Board of Education

 

Work/Action Meeting

~ Minutes ~

 

 

21 Babylon Road

Merrick, NY  11566

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

             

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

1.              Call to Order

The meeting was called to order at 6:15 PM by President Pamela Banks

Attendee Name

Title

Status

Arrived

Gina Piskin

Trustee

Excused

 

Nancy Kaplan

Trustee

Present

 

Butch Yamali

Trustee

Excused

 

Pamela Banks

President

Present

 

Sigal Negrin

Vice President

Present

 

Jill Levine

Trustee

Present

 

Linda Wilk

Trustee

Present

 

2.              Exit Public Session 6:15 PM

3.              Enter Executive Session 6:16 PM - To discuss contract negotiations.

4.              Exit Executive Session 7:20 PM

5.              Reconvening of Meeting 7:28 PM.  Birch Students led in the Pledge of Allegiance

6.              Minutes of Board of Education Meeting

1.              Board of Education - Work/Action Meeting - Feb 7, 2017 7:15 PMAccepted

7.              Treasurer's Report

1.              Treasurer's Report - January 2017

8.              Claims Audit Report

1.              Internal Audit Claims Report for the month of January 2017

9.              Statement of Paid Claims

1.              Statement of Paid Claims   February 2017Approved

10.              Dr. Grucci's Money Minute

1.              Dr. Grucci's Money Minute

11.              Capital Project Update - Karalisa Grundner of BBS Architechts provided a presentation on the design/construction timeline.

12.              Good and Welfare

1.              Good and Welfare

Condolences To...

Fran Seidita, Teaching Assistant at Chatterton School, on the passing of her father, Frank Armellino.

 

Maria Sirchia, Teaching Assistant at Birch School, on the passing of her husband, Michael.

 

Gina Wolf, Teaching Assistant at Chatterton School, on the passing of her daughter, Lindsee.

 

Brenda Gallagher, Senior Account Clerk at District Office, on the passing of her father in law, William Gallagher.

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

14.              Superintendent's Report

A.              PERSONNEL

1.              Substitute Staff - Change in SalaryApproved

We are recommending a change in salary for Christopher Cabeza who has reached his 21st consecutive day of service in Staci Allocco's class effective February 16, 2017. His salary will now be $69,996 (prorated) on the entry level step of the Master's Degree Salary Schedule.

2.              Substitute Staffing Change in TitleApproved

At the February 7, 2017 meeting Peyton Walters was appointed as a Per Diem Substitute Teacher.  Effective February 15, 2017 her title should be changed to Daily Building Substitute Teacher.

3.              Substitute StaffingApproved

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

Appointment of Daily Building Substitute Teachers

Carroll, Michele

Walters, Peyton

 

 

After School Academic Tutor

Deana Capellupo is approved to complete home tutoring hours within the Merrick House at the rate of $50.00 per hour.

4.              Leave of AbsencesApproved

We received the following requests for an unpaid leave of absence for the 2017-2018 school year:

 

Christina Mongeluzzi

Lindsay Struss

5.              Resignation of TeacherApproved

We received a letter of resignation from Chris Hoisik resigning his teaching position effective June 23, 2017, in order to continue as Assistant Principal.

6.              NYSSMA Festival ChaperonesApproved

The following teachers are to be paid at the chaperone rate of $22.00 per hour for helping out at the NYSSMA Festival on March 24 and 25, 2017:

 

Judy Witmer - 12 hours

Robb Normandeau - 9 hours

Jeff Glemboski - 9 hours

Marcia Miller - 12 hours

Liz Comito - 12 hours

Richard Nasto - 12 hours

Jennifer DiGangi - 12 hours

7.              Curriculum PayApproved

Ruth Rosenberg and Shari Dorfman are to be paid $1,000 each for facilitating each of the following inservice courses:  "More Social Justice Teaching; Our Work Continues", "Rock the Reading Workshop! Notice and Note Fiction", and "#Book Love".

 

Dan Fitch and Joanne Savastano are to be paid $1,000 each for facilitating inservice course "Tech Talk: A Hands On Workshop Exploring District Technology Resources".

 

Peter Gangi is to be paid $1,500 for facilitating inservice course "Conferring & Small Group Work in Reading Made Easy".

 

Jennifer Brady is to be paid $1,500 for facilitating inservice course "Keeping the Reading Work Sticky: Tools for Small Group & Conferences Using the New Units of Study".

 

Deborah Cain has been approved as a mentor.  She is to receive a stipend of $550.

 

Dr. Jennifer Mascolo will provide staff development for the Reading Dept. on March 21, 2017 and is to be paid $2,500.

B.              ADMINISTRATION

1.              Donation From Lakeside PTAApproved

The Lakeside PTA would like to donate four (4) Fastenal Water Bottle Stations. The cost for each is $1,120; $4,480 total.

C.              INSTRUCTION & EDUCATIONAL SERVICES

D.              STUDENT SERVICES

1.              Committee on Section 504Approved

The Committee on Section 504 met between February 1, 2017 and February 28, 2017

 

A summary of the cases presented is attached

2.              Committee on Special EducationApproved

The Committee on Special Education met between February 1, 2017 and February 28, 2017

 

A summary of the cases presented is attached

3.              Committee on Preschool Special EducationApproved

The Committee on Preschool Special Education met between February 1, 2017 and February 28, 2017

 

A summary of the cases presented is attached.

E.              BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY

1.              Approval of Consultant Service ContractApproved

The following consultant service contract, with anticipated payments in excess of $2,500.00, is being submitted for Board approval as follows:

 

Consultant:                                                        Dr. Edward Petrosky             

 

Rates:                                                                      $4,500.00

 

Period:                                                                      July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017

                           

Description:                                                        Per complete neuropsychological evaluation per IEP.

2.              Approval of Consultant Service Contract AddendumApproved

The following consultant service contract addendum, with anticipated payments in excess of $2,500.00, is being submitted for Board approval as follows:

 

Consultant:                                                        Mill Neck School for the Deaf             

Original Contract Date:                            May 10, 2016

Original Contract Amount:                            $ 75,722.80

Additional Amount Requested:              $ 46,227.56

Total Payments to Consultant:              $121,950.36

Explanation for Addendum:                            Tuition for additional student.

15.              Review of School District Budget for the 2017-18 School Year

1.              Review of School District Budget for the 2017-18 School Year

Administration presents proposed budgets to Board of Education.

16.              Hearing of Visitors - The Board listened to a comment from the public.

17.              Reports of Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District Board Members - Dr. Nancy Kaplan provided a brief report.

18.              Legislation - Dr. Palma recently attended the Winter Institute in Albany to lobby with  our legislators.Dr. Palma apprised us of the Governor's proposal which indicates if State falls short on federal money they can pull our State aide. Please advocate public education and contact your local legislators and Governor to remove this provision so aide promised to schools isn't taken away..

19.              Reports of Board Members - None

20.              New Business - None

21.              Old Business - A reminder that the March 21, 2017 Board meeting has been cancelled.

22.              Exit Public Session 8:37 PM

23.              Enter Executive Session 8:45 PM to review individual personnel evaluations.

24.              Exit Executive Session 9:09 PM

25.              Adjournment 9:10 PM

                           

District Clerk, Clarice Rebentisch