BOARD OF EDUCATION

MIDDLETOWN, NEW YORK

MARCH 19, 2009

 

A regular meeting of the Board of Education of the Enlarged City School District of Middletown, New York was held

March 19, 2009, at the Board of Education Office, 223 Wisner Avenue , Board President Nicholas Mauro, presiding.

Present:   Mr. Geiger(left at 10:07 p.m.) Mrs. Isseks, Mrs. Knapp (left at 10:07 p.m.), Dr. Mauro, Mr. Paul, Ms. Perkins,
                  Mr. Perrino (left at 10:07 p.m.), Ms. Tobiassen (left at 10:07 p.m.) - 8.

Absent: None.

Others Attending: Dr. Kenneth Eastwood, Superintendent of Schools
                                Elizabeth McKean, School Business Administrator
                                Richard DelMoro, Director of Secondary Education
                                Paul Weir, Director for Personnel Services
                                Selena Fischer, Director for Pupil Personnel & Special Services
                                Thomas Scott, Superintendent of Buildings & Grounds
                                Michael Tuttle, Chief Technology Officer

Dr. Mauro called the meeting to order at 6:50 p.m. Mr. Paul made a motion, seconded by Mr. Geiger, to have an executive session to discuss employment history, or matters leading to the appointment or employment of a particular person.

Public session resumed at 7:45 p.m.

Dr. Mauro led the pledge to the flag.

Ms. Perkins made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Perrino, to approve the agenda with the following amendments: Move Approval of Action Items to after Item #7) Nomination to Orange-Ulster Cooperative Board; Remove Presentation by Peter Panse; Add Booster Club to Financial Memorandum, for discussion only.

Ayes: Mr. Geiger, Mrs. Isseks, Mr. Paul, Ms. Perkins, Mr. Perrino,

Ms. Tobiassen, Dr. Mauro – 7. Noes: Mrs. Knapp - 1. Motion was declared approved.

Ms. Tobiassen made a motion, seconded by Mr. Geiger, to approve the minutes of February 5, 2009.

Ayes: Mr. Geiger, Mrs. Isseks, Mrs. Knapp, Mr. Paul, Ms. Perkins,

Mr. Perrino, Ms. Tobiassen, Dr. Mauro – 8. Noes: None. Motion was unanimously approved.

Mr. Geiger made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Knapp, to approve Personnel Memorandum #21.

Ayes: Mr. Geiger, Mrs. Isseks, Mrs. Knapp, Mr. Paul, Ms. Perkins,

Mr. Perrino, Ms. Tobiassen, Dr. Mauro – 8. Noes: None. Motion was unanimously approved.

Mrs. Isseks made a motion, seconded by Ms. Perkins to cancel the Board meeting originally scheduled for April 8, 2009. A discussion pursued.

By roll-call vote:

Ayes: Mrs. Isseks, Mr. Paul, Ms. Perkins, Dr. Mauro – 4. Noes:

Mr. Geiger, Mrs. Knapp, Mr. Perrino, Ms. Tobiassen – 4. Motion was defeated.

Dr. Mauro made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Isseks, to approve March 26, 2009 the new Board meeting date in place of the originally scheduled date of April 8, 2009.

By roll-call vote:

Ayes: Mrs. Isseks, Dr. Mauro – 2. Noes: Mr. Geiger, Mrs. Knapp,

Mr. Paul, Ms. Perkins, Mr. Perrino, Ms. Tobiassen - 6. Motion was defeated

Mr. Geiger made a motion, seconded by Ms. Tobiassen amend the date to April 6, 2009, as the new Board meeting date in place of the originally scheduled
date of April 8, 2009.

By roll-call vote:

Ayes: Mr. Geiger, Mrs. Isseks, Mrs. Knapp, Mr. Perrino, Ms. Tobiassen– 5. Noes: Mr. Paul, Ms. Perkins, Dr. Mauro - 3. Motion was declared approved.

Ms. Perkins made a motion, seconded by Mr. Paul, to vote for the approval of April 6, 2009, as the new Board meeting date in place of the originally scheduled
date of April 8, 2009.

Ayes: Mr. Geiger, Mrs. Isseks, Mrs. Knapp, Mr. Perrino, Ms. Tobiassen, Dr. Mauro – 6. Noes: Mr. Paul, Ms. Perkins - 2. Motion was declared approved.

Mr. Paul made a motion, seconded by Mr. Geiger, to nominate Eugenia Pavek and Michael Bello to the Orange-Ulster Cooperative Board (BOCES).

Ayes: Mr. Geiger, Mrs. Isseks, Mrs. Knapp, Mr. Paul, Ms. Perkins,

Mr. Perrino, Ms. Tobiassen, Dr. Mauro – 8. Noes: None. Motion was unanimously approved.

Mr. Paul made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Knapp, to approve Special Services Memorandum #16.

Ayes: Mr. Geiger, Mrs. Isseks, Mrs. Knapp, Mr. Paul, Ms. Perkins,

Mr. Perrino, Ms. Tobiassen, Dr. Mauro – 8. Noes: None. Motion was unanimously approved.

Ms. Tobiassen made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Knapp, to approve City of Middletown – SRO Agreement.

A discussion pursued.

Ms. Perkins made a motion to table the approval of City of Middletown – SRO Agreement. There was no second to the motion.

Dr. Mauro called for a vote on the original motion to approve City of Middletown – SRO Agreement.

By roll-call vote:

Ayes: Mr. Geiger, Mrs. Isseks, Mrs. Knapp, Mr. Paul, Mr. Perrino,

Ms. Tobiassen, Dr. Mauro – 7. Noes: None. Motion was unanimously approved. (Ms. Perkins was not present for this vote).

Mr. Paul made a motion, seconded by Ms. Tobiassen, to approve Construction Contracts (2006 Capital Project-Phase 2).

By roll-call vote:

Ayes: Mr. Geiger, Mrs. Isseks, Mrs. Knapp, Mr. Paul, Ms. Perkins,

Mr. Perrino, Ms. Tobiassen, Dr. Mauro – 8. Noes: None. Motion was unanimously approved.

At 9:00 p.m., Dr. Mauro called for a recess.

At 9:16 p.m., the meeting resumed with Opportunity to Address the Board.

At 9:45 p.m., Ms. Perkins made a motion to go into executive session so the Board could discuss an issue about a previous vote. Dr. Mauro advised that this is not executive session material, but our attorney previously informed him that he could call for a mini-retreat. Dr. Mauro asked the public to step out of the Board room at this time.

At 10:03 p.m., Dr. Mauro resumed the public session.

Mrs. Isseks made a motion to revote on the vote previously taken of April 6, 2009 as date of the next Board meeting. There was no second to this motion.

A discussion pursued. No vote was taken.

At 10:19 p.m., the meeting was adjourned.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Michelle K. Towle

District Clerk