BOARD OF EDUCATION
MIDDLETOWN, NEW YORK
MAY 16, 2007
A regular meeting of the Board of Education of the Enlarged City School District of Middletown, New York was held Wednesday, May 16, 2007, at the Board of Education Office, 223 Wisner Avenue, Board President Vincent Crescenzo, presiding.
Present: Mrs. Botti (left at 8:40 p.m.), Mr. Estrada, Mr. Geiger, Mrs. Knapp, Mr. Paul, Ms. Perkins, Mr. Perrino, Ms. Tobiassen, Mr. Crescenzo – 9.
Others Kenneth W. Eastwood, Superintendent of Schools
Attending: Elizabeth McKean, School Business Administrator
Richard DelMoro, Director for Secondary Education
Darlene McDonough, Director for Elementary Education
Selena Fischer, Director for Pupil Personnel & Special Services
Mr. Thomas Scott, Superintendent of Buildings & Grounds
Michael Tuttle, Chief Technology Officer
Mr. Crescenzo called the meeting to order at 6:35p.m. Mr. Perrino made a motion, seconded by Mr. Estrada, to have an executive session to discuss matters regarding proposed, pending or current litigation.
Public session resumed at 7:50 p.m.
Mr. Crescenzo led the pledge to the flag.
Mr. Crescenzo introduced Dr. Nicholas Mauro, the newly elected Board Member and congratulated Mrs. Knapp on her re-election to the Board. Mr. Cresenzo also thanked Mr. Anthony DiGennaro for running for a seat on the Board and thanked Mr. Ed Godwin for moderating “Meet the Candidate’s Night”.
Mr. Estrada made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Botti, to accept the results of the May 15, 2007 vote, including the write-in votes, as per the attached.
Ayes: Mrs. Botti, Mr. Estrada, Mr. Geiger, Mrs. Knapp, Mr. Paul, Ms. Perkins, Mr. Perrino, Ms. Tobiassen, Mr. Crescenzo – 9. Noes: None. Motion was unanimously approved.
Dr. Eastwood explained discrepancies in unofficial vote results versus official vote results. He advised that inspection and verification of vote counts of the voting machines must be done after the vote and before the vote results become official.
He stated that Dottie Polenski, Election Custodian, and Michelle Towle, District Clerk conduct the inspection of the machines.
- Joe Tola – JMOA – High School Construction Update.
Project scheduled to be completed this summer. Items rejected were the roof and parking lot. Mr. Tola stated that JMOA met with Morris Park Contracting consultants and CPA, the District’s counsel, to discuss roofing matters.
Mr. Tola advised that the parking lot was rejected last summer and needs replacement.
Mr. Tola described what a punch list is, stating it is a list of incomplete items and stated that the punch list must be completed on the auditorium to complete the certificate of occupancy. By September 1, 2007, the entire project is scheduled to be done, not including the roof.
Dr. Eastwood stressed that the project is ahead of schedule.
The opening of the auditorium and media center was discussed.
Dr. Eastwood stated that JMOA is in the process of negotiating the final pieces of this project to meet the district’s financial goals.
Mr. Tola stated that JMOA will come back and address any problems that may be encountered in the future by the district pertaining to the project.
There being no further business, at 9:12 p.m., Ms. Tobiassen made a motion, seconded by Ms. Perkins, to adjourn the meeting at this time. Motion was unanimously approved.
Michelle K. Towle