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Agenda October 14, 2020

Revised: 10/14 at 6:45pm

CHAPPAQUA CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF EDUCATION
Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Horace Greeley High School - Auditorium
and
1000 Mountain Rest Road
New Paltz, NY
 

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

 

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

5:00 pm    Board of Education Work Session – Town of New Castle Form Based Code - Academic Commons
The CCSD Board of Education work session on the Town of New Castle Form Based Code has been rescheduled to 3pm on Monday (10/19).  The meeting will be in-person at Horace Greeley High School.

6:00 pm     Board of Education Regular Meeting at Horace Greeley High School iLab - commencing with a Proposed Executive Session to discuss matters of health & safety, potential litigation, 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 Discussion

1.1.2    New York State School Board Association Annual Conference to be held virtually on October 20-22 and 27-29, 2020.

  • Discuss proposed resolutions

1.2    Superintendent’s Report

1.2.1    Tenured Staff – Jannel King & Kathryn Ottomanelli

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 September 30, 2020 Board Meeting.

3.2    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education accepts the minutes of the October 7, 2020 Special Board Meeting.

3.3    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education accepts the minutes of the October 8, 2020 Special Board Meeting.

3.4    Policy 7003: District Buildings and Grounds – 2nd Reading & Adoption
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby adopts Policy 7003:  District Buildings and Grounds.

3.5    Policy 3005:  Appeals Process – 2nd Reading & Adoption
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby adopts Policy 3005:  Appeals Process.

3.6    Policy 5020:  Bill of Rights and Responsibilities of Students – 2nd Reading & Adoption
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby adopts Policy 5020:  Bill of Rights and Responsibilities of Students.

4.      Recommended Action:   Personnel

4.1    Instructional

Resolution:
BE IT RESOLVED that, the Board of Education hereby abolishes 1.0 FTE Teacher of Art at Robert E. Bell Middle School & Seven Bridges Middle School, effective close of business on June 30, 2020.

Resolution:
BE IT RESOLVED that, the Board of Education hereby appoints the individuals listed as per diem substitutes:

Grace Baccay 
Jean Benoit Belin
Lucas Cacace
Gregory Cohen
John Cohen
Ellen Dawson-Bruckenthal
Kelsey Genda
Megan Glynn
Kathleen Hammond
Rebecca Hufferdine
Scott Lauder
Coleen MacGreevey
Gianmarco Martignetti
Amy Reichel
Lauryn Rowland
Sara Soliman
Margaret Staudt
Brett Trodden

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:

Katherine Brezler – Roaring Brook Elementary School 
Airika Glickert – Westorchard Elementary School 
Leslie Ann Lopez – Seven Bridges Middle School
Larry Spitzer – Robert E. Bell Middle School
Kathryn Weiss – Robert E. Bell Middle School 

Resolution:
BE IT RESOLVED that, the Board of Education hereby rescinds the resignation of Elona Coku, Teaching Assistant, Westorchard Elementary School, effective 8/31/20, that was voted upon at the September 1, 2020 Board of Education meeting.

Resignation:
Ms. Naicy Pretill, (.6) Teacher of Foreign Language, Horace Greeley High School, effective June 30, 2020.

Appointment: Tenure
Ms. Kathryn Ottomanelli, Teacher of Art, Horace Greeley High School, effective October 21, 2020.

Appointment: Leave Replacement
Mr. Christopher Dashnaw, (.75) Leave Replacement Teacher of Science, Horace Greeley High School, effective October 1, 2020 through January 29, 2021 (or earlier at the discretion of the Board of Education).

Mr. Steven Johnston, (.25) Leave Replacement Teacher of Science, Horace Greeley High School, effective October 5, 2020 through January 29, 2021 (or earlier at the discretion of the Board of Education).

Request for Discretionary Leave of Absence:
Ms. Elona Coku, Teaching Assistant, Westorchard Elementary School, effective September 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021.

Resolution:
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the Chappaqua Central School District hereby amends the employment of Rosemary Matthews, effective September 1, 2020 through the maximum period of November 25, 2020, as the Interim Director of Special Education and 504, at a total compensation package of $900 per day effective September 1, 2020 through October 14, 2020 and $1,000 per day effective October 15, 2020 through November 25, 2020, subject to approval by the Commissioner of Education of a waiver under Section 211 of the New York State Retirement and Social Security Law (“RSSL”); and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board President is authorized to execute an Agreement with Ms. Matthews as Interim Director of Special Education and 504, a copy of which agreement is incorporated by reference within the minutes of this meeting; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board of Education ratifies the actions of the Superintendent of Schools in executing and submitting the Section 211 RSSL waiver request to the New York State Education Department for the period commencing September 1, 2020 through November 25, 2020.

Appointment: Probationary
Ms. Karen Smith, Director of Special Education and 504 Services, District-wide, to a probationary appointment in the tenure area of Director of Special Education and 504 Services, effective November 16, 2020 through November 15, 2024, as recommended by the Superintendent of Schools.

4.2    Non-Instructional

 

Resignation:
Patricia Sullivan, Senior Office Assistant – Automated Systems at the Education Center, effective October 23, 2020.

Eleana Noble, Secretary to the Principal – Douglas Grafflin Elementary School, effective October 16, 2020 (pending approval of appointment by Westchester County Department of Human Resources).

Appointments:
Eleana Noble, Senior Office Assistant – Automated Systems at Education Center, effective October 19, 2020 (pending approval of the Westchester County Department of Human Resources). 

Daniel Fiorio, Cleaner at Horace Greeley High School, effective October 15, 2020.  

Edward Serrano, Cleaner at Douglas Grafflin Elementary School, effective October 19, 2020.  

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:

Nicole Petrovich

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 October 14, 2020.
    
5.2    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education authorizes the establishment of the Patrick Dougherty Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $4,600.47.  This scholarship has been made possible by a gift from the Class of 2019.  

5.3    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves a contract with Illuminate Education for Operoo Data Transfer Service to assist with Covid attestation, digitization of school district paper based forms, and organization of workflow for surveys and questionnaires during the 2020-21 school year, in the amount of $13,668.75, and authorizes the Board President to execute the agreement.

5.4    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education accepts the donation of a Zeiss Axiomat microscope, with an estimated value of $25,000.00 from the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Hospital for Special Surgery.  This donation was facilitated by Dr. Michael J. Klein and is for the Science Department.  

5.5    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.

5.6    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby authorizes the law firm of Shaw, Perelson, May & Lambert, LLP to provide legal representation to the School District in the matter of All Bright Electric v. Chappaqua Central School District, in accordance with the provisions of the 2020-21 retainer agreement with the law firm.

5.7    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby authorizes the law firm of Shaw, Perelson, May & Lambert, LLP to provide legal representation to the School District in the matter of Framan Mechanical, Inc., v. Chappaqua Central School District, in accordance with the provisions of the 2020-21 retainer agreement with the law firm.

5.8    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education accepts a gift of $10,000.00 from an anonymous donor for the Horace Greeley High School Black Student Union.  The purpose of this gift is to support the mission and activity of the Black Student Union.

5.9    BE IT RESOLVED that the Board hereby authorizes its President to sign a consult agreement with the Chazen Companies, Inc., as presented to the Board at this meeting. A copy of said agreement shall be incorporated by reference within the minutes of this meeting.

5.10    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education accepts a gift of 15 6’ wooden picnic tables for Seven Bridges Middle School, in the amount of $2,722.21, from the Seven Bridges PTA.

6.    Facilities 

7.    Financials

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

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

7.3    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby acknowledges receipt of the Revenue Status Report for September 2020.

8.      Notice of Future Meetings 

Monday, October 19, 2020 – 3:00 pm
Board of Education Work Session – Town of New Castle Form Based Code
Horace Greeley High School – Academic Commons

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 – 7:30 pm
Horace Greeley High School – Auditorium

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - 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.ccsd.ws
Email: board@ccsd.ws

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