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OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION POTSDAM CENTRAL SCHOOLS REGULAR MEETING September 28, 2004 The Regular Meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Sandra Morris in the high school library. Roll was called. Roll Call Members present: Sandra Morris, President; J. Patrick Turbett, Vice President; Mary Ashley Carroll; Jim Bunstone; David Curry; Ralph Fuller; Thomas Fuhr; and Edward Hanlon. Members absent: Susan Rice. No. 135 Motion by R. Fuller, seconded by T. Fuhr, to hereby be it resolved, to go into executive Exec. session regarding administrative and teacher contract negotiations. Session Yeas: All members present. Nays: None. Motion carried: 8-0. Also present at the executive session were: Sylvia A. Root, Superintendent of Schools and Martha Phillips, Labor Relations Specialist, BOCES. The executive session began at 7:01 p.m. S. Rice arrived at 7:08 p.m. The executive session ended at 7:53 p.m. No. 136 Motion by J.P. Turbett, seconded by T. Fuhr, to hereby be it resolved, to return to Return to open session. Open Session Yeas: All members present. Nays: None. Motion carried: 9-0. OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS Page 2 September 28, 2004 Present after the executive session were: Sylvia A. Root, Supt. Of Sch; Holly Leger, H.S. Principal; Richard Evans, M.S. Principal; ...
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OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
POTSDAM CENTRAL SCHOOLS
REGULAR MEETING
September 28, 2004
The Regular Meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Sandra Morris in the high
school library.
Roll was called.
Roll Call
Members present: Sandra Morris, President; J. Patrick Turbett, Vice President; Mary
Ashley Carroll; Jim Bunstone; David Curry; Ralph Fuller; Thomas Fuhr; and Edward
Hanlon.
Members absent: Susan Rice.
No. 135
Motion by R. Fuller, seconded by T. Fuhr, to hereby be it resolved, to go into executive
Exec.
session regarding administrative and teacher contract negotiations.
Session
Yeas: All members present.
Nays: None.
Motion carried: 8-0.
Also present at the executive session were: Sylvia A. Root, Superintendent of Schools
and Martha Phillips, Labor Relations Specialist, BOCES.
The executive session began at 7:01 p.m.
S. Rice arrived at 7:08 p.m.
The executive session ended at 7:53 p.m.
No. 136
Motion by J.P. Turbett, seconded by T. Fuhr, to hereby be it resolved, to return to
Return to
open session.
Open
Session
Yeas: All members present.
Nays: None.
Motion carried: 9-0.
OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS
Page 2
September 28, 2004
Present after the executive session were: Sylvia A. Root, Supt. Of Sch; Holly Leger, H.S.
Principal; Richard Evans, M.S. Principal; Joann Chambers, Elem. Principal; Laura Hart,
School Business Manager; Anthony Vaccaro, Tch. Assoc. President; Thomas Caruso,
AD; Davida M. Yette, District Clerk; a representative from the Courier-Observer,
Watertown Times and WPDM Radio; and approximately 10 guests.
The pledge of allegiance was recited.
No. 137
Motion by R. Fuller, seconded by J.P. Turbett, to hereby be it resolved, to adopt
Adopt
the agenda as presented.
Agenda
Yeas: All members present.
Nays: None.
Motion carried: 9-0.
No. 138
Motion by D. Curry, seconded by R. Fuller, to hereby be it resolved, to approve the
Approve
minutes of September 14, 2004 Regular Meeting with the correction of a name in the
Mint.
supplemental file.
08/24/04
Yeas: All members present.
Nays: None.
Motion carried: 9-0.
J. Bunstone left at 8:40 p.m.
S. Rice left at 8:41 p.m.
S. Rice returned at 9:01 p.m.
No. 139
Motion by E. Hanlon, seconded by S. Rice, to hereby be it resolved, to approve the
Approve
Annual Audit as presented by Chip Clark of D’Arcangelo & Co., LLP for the 2003-04
Annual
school year.
Audit
2003-04
Yeas: All members present.
Nays: None.
Motion carried: 8-0.
No. 140
Motion by R. Fuller, seconded by S. Rice, to hereby be it resolved, to approve the After-
Approve
School Building Use Agreement with the Potsdam Building Blocks Daycare Center.
Building
Use
Yeas: All members present.
Agreement
Nays: None.
Motion carried: 8-0.
OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS
Page 3
September 28, 2004
No. 141
Motion by R Fuller, seconded by D. Curry, to hereby be it resolved, to appoint Susan
Appoint
Rice as Voting Delegate for the New York State School Board Annual Convention to be
S. Rice
held in Buffalo, October 21 –24, 2004. Ms. Rice is permitted to vote according to her
Voting
conscience.
Delegate
Yeas: All members present.
Nays: None.
Motion carried: 8-0.
No. 142
Motion by M. Ashley Carroll, seconded by D. Curry, to hereby be it resolved, to accept
Approve
the recommendation of the Superintendent and approve the Sports Merger request with
Wrestling
Canton C.S. in Wrestling.
Merger
Yeas: All members present.
Nays: None.
Motion carried: 8-0.
No. 143
Motion by R. Fuller, seconded by T. Fuhr, to hereby be it resolved, to accept the
Approve
recommendation of the Superintendent and approve the following Property Tax
Prop. Tax
Corrections:
Corr.
Amount Charged
Name
Tax Year
Parcel ID #
Back to District
First Pioneer
2004-05
64.060-2.27.12
$
0.00
Farm Credit
Ramsey, Robert &
2004-05
64.058-2.42
0.00
Hafer, Mathew
51,53Market St. LMTD
2004-05
64.058-4-45
0.00
P
R
T
P
Wheeler, John
2004-05
53.003-1-17.11
0.00
Kahn, George
2005-06
64.058-2-22
+ 77.97
Yeas: All members present.
Nays: None.
Motion carried: 8-0.
OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS
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September 28, 2004
No. 144
Motion by R. Fuller, seconded by J.P. Turbett, to hereby be it resolved, to accept the
Approve
recommendation of the Superintendent and approve the CSE Minutes of
CSE Mint.
September 9, 2004.
9/9/04
Yeas: All members present.
Nays: None.
Motion carried: 8-0.
No. 145
Motion by S. Rice, seconded by R. Fuller, to hereby be it resolved, to accept the
Resign.
recommendation of the Superintendent and accept the resignation of Ralph Trumble from
R. Trumble
his position as teacher Aide in the elementary effective September 29, 2004. Permission
Tch. Aide
to seek a replacement for this position was granted.
Yeas: All members present.
Nays: None.
Motion carried: 8-0.
No. 146
Motion by R. Fuller, seconded by D. Curry, to hereby be it resolved, to accept the
Appoint
recommendation of the Superintendent and appoint Denise LaBar as long-term substitute
D. LaBar
School Social Worker for the district effective September 29, 2004. Ms. LaBar will be
LTS
paid a daily stipend of $ 154.25 for days worked.
Yeas: All members present.
Nays: None.
Motion carried: 8-0.
No. 147
Motion by M. Ashley Carroll, seconded by S. Rice, to hereby be it resolved, to accept the
Appoint
recommendation of the Superintendent and appoint Nicole Meashaw as Cafeteria
N. Meashaw
Monitor effective September 29, 2004. Ms. Meashaw will be paid an hourly rate of
Caf. Monitor
$ 9.73. Ms. Meashaw will be placed on a probationary period beginning
September 29, 2004 and ending September 28, 2005.
Yeas: All members present.
Nays: None.
Motion carried: 8-0.
OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS
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September 28, 2004
No. 148
Motion by R. Fuller, seconded by J.P. Turbett, to hereby be it resolved, to accept the
Appoint
recommendation of the Superintendent and appoint the following Football Volunteer
Vol.
Coaches:
Football
Coaches
Name
S
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t
S
t
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p
Salary
John Keleher
Football
N/A
N/A
David Dorothy
Football
N/A
N/A
Yeas: All members present.
Nays: None.
Motion carried: 8-0.
No. 149
Motion by J.P. Turbett, seconded by R. Fuller, to adjourn the meeting subject to the call
Approve
of the chair.
Adjourn.
Yeas: All members present.
Nays: None.
Motion carried: 8-0.
The meeting adjourned at 10:24 p.m.
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SUPPLEMENTAL FILE
Page 1
September 28, 2004
PUBLIC COMMENT (1
st
)
Anthony Vaccaro, Teachers’ Association President, read a statement on behalf of the Middle
School Facility thanking the Board members who attended open house and asked the Board to recognize
the effort put forth to make it a success.
Crystal Myler, Middle School Student, expressed a desire to have show choir re-established as an
extra-curricular activity in the middle school.
Carol Strome reported that the Music Friends have raised $ 14,300 towards the first year’s goal of
$ 20,000 for the replacement of instruments.
Lance Myler asked the board to consider the funding of a Fall musical on the opposite years of the
Spring musical, the effect of the middle school schedule on the music program, and the equal distribution
of funds among the extra-curricular activities.
CORRESPONDENCE
Mrs. Root shared the following correspondences with the Board: two revised policies #2160 –
School District Officer and Employee Code of Ethics and #9120.1 – Conflict of Interest; a news release
regarding Homecoming; information regarding Mentoring Program with the Teachers’ Association; letter
from Dr. Johnson regarding childhood obesity; and copies of several different surveys completed by
students of the district.
INFORMATION FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT
Chip Clark of D’Arcangelo & Co., LLP presented the Annual Audit for the 2003-04 school year.
The Board discussed the following: the modified sports philosophy; issues raised by Mary Ashley
Carroll concerning Board Meeting Procedures/Executive Sessions; enrollment for the 2004-05 school year;
and the Board agreed to move the Dress Code Issue to the next meeting.
BOARD COMMITTEE REPORTS
Program & Policy – The committee is scheduled to meet October 7, 2004 at 4:00 p.m. in the
Superintendent’s Conference Room to discuss the following: the policies included in tonight’s
correspondences; and the modified sports philosophy. The committee will meet again on October 14
th
at
4:00 p.m. jointly with Personnel & Negotiations Committee.
Buildings/Grounds/Transportation – No report.
Personnel & Negotiations – The committee discussed the administrative and teacher contracts with the full
board tonight in executive session.
Finance – The committee met last week at which time they developed a draft of the budget calendar. The
committee will meet again on October 5, 2004 at 6:30 p.m.
PUBLIC COMMENT (2
nd
)
Kathy Allott voiced her support of implementation of CORE Team concept.
Terry Guilcrest spoke in support of a wellness focus; promoting sexual abstinence programs for
teens; and encouraged participation in program regarding evolution.
PROPOSED AGENDA ITEMS
Discussion: Mentor program; Dress Code; & Proposed Budget Calendar
Action items: First Reading of Policy #2160 – School District Officer and Employee Code of
Ethics and #9120.1 – Conflict of Interest