July 11, 2019 Reorganizational Meeting

BOARD OF EDUCATION

WATERFORD-HALFMOON UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT

WATERFORD, NEW YORK


BOE GOAL SETTING MEETING - TUESDAY, JULY 11. 2019

4:30PM - AUDITORIUM


REORGANIZATIONAL MEETING - TUESDAY, JULY 11. 2019

7:00pm - AUDITORIUM 


REGULAR MEETING - TUESDAY, JULY 11. 2019

7:15PM - AUDITORIUM

Pledge of Allegiance Election of permanent chairman of reorganizational meeting Call for motion to elect Superintendent of Schools, Patrick Pomerville chairman of reorganizational meeting 

Election and Oath of Office to President  Call for motion to nominate BOE President

Oath administered by Mr. Pomerville Election and Oath of Office to Vice President Call for motion to nominate BOE Vice President Oath administered by Mr. Pomerville Oaths of Office to New Board Members Administered by Mr. Pomerville Oath of Office to Patrick H. Pomerville, Superintendent of Schools Administered by Board of Education President Recommend the Board approve the following appointments and administer oaths of office to District Treasurer: Nancy Spretty

Clerk of the Board: Julie Caulkins

  • Recommend the Board approved the following resolution BE IT RESOLVED, that the Waterford-Halfmoon Union Free School District, Location Code: 74107, hereby establishes the following as standard work days for its employees and will report days worked to the New York State and Local Employees' Retirement System based on the timekeeping system or the record of activities maintained and submitted by these members to the clerk of this body:  Business Manager: 7 hours per day; Account Clerk: 7 hours per day; Secretary to the Superintendent: 7 hours per day.  

Recommend the Board approve the following appointments:   School Attorney: Girvin & Ferlazzo, PC

External Auditor: Marvin and Company

School Physician: Sun Medical Center, P.C.

Treasurer for Extra-Classroom Activity Account: Nancy Spretty

Attendance Clerk: Paula CaradoriSupervisors of the Extra-Classroom Activity Account: Faculty Auditor: Julie Caulkins; Chief Faculty Counselor: High School Principal

Civil Rights Compliance Officers: High School Principal and Director of Pupil Personnel Services

ADA and Section 504 Compliance Officer: Director of Pupil Personnel Services

Title IX Officers: High School Principal and Director of Pupil Personnel Services

Committee on Special Education and Pre-School Education designated members:   Jennifer Bull, Director of Student Support Services, Curriculum and Instruction; Karen Grimes, Psychologist; Kelly Denvir, Psychologist; Lindsay Fletcher as CSE Parent Representative/Member.

Committee on Special Education Chairpersons: Karen Grimes, Kelly Denvir

Dignity Act Coordinator: Joel Richardson

LEA Asbestos Designee: Vincenzo Popolizio

Education Law 3038 Substance Abuse Resource Coordinator: Jessica DiFabio Recommend the Board approve the following designations: Official Bank Depository of all funds: Key Bank, NYCLASS

Regular monthly meeting dates: first and third Thursdays of each month

Official Newspaper: Gazette Newspaper Recommend the Board authorize the following for the 2019 - 2020 school year: Chief School Officer to certify payrolls for the school year.

Board to authorize all employee payrolls as they become due pursuant to CSEA, WTA and WAA contract for the school year.

Designate Business Manager as School Purchasing Agent.

Authorization to establish a petty cash fund of $100 and the Business Manager to administer same.

Authorization to establish a Tax Collector petty cash fund for the months of September and October of $100 and the Business Manager to administer same.

Authorization to establish a petty cash fund of $50 for the Library and the Business Manager to administer same.

Authorization to establish a petty cash fund of $100 for the cafeteria and the Business Manager to administer same.

Designation of authorized signature on checks

RESOLVED that the Board of Education approve, pursuant to Education Law, Article 35, Section 1720.2, authorization of one signature, the Treasurer’s, in drawing down funds.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that in the absence or inability of the Treasurer to perform this duty, the President of the Board of Education is authorized to sign in the Treasurer’s place.

The Chief School Officer is authorized to represent the Board of Education of Waterford-Halfmoon UFSD for all State and Federal programs for the school year.

The Chief School Officer is authorized to approve the budget transfers not to exceed $1,000 per item.

The authorization to transfer funds, by the District Treasurer or the Business Manager, verbally or electronically with Key Bank, NYCLASS

Authorization of the Business Manager or Clerk of the Board to be present at all bid openings.

Authorization of destruction of records yearly as prescribed by law as determined by the Records Retention Officer Recommend the Board approve the bonding of the following personnel District Treasurer

District Tax Collector

Treasurer of Extra-Classroom Activity Account

Cafeteria Manager Recommend the Board approve the following items Establishment of mileage reimbursement rate at the current IRS reimbursement rate, adjusted as necessary to reflect periodic IRS adjustments.


Establishment of tuition rates for students attending BOCES Occupational Education programs at the current BOCES rate for the 2019-2020 school year


Tutoring rates for the 2019-2020 school year per the WTA contract.


Establishment of Waterford-Halfmoon UFSD tuition rates for the 2019 - 2020 school year: Elementary $8,965 High School $12,722.  Approval of Substitute Teacher Pay Rate as follows:

Per diem rate: Non-certified substitute teacher $85 per day; NYS Certified teacher $100 per day

Short and Long Term Substitutes:

Short term leave (1-89 consecutive days for same WHUFSD teacher):  $85/$100 per day for days 1-10; $160 per day, beginning on the 11th day, not retroactive

Long term leave (appointed to a term substitute position of 90 consecutive days or longer for same WHUFSD teacher): $100 per day for days 1-10; $160 per day for days 11-89; beginning on the 90th day, paid at Step 1 daily rate and retroactive to day 1; may elect health insurance at current WTA contribution rate  Establishment of Board Committees by President: Finance/Insurance Policy/Program Development

Rules & Curriculum/Employment

Building & Grounds Public Relations Establishment of liaisons to the following committees for Board representation: Senior Citizens Legislative Curriculum Cabinet

Youth Council Town Board

Village Board Saratoga County School Board Authorize the Board members to attend conferences, seminars and meetings for the 2019-2020 school year. Establishment of Board of Education Audit Committee: Marcia Ricci,  David Lee, Tammi Dehler, Jamie Maloney, John Catanzarita, Carolyn Bell, Denise Carutasu Recommend the Board approve the following resolution:

BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education of the Waterford-Halfmoon Union Free School District hereby designates Patrick Pomerville as the representative of the District to make all determinations regarding the eligibility of students to enroll, on a tuition free basis, in the schools of the District.  This designation affords Patrick Pomerville all rights and responsibilities pursuant to Part 100.2(y) of the regulations of the Commissioner of Education. Recommend the Board approve the Waterford-Halfmoon UFSD Guidance Plan. Guidance Plan 2019.pdf

  • Recommend the Board approve the following resolution for multi-year purchase agreements for the 2019 - 2020 school year:

WHEREAS, the Board of Education of the Waterford-Halfmoon UFSD may desire to enter into multiple Multi-Year Lease-Purchase Agreement(s) throughout the 2019 - 2020 school year with the Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex BOCES to furnish certain services to the District pursuant to Education Law 1950 (4)(jj), those services being:  CoSer 504 Instructional Technology Services.

WHEREAS, the Board of Education of the Waterford-Halfmoon UFSD may enter into agreements for the lease-purchase of instructional equipment with the Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex BOCES, in accordance with section 1725-a of the Education Law, with the payments to be applied against the purchase price of the equipment.  Said agreements(s) will be reviewed by the Waterford-Halfmoon UFSD to ensure that any Multi-Year Lease Purchase Agreement(s) are in the best financial interest of the Waterford-Halfmoon UFSD.

WHEREAS, the Multi-Year Lease-Purchase Agreement(s) with the Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex BOCES will not exceed five year terms and not exceed $35,000 per each Lease-Purchase Agreement.  The Multi-Year Lease- Purchase Agreement(s) may include related borrowing fees, support and coordination fees, and insurance costs for the duration of each contract, subject to the approval of the Commissioner of Education.

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the Waterford-Halfmoon UFSD authorizes the District to enter into Multi-Year Lease-Purchase Agreement(s) throughout the 2019 - 2020 school year with the Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex BOCES for the provision of Instructional Technology Services to the District in an amount or amounts not to exceed $35,000, subject to the approval of the Commissioner of Education.


 

End of Reorganizational Meeting