Hamburg Central School District

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HAMBURG CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF EDUCATION AGENDA

Regular Meeting                                                                                                           6:00 p.m.

Union Pleasant Elementary School                                                               October 13, 2015
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*6:00 -  Public Hearing on Veterans' Exemption
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ANTICIPATED REGULAR MEETING START TIME 6:30 P.M. 
 
A.     CALL TO ORDER
         President Thomas F. Flynn, III
            
         A.1      ROLL CALL OF MEMBERS

         A.2
      VETERANS' EXEMPTION PUBLIC HEARING

         "Motion to open the public hearing regarding the Veterans' Exemption."

 
         A.3      PUBLIC HEARING CONCLUDED

         "Motion to close the public hearing regarding the Veterans' Exemption." 

          
         A.4      PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG – UPES STUDENTS

         5th grade students Kenneth Schmitz and Macey Blum will lead off with the Pledge

 

A.5      APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA / ADDITIONS TO AGENDA

         "Motion to approve Agenda." 
 
 

B.     RECOGNITION BY AND/OR PRESENTATIONS TO THE BOARD 

 

         B.1      SCHOOL BOARD RECOGNITION WEEK – October 26 – 30, 2015

                     Superintendent Michael Cornell    

 

         B.2      UPES FIRST GRADE LEADERSHIP – Principal Jacqueline Peffer &

                     Teacher Sandra Wittmeyer

 
 

C.     INFORMATION ITEMS FOR THE BOARD

 
         C.1       ITEMS FOR INFORMATION ONLY  


          C.1.a   Board Briefings - September 15, 2015


          C.1.b   Form 7110F (Regulations) – District Family Vacation Form


          C.1.c   Backpack Express - October 2015 – UPES Newsletter


          C.1.d   Claims Auditor's Report to the Audit Committee – July 2015 – Sept. 2015

        

         C.2      FUTURE BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETINGS

           

         C.2.a   Wednesday, November 18, 2015  6:30 p.m.   Armor Elementary School  

         C.2.b   Tuesday, December 8, 2015         6:30 p.m.   Boston Valley Elem. School  

 

         C.3     FROM BOARD COMMITTEES AND/OR INDIVIDUALS


                    C.3.a   Student Representative Report
                    C.3.b   Erie County Association of School Boards Report

        C.3.c   Board member committee reports    


                    C.3.d   NYSSBA RESOLUTIONS – QUESTIONS & DISCUSSION 

                                Robbin List - Voting Delegate

                                2015 Proposed Bylaw Amendments and Resolutions for
                                Annual Business Meeting - Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 8 a.m.

 
 

D.        DEPARTMENT / BUILDING REPORTS

 

E.        REPORTS FROM SUPERINTENDENT AND STAFF            

 

E.1       REPORT FROM SUPERINTENDENT MICHAEL CORNELL

 

            E.2       DISTRICT STRATEGIC ACTION PLAN – MICHAEL CORNELL AND

                         COLLEEN KANEY 

 

E.3       REVISED POLICY #7131 – SECOND READING & APPROVAL

            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. 
"Motion to approve all consensus items under Section  F."
 

             F.1      MINUTES

                        F.1.a      MINUTES OF SEPTEMBER 15, 2015
                        
            F.2      PERSONNEL 

          

            F.2.a      PERSONNEL CHANGES  

              F.2.a.1       Instructional Personnel Appointments

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

                                      F.2.a.3       RTI Coordinator

              F.2.a.4       Instructional Personnel Tenure

                                      F.2.a.5       Substitute Teacher Appointments (2015-16)

              F.2.a.6       Winter Interscholastic Coaching Assignments

                                      F.2.a.7       Fall Intramural Coaching Assignments 

                                      F.2.a.8       Instructional Personnel Internships (unpaid)

                                      F.2.a.9       School Related Personnel Resignations

              F.2.a.10     School Related Personnel Changes of Status

              F.2.a.11     School Related Personnel Appointments

                          F.2.a.12     School Volunteers 2015-16


            F.3      BUSINESS

 

                        F.3.a    SURPLUS ITEMS - BOOKS 

           

            F.4       FIELD TRIPS


F.4.a    HAMBURG MIDDLE SCHOOL, GRADE 6 (Team 2), TO TORONTO


            F.5       RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE COMMITTEE ON PRE-SCHOOL SPECIAL

                        EDUCATION                       

 

            F.6       RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE COMMITTEE AND SUB-COMMITTEE ON

                        SPECIAL EDUCATION 
 
 

G.       ACTION ITEMS


           G.1       WARRANT #2 - AUGUST 2015 - $2,475,308.87


           G.2       TREASURER'S REPORT - AUGUST 2015


           G.3       EXTRACLASSROOM ACTIVITIES ACCOUNT – AUGUST 2015


           G.4       DONATIONS - TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE OF CAS


           G.5       RENTAL AGREEMENT WITH ERIE 1 BOCES 

 
           G.6       DISTRICT STRATEGIC ACTION PLAN - (E.2 Attachment)

 

           G.7       CLERK OF THE WORKS AGREEMENT                      

 

           G.8       RESOLUTION – ALTERNATIVE VETERANS’ EXEMPTION

           

            RESOLVED:  Upon the recommendation of the Superintendent to adopt the

                        following resolution:

 

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

has considered the adoption of the Alternative Veterans’ Exemption from Real

                        Property Tax Law of the State of New York, Section 458-a, to be effective with
                        the 2016 assessment rolls; and 

 

WHEREAS, public hearings were noticed and held on September 15 and

                        October 13, 2015, on said resolution, and

 

                        WHEREAS, as a result of said hearings, the Board has considered community
                        input on the adoption of an Alternative Veterans’ Exemption;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the

Superintendent of Schools, that the Board of Education of the Hamburg Central

                        School District hereby adopts the Alternative Veterans’ Exemption pursuant to
                        Real Property Tax Law Section 458-a in the maximum exemption amounts allowable
                        in Real Property Tax Law, Section 458-a(2), a, b, and c, of _________ dollars
                        ($_______) for non-combat veterans, ______ dollars ($______, for a total maximum
                        exemption of $_______) for combat veterans, and ________ dollars ($______) for
                        disabled veterans, respectively; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this resolution shall take effect immediately and

                        shall be applicable to all 2016 assessment rolls prepared on or after January 1, 2016.”   

 

G.9      CORRECTIVE ACTION PLAN APPROVAL


            G.10    LETTER OF AGREEMENT – TIES PROGRAM

“Motion that the Board of Education of the Hamburg Central School District

                        approves of the Letter of Agreement for the implementation of the
                        “Together Including Every Student” (TIES) Program between the district and
                        Starbridge Inc. to provide a TIES program which promotes the participation of
                        children/young adults with developmental disabilities in extracurricular and
                        community activities.  This program is funded by the Finger Lakes Developmental
                        Disabilities Regional Office and the Western NY Developmental Disabilities
                        Regional Office.”




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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