Valley Stream Central High School District

Board of Education

Minutes ● January 14, 2014

              Business Meeting              District Office Board Room              8:00 PM

                            1 Kent Road, Valley Stream, NY 11580

Call to Order

Attendee Name

Title

Status

Arrived

Anthony Iadevaio

Trustee

Present

 

Elise Antonelli

President

Present

 

Carolyn Torres

Trustee

Present

 

Donna LaRocco

Trustee

Present

 

Jeanne Greco Jacobs

Trustee

Present

 

Joseph DiSibio

Trustee

Present

 

Kenneth Cummings

Trustee

Present

 

Lawrence Trogel

Trustee

Present

 

Frank J. Chiachiere

Vice President

Present

 

2.              Meeting Opened

Board President Antonelli called the meeting to order at 7:15 p.m.. Upon motion of Trustee Cummings , seconded by Trustee Iadevaio and approved unanimously the Board entered into Executive Session for the employment history of a particular person, for the discussion regarding proposed pending and current litigation and for collective negotiations pursuant to Article 14 of the civil service law (The Taylor Law).

 

At 8:04 p.m. The Board came out of Executive Session and entered into Public Session.

Pledge of Allegiance

Information re: Emergency Exits

Recognition of Visitors

Communications

Mrs. Mary Colgan, District Clerk, shared that the Board of Education had received the following correspondence:

 

New York State School Boards Association

 

·              Information for workshops and webinars

 

Misc.

 

·              Invitation from Nassau-Suffolk School Boards Assoc. To their conference "Suburban Schools in the Center of the Storm" on January 30th

 

·              Flyer from Hofstra University for their conference entitled "Gang and Youth Violence Prevention: Moving Forward" on February 25th

Minutes

1.              Board of Education - Committee Meeting - Dec 3, 2013 8:00 PM

RESULT:              ACCEPTED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Anthony Iadevaio, Trustee

SECONDER:              Frank J. Chiachiere, Vice President

AYES:              Iadevaio, Antonelli, Torres, LaRocco, Jacobs, DiSibio, Cummings, Trogel, Chiachiere

2.              Board of Education - Business Meeting - Dec 10, 2013 8:00 PM

RESULT:              ACCEPTED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Anthony Iadevaio, Trustee

SECONDER:              Frank J. Chiachiere, Vice President

AYES:              Iadevaio, Antonelli, Torres, LaRocco, Jacobs, DiSibio, Cummings, Trogel, Chiachiere

Superintendent of Schools

A.              Education Law Section 913 Examination

RESOLVED, that pursuant to Section 913 of the Education Law, the employee named on Confidential Schedule "A" is hereby directed to appear for a mental examination in the office of Dr. Michael Schwartz, on the 17th day of January, 2014 at 9:00 a.m., and it is,

 

FURTHER RESOLVED, that Dr. Michael Schwartz, is hereby appointed school medical inspector pursuant to Section 913 of the Education Law in order to evaluate said employee's ability to perform his duties.

RESULT:              APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Lawrence Trogel, Trustee

SECONDER:              Jeanne Greco Jacobs, Trustee

AYES:              Iadevaio, Antonelli, Torres, LaRocco, Jacobs, DiSibio, Cummings, Trogel, Chiachiere

Attorney's Report

John Sheahan, attorney for the district, provided a report regarding a recent decision by the Commissioner of Education in a student disciplinary matter.  A copy of the report was given to the District Clerk for distribution to the Board of Education.

Education Committee

Retirement/Resignations

1.              Request for Leave of Absence with Pay Prior to Retirement

Having the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Committee recommends approval of the request for a leave of absence with pay prior to retirement in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement between the Board of Education and the Educational Office Personnel:

 

Patricia E. Rocca - Principal Typist Clerk             

Effective: February 28, 2014

Retirement

Ms. Rocca has been with the District for 20 years.

RESULT:              APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Frank J. Chiachiere, Vice President

SECONDER:              Lawrence Trogel, Trustee

AYES:              Iadevaio, Antonelli, Torres, LaRocco, Jacobs, DiSibio, Cummings, Trogel, Chiachiere

2.              Teaching Assistant Resignation

Having the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Committee recommends acceptance of the following resignation:

 

Camille Liodice - Memorial

Effective January 1, 2014

Personal Reasons

RESULT:              APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Frank J. Chiachiere, Vice President

SECONDER:              Kenneth Cummings, Trustee

AYES:              Iadevaio, Antonelli, Torres, LaRocco, Jacobs, DiSibio, Cummings, Trogel, Chiachiere

3.              Supervising Groundskeeper Resignation

Having the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Committee recommends acceptance of the following resignation:

 

James F. Burke - District

Effective January 6, 2014

Other employment

RESULT:              APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Frank J. Chiachiere, Vice President

SECONDER:              Anthony Iadevaio, Trustee

AYES:              Iadevaio, Antonelli, Torres, LaRocco, Jacobs, DiSibio, Cummings, Trogel, Chiachiere

4.              Teacher Aide Resignation

Having the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Committee recommends acceptance of the following resignation:

 

Ghazala Ghalib - South

Effective January 13, 2014

Personal reasons

RESULT:              APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Frank J. Chiachiere, Vice President

SECONDER:              Lawrence Trogel, Trustee

AYES:              Iadevaio, Antonelli, Torres, LaRocco, Jacobs, DiSibio, Cummings, Trogel, Chiachiere

Appointments

1.              Appointment of Part Time Teacher

Having the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, and in accordance with the New York State Education Law, the Committee recommends appointment of the following (pending verification for credentials, fingerprinting and experience) effective as noted unless terminated prior thereto in the manner prescribed by Law:

Thomas Leninger - Special Education

Salary Step MA 1 (.2)….…………….......$11,183

Education: Molloy College, BA; MA

Effective: January 15, 2014 - June 30, 2014

Assignment: North

Mr. Leninger was previously appointed as a .6 teacher at North

RESULT:              APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Frank J. Chiachiere, Vice President

SECONDER:              Kenneth Cummings, Trustee

AYES:              Iadevaio, Antonelli, Torres, LaRocco, Jacobs, DiSibio, Cummings, Trogel, Chiachiere

Stipends/Salary Adjustments

1.              Approval to Pass through Salary Gates

Having the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Committee recommends the approval of the following to pass though salary gates effective as noted:

 

Building

Employee Name

Title

Step

Effective Date

North

Alvin Suggs

Supervisory Aide

4/5

2/1/2014

 

 

 

 

 

South

Jeanne Battaglia

Teacher

9/10

1/6/2014

Central

Robert Delacruz      

Teacher

9/10

2/1/2014

South

Lorene Bossong       

Teacher

9/10

2/1/2014

South

Emily Bojsa         

Teacher

9/10

2/1/2014

South

Kristin Anglin

Teacher

9/10

2/1/2014

Central

Mario Bakalov       

Teacher

9/10

2/1/2014

Memorial

Abigayle Brown         

Teacher

9/10

2/1/2014

North

Philip Sanfilippo    

Teacher

9/10

2/1/2014

South

Michael Serif

Teacher

14/15

2/1/2014

Memorial

Douglas DeRosa        

Teacher

14/15

2/1/2014

North

Timothy Boyens        

Teacher

14/15

2/1/2014

North

Joseph Moniaci       

Teacher

14/15

2/1/2014

Central

Marianne Montemiglio   

Teacher

14/15

2/1/2014

South

Ellen Daniels       

Teacher

14/15

2/1/2014

South

Steven Laquidara     

Teacher

14/15

2/1/2014

South

Roseann Valletti      

Teacher

14/15

2/1/2014

Central

Sara Nichols-Brown       

Teacher

14/15

2/1/2014

Memorial

Susan Girard        

Teacher

19/20

2/1/2014

North

Catherine Norton        

Teacher

19/20

2/1/2014

South

Christopher Bottjer       

Teacher

19/20

2/1/2014

Memorial

Nancy Bresnan       

Teacher

19/20

2/1/2014

North

Thomas Schiavo       

Teacher

19/20

2/1/2014

South

Brian Case          

Teacher

19/20

2/1/2014

South

Paulette Lowe          

Teacher

19/20

2/1/2014

Memorial

Catherine Ward          

Teacher

19/20

2/1/2014

RESULT:              APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Frank J. Chiachiere, Vice President

SECONDER:              Kenneth Cummings, Trustee

AYES:              Iadevaio, Antonelli, Torres, LaRocco, Jacobs, DiSibio, Cummings, Trogel, Chiachiere

2.              Appointment of Adult Education Personnel, Spring 2014

Having the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, and in accordance with the New York State Education Law, the Committee recommends appointment of the following effective as noted on an as need basis to be determined by administration:

 

Instructor

Course

Hourly Rate

Marcia Azeez

Intro to Quickbooks

$25.00

Pearl Brummer

Senior Citizens Education Seminar

$20.00

Michael Delia

Basic Drawing

$25.00

Phyllis DeMarinis

Path to Safe and Gentle Yoga

$30.00

JoAnne Devine

Exercise for Health

$40.00

Linda Giuliano

Metaphysical Minds

$20.00

Doreen Gladstone

Intro to Excel and Word

$40.00

Darryl Granum

Zumba

$25.00

Fabian Jara

Salsa for Beginners

$40.00

Elaina Marku

Kundalini Yoga

$40.00

Christina Mastroserio

Volleyball

$32.50

Kathleen McCaffrey

American Sign Language

$40.00

Timothy Murphy

Intro to Microsoft Office

$30.00

Susan Nicola

Craft Workshops

$25.00

John Perez

Piano

$30,00

Barbara Siems

Yoga

$35.00

Marion Stainkamp-Strobel

Cooking

$25.00

Winnie Tsai

Chinese Painting

$30.00

Maria Jose Vaca

Beginner Spanish

$35.00

Michael Vita

Wine Appreciation

$25.00

RESULT:              APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Frank J. Chiachiere, Vice President

SECONDER:              Kenneth Cummings, Trustee

AYES:              Iadevaio, Antonelli, Torres, LaRocco, Jacobs, DiSibio, Cummings, Trogel, Chiachiere

3.              Appointment of Lunchroom Supervisors

Having the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools the Committee recommends approval of the following stipend:

 

School

Supervisor

Periods

+/-

Effective

Stipend

Memorial

Robert Santoro

1

-

11/18/13-6/30/14

$3,581(prorated)

 

Michael DiGiovanna

1

+

11/18/13-6/30/14

$3,581(prorated)

RESULT:              APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Frank J. Chiachiere, Vice President

SECONDER:              Kenneth Cummings, Trustee

AYES:              Iadevaio, Antonelli, Torres, LaRocco, Jacobs, DiSibio, Cummings, Trogel, Chiachiere

4.              Co-Curricular Activities

Having the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools the Committee recommends approval of the following stipends at the appropriate step effective as noted:

 

School

Advisor

Activity

Season

Stipend

Memorial

Kelly Martin

Major Musical Choreographer (Spring)

1/15/14-3/31/14

$1,220

 

Kelly Martin

Major Musical Conductor (Spring)

1/15/14-3/31/14

$609

 

Kelly Martin

Major Musical Director (Spring)

1/15/14-3/31/14

$1,831

North

Anthony Montemarano

Drama/Minor Director (Spring)

1/15/14-3/31/14

$3,414

South

Daniel Creegan

Major Musical Conductor (Spring)

1/15/14-3/31/14

$917

 

Kyle Hayden

Major Musical Director (Spring)

1/15/14-3/31/14

$1,831

 

Laura Pokorny

Major Musical Choreographer (Spring)

1/15/14-3/31/14

$1,504

RESULT:              APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Frank J. Chiachiere, Vice President

SECONDER:              Lawrence Trogel, Trustee

AYES:              Iadevaio, Antonelli, Torres, LaRocco, Jacobs, DiSibio, Cummings, Trogel, Chiachiere

Committee on Special Education

1.              Recommendations from the Committee on Special Education

Be it resolved that the Board of Education arrange for the placement of students as recommended by the Committee on Special Education.

RESULT:              APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Frank J. Chiachiere, Vice President

SECONDER:              Kenneth Cummings, Trustee

AYES:              Iadevaio, Antonelli, Torres, LaRocco, Jacobs, DiSibio, Cummings, Trogel, Chiachiere

Business Report

Financial Reports

1.              Treasurer's Report

The Treasurer's report for the month of November 2013 is submitted for examination.

RESULT:              APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Anthony Iadevaio, Trustee

SECONDER:              Kenneth Cummings, Trustee

AYES:              Iadevaio, Antonelli, Torres, LaRocco, Jacobs, DiSibio, Cummings, Trogel, Chiachiere

2.              Budget Status Reports

The Budget Status Reports for the period July 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013 are submitted for examination and acceptance.

General Fund

Capital Fund

School Lunch Fund

Special Aid Fund

RESULT:              APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Anthony Iadevaio, Trustee

SECONDER:              Kenneth Cummings, Trustee

AYES:              Iadevaio, Antonelli, Torres, LaRocco, Jacobs, DiSibio, Cummings, Trogel, Chiachiere

3.              Trial Balance Reports

The Trial Balance Reports for the period July 1, 2013 through November 30, 2013 are submitted for examination and acceptance.

General Fund

Capital Fund

School Lunch Fund

Special Aid Fund

RESULT:              APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Anthony Iadevaio, Trustee

SECONDER:              Kenneth Cummings, Trustee

AYES:              Iadevaio, Antonelli, Torres, LaRocco, Jacobs, DiSibio, Cummings, Trogel, Chiachiere

4.              Revenue Reports

The Revenue Status Reports for the period July 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013 are submitted for examination and acceptance.

General Fund

Capital Fund

School Lunch Fund

Special Aid Fund

RESULT:              APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Anthony Iadevaio, Trustee

SECONDER:              Kenneth Cummings, Trustee

AYES:              Iadevaio, Antonelli, Torres, LaRocco, Jacobs, DiSibio, Cummings, Trogel, Chiachiere

5.              Extracurricular Fund Reports

The Extracurricular Fund Reports for the month of November 2013 are submitted for examination and acceptance.

RESULT:              APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Anthony Iadevaio, Trustee

SECONDER:              Kenneth Cummings, Trustee

AYES:              Iadevaio, Antonelli, Torres, LaRocco, Jacobs, DiSibio, Cummings, Trogel, Chiachiere

Informational items

1.              Schedule of Bills and Respective Reports of the Claims Auditor

July 1, 2013-December 31, 2013

RESULT:              DISCUSSED

2.              Conference Attendance

Board of Education and Superintendent (July 1, 2013-December 31, 2013)

RESULT:              DISCUSSED

3.              Overnight Conference Attendance

Staff (July 1, 2013-December 31, 2013)

RESULT:              DISCUSSED

4.              District Reimbursements

Board of Education and Superintendent (July 1, 2013-December 31, 2013)

RESULT:              DISCUSSED

5.              Meals and Refreshments

(July 1, 2013-December 31, 2013)

RESULT:              DISCUSSED

C.              Award of Wilson Reading Instructional Services Contract

Be it resolved upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, that the Request for Proposal from Access 7 Services, Inc., Commack for Wilson Reading Instructional Services for the remainder of the 13/14 school year at a rate of $105.00 for 42 minutes be approved by the Board of Education (RFP#13/14-B02).

RESULT:              APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Anthony Iadevaio, Trustee

SECONDER:              Kenneth Cummings, Trustee

AYES:              Iadevaio, Antonelli, Torres, LaRocco, Jacobs, DiSibio, Cummings, Trogel, Chiachiere

D.              Amendment to General Municipal Law Re "Best Value" Exception

Be it resolved, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Board hereby authorizes the purchase and procurement of apparatus, materials, equipment and supplies and services related to the installation, maintenance or repair of such apparatus, materials, equipment and supplies, the cost of which exceeds $20,000, on the basis of the "best value" exception to the competitive bidding requirements of the General Municipal Law, and consistent with all other applicable requirements of the General Municipal Law.

RESULT:              APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Anthony Iadevaio, Trustee

SECONDER:              Jeanne Greco Jacobs, Trustee

AYES:              Iadevaio, Antonelli, Torres, LaRocco, Jacobs, DiSibio, Cummings, Trogel, Chiachiere

Policy Committee

1.              Policies Recommended for Consideration as Revised on First Reading

The following policies are presented for consideration as revised on first reading:

a.              5405 Student Photo Identification Cards

 

b.              5300.80 Dissemination and Review (Code of Conduct)

RESULT:              DISCUSSED

Old and New Business

Opportunity for Guests

1.              Motion to Enter into Executive Session

At 8:16 p.m., on motion of Trustee Iadevaio, seconded by Trustee LaRocco and carried unanimously, the Board entered into Executive Session, with the Superintendent and attorney present, to discuss the employment history of a particular person, discussion regarding proposed, pending and current litigation and for collective negotiations pursuant to Article 14 of the Civil Service Law (the Taylor Law).  Action was not anticipated.

2.              Motion to Reconvene into Public Session

On motion of Trustee Iadevaio, seconded by Trustee Cummings, and carried unanimously, the Board came out of Executive Session at 9:05 p.m.

3.              Motion to Adjourn

On motion of Trustee Cummings, seconded by Trustee Iadevaio and carried unanimously, the Board adjourned at 9:06 p.m.

RESULT:              ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Kenneth Cummings, Trustee

SECONDER:              Anthony Iadevaio, Trustee

AYES:              Iadevaio, Antonelli, Torres, LaRocco, Jacobs, DiSibio, Cummings, Trogel, Chiachiere

ADJOURN

 

_____________________________

Mary E. Colgan

District Clerk