Agenda May 3, 2023
Revised: 5/3/23 at 7:38pm
CHAPPAQUA CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF EDUCATION
Wednesday, May 3, 2023
Horace Greeley High School - Auditorium
Presiding Officer: Jane Kimmel Shepardson
Pledge of Allegiance
Livestream Video Link
6:00 pm Proposed Executive Session to discuss matters of the employment history of particular persons, potential litigation, matters made confidential by federal and state privacy laws (FERPA and Ed Law 2-d) and to receive advice from counsel subject to Board approval.
Reconvene public meeting at 7:30 pm at Horace Greeley High School - Auditorium
1. Information Business Affairs
1.1 President’s Report
1.1.1 BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the Westchester Putnam School Boards Association (WPSBA) Proposed 2023-24 Budget and Nominating Committee Slate, and authorizes the Board President to sign the WPSBA Annual Meeting Ballot.
1.2 Superintendent’s Report
1.2.1 2023-24 Budget Hearing
Presentation: Chappaqua Public Library Budget 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
3.1 BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby accepts the Minutes of the April 25, 2023 Board of Education Meeting.
3.2 Policy #0125: Wellness Policy – 1st Reading.
3.3 Policy #6075: Inventory Capitalization Policy – 1st Reading.
3.4 Policy #6040: Extra Classroom Activities – 1st Reading.
3.5 Policy #3012: Conflicts of Interest – 1st Reading.
4. Recommended Action: Personnel
BE IT RESOLVED that, the Board of Education hereby authorizes the attached Agreements for Services for the individuals and agencies listed below effective for the 2023/2024 school year, or earlier at the discretion of the Board of Education:
Westchester Therapy Solutions – Occupational, Physical & Speech Therapy, PLLC
BE IT RESOLVED that, the Board of Education hereby appoints the individual listed as per diem substitute teacher to be employed on an “as needed” basis:
BE IT RESOLVED that, the Board of Education hereby appoints the individual listed as per diem substitute at the Building Specific substitute teacher rate:
Nicole Orlowski – Roaring Brook Elementary School (effective 5/8/23)
Francesca Porfidio – Roaring Brook Elementary School (effective 5/4/23)
Ralph Strobel – Robert E. Bell Middle School (effective 4/28/23)
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Superintendent is hereby authorized to direct a comprehensive medical examination and evaluation of Employee No. 3445, in accordance with the provisions of Section 913 of the Education Law; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board hereby directs that Employee No. 3445 submit their medical records, if any, to the extent and for the time as determined by the physician(s) to the examining physician(s) at or before such examinations/evaluations.
Mr. Andrew Zenker, Teacher of Mathematics, Horace Greeley School, to a probationary appointment in the tenure area of Mathematics, effective August 31, 2023 through August 30, 2027, subject to receipt of composite or overall annual professional performance review ratings pursuant to Education law Section 3012-c and/or 3012-d of either effective or highly effective in at least three (3) of the four (4) proceeding years, and if the probationer receives an ineffective composite or overall rating in the final year of the probationary period they shall not be eligible for tenure at that time.
Lori Mastroddi, Office Assistant – Automated Systems at Horace Greeley High School, effective end of business day April 21, 2023.
Brandon Ayala, Cleaner, District-wide, 24 hours per week, effective May 4, 2023.
Tami Kassel, Teacher Aide at Horace Greeley High School, 35 hours/week (session), effective May 15, 2023.
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 (2022-23 School Year) reported to the Board on May 3, 2023.
5.2 CSE summaries (2023-24 School Year) reported to the Board on May 3, 2023.
5.3 BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby approves a Chappaqua School Foundation InstaGrant (IG22-23-09): Roaring Brook 1st Grade Multicultural Supplies, in the amount of $1,964.48, by Roaring Brook Elementary School Teacher Ericka Miranda.
5.4 BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby approves a Chappaqua School Foundation InstaGrant (IG22-23-10): Empowering Sustainable Fashion: Providing Access to Sewing Machines for Eco-conscious Creators, in the amount of $1,999.00, by Horace Greeley High School Art Teachers Kathryn Ottomanelli & Amanda McDonough.
5.5 BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby approves a Chappaqua School Foundation Traditional Grant: Horace Greeley World Economics Learning Lab Design, in the amount of $39,000.00.
5.6 BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education approves the appointment of election personnel for the May 16, 2023 School Budget Vote & Election.
5.7 WHEREAS, Amplyus (DBA miniPCR bio) is and will continue to be, the sole source of the mini16bundle of 4, blueGel bundle of 8, and H-style set of 4 micropipettes with stands. These items are proprietary products that are only available through Amplyus (DBA miniPCR bio) located at 1770 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 167, Cambridge, MA 02140.
WHEREAS, Amplyus (DBA miniPCR bio) will have a directsales and purchasing relationship and no intentions to utilize agents, or authorize resellers to provide miniPCR bio products and services to Chappaqua School Central School District.
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby declares Amplyus to be the sole source for all miniPCR bio branded products and services purchased in the ordinary course of product acquisition and therefore, determines that the purchase of the miniPCR bio products is not subject to competitive bidding under Section 103 of the General Municipal Law.
5.8 BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education does hereby sustain the April 4, 2023 DASA appeal filed on behalf of Student Number 230503; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the District Clerk notify the parents of the Board of Education’s determination.
8. Notice of Future Meetings
Tuesday, May 16, 2023, 7:00 am – 9:00 pm
Annual Election & Budget Vote
Horace Greeley High School - Gymnasium
Thursday, May 18, 2023, 7:30 pm
Tenured Teacher Recognition
Horace Greeley High School – Auditorium
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
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