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Agenda November 17, 2021

CHAPPAQUA CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF EDUCATION
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Douglas Grafflin Elementary School - Auditorium

Presiding Officer: Hilary Grasso
Pledge of Allegiance

Call the Meeting to Order at 5:00 pm

Proposed Executive Session to discuss litigation and the employment history of particular persons, subject to Board approval.

Reconvene the public meeting at 5:30 pm for a work session in the Library Media Center at Douglas Grafflin Elementary School.

Reconvene the business meeting at 7:30 pm Douglas Grafflin Elementary School – Auditorium.

1.       Information Business Affair

1.1    President’s Report

1.1.1    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby nominates Frank Hariton to serve as New York State School Boards Association Area 10 Director, effective January 1, 2022.

1.2    Superintendent’s Report

Presentation:    Douglas Grafflin Elementary School Presentation

2.      Committee Reports

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.

3.      Approvals & Ratifications

3.1    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education accepts the Minutes of the October 27, 2021 Board Meeting.

3.2    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education accepts the Minutes of the November 9, 2021 Special Board Meeting.

3.3    Policy #9040:  Non-Aligned Administrative Personnel Policy.

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby waives a second reading of Policy #9040:  Non-Aligned Administrative Personnel Policy and,

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that upon the first reading of this policy as presented at this meeting, the Board of Education hereby adopts Policy #9040:  Non-Aligned Administrative Personnel Policy.

3.4    Policy #6086:  Federal Funds Purchasing – 1st Reading and Adoption.

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby waives a second reading of Policy #6086:  Federal Funds Purchasing and,

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that upon the first reading of this policy as presented at this meeting, the Board of Education hereby adopts Policy #6086:  Federal Funds Purchasing.

3.5    Policy #9049:  Title IX Sexual Harassment Policy for Employees – 1st Reading and Adoption.

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby waives a second reading of Policy #9049:  Title IX Sexual Harassment Policy for Employees and,

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that upon the first reading of this policy as presented at this meeting, the Board of Education hereby adopts Policy #9049:  Title IX Sexual Harassment Policy for Employees.

3.6    Policy #5080:  Title IX Sexual Harassment Policy for Students – 1st Reading and Adoption.

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby waives a second reading of Policy #5080:  Title IX Sexual Harassment Policy for Students and,

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that upon the first reading of this policy as presented at this meeting, the Board of Education hereby adopts Policy #5080:  Title IX Sexual Harassment Policy for Students.

3.7    Policy #9070:  Recording Workplace Conversations – 1st Reading.

4.       Recommended Action:   Personnel 

4.1    Instructional

Resolution:
BE IT RESOLVED that, the Board of Education hereby appoints the individual listed as a per diem substitute teacher to be employed on an “as needed” basis:

Christine Johnsmeyer

Resolution:
BE IT RESOLVED that, the Board of Education hereby appoints the individuals listed as per diem substitutes at the Building Specific substitute teacher rate:

Michael McGinnis – Horace Greeley High School
Njeri Semaj – Horace Greeley High School

Resolution:
BE IT RESOLVED that, the Board of Education hereby appoints the individual listed as a student teacher, intern and/or classroom observer for the 2021/2022 school year:

John Sanseverino

Resolution:
BE IT RESOLVED that, the Board of Education hereby appoints the individual listed as Director of English Language Arts & Content Literacy effective for the 2021/2022 school year:

Jennifer Kean-Thompson

Resolution:
BE IT RESOLVED that, the Board of Education hereby amends the appointment date of John Youssis, Teacher of Foreign Language, Horace Greeley High School, from November 1, 2021 to November 29, 2021, that was previously approved at the September 29, 2021 Board of Education meeting.

Resolution:
BE IT RESOLVED that the probationary term of English Teacher, Rachel Rosen, shall be amended to terminate on August 29, 2024, based upon receipt of proof of tenure in a New York State public school district.

Appointment: Part Time
Ms. Elona Coku, (.04) Teacher of Mathematics to provide Academic Intervention Services, Westorchard Elementary School, effective October 25, 2021 through June 17, 2022 (or earlier at the discretion of the Board of Education).

4.2    Non-instructional   

Appointment:
Steven Cottrell, Senior Custodial Worker at Robert E. Bell Middle School, 40 hours/week,  effective November 6, 2021, in accordance with Civil Service Regulations.

Harald Schwab, Benefits Assistant, effective December 2, 2021, pending background and fingerprint clearance.

Resignations: 
Juan Tunas, Teacher Aide at Horace Greeley High School, effective June 30, 2021.

AnnMarie Castro, Senior Office Assistant-Automated Systems, at Horace Greeley High School, effective November 19, 2021.

Melanie Leff, Clerk-School Monitor at Seven Bridges Middles School, effective November 27, 2021.

Resolutions:
BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education hereby rescinds the resolution, approved at the September 14, 2021 Board of Education meeting, authorizing the Superintendent to direct a comprehensive medical examination and evaluation of Employee No. 5147.

BE IT RESOLVED that, the Board of Education hereby authorizes an administrative leave of absence, without pay, for Steven Cottrell, effective November 6, 2021 through December 5, 2021 in accordance with Westchester County Civil Service Regulations.

BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education hereby appoints the individual below as a substitute clerical/teacher aide to be employed on an “as needed” basis, effective November 15, 2021, at a salary of $15.00 per hour:

Laurie Pecora

5.      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.

5.1    CSE Summaries (2021-22 School Year) reported to the Board on November 17, 2021.

5.2    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby terminates the consultant agreement with Management Advisory Group for Medicaid Services for the 2021-22  school year, pursuant to the letter received from Management Advisory Group dated November 1, 2021.

5.3    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby approves an Agreement with Sivic Solutions Group, LLC, 414 Trenton Road, Suite 202, Utica, New York, for Medicaid billing services, effective November 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022, and authorizes the Board President to execute this Agreement.

5.4    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby approves a Consultant Agreement with Ellen Doherty, effective November 2, 2021 through June 30, 2022, and authorizes the Board President to execute this agreement

5.5    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby approves a contract with the Carmel Central School District for Educational Services for one student (ID #xxxxx3) during the 2021-22 school year, in the amount of $55,096.92, and authorizes the Board President to execute the contract.

5.6    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the Contract with the Pleasantville Union Free School District for special education services for one student (ID# xxxxx2) during the 2021-22 school year, in the amount of $95,489.00, and authorizes the Superintendent to execute this Agreement.

5.7    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby authorizes the Superintendent of Schools to submit the Certification Form for the submission of the 2021-22 school year Undue Burden Independent Evaluator Hardship Waiver Application for its Section 3012-d APPR Plan to the State Education Department.  A copy of said application shall be incorporated by reference within the minutes of this meeting.

5.8    BE IT RESOLVED, that Jamie Edelman be appointed as a 504/Title II ADA Compliance Officer for the 2021-22 school year.

5.9    BE IT RESOLVED, that Jamie Edelman be appointed as a Student Disability Discrimination Compliance Coordinator for the 2021-22 school year.

5.10    BE IT RESOLVED, that Jamie Edelman be appointed as a McKinney-Vento (Homeless) Liaison for the 2021-22 school year.

5.11    BE IT RESOLVED, that Jamie Edelman be appointed as a Medicaid Compliance Officer for the 2021-22 school year.

5.12    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves a Chappaqua School Foundation InstaGrant for a 3D Printer Studio Pilot Project, in the amount of $2,456.51, submitted by Seven Bridges Middle School Teachers Chris Stasi and Jenny Gieras.

5.13    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby acknowledges the following revision to Change Order S&L #30, in the amount of $2,191.77, previously approved at the February 3, 2021 Special Board of Education Meeting:

Revised Change Order#:  HGHS PC-017
Revised Amount:  $2,454.79

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby approves an increase to Purchase Order #173432, in the amount of $2,454.79 to cover the cost of Change Order #HGHS PC-017.

5.14    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education herby authorizes its President to sign a settlement agreement involving RLJ Electric Corp. and Palm Construction Corp., settling the case of Palm Construction Corp. v. RLJ Electric Corp., et. al. Westchester County Supreme Court Index No. 55928/2021 as presented to the Board at this meeting.  A copy of said settlement agreement shall be in incorporated by reference within the minutes of this meeting. 

5.15    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education herby authorizes its President to sign a settlement agreement regarding the case of Framan Mechanical, Inc. v. Chappaqua Central School District, et. al. Westchester County Supreme Court Index No. 58564/2020 as presented to the Board at this meeting.  A copy of said settlement agreement shall be in incorporated by reference within the minutes of this meeting. 

5.16    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby approves CCSD Bid Award Renewal B2019-16:  Construction, Labor & Materials – Painting Services for the 2021-22 school year to HG Painting.

5.17    BE IT RESOLVED, that Jamie Edelman be appointed as a CPSE/CSE/504 Chairperson for the 2021-22 school year.

6.      BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education acknowledges the following contracts approved by the Superintendent, per Board Policy 6085 – Purchasing and Bidding:

6.1    A Purchase Agreement with Abbott Rapid DC North America, LLC for BinaxNOW COVID-19 test kits.

7.      Financials

7.1    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby acknowledges receipt of the Appropriations Status Report for October 2021.

7.2    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby acknowledges receipt of the Revenue Status Report for October 2021.

7.3    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby acknowledges receipt of the Treasurer’s Report for October 2021.

8.      Notice of Future Meetings

Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 7:30 pm
Seven Bridges Middle School Presentation
Location TBD

Wednesday, January 12, 2022, 7:30 pm
Budget Preview
Horace Greeley High School - Auditorium

9.        Adjournment

Any person who seeks accommodation based upon disability should contact the District Clerk,
Liisa Elsner at 238-7200, x-1002, at least five days prior to the meeting.
Chappaqua Board of Education
Education Center
66 Roaring Brook Road
Chappaqua, NY 10514
Web: www.chappaquaschools.org
Email: BoEducation@chappaquaschools.org

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