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MINUTES OF THE EAST MORICHES BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR
MEETING HELD THE 26TH DAY OF MAY, 2010

Place: East Moriches Elementary School Cafetorium

Members Present:      S. Grunseich, S. Curtis, R. Hayes, L. Pagano, J. Westfield

Members Absent:       None

Others Present:       Dr. Charles T. Russo, Superintendent of Schools,
                      Victoria Galante, Business Official, Janet Miglino, Treasurer,
                      Patricia A. Prendergast, District Clerk, Robert McIntyre, Middle
                      School Principal, Raymond Fannan, Pupil Personnel/Special
                      Education Supervisor


President Grunseich called the meeting to order at 7:37 p.m.

Presentation:         On Behalf of EMTA, Mrs. Mitchell presented Eagle Scout
                      candidate Garrett Gessewin with a donation in the amount of
                      $1,000.00 to assist him in the completion of his Courtyard
                      Improvement Project. Mrs. Mitchell also commended Garrett for
                      his drive and wished him luck.

EMO Shines:           President Grunsiech acknowledged the following accomplishments
                      by East Moriches students:

                      Elementary Science Fair – Miss Duda: Ms. Duda introduced
                      students and their projects which received high recognition in the
                      3rd and 4th grade Science Fair. The projects on display were the
                      work of: Emma and Erin McCarthy, Frank and Josette Lapinski,
                      Quintin Burian, Emily Hulse, Liam Mcintyre, Summer Nenninger,
                      Cassandra Smith, Daniel Gross, Anthony LoPresti, Charles Fee,
                      Matthew Stollow and Alexander Lidonnici.

                      Computer Club – Mrs. LiVecchi: The Computer Club created and
                      sold holiday cards with the proceeds being donated to the Make A
                      Wish Foundation. A donation was made in the amount of $225.00
                      to the charity’s representative Ellen Hald. Ms. Hald presented the
                      students with a certificate of thanks from the organization. Club
                      members include: Garrett Battenberg, Kristen Keller, Kaitlyn
                      Keller, Krystin Kennedy, Jason Maschke, Sage Mazzio, Lydia
                      Nelson, Chelsea Nichols, Maria Pamboris, Marc Schlecht, Daniel
                      Schultz and Samantha Wund. Members Michael Giammona,
                      Christopher Gill, Selena Mosquera, Daniel Schultz were presenters
                      of the donation.
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                    Music Activities – Mrs. Primavera: The fourth grade chorus
                    performed at the Cedar Lodge Nursing Home. Middle School
                    students participated in a cover contest for a music journal.
                    Students Benjamin Boerum-Ruhl and
                    Joshua Boerum-Ruhl received honorable mention from the
                    publisher for their design.

                    President Grunseich allowed time for those students and parents
                    who wished to go home do so.

Budget Vote and
Election Results:   President Grunseich announced the results of the annual budget
                    Vote and Election Held May 18, 2010

                    Proposition I:
                          Budget:         YES: 489              NO:    273

                    Proposition II:
                          Designation of High Schools
                                        YES: 544                NO:    210

                    Proposition III:
                          Library         YES: 610              NO:    135

                    Proposition IV:
                          Bond Amendment for Capital Improvement Project
                                    YES: 539            NO: 187

                    Board of Education Members:
                          Stephen A. Curtis 520
                          John M. Westfield 492
                          Charles Palmaccio    1 (write-in)


Minutes:            Motion by R. Hayes, second by S. Curtis, to adopt the minutes of
                    the Regular Board of Education meeting held on April 28, 2010.
                    The vote was 5-0.

                    Motion by S. Curtis, second by L. Pagano, to adopt the minutes of
                    the Budget Hearing held on May 5, 2010. The vote was 5-0.

                    Motion by R. Hayes, second by S. Curtis, to adopt the minutes of
                    the Annual Budget Vote and Election held May 18, 2010. The
                    vote was 5-0.
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Consent Agenda I:
Treasurer’s Report: Motion by L. Pagano, second by J. Westfield to accept the
                    Treasurer’s report for April 2010. The vote was 5-0.

Internal Claims
Auditor’s Report:     Motion by L. Pagano, second by R. Hayes, to accept the Internal
                      Claim’s Auditor’s Report for the month of May, 2010. The vote
                      was 5-0.

Monthly Bills:        Motion by L. Pagano, second by R. Hayes, to approve payment of
                      the monthly bills as indicated by the Internal Claims Auditor’s
                      report for the month of May 2010. The vote was 5-0.
Budgetary
Transfers:            Motion by L. Pagano, second by S. Curtis to approve budgetary
                      transfers for the month of May 2010 as follows: The vote was 5-0.

Item   From             To          Amount                    Comment
1.   A1620.42       A1620.45       $15,000.00 To Transfer remaining funds from Fuel
                                              Oil budget line to Operation of Plants
                                              line
2.    A1620.42      A1620.46       $15,200.00 To Transfer remaining funds from Fuel
                                              Oil budget line to Operation of Plants
                                              line
3.    A5540.41      A5581.491      $12,700.00 To increase Transportation budget line
                                              for Group Home
4     A2110.12      A2110.140.99   $20,000.00 To set up ARRA budget line for
                                              substitute teachers and custodial
                                              salaries
5.    A1620.16      A1620.160.99   $8,650.00 To set up ARRA budget line for
                                              substitute teachers and custodial
                                              salaries
6.    A2250.49      A2250.472      $45,000.00 To increase Special Education/Other
                                              Tuition line for Maryhaven and
                                              NYSARC

T.A.N.        Motion by L. Pagano, second by S. Curtis, upon recommendation of the
              Superintendent of Schools to resolve the issuance of Tax
              Anticipation Note in an amount not to exceed $6,000,000.00 for
              the 2010-2011 fiscal year as indicated in the following resolution:

              TAX ANTICIPATION NOTE RESOLUTION OF EAST MORICHES UNION FREE
              SCHOOL DISTRICT, NEW YORK, ADOPTED MAY 26, 2010, AUTHORIZING THE
              ISSUANCE OF NOT TO EXCEED $6,000,000 TAX ANTICIPATION NOTES IN
              ANTICIPATION OF THE RECEIPT OF TAXES TO BE LEVIED FOR THE FISCAL
              YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2011.
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                     RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF EAST MORICHES UNION FREE
                     SCHOOL DISTRICT, IN THE COUNTY OF SUFFOLK, NEW YORK, AS FOLLOWS:

                     Section 1.Tax Anticipation Notes (herein called “Notes”) of East Moriches Union Free School
District, in the County of Suffolk, New York (herein called “District”), in the principal amount of not to exceed
$6,000,000, and any notes in renewal thereof, are hereby authorized to be issued pursuant to the provisions of
Sections 24.00 and 39.00 of the Local Finance Law, constituting Chapter 33-a of the Consolidated Laws of the State of
New York (herein called “Law”).

                     Section 2.The following additional matters are hereby determined and declared:

                    (a)        The Notes shall be issued in anticipation of the collection of real estate taxes to be levied
for school purposes for the fiscal year commencing July 1, 2010 and ending June 30, 2011 and the proceeds of the
Notes shall be used only for the purposes for which said taxes are levied.

                     (b)       The Notes shall mature within the period of one year from the date of their issuance.

                     (c)       The Notes are not issued in renewal of other notes.

                     (d)       The total amount of such taxes remains uncollected at the date of adoption of this
resolution.

                     Section 3.The Notes hereby authorized shall contain the recital of validity prescribed by Section
52.00 of the Law and shall be general obligations of the District, and the faith and credit of the District are hereby
pledged to the punctual payment of the principal of and interest on the Notes and unless the Notes are otherwise paid or
payment provided for, an amount sufficient for such payment shall be inserted in the budget of the District and a tax
sufficient to provide for the payment thereof shall be levied and collected.

                      Section 4.Subject to the provisions of this resolution and the Law, and pursuant to Sections 50.00,
56.00, 60.00 and 61.00 of the Law, the power to sell and issue the Notes authorized pursuant hereto, or any renewals
thereof, and to determine the terms, form and contents, including the manner of execution, of such Notes, and to
execute arbitrage certifications relative thereto, is hereby delegated to the President of the Board of Education, the chief
fiscal officer of the District.

                     Section 5.The Notes shall be executed in the name of the District by the manual signature of the
President of the Board of Education, the Vice President of the Board of Education, the District Treasurer, the District
Clerk, or such other officer of the District as shall be designated by the chief fiscal officer of the District, and shall have
the corporate seal of the District impressed or imprinted thereon which corporate seal may be attested by the manual
signature of the District Clerk.

                     Section 6.This resolution shall take effect immediately.

                               The vote was 5-0.

Reserve
Funding:                       Motion by S. Curtis second by R. Hayesat the recommendation of
                               the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education authorize an
                               increase in funding up to the following amounts designated,
                               effective July 1, 2010:

                               ERS (Employee Retirement Services Reserve) $200,000
                               Unemployment Reserve $25,000
                               EBLAR (Employee Benefit Accrued Liability Reserve $300,000

                               The vote was 5-0.
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           Consent Agenda II
           Personnel:        Motion by S. Curtis, second by L. Pagano to approve Appointment
                             Schedule 2009-2010 A-15 as follows:

                                        EAST MORICHES UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT
                                                  PERSONNEL SCHEDULE
                                                      2009-2010 A-15
                                                       May 26, 2010

Item         Name                AREA            Fingerprinting       Salary      Start/End Dates               Comments
 No.

 1.     Young, Heather      Substitute Teacher        Yes            $100/day      May 12, 2010 –   To approve as a substitute teacher
                                                                                   June 30, 2010    for thirty working days until
                                                                                                    certification is received.




                                      The vote was 5-0.

                                      Motion by S. Curtis, second by L. Pagano to approve Personnel
                                            Schedule 2009-2010 P-10 as follows:
                                        EAST MORICHES UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT
                                                  PERSONNEL SCHEDULE
                                                      2009-2010 P-10
                                                       May 26, 2010


Item         Name                AREA            Fingerprinting      Salary     Start/End Dates              Comments
 No.

 1.    Crawford, Kerri       Second Grade           N/A           $5,617.24      June 4, 2010       To pay out deferment of
                                Teacher                                                             1991-1992



 2.    Fitzpatrick, Diane     Third Grade             N/A           $4,363.92    June 4, 2010       To pay out deferment of
                                Teacher                                                             1991-1992



 3.     Kandle, Linda        Fourth Grade             N/A           $4,479.31    June 4, 2010       To pay out deferment of
                               Teacher                                                              1991-1992



 4.     Nigg, Geraldine      Middle School            N/A             N/A        May 18, 2010       To accept resignation of
                              Principal’s                                                           position of Senior Clerk
                              Secretary                                                             Typist effective May 18, 2010


 5.     Nigg, Geraldine     Deputy Treasurer          N/A             N/A        May 18, 2010       To accept resignation of
                                                                                                    position of Deputy Treasurer
                                                                                                    effective May 18, 2010


 6.    Crawford, Kerri       Second Grade             N/A             N/A        June 30, 2010      To accept letter on June 1,
                                Teacher                                                             2010 for resignation due to
                                                                                                    retirement effective June 30,
                                                                                                    2010
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7.    D’Amara, Jeanette    Special Education     N/A    N/A        June 30, 2010     To accept letter on June 1,
                               Teacher                                               2010 for resignation due to
                                                                                     retirement effective June 30,
                                                                                     2010

8.    Fitzpatrick, Diane      Third Grade        N/A    N/A        June 30, 2010     To accept letter on June 1,
                                Teacher                                              2010 for resignation due to
                                                                                     retirement effective June 30,
                                                                                     2010

9.      Kandle, Linda        Fourth Grade        N/A    N/A        June 30, 2010     To accept letter on June 1,
                               Teacher                                               2010 for resignation due to
                                                                                     retirement effective June 30,
                                                                                     2010


10.   Ketcham, Robert         Sixth Grade        N/A    N/A        June 30, 2010     To accept letter on June 1,
                                Teacher                                              2010 for resignation due to
                                                                                     retirement effective June 30,
                                                                                     2010

11.    LiVecchi, Karen     Computer Science      N/A    N/A        June 30, 2010     To accept letter on June 1,
                              Teacher                                                2010 for resignation due to
                                                                                     retirement effective June 30,
                                                                                     2010

12.    Minkin, Judith         Third Grade        N/A    N/A        June 30, 2010     To accept letter on June 1,
                                Teacher                                              2010 for resignation due to
                                                                                     retirement effective June 30,
                                                                                     2010

13.     Stiriz, Bruce      Physical Education    N/A    N/A        June 30, 2010     To accept letter on June 1,
                                Teacher                                              2010 for resignation due to
                                                                                     retirement effective June 30,
                                                                                     2010

14.    Tuttle, Vanessa       Kindergarten        N/A    N/A        June 30, 2010     To accept letter on June 1,
                               Teacher                                               2010 for resignation due to
                                                                                     retirement effective June 30,
                                                                                     2010

15.   Zamorski, Marilyn      Social Studies      N/A    N/A        June 30, 2010     To accept letter on June 1,
                               Teacher                                               2010 for resignation due to
                                                                                     retirement effective June 30,
                                                                                     2010

16.   Graham, Kathleen       Math Teacher        Yes   $877.50     June 4, 2010      To split eighth grade trip
                                                                                     coordinator’s stipend.



17.    Walz, Sheryl-lyn     English Teacher      Yes   $877.50     June 4, 2010      To amend July 9, 2009
                                                                                     Personnel Schedule A-4 and
                                                                                     split eighth grade trip
                                                                                     coordinator’s stipend.

18.     Clark, Susan       Teacher’s Assistant   Yes    N/A      September 1, 2010   To approve tenure
                                                                                     appointment



19.     Percoco, Luise        Elementary         Yes    N/A      September 1, 2010   To approve tenure
                               Teacher                                               appointment
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20.     Lane, Meredith   Teacher’s Assistant      Yes            N/A      September 1, 2010   To approve tenure
                                                                                              appointment



21.     Strack, Lisa        Teacher’s             Yes           N/A        September 1,       To approve tenure
                            Assistant                                          2010           appointment


22.   Murphy, Bradley    Music Teacher            Yes            N/A       September 1,       To approve tenure
                                                                               2010           appointment



                                    President Grunseich personally thanked the retiring teachers for
                                    what they have given to not only his children but to all the children
                                    in the community. The motion was carried by a vote of 5-0.

          Superintendent
          Contract
          Addendum:                 Motion by R. Hayes, second by S. Curtis for the Board of
                                    Education President to sign the contract addendum between the
                                    East Moriches UFSD and Dr. Charles T. Russo, Superintendent of
                                    Schools to extend the Superintendent’s contract by the terms and
                                    conditions stipulated in the addendum and all other prior
                                    agreements. The vote was 5-0.

          Consent Agenda III:
          Educational
          Contract:           Motion by L. Pagano, second by S. Curtis, upon recommendation
                              of the Superintendent of Schools, that the Board of Education
                              President sign the cross contract between the Miller Place UFSD
                              for one student who attends the East Moriches UFSD during the
                              2009-2010 school year per the terms and conditions of said
                              contract. The vote was 5-0

          Internal Auditors:        Motion by L. Pagano, second by J. Westfield at the
                                    recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools the Board of
                                    Education authorize the Superintendent f Schools to sign the
                                    engagement letter with Nawrocki Smith, LLP, to provide internal
                                    auditing services for the 2010-2011 school year under the terms
                                    and conditions of said agreement. The vote was 5-0.

          Consent Agenda IV:
          CSE Agendas:       Motion by L. Pagano, second by S. Curtis to approve the
                             recommendations as provided by the Director of Special Education
                             for the following school age special education students numbered:
                             5113, 1051, 5155, 1069, 5173, 5176, 5170, 5099, 5172, 1026,
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                      1065, 1073, 5037, 5160, 0976, 5063, 0990, 5065, 5012, 1061,
                      0853, and 0922. The vote was 5-0

CPSE Agendas:         Motion by L. Pagano, second by S. Curtis to approve the
                      recommendations as provided by the Director of Special Education
                      for the following pre-school special education students numbered:
                      5173, 5174, 5175, 5179, 5168, 5178, 5180, 5176, 5170, 5181,
                      5192, 5159, 5186, 1087, and 5165. The vote was 5-0
Reorganization
Date:                 Motion by L. Pagano, second by R. Hayes , at the recommendation
                      of the Superintendent of Schools for the Board of Education to
                      adopt the 2010-2011 Board of Education Meeting Schedule as
                      follows:
                      July 7, 2010 (re-organization Meeting), July 28, 2010, August 25,
                      2010, September 29, 2010, October 27, 2010, November 17, 2010,
                      December 22, 2010, January 26, 2011, February 16, 2011, March
                      30, 2011, April 27, 2011, may 25, 2011 and June 29, 2011. The
                      vote was 5-0
Superintendent
Report:

Land Development: President Grunseich commented on a meeting held with
                  Brookhaven Town officials, Board of Education members and
                  members of the Audit Committee regarding the District’s position
                  on land development.

School Report
Card:                 Dr. Russo turned the floor to Mr. Fannan who reported on the
                      Elementary School standings per the results of the 2008-2009
                      school year District Report Card. Mr. McIntyre reported on the
                      Middle School’s standing which was followed by a historical recap
                      of assessment scores given by Dr. Russo.

Public Comment:       Mr. Fee had questions regarding the increases in reserve funding
                      and middle school plumbing issues.

Adjournment:          Motion by R. Hayes, second by S. Curtis to adjourn at 8:35 p.m.
                      The vote was 5-0.

                                                   Respectfully submitted,




Dated: May 27, 2010                                Patricia Prendergast
                                                   District Clerk

				
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