September 19, 2019

BOARD OF EDUCATION 
WATERFORD-HALFMOON UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT

REGULAR MEETING - THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2019
7:00PM - LIBRARY



PUBLIC HEARING
Pledge of Allegiance
Comments from residents and staff regarding items on this evening’s action agenda
Comments from Administration
Presentation: Financial Report, Bernard P. Donegan, Inc.
Presentation: Vaping, Mr. Scanlan and Mr. Richardson


ACTION
Minutes of the September 5, 2019 Board of Education meeting
Treasurer’s Report ending August 31, 2019
Warrants
General Fund #17 for $306,883.97
Special Aid #7 for $63,588.48
Capital Fund #3 for $63,683.48
School Lunch #2 for $7,881.06
General Fund #18 for $33,440.78

New Business

Recommend the Board approve the probationary period extension of Marilyn Carson, In-school Monitor, to March 24, 2019.

Recommend the Board approve the revised job description for head groundskeeper.

Recommend the Board approve the revised job description for senior custodian

Recommend the Board approve the one year probationary appointment Ernest Anderson as cafeteria monitor effective September 20, 2019; salary per the CSEA contract.

Recommend the Board approve a request from Ann Dobert for a leave of absence effective 11/28/2019 through 6/30/2020.

Review of CSE minutes dated 9/4/19, 9/6/19

Recommend the Board approve the appointment of Nancy Houle as co-advisor for the junior high student government association for the 2019 - 2020 school year; salary per the CSEA contract.

Recommend the Board approve the resignation of Ann Dobert as high school student government association co-advisor for 2019 - 2020.

Recommend the Board approve the appointment of Allie Hornung as high school student government association co-advisor for 2019 - 2020; salary per the WTA contract.

Recommend the Board approve the Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) for Teachers of the Waterford-Halfmoon Union Free School District as outlined in Education Law 3012-d sub part 30-3 of the Commissioner’s Regulations.

Recommend the Board approve the Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) for Principals of the Waterford-Halfmoon Union Free School District as outlined in Education Law 3012-d sub part 30-3 of the Commissioner’s Regulations 

Recommend the Board approve the final request by Mrs. Russo and Ms. Bridgers to take the 6th grade students and high school art students to NYC on October 25, 2019 to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.   

Recommend the Board declare as surplus 69 Glencoe Life Science Textbooks ISBN #0078694639; and miscellaneous physical science textbooks.

Recommend the Board approve the appointment of Lyn Derway as Interim Business Manager effective September 19, 2019; salary per the terms and conditions in the attached contract.

Recommend the Board approve the appointment of Vince Popolizio as Chief Emergency Resource Officer for the 2019 - 2020 school year.  

Recommend the Board approve the 2019 - 2020 Emergency Response Plan (available at the meeting).   

Recommend the Board approve the following resolution:
RESOLUTION DATED SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE WATERFORD-HALFMOON UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT DECLARING A CAPITAL PROJECT AS AN UNLISTED ACTION AND DECLARING THE INTENT OF THE WATERFORD-HALFMOON UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT TO BE LEAD AGENCY FOR PURPOSES OF A COORDINATED REVIEW PURSUANT TO THE STATE ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY REVIEW ACT

WHEREAS, the Waterford Union Free School District (the “School District”) has before it a proposed capital project (the “Project”) consisting of: (1)(a) renovations to its existing K-12 school building,  window and door replacement, masonry repair/repointing, interior renovations (including floor, wall, ceiling finishes upgrades/replacements and, room reconfiguration),  upgrades to existing mechanical (including heating, ventilation, air conditioning, control systems ductwork and chiller plant), plumbing (including plumbing fixture replacement and related piping) and electrical systems (including electrical distribution, lighting, communication systems and fire alarms systems), parking lot reconstruction, parking lot lighting upgrades and related asbestos abatement; and (b) renovations and reconstruction of the existing athletic fields, including existing asphaltic track and inner athletic field located at its existing K-12 school building campus, including regrading of the surrounding grade, reconstruction of the 6 lane track to accommodate a 70 yard wide soccer field of synthetic turf including underdrainage, retaining wall, fencing, storm water management, related equipment and utilities for future lighting and communications, at a maximum estimated cost of $15,185,000; (2) the expenditure of such sum for such purpose; (3) levying the necessary tax therefore, to be levied and collected in annual installments in such years and in such amounts as may be determined by the Board of Education taking into account state aid; and (5) in anticipation of the collection of such tax, the issuance of bonds and notes of the School District at one time or from time to time in the principal amount not to exceed $15,185,000, and levying a tax to pay the interest on said obligations when due; and 

WHEREAS, pursuant to Article 8 of the Environmental Conservation Law of the State of New York, as amended, and the regulations of the Department of Environmental Conservation of the State of New York promulgated thereunder (collectively referred to hereinafter as “SEQRA”), the School District is required to make a determination whether the “action” (as said quoted term is defined in SEQRA) to be taken by the School District may have a “significant impact on the environment” (as said quoted term is utilized in SEQRA) and the preliminary agreement of the School District to undertake the Project constitutes such an action; and

WHEREAS, to aid the School District in determining whether undertaking the Project may have a significant impact upon the environment, a Short-Form Environmental Assessment Form (the “EAF”) has been prepared for the Project, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit “A”, with a copy of the EAF on file at the office of the School District; and

WHEREAS, the School District has examined the EAF in order to classify the Project; and 

WHEREAS, the School District has not approved the Project; and 

NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved by the members of the Board of Education of the Waterford-Halfmoon Union Free School District as follows:

(1) Based upon an examination of the EAF and the criteria contained in 6 NYCRR §617.7©, and based further upon the School District’s knowledge of the Project and Project area, and such further investigation of the Project and its environmental impacts as the School District has deemed appropriate, the School District makes the following findings and determinations with respect to the Project pursuant to SEQRA:

(A) The Project consists of the components described above in the first WHEREAS clause of this resolution; and

(B) The Project constitutes an “Unlisted Action” (as said quoted term is defined in SEQRA); and 

C) As a consequence of the foregoing, the School District hereby declares its intent to be “Lead Agency” (as said term is defined in SEQRA) with respect to a coordinated review of the Project pursuant to SEQRA; and

(D) The School District’s bond counsel shall arrange for distribution of its notice of intent to be “Lead Agency” and are hereby authorized to take such actions as are necessary and appropriate to assist the School District in fulfilling the requirements under SEQRA for the Project;  and 

(F) Copies of said EAF shall be maintained in the main office of the School District in a file that will be readily accessible to the public.

(3) This Resolution shall take effect immediately.


INFORMATION
BCA Invitation 
Opening Enrollment

COMMENTS from the Board of Education, residents and staff

ADJOURNMENT

General Fund 17 091019.pdf
Special Aid 7 091019.pdf
Capital Fund 3 91919.pdf
School Lunch 2 091919.pdf
General Fund 18 091909.pdf
Monthly Treasurer's Report-Aug 2019.pdf