Board of Education

 

Work/Action Meeting

~ Minutes ~

 

 

21 Babylon Road

Merrick, NY  11566

http://www.merrick.k12.ny.us/

             

Tuesday, February 7, 2017              7:15 PM              Cub's Cave

1.              Call to Order

The meeting was called to order at 6:15 PM by Vice President Sigal Negrin

Attendee Name

Title

Status

Arrived

Gina Piskin

Trustee

Present

 

Nancy Kaplan

Trustee

Present

 

Butch Yamali

Trustee

Present

 

Pamela Banks

President

Excused

 

Sigal Negrin

Vice President

Present

 

Jill Levine

Trustee

Present

 

Linda Wilk

Trustee

Present

 

2.              Exit Public Session 6:14 PM

3.              Enter Executive Session  6:15 PM- Discussion of Bargaining Unit Negotiations

4.              Exit Executive Session - 7:14 PM

5.              Reconvening of Meeting. Pledge of Allegiance - Lakeside students led in the Pledge of Allegiance

6.              Minutes of Board of Education Meeting

1.              Board of Education - Work/Action Meeting - Jan 10, 2017 7:15 PM

RESULT:              ACCEPTED [UNANIMOUS]

AYES:              Piskin, Kaplan, Yamali, Negrin, Levine, Wilk

EXCUSED:              Pamela Banks

7.              Treasurer's Report

1.              Treasurer's Report - December 2016

8.              Claims Audit Report

1.              Internal Audit Claims Report for the month of December 2016

9.              Statement of Paid Claims

1.              Statement of Paid Claims  January 2017 - February 3, 2017

RESULT:              APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Gina Piskin, Trustee

SECONDER:              Butch Yamali, Trustee

AYES:              Piskin, Kaplan, Yamali, Negrin, Levine, Wilk

EXCUSED:              Pamela Banks

10.              Dr. Grucci's Money Minute

1.              Dr. Grucci's Money Minute

11.              Public Statement - Condolences to the McDonough Family at Birch school.

12.              Hearing of Visitors on Items in the Superintendent's Report - No comments

13.              Superintendent's Report

A.              PERSONNEL

1.              Substitute Staffing

We are recommending the following appointments for the 2016-2017 school year:

Appointment of Per Diem Substitute Teacher

Baldauf, Samantha

Walters, Peyton

 

Resignation of Substitute Teacher Assistants

Shapiro, Roberta

2.              Resignation of Short Term Leave Replacement

We received a letter of resignation from Melissa Mayo, short term leave replacement, effective January 13, 2017.

3.              Resignation/Retirement

We received the following resignations, for the purpose of retirement, from the staff indicated:

 

Name

Position

School

Effective Date

Edna Lynn

Teacher Aide

Birch

021717

Johnny Ng

Cleaner

Birch

012717

4.              Appointment of School Psychologist

Appointment of Pamela Antoci, School Psychologist, as a Co-Chairperson of the Committee on Special Education, Committee on Preschool Special Education and Subcommittees: Committee on Special Education.

5.              Appointment of Regular Substitute School Psychologist

We are recommending the appointment of Pamela Antoci as a regular substitute school psychologist, effective February 13, 2017 and ending no later than June 30, 2017. Her salary will be $71,743 (prorated) MA Step 1 and stipend of $1,915.

6.              Appointment of Cleaner

Probationary appointment of Steve Salomon as a Cleaner (Full-Time) assigned to Birch School, effective February 8, 2017.  His salary will be $42,015 (prorated) as per the Merrick Custodial Unit Salary Schedule.  Mr. Salomon has been a Part-Time Cleaner.

 

 

These appointments are conditional pending approval by Nassau County Civil Service Commission.

7.              Additional hours for Special Education Services

Andrea Gatto is to be paid 6 hours of additional time for New Co-Teaching Planning Time at the hourly rate as per teacher contract

8.              Curriculum Writing

Allison Ippolito is to be paid $40/hour for 25 additional hours of curriculum writing.

9.              Appointment of Full-Time Teaching Position

We are recommending the appointment of Jennifer Barba as a full time teacher position effective February 8, 2017.  Jennifer is currently a .88 teaching position.  Her salary will be $103,959   (prorated) MA Step 8.

B.              ADMINISTRATION

1.              Donation From Lakeside PTA

The Lakeside PTA would like to donate $61,460 to the Lakeside school for a fully installed playground.

 

Installation and site work   $39,980

Playground structure   $21,480

 

Total cost of unit, installed   $61,460

2.              Donation from Merrick Little League

The Merrick Little League would like to donate the installation of safety netting to the front ball field (Forever 9 Field) at Lakeside as per the attached contract. The total value of this donation is $7,484.

C.              INSTRUCTION & EDUCATIONAL SERVICES

D.              STUDENT SERVICES

1.              Committee on Preschool Special Education

The Committee on Preschool Special Education met between January 3, 2017 and January 31, 2017

 

A summary of the cases presented is attached.

2.              Committee on Special Education

The Committee on Special Education met between January 3, 2017 and January 31, 2017

 

A summary of the cases presented is attached.

3.              Committee on Section 504

The Committee on Section 504 met between January 3, 2017 and January 31, 2017

 

A summary of the cases presented is attached

E.              BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY

1.              Additional Student Transportation

Additional Student Transportation

 

 

              Bid for additional Non-Public School transportation for the 2016-17 school year was duly received and opened on December 16, 2016 at 10 A.M. at the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District Office.

 

It is recommended that award be made for Non-Public transportation for the 2016-17 school year to the lowest responsible bidder meeting specifications as listed below:

 

 

              School                              No. of Pupils                            Dates                                     Vendor                   Cost per Month

                                                                                                                                                                 

 

The Waldorf School              1                           1/3/17 - 6/23/17         We Transport        $2,468.00

 

 

 

Additional BOCES Transportation Required

 

              An addition to the previously approved BOCES contract for the 2016-17 school year is needed for a special education student with a matron.

 

 

              School                       No. of Pupils                      Dates                  Cost per Month                Matron per Month

 

Jerusalem Avenue             1           1/18/17 - 6/23/17         $561.20                       $2,619.30

       BOCES

2.              Excess Equipment

The attached document is a list of computer equipment that is obsolete. The District will dispose of the units in an environmentally suitable way. 

14.              Hearing of Visitors - The public expressed their concerns regarding the proposed transportation referendum.  A sign-up sheet for Merrick residents to receive email notifications from the district will be available at  the budget vote on May 16, 2017.

15.              Reports of Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District Board Members - Dr. Nancy Kaplan provided a brief report. Dr. Palma spoke to the public about the informative workshops being offered by the BMCHSD to inform the community about heroin and opioid addiction

16.              Legislation - Linda Wilk encouraged the public to stay informed and involved in public education.

17.              Reports of Board Members - No report

18.              New Business - None

19.              Old Business - Transportation

20.              Adjournment - 8:43 PM

                           

District Clerk, Clarice Rebentisch