January 5, 2022 Board of Education Meeting Minutes

Board of Education Business Meeting

Cohoes, New York
LGI Room, CHS 6p.m.
(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 6:03p.m.
Mrs. Giller administered the Oath of Faithful Performance in Office to Mrs. Rumsey, newly appointed District Clerk.

ROLL CALL

Present:

  • Mrs. Carey (excused)
  • Mr. Pascale
  • Mr. Jackson
  • Mrs. Dion
  • Mr. Annely (arrived at 6:13 p.m.)
  • Mrs. Snyder
  • Mrs. Giller

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

Building Leadership Teams from each Elementary building presented their plans. Ms. Mackey presented the Budget Timeline.

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 THAT the Board of Education adopts the Minutes of the Board of Education Meeting of December 15, 2021.

VII. RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT – PERSONNEL
INSTRUCTIONAL

A. THAT the Board of Education appoints the following individuals to the Substitute Teacher and Tutor list:
Goldup, Emily
Brand, Kylee
Chowdhury, Ayesha
Fitzsimmons, Hannah
Frank, Jenna
Fry, Isabel
LeClair, Shawna
Litwin, Jake
Richards, Patrick
Stewart-Burns, Jessica
Sullivan, Nicole
Wallace Siobhan
Effective: January 6, 2022
B. THAT the Board of Education amend item VII (A) of the December 1, 2021 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 Date November 19, 2021 – January 28, 2022 March 1, 2022
  • Salary:  Step 1 of the current CTA contract

NON-INSTRUCTIONAL
C. THAT the Board of Education create the following non-instructional position:

1 FTE 10 Month LPN (grant-funded) Effective: January 3, 2022

D. BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Board of Education of the Cohoes City School District hereby appoints Jill Facteau to the position of full time LPN, 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 probationary appointment.

Jill Facteau

  • Position: LPN (DW)
  • Effective Date: January 3, 2022
  • Probation Period: September 2, 2022
  • Salary: entry level per current CSEA contract (grant funded)

E. Sherry Stanley

  • Position 1.0 FTE Senior Typist (10 Month) (CMS) (Temporary appt.)
  • Effective Date: January 3, 2022
  • Salary: per CSEA contract

F. BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Board of Education of the Cohoes City School District hereby appoints Andrea Bastian to the position of a full-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 probationary appointment.

Andrea Bastian

  • Position: 1.0 FTE Teacher Aide (VS)
  • Effective Date: January 10, 2022
  • Probation Period: September 9, 2022
  • Salary: entry level per current CSEA contract

G. 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.

David Martin
Effective: December 20, 2022

DESIGNATION OF CONSENT AGENDA
MOTION: THAT the Board of Education adopts the following resolutions of the January 5, 2022 Agenda:

VI (A) AND VII (A-G)

Moved by: Mr. Annely 2 nd by: Mrs. Dion
All voted “Aye” Motion carried 6-0

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
  • Budget Transfers
  • Budget Status Report
  • Bank Reconciliation Report

X. INFORMATION AND CONSIDERATION

XI. COMMENTS FROM BOARD OF EDUCATION MEMBERS

Mrs. Giller thanked the Elementary Building Leadership Team members for their presentations.

XII. QUESTIONS AND STATEMENTS FROM AUDIENCE

XIII. BOARD POLICY REVIEW

XIV. DATES FOR FUTURE MEETINGS

January 19, 2022, LGI Room, CHS & Livestreamed at 6p.m.
February 2, 2022, LGI Room, CHS & Livestreamed at 6p.m.

MOTION: To enter into Executive Session at 7:49 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 collective bargaining with the Cohoes Principals’ Association and CSEA.

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

XV. ADJOURNMENT MOTION

To adjourn at 8:44p.m.
Moved by: Mrs. Dion Seconded by: Mrs. Giller
All voted “Aye” Motion carried 6-0

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