September 14, 2020 minutes

Regular Board of Education Meeting – September 14, 2020

 

The regular meeting of the Pavilion Central School District Board of Education was called to order at 7:02 PM by Board President Marirose Ethington in the HS Auditorium.

 

Board Members present: Marirose Ethington, Jeff Finch, Kevin Stefan, Callin Ayers-Tillotson (7:18 PM), and Chris Jeffres

 

Board Members Absent:  Margaret Gaston and Becky Dziekan

 

Others Present: Jon Wilson, Charles Martelle, Stacey Tallon, Kenneth Ellison, Donald Childs and Mary Jo Pahl

 

Others Absent: Sheila Eigenbrod

 

One (1) guest was present as per sign in log.

 

Jeff Finch led the Pledge of Allegiance

 

**        Moved by Jeff Finch; seconded by Chris Jeffres to approve agenda with additions carried unanimously (4 votes).

 

**        Moved by Chris Jeffres; seconded by Kevin Stefan to approve all items in the consent grouping - Minutes: Regular BOE minutes of 8/24/2020; Work Session minutes of 8/20/2020; CSE minutes of 8/26/2020 and 9/8/2020; carried unanimously (4 votes).

 

 

BUSINESS:

 

1.               Adopt Records Retention resolution as noted below:

**        RESOLVED, By the Board of Education of Pavilion Central School District that Retention and Disposition Schedule for New York Local Government Records (LGS-1), issued pursuant to Article 57-A of the Arts and Cultural Affairs Law, and containing legal minimum retention periods for local government records, is hereby adopted for use by all officers in legally disposing of valueless records listed therein.

 

FURTHER RESOLVED, that in accordance with Article 57-A:

 

            (a) only those records will be disposed of that are described in Retention

and Disposition Schedule for New York Local Government Records (LGS-1), after they have met the minimum retention periods described therein;

 

(b) only those records will be disposed of that do not have sufficient

administrative, fiscal, legal, or historical value to merit retention beyond established legal minimum periods.  

 

**       Moved by Chris Jeffres, seconded by Jeff Finch to approve the above resolution as presented; carried unanimously (4 votes)

 

 2.        BOE Meeting Schedule:

**        Moved by Jeff Finch, seconded by Kevin Stefan to approve the change to the BOE meeting dates for the months of October and November 2020.  Meeting dates will be 10/19/2020, 11/2/2020, and 11/30/2020; carried unanimously (4 votes).

 

3.         Resignation: 

**        Moved by Chris Jeffres, seconded by Kevin Stefan to accept the resignation submitted by Andrew Wiley from the position of Instrumental Music Teacher effective 9/25/2020; carried unanimously (4 votes).

 

**        Moved by Chris Jeffres, seconded by Kevin Stefan to enter executive session at 7:07 PM; carried unanimously (4 votes).

 

**        Moved by Jeff Finch, seconded by Chris Jeffres to return to regular session at 7:40 PM; carried unanimously (5 votes).

 

4.         Appointments:

**       Moved by Cal Ayers-Tillotson, seconded by Jeff Finch upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools to appoint the substitute teacher applications as presented for:  Margaret Bittner, Rachael Ellis, Katherine Nicoll, Morgan Dunn, Casey Green, Coleen Prictor-Sall, Gina Kingdon, and Patrick Pursel; carried unanimously (5 votes).

 

**       Moved by Jeff Finch, seconded by Kevin Stefan, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools to approve Jake Feltham as a volunteer assistant Varsity Soccer Coach for the 2020-2021 school year; carried unanimously (5 votes).

 

**       Moved by Cal Ayers-Tillotson, seconded by Kevin Stefan upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools to appoint Heather Barrett to a probationary 1:1 teacher aide position at the starting salary of $12.50 per hour effective 9/14/2020; carried unanimously (5 votes).

 

5.         Project SAVE Adoption for 2020-2021:

**        Moved by Cal Ayers-Tillotson, seconded by Peg Gaston to approve the SAVE Plan as presented for the 2020-2021 school year; carried unanimously (5 votes).

 

6.         Maternity Leave:

**        Moved by Chris Jeffres, seconded by Cal Ayers-Tillotson upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools to approve the maternity leave request submitted by Jennifer Lang to begin on or about November 19, 2020 for a period of eight (8) weeks; carried unanimously (5 votes).

 

7.         Private School Transportation:

**        Moved by Chris Jeffres, seconded by Kevin Stefan to deny the transportation request as submitted due to it being past the deadline date with no established run to the requested school; motion carried with Cal Ayers-Tillotson abstaining.

 

 

**        Marirose Ethington shared a brief update on the Superintendent search. The Board and GVEP has narrowed the candidate pool down to three and that Kevin MacDonald would be reaching out soon to staff and community making up the stakeholder groups.  Interviews with the three candidates taking place on September 29th with the stakeholder groups, and on September 30th with the Board. 

**        Marirose Ethington also wanted to express sympathy on behalf of the Board for the family of Mrs. Bonita Crichton, a long-term PCS teacher who had recently passed away.

 

**        Mr. Martelle and Mr. Wilson each spoke to the Board on how the first few days of school have been with all of the necessary precautions and changes this year.  Mr. Martelle indicated that while there may have been a few challenges in regards to the COVID app and attendance, overall all things have been going well.  Mr. Wilson stated that is great to see the students again and that he would like to applaud the staff for the way that they have stepped up to the plate to ensure that the students have the support they need.  

 

INFORMATION:   

1.      Monday, September 28 and October 19, 2020 BOE meeting dates

**        Moved by Cal Ayers-Tillotson, seconded by Kevin Stefan to adjourn at 8:16 PM; carried unanimously (5 votes).

 

 

 

                                                                       

Mary Jo Pahl

 

 


Clerk of the Board