July 7, 2021 Board of Education Meeting Minutes

July 7 Reorganization Meeting Minutes | Business Meeting & Code of Conduct Hearing Meeting Minutes

Board of Education Reorganization Meeting

Cohoes, New York
July 7, 2021, 6:00 PM
LGI Room, CHS

MINUTES

I. The Meeting was called to order at 6:04 p.m. by Mr. Pascale.

ROLL CALL

Present:

  • Mr. Pascale
  • Mr. Jackson
  • Mrs. Dion
  • Mrs. Carey
  • Mr. Annely
  • Mrs. Snyder

Excused:

  • Mrs. Giller

Also Present:

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

II. ELECTION OF OFFICERS/OATHS OF OFFICE

A. President of the Board of Education

MOTION: To open the Floor for nominations for the Office of President of the Board of Education for the 2021-22 school year.

Moved by: Mr. Annely
Seconded by: Mrs. Dion
All voted “Aye”
Motion carried 6-0

Mrs. Giller was nominated by Mr. Pascale and Mrs. Carey.

MOTION: To close the floor for nominations for the Office of President of the Board of Education for the 2021-22 school year.

Moved by: Mr. Pascale
Seconded by: Mrs. Carey
All voted “Aye”
Motion carried 6-0

MOTION: THAT Mrs. Giller is elected President of the Board of Education for the 2021-22 school year.

Moved by: Mr. Annely
Seconded by: Mrs. Dion
All voted “Aye”
Motion carried 6-0

The Oath of the Faithful Performance in Office (President) will be administered to Mrs. Giller by the District Clerk.

B. Vice-President of the Board of Education

MOTION: To open the Floor for nominations for the Office of Vice-President of the Board of Education for the 2021-22 school year.

Moved by: Mr. Annely
Seconded by: Mrs. Dion
All voted “Aye”
Motion carried 6-0

Mrs. Carey was nominated by Mr. Pascale and Mr. Annely.

MOTION: To close the floor for nominations for the Office of Vice-President of the Board of Education for the 2021-22 school year.

Moved by: Mr. Pascale
Seconded by: Mr. Annely
All voted “Aye”
Motion carried 6-0

MOTION: THAT Mrs. Carey is elected Vice-President of the Board of Education for the 2021-22 school year.

Moved by: Mr. Pascale
Seconded by: Mr. Annely
All voted “Aye”
Motion carried 6-0

The Oath of the Faithful Performance of Office (Vice-President) was administered to Mrs. Carey by the District Clerk.

III. APPOINTMENT OF THE DISTRICT CLERK

MOTION: THAT the Board of Education appoints Johanna Maloney to the position of District Clerk/Secretary to the School Board for the 2021-22 school year.

Moved by: Mr. Annely
Seconded by: Mrs. Dion
All voted “Aye”
Motion carried 6-0

The Oath of the Faithful Performance of Office (District Clerk) was administered to Johanna Maloney by the Vice-President of the Board of Education.

IV. BOARD OF EDUCATION DISCUSSION OF AGENDA ITEMS

  1. To amend Item VI B 2 to include dates for July & August only. Table remaining dates for next meeting.
  2. Remove Item VI C 7 from Consent Agenda and table for next meeting.

V. COMMUNITY DISCUSSION OF AGENDA ITEMS

VI. ACTION ITEMS

  1. APPOINTMENTS
    1. THAT The Board of Education appoints Pamela Cirincione as Treasurer for the 2021-22 school year.
    2. THAT the Board of Education appoints Stacy Mackey as Deputy Treasurer for the 2021-22 school year at no additional compensation.
    3. THAT the Board of Education appoints Pamela Cirincione as Tax Collector for the 2021-22 school year at a stipend of $2,500.
    4. THAT the Board of Education appoints John Doemel as Internal Claims Auditor for the 2021-22 school year at an hourly rate of $30 per hour.
    5. THAT the Board of Education appoints Johanna Maloney as Records Access Officer for the 2021-22 school year at no additional compensation.
    6. THAT the Board of Education appoints Johanna Maloney as Records Management Officer for the 2021-22 school year at no additional compensation.
    7. THAT the Board of Education appoints James Stapleton as School Pesticide Representative for the 2021-22 school year at no additional compensation.
    8. THAT the Board of Education appoints Stacy Mackey as Purchasing Agent for the 2021-22 school year at no additional compensation.
    9. THAT the Board of Education appoints Peggy O’Shea as Deputy Purchasing Agent for the 2021-22 school year at no additional compensation.
    10. THAT the Board of Education appoints Stacy Mackey as School Lunch Appeals Officer for the 2021-22 school year at no additional compensation.
    11. THAT the Board of Education appoints the Superintendent of Schools as Record Access Appeals Officer for the 2021-22 school year for Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) requests.
    12. THAT the Board of Education appoints Deanna Kelly as Medicaid Compliance Officer for the 2021-22 school year at no additional compensation.
    13. THAT the Board of Education appoints Stacy Mackey as Equal Opportunity (EO) Compliance Officer for the 2021-22 school year at no additional compensation.
    14. THAT the Board of Education appoints James Stapleton as the Asbestos (LEA) Designee for the 2021-22 school year at no additional compensation.
    15. THAT the Board of Education appoints Deanna Kelly, Tom Kostrzebski, Cliff Bird, Mark Perry and Jacqueline DeChiaro as the Dignity Act Coordinators for the 2021-22 school year at no additional compensation.
    16. THAT the Board of Education appoints Stacy Mackey as Trustee to the New York State Public Schools Statewide Workers’ Compensation Trust for the 2021-22 school year at no additional compensation.
    17. THAT the Board of Education appoints Peggy O’Shea as Alternate Trustee to the New York State Public Schools Statewide Workers’ Compensation Trust for the 2021-22 school year at no additional compensation.
    18. THAT the Board of Education appoints Stacy Mackey as Trustee and Pam Cirincione as Alternate Trustee to the Capital Area Schools Health Insurance Consortium (CASHIC) for the 2021-22 school year at no additional compensation.
    19. THAT the Board of Education appoints Erin Hill to the position of Section 504 Compliance Officer for the 2021-22 school year at no additional compensation.
    20. THAT the Board of Education appoints Mackenzie Gregory as Educational Liaison for Students in Homeless Situations for the 2021-22 school year.
    21. THAT the Board of Education appoints Peggy O’Shea as Data Protection Officer for the 2021-22 school year at no additional compensation.
    22. THAT the Board of Education appoints Katrina Hunt as Chief Information Officer for the 2021-22 school year.
    23. THAT the Board of Education appoints Daniel Hytko as Attendance Officer for the 2021-22 school year at an hourly rate of $18.50 per hour.
  2. DESIGNATIONS
    1. THAT the Board of Education designates JP Morgan Chase Bank, Key Bank and Bank of New York as the official banks of the District for the 2021-22 school year.
    2. THAT the Board of Education designates the following dates for the regular monthly meetings of the Board of Education for the 2021-22 school year at the Cohoes Middle School at 6:00 PM in the Cohoes Middle School Library.
      • July 7 & 21, 2021
      • August 11 & 25, 2021
      • September 8 & 22, 2021
      • October 6 & 20, 2021
      • November 3 & 17, 2021
      • December 1 & 15, 2021
      • January 5 & 19, 2022
      • February 2 & 16, 2022
      • March 2 & 16, 2022
      • April 13 & 27, 2022
      • May 4 & 18, 2022
      • June 1& 15, 2022
        (Amended and Passed)
    3. THAT the Board of Education designates the Times Union as the official newspaper of the District for the 2021-22 school year.
    4. THAT the Board of Education authorizes the Superintendent of Schools to certify all payrolls in conformance with Section 170.2(b) of the Commissioner’s Regulations for the 2021-22 school year.
    5. THAT the Board of Education authorizes the Superintendent of Schools, in conformance with Section 170.2(l) of the Commissioner’s Regulations to make transfers between and within functional unit appropriations for teachers’ salaries and ordinary contingent expenses for the 2021-22 school year.
    6. THAT the Board of Education authorizes the Superintendent of Schools to approve conference requests as per the appropriations in the annual budget, in conformance with Section 77(B) of the General Municipal Law for the 2021-22 school year.
    7. THAT the Board of Education authorizes the Superintendent of Schools to apply for all State and Federal Grants in Aid for the 2021-22 school year.
    8. THAT the Board of Education authorizes the establishment of one (1) petty cash fund for the 2021-22 school year as follows:
      • Location: District Office
      • Amount: $100
      • Responsible Party: School District Treasurer
    9. THAT the Board of Education authorizes the use of the magnetic media signature of the Treasurer on District checks for the 2021-22 school year as per Education Law 2523. In the event of the Treasurer’s absence or inability, the Board authorizes the use of the magnetic media signature of the Deputy Treasurer on District checks for the 2021-22 school year.
    10. THAT the Board of Education designates R.G. Timbs Advisory Group with offices at 24 Sherman Oaks Drive, New Hartford, New York for long-range financial planning services and capital project planning for the 2021-22 school year.
    11. THAT the Board of Education designates the law firm of Hiscock Barclay, LLP with offices at 50 Beaver St., Albany, NY 12207 as bond counsel to the School District for the 2021-22 school year.
    12. THAT the Board of Education designates the law firm of Girvin & Ferlazzo, PC as legal and labor relations counsel for the School District for the 2021-22 school year in accordance to the terms and conditions outlined in the Agreement.
    13. THAT the Board of Education designates the firm of Marvin & Company CPA, PC to perform the 2021-22 external audit.
    14. THAT the Board of Education designates the Utica National as the property & casualty insurance carrier for Cohoes City School District for the 2021-22 school year.
    15. THAT the Board of Education designates Capital Area Schools Health Insurance Consortium (CASHIC) as the health and prescription drug insurances provider for Cohoes City School District for the 2021-22 school year.
    16. THAT the Board of Education designates New York State Insurance Fund (NYSIF) as the disability carrier for Cohoes City School District for the 2021-22 school year.
    17. THAT the Board of Education designates Axis as the student accident insurance carrier for Cohoes City School District for the 2021-22 school year.
    18. THAT the Board of Education designates New York State Public Schools Statewide Workers’ Compensation Trust as the workers’ compensation administrator for Cohoes City School District for the 2021-22 school year.
    19. THAT the Board of Education designates New York Benefits for Education and Students Trust (OMNI) as the 403(b) Administrator for Cohoes City School District for the 2021-22 school year.
  3. OTHER ITEMS
    1. THAT the Board of Education re-adopts all existing policies and the Code of Ethics (Policy 2160) in effect during the previous year for the 2021-22 school year.
    2. BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education of the Cohoes City School District hereby authorizes and directs the designee, in the event a special education impartial hearing is requested, to make a selection from the approved list of Impartial Hearing Officers (IHOs) on a rotational basis beginning with the first name appearing after the IHO who last served. The designee shall inform the prospective IHO of District policy on compensation and reimbursement of expenses for hearing-related activities. Should the IHO decline appointment, or if no affirmative commitment to serve is forthcoming after at least two attempts to contact said IHO have been documented within a twenty-four hour period, the designee shall proceed through said list offering appointment to each successive hearing officer whose name next appears on the list until such appointment, pursuant to the terms of the District’s compensation and expense reimbursement policy attendant thereto, is accepted. The appointment of the specific individual who agrees to serve as IHO shall be ratified by the Board of Education, by public resolution, at the next public meeting prior to the date of the hearing.
    3. THAT all District employees not covered by contract for authorized car travel be reimbursed at the IRS recommended mileage rate for school year 2021-22.
    4. BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education shall appoint a Committee on Special Education for the 2021-22 school year in accordance with the provisions of Education Law, section 4402.The membership of the committee shall include, but not to be limited to:
      1. parents/guardian of the student;
      2. one general education teacher;
      3. special education teacher or provider;
      4. LEA representative (special education administrator, school psychologist/building principal);
      5. school psychologist;
      6. school physician, if specifically requested in writing by the parent or a school member;
      7. additional parent member of a student with a disability, if specifically requested in writing by the parent, the student or a member of the CSE; and
      8. student if appropriate.
    5. BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education upon the recommendation of the Committee on Special Education shall appoint a Subcommittee on Special Education for the 2021-22 school year in accordance with the provisions of Education Law, section 4402, to ensure timely evaluation and placement of students with disabilities.The membership of the subcommittee shall include, but not to be limited to:
      1. parents/guardian of the student;
      2. one general education teacher;
      3. special education teacher or provider;
      4. LEA representative (special education administrator, school psychologist/building principal); and
      5. student if appropriate.A psychologist will be a member whenever a new psychological evaluation is received or a change to a more intensive program is recommended.
    6. BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education shall appoint a Committee on Preschool Special Education for the 2021-22 school year in accordance with the provisions of Education Law, Section 4402.The membership of the committee shall include, but not to be limited to:
      1. parents/guardian of the student;
      2. LEA representative (chairperson);
      3. county representative;
      4. service provider(s);
      5. evaluator(s); and
      6. school physician, if specifically requested in writing by the parent or a school member.
    7. (TABLED) THAT the Board of Education authorizes the following Committees for the 2021-22 school year:
      1. Audit: _________________________________________
        (Formerly Mr. Nolin, Mrs. Giller and Mrs. Dion)
        Note: 3 members are Required on Audit Committee
      2. Budget: _________________________________________
        (Formerly Mr. Nolin, Mr. Jackson and Mrs. Carey)
      3. District Safety:___________________________________
        (Formerly Mr. Pascale, Mrs. Giller and Mr. Annely)
      4. Policy:__________________________________________
        (Formerly Mrs. Giller, Mr. Jackson and Mrs. Carey)
      5. Technology:_____________________________________
        (Formerly Mr. Nolin and Mrs. Giller)
      6. Wellness:_______________________________________
        (Formerly Mr. Pascale, Mrs. Dion and Mr. Annely)
    8. THAT the Board of Education approves the 2021-22 Tax Warrant in the amount of $17,089,321.
    9. THAT the Board of Education adopts the Free and Reduced Price Meal Policy Statement and Family Income Eligibility Criteria as required by State and Federal Regulations for participation in the School Breakfast and Lunch Program for the 2021-22 school year.PERSONNEL
    10. THAT the Board of Education hereby establishes the following as standard work days for elected and appointed officials and will report the following days worked to the New York State Local Employees’ Retirement System based on the timekeeping system records or the record of activities maintained and submitted by these officials to the Clerk of this body for the 2021-22 school year.
      • Title: Director of Facilities
        • Name: James Stapleton
        • Workday: 7
      • Title: Treasurer
        • Name: Pamela Cirincione
        • Workday: 6.5
      • Title: District Clerk/Secretary to SBO
        • Name: Johanna Maloney
        • Workday: 6.5
      • Title: Personnel Secretary
        • Name: Tara Dessingue
        • Workday: 6.5
      • Title: Secretary to Superintendent
        • Name: Mary Rumsey
        • Workday: 6.5
      • Title: Assistant Superintendent
    11. THAT the Board of Education approves the 2021-22 salaries for the following positions:
      • Director of Facilities III ……………………………………………………………$81,159
      • Treasurer ……………………………………………………………………………….$69,190
      • Secretary to the Superintendent & Assistant Superintendent ………$43,320*
      • District Clerk/Secretary to the School Business Official …………….$45,033*
      • Personnel Secretary ……………………………………………………………….$53,540** Includes confidentiality stipend, per 9206 policy.
    12. THAT the Board of Education establishes the following rates of pay for the following positions for the 2021-22 school year:
      • Substitute Teacher – Retired from the District ……………… per diem @ $105
      • Substitute Teacher – Four-year degree or teacher certification ……………………………………………………………………………….. per diem @ $100 or, upon completion of 30 consecutive days service for the same individual, teacher compensation to be established at Step 1 of the CTA contract, per diem, retroactive to the first day of continuous service. For service beginning on or after May 15, compensation to be established at Step 1, per diem, at the discretion of the Superintendent of Schools.
      • Substitute Teacher – Two-year degree or a matriculating college Junior or Senior ……………………………………………………… per diem @ $85.00
      • Substitute Maintenance Mechanic ………………………………… per hour $18.50
      • Substitute Cleaner ……………………………………………………… per hour $15.00
      • Part-Time Teacher Aides
        • Years of service = 1 through 3 ………………………….. per hour $13.25
        • Years of service = 4 through 6 ………………………….. per hour $13.50
        • Years of service = 7 through 11 …………………………. per hour $13.75
        • Years of service = 12 through 16 ……………………….. per hour $14.00
        • Years of service = 17 plus …………………………………. per hour $14.25
      • Part-Time Safety Officers
      • Years of service = 1 through 3 …………………………… per hour $16.50
      • Years of service = 4 through 6 …………………………………………$17.50
      • Years of service = 7 through 11 ……………………………………….$18.50
      • Years of service = 12 plus ……………………………………………….$19.50

VII. OFFICIAL UNDERTAKINGS (BONDS)

  1. THAT the Board of Education bonds employees through the use of a Faithful Performance Blanket Bond per Commissioner’s Regulation 170.2.

BOARD ACTION ON CONSENT AGENDA

MOTION: THAT the Board of Education adopts the following resolutions of the July 7, 2021 Reorganization Agenda:

VI A (1-23), B (1, 2 as amended & 3-19) C (1-6 & 8-12) and VII A

Moved by: Mr. Pascale
Seconded by: Mr. Annely
All voted “Aye”
Motion carried 6-0

VIII. COMMENTS FROM BOARD OF EDUCATION MEMBERS

IX. QUESTIONS AND STATEMENTS FROM AUDIENCE

X. ADJOURNMENT

MOTION: To adjourn the Reorganization Meeting at 6:15 p.m. and enter into the Business Meeting.

Moved by: Mr. Pascale
Seconded by: Mr. Annely
All voted “Aye”
Motion carried 6-0

Business Meeting & Code of Conduct Hearing Meeting Minutes

Cohoes, New York
July 7, 2021 at 6:00 PM
LGI Room, CHS

(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 at 6:15 p.m. by Board Vice President, Mrs. Carey.

ROLL CALL

Present:

  • Mrs. Carey
  • Mr. Pascale
  • Mr. Jackson
  • Mrs. Dion
  • Mr. Annely
  • Mrs. Snyder

Excused:

  • Mrs. Giller

Also Present:

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

II. DISTRICT REPORTS

  1. Code of Conduct
  2. Districtwide Safety Plan

III. BOARD OF EDUCATION DISCUSSION OF AGENDA ITEMS

IV. COMMUNITY DISCUSSION OF AGENDA ITEMS

V. OLD BUSINESS

VI. REPORT FROM MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION

  1. THAT the Board of Education accepts the Minutes of the Board of Education Meeting of June 16, 2021.
  2. THAT the Board of Education accepts the Minutes of the Committee on Special Education for the following meeting dates: 3/30/21, 4/1/21, 4/13/21, 4/14/21, 4/15/21, 4/16/21, 4/23/21, 4/26/21, 4/27/21, 4/30/21, 5/4/21, 5/5/21, 5/10/21, 5/11/21, 5/13/21, 5/19/21, 5/21/21, 5/25/21, 5/27/21, 6/2/21, 6/3/21, 6/4/21, 6/7/21, 6/9/21, 6/10/21, 6/14/21, 6/15/21, 6/17/21, 6/18/21 and 6/20/21.
  3. THAT the Board of Education adopts the following policies:
    • 0100 Non-Discrimination and Equal Opportunity
    • 0101 Gender Neutral Single-Occupancy Bathrooms
  4. THAT the Board of Education approves the following non-resident tuition rates for the 2021-22 school year:
    • Full-Day Kindergarten – Grade 6 – $4,314
    • Grades 7 – 12 – $6,062
    • Special Education Full-Day Kindergarten – Grade 6 – $28,345
    • Special Education Grades 7 – 12 – $30,093
  5. THAT the Board of Education approves a contract with Albany City School District, 1 Academy Park, Albany, New York to provide health services for the 2020-21 school year for approximately 43 students residing in the Cohoes City School District and attending school within the Albany City School District in the amount of $33,481.52.

VII. RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT – PERSONNEL

INSTRUCTIONAL

  1. THAT the Board of Education appoints the following individuals to the Substitute Teacher and Tutor list:
    • Boggan, Jack
    • Russo, Jeremy
    • Ferris, Abigal

      Effective: July 8, 2021

  2. THAT the Board of Education amends Item VII (G) of the June 16, 2021 Minutes to read as follows:

    THAT the Board of Education appoints the following individuals to the 2021 Extended School Year Summer Program, July 6, 2021 – August 13, 2021:

    TEACHER AIDES

    • Felicity Dessingue
    • Brittney Brunick
    • Ronette Miorin
    • Melissa Lowden Karen Beattie
    • Sue Kruhl
    • Kathy Lorman
    • Candi O’Brien
    • Chris Bastain
    • Sherri Thornton and Sherry Stanley (splitting position)
    • Sarah Austin (1:1)
  3. THAT the Board of Education appoints Jamie Harris as Central Treasurer for Clubs & Activities for the 2021-22 school year.
  4. THAT the Board of Education appoints the following teachers as Teacher Leaders to the subject area listed for the 2021-2022 school year:

    COHOES MIDDLE SCHOOL

    • Colleen Duff – Math
    • Jill Havens – Science
    • Christopher Michael – Social Studies
    • Molly Flanagan – English
    • Brooke Hurlbut – Special Education

      COHOES HIGH SCHOOL

      • Carolyn Santoro – Math
      • Michael Kloczko – Science
      • Robert Santarcangelo – Social Studies
      • Heather Ball – English
      • Matthew Flannery – Special Education

        NON-INSTRUCTIONAL

  5. THAT the Board of Education appoints the following administrators as Lead Evaluators for the 2021-22 school year.
    • Administrator: Peggy O’Shea
      • Certification: Lead Evaluator of Teachers & Administrators
    • Administrator: Erin Hill
      • Certification: Lead Evaluator of Teachers
    • Administrator: Karen Ronesi
      • Certification: Lead Evaluator of Teachers
    • Administrator: Laura Tarlo
      • Certification: Lead Evaluator of Teachers
    • Administrator: Dan Martinelli
      • Certification: Lead Evaluator of Teachers
    • Administrator: Deanna Kelly
      • Certification: Lead Evaluator of Teachers
    • Administrator: Tom Kostrzebski
      • Certification: Lead Evaluator of Teachers
    • Administrator: Cliff Bird
      • Certification: Lead Evaluator of Teachers
    • Administrator: Mark Perry
      • Certification: Lead Evaluator of Teachers
    • Administrator: Jacqueline DeChiaro
      • Certification: Lead Evaluator of Teachers
  6. THAT the Board of Education appoint the following individuals to the Building Leadership Teams listed below for the 2020-21 school year:

    COHOES HIGH SCHOOL

    • Laura Murawski
    • Angela Tommasini

      Effective: December 1, 2020

  7. THAT the Board of Education appoints the following employees to work the 2021 Summer Meal Program per CSEA contract effective June 28, 2021 through August 31, 2021:
    • Karen DeCenzo
    • Loni Huddy
    • Leslie O’Brien
  8. THAT the Board of Education appoints Patricia Scott as a School Nurse to perform work not to exceed 25 hours for athletics during the summer of 2021 (as per the CTA contract).
  9. THAT the Board of Education appoints the following teachers as per the CTA contract to the 2021 Elementary Summer Success Program effective July 6 – August 5, 2021 contingent upon enrollment:
    • Courtney Adey
    • Kim Angus
    • Kristin Callaghan
    • Megan Cherubino
    • Jennifer Crucetti
    • Tina Doherty
    • Deb Fitzgerald
    • Katrina Keith
    • Sharon Laughlin
    • Melissa Lowden
    • Jackie Skidmore
    • Holly Smith
    • Laura Schwarz
  10. THAT the Board of Education appoints Raychel Marcil as Elementary Summer Success Coordinator per the CTA contract for the 2021 Elementary Summer Success Program effective July 2 – August 6, 2021.

    ADDENDA

  11. THAT the Board of Education amends Item VII (G) of the June 16, 2021 Minutes as follows:

    THAT the Board of Education appoints the following individuals to the 2021 Extended School Year Summer Program, July 6, 2021 – August 13, 2021:

    Teacher Aides

    • Felicity Dessingue
    • Brittney Brunick
    • Ronette Miorin
    • Melissa Lowden
    • Sue Kruhl Keysha Baez
    • Kathy Lorman
    • Candi O’Brien
    • Chris Bastain
    • Sherri Thornton and Sherry Stanley (splitting position)
    • Sarah Austin (1:1)
  12. THAT the Board of Education appoints the following teachers as per the CTA contract to the 2021 Secondary Summer School Program effective July 12 – August 11, 2021 contingent upon enrollment:
    • English 10R – Drake Galarneau
    • American Literature 11 – Terrin Griffin
    • Algebra – Catherine Lowerre
    • APEX (Math) – Catherine Lowerre
    • Physical Education – Teresa Gendron
    • Global 9 – John Gelatt
    • Global 10 – John Gelatt
    • Living Environment – Dawn Maddalena
    • Earth Science/Systems (APEX) – Kerry Winters
    • APEX 1 – Bill Sheldon
    • APEX 2 – Bill Sheldon
    • Special Education (2 Sections) – Rich Morris
    • Library – Karin Lackmann
  13. THAT the Board of Education appoints the following teachers as per the CTA contract to the 2021 9th Grade Summer Academy effective July 12 – August 12, 2021 contingent upon enrollment:
    • 9th Grade Academy – Michelle Culletto
    • 9th Grade Academy – Drake Galarneau
    • Social Worker (2 Days Per Week) – Angela Tommasini
  14. THAT the Board of Education appoints the following teachers as per the CTA contract to the 2021 CMS Summer Learning Academy effective July 6 – August 5, 2021 contingent upon enrollment:
    • Colleen Duff
    • Lindsey Fontaine
    • Emily Gioia
    • Jen Heeney
    • Katie Flynn
  15. THAT the Board of Education appoints Patricia Caputo as 2021 CMS Summer Learning Academy Coordinator per the CTA contract for the 2021 CMS Summer Learning Academy effective July 2 – August 6, 2021.
  16. THAT the Board of Education appoints the following individual as a 2021 Extended School Year Substitute per the CTA contract:

    Teacher/TA

    • John Dundon
  17. THAT the Board of Education appoints the following teachers as 2021 Elementary Summer Success Substitutes per the CTA contract:
    • Bonnie-Jo Bellville*
    • Carrie Bennett*
    • Kelly Burtnick
    • Katie Dobbins*
    • Megan Galarneau*
    • Richetta Hansen
    • Kiera Hovey*
    • Kelly Ireland*
    • Irlene Mayo*
    • Nicholas Pafundi,
    • Patricia Ragule*
    • Kerry Bottenfield*
    • Carrie Briggs*

      *Indicates CTA member who must be called first

  18. THAT the Board of Education appoints Jessica Strock as Receptionist for the 2021 SUNY Tutoring Program and Elementary Summer Success Program at Abram Lansing Elementary School, July 6, 2021 through August 6, 2021.
  19. THAT the Board of Education appoints Carole Blide and Sherry Thornton as Receptionist Substitutes for the 2021 SUNY Tutoring Program and Elementary Summer Success Program at Abram Lansing Elementary School.
  20. BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Board of Education, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, hereby approves the merger of the Cohoes Wrestling Program with the Watervliet Wrestling Program to form one team to participate in the Patroon Conference for the 2021-22 school year; and

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT the team be bound by the rules and regulations of the Patroon Conference, Section 2, and the New York State Public High School Athletic Program.

  21. THAT the Board of Education appoints the following Substitutes:

    2021 SECONDARY SUMMER SCHOOL/EIGHTH TO NINTH GRADE ACADEMY

    • Lydia Cappadonia
    • Rob Santarcangelo
    • Kerry Bottenfield
    • Rebecca Laforest
    • Elaine Flatow (Social Worker)

      2021 MIDDLE SCHOOL SUMMER ACADEMY SUBSTITUTES

      • Kerry Bottenfield*
      • John Dundon*
      • Nick Pafundi

        * Indicates CTA member must be called first.

VIII. RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT – BUSINESS/FINANCE

IX. FINANCIAL REPORTS (Recommended by the Superintendent)

  1. I recommend that the following reports be accepted by the Board of Education:
    • Warrants – May 2021

BOARD ACTION ON CONSENT AGENDA

MOTION: THAT the Board of Education adopts the following resolutions of the July 7, 2021 Agenda:
VI (A-E); VII (A-U) and IX (A)

Moved by: Mrs. Dion
Seconded by: Mrs. Snyder
All voted “Aye”
Motion carried 6-0

X. INFORMATION AND CONSIDERATION

XI. COMMENTS FROM BOARD OF EDUCATION MEMBERS

XII. QUESTIONS AND STATEMENTS FROM AUDIENCE

XIII. BOARD POLICY REVIEW

Second Reading

  • 0100 Non-Discrimination and Equal Opportunity
  • 0101 Gender Neutral Single-Occupancy Bathrooms

XIV. DATES FOR FUTURE MEETINGS

July 21, 2021, CHS LGI Room at 6 p.m.

MOTION: THAT the Board of Education enters into Executive Session at 6:32 p.m. to discuss matters leading to the appointment, employment, promotion, demotion, discipline, suspension, dismissal or removal of a particular person or corporation.

Moved by: Mr. Annely
Seconded by: Mrs. Dion
All voted “Aye”
Motion carried 6-0

EXECUTIVE SESSION: TIME: 6:45 PM

Present:

  • Mrs. Carey
  • Mr. Pascale
  • Mr. Jackson
  • Mrs. Dion
  • Mr. Annely
  • Mrs. Snyder

Excused:

  • Mrs. Giller

Also Present:

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

DISCUSSION

XV. ADJOURNMENT

MOTION: To adjourn at 6:49 p.m.

Moved by: Mr. Annely
Seconded by: Mrs. Dion
All voted “Aye”
Motion carried 6-0

Preparing our students for success in tomorrow’s world.

This website is maintained by the Cohoes City School District Communications Office. It is the goal of the Cohoes City School District that this website is accessible to all users. View our accessibility statement. The district is not responsible for facts or opinions contained on any linked site. Some links and features on this site require the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view. Visit the Adobe website to download the free Acrobat Reader. This website was produced by the Capital Region BOCES Communications Service, Albany, NY. Copyright © 2021. All rights reserved.