Hamburg Central School District

 
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HAMBURG CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF EDUCATION AGENDA
 
Regular Meeting                                                                                                           6:00 p.m.
Hamburg High School - LMC                                                                    January 12, 2016
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*6:00 – Audit Committee Meeting - Post Audit Meeting with Bahgat & Laurito-Bahgat,

                        Internal Auditor  
6:30 –    Executive Session - It is anticipated the Board will act upon a resolution to convene an

                        executive session at 6:30 to discuss a grievance filed by the HTA and the evaluation of a

                        particular employee.
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A.     CALL TO ORDER
         President Thomas F. Flynn, III        
            
            A.1      ROLL CALL OF MEMBERS
   
 
            A.2      EXECUTIVE SESSION 

 

A.3      PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG – HHS STUDENTS

            Seniors Erin Kane and Trevor Ralph will lead off with the Pledge


   A.4      APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA / ADDITIONS TO AGENDA

            "Motion to approve Agenda."  

 

B.        RECOGNITION BY AND/OR PRESENTATIONS TO THE BOARD 

            B.1      HHS PRESENTATION – UB Symposium on Social Justice

                        Marc Ruffino

 

B.2      BUILDING CONDITION SURVEY REPORT – Tim Mertzlufft, RA

                        from Gordon W. Jones Associates, Architects 

 
 

C.        INFORMATION ITEMS FOR THE BOARD

           

C.1      ITEMS FOR INFORMATION ONLY

 

            C.1.a    Board Briefings - December 8, 2015

 

            C.1.b    Backpack Express - January 2016 - UPES Newsletter

 

            C.2      FUTURE BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETINGS  

                      

                        C.2.a   Tuesday, February 9, 2016           6:30 p.m.   Administration Building


            C.2.b   Tuesday, February 23, 2016         6:00 p.m.   Administration Building

                                                                                                (Budget Work Session Meeting)

                        C.2.c   Tuesday, March 8, 2016               6:30 p.m.   Hamburg Middle 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  

 
 

D.        DEPARTMENT / BUILDING REPORTS  

 

 

E.        REPORTS FROM SUPERINTENDENT AND STAFF            

 

E.1       REPORT FROM SUPERINTENDENT MICHAEL R. CORNELL

 

 
F.         CONSENSUS ITEMS
 
            A.  Request Time for Comment
 
            B.  Request to withdraw specific item(s) from consensus
 
            C.  Motion to approve consensus item(s) under Section F

 

            F.1       MINUTES

 

F.1.a    MINUTES OF DECEMBER 8, 2015

 

            F.2       PERSONNEL

 

F.2.a    PERSONNEL CHANGES

            F.2.a.1       Instructional Personnel Tenure

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

            F.2.a.3       Instructional Personnel Appointments (Unpaid Internships)

            F.2.a.4       Advisors

            F.2.a.5       School Related Personnel Resignations 

            F.2.a.6       School Related Personnel Appointments

            F.2.a.7       Continuing Education Vendors   

                                    F.2.a.8       Driver Education Appointment
                                    F.2.a.9       School Volunteers 
                                             

            F.3       BUSINESS

 

                        F.3.a    SURPLUS ITEMS - TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT

 

            F.4       FIELD TRIPS  

 

                        F.4.a    HAMBURG HIGH SCHOOL - CHEERLEADING - TO ORLANDO,

                                    FLORIDA  

 

                        F.4.b    HAMBURG HIGH SCHOOL, HPER, TO FAIRFAX COUNTY,

                                    VIRGINIA        

 

                        F.4.c    HAMBURG HIGH SCHOOL, MUSIC, TO NEW YORK CITY


                        F.4.d    HAMBURG MIDDLE SCHOOL, SCIENCE OLYMPIAD, TO

                                    SYRACUSE, NEW YORK


            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 #5 - NOVEMBER 2015 - $5,907,725.73


            G.2      TREASURER'S REPORT - NOVEMBER 2015


            G.3      EXTRACLASSROOM ACTIVITIES ACCOUNT - NOVEMBER 2015

 

            G.4      REPORT OF COLLECTED TAXES - 2015-2016

 

G.5      HAMBURG ALUMNI FOUNDATION DONATION

 

            G.6      VISION THERAPY SERVICES AGREEMENT 

 

            G.7      HTA GRIEVANCE

                        RECOMMENDED MOTION:  “Motion that the Board of Education hereby

                        determines that the grievance initially filed by the HTA on December 8, 2015

                        is (founded/denied).”  

 

            G.8      MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING (Fredonia-Hamburg Teacher Education

                        Center) – HTA

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

                        Hamburg Central School District approves the Memorandum of Understanding
                        between the district and the HTA regarding the Fredonia-Hamburg Teacher
                        Education Center internship program for the remainder of the 2015-2016
                        school year.” 

 

            G.9      RESOLUTION - CERTIFIED LEAD EVALUATOR

RECOMMENDED MOTION:  "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, building principals are the primary individuals responsible for

                        evaluating classroom teachers in the District; and

 

WHEREAS, Union Pleasant Elementary School Assistant Principal Merrie

                        Maxon has successfully completed training which meets the minimum
                        requirements of Part 30-2.9(b);

 

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT Merrie Maxon is hereby

                        certified as a 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.10    IMPARTIAL HEARING OFFICER RESOLUTION

RECOMMENDED MOTION:  "Motion that

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby appoints Mindy G.

                        Wolman, Esq., as impartial hearing officer for the impartial hearing request dated
                        January 5, 2016; and

 

FURTHER, The Board of Education hereby authorizes the Board President or

Vice-President to appoint an impartial hearing officer when the Board does not

have a regular meeting scheduled on a day when an appointment of an impartial

hearing officer needs to be made."

 
            G.11    REVISED POLICY #7670 - WAIVER & APPROVAL



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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