Agenda January 27, 2021

Revised: 1/27/21 at 3:50pm

Agenda

CHAPPAQUA CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF EDUCATION
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Horace Greeley High School – Auditorium

Presiding Officer: Victoria Bayard Tipp
Pledge of Allegiance - Holly McCall

Per Governor Cuomo’s executive order, in-person attendance at this meeting may not exceed 50 people.

Livestream Video Link

5:30 pm    Board/Administrative Winter Retreat – via Zoom videoconference

6:45 pm    Board of Education Regular Meeting at Horace Greeley High School - Auditorium commencing with a Proposed Executive Session to discuss contract negotiations, potential litigation, the employment history of particular persons, matters of health & safety, and to receive advice from counsel, subject to Board approval.

7:30 pm    Expected time for reconvening public session at 7:30 pm at Horace Greeley High School – Auditorium

1.        Information Business Affairs

1.1    President’s Report

1.1.1    Town of New Castle Proposed Form Based Code

1.2    Superintendent’s Report

1.2.1    2020-21 District Calendar – Revised 1/27/21

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby adopts the revised 2020-21 District Calendar.

1.2.2    District Calendar 2021-22:  Draft

Presentations:

  • Chappaqua Central School District Anti-Racism and Social Justice Education - Update
  • Teaching Transformed:  Voices from the Field

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 

3.1    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education accepts the minutes of the January 13, 2021 Board Meeting.

3.2    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education accepts the minutes of the January 21, 2021 Special Board Meeting

4.      Recommended Action:   Personnel

4.1    Instructional

Resolution:
BE IT RESOLVED that, the Board of Education hereby authorizes the attached Agreement for Services for the individual and agencies listed below effective for the 2020/2021 school year, or earlier at the discretion of the Board of Education:

Andrea Rauso Eckerle

Resolution:
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby appoints the individuals listed as per diem substitute teachers to be employed on an “as needed” basis:

Cassandra Green
Jane Kaufman
Christina Keenaghan
Morgan McKenna
Romina Sierra

Resolution:
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby appoints the individual listed as a per diem substitute at the Building Specific substitute teacher rate:

Kathleen Regan – Robert E. Bell Middle School

Resolution:
BE IT RESOLVED that, the Board of Education hereby appoints the individual listed as a student teacher, intern and/or classroom observer for the 2020/2021 school year:

Madelyn Fortuna

Resolution:
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby authorizes the Superintendent of Schools and Board President to execute an Agreement, dated January 20, 2021, on behalf of the School District, with Mr. Nicholas Mello, as presented to the Board at this meeting, whereby Mr. Mello shall perform contract services as a Science teacher for the School District for the period commencing January 21, 2021 and terminating June 30, 2021. A copy of this Agreement shall be incorporated by reference within the minutes of this meeting.

Resignation:
Mr. Kieran McInerney, Teaching Assistant, Horace Greeley High School, effective February 15, 2021.

Appointment: Leave Replacement
Mr. Christopher Dashnaw, (.75) Leave Replacement Teacher of Science, Horace Greeley High School, effective February 1, 2021 through June 30, 2021 (or earlier at the discretion of the Board of Education).

Ms. Bianca Darminio, Leave Replacement Teacher of Reading, Seven Bridges Middle School, effective October 26, 2020 through June 30, 2021 (or earlier at the discretion of the Board of Education).

Ms. Ericka Miranda, Leave Replacement Teacher of Elementary Education, Douglas Grafflin Elementary School, effective September 22, 2020 through April 2, 2021 (or earlier at the discretion of the Board of Education).

Appointment: Coaching - Effective February 1, 2021 through March 15, 2021

Name Position Sport Step
Sarah Benischek Varsity Girls Basketball 3
Nicholaus Rodwell Varsity Assistant Girls Basketball 2
Dave Fernandes JV Girls Basketball 3
Matthew Simone Varsity Boys Basketball 3
John Alkalay Varsity Assistant Boys Basketball 3
Ryan Spillane JV Boys Basketball 3
Elizabeth Lops Freshman Boys Basketball 3
Dan Perito Varsity Ice Hockey 3
Seth Corwin Varsity Assistant Ice Hockey 3
Michael DeBellis Co-Varsity Wrestling 3
Anthony Tortora Co-Varsity Wrestling 3
Anthony Tortora Co-JV Wrestling 3
Michael DeBellis Co-JV Wrestling 3
Khaled Dassan Varsity Assistant Wrestling 3
Alex Delacruz Modified - Bell Wrestling 3
Anthony Sasso Modified – Seven Bridges Wrestling 2
Kristen Pyrch Varsity Cheerleading 2

4.2    Non-Instructional 

Appointment:
BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education hereby appoints the individual listed below as a per diem clerical/aide substitute to be employed on an “as needed” basis, at a salary of $15 per hour:

Carolyn V. Kelly

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    CSE Summaries (2020-21 School Year) reported to the Board on January 27, 2021.

5.2    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves a contract with Yorktown Central School District for Health & Welfare Services for 1 student, effective September 8, 2020 through June 25, 2021, in the amount of $1,350.26, and authorizes the Board President, Superintendent and District Clerk to execute the contract.

5.3    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves a Contract Amendment with Public Consulting Group, dated December 31, 2020, and authorizes the Board President to execute this amendment.  

5.4    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves an equipment change amendment to Product Schedule #1700739 of Master State & Local Government Lease Agreement No. 460977, and authorizes the Board President to execute the amended agreement.
 
5.5    BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education Approves an Agreement with Anderson Center for Autism, effective July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021 for provision of a special education program based on the New York State Education Department and the Office of Children and Family Services rates as outlined in Appendix A of the Agreement, and authorizes the Board President to execute the agreement.
    
5.6    BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education Approves an Agreement with Hawthorne Foundation, Inc. d/b/a Hawthorne Country Day School, effective July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021 for provision of a special education program based on the New York State Education Department and the Office of Children and Family Services rates as outlined in Appendix A of the Agreement, and authorizes the Board President to execute the agreement.

5.7    BE IT RESOLVED that, the Board of Education hereby approves the Employment Related Agreement with employee number 3875, dated January 25, 2021, as presented to the Board at this meeting.  Said agreement shall be incorporated by reference within the minutes of this meeting.

6.      Facilities
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education acknowledges Change Orders approved by the Superintendent per Board Resolution adopted at June 14, 2017 Board of Education meeting.

6.1    Change Order:  S&L #25
Project:   Horace Greeley High School & Chappaqua Library
Contractor:  S&L Plumbing and Heating Corp.
Description:  Fiberglass basin extension in the STEAM Center at HGHS
Amount:  $619.56

7.      Financials

7.1    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education acknowledges receipt of the Claims Auditor Report for December 2020.

8.      Notice of Future Meetings 

Wednesday, February 10, 2021 – 7:30 pm
Horace Greeley High School – Auditorium

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 – 7:30 pm
Superintendent’s Budget Proposal
Horace Greeley High School - Auditorium

9.       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
Web: www.chappaquaschools.org
Email: board@chappaquaschools.org

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/lke