March 8, 2021 Minutes

Regular Board of Education Meeting – March 8, 2021

 

The regular meeting of the Pavilion Central School District Board of Education was called to order at 7:03 PM by Board President Marirose Ethington in the High School Library.

 

A link to view a recording of this meeting is shown below:

 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1TVppWC5ROdKMcqiF9urWYhFgcdNrbMKB/view?usp=sharing

 

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

 

Board Members Absent: Becky Dziekan

 

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

 

Others Absent:

 

Two (2) presenters were present as per the sign in sheet kept at the meeting.

 

Jeff Finch led the Pledge of Allegiance

 

**        Moved by Cal Ayers-Tillotson; seconded by Peg Gaston to approve agenda with additions carried unanimously (6 votes).

 

**        Moved by Jeff Finch; seconded by Cal Ayers-Tillotson to approve all items in the consent grouping - Minutes: Regular BOE minutes of 2/22/2021; CSE, Sub-CSE, CPSE and 504 minutes of 3/1/2021 for the 2020-2021 school year and 2/22/2021 for the 2021-2022 school year; carried unanimously (6 votes).

 

BUSINESS:

 

1.               BEA Presentation:

**       Karyn Winters, from the Genesee County BEA shared the information in the attached document with the Board and answered questions asked regarding the programs that the BEA assists our District with.  No action required.

 

2.               Department Head Update:

**        Mrs. Nickerson, the Foreign Language Department Head shared the information in the attached document with the Board and answered questions asked; no action required.

 

3.               Superintendent Update:

**        Mrs. Hoffman wanted to send out some congratulations to the Girls Varsity Basketball team and their Coach Ben Schwenebraten for being undefeated this season!!  Dr. Eigenbrod shared that this is the first time in 40 years that the team has been the number 1 seed!  Congratulations to the team and coach! 

 

**        Mrs. Hoffman spoke to the Board regarding the recent meeting with the Professional Learning Committee and indicated that they had identified three areas of focus for the District:

                        Literacy

                        Curriculum/Instruction

                        1 School / 1 Community

 

**        Mrs. Hoffman answered questions on each of the above items as asked during each update; the Board thanked her for the updates. No action required.

 

 4.        Admin Updates:

**       Dr. Eigenbrod spoke to the Board about how the return to four day in person instruction went since today was the first day of this.  She said that the day went well and that she wanted to make note of the hard work both Ann Pursel and Megan Hoffman had put into this to crunch the numbers to ensure that each student received a new schedule upon the return to the four day in person instruction schedule.

 

**        Dr. Eigenbrod answered questions asked and the Board thanked her for the update. No action required

 

**        Mr. Martelle spoke to the Board regarding the fact that he was impressed with how willing the middle/high school teachers have been to work so hard to enable the four day in person instruction to resume, they have given up their own lunch periods to supervise the students lunch periods in various locations in order to make this work for the students.

 

**        Mr. Martelle answered questions asked and the Board thanked him for the update. No action required.

 

**        Mr. Wilson spoke to the Board to let them know that Parent/Teacher conferences are being held this week and they he has asked the teachers to take this time to speak to parents regarding summer school should there be any identified needs at this point in time.

 

**        Mr. Wilson also mentioned to the Board that they are doing all they can to enable the middle/high school students to return to five days per week, he is hoping after spring break that this can take place.

 

**        Mr. Wilson answered questions on the above as they were asked during each update the Board thanked him for the updates. No action required.

 

**        Ms. Tallon did not have an update.

 

**        Mr. Childs did not have an update at this time because he had indicated that he would be speaking at various points throughout the meeting on action items.

 

**        Marirose Ethington thanked the Superintendent and Administrators for the updates.

 

5.         Health Emergency Plan Adoption:

**        Moved by Chris Jeffres, seconded by Jeff Finch, to adopt the Health Emergency Plan as presented; carried unanimously (6 votes).

 

 

 

6.         Resignations:

**        Moved by Cal Ayers-Tillotson, seconded by Peg Gaston, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, to accept the resignation of Jim Logsdon for the purposes of retirement from the position of Bus Driver with great thanks for his many years of service, effective June 1, 2021; carried unanimously (6 votes).

 

**        Moved by Cal Ayers-Tillotson, seconded by Chris Jeffres, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, to accept the resignation of Floyd Roberts for the purposes of retirement from the position of Cleaner effective February 28, 2021; carried unanimously (6 votes).

 

**        Moved by Jeff Finch, seconded by Cal Ayers-Tillotson, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, to accept the resignation of Heather Barrett from the position of Teacher Aide effective March 12, 2021; carried unanimously (6 votes).

 

**        Moved by Kevin Stefan, seconded by Cal Ayers-Tillotson, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, to accept the resignation of John Lacitignola from the position of Modified Girls Basketball Coach effective immediately; carried unanimously (6 votes).

 

7.         Permanent Cleaner Appointment:

**        Moved by Cal Ayers-Tillotson, seconded by Peg Gaston to appoint Amanda Milke, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, to a permanent cleaner position upon successful completion of the six-month probationary period effective March 8, 2021; carried unanimously (6 votes).

 

8.         Approve 2021-2022 Tax Cap Calculation:

**        Moved by Cal Ayers-Tillotson, seconded by Jeff Finch to approve the 2021-2022 tax cap calculation as presented by Donald Childs; carried unanimously (6 votes).

 

9.         Appointments:

**        Moved by Cal Ayers-Tillotson, seconded by Kevin Stefan, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools to appoint Samantha Ezzell, Bailey Wade, Cody McDaniel, Daryle Haigh, and Elizabeth Phillips to the position of Substitute Teacher; carried unanimously (6 votes).

 

**        Moved by Cal Ayers-Tillotson, seconded by Kevin Stefan, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, to appoint Kristen Beardsley and Cheryl McAllister to the position of Substitute Clerical; carried unanimously (6 votes).

 

10.       Donation:

**        Moved by Cal Ayers-Tillotson, seconded by Jeff Finch to accept the generous donation with great thanks of twenty drawstring bags with personal care items made by Mary Alice Panick on behalf of Caring for America; carried unanimously (6 votes).

 

11.       Budget Discussion:

**        Mr. Child spoke briefly to the Board regarding where the District is in the planning process for the 2021-2022 school year budget and indicated that there will be additional information shared at the next Board meeting.  No action required.

 

INFORMATION:   

1.      Monday March 22, 2021 BOE meeting date

2.      Boys JV Volleyball

**        Moved by Cal Ayers-Tillotson, seconded by Kevin Stefan to enter executive session for a personnel matter at 8:05 PM; carried unanimously (6 votes).

 

**        Moved by Peg Gaston, seconded by Kevin Stefan to return to regular session at 9:00 PM; carried unanimously (6 votes).

 

**        Moved by Kevin Stefan, seconded by Peg Gaston to adjourn at 9:00 PM; carried unanimously (6 votes).

 

 

 

                                                                       

Mary Jo Pahl

 

 


Clerk of the Board