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January 11 - Agenda

Agenda January 11, 2023

Agenda

CHAPPAQUA CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF EDUCATION

Wednesday, January 11, 2023
Horace Greeley High School - Auditorium

Presiding Officer: Jane Kimmel Shepardson
Pledge of Allegiance

6:00 pm     Proposed Executive Session to discuss negotiations, matters of employment history of particular persons, potential litigation 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

1.2.1     Draft 2023-24 District Calendar 

Presentation:    Budget Preview

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 December 14, 2022 Board of Education Meeting.

3.2    Policy #4055:  School Sponsored Field Trips – 2nd Reading & Adoption.

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby adopts Policy #4055:  School Sponsored Field Trips.

4.      Recommended Action:   Personnel

4.1    Instructional

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

Siobhan MacDonald
Karin Pelletier

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

Jenna Baig – Roaring Brook Elementary School (effective 2/1/23)

Resolution:
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby appoints the individuals listed as student teachers, interns and/or classroom observers for the 2022/2023 school year:

Liam Kaseta
Jalay Knowles
Theresia Tambe Ebot

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:

Seven Bridges Middle School

Activity Advisor Points
Lego Masters Club Shannon Pezzullo 50
Journalism Club (.5) Belinda Reilly
(.5) Alessondra Anzano
46.5

Resolution:
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby appoints the individuals listed as  mentors for students, effective January 12, 2023 at the rate of $500, per semester, pro-rated:

Dr. Ronald Gamma
Angelique Titre-Barnor

Resignation for Purposes of Retirement:
Mr. Nathan Loeb, Teacher of Elementary Education, Robert E. Bell Middle School, effective January 17, 2023.

Appointment: Regular Substitute
Ms. Elizabeth Ferrara, Teacher of Health, Horace Greeley High School, effective August 31, 2022 through June 30, 2023.

Appointment: Teaching Assistant
Mr. Edwin Santos, Teaching Assistant, Horace Greeley High School, effective January 3, 2023.

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

Sport Level Coach Step
Golf Varsity Boys Brady Kittredge 3
Boys Tennis Junior Varsity Jerry Sulli 3
Boys Tennis Junior Varsity B Alfredo Possante 3
Track and Field Varsity Boys Steven McKenney 3
Track and Field Varsity Girls James Howard 3
Track and Field Varsity Assistant William Rose 2
Baseball Varsity Head Coach Daniel Gray 3
Baseball Varsity Assistant Phillip Schnorr 3
Baseball  Junior Varsity Anthony Garbarino 3
Baseball Freshman Timothy Panetta 3
Softball Varsity Michelle Mazzochi 3
Girls Lacrosse Varsity Margaret Sharp 3
Girls Lacrosse Varsity Assistant Courtney McGrath 2
Girls Lacrosse Junior Varsity Rebecca Argueta 2
Boys Lacrosse Varsity Head Benjamin Potash 2

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

Sport Level Coach Step
Track and Field Modified (Seven Bridges) Charles McKenna 3
Track and Field Modified (Bell) Sean Halloran 1

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

Sport Level Coach
Baseball Varsity Robert Gellert

4.2    Non-instructional   

Resolution:
BE IT RESOLVED, that pursuant to Article 12 of the CSEA collective bargaining agreement, after the completion of a cleaner’s 5th year within the District and with satisfactory performance evaluations as determined by the Facilities Director, the cleaner listed on the attached document shall be promoted to the title of custodial worker and be placed on the step indicated, effective January 1, 2023.

Last Name First Name Date of Hire Current Step - Cleaner New Step - Custodian
Castro Nicolas  1/1/2018 6 4

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby appoints the individual below as a per diem custodial substitute to be employed on an “as needed” basis, effective January 12, 2023, at a salary of $15.00 per hour:

Nickel Brown

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 January 11, 2023.

5.2    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby approves a Chappaqua School Foundation InstaGrant (IG22-23-04):  Cold Frames and Rainwater Harvesting Barrells for the Bell Garden, in the amount of $2,494.14, by Robert E. Bell Middle School teacher Dana Stein-Dince and Environmental Club Students.

5.3    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby accepts a two-volume set of The American Conflict, written by Horace Greeley and donated by Deborah Spencer.  This item’s value is estimated at $300.00.

5.4    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby approves a proposal for professional services with KG&D Architects, PC, dated December 14, 2022, to assist with communications upgrades at each school building in the District in the amount of $106,500.00, and authorizes the Board President to execute the agreement.

5.5    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby approves a proposal for professional services with KG&D Architects, PC, dated December 14, 2022, to assist with electronic locks on interior doors at 3 elementary and 2 middle schools in the District, in the amount of $39,000.00, and authorizes the Board President to execute the agreement.

5.6    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby approves the terms of a Supplemental Memorandum of Agreement with the Chappaqua Congress of Teachers (CCT) bargaining unit, dated January 4, 2023, regarding a grievance filed by the CCT, regarding the class load in 5th grade at the Robert E. Bel Middle School.  A copy of the SMOA shall be incorporated by reference within the minutes of this meeting.

5.7    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby approves the terms of a Supplemental Memorandum of Agreement with the Chappaqua Congress of Teachers (CCT) bargaining unit, dated January 4, 2023, regarding certain coaching activities pursuant to Article 24 (E.4.a) and (E.4.d) of the current CCT collective bargaining agreement.  A copy of the SMOA shall be incorporated by reference within the minutes of this meeting.

5.8    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby approves the terms of a Supplemental Memorandum of Agreement with the Chappaqua Office Staff Association (COSA) bargaining unit, dated January 5, 2023, regarding a stipend position District FOIL and FERPA Records Coordinator.  A copy of the SMOA shall be incorporated by reference within the minutes of this meeting.

5.9    WHEREAS, the Board of Education of the Chappaqua Central School District desires to purchase Epilog Laser Engravers;
WHEREAS, the Board of Education has determined that for reasons of economy and efficiency Epilog Laser Engravers should be provided on a uniform basis; and
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby declares that there exists a need to standardize its purchase of Epilog Laser Engravers; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby shall list Epilog Laser Engravers on all future bids for such products.

5.10    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby approves the terms of a Supplemental Memorandum of Agreement with the Chappaqua Administrator’s Association (CAA) bargaining unit, dated January 6, 2023, regarding contract provisions related to the tenure stipend pursuant to Article V (11)..  A copy of the SMOA shall be incorporated by reference within the minutes of this meeting.

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    An Agreement for Services with Patty McGee during the 2022-23 school year.

6.2    An Agreement for Services with Michael Rettig of School Scheduling Associates during the 2022-23 school year.

7.      Facilities

8.      Financials

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

8.2    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby acknowledges receipt of the Treasurer’s Report for December 2022.

8.3    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby acknowledges receipt of the Appropriation Status Report for December 2022.

8.4    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby acknowledges receipt of the Revenue Status Report for December 2022.

8.5    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby acknowledges receipt of the Extra-classroom Activity Quarterly Report for December 2022.

9.      Notice of Future Meetings

Wednesday, January 25, 2023
Board/Admin Retreat
Robert E. Bell Middle School Presentation
Horace Greeley High School – Auditorium

Wednesday, February 8, 2023
Horace Greeley High School Presentation
Horace Greeley High School – Auditorium

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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