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Agenda March 3, 2021

Revised: 3/3/21 at 2:49pm

CHAPPAQUA CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF EDUCATION
Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Horace Greeley High School – Auditorium
and
29 Deerfield Road, Chappaqua, NY

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.

6:30 pm     Board of Education Regular Meeting at Horace Greeley High School - Auditorium commencing with a Proposed Executive Session to discuss 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 Form Based Code Proposal: CCSD Consultant  Report

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby accepts the Consultant’s Report regarding the Town of New Castle’s proposed Form Based Code.

1.1.2     BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby authorizes the Communications Committee to draft comments on behalf of the Board of Education, to be submitted to the Town of New Castle regarding the proposed Form Based Code. 

Public Comment Period (comment on the Consultant's Report):
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.

Please note that any comments related to the Town of New Castle’s proposed Form Based Code must also be addressed to the New Castle Town Board as the Lead Agency with sole responsibility and  decision-making authority regarding the proposal, in order for those comments to be given due consideration as part of the Town’s public hearing record.

1.2    Superintendent’s Report

Presentations:   Superintendent’s Budget Proposal

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 February 8, 2021 Special Board Meeting.

3.2    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education accepts the minutes of the February 10, 2021 Board Meeting.

3.3    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education accepts the minutes of the February 24, 2021 Special Board Meeting.

3.4    Policy 9027:  Health Insurance

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby waives a second reading of Policy #9027:  Health Insurance and,

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that upon the first reading of this policy as presented at this meeting, the Board of Education hereby adopts Policy #9027:  Health Insurance.

4.      Recommended Action:   Personnel

4.1    Instructional

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

Gada Shaia
Jaclyn Dellisanti

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

Bianna Cardinale – Douglas Grafflin Elementary School
Charles Buchanan – Horace Greeley High 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:

Claudine Keeler

Request for Childcare Leave of Absence:
Mr. Steven McLees, Athletic Coordinator, District-Wide, effective February 22, 2021 through April 11, 2021.

Ms. Jamie Egan, Teacher of Social Studies, Seven Bridges Middle School, effective March 8, 2021 through June 30, 2021.

Request for Discretionary Leave of Absence:
Mr. Charles Buchanan, Teaching Assistant, Horace Greeley High School, effective March 1, 2021 through June 30, 2021.

Resolution:
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby authorizes the Superintendent of Schools and Board President to execute an Agreement, dated February 23, 2021, 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 (.8) Special Education teacher for the School District for the period commencing March 1, 2021 and terminating June 30, 2021.  A copy of this Agreement shall be incorporated by reference within the minutes of this meeting.

Appointment: Leave Replacement
Ms. Angjelina Burke, Leave Replacement Teacher of Elementary, Robert E. Bell Middle School, effective September 21, 2020 through March 26, 2021 (or earlier at the discretion of the Board of Education).

Mr. Casey Piazza, Leave Replacement Teacher of Physical Education, Roaring Brook Elementary School, effective October 26, 2020 through March 26, 2021 (or earlier at the discretion of the Board of Education).

Mr. Daniel Fanelli, Leave Replacement Teacher of Physical Education, Westorchard Elementary School, effective March 1, 2021 through June 30, 2021 (or earlier at the discretion of the Board of Education).

Appointment: Part-Time
Mr. Charles Buchanan, (.4) Teacher of Special Education, Horace Greeley High School, effective March 1, 2021 through June 30, 2021 (or earlier at the discretion of the Board of Education).

Appointment: Leave Replacement
Ms. Diane Masi, Leave Replacement Teacher of Social Studies, Seven Bridges Middle School, effective March 8, 2021 through June 30, 2021 (or earlier at the discretion of the Board of Education).

Mr. Trevor Latasa, Leave Replacement Teacher of Social Studies, Robert E. Bell Middle School, effective February 23, 2021 through May 14, 2021 (or earlier at the discretion of the Board of Education).

Appointment: Coaching - Effective March 8, 2021 through April 25, 2021

Sport Level Coach
Football Varsity Joe Kearns
Football Asst. Varsity Ryan Spillane
Football Asst. Varsity Nicholas Clair
Football Asst. Varsity Peter Flora
Football JV Tyler Esposito
Football JV A Bob Alspach
Girls Swimming Varsity Suzi Guziec
Girls Swimming Asst. Varsity Jeanne Kellachan
Girls Swimming Diving Michael Darland
Volleyball Varsity Daniela Castro
Volleyball JV A Kelly-Anne Lonergan
Volleyball JV B Jacquelyn Hoffman
Cheerleading Varsity Kristen Pyrch

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:

John Sanseverino

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

Ms. Maria Sanderleaf, Teacher of Elementary Education, Seven Bridges Middle School, effective June 25, 2021.

Appointment: Coaching - Effective March 14, 2021 through April 23, 2021

Sport Level Coach Step
Football  Modified Charles McKenna 3
Football  Asst. Modified Johnny Gorton-Parker 1
Football  Asst. Modified Michael DeBellis 3
Football  Asst. Modified Anthony Stewart* 1
Volleyball Modified – Bell Jason Sclafani 3
Volleyball Asst. Modified – Bell Lindsay Morton 3
Volleyball Modified – SB Elizabeth Lops 3
Volleyball Asst. Modified - SB Christine Catapano 2
*pending background clearance check

4.2    Non-Instructional 

Appointment:
Marissa Greenfeld, Senior Office Assistant-Automated Systems at the Education Center (12 months), effective February 17, 2021.  Additionally, the Board of Education hereby authorizes an administrative leave of absence, without pay, to Marissa Greenfeld, Senior Office Assistant-Automated Systems, beginning February 17, 2021 and ending on March 3, 2021.

Nicole Petrovich, Senior Office Assistant-Automated Systems at Seven Bridges Middle School (12 months), effective March 4, 2021.

Resignation:
Marissa Greenfeld, Payroll Clerk (part-time) at the Education Center, effective March 3, 2021.

Resolution:
BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education hereby amends the effective date of the resignation for the purpose of retirement of John Lacko, Maintenance Worker, from April 30, 2021 to April 18, 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 March 3, 2021.

5.2    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby acknowledges the expenditure of $4,400.00 by New Castle United for Youth, to cover the expenses for two Horace Greeley High School staff members to participate in Youth Mental Health First Aid trainer training during the 2020-21 school year.

5.3    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves an Agreement with Student Assistance Services for the 2021-2022 school year for a five-day per week Student Assistance/Project SUCCESS Program at Horace Greeley High School, in the amount of $76,843.00, and authorizes the Board President to execute this Agreement.

5.4    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves an agreement for services with 
Dr. Jal Mehta  to deliver a virtual keynote address related to COVID and Post-COVID education on March 12, 2021, in the amount of $3,500.00, and authorizes the Board President to execute the contract.

5.5    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby approves the amended terms of the Stipulation of Settlement Agreement with employee number 4744, dated February 23, 2021, as presented to the Board at this meeting.  Said agreement shall be incorporated by reference within the minutes of this meeting.

5.6    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby approves the appointment Karen Smith, Director of Special Education and 504 Services as an alternate CSE/CPSE Chairperson for the 2020-21 school year.

5.7    BE IT RESOLVED, THAT THE Board of Education approves a contract with Cantele Tent Rentals for rental of outdoor tents for use at the middle schools on a month-to-month basis, in the amount of $5,725.00 per tent for the first month and $4,380.00 per tent for each additional month (based on a weekly rental rate of $1,095.00) and authorizes the Board President to execute this contract.  This contract is based on submission for CCSD Bid #B2021-1:  Rental of Tents and Heaters.

5.8    WHEREAS, the District owns the attached list of items which are no longer useful or necessary for school district purposes and of no value to the School District;
    
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board hereby declares such items to be surplus property and of no value to the School District and authorizes the disposal of such equipment in a prudent manner in accordance with law.

5.9    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby approves Grades 7-12 student participation in the following “higher-risk” winter sports football and volleyball (modified, JV, varsity), subject to local health department and Section 1 approval, and adherence to the guidelines and protocols established by state and local health authorities, as well as the rules of Section 1 of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby directs the Superintendent to arrange for COVID-19 testing of student-athletes and coaches as a condition of participation in the above-referenced sports.

5.10    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby approves the terms of a Supplemental Memorandum of Agreement with the Chappaqua Office Staff Association (COSA) bargaining unit regarding Article 2(B) of the collective bargaining agreement between the District and COSA.  A copy of the SMOA shall be incorporated by reference within the minutes of this meeting.

6.    Facilities

7.    Financials

7.1    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education acknowledges receipt of the Claims Auditor Report for January 2021.

8.      Notice of Future Meetings 

March 17, 2021 – 7:30 pm
Curriculum & Technology/Special Education/Athletics Budget Presentations
Horace Greeley High School - Auditorium

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 – 7:30 pm
Operations & Maintenance/Non-Instructional/Revenue/Tax Rates/Contingency Budget Presentations
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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