Cohoes City School District
Board of Education Business Meeting
Cohoes, New York, May 17, 2023
Library, Cohoes Middle School, 6pm
(The Board of Education may entertain a motion to enter into an executive session subject to Board approval.)
I. MEETING CALLED TO ORDER
A. Pledge of Allegiance
B. Evacuation Procedure for Emergency
C. Roll Call
II. DISTRICT REPORTS
- Cohoes High School Science Research -Mr. Kloczko and students
- Multi-Tiered System of Support – Mrs. Marcil
- Superintendent’s 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 May 3, 2023
B. THAT the Board of Education accepts the minutes for the Committee on Special Education and the Committee on Pre-School Special Education for the following dates: 1/12/23, 1/26/23, 2/13/23, 3/6/23, 3/7/23, 3/8/23, 3/9/23, 3/10/23, 3/13/23, 3/15/23, 3/16/23, 3/20/23, 3/21/23, 3/22/23, 3/23/23, 3/28/23, 3/29/23, 3/30/23, 3/31/23, 4/3/23, 4/5/23, 4/6/23, 4/19/23, 4/24/23, 4/26/23, 4/28/23, 5/2/23
C. THAT the Board of Education approves a contract between Cohoes City School District and the North Colonie Central School District to provide health and welfare services to students residing in Cohoes and attending a school within the North Colonie Central School District during the 2022-2023 school year at a rate of $ 956.24 per student in accordance with the terms and conditions herein.
D. THAT the Board of Education awards the Food Services bid dated May 17, 2023 to Aramark Educational Services, LLC. In the amount of $1,026,142.80 for the period of July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024.
E. THAT the Board of Education approves the renewal agreement with the CSEA Employee Benefit fund for dental and vision benefits for the term of July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2025
VII. RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT – PERSONNEL
A. THAT the Board of Education amend item VII (C) of the March 1, 2023 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.
- Position: Long-Term Substitute Elementary Teacher
- Tenure Area: Elementary
- Effective Date: May 4, 2023 May 1, 2023 through June 23, 2023
- Salary: Step 1 of the current CTA contract
B. THAT the Board of Education appoint the Melissa Lowden as Elementary Summer Success Coordinator (grant funded) for the 2023 Elementary Summer Success program effective July 10 – August 10, 2023.
C. THAT the Board of Education appoint Colleen Duff as Middle School Summer Learning Academy Coordinator (grant funded) for the 2023 Middle School Summer Learning Academy effective July 10 – August 10, 2023
D. THAT the Board of Education accept the resignation of William Shatraw, Jr. from his position as Custodian/Groundskeeper (DW).
Effective: May 17, 2023
E. THAT the Board of Education authorizes hours not to exceed forty (40) at the per diem rate of $20/hour for Dianna Mendoza as substitute clerical in the Business Office.
Effective: May 1, 2023 through May 31, 2023
F. BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Board of Education of the Cohoes City School District hereby appoints Terrance M. Burns to the position of full-time Teacher Aide, subject to the rules of the Cohoes Civil Service Commission, such appointment is a probationary appointment.
Terrance M. Burns
- Position: 1.0 FTE Teacher Aide (ALS)
- Effective Date: May 10, 2023
- Probation Period: January 22, 2024
- Salary: Entry-level per current CSEA contract
G. BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Board of Education of the Cohoes City School District hereby appoints Raymond DeCenzo to the position of Custodian, subject to the rules of the Cohoes Civil Service Commission on a conditional basis; such appointment is a provisional appointment.
- Position: Custodian (Provisional) (HH)
- Effective Date: May 18, 2023
- Salary: Per current 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 – April 2023
- Budget Transfers – April 2023
- Budget Status Report – April 2023
- Reserve Status Report – April 2023
- Bank Reconciliation Report – April 2023
- Internal Claims Audit Report
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
- June 7, 2023, Cohoes Middle School, Library at 6 PM
- June 21, 2023, Cohoes Middle School, Library at 6 PM