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August 6, 2012 Board of Education Meeting Minutes

 

August 6, 2012

 

CALL TO ORDER

A special meeting of the Board of Education of the Parishville-Hopkinton Central School District was called to order at 6:32 P.M. by President W. Remington in the high school library on the above date.

 

ROLL CALL

 

Present: B. Remington, W. Remington, H. Simmons, R. White, F. Wilhelm, W. Witherell-6:39 P.M., T. Zellweger, and Mr. Saiff.

Absent: J. Young.

 

Others: C. Hayes, M. Huckins, B. Reid, R. Stewart, L. Witherell.

 

No. 2013-025

QUORUM

 

Quorum of five established.

 

QUESTIONS FROM PUBLIC & PRESS

 

Cassie Hayes was in attendance to speak to the Board regarding the recently advertised vacancies and to distribute a copy of her application materials. C. Hayes stated that she has applied for several positions over the years but has never received an interview. C. Hayes reviewed her credentials with the Board, noted that she and her family were moving into the District, and asked the Board to postpone their appointment of a Secondary Social Studies teacher until they had completed a review of her application in the hopes of being granted an interview based on her years of experience.

 

W. Remington thanked C. Hayes for attending the meeting and said that the Board would consider her request in Executive Session and she would be notified of their decision at a later time.

 

 

C. Hayes thanked the Board for their consideration and she and M. Huckins left the meeting at 6:39 P.M.

 

 

W. Witherell arrived at 6:39 P.M.

 

No. 2013-026

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Motion made by T. Zellweger and seconded by B. Remington to go into Executive Session at 6:39 P.M. to discuss request of C. Hayes. 7 in favor, 0 opposed, Carried.

 

No. 2013-027

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Motion made by T. Zellweger and seconded by R. White to come out of Executive Session at 6:51 P.M. and directed Mr. Saiff to contact C. Hayes to inform her that the Board was not inclined to postpone their appointment of a Social Studies teacher. 8 in favor, 0 opposed, Carried.

 

No. 2013-028

BUS GARAGE ROOF REPLACEMENT CONTRACT AWARD/

SANDS BROTHERS

The Board reviewed the list of bids received for the bus garage roof replacement project. Based upon the recommendation of Project Manager Phil Squadrito of King & King Architects, Motion made by T. Zellweger and seconded by R. White to award the bus garage roof replacement contract to Sands Brothers Roofing Company of Antwerp, New York, who submitted the low bid of $92,000 contingent upon receipt of proper bonding and insurance certifications and other required documents as well as review and approval by the District’s legal and insurance counsel. Mr. Saiff noted that this price includes a $5,000 allowance and drain work that was not included in the original estimate that we received two years ago. 8 in favor, 0 opposed, Carried.

 

No. 2013-029

OPEN BOARD SEAT/

D. TAYLOR

 

The Board discussed possible candidates for appointment to the Board of Education to fill Steve Wilson’s seat until the annual Budget/Board Candidate Vote scheduled for May 15, 2012. Motion made by R. White and seconded by B. Remington to nominate Daniel Taylor for Board appointment at the August 20, 2012, regular meeting. The Board asked R. White to contact D. Taylor to notify him of the Board’s nomination and request his presence at the meeting on August 20, 2012, at which time he will take his Oath of Office as a newly appointed Member of the Board of Education. 8 in favor, 0 opposed, Carried.

 

No. 2013-030

SECONDARY SOCIAL STUDIES/K. HURLEY

Based upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, Motion made by H. Simmons and seconded by B. Remington to appoint Krista Hurley as a Secondary Social Studies teacher effective September 4, 2012. 8 in favor, 0 opposed, Carried. (K. Hurley will be paid at Step 7 of the current teachers’ contract. This appointment will be probationary for a period of two years commencing September 4, 2012, and continuing through September 1, 2014. Certification: Professional Certificate in Social Studies 7-12.)

 

No. 2013-031

ELEMENTARY/

J. PAHLER

Based upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, Motion made by F. Wilhelm and seconded by H. Simmons to appoint Julia Pahler as an Elementary Teacher assigned to grade 4 effective September 4, 2012. 8 in favor, 0 opposed, Carried. (J. Pahler will be paid at Step 1 of the current teachers’ contract. This appointment will be probationary for a period of three years commencing September 4, 2012, and continuing through September 1, 2015. Certification: Initial Certificate in Childhood Education, Grades 1-6.)

 

No. 2013-032

KEYBOARD SPECIALIST/

B. GALLAGHER

Based upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, Motion made by T. Zellweger and seconded by F. Wilhelm to appoint Barbara Gallagher as a 12-month Keyboard Specialist retroactive to August 6, 2012. 8 in favor, 0 opposed, Carried. (B. Gallagher will be paid according to the starting salary as outlined in the current PHCS Non-Teaching Employee’s contract and she will carry her initial appointment date from Potsdam Central School of April 20, 2005, for seniority purposes pursuant to Civil Service Law. Salary may be subject to change pending a contract settlement with the PHCS Non-Teaching Employees’ Association.)

 

No. 2013-033

EXCESS COMPUTER EQUIPMENT PURCHASED IN-HOUSE AND THROUGH BOCES

 

 

Mr. Saiff informed the Board that the school has several obsolete desktop computers, originally purchased in-house and through BOCES, which have been in storage for several years. With the Board’s authorization, Mr. Saiff would like to dispose of the equipment that is no longer being utilized. Motion made by T. Zellweger and seconded by R. White to: 1) declare the attached list of 41 computers as excess equipment and authorize their return to St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES for proper disposal; and 2) declare the attached list of 49 computers as excess equipment and authorize Andrew Taylor to make arrangements for their proper disposal. 8 in favor, 0 opposed, Carried.

 

ESTABLISH DATE FOR NEXT NON-TEACHING BD. NEGOTIATIONS COMMITTEE MTG.

Mr. Saiff informed the Board that he had met with Andrew Silver to review information gathered at the initial Board Negotiations Committee Meeting which was held on July 3rd. Based on the initial discussions, A. Silver has prepared a draft proposal which he would like to review with the Board Negotiations Team prior to their first meeting with the PHCS Non-Teaching Employees’ Negotiations Team. Mr. Saiff noted that the meeting would begin at 1:00 P.M. and asked if anyone from the negotiations committee would have a scheduling conflict with any date between August 21-30. As no conflicts were noted, Mr. Saiff stated that he would contact Mr. Silver to determine which date would work best for him and would contact the committee members to let them know once it has been confirmed.

 

INFORMATION

The Board received BOCES Minutes from their Meeting of June 7, 2012, and a list of upcoming events of interest.

 

No. 2013-034

ADJOURNMENT

 

Motion made by H. Simmons and seconded by W. Witherell to adjourn at 7:09 P.M. 8 in favor, 0 opposed, Carried.

 

 

 

 

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