and the schedule of payment of said costs by each of the seventeen (17) component school districts, including the Au Sable Valley Central School District.

   Section 2. The President of the Board, the chief fiscal officer of the School District, and in his absence the Vice President of the Board, is hereby authorized and directed to execute said Joint Agreement for and on behalf of the School District.

   Section 3. The School District hereby agrees to take any and all actions necessary as required by said Joint Agreement to accomplish the purposes and intent of said Joint Agreement.

   Section 4. This resolution shall take effect immediately.

 

APPROVE MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT WITH CFES BRILLANT PATHWAYS

On motion by Robyn Pray, seconded by Mark Allen and carried unanimously, the following resolution was adopted:

 

RESOLVED, to enter into agreement with CFES Brilliant Pathways (DUNS 010179374) Gear Up Grant, as presented.

 

PERSONNEL – President Bombard asked if there were any items in the Personnel Section that Board members wished to be considered separately.

 

On motion by Robyn Pray, seconded by Susan Richards and carried unanimously, the following resolution was adopted:

 

RESOLVED, to approve a consent agenda for all items in the Personnel Section, except: 14 H. Consider Appointment of Football Coach

 

APPROVE RESIGNATION FOR RETIREMENT PURPOSES

 

RESOLVED, to accept with regret a letter of resignation for retirement purposes from Ellen Campion, Spanish Teacher at the Middle School/High School, effective July 1, 2019, per her letter dated January 10, 2019.

 

APPROVE RESIGNATION FOR RETIREMENT PURPOSES

 

RESOLVED, to accept with regret a letter of resignation for retirement purposes from Rod Eric Carey, Elementary Teacher at Au Sable Forks Elementary School, effective July 1, 2019, per his letter dated January 16, 2019.

 

APPROVE INTENT TO RETIRE

 

RESOLVED, to accept a letter of intent to retire from J. David Waterhouse, English Teacher at the Middle School/High School, effective July 1, 2019, per his letter dated January 17, 2019.

 

APPROVE INTENT TO RETIRE

 

RESOLVED, to accept a letter of intent to retire from Terry Saulsgiver, Instrumental Music Teacher at the Middle School/High School, effective at the end of the 2019-2020 school year per her letter dated January 25, 2019.

 

APPROVE INTENT TO RETIRE

 

RESOLVED, to accept a letter of intent to retire from Suzanne Tromblee, Teacher Aide/Student Aide at Keeseville Elementary School, effective August 31, 2019, per her letter dated January 29, 2019.

 

APPROVE RESIGNATION FOR RETIREMENT PURPOSES

 

RESOLVED, to accept with regret a letter of resignation for retirement purposes from June Zerrahn, Elementary Teacher at Au Sable Forks Elementary, effective June 30, 2019, per her letter dated January 31, 2019.

 

APPROVE TRANSFER OF TYPIST

 

RESOLVED, that effective February 25, 2019, Sara Roy, Typist at Keeseville Elementary, will transfer to Central Office in the position of Account Clerk Typist, salary to be at the annual rate of $29,000 per year.  Mrs. Roy will be considered part of the Confidential Central Office Employees Agreement.

 

 

PERSONNEL (CON’T)

 

APPOINTMENT OF FOOTBALL COACH

 

On motion by James E. Martineau, Jr., seconded by Sherry Snow and carried unanimously, this item was tabled indefinitely.

 

APPROVE INTENT TO RETIRE

 

RESOLVED, to accept a letter of intent to retire from Raune Anne Hamilton, Science Teacher at the Middle School/High School, effective June 27, 2019, per her letter dated January 17, 2019.

 

APPROVE INTENT TO RETIRE

 

RESOLVED, to accept a letter of intent to retire from Marilyn Plishka, Cook Manager at Au Sable Forks Elementary School, effective March 19, 2020, per her letter dated January 31, 2019.

 

APPROVE RESIGNATION OF ELEMENTARY TEACHER

 

RESOLVED, to accept with regret a letter of resignation from Sunny Reed, Elementary Teacher at Keeseville Elementary School, effective February 16, 2019, per her email dated February 4, 2019.

 

APPROVE RESIGNATION OF TEACHER AIDE/STUDENT AIDE

 

RESOLVED, to accept with regret a letter of resignation from Sara Perkett, Teacher Aide/Student Aide at the Middle School/High School, effective February 27, 2019, per her email dated February 4, 2019.

VISITORS – None

ADJOURNED – On motion by Robyn Pray, seconded by Sherry Snow and carried unanimously, the Board adjourned at 6:15 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted

Paul D. Savage II, Clerk Pro-Tem

Board of Education