March 4, 2021

Board of Education

Waterford-Halfmoon Union Free School District

March 4, 2021

Finance Committee Meeting 6:00pm (Virtual)

Regular Meeting 7:00pm - Library (Virtual)





  • Review CSE meeting minutes for 02/08/2021
  • Minutes of the February 11, 2021 Board of Education Meeting
  • Recommend the Board approve Policy 1640 Absentee Ballots.
  • Recommend the Board approve the following resolution,

            BE IT RESOLVED that the Waterford-Halfmoon Union Free School District hereby nominates the following individual, David Petruska, for election to the Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex Board of Cooperative Educational Services to fill one of three (3) partial terms, effective April 28, 2021, or as soon thereafter as the individual may be sworn in, and expiring June 30, 2023, and five (5) full terms, one (1) effective April 28, 2021 and four (4) effective July 1, 2021, all expiring June 30, 2024.

  • Recommend the Board approve the one year probationary appointment of Kathryn Corbett as High School Hall Monitor; effective March 1, 2021; seven hours per day; salary per the CSEA contract.
  • Recommend the Board approve the following as elementary substitute teachers for the 2021-2022 school year, Molly Byron, Martha DeGrazia, Alexandra Keen, Madeline Mazzotta, and Haroon Sarwer; salary per the policy on substitute teacher pay.
  • Recommend the Board approve the health service contract to be paid by the Waterford-Halfmoon UFSD to the South Colonie CSD for eleven students in the amount of $8,569.99
  • Recommend the Board approve the following resolution;

WHEREAS, in 2001, by a majority vote of the qualified voters, a Capital Reserve was established for future building repairs in an amount not to exceed $10,000; and

WHEREAS, since the establishment of such Reserve, the District inadvertently contributed in excess of the $10,000, for a total of $33,640.57; and 

WHEREAS, to cure such defect, the District wishes to transfer the amount exceeding $10,000 (the “overage”) back to the General Fund Balance, where such amounts were derived. 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, the Board of Education hereby authorizes a transfer of $23,640.57, constituting the “overage” in such account, from the Capital Reserve created in 2001, to the General Fund, effective March 5, 2021.  This shall leave a balance of $10,000 within this reserve.

  • Recommend the Board authorize participation in the Cooperative Purchasing Program coordinated by Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex counties BOCES for bids awarded in the 2021-2022 school year for the following commodities; bread, ice cream; milk, canned-frozen meat, NOI (net-off invoice food products), produce, cafeteria paper products, USDA commodity-fee for service (FFS), custodial products, copy paper and envelopes.
  • Recommend the Board approve the following resolution,

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the Waterford Halfmoon Union Free School District, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, does hereby correct the appointment of Occupational Therapist, Lisa Petersen, retroactive to September 1, 2019, to be that of a licensed professional.  The District mistakenly appointed Ms. Petersen as an Occupational Therapist in a tenure track position, which is hereby rescinded.  Ms. Petersen is hereby granted permanent status as a Registered Occupational Therapist, retroactive to August 31, 2020.   Ms. Petersen will continue to be a member of the Waterford Teachers Association unit, with all the rights and benefits of that agreement.

  • Recommend the Board approve the 2020-2021 health service contracts to be billed by the Waterford-Halfmoon UFSD and collected from the following districts:
    • Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake SD         2 children      $          1,937.82
    • Cohoes School District                   6 children      $          5,813.46
    • Green Island School District          2 children      $          1,937.82
    • Hoosic Valley School District         3 children      $          2,906.73
    • Lansingburgh School District         46 children    $          44,569.86
    • Mechanicville School District         8 children      $          7,751.28
    • North Colonie School District        1 child            $            968.91
    • Saratoga Springs CSD                   1 child            $            968.91
    • Stillwater CSD                                  1 child            $            968.91
    • Troy School District                         4 children      $          3,875.64
    • Watervliet School District               4 children      $          3,875.64
  • Recommend the Board approve the Erie 1 BOCES Final Service Request for the 2021-2022 school year for the amount of $1795.00
  • Recommend the Board approve the one year probationary appointment of Brian Dengler as Director of Facilities III effective March 29, 2021 through March 29, 2022; prorated salary of $90,000, sixteen sick days, three personal days and twenty vacation days to be prorated; other benefits per the Confidential Contract.

COMMENTS from the Board of Education, residents and staff


Audit report Capital Fund 02-10-21.pdf
Audit report Extra class 02-10-21.pdf
Audit report - General Fund 02-1-21.pdf
Audit report - General Fund 02-10-21.pdf
Audit Report School Lunch 02-10-21.pdf
F-13 Special Aid 02-10-21.pdf