June 4, 2018 Minutes

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, John Bannister, Rebecca (Becky) Dziekan Kevin Stefan, Margaret (Peg) Gaston, and Callin Ayers-Tillotson

 

Board members absent:

 

Others present:  Kenneth Ellison, Sheila Eigenbrod, Stacey Tallon, Jim Karg, Jon Wilson, Donald Childs and Mary Jo Pahl

 

Others absent:

 

Visitors: Fourteen (14) per sign in log

 

APPROVE AGENDA:

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

 

CONSENT GROUPING:

**        Moved by Jeff Finch, seconded by Peg Gaston to approve all items in the consent grouping – BOE minutes from 5/14/18; Annual budget hearing & budget vote minutes from 5/8/18 & 5/15/18; Sub CSE minutes from 5/15/18 and 5/22/18; CPSE minutes from 5/10/18, 5/22/18, and 5/24/18; 504 minutes from 5/22/18; carried unanimously (7 votes)

 

BUSINESS:

 

  1. Kerry Milligan & Students presentation:   

    **        Mrs. Milligan and 4 of her students presented a persuasive argument to the Board as part of a class project.  Their presentation was about the school lunch program which they shared with the Board. They answered questions asked and the Board thanked them for their presentation; No action required.

     

  2. Department Head Reports:

    **        Marianne Witkowski, the PE Department Head and Nikki Wittmeyer, the secondary Science Department Head each presented to the Board on their respective departments.  The full reports from each department head is on file in the district office, if you would like to view either of the full reports, please contact the district office.  The Board thanked them for their presentations, no action required.

     

  3. UPK Transportation:

    **       Moved by Peg Gaston, seconded by Callin Ayers-Tillotson to approve the change to the morning and afternoon elementary transportation schedule to include students who attend the UPK program who are over age 4; carried unanimously (7 votes).

     

  4. Appointments:

    **       Moved by Jeff Finch, seconded by Becky Dziekan to approve the list of HS Extra-Curricular appointments as presented for the 2017-2018 & 2018-2019 school year; carried unanimously (7 votes)

     

    **       Moved by Peg Gaston, seconded by Kevin Stefan to approve the list of HS Summer School Teachers as presented for the 2018-2019 summer school program; carried unanimously (7 votes).

     

    **       Moved by Becky Dziekan, seconded by John Bannister to approve the list of Elementary Summer School teachers, teacher aides and substitute teachers as presented for the 2018-2019 summer school program; carried unanimously (7 votes).

     

    **       Moved by Jeff Finch, seconded by Becky Dziekan to approve the list of Elementary Extra-Curricular appointments as presented for the 2018-2019 school year; carried unanimously (7 votes).

     

    **       Moved by Jeff Finch, seconded by Callin Ayers-Tillotson to appoint Colleen Hayes to the 4 year probationary appointment as a Literacy 5-12 position effective 9/4/18 at the starting salary of $38,000.00; carried unanimously (7 votes).

     

    **       Moved by Callin Ayers-Tillotson, seconded by Becky Dziekan to approve the addition of Jessica Morena to the list of approved tutors for the 2017-2018 school year; carried unanimously (7 votes). 

     

  5. Summer School aides/assistants hourly rates

    **       Moved by John Bannister, seconded by Jeff Finch to approve the recommended hourly rates for summer school aides to be $10.40 per hour and the hourly rates for summer school assistants to be $10.80 per hour for the 2018-2019 summer school program; carried unanimously (7 votes).

     

  6. SEQRA Resolution:

**        Moved by Peg Gaston, seconded by Callin Ayers-Tillotson to approve the SEQRA Resolution as shown below; carried unanimously (7 votes).

 

PAVILION SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF EDUCATION

RESOLUTION REGARDING SEQRA DETERMINATION

 

WHEREAS, the Pavilion School District Board of Education (the “Board”) has considered the impact of the environment of the following Scope of Work to be completed:

 

  1. )Replacement of two (2) multi-zone rooftop units on the DB Bunce Elementary School (SED # 18-12-01-04-0-004-010)

 

WHEREAS, the Board has reviewed the Scope of Work set forth above as one Proposed Action, and has further consulted with its Architects and legal counsel with respect with respect to the potential for environmental impacts resulting from the Proposed Action;

 

WHEREAS, the Board has relied on the statement of facts contained in the State Education Department Project Descriptions (Form FP-PD) and reviewed the Proposed Action with respect to the Type II criteria set forth in 6 NYCRR. Part 617 of the Environmental Conservation Law, Article 8 (“SEQRA”) and concluded that the project involves:

 

  1. )Maintenance or reconstruction involving no substantial changes in an existing facility or structure (6 NYCRR §617.5(c)(1))

 

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Board as follows:

 

  1. )The Proposed Action, individually and cumulatively, does not constitute substantial changes to the existing facilities and involves routine activities of educational institutions, and, therefore, does not exceed the thresholds for the Type II Action established under 6 NYCRR Part 617.

     

  2. )The Board hereby determines the Proposed Action is a Type II action in accordance with SEQRA regulations.

     

  3. )No further review of the Proposed Action is required under SEQRA.

     

  4. )The Resolution shall be effective immediately.

 

  1. Friends of the FFA:

    **       Jeff Finch spoke to the Board in regards to the Friends of the FFA and the success of the recent pancake breakfast that was held.  He related that the Friends of the FFA were able to award 2 full and 4 half scholarships to six of our students to enable them to attend the Oswegatchie FFA summer camp this year. The Board thanked him for the information; no action required.

     

    **        Moved by Peg Gaston, seconded by Jeff Finch to enter executive session at 8:12 PM; carried unanimously (7 votes).

     

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

     

  2. Resignation:

    **       Moved by Callin Ayers-Tillotson, seconded by Peg Gaston to approve the resignation agreement with James Helmicki; carried unanimously (7 votes).    

     

  3. Interim AP:

**       Moved by John Bannister, seconded by Callin Ayers-Tillotson to approve the recommendation regarding appointment of James Karg as the interim Assistant Principal effective 5/29/18; carried unanimously (7 votes).

 

INFORMATION

 

  1. Monday June 18, 2018  BOE meeting date
  2. GCC Letter

 

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

 

                                                                       

Mary Jo Pahl

Clerk of the Board