October 23, 2017 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,  Kevin Stefan, John Bannister, Rebecca (Becky) Dziekan, Callin Ayers-Tillotson, and Margaret (Peg) Gaston

 

Board members absent: Jeff Finch

 

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

 

Others absent:

 

Visitors: Six (6) per sign in log

 

APPROVE AGENDA:

**        Moved by John Bannister; seconded by Peg Gaston to approve agenda as presented; carried unanimously (6 votes)

 

Jessica Hempel and Shari Perzia were introduced to the BOE members and introduced themselves to the BOE thanking them for the opportunity to work in our district.

 

CONSENT GROUPING:

**        Moved by Kevin Stefan seconded by Peg Gaston to approve all items in the consent grouping – BOE minutes from 10/2/17; CSE minutes from 10/5/17; Sub CSE minutes from 10/4/17; 10/5/17 and 10/10/17; CPSE minutes from 10/18/17; 504 minutes from 10/5/17; Appropriation and Budget Status Reports for A, C & F Funds as of June 2017; Treasurer’s report as of June 2017; carried unanimously (6 votes)

 

BUSINESS:

 

  1. Special Education Year End Summary:   

    **        Stacey Tallon, presented the below 2016-2017 year end summary report for the Special Education Department to the BOE.  She answered questions asked and  the Board thanked her for the report and information.  No action required.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Special Education Summary Report

    2016-2017 School Year

     

    District special education totals (10/5/16):

     

    School Age - 84

     

  2. In general education classrooms 80% of school day or more           67
  3. In general education classrooms 40% to 79% of school day              3
  4. In general education classrooms less than 40% of school day            7
  5. In full-time Pavilion special education classes                                     1
  6. In full-time GVEP (BOCES) special education classes                      2
  7. In full-time special education class @ other districts                          1
  8. In full-time special education-only private school                              2
  9. Home-schooled at parental choice (included in less than 40%)         1
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    Preschool - 15 (24 students over the course of the school year)

     

    Population by disability school age:

     

    Autism                                              12

    Emotional Disturbance                      0

    Learning Disability                           34

    Intellectual Disability                         1

    Deafness                                            0

    Hearing Impairment                           0

    Speech or Language Impairment      18

    Visual Impairment                             1

    Orthopedic Impairment                     0

    Other Health Impairment                  14

    Multiple Disabilities                            4

    Deaf-Blindness                                  0

    Traumatic Brain Injury                       0

    Total                                                  84

     

    School-aged students who exited special education during the 16-17 school year:

    Regents Diploma                                                                    4 

    Regents w/ Advanced Designation                                        1

    Local Diploma                                                                        1         

    TASC                                                                                      0

    CDOS Commencement Credential*                                      0

    Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential*           0                     

                                                                                                     

     

     

     

    % of Pavilion Students with Disabilities obtaining Local vs. Regents Diplomas:

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Special Education School District Data Profile:

    Pavilion Central School District

    (2015-2016)

    http://data.nysed.gov/lists.php?type=district

     

    Pavilion meets/exceeds the State target on the following indicators:

     

          #1     Graduation Rate of Students with Disabilities

    #2     Drop-out Rate of Students with Disabilities

          #4     Suspension Rate

    #5     School-age Least Restrictive Environment

    #6     Preschool Least Restrictive Environment

          #7     Preschool Outcomes - % of children with increased rate of growth

          #9     Disproportionality in Identification for Special Education

          #10   Disproportionality in Specific Disability Categories and Placements

    #13   Secondary Transition (100% compliant)

     

    Indicator #3: State Assessments

  • Did not make participation or AYP target for grades 3-8 ELA or Math for students with disabilities. Impacted by student/parent choice in participation. Alternative Assessment students are not included in this number.

     

     

    Indicator #8: Parental Involvement

     

  • Met state target (97.1% of parents reported that PCS facilitated parent involvement to improve services and results for students with disabilities; 70 surveys completed and returned) in 2010-11; will report again in 2016-2017
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    Indicator #11: Timely Evaluations

     

  • Met state target as 100% compliant in 2011-2012; will report again in 2017-2018
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    Indicator #12: Early Childhood Transitions

     

  • Met state target as 100% compliant in 2012-2013; will report again in 2018-2019
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    Indicator #14: Post-School Outcomes

     

  • Number of Students Interviewed to Assess Post-School Outcomes One Year After Leaving High School: 
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    7 out of the 12 2013-2014 graduate students were interviewed

     

  • Percent of PCS Youth Who had IEPs In Effect At The Time They Graduated, And Were Enrolled In Higher Education Within One Year Of Leaving High School: 43%
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    vs.

                State Target: 44% - No, did not meet state target

     

    ***Not all 2013-2014 graduates participated in survey

     

  • Percent of PCS Youth Who Had IEPs In Effect At The Time They Graduated, And Were Enrolled in Higher Education Or Competitively Employed Within One Year Of Leaving High School: 71%
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    vs.

    State Target: 65%- Yes, met state target

     

  • Percent of PCS Youth Who Had IEPs In Effect At The Time They Graduated, And Were Enrolled In Higher Education Or In Some Other Postsecondary Education Or Training Program; Or Competitively Employed Or in Some Other Employment Within One Year Of Leaving High School: 100%
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    Vs.

    State Target: 80%-Yes, met state target

     

     

     

     Committee Meetings (16-17): 205

     

    1. Shared Services Report:

      **        Mr. Ellison presented the Board with the October 4, 2017 Shared Services Committee Meeting minutes outlining the shared sports updates and the possibility of a shared CTE program in district for the FFA and Agriculture program.  Callin Ayers-Tillotson also spoke in regards to the information presented and they answered questions asked.  No action required.

       

    2. Unpaid leave request - Curry:

**        Moved by John Bannister, seconded by Becky Dziekan to approve the unpaid leave request made by Stephanie Curry to extend her leave through November 13, 2017, with her return to work now being November 14, 2017; carried unanimously (6 votes).

 

4.         Appointments:

**        Moved by, seconded by Peg Gaston to approve the list of office staff substitutes as presented and upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools for Alice Hale, Joyce Werner, Chelsea Hixenbaugh, Eileen Campbell, Owen Guile and Louis Cecere; carried unanimously (6 votes).

 

**        Moved by Peg Gaston, seconded by John Bannister to approve list of Substitute Teachers as presented and upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools for Angelina Brodie and Jeff Smith Jr.; carried unanimously (6 votes).

 

**        Moved by Callin Ayers-Tillotson, seconded by Peg Gaston to approve Amy Benedict to be a substitute nurse upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools; carried unanimously (6 votes).

 

**        Moved by John Bannister, seconded by Kevin Stephan to approve the addition to the previously approved list of tutors to now include Ashley McMaster upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools; carried unanimously (6 votes).

 

5.         Maternity Leave:

**        Moved by Peg Gaston, seconded by Becky Dziekan to approve the request for maternity leave from Kimberly Szczesny to begin on or about February 15, 2018 and continuing through on or about May 17, 2018; carried unanimously (6 votes).

 

6.         School Meal Charge Procedure:

**        Moved by John Bannister, seconded by Callin Ayers-Tillotson to approve the updated school meal charge procedure as presented, this new procedure follows the new State guidelines; carried unanimously (6 votes).

 

7.         Approval to create FFA Extra-Classroom Activities Account:

**        Moved by Peg Gaston, seconded by Callin Ayers-Tillotson to approve the creation of an extra-classroom activity account for the FFA Program; carried unanimously (6 votes).

 

8.         Approve Tax Refunds for corrections to tax bills per Wyoming County Real Property Office:

**        Moved by Peg Gaston, seconded by Callin Ayers-Tillotson to approve the refunds as recommended by the Wyoming County Real Property Office in regards to seven (7) properties located in Wyoming County due to an error on the bill that failed to adjust the tax rate to match the town’s 2017 equalization rate of 98%; carried unanimously (6 votes).

 

9.         Approve Tax Refund based upon Genesee County Hearing Officer Decision:

**        Moved by Callin Ayers-Tillotson, seconded by Peg Gaston to approve the Tax Refund recommended by the Genesee County Real Property Office in regards to property located at 5435 Paul Road, East Bethany, NY due to an unequal assessment review; carried unanimously (6 votes).

 

10.       December BOE Calendar:

**        Moved by John Bannister, seconded by Becky Dziekan to approve the change to the December 2017 BOE meeting schedule to only one meeting on December 18, 2017 due to the holidays and winter concerts; carried unanimously (6 votes).

 

11.       Movable Storage Shed donation:

**        Moved by Peg Gaston, seconded by John Bannister to accept the donation of a movable storage shed by Texas Brine Company in Wyoming County, this shed will be an asset to the AG program; carried unanimously (6 votes).

 

INFORMATION

 

                        1.  Monday, November 13 and 27, and December 18, 2017 BOE meeting dates

                        2.  Thank you letter

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**        Moved by Peg Gaston, seconded by John Bannister to enter executive session at 7:58 PM; carried unanimously (6 votes).

 

**        Moved by Peg Gaston, seconded by John Bannister to return to regular session at 8:36 PM; carried unanimously (6 votes).

 

**        Moved by Peg Gaston, seconded by Kevin Stefan to adjourn at 8:40 PM; carried unanimously (6 votes).

 

 

 

                                                                       

Mary Jo Pahl

Clerk of the Board