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September 19, 2011 Board of Education Meeting Minutes

September 19, 2011

CALL TO ORDER

The regular meeting of the Board of Education of the Parishville-Hopkinton Central School District was called to order at 7:32 P.M. by President W. Remington in the conference room on the above date.

ROLL CALL

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

Absent: None.

Others: B. Fairchild, M. Fellion, J. King, C. LaSala, J. Learned, B. Reid, M. Robinson, P. Squadrito, L. Witherell, and Jeremy Zenger

QUORUM

Quorum of five established.

QUESTIONS FROM PUBLIC AND PRESS

J. Zenger addressed the Board regarding the Junior Varsity Girls’ Basketball Program which was eliminated for the 2011-12 school year due to budget constraints. In reviewing the number of girls participating on the Modified Soccer Team (over 30 players) and the Varsity Soccer Team (over 25 players), he feels many of the same students will be interested in participating in basketball, and since only five players are on the court at a time, it will be extremely difficult to involve all of the girls in each game. J. Zenger offered to volunteer as the Girls’ Junior Varsity Basketball Team Coach, so the only added expense of having a JV team would be the cost of referees for home games as the teams would travel together on one bus. J. Zenger said that he had contacted other schools, and five will have a JV team, so we could have a ten game schedule and keep building on the Girls’ Basketball Program.

The Board thanked J. Zenger for his generous offer. The Board will review his proposal and associated costs before making a decision.

J. Zenger left the meeting at 7:40 P.M.

STUDENT/TEACHER RECOGNITION

Mr. Saiff introduced Michael Robinson who has been hired by St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES as the shared Business Manager between PHCS and Heuvelton Central School. Mike has been working with Carol LaSala as he becomes familiar with the many facets of school finance.

No. 2012-038

MINUTES

Motion made by J. Young and seconded by T. Zellweger to approve the Minutes of the August 15, 2011, regular meeting and August 29, 2011, special meeting as typed and mailed to Board Members. 9 in favor, 0 opposed, Carried.

No. 2012-039

TREAS. REPORTS

Motion made by T. Zellweger and seconded by S. Wilson to approve the revised Student Activities Account Balance for June in the amount of $47,917.99, the Student Activities Account Balance for July in the amount of $47,922.12, and the Treasurer’s Reports showing an available balance on hand as of August 30, 2011, as follows:

General Fund $22,917.76

School Lunch Fund 5,902.45

School Lunch Savings 36,183.13

Federal Fund 820.60

Trust & Agency Fund 3,940.20

Payroll Fund -0-

Risk Retention (Property Loss Reserve - CLASS) 44,963.13

Extra-Class Activities Fund 47,926.25

9 in favor, 0 opposed, Carried.

No. 2012-040

EFFICIENCY AUDIT

CORRECTIVE ACTION PLAN

Mr. Saiffreviewed the Corrective Action Plan developed as a follow-up to the State Comptroller’s Efficiency Audit concerning a possible Shared Transportation Facility between Colton-Pierrepont and Parishville Hopkinton Central School Districts. Motion made by T. Zellweger and seconded by J. Young to approve the Corrective Action Plan as presented and attached. The Corrective Action Plan was sent to the Office of the Comptroller and the New

York State Education Department in June and an excerpt from these Board Minutes will be sent to confirm the Board’s official review and approval of the document as required under the Five Point Plan regulations. 9 in favor, 0 opposed, Carried.

No. 2012-041

EXCEL PROJECT PHASE II PROPOSAL

Mr. James King and Mr. Phil Squadrito of King & King Architects presented a proposal to move forward with Phase II of the original EXCEL Project that was voted on in April of 2007, including two suggested timelines covering the Pre-referendum Stage, the Design Phase, and the Construction Phase. According to Fiscal Advisors, we have $65,858 remaining in EXCEL funds which could be utilized to pay for items that fall under the categories of: 1) Education Technology, 2) Health and Safety, 3) Accessibility, 4) Physical capacity expansion, or 5) Energy. In addition, we have a capital reserve and, with a projected building aid ratio of 84%, that money could be used, if necessary, along with the remaining EXCEL funds, to offset any local share.

There are several items that the Board has discussed in the past which would fall under one of the EXCEL-aidable categories mentioned, including installation of a new fire detection system, a new public address and master clock system, a new security camera system, a new wireless internet, emergency lighting, improvements to existing lighting in the gymnasium and auditorium as well as other lighting areas indicated on the five-year building condition survey, installation of new ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) handicap accessible systems in the older sections of the school, perform asbestos abatement, and possibly purchase a back-up generator.

It was also noted that a new roof for the bus garage should be investigated; however, that would not be eligible to receive EXCEL aid. It would, however, be eligible for Building Aid, which is approximately 84.6%.

J. King stated that the first step of the process, should the Board elect to move forward with Phase II of the EXCEL Project, would be to set up a committee to define the scope of the project, i.e. what concerns will be addressed and in what priority in case bids come in high and there is not enough money available to do all of the work originally specified. J. King added that the list of concerns should come from a number of sources including the Building Condition survey, the scope of the initial EXCEL Project, and even the list of work that was developed for the last Capital Project. King & King would help to ensure that all aspects meet the proper criteria for EXCEL funding. The next discussion should involve financing and whether or not the Board would want to consider any items that would be deemed unaidable through EXCEL funds such as the bus garage roof, wherein there would be a local share. As a reminder, any capital/EXCEL project must receive voter approval before submitting project information to the State. The last step would be to discuss the timeline to follow for pre-referendum, design phase, and construction phase. P. Squadrito and J. King reviewed two different timelines, one that would be based on a December, 2011, vote, the other on a March, 2012, vote.

Mr. Saiff asked of there were Board Members who would be interested in serving on the committee to draft a scope of the proposed project and J. Young and T. Zellweger offered to serve in this capacity.

The Board thanked J. King and P. Squadrito for attending the meeting.

Motion made by T. Zellweger and seconded by J. Young to authorize Mr. Saiff to contract with King & King to develop a possible Phase II EXCEL Project. 9 in favor, 0 opposed, Carried.

Mr. Saiff also informed the Board that he and Carol LaSala had met with Charles Bastian of Bernard Donegan’s Office to discuss the possibility of using his firm’s services for project financing, should the voters approve a second phase Capital Project utilizing remaining EXCEL funds and that he would have more information on that item at the October meeting.

No. 2012-042

SCHEDULE APPROVAL

Motion made by J. Young and seconded by C. Jacot to approve the following schedules for audit and payment:

General Fund $222,021.86

School Lunch Fund 9.42

Federal Fund -0-

Trust & Agency 26,549.90

9 in favor, 0 opposed, Carried.

AUDIT RPT. UPDATE

Mr. Saiff informed the Board that the external audit report for the 2010-11 fiscal year would be presented to the Board Audit Committee next month because some of the work has not been finalized at this time.

No. 2012-043

ONE-YEAR, FULL-TIME,

TCHR. ASST./J. PAHLER

Based upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, Motion made by W. Witherell and seconded by C. Jacot to approve the appointment of Julia Pahler as a full-time teacher assistant to work with the elementary reading program for the 2011-12 school year with a retroactive appointment date of September 1, 2011. 9 in favor, 0 opposed, Carried. (This position will be paid at Step 2 and funded through Title I grant funds.)

No. 2012-044

READING INTERN/R. LONGTIN-PIERCE

Based upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, Motion made by S. Wilson and seconded by H. Simmons to approve the appointment of Roxanne Longtin-Pierce as a half-time Reading Intern at the elementary school to replace Wendy MacCue for the 2011-2012 school year retroactive to September 1, 2011, and continuing through the end of the Spring Semester at SUNY Potsdam. 9 in favor, 0 opposed, Carried. (The annual salary for this half-time position will be $5,000 and Roxanne will work from 11:30 A.M. until 3:10 P.M. daily). Funding for this position has been made possible by grants received from the Rural Education Program and 611 Special Education Program.)

No. 2012-045

MEDICAL LEAVE RQST./

D. McCORMICK

Based upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, Motion made by J. Young and seconded by W. Witherell to approve Dan McCormick’s request for sick leave under the Family/Medical Leave Act retroactive to September 6, 2011, and continuing through on or about October 11, 2011. 9 in favor, 0 opposed, Carried.

No. 2012-046

H.S. READING REPLACE.

TCHR./B. SNYDER

Based upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, Motion made by F. Wilhelm and seconded by T. Zellweger to appoint Brenda Snyder to replace Dan McCormick during his medical leave retroactive to September 1, 2011, and continuing through on or about October 11, 2011. 9 in favor, 0 opposed, Carried. (B. Snyder will be paid at Step 1 of the current salary schedule on a pro-rated basis. Certification Areas: Students with Disabilities and Elementary Education.)

No. 2012-047

MEDICAL LEAVE RQST./

G. RICHARDS

Based upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, Motion made by J. Young and seconded by T. Zellweger to approve Gwen Richards’ request for sick leave under the Family/Medical Leave Act beginning October 13, 2011, and continuing for a period of three to six weeks, with a tentative return date of November 7, 2011. 9 in favor, 0 opposed, Carried.

No. 2012-048

MOTOR EQUIPMENT MECHANIC/I. MILLER, JR.

Based upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, Motion made by J. Young and seconded by F. Wilhelm to appoint Ira Miller, Jr. as a Motor Equipment Mechanic retroactive to July 1, 2011, at a salary of $38,000 and authorized Mr. Saiff to draw up a contract under the Non-Bargaining Unit. 9 in favor, 0 opposed, Carried. (This appointment will be probationary for a period of one year retroactive to July 1, 2011, and continuing through June 30, 2012.)

No. 2012-049

BUS DRIVER/B. STEINBERG

Based upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, Motion made by W. Witherell and seconded by T. Zellweger to appoint Barry Steinberg to a regular bus driver position retroactive to September 1, 2011, to take over the morning and afternoon runs previously driven by Ira Miller. 9 in favor, 0 opposed, Carried. (This appointment will be probationary for a period of one year retroactive to September 1, 2011, and continuing through September 1, 2012.)

No. 2012-050

GIRLS’ VARSITY SOFTBALL COACH/E. HARPER, JR.

Based upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, Motion made by F. Wilhelm and seconded by S. Wilson to appoint Evan Harper, Jr. as the Girls’ Varsity Softball Coach for the 2011-12 season. 9 in favor, 0 opposed, Carried.

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No. 2012-051

MEDICAID CLERICAL STIPEND/B. REMINGTON

Mr. Saiff informed the Board that the District has not claimed for Medicaid for several years because the amount of work involved did not make it worthwhile; however, with assistance from MAGBO (Management Advisory Group Business Operations, Inc.), we would like to once again consider the possibility of filing for Medicaid. Mr. Saiff noted that he had discussed a possible stipend with Carol LaSala, based on an average of one hour per day plus two full weeks during the summer. The New York State and Federal governments have very stringent requirements regarding the filing of Medicaid claims, and it would be preferable to have one individual in charge of handling the paperwork in-house, working in conjunction with Management Advisory Group. Based upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, Motion made by C. Jacot and seconded by B. Remington to approve an annual stipend in the amount of $2,400 for Medicaid filing and to appoint Barbara Remington as the Medicaid Filing Clerk for the 2011-12 school year, said stipend to include two weeks during the summer, working 40 hours per week. 9 in favor, 0 opposed, Carried. (This position and stipend will be added to the Non-Unit Salary schedule and is not a contractual item.)

No. 2012-052

ELIMINATION OF AUDIO/VISUAL COORDINATOR STIPEND

Mr. Saiff discussed the decreased demand for an Audio/Visual Coordinator due to increased technology such as Smart Boards, document cameras, and C.O.W.’s which are readily available in many of our classrooms. Based upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, Motion made by J. Young and seconded by W. Witherell to eliminate the stipend for Audio/Visual Coordinator in the amount of $1,333. 9 in favor, 0 opposed, Carried. (This position and stipend was included on the Non-Unit Salary schedule and, as such, is not a contractual item.)

WEBSITE MAINT./

AUDITORIUM EQUIP.

COORDINATOR

T. Zellweger asked to table this item for discussion in Executive Session.

NON-UNIT POSITIONS & WAGES

Mr. Saiff noted that this item should also be tabled for Executive Session as the above position is a tentative component of the non-unit salary sheet.

No. 2012-053

SUBSTITUTE LISTS

The proposed substitute lists for classroom teachers, school nurse, bus drivers, secretarial, custodial, and cafeteria work were reviewed by the Board. Motion made by T. Zellweger and seconded by S. Wilson to approve the 2011-2012 substitute lists as attached. 9 in favor, 0 opposed, Carried.

No. 2012-054

UNPAID VOLUNTEER

GIRLS’ VARSITY SOCCER COACH/J. ANDERSON

Based upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, Motion made by F. Wilhelm and seconded by H. Simmons to approve Jamie Anderson as an Unpaid Volunteer Girls’ Varsity Soccer Coach. C. Jacot abstained, B. Remington in favor, W. Remington in favor, H. Simmons in favor, F. Wilhelm in favor, S. Wilson in favor, W. Witherell in favor, J. Young in favor, T. Zellweger in favor, Carried.

No. 2012-056

2011-2012 BOARD GOALS

The Board of Education reviewed a list of proposed goals for the 2011-2012 school year as developed by the Board Goals Committee comprised of R. Remington, W. Remington, F. Wilhelm, W. Witherell, J. Young, M. Fellion, B. Reid, and Mr. Saiff. The proposed Board Goals are as follows: 1) Continue to review and revise current attendance policy, practices, and procedures to encourage a positive trend in student attendance UPK-12 in conjunction with research into a new web-based student management system with three goals in mind: 1) NERIC supported (aid and technical support); 2) user friendly with public accessibility; and 3) capable of facilitating our complex schedule; 2) Implement the new K-12 schedule and revise as necessary while maintaining compliance with State Education Department regulations; 3) Develop a new Annual Professional Performance Review as mandated by Education Law 3012-c which requires a new performance evaluation system for classroom teachers

and building principals. The new evaluation system will be designed to measure teacher and principal effectiveness based on performance including measures of student achievement and evidence of educator effectiveness in meeting NYS teacher or school leader standards; and 4) Prepare the teaching staff for the impending transition to the new “Common Core” curriculums that have been approved by the NYS Board of Regents.

Mr. Saiff explained each goal briefly on behalf of the Board Goals Committee.

Motion made by T. Zellweger and seconded by B. Remington to approve the attached list of Board of Education Goals for the 2011-2012 school year. 9 in favor, 0 opposed, Carried. (As was proposed by F. Wilhelm last year, Mr. Saiff will update the Board on progress that has been made towards these goals at the February Board Meeting.)

STUDENT MGMT. TOOLS PROG. REVIEW

Mr. Saiff announced that a meeting has been scheduled with Lisa Grant of Albany NERIC to review several Student Management Systems on September 28th and invited interested Board Members to attend the meeting as it relates to the Board’s first goal for the coming year. If interested, call Darin or Lori and they will update you with meeting specifics.

No. 2012-057

2011-2012 TIMETABLE FOR PERSONNEL EVAL.

Motion made by W. Witherell and seconded by C. Jacot to approve the 2011-2012 Timetable for Personnel Evaluations as attached. 9 in favor, 0 opposed, Carried.

SCHOOL CROSSING GUARD

The Board reviewed a letter from Jerry Moore, the Parishville Town Supervisor, informing the school that they did not currently have a school crossing guard and did not anticipate that they would be reinstating that position at the current time. H. Simmons suggested that the school inform parents of elementary children of this development so that they could decide whether or not they wished to accompany their children. Mr. Saiff asked B. Reid to prepare a note to backpack home to parents of students in grades 1-6. W. Witherell mentioned that we may also be able to request signage indicating caution, student crossing, and added that he would call Mr. Saiff with contact information.

No. 2012-058

BACKYARD GEOLOGY OVERNIGHT TRIP

The Board reviewed information regarding a proposed Backyard Geology overnight trip to Fonda, New York, on October 3rd and 4th, 2011. Motion made by J. Young and seconded by F. Wilhelm to approve this educational overnight trip as submitted. 9 in favor, 0 opposed, Carried. (Destination may move 25 miles away if conditions do not improve from earlier flooding.)

No. 2012-059

SEALED BID OPENINGS

Bids were received as follows:

8-cylinder IH Diesel Motor:

No Bids were received

Lincoln AC/DC Arc Welder (225 amps):

No Bids were received

Snap-On Bubble Balancer for Truck Tires:

No Bids were received

3 – 55 Gal. Drums Green Anti-Freeze:

Ron Stiles $510.00 for 3*

Gary Pecore $250.00 for 3

Richard Casey $321.01

Arthur Green $300.00

2 – 55 Gal. Drums ATF (Automatic Transmission Fluid):

Ron Stiles $410.00 for 2*

Gary Pecore $150.00

Richard Casey 123.45

Ariens 12 HP Riding Lawnmower:

Barry Steinberg $201.00

Richard Casey $258.00

Brian Bailey 600.00*

Jacobsen Imperial 826 Snow Blower:

Barry Steinberg $201.00*

Richard Casey $125.60

Jacobsen Snow Blower (small model):

Richard Casey $43.56*

Springs

Tim Randall $250.00*

Lincoln Air-Chasis Lube Greaser

Gary Pecore $25.00*

Hand Pump 80-90 Gear Lube Greaser

Gary Pecore $25.00*

Miscellaneous IH Parts

Richard Casey $31.56*

Large Antique Oak Wall Cabinet w/Glass Sliding Doors:

Barry Steinberg $175.00

Richard Casey $234.56*

Ken Cornell $101.75

Jerry Aiken $106.00

Nick Clark $150.00

Nick Clark $20 over highest bidder not to exceed $310.00**

**This bid was not permissible as each bid must have a specific dollar amount. Motion made by S. Wilson and seconded by J. Young to award sale of each item listed above to the highest bidder as indicated by an asterisk (*) and authorized Mr. Saiff to contact the successful bidders by telephone and notify all other bidders by mail of the bid outcome. 9 in favor, 0 opposed, Carried.

No. 2012-060

SURPLUS EQUIPMENT/ OVERHEAD PROJECTORS

Mr. Saiff informed the Board that the school has several overhead projectors that are no longer being utilized. We currently have twelve machines in the library and an additional 15 machines are in classrooms. Based upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, Motion made by T. Zellweger and seconded by H. Simmons to declare nine of the overhead projectors as surplus and place an ad for bids for the nine overhead projectors, said bids to be opened at the October Board Meeting. 9 in favor, 0 opposed, Carried.

No. 2012-061

SURPLUS EQUIPMENT/ VISION MACHINE

Based upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, Motion made by J. Young and seconded by F. Wilhelm to declare the Titmus Vision Machine as excess equipment and place an ad for bids, said bids to be opened at the October Board Meeting. 9 in favor, 0 opposed.

No. 2012-062

SURPLUS EQUIPMENT/ ICE DISPENSER

Mr. Saiff informed the Board that we had declared this equipment as surplus in the past and placed an ad for bids; however, no bids were received. A. Taylor contacted the Parishville Ladies’ Auxiliary and they indicated that they would be interested in the equipment as a donation. Based upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, Motion made by J. Young and seconded by F. Wilhelm to donate the ice dispenser to the Parishville Ladies Auxiliary. 9 in favor, 0 opposed, Carried.

NYS SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION AREA 6

DINNER MEETING

The Board received information concerning the NYS School Boards Association Area 6 Dinner Meeting to be held in Malone on Thursday, September 22n. Reservations have been made for H. Simmons, T. Zellweger, M. Fellion, B. Reid, and D. Saiff to attend. Anyone wishing to carpool should plan to meet at school at 5:15 P.M.

No. 2012-061

BOYS’ INDOOR TRACK MERGER

Mr. Saiff informed the Board that we have one male athlete who is interested in participating in Indoor Track at Norwood-Norfolk Central School this winter. Motion made by T. Zellweger and seconded by S. Wilson to approve a Boys’ Indoor Track Merger with Norwood-Norfolk Central School for the 2011-2012 school year with the understanding that transportation would be the responsibility of the parents of the student athlete and authorized Mr. Saiff to contact Norwood-Norfolk to request their consideration and approval of this merger. 9 in favor, 0 opposed, Carried.

No. 2012-062

BOYS’ AND GIRLS’ SPRING TRACK MERGER

Mr. Saiff informed the Board that we currently have one male athlete and four female athletes who are interested in participating in Spring Track at Norwood-Norfolk Central School. Motion made by F. Wilhelm and seconded by H. Simmons to approve a Spring Track Merger for Boys’ and Girls’ with

Norwood-Norfolk Central School for the 2011-2012 school year with the understanding that transportation would be the responsibility of the parents of the student athletes and authorized Mr. Saiff to contact Norwood-Norfolk to request their consideration and approval of these mergers. 9 in favor, 0 opposed, Carried.

No. 2012-063

GOLF MERGER

Mr. Saiff informed the Board that we currently have four students who are interested in participating in a Golf Merger with Potsdam Central School again this year. Motion made by S. Wilson and seconded by C. Jacot to approve a Golf Merger with Potsdam Central School for the 2011-2012 school year with the understanding that transportation would be the responsibility of the parents of the student athletes and authorized Mr. Saiff to contact Potsdam Central School to request their consideration and approval of thesise merger. 9 in favor, 0 opposed, Carried. (It is anticipated that there will be a green fees charge of $60 for our students to participate on the Potsdam Central Golf Team).

No. 2012-064

CPSE RECOMMEND.

Motion made by J. Young and seconded by W. Witherell to approve the recommendations of the CPSE for two pre-school children. 9 in favor, 0 opposed, Carried.

PRINCIPALS’ UPDATES

B. Reid announced that the Superintendent’s Days and her first staff meeting of the year went well, and the elementary has gotten off to a positive start to the new school year. The test score reports were certainly a boost to moral and meetings went well given all of the changes that we have implemented over a short period of time. Literacy Specialist Trina Griswold was brought in to present a workshop on DIBELS Next benchmarking and train staff on this updated assessment tool.

Six new students enrolled on the very first day of school, for a total of 13 new students at the elementary thus far. B. Reid stated that she held Code of Conduct Assemblies on September 8th to discuss rules, rewards, and consequences for poor judgment. Teachers also helped to provide a special anti-bullying skit based on the story, The Band-Aid Chicken.

B. Reid noted that fewer children participated in the Books at the Beach program this year, but added that the overall beach program experienced a decline in enrollment as well. B. Reid announced that the summary the Board received in their packets had been prepared by Jennifer Mason who was the lead teacher for the Books at the Beach Program. Research strongly supports the value of summer reading programs as they help to negate the regression of these skills during the extended break from school.

B. Reid stated that she had already started to observe the elementary teaching staff.

Story Time for Tots will be tomorrow evening, Elementary Open House will be held on Wednesday, September 21st, and B. Reid noted she would also be attending the Tech Grant Cohort 2, CSE Chairs, and Elementary Principals Meetings over the next few weeks. While it is difficult to make the time to attend these various meetings, they are truly informative and help to keep everyone up-to-date on current issues involving education at the local, state, and federal levels.

The first Elementary Pride Day of the year will be held on September 30th. Children will be encouraged to wear Panther gear and school colors and attend an afternoon assembly centered on the character trait of the month. The PTSA has ordered a Panther mascot and we’ll recognize our Students of the Month at each assembly.

October 7th has been designated as Grandparents’ Day and children are busy preparing for this eagerly anticipated event.

M. Fellion announced that he held an assembly for all junior and senior high school students on the first day of school to explain the many scheduling changes that were undertaken over the summer. Students and staff appear to be adjusting to the new schedule and we will continue to work together to find ways to improve upon it. There were a few complaints from seniors who will no longer be allowed to leave early; however, they are allowed to go to the senior lounge during that time.

The Yearbook staff went to Potsdam in an effort to sell Business ads on Thursday, September 15th and Backyard Geology students went to Gouverneur for a hands-on field experience on September 16th.

M. Fellion noted that we have had a very busy soccer schedule with many home games during the beginning of the season. In addition to sports activities, the senior class held a dance on Friday evening and the Yearbook staff held a bottle drive on Saturday.

Due to the fact that our website has been down, parents have not been able to access the link to Web-2-School. We have contacted Web-2-School to request an alternate method for parents to view information. The new procedure, along with user names and passwords, will be distributed to parents at Open House which is scheduled for October 13th.

We will be hosting a senior college information night at the end of this month to assist students and parents with the enrollment process. The SUNY Roadshow was here this afternoon with representatives from Plattsburgh State, Clinton Community College, SUNY Canton, SUNY Potsdam, and Wanakena Ranger School. Students from Colton-Pierrepont also participated in this informative assembly. October 4th is a college and career fair in Ogdensburg with representatives from over 100 colleges, businesses, the armed forces and law enforcement in attendance and we hope to be able to send our students to participate in this worthwhile event.

Tenth and Eleventh grade students are scheduled to take the PSAT’s on October 12th.

INFORMATION

The Board received a summary of the Summer 2011 Books at the Beach Program, Opening Enrollment figures, notification that the Potsdam Akwesasne Talent Search Program did not receive funding this year, St. Lawrence-Lewis Insurance Consortium and Workers’ Compensation Consortium quarterly meeting Minutes, BOCES Board Minutes for August 11, 2011, and a list of upcoming events of interest.

No. 2012-065

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Motion made by J. Young and seconded by T. Zellweger to go into Executive Session at 9:39 P.M. to discuss personnel, a counter-proposal from the teachers’ bargaining unit, andcollective negotiations pursuant to Article 14 of the Civil Service Law. 9 in favor, 0 opposed, Carried.

J. Learned left meeting at 9:39 P.M. B. Fairchild left meeting at 9:41 P.M.

No. 2012-066

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Motion made by J. Young and seconded by H. Simmons to come out of Executive Session at 10:50 P.M. 9 in favor, 0 opposed, Carried.

No. 2012-067

WEBSITE MAINT./

AUDITORIUM EQUIP.

COORDINATOR

Motion made by F. Wilhelm and seconded by S. Wilson to postpone the addition of a Website Maintenance/Auditorium Equipment Coordinator for further discussion at our October Meeting. 9 in favor, 0 opposed, Carried.

No. 2012-068

NON-UNIT POSITIONS & WAGES

The Board reviewed changes to the Non-Unit Salaries sheet which reflect earlier Board actions as well as adjustments to salaries for the Cafeteria Manager, Head Bus Mechanic (for July and August only), Director of Maintenance, Operations, and Transportation, Newsletter Editor, and Kitchen Helper. Motion made by F. Wilhelm and seconded by S. Wilson to approve

the proposed Non-Unit Salary sheet adjustments as presented with one noted revision as attached. C. Jacot in favor, B. Remington in favor, W. Remington in favor, H. Simmons in favor, F. Wilhelm in favor, S. Wilson in favor, W. Witherell abstained, J. Young in favor, T. Zellweger in favor, Carried.

9 in favor, 0 opposed, Carried.

No. 2012-069

ADJOURNMENT

Motion made by J. Young and seconded by T. Zellweger to come out of Executive Session and adjourn at 11:07 P.M. 9 in favor, 0 opposed, Carried.

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