BOARD OF EDUCATION
HIGHLIGHTS of MEETING HELD -October 9. 2007
CALL TO ORDER: at 7:00 P.M. at
MEMBERS PRESENT: Arlie Collins, Gary Cring, Carol Hunter, Cathy Lane-Johnson, Heidi Miletich, Wayne Rogers, Derek Sprague, Craig Tatro.
MEMBERS ABSENT: Taina
MEMBERS TARDY: None. .
OTHERS PRESENT: Cindy L. Johnston, District Clerk, Stephen T. Shafer, Supt., Donna Bushey, Asst. Supt., Timothy P. Whipple, Business Administrator, Dave Brooks, Bill LaDuke (MFT), Mary Carr, Dee Halley, Jackie McCarthy, Cindy Leffler and Matt Mosher (MT).
PLEDGE TO FLAG: was led by President Rogers.
APPOINTMENT OF CLERK PRO-TEM:
Timothy P. Whipple was appointed Clerk Pro-Tern for the duration of Executive Session.
EXECUTIVE SESSION: was entered into at 7:01 P.M. for the purpose of discussing personnel matters as they relate to specific individuals.
RETURN TO REGULAR SESSION: at 7:55 P.M.
AGENDA for 10/9/07 was adopted with the addition of Item IV. G) Appointment of Search Consultant for new Superintendent.
MINUTES of the Regular Meeting held 9/25/07 were approved as presented.
DISTRICT TECHNOLOGY PLAN: was approved as presented.
MALONE MINOR HOCKEY AGREEMENT 2007-08: was approved as presented.
CLUB TRIP: to
OF EMERGENCY PROJECT AT
SEQRA-DECLARATION OF TYPE II ACTION: was approved as presented.
APPOINTMENT OF SEARCH CONSULTANT FOR NEW SUPERINTENDENT: was approved as presented.
LIAISON UPDATE: Mr. Rogers spoke briefly regarding NYSSBA having completely
overhauled its approach t6o federal legislation and regulations. The onset of
IDEA, NCLB and Perkins Act funding requires a full time commitment; thus, they
have added a Federal Legislative Coordinator. That coordinator advocates daily
on the impact of federal issues on members and public education in general.
They now have continual contact with each member of
REPORTS: Mr. Cring thanked the Malone Telegram for
their coverage on the new flashing lights in front of
ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT REPORT: Mrs. Bushey gave a brief update on highlights over the last couple of weeks speaking on personnel, recent staff development activities, regional staff development planning, curriculum & instruction, today's DWSIC meeting, the technology committee meeting, residency issues and the immunization plan. TAX COLLECTION REPORT FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER 2007: Mr. Whipple reported that including the October 1 figures which was the last date to pay this year's school taxes without penalty, we are within $100,000 of last year's collections for the same period.
Recently the Salvation Army,
CONSENT AGENDA: for PERSONNEL MATTERS was approved as follows: Instructional Staff:
TENURE APPOINTMENTS: were made to Jennifer Champagne (Speech and Language Disabilities), effective 12/1/07, Delia Coombe (Teaching Assistant), effective 11/15/07 and Pamela LeDuc (Speech and Hearing Handicapped), effective 12/6/07. All are pending successful completion of the probationary periods.
A.I.S. RESIGNATION: was accepted from Brandyn Prairie (10th period-Wednesdays only), effective 10/11/07.
SUBSTITUTE TEACHER ADDITIONS:
Trish Carr (Home Tutor Only), Sandra Carrigan
(Home Tutor Only), Michelle
WINTER COACHING APPOINTMENTS: were made to Mike Wescott (Girls Varsity Basketball), Shelley Skelly (Girls JV Basketball), Chuck Dievendorf (Hockey), Brandon Pelkey (Boys Swimming), Tim Lamay (Boys Varsity Basketball) & Jeffrey Soper (Boys Indoor Track).
REVISED LEAVE OF ABSENCE: was granted to Tina DeCosse for the period when she is deemed medically able to return to work through 2/4/08. The District will cover health insurance from 9/3/07 until 11/30/07 pursuant to the Family and Medical Leave Act. (Previously the Board approved her leave through 2/8/08.)
EXTRA-CURRICULAR APPOINTMENTS: for the 2007-08 school year were made to Matthew Rogers (Chess Club-FA), and Jillian Senter & Lee Trudeau (Jr. Humane Society Club-FA). All are unpaid positions.
PERMANENT APPOINTNMENTS: Frank Stepnoski (Monitor), effective 10/1/07 & Daniel Larock (Bus Driver), effective 10/10/07.
RESIGNATION: William Cunningham (Monitor), effective 9/26/07.
ADJUSTMENTS: Daniel Fleury, Susan Gast & Teodora Gokey (Monitors), effective 10/10/07-6/26/08 and Marty Alien, Harold Barse, James Barse, Harold Capstraw, Laurie Coryea, Michael Coryea, William Cunningham, Charles Mosher, William Parnapy, David Perry, Kim Reynolds, Yvette Sarault, Danny Sebring, Francis Tavernia & Kenneth Wilson (Bus Drivers), effective 10/10/07-6/26/08.
UNPAID LEAVE OF ABSENCE: was granted to Bobbilyn
Gast (Teaching Asst.) for the period 9/17/07-11/5/07
for the purpose of filling a long-term substitute teacher position at
Emergency Conditional Appointments:
PERMANENT APPOINTMENT: Andrew Dupuis (Teacher Aide), effective 9/4/07.
SUBSTITUTES: Richard J. Arens (Teacher), Naomi Atkinson (Teaching Asst.), Tina Boyea (Teaching Asst./Teacher), Michelle Hart (Teacher), Dylan McDonald (Teaching Asst.), Jessica McFaul (Teaching Asst./Teacher), Mary Robideau (Teacher), Amanda St. Hilaire (Teaching Asst./Teacher) & Emily Yelich (Teaching Asst./Teacher), all effective 10/15/07.
RESIGNATION: was accepted from Stephen T. Shafer, Superintendent of Schools, effective 11/26/07.
**President Rogers thanked Mr. Shafer for working with us and for taking the steps to get us where we are stating he would be greatly missed.
ADDITIONAL RECOMMENDED ACTION:
CSE/CPSE RECOMMENDATIONS: were approved as presented.
APPOINTMENT OF CLERK PRO-TEM:
Stephen T. Shafer was appointed Clerk Pro-Tern for the duration of Executive Session.
EXECUTIVE SESSION: was entered into at 8:22 P.M. for the purpose of discussing personnel matters as they relate to specific individuals.
RETURN TO REGULAR SESSION: at 8:45 P.M. ADJOURNMENT: 8:45 P.M.
Cindy L. Johnston
District Clerk/Board of Education