WYNANTSKILL UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT Regular Meeting of the Board of Education
June 10, 2021 @ 7:00 PM Gardner-Dickinson School Media Center
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1.0 Call to Order and Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag
1.1 1.2 1.3
Record of Attendance
Review of Agenda/Additions to Agenda Approval of Minutes of Previous Meeting
a. May 20, 2021 Acceptance of Financial Reports
a. Internal Claims Auditor’s Report May 2021
b. Monthly Treasurer’s Report with Budget Transfers
Visitors and Communication
a. Communications to the Board of Education
Dowd Scholarship Update
Update on Virtual Meetings
b. Opportunity for the Public to be Heard
2.0 Reports to the Board of Education
2.1 Board of Education Reports & Updates
2.2 District / Superintendent Program Report
2.3 Principal’s Report
2.4 PTA / SEPTA Update
3.0 Appointments and Authorizations
3.1 BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education of the Wynantskill Union Free School District hereby reduces one (1) position in the physical education tenure area from a 1.0 FTE to a 0.60 FTE, effective June 30, 2021. The Superintendent is directed to notify
the affected staff member of this action.
3.2 BE IT RESOLVED, the Board of Education hereby approves the request for FMLA for Sarah Sepp, commencing on September 1, 2021 and ending October, 29 2021, followed by an unpaid child rearing leave of absence through the remainder of the 2021-2022 school year.
3.3 BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the Wynantskill Union Free School District hereby approves the Memorandum of Agreement by and between the Wynantskill Teachers Association and the District, WHEREAS, for the 2021-2022 school year only, the District would like to amend the arrival and dismissal times for WTA bargaining members so to allow the District to comply with all federal, state and local COVID-19 requirements; as per attached MOA.
3.4 Approve CSE/CPSE Recommendations as per attached.
3.5 Approve Funding of District Reserves using excess fund balance.
3.6 Motion to abolish the Pre-K agreement with CEO.
3.7 Approve 3% salary increases for 10 and 12 month employees, and school principal for the 2021-2022 school year.
3.8 Appoint Eric Audi as a Food Service Worker at a rate of 16.33/hr., 4 hours /day for the 2021-2022 school year.
3.9 Appoint Tina Albert Cafeteria Worker at a rate of $17.74/hr for the 2021-2022 school year.
3.10 Appoint Robert Hurd as a Recess Aide at a rate of $17.74/hr. for 2 hrs./day for the 2021-2022 school year.
3.11 Appoint Heidi Hallock as part-time Superintendent’s Secretary at a rate of $20.60/hr., 4 hours/day for the 2021-2022 school year.
3.12 Appoint Brenda Vermilya as Part Time FTE (.6) School Nurse @ St. Jude beginning 9/1/2021- 6/30/22 @ Step 12 prorated.
3.13 Appoint Jean Marie Steffek Summer School Teacher for 30 days, 4 hours/day at a rate of $49.00 hour not to exceed $6,200.00.
3.14 Appoint Alicia Travis Teachers Aide for Summer School program for 30 days, 4 hours/day at a rate of 16.33/hr.
3.15 Approve Kate Lansing for Summer Speech and Language Services at a rate of $49.00/hour as needed/requested by the District.
3.16 Approve Amy Murphy (School Counselor) for up to ten days of summer work at a daily rate of $ 414.20 as needed/requested by the Superintendent.
3.17 Appoint Robert Cushing, 19-A Examiner and a NYS School Bus Driver Instructor, as driver trainer at a rate of $25.00/hr.
3.18 Appoint Marianne Lenseth, 19-A Examiner and SBDI School Bus Driver Trainer, at a rate of $40.00 /hr.
3.19 Appoint Karen Keagan Permanent School Bus Driver, effective 2/2/21.
3.20 Appoint Michael Goyer as a Transportation Consultant at a rate of $50.00/hour as needed for
the 2021-2022 school year.
3.21 Adjust base School Bus Driver rate to $20/hr., and the Substitute Bus Driver rate to $18/hr. for the 2021-2022 school year.
3.22 Appoint Bus Driver Trainees at the substitute bus driver/driver training rate of $18.00 per hour. a. Bob Rowe b. Patricia Rowe c. Nicole Manzer d. Brenda Alderman
3.23 Appoint Summer School Bus Drivers for July 6 thru August 16, for 4 hours/day as needed by their assigned bus runs. See attached assignments.
a. Nancy Ruffinen b. Ralph Roberts c. Bob Cushing d. Debbie Hayes $20.25/hr $20.35/hr $20.25/hr $20.35/hr
3.24 Approve Joyce Lanesey Summer Bus Aide for July 6 thru August 16, 2021, 4 hours/day at a rate of $16.33/hr.
3.25 Approve Joyce Lanesey Bus Aide at a rate of $16.33/hr. for the 2021-2022 school year.
4.1 Organizational/Regular Meeting of the Board of Education July 6, 2021 @ 7 pm
4.2 Graduation Thursday June 24, 2021 @ 7pm
4.3 Opportunity for the Public to be Heard
Recommended Action: That the Board of Education adjourns into Executive Session, if needed, for the
purpose of discussing one or more of the following subjects:
1. _______ Matters that will imperil the public safety if disclosed.
2. _______ Any matter that may disclose the identity of a law enforcement agent or informer.
3. _______ Information relating to current or future investigation or prosecution of a criminal offense that would
imperil effective law enforcement if disclosed.
4. _______ Discussion involving proposed, pending, or current litigation.
5. _______ Collective negotiations pursuant to article 14 of the Civil Service Law.
6. _______ 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. 7. _______ The preparation, grading, or administration of exams.
8. _______ 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 things (Pub. Off. Law § 105(a-h)).
6.0 Return to Open Session 7.0 Adjournment
The mission of our community-based school is to create a safe, compassionate, progressive learning environment that recognizes individual needs and encourages all students to strive for personal and educational excellence.
As a small, suburban school district, rich with pride, we believe that by working together we can: create a dynamic program based on character, tolerance and diversity; provide opportunities for all to reach their fullest potential; empower all to
achieve personal excellence and encourage a life-long love of learning.