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March 28, 2011 Budget Meeting

March 28, 2011

CALL TO ORDER

A budget meeting of the Board of Education of the Parishville-Hopkinton Central School District was called to order at 7:33 P.M. by President W. Remington in the cafeteria on the above date.

ROLL CALL

Present: C. Jacot, B. Remington, W. Remington, H. Simmons, F. Wilhelm, S. Wilson, W. Witherell-7:39 P.M., J. Young, T. Zellweger, and Mr. Saiff.

Absent: None.

Others: T. Eakins, M. Fellion, L. Gray, L. Knowles, C. LaSala, A. Mitchell, K. Pullano, B. Reid, R. Rivezzi, C. Sajna, T. Snell, K. Tremper, and R. Whalen.

QUORUM

Quorum of five established.

BUDGET PROCESS

Mr. Saiff presented a synopsis of the budget process for the Board of Education, the public, and staff members in attendance.

QUESTIONS FROM PUBLIC & PRESS

K. Pullano inquired as to whether a school van would be more economical than a full-sized bus for certain applications. K. Tremper expressed concerns about the possible loss of two Elementary teachers in the budget process. She also discussed the possible budget savings of having “club sports” and a Varsity level for athletics. She further questioned the Board of Education about the number of teachers in the Art Department with regard to the district’s historical staffing numbers in that area. Mrs. Tremper also inquired as to whether the Board of Education or Mr. Saiff had asked the teachers and other employees for a “salary freeze.” L. Gray expressed her concerns with regard to cutting Elementary teaching staff. She also inquired as to whether the district had discussed Health Insurance contributions with the staff. C. Sajna inquired about the possibility of asking alumni to contribute to the school district. R. Rivezzi discussed administrative efficiencies and asked whether there were savings that could be realized in that area of the budget. She also weighed the importance of athletics when compared to the teaching staff. T. Snell asked if it would be possible in the future to place the times and dates of the budget meetings on the school website.

2011-167

NEXT BUDGET MTG.

Mr. Saiff asked that another special budget meeting be scheduled after such time as the state budget is finalized. The Board reviewed possible dates and a Motion was made by T. Zellweger and seconded by S. Wilson to hold the next special budget meeting on Friday, April 8, 2011. 9 in favor, 0 opposed, Carried.

No. 2011-168

BOCES FINAL COMMITMENT FORM

Mr. Saiff discussed the BOCES Final Commitment Form. Motion made by J. Young and seconded by W. Witherell to approve the BOCES Final Commitment Form for the 2011-2012 school year in the amount of $1,715,554. plus “as used” Cosers, said amount to be reflected in the proposed school district budget developed for the 2011-2012 school year. 9 in favor, 0 opposed, Carried.

No. 2011-169

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Motion made by J. Young and seconded by C. Jacot to go into Executive Session at 8:41 P.M. to discuss personnel. 9 in favor, 0 opposed, Carried.

T. Eakins, M. Fellion, L. Gray, L. Knowles, A. Mitchell, K. Pullano, B. Reid, R. Rivezzi, C. Sajna, T. Snell, K. Tremper, and R. Whalen left meeting at 8:41 P.M.

No. 2011-170

ADJOURNMENT

Motion made by J. Young and seconded by T. Zellweger to come out of Executive Session and adjourn at 9:40 P.M. 9 in favor, 0 opposed, Carried.

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