February 24, 2020 Minutes

Regular Board of Education Meeting – February 24, 2020

 

The regular meeting of the Pavilion Central School District Board of Education was called to order at 7:01 PM by Board President Marirose Ethington in the high school conference room.

 

Board Members present: Marirose Ethington, Jeff Finch, Margaret Gaston, Becky Dziekan, Callin Ayers-Tillotson, and Chris Jeffres

 

Board Members Absent: Kevin Stefan

 

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

 

Others Absent:

 

Visitors: Two (2) per sign in log

 

Jeff Finch led the Pledge of Allegiance

 

**        Moved by Chris Jeffres; seconded by Cal Ayers-Tillotson to approve agenda as presented carried unanimously (6 votes).

 

**        Moved by Chris Jeffres; seconded by Peg Gaston to approve all items in the consent grouping - Minutes: Regular BOE minutes of 2/10/2020; CSE minutes of 2/4/2020; Sub-CSE minutes of 2/4/2020, 2/10/2020, 2/11/2020, 2/18/2020; 504 minutes of 2/4/2020 and 2/11/2020; Appropriation and Budget Status Reports for A, C & F funds as of January 2020; Treasurer’s Report as of January 2020; carried unanimously (6 votes).

 

 

BUSINESS:

 

1.               Extension of Board Term:

**        Moved by Jeff Finch, seconded by Cal Ayers-Tillotson to approve the following resolution

 

RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE PAVILION CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT TO ADD A PROPOSITION TO THE BALLOT SLATE OF MAY 19, 2020 SEEKING TO PERMANENTLY EXTEND THE TERM OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION SEAT PRESENTLY HELD BY MARGARET GASTON, AND WHICH TERM ENDS JUNE 30, 2020, FROM A THREE-YEAR TERM TO A FIVE-YEAR TERM

 

WHEREAS, six of the seven seats on the Board of Education of the Pavilion Central School District (the “District”) currently have five-year terms of office, with the remaining seventh seat having a three-year term of office; and

 

WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 2105 (3) of the New York State Education Law, the Board of Education in a central school district is authorized to increase the full term of a school trustee to four or five years by adopting a proposition at any annual meeting or election to do so; and

 

WHEREAS, the District is considering extending the term of the Board of Education seat currently held Margaret Gaston and which term ends June 30, 2020 from a three-year term to a five-year term, such extension effective July 1, 2020; and

 

WHEREAS, the Board of Education seeks authorization of the duly qualified voters of the District to extend the term of the Board of Education seat described above;

 

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, by the Board of Education of the District that a voter proposition be added to the ballot slated for May 19, 2020.  Voting will be held at the polling place designated at Pavilion Jr./Sr. High School, 7014 Big Tree Road, Pavilion, NY 14525 on Tuesday, May 19, 2020, at which time the polls will be open from 12:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., local time, for the purpose of voting by paper ballot or machine upon the following proposition:

 

Proposition One

Term Extension Proposition

 

Currently, six of the seven seats on the Board of Education have a five-year term of office.  The seventh seat has only a three-year term of office.  The Board of Education of the Pavilion Central School District (the “District”) seeks to extend that seat’s term duration so that all seven seats have equal terms of office. 

 

 

Shall the District be authorized to permanently extend the term of the Board of Education seat, presently occupied by Margaret Gaston, and which term ends June 30, 2020, from a three-year term to a five-year term, such extension effective July 1, 2020?

 

 

Approved by the Board of Education

2/24/2020

 

Motion carried unanimously (6 votes).

 

2.         Appointment:

**        Moved by Cal Ayers-Tillotson, seconded by Jeff Finch upon the recommendation of The Superintendent of Schools to appoint Timothy Kingdon as the boys Modified Baseball Coach for the 2019-2020 school year at the contracted starting salary of $1,950.00; carried unanimously (6 votes).

 

3.         BOCES Board Member nominations – David DeLaVergne: 

**        Moved by Peg Gaston, seconded by Cal Ayers-Tillotson to nominate David DeLaVergne to an at-large position on the Board of Cooperative Educational Services with a term start date of July 1, 2020; carried unanimously.

 

4.         2020-2021 Tax Cap:

**        Moved by Peg Gaston, seconded by Cal Ayers-Tillotson to approve the 2020-2021 tax cap as presented by Donald Childs; carried unanimously (6 votes).

 

 

 

 

5.         Budget Revenue Update:

**        Mr. Ellison presented the Board with an update from the NYS Council of School Superintendents which shows a more detailed breakdown of the 2020-21 Governor’s Proposed School Aid Budget.  He explained this information to them and answered questions; no action required. 

 

INFORMATION: 

 

1.      Monday, March 9 and 30, 2020 BOE meeting dates

 

**        Dr. Eigenbrod gave each of the Board members a little thank you from the FFA for National FFA week.

**        Mr. Wilson informed the Board that he has a speaker coming to speak to students for Character Education.

**        Mr. Martelle spoke about the upcoming games our students will be participating in.

 

**        Moved by Cal Ayers-Tillotson, seconded by Chris Jeffres to adjourn at 7:32 PM; carried unanimously (6 votes).

 

 

 

                                                                       

Mary Jo Pahl

Clerk of the Board