April 27 Business Meeting Minutes

Board of Education Business Meeting
Cohoes, New York
April 27, 2022
LGI Room, CHS, 6pm

(The Board of Education may entertain a motion to enter into an executive session subject to Board approval.)

MINUTES

I. The Meeting was called to Order by the President, Mrs. Giller at 6:02p.m.

ROLL CALL

Present:

  • Mrs. Carey
  • Mr. Pascale
  • Mr. Jackson – excused
  • Mrs. Dion – excused
  • Mr. Annely – excused
  • Mrs. Snyder (via WebEx)
  • Mrs. Giller (via WebEx)

Also Present:

  • Ms. Peggy O’Shea, Superintendent of Schools
  • Mrs. Stacy Mackey, School Business Official

II.  DISTRICT REPORTS

  • American Rescue Plan Update – Ms. O’Shea and Ms. Mackey Committee Reports
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee – Ms. O’Shea
  • Technology Committee – Ms. O’Shea and Ms. Mackey

III.  BOARD OF EDUCATION DISCUSSION OF AGENDA ITEMS – None

IV.  COMMUNITY DISCUSSION OF AGENDA ITEMS – None

V.  OLD BUSINESS – None

VI. REPORT FROM MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION

A. THAT the Board of Education accepts the Minutes of the Board of Education Meeting of April 13, 2022.

B. THAT the Board of Education accepts the Minutes of the Committee on Special Education for the following dates: 1/3/22, 1/24/22, 2/17/22, 2/28/22, 3/1/22, 3/2/22, 3/3/22, 3/7/22, 3/8/22, 3/9/22, 3/11/22, 3/14/22, 3/15/22, 3/16/22, 3/18/22, 3/21/22, 3/22/22, 3/24/22, 3/29/22, 3/31/22, 4/1/22, 4/4/22, 4/7/22.

C. THAT the Board of Education approves the following resolution:

BE IT RESOLVED, THAT the Board of Cooperative Educational Services of Albany‑Schoharie‑Schenectady‑Saratoga Counties be authorized to expend the sums set forth in the Administrative Budget document in the total amount of $12,279,275 during the school year 2022-23 and to raise such sum by assessments to component school districts, non‑component school districts, other BOCES and other sources as required by law.

D. THAT the Board of Education approves the following resolution:

BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education of the Cohoes City School District hereby casts its vote for the following candidate(s) to fill four (4) vacant seats for the term of July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2025 on the Board of Cooperative Educational Services of Albany-Schoharie-Schenectady-Saratoga Counties:

A. RESOLVED that the Board of Education cast its vote for the election of Kevin Kutzscher (Home District: Sharon Springs Central School District) as a member of the Board of Cooperative Educational Services of Albany-Schoharie-Schenectady-Saratoga Counties.

B. RESOLVED that the Board of Education cast its vote for the election of Heather Soroka (Home District: Watervliet City School District) as a member of the Board of Cooperative Educational Services of Albany-Schoharie-Schenectady-Saratoga Counties.

C. RESOLVED that the Board of Education cast its vote for the election of Matthew Tedeschi (Home District: Berne-Knox-Westerlo Central School District) as a member of the Board of Cooperative Educational Services of Albany-Schoharie-Schenectady-Saratoga Counties.

D. RESOLVED that the Board of Education cast its vote for the election of Bruce Tryon (Home District: Cobleskill-Richmondville Central School District) as a member of the Board of Cooperative Educational Services of Albany-Schoharie-Schenectady-Saratoga Counties.

E. THAT the Board of Education approves a contract between Cohoes City School District and the South Colonie Central School District to provide health and welfare services to students residing in Cohoes and attending a school within the South Colonie Central School District during the 2021-2022 school year at a rate of $820.29 per student.

VII.  RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT – PERSONNEL

INSTRUCTIONAL

A.  THAT the Board of Education approve the following student teacher placement from the following school (unpaid):

Russell Sage College
May 16 through June 24, 2022
Tiffany Wood with Mary Beth Cepiel at Harmony Hill School

B. THAT the Board of Education appoint the Melissa Lowden as Elementary Summer Success Coordinator (grant funded) for the 2022 Elementary Summer Success program effective July 1 – August 17, 2022.

C. THAT the Board of Education appoint the Elaine Flatow as CMS Summer Learning Academy Coordinator (grant funded) for the 2022 CMS Summer Learning Academy effective July 1 – August 17, 2022.

D. THAT the Board of Education be notified of the following CTA unit members whose work assignment requires in-district travel between buildings to be compensated in the amount of $250.00 per the CTA contract for the 2021-22 school year unless otherwise noted:

  • Erin Abbott
  • Kerry Bottenfield
  • Aaron Boudreau, $115.13*
  • Katherine Flynn, $80.00**
  • Christian Gunn
  • Nick Izzo
  • Rachel Karam
  • Alison Koslowski
  • Rebecca LaForest, $86.25**
  • Korrine McGough
  • Sondra Rondeau, $56.25**
  • Karin Sencer
  • Bill Sheldon
  • Sandra Snyder
  • Phil Tommasino

*Pro-rated-not full time

**Pro-rated

E. THAT the Board of Education be notified of the following CTA unit members whose work assignment requires in-district travel between buildings to be compensated in the amount of $300.00 per the CTA contract for the 2021-2022 school year unless otherwise noted.

  • Kristie Calderon
  • Dana DelGenio
  • Tricia Kinns, $144.00*
  • Geneva McPherson, $121.50*
  • Amanda Regis
  • Angela Tommasini

*Pro-rated

F. THAT the Board of Education approve that the following employees whose work assignment requires in-district travel between buildings to be compensated the indicated below for the 2021 – 2022 school year.

  • Kelly Atkinson $800
  • Daniel Honsinger $800
  • Daniel Hytko $800

DESIGNATION OF CONSENT AGENDA: THAT the Board of Education adopts the following resolutions of the April 27, 2022 Agenda:

VI (A-E), VII (A-F) and IX (A)

  • Moved by:  Mr. Pascale
  • Second by: Mrs. Snyder
  • All voted “Aye”
  • Motion carried 4-0

VIII.  RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT – BUSINESS/FINANCE

IX.  FINANCIAL REPORTS (Recommended by the Superintendent)

A. I recommend that the following reports be accepted by the Board of Education:

  • Warrants – March 2022
  • Budget Transfers – March 2022
  • Budget Status Report – March 2022
  • Revenue Status Report – March 2022
  • Bank Reconciliation Report – March 2022
  • Internal Claims Audit Report – February 2022

X.  INFORMATION AND CONSIDERATION

THAT the Board of Education approves the fully depreciated items (aged, damaged/non-working) listed in Exhibit A as surplus to be removed from the fixed asset inventory for disposal.

XI. COMMENTS FROM BOARD OF EDUCATION MEMBERS – None

XII. QUESTIONS AND STATEMENTS FROM AUDIENCE – None

VIII.  BOARD POLICY REVIEW – None

XIV.  DATES FOR FUTURE MEETINGS

  • May 4, 2022, LGI Room, CHS & Livestreamed at 6pm
  •   May 18, 2022, LGI Room, CHS & Livestreamed at 6pm

MOTION: To enter into Executive Session at 6:31pm

  • Moved by:  Mr. Pascale
  • Second by: Mrs. Carey
  • All voted “Aye”
  • Motion carried 4-0

XV.  ADJOURNMENT

MOTION:  To adjourn at 6:54pm

  • Moved by: Mrs. Carey
  • Second by: Mr. Pascale
  • All voted “Aye”
  • Motion carried 4-0
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