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					FLORIDA UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT
ANNUAL RE-ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
MONDAY, JULY 10, 2006



I.     CALL TO ORDER

       The meeting will call to order by President McAndrews at 6:00 PM in the Library of
       S. S. Seward Institute.

       Board Members Present:          McAndrews, Codi, Katulak

       Members Elect:                  Slesinski, Redman

       Also Present:                   Superintendent Burnside
                                       District Clerk Jagielski
                                       District Business Assistant Cohen
                                       District Treasurer Shuback
                                       Approximately 2 Members of the audience

II.    OATH OF OFFICE FOR NEWLY ELECTED BOARD MEMBERS

       A.      District Clerk Jagielski administers the Oath of Office to
               Deborah Slesinski
               John T. Redman II

III.   EXECUTIVE SESSION

       Motion by McAndrews seconded by Redman to go into Executive Session at
       6:08 pm to discuss various positions.

       VOTE:                   5       YES           0       NO

IV.    RETURN FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION

       Motion by McAndrews seconded by Redman to return from Executive Session
       at 6:15 pm.

       VOTE:                   5       YES           0       NO

V.     ELECTION OF OFFICERS AND OATH OF OFFICE

       A.      President of the Board of Education

               Motion by Redman seconded by McAndrews to nominate Robert Katulak to serve as
               President of the Board of Education for the 2006/2007 school year.

               VOTE:                   5      YES            0       NO

               District Clerk Jagielski administered the Oath of Office to President
               Katulak.

       B.      Vice President of the Board of Education

               Motion by Slesinski seconded by Codi to nominate John Redman to serve as Vice
               President of the Board of Education for the 2006/2007 school year.

               VOTE:                   5      YES            0       NO




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               District Clerk Jagielski administered the Oath of Office to Vice-President
               Redman.

VI.    APPOINTMENT OF OFFICERS AND OATH OF OFFICE

       A.      District Clerk (Enclosure #1)

               Motion by McAndrews seconded by Slesinski to appoint Leta L. Jagielski as
               District Clerk of the Board of Education for the 2006/2007 school year.

               VOTE:                   5     YES            0       NO

               The President administered Oath of Office to Leta L. Jagielski.

       B.      District Treasurer (Enclosure #2)

               Motion by Redman seconded by Codi to appoint Diane T. Shuback to serve as
               District Treasurer of the Board of Education for the 2006/2007 school year.

               VOTE:                   5     YES            0       NO

               District Clerk Jagielski administered the Oath of Office to Diane T. Shuback.

       C.      Deputy District Treasurer (Enclosure #3)

               Motion by Slesinski seconded by McAndrews to appoint Howard G. Cohen to serve
               as Deputy District Treasurer of the Board of Education for the 2006/2007 school
               year.

               VOTE:                   5     YES            0       NO

               District Clerk Jagielski administered the Oath of Office to Howard G. Cohen.

       D.      Tax Collectors

               1.      Motion by Codi seconded by Slesinski to appoint the Town of Warwick as the
                       Tax Collector for the Florida Union Free School District for the 2006/2007
                       school year.

                       VOTE:                 5       YES           0        NO

               2.      Motion by McAndrews seconded by Redman to appoint Janine P.
                       Shanley as The Tax Collector for the Town of Goshen for the Florida
                       Union Free School District for the 2006/2007 school year. (Enclosure # 4)

                       VOTE:                 5       YES           0        NO

       E.      Records Access Officer

               Motion by Codi seconded by Slesinski to appoint the Superintendent of Schools as
               the Records Access Officer of the Board of Education for the 2006/2007 school year.

               VOTE:                   5     YES            0       NO

       F.      Records Management Officer

               Motion by Codi seconded by Slesinski to appoint the Superintendent of Schools as
               the Records Management Officer of the Board of Education for the 2006/2007




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               school year.

               VOTE:                   5    YES            0       NO

VII.   OTHER APPOINTMENTS

       A.      School Attorney (Enclosure #5)

               Motion by Codi seconded by Slesinski to appoint Shaw & Perelson, LLP
               Attorneys at Law, as the School Attorney for the 2006/2007 school year at a
               retainer fee of $28,000.00.

               VOTE:                   5    YES            0       NO

       B.      District Auditor (Enclosure #6)

               Motion by Codi seconded by Slesinski to appoint Nugent & Haeussler, P.C. to serve
               as the School District’s Auditor for the 2006/2007 school year at a maximum fee not
               to exceed $18,925.

               VOTE:                   5    YES            0       NO

       C.      Central Treasurer – Extra Classroom Activity Account

               Motion by Codi seconded by a Slesinski to appoint Janine Shanley to serve as
               Central Treasurer – Extra Classroom Activity Account for the 2006/2007
               school year.

               VOTE:                   5    YES            0       NO

       D.      Attendance Officers

               Motion by Codi seconded by Slesinski to appoint the School Nurses as
               Attendance Officers for the 2006/2007 school year.

               VOTE:                   5    YES            0       NO

       E.      School Dentist (Enclosure #7)

               Motion by Codi seconded by Slesinski to appoint Robert A. Werner, D.M.D. to
               serve pro bono as the school dentist for the 2006/2007 school year.

               VOTE:                   5    YES            0       NO

       F.      School Physician (Enclosure #8)

               Motion by Codi seconded by Slesinski to appoint Horizon Family Medical
               Group as the school physician for the 2006/2007 school year at a fee of $5,510.

               VOTE:                   5    YES            0       NO

       G.      Insurance Consultant (Enclosure #9)

               Motion by Codi seconded by Slesinski to appoint Mary Beth Meany, of
               Dickerson and Meany, as insurance consultant for the 2006/2007 school year.

               VOTE:                   5    YES            0       NO




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       H.      Custodian for the Voting Machine

               Motion by Codi seconded by Slesinski to appoint Voting Machine Custodians of
               the Town of Warwick and the Town of Goshen to serve as the Custodians of the
               Voting Machine for the 2006/2007 school year at a fee to be determined prior to
               each election.

               VOTE:                   5     YES           0       NO

       I.      Impartial Hearing Officers

               1.      Motion by Codi seconded by Slesinski to approve, in accordance with Part
                       200.2(e)(1) of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, the list
                       of approved individuals to serve as Impartial Hearing Officers for Orange
                       County as maintained by the State Education Department for the purpose
                       of conducting impartial hearings pursuant to Section 200.5(5) of the
                       Commissioner’s Regulations.

                       VOTE:                 5       YES           0       NO

               2.      Motion by Codi seconded by Slesinski to authorize the Board President to
                       approve appointments of qualified Hearing Officers for the 2006/2007
                       school year.

                       VOTE:                 5       YES           0       NO

       J.      Orange County School Board’s Association Delegate

               Motion by Codi seconded by Slesinski to appoint John Redman as the Delegate to the
               Orange County School Board’s Association for the 2006/2007 school year.

               VOTE:                   5     YES           0       NO

       K.      Census Enumerator

               Motion by Codi seconded by Slesinski to appoint Orange-Ulster BOCES to serve
               as the School Census Enumerator for the 2006/2007 school year.

               VOTE:                   5     YES           0       NO

       L.      Local Education Agency/Asbestos Designee

               Motion by Codi seconded by Slesinski to appoint Arthur Lange, of Orange-Ulster
               BOCES Risk Management Services as the LEA Asbestos Designee for the
               2006/2007 school year.

               VOTE:                   5     YES           0       NO

       M.      Federal Funds Director

               Motion by Codi seconded by Slesinski to appoint Elisabeth Tiger as Federal
               Funds Director for the 2006/2007 school year.

               VOTE:                   5     YES           0       NO

       N.      Compliance Officer ADA/504

               Motion by Codi seconded by Slesinski to appoint Elisabeth Tiger as Compliance
               Officer for the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 for the




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               2006/2007 school year.

               VOTE:                   5     YES           0      NO

       O.      Compliance Officers

               Motion by Codi seconded by Slesinski to appoint Michael Rheaume and
               ElisabethTiger as Title IX Compliance Officers and Sexual Harassment
               Complaint Officers.

               VOTE:                   5     YES           0      NO

       P.      Complaint Officer

               Motion by Codi seconded by Slesinski to appoint Michael Rheaume as Title VII
               Complaint Officer.

               VOTE:                   5     YES           0      NO

       Q.      Designated Official – S.A.V.E. Act

               Motion by Codi seconded by Slesinski to appoint the Superintendent of Schools
               as the Designated Educational Official of the S.A.V.E. Act.

               VOTE:                   5     YES           0      NO

       R.      District Health Coordinator

               Motion by Codi seconded by Slesinski to appoint Marlene Lysack as District
               Health Coordinator to arrange for the medical examinations of all children in
               attendance.

               VOTE:                   5     YES           0      NO

       S.      Homeless Liaison Appointee

               Motion by Codi seconded by Slesinski to appoint Susan Moore as the Homeless
               Liaison Appointee.

               VOTE:                   5     YES           0      NO

       T.      HIPAA Compliance Officers

               Motion by Codi seconded by Slesinski to appoint the following in compliance
               with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”)
               for the 2006/2007 school year.

               Carol Potash                    District Security Officer
               Superintendent of Schools       District Privacy Officer
               Lori Stevens                    District Contact Officer

               VOTE:                   5     YES           0      NO

VIII. DESIGNATIONS

       A.      Official Bank Depository

               Motion by McAndrews seconded by Redman to designate the Provident Municipal
               Bank, MBIA Class, Bank of New York, M&T Bank, Bank of America, Chase,




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               Citizens Bank and Key Bank as official depositories of the District for the 2006/2007
               school year.

               VOTE:                   5     YES           0        NO

       B.      Regular Monthly Meetings (Enclosure #10)

               Motion by McAndrews seconded by Redman to designate the 3rd Thursday of
               each month as the date of the Regular Monthly Meeting, and the 1st Thursday of
               the month for a Work Session for the 2006/2007 school year.

               VOTE:                   5     YES           0        NO

       C.      Official Newspaper (Enclosure #11)

               Motion by McAndrews seconded by Redman to designate the “Warwick Valley
               Dispatch” as the Official Newspaper for the 2006/2007 school year.

               VOTE:                   5     YES           0        NO

       D.      Mileage Reimbursement Rate

               Motion by McAndrews seconded by Redman to designate the IRS rate as the Mileage
               Reimbursement Rate for the 2006/2007 school year.

               VOTE:                   5     YES           0        NO

IX.    AUTHORIZATIONS

       A.      Certification of Payrolls

               Motion by Katulak seconded by Codi to authorize the Superintendent of Schools
               to Certify Payrolls for the 2006/2007 school year.

               VOTE:                   5     YES           0        NO

       B.      Purchasing Agent

               Motion by Katulak seconded by Codi to authorize the Superintendent of Schools
               to serve as the purchasing agent for the 2006/2007 school year.

               VOTE:                   5     YES           0        NO

       C.      Attendance at Conferences

               1.      Motion by Katulak seconded by Codi to authorize the Superintendent of
                       Schools to approve attendance of professional conferences for the
                       2006/2007 school year.

                       VOTE:                5        YES           0       NO

               2.      Motion by Katulak seconded by Codi to authorize participation by
                       individual members of the Board of Education at conferences sponsored
                       by New York State School Boards Association, Orange County School
                       Boards Association and the Mid-Hudson School Study Council.
                       Participation will be consistent with budget allocations.

                       VOTE:                5        YES           0       NO




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               3.      Motion by Katulak seconded by Codi to approve participation by the
                       Superintendent of Schools at the fall and mid-winter conference of the
                       New York State Council of School Superintendents.

                       VOTE:                 5       YES           0       NO

       D.      Authorization to Establish Petty Cash Fund

               Motion by McAndrews seconded by Slesinski to authorize the Superintendent of
               Schools to establish a Petty Cash fund in the following amount for the 2006/2007
               school year.

               Central Administration Office                $ 50.00

               VOTE:                   5      YES           0       NO

       E.      Designation of Authorized Signatures on Checks

               Motion by Slesinski seconded by McAndrews to authorize the District Treasurer
               or Deputy District Treasurer to sign checks for the 2006/2007 school year.

               VOTE:                   5      YES           0       NO

       F.      Authorization to Approve Budget Transfers

               Motion by Codi seconded by Slesinski to authorize the Superintendent of Schools
               to approve Budget Transfers, up to $2,000, from any account at any time during
               the 2006/2007 school year.

               VOTE:                   5      YES           0       NO

       G.      Authorization to Use District-Owned Credit Cards (Enclosure #12)

               Motion by Redman seconded by McAndrews to approve the use of the district-
               owned credit cards (annexed hereto), and to authorize the named individuals to
               use the designated credit cards for the 2006/2007 fiscal year.

               VOTE:                   5      YES           0       NO

       H.      Resolution to Renew Emergency Conditional Appointments

               Motion by Codi seconded by Redman to approve the following resolution:

                      RESOLVED, that the Florida Union Free School District hereby gives
               the Superintendent of Schools the authority to renew, in increments of 20
               business days, any emergency conditional appointments that expire until
               such time as the District receives either a conditional clearance or denial of
               clearance from the New York State Department of Education.

               VOTE:                   5      YES           0       NO

X.     BONDING OF PERSONNEL

       A. THROUGH D.

       Motion by Slesinski seconded by Codi to Bond the following personnel for the 2006/2007
       school year.

       A.      District Treasurer
       B.      Deputy District Treasurer
       C.      Central Treasurer - Extra Classroom Activity Funds


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       D.      Tax Collector - Towns of Warwick and Goshen

               VOTE:                   5    YES           0       NO

XI.    OTHER ITEMS

       A.      Committee on Special Education

               Motion by Slesinski seconded by Codi to appoint the following to the Committee on
               Special Education for the 2006/2007 school year as amended:

               Lisa Tiger – Director of Special Programs
               Michael Rheaume – Principal
               Margery Bennett – Special Education Teacher
               Janice Bonagura – Special Education Teacher
               Lisa Notturno – Special Education Teacher
               Susan Sadler – Special Education Teacher
               Linda Young – Special Education Teacher
               Dara McCarley – Special Education Teacher
               Andrea Garitta – Special Education Teacher
               James Jankowiak – Special Education Teacher
               Lynn McGovern – Special Education Teacher
               Salvatore Mineo – Special Education Teacher
               Phynetta Slavinski – Special Education Teacher
               Deborah Lisack – Speech Therapist
               Catherine Greiner – Speech Therapist
               Greg Geroux – Guidance Counselor
               Tamara Martino – Guidance Counselor
               Marlene Lysack – School Nurse
               Jannie Buelta – School Nurse
               Angela Blake – School Psychologist
               Jeanne-Marie Pavlik – School Psychologist
               Sharon Clark – Parent
               Janice Holmes – Parent
               Lynne Ratti – Parent
               Janet Chiappone – Parent
               Keri Sudul – Parent
               “Child’s Teacher” – generally to encompass each regular teacher in the
               District who is mandated to serve as a fully functioning member of the CSE
               when a child is being considered for initial placement.

               VOTE:                   5    YES           0       NO

       B.      Committee on Preschool Special Education

               Motion by Slesinski seconded by Codi to appoint the following to the Committee
               on Preschool Special Education for the 2006/2007 school year.

               Lisa Tiger – Director of Special Programs
               Janice Holmes – Parent
               Lynne Ratti – Parent
               Sharon Clark – Parent
               Janet Chiappone – Parent
               Keri Sudul – Parent
               An appropriately licensed or certified professional who participates in the
               evaluation of a child under consideration.

               VOTE:                   5    YES           0       NO




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       C.      Substitute CSE/CPSE Committee Chairpersons

               Motion by Slesinski seconded by Codi to appoint the following as substitute CSE
               Committee Chairpersons for the 2006/2007 school year.

              Angela Blake                  School Psychologist
              Jeanne-Marie Pavlik           School Psychologist

               VOTE:                   5     YES           0       NO

       D.      CSE Subcommittees

               Motion by Slesinski seconded by Codi to authorize the appointment of two (2)
               sub-committees of the Committee on Special Education in accordance with
               Section 200.3(c) of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, for the
               2006/2007 school year.

               VOTE:                   5     YES           0       NO

       E.      Substitute Teacher Reimbursement Rate

               Motion by Slesinski seconded by Codi to establish the Substitute Teacher
               Reimbursement Rate for the 2006/2007 school year as follows:

               Certified Teacher - $ 85.00 per day
               Uncertified with a Bachelor’s Degree or better - $ 65.00 per day
               Uncertified with 2 to 4 years of college - $ 55.00 per day
               Home Tutor - $ 20.00 per hour plus mileage
               Substitute Nurse - $ 65.00 per day
               Substitute Aide - $ 7.75 per hour
               Substitute Cafeteria Worker - $ 7.50 per hour
               Substitute Bus Driver with CDL - $ 11.00 per hour
               Substitute Cleaner - $ 11.00 per hour
               Seasonal Worker - $8.00 per hour
               Substitute Clerk - $ 9.00 per hour

               VOTE:                   5     YES           0       NO

       F.      Voting Delegate – New York State School Boards

               Motion by Slesinski seconded by Codi to appoint Robert Katulak as voting
               delegate to the New York State School Boards Convention and designate John
               Redman as the alternate.

               VOTE:                   5     YES           0       NO

       G.      Accumulated Vacation Days – Superintendent of Schools (Enclosure #13)

               Motion by Redman seconded by Codi to approve and record the twenty-one (21)
               days that have been accumulated by the Superintendent of Schools, as of July 1,
               2006.

               VOTE:                   5     YES           0       NO

       H.      Miscellaneous

               1.      Motion by McAndrews seconded Codi to re-adopt all prior Board policies
                       during the 2006/2007 school year.

                       VOTE:                5       YES           0       NO



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               2.      Motion by McAndrews seconded by Codi to establish successful tax
                       search charges at $10 and copying fees at $1 per page.

                       VOTE:                     5     YES          0       NO

       I.      Appointment to Building Leadership Teams

               Motion by Katulak seconded by McAndrews to appoint Debra Slesinski as Board
               Representative to the Golden Hill District's Building Leadership Team and John
               Redman as Board Representative to the SS Seward District’s Building Leadership
               Team.

               VOTE:                   5         YES         0      NO

       J.      Orange-Ulster School Districts Health Plan

               Motion by Slesinski seconded by Redman to appoint the Superintendent (or his
               designee) as Trustee to the Orange-Ulster School Districts Health Plan and name
               the School Health Plan trustee as an additionally insured on the school district’s
               leaders insurance policy for the 2006/2007 school year.

               VOTE:           5           YES         0     NO

XII.   DISCUSSION ON FUTURE DATES:

       August 10, 2006:        4:00 pm Retreat
                               7:00 pm Work Session
       August 23, 2006:        Regular Meeting at 7:30 pm – S.S. Seward Library
       August 30, 2006:        [tentative] Special Meeting at 7:30 pm – S.S. Seward Library

       February 2007 – Regular Board meeting will be February 22, 2007
       June 2007 – Regular Board meeting will be June 20, 2007

XIII. ADJOURNMENT

       Motion by McAndrews seconded by Slesinski to adjourn at 6:33 PM.

       VOTE:                   5           YES         0     NO


                                                             Respectfully submitted,



                                                             Leta L Jagielski
                                                             District Clerk




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