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									                             MOUNT SINAI BOARD OF EDUCATION
                          MOUNT SINAI UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT
                                  Mount Sinai, New York 11766


Date:               August 25, 2009
Kind of Meeting:    Regular Meeting
Members Present:    Mr. Michael Di Marco, Ms. Lynn Jordan, Dr. John Wittpenn, Mr. John Yavorka
                    Dr. Jeffrey Segal
Members Absent:     Ms. Donna Compagnone, Mr. John Kostic
Others Present:     Dr. Anthony J. Bonasera, Superintendent; Ms. Linda F. Jensen, Assistant
                    Superintendent for Business; Ms. Maureen Poerio, District Clerk
_________________________________________________________________________________________

Dr. Wittpenn called the meeting to order at 8:03 p.m. after the salute to the flag.              Opening of
                                                                                                 Meeting

A Public Hearing was held to review the proposed amendments to the current student               Public
Code of Conduct.                                                                                 Hearing

Ms. Jordan moved, seconded by Mr. Yavorka, that upon the recommendation of the Superin-          Minutes
tendent, the Board of Education hereby accepts the minutes of the June 17, 2009 Regular
Meeting and the July 1, 2009 Reorganization Meeting as submitted.

                                          MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY (5-0)

The Superintendent reported on the following items:                                              Superintendent’s
                                                                                                 Report
       Facilities are ready for opening day – our custodial staff worked very hard over the
        summer to prepare the buildings
       Electronic road sign now operational on Route 25A, Dr. Bonasera offered thanks to
        the PTO, Booster Club and Friends of the Arts for their financial support
       Middle School Construction Update – area to be fenced off next week with excavating
        and plumbing to begin, expected completion date spring of 2010
       Carpet/tile replacement completed in two elementary classrooms – mandatory air quality
        testings were favorable

PERSONNEL

Dr. Segal moved, seconded by Ms. Jordan, that upon the recommendation of the Super-              Resignation
intendent, the Board of Education hereby accepts the resignation, for retirement purposes,
of Dorothy Marino, School District Aide, effective August 31, 2009.                              Dorothy Marino

                                          MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY (5-0)

Dr. Segal moved, seconded by Ms. Jordan, that upon the recommendation of the Super-              Leave of Absence
intendent, the Board of Education hereby grants a one year leave of absence to Linda Chase,
Speech Teacher/Assistant Director of Pupil Personnel Services, effective July 1, 2009 through    Linda Chase
June 30, 2010.

                                          MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY (5-0)

Dr. Segal moved, seconded by Ms. Jordan, that upon the recommendation of Superintendent,         Assistant
the Board of Education hereby approves the following appointment:                                Director
                                                                                                 of PPS
        Name of Employee:                        Linda Chase
        Commencement of Appointment:             July 1, 2009
        Area:                                    Assistant Director of Pupil Personnel Services
        Expiration Date:                         June 30, 2010
        Certification:                           SDL

                                         MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY (5-0)

Dr. Segal moved, seconded by Ms. Jordan, that upon the recommendation of the Super-               Substitute
intendent, the Board of Education hereby approves the following appointment:                      Teacher

        Name of Employee:                        Andrew Sciulara                                  Andrew
        Commencement of Appointment:             September 1, 2009                                Sciulara
        Area:                                    Substitute Teacher
        Compensation:                            $75/day

                                         MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY (5-0)

Dr. Segal moved, seconded by Ms. Jordan, that upon the recommendation of the Super-               Registered
intendent, the Board of Education hereby approves the following appointment:                      Nurse

        Name of Employee:                        Wendy Kollmer                                    Wendy
        Commencement of Appointment:             September 1, 2009                                Kollmer
        Area:                                    Registered Nurse
        Compensation:                            Step 1

                                         MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY (5-0)

Dr. Segal moved, seconded by Ms. Jordan, that the Superintendent having advised the               School
Board that a conditional appointment is necessary in relation to the appointment of a             District
Non-Instructional substitute and the Board having passed a policy in relation to the safety       Aide
of children, and on recommendation of the Superintendent, it is
                                                                                                  Deborah
Resolved, that the following conditional appointment is hereby made:                              Berger

        Name of Employee:                        Deborah Berger
        Commencement of Appointment:             August 3, 2009
        Area:                                    Aide
        Compensation:                            Step 1

                                         MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY (5-0)

Dr. Segal moved, seconded by Ms. Jordan, that the Superintendent having advised the               Custodial
Board that a conditional appointment is necessary in relation to the appointment of a             Substitute
Custodial Substitute and the Board having passed a policy in relation to the safety
of children, and on recommendation of the Superintendent, it is                                   James Wolfe

Resolved, that the following conditional appointment is hereby made:

        Name of Employee:                        James Wolfe
        Commencement of Appointment:             August 24, 2009
        Area:                                    Custodial Substitute
        Compensation:                            $8.00/hour

                                         MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY (5-0)
Dr. Segal moved, seconded by Ms. Jordan, that upon the recommendation of the Super-          Volunteer
intendent, the Board of Education hereby approves the following appointments:                Coaches

         Name of Employee       Commencement          Area                          Compensation
                                of Appointment
         Amy Nolan              September 1, 2009     Volunteer Cross Country       N/A
                                                      and Winter, Spring Track
         Dave Mevs              September 1, 2009     Volunteer Soccer Coach        N/A

                                        MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY (5-0)

Dr. Segal moved, seconded by Ms. Jordan, that upon the recommendation of the Super-          Co-curricular
intendent, the Board of Education hereby authorizes the following Middle School              Advisors
co-curricular clubs and appoints the persons listed below as advisors for the 2009-10
school year:

            Club                                         Advisor
            Art Club 5/6                                 A. Trapani
            Art Club 7/8                                 R. Stump
            Book Club 5/6                                P. Wolbert
            Book Club 7/8                                P. Wolbert
            Chess Club 5 -8                              J. Dono
            Co-Curr Athletics:
               Football 5/6                              R. Murphy
               Gymnastics 5/6                            TBD
            Community Outreach                           L. Cappas
            Courtyard Club                               D. Frazier
            Drama Club                                   R. Moriarty
            Foreign Language                             K. Meehan
            Home & Careers 5/6                           S. Corcoran
            Home & Careers 7/8                           S. Corcoran
            Jazz Band                                    M. Silliman
            Jazz Choir                                   K. Toolan
            Lego Club                                    C. Heil
            Literary Magazine                            R. Petrola
            Math Olympiads                               F. Massano
            Mathletes                                    D. Cooke & C. Graham
            National Junior Honor Society                S. Cassidy & J. Grossman
            Science Club                                 S. Cassidy
            Scrabble Club                                E. Ferretti
            Service Club                                 L. Cappas
            Set Design Construction                      R. Stump
            Student Council                              S. Cassidy
            Yearbook                                     N. Wallace

                                        MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY (5-0)

Dr. Segal moved, seconded by Ms. Jordan, that upon the recommendation of the Superin-        In-School
tendent, the Board of Education hereby authorizes the Superintendent to enter into a per     Suspension
diem contractual agreement with Alan Schreck to assume the duties of In-School               Supervisor
Suspension Supervisor as per the Agreement with the Teachers’ Association.

                                        MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY (5-0)
ACTION ITEMS

Ms. Jordan moved, seconded by Dr. Segal, that upon the recommendation of the Superin-     Committee
tendent, the Board of Education has no objections to the following Special Education      on Special
recommendations and approves the authorization for the funds to implement the special     Education
education programs and services consistent with such:

               Special Education Committee                   Meeting Date
                       Out of District                       April 1, 2009
                       Out of District                      April 17, 2009
                       Out of District                      April 24, 2009
                       Out of District                      April 24, 2009
                       Out of District                      April 30, 2009
                       Out of District                        May 6, 2009
                       Out of District                        June 1, 2009
                       Out of District                        June 3, 2009
                       Out of District                        June 5, 2009
                        Preschool                          February 12, 2009
                        Preschool                            May 11, 2009
                        Preschool                            May 28, 2009
                        Preschool                            June 15, 2009
                        Preschool                            July 23, 2009
                  Preschool/Elementary                        July 8, 2009
                    Elementary School                       April 17, 2009
                    Elementary School                       April 30, 2009
                    Elementary School                        May 15, 2009
                    Elementary School                        May 29, 2009
                       Middle School                        March 17, 2009
                       Middle School                        March 23, 2009
                       Middle School                        March 26, 2009
                       Middle School                        March 31, 2009
                       Middle School                        March 31, 2009
                       Middle School                         April 2, 2009

                                       MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY (5-0)

Ms. Jordan moved, seconded by Dr. Segal, that upon the recommendation of the Superin-     Code of
tendent, the Board of Education hereby accepts the first reading of the amended Code of   Conduct
Conduct policy.

                                       MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY (5-0)

Mr. Yavorka moved, seconded by Dr. Segal, that upon the recommendation of the Super-      Breakfast/
intendent, the Board of Education hereby adopts and complies with the Federal/SED         Lunch
policy requirements for the administration of Free and Reduced Price Meals for the        Program
2009-10 school year and establishes the cost for breakfast for Grades K-8 to be $1.00
and Grades 9-12 to be $1.85 and lunch to cost $1.85 at the Elementary School and $2.00
at the Middle School and High Schools.

                                       MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY (5-0)
Mr. Yavorka moved, seconded by Dr. Segal, that upon the recommendation of the Super-                    Reject
intendent, the Board of Education hereby rejects the School Lunch Program bid, as per                   School
the State Education Department, that was awarded at the June 17, 2009 Board meeting.                    Lunch
                                                                                                        Project Bid
                                          MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY (5-0)

Mr. Yavorka moved, seconded by Dr. Segal, that upon the recommendation of the Super-                    School
intendent, the Board of Education hereby awards the bid (re-bid of August 19, 2009) for                 Lunch
School Lunch for the 2009-2010 school year to Whitsons School Nutrition Corp., the                      Program
lowest responsible bidder, for breakfast and lunch cost per meal as indicated below:                    Bid

                     Program                 Administrative        +   Direct Cost     =     Total Per
                                                 Fee                                           Meal

                     Breakfast                     .236            +            .626 =              .862

                       Lunch                       .236            +           1.957 =             2.193


The contract will be awarded based on using paper products for a total cost of $582,991.

                                          MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY (5-0)

Mr. Yavorka moved, seconded by Dr. Segal, that upon the recommendation of the Super-                    Issuance
Superintendent, the Board of Education hereby authorizes the following motion be                        of $1,250,000
approved for the issuance of $1,250,000 bonds of the Mount Sinai School District to                     Bonds
pay part of the cost of the partial reconstruction and construction of an addition to the
Middle School Building:

         WHEREAS, at a the special district meeting of the qualified voters of the Mount Sinai
    Union Free School District, Suffolk County, New York, held on February 11, 2009, a
    proposition was duly adopted authorizing the Board of Education to partially reconstruct and
    construct an addition to the Middle School building of said School District, including related
    site work and other incidental improvements, in and for said School District, at an estimated
    maximum cost of $3,600,000, and providing for the levy of a tax therefore to be collected in
    installments to pay to $1,250,000 portion of said cost, with obligations of said School District
    to be issued in anticipation thereof; and

    WHEREAS, the capital improvements hereinafter described have been determined, pursuant
    to the provisions of the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act and the
    regulations of the Department of Environmental Conservation promulgated pursuant thereto,
    to be an “Unlisted” Action which will not result in any significant environmental effect; and

    WHEREAS, it is now desired to provide for the financing thereof; NOW, THEREFORE, BE
    IT

    RESOLVED, by the Board of Education of the Mount Sinai Union Free School District,
    Suffolk County, New York, as follows:

        Section 1.       To pay part of the cost of the partial reconstruction and construction of an
    addition to the Middle School building of said School District building, including related site
    work and other incidental improvements, in and for the Mount Sinai Union Free School
    District, Suffolk County, New York, a specific object or purpose, there are hereby authorized
    to be issued $1,250,000 bonds of said School District pursuant to the provisions of the Local
    Finance Law.
    Section 2.        It is hereby determined that the estimated maximum cost of the aforesaid
class of objects or purposes is $3,600,000, and the plan for the financing thereof is as follows:

(a) by the issuance of the $1,250,000 bonds of said School District, authorized to be issued
therefore pursuant to this bond resolution;
(b) by $2,198,747 monies from a General Fund appropriation, $1,635,000 of which was
derived from a transfer from a capital reserve fund authorized by a proposition dated February
11, 2009, and
(c) by $151,253 from an EXCEL grant from the State of New York which monies are
appropriated therefore. An annual appropriation shall be made to pay principal and interest on
such bonds or any notes issued in anticipation thereof from amounts which shall annually be
levied on all the taxable real property in said School District. The faith and credit of said
Mount Sinai Union Free School District, Suffolk County, New York, are hereby pledged for
the payment of said bonds and notes and the interest thereon.

Section 3. It is hereby determined that the period of probable usefulness of the aforesaid
partially reconstruct and construct an addition to the Middle School building of said School
District, including related site work and other incidental improvements, is twenty-five years,
pursuant to subdivision twelve of paragraph a of Section 11.00 of the Local Finance Law,
because said Middle School Building is a class “A” building within the meaning of
subdivision eleven thereof.

Section 4. Subject to the provisions of the Local Finance Law, the power to authorize the
issuance of and to sell bond anticipation notes in anticipation of the issuance and sale of the
bonds herein authorized, including renewals of such notes, is hereby delegated to the President
of the Board of Education, the chief fiscal officer. Such notes shall be of such terms, form and
contents, and shall be sold in such manner, as may be prescribed by said President of the
Board of Education, consistent with the provisions of the Local Finance Law.

Section 5. Such bonds shall be in fully registered form and shall be signed in the name of the
Mount Sinai Union Free School District, Suffolk County, New York, by the manual or
facsimile signature of the President of the Board of Education and a facsimile of its corporate
seal shall be imprinted or impressed thereon and attested by the manual or facsimile signature
of the School District Clerk.

Section 6. The powers and duties of advertising such bonds for sale, conducting the sale and
awarding the bonds, are hereby delegated to the President of the Board of Education, who shall
advertise such bonds for sale, conduct the sale, and award the bonds in such manner as he or
she shall deem best for the interests of the School District; provided, however, that in the
exercise of these delegated powers, he or she shall comply fully with the provisions of the
Local Finance Law and any order or rule of the State Comptroller applicable to the sale of
municipal bonds. The receipt of the President of the Board of Education shall be a full
acquittance to the purchaser of such bonds, who shall not be obliged to see to the application
of the purchase money.

Section 7. All other matters, except as provided herein relating to such bonds, including
determining whether to issue such bonds having substantially level or declining debt service
and all matters related thereto, prescribing whether manual or facsimile signatures shall appear
on said bonds, prescribing the method for the recording of ownership of said bonds, appointing
the fiscal agent or agents for said bonds, providing for the printing and delivery of said bonds
(and if said bonds are to be executed in the name of the School District by the facsimile
signature of its President of the Board of Education, providing for the manual countersignature
of a fiscal agent or of a designated official of the School District), the date, denominations,
maturities and interest payment dates, place or places of payment, and also including the
consolidation with other issues, shall be determined by the President of the Board of
Education. It is hereby determined that it is to the financial advantage of the School District
    not to impose and collect from registered owners of such bonds any charges for mailing,
    shipping and insuring bonds transferred or exchanged by the fiscal agent, and, accordingly,
    pursuant to paragraph c of Section 70.00 of the Local Finance Law, no such charges shall be
    so collected by the fiscal agent. Such bonds shall contain substantially the recital of validity
    clause provided for in Section 52.00 of the Local Finance Law and shall otherwise be in such
    form and contain such recitals in addition to those required by Section 52.00 of the Local
    Finance Law, as the President of the Board of Education shall determine.

    Section 8. This resolution shall constitute a statement of official intent for purposes of
    Treasury Regulations Section 1.150-2. Other than as specified in this resolution, no monies
    are, or are reasonably expected to be, reserved, allocated on a long-term basis, or otherwise set
    aside with respect to the permanent funding of the object or purpose described herein.

    Section 9.   The validity of such bonds and bond anticipation notes may be contested only if:

    1) Such obligations are authorized for an object or purpose for which said School District is
    not authorized to expend money, or
    2) The provisions of law which should be complied with as of the date of publication of this
    resolution are not substantially complied with, and an action, suit or proceeding contesting
    such validity is commenced within twenty days after the date of such publication, or
    3) Such obligations are authorized in violation of the provisions of the Constitution.

    Section 10. This resolution, which takes effect immediately, shall be published in full in the
    Village Beacon Record, the official newspaper of the School District, having general
    circulation in said School District, together with a notice of the School District Clerk
    substantially in the form provided in Section 81.00 of the Local Finance Law.

                                          MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY (5-0)

Mr. Di Marco moved, seconded by Ms. Jordan, that upon the recommendation of the Superin-                Bid Award
tendent, the Board of Education hereby awards the following bids to the lowest responsible
bidders for the Middle School Gymnasium and Classroom Addition project as follows:                      Middle
                                                                                                        School
        Contract           Area                     Vendor                            Amount
        Contract G         General                  VRD Contracting, Inc.             $2,045,684
                           Construction Work
        Contract H         HVAC Work                Central Air Corporation           $ 178,500
        Contract P         Plumbing Work            Majestic Plumbing                 $ 45,950
        Contract E         Electrical Work          Relle Electric Corporation        $ 266,370

                                          MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY (5-0)

Dr. Segal moved, seconded by Mr. Di Marco, that upon the recommendation of the Superin-                 Budget
tendent, the Board of Education hereby approves the budget line transfer from code 2250.4 to            Transfers
9901.95 in the amount of $17,077 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009.

                                          MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY (5-0)

Dr. Segal moved, seconded by Ms. Jordan, that the Board of Education convene to Executive               Executive
Session at 8:53 p.m. to discuss contractual and legal matters.                                          Session

                                          MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY (5-0)
Ms. Jordan moved, seconded by Mr. Yavorka, that the Board of Education reconvene the     Reconvene
meeting at 9:16 p.m.                                                                     Meeting

                                       MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY (5-0)

Dr. Segal moved, seconded by Mr. Di Marco, that the Board of Education hereby            Superintendent’s
authorizes the Superintendent to award “Superintendent’s Stipends” to those              Stipends
Administrators who accept additional job responsibilities previously assigned to
the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, whose position is to
be eliminated upon her retirement. Said appointments and stipends are to be awarded
on a yearly basis and are not to exceed a cumulative total of $35,000.

                                       MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY (5-0)

Mr. Di Marco moved, seconded by Ms. Jordan, that the Board of Education adjourn          Adjournment
the meeting at 9:20 p.m.

                                       MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY (5-0)


                                                               Respectfully submitted,



                                                               Maureen Poerio
                                                               District Clerk

								
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