Minutes October 3, 2014


Chappaqua, New York



October 3, 2014



7:15 a.m.



Education Center



Board of Education
Karen Visser, President
Alyson Gardner, Vice President
Victoria Tipp
Warren Messner
Jeffrey Mester


Staff Members

Dr. Lyn McKay, Superintendent

Mr. Eric Byrne, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction

Mr. John Chow, Assistant Superintendent for Business

Mr. Andrew Selesnick, Assistant Superintendent for Leadership Dev. & HR

Theresa Markley, District Clerk / Adm. Asst. to Superintendent


Visitors Present:

Building administrators, faculty.


President Visser called the meeting to order. Warren Messner moved to convene the public session at 7:15 a.m. Alyson Gardner seconded. The motion passed unanimously.



Recommended Action:

President Visser announced that PNWBOCES had notified all the component school districts of a vacancy on their board due to the August resignation of a board member. All nominations must be made by component school districts by resolution and received in writing by the Clerk of PNWBOCES no later than midnight on Tuesday, October 7. Since the next CCSD school board meeting is October 8, we would miss the deadline if someone should consider running to complete the term ending June 30, 2015 and so this special meeting has been called. Upon further discussion and consideration, Jeffrey Mester, already a member of the BOCES advisory committee and actively working on various issues with them, was deemed to be the best candidate.

Warren Messner offered the following resolution,

"On behalf of the Chappaqua Central School District Board of Education, I nominate Jeffrey Mester to fill one vacancy on the Putnam Northern Westchester Board of Cooperative Education Services (P/NWBOCES) Board to serve the remainder of a three-year term expiring on June 30, 2015."

Alyson Gardner moved to second the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

Mr. Mester accepted the nomination. He expressed the belief that it is better to work together to provide solutions rather than continue to be a source of constant complaint.


President Visser gave Notice of Future Meetings

Wednesday, October 8, 2014, at Horace Greeley High School, at 7:30 p.m.


Audit Report

Academic Camps



At 7:35 a.m. Karen Visser moved to adjourn to Executive session to discuss a legal settlement. Victoria Tipp seconded. The motion passed unanimously.

At 8:12 a.m. Victoria Tipp moved to adjourn the Executive session and reconvene the public session to adjourn the public meeting. Warren Messner seconded. The motion passed unanimously.


Respectfully submitted,

Theresa Markley, District Clerk / Administrative Asst. to Superintendent

Karen Visser, Board President