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Minutes February 24, 2021



Wednesday, February 24, 2021, 12:00 PM
Via Zoom Videoconference

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

Present:  Board of Education
    Victoria Bayard Tipp, President
    Holly McCall, Vice President
    Hilary Grasso
    Warren Messner
    Jane Kimmel Shepardson

Staff Members:
    Christine Ackerman, Superintendent of Schools
    Liisa Elsner, District Clerk

1.    Call the Meeting to Order at 12:00 pm

President Tipp asked for a motion to open the meeting.

Motioned by Hilary Grasso to open the meeting at 12:01 pm.  Seconded by Jane Kimmel Shepardson.  Motion carried 5-0.

2.    Proposed Executive Session, subject to Board approval, to discuss the employment history of particular persons, contract negotiations, litigation, matters of health and safety and to receive advice from counsel.

Motioned by Victoria Tipp to adjourn into Executive Session as stated above.  Seconded by Holly McCall.  Motion carried 5-0.

Board Vice President Holly McCall left the meeting at 1:30 pm.

3.    Reconvene Special Board Meeting

Motioned by Warren Messner to reconvene the public meeting at 1:43 pm.  Seconded by Hilary Grasso.  Motion carried 4-0.

4.    WHEREAS, the New York State Public High School Athletic Association’s Section One Executive Committee has approved Girls Varsity Ice Hockey to be a varsity sport starting in the 2020-2021 winter Season; and

WHEREAS, all schools within Section One are welcome to participate in a multi-school merger, the number of teams being dependent on the number of schools and players involved;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that upon the Superintendent’s recommendation, the Board of Education hereby approves Chappaqua Central School District student participation in Girls Varsity Ice Hockey for the 2020-21 winter season and authorizes the Board President and Superintendent of Schools to sign the required Letter of Intent.

Motioned by Warren Messner to approve Item 4 as stated above.  Seconded by Jane Kimmel Shepardson.  Motion carried 4-0.

5.    Notice of Future Meetings

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 – 7:30 pm
Superintendent’s Budget Proposal
Horace Greeley High School – Auditorium

Wednesday, March 17, 2021 – 7:30 pm
Horace Greeley High School - Auditorium

6.    Adjournment 

Motioned by Warren Messner to adjourn the meeting at 1:47 pm.  Seconded by Hilary Grasso.  Motion carried 4-0.

Respectfully submitted,

Liisa Elsner
District Clerk / Secretary to the Superintendent