October 12, 2021 Agenda Draft

MENANDS UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT

BOARD OF EDUCATION

October 12, 2021

 5:30 p.m. – Executive Session 

6:30 p.m. – Public Session

PLEASE NOTE:  During the Public Comment Sessions, members of the community may address the Board on agenda and non-agenda items.  The Board President may limit remarks of individual  speakers to a reasonable time.  Speakers must identify themselves and the topic on which they would like to make remarks.  

1. MEETING CALLED TO ORDER

2. MOTION TO ENTER INTO PUBLIC SESSION

3. MOTION TO ENTER INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

The Board of Education may enter into Executive Session for the reason(s) indicated below as specified: 

☑ Matters which will imperil the public safety if disclosed.

Any matter that may disclose the identity of a law enforcement agent or

informer.

Information relating to current or future investigation or prosecution of a 

criminal offense that would imperil effective law enforcement if disclosed.

Discussion involving proposed, pending, or current litigation.

☑ Collective negotiations pursuant to Article 14 of the Civil Service Law.

☑ The medical, financial, credit, or employment history of a particular person

or corporation, or matters leading to the appointment, employment, 

promotion, demotion, discipline, suspension, dismissal, or removal of a 

particular person or corporation. 

The preparation, grading, or administration of exams.

The proposed acquisition, sale or lease of real property or the proposed

acquisition, sale or exchange of securities, but only when publicity would

substantially affect the value of these thing

4. MOTION TO ADJOURN EXECUTIVE SESSION

5. MOTION TO RE ENTER INTO PUBLIC SESSION                  

6. ROLL CALL     

7. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

8. COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC ON AGENDA ITEMS

Just a reminder for those members of the public in attendance.  This is one of two opportunities afforded members of the public to comment on or inquire about agenda items. Members of the public also have an opportunity at the end of the evening’s agenda to comment on matters not formally noted on the agenda. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation.

9. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education of the Menands Union Free School District accept the minutes of the September 13, 2021 meeting.   

10.    DISCUSSION ITEMS

  • COVID Testing in schools
  • Board Term Length
  • Remote Public Comment
     

11. BUSINESS MATTERS

I. Business Office- Non- Action Items
Warrants

Enclosed for the information of the Board are copies of the following warrants and the claims auditor report for the month of September 2021: 

Fund A Amount

  • Warrant #16  $65,019.45
  • Warrant #17  $141,274.74
  • Warrant #18  $18,696.60
 II. Business Office – Action Items
A. Budget Transfers September 2021
 

BE IT RESOLVED that the authorization of the Board of Education of the Menands Union Free School District approve the enclosed budget transfers for September 2021. 

B. Treasurer’s Reports

BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education of the Menands Union Free School District approve the Treasurer’s Report for the months of September 2021.

 C. Disposal of Items  

BE IT RESOLVED that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education of the Menands Union Free School District approves the disposal of: 

  • Printers and technology items which cease to be of use or of value to the district as listed.         
D. Donations

BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education of the Menands Union Free School District accept the following donation as listed:

  • Joan Marsh- $20 for supplies for Ms. Stanton’s classroom
  • Hannaford- $250 gift card for the School Pantry Program
  • Mr. William Nevins- 16 soccer balls
 E.  District Management Letter Response 

BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education of the Menands Union Free School  District approve the district’s response to the Management Letter items noted in our audited financial statements as of June 30, 2021 by West and Company.

 F. Audit Corrective Action Plan- Office of the State Comptroller

BE IT RESOLVED, that upon review by the Board of Education, the Board hereby approves the attached Corrective Action Plan and authorizes the Superintendent of Schools to submit such plan to the appropriate agencies.   

G.  Contracts for Approval

Special Education Support Program – The Research Foundation for the State of New  York (SUNY RF)

BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education of the Menands Union Free School District approve the contract from The Research Foundation for the State of New York (SUNY RF) for the Special Education Internship Program for the 2021-2022 school year in the amount of $11,500.

 

12. PERSONNEL MATTERS

Resignations
Lunch Aide – Lynette Rossello

 

          BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education of the Menands Union Free School District  accept the resignation from Lynette Rossello, resigning from her position as a Lunch Aide  from the Menands Union Free School District effective October 1, 2021.

Teacher Aide – Kimberly Soto

 

          BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education of the Menands Union Free School District  accept the resignation from Kimberly Soto, resigning from her position as a Teacher Aide from the Menands Union Free School District effective October 15, 2021.

  Appointments
Food Service Helper- Taj Buskey

BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education of the Menands Union Free School District approve Taj Buskey as a Food Service Helper for the 2021-2022 school year. Remuneration as per the approved salary schedule.

Lunch Aide- Larry Gardenier

BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education of the Menands Union Free School District approve Larry Gardenier as a Lunch Aide for the 2021-2022 school year. Remuneration as per the approved salary schedule.                                                                                                                                              

13. SUPERINTENDENTS RECOMMENDATIONS PROGRAMS

 

CSE/CPSE Recommendations 

BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education of the Menands Union Free School District approve the CSE/CPSE  recommendations as submitted.

Substitute Teachers – Fully Cleared

BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education of the Menands Union Free School District appoint the following substitute teachers for the 2021-2022 school year.

  •  Devin Brooks
  • Ryan Constable
  • Samantha Cooke
  • Jared Haas
  • Madison Hempstead
  • Jeremy Kondrat
  • Emily LeClair
  • Roger Manion
  • Rachel Moquin
  • Ryan Ross
  • Lauryn Rowland
  • Carlo Sorriento
  • Kristen Wade
Substitute Nurse Compensation

BE IT RESOLVED  that the Board of Education of the Menands Union Free School District approve the following change in compensation for a substitute nurse from $21.50 per hour to a range of $21.50per hour up to $34.50 per hour.

14. STUDENT MATTERS 

Class Size Update as of 9/30/2021:

Kdg. – 40(split)  Gr. 5 – 33 (split)

Gr. 1 – 40(split)  Gr. 6 – 22 

Gr. 2 – 49(split)  Gr. 7 – 35 (split)

Gr. 3 – 39 (split)        Gr. 8 – 29 (split)

Gr. 4 – 31 Total – 318

15. SUPERINTENDENT’S COMMENTS

  • Pre Kindergarten
  • Communications
  • Committee Updates
     

16. PRINCIPAL’S COMMENTS

  • After School Clubs and Sports
  • Pumpkin Run
  • Pumpkin Character Contest
  • Red Ribbon Week
  • Picture Day October 22nd

17. MISCELLANEOUS

18. INFORMATIONAL MATERIAL

  • Red Ribbon Week- October 25th -29th
  • Pumpkin Run- October 18th-29th
  • November 2nd Election Day- No School. Superintendent’s Conference Day
  • Next Board Meeting is on Monday, November 8th at 6:30.
  • Pumpkin Decorating Contest

19. PUBLIC COMMENT

PLEASE NOTE:  During the Public Comment Sessions, members of the community may address the Board on agenda and non-agenda items. The Board President may limit remarks if individual speakers to a reasonable time.  Speakers must identify themselves and the topic on which they would like to make remarks. 

20. MOTION TO ADJOURN

*Board of education may choose to enter into executive session.

*All minutes of Board of Education meetings are recorded and become public record upon approval by the Board.