MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE AU SABLE VALLEY CENTRAL SCHOOL BOARD OF EDUCATION HELD ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2018, PURSUANT TO NOTICE
ROLL – Scott Bombard, President
MEMBERS – Sherry Snow, Robyn Pray, David Whitford, Mark Allen
ABSENT – James E. Martineau, Jr., Susan Richards
ADMINISTRATION – Paul D. Savage II, Dean Lincoln, Ginene Mason, Matt Rogers, Aimee Defayette, Chris Fey, Javier Perez, Randy Pray
FACULTY & STAFF – Scott Brow, Mario LaFranca, Sarah Brown
CALL TO ORDER – President Scott Bombard called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – President Bombard led the Pledge of Allegiance.
APPOINTMENT OF CLERK PRO-TEM – On motion by Robyn Pray, seconded by Sherry Snow and carried unanimously, the Board appointed Paul D. Savage II as Clerk Pro-Tem for this meeting.
ADDED AGENDA ITEM – On motion by Mark Allen, seconded by Sherry Snow and carried unanimously, Personnel Item 14K was added to the agenda.
AU SABLE FORKS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – Ginene Mason gave a presentation on activities that have happened at the Au Sable Forks Elementary School, including – Mental Health Education in School, Christmas Crafts with College Students, PBIS holding a cooking decorating activity and donating the cookies to community, fifth and sixth graders decorating the tree at American Legion in remembrance of service members, Caroling at the Senior Center, collection to buy presents for local families, Holiday Concerts, Elementary Musical, Elf Jr., Annual Christmas Store for students to purchase gifts through PBIS tickets, Head Start hosting food drive in place of holiday party, Salvation Army Kettle Drive placed during the holiday concerts, and a Joy Video created to teach students the importance and feeling they get from being kind to others and to focus on what brings them joy.
SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT – Superintendent Savage highlighted many holiday season events happening throughout the district including concerts, plays, fundraising events and stated that he was very proud of the students, faculty and administration for showing their Patriot Pride! He also mentioned that he and Clinton Community College have made an agreement to offer a college class in Business for the community starting in late January at AVCS. The class would be held on Thursday nights and open to community members through Clinton Community College. Superintendent Savage wished everyone a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year.
VISITORS – None
EXECUTIVE SESSION – On motion by Robyn Pray, seconded by David Whitford and carried unanimously, the Board convened in Executive Session at 6:20 p.m. for the purpose of discussing negotiated agreements.
REGULAR SESSION – President Bombard called the meeting back to order at 7:24 p.m.
MINUTES – On motion by David Whitford, seconded by Sherry Snow and carried unanimously, the following resolution was offered:
RESOLVED, to accept as presented, the Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting held on November 14, 2018.
APPLICATIONS FOR NON-INSTRUCTIONAL EMPLOYMENT – President Scott Bombard acknowledged the following non-instructional applications: Marina Caramia, William Doner, Latalya Duell, Michael Wisher.
AU SABLE VALLEY TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION REPORT –Mario LaFranca Co-President of the AVTA, commented on the elementary concerts that had been held, the great building staff at AuSable Elementary and Principal GiGi Mason. Sarah Brown, Co-President of
the AVTA wished everyone Happy Holidays, commented on the wonderful job that Student Council Advisor Stephanie Murphy and the members of the Student Council prepared for the holiday week that was kicked off with a dance on Friday night and all the different theme days held during the week, and also commented on the early release scheduled for Friday.
TREASURER’S REPORT – On motion by Robyn Pray, seconded by Mark Allen and carried unanimously, the following resolution was adopted:
RESOLVED, to accept the October 2018 Treasurer’s Report as presented.
EXTRA-CLASSROOM TREASURER’S REPORT- On motion by David Whitford, seconded by Mark Allen, and carried unanimously, the following resolution was adopted:
RESOLVED, to accept the Extra-classroom Treasurer’s report for the period ending October 31, 2018, as presented.
ACCEPT SPECIAL EDUCATION RECOMMENDATIONS – On motion by Robyn Pray, seconded by Sherry Snow and carried unanimously, the following resolution was adopted:
RESOLVED, to accept the Subcommittee on Special Education recommendations dated October 30, 2018, through December 16, 2018, and the Committee on Preschool Special Education recommendations dated November 7, 2018 through December 4, 2018, as presented.
APPROVE COMPTROLLER’S AUDIT RESPONSE AND CORRECTIVE ACTION REPORT – On motion by Mark Allen, seconded by Sherry Snow and carried unanimously, the following resolution was approved:
RESOLVED, to approve the audit responses and corrective action reports for the New York State Comptroller’s Office Audit regarding Claims Auditing and Medicaid Reimbursements, as presented.
PERSONNEL – President Bombard asked if there were any items in the Personnel Section that Board members wished to be considered separately.
On motion by Robyn Pray, seconded by Sherry Snow and carried unanimously, the following resolution was adopted:
RESOLVED, to approve a consent agenda for all items in the Personnel Section.
APPROVE APPOINTMENT OF SUBSTITUTE PERSONNEL
Resolved, to appoint the following substitute personnel on an emergency conditional basis who has fingerprint clearance from OSPRA: Marina Caramia, Jessica Farnsworth, Adele Jesmer
APPROVE APPOINTMENT OF PART-TIME COOK (3 hrs/day)
RESOLVED, to approve the appointment of Amie Devlin, as a Part-time Cook (3 hrs/day), effective December 20, 2018, salary to be Step 3; ($3,921 pro-rated) of the CSEA contract based on the 2016-2021 Agreement. Mrs. Devlin has fingerprint clearance from OSPRA.
APPROVE RESIGNATION FOR RETIREMENT PURPOSES
RESOLVED, to accept with regret a letter of resignation for retirement purposes from Ginene Mason, Principal at Au Sable Forks Elementary School, effective June 30, 2019, per her letter dated December 5, 2018.
APPROVE INTENT TO RETIRE
RESOLVED, to accept a letter of intent to retire at the end of the 2018-2019 school year from Melinda Preston, Special Education Teacher at Keeseville Elementary School, per her letter dated December 6, 2018.
APPROVE INTENT TO RETIRE
RESOLVED, to accept a letter of intent to retire effective August 30, 2019 from Scott Brow, School Business Executive, per his letter dated December 10, 2018.
APPROVE TENURE APPOINTMENT
RESOLVED, to grant a tenure appointment to Michelle Mitchell, in the Visual Arts Tenure Area, effective January 24, 2019.
APPROVE APPOINTMENT OF TEACHER AIDE/STUDENT AIDE (6.75 hrs./day)
RESOLVED, to approve a 26-week probationary appointment of Jessica Ormsby as a Teacher Aide/Student Aide (6.75 hrs/day) effective January 2, 2019, salary to be Step 1; ($8,092 pro-rated) of the CSEA contract based on the 2016-2021 Agreement. Ms. Ormsby is fingerprint cleared from OSPRA.
APPROVE APPOINTMENT OF PERMANENT SUBSTITUTE TEACHER FOR THE 2018-2019 SCHOL YEAR
RESOLVED, to appoint Jessica Baker as a Permanent Substitute Teacher for the 2018-2019 school year, retroactive from December 3, 2018 and ending June 21, 2019. Ms. Baker has fingerprint clearance from OSPRA.
Per Board Resolution dated March 20, 2002, the following resolution was offered:
Resolved, to offer health insurance to long-term and permanent substitute teachers, at their (employee) expense, after they have worked in the position for a period of ten weeks.
APPROVE APPOINTMENT OF ANNUAL FIRE INSPECTOR
RESOLVED, to appoint Allan Corron to conduct the annual fire inspection of District facilities at a fee of $1,000.
APPROVE RESIGNATION OF PRE-K TEACHER
RESOLVED, to accept with regret a letter of resignation from Laura Begor, Pre-K Teacher at Keeseville Elementary School, effective January 2, 2019, per her letter dated December 12, 2018.
APPROVE RESIGNATION OF TEACHING ASSISTANT
RESOLVED, to accept a letter of resignation from Justin Hart, Teaching Assistant at Keeseville Elementary School, effective December 31, 2018, per his letter dated December 17, 2018.
VISITORS – None
OTHER BUSINESS – Clinton-Essex-Warren-Washington School Board Association Meeting- January 10, 2019 – Topic: Evidence-Based Learning – The Work of John Hattie.
ADJOURNED – On motion by Robyn Pray, seconded by David Whitford and carried unanimously, the Board adjourned at 7:31 p.m.
Paul D. Savage II, Clerk Pro-Tem
Board of Education