BOARD OF EDUCATION

MIDDLETOWN, NEW YORK

SEPTEMBER 7, 2006

 

A regular meeting of the Board of Education of the Enlarged City School District of Middletown, New York was held Thursday, September 7, 2006, at the Board of Education Office, 223 Wisner Avenue, Board President Vincent Crescenzo, presiding. 

Present:         Mrs. Botti (left at 9:20 p.m.), Mr. Geiger (left at 7:50 p.m.), Mrs. Knapp, Mr. Paul, Ms. Perkins, Mr. Perrino, Ms. Tobiassen Mr. Crescenzo – 8.

Absent:          Mr. Estrada (arrived at 7:45 p.m.) – 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

                        Ellen Kaplan, Director of Personnel Services

                        Thomas Scott, Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds

                        Michael Tuttle, Chief Technology Officer

 

Mr. Crescenzo called the meeting to order at 6:15 p.m.  Mr. Perrino made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Botti, to have an executive session for discussions regarding proposed, pending or current litigation.  Motion was unanimously approved.

 
Public session resumed at 7:30 p.m. 

 
Mr. Crescenzo led the pledge to the flag.  

 
Mr. Paul made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Botti, to approve Personnel Memorandum #24.

 
Ayes:  Mrs. Botti, Mr. Estrada,  Mrs. Knapp, Mr. Paul, Ms. Perkins, Mr. Perrino, Ms. Tobiassen, Mr. Crescenzo – 8.  Noes:  None.  Absent:  Mr. Geiger – 1.  Motion was unanimously moved.

 
Mr. Estrada made a motion, seconded by Mr. Paul, to approve Personnel Memorandum #25.

 
Ayes:  Mrs. Botti, Mr. Estrada,  Mrs. Knapp, Mr. Paul, Ms. Perkins, Mr. Perrino, Ms. Tobiassen, Mr. Crescenzo – 8.  Noes:  None.  Absent:  Mr. Geiger – 1.   Motion was unanimously moved.

 
Mr. Paul made a motion, seconded by Mr. Estrada, to approve Special Services Memorandum #5.

 
Ayes:  Mr. Estrada,  Mrs. Knapp, Mr. Paul, Ms. Perkins, Mr. Perrino, Ms. Tobiassen, Mr. Crescenzo – 8.  Noes:  None.  Absent:  Mrs. Botti, Mr. Geiger – 2.   Motion was unanimously moved.

 
Mr. Paul made a motion, seconded by Ms. Tobiassen, to approve Financial Memorandum #8.

 
Ayes:  Mr. Estrada,  Mrs. Knapp, Mr. Paul, Ms. Perkins, Mr. Perrino, Ms. Tobiassen, Mr. Crescenzo – 8.  Noes:  None.  Absent:  Mrs. Botti, Mr. Geiger – 2.   Motion was unanimously moved.

 
Ms. Tobiassen made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Knapp, to approve Change Orders for Middletown High School Project.

 
Ayes:  Mr. Estrada,  Mrs. Knapp, Mr. Paul, Ms. Perkins, Mr. Perrino, Ms. Tobiassen, Mr. Crescenzo – 8.  Noes:  None.  Absent:  Mrs. Botti, Mr. Geiger – 2.   Motion was unanimously moved.

 
There being no further business, at 10:30 p.m. Ms. Tobiassen made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Knapp, 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 #25

September 7, 2006

 

Be it resolved that the Board of Education hereby abolishes two (2) Principal Account Clerk positions in the Business Office and creates one (1) Senior Account Clerk and one (1) Accountant position effective September 11, 2006; and

Be it further resolved that the Board of Education hereby appoints MaryJane Crescenzo to a provisional appointment as Senior Account Clerk effective September 11, 2006.

Enlarged City School District

 

Middletown, New York

PERSONNEL MEMORANDUM #24

September 7, 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 September 7, 2006 be approved as recommended by the Superintendent of Schools.

NON-INSTRUCTIONAL

 

Permanent Appointment

 

Recommended Action:           Approval of Permanent Appointment

Name:                                     Joanne Imbrogno

Type:                                        Permanent Appointment

Effective Date:                         September 12, 2006

Assignment:                             Part-Time Monitor – Monhagen Middle School 

 

Probationary Appointment

Recommended Action:           Approval of Probationary Appointment

 

Name:                                     Jeanne Polizanno (Replacing Maria Garia)

Type:                                        Probationary Appointment (26 weeks)

Effective Date:                         September 8, 2006 – March 8, 2007

Salary:                                      Step 2, $ As Per Contract** prorated (Food Service Funded)

Assignment:                             Food Service Supervisor – Maple Hill Elementary School

 

Part-Time Appointments

Recommended Action:           Approval of Part-Time Appointments

Name:                                     Marisabel Rios* (Replacing Classroom Monitor Position)

Type:                                        Part-Time Appointment

Effective Date:                         September 8, 2006

Certification:                            Level I Teaching Assistant Certification Pending

Salary:                                     Col I, Step I, $ As Per Contract** (TPK Grant Funded)

Assignment:                             Part-Time Teaching Assistant (30 hrs/wk) – Pre-K

 

Name:                                     Rosario Flores* (Transfer of Daisy Vargas)

Type:                                        Part-Time Appointment

Effective Date:                         September 8, 2006

Certification:                            Level I Teaching Assistant Certification Pending

Salary:                                     Col I, Step I, $ As Per Contract** (District Funded)

Assignment:                             Part-Time Teaching Assistant (ESL 19 ¾ hrs/wk) – Monhagen Middle School

 

Revision of Assignment

Recommended Action:           Approval of Revision of Assignment

Name:                                     Bernadette Murphy

Type:                                        Revision of Assignment (From 19 ¾ hrs to 30 hrs)

Effective Date:                         September 1, 2006

Salary:                                     Col II, Step 6, $ As Per Contract** (District/Title I Funded)

Assignment:                             Part-Time Teaching Assistant (30 hrs/wk)

– Mechanicstown Elementary School

 

 

Annual Appointments

Recommended Action:           Approval of Athletic Supervision Appointment

Name                                      Position                                                                                    Effective Date

Raelynn Aviles                         Athletic Supervision                                                                 09/08/06 – 06/30/07

 

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

Name                                      Position                                                                                    Effective Date

Allison Blik*                              Substitute Food Service Helper                                                09/08/06 – 06/30/07

Barbara Hamel*                      Substitute Food Service Helper                                                09/08/06 – 06/30/07

Mary Orfanos*                         Substitute Food Service Helper                                                09/08/06 – 06/30/07

Alexandra Francis                    Substitute Food Service Helper                                                09/08/06 – 06/30/07

Kevin Biggs                              Substitute Monitor                                                                    09/08/06 – 06/30/07

Jesus Perez Jr                           Substitute Monitor                                                                    09/08/06 – 06/30/07

 

Resignation

Recommended Action:           Approval of Resignation

Name:                                     Evelyn Bruno

Type:                                        Resignation

Effective Date:                         September 14, 2006

Assignment:                             Part-Time Clerical – Personnel Office

 

 

Emergency Conditional Appointments

Recommended Action:           Approval of Extension of Emergency Conditional Appointments

Name                                      Position                                                School                          Effective Dates

 

Carol Gantter *                        Volunteer                                             Maple Hill                    09/08/06

Doris Kilcoin *                          Substitute Nurse                                   District                          09/08/06

Martha Burns *                         Substitute Nurse                                   District                          09/08/06

Diane Morris *                          Substitute Clerical                                District                          09/08/06          

Frances Barmann *                  Volunteer                                             Chorley                        09/08/06

Suzanne Loli *                          Volunteer                                             Maple Hill/Monhagen 09/08/06

Nancy Anne Parker *               Volunteer                                             Maple Hill                    09/08/06

Danielle Pollak*                       Substitute Clerical                                District                          09/08/06

Alexandra Francis*                  Substitute Food Service Helper            District                          09/08/06

Marilyn Maldonado*               Volunteer                                             Maple Hill                    09/08/06

Lissette Hartigan*                     Bilingual Keyboard Specialist              Personnel Office          09/08/06

Michelle Towle*                       School District Clerk                             District                          09/08/06

Craig Swensen*                       Tradesman (HVAC)                              Building & Grounds     09/08/06

Melissa Brown-Gillisslee*          Part-Time Food Service Helper             High School                 09/08/06

Marisha Neptune*                   Part-Time Teaching Assistant                Truman Moon              09/08/06

Jennifer Wanamaker*              Part-Time Teaching Assistant                Chorley                        09/08/06

Jessica Covell*                        Part-Time Teaching Assistant                Twin Towers                  09/08/06

Rachel McCants*                    Part-Time Teaching Assistant                Twin Towers                  09/08/06

Mary Ann Parker*                    Substitute Food Service Helper            District                          09/08/06

Rita Fariello*                            Substitute Food Service Helper            District                          09/08/06

Kyle Shorette*                          School Security Aide                           High School                 09/08/06

Steven Harris*                          School Security Aide                           High School                 09/08/06

Robert Brady*                          School Security Aide                           High School                 09/08/06

Efrain Lugo*                             School Security Aide                           High School                 09/08/06

Joan Bravo*                            Part-Time Clerical                                 Buildings & Grounds    09/08/06

Vincent Pladdys*                     Part-Time Monitor                                 Maple Hill                    09/08/06

Dawn Dzierzek*                       Attendance Clerk                                High School                 09/08/06

Venus Hernandez*                   Attendance Clerk                                High School                 09/08/06

Jose Colon Jr.*                        School Security Aide                           High School                 09/08/06

Epifanio Salcedo*                   School Security Aide                           High School                 09/08/06

 

 

* Emergency Conditional Pending Fingerprint Clearance

** Pending Contract Agreement for 2005-2006

 

Enlarged City School District

 

Middletown, New York 

PERSONNEL MEMORANDUM #24

September 7, 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 September 7, 2006 be approved as recommended by the Superintendent of Schools.

 

INSTRUCTIONAL

 

Probationary Appointments

Recommended Action:           Approval of Probationary Appointments

Name:                                     Theresa Booth (Replacing Erin Weber)

Type:                                        Probationary Appointment (3 years)

Tenure Area:                            English 7-12

Effective Date:                         September 8, 2006 – September 7, 2009

Certification:                            Conditional Initial Certification (English Language Arts 7-12)

Salary:                                     Step 4, MED., $48,439 (District Funded)

Assignment:                             English Teacher – Monhagen Middle School

 

Name:                                     Clifford Blackman (Transfer of Kelly Quinn)

Type:                                        Probationary Appointment (3 years)

Tenure Area:                            Social Studies 7-12

Effective Date:                         September 8, 2006 – September 7, 2009

Certification:                            Provisional Certification (Social Studies 7-12)

Salary:                                     Step 1, B.A., $41,237 prorated to $40,412 (District Funded)

Assignment:                             Social Studies Teacher – Middletown High School

 

 

Annual Appointments

Recommended Action:           Approval of Annual Appointments

Name:                                     Diana Slater

Type:                                        Annual Appointment 

Effective Date:                         September 8, 2006 – June 30, 2007

Stipend:                                   $1750 (Title III Grant Funded)

Assignment:                             Bilingual (Spanish) Translator (.5) - District

 

Name:                                     Elizabeth Rodriguez

Type:                                        Annual Appointment 

Effective Date:                         September 8, 2006 – June 30, 2007

Stipend:                                   $1750 (Title III Grant Funded)

Assignment:                             Bilingual (Spanish) Translator (.5) - District

 

 

Recommended Action:           Approval of Appointments of Current Employees as Substitutes/Home Tutors

Name                                      Position                                    School                                      Effective Dates

 

Ana Soto                                 Substitute Teacher                    Maple Hill                                09/08/06 – 06/30/07

Mildred Hynes                          Substitute Teacher                    Maple Hill                                09/08/06 – 06/30/07

 

 

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

 

 

 

Name                                      Position                                    School                                      Effective Date

 

Alyce Dolce                             LT Substitute Teacher (HACS)   Twin Towers                              09/08/06

Jennifer Sipple*                        Substitute Teacher                    District                                      09/08/06 – 09/13/06

Rosario P. Miceli Jr                   Substitute Teacher                    District                                      09/08/06 – 06/30/07

Ty Satcher                                Substitute Teacher                    District                                      09/08/06 – 06/30/07

Grace Caamano                    Substitute Teacher                    District                                      09/08/06 – 06/30/07

Bruce Hampshire                     Substitute Teacher                    District                                      09/08/06 – 06/30/07

Brittany Scheels                        Home Instructor                       District                                      09/08/06 – 06/30/07

 

Emergency Conditional Appointments

Recommended Action:           Approval of Extension of Emergency Conditional Appointments

Name                                      Position                                                School              Effective Dates

 

Amelia Paulino*                      Substitute Teacher/Home Instructor     District                          09/08/06

Carey Daniels*                        Substitute Teacher/Home Instructor     District                          09/08/06

Rosita Quinones*                     Home Instructor                                   District                          09/08/06 

Althea Pieters*                         Substitute Teacher/Home Instructor     District                          09/08/06

Denise Kervella*                      Home Instructor                                   District                          09/08/06 

Mercedes Hochfelder  *           Home Instructor                                   District                          09/08/06

Sarah Molina*                         Substitute Teacher                                District                          09/08/06

Alissa Pagan*                          Home Instructor                                   District                          09/08/06

Rosemarie Lindsay*                 Substitute Teacher                                District                          09/08/06

Janet Lee*                               Substitute Teacher                                District                          09/08/06

Susan Rota*                             Substitute Teacher                                District                          09/08/06

Frank Lewis*                             Substitute Teacher                                District                          09/08/06 

Rosanna Lopez*                      Substitute Teacher                                District                          09/08/06 

Christina Hanner*                    Compensatory Education Teacher      Chorley                        09/08/06

Joseph Calderon*                   Music Teacher                                      Maple                          09/08/06

Stephen Barone*                     Varsity Head Football Coach              High School                 09/08/06

Carl Pabon*                            House Principal                                    High School                 09/08/06

Mark Darnobid*                      Special Education Teacher                  Monhagen                  09/08/06

Fredrick Howard*                     Varsity Assistant Coach - Football       High School                 09/08/06

Angela Monroe*                     English Teacher                                    High School                 09/08/06

Karen Harkins*                         Biology Teacher                                   High School                 09/08/06

John Hartford*                         Industrial Arts Teacher                          High School                 09/08/06

Jennifer Sipple*                        LT Substitute Teacher                            Twin Towers                  09/08/06

Jacob Eisenman*                    Music Teacher                                      Twin Towers                  09/08/06

Michael Fry*                             Industrial Arts Teacher                          Monhagen                  09/08/06

Amanda Laughman*              Student Teacher                                   Maple Hill                    09/08/06

Ashley Fiero*                            Student Teacher                                   Maple Hill                    09/08/06

Thomas Buckheit*                    Interim Assistant Principal                     Monhagen                  09/08/06

 

 * Emergency Conditional Pending Fingerprint Clearance

** Pending Contract Agreement for 2005-2006

 

ENLARGED CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

OF MIDDLETOWN, NEW YORK

FINANCIAL MEMORANDUM #8 

 

TO:                 Board of Education 

FROM:           Elizabeth McKean 

DATE:           September 7, 2006 

RE:                 Financial Memorandum #8 

 

1.                  Board Approved Budget Transfers #4 

2.         Approval of Tax Warrant and Tax Levy for the 2006-2007

School Year 

3.            Approval of Assessment Roll/Tax Rates 

4.         Approval to Declare Equipment Surplus

 

ENLARGED CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

OF MIDDLETOWN, NEW YORK

PUPIL PERSONNEL/SPECIAL SERVICES

 

MEMORANDUM #5

TO:                 Board of Education 

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

DATE:           September 7, 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. 5 dated September 7, 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.

 

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

 July 19, 26, 28, August 2, 23, 2006

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

3.         APPOINTMENTS TO COMMITTEE ON SPECIAL EDUCATION:

            MEMBER NAME                  POSITION                             EFFECTIVE

4.         APPOINTMENTS TO COMMITTEE ON PRESCHOOL SPECIAL EDUCATION:

            MEMBER NAME                  POSITION                             EFFECTIVE

5.         APPOINTMENTS OF SURROGATE PARENTS:

            MEMBER NAME                  POSITION                             EFFECTIVE