Agenda February 7, 2020


Friday, February 7, 2020
Seven Bridges Middle School - Blue Conference Room
101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway, NJ

Presiding Officer: Jane Kimmel Shepardson

Pledge of Allegiance - Holly McCall

1.    Call the Meeting to Order at 10:00 am 

2.    Proposed Executive Session, subject to Board approval, to receive legal advice from counsel, and to consider the termination of a contract with a particular school district contractor.

3.    Reconvene Special Public Meeting

4.    BE IT RESOLVED that pursuant to the terms of the of the General Conditions of the Contract for Construction (AIA A232-2009) (“the Contract”) between the Chappaqua Central School District (“the School District”) and MVM Construction LLC (“MVM”), and in furtherance of School District’s letters to MVM, dated October 25, 2019, January 14, 2020, and January 30, 2020, the School District hereby terminates the Contract, effective immediately, that MVM turn over equipment and materials to the School District; and 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the School District, in keeping with the School District’s termination of the Contract, and in furtherance of the School District’s letters to (a) MVM, dated October 25, 2019, (b) MVM, dated January 14, 2020, (c) MVM, dated January 30, 2020, (d) MVM’s surety, NGM Insurance Company (“the Surety”) pursuant to performance bond No. S308474 (“the Bond”), dated January 14, 2020,  and (e) NGM dated January 30, 2020, hereby demands that the Surety, as provided in the Bond, promptly, and at the Surety’s expense, take one of the actions set forth in Section 5 of the Bond; and 
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the School District has and will continue to fulfill its obligations under the Bond; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that If the Surety does not proceed as provided in Section 5 with reasonable promptness, the Surety shall be deemed to be in default on this Bond seven (7) days after receipt of an additional written notice from the School District to the Surety demanding that the Surety perform its obligations under the Bond; without further notice, the School District shall take action to enforce any remedy available to the School District including the commencement of litigation against MVM and its Surety by the School District’s school attorneys Shaw, Perelson, May & Lambert, LLP, pursuant to the terms of the retainer agreement between the District and the law firm.

5.      Notice of Future Meetings

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 7:30 pm
Roaring Brook Elementary School Student Presentation
Dr. McGuffog – Special Education Testing Analysis & Best Practices Recommendations
Horace Greeley High School – Academic Commons

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 7:30 pm
Robert E. Bell Middle School Student Presentations
Superintendent Budget Proposal
Horace Greeley High School – Academic Commons

6.      Adjournment

Any person who seeks accommodation based upon disability should contact the District Clerk,
Liisa Elsner at 238-7200, x-1002, at least five days prior to the meeting.
Chappaqua Board of Education
Education Center
66 Roaring Brook Road
Chappaqua, NY 10514