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Minutes August 23, 2022

OFFICIAL MINUTES

CHAPPAQUA CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF EDUCATION

Tuesday, August 23, 2022  1:45 PM
via Zoom Videoconference

Present:  Board of Education
    Jane Kimmel Shepardson, President
    Warren Messner, Vice President
    Hilary Grasso
    Cailee Hwang
    Ryan Kelsey

Staff Members:
    Christine Ackerman, Superintendent of Schools
    Andrew Corsilia, Assistant Superintendent for human Resources & Leadership Development
    Liisa Elsner, District Clerk

1.    Call the meeting to order at 1:45 pm.

Motioned by Hilary Grasso to open the meeting at 1:50 pm.  Seconded by Jane Kimmel Shepardson.  Motion carried 5-0.

2.    Personnel:

Dr. Ackerman recommended Item 2.1 as stated below.

2.1    Instructional

Resignations:
Ms. Kyle Davidson, Teacher of Elementary Education, Robert E. Bell Middle School, effective August 5, 2022.

Ms. Caroline Demuro, Teaching Assistant, Douglas Grafflin Elementary School, effective August 19, 2022.

Amended Request for Extension of Childcare Leave of Absence:
Ms. Tara Miozzi, Teacher of Elementary Education, Westorchard Elementary School, effective August 31, 2022 through January 31, 2023.

Appointments: Probationary
Ms. Jessica Drinkwine, Teacher of Special Education, Westorchard Elementary School, to a probationary appointment in the tenure area of Special Education, effective August 31, 2022 through August 30, 2026, 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 9, B(BA+30) with Masters, $95,400.

Ms. Jessica Beattie, Teacher of English, Horace Greeley High School, to a probationary appointment in the tenure area of English, effective August 31, 2022 through August 30, 2026, 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 28, C(BA+60) with Masters, $137,894.

Ms. Jessica Beattie, Teacher of Theater, Horace Greeley High School, to a probationary appointment in the tenure area of Art, effective August 31, 2022 through August 30, 2026, 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 28, C(BA+60) with Masters, $137,894.

Ms. Jennifer Lazerson, Teacher of Special Education, Robert E. Bell Middle School, to a probationary appointment in the tenure area of Special Education, effective August 31, 2022 through August 30, 2026, 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 14, B(BA+45) with Masters, $116,100.

Mr. Brandon Inhaber, Teacher of Mathematics, Horace Greeley High School, to a probationary appointment in the tenure area of Mathematics, effective August 31, 2022 through August 30, 2026, 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 8, B(BA+45) with Masters, $96,574.

Ms. Caitlin Cerone, Teacher of Elementary Education, Westorchard Elementary School, to a probationary appointment in the tenure area of Elementary, effective August 31, 2022 through August 30, 2026, 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, B(BA+30) with Masters, $101,690 (pending background check clearance).

Ms. Mollie McNealy Sciascia, Teacher of Art, Roaring Brook Elementary School, to a probationary appointment in the tenure area of Art, effective August 31, 2022 through August 30, 2026, 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 10, C(BA+60) with Masters, $107,613 (pending background check clearance).

Dr. Joseph Sullivan, Assistant Principal, Horace Greeley High School, to a probationary appointment in the tenure area of High School Assistant Principal, effective September 24, 2022 through September 23, 2026, as recommended by the Superintendent of Schools, $172,226, prorated (pending background check clearance).

Ms. Christine Free, Teacher of Music, Westorchard Elementary School, to a probationary appointment in the tenure area of Music, effective August 31, 2022 through August 30, 2026, 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 5, D(BA+90) with Masters & Doctorate, $99,957 (pending background check clearance).

Appointments: Regular Substitute
Ms. Romina Sierra, Regular Substitute Teacher of Elementary Education, Douglas Grafflin Elementary School, effective August 31, 2022 through June 30, 2023 (or earlier at the discretion of the Board of Education), Step 1, A(BA), $68,400.

Ms. Rachel Crognale, Regular Substitute Teacher of Art, Westorchard Elementary School, effective August 31, 2022 through January 31, 2023 (or earlier at the discretion of the Board of Education), Step 9, B(BA+45) with Masters, $99,824, prorated.

Amended Appointment: Regular Substitute
Ms. Jenna Baig, Regular Substitute Teacher of Elementary Education, Westorchard Elementary School, effective August 31, 2022 through January 31, 2023 (or earlier at the discretion of the Board of Education), Step 1, A(BA), $68,400, prorated.

Motioned by Hilary Grasso to approve Item 2.1 as stated above.  Seconded by Ryan Kelsey.  Motion carried 5-0.

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

3.1    A Consultant Agreement with Dr. Sandra Sepe dated August 16, 2022.

3.2    A Consultant Agreement with Timothy Doyle dated July 20, 2022.

3.3    An Agreement for Services with Christina Schoonmaker dated August 19, 2022.

Motioned by Jane Kimmel Shepardson to acknowledge Items 3.1 through 3.3 as stated above.  Seconded by Hilary Grasso.  Motion carried 5-0.

4.      Notice of Future Meetings

Wednesday, August 31, 2022, 10:00 am
Opening Day
Horace Greeley High School Auditorium

Wednesday, September 14, 2022 7:30 pm
District Performance Report
Horace Greeley High School Auditorium

5.       Adjournment 

Motioned by Warren Messner to adjourn the meeting at 1:53 pm.  Seconded by Cailee Hwang.  Motion carried 5-0.

Respectfully submitted,

Liisa Elsner
District Clerk / Secretary to the Superintendent