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Minutes November 4, 2020



Wednesday, November 4, 2020, 5:00 PM
Work Session regarding New Castle Form Based Code
Horace Greeley High School - Auditorium

Per Governor Cuomo’s executive order, in-person attendance at this meeting may not exceed 50 people.

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
    John Chow, Assistant Superintendent for Business
    Liisa Elsner, District Clerk

    Allison Sloto - Sive, Paget & Riesel
    Erik Kaeyer - KG&D Architects

1.    Call the Meeting to Order at 5:00 pm 

President Tipp called for a motion to open the public meeting/work session.

Motioned by Jane Kimmel Shepardson to open the public meeting/work session at 5:08 pm.  Seconded by Holly McCall.  Motion carried 5-0.

2.    Work Session – Town of New Castle Form Based Code

The Board discussed options for additional study of the impact the Town of New Castle’s proposed Form Based Code on District enrollment, facilities, safety and finances.  They reviewed recommendations for a school capacity evaluation by KG&D Architects, along with a proposal from ESI Consult Solutions to The Chazen Companies for analyses of the District with regard to creation of multipliers, enrollment projections and a fiscal impact analysis.

3.    Notice of Future Meetings

Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 7:30 pm
Horace Greeley High School – Auditorium

Wednesday, December 9, 2020, 7:30 pm
Horace Greeley High School – Auditorium

4.    Adjournment 

Motioned by Warren Messner to adjourn the meeting at 6:19 pm.  Seconded by Hilary Grasso.  Motion carried 5-0.

Respectfully submitted,

Liisa Elsner
District Clerk / Secretary to the Superintendent