Valley Stream Central High School District

Board of Education

Minutes ● February 4, 2014

              Committee Meeting              District Office Board Room              8:00 PM

                            1 Kent Road, Valley Stream, NY 11580

1.              Meeting Opened

Board President Antonelli called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.. Upon motion of Trustee Iadevaio , seconded by Trustee Trogel 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 8:00 p.m. the Board came out of Executive Session and entered into Public Session.

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

Absent

 

Draft Agenda for February 11, 2014

Draft Minutes

1.              Draft Minutes of January 11, 2014 Building Tour

RESULT:              DISCUSSED

2.              Draft Minutes of January 14, 2014 Business Meeting

RESULT:              DISCUSSED

Discussion Items

1.              Board/Superintendent Goals

Dr. Heidenreich shared that at the Board Retreat, the Board and Superintendent came up with goals that they would discuss further at meetings.  Each month, a goal will be discussed at the Committee Meeting.    This month, the topic will be School Climate Survey.

 

School Board President Antonelli asked if the Board of Education was interested in conducting a self-evaluation at the end of the school year.   It would cost approximately $1,400 to utilize New York State School Boards Association Self-Evaluation tolls.   The Board President polled the Board and the consensus, by 8-0, was to go ahead with the Board Self-evaluation.

RESULT:              DISCUSSED

2.              School Climate Survey

Dr. Tracey Nekulak discussed the climate survey.  Students will take the survey in Physical Education classes and the results should be back in early summer. 

RESULT:              DISCUSSED

3.              Superintendent's Proposed Budget 2014-15

The Superintendent and Dr. Loper reviewed the proposed budget for 2014-2015.    Board President Antonelli polled the Board regarding the expenditure of funds on capital projects.  The consensus of the Board was 8-0 to fund the capital projects.

 

The two options of the budget are .99% tax levy increase or 1.49% tax levy increase; both of which would require a "super majority" vote result.

 

Dr. Heidenreich spoke of the pros and cons of each budget with regard to long-term planning and budgeting for the future.  Discussions on the budget will continue at future Board meetings.

RESULT:              DISCUSSED

ADJOURN

Motion to Adjourn

The Board adjourned at 9:45 p.m.

RESULT:              ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Anthony Iadevaio, Trustee

SECONDER:              Lawrence Trogel, Trustee

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

ABSENT:              Frank J. Chiachiere

 

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Mary E. Colgan

District Clerk