July 9, 2020 Regular Meeting


7:00 - LIBRARY
See Attached Agenda


Comments from residents and staff regarding items on this evening’s action agenda.
Comments from Administration
Presentation: Review of Athletic Strategic Plan, Mr. Robbins

Minutes of the June 18, 2020 Board of Education Meeting
Capital Fund #24 for $34,470.40
Capital Fund #23 for $7,982.40
General Fund #79 for $113,556.85
School Lunch #21 for $15.93
Special Aid #28 for $2,000
School Lunch #20 for $664.35
General Fund #77 for $133,329.18
Claims Audit ending June 2020

New Business
Recommend the Board approve the appointment of the following substitute teachers and or teacher aides for the 2020 summer school session; salary per the WTA or CSEA contract.
Todd Hayes
Lisa Hackel
Hollie Russo
Darcy Pogue
Jessica Sorensen
Heidi Donaldson
Allie Hornung
Wayne Bowmanchester
Nicole Spulnick
Melissa Millington

Recommend the Board approve the appointment of Joel Richardson as Data Privacy Officer for the 2020 - 2021 school year with a stipend of $4,000.

Review of CSE minutes dated 4/23/2020, 5/19/2020, 5/27/2020, 5/28/2020, 5/29/2020, 6/2/2020, 6/3/2020, 6/11/2020

Recommend the Board approve the School District Legal Counsel Agreement between the Waterford-Halfmoon UFSD and Girvin and Ferlazzo, PC for 2020-2021 legal services dated July 9, 2020
Recommend the Board declare as surplus 80 cases of 2-ply bathroom tissue to be sold.

Recommend the Board approve the following resolution:

WHEREAS, the Superintendent of Schools is preferring disciplinary charges pursuant to Civil Service Law Section 75 against Employee ID 783, an employee of the Waterford-Halfmoon Union Free School District; and, 

WHEREAS, the Board of Education of the Waterford-Halfmoon Union Free School District desires to exercise its authority to appoint a hearing officer to hear this matter and return a report and recommendation to it concerning the proceeding.

IT IS THEREFORE RESOLVED that Brian Devane is appointed as Hearing Officer in a certain matter involving disciplinary charges involving Employee ID 783, an employee of the Waterford-Halfmoon Union Free School District.  Hearing Officer Devane is directed to conduct the hearing and return his report and recommendations in accordance with Civil Service Law Section 75.

Recommend the Board approve a health service contract to be paid by the Waterford-Halfmoon UFSD to the East Greenbush CSD for one student in the amount of $777.11..

Recommend the Board approve the WSWHE BOCES Final Service Contract for the 2020-2021 school year.

Recommend the Board approve the four year probationary appointment of Christine Falasco, Special Education Teacher, effective September 1, 2020 through September 1, 2024; salary per the WTA contract on Step 5MS39; NYS Initial Certification Student with Disabilities, Grades 7-12, Generalist.

Recommend the Board approve the final request by Mrs. MacDougall for a field tip to Boston in May 2021.  On February 12, 2020 the Board approved her final request for a student trip to Boston originally scheduled for May 2020. Mrs. MacDougall would now like to move that date to May 2021 pending consideration of world health concerns.  

Recommend the Board accept the resignation of Donna Cramer as Senior Typist in the HS Guidance Office effective July 9, 2020.

Recommend the Board approve the one year probationary appointment of Donna Cramer as District Clerk/Confidential Secretary to the Superintendent effective July 10, 2020 through July 10, 2021;  prorated salary of $50,000; sixteen sick days, three personal days and ten vacation days to be prorated; other benefits per the CSEA contract.

Recommend the Board approve the Memorandum of Agreement by and between the Waterford-Halfmoon UFSD and the CSEA, Local 1000 AFSCME, AFL-CIO, Local 864 dated June 30, 2020.

Recommend the Board rescind the appointment of Alissa Melucci as 2020 summer school nurse.

COMMENTS from the Board of Education, residents and staff

Capital Fund 24 792020.pdf
Captial Fund 23 792020.pdf
General Fund 79 792020.pdf
School Lunch 21 792020.pdf
Special Aid 28 792020.pdf
School Lunch 20 792020.pdf
General Fund 77 792020.pdf