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					                        Minutes of the Meeting
                                of the
                       BOARD OF EDUCATION
                   Valley Stream Union Free School District Twenty-Four
                                William L. Buck School
                                      January 27, 2010

Those Present:
President Meaney, Vice President Wraith. Trustees DePace, Iadevaio, LaRocco, Nuara, and Trogel

Also Present:
Superintendent Fale, Assistant Superintendent Onorato &Attorney Mara Harvey

The work session meeting was called to order by President Meaney at 7:40 p.m.

An executive session was called to order at 7:43 p.m. by Trustee DePace to discuss the following items

   o    Negotiations
   o    Principals
   o    Nurses
   o    Particular student matters

Motion made by Trustee Iadevaio to adjourn the executive session at 8:15 and unanimously carried to
discuss the following:

    o     New York State Aid
    o     Review public agenda
    o     Recertify District Shared Decision Making Plan
    o     Proposed Calendar 2010-11
    o     Conference particulars (Jane Berzner)
    o     Joint Boards Meeting

The meeting continued in the auditorium and was called to order by President Meaney at 8:40 p.m.
Mrs. Meaney called attention to all the fire exits in the room. She then asked all to stand Salute to
the Flag and recite the Pledge of Allegiance.

Motion Trustee Iadevaio to approve the minutes of December 16, 2009 and January 6, 2010. Motion
unanimously carried.

Correspondence Report was read by Mrs. LoBello, District Clerk. Mrs. LoBello received minutes from
Nassau Suffolk School Board Association, and letter from a concerned resident regarding a residency issue,
and an invitation for the members to attend a conference.

President Meaney welcomed visitors and stated that Board of Education welcomes
any questions or comments relative to the items on tonight’s agenda and should complete a card for
recognition of such.
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Superintendent of Schools Report - Dr. Edward M. Fale
Dr. Fale introduced Mrs. Laurie Arnone and Mrs. Kate Lallier. They presented the Junior Great Books
program to the members of the Board and audience present. (The handout regarding Junior Great Books is
affixed to these minutes.)

LIST OF ITEMS FOR ACTION

PERSONNEL –
Motion Trustee Nuara, the Superintendent of Schools, hereby recommends Scott J. Comis, a probationary
Building Principal in this district, in compliance with the provisions of Section #2509 of the Education
*Law and Part 30.3 of the Rules of the Board of Regents, having been appointed to such position by
resolution of this Board effective as noted, be appointed on tenure to the position noted, it having been
shown that he holds a valid New York State Certificate permitting him to serve as a School District
Administrator in the public schools of the State of New York and it further having been shown that the
probationary period as listed to serve in this District will expire on March 12, 2010, the Board of Education
of Valley Stream Union Free School District Twenty-four does hereby grant tenure and appoints Dr. Scott
Comis, listed to tenure, effective March 13, 2010, to the following position in the tenure area designated:
Building Principal. Motion unanimously carried.

Dr. Comis accepted the appointment and thanked all those present.

Motion Trustee Nuara, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board accepts the
resignation of Mrs. Marie Fischman, teacher aide, effective January 17, 2010. Motion unanimously carried

Motion Trustee Nuara, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board accepts the
resignation of Mrs. Teresa DiSalvo, school monitor, effective January 29, 2010. Motion unanimously
carried.

Motion Trustee Nuara, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board appoints
Rise Kessler-Bitetto, as a parent member of the Committee on Special Education, without compensation for
this service, effective January 28, 2010. Motion unanimously carried

Motion Trustee Nuara, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board hereby
approves the permanent appointment of James Nicholes as Assistant Head Custodian effective February 1,
2010. (Mr. Nicholes’ 26-week probationary appointment expires on January 31, 2010.) Motion
unanimously carried

Motion Trustee Nuara, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board hereby
approves a change in salary level, as a result of successful completion of graduate/course work as follows:

                                                Effective                   Step/Level
Cathy Cipriano                                    February 1, 2010          Step 14/MA+45
Jean Oestreich                                    February 1, 2010          Step 11/MA+30.

Motion unanimously carried.

Motion Trustee Nuara, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board hereby
appoints, Drita Kabashi, as a part-time school monitor effective January 29, 2010, at Step 1. Motion
unanimously carried.



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 A small reception followed this portion of the meeting in honor of Dr. Comis’ tenure appointment.

 EDUCATION

 Motion Trustee LaRocco, 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 #442300178; 442300275; 442300292. Motion unanimously carried

 Motion Trustee LaRocco, 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 #442300278;
 382300650; 442300009; 442300076. Motion unanimously carried

 FINANCE –

 Motion Trustee DePace, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of
 Education shall accept the schedule of bills to be paid. Such schedule is attached for the Board’s
 information. Motion unanimously carried

 Motion Trustee DePace, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board shall accept
 the Treasurer’s Report, Trial Balance Report and Budget Detail Report for November 2009. Motion
 unanimously carried

 OTHER REPORTS

 VALLEY STREAM CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT - There are three delegates from Valley
 Stream UFSD Twenty-Four on the Central High School Board of Education, Messrs., Iadevaio & Trogel
 and Wraith.

 LEGAL REPORT – Attorney Mara Harvey read her report regarding the Chesney case.

 PUBLIC RELATIONS REPORT – was read by Mr. Ian Wraith, Chairperson. A copy of such report is
 affixed to these minutes.

 LEGISLATION REPORT was read by Mrs. Donna LaRocco, Chairperson. A coy of such report is affixed
 to these minutes.

 POLICY COMMITTEE REPORT – Mr. Anthony Iadevaio, Chairperson

 BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools,
 the Board of Education approves the first reading of Policy #6161.3Local Area Network and the Internet.
 This policy will be adopted at the February 24, 2010, Board of Education Meeting.

BUILDINGS & GROUNDS REPORT–
Mr. Lawrence Trogel read the report and a copy of such report is affixed to these minutes.

There was no unfinished business this evening.




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NEW BUSINESS

Motion Trustee LaRocco, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board approves
the agreements between the Valley Stream UFSD #24 and Kathleen Sambour, Special Education
Teacher/Bilingual Consultant, beginning July 5, 2009 to August 15, 2009 up to a total of six hours, at the
hourly rate of $150.00 for services and September 9, 2009 to June 25, 2010, at an hourly rate of $150.00 not
to exceed one hour per week when school is in session. Motion unanimously carried.

Motion Trustee DePace, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, and in compliance with
the State of New York Department of Education’s formula, the Board establishes the non-resident tuition
rate for the 2009-10 school year as follows:

           - Full Day K-6 Tuition for Regular Education pupil $13,450
           - Full Day K-6 Tuition for Special Education pupil $49,822
Motion unanimously carried

Motion Trustee Iadevaio, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, it is hereby authorized
that the following items of equipment be, and they are hereby declared as surplus, and that the administration
be, and is hereby directed to make appropriate arranges for the disposition thereof as
follows:

Asset_Tag Serial_Number          Description
001282       YM022855J88         IMac
none         G83050MGNYF         IMac
000907       XA84374WEUL         IMac
001035       XB8433VXEUL         IMac
000955       XB84337W98          IMac
Motion unanimously carried

Motion Trustee Trogel, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the President
of the Board of Education authorizes, ratifies and approves the negotiated agreement between the
Principals Association and Valley Stream UFSD #24, effective July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2012.
Motion unanimously carried.

Motion Trustee Nuara, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the District-wide Shared
Decision Plan & Building Level Plans are re-certified as of February 1, 2010. Motion unanimously carried

Motion Trustee Wraith, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools and in accordance with
policy #3160, Budgetary Transfers, the Board hereby approves the following transfers:

Description              Amount           From             To
RR/Speech/CID
Salaries                 $124,257.00      A2250.15         A2250.150.10.4285
Library Services         $ 69,052         A2610.15         A2610.150.10.4285
Teacher Salaries 1-6     $196,035         A2110.12         A2110.120.10.4285
Computer Salaries        $ 28,812         A2630.12         A2630.120.10.4285
Hospital & Medial Ins    $ 46,192         A9060.8          A9060.800.10.4285

Motion unanimously carried.


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Motion Trustee upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board authorizes the
approval of the 2010-2011 School Year Calendar. A copy of such proposed calendar is attached to these
minutes. Motion carried 6-1. (Mr. Trogel cast a vote against this proposed calendar all others present voted
yes).

Motion Trustee Wraith, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education
of this District, approves the participation in a purchasing consortium with Valley Stream Union Free School
District’s #13 & 30 and the Valley Stream Central High School District #1 for the purposes of occupational,
physical and speech therapy services. The Valley Stream School District #30 will serve as the lead district in
the preparation and coordination of the request for quote/proposal. Motion unanimously carried

Mrs. Sensale addressed the board regarding the proposed PTA fundraising policy and requested that the PTA
Presidents be present at the committee meeting. The board said they would take this request under
advisement and consideration.

Motion to adjourn at 9:50 p.m. by Vice President Wraith.

Motion unanimously carried

There were no further questions or requests.


 Respectfully submitted,

 Joan LoBello
 District Clerk




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