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Proceedings of Board of Education Meeting – Dec. 6, 2017

PRESENT – Ronald Kardash, Mary Beth Hudyncia, Jeffrey Jones, David Przestrzelski, and Todd McFee.

ABSENT -Jami Stevens, Mary Beth Hudyncia, and Jeffrey L. Jones (arrived at 6:35pm)

OTHERS -David W. Ziskin, Ed.D., Superintendent of Schools; Rebecca J. Smith, Secretary to the Superintendent; Carl J. Rockefeller, Business Manager; Jessica Sanders, Human Resources; Philene Hudson, Accounting; Faculty and Staff: Lisa Trembley, Lance Elliott, Kyra Gallup, and Casey Shults; Students: Samantha Crouse, Willow MaGinnis, Patrick Murphy, Michael D’Arcangelis, Michaela Stockwell, and Molly Shults; and Residents: Kimberly and James Lawyer.

CALL TO ORDER – President Kardash called the Regular Meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

TIME FOR VISITORS -Kyra Gallup and Molly Shults -Little Free Library: Mrs. Gallup  used an idea gathered during professional development with Dr. Dozier to have books available   to children through at all times.  Her class created a Little Free Library on the playground that  they stock with books and children may leave a book or take a book so that they may continue to enjoy reading even when school is not in session. First grader, Molly  Shults, decided to install  one in Haslett Parle She received approval from the Village Mayor and it was installed a few months ago. Molly told the Board “Every Child Deserves a Book”. The Board and Dr. Ziskin congratulated Molly on her hard work for her community and her peers.  What a wonderful thing  to share.

Jr. Sr. High School Environmental Team -Science Teacher, Lance Elliot, and his team study the surrounding water in order to better understand and help the eco-system. The students noted that this team makes Science more interesting, gives them more insight into their surroundings and helps their community. They noted they travel around and recently the data they have collected over the last few years was presented to the Van Homesville Community to show the differences  in the rivers and lakes and how it is affecting the fish population. The Board thanked Mr. Elliott and his team for their hard work and dedication to our  communities.

INFORMATIONAL ITEMS- Dr. Ziskin and the Administrators gave an update on the Theory of Action and Board Priority Progress.  Dr. Ziskin reminded the Board of the  Growth Priorities:

#1 Improve Student Learning Outcomes; #2 Build and maintain trusting relationships with students and their families; #3 Ensure safety in our schools; and #4 Ensure responsible and strategic use of fiscal and human resources to best support the needs of our students. Dr. Ziskin and the Administrators provided a breakdown of the goals they have set for each priority  and what they are doing to achieve those goals. The Board thanked them for their continued dedication to the betterment  of our school.

During the presentation,  Dr. Ziskin asked for a 5 minute recess.  Mr. McFee moved, seconded  by Mr. Przestrzelski to adjourn for 5 minutes at 6:54pm. AYES: Kardash, McFee, Przestrzelski, Stevens, Hudyncia, and Bartholomew. NAYES: None. ABSTAIN: None. Motion Carried.  Mr. McFee moved, seconded by Mrs. Hudyncia to return to open session at 6:59pm. AYES: Kardash, McFee, Przestrzelski,  Stevens, Hudyncia, and Bartholomew.  NAYES:  None. ABSTAIN: None.   Motion Carried.

APPROVE MOA WITH FPTA TO CHANGE TO MVP MAP -Upon the recommendation of Superintendent Ziskin, Mrs. Stevens moved, seconded by Mrs. Hudyncia to approve the MOA with the FPTA regarding switching to the MVP Medicare Advantage Plan for all retirees over the age of 65. AYES: Kardash, McFee, Przestrzelski, Stevens, Hudyncia, and Bartholomew. NAYES: None. ABSTAIN: None.  Motion Carried.

PUBLIC COMMENT- Mr. Kardash noted that he was very pleased that the Insurance Committee was formed and feels it has helped a great deal with communication between bargaining  units and administration as well as business  officials.

EXECUTIVE SESSION -Mr. Bartholomew moved, seconded by Mr. Przestrzelski to move to executive session at 7:24 p.m. to discuss recommendations of the CPSE/CSE/504 and personnel issues. AYES: Kardash, McFee, Przestrzelski, Stevens, Hudyncia, and Baiiholomew. NAYES: None. ABSTAIN: None. Motion Carried.

RETURN TO OPEN SESSION -The board returned to open session at 8:35 p.m. on a motion by Mr. Przestrzelski and seconded by Mr. McFee.  President Kardash indicated that no action  was taken during executive session. AYES: Kai·dash, McFee, Przestrzelski, Stevens, Hudyncia, and Bartholomew.  NAYES: None. ABSTAIN: None.  Motion Carried.

CSE/CPSE/504 RECOMMENDATIONS -Mr. Bartholomew moved, seconded by Mr. McFee to approve recommendations of the Committee on Special Education for meetings held on November 6, 2017; November 9, 2017; November 13, 2017; November 21, 2017; November 27, 2017; November 29, 2017; and November 30, 2017. AYES: Kardash, McFee, Przestrzelski, Stevens, Hudyncia, and Bartholomew. NAYES: None. ABSTAIN: None. Motion CaITied.

EXTEND LEAVE OF ABSENCE (E. LINNEY)  Upon the recommendation of Superintendent Ziskin, Mrs. Stevens moved, seconded by Mr. Bartholomew to grant the request from Miss Elaine Linney to extend her leave of absence until January  10, 2018.  AYES: Kardash, McFee, Przestrzelski,  Stevens, Hudyncia,  and Bartholomew.   NAYES: None. ABSTAIN: None.  Motion Carried.

ADJOURNMENT -Mrs. Hudyncia moved, seconded by Mr. McFee to adjourn the meeting at 8:37 p.m.  AYES: Kardash, McFee, Przestrzelski,  Stevens, Hudyncia,  and Bartholomew. NAYES: None. ABSTAIN: None.  Motion Carried.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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