Carle Place Union Free School District

Board of Education MEETING

 

Minutes

 

The Board of Education of the Carle Place Union Free School District met for a Business Meeting on Thursday, November 16, 2017.

 

CALL TO ORDER

The meeting began in the Office of the Superintendent and was called to order by President LoCurto at 7:04 PM.

 

Pledge:  President LoCurto

 

At 7:04 PM Vice President Zaino made a motion to enter executive session to discuss negotiations, seconded by Trustee DiFrisco. Motion adopted 3-0.

 

At 8:00 PM Vice President Zaino made a motion to return to public session in the North Cafeteria, seconded by Trustee DiFrisco. Motion adopted 4-0.

 

At 8:10 PM President LoCurto called the meeting to order in the North Cafeteria.

 

Pledge: President LoCurto                                                        Prayer: Trustee DiFrisco

 

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Attendee Name

Title

Status

Arrived

Joseph LoCurto

President

Present

 

Lawrence F Zaino Jr.

Vice President

Present

 

John DiFrisco

Trustee

Present

 

Anthony Bulzomi

Trustee

Present

7:08 PM

David Flatley

Superintendent of Schools

Present

 

Anthony Cedrone

Asst. Superintendent for Business

Present

 

Eileen Fredericks

Asst. Superintendent for Instruction and Personnel

Present

 

Philip Molnar

Asst. Superintendent for Special Education and PPS

Present

 

Susan Eliasoph

District Clerk

Present

 

Eric Levine

Attorney

Present

 

 

STAFF:              Jessica Racanelli                                          Danielle Emmel

                            Beth Morrow                                                        Julie Tusa

                            Richard Greenberg                                          Steven Leffler

                            Catherine Silletti                                          Thomas DePaola

                            Susan Folkson                                          Patricia Ramsawak

                            Jenna Iannone                                         

 

 

RESIDENTS/

STAFF:              Sarah DeSimone                                          Viviane Georg

                            Natalie Magurno                                          Salvatore Maher

                            Ellison Quijano                                          Val Ferolie

                            Rose Norman                                          Natalie Cleri

                            Michelle Lyons                                          Kerry Strassenreiter

                            Nicolette Grima                                          Janice Whigham

                            John Whigham                                          LouAnn Bonomi                           

                            Thomas Sobczak, Jr.

 

COMMENTS

PRESIDENT LOCURTO

President LoCurto welcomed everyone at the meeting.  He announced to the audience that the first Budget Review meeting will take place on January 25th in the North Cafeteria at 8:00 PM and he encourages everyone to attend.  The Board is seeking community feedback as they construct the budget.  He thanked Eileen Fredericks, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction and Personnel, for organizing Superintendent’s Conference Day where President LoCurto spoke to the administrators and teachers.  He also thanked Dr. Joy-Anne D’Anca for what she is doing for our students regarding bullying.  Ryan’s Story was well received by the students.  Congratulations to the Field Hockey team as they enter the States competition and congratulations to Marcus Pomales in the NYS Cross Country championships.  President LoCurto reminded everyone that this Friday and Saturday night our HS theatre company will be performing in Sister Act. The performances start at 7:30 PM. Please come and support our students as they do an excellent job every year.  President LoCurto announced that a prior board member, Peter Meade, passed away.

 

VICE PRESIDENT ZAINO

Vice President Zaino shared the following comments regarding his dear friend, Mr. Peter Meade:   

 

“Peter and I met through our daughters, Colleen and Jenna-Lyn, who have been friends since kindergarten and graduated from Carle Place together.

We started our community service on the Carle Place Civic Association.  Peter was responsible for receiving and delivering to the twenty-five deliverers approximately 3,500 Frog Horns to be placed at every resident’s door.  Peter’s wife, Peggy, also played a role in maintaining the membership roster of the Civic Association.

After the Civic Association, Peter and I were elected to the Carle Place Board of Education.  Peter spent two terms on the Board of Education (2001 to 2007).  We were great working partners, not that we always agreed with one another, but more so that we generated and developed good working solutions for the betterment of the community. 

Peter would usually come to the meeting with a joke.  He could deliver a joke like no other person, and they were always very funny.  Since I cannot remember a joke, nor really tell a joke, I would have to call Peter the next day to have him tell me the joke again.  With that unforgettable delivery, I would laugh like it was the first time I heard it. 

Peter and I then joined the board of Carle Place Water District.  Peter sat across from me at our meetings, and I watched my friend fight with all the strength he had to try and overcome his illness--but he was still able to tell a joke.

Peter was a wonderful husband to Peggy and wonderful father to Colleen and Brian.  I lost a friend, who partnered with me for years.  The community lost a great advocate.  I know Peter and Barry Dennis are now looking down at us and discussing the school district, community and politics.”

SUPERINTENDENT

Mr. Flatley also sends his condolences to Peter’s wife Peggy, and their children Colleen and Brian Meade. Mr. Flatley commented that he spoke to Peter Meade on a regular basis and that he will miss him dearly. He lost a very good friend.

 

VISITORS COMMENTS

None

RECOGNITIONS

Commended Student in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program
National Hispanic Scholar in the National Hispanic Recognition Program
Act of Heroism

Mr. DePaola and the Board congratulated the following students:

Rosemarie Norman as a Commended Student in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program 

Kaitlyn Quijano as a Scholar in the National Hispanic Recognition Program 

Jacob Strassenreiter for his Act of Heroism. Jacob was a true hero as he intervened when he saw a person in distress on the Cherry Lane bridge who was threatening to take their own life. He contacted the police and stayed with the person until emergency services arrived.  

PRESENTATIONS

Board of Education Revolving Art Gallery


Science, Technology and Business Education
Introduced by Eileen Fredericks

Board of Education Revolving Art Gallery

Mrs. Fredericks read the names of the following students whose Art Work was displayed for the Board.

Grade 1

Jamie Lonardo

Zayan Quadery

Christopher Ortiz

Michaela West

Grade 3

William Auerbach

Elizabeth Hobbie

Grade 4

Damian Blagonic

Angeliki Psalidas

Nicoletta Skulikidis

Grade 7

Olivia Amatulli

John Hoisik

Grade 8

Renee Burden

Samantha Beecher

Sofia Alfaro

Francesca Fortunato

Kayla Lloyd

Grade 9

Lillian Parise

Lucas Verdade

Grade 11

Kiran Tamasar

Christopher Moretta

Charlie Austria

Grade 12

Rei Hill

Rosie Norman

Daniel Froehlich

 

Science, Technology and Business Education

Mr. Malizia, STEM Chairperson, presented certificates to the following students. The students proudly presented their science fair projects to the audience.  The Board congratulated all of the students on their projects and commented on how well they presented themselves.

 

8th grade

·              Aidan Elizaitis

·              Devin Eichel

·              Alexandra Feit

·              Philip Alfieri

·              Ava Lopes

7th grade

·              Matthew Diguez

·              Trent Whigham

·              Annabella Georg-Hyun

6th grade

·              Logan Martins

·              Blake Lyons

·              Sehej Singh

·              Alejandro Velasquez

FIRST READING OF POLICY

First Reading of Policy # 3280 - Use of School Facilities, Materials and Equipment

              APPROVAL OF MINUTES

1.                APPROVE: Board Of Education Business Meeting October 10, 2017

RESULT:              ACCEPTED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Lawrence F Zaino Jr., Vice President

SECONDER:              John DiFrisco, Trustee

AYES:              President LoCurto, Vice President Zaino Jr., Trustee DiFrisco, Trustee Bulzomi

  APPROVE: Board Of Education Special Meeting October 17, 2017

RESULT:              ACCEPTED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Lawrence F Zaino Jr., Vice President

SECONDER:              John DiFrisco, Trustee

AYES:              President LoCurto, Vice President Zaino Jr., Trustee DiFrisco, Trustee Bulzomi

  APPROVE: Board Of Education Business Meeting October 26, 2017

RESULT:              ACCEPTED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Lawrence F Zaino Jr., Vice President

SECONDER:              John DiFrisco, Trustee

AYES:              President LoCurto, Vice President Zaino Jr., Trustee DiFrisco, Trustee Bulzomi

  APPROVE: Board Of Education Special Meeting October 30, 2017

RESULT:              ACCEPTED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Lawrence F Zaino Jr., Vice President

SECONDER:              John DiFrisco, Trustee

AYES:              President LoCurto, Vice President Zaino Jr., Trustee DiFrisco, Trustee Bulzomi

CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS

Before a vote was taken on the Consent Agenda Vice President Zaino made a motion to table agenda item 12.1, seconded by Trustee DiFrisco. Motion adopted 4-0.

RESULT:              ADOPTED AS AMENDED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              John DiFrisco, Trustee

SECONDER:              Anthony Bulzomi, Trustee

AYES:              President LoCurto, Vice President Zaino Jr., Trustee DiFrisco, Trustee Bulzomi

2.              Financial Reports

2.1                            Treasurer’s Report for September 2017

2.2              General Fund Warrants
              Period of 10/01/17 to 10/31/17
              Warrants # 11 and 14                                                                                              1,412,249.10

2.3              Special Aid Fund Warrant # 5                                                                                         10,380.00

2.4              Cafeteria Warrant # 2                                                                                                       18,970.34

2.5              Capital Fund Warrants # 6 and 7                                                                         440,904.02

2.6              Trust and Agency Fund Warrants # 9 and 10                                                             32,027.80

2.7              Budget Status Report – All Funds
              Revenue Status Report – All Funds
              Trial Balance – All Funds

3.              Personnel

3.1              RESOLVED: that the Board of Education accepts the following non-instructional resignation:

Nora Lesmeister;  Teacher Aide/Kindergarten Aide/District;  effective 11/9/17

3.2              RESOLVED:  that the Board of Education approves the following non-instructional unpaid leave of absence:

Theresa McCarrick; Senior Typist-Clerk/PPS District;  effective 11/16/17 (close of business)

3.3              RESOLVED: that the Board of Education approves the following instructional appointments:

Rebecca Donelin;  Mathematics Leave Replacement Teacher/MS-HS;  per Teachers’ contract;  effective 1/29/18 through a date to be determined

SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS 2017 2018 SCHOOL YEAR

Effective November 17, 2017, the following individuals have been recommended as substitute teachers for the 2017 - 2018 school year:

Laura Bruder                                          Rebecca Donelin                                          Nicholas Troiani

Note: Required documentation and fingerprint clearance is on file for the above-listed individuals.

3.4              RESOLVED: that the Board of Education approves the following teachers additional assignment for leave replacement coverage, per the teachers’ collective bargaining agreement, effective November 27, 2017 through a date to be determined:

              Caryl Lorandini (.2 FTE increase)
              Kathleen Kimmons (.2 FTE increase)
              Tracey Myles (.2 FTE increase)
              Patrick Kelly (.1 FTE increase)
              Harvey Allen (.1 FTE increase)

3.5              RESOLVED: that the Board of Education approves the following provisional, promotional non-instructional appointment:

Theresa McCarrick;  Principal Typist-Clerk, provisional/District;  per Support Staff contract;  effective 11/17/17

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: that the Board of Education approves the following non-instructional appointment:

Roberta Nilsen;  Teacher Aide/Computer Aide/RU;  per teacher aide contract;  effective 11/17/17

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the above appointments are subject to and contingent upon approval by the Nassau County Civil Service Commission.

3.6              RESOLVED:  that the Board of Education approves an increase in hours on a rotating basis for the following teacher aide:

Lidia Iadevaia; Teacher Aide/Special Education/District; per Teacher Aide contract; effective 11/17/17

3.7              RESOLVED: that the Board of Education approves the following 2017 – 2018 School Year After School ENL Homework Support Program substitute teacher appointments at the Cherry Lane School (both teachers will work no more than 75 hours in this program), effective November 17, 2017:

Alyson Ardito                                          Lauri Lewitas

4.              Budget Transfers

4.1              RESOLVED: that the Board of Education approves budget transfer(s) 1746 and 1748 totaling $110,559.80, for the reason(s) and between the budget codes as detailed below.

BT#

Date

Account

Detail Description

From

To

1746

10/25/2017

REALLOCATE BUDGET FOR CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATION.

 

1746

10/25/2017

A 2010.150-90

CUUR DEV CERT SAL

$                    -  

$       7,568.80

1746

10/25/2017

A 9046.801-00

HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM

$       7,568.80

$                    -  

 

 

 

Total

$       7,568.80

$       7,568.80

 

 

 

 

 

 

1748

11/08/2017

To reallocate budget for additional related services

 

1748

11/08/2017

A 2250.406-90

Transition Plan

$                    -  

$    22,991.00

1748

11/08/2017

A 2250.418-90

Related Services

$                    -  

$    15,000.00

1748

11/08/2017

A 2250.470-90

Special Ed Tuition Pub/Non pub

$  102,991.00

$                    -  

1748

11/08/2017

A 2250.403-90

Special Ed OT/PT/SP Contracts

$                    -  

$    65,000.00

 

 

 

Total

$  102,991.00

$  102,991.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grand Total

$  110,559.80

$  110,559.80

5.              Budget Revisions

5.1              RESOLVED: that the Board of Education accepts, the following:

              $299.00 Donation from Educational Foundation (ipad purchase)
              $250.00 Rebate from Advanced Placement exam fees
              $2,140.00 from the Student Organization (Quinnipiac trip), and;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Board of Education approves increases in the 2017-2018 General Fund Revenue and Appropriation Budgets in the total amount of $2,689.00 as per the attached.

6.              Recycling of Obsolete Furniture and Electronic/Technology Equipment

6.1              RESOLVED:  that the Board of Education approves the recycling/disposing of technology and facilities items that is deemed obsolete and is no longer being utilized by the District to a certified E-Waste removal company to dispose of electronic equipment, bring recyclable metal to a recycling plant in exchange for money and for the disposal of obsolete furniture which will be an estimated fee of $600 as per the attached list.

7.              Contract for 2017 - 2018 School Year Transportation Services

7.1              RESOLVED: that the Board of Education authorizes the District to enter into a transportation contract with Dell Bus Corporation for transportation services as per the attached list for the 2017 - 2018 school year and authorizes the Board of Education President to execute the same.

8.              SEDCAR Agreements

8.1              RESOLVED: that the Board of Education approves the Federal Part B Flow-Through Allocation contracts for the 2017-2018 school year to the following approved special education providers and authorizes the Board of Education President to execute same.

Brookville Center for Children Services
Center for Developmental Disabilities, Inc.
Developmental Disabilities Institute
Kids First Evaluation
Kidz Therapy Services, PLLC
United Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County, Inc.
Variety Child Learning Center

9.              Amendment to Inter-Municipal Agreement with Town of North Hempstead

9.1              RESOLVED: that the Board of Education authorizes the District to Amend the Inter-Municipal Agreement with the Town of North Hempstead for cooperative services as per the attached amended agreement and Schedule A and authorizes the Board of Education President to execute same.

10.              Special Education Services Agreement

10.1              RESOLVED: that the Board of Education approves the special education services agreement with Center for Developmental Disabilities and the Carle Place Union Free School District from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018 as per attached, and authorizes the Board of Education President to execute same.

10.2              RESOLVED: that the Board of Education approves the special education services agreement with United Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County and the Carle Place Union Free School District from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018 as per attached, and authorizes the Board of Education President to execute same.

11.              Managerial or Confidential Employee Benefits Agreement - Schedule "A"

11.1              RESOLVED:  that the Board of Education approves the agreement between the Managerial or Confidential Employee named in Schedule “A” and the Carle Place Union Free School District effective for the 2017 – 2018 school year as per attached.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED:  that the Board of Education authorizes the President of the Board of Education to sign the agreement on behalf of the district.

12.              Item has been tabled.

13.              Committee on Special Education

13.1              RESOLVED: that the Board of Education has arranged for appropriate programs and services commensurate with CPSE/CSE determination meetings held as follows:

MEETING DATE

10/03/2017
10/05/2017
10/06/2017
10/10/2017
10/11/2017
10/13/2017
10/18/2017
10/24/2017
10/26/2017
10/30/2017
10/31/2017
11/02/2017

14.              Committee on Preschool Special Education

14.1              RESOLVED:  that the Board of Education has arranged for appropriate programs and services commensurate with CPSE/CSE determination meetings held as follows:

MEETING DATE

10/16/2017
10/31/2017

VISITORS COMMENTS

Tom Sobczak, Jr.

Vince Lancey

ADJOURNMENT

At 9:45 PM Vice President Zaino made a motion to adjourn to executive session to discuss negotiations, seconded by Trustee DiFrisco. Motion adopted 4-0.

At 10:39 PM Trustee DiFrisco made a motion to return to public session, seconded by Vice President Zaino. Motion adopted 4-0.

At 10:40 PM Trustee DiFrisco made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Vice President Zaino. Motion adopted 4-0.