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Minutes February 3, 2021

OFFICIAL MINUTES

CHAPPAQUA CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF EDUCATION

Wednesday, February 3, 2021, 9:00 AM
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 9:00 am

President Tipp asked for a motion to open the meeting.

Motioned by Warren Messner to open the meeting at 9:03 am.  Seconded by Hilary Grasso.  Motion carried 5-0.

2.      Proposed Executive Session, subject to Board approval, to discuss potential litigation, contracts, matters of health and safety and to receive advice from counsel.

Motioned by Jane Kimmel Shepardson to adjourn into Executive Session at 9:04 am to discuss potential litigation, contracts, matters of health & safety and to receive advice from counsel.  Seconded by Warren Messner.  Motion carried 5-0.

3.      Reconvene Special Board meeting.

Motioned by Holly McCall to reconvene the public meeting at 10:45 am.  Seconded by Hilary Grasso.  Motion carried 5-0.

4.    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.

4.1    Change Order:  S&L #30
Project:   Horace Greeley High School & Chappaqua Library
Contractor:  S&L Plumbing and Heating Corp.
Description:  Steam Center Sprinkler Add/Lower L Drinking Fountain, Credit on Labor
Amount:  $2,191.77

Motioned by Holly McCall to acknowledge Item 4.1 as stated above.  Seconded by Jane Kimmel Shepardson.  Motion carried 5-0.

5.    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby approves Grades 9-12 student participation in the following “higher-risk” winter sports (ice hockey, competition cheerleading, wrestling and basketball), 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.

Motioned by Holly McCall to approve Item 5. as stated above.  Seconded by Victoria Bayard Tipp.  Motion carried 4-1.  Board members Tipp, McCall, Grasso and Shepardson voted “aye” and Board member Messner voted “nay.”

6.    Notice of Future Meetings 

Wednesday, February 10, 2021 – 7:30 pm
Horace Greeley High School – Auditorium

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

7.    Adjournment 

Motioned by Warren Messner to adjourn the meeting at 11:00 am.  Seconded by Jane Kimmel Shepardson.  Motion carried 5-0.

Respectfully submitted,

Liisa Elsner
District Clerk / Secretary to the Superintendent