June 24, 2019 Minutes

Regular Board of Education Meeting – June 24, 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 Board of Education conference room.

 

Board members present:  Marirose Ethington, Jeffrey Finch (7:02 PM), Rebecca (Becky) Dziekan, Kevin Stefan Margaret (Peg) Gaston, Callin (Cal) Ayers-Tillotson, and Chris Jeffres,

 

Board members absent:

 

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

 

Others Absent: Sheila Eigenbrod

 

Visitors: Nine (9) per sign in log.

 

APPROVE AGENDA:

 

**        Moved by Chris Jeffres; seconded by Cal Ayers-Tillotson to approve agenda with additions; carried unanimously (7 votes).

 

CONSENT GROUPING:

 

**        Moved by Peg Gaston, seconded by Kevin Stefan to approve all items in the consent grouping –BOE minutes from 6/10/19; CSE minutes from 6/4/19 and 6/6/19; Sub CSE minutes from 6/4/19; CPSE minutes from 6/20/19; Appropriation and Budget Status Reports for A, C & F funds as of April 2019; Treasurer’s Report as of April 2019; carried unanimously (7 votes).

 

BUSINESS:

 

1.                Close Up Report:

**       Dan Chrzanowski and some of the students who attended the trip in the spring shared a few of the highlights from the week.  Dan shared that he plans to use Close Up as a recruitment tool for the new AP Government and Politics course he will teach next year.  They all thanked the Board for their continued support of the Close Up program.  No action Required

 

Amy Stappenbeck, the Elementary Science Department Head and Beth Funderburk, the Fine Arts Department Head presented information to the Board on their respective departments.  The information that Beth Funderburk presented is attached, Amy Stappenbeck presented on the following information:

They answered questions and the Board thanked them for the information. No action required.

 

2.                Trap Shoot Club Update:

**        Jenny Harkins and Jason Flint, the co-advisors for the trap club, along with one of the student members attended the meeting to discuss the results of the trap team this year, placing 3rd in the division out of 7 teams. They also discussed the fun shoot and the ways in which the gun club, community, and parent support was overwhelmingly positive while ensuring that safety was highly enforced.  They asked the Board for their approval to make the Trap club a permanent club.   Moved by Jeff Finch, seconded by Kevin Stefan to allow them to run the club once again in the 2019-2020 school year as run this year; carried unanimously (7 votes).

 

3.                Department Head Reports:

**       Chris Nickerson, the Foreign Language Department Head and Kelly Washburn the Special Education Department Head presented information to the Board on their respective departments.  The information that each presented is attached.

 

They answered questions and the Board thanked them for the information. No action required.

 

4.                Appointments:

**       Moved by Peg Gaston, seconded by Chris Jeffres upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools to appoint Gina Kingdon to the position of Co-Advisor of the SADD club for the 2019-2020 school year as the current contracted amount which will be shared with the other co-advisor; carried unanimously (7 votes). 

 

**       Moved by Jeff Finch, seconded by Cal Ayers-Tillotson upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools to appoint the list of additional summer school employees as presented at the current contracted amount; carried unanimously (7 votes).

 

**       Moved by Cal Ayers-Tillotson, seconded by Peg Gaston upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools to appoint the list of mentors for the 2019-2020 school years as presented at the current contracted amount; carried unanimously (7 votes).

 

5.                Year-End Transfer authorization:

**       Moved by Cal Ayers-Tillotson, seconded by Jeff Finch to approve the necessary year-end transfers as required with details for each transfer to be presented at a later meeting; carried unanimously (7 votes).  

 

6.                Water Tower Exemption:

**        Moved by Jeff Finch, seconded by Kevin Stefan to resolve to approve the resolution shown below; carried unanimously (7 votes).

 

RESOLUTION

 

            Whereas, the Town of York and the Town of Covington have worked cooperatively to construct a water tower on real property located on Peoria Road in the Town of Covington, Wyoming County, New York (more particularly described as a portion of Tax Map No. 13.-1-6.111) to provide potable water and fire protection to the residents of the Town of Covington (“the Water Tower”);

 

            Whereas, the Water Tower is owned by the Town of York for the benefit of the residents of the Town of Covington;

 

            Whereas, the Water Tower is located within the Pavilion Central School District (“the District);

 

            Whereas, the Town of York and the Town of Covington have requested the District exempt the Water Tower from real property taxes;

 

            Whereas, Real Property Tax Law § 406(2) permits the District to exempt the Water Tower from real property taxes because it provides fire protection services;

            Now, therefore, the Board of Education of the Pavilion Central School District (the Board) resolves to exempt the Water Tower from taxation.

 

7.                Non-Resident Tuition Student:

**       Moved by Chris Jeffres, seconded by Peg Gaston to approve Gibson and Maverick Eighmey to attend Pavilion Central School as non-resident students, as per the Non-Teacher’s contract; carried unanimously (7 votes).

 

**       Moved by Peg Gaston, seconded by Cal Ayers-Tillotson to enter executive session at 8:09 PM; carried unanimously (7 votes).

 

**       Moved by Peg Gaston, seconded by Chris Jeffres to return to regular session at 8:44 PM; carried unanimously (7 votes).

 

8.                Insurance RFP Discussion:

**        Moved by Peg Gaston, seconded by Cal Ayers-Tillotson to accept proposal submitted by Utica Insurance for the 2019-2020 school year; carried unanimously (7 votes).

 

9.                PAA Contract:

**        Moved by Chris Jeffres, seconded by Becky Dziekan, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools to approve the Pavilion Administrators Association contract for the period of July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2023; carried unanimously (7 votes).

 

10.            Non-Teacher’s Contract:

**        Moved by Kevin Stefan, seconded by Jeff Finch, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools to approve the Non-Teachers contract for the period of July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2023 as presented; carried unanimously (7 votes).

 

INFORMATION

 

1.      Monday, July 8, 2019 Reorganization and regular BOE meeting date

2.      Monday, August 5 and 26, 2019 regular BOE meeting dates

 

**        Moved by Peg Gaston, seconded by Cal Ayers-Tillotson to adjourn at 8:45 PM; carried unanimously (7 votes).

 

                                                                       

Mary Jo Pahl

Clerk of the Board