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Minutes June 24, 2021

OFFICIAL MINUTES

CHAPPAQUA CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF EDUCATION

Thursday, June 24, 2021, 9:00 AM
Via Zoom Videoconference

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
    John Chow, Assistant Superintendent for Business

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 9:04 am.  Seconded by Hilary Grasso.  Motion carried 5-0.

Dr. Ackerman recommended Item 2 as stated below.  

2.      Instructional:

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 2021/2022 school year, or earlier at the discretion of the Board of Education:
Colleen O’Sullivan

Appointment: Probationary
Ms. Rebecca Hale, School Psychologist, District Wide, to a probationary appointment in the tenure area of School Psychologist, effective August 30, 2021 through August 29, 2024, 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 they shall not be eligible for tenure at that time, Step 11, D(BA+90) with Masters & Doctorate, $122,966.

Appointment: Coaching - Effective August 23, 2021 through November 1, 2021

Sport  Level Coach Step
Football Varsity Joseph Kearns 3
Football Asst. Varsity Ryan Spillane 3
Football Asst. Varsity Nicholas Clair 3
Football Asst. Varsity Peter Flora 3
Football JV  Tyler Esposito 3
Football Asst. JV  Robert Alspach 3
Field Hockey Varsity Sukhwinder Singh Sandhu 3
Field Hockey Asst. Varsity Brittany Paulus 3
Field Hockey JV Kristin McGurl 3
Boys Soccer Varsity Donald Shropshire 3
Boys Soccer Asst. Varsity Connor Lander 3
Boys Soccer JV A Alfredo Possante 3
Boys Soccer JV B Daniel Fanelli 2
Girls Soccer Varsity Erin Tracy 3
Girls Soccer Asst. Varsity Angela Russo 3
Girls Soccer JV A Elizabeth Lops 3
Cross Country Varsity - Boys Steven McKenney 3
Cross Country Varsity - Girls James Howard 3
Cross Country Asst. Varsity Benedicte Calhoun 3
Girls Swimming Diving Michael Darland 3
Girls Tennis Varsity John Alkalay 3
Girls Tennis JV A Jean Benoit Belin 3
Girls Tennis JV B Jerry Sulli 3
Volleyball Varsity Daniela Castro 3
Volleyball JV A Kelly-Anne Lonergan 3
Volleyball JV B Jacquelyn Hoffman 2
Cheerleading Varsity Kristen Pyrch 3

Appointment: Coaching - Effective September 1, 2021 through November 1, 2021

Sport Level Coach Step
Football Modified Johnny Gorton-Parker 2
Football Asst. Modified Michael DeBellis 3
Football Asst. Modified Anthony Stewart 2
Football Asst. Modified Sky Albert-Hall 3
Field Hockey Modified - 7B Angelique Titre-Barnor 2
Cross Country Modified - 7B Charles McKenna 3
Cross Country Modified - Bell Robert Raguette 3
Volleyball Modified - Bell Jason Sclafani 3
Volleyball Asst. Modified - Bell Lindsay Morton 3
Volleyball Modified - SB Christina Catapano 3
Volleyball Asst. Modified - SB Brady Kittredge 3

Appointment: Part-time
Mr. Steven McLees, Athletic Coordinator, District-Wide, effective August 23, 2021 through June 24, 2022, $13,900.

Motioned by Victoria Bayard Tipp to approve Item 2 as stated above.  Seconded by Holly McCall.  Motion carried 5-0.

3.    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.

3.1    CSE Summaries (2020-21 School Year) reported to the Board on June 24, 2021.

3.2    CSE Summaries (2021-22 School Year) reported to the Board on June 24, 2021.

3.3    BE IT RESOLVED that the Board hereby authorizes its President to sign an Amendment Agreement to the Superintendent’s Employment Contract, dated June 24, 2021, as presented to the Board at this meeting.  A copy of said contract shall be incorporated by reference within the minutes of this meeting.

3.4    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby approves Bid Award Recommendation B2021-13:  Boiler Repair Project, to 1st Heating Solutions, LLC, in the amount of $122,533.00.

3.5    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby approves a budget transfer in the amount of $122,533.00, to cover the cost of the Boiler Repair Project referenced in Bid Award B2021-13, and authorizes the Board President to sign the transfer.

3.6    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby approves Bid Award Recommendation B2021-16:  Boiler Room Alterations at Horace Greeley High School, A-Building, to Empire Core Group, in the amount of $723,251.00.

3.7    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby approves a budget transfer in the amount of $73,251.00 to cover the General Fund portion of the Boiler Room Alterations at Horace Greeley High School, A-Building referenced in Bid Award Recommendation B2021-16, and authorizes the Board President to sign the transfer.

3.8    BE IT RESOLVED that the Board hereby authorizes its attorneys, Shaw, Perelson, May & Lambert, LLP, to appeal the Decision and Order of the Appellate Division Second Department in the case of Bailenson et. al. v. Bd. of Educ. Chappaqua C.S.D., Index No. 70427/18, decided on May 26, 2021, pursuant to the law firm’s retainer agreement with the District.

Motioned by Jane Kimmel Shepardson to approve Items 3.1 through 3.8 as stated above.  Seconded by Hilary Grasso.  Motion carried 5-0.

Motioned by Jane Kimmel Shepardson to adjourn into Executive Session to discuss litigation and receive advice from counsel at 9:14 am.  Seconded by Holly McCall.  

Motion to adjourn into Executive Session withdrawn by Jane Kimmel Shepardson.  Seconded by Hilary Grasso.  Motion carried 5-0.

Motioned by Warren Messner to adjourn into Executive Session to discuss litigation at 9:15 am.  Seconded by Hilary Grasso.  Motion carried 5-0.

Motioned by Hilary Grasso to reconvene the public meeting at 9:38 am.  Seconded by Holly McCall.  Motion carried 5-0.

4.    Notice of Future Meetings

Wednesday, July 7, 2021 – 7:30 pm
Reorganization Meeting
Horace Greeley High School - Auditorium

Wednesday, August 11, 2021 – 7:30 pm
Tax Warrant
Horace Greeley High School - Auditorium

5.      Adjournment 

Motioned by Warren Messner to adjourn the meeting at 9:39 am.  Seconded by Hilary Grasso.  Motion carried 5-0.

Respectfully submitted,

Liisa Elsner
District Clerk / Secretary to the Superintendent