December 1, 2021 Board of Education Meeting Minutes

Board of Education  Business Meeting

 

Cohoes, New York
December 1, 2021, 6p.m.
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 5p.m. by Board President, Mrs. Giller.

 

ROLL CALL

Present:

  • Mrs. Carey
  • Mr. Pascale
  • Mr. Jackson
  • Mrs. Dion
  • Mrs. Giller

Excused:

  • Mr. Annely
  • Mrs. Snyder

Also Present:

  • Ms. Peggy O’Shea, Superintendent of Schools
  • Mr. Dan Martinelli, Assistant Superintendent for Education Services
  • Mrs. Stacy Mackey, School Business Official

MOTION: THAT the Board of Education enters into Executive Session at 5:01 p.m. to discuss proposed, pending or current litigation.

Moved by: Mrs. Dion
Seconded by: Mrs. Carey
All voted “Aye”
Motion carried 5-0

EXECUTIVE SESSION:     TIME: 5:02p.m.

Present:

  • Mrs. Carey
  • Mr. Pascale
  • Mr. Jackson
  • Mrs. Dion
  • Mrs. Giller

Excused:

  • Mr. Annely
  • Mrs. Snyder

Also Present:

  • Ms. Peggy O’Shea, Superintendent of Schools
  • Mr. Dan Martinelli, Assistant Superintendent for Education Services
  • Mrs. Stacy Mackey, School Business Official

DISCUSSION

MOTION: To adjourn Executive Session and re-enter Open Session at 6:10p.m.

Moved by: Mrs. Dion
Seconded by: Mrs. Carey
All voted “Aye”
Motion carried 5-0

OPEN SESSION:      TIME:  6:15p.m.

Present:

  • Mrs. Carey
  • Mr. Pascale
  • Mr. Jackson
  • Mrs. Dion
  • Mrs. Giller

Excused:

  • Mr. Annely
  • Mrs. Snyder

Also Present:

  • Ms. Peggy O’Shea, Superintendent of Schools
  • Mr. Dan Martinelli, Assistant Superintendent for Education Services
  • Mrs. Stacy Mackey, School Business Official

II. DISTRICT REPORTS

Charter Schools Update by Dan Martinelli

Budget Process and Deadlines by Stacy Mackey

III.  BOARD OF EDUCATION DISCUSSION OF AGENDA ITEMS

The Board thanked Stacy Sorel for her 25 years of service to the District.  The Board extended their congratulations to Stacy and her family on her retirement.

IV.  COMMUNITY DISCUSSION OF AGENDA ITEMS

V.   OLD BUSINESS

VI. REPORT FROM MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION

A.  THAT the Board of Education adopts the Minutes of the Board of Education Meeting of November 17, 2021.

B. THAT the Board of Education adopts the following policy:

9206, Personnel

VII.  RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT – PERSONNEL

Instructional

A.  BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Board of Education of the Cohoes City School District appoints the following individual as Long-Term Substitute Teacher.

Richetta Hansen

Position:  Long-Term Substitute Teacher
Tenure Area: Elementary
Effective Date: November 19, 2021 through January 28, 2022
Salary: Step 1 of the current CTA contract
Reason: Replaces Karyn Berry

Non-Instructional

B. THAT the Board of Education accepts the resignation for retirement purposes of Stacy Sorel from her position of Teacher Aide.

Effective: December 31, 2021

C. BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Board of Education of the Cohoes City School District hereby appoints the following individual to the Cleaner Substitute list, subject to the rules of the Cohoes Civil Service Commission on an emergency conditional basis, in accordance with the Civil Service Rules, such appointments are a temporary appointment.

Randy Jefferson

Effective: November 29, 2021

D. THAT the Board of Education approves the holiday pay for the following part-time  employees for the 2021-2022 school year:

Maria Baez                          $248.44
Madison Dunn                      $24.84
Bernadette Glynn              $267.19
Crystal Kelly                        $284.44
Rebecca Perry                    $253.13
Stacy Clement                    $248.44
Victoria DeChiaro-Delia      $86.95
Tamia Scott-Daniels          $248.44
Maureen Finnen                $248.44
Gail Friedman                     $257.81
Carol Gaudette                  $248.44
Lisa Hoefer                          $248.44
Lori LaMere                         $253.13
Meriam VanSleet               $253.13
Brigid Waddell                    $248.44

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:

  • Long-Range Financial Plan Fiscal Years 2021-2025
  •  Reserve Plan

BOARD ACTION ON CONSENT AGENDA

MOTION: THAT the Board of Education adopts the following resolutions of the December 1, 2021 Agenda:

VI (A-B); VII (A-D) and IX (A)

Moved by: Mrs. Carey
Seconded by: Mrs. Dion
All voted “Aye”
Motion carried 5-0

X.  INFORMATION AND CONSIDERATION

A.   Conference Report – Michael Kloczko – 11/11/21

B.   Conference Report – Michelle Culletto – 11/4-6/21

XI. COMMENTS FROM BOARD OF EDUCATION MEMBERS

Ms. O’Shea discussed the upcoming winter concert and the conversations that were occurring to determine if protocols could be met so this event could be in person. Mr. Jackson expressed his support of making this work and the rest of the Board agreed. Mrs. Giller asked if the protocols were set by the Department of Health, which Ms. O’Shea confirmed. Mr. Pascale asserted that athletics and the arts should have equitable considerations. Mrs. Giller asked for more frequent communication with parents in the future when planning an event and it was agreed that more regular updates would be provided.

XII.  QUESTIONS AND STATEMENTS FROM AUDIENCE

XIII. BOARD POLICY REVIEW

First Reading
2342 – Agenda Preparation & Dissemination

XIV.  DATES FOR FUTURE MEETINGS

December 15, 2021, LGI Room, CHS & Livestreamed at 6p.m.

MOTION:  THAT the Board of Education re-enters into Executive Session at 6:56 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: Mrs. Carey
Seconded by: Mrs. Dion
All voted “Aye”
Motion carried 5-0

XV.  ADJOURNMENT

MOTION:   To adjourn at 7:31p.m.

Moved by: Mrs. Carey
Seconded by: Mrs. Giller
All voted “Aye”
Motion carried 5-0

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