November 26, 2018 Minutes

Regular Board of Education Meeting – November 26, 2018

 

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 Board of Education conference room.

 

Board members present:  Marirose Ethington, Jeff Finch, Kevin Stefan, Margaret (Peg) Gaston, Rebecca (Becky) Dziekan, Callin (Cal) Ayers-Tillotson, and Chris Jeffres

 

Board members absent:

 

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

 

Others Absent: Sheila Eigenbrod

 

Visitors: Twenty Four (24) per sign in log

 

APPROVE AGENDA:

**        Moved by Jeff Finch; seconded by Peg Gaston to approve agenda with additions; carried unanimously (7 votes)

 

CONSENT GROUPING:

**        Moved by Kevin Stefan, seconded by Chris Jeffres to approve all items in the consent grouping –BOE minutes from 11/5/18; CSE minutes from 11/8/18 and 11/15/18; Sub CSE minutes from 10/30/18; and 11/8/18; CPSE minutes from 11/7/18; 11/8/18 and 11/19/18; 504 minutes from 11/8/18; carried unanimously (7 votes)

 

BUSINESS:

 

**        Moved by Peg Gaston, seconded by Becky Dziekan to enter executive session at 7:01 PM; carried unanimously (7 votes).

 

**        Moved by Callin Ayers-Tillotson, seconded by Peg Gaston to return to regular session at 7:17 PM; carried unanimously (7 votes).

 

1.                Trap Shooting Club:   

**        Jenny Harkins addressed the Board in regards to the proposed Trap Shooting Club, indicating that there are 3 possibly 4 people who are interested in coaching this club.  She spoke of the assistance that they would be able to receive in starting this club through the gun club and other districts which already have students in this club.  She will check with other districts on coaching requirements and to follow up with the Board at a later date.

 

**        Moved by Jeff Finch, seconded by Becky Dziekan to approve this club on a one-year trial basis for students in grades 9-12; carried unanimously (7 votes).  

 

2.                Approved Corrective Action Plan:

**        Moved by Peg Gaston, seconded by Kevin Stefan to approve the Corrective Action Plan as presented by Donald Childs; carried unanimously (7 votes).

 

3.                Approve Tax Collectors Report:

**        Moved by Jeff Finch, seconded by Chris Jeffres to approve the 2018-2019 school tax reports as presented by Donald Childs; carried unanimously (7 votes).

 

4.                Approve Tax Refunds:

**        Moved by Jeff Finch, seconded by Kevin Stefan to approve the refund as recommended by Genesee County to three (3) district residents due ; carried unanimously (7 votes).

 

5.                Sexual Harassment Policy:

**        Moved by Kevin Stefan, seconded by Callin Ayers-Tillotson to adopt the Sexual Harassment Policy as presented by Mr. Ellison.  The Board would like to know the method that will be used to ensure that all employees have completed the yearly required training for this policy; carried unanimously (7 votes).

 

6.                Retirement - Howe:

**        Moved by Peg Gaston, seconded by Becky Dziekan to accept the letter of resignation for the purposes of retiring submitted by Kim Howe from the position of Bus Driver with her first day of retirement being January 1, 2019 and last day of working being December 31, 2018; carried unanimously (7 votes).

 

**        Marirose Ethington shared some information with the Board that she received at the Genesee Valley School Board President’s meeting on November 19th.  She also spoke about the Athletic Advisory Committee and the change to the Board of that committee to include Amanda Shaw as the chairperson with Ashley McMaster assisting her. 

 

**        Mr. Wilson spoke to the Board about the elementary teachers stating how pleased he is with the good work they are doing in district. He spoke of the need for the development of updated elementary curriculum.  He also shared a Batavia Daily Newspaper article about the recent donation the District made to the Genesee County Sheriff’s office to assist them in acquiring a new K-9 dog.  

 

**        Mr. Martelle spoke to the Board about the recent professional development that the District put on for employees on student trauma and ways in which to help students manage it.  He spoke of the change that the District is planning to make the Code of Conduct into a Code of Character. He spoke of the AP courses the District is planning to offer in the 2109-2020 school year along with an upcoming parent night in January to share information with parents about these courses.

 

**        Moved by Becky Dziekan, seconded by Peg Gaston to add the below to the agenda; carried unanimously (7 vote).

 

7.                Tuition Contract:

**       Moved by Peg Gaston, seconded by Becky Dziekan to approve the tuition contract between the District and Attica Central School District for a special education student for the 2018-2019 school year as presented by Ms. Tallon and Mr. Childs; carried unanimously (7 votes).

 

 

INFORMATION: 

 

1.      Monday, December 17, 2018, January 14 and 28, 2019 BOE meeting Dates

2.      Thank you cards

**        Moved by Jeff Finch, seconded by Becky Dziekan to enter executive session at 8:00 PM; carried unanimously (7 votes).

 

**        Moved by Peg Gaston, seconded by Becky Dziekan to return to regular session at 8:38 PM; carried unanimously (7 votes).

 

**        Moved by Jeff Finch, seconded by Peg Gaston to adjourn at 8:38 PM; carried unanimously (7 votes).

 

 

 

 

                                                                       

Mary Jo Pahl

Clerk of the Board