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Minutes July 8, 2020

OFFICIAL MINUTES

CHAPPAQUA CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF EDUCATION

Wednesday, July 8, 2020, 6:45 PM
Horace Greeley High School - Academic Commons

Presiding Officer: Jane Kimmel Shepardson
Pledge of Allegiance: Holly McCall

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

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

Call the Meeting to Order at 6:45 pm

President Jane Kimmel Shepardson called for a motion to open the public meeting at 6:47 pm.

Motioned by Hilary Grasso to open the public meeting at 6:47 pm.  Seconded by Victoria Bayard Tipp.  Motion carried 4-0.  Board Member Warren Messner was not present.

Proposed Executive Session, subject to Board approval  

Motioned by Jane Kimmel Shepardson to adjourn into Executive Session at 6:47 pm to discuss litigation, contracts, matters of health & safety and to receive advice from counsel.  Seconded by Holly McCall.  Motion carried 4-0.

Board Member Warren Messner joined the meeting at 6:48 pm.

Reconvene public session at 7:30 p.m. at Horace Greeley High School – Academic Commons

Motioned by Warren Messner to reconvene the public meeting at 8:30 pm.  Seconded by Victoria Bayard Tipp.  Motion carried 5-0.

Oath of office administered to newly elected Board members (Jane Kimmel Shepardson & Victoria Bayard Tipp) and Superintendent (Dr. Ackerman):  Liisa Elsner, School District Clerk

  1. Election of Board President for 2020-2021
  2. Presiding Officer:  Victoria Bayard Tipp - Newly Elected Board President
  3. Appointments:  Holly McCall – Newly Elected Board Vice President    Liisa Elsner - School District Clerk 

Oath of office administered to new officers and Superintendent:  Liisa Elsner, District Clerk

Oath of office administered to School District Clerk:  Board President Victoria Bayard Tipp

4.      Recommended Action:  Reorganization Appointments

4.1    Appointments:

School District Treasurer:  Cathleen Lynch    
Motioned by Holly McCall to appoint Cathleen Lynch as School District Treasurer for the 2020-21 school year.  Seconded by Jane Kimmel Shepardson.  Motion carried 5-0.

School District Deputy Treasurer:  John Chow
Motioned by Jane Kimmel Shepardson to appoint John Chow as School District Treasurer for the 2020-21 school year.  Seconded by Warren Messner.  Motion carried 5-0.

Central Treasurer-Extracurricular Activity Fund:  Cathleen Lynch
Motioned by Warren Messner to appoint Cathleen Lynch as Central Treasurer-Extracurricular Activity Fund for the 2020-21 school year.  Seconded by Holly McCall.  Motion carried 5-0.

Attendance Officers:  Building administrators
Motioned by Holly McCall to appoint Building administrators as Attendance Officers for the 2020-21 school year.  Seconded by Hilary Grasso.  Motion carried 5-0.

Asbestos Management Plan Designee:  Joseph Gramando
Motioned by Hilary Grasso to appoint Joseph Gramando as Asbestos Management Plan Designee for the 2020-21 school year.  Seconded by Jane Kimmel Shepardson.  Motion carried 5-0.

Claims Auditor:  Jonathan Ross
Motioned by Jane Kimmel Shepardson to appoint Jonathan Ross as Claims Auditor for the 2020-21 school year.  Seconded by Warren Messner.  Motion carried 5-0.

Chief Emergency Officers:  Joe Gramando, John Chow
Motioned by Warren Messner to appoint Joseph Gramando and John Chow as Chief Emergency Officers for the 2020-21 school year.  Seconded by Holly McCall.  Motion carried 5-0.

504 Compliance Officers/Title II ADA Compliance Officer:  Tony Sinanis/Ellen Doherty
Student Disability Discrimination Compliance Coordinators:  Tony Sinanis/Ellen Doherty
Motioned by Holly McCall to appoint Tony Sinanis and Ellen Doherty as 504 Compliance Officers/Title II ADA Compliance Officers and Student Disability Discrimination Compliance Coordinators for the 2020-21 school year.  Seconded by Hilary Grasso.  Motion carried 5-0.

CSE/CPSE:  List attached 
Motioned by Hilary Grasso to approve the individuals listed on the attached memo from Rosemary Matthews to be appointed to the Committees on Special Education and Pre-School Special Education for the 2020-21 school year.  Seconded by Jane Kimmel Shepardson.  Motion carried 5-0. 

Homeless Liaisons:  Lisa Bisceglia/Ellen Doherty
Motioned by Jane Kimmel Shepardson to appoint Lisa Bisceglia and Ellen Doherty as Homeless Liaisons for the 2020-21 school year.  Seconded by Warren Messner.  Motion carried 5-0.

IHO Rotational List:  List attached    
Motioned by Warren Messner that the rotational list of Impartial Hearing Officers as determined by the New York State Department of Education be appointed for the 2020-21 school year.  The list shall also include the names of other certified impartial hearing officers requesting to serve in the District.  Impartial Hearing Officers shall be selected, appointed and compensated in accordance with Policy 3030.  Seconded by Holly McCall.  Motion carried 5-0.

Medicaid Compliance Officer:  Tony Sinanis/Ellen Doherty
Motioned by Holly McCall to appoint Tony Sinanis and Ellen Doherty as Medicaid Compliance Officers for the 2020-21 school year.  Seconded by Hilary Grasso.  Motion carried 5-0.

Internal Auditor:  Tobin and Co.
Motioned by Hilary Grasso to appoint Tobin and Co. to be Internal Auditor for the 2020-21 school year.  Seconded by Jane Kimmel Shepardson.  Motion carried 5-0.

Payroll Certification Officers:  John Chow, Tony Sinanis
Motioned by Jane Kimmel Shepardson to appoint John Chow and Tony Sinanis as Payroll Certification Officers for the 2020-21 school year.  Seconded by Warren Messner.  Motion carried 5-0.

Property Control Manager:  Michael Trnik
Motioned by Warren Messner to appoint Michael Trnik as Property Control Manager for the 2020-21 school year.  Seconded by Holly McCall.  Motion carried 5-0.

Purchasing Agent and Alternate:  Michael Trnik, John Chow
Motioned by Holly McCall to appoint Michael Trnik as Purchasing Agent and John Chow as Alternate Purchasing Agent for the 2020-21 school year.  Seconded by Hilary Grasso.  Motion carried 5-0.

Records Management and Access Officer:  John Chow
Motioned by Hilary Grasso to appoint John Chow as Records Management and Access Officer for the 2020-21 school year.  Seconded by Jane Kimmel Shepardson.  Motion carried 5-0.

School District Attorney:  Shaw, Perelson, May, and Lambert, LLP
Motioned by Jane Kimmel Shepardson to appoint Shaw, Perelson, May & Lambert LLP as School District Attorney for the 2020-21 school year.  Seconded by Warren Messner.  Motion carried 5-0.

School District Auditor:  PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP
Motioned by Warren Messner to appoint PFK O’Conner, Davies LLP as School District Independent Auditors for the 2020-21 school year.  Seconded by Holly McCall.  Motion carried 5-0.

Surrogate Parent:  Amy Ansehl    
Motioned by Holly McCall to appoint Amy Ansehl as Surrogate Parent for the 2020-21 school year.  Seconded by Hilary Grasso.  Motion carried 5-0.

Title IX Compliance Officers:  Tony Sinanis, Jamie Edelman, Andrew Corsilia, Siska Brutsaert, Ronald Gamma, Adam Schoenbart, Lauralyn Stewart, Joseph Weiner, Nichole Kelly, Joseph Mazza and Nicole Mangiere
Motioned by Hilary Grasso to appoint Tony Sinanis, Jamie Edelman, Andrew Corsilia, Siska Brutsaert, Ronald Gamma, Adam Schoenbart, Lauralyn Stewart, Joseph Weiner, Nichole Kelly, Joseph Mazza and Nicole Mangiere as Title IX Compliance Officers for the 2020-21 school year.  Seconded by Jane Kimmel Shepardson.  Motion carried 5-0.

Title VII & Title VI Compliance Officers:  Tony Sinanis, Jamie Edelman
Motioned by Jane Kimmel Shepardson to appoint Tony Sinanis and Jamie Edelman as Title VII and Title VI Compliance Officers for the 2020-21 school year.  Seconded by Warren Messner.  Motion carried 5-0.

DASA Coordinators:  Andrew Corsilia, Siska Brutsaert, Ronald Gamma, Adam Schoenbart, Lauralyn Stewart, Joseph Weiner, Nichole Kelly, Joseph Mazza, Nicole Mangiere, Carol Bartlik, Deborah Alspach, TBD – Principal of Roaring Brook Elementary School, Ross Cooper, James Skoog, Alissa Stoever, Tony Sinanis and Jamie Edelman
Motioned by Warren Messner to appoint Tony Sinanis, Jamie Edelman, Andrew Corsilia, Siska Brutsaert, Ronald Gamma, Adam Schoenbart, Lauralyn Steward, Joseph Weiner, Nichole Kelly, Joseph Mazza, Nicole Mangiere, Carol Bartlik, Deborah Alspach, TBD-Principal of Roaring Brook Elementary School, Ross Cooper, James Skoog and Alissa Stoever as DASA Coordinators for the 2020-21 school year.  Seconded by Holly McCall.  Motion carried 5-0. 

Depositories:  Bank of New York, JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, M&T Bank, TD Bank, Webster Bank, Signature Bank, People’s United Bank, and NYLAF 
Motioned by Holly McCall that Bank of New York, JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, M&T Bank, TD Bank, Webster Bank, Signature Bank, People’s United Bank and NYLAF be designated as depositories for the funds of Chappaqua Central School District for the 2020-21 school year, beginning July 1, 2020, and ending June 30, 2021.  Seconded by Hilary Grasso.  Motion carried 5-0.

Investments:  Cathleen Lynch, John Chow
Motioned by Hilary Grasso that Cathleen Lynch, Treasurer, and John Chow, Deputy Treasurer, be authorized to take appropriate action in the investment of school district funds during the 2020-21 school year.  Seconded by Jane Kimmel Shepardson.  Motion carried 5-0.

Newspaper of record:  The Journal News
Newspapers (other):  The Examiner or The New York Times
Motioned by Jane Kimmel Shepardson that for the purpose of advertising bids and other legal notices during the 2020-21 school year, The Journal News (as newspaper of record), The Examiner, or The New York Times be designated.  Seconded by Warren Messner.  Motion carried 5-0.

Petty Cash
   Superintendent’s Office  $100
   Douglas G. Grafflin Elementary School  $100
   Roaring Brook Elementary School  $100
   Westorchard Elementary School  $100
   Horace Greeley High School  $100
   Robert E. Bell Middle School  $100
   Seven Bridges Middle School  $100
Motioned by Warren Messner that Petty Cash Accounts, in accordance with policy, be approved for the 2020-21 school year as stated above.  Seconded by Holly McCall.  Motion carried 5-0.

Treasurer’s Bond:  Amount of $100,000 as executed by NYSIR be approved as to form and sufficiency for the school year 2020-2021.
Motioned by Holly McCall that the Treasurer’s Bond, in the amount of $100,000, as executed by NYSIR, be approved as to form and sufficiency for the 2020-21 school year.  Seconded by Hilary Grasso.  Motion carried 5-0.

Data Protection Officer:  Joshua Culwell-Block
Motioned by Hilary Grasso that Joshua Culwell-Block be appointed as Data Protection Officer for the 2020-21 school year.  Seconded by Jane Kimmel Shepardson. Motion carried 5-0.

5.      Information Business Affairs

5.1    President’s Report – President Tipp welcomed everyone to the meeting and noted the following:

  • Welcomed new administrators and staff
  • Welcomed new PTA Leadership Kelly Mofield and Peggy Macchetto
  • The 7/6-7 Administrative Retreat focused on anti-racism and featured speakers from the NYU Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools.  Drs. Brenda & Franklin CampbellJones also participated.  She thanked Dr. Ackerman for including the Board in the retreat.
  • Warren Messner thanked Jane Kimmel Shepardson and Holly McCall for their leadership during the 2019-20 school year, and congratulated President Tipp and Vice President McCall on their leadership positions for the 2020-21 school year.
  • Holly McCall also thanked Ms. Shepardson for her leadership during the past year and Ms. Tipp for her willingness to lead the District in 2021.  She also thanked administration for the BOE’s inclusion in the retreat and the work that is being done.
  • Jane Kimmel Shepardson also thanked Ms. Tipp and expressed her gratitude to the Board and administration for their hard work and commitment to the District.
  • Hilary Grasso also expressed her thanks and reiterated to the community that the Board is available to anyone who wishes to reach out and is committed to the best interest of the community, ending with the wish for the community to become more reunited in the near future.
  • Emphasizing that the Board shares the community’s wish to reopen schools and assuring the community that the District is preparing for several scenarios.  She restated that we are awaiting the Governor’s decision in early August.
  • Recognizing the challenges that families face and thanking teachers and staff for their work this past spring.
  • The Board will have a work session soon to discuss staffing the Committee on Anti-Racism and other committees

5.1.1    2020-2021 Board Committee/Liaison Assignments & Reports

Motioned by Jane Kimmel Shepardson to approve Item 5.1.1 as stated above.  Seconded by Warren Messner.  Motion carried 5-0.

Motioned by Warren Messner to read aloud walk-on Items 8.15 and 8.16.  Seconded by Jane Kimmel Shepardson.  Motion carried 5-0.

Victoria Bayard Tipp read walk-on Items 8.15 and 8.16 into the record of the meeting.

Committee Reports:
Facilities:  Holly McCall reported that the committee had met on 6/25 and 7/8 with a primary focus on reopening District facilities for community use.  It is the Committee’s recommendation to reopen the tennis courts, track and throwing pit but for the fields and playgrounds to remain closed at this time.  Dr. Ackerman indicated that, after details have been worked out, she will send communications to the community.

5.2     Superintendent’s Report – Dr. Ackerman gave her report noting the following:

  • The Governor’s timeline regarding guidance about school reopenings and how the District will continue to create a reopening plan.
  • Who is on the committee that is working to create and refine reopening plans.
  • Assuring the community that remote instruction will be different and more refined in the fall if remote instruction is necessary.
  • An update on ESY (Extended School Year) instruction.
  • Adjustments to the Pupil Personnel department structure thanking Kristie Evers and wishing her well.
  • Dr. Sinanis gave an update on the search process for Roaring Brook principal.
  • Dr. Pease gave a synopsis on the various professional development items on the agenda.
  • Thanking the Board for participating in the administrative retreat.

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.

6.      Approvals & Ratifications

6.1    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education accepts the Minutes of the June 22, 2020 Special Board Meeting.

6.2    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education accepts the Minutes of the June 23, 2020 Board Meeting.

6.3    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education accepts the Minutes of the July 6, 2020 Special Board Meeting.

Motioned by Holly McCall to accept Items 6.1 through 6.3 as stated above.  Seconded by Victoria Bayard Tipp.  Motion carried 5-0.

7.      Recommended Action:   Personnel

Dr. Ackerman recommended Item 7.1 as stated below.

7.1    Instructional

Resolution: 
BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, that the Board of Education hereby appoints Jamie Edelman as Interim Principal at Roaring Brook School for the period from July 18, 2020 through August 31, 2020 or the commencement of employment of a new Principal for such school, whichever occurs sooner.

Resolution: 
BE IT RESOLVED that, the Board of Education hereby authorizes the attached Agreements for Services for the individuals and agencies listed below effective for the 2020/2021 school year, or earlier at the discretion of the Board of Education:

EI US, LLC. dba LearnWell
Isa Marrs Speech Language Pathology, P.C.
HTA of New York
Barbarann Tantillo
Westchester Institute for Human Development, WIHD

Resignations:
Ms. Kristie Evers, Director of Special Education & 504, District Wide, effective July 31, 2020.

Ms. MaryRose Joseph, Teacher of Science, Horace Greeley High School, effective June 30, 2020. 

Amended Resignation:
Ms. Doreen O’Leary, Principal, Roaring Brook Elementary School, effective July 17, 2020.

Resignations for Purposes of Retirement:
Ms. Olga Chousa, Teacher of Elementary Education, Roaring Brook Elementary School, effective July 1, 2020.

Ms. Lynne Brennan, Teaching Assistant, Horace Greeley High School, effective June 30, 2020.

Ms. MaryRose Joseph, Teacher of Science, Horace Greeley High School, effective 

Amended Appointment: Probationary
Dr. Siska Brutsaert, Assistant Principal, Horace Greeley High School, to a probationary appointment in the tenure area of High School Assistant Principal effective July 27, 2020 through July 26, 2024, as recommended by the Superintendent of Schools.

Appointment: Long-term Substitute
Ms. Elizabeth DeLessio-Neubauer, School Psychologist, effective July 1, 2020 through November 30, 2020 (or earlier at the discretion of the Board of Education), $630 per diem.

Motioned by Warren Messner to approve Item 7.1 as stated above.  Seconded by Holly McCall.  Motion carried 5-0.

Dr. Ackerman recommended Item 7.2 as stated below.

7.2    Non-instructional

Resolution:
BE IT RESOLVED that, the Board of Education hereby appoints the individual listed as Chairperson for the 2020/21 school year, effective July 1, 2020:

DISTRICT WIDE

Department Chairperson
Nurses Suzanne Rota

Motioned by Warren Messner to approve Item 7.2 as stated above.  Seconded by Jane Kimmel Shepardson.  Motion carried 5-0.

8.      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.

8.1    CSE summaries (2019-20 School Year) reported to the Board on July 8, 2020.

8.2    CSE summaries (2020-21 School Year) reported to the Board of July 8, 2020.

8.3    BE IT RESOLVED, in accordance with Policy 9040, that based upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, employees in the following positions who are required to travel regularly among the buildings of the School District shall be entitled to a monthly car allowance of $200 for the 2020-21 school year as set forth below:

Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, Assistant Superintendent for Business, Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources and Leadership Development, Assistant Superintendent for Pupil Personnel Services, Director of K-12 Literacy, and Director of Technology, Innovation & Mathematics, Director of Special Education and 504 Services.

8.4    BE IT RESOLVED, in the event that Andrew Corsilia, Principal of the Horace Greeley High School is not physically present in the High School on one or more days (or portions thereof,) during the 2020-21 school year, that either Ron Gamma, Adam Schoenbart, Lauralyn Stewart or Siska Brutsaert, Assistant Principals be appointed Acting Principal for purposes of all short-term student discipline matters pursuant to Section 3214 of the New York State Education Law; and

BE IT RESOLVED, in the event that Joseph Weiner, Principal of the Robert E. Bell Middle School is not physically present in the Middle School on one or more days (or portions thereof,) during the 2020-21 school year, that Nichole Kelly, Assistant Principal be appointed Acting Principal for purposes of all short-term student discipline matters pursuant to Section 3214 of the New York State Education Law; and

BE IT RESOLVED, in the event that Joseph Mazza, Principal of the Seven Bridges Middle School is not physically present in the Middle School on one or more days (or portions thereof,) during the 2020-21 school year, that Nicole Mangiere, Assistant Principal be appointed Acting Principal for purposes of all short-term student discipline matters pursuant to Section 3214 of the New York State Education Law; and

BE IT RESOLVED, in the event that Carol Bartlik, Principal of Douglas Grafflin Elementary School, is not physically present in the Elementary School on one or more days (or portions thereof,) during the 2020-21 school year, that Debbie Alspach, Assistant Principal, be appointed Acting Principal for purposes of all short-term student discipline matters pursuant to Section 3214 of the New York State Education Law; and

BE IT RESOLVED, in the event that the Principal of Roaring Brook Elementary School, is not physically present in the Elementary School on one or more days (or portions thereof,) during the 2020-21 school year, that Ross Cooper, Assistant Principal, be appointed Acting Principal for purposes of all short-term student discipline matters pursuant to Section 3214 of the New York State Education Law; and

BE IT RESOLVED, in the event that James Skoog, Principal of Westorchard Elementary School, is not physically present in the Elementary School on one or more days (or portions thereof,) during the 2020-21 school year, that Alissa Stoever, Assistant Principal, be appointed Acting Principal for purposes of all short-term student discipline matters pursuant to Section 3214 of the New York State Education Law; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the District Clerk shall forward a copy of this resolution to each of the above referenced persons.

8.5    Supplemental Defense and Indemnification Resolution for the 2020-21 School Year
WHEREAS, Section 18 of the Public Officers Law of the State of New York authorizes municipal corporations, including Boards of Education, to adopt supplemental defense and indemnification provisions to those contained in the Education Law; and

WHEREAS, the statute authorizes Boards of Education to defend, indemnify and save harmless, members of boards of education and officers, agents and employees of the Boards of Education and parent volunteers in connection with any claims asserted or judgment obtained against such board members, officers, agents or employees in any State or Federal Court, or in the amount of any settlement of any such claim, provided the act or omission from which such judgment or claim arose occurred while the Board member, officer, agent or employee was acting within the scope of his or her office of employment;

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education of the Chappaqua Central School District hereby adopts the supplemental defense and indemnification provisions contained in Section 18 of the Public Officers Law for its Board members, officers, agents and employees, and parent volunteers on school-based planning and shared decision making committees or other community volunteer performing volunteer service with the consent of the Board and/or Superintendent of Schools. This coverage shall supplement and shall be in addition to the coverage available to such employees under other enactments, including but not limited to the Education Law of the State of New York.

8.6    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby approves a retainer agreement, dated June 26, 2019, with PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP, effective July 1, 2020 for the 2020-21 school year, and authorizes the Board President to execute this Agreement.

8.7    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby approves a retainer agreement with Shaw, Perelson, May & Lambert LLC, effective July 1, 2020 for the 2020-21 school year, and authorizes the Board President to execute this Agreement.

8.8    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby approves an agreement for Claims Auditor Services with Jonathan Ross for the 2020-21 school year, in the amount of $100.00 per hour, and authorizes the Board President to execute this Agreement.

8.9    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby approves an increase of $300.00 to the contract with E2M Solutions for the development of a SEL (Social Emotional Learning) website for District staff that was approved by the Board at its July 10, 2019 meeting.  This increase covers the additional cost to create the ability for users to be able to login to the website using their District Google accounts as well. 

8.10    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves an Agreement for Services with Jeanne Rose for Professional Development:  Night in a Day Program for one day during the 2020-21 school year, in the amount of $950.00, and authorizes the Board President to execute the agreement.

8.11    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves a budget transfer in the amount of $74,442.10 to cover athletic supplies, and authorizes the Board President to sign the transfer.

8.12    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby approves an agreement with New York University’s Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of School – Innovations in Equity and Systemic change (IESC), for two ½ day training sessions on July 6 and 7, 2020, in the amount of $4,500.00.

8.13    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby authorizes its President to sign an employment agreement with the Superintendent of Schools dated July 8, 2020, covering the period from June 25, 2020 through June 24, 2025, as presented to the Board at this meeting. A copy of said agreement shall be incorporated by reference within the minutes of this meeting.

8.14    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby approves a consultant agreement with Raina Schild for American Sign Language Services for a student during the 2020-21 school year at a rate of $100.00 per hour and authorizes the Board President to execute the agreement.

8.15    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby concurs with the determination of the Superintendent of Schools, dated June 23, 2020, upholding Principal Andrew Corsilia’s five-day suspension of Student No. 070820; and 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board hereby authorizes the Board President to sign the Board Determination letter on behalf of the Board of Education and directs the District Clerk to send the Board Determination letter to the student’s parents.

8.16    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby authorizes its President to sign a tender agreement with NGM Insurance Company, as surety and Empire Corp Group, L.L.C. as tender contractor for project work at the Horace Greely High School and Chappaqua Library, as presented to the Board at this meeting and subject to final review by the school attorney. A copy of said agreement shall be incorporated by reference within the minutes of this meeting.

Motioned by Holly McCall to approve Items 8.1 through 8.16 as stated above.  Seconded by Hilary Grasso.  Motion carried 5-0. 

9.     Facilities

10.    Financials

11.     Organization

11.1     Annual affirmation of all policies previously adopted by the Board.

Motioned by Warren Messner to affirm all policies previously adopted by the Board of Education.  Seconded by Hilary Grasso.  Motion carried 5-0.
 
12.      Notice of Future Meetings

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

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

13.       Adjournment 

Motioned by Warren Messner to adjourn the meeting at 9:28 pm.  Seconded by Hilary Grasso.  Motion carried 5-0.

Respectfully submitted,

Liisa Elsner
District Clerk / Secretary to the Superintendent