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Minutes July 28, 2020



Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 4:30 PM
Education Center - Board Conference Room

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

Present:  Board of Education (all via Zoom Videoconference)
    Victoria Bayard Tipp, President
    Holly McCall, Vice President
    Hilary Grasso
    Jane Kimmel Shepardson
    Warren Messner

Staff Members: (via Zoom Videoconference)
    Christine Ackerman, Superintendent of Schools
     John Chow, Assistant Superintendent for Business
    Adam Pease, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction
    Tony Sinanis, Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources & Leadership Development
    Liisa Elsner, District Clerk

1.      Call the Meeting to Order at 4:30 pm 

Motioned by Jane Kimmel Shepardson to convene the public meeting at 4:31 pm.  Seconded by Holly McCall.  Motion carried 5-0.

2.      Proposed Executive Session, subject to Board approval, to discuss the employment history of particular persons and matters of health & safety.

Motioned by Warren Messner to adjourn into Executive Session to discuss the employment history of particular persons and matters of health & safety at 4:32 pm.  Seconded by Hilary Grasso.  Motion carried 5-0.

3.      Reconvene Special Public Meeting.

Motioned by Holly McCall to reconvene the public meeting at 6:35 pm.  Seconded by Hilary Grasso.  Motion carried 5-0.

Dr. Ackerman recommended Item 4 as stated below.

4.      Instructional  

Appointment: Probationary
Ms. Tonya Wilson, Principal, Roaring Brook Elementary School, to a probationary appointment in the Elementary Principal tenure area for a probationary term commencing on September 1, 2020 and terminating on August 31, 2024, as recommended by the Superintendent of Schools, subject to receipt of composite or overall annual professional performance review ratings pursuant to Education law Section 3012-c and/or 3012-d of either effective or highly effective in at least three (3) of the four (4) proceeding years, and if the probationer receives an ineffective composite or overall rating in the final year of the probationary period he or she shall not be eligible for tenure at that time.  $191,761.

Motioned by Victoria Bayard Tipp to approve Item 4 as stated above.  Seconded by Warren Messner.  Motion carried 5-0.

5.    Notice of Future Meetings

Wednesday, August 5, 2020, 7:30 pm
Tax Warrant
Horace Greeley High School – Auditorium

Tuesday, September 1, 2020, 10:30 am
Opening Day
Horace Greeley High School – Academic Commons

6.      Adjournment 

Motioned by Holly McCall to adjourn the meeting at 6:43 pm.  Seconded by Jane Kimmel Shepardson.  Motion carried 5-0.

Respectfully submitted,

Liisa Elsner
District Clerk / Secretary to the Superintendent