MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE AU SABLE VALLEY CENTRAL SCHOOL BOARD OF EDUCATION HELD ON WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2018 PURSUANT TO NOTICE
ROLL – Scott Bombard, President
MEMBERS – Sherry Snow, Mark Allen, Susan Richards, David Whitford
ABSENT – James E. Martineau, Jr., Robyn Pray
ADMINISTRATION – Paul D. Savage II, Aimee Defayette, Dean Lincoln, Ginene Mason, Kevin Hulbert, Matt Rogers
FACULTY & STAFF – Scott Brow, Randy Pray, Mario LaFranca, Sarah Brown, Jeff Kelley
CALL TO ORDER – President 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 Susan Richards, seconded by Sherry Snow and carried unanimously, the Board appointed Paul D. Savage II as Clerk Pro-Tem for this meeting.
KEESEVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ANNUAL PRESENTATION/REPORT – Kevin Hulbert, Principal, gave a report on statistics for the Keeseville Elementary School which included NYSED State Assessment Growth Scores, Attendance Percentage, Teacher & Parent Homework Survey Results/Conclusions, School Climate/Bullying Survey Results/Conclusions and Disciplinary Referrals. In addition, he played video clips from his interactions with some of the students at Keeseville Elementary School.
SUPERINTENDENT’S PRESENTATION AND REPORT– Superintendent Savage congratulated the Keeseville Elementary School faculty, staff and students on a great evening event that was held in honor of the WWII Veterans from our own Keeseville Communities. He was very proud of all involved. He also highlighted the success of our student/athletes who were heading to state competition in girl’s swimming, members of the cross country team and mentioned the girls’ soccer team on their sectional championship. Superintendent Savage reminded all of the upcoming Parent Teacher Conferences on November 19th and 20th, and about the upcoming CVES capital project vote on December 11th. Lastly, he thanked everyone for their tremendous team effort and wished everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.
VISITORS – None
EXECUTIVE SESSION – On motion by David Whitford, seconded by Susan Richards and carried unanimously, the Board convened in Executive Session at 6:31 p.m. for the purpose of discussing negotiated agreements.
REGULAR SESSION – President Bombard called the meeting back to order at 7:20 p.m.
MINUTES – On motion by Susan Richards, seconded by Mark Allen and carried unanimously, the following resolution was accepted:
RESOLVED, to accept as presented, the Minutes of the Regular Board meeting held on October 17, 2018, and the Special Bus Vote Meeting held on October 17, 2018.
APPLICATIONS FOR NON-INSTRUCTIONAL EMPLOYMENT – President Bombard acknowledged the following non-instructional applications: Dennis Bola, James Crowningshield, Dana Kane, Todd Peterson, Tammy Santo, Craig Smith, Kellie Trim.
AU SABLE VALLEY TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION REPORT – Sarah Brown, Co-President of the AVTA, discussed letters for veterans that were written by faculty, staff and students at the Middle High School, and Mario LaFranca, Co-President of the AVTA, informed the board of the recent WWII night that was held at Keeseville Elementary.
TREASURER’S REPORT – On motion by David Whitford, seconded Mark Allen and carried unanimously, the following resolution was adopted:
RESOLVED, to accept the September 2018 Treasurer’s Report, as presented.
EXTRA-CLASSROOM TREASURER’S REPORT – On motion by David Whitford, seconded by Sherry Snow and carried unanimously, the following resolution was adopted:
RESOLVED, to accept the Extra-classroom Treasurer’s report for the period ending September 30, 2018, as presented.
SPECIAL EDUCATION RECOMMENDATIONS – On motion by Mark Allen, seconded by Susan Richards and carried unanimously, the following resolution was adopted:
RESOLVED, to accept the Subcommittee on Special Education recommendations dated October 10, 2018, through November 1, 2018, as presented.
APPROVE ATHLETIC MERGER AGREEMENTS FOR THE 2018-19 SCHOOL YEAR – On motion by David Whitford, seconded by Susan Richards and carried unanimously, the following resolution was approved:
RESOLVED, to approve the following Merger Agreements: Boys Swimming with Saranac and Saranac Lake Central Schools for the 2018-2019 school year.
PERSONNEL – President Bombard asked if there were any items in the Personnel Section that Boards Members wished to be considered separately.
On motion by David Whitford, seconded by Susan Richards and carried unanimously, the following resolution was adopted:
RESOLVED, to approve a consent agenda for all items in the Personnel Section, except: 14 I Consider Appointment of Teacher Aide/Student Aide (6.5 hrs/day).
APPROVE APPOINTMENT OF SUBSTITUTE PERSONNEL
RESOLVED, to appoint the following substitute personnel on an emergency conditional basis who has fingerprint clearance from OSPRA: Alexis Megliore.
APPROVE APPOINTMENT OF COACHES
RESOLVED, to appoint the following coaches for the 2018-2019 school year who have fingerprint clearance from OSPRA:
Garth Benway – Assistant Indoor Track
Joshua Giddings – Volunteer Indoor Track
Steve Maiorca – Weight Lifting and Physical Conditioning
RESOLVED, to appoint the following coaches for the 2018-2019 school year pending fingerprint clearance from OSPRA:
Jon Douglass – Modified Girls Basketball
Leonard Snyder – Modified Wrestling
RESOLVED, to appoint the following coaches for the 2018-2019 school year who are exempt from fingerprint clearance from OSPRA:
Kay Barber – Modified Softball
APPROVE APPOINTMENT OF VOLUNTEER CO-CURRICULAR ADVISORS
RESOLVED, to appoint the following persons as Volunteer Co-Curricular Advisors for the 2018-2019 school year:
Lesley Ramos – Spanish Club
Samantha Worthington – French Club
APPROVE APPOINTMENT OF PART-TIME CUSTODIAL WORKER (3 hrs/per week – Au Sable Forks Bus Garage)
RESOLVED, to approve the appointment of Renita Lincoln, as a Part-time Custodial Worker (3 hours per week), at Au Sable Forks Bus Garage, salary to be Step 1; ($11.54/hourly) of the CSEA contract based on the 2016-2021 Agreement. Mrs. Lincoln is fingerprint cleared from OSPRA.
APPROVE RATIFICATION OF SAANYS CONTRACT
RESOLVED, to ratify a New Collective Bargaining Agreement with the SAANYS/Au Sable Valley Central School District Administrative Association for the period July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2023, based on the terms set forth in the Memorandum of Agreement dated November 5, 2018, as presented.
APPROVE RESIGNATION OF AUTOMOTIVE MECHANIC
RESOLVED, to accept the resignation of Patrick Akey, Automotive Mechanic, effective November 2, 2018, per his verbal resignation of November 2, 2018.
APPROVE ESTABLISHING PAY RATE FOR EVENT STAFF AND SECURITY GUARD PERSONNEL
RESOLVED, to establish the hourly rate for Event Staff at $14.46/hr and to raise the hourly rate for Security Guard personnel, who have completed the required training hours, to $17.46/hr, effective November 15, 2018.
APPROVE REQUEST FOR FAMILY MEDICAL LEAVE
RESOLED, to approve an unpaid leave of absence for Kate Frederick, Elementary Teacher, commencing on or about January 27, 2019, per her email dated November 8, 2018.
APPOINTMENT OF TEACHER AIDE/STUDENT AIDE (6.5 hrs/day) – On motion by Sherry Snow, seconded by Mark Allen and carried unanimously, this item was tabled definitely.
VISITORS – None
OTHER BUSINESS – The Board was reminded of the School Board Association meeting on November 15, 2018 at the Westside Ballroom, and that the Clinton-Essex-Warren-Washington School Board Association Meeting will be held January 10, 2019. The topic is: Evidence-Based Learning – The Work of John Hattie. The registration deadline is December 21, 2018.
ADJOURNED – On motion by Mark Allen, seconded by Sherry Snow and carried unanimously, the Board adjourned at 7:27 p.m.
Paul D. Savage II, Clerk Pro-Tem Board of Education