March 25 2019 Minutes

Regular Board of Education Meeting – March 25, 2019

 

The regular meeting of the Pavilion Central School District Board of Education was called to order at 7:30 PM by Board President Marirose Ethington in the Board of Education conference room.

 

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

 

Board members absent: Jeffrey Finch

 

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

 

Others Absent: Sheila Eigenbrod and Mary Jo Pahl

 

Visitors: Four (4) per sign in log

 

**        Chris Jeffres led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

APPROVE AGENDA:

 

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

 

CONSENT GROUPING:

 

**        Moved by Kevin Stefan, seconded by Peg Gaston to approve all items in the consent grouping –BOE minutes from 3/11/19; Sub CSE minutes from 3/11/19, 3/12/19 and 3/19/19; carried unanimously (6 votes).

 

BUSINESS:

 

1.                Instructional Support Leader:

**       Kathy Wommack provided a handout to the Board members and talked through the highlights of the current school year including:  work with all teachers/teams on best practices and unit planning; Coffeee with Kathy (3 sessions); prep for book talk (Challenging Mindset); RTI and IST committee involvement; Ag. Literacy into the elementary bldg.; video coaching; curriculum (ELA and math, early Literacy and math, best resources/interventions to meet student needs and close gaps, Tier 1 instruction); instruction (questioning, lesson structure, assessment, group work and classroom management).

 

2.                Department Head Report:

**        Nancy Stauber reported as Chair of the Social Studies Department and discussed:  GVEP 4-6 grade cohort (typically 10-15 teachers); integrating Social Studies into ELA; 5th grade will become departmentalized, working with Melissa Staba-Busch; tech support for teachers with current/online inquiry based resources; inquiry based instruction (ask open-ended questions and encourage students to think as opposed to “this is what you need to learn”).

 

3.                2019-2020 District Calendar:

**        Ken Ellison recommended that the two draft calendars discussed with the Board on March 11, 2019 were shared with the PFA and no issues or concerns were expressed.  Ken Ellison recommended the approval of both calendars, the first calendar to be used if Election Day is not recognized as a state holiday and the second calendar to be used if Election Day is recognized as a state holiday.  Moved by Cal Ayers-Tillotson, seconded by Peg Gaston to approve both calendars; carried unanimously (6 votes).

 

4.                Last day of classes grades 7-8:

**        Ken Ellison recommended that Monday, June 17, 2019, be recognized as the last day of classes for grade 7 and 8.  Moved by Cal Ayers-Tillotson, seconded by Becky Dziekan, carried unanimously (6 votes).

 

5.                Appointments:

**        Moved by Cal Ayers-Tillotson, seconded by Kevin Stefan to appoint Rebecca Owen and Michael Iten to the position of Tutor upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools; carried unanimously (6 votes).

 

**        Moved by Cal Ayers-Tillotson, seconded by Becky Dziekan to grant Jamie Quinn tenure in English 7-12, effective September 1, 2019, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools; carried unanimously (6 votes).

 

**        Moved by Cal Ayers-Tillotson, seconded by Kevin Stefan to grant Kimberly Yueckstock tenure as a Social Worker, effective September 3, 2019, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools; carried unanimously (6 votes).

 

**        Moved by Peg Gaston, seconded by Becky Dziekan to make a probationary appointment of Korrinna Taylor to the position of Clerk-Typist, effective March 26, 2019, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools; carried unanimously (6 votes).

 

**        Moved by Peg Gaston, seconded by Kevin Stefan to make a permanent appointment of Nancy Wuest to the position of Clerk-Typist, effective March 4, 2019, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools; carried unanimously (6 votes).

 

6.                SEQRA:

**       Moved by Kevin Stefan, seconded by Becky Dziekan to approve the following RESOLUTION REGARDING SEQRA DETERMINATION upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools; carried unanimously (6 votes).  

 

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PAVILION CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF EDUCATION

RESOLUTION REGARDING SEQRA DETERMINATION

 

WHEREAS, the Pavilion Central School District Board of Education (the ”Board”) has

considered the impact to the environment of following Scope of Work to be completed:

 

1.      District Wide (SED # 18-12-01-04-7-999)

 

·         Smart Bond Project - Security CCTV Upgrades and camera replacements

 

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 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-SC) 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:

 

·         Maintenance or reconstruction involving no substantial changes in an

existing facility or structure (6 NYCRR §617.5(c)(10));

 

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 a

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. This resolution shall be effective immediately.

 

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7.                2019-2020 Budget:

**        Donald Childs presented a draft copy of the 2019-2020 budget and a re-stated tax cap calculation with updated PILOT information.  A state budget has not yet been adopted; state aid numbers are still unknown.  Discussion followed; no action was taken.

 

8.                Resignation:

**        Moved by Becky Dziekan, seconded by Peg Gaston to accept the resignation of Rob Milligan from the position of Assistant Track Coach upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools; carried unanimously (6 votes).

 

9.                Retirement:

**       Moved by Cal Ayers-Tillotson, seconded by Peg Gaston to accept, with great thanks, the letter of retirement submitted by Neil Winch, effective July 1, 2019, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools; carried unanimously (6 votes).

 

INFORMATION

 

1.      Monday, April 8, 2019 and Thursday, April 25, 2019 BOE meeting Dates

 

**        Charles Martelle:  Breakfast of Champions went well - impressed by the number of faculty that volunteered to make it such a success.  Work has begun on a process to welcome and acclimate new students who arrive after the school year has started.  Recent new students that were interviewed as part of this process had many good things to say about the district and their experiences entering including that teachers were welcoming and helpful and students also reached out to them.

 

**        Jon Wilson:  Superintendent’s Day went well; teachers worked on math curriculum.  Jon Wilson expressed appreciation for the teachers and their efforts in this area which he indicated is not an easy task.  “Doing what is best for students is not always easy.”  The therapy dog is in training and is slowly being introduced.  The students and staff are positively impacted by the presence of the therapy dog.

 

**        Stacey Tallon:  The district currently has two 15:1 classes in ELA and History.  This is working out well and is proving to be helpful in allowing students here to achieve a regents diploma.

 

**        Moved by Peg Gaston, seconded by Peg Gaston to enter executive session at 8:03 PM; carried unanimously (6 votes).

 

**        Moved by Becky Dziekan, seconded by Peg Gaston to return to regular session at 8:15 PM; carried unanimously (6 votes).

 

**        Moved by Peg Gaston, seconded by Cal Ayers-Tillotson to adjourn at 8:15 PM; carried unanimously (6 votes).

 

                                                                       

Donald F. Childs

Acting Clerk of the Board