Minutes November 30, 2022
CHAPPAQUA CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF EDUCATION
Wednesday, November 30, 2022, 9:00 AM
Education Center - Board Room
Present: Board of Education
Jane Kimmel Shepardson, President
Warren Messner, Vice President
Christine Ackerman, Superintendent of Schools
Andrew Lennon, Assistant Superintendent for Business
Adam Pease, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction
Jamie Edelman, Assistant Superintendent for Pupil Personnel Services
Andrew Corsilia, Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources & Leadership Development
Justin Olive, Staff Developer
Liisa Elsner, District Clerk
President Jane Kimmel Shepardson called for a motion to open the public meeting.
Motioned by Hilary Grasso to open the meeting at 9:06 am. Seconded by Cailee Hwang. Motion carried 5-0.
1. President’s Report
1.1 BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby ratifies the report of the November 29, 2022 Special District Meeting Bond Vote.
Motioned by Jane Kimmel Shepardson to ratify the report of the November 29, 2022 Special District Meeting Bond Vote. Seconded by Hilary Grasso. Motion carried 5-0.
2. Superintendent’s Report – Living Environment – moved to after 4.2
3. Recommended Action: Personnel
Dr. Ackerman recommended Item 3.1 as stated below.
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:
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby appoints the individual listed as a mentor for students, effective December 1, 2022 at the rate of $500, per semester, pro-rated:
Dr. Joe Mazza
Mr. Daniel Valentin, Teacher of English, Horace Greeley High School, effective November 30, 2022.
Motioned by Jane Kimmel Shepardson to approve Item 3.1 as stated above. Seconded by Cailee Hwang. Motion carried 5-0.
Dr. Ackerman recommended Item 3.2 as stated below.
Lauren Rubeo, Office Assistant-Automated Systems, at an annual salary of $53,103 (pro-rated), Step 10 of the COSA Contract, effective November 29, 2022.
Anne Holmquist, Purchasing Agent, at the rate of $55.00 per hour, 17.5 hours per week, effective December 5, 2022, pending fingerprint clearance.
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby approves a supplement stipend of $2,500 for Paola Conklin for the period of July 1, 2022 through August 31, 2022 in support of the Human Resources leadership transition.
Motioned by Hilary Grasso to approve Item 3.2 as stated above. Seconded by Warren Messner. Motion carried 5-0.
4. BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education acknowledges the following contracts approved by the Superintendent, per Board Policy 6085 – Purchasing and Bidding:
4.1 An Agreement for Services with One Trusted Adult for professional development workshops on January 25, 2023.
4.2 An Agreement with Penguin Random House Speakers Bureau for Matt de la Pena to speak at Unity Day on December 9, 2022.
Motioned by Hilary Grasso to acknowledge Items 4.1 and 4.2 as stated above. Seconded by Ryan Kelsey. Motion carried 5-0.
Living Environment Presentation
Motioned by Cailee Hwang to adjourn into Executive Session at 10:31 am to discuss litigation and the employment history of particular persons. Seconded by Warren Messner. Motion carried 5-0.
Motioned by Warren Messner to reconvene the public meeting at 10:45 am. Seconded by Cailee Hwang. Motion carried 5-0.
5. Notice of Future Meetings
Wednesday, December 14, 2022, 7:30 pm
Seven Bridges Middle School Presentation
Horace Greeley High School Auditorium
Wednesday, January 11, 2023, 7:30 pm
Horace Greeley High School Auditorium
Motioned by Jane Kimmel Shepardson to adjourn the meeting at 10:48 am. Seconded by Warren Messner. Motion carried 5-0.
District Clerk / Secretary to the Superintendent