MEETING OF THE

BOARD OF EDUCATION

August 23, 2017

A G E N D A

 

I.             Determination of Quorum & Call to Order, President

II.          Salute to the Flag and Pledge of Allegiance

III.       Approval of Minutes –July 6, 2017, and August 2, 2017

IV.        Welcome to Visitors – At this time the Board of Education welcomes questions or comments relative to the items on tonightÕs agenda.

V.           Correspondence Report – District Clerk – Mrs. Lana Plinto

VI.        SuperintendentÕs Report – Dr. Edward Fale

VII.     List of Items for Action:

 

A.  PERSONNEL – Mr. Paul DePace, Chairperson

 

1.    BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education approves the appointment of Jennifer Suppa (Legal name Jennifer Smith) as Senior Typist Clerk, in accordance with Nassau County Civil Service, Exam 6002, established September 15, 2016, effective retroactively August 1, 2017, Compensation for this appointment will be at Step 1 in accordance with the agreement between the Valley Stream School District 24 and the Valley Stream Association of Educational Office Personnel of the Valley Stream Teachers Association Local 163.  This appointment is for a 26 week probationary period, said probation said to expire on February 28, 2018.

 

2.    BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education hereby appoints Leigh Nahman effective August 31, 2017 as an Elementary Classroom Teacher, holding a Certificate for Childhood Education (Grades 1-6), for a 4 year probationary period.  Her probation expiration will be August 31, 2021*.  Compensation will be at Step 1a MA in accordance with the current negotiated agreement between the Valley Stream TeachersÕ Association and the Board of Education.

 

*To be eligible to receive tenure, the probationer must receive composite or overall APPR ratings of either effective or highly effective in at least three of the four preceding years, and if the probationer receives an ineffective composite or overall APPR rating in the final year of the probationary period she will not be eligible for tenure at that time.

 

3.    BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education hereby appoints Joanna Gallo effective August 31, 2017 as an Elementary Classroom Teacher, holding a Certificate for Elementary Classroom Teacher (Grades 1-6), for a 4 year probationary period.  Her probation expiration will be August 31, 2021*.  Compensation will be at Step 1a MA in accordance with the current negotiated agreement between the Valley Stream TeachersÕ Association and the Board of Education.

 

*To be eligible to receive tenure, the probationer must receive composite or overall APPR ratings of either effective or highly effective in at least three of the four preceding years, and if the probationer receives an ineffective composite or overall APPR rating in the final year of the probationary period she will not be eligible for tenure at that time.

 

4.    BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education hereby appoints Nicole Barci, effective August 31, 2017 as a part-time (.6) Art Teacher, holding a Certificate for Visual Arts (Grades 1-6), Compensation will be at Step 1 BA in accordance with the current negotiated agreement between the Valley Stream TeachersÕ Association and the Board of Education.

 

5.    BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education hereby appoints Carole Meaney, effective August 31, 2017, as a School Nurse-RN for a 26 week probationary appointment, said probation to expire on February 28, 2018.  Compensation for this appointment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Board of Education and the Valley Stream Teachers Association-Registered Nurses Unit.

 

6.    BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, that one (1) Teaching Assistant position be abolished, effective at the close of business on August 23, 2017, in accordance with NYS Education Law Section 2510. This action is due to financial and budgetary reasons based on projections for the 2017-2018 school year.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that due to this abolition of position, the employment of the following person be terminated effective the close of business on August 23, 2017: Victoria Lorig

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the District will carry out the excessing of Teaching Assistants by seniority within the tenure area in accordance with the New York State Education Law and hereby establishes preferred eligibility lists for a period of seven (7) years, as required by law, effective August 24, 2017 as follows:

 

Victoria Lorig

Probationary Teacher Assistant

Total Service to District 1 year

Original Appointment Date:                September 6, 2016

 

7.    BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education hereby approves Danielle Angone as a Teacher Aide, at the appropriate rate of pay, as per the agreement between the Valley Stream School District 24 and the United Public Service Employees Union (UPSEU).

 

8.    BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education accepts the resignation letter of Gerard Middleton, as District Messenger in the District, effective July 17, 2017.

 

9.    BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education hereby approves Tamarah Louis-Johnson, effective retroactively to July 25, 2017 as District Messenger.  This is an hourly appointment in accordance with the salary per hour determined between the District and the Board of Education at their annual Reorganization Meeting, There is no probationary period on this position.

 

10.BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board approves the following salary changes, effective September 1, 2017:

 

Denise Andersen   Step 3.5      MA+60

Krista Kinirons      Step 13       MA+30

Jessica Rosenthal  Step 3.5      MA+60

Joseph Schumpf   Step 8.5      MA+45

Phil Testa             Step 5.5      MA+60

Richard Roth        Step 11.5     MA+60

 

11.BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education approves the following additions to the per diem substitute list for the 2017-2018 School Year: Anna Jean Amiel, Lawrence Brenner, Shari Collins, Marlene Coyle, Daniel DiBlasi, Susan Faber (Nurse), Stephen Franzino, Susana Gomez, Marie Gonzalez, Ellen Gutwein, Shirley Hanein-Lane, Catherine Hicks (Nurse),  Janaya Hunt, Teresa Iadevaio, Nicole Infantino, Ann Jeffrey-Wilensky, Tara Kubat, Francesca Leo, Victoria Lorig, Angela Moreno (Nurse), Howard Nash, Alyssa Orgera, Karen Pagnotta, Alida Pesola, Maud Pierre, Richard Pittelli, Maria Pulella, Darren Sardelli, Danielle Shaista Jabeen, Leslie Sherman, Aram Suhail, Sarajean Sheinin (Nurse).

 

B.   EDUCATION – Mr. Anthony Iadevaio, Chairperson

 

1.    BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education accepts the recommendations of the Committee on Pre-School Special Education, pertaining to students being considered for pre-school special education services and the Board approves and ratifies the recommendations of the Committee on Pre-School Special Education presented for child #: 442301920; 442302072; 442302253; 442302254; 442302402; 442302382; and 442302393.

 

2.    BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education accepts the recommendations of the Committee on Special Education, pertaining to students being considered for special education services and the Board approves and ratifies the recommendations of the Committee on Special Education presented for child #: 442302055; 442302087; 442300969; 442301198; and 442301396.

 

C. FINANCE - Mr. Armando Hernandez, Chairperson

 

1.    BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board shall accepts the TreasurerÕs Report, Interest Report, Collateral Report, Appropriation Status Report, Revenue Status Report, Trial Balance Report and Claims Auditor Report and Cash Flow Report for June, 2017.

 

 

VIII.  OTHER REPORTS 

 

A.  VALLEY STREAM CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT

There are three delegates from Valley Stream UFSD Twenty-Four on the Central High School Board of Education, Mr. Maier, Mrs. Pellicane and Mr. Hernandez.                                                                          

 

B.   LEGAL REPORT – Representative from the law firm, Lamb & Barnosky, LLP

 

IX.        UNFINISHED BUSINESS, IF ANY

 

1.    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education authorizes the allocation of funds to the Unassigned Fund Balance in the amount of $1,106,132.64, 4% of the 2017-18 budget, which was tabled at the July 6, 2017 Reorganization meeting.

 

2.    BE IT RESOLVED, the President of the Board of Education will appoint the following chairpersons for the following board committees, which was tabled at the July 6, 2017 Reorganization meeting:

 

a)    Education                    -      Anthony Iadevaio 

b)   Finance                       -      Armando Hernandez      

c)   Policy                         -      Donna LaRocco (Chairperson)

       Anthony Iadevaio

       Kimberly Wheeler          

d)   Buildings & Grounds    -      Donna LaRocco   

e)    Legislation                   -      Armando Hernandez      

f)    Public Relations           -      Kimberly Wheeler 

g)   Personnel                    -      Paul DePace

 

X.           NEW BUSINESS               

    

1.    BE IT RESOLVED, that Dr. Edward Fale, Dr. Lisa Conte and Ms. Laura Peterson are hereby certified as Qualified Lead Evaluators of Valley Stream UFSD #24 (classroom teachers/building principals) having successfully completed the training requirements prescribed in 8 NYCRR Sec 30-2.9(b):

 

a)    The New York State Teaching Standards, and their related elements and performance indicators/the Leadership Standards and their related functions;

b)   Evidence-based observation techniques that are grounded in research;

c)   Application and use of the student growth percentile model and the value-added growth model as defined in 8 NYCRR Sec 30-2.2;

d)   Application and use of the State approved rubrics selected by the Valley Stream UFSD Twenty-Four for use in the evaluation of classroom teachers/building principals, including training on the effective application of such rubric to observe classroom teacherÕs building principalÕs practice;

e)    Application and use of the assessment tools that the Valley Stream UFSD and BOCES utilizes to evaluate its classroom teacher/building principals, including but not limited to structured portfolio reviews; student, parent, teacher, community feedback/ professional growth goals*; school improvement goals, etc.;

f)    Application and use of the State approved locally selected measures of student achievement used by the Valley Stream UFSD Twenty-Four to evaluate its classroom teachers/principals;

g)   The scoring methodology utilized by the Department and the Valley Stream UFSD Twenty-Four to evaluate a classroom teacher/building principal under 8NYCRR Sec 30-2, including:

1.    How scores are generated for each subcomponent and the composite effectiveness score of classroom teachers/building principals, and

2.    Application and use of the scoring ranges prescribed by the Commissioner for the designated rating categories used for 

3.    the overall rating of classroom teachers/principals and their subcomponent ratings; and Specific considerations in evaluating classroom teachers/building principals of English language learners and students with disabilities.

 

h)   Training on the use of the Statewide Instructional Reporting System, also required by 8NYCRR Sec 30-2.9 (b), will be provided once the NYS Education Department makes available the information required for such training.                

 

This certification has been issued in accordance with the process for certifying lead evaluators described in the Valley Stream UFSD Twenty-FourÕs annual professional performance review plan.

 

*Professional growth goals constitute one of the assessment tools available for the evaluation of classroom teachers under the Òother measures of effectivenessÓ subcomponent of annual professional performance reviews conducted during the 2017-2018 school year only.    

 

2.    BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board authorizes the President to approve and sign the contract for services from Zycron Industries, for the 2017-2018 school year, as needed in accordance with their agreement.

 

3.    BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board authorizes the President to approve and sign the contract with Bayada Home Health Care, Inc. for Nursing Services to replace Home Care for Children for the 2017-2018 school year, as needed in accordance with their agreement. The rates are, $55.00 for RN services, $50.00 for LPN services.

 

4.    BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, that the Board of Education approves the contract between the District and the Martin de Porres School for one student for the 2017-2018 school year, at the tuition rate of $34,569 per student, established by the Commissioner of Education for the State of New York.

 

5.    BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, that the Board of Education approves the contract between the District and the Henry Viscardi School for one student for the 2017-2018 school year, in accordance with the rates established by NYSED, established by the Commissioner of Education for the State of New York.

 

6.    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education authorizes the Superintendent of Schools to make all required transfers in the 2016-2017 Budget in order to reconcile the General Fund (and to reallocate accumulative leave to the proper code) for the 2016-2017 year.  (A copy of said Budget Transfers is attached to this Agenda).

             

7.    BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, that the Board of Education approve the following Transportation Contracts for the 2017-2018 school year: (See attached).

 

8.    BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, that the Board of Education approve the following Investigative Services Cooperative Bid, with Summit Securities and TruView Investigations, for the 2017-2018 school year with the Hewlett-Woodmere Public School.

 

 

                                                                          

XI.        DISCUSSION

 

XII.     AUDIENCE TO VISITORS

 

XIII.  ADJOURNMENT