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Minutes October 20, 2021

OFFICIAL MINUTES

CHAPPAQUA CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF EDUCATION

Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 3:30 PM

Online via Zoom Videoconference

Present: Board of Education 
    Hilary Grasso, President
    Warren Messner, Vice President
    Victoria Bayard Tipp
Absent:
    Cailee Hwang
    Jane Kimmel Shepardson
    
Staff Members 

    Christine Ackerman, Superintendent of Schools
    Andrew Lennon, Assistant Superintendent for Business
    Joseph Gramando, Director of Facilities, Operations & Maintenance
    Liisa Elsner, District Clerk
    Erik Kaeyer – Kaeyer, Garment + Davidson Architects, PC

1.      Call the Meeting to Order at 3:30 pm 

President Grasso asked for a motion to open the public meeting.

Motioned by Warren Messner to open the public meeting at 3:36 pm.  Seconded by Victoria Bayard Tipp.  Motion carried 3-0.  Board Members Cailee Hwang and Jane Kimmel Shepardson were absent.

2.      Proposed Executive Session, to discuss matters of health & safety, subject to Board approval.

Motioned by Warren Messner to adjourn into Executive Session at 3:36 pm to discuss matters of health & safety.  Seconded by Victoria Bayard Tipp.  Motion carried 3-0.

3.      Reconvene Special Board Meeting 

Motioned by Warren Messner to reconvene the public meeting at 4:04 pm.  Seconded by Victoria Bayard Tipp.  Motion carried 3-0.

4.      Recommended Action:  Other

4.1    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby approves a proposal for professional services from KG&D Architects, PC for the Horace Greeley High School Auditorium ceiling repair project, in the amount of $21,550.00, and authorizes the Board President to execute this agreement.

4.2    BE IT RSEOLVED  that the Board of Education hereby authorizes the Superintendent of Schools, or Board President, to sign a contract with Empire Core Group for emergency repairs to the Horace Greeley High School Auditorium ceiling, subject to final review by the District’s legal counsel, Shaw, Perelson, May & Lambert LLP. 

4.3    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby appoints Marian Waltzer to a clerical substitute assignment in the Human Resources Department at the Education Center.  Her salary will be $25/hour, effective October 21, 2021 through December 31, 2021.

Motioned by Warren Messner to approve Items 4.1 through 4.3 as stated above.  Seconded by Victoria Bayard Tipp.  Motion carried 3-0.
 
5.  
    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education acknowledges the following contract approved by the Superintendent, per Board Policy 6085 – Purchasing and Bidding:

5.1    An Agreement for Services with Convent Advisory LLC, for consulting services regarding the Horace Greeley High School Auditorium ceiling repairs during the 2021-22 school year.

Motioned by Hilary Grasso to approve Item 5.1 as stated above.  Seconded by Victoria Bayard Tipp.  Motion carried 3-0.

6.      Notice of Future Meetings

Wednesday, October 27, 2021, 7:30 pm
Westorchard Elementary School Presentation
Seven Bridges Middle School – Auditorium

Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 7:30 pm
Douglas Grafflin Elementary School Presentation
Seven Bridges Middle School - Auditorium

7.       Adjournment 

Motioned by Warren Messner to adjourn the meeting at 4:06 pm.  Seconded by Victoria Bayard Tipp.  Motion carried 3-0.

Respectfully submitted,

Liisa Elsner
District Clerk / Secretary to the Superintendent