Hamburg Central School District

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HAMBURG CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF EDUCATION AGENDA

Regular Meeting                                                                                                           5:45 p.m.

Administration Building                                                                            September 15, 2015
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 *5:45 - Audit Committee Meeting - Post Audit Meeting with Lumsden & McCormick,
                        External Auditor
*6:00 -  Public Hearing on Veterans' Exemption
*6:30 -  Executive Session – It is anticipated the Board will act upon a resolution to convene an
                        
Executive Session at 6:30 pm to discuss an employment contract of a non-represented
                         employee, a Superintendent Hearing Appeal, an MOA between the district and Hamburg
                         Teacher Aide Association, and to discuss the medical, financial, credit or employment 

                         history of a particular person or corporation, or matters leading to the appointment,

                         employment, promotion, demotion, discipline, suspension, dismissal or removal of a

                         particular person or corporation.

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*5:45 P.M. - AUDIT COMMITTEE MEETING
 
A.     CALL TO ORDER
         President Thomas F. Flynn, III
            
         A.1      ROLL CALL OF MEMBERS

         A.2
      VETERANS' EXEMPTION PUBLIC HEARING

         RECOMMENDED MOTION: "Motion to open the public hearing

         regarding the Veterans' Exemption."
 
         A.3      PUBLIC HEARING CONCLUDED

         RECOMMENDED MOTION:  "Motion to close the public hearing

         regarding the Veterans' Exemption." 

 
         A.4      EXECUTIVE SESSION           
 
         A.5      PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG
 

A.6      APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA / ADDITIONS TO AGENDA

         RECOMMENDED MOTION:  "Motion to approve Agenda." 
 
 

B.     RECOGNITION BY AND/OR PRESENTATIONS TO THE BOARD 

 
 

C.     INFORMATION ITEMS FOR THE BOARD

 
         C.1       ITEMS FOR INFORMATION ONLY  

 

          C.1.a    Board Briefings - August 11, 2015

 

          C.1.b    Backpack Express - September 2015 - UPES Newsletter 

 

         C.2      CORRESPONDENCE

                                                           

         C.3     MEETINGS, WORKSHOPS, RESERVATIONS  

 

                     C.3.a    NYSSBA Annual Convention – New York City

                                  October 18-20, 2015

 

         C.4      FUTURE BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETINGS

           

         C.4.a    Tuesday, October 13, 2015                   6:30 p.m.   UPES

         C.4.b    Wednesday, November 18, 2015          6:30 p.m.   AES

 

         C.5     FROM BOARD COMMITTEES AND/OR INDIVIDUALS


                    C.5.a   Student Representative Report
                    C.5.b   Erie County Association of School Boards Report

        C.5.c   Board member committee reports  

 

                                   

D.        DEPARTMENT / BUILDING REPORTS

 

E.        REPORTS FROM SUPERINTENDENT AND STAFF            

 

E.1       REPORT FROM SUPERINTENDENT MICHAEL CORNELL

   

E.2       REVISED POLICY #7131 - FIRST READING 

             Education of Homeless Children and Youth

 


F.         CONSENSUS ITEMS

One motion may approve all "F" items.  If a board member wishes to discuss a particular item,
the individual should ask for its consideration as a separate matter when we consider additions
to the agenda. 
RECOMMENDED MOTION:  "that approval is given to all consensus items under
Section  F."
 

             F.1      MINUTES

                        F.1.a      MINUTES OF AUGUST 11, 2015

                        F.1.b      MINUTES OF SEPTEMBER 2, 2015
                        
            F.2      PERSONNEL

            F.2.a      PERSONNEL CHANGES

                          F.2.a.1       Instructional Personnel Resignations

              F.2.a.2       Instructional Personnel Reinstatement

                                      F.2.a.3       Instructional Personnel Appointments

              F.2.a.4       Instructional Personnel Stipend

              F.2.a.5       Instructional Personnel Changes of Status

              F.2.a.6       Substitute Teacher Appointments (2015-16)    

                                      F.2.a.7       Advisors

                                      F.2.a.8       Fall Interscholastic Coaching Assignments

                                      F.2.a.9       Summer Sports Camp 2015 Appointments

              F.2.a.10     Instructional Personnel Internships (unpaid)

              F.2.a.11     Southtown Teachers’ Center Appointments

                                      F.2.a.12     School Related Personnel Changes of Status

                                      F.2.a.13     School Related Personnel Changes of Status (Teacher Aides)

                                      F.2.a.14     School Related Personnel Appointments

                                      F.2.a.15     School Related Personnel Substitute Appointments 2015-16

                                      F.2.a.16     School Related Personnel Employment Agreement

              F.2.a.17     Conditional Instructional Personnel Appointment

                                (Unpaid Internship)

                          F.2.a.18     Conditional School Related Personnel Appointments  


            F.3      BUSINESS

 

                        F.3.a    SURPLUS ITEMS - MIDDLE SCHOOL BOOKS   

 

                        F.3.b    SURPLUS ITEMS - TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT 

 

                        F.3.c    SURPLUS ITEMS - CAS BOOKS    

 

                        F.3.d    SURPLUS ITEMS - AES BOOKS 


            F.4       RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE COMMITTEE ON PRE-SCHOOL SPECIAL

                        EDUCATION                       

 

            F.5       RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE COMMITTEE AND SUB-COMMITTEE ON

                        SPECIAL EDUCATION 
 
 

G.        ACTION ITEMS


            G.1      BUDGET TRANSFER – REPAIR RESERVE FUND (Turf Field)

                        RECOMMENDED MOTION:  “that upon the recommendation of the

                        Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education approves the transfer

                        of $40,000.00 to the Repair Reserve Fund from the unexpended budgetary  

            appropriations of the 2014-15 fiscal year.”  

 

            G.2      WARRANT #12 - JUNE 2015 - $10,008,793.49 

 

            G.3      TREASURER'S REPORT - JUNE 2015   

 

            G.4      EXTRACLASSROOM ACTIVITIES ACCOUNT - JUNE 2015 

 

            G.5      WARRANT #1 - JULY 2015 - $2,940,916.04 

 

            G.6      TREASURER'S REPORT - JULY 2015   

 

            G.7      EXTRACLASSROOM ACTIVITIES ACCOUNT - JULY 2015 

 

            G.8      NOTICE OF APPEAL - SUPERINTENDENT HEARING

                        RECOMMENDED MOTION:  "that the board of education hereby

                        determines that the Notice of Appeal filed by the parent of a student

                        regarding the Hearing Officer’s Findings of Fact and Recommendations and

                        the decision of the superintendent dated June 15, 2015 is hereby

                        (modified/granted/denied)."          

 

            G.9      THERAPY SERVICES AGREEMENT 

 

            G.10    Voting Member and Alternate to New York State School Boards

                        Association

                        RECOMMENDED MOTION:  "that Robbin D. List be the voting member

                        (in place of Thomas F. Flynn, III), and Richard G. Schneider be the alternate

                        (in place of Laura Heeter) to the New York State School Boards Association."  

 

            G.11    RESOLUTION - CERTIFIED LEAD EVALUATOR RESOLUTION

RECOMMENDED MOTION:  “that the Board of Education of the Hamburg

                        Central School District approves of the following resolution:

 

            WHEREAS, the Board of Education of the Hamburg Central School District

                        is required by Part 30-2 of the Rules of the Board of Regents to certify lead evaluators
                        as “qualified” lead evaluators prior to conducting and/or completing evaluations as part
                        of annual professional performance reviews performed in accordance with NY Education
                        Law §3012-c and Part 30-2; and

           

            WHEREAS, to qualify for certification as a lead evaluator, individuals must

                        successfully complete training which meets the minimum requirements as set forth in
                        Part 30-2.9(b) of the Regents Rules; and

 

            WHEREAS, the Superintendent of Schools, Mr. Michael Cornell is the primary

                        individual responsible for evaluating building principals of the District; and

 

            WHEREAS, building principals, assistant principals, directors, coordinator and

                        assistant superintendent are the primary individuals responsible for evaluating classroom
                        teachers in the District; and

 

            WHEREAS, Principals Leslie Bennett, James Martinez, Danielle Lango,

                        Jacqueline Peffer, Jennifer Giallella, Michael Gallagher; and Assistant Principals
                        John Crangle, Michael Tylock, Amanda Bolin; and Directors Brent Jordan and
                        Patrick Cauley; Coordinator Ginalouise Palermo; and Assistant Superintendent
                        Colleen Kaney, have successfully completed training which meets the minimum
                        requirements of Part 30-2.9(b);

 

            NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT the individuals named above

                        are hereby certified as qualified lead evaluators for the purpose of conducting and/or
                        completing evaluations of classroom teachers as part of annual professional performance
                        reviews performed in accordance with NY Education Law §3012-c and Part 30-2 of the
                        Rules of the Board of Regents.   

 

            G.12    MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT (Calendar) – HTAA

                        RECOMMENDED MOTION: "that the Board of Education of the Hamburg
                        Central School District approves the Memorandum of Agreement between the
                        district and the HTAA effective the 2015-2016 school year."
 

G.13    DONATION – HAROLD JOHNSON

                        RECOMMENDED MOTION: “that the Board of Education hereby accepts

                        the donation from Harold Johnson of nine (9) bookshelves with an

                        approximate value of $450 and four (4) filing cabinets with an approximate

                        value of $400.00 to the school district.”  

 

            G.14    INTERPRETATION/TRANSLATION SERVICE AGREEMENT 

 

G.15    CONTRACT FOR TRANSITION SERVICES 


            G.16    MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT (Family Support Center) WITH

TOWN OF HAMBURG

 

            G.17    BUDGET TRANSFER – CAFETERIA FUND

                        RECOMMENDED MOTION:  “that upon the recommendation of the

                        Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education approves of a one-time

                        $25,000.00 transfer from the General fund to the Cafeteria fund from the

                        unexpended budgetary appropriations of the 2014-15 fiscal year.”  

           

            G.18    TRANSPORTATION CONTRACT

RECOMMENDED MOTION:  “that the Board of Education of the Hamburg

                        Central School District approves of the following resolution:

 

RESOLVED, that the Superintendent of Schools of the Hamburg Central School

                        District (or his designee) enter into an agreement with Fisher Moving & Storage,  Inc.
                        as follows:

 

For the school year 2015-16 through and including the 2017-18 school year.  Contract

                        will be extended in year 2016-17 and 2017-18 by the previous rate multiplied by the
                        increase in the regional consumer price index as provided by the State Education
                        Department for the 12 month period ending on May 31, immediately preceding the
                        commencement of the contract extension, not to exceed 3% over the prior year.

 

            G.19    AUDITOR’S REPORT – LUMSDEN & McCORMICK, LLP 
                        RECOMMENDED MOTION:  “that the financial report management letter and
                        single audit report prepared by Lumsden and McCormick, LLP, Certified Public
                        Auditors, has been received for the period July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015.”               

 

            G.20    AGREEMENT WITH ERIE COUNTY DEPT. OF SOCIAL SERVICES 



H.        PUBLIC EXPRESSION AND INFORMATION  

PERSONS WISHING TO ADDRESS THE BOARD

Some topics are not permitted to be discussed in the public forum; for example, any topic related
to an employee or that can be implied to be related to an employee; special education placements,
individual student situations, etc. If the topic is inappropriate for the public forum, the Board
president will instruct you not to speak, but rather, present your concerns in writing for the
Board’s discussion in Executive Session.

According to the district’s Civility Policy #3150, the district promotes mutual respect, civility,
and orderly conduct among District employees, parents, and the public. The policy is not
intended to deprive any person of his or her right to freedom of expression. Rather, seek to
maintain, to the extent possible and reasonable, a safe, harassment-free workplace for students
and staff. In the interest of presenting teachers and other employees as positive role models,
we encourage positive communication and discourage volatile, hostile, or aggressive actions.

            This District seeks public cooperation with this endeavor.
 

According to the district’s Code of Conduct on School Property Policy #3410, there are
provisions regarding conduct deemed appropriate and acceptable on school property and at
school functions, conduct deemed unacceptable and inappropriate on school property; and
provisions regarding acceptable civil and respectful treatment of teachers, school administrators,
other school personnel, students and visitors on school property and at school functions
(school board meetings).

The chair will recognize the individual or group. Individuals must identify themselves with name
and address. The board will allocate a maximum of thirty (30) minutes for this agenda item.

            Speakers shall have a maximum of five (5) minutes each.In the event more than six (6) persons
            wish to address the board, they will each receive a proportionate share of the time.  
 
 

I.         ADJOURNMENT 

 
 

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