March 12, 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, Rebecca (Becky) Dziekan, Kevin Stefan, Callin Ayers-Tillotson

 

Board members absent: John Bannister and and Margaret (Peg) Gaston

 

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

 

Others absent:

 

Visitors: Nine (9) per sign in log

 

APPROVE AGENDA:

**        Moved by Kevin Stefan; seconded by Becky Dziekan to approve agenda with additions; carried unanimously (5 votes)

 

CONSENT GROUPING:

**        Moved by Jeff Finch, seconded by Callin Ayers Tillotson to approve all items in the consent grouping – BOE minutes from 2/12/18; Sub CSE minutes from 2/8/18, 2/9/18, 2/13/18, 2/15/18, 2/20/18 and 2/27/18; CPSE minutes from 2/8/18, 2/14/18, and 2/27/18; 504 minutes from 2/13/18 and 2/27/18;  Appropriation and Budget Status Reports for A, C & F funds as of January 2018; Treasurer’s Report as of January 2018; carried unanimously (5 votes)

 

 

BUSINESS:

 

  1. Department Head Presentation:

    **        Leah Coon and Eric Weaver presented the below information to the Board in regards to the Fine Arts Department for the 2017-2018 school year.  They also showed some art work that students have created and mentioned the art show that each of them will be able to enter on March 24th.   They answered questions and the Board thanked them for their presentation. No action required.  Highlighted areas of the presentation included:

     

  • Encourage Independent Study to increase enrollment in the arts.
  • Construct Units of Instruction for upcoming courses of study in art and music.
  • Develop GCC aligned curriculum for Sculpture.
  • Continue to develop strategies in terms of academic vocabulary.
  • Increase number of All County Participants by bolstering rigor in voice and instrumental lessons.

     

  • Events:

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    If you would like to view the full report, please contact the district office.

     

    1. Last Day of Classes for Grades 7 & 8:

      **       Moved by Callin Ayers-Tillotson, seconded by Becky Dziekan to approve the last day of classes for grades 7 and 8 for the 2017-2018 school year to be June 11, 2018; carried unanimously (5 votes).

       

    2. Trumpet Donation:

      **        Moved by Jeff Finch, seconded by Kevin Stefan to accept the donation of one band instrument, a trumpet, by Mrs. Becky Cottman; carried unanimously.

       (5 votes).

       

    3. Appointments:

      **       Moved by Callin Ayers-Tillotson, seconded by Becky Dziekan to approve the two (2) substitute teacher applications as presented for Ashli Bifulco and Kathryn Gardner; carried unanimously (5 votes).

       

      **       Moved by Jeff Finch, seconded by Becky Dziekan to table the motion to appoint the Color Guard advisor until further information can be obtained; carried unanimously (5 votes).

       

      **       Moved by Callin Ayers-Tillotson, seconded by Becky Dziekan to approve the addition of Deb Copeland, Courtney Alexyn and Melisa Staba-Busch to the list of Approved Tutors for the 2017-2018 school year; carried unanimously (5 votes).

       

      **       Moved by Callin Ayers-Tillotson, seconded by Kevin Stefan to appoint Jessica Morana to the position of Long Term Substitute Math Teacher for the 2017-2018 school year at the prorated starting teacher salary; carried unanimously (5 votes).

       

    4. Retirement:

      **        Moved by Callin Ayers-Tillotson, seconded by Jeff Finch to accept the letter of resignation for the purposes of retirement from Gleniss Lorenzetti with many thanks effective 6/30/18; carried unanimously (5 votes).

       

    5. Tax Cap/18/19 Budget:

      **       Moved by Callin Ayers-Tillotson, seconded by Kevin Stefan to approve the 2018-2019 tax cap as presented by Donald Childs; carried unanimously (5 votes). 

       

      Mr. Ellison and Mr. Childs spoke to the Board about the 2018-2019 school year budget and indicated that they will present more firm numbers at upcoming Board meetings. No action required.

       

      **        Moved by Jeff Finch, seconded by Kevin Stefan to adjourn to executive session at 8:17 PM; carried unanimously (5 votes).

       

      **        Moved by Jeff Finch, seconded by Becky Dziekan to return to regular session at 9:25 PM; carried unanimously (5 votes).

       

       

    6. EXCEL Project:

**       Motion to approve the final payment in the amount of $34,052.32 to Hewitt Young closing out the EXCEL Project electrical contract. Moved by Callin Ayers-Tillotson, seconded by Kevin Stefan; carried unanimously (5 votes).

 

                       

INFORMATION

 

  1. Monday, March 26, April 9 & 23, 2018 BOE meeting dates

 

 

**        Moved by Becky Dziekan, seconded by Kevin Stefan to return to adjourn at 9:25 PM; carried unanimously (5 votes).

 

 

 

                                                                       

Mary Jo Pahl

Clerk of the Board