Pleasantville School Board Meeting Agenda Nov. 22nd

BOARD OF EDUCATION Pleasantville Union Free School District

7:30pm Public Hearing - Review of the Districtwide Safety Plan and consideration of proposed revisions to the Plan (Item VII.C)

  1. CALL TO ORDER

    1. Approval of Joint Meeting minutes of November 1, 2016

    2. Approval of Board of Education Meeting minutes of November 1, 2016

    3. Approval of Board of Education Meeting minutes of November 15, 2016

  2. RECOGNITION OF ACCOMPLISHMENT

  3. SPECIAL REPORTS

A. Phase II of Smart Schools Bond Act

  1. REPORTS FROM THE DAIS

    1. Superintendent’s Report

    2. Liaison Reports

  2. SUPERINTENDENT’S RECOMMENDATIONS

A. RESIGNATIONS

RESOLVED, that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education accepts the following Resignations for the purpose of retirement:

  1. Cory, Vicki
    Assistant Business Manager

    Effective Date: End of day December 30, 2016

  2. Green, Debra School Psychologist

    Effective Date: End of day January 27, 2017

RESOLVED, that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education accepts the following Resignations:

  1. Koutsaris, Joanne Teacher Aide

    Effective Date: End of day November 9, 2016

  2. McGuffog, Carolyn
    Assistant Superintendent for Educational Services Effective Date: End of day January 31, 2017

B. APPOINTMENTS/REAPPOINTMENTS

RESOLVED, that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education approves the following Appointments/Reappointments:

1. Substitute Teachers/Chaperones – 2016-2017 School Year: NYS Certified

  1. a)  Broccole, Pasqua 40 days

  2. b)  Patel, Reena 40 days

2. Substitute Teacher Aides/Chaperones – 2016-2017 School Year:

  1. a)  Broccole, Pasqua

  2. b)  Patel, Reena

  3. c)  Swoonor-Renner, Nicole

  4. d)  Tibaldi, Linda

  5. e)  Twomey, Dana

3. Additional Assignments - 2016-2017 School Year: a) Fund for Learning MS Mural Painting

Step 1 (uncertified) Step 1 (uncertified) Step 1 (uncertified) Step 1A (uncertified) Step 1 (uncertified)

  1. 1)  Nemec, Gregory - $2,800.00 Stipend

  2. 2)  Weiss, Emily - $1,400.00 Stipend

  1. Change of Appointments for the 2016-2017 School Year:

    1. a)  Hurdis, Debra From:

      Foreign Language Teacher (.4)
      To:
      Foreign Language Teacher (1.0)
      Effective Date of Appointment: November 10, 2016
      Termination Date of Appointment: 6/30/2017 or at the will of the Board

    2. b)  Iorio, Daniel From:

      .6 Program Supervisor, Pleasantville Academy, .4 Special Education/Math Teacher To
      Position: Asst. Director of Special Education
      Type of Appointment: Administrative Probationary

      Effective Date of Appointment: February 1, 2017 Termination Date of Probation: January 31, 2021 Salary: $120,000.00 Annually
      Certification: School District Leader

      Tenure: School Administrator

    3. c)  Bhalla, Rukmini From:

      Administrative Intern
      To:
      School Psychologist
      Type of Appointment: Instructional Probationary Effective Date of Appointment: January 23, 2017 Termination Date of Probation: January 22, 2021 Salary: Level D, Step 3

      Certification: School Psychologist Tenure: School Psychologist

  2. Martini, Joseph
    Position: French Teacher (.4) (Emp. #881)
    Type of Appointment: Regular Substitute
    Effective Date of Employment: November 14, 2016
    Termination Date of Employment: 6/30/17 or at the will of the Board Salary: Level B, Step 16
    Certification: French 7-12
    Tenure: N/A

6. Clerical for the 2016-2017 School Year:

a) Doke, Kathleen
Salary: Per Diem - $250.00 per day

7. Fall Coach – 2016-2017 School Year:
a) Miller, Matthew – – Basketball Boys’-JV, Asst. Volunteer

  1. Amendment to Board Meeting Minutes of November 1, 2016:

    V.B.5.a. Science Intern – 2016-2017 School Year: Altinbas, Rana $5,000 Stipend

  2. For your information:

a) Katherine Murray will serve as an unpaid Psychology Intern from November 23, 2016 – June 30, 2017 under the supervision of Dr. Carolyn McGuffog.

C. ABOLISHED POSITION

RESOLVED, that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education abolishes one full- time position of Maintenance Worker (Bldg.) effective October 16, 2016.

D. NEW POSITION

RESOLVED, that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education creates one full- time position of Maintenance Mechanic (Bldg) effective October 17, 2016.

E. TITLE CHANGE

RESOLVED, that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education changes Employee No. 2800’s title from Maintenance Worker (Bldg) to Maintenance Mechanic (Bldg) effective October 17, 2016.

F. NEW POSITION

RESOLVED, that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education creates a full-time administrative position of Assistant Director of Special Education effective February 1, 2017.

  1. RECOGNITION OF AUDIENCE

  2. BUSINESS OF THE BOARD

A. RECOMMENDATION OF THE COMMITTEE ON PRE-SCHOOL SPECIAL EDUCATION

BE IT RESOLVED, that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools and the Committee on Pre-School Special Education, the Board of Education reviews the following classifications and arranges for the following placements and/or services for cases numbered: 2715, 1115.

B. RECOMMENDATION OF THE COMMITTEE ON SPECIAL EDUCATION

BE IT RESOLVED, that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools and the Committee on Special Education, the Board of Education reviews the following classifications and arranges for the following placements and/or services for cases numbered: 221516, 151011, 110708, 381415, 171617, 040506, 230506, 051213, 151516, 301516, 031617, 141516, 061314.

C. ADOPTION OF DISTRICTWIDE SAFETY PLAN

BE IT RESOLVED, after a public hearing on the proposed changes to the Districtwide Safety Plan for the 2016-17 school year and upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education hereby adopts the Districtwide Safety Plan, inclusive of any amendments to Building Level Emergency Plans.

  1. APPROVAL OF PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

    1. RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the appointment of Jewish Child Care Association of New York (JCCA) for professional services, to provide Job Coaching, Work Readiness Course and Vocational Preparation for the 2016-17 school year, at a maximum of $35,230; and authorizes the Superintendent to sign said Service Agreement.

    2. RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the appointment of Jeanne Keefe, for professional services, to serve as Impartial Hearing Officer, for the 2016-17 school year, at a maximum of $1,400.

  2. APPROVAL OF SURPLUS EQUIPMENT

RESOLVED, that, upon the recommendation of the Assistant Superintendent for Business, the Board of Education declares the following item as surplus and authorizes the Assistant Superintendent for Business to dispose of said property/equipment in accordance with Policy #5250 Sale and Disposal of School District Property.

Pleasantville High School – JVC Television (Asset #000924) F. ACCEPTANCE OF DONATION

RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby accepts a donation of $219.75 from the Target “Take Charge of Education” program, for Bedford Road School.

G. AUTHORIZATION FOR MEDICAL EXAMINATION

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Superintendent of Schools is hereby authorized to direct a comprehensive medical examination and evaluation, including psychiatric evaluation if necessary, of Employee No. 3115 in accordance with the provisions of Section 913 of the Education Law, based upon a memorandum from the Superintendent of Schools to the Board, dated November 18, 2016; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby directs that Employee No. 3115 submit his/her medical records, if any, from the last two years to the designated physician(s) at or before such examination/evaluation.

H. APPROVAL OF FIELDWORD EDUCATION AGREEMENT

RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves a Fieldwork Education Agreement with Sacred Heart University and authorizes the Superintendent of Schools to sign said Agreement.

VIII. BUSINESS AFFAIRS:

A. APPROVAL OF SETTLEMENT

WHEREAS, the Board of Education has been presented with a proposed settlement for property located at tax map #106.9-1-62.1 thru .69 (580 Bedford Road) in the tax certiorari matter of Greenwood Condominium v. Town of Mount Pleasant; and WHEREAS, the settlement would require a refund from the school district for the tax assessment years 2008 through 2015 in the sum of $361,994.38; THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education accepts the proposed settlement in this matter subject to approval of the settlement by the Town Board of the Town of Mount Pleasant.

  1. NEW BUSINESS/OLD BUSINESS

  2. ADJOURNMENT