February 2, 2022 Board of Education Meeting Minutes

Board of Education Business Meeting

Cohoes, New York
February 2, 2022, 6pm
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 by the Vice President, Mrs. Carey at 6:03 p.m.

ROLL CALL

Present:

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

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

  • Capital Project Planning presented by CS Arch
  • Budget Presentation – Preliminary Revenues & Tax Cap Calculations presented by Ms. Mackey
  • Technology Committee update by Mr. Martinelli
  • Career Education Committee update presented by Ms. O’Shea
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee update presented by Ms. O’Shea

III. BOARD OF EDUCATION 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 adopts the Minutes of the Board of Education Meeting of January 19, 2022 and January 26, 2022.

B.  WHEREAS, Cohoes City School District is a member of the Capital Area School Health Insurance Consortium (“CASHIC”); and

WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees of CASHIC seeks to adopt a revised Trust Agreement, to ensure the continued effective operation of CASHIC;

NOW, THEREFORE, due deliberation having been had, BE IT RESOLVED:

  1. That the Cohoes City School District hereby consents to the adoption of the Trust Agreement proposed by CASHIC’s Board of Trustees.2. That Stacy Mackey, as the CASHIC Trustee, be authorized to execute the Written Consent provided by CASHIC’s Board of Trustees.

3. That one (1) certified copy of this Resolution be prepared and sent, along with the executed Written Consent, to CASHIC’s attorneys at the following address:

Gleason, Dunn, Walsh & O’Shea
40 Beaver Street
Albany, New York 12207
Attn:  Thomas F. Gleason, Esq.

C.  THAT the Board of Education establishes the following food service meal prices for meal for February 1, 2022 – June 30, 2022:

Breakfast prices:
Adult price (sales tax to be added): $2.71

Lunch prices:
Adult price (sales tax to be added): $5.02

D.  THAT the Board of Education appoints the following as Election Inspectors and/or  Substitutes for the May 17, 2022 School Board Election and Budget Vote to be compensated in the amount of $100.00 each.

Beddow, Thomas                                            Love, Kathleen

Breen, Michael                                                McCrea, John

Brown, Pamela                                                Parron, Cathy

Dickson, Shaketa                                            Pompey, Carol

Farrigan, Sheila                                               Pross, Cynthia

Frainier, Michelle                                            Sanders, Debra

Hart, Valerie                                                    Sirko, Loren

Hawk, Michelle                                                Ryan, Gladys

Haynes, Maria                                                 Sponable, Carol

Jones, James                                                    Tyson, Albert

Kelly, Patricia

Knockwood, Alan

E. THAT the Board of Education appoints the following individuals to the 2022 Board of Voter Registration at no additional compensation: Jacqueline DeChiaro, Carla Rogers, Cliff Bird and Michelle Perry.

VII. RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT – PERSONNEL

A. THAT the Board of Education approves a salary increase due to additional teaching assignments for the following individuals for the 2021-2022 school year:

Stacy Livingston – 0.05 FTE as per CTA contract –Art (1.05 FTE total)
Effective: January 31, 2022

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

Russell Sage College
March 14 through May 6, 2022
Michael Gregory with Terry Gendron at Cohoes Middle School

C. THAT the Board of Education appoints the following individuals to the SubstituteTeacher and Tutor list:

Meghan Pannone
Effective:  January 24, 2022

Kristen Dinkels
Effective:  January 27, 2022

Matthew Esposito
Monica Hills
Macwood, Jean-Marie
Andrew Kimmins
Amminadab Munyanza
Elana Pijanowski
Kaya Rifenberg-Stempel
Madison Wolfe
Effective:  February 3, 2022

D. THAT the Board of Education accepts the resignation for retirement purposes of Holly Smith from her position of Elementary Teacher (VSGS).

Effective: June 30, 2022

E. THAT the Board of Education accepts the resignation of Karyn Berry from her position as Elementary Teacher (AL).

Effective: February 28, 2022

F.  Proposed Resolution

Blaine Shafer
Position: 1.0 FTE Receptionist (PROVISIONAL)
Effective Date: February 3, 2022
Salary: per CSEA contract

G. BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Board of Education of the Cohoes City          School District hereby appoints Kaysha Baez to the position of Part-Time Teacher Aide subject to the rules of the Cohoes Civil Service Commission on a conditional basis, in accordance with the Civil Service Rules, such appointment is a temporary appointment.

Kaysha Baez
Position: Part-Time Teacher Aide (VS)
Effective Date: February 7, 2022 through June 30, 2022
Salary: $13.25 per hour

H. 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.

Richard Bing
Effective: January 31, 2022

I. THAT the Board of Education approve the Memorandum of Agreement By And Between Cohoes City School District And The Cohoes Principals’ Association dated February 2, 2022.

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

Tricia Kinns
Position: Long-Term Substitute School Social Worker
Tenure Area: School Social Worker
Effective Date: February 7, 2022 through June 30, 2022
Salary: Step 1 of the current CTA contract

K. THAT the Board of Education amend item VII (B) of the January 5, 2022 minutes to read as follows:

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 Dat: November 19, 2021 through March 1, 2022 June 30, 2022
Salary: Step 1 of the current CTA contract

DESIGNATION ON CONSENT AGENDA:

MOTION:  THAT the Board of Education adopts the following resolutions of the February 2, 2022 Business Agenda:

VI (A-E) and VII (A-K)
Moved by:  Mrs. Dion
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)

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

  • Warrants
  • Budget Transfers
  •  Budget Status Report
  • Bank Reconciliation Report
  • Internal Claims Audit Report

X. INFORMATION AND CONSIDERATION

A. THAT the Board of Education accepts a donation in the amount of $472.81 from Lifetouch to be used for the PBIS committee at Cohoes Middle School.

XI. COMMENTS FROM BOARD OF EDUCATION MEMBERS-

  • On behalf of District Administration and the Board of Education, Ms. O’Shea recognized the upcoming retirement for Ms. Holly Smith.  She expressed her thanks for her many years of service and commitment to the District.
  • On behalf of the Board of Education, Mrs. Carey thanked Lifetouch for their donation of $472.81 to be used for the PBIS Committee at Cohoes Middle School

XII.  QUESTIONS AND STATEMENTS FROM AUDIENCE- None

XIII.  BOARD POLICY REVIEW – None

XIV. DATES FOR FUTURE MEETINGS

February 16, 2022, LGI Room, CHS & Livestreamed at 6pm
March 2, 2022, LGI Room, CHS & Livestreamed at 6pm

MOTION: To enter into Executive Session at 7:08 PM to discuss matters leading to the appointment, employment, promotion, demotion, discipline, suspension, dismissal or removal of a particular person or corporation and to discuss proposed, pending or current litigation.

Moved by: Mrs. Dion
Seconded by: Mrs. Snyder
All voted “Aye”
Motion carried 4-0

XV. ADJOURNMENT

MOTION: To adjourn at 7:23pm

Moved by: Mrs. Snyder
Seconded by: Mrs. Dion\
All voted “Aye”
Motion carried 4-0

 

 

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