BOARD OF EDUCATION

MIDDLETOWN, NEW YORK

OCTOBER 5, 2006

 

A regular meeting of the Board of Education of the Enlarged City School District of Middletown, New York was held Thursday, October 5, 2006, at the Board of Education Office, 223 Wisner Avenue, Board President Vincent Crescenzo, presiding. 

 

Present:         Mrs. Botti (left at 10:55 p.m.), Mr. Geiger (arrived at 7:00 p.m.), Mrs. Knapp, Mr. Paul, Ms. Perkins, Mr. Perrino, Ms. Tobiassen, Mr. Crescenzo – 8.

 

Absent:          Mr. Estrada – 1.

                                   

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

                      Ellen Kaplan, Director for Personnel Services

                      Thomas Scott, Superintendent of Buildings & Grounds                 

                      Michael Tuttle, Chief Technology Officer

 

Mr. Crescenzo called the meeting to order at 6:35 p.m.  Mr. Perrino made a motion, seconded by Mr. Paul, to have an executive session to discuss matters pertaining to personnel issues

 

Public session resumed at 7:40 p.m.

 

Mr. Crescenzo led the pledge to the flag.    

 
Mr. Perrino made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Botti, to approve the Audit Committee minutes of September 26, 2006.

 
Ayes:  Mrs. Botti, Mr. Geiger,  Mrs. Knapp, Mr. Paul, Ms. Perkins, Mr. Perrino, Ms. Tobiassen, Mr. Crescenzo – 8.  Noes:  None.  Motion was unanimously moved.


Mr. Paul made a motion, seconded by Mr. Perrino, to accept the following International Exchange Students:

 

  • Aleksander Tangen  - Norway
  • Nalita Suttisern – Thailand
  • Felipe Laboro
  • Maria Rodriguez Perez – Venezuela
  • Ning (Phenkling) Janya  – Thailand
  • Carlos Percales Mercado – Mexico
  • Lasse Arboll – Denmark
  • Luis Fernando Perez Lingg – Venezuela
  • Oscar Gonzalez  – Venezuela
  • Khoa Tran – Vietnam
  • Jun Young Kim – Korea

 
Ayes:  Mrs. Botti, Mr. Geiger,  Mrs. Knapp, Mr. Paul, Ms. Perkins, Mr. Perrino, Ms. Tobiassen, Mr. Crescenzo – 8.  Noes:  None.  Motion was unanimously moved.

 
Mr. Perrino made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Botti, to approve Personnel Memorandum #29.

 
Ayes:  Mrs. Botti, Mr. Geiger,  Mrs. Knapp, Mr. Paul, Ms. Perkins, Mr. Perrino, Ms. Tobiassen, Mr. Crescenzo – 8.  Noes:  None.  Motion was unanimously moved.

 
Ms. Tobiassen made a motion, seconded by Mr. Perrino, to approve Personnel Memorandum #30.

 
Ayes:  Mrs. Botti, Mr. Geiger,  Mrs. Knapp, Mr. Paul, Ms. Perkins, Mr. Perrino, Ms. Tobiassen, Mr. Crescenzo – 8.  Noes:  None.  Motion was unanimously moved.

 
Mrs. Botti made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Knapp, to approve Special Services Memorandum #7.

 
Ayes:  Mrs. Botti, Mr. Geiger,  Mrs. Knapp, Mr. Paul, Ms. Perkins, Mr. Perrino, Ms. Tobiassen, Mr. Crescenzo – 8.  Noes:  None.  Motion was unanimously moved.

 


Mrs Knapp made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Botti, to approve Financial Memorandum #10

 
Ayes:  Mrs. Botti, Mr. Geiger,  Mrs. Knapp, Mr. Paul, Ms. Perkins, Mr. Perrino, Ms. Tobiassen, Mr. Crescenzo – 8.  Noes:  None.  Motion was unanimously moved.

 
A discussion ensued regarding Item #7 of Financial Memorandum #10, that would be the Approval of the Appointment of Internal Auditor. It was then determined that the appointment required more discussion and the Motion was made to withdraw Financial Memorandum #10 as noted:

 
Mrs. Knapp made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Botti, to remove Item #7 (Approval of Internal Auditor for 2006-2007), from Financial Memorandum #10.

 
Ayes:  Mrs. Botti, Mr. Geiger,  Mrs. Knapp, Mr. Paul, Ms. Perkins, Mr. Perrino, Ms. Tobiassen, Mr. Crescenzo – 8.  Noes:  None.  Motion was unanimously moved.

 
Mr. Perrino made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Botti, to approve Financial Memorandum #10 as amended.

 
Ayes:  Mrs. Botti, Mr. Geiger,  Mrs. Knapp, Mr. Paul, Ms. Perkins, Mr. Perrino, Ms. Tobiassen, Mr. Crescenzo – 8.  Noes:  None.  Motion was unanimously moved.

 
Mr. Perrino made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Knapp to approve the Disposal of Surplus Equipment.

 
Ayes:  Mrs. Botti, Mr. Geiger,  Mrs. Knapp, Mr. Paul, Ms. Perkins, Mr. Perrino, Ms. Tobiassen, Mr. Crescenzo – 8.  Noes:  None.  Motion was unanimously moved.

 
Mr. Geiger made a motion, seconded by Mr. Perrino, to approve the Memorandum of Agreement with Part-Time Clerical Unit.

 
Ayes:  Mrs. Botti, Mr. Geiger,  Mrs. Knapp, Mr. Paul, Ms. Perkins, Mr. Perrino, Ms. Tobiassen, Mr. Crescenzo – 8.  Noes:  None.  Motion was unanimously moved.

 
Ms. Tobiassen made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Botti, to approve the Audit Committee Charter.

 
Ayes:  Mrs. Botti, Mr. Geiger,  Mrs. Knapp, Mr. Paul, Ms. Perkins, Mr. Perrino, Ms. Tobiassen, Mr. Crescenzo – 8.  Noes:  None.  Motion was unanimously moved.

 
Mr. Perrino made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Knapp, to table the Appointment of Internal Auditor.

 
Ayes:  Mrs. Botti, Mr. Geiger,  Mrs. Knapp, Mr. Paul, Ms. Perkins, Mr. Perrino, Ms. Tobiassen, Mr. Crescenzo – 8.  Noes:  None.  Motion was unanimously moved.

 
Mrs. Knapp made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Botti, to approve Project Lead the Agreement.

 
Ayes:  Mrs. Botti, Mr. Geiger,  Mrs. Knapp, Mr. Paul, Ms. Perkins, Mr. Perrino, Ms. Tobiassen, Mr. Crescenzo – 8.  Noes:  None.  Motion was unanimously moved.

  
Mr. Perrino made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Botti, to approve Resolution – Defense and Indemnification.

 
Ayes:  Mrs. Botti, Mr. Geiger,  Mrs. Knapp, Mr. Paul, Ms. Perkins, Mr. Perrino, Ms. Tobiassen, Mr. Crescenzo – 8.  Noes:  None.  Motion was unanimously moved.

 
Mrs. Knapp made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Botti, to approve Resolution – Joint Defense Agreement in Pending Litigation.

 
Ayes:  Mrs. Botti, Mr. Geiger,  Mrs. Knapp, Mr. Paul, Ms. Perkins, Mr. Perrino, Ms. Tobiassen, Mr. Crescenzo – 8.  Noes:  None.  Motion was unanimously moved.

 
There being no further business, at 11:20 p.m., Ms. Tobiassen made a motion, seconded by Mr. Paul, to adjourn the meeting at this time.  Motion was unanimously approved.


Respectfully submitted,
Michelle K. Towle
District Clerk

 

                              Enlarged City School District

Middletown, New York 

PERSONNEL MEMORANDUM #30 (REVISED) 

October 5, 2006

 

 

Approval of Personnel Memorandum 

 

Instructional

RESOLVED:  That the reading of the teaching and administrative personnel list be waived and the retirements, expirations of terms, abolition of positions, preferred eligible list of candidates for appointment, appointments, transfers, leaves of absence and reinstatements from leaves of absence in the INSTRUCTIONAL SECTION OF THE PERSONNEL MEMORANDUM dated October 5, 2006 be approved as recommended by the Superintendent of Schools.

 

Non-Instructional

RESOLVED:  That the reading of the Non-Certificated staff list be waived and the resignations and appointments in the NON-INSTRUCTIONAL SECTION OF PERSONNEL MEMORANDUM dated October 5, 2006 be approved as recommended by the Superintendent of Schools.

 

 INSTRUCTIONAL

 

Annual Appointments

 

Recommended Action:           Approval of Cluster Leader Appointment (District Funded)

Monhagen Middle School

Name                                      Position                                                Stipend                        Effective Dates

Ann Lee                                   Grade 8                                               $1,324                          09/06 – 06/07

 

Recommended Action:           Approval of Detention Advisor Appointment (District Funded)

Name                                      Position                                                Stipend                        Effective Dates

Emily Green-Pacella                Detention Advisor                                $2531                           10/6/06-6/30/07

 

Recommended Action:           Approval of Teacher Center Course Instructor Appointment (MTC Funded)

Name                                      Course                                                 Salary                          Course Dates

Jean Heater                             Parent Teacher Conference                $100                             10/17/06

 

Recommended Action:           Approval of Substitute/Home Instructor Appointment (District Funded)

Name                                      Position                                                School                          Effective Date

Valerie Costagliola                  LT Substitute Teacher (Spanish)            High School                 10/10/06 – 06/22/07

 

Recommended Action:           Approval of Fall 2006-2007 Coaching Appointment (District Funded)

Volleyball                                Position                                                Stipend                        Effective Date

Melissa Conley                         MMS Modified (7&8) Coach                 $3,075                          Fall 2006

 

Revision of Salary

 

Recommended Action:           Approval of Revision of Fall 2006-2007 Coaching Appointment (District Funded)

Football                                    Position                                                Stipend                        Effective Date

Paul Sciucco                           Varsity Assistant Coach                       $5,226                          Fall 2006

 

Resignation

 

Recommended Action:           Approval of Cluster Leader Resignation

Name                                      Position                                                School                          Effective Date

Jessica Ferstand                       Grade 8                                               Monhagen                  09/06

NON-INSTRUCTIONAL

 

Terminations

 

Be it resolved, that the services of a Full-Time provisional employee # 6917 in the Middletown City School District be terminated effective October 6, 2006.

 

Be it resolved, that the services of a Part-Time employee # 8156 in the Middletown City School District be terminated effective October 6, 2006.

 

Part-Time Appointment

 

Recommended Action:           Approval of Part-Time Appointment (Grant Funded)

 

Name:                         Jason Vargas* (Replacing Yasmin Sheikh)

Type:                            Part-Time Appointment

Effective Date:            October 10, 2006

Certification:               Level 1 Teaching Assistant Certification Pending

Salary:                         Col 1, Step 1 $10.26/hour (Grant Funded)

Assignment:                 Part-Time Teaching Assistant (ESL 19 ¾ hours) - Middletown High School

 

Annual Appointment

 

Recommended Action:           Approval of Substitute Appointment (District Funded)

Name                                      Position                                                                                    Effective Date

Jean Kania                              Substitute Nurse                                                                       10/06/06 – 06/30/07

 

Resignation

 

Recommended Action:           Approval of Substitute Resignation

Name                                      Position                                                                                    Effective Date

Miguelina Lopez                      Substitute Food Service Helper                                                09/15/06

 

 

*   Emergency Conditional Pending Fingerprint Clearance

** Pending Contract Agreement for 2005-2006

 

                              

                              Enlarged City School District

Middletown, New York 

PERSONNEL MEMORANDUM #29 

October 5, 2006

 

 

Approval of Personnel Memorandum

 

Non-Instructional

RESOLVED:  That the reading of the Non-Certificated staff list be waived and the resignations and appointments in the NON-INSTRUCTIONAL SECTION OF PERSONNEL MEMORANDUM dated October 5, 2006 be approved as recommended by the Superintendent of Schools.


NON-INSTRUCTIONAL

Probationary Appointment

 

Recommended Action:           Approval of Probationary Appointment

 

Name:                                     Michael Wagner* (Replacing Richard Weld)

Type:                                        Probationary Appointment (26 weeks)

Effective Date:                        October 10, 2006 – April 9, 2007

Salary:                                      Step 1, $41,702 prorated $30,314 (District Funded)

Assignment:                             Stores Clerk (Buildings and Grounds)

 

Revision of Start Date

 

Recommended Action:           Approval of Revision of Start Date

 

Name:                                     Joseph Smith

Type:                                        Probationary Appointment (26 weeks)

Effective Date:                        October 4, 2006 – April 3, 2007

Salary:                                      Step 0, $34,582 prorated to $26,263

Assignment:                             Night Cleaner

 

Annual Appointments

 

Recommended Action:           Approval of Substitute Appointments (District/Food Service Funded)

Name                                      Position                                                                                    Effective Date

Kevin Biggs                              Substitute School Security Aide                                               10/06/06 – 06/30/07

Nicola Loguercio*                   Substitute Cleaner                                                                   10/06/06 – 06/30/07

 

Recommended Action:           Approval of Volunteer Appointment

Name                                      Program/School                                                                       Effective Date

Nancy Scauzillo*                     Volunteer – Truman Moon                                                       10/05/06 – 06/30/07

 

Resignations

 

Recommended Action:           Approval of Resignations

 

Name:                                     Jodi Cabrera

Type:                                        Resignation

Effective Date:                         September 22, 2006

Assignment:                             Grants Coordinator - District

 

Name:                                     Sylvia Aiken-Brown

Type:                                        Resignation

Effective Date:                         September 18, 2006

Assignment:                             Part-Time Monitor – Maple Hill Elementary School

 

Emergency Conditional Appointments

 

Recommended Action:           Approval of Extension of Emergency Conditional Appointments

Name                                      Position                                                School                          Effective Dates

Carol Gantter *                        Volunteer                                             Maple Hill                    10/06/06

Doris Kilcoin *                          Substitute Nurse                                   District                          10/06/06

Martha Burns *                         Substitute Nurse                                   District                          10/06/06

Diane Morris *                          Substitute Clerical                                District                          10/06/06          

Frances Barmann *                  Volunteer                                             Chorley                        10/06/06

Michelle Towle*                       School District Clerk                             District                          10/06/06

Craig Swensen*                       Tradesman (HVAC)                              Building & Grounds     10/06/06

Marisha Neptune*                   Part-Time Teaching Assistant                Truman Moon              10/06/06

Jennifer Wanamaker*              Part-Time Teaching Assistant                Chorley                        10/06/06

Jessica Covell*                        Part-Time Teaching Assistant                Twin Towers                  10/06/06

Rachel McCants*                    Part-Time Teaching Assistant                Twin Towers                  10/06/06

Mary Ann Parker*                    Substitute Food Service Helper            District                          10/06/06

Rita Fariello*                            Substitute Food Service Helper            District                          10/06/06

Kyle Shorette*                          School Security Aide                           High School                 10/06/06

Steven Harris*                          School Security Aide                           High School                 10/06/06

Robert Brady*                          School Security Aide                           High School                 10/06/06

Efrain Lugo*                             School Security Aide                           High School                 10/06/06

Joan Bravo*                            Part-Time Clerical                                 Buildings & Grounds    10/06/06

Vincent Pladdys*                     Part-Time Monitor                                 Maple Hill                    10/06/06

Dawn Dzierzek*                       Attendance Clerk                                High School                 10/06/06

Jose Colon Jr.*                                    School Security Aide                           High School                 10/06/06

Epifanio Salcedo*                   School Security Aide                           High School                 10/06/06

 

 

* Emergency Conditional Pending Fingerprint Clearance

** Pending Contract Agreement for 2005-2006

 

  

                              Enlarged City School District

Middletown, New York 

PERSONNEL MEMORANDUM #29

October 5, 2006

 

Approval of Personnel Memorandum 

 

Instructional

RESOLVED:  That the reading of the teaching and administrative personnel list be waived and the retirements, expirations of terms, abolition of positions, preferred eligible list of candidates for appointment, appointments, transfers, leaves of absence and reinstatements from leaves of absence in the INSTRUCTIONAL SECTION OF THE PERSONNEL MEMORANDUM dated October 5, 2006 be approved as recommended by the Superintendent of Schools.

 

INSTRUCTIONAL

 

Probationary Appointment

 

Recommended Action:           Approval of Probationary Appointment

 

Name:                                     Regina Rothkopf* (Replacing Pamela Quinn)

Type:                                        Probationary Appointment (3 years)

Tenure Area:                            Literacy 5 -12

Effective Date:                        October 10, 2006 – October 9, 2009

Certification:                           Provisional Certification (PreK-6); Initial Certification (English 7-12); Initial Certification Pending (Literacy 5-12)

Salary:                                      Step 1, B.S., $42,192 prorated $37,128 (District Funded)

Assignment:                             Literacy Teacher – Twin Towers Middle School

 

Annual Appointments

 

Recommended Action:           Approval of Mentor Replacement Teachers (Grant Funded)

Name                                      School                                                  Salary

Maryann Hardy*                      TM/Chorley/MH/Mech                          $125/day                     10/10/06-6/13/07

Brianne Brunke*                       TTMS/Monhagen                                  $125/day                     10/10/06-6/13/07 
Peter Wu                                 MHS                                                     $125/day                     10/10/06-6/13/07

 

Recommended Action:           Approval of Teacher Center Course Instructor Appointment (MTC Funded)

Name                                      Course                                                 Salary                          Course Date

Anthony Nappo                      Website Maint, Grad & In-Service          $3,000                          07/01/06 – 6/30/07

Jean Heater                             Strategies for the First Day/Week          $200                             08/30/06

Anthony Nappo                      Technology Tools in the Classroom       $150                             10/12/06

Anthony Parenti                       Core Computer Competencies           $400                             10/18/06 – 11/8/06

Jean Heater                             Classroom Management II                   $100                             11/2/06

Myriam Velez                           Creating a Climate Student Success    $600                             11/06/06 – 12/04/06

 

Recommended Action:           Approval of Substitute/Home Instructor Appointments (District Funded)

Name                                      Position                                                Effective Dates

DeQuency Bowen*                  Substitute Teacher                                10/6/06 – 6/30/07

Ann Marie Morales-Ear*            Substitute Teacher                                10/6/06 – 6/30/07        

Shawna Lichtenstein                Substitute Teacher                                10/6/06 – 6/30/07

Marioanjel Sanchez*               Substitute Teacher/Home Instructor     10/6/06 – 6/30/07

David Perez*                           Home Instructor                                   10/6/06 – 6/30/07

Mildred Perez*                         Home Instructor                                   10/6/06 – 6/30/07

           

Recommended Action:           Approval of Student Teacher/Intern Appointment

Name                                      School             

Lucia Figeiredo*                      Maple Hill

 

Emergency Conditional Appointments

 

Recommended Action:           Approval of Extension of Emergency Conditional Appointments

Name                                      Position                                                            School                          Effective Dates

Amelia Paulino*                      Substitute Teacher/Home Instructor                 District                          10/06/06

Carey Daniels*                         Substitute Teacher/Home Instructor                 District                          10/06/06

Rosita Quinones*                     Home Instructor                                               District                          10/06/06 

Althea Pieters*                         Substitute Teacher/Home Instructor                 District                          10/06/06

Denise Kervella*                      Home Instructor                                               District                          10/06/06 

Mercedes Hochfelder  *           Home Instructor                                               District                          10/06/06

Sarah Molina*                         Substitute Teacher                                            District                          10/06/06

Susan Rota*                             Substitute Teacher                                            District                          10/06/06

Stephen Barone*                     Varsity Head Football Coach                          High School                 10/06/06

Carl Pabon*                            House Principal                                                High School                 10/06/06

Fredrick Howard*                     Varsity Assistant Coach - Football                   High School                 10/06/06

Angela Monroe*                     English Teacher                                                High School                 10/06/06

Karen Harkins*                         Biology Teacher                                               High School                 10/06/06

John Hartford*                         Industrial Arts Teacher                                      High School                 10/06/06

Jacob Eisenman*                    Music Teacher                                                  Twin Towers                  10/06/06

Amanda Laughman*              Student Teacher                                               Maple Hill                    10/06/06

Ashley Fiero*                            Student Teacher                                               Maple Hill                    10/06/06

 

 * Emergency Conditional Pending Fingerprint Clearance

** Pending Contract Agreement for 2005-2006

 

 

ENLARGED CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

OF MIDDLETOWN, NEW YORK

FINANCIAL MEMORANDUM #10

 

 TO:                 Board of Education 

FROM:           Elizabeth McKean 

DATE:           October 5, 2006 

RE:                 Financial Memorandum #10 

 

 

  • Board Approved Budget Transfers #6 (2005-2006) 
  • Approval of Bid Award for Athletic Equipment Bid 
  • Approval of Bid Award for Science Supply Bid 
  • Approval of Bid for Signage and Counter Elements 
  • Approval of Intermunicipal Agreement with the Town of Wallkill for SRO Services 
  • Acceptance of Treasurer’s Report – July, 2006 
  • Approval of Internal Auditor for 2006-2007 
  • Approval to Amend the Resolution to Reclassify Compensated Absences to include a Dollar Amount

 


ENLARGED CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

OF MIDDLETOWN, NEW YORK

PUPIL PERSONNEL/SPECIAL SERVICES

MEMORANDUM #7 

 

TO:                 Board of Education 

FROM:           Selena Fischer, Director for Pupil Personnel & Special Services 

DATE:           October 5, 2006 

RE:                 Committee on Special Education/Committee on Preschool Special Education 

 

Resolved, that the special programs and services required by the recommendations in the Pupil Personnel/Special Services Memorandum No. 7 dated October 5, 2006, shall be implemented by the Board of Education within the time period provided by law, and

 

Be it further resolved, that the proposed appointments set forth below to the CSE and CPSE are hereby confirmed.

 

  • COMMITTEE ON SPECIAL EDUCATION RECOMMENDATIONS REACHED AT THE FOLLOWING MEETING(S):

August 9, September 12, 13, 14, 2006

  • COMMITTEE ON PRESCHOOL RECOMMENDATIONS REACHED AT THE FOLLOWING MEETING(S):

September 26, 2006

  • APPOINTMENTS TO COMMITTEE ON SPECIAL EDUCATION:

            MEMBER NAME                  POSITION                             EFFECTIVE

  • APPOINTMENTS TO COMMITTEE ON PRESCHOOL SPECIAL EDUCATION:

            MEMBER NAME                  POSITION                             EFFECTIVE

  • APPOINTMENTS OF SURROGATE PARENTS:

            MEMBER NAME                  POSITION                             EFFECTIVE