November 2, 2020 Minutes

Regular Board of Education Meeting – November 2, 2020

 

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 HS Auditorium.

 

Board Members present: Marirose Ethington, Jeff Finch, Margaret Gaston (7:02 PM), Becky Dziekan, Callin Ayers-Tillotson, and Chris Jeffres

 

Board Members Absent:  Kevin Stefan

 

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

 

Others Absent:

 

Two (2) guests were present as per sign in log.

 

Jeff Finch led the Pledge of Allegiance

 

**        Moved by Chris Jeffres; seconded by Becky Dziekan to approve agenda with additions carried unanimously (6 votes).

 

**        Moved by Jeff Finch; seconded by Peg Gaston to approve all items in the consent grouping - Minutes: Regular BOE minutes of 10/19/2020; CSE minutes of 10/20/2020; 10/27/2020; and 10/30/2020; Sub CSE minutes of 10/19/2020; 10/21/2020; 10/27/2020; and 10/28/2020; CPSE minutes of 10/19/2020; Appropriation and Budget Status Reports for September 2020; Treasurer’s Report for September 2020; carried unanimously (6 votes).

 

 

BUSINESS:

 

1.               SRO Update:

**        Deputy McClellan gave the Board an update on the duties he has been fulfilling since he became our SRO.  He outlined his daily routine and how he has assisted with the lock-down drills and how these drills have changed due to the restriction of COVID-19.  He spoke of how he has been working with administrators to develop a plan of action to ensure that the students received the items and/or meals they needed when the initial quarantine period began in March and how he has assisted them with making home visits for students.  He spoke about the traffic stops he has been conducting in front of the school to help gather information to present to the State to assist in the installation of a traffic light in front of the school to ease the flow of traffic and to help ensure the safety of our students and school bus drivers.  He answered questions and the Board thanked him for what he is doing to help ensure the safety of our students.  The Board also indicated that they have received positive feedback from the community about him being here.  No action required.

 

 2.        Musical Proposal:

**       **        Mrs. Funderburk presented information to the Board regarding the “Virtual Musical” which they are hoping to put on in the spring of the 2020-2021 school year to showcase the talents of our students.  Her presentation outlined the requested changes to the titles and stipends as written and a brief outline of the format that she is hoping that the show will take.

 

**       Moved by Becky Dziekan, seconded by Chris Jeffres, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools to approve the change in musical position titles and stipends as written and to add a caveat that they musical department consider not charging a fee to the community members since these are such trying times; carried unanimously (6 votes).

 

 

3.         Dual Sport Participation Polcy: 

**        Moved by Jeff Finch, seconded by Chris Jeffres to table this motion and add it to the November 30, 2020 agenda when Mr. Sattora can come present it to the Board and answer questions; carried unanimously (6 votes).

 

4.         Intermunicipal Agreements:

**       Moved by Peg Gaston, seconded by Cal Ayers-Tillotson, to approve the resolutions as shown below:

 

RESOLVED: that the Board of Education hereby authorizes Superintendent, Mary Kate Hoffman to sign an intermunicipal agreement with the Perry Central School District for special education programs and services.

 

                       Motion carried unanimously (6 votes).

 

RESOLVED: that the Board of Education hereby authorizes Superintendent, Mary Kate Hoffman to sign an intermunicipal agreement with the Livonia Central School District for special education programs and services at a prorated tuition rate of $70,953.78 for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year.

 

                       Motion carried unanimously (6 votes).

 

5.         Leave Extension:

**        Moved by Chris Jeffres, seconded by Peg Gaston to approve the requested leave extension as submitted by Caylin DePuy to allow her to take an additional seven (7) weeks of unpaid leave upon the completion of her paid maternity leave.  Her new date of return to work will now be January 4, 2021; carried unanimously (6 votes).

 

6.         Retirement:

**        Moved by Chris Jeffres, seconded by Peg Gaston to accept the letter of resignation for the purposes of retirement as submitted by Jan Allen from the positon of cleaner, with thanks for her many years of service to the District, effective January 9, 2021 with her last day of employment in the District being January 8, 2021; carried unanimously (6 votes).

 

7.         Resignation:

**        Moved by Peg Gaston, seconded by Jeff Finch to accept the letter of resignation as submitted by Joanne Simpson from the position of Teacher Aide effective November 29, 2020; carried unanimously (6 votes).

 

 

 

8.        Appointments:

**       Moved by Cal Ayers-Tillotson, seconded by Jeff Finch, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools to appoint Joann Simpson to the probationary position of cleaner effective November 30, 2020 at the starting contractual salary of $26,500.00 which will be prorated based on her date of hire; carried unanimously (6 votes).

 

**       Moved by Chris Jeffres, seconded by Becky Dziekan, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools to appoint Jacob Feltham to the position of Long Term Substitute Teaching Assistant to cover the maternity leave for Jennifer Lang and to also appoint him to the position of Substitute Teacher; carried unanimously (6 votes).

 

9.        Middle/High Update with regard to Students with Disabilities in school 4 days/week:

**       Dr. Eigenbrod, Mr. Martelle and Ms. Tallon updated the Board regarding the recent update received from NYS Department of Education in regards to the changes in the ways in which a District has to ensure that a student’s IEP needs are met.  Due to COVID-19, Districts were initially instructed to meet a student’s needs to the extent practicable; however, recent updates have stated that the needs must be met as written on the IEP. Due to this fact, the District has reviewed the classrooms, lunchroom, bussing and other necessary locations to confirm the number of additional students that could be allowed to return to school 4 days a week to help meet these needs.   Dr. Eigenbrod, Mr. Martelle and Ms. Tallon answered questions and the Board thanked them for the information.  No action required.

 

 

INFORMATION:  

1.      Monday November 30, 2020 BOE meeting dates

**        Moved by Jeff Finch, seconded by Cal Ayers-Tillotson to enter executive session at 8:51 PM; carried unanimously (6 votes).

 

**        Moved by Peg Gaston, seconded by Cal Ayers-Tillotson to return to regular session at 9:15 PM; carried unanimously (6 votes).

 

**        Moved by Peg Gaston, seconded by Becky Dziekan to adjourn at 9:27 PM; carried unanimously (6 votes).

 

 

 

                                                                       

Mary Jo Pahl

 

 


Clerk of the Board