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February 8 - Agenda

Agenda February 8, 2023

Revised: 2/7/23 at 7:29pm

Agenda

CHAPPAQUA CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF EDUCATION

Wednesday, February 8, 2023
Horace Greeley High School - Auditorium

Presiding Officer: Jane Kimmel Shepardson
Pledge of Allegiance

4:00 pm    Board of Education/Administration Retreat – Horace Greeley High School Academic Commons

5:25 pm     Proposed Executive Session to discuss negotiations, matters of employment history of particular persons, potential litigation, matters made confidential by federal and state privacy laws (FERPA and Ed Law 2-d) and to receive advice from counsel subject to Board approval.

Reconvene public meeting at 7:30 pm at Horace Greeley High School - Auditorium

1.       Information Business Affairs

1.1    President’s Report

1.2    Superintendent’s Report

Presentation:    Horace Greeley High 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 hereby accepts the minutes of the January 24, 2023 Board of Education Meeting.

3.2    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby accepts the minutes of the January 27, 2023 Board of Education Special Meeting.

3.3    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby accepts the minutes of the February 3, 2023 Board of Education Work Session.

3.4    Policy #3005:  Grievance and Appeals Process – 1st Reading and Adoption.

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby waives a second reading of Policy #3005:  Grievance and Appeals Process; 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 #3005:  Grievance and Appeals Process.

3.5    Policy #4005:  Elementary and Secondary Curriculum Development – 1st Reading.

3.6    Policy #4770:  Graduation – 1st Reading.

4.      Recommended Action:   Personnel 

4.1    Instructional

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

Karen Ferris
Robert Persons

Resolution:
BE IT RESOLVED that the probationary term of Sandra Sepe is hereby reduced from four years to three years, based upon proof presented of prior tenure status in an administrative position in a New York State Public School District, such that the end date of her probationary term shall be changed to August 29, 2025.

Resolution:
BE IT RESOLVED that, the Board of Education hereby appoints the individual listed as Director of STEAM Education effective February 8, 2023:

Zachary Arnold

Resolution:
BE IT RESOLVED that, the Board of Education hereby appoints the individuals listed for Co-Curricular Activities for the 2022/2023 school year at the rate of $16.68 per point:

Horace Greeley High School

Activity Advisor Points
Student Government (.5) Tiffany DePeralta (eff. 2/6/23) 300

Resolution:
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby authorizes the Superintendent of Schools and Board President to execute an Agreement, dated January 30, 2023, on behalf of the School District, with Ms. Kayla Petrilli, as presented to the Board at this meeting, whereby Ms. Petrilli shall perform contract services as a Fixed-term Substitute Elementary Teacher in the District for the period commencing February 1, 2023 and terminating June 30, 2023.  A copy of this Agreement shall be incorporated by reference within the minutes of this meeting.

Request for Childcare Leave of Absence:
Ms. Lauren Hart, Teacher of English, Horace Greeley High School, effective February 10, 2023 through June 30, 2023.

Appointment: Tenure
Ms. Nancie Felton, Teaching Assistant, Horace Greeley High School, effective February 18, 2023.

Ms. Stephanie Petrini, Teaching Assistant, Robert E. Bell Middle School, effective March 18, 2023.

Appointment: Regular Substitute
Ms. Margaret Callan, Teacher of English, Horace Greeley High School, effective December 12, 2022 through June 30, 2023.

Appointment: Coaching - Effective March 13, 2023 through June 10, 2023

Sport Level Coach Step
Track & Field Varsity Assistant William Woolard 3
Boys Lacrosse Varsity Assistant Donald Shropshire 3
Girls Lacrosse Junior Varsity Co-Coach Joseph Kearns 3

Appointment: Coaching - Effective March 20, 2023 through June 10, 2023

Sport Level Coach Step
Baseball Modified – Bell Adam Slansky 2

4.2    Non-instructional   

Resignation:
Lori Mastroddi, Office Assistant – Automated Systems at Horace Greeley High School, effective end of business June 24, 2023.

Appointment:
Madelyn Bergstrom, Teacher Aide at Douglas Grafflin Elementary School, 32.5 hours per week, effective February 9, 2023.  

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 (2022-23 School Year) reported to the Board on February 8, 2023.

5.2    CSE summaries (2023-24 School Year) reported to the Board on February 8, 2023.

5.3    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby approves a Chappaqua School Foundation InstaGrant (IG22-23-05):  World of Shakespeare Student Garden in the Sustainability Resource Center, in the amount of $268.91, by Horace Greeley High School teacher Jacqueline Morelli.

5.4    WHEREAS, the District owns the attached list of library books which are no longer useful or necessary for school district purposes and of no value to the School District; 

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board hereby declares such books to be surplus property and of no value to the School District and authorizes the disposal of such equipment in a prudent manner in accordance with law.

5.5    WHEREAS, the District owns the attached list of items which are no longer useful or necessary for school district purposes and of no value to the School District;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board hereby declares such items to be surplus property and of no value to the School District and authorizes the disposal of such equipment in a prudent manner in accordance with law.

5.6     BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby accepts a donation of varsity lacrosse uniforms valued at $3,700.00 from Greeley Lacrosse Association.

5.7    WHEREAS, the Board of Education desires to participate in a Cooperative Bidding Program conducted by Nassau BOCES for the purchase of glazing services, supplies and window repair, and authorizes the Superintendent to execute those documents that are necessary.

5.8    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves a budget transfer in the amount of $116,914.00 to adjust budgets in line with proper tenure categories and authorizes the Superintendent and Board President to approve the transfer.

5.9    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves a budget transfer in the amount of $121,261.00, to adjust the ENL budget to the proper location and authorizes the Superintendent and Board President to approve the transfer.

5.10    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves a budget transfer in the amount of $116,963.13, to adjust the staff developer budget, and authorizes the Superintendent and Board President to approve the transfer.

5.11    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves a budget transfer in the amount of $230,000.00, to adjust the health insurance budget between retiree medicare reimbursements and health insurance premiums, and authorizes the Superintendent and Board President to approve the transfer.

5.12    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves a budget transfer in the amount of $123,000.00, to cover additional funds needed for the natural gas code due to an increase in fuel expense, and authorizes the Superintendent and Board President to approve the transfer.

5.13    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves a budget transfer in the amount of $169,085.28, to adjust the Special Education budget for teachers and teaching assistants, and authorizes the Superintendent and Board President to approve the transfer.

5.14    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the Agreement between the Chappaqua Central School District and The County of Westchester for the use of electronic voting machines, including the technicians, and privacy booths for the May 16, 2023 Annual Budget Vote and Election, and authorizes the Board President to execute this agreement.

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

7.      Facilities

8.      Financials

8.1    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby acknowledges receipt of the Claims Auditor’s Report for December 2022.

8.2    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby acknowledges receipt of the Claims Auditor’s Report for January 2023.

9.    Notice of Future Meetings

Wednesday, March 8, 2023, 7:30 pm
Superintendent’s Budget Proposal
Horace Greeley High School – Auditorium

Wednesday, March 15, 2023, 7:30 pm
Curriculum/Technology/Special Education/Athletics Budget Presentations
Horace Greeley High School - Auditorium

10.     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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