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December 14 Business Meeting Agenda

Board of Education Business Meeting
Cohoes, New York December 14, 2022
LGI Room, CHS 6pm
(The Board of Education may entertain a motion to enter into an executive session subject to Board approval.)

AGENDA

I. MEETING CALLED TO ORDER

A. Pledge of Allegiance
B. Evacuation Procedure for Emergency
C. Roll Call

II. DISTRICT REPORTS

Superintendent Update – Ms. O’Shea
Business Update – Ms. Mackey

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

A. THAT the Board of Education accepts the Minutes of the Board of Education Meeting of November 16, 2022.

B. THAT the Board of Education accepts the Minutes of the Committee on Special Education for the following meeting dates: 9/30/22, 10/14/22, 10/19/22, 10/21/22, 10/27/22, 11/3/22, 11/7/22, 11/10/22, 11/14/22, 11/15/22, 11/17/22, 11/18/22, 11/21/22. 11/28/22, 11/29/22, 12/2/22

C. THAT the Board of Education approves the Memorandum of Understanding
between the Cohoes City School District and the Cohoes Teachers’ Association dated December 7, 2022 for the 2022-2023 school year following the terms and conditions within.

D. THAT the Board of Education approve the Agreement By And Between The
Cohoes City School District And The CSEA Local 1000, AFSCME, AFL-CIO
Cohoes School District Unit and Amber Oliver regarding the need for additional duties to be performed during the 2022-2023 school year relating to the District’s Payroll Department dated December 5, 2022

E. THAT the Board of Education authorizes the sale of the following surplus
equipment:

2004 Dodge Ram 2500 with plow for $4,150
2003 Toro Grounds Master 345 for $525
as awarded to William Moll through sealed bids dated November 29, 2022.

VII. RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT – PERSONNEL

INSTRUCTIONAL

A. THAT the Board of Education appoints the following individuals to the Substitute Teacher and Tutor list:

Dotterer, Lori
Effective: November 28, 2022

Bylyku, Jorida
Garry, Joseph
Gogis, Krista
Guzzo, Sierra
Menze, Haley
Morris-Smith, Akilah
Rivera, Jenessa
Scensny, Jessica
Schmidt, John
Schwarz, Laura
White, Alex
Zampier, Laurie
Effective: December 15, 2022

B. THAT the Board of Education amend item VII (P) of the August 25, 2021
minutes to read as follows:

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Board of Education of the Cohoes City School
District appoints Amanda Regis to a four- year conditional term in the tenure area of School Social Worker effective September 20, 2021 and expiring on
September 19, 2025 November 11, 2025 on an emergency conditional basis.
Ms. Regis holds a provisional certification as School Social Worker.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT this appointment is made on an
emergency conditional basis and subject to of both a statement from Ms. Regis regarding criminal conviction(s) or pending criminal charges and the receipt of criminal background clearance from the Commissioner of Education. Ms. Regis’ continued employment is specifically contingent upon the District’s receipt of notice from the Commissioner of Education that she is fully cleared for employment.

Amanda Regis

  • Position: 1.0 School Social Worker
  • Certification: School Social Worker
  • Tenure Area: School Social Worker
  • Effective Date: September 20, 2021
  • Tenure Date: September 19, 2025 November 11, 2025
  • Salary: Step 2 of the current CTA Contract
  • Reason: Replaces Raychel Marcil

C. THAT the Board of Education amend item VII (G) of the November 16, 2022
Agenda to read as follows:

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

Keenan Jones

  • Position: Long-Term Substitute School Social Worker
  • Tenure Area: School Social Worker
  • Effective Date: December 5, 2022 December 12, 2022 through June 30, 2023
  • Salary: Step 1 of the current CTA contract (grant-funded)

D. THAT the Board of Education amend item VII (D) of the November 16, 2022
Agenda to read as follows:

THAT the Board of Education approve the following student teacher placements from the following school (unpaid):

The College of St. Rose
January 17 through March 10, 2023
Sarah Haws with Brittany Willsey at Van Schaick Grade School
Erin Nagy with Megan Galarneau at Harmony Hill Elementary School

March 13 through May 10, 2023
Sarah Haws with Amanda Dorr at Van Schaick Grade School
Erin Nagy with Megan Galarneau at Harmony Hill Elementary School

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

The College of St. Rose
March 13 through May 10, 2023
Jade Barringer with Lindsay Fontaine and Briana Houle at Cohoes Middle School

Russell Sage College
January 17 through March 10, 2023
Taylor Engster with Teresa Gendron at Cohoes Middle School

F. THAT the Board of Education appoints the following individual to the coaching position listed below for the 2022-2023 school year, as per the CTA contract. Position is contingent upon acceptable program enrollment:

Co-curricular activity, name, FTE
Football – Varsity Assistant,  Matt Labombard – 1.0
Soccer, Boys Modified, Ed Krajewski – 1.0
Basketball, Boys Modified, Ed Krajewski – 1.0

Non-Instructional 

G. THAT the Board of Education accept the resignation of Mackenzie Gregory from her position as 0.5 FTE Parent Liaison.

Effective: January 6, 2023

H. THAT the Board of Education accept the resignation of Amya Sousis from her position as Part Time Teacher Aide (HH)
Effective: December 1, 2022

I. THAT the Board of Education accept the resignation of Naomi Hallock from her position as Teacher Aide (VS).
Effective: December 22, 2022

J. BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Board of Education of the Cohoes City School
District hereby appoints Rochelle Pringle to the position of full-time Teacher
Aide, subject to the rules of the Cohoes Civil Service Commission, such
appointment is a probationary appointment.

Rochelle Pringle

Position: 1.0 FTE Teacher Aide (VS)
Effective Date: December 5, 2022
Probation Period: June 5, 2023
Salary: Entry level per current CSEA contract

K. THAT the Board of Education appoints Karyn Gumprecht as Facilities Use
Coordinator for the 2022-2023 school year per CSEA contract.

L. THAT the Board of Education appoints Cindy Muzio as Medicaid Billing Clerk
for the 2022-2023 school year per CSEA contract.

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 –November 2022
  • Budget Transfers – November 2022
  • Budget Status Report – November 2022
  • Reserve Status Report – November 2022
  • Bank Reconciliation Report – November 2022
  • Internal Claims Audit Report – November 2022

X. INFORMATION AND CONSIDERATION

XI. COMMENTS FROM BOARD OF EDUCATION MEMBERS

XII. QUESTIONS AND STATEMENTS FROM AUDIENCE

XIII. BOARD POLICY REVIEW

XIV. DATES FOR FUTURE MEETINGS

January 4, 2023, LGI Room, CHS & Livestreamed at 6pm
January 18, 2023, LGI Room, CHS & Livestreamed at 6pm

XV. ADJOURNMENT

Preparing our students for success in tomorrow’s world.

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