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January 24 - Agenda

Agenda January 24, 2023

Revised: 1/22/23 at 11:35am
1/23/23 at 9:16am
1/24 at 7:11pm

Agenda

CHAPPAQUA CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF EDUCATION

Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Horace Greeley High School - Auditorium

Presiding Officer: Jane Kimmel Shepardson
Pledge of Allegiance

5:45 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

1.1.1    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby adopts the revised 2022-23 Board of Education Meeting Schedule.

1.2    Superintendent’s Report

2023-2024 School Year Calendar

Presentation:    Robert E. Bell Middle 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 11, 2023 Board of Education Meeting.

4.       Recommended Action:   Personnel

4.1    Instructional

Resolution:
BE IT RESOLVED that, the Board of Education authorizes a stipend of $120 per diem for Carol Bartlik as Acting Principal – Robert E. Bell Middle School, effective February 16, 2023 through April 14, 2023.

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:

Emily Bosco

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

Rachel Crognale – Robert E. Bell Middle School (effective 2/3/23)

Resignation:
Ms. Debra Alspach, Assistant Principal, Douglas Grafflin Elementary School, effective January 25, 2023.

Ms. Debra Alspach, Interim Principal, Douglas Grafflin Elementary School, effective close of business January 25, 2023.

Mr. Ryan Spillane, Teacher of Physical Education, Horace Greeley High School, effective January 25, 2023.

Mr. Ryan Spillane, Interim Assistant Principal, Douglas Grafflin Elementary School, effective close of business January 25, 2023.

Appointment: Probationary
Debra Alspach, Principal, Douglas Grafflin Elementary School, to a probationary appointment in the tenure area of Elementary School Principal, effective January 26, 2023 through January 25, 2027, as recommended by the Superintendent of Schools.

Ryan Spillane, Assistant Principal, Douglas Grafflin Elementary School, to a probationary appointment in the tenure area of Elementary School Assistant Principal, effective January 26, 2023 through January 25, 2027, as recommended by the Superintendent of Schools.

Appointment: Long-term Substitute
Ms. Bianna Cardinale, Teacher of Elementary Education, Robert E. Bell Middle School, effective February 3, 2023 through April 14, 2023 (or earlier at the discretion of the Board of Education), $420.32 per diem.

Appointment: Coaching - Effective December 2, 2022 through March 10, 2023

Sport Level Coach Step
Indoor Track Modified Johnny Gorton-Parker 3

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

Sport Level Coach Step
Boys Tennis Varsity Richard Finn 1
Softball Varsity Assistant Theresa Swertfager 1
Softball Junior Varsity Robert Alspach 3
Boys Lacrosse Junior Varsity Anthony Stewart 3

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

Sport Level Coach Step
Softball Modified - Bell Jason Scalfani 3
Softball Modified - Seven Bridges Skye Albert-Hall 3

Resolution:
BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Board of Education hereby approves an Employment Related Agreement dated January 19, 2023, regarding Employee #5996, as presented to the Board at this meeting.  A copy of said Agreement shall be incorporated by reference within the minutes of this meeting.

4.2    Non-instructional   

Resignation for the purpose of retirement:
Vicki Devine – Teacher Aide at Douglas Grafflin Elementary School, effective end of business May 17, 2023.

Resignation:
Linda Dare – Clerk/School Monitor at Robert E. Bell Middle School, effective end of business January 31, 2023.

Resolution:
BE IT RESOLVED that, the Board of Education hereby appoints Laura Moreno to the stipend position of District FOIL and FERPA Records Coordinator, effective January 26, 2023 through June 30, 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 January 25, 2023.

5.2    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby authorizes the Superintendent of Schools to submit the Certification Form for the submission of the 2022-23 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.

5.3    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby authorizes its attorneys, Shaw, Perelson, May & Lambert, LLP to execute a Consent Order & Judgment in a tax certiorari proceeding captioned Oporto Development Corp. v. Town of New Castle and the Chappaqua CSD;

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board of Education authorizes the refund of taxes as required by the terms of the Consent Order & Judgment.

5.4    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby adopts the 2023-24 District Calendar.

5.5     BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education does hereby remand the appeal of the suspension of Student Number 012423 to the Superintendent of Schools for determination.

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    Agreements with the following instructors for the Fall Chappaqua Continuing Education Program:

Last Name First Name 2023 Winter Class Title
Cerrone Linda Winter Watercolor - Tiny Treasures
Drawing Essentials Part II
Horowitz -Jaffe Marisa The Museum of Modern Art
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
The American Museum of Natural History 
Poleman Ginny HBO's Gilded Age - Season 1 Recap: Fact & Fiction 
The History & Demise of Penn Station 
Slow Down Tour of Grand Central
Rosen Amy A Night In Tuscany: Rustic Italian Cooking
Greek Cuisine Night 
Perfect Appetizers For Super Bowl
Warm Up To Soup This Winter
Saccurato Michelle TRX Strength Training 
Cardio-Strength 
Body Sculpting
Pilates
Salnikow Monique French For Beginners
French Intermediate 
French Advance Conversation
Tipa Suzi Myers Pound Rock Out Workout
Belly Dancing
Tual Deborah iPhone Photography
iPhone Photo Editing and Enhancements
Walker Diana Spanish Intermediate 
Spanish Advance
Ward Kathryn Vinyasa Yoga for CCSD Employee
Vinyasa Yoga and Meditation
Weber Denise Small Group Training - Section A
Small Group Training - Section 

7.      Facilities

8.      Financials

9.    Notice of Future Meetings

Friday, January 27, 2023, 8:15 am
Education Center – Board Room

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

Wednesday, March 8, 2023
Superintendent’s Budget Proposal
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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