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Agenda January 13, 2021

Revised: 1/12/21 at 2:10pm
1/14/21 at 12:36am

CHAPPAQUA CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF EDUCATION
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Horace Greeley High School – Auditorium
and
170 South Bedford Road, Chappaqua, NY

5:00 pm - Board of Education Executive Session
6:00 pm - Joint Work Session with Town Board regarding New Castle Form Based Code
7:30 pm - Board of Education Meeting

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

5:00 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 and safety, and to receive advice from counsel, subject to Board approval.

6:00 pm    Joint Work Session with Town Board regarding Town of New Castle Form Based Code (Livestream Link)

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

1.       Information Business Affairs

1.1    President’s Report

1.2    Superintendent’s Report

Presentation:

CCSD's Independent Consultant Review/Presentation on the Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement
2021-22 Budget Preview

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 December 8, 2020 Board Meeting.

3.2    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education accepts the minutes of the December 15, 2020 Special Board Meeting.

3.3    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education accepts the minutes of the January 5, 2020 Special Board Meeting.

4.      Recommended Action:   Personnel

4.1    Instructional

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:

Mairead Kelly
Carla Fonseca Gonzalez
Paulina Gomez Tagle
Galina Pavel
Maura Teague

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:

David Litzky – Robert E. Bell Middle School

Resolution:
BE IT RESOLVED that, the Board of Education hereby appoints the individual listed as student teachers, interns and/or classroom observers for the 2020/2021 school year:

Shea Cody
Nicole Taccariello

Resolution:
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby authorizes the Superintendent of Schools and Board President to execute an Agreement, dated December 14, 2020, on behalf of the School District, with Mr. Peter Zecchin, as presented to the Board at this meeting, whereby Mr. Zecchin shall perform contract services as a Part Time (.6) Special Education teacher for the School District for the period commencing January 4, 2021 and terminating June 30, 2021. A copy of this Agreement shall be incorporated by reference within the minutes of this meeting.

Resolution:
BE IT RESOLVED that, the Board of Education hereby changes the appointment of Justin Olive from K-12 Science Coordinator to Director of K-12 Science, effective for the 2020/2021 school year.

Resolution:
BE IT RESOLVED that, the Board of Education hereby changes the appointment of Mary Devane from K-12 Social Studies Coordinator to Director of K- 12 Social Studies, effective for the 2020/2021 school year.

Resignation:
Ms. Melissa Doellman, Teacher of Science, Horace Greeley High School, effective January 22, 2021.

Ms. Caitlin Lena, (.5) Teacher of Special Education, Roaring Brook Elementary School, effective January 22, 2021.

Ms. Jennifer Chemerov, Physical Education Department Chairperson, Horace Greeley High School, effective January 1, 2021.

Resignation for Purposes of Retirement:
Ms. Trudy Gessler, Teacher of Science, Horace Greeley High School, effective June 30, 2021.

Mr. Mark Jagels, Teacher of Social Studies, Horace Greeley High School, effective June 30, 2021.

Request for Extension of Discretionary Leave of Absence:
Ms. Jessica Towle, Teacher of Science, Horace Greeley High School, effective January 11, 2021 through January 22, 2021.

Request for Extension of Childcare Leave of Absence:
Ms. Tiffany DePeralta, Teacher of English, Horace Greeley High School, effective January 25, 2021 through June 30, 2021.

Ms. Ellen Paradiso, Library Media Specialist, Douglas Grafflin Elementary School, effective February 1, 2021 through June 30, 2021.

Request for Childcare Leave of Absence:
Ms. Jennifer Villano, Teacher of Special Education, Westorchard Elementary School, effective January 4, 2021 through January 29, 2021.

Appointment: Teaching Assistant
Ms. Christina DeLouise, Teaching Assistant, Roaring Brook Elementary School, effective January 14, 2021.

Appointment: Leave Replacement
Ms. Cindy Greenberg, Leave Replacement Teacher of English, Horace Greeley High School, effective January 25, 2021 through June 30, 2021 (or earlier at the discretion of the Board of Education).

Ms. Patricia Gray, Leave Replacement Library Media Specialist, Douglas Grafflin Elementary School, effective February 1, 2021 through June 30, 2021 (or earlier at the discretion of the Board of Education).

Ms. Ariel Leeds, Leave Replacement Teaching Assistant, Seven Bridges Middle School, effective January 4, 2021 through June 30, 2021 (or earlier at the discretion of the Board of Education).

Appointment: Part Time
Ms. Brook Pechenko, Per Diem CSE/CPSE Chairperson, District wide, effective January 1, 2021 through June 30, 2021 (or earlier at the discretion of the Board of Education).

Ms. Amira Lahlouh, (.04) Teacher of Mathematics to provide Academic Intervention Services, Westorchard Elementary School, effective December 14, 2020 through June 18, 2021 (or earlier at the discretion of the Board of Education).

Mr. Brian Donahue, (.04) Teacher of Mathematics to provide Academic Intervention Services, Robert E. Bell Middle School, effective December 14, 2020 through June 18, 2021 (or earlier at the discretion of the Board of Education).

Appointment: Coaching - Effective January 14, 2021 through March 1, 2021

Name Position Sport Step
Ryan Jendzejec Assistant Varsity Boys Indoor Track 1
Kira Lindner Assistant Varsity Girls Indoor Track 1
Jake Holmquist Assistant Varsity Skiing 1

Appointment: Volunteer Coaching - Effective January 14, 2021 through March 1, 2021

Name Position Sport
Kimberly Lindner Assistant Varsity Boys & Girls Indoor Track

Appointments:
BE IT RESOLVED, that in accordance with District Title IX policies (#9049:  Sexual Harassment Policy for Employees, and #5080:  Sexual Harassment Policy for Students), the Board of Education hereby designates the following:

District Title IX Coordinators

Building Principals 

District Title IX Investigators

Director of Equity, Inclusion and Wellness
Director of Literacy K-12

District Title IX Decision Makers

Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources & Leadership Dev.
Assistant Superintendent for Pupil Personnel Services  

4.2    Non-Instructional 

Resignation:
Tony Monaco, Cleaner at Roaring Brook Elementary School, effective January 1, 2021.

Resignation for the Purpose of Retirement:
Linda Mullane, Senior Office Assistant-Automated Systems, Seven Bridges Middle School, effective January 31, 2021.

Mario Cabrera, Custodian at Douglas Grafflin Elementary School, effective June 30, 2021.

Suzann Schriro, Bookkeeper at the Education Center, effective June 30, 2021.

Appointment:
Daniel Fiorio, Custodian at Roaring Brook Elementary School, effective January 14, 2021.

BE IT RESOLVED that, the Board of Education hereby appoints Lora Radovanovich to the stipend position of Special Education and 504 Services Records Coordinator, effective December 9, 2020 through June 30, 2021.

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 13, 2021.
    
5.2    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves an agreement with Irvington Union Free School District for health and welfare services during the 2020-21 school year, for one student, in the amount of $1,291.66, and authorizes the Superintendent and Board President to execute the agreement.

5.3    BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education approves the Contract with Pleasantville Union Free School District for the Pleasantville Summer School program, for 2 students, for the 2020-21 school year at the rate set by New York State Education Department, and authorizes the Superintendent to execute this Agreement. 

5.4    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby accepts a gift of $2,560.00 from New Castle United for Youth, for expenses related to a consultant for Project Adventure:  SEL teacher development.

5.5    WHEREAS, the undersigned, being a majority of the Board of Education of the Chappaqua Central School District (the “Board”), hereby adopt, and by executed counterpart, approve, as of the 13th day of January, 2021, the following actions and resolutions: 

WHEREAS, the Chappaqua Central School District is a Participant in the New York Liquid Asset Fund (“NYLAF”), as defined in a Municipal Cooperation Agreement, as amended and restated as of August 1, 2019 (the “Agreement”); and 

WHEREAS, the Governing Board of NYLAF (the “Governing Board”) wishes to amend the definition of Investment Consultant and Marketing Agreement to be PMA Asset Management, LLC and PMA Securities, LLC, respectively; 

WHEREAS, the Governing Board has adopted a resolution on November 19, 2020 to effect such change and seeks approval of each Participant; 

WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 13.1 of the Agreement, each Participant has 60 days from the date of the adoption of the Governing Board’s resolution authorizing the proposed change by the Governing Board to approve the proposed amendment; and 

WHEREAS, (A) a Participant shall be deemed to have given notice of approval of the proposed amendment if it has theretofore delivered to the Governing Board an executed counterpart of the proposed amendment and a certificate, in a form acceptable to the Governing Board, to the effect that: (i) such Participant has held any necessary public hearings, conducted any necessary referenda and obtained any necessary consents of governmental agencies; (ii) the proposed amendment has been approved by a majority vote of the voting strength of such Participant’s governing body; and (iii) such Participant has satisfied any other requirements applicable to its making contracts; or (B) a Participant shall be deemed to have given notice pursuant to the provisions of Section 7.2 hereof of its intent to withdraw from the Agreement; 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT:

RESOLVED, that the Board approves the following:

(a) the Definitions set forth in Article I of the Agreement shall be amended as follows:

“Investment Consultant” means PMA Asset Management, LLC, or such other Person who shall be acceptable to the Governing Board. 

“Marketing Agent” means PMA Securities LLC, or any other Person or Persons appointed or employed or contracted by the Governing Board pursuant to Sections 4.2 and 10.2 hereof. 

“Services and Marketing Agreement” means any agreement entered into with respect to any of the Portfolios by the Governing Board with the Marketing Agent pursuant to this Agreement in connection with the execution of securities transactions and the delivery of securities. 

(b) any other references in the Agreement to RBC Global Asset Management (U.S.), Inc. (RBC GAM-US) or RBC Capital Markets, LLC in the Agreement now be amended to read “PMA Asset Management, LLC” or PMA Securities LLC.”

RESOLVED, that (i) no other public hearing, necessary referenda or governmental consents are necessary for the Board to approve the amendment set forth above and there are no additional requirements of the Board in connection with such approval and (ii) the Board has satisfied all other requirements applicable to its making contracts in connection with its role as Participant. 

RESOLVED, that adoption of this resolution by the Board and its certification by the Clerk shall serve as (i) evidence of the approval of the amendment by majority of the Board, (ii) the executed counterpart of the proposed amendment, and (iii) the certificate required by Section 13.1(c) of the Agreement, and shall constitute Participant approval of the amendment requested by the Governing Board;

5.6    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the amended terms of a four-year hardware lease with Lenovo for the acquisition of technology equipment for the Horace Greeley High School STEAM Center which was approved by the Board at its meetings of June 23, 2020, and December 8, 2020 and authorizes the Board President to execute the amended agreement.

5 .7   BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves an author engagement contract with Stenhouse Publishers for author/consultant Matthew Kay to deliver remarks at two professional development sessions on January 27, 2021, in the amount of $5,850.00, and authorizes the Board President to execute the contract.

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:  HGHS MC-010
Project:   Horace Greeley High School & Chappaqua Library
Contractor:  Southeast Mechanical Corp.
Description:  Additional cost to furnish and install condensate drain piping associated with sketch MSK-3 dated 9/19/19 and PCO #11 dated 11/13/20.
Amount:  $18,777.57

7.      Financials

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

7.2    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education acknowledges receipt of the Appropriation Status Report for December 2020.

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

7.4    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education acknowledges receipt of the Treasurer’s Report for December 2020.

7.5    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education acknowledges receipt of the Extraclassroom Activity Fund Quarterly Report – December 2020.

8      Notice of Future Meetings 

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 – 7:30 pm
Chappaqua Central School District Anti-Racism and Social Justice Education- Update
Horace Greeley High School – Auditorium

Wednesday, February 10, 2021 – 7:30 pm
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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