November 30, 2020 Minutes

Regular Board of Education Meeting – November 30, 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, Margaret Gaston, Becky Dziekan, Callin Ayers-Tillotson, and Chris Jeffres

 

Board Members Absent: 

 

Others Present: Jon Wilson, Charles Martelle, Stacey Tallon, Mary Kate Hoffman, and Mary Jo Pahl

 

Others Absent: Sheila Eigenbrod and Donald Childs

 

Four (4) guests were present as per sign in log.

 

Jeff Finch led the Pledge of Allegiance

 

**        Moved by Kevin Stefan; seconded by Chris Jeffres to approve agenda as presented carried unanimously (7 votes).

 

**        Moved by Jeff Finch; seconded by Cal Ayers-Tillotson to approve all items in the consent grouping - Minutes: Regular BOE minutes of 11/2/2020; CSE, Sub-CSE, CPSE and 504 minutes of 10/7/2020; 11/2/2020; 11/3/2020; 11/4/2020; 11/5/2020; 11/12/2020; 11/17/2020; 11/18/2020 and 11/20/2020; Appropriation and Budget Status Reports for October 2020; Treasurer’s Report for October 2020; carried unanimously (7 votes).

 

**        Marirose Ethington thanked the PFA for the lovely tray of cookies that Kim Orban presented on the behalf of the PFA to show the Board their appreciation.  Marirose wanted to let the PFA that the Board appreciates all that the faculty of the school has been doing for our students especially with the days being more challenging than ever before.

 

BUSINESS:

 

1.               NYS ED Law 2-D:

**        Nancy Stauber addressed the Board regarding the recently updated NYS ED Law 2-D regulations and explained all of the necessary precautions that all school districts now need to take regarding students PII.  She indicated that our school has been doing these steps for quite some time and are ahead of the game.  She answered questions and let the Board know that in the near future there will be some policies that will need to be approved and she will make sure to provide them to the Board soon so that they can review them and ask any questions they may have prior to asking for approval.  No action required.

 

 2.        Bowling Opportunity:

**       Mr. Sattora addressed the Board regarding the sport of bowling that has been being discussed by local districts to get the students a way to participate in a winter sport since at this point in time winter sports will not be starting until January.   He indicated that it was just in the discussion phase and he is learning from other districts that there does not seem to be much interest from local districts, and with the cost involved it didn’t really seem like a feasible option for our District this school year.  No action required.

 

3.         Dual Sport Participation Policy: 

**        Mr. Sattora spoke to the Board regarding the pros and cons of this policy.

 

Moved by Cal Ayers-Tillotson, seconded by Chris Jeffres approve the Dual Sports Participation Policy as presented by Mr. Sattora; motion passed with Jeff Finch and Peg Gaston voting no.

 

4.         Incomplete Track Coach:

**       Moved by Chris Jeffres, seconded by Cal Ayers-Tillotson, to appoint Mark Valentino as the track coach for an incomplete indoor track team for the 2020-2021 school year; carried unanimously (7 votes).

 

**       Mr. Sattora also let the Board know that he just learned that the Boys Soccer team ranked 3rd and the Girls Soccer team ranked 2nd in the Allegheny Soccer Sportsmanship Ranking. He indicated that this ranking is based on the officials ranking who see not only our athletes, but our coaches and spectators as well. 

 

5.         Appointments:

**        Moved by Peg Gaston, seconded by Jeff Finch, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, to appoint the list of Mentors for the 2020-2021 school year as presented; carried unanimously (7 votes).

 

**        Moved by Peg Gaston, seconded by Cal Ayers-Tillotson, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, to approve the recommended advisor changes for the virtual school musical as presented; carried unanimously (7 votes).

 

**        Moved by Chris Jeffres, seconded by Kevin Stefan, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, to approve the substitute teaching applications as presented for Leah Stamp; Camille Ward; and Emily Boldt; carried unanimously (7votes).

 

**        Moved by Jeff Finch, seconded by Cal Ayers-Tillotson, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, to approve the substitute clerical application as presented for Lori Lacitignola; carried unanimously (7 votes).

 

6.         December 2020 BOE meeting Date:

**        Moved by Peg Gaston, seconded by Becky Dziekan to approve the change to the December BOE meeting dates to only have one meeting on December 14, 2020; carried unanimously (7 votes).

 

7.         Approve Tuition Contract with Alexander CSD:

**        Moved by Peg Gaston, seconded by Jeff Finch to approve the tuition contract with Alexander Central School District as presented; carried unanimously (7 votes).

 

8.        Accept Tax Collectors Report:

**       Moved by Jeff Finch, seconded by Cal Ayers-Tillotson to accept the Tax Collector’s as presented for the 2020-2021 school tax collection year; carried unanimously (7 votes).

 

9.        Approve list of IEE Providers:

**       Moved by Peg Gaston, seconded by Becky Dziekan to approve the list of IEE (Individual Educational Evaluators) as presented for the 2020-2021 School Year; carried unanimously (7 votes).

 

 

 

 

10.       Accept Donation:

**        Moved by Chris Jeffres, seconded by Peg Gaston to accept the generous donation in the amount of $1,000.00 given by Rodney & Loraine West with great thanks to be used in the outdoor classroom; carried unanimously (7 votes).

 

 

INFORMATION:  

1.      January Regents Cancellation

2.      Youth Recreation Update

3.      Monday December 14, 2020 BOE meeting dates

**        Moved by Jeff Finch, seconded by Becky Dziekan to enter executive session at 8:27 PM; carried unanimously (7 votes).

 

**        Moved by Peg Gaston, seconded by Cal Ayers-Tillotson to return to regular session at 9:05 PM; carried unanimously (7 votes).

 

**        Marirose Ethington recognized the passing of Mr. Robert Westacott and noted his significant contribution to PCS and the community of Pavilion and expressed condolences of the Board to his family; he will be missed.

 

**        Moved by Peg Gaston, seconded by Chris Jeffres to adjourn at 9:06 PM; carried unanimously (7 votes).

 

 

 

                                                                       

Mary Jo Pahl

 

 


Clerk of the Board