October 17, 2018, Board of Education meeting

The regular meeting was called to order at 6:04 p.m. in the Herkimer Elementary School Cafetorium by President Brian Crandall and the Pledge of Allegiance was said.

President Crandall welcomed members in the audience, staff members and several students from Mrs. Scalise’s Social Studies class to this evening’s meeting.

Curriculum Council Update

President Crandall informed the BOE that Mrs. Michelle Ploss was in charge of the summer curriculum projects.  Each year the representatives of the Curriculum Council set up booths giving each BOE member a brief overview of their summer projects.

Each of the summer projects had been approved by the Curriculum Council and funded by the BOE.

Mrs. Ploss thanked the Board of Education for their continued support of the curriculum work.  She said that the teachers understand how fortunate they are to have this continued support.

The following projects were presented:

  • Grades Pre-K – A Comprehensive Pre-Kindergarten Instruction and Curriculum Guide;
  • Grades K- Hiking Into Our Own Learning: Differentiated Reading;
  • Grade 1 – Guided Math;
  • Grade 2 – Walk to Read Phonics Learning Centers;
  • Grade 3 – Social Studies Inquiries and Science Kit;
  • Grade 4 – 4th Grade Writing in Response to Reading;
  • Grades K-5 – Aligning Resource Materials to Match Comprehension and Phonics Skills Across the Grade Levels;
  • Grades 6-7 – 7th Advising 6th: Planning Advisement for the 2018-2019 /School Year;
  • Grade 6 – Family and Consumer Science Career Exploration;
  • Grades 6-8 – Science Vertical Alignment;
  • Grades 6-8 Middle School Art Curriculum Reconfiguration;
  • Grade 7 – 7th Grade Advisement Modifications to Character Education and Incorporation of Mindfulness;
  • Grades 7-12 – Part 107 Drone Pilot Certification;
  • Grades 9-12 – Align and Implementation of New NYS Art Standards in All Lesson Plans;
  • TBD – Remaining Funds will be allotted to HS principal to be assigned, as needed.

[Material filed in the supplemental file dated 10/17/18.]

The Board of Education was thanked by all presenters for providing them the opportunity to work collaboratively to benefit the students.  Mrs. Ploss expressed her appreciation for the continued support of the Board of Education.

President Crandall and Superintendent Miller thanked Mrs. Ploss and faculty members for presenting their curriculum projects to the BOE.

Superintendent Miller cited the Governor’s official proclamation for—School Board Recognition Week.  On behalf of the students, community, faculty, staff, and administration, he publicly thanked members of the Herkimer Board of Education for their hard work and dedication to the Herkimer Central School District, and presented each member with a certificate, coffee mug/candy.  A reception was held in recognition of their dedicated service to the Herkimer CSD.

President Crandall explained the BOE welcomes public comment and community input at meetings.  However, we caution that we are not authorized to engage in conversations pertaining to individual students, faculty, staff, or administrators.  Topics of this nature may only be discussed during executive session and must be coordinated with the Superintendent of Schools prior to a BOE meeting.

President Crandall explained to all that the Board of Education sets aside time at each Board meeting to give those in the audience an opportunity to address the Board directly on any subject they wished to discuss.

Public Comments

No Public Comments were heard.

Approval of the Agenda

Mr. Petucci moved and Ms. Gilbert seconded a motion to formally approve the meeting agenda as submitted.  All voted in favor; motion carried 5:0.

Board Communications

Superintendent Miller indicated that the Board received several informational items that were not included in their Board packet for information only and noted they will be referred to later in the meeting.

Ms. Gilbert moved and Mr. Petucci seconded a motion to place all appropriate Board Communications on file with the District Clerk. All voted in favor, motion carried 5:0.

Board Recognitions

Superintendent Miller and several BOE members provided the following Board Recognitions:

  • Student artists were recognized:  Molleigh Miller and Dominic Peruzzi (Grade 1); Logan Perri (Grade 3); Myila Randt; Christiana Leal-Fowler (Grade 4); Hannah Minguela and Michael Treadwell (Grade 8); Carly Bellinger, Kassidy Brown, Camryn Crossley and Emma Rando (Grade 9);
  • Congratulations to the following music students who were selected to represent HHS in the Zone 4 Area All State Music Ensembles on November 16-17, 2018 at Fulton HS:  Sarah Eastwood, Chris Cooley, Nate Polus, Zachary Williams, and Joseph Carney;
  • Congratulations to Aaron Baldwin who has been selected to the NYSSMA Zone 4 Area All-State Band.
  • To everyone involved in providing the delicious refreshments at this evening’s meeting.

The public meeting recessed at 6:52 p.m.

President Crandall reconvened the meeting at 6:56 p.m.

Approval of the Minutes

Mr. Mihevc moved and Mr. Petucci seconded a motion to approve the regularly scheduled meeting minutes of Wednesday, September 26, 2018, as presented.  All voted in favor; motion carried 5:0.

Capital Construction Project Update

State Environmental Quality Review Action [SEQRA]

Upon the recommendation of Superintendent Miller, the following resolution was offered by Ms. Giffune who moved its adoption and seconded by Ms. Gilbert, to wit:

HERKIMER CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF EDUCATION

Resolution Issuing SEQRA Negative Declaration for Proposed 2018 Capital Improvement Project

WHEREAS, the Herkimer Central School District (the “District”) and its Board of Education (the “Board”) propose to undertake a 2018 Capital Improvement Project (the “Project”) at the District’s buildings, facilities, and sites; and

WHEREAS, as a Type I action, a coordinated review has been conducted with the District/Board as the “Lead Agency” in accordance with State Education Department policy and procedure and State Environmental Quality Review Act (“SEQRA”) regulations; and

WHEREAS, the District/Board duly considered the proposed Project, the SEQRA Environmental Assessment Form, the criteria for determining whether the Project will have a significant adverse impact on the environment as set forth in 6 N.Y.C.R.R. § 617.7(c) of the SEQRA regulations, input from involved agencies including the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and such other information deemed appropriate; and

WHEREAS, the District/Board identified the relevant areas of environmental concern, took a hard look at these areas, and made a reasoned elaboration of the basis for its determination;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Herkimer Central School District Board of Education that:

  1. The District/Board is the lead agency under SEQRA, and the 2018 Capital Improvement Project will not result in a significant adverse impact on the environment.
  2. The attached Negative Declaration, incorporated herein by reference, is issued and adopted for the reasons stated in the attached Negative Declaration, and Parts 1, 2, and 3 of the Environmental Assessment Form are also incorporated herein by reference.
  3. The Superintendent of the District is authorized to sign and file or have filed on behalf of the District/Board all documents necessary to comply with SEQRA.
  4. This resolution is effective immediately.

All voted in favor; motion carried 5:0. [Material filed in the supplemental file dated 10/17/18.]

Capital Project Reserve Resolutions

Upon the recommendation of Superintendent Miller, the following resolution was offered by Mr. Mihevc who moved its adoption and seconded by Ms. Gilbert, to wit:

“BE IT RESOLVED, that the BOE of the Herkimer CSD does hereby authorize the transfer of excess funds in the amount of $300,000, from the Employees Retirement System Reserve to Unassigned Fund Balance on December 5, 2018, following a successful Capital Project Vote on December 4, 2018.”

All voted in favor; motion carried 5:0. [Material filed in the supplemental file dated 10/17/18.]

Upon the recommendation of Superintendent Miller, the following resolution was offered by Ms. Giffune who moved its adoption and seconded by Mr. Petucci, to wit:

“BE IT RESOLVED, that the BOE of the Herkimer CSD does hereby authorize the funding of the Capital Reserve in the amount of $800,000, from the Unassigned Fund Balance on December 5, 2018, following a successful Capital Project Vote on December 4, 2018.”

All voted in favor; motion carried 5:0. [Material filed in the supplemental file dated 10/17/18.]

Business Reports

Upon the recommendation of Superintendent Miller, on a motion made by Mr. Petucci, seconded by Ms. Gilbert, the BOE accepted receipt of the following reports for the month of September 2018:  General Warrant, which represents 144 checks with payments totaling $596,715.61, a Capital Warrant, which represents 3 checks with payments totaling $24,012.24; a Federal Warrant, which represents 3 checks with payments totaling $7,999.20; the Trust and Agency Warrant, which covers items dealing with payroll [insurance, withholdings, etc.], totaled $705,282.76, and the HHS/HES Extra-Curricular Treasurer report for September 2018, along with one budget transfer under the $5,000 limit totaling $1,000.00.   All voted in favor; motion carried 5:0. [Material filed in the supplemental file dated 10/17/18]

The BOE also acknowledged receipt of the September 2018 Treasurer’s Report.

Budget Transfers

Upon the recommendation of Superintendent Miller, on a motion made by Ms. Gilbert, seconded by Mr. Mihevc, the BOE formally approved 3 budget transfers over the $5,000.00 limit totaling $142,500.00.  All voted in favor; motion carried 5:0. [Material filed in the supplemental file dated 10/17/18]

Reserve Fund Report & Analysis (2017-2018 Year-End Summary Report)

Upon the recommendation of Superintendent Miller, on a motion made by Ms. Gilbert, seconded by Mr. Mihevc, the BOE approved the Reserve Fund Report & Analysis (2017-2018 Year-End Summary Report as presented.  All voted in favor; motion carried 5:0. [Material filed in the supplemental file dated 10/17/18.

Extension of Contract for Pupil Transportation

Upon the recommendation of Superintendent Miller, on a motion made by Ms. Gilbert, seconded by Mr. Petucci, the BOE accepted the Extension of Contracts for Pupil Transportation for the 2018-2019 school year as presented.  Discussion followed.  All voted in favor; motion carried 5:0. [Material filed in the supplemental file dated 10/17/18.]

Disposal of Surplus Items

Upon the recommendation of Superintendent Miller, the following resolution was offered by Ms. Giffune who moved its adoption and seconded by Mr. Mihevc, to wit:

“WHEREAS, the Herkimer CSD owns certain school furnishings which were determined to be damaged, worn, no longer useful or necessary for the school district purposes and of no value to the Herkimer CSD, as indicated in Ms. Tomaso’s memorandum and made a part of this resolution;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOVED, that the Board of Education hereby declares such items to be surplus property and of no value to the school district and authorizes the Business Office to inform the appropriate personnel to dispose of such items in the best interest of the school district.”

All voted in favor; motion carried 5:0. [Material filed in the supplemental file dated 10/17/18.]

Annual District Financial Audit Report

Upon the recommendation of Superintendent Miller, and the District Audit Committee, Ms. Giffune moved and Mr. Petucci seconded a motion to accept the district’s 2017-2018 Independent Audit Report and approve its submission to the New York State Education Department.  All voted in favor; motion carried 5:0. [Material filed in the supplemental file dated 10/17/18.]

Business Office/Superintendent Update

Superintendent Miller provided information relating to the Capital Project via a PowerPoint presentation.

Special Public Annual Notice

The following resolution was offered by Ms. Gilbert and seconded by Mr. Mihevc, to-wit:

A RESOLUTION AS TO SPECIAL MEETING and vote

HERKIMER CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
HERKIMER COUNTY, NEW YORK

OCTOBER 17, 2018

BE IT RESOLVED, by the Board of Education (the “Board”) of the Herkimer Central School District, Herkimer County, New York (the “District”), as follows:

Section 1. That the provisions of this resolution shall be effective regardless of anything to the contrary in the policies of this Board, or the previous minutes of this Board, or otherwise.

Section 2. That the Board wishes to propose a capital improvement project involving the partial reconstruction and renovation of, and the construction of additions, improvements, and upgrades to, various District buildings and facilities (and the sites thereof), all as described in greater detail in Proposition No. 1 in the legal notice set forth below (collectively, the “Project”) and, as part of that process, pursuant to the State Environmental Quality Review Act (“SEQRA”), an Environmental Assessment Form has been completed for the Project, which is a Type I action under SEQRA, a thorough review of the Project’s potential environmental impacts has been undertaken, it has been found that the Project will not result in a significant adverse impact on the environment, and a written, reasoned elaboration of the SEQRA determination of significance has been provided in a Negative Declaration.

Section 3. That a special meeting and vote of the qualified voters of the District (the “Special Meeting and Vote”) will be held in the Jr./Sr. High School Library located at 801 West German Street, Herkimer, New York, on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, at 1:00 p.m., prevailing time, for the purpose of voting upon the proposition hereinafter set forth.

Section 4. That the notice of the Special Meeting and Vote, including the proposition to be voted upon, shall be in substantially the following form, to-wit:

NOTICE OF SPECIAL SCHOOL DISTRICT MEETING and vote


HERKIMER CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

HERKIMER COUNTY, NEW YORK

The Board of Education of the Herkimer Central School District, Herkimer County, New York (the “District”) HEREBY GIVES NOTICE that a special meeting and vote of the qualified voters of the District (the “Special Meeting and Vote”) will be held on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 in the Jr./Sr. High School Library located at 801 West German Street, Herkimer, New York, at 1:00 p.m., prevailing time, for the purpose of voting (by electronic scan voting machines or, in the alternative, paper ballots) upon the proposition hereinafter set forth.  Polls for the purpose of voting will be kept open between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m., prevailing time, on that day. In the event that the District’s schools are closed on December 4, 2018 due to emergency or inclement weather (or for any other reason), the date of the Special Meeting and Vote will be changed, without further notice, to the date on which the District’s schools are next open.

PROPOSITION NO. 1–CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECT, 2018

Shall the following resolutions be adopted, to-wit:

RESOLVED, that the Board of Education (the “Board”) of the Herkimer Central School District, Herkimer County, New York (the “District”), is hereby authorized to undertake a proposed Capital Improvement Project, 2018 (the “Project”) consisting of the partial reconstruction and renovation of, and the construction of additions, improvements, and upgrades to, various District buildings and facilities (and the sites thereof), at an estimated maximum cost of $16,700,000, to implement various health, safety, accessibility and code compliance measures required by the State Education Department in connection with any significant capital improvement project, and various other measures that are generally described in (but are not to be limited by) the written plan for the Project that was prepared by the District with the assistance of King + King Architects (the “Project Plan”), which is available for public inspection in the offices of the District Clerk, such work being anticipated to include, without limitation and to the extent as and where required, the particular items described below: (1) building improvements anticipated to include (a) Family and Consumer Science classroom renovations, kitchen/serving upgrades, science room teacher stations, gymnasium improvements including bleachers reconfiguration, fitness center reconfiguration, and maintenance office expansion at the Jr./Sr. High School and (b) expansion of the restrooms at the Elementary School entrance; (2) safety and security upgrades including a vestibule extension at the Jr./Sr. High School and secure cross-corridor doors; (3) building system upgrades anticipated to include (a) mechanical upgrades, including HVAC equipment, controls, and boilers; (b) various electrical and lighting upgrades, including auditorium and house and stage lighting; and (c) plumbing upgrades; (4) other upgrades anticipated to include (a) ceilings in the Elementary School and Bus Garage, (b) various upgrades at the Bus Garage such as flooring and carbon monoxide detection equipment; (c) finishes, and (d) soundproofing offices and selected classrooms; (5) proposed site work anticipated to include (a) replacement or reconstruction of the bridge(s) across the Bellinger Brook Floodway, (b) athletic field upgrades at both schools, (c) sanitary system upgrades, (d) an access drive connecting bus loops at the Elementary School, and (e) other pavement work including parking and driveway areas, sidewalks, and drainage upgrades. The foregoing components of the Project (or so much thereof as can be accomplished within the overall budget for the Project, once the construction bids are received) are to be undertaken at an estimated maximum cost of $16,700,000, and will include the purchase of original furnishings, equipment, machinery and apparatus required in connection with the purposes for which such buildings, facilities and sites are used, and all ancillary or related work required in connection therewith, and the Board is authorized to expend therefor, including for preliminary costs and costs incidental thereto and in connection with the financing thereof, an amount not to exceed the estimated maximum cost of $16,700,000, provided that the detailed costs of the components of the Project (as generally described in the Project Plan) may be reallocated among such components, or such components may be deleted, revised or supplemented if (1) the Board shall determine that such reallocation, deletion, revision or supplementation is in the best interests of the District and (2) the aggregate amount to be expended for the Project shall not exceed $16,700,000 and (3) no material change shall be made in the overall scope and nature of the Project; and be it further

RESOLVED, that the Board is hereby authorized to expend or apply toward such Project (during the current fiscal year of the District) the amount of $1,350,000 from the District’s Capital Reserve Fund; and be it further

RESOLVED, that a tax is hereby voted to finance the balance of the estimated maximum cost of the Project in an amount not to exceed $15,350,000, such tax to be levied and collected in installments in such years and in such amounts as shall be determined by the Board; and be it further

RESOLVED, that in anticipation of such tax, obligations of the District (including, without limitation, serial bonds, statutory installment bonds and/or lease/purchase obligations) are hereby authorized to be issued in the aggregate principal amount not to exceed $15,350,000, and a tax is hereby voted to pay the interest on such obligations as the same shall become due and payable; and be it further

RESOLVED, that the New York State Building Aid funds expected to be received by the District are anticipated to offset a substantial part of such costs, and such funds shall, to the extent received, be applied to offset and reduce the amount of taxes herein authorized to be levied.

NOTICE IS HEREBY FURTHER GIVEN that such Proposition No. 1 shall appear on the scannable ballot sheets or the paper ballots, as the case may be, to be utilized for voting on such Proposition No. 1 in substantially the following abbreviated form:

PROPOSITION NO. 1—CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECT, 2018

Shall the following resolution be adopted, to-wit:

RESOLVED, that (a) the Board of Education (the “Board”) of the Herkimer Central School District, Herkimer County, New York (the “District”) is hereby authorized to undertake a Capital Improvement Project, 2018 (the “Project”) consisting of the partial reconstruction and renovation of, and the construction of additions, improvements, and upgrades to, various District buildings and facilities (and the sites thereof), to implement various health, safety, accessibility and code compliance measures and various other measures that are included and generally described in (but are not to be limited by) the Project Plan that was referred to in the public notice of the vote on this Proposition, and to expend therefor an amount not to exceed $16,700,000; (b) the Board is hereby authorized to expend or apply toward the Project (during the current fiscal year of the District) $1,350,000 from the District’s Capital Reserve Fund; (c) a tax is hereby voted in an amount not to exceed $15,350,000 to finance the balance of the estimated maximum cost of the Project, such tax to be levied and collected in installments in such years and in such amounts as shall be determined by the Board; (d) in anticipation of such tax, obligations of the District are hereby authorized to be issued in the aggregate principal amount of not to exceed $15,350,000, and a tax is hereby voted to pay the interest on such obligations as the same shall become due and payable; and (e) New York State Building Aid funds expected to be received by the District are anticipated to offset a substantial part of such costs, and such funds, to the extent received, shall be applied to offset and reduce the amount of taxes herein authorized to be levied.

NOTICE IS HEREBY FURTHER GIVEN that an Environmental Assessment Form has been completed for all of the anticipated work involved in the Project, which constitutes a Type I action under the State Environmental Quality Review Act (“SEQRA”), a thorough review of the Project’s potential environmental impacts has been undertaken, it has been found that the Project will not result in a significant adverse impact on the environment, and a reasoned elaboration of the SEQRA review and findings has been provided in a Negative Declaration.

NOTICE IS HEREBY FURTHER GIVEN that applications for absentee ballots may be obtained at the office of the District Clerk between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., prevailing time, except Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Completed applications must be received by the District Clerk at least seven days before the Special Meeting and Vote, if the ballot is to be mailed to the voter, or on the day before the Special Meeting and Vote, if the ballot is to be issued personally to the voter. The list of all persons to whom absentee ballots shall have been issued will be available for inspection, in the office of the District Clerk, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., prevailing time, until the day set for voting, except for Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. No absentee ballot will be canvassed unless it is received prior to 5:00 p.m., prevailing time, on December 4, 2018, in the Office of the District Clerk, 801 West German Street, Herkimer, New York.

Dated:  October 17, 2018
Herkimer, New York
School District Clerk

Section 5. That the District Clerk is hereby authorized and directed to cause notice to be given of such Special Meeting and Vote, in substantially the form hereinbefore prescribed, by publishing the same four (4) times within the seven (7) weeks next preceding the date of the Special Meeting and Vote, the first publication to be at least 45 days (but not more than 49 days) before the Special Meeting and Vote, in the Times Telegram, which is a newspaper having general circulation in the District, and by giving such other notice as in the District Clerk’s discretion may be deemed advisable.

Section 6. That the temporary use of available funds of the District, not immediately required for the purpose or purposes for which the same were borrowed, raised or otherwise created, is hereby authorized pursuant to Section 165.10 of the Local Finance Law, for the purpose or purposes described in Section 2 of this resolution. The District then reasonably expects to reimburse any such expenditures (to the extent made after the date hereof or within 60 days prior to the earlier of (A) the date hereof or (B) the date of any earlier expression by the District of its intent to reimburse expenditures for this or any earlier iteration of the Project) with the proceeds of the bonds, notes, lease/purchase arrangements or other obligations contemplated by this resolution. This resolution shall constitute the declaration (or reaffirmation) of the District’s “official intent” to reimburse the expenditures authorized by Section 2 hereof (or expenditures for any earlier iteration of the Project) with such proceeds, as required by United States Treasury Regulations Section 1.150-2.

Section 7. That this resolution shall take effect immediately.

This question of the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly put to a vote on roll call, which resulted as follows:

  • Robert Mihevc: VOTING: YES
  • Michele Gilbert: VOTING: YES
  • Scott Petucci: VOTING: YES
  • Patricia Giffune: VOTING: YES
  • Brian Crandall: VOTING: YES

Absent: Mark Conley, Diann Fischer

The resolution was thereupon declared duly adopted. [Material filed in the supplemental file dated 10/17/18.]

Administrative Reports/Updates

Ms. Vogt, Ms. Tomaso, and Mr. Abbe reports were reviewed with the BOE.  [Material filed in the supplemental file dated 10/17/18.]

Staffing Recommendations

Superintendent Miller formally presented several staffing recommendations for Board consideration.

Mr. Petucci moved and Ms. Gilbert seconded a motion to approve the following personnel actions:

Academic Intervention Services (AIS) Assignments

Name Grade level Days worked Annual salary
Brown, Melissa Fourth – Math 2 days/week $2,250
Engell, Sara Fourth – Math 2 days/week $2,250

Long-Term Substitutes

  • Name: Turner, Dale (Open Position)
  • Location: Jr/Sr. High School
  • Effective Date: October 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019
  • Salary: $197.50/day
  • (Reference Item III of the Annual Payment Guidelines for Substitutes)

  • Name: Omelko, Julia   (Open Position)
  • Position: Licensed Teaching Assistant (LTA) (pending certification)
  • Location: Elementary School
  • Effective Date: October 9, 2018 – June 30, 2019
  • Salary: $15.00 per hour

2018-2019 Extra-Curricular Appointment (Elementary School Appointment)

  • Name: Omelko, Julia
  • Position: Elementary Chorus Advisor
  • Salary: $3,300

Amendments: BOE /26/18

  • Treen, Kiley    – Yearbook Financial Advisor: Amend from $2,220.00 to $2,250.00
  • Shepardson, Kelli- Freshman Class Advisor: Amend from $1,420.00 to $1,470.00
  • Daly, Catherine- Drama Club Fall Assistant Director:  Amend from $450.00 to $600.00

2018-19 Winter Interscholastic Coaching Resignation

  • Nasypany, Robert – Girls Modified Volleyball Coach

2018-19 Winter Interscholastic Coaching Appointments

Name Position Salary
Angela Richter Indoor Track Coach $2,000
Chelsea Hutton Winter Cheerleading Coach $2,000
Eddy Rosenburgh Girls Modified Volleyball Coach $1,900
Ryan Judd Girls Modified Volleyball Coach $1,900

2018-19 Winter Interscholastic Unpaid Coaching Appointment

  • Jason Richard- Unpaid Volunteer Indoor Track Assistant Coach

Discussion followed.  All voted in favor; motion carried 5:0.

CSE/CPSE Program/Placement Recommendations

Upon the recommendation of Superintendent Miller, on a motion made by Ms. Giffune, seconded by Mr. Mihevc, the BOE approved the Committee on Special Education, the Sub-Committee on Special Education and the Committee on Preschool Special Education program/placement recommendations as presented.  All voted in favor; motion carried 5:0. [Material filed in the supplemental file dated 10/17/18]

Frankfort-Schuyler CSD Boys and Girls Bowling Request

Upon the recommendation of Superintendent Miller, on a motion made by Ms. Giffune, seconded by Mr. Petucci, the BOE approved the following resolution:

“BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, that the Board of Education hereby authorizes the combining of the Herkimer CSD and the Frankfort-Schuyler CSD Boys and Girls Varsity Bowling teams.”

All voted in favor; motion carried 5:0.

Board of Education Reports

President’s Update

President Crandall thanked the Curriculum Council for their presentations; very informative, well-organized, well attended.

Board of Education Member Updates

On behalf of the BOE, Mr. Crandall thanked the District for allowing Mr. Conley and himself to represent the District as this year’s voting delegate/alternate respectively at the New York State School Boards Association held in NYC.

On behalf of the BOE, Mr. Crandall congratulations were extended to the HHS Homecoming Court and committee.

Future Meeting Dates

Superintendent Miller reminded the Board that the next regularly scheduled Board of Education meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, November 14, 2018, at 6 p.m. in the Jr./Sr. High School Cafeteria, and he confirmed that a quorum would be present for that meeting.

Meeting Evaluation

Ms. Gilbert, this evening’s meeting evaluator, presented her review of the October 17, 2018, Board of Education meeting.  It was a good meeting; well attended.  Curriculum updates appreciated; proper protocol was followed.  All aspects of the meeting evaluation were effectively met.

Ms. Gilbert moved and Mr. Petucci seconded a motion to move into an executive session for the purpose of discussing a particular student matter involving residency, a particular personnel matter which may lead to discipline or termination of a particular person and a particular student matter involving a DASA complaint.  The Board may take action in public session after the executive session ends and the Board returns to public session.  All voted in favor; motion carried 5:0.

Executive Session

The Board moved into an executive session at 7:46 p.m.

President Crandall declared the public meeting reconvened at 8:55 p.m.

On a motion made by Ms. Gilbert seconded by Mr. Petucci the BOE adjourned the public meeting at 8:57 p.m.   All voted in favor; motion carried 5:0.

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