September 16, 2019 minutes

Regular Board of Education Meeting – September 16, 2019

 

The regular meeting of the Pavilion Central School District Board of Education was called to order at 7:00 PM by Board President Marirose Ethington in the high school conference room.

 

Board Members present: Marirose Ethington, Jeff Finch, Becky Dziekan (7:12 PM), Kevin Stefan, Callin Ayers-Tillotson, and Chris Jeffres

 

Board Members Absent: Margaret Gaston

 

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

 

Others Absent:

 

Visitors: five (5) per sign in log

 

Jeff Finch led the Pledge of Allegiance

 

**        Moved by Cal Ayers-Tillotson; seconded by Chris Jeffres to approve agenda with additions carried unanimously (5 votes).

 

**        Mr. Webb addressed the Board thanking them for the opportunity to teach the students in our district for the past thirteen (13) years with a special thanks to Barb Partell, Ken Ellison, Sheila Eigenbrod and Jon Wilson for their mentoring of him as he worked towards his administrator certification.  The Board thanked him for his years of service and wished him well in his new position.

 

**        Moved by Jeff Finch; seconded by Kevin Stephan to approve all items in the consent grouping - Minutes: Regular BOE minutes of 8/26/19; Sub-CSE minutes of 9/6/19; CPSE minutes of 9/4/19; carried unanimously (5 votes).

 

BUSINESS:

 

1.               Donation:

**        Moved by Chris Jeffres, seconded by Cal Ayers-Tillotson to accept the donation from Jack Jeffres in the amount of $3,000.00 to be used to help off-set the cost of implementing the HUDL system, carried unanimously (5 votes).

 

2.         Chorus/Band Trip:

**        Mrs. Funderburk presented the proposed itinerary for the Chorus/Band trip to NYC to take place April 24 – 26, 2020 and requested approval for the trip after answering questions regarding it.

**        Moved by Cal Ayers-Tillotson, seconded by Jeff Finch to approve the overnight Chorus/Band trip as presented; carried unanimously (5 votes).

 

**        Becky Dziekan arrived

 

3.         FFA Overnight Trip:

**        Miss Smith presented the proposed trip for the District 9 Camp Oswgathie Fall Leadership Experience to take place on October 5 – 7, 2019 and requested approval for the trip after answering questions.

**        Moved by Jeff Finch, seconded by Cal Ayers-Tillotson to approve the overnight FFA Trip as presented; carried unanimously (6 votes).

 

4.         Donation:

**        Moved by Cal Ayers-Tillotson, seconded by Becky Dziekan to accept the donation in the amount of $850.00 to be used to fund mental health projects in the District as presented by Dr. Eigenbrod; carried unanimously (6 votes).

 

5.         Resignations:

**        Moved by Jeff Finch, seconded by Kevin Stefan to accept the resignations as presented for Coley Webb from the positions of 5th Grade Teacher, Mentor and Elementary Math Department Head effective 9/26/19 with great thanks and good luck; carried unanimously (6 votes).

 

**        Moved by Chris Jeffres, seconded by Becky Dziekan to accept the resignation as presented for Nigel Croston from the positions of Instrumental Music Teacher and Marching Band Director effective 9/24/19 with wishes of good luck; carried unanimously (6 votes).

 

6.         Appointments:

**        Moved by Jeff Finch, seconded by Chris Jeffres upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools to appoint Kelly Washburn, Jamie Quinn and Tim Mead as tutors for the 2019-2020 school; carried unanimously (6 votes).

 

**        Moved by Kevin Stefan, seconded by Cal Ayers-Tillotson upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools to appoint Brenda Mack and Meghann Bernard as substitute teachers as presented; carried unanimously (6 votes).

 

**        Moved by Jeff Finch, seconded by Cal Ayers-Tillotson upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools to appoint Jessica Macaluso as a mentor for the 2019-2020 School year; carried unanimously (6 votes).

 

**        Moved by Jeff Finch, seconded by Chris Jeffres upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools to appoint Andrew Wiley to the four (4) year probationary 4-12 Instrumental Music Teacher position at the current starting rate of $38,500.00 which will be pro-rated based on his date of hire effective 9/24/19; carried unanimously (6 votes).

 

**        Moved by Chris Jeffres, seconded by Kevin Stefan upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools to appoint Kristen Crawford to the four (4) year probationary 5th Grade Teacher position at the current starting rate of $39,000.00 which will be pro-rated based on her date of hire effective 9/23/19; carried unanimously (6 votes).

 

7.         Approve Transportation agreement with Wyoming CSD for 2019-2020:

**        Moved by Cal Ayers-Tillotson, seconded by Becky Dziekan to the transportation agreement as presented by Mr. Childs between Pavilion CSD and Wyoming CSD for the 2019-2020 school year at no cost to the District; carried unanimously (6 votes).

 

8.         Approve Contracts for Interpreter/Translator Services 2019-2020:

**        Moved by Cal Ayers-Tillotson, seconded by Chris Jeffres to approve the contract between Pavilion CSD and Jan Marie Montanye for Interpreter/Translator services and between Pavilion CSD and Felisa Brea for Translation services for the 2019-2020 school year as presented by Stacey Tallon; Motion carried unanimously (6 votes).

 

9.         SAVE Plan/SRO Addendum:

**        Mr. Ellison addressed the Board regarding the District’s SAVE plan which has been posted on the District web site for their review informing them that the State has new guidelines for these plans which state that it has to be posted for 30 days prior to Board approval so that any changes/questions can be addressed prior to approval.  This item will be placed on the 10/27/19 agenda for approval.

 

**        Mr. Ellison also addressed the Board regarding an addendum to the SRO agreement which now has to clearly state the duties that the SRO will be responsible for performing; moved by Cal Ayers-Tillotson, seconded by Jeff Finch to accept the addendum to the SRO agreement as presented, carried unanimously (6 votes).

 

10.       MOA’s:

**        Moved by Chris Jeffres, seconded by Cal Ayers-Tillotson to approve the MOA’s as presented for the Mentor Coordinator and FFA Advisor stipends; motion carried with Jeff Finch being opposed.

 

11.       Pre-school Contract:

**        Moved by Jeff Finch, seconded by Becky Dziekan to approve the Pre-School Contract as presented by Stacey Tallon which approves our related service providers to provide recommended services to our CPSE students with the District getting reimbursed by the respective county for these services; carried unanimously (6 votes).

 

**        Dr. Eigenbrod addressed the Board speaking of the success of the recent open house held in the Middle/High school building and of other events that will take place this school year and the positive reactions received.

 

**        Moved by Becky Dziekan, seconded by Jeff Finch to enter executive session at 7:53 PM; carried unanimously (6 votes).

 

**        Moved by Jeff Finch, seconded by Becky Dziekan to return to regular session at 8:08 PM; carried unanimously (6 votes).

 

INFORMATION

 

1.      Monday, October 7 & 21, 2019 BOE meeting dates

2.      Liz’s Buddy Bench; Route 63 Traffic Safety Proposals and Bus Cameras – will be addressed at the meeting on 10/7/19.

**        Moved by Jeff Finch; seconded by Becky Dziekan to adjourn at 8:08 PM; carried unanimously (6 votes).

 

                                                                       

Mary Jo Pahl

Clerk of the Board