October 4, 2018

The Waterford-Halfmoon Union Free School District Board of Education Regular Meeting held Thursday, October 4, 2018 was called to order at 7:00pm by Mrs. Ricci.

PRESENT: Marcia Ricci, David Lee, Tammi Dehler, Jack Catanzarita, Carolyn Bell

ALSO PRESENT: Patrick Pomerville, Carol Lyon, Jennifer Bull, Deb Ryan-Campbell, Kathy Kutny, Bryan Basila, Pam Bailey, Michael Robbins, Paul Gervasio, Patrick Parker

ABSENT: Kory Galuski, Jamie Maloney

There were no comments from the public regarding items on this evenings action agenda.

Comments from Administration
Mrs. Bull reported on the need to recruit members to focus on this year’s building level meetings.  The elementary open house had a nice turnout.  I-Ready teacher training was held on Thursday, October 4, 2018.  

Mr. Pomerville updated the Board on construction punch-list items: cabinet hardware, locks, etc.  The electrical work, HVACC, ramp railings and core locks are being addressed and should be completed soon.  Ms. Cecil, BCA, will address the Board on October 18, 2018 with a final wrap-up.

Fordian Fever events were held this past weekend with great attendance at games and events.  Next year, the district will work to address the large crowd for night games, bonfire and fireworks.  

The emergency evacuation drill will be held October 5, 2018.

Presentation: Financial Audit ending June 30, 2018, Bryan Basila of Stark & Basila, Certified Public Accountants, P.C.
Mr. Basila reviewed the audit and noted unqualified opinions in all categories.  He noted mandated accounting changes in the area of health insurance for retirees.  There were no reportable issues found in the audit.  There are a couple of notes the Board can review in the management letter.  The Board thanked Mr. Basila for his presentation.

Presentation: Athletic Department Strategic Plan, Michael Robbins, Athletic Director
This summer, Mr. Robbins took over the duties of athletic director from Mr. Parker.  Together with Mr. Pomerville, he reviewed the current state of our athletic department with a look towards the future.  A plan was formulated which will drive decision making in the future.   A discussion followed  on the importance of skill development, and positive and inclusive experiences at the modified and junior varsity levels.  Whereas, the varsity level is more selective and focuses on results.  Mr. Robbins reviewed the statistics found in his report.  He thanked the coaches and teachers for their efforts.  

Recognition: Scholar-Athlete Team School of Excellence for 2017 - 2018
Mr. Robbins presented the student scholar-athlete award to Mr. Parker as he was the athletic director for that time period.

ACTION
On motion by Mr. Lee and seconded by Mrs. Dehler, and by a vote of 5 - 0 the Board approved the minutes of the September 20, 2018 meeting.

On motion by Mr. Lee and seconded by Mrs. Dehler, and by a vote of 5 - 0 the Board approved the following warrants:
General Fund #21 for $27,284.61
Special Aid #7 for $5,043.60

On motion by Mr. Lee and seconded by Mrs. Dehler, and by a vote of 5 - 0 the Board accepted the resignation of Gwen Callahan, Senior Typist, HS Office, effective October 17, 2018.

On motion by Mr. Lee and seconded by Mrs. Dehler, and by a vote of 5 - 0 the Board approved the appointment of Kristina Kennedy as substitute food service worker for the 2018 - 2019 school year; salary per the CSEA contract.

The Board reviewed CSE minutes dated 9/17/2018.

On motion by Mr. Lee and seconded by Mrs. Dehler, and by a vote of 5 - 0 the Board accepted the Financial Audit ending June 30, 2018, as submitted by Bryan Basila of Stark & Basila, Certified Public Accountants, P.C.

On motion by Mr. Lee and seconded by Mrs. Dehler, and by a vote of 5 - 0 the Board approved the following warrants: 
School Lunch #4 for $6,502.35
Special Aid #8 for $6,798.76
General Fund #23 for $306,882.29

On motion by Mr. Lee and seconded by Mrs. Dehler, and by a vote of 5 - 0 the Board approved the appointment of Jessica Gaffney and Jayne Kennealy as substitute teachers for the 2018 - 2019 school year; salary per the WTA contract.

The Board reviewed CSE minutes dated 9/27/18, 9/28/18, 10/1/18, 10/2/18

On motion by Mr. Lee and seconded by Mrs. Dehler, and by a vote of 5 - 0 the Board approved the appointment of Elizabeth Wyld as Yearbook, Publisher Advisor for the 2018 - 2019 school year; salary per the Memorandum of Agreement dated October 4, 2018.

There were no comments from the Board of Education, residents or staff.

On motion by Mr. Lee and seconded by Mrs. Dehler, and by a vote of 5 - 0 the Board went into executive session at 7:24pm to discuss negotiations.  They returned to regular session at 7:45 and adjourned.

Julie Caulkins
District Clerk