Agenda May 27 2020
Revised: 5/27/20 at 12:20pm
CHAPPAQUA CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF EDUCATION
Wednesday, May 27, 2020, 6:15 pm
Horace Greeley High School - Academic Commons
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Presiding Officer: Jane Kimmel Shepardson
Pledge of Allegiance - Holly McCall
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This meeting will be closed to in-person public attendance. Governor Cuomo has allowed public bodies including school boards to fulfill their obligations to conduct business in the public eye without permitting in-person attendance by the public, “provided that the public has the ability to view or listen to such proceeding and that such meetings are recorded and later transcribed.”
Call the Meeting to Order at 6:15 pm
Proposed Executive Session, subject to Board approval.
Reconvene public session at 7:00 p.m. at Horace Greeley High School – Academic Commons
1. Information Business Affairs
1.1 President’s Report
1.2 Superintendent’s Report
Presentation: Budget Hearing
Brightcore Solar Presentation
2. Committee Reports
Public Comment Period:
We welcome public comments, and in respect for each other's time, we ask that you limit your comments to three minutes. Board members may be contacted via email or phone. After the public comment period has been completed, Board members may have a discussion among themselves regarding comments presented.
3. Approvals & Ratifications
4. Recommended Action: Personnel
Ms. Doreen O’Leary, Principal, Roaring Brook Elementary School, effective August 30, 2020.
Amended Resignation for Purposes of Retirement:
Ms. Patricia Greco, Teacher of Special Education, Seven Bridges Middle School, effective June 30, 2020.
5. Recommended Action: Other
Use of the Consent Agenda permits the Board of Education to make more effective use of its time by adopting a single motion to cover those relatively routine matters, which are included. Any member of the Board who wishes to discuss individually a particular piece of business on the Consent Agenda may so indicate and that item will be considered and voted on separately, thus preserving the right of all Board members to be heard on any issue. It is recommended that the Board of Education approve the following Consent agenda as submitted by the Superintendent of Schools.
5.1 BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby authorizes its President to sign a letter of agreement with Sive, Paget, Riesel, dated May 22, 2020, for counsel and representation regarding the State Environmental Quality Review Act (“SEQRA”) aspects of a potential multi-phased Community Solar Project, as presented to the Board at this meeting. A copy of said letter agreement shall be incorporated by reference within the minutes of this meeting.
5.2 BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education hereby authorizes its attorneys, Shaw, Perelson, May and Lambert, LLP to execute a settlement agreement to resolve litigation in the case of Pacher et. al. v. Chappaqua Central School District, pending the Appellate Division Second Dept., Case No. 2019-08293, as presented to the Board at this meeting.
5.3 BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education hereby authorizes its President to sign a Solar Development Exclusivity Agreement with Brightcore Energy, LLC, dated May 27, 2020, along with a New York State Standard Site Control Certification Form to be presented to Consolidated Edison, Inc., Appendix J, denoting a signed option agreement, as presented to the Board at this meeting. A copy of said agreement and Appendix J shall be incorporated by reference within the minutes of this meeting.
8. Notice of Future Meetings
Wednesday, June 3, 2020, 7:30 pm
Ave Atqe Vale – Honor Retirees
Horace Greeley High School – Academic Commons
Tuesday, June 9, 2020, 5:00 pm
Annual Budget Vote and Election
Horace Greeley High School Gymnasium – Absentee Ballot Voting Only
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
66 Roaring Brook Road
Chappaqua, NY 10514