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North Colonie Central School District

Latham, New York 12110 BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING, SHAKER HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELING CENTER, NEW YORK MONDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2008, 7:30 P.M.

6:45 p.m. Employee Relations Committee Meeting, Executive Session 7:15 ­7:30 p.m. Board Members will be available to meet with members of the public . . .

CALL TO ORDER VISITORS' STATEMENTS SPECIAL REPORTS 1. New York State Scholar Athletic Team Awards 2. New York State School Board Association's Leadership Development Recognition Program RECOMMENDED ACTIONS: A. OLD BUSINESS B. NEW BUSINESS 1. Recommendation regarding Students with Disabilities for 2008-2009 as recommended by the District Committee on Special Education and recommendations regarding Children with Disabilities for 2008-2009 as recommended by the District Committee on Preschool Special Education. (M-1) 2. Recommendation to approve the contract for Rachel's Challenge. (M-2) 3. Approval of Mileage Reimbursement Rate effective January 1, 2009 (M-3) 4. Recommendation to approve the Memorandum of Agreement with the North Colonie Administrator's Association for a Health Insurance Rider. (M-4) 5. Recommendation to approve the disposal of Fixed Assets. (M-5) 6. Recommendation to approve the health service contract with Lansingburgh Central School for North Colonie residents attending private/parochial school for the 2008-2009 school year. (M-6) 7. Recommendation to approve the Plan Document relating to the District's 403B program. (M- 7) 8. Recommendation to approve the 2008-2009 Health Services Rates for Non-Resident Students. (M-8) 9. Recommendation to approve the agreement with Barbara J. Collins to provide consulting services for the 2008-09 school year. (M-9) 10. Recommendation to approve the Memorandum of Agreement with the CSEA requesting that the Human Resources Secretary I position be excluded from the CSEA bargaining unit. (M-10) 11. Recommendation to approve the contract for an Emergency Messaging System with Blackboard Connect effective January 1, 2009 ­ June 30, 2009. (M-11) C. CORRESPONDENCE D. COMMITTEE REPORTS 1. Budget 2. Community Board Relations 3. Curriculum 4. Employee Relations 5. Long-Range Planning 6. Policy - #4321.1 ­ Establishing Subcommittees on Special Education (M-12) 7. Audit Committee 8. Capital District School Board Association E. ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS 1. Enrollment Report for 3rd Attendance Period down six students from September 2008.

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ROUTINE BUSINESS A. PERSONNEL ACTIONS - All items approved by the Superintendent (M-13) 1. RESIGNATIONS ­ CERTIFICATED a. Courtright, Sally ­ SHS Science ­ retirement effective 7/1/09 after 15.5 years of service b. Glassman, Jane ­ FF LEP/Alternate Math/Remedial Math ­ retirement effective 7/1/09 after 32.5 years of service. c. Luby Keith ­ SJHS Math ­ retirement effective 7/1/09 after 36 years of service. d. Lucier, Sheelah ­ Director of Pupil Services ­ retirement effective 7/1/09 after 37.4 years of service. e. Pangburn, Eileen ­ SJHS Math ­ retirement effective 7/1/09 after 36.2 years of service f. Patrizio, Michael ­ SHS Music ­ retirement effective 7/1/09 after 37 years of service. g. Rice, Marylisa ­ LR Gr. 5 ­ retirement effective 7/1/09 after 28 years of service. h. Robinson, Ann ­ SHS Social Studies ­ retirement effective 7/1/09 after 19 years of service. i. Seward, Patrick ­ SHS Science ­ retirement effective 2/1/10 after 21.5 years of service. 2. RESIGNATIONS ­ CLASSIFIED a. Walsh, Mary Kate ­ JHS Teacher Aide ­ resignation effective 12/23/08. b. Roman, Dayelin ­ PE Department Clerk-Typist ­ resignation effective 11/24/08. c. Langevin, Amy ­ BH substitute noon aide ­ resignation effective 11/24/08. d. Felt, Alison ­ substitute Keyboard Specialist ­ resignation effective 12/31/08. e. Trela, Anna ­ Saint Gregory School Nurse ­ resignation effective 1/31/09. OTHER a. Sturgeon, Janet ­ transfer from BC to SG Teacher Aide ­ effective 12/1/08. b. Crupi, Megan, LO Teacher Intern, SUNYA ­ effective 1/26/09 ­ 6/25/09. c. Booke, Cassandra ­ LO Teacher Intern, SUNYA ­ effective 1/26/09 ­ 6/25/09. d. McCarthy, Meghan ­ LR Teacher Intern, SUNYA ­ effective 1/26/09 ­ 6/25/09. e. Meiser, Jennifer ­ LR Teacher Intern, SUNYA ­ effective 1/26/09 ­ 6/25/09. f. Miller, Nicole ­ BH Teacher Intern, SUNYA ­ effective 1/26/09 ­ 6/25/09. g. Mraz, Kelly ­ BC Teacher Intern, SUNYA ­ effective 1/26/09 ­ 6/25/09. h. Lacek, Mollie ­ BH Teacher Intern, SUNYA ­ effective 1/26/09 ­ 6/25/09. i. Baughman, Mallory ­ BC Teacher Intern, SUNYA ­ effective 1/26/09 ­ 6/25/09. j. Wolf, Roberta ­ SHS Teacher Aide ­ unpaid leave of absence, effective 11/22/08 ­ 2/27/09. k. Morse, Deanna ­ FF Gr. 3 ­ rescinds request for extension of FMLA unpaid leave effective 12/08/08 ­ 1/5/09. l. Ditzel, Kristine ­ SG Gr. 1 ­ requests maternity leave effective approximately 2/15/09 ­ 6/30/09. m. Steiner, Judith ­ FF School Psychologist ­ increase from .6 FTE to .8 FTE effective 12/15/08 ­ 6/30/09. n. Williams, Doug ­ Maintenance Man ­ request for unpaid vacation 12/19/08-12/26/08. o. Weisman, John ­ title change from Maintenance Man to Maintenance Mechanic effective 1/05/09. p. Fajen, Miel ­ SJHS School Psychologist ­ extension of substitute appointment from 1/1/09 - 1/26/09. q. Appointment of Administrative Members of the District's Negotiation Team with N.C.T.A. r. Dawson, Jane ­ transfer from Secretary I Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum Office to Confidential Secretary I for Director of Human Resources, effective 1/5/09. APPOINTMENTS ­ CERTIFICATED a. Hill, Courtney ­ SHS Social Studies - Substitute and conditional appointment effective 12/1/08 ­ 6/30/09. Step MA-1. b. Green, Jennifer ­ SG Gr. 4 ­ Substitute appointment effective 12/15/08 ­ 6/30/09. Step MA-3. c. Sanderson, Jessica ­ SHS Science ­ Substitute appointment effective 1/5/09 -6/30/09. Step MA-3.

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CERTIFICATED ­ HOURLY, PART-TIME AND/OR SUBSTITUTES (NOT CONTRACTUAL ­ AT WILL EMPLOYEES) a. Kilcourse, Sonya - SJHS Intern ­ Afterschool tutor @ $27.50 per hour. b. Westlake, Sharon ­ SJHS Afterschool tutor @ $27.50 per hour. c. Yannetti, Lauren ­ Afterschool tutor @ $27.50 per hour. d. Hennessey, Shawn ­ GO Special Education ­ Afterschool tutor @ $32.50.

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APPOINTMENTS ­ CLASSIFIED (All positions are contingent upon formal approval from Albany County Civil Service). a. Langevin, Amy ­ BC Teacher Aide ­ probationary appointment, emergency conditional appointment effective 12/1/08. Step 1. b. Molinaro, Sheila ­ JHS Keyboard Specialist ­ probationary appointment, emergency conditional appointment effective 12/16/08, Step 2. c. Amodeo, Andrew ­ SHS Teacher Aide ­ probationary appointment, emergency conditional appointment effective 12/22/08. Step 1. d. Wakefield, Heather ­ SHS Teacher Aide ­ probationary appointment, emergency conditional appointment effective 11/24/08. Step 1. e. Guzzy, Colleen ­ BH Keyboard Specialist ­ probationary appointment, emergency conditional appointment effective 1/5/09. Step 1. CLASSIFIED ­ HOURLY, PART-TIME AND/OR SUBSTITUTES (NOT CONTRACTUAL ­ AT WILL EMPLOYEES). a. Gilligan, Kimberly, A. ­ FF substitute Noon Aide ­ effective 11/24/08, $11.25 per hour. b. Herlihy, Natalia ­ Hall Monitor ­ effective 11/13/08, $11.40 per hour. c. Jacuk, Joan ­ All buildings Teacher Aide ­ effective 11/14/08, $12.47 per hour. d. Ensign, Brittany ­PE Department Clerk-Typist - effective 11/24/08, $10.70 per hour. e. DuFort, Colleen ­ Clerk-Typist I ­ effective 11/17/08, $10.70 per hour. f. Schubnel, Joseph ­ School Bus Driver ­ effective 11/24/08, $15.90 per hour. g. Ancona, Scott ­ all buildings Cleaner I ­ effective 12/1/08, $10.60 per hour. h. Noakes, Maria ­ all buildings Teacher Aide ­ effective 11/17/08, $12.47 per hour. i. Jones, Amy ­ SHS noon aide ­ effective 12/08/08 , $11.25 per hour. j. Rapsard, Nancy ­ Babysitting ­ effective 11/13/08, $15.50 per hour. k. Slavin, Patricia ­ Bus Zone Monitor ­ effective 12/1/08, $13.00 per hour. l. Cuttita, Mary ­ BC Food Service Helper ­ effective 9/15/08, $10.60 per hour. m. Schoonbeek, Jennifer ­ BC Teacher Aide ­ effective 12/15/08, $12.47 per hour. n. Amodeo, Andrew ­ All buildings Teacher Aide ­ effective 11/24/08, $12.47 per hour. o. Austin, Peggy ­ SHS Clerk Typist II ­ effective 12/16/08, $12.20 per hour. p. Kats, Michael ­ Hall Monitor (p.m.) ­ effective 12/1/08, $11.40 per hour. q. Peate, Shane ­ Cleaner I ­ effective 12/17/08, $10.60 per hour. r. Eatough, Leon ­ Motor Vehicle Operator ­ effective 12/17/08, $15.90 per hour. EMERGENCY CONDITIONAL REAPPOINTMENTS ­ CERTIFICATED a. Rizzo, Christine ­ Substitute Teacher ­ emergency conditional reappointment effective 1/20/09. EMERGENCY CONDITIONAL REAPPOINTMENTS ­ CLASSIFIED a. Mahserdjian, Sona ­ part-time Noon Aide ­ emergency conditional appointment effective 1/6/09.

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10. GRADUATE CREDITS ­ Schedule #6 11. Homework Club (Dawn Harriman) ­ (see J. Corr 11/25/08 memo). 12. Parent Advocate (see S. Lucier 12/1/08 memo). 13. Appointment and Payment of Latham Ridge Sixth Grade Musical Directors (see J. Corr 12/3/08 memo) 14. Recommendation for Elementary Intramurals (see E. Dopp 12/10/08 memo).

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15. Appointment of Additional continuing Education Instructor (see E. Dopp 12/10/08 memo). 16. Payroll Clarification for Bridget Stackman (see J. Corr 12/5/08 memo) 17. Revised Appointment of and Compensation for AIS Coordinators (see J. Corr 12/8/08 memo) 18. Compensation for Steering Committee Chairpersons 2008-09 (see J. Corr 12/8/08 memo) 19. Subcommittee of the CSE (see J. Corr 12/10/08 memo) 20. Curriculum Workshop Request for SHS Health Curriculum (see J. Corr 12/9/08 memo) 21. Salary Adjustments for Summer School Teachers (see S. Lucier 10/15/08 memo) 22. Maplewood Homework Club (see J. Steele 12/11/08 memo) 23. Curriculum Development for the Russian Elementary and Junior High Program (see J. Corr 12/17/08 memo) VI. ROUTINE BUSINESS A. RECOGNITION 1. Steven Bouteiller, Manager Mobil on the Run ­ recognized by the Forts Ferry Principal for the donation of a $500 grant from the ExxonMobil Educational Alliance Program. 2. Mary Beth Steffen ­ Supervisor of Health Education and Health Services ­ recognized by Nevillene White-Gaston, New York State Department of Health, for her time and assistance during the immunization record audit conducted on November 6, 2008. 3. Julie Harley ­ SHS English ­ recognized by the SHS English Supervisor for a phone call received from a parent of one of her students regarding her kindness, compassion, and care that made a significant difference to her son. 4. Kathleen Skeals ­ SHS English Supervisor ­ recognized by Mary Gibbons, SHS Graduate, for being an amazing teacher and planting the seed of her love for literature. 5. Danielle Domicolo, SG Elementary Building Assistant ­ Jean Rinaldi, LO Elementary Building Assistant recognized by the Southgate Principal for their assistance in scoring the New York State Grade 5 Social Studies Assessment. 6. Northline Landscaping, Inc. ­ recognized by the Loudonville Principal for their labor and equipment use estimated at $1,200 in developing a series of outdoor study labs to support student hands-on learning and inquiry in the area of science. 7. Jay LeBarron, Kathie Wood ­ Shaker Road/Loudonville Fire Department, Ben Stevens ­ Town of Colonie Public Operations Center - recognized by the Loudonville Principal for their valuable presentation on fire prevention. 8. Kenneth Fuchs ­ Town of Colonie Police Department ­ recognized by the Loudonville Principal for his presentations on Internet safety and cyberbullying. 9. Boght Hills Elementary School Faculty and Staff ­ recognized by Mohawk & Hudson River Humane Society for their generous contribution of $128 in memory of Cindy Berkowitz. 10. Ron Beaudoin ­ BC/FF Physical Education ­ recognized by the Director of Physical Education and Athletics for being in the top 50 players to have played basketball for Tamarac High School. 11. Girls' Cross-Country, Girls' Tennis, Girls' Swimming and Diving, Field Hockey, Girls' Soccer, Girls' Volleyball, Boys' Cross-Country, Boys' Volleyball, Boys' Soccer, Football, Golf ­ recognized by the Director of Physical Education and Athletics for qualifying for the New York State Scholar Athlete Team Award. 12. Ashlee Armsby, Meghan Blair, Julia Connors, Devan Coons, Ryan Gardner, Elisa Gomez-Reed, Sarah LaMountain, Shanna Maclasco, Devon Mancini, Randall Miller, Hasan Nomani, Corinne Pro, Grace Rhee, Gregory Skiba, Katherine Thomas, Jenna Waltersdorf, Melanie Wen, Michael Young ­ SHS Graduates, Parker Armsby, Teague Avent, Erin Burke, Megan Cheney, Andrew Choi, Adam Cook, Melissa Greiner, Elizabeth Hennessy, Hailey Kopp, Joshua Malkin, Matthew McNeill, Adam Morgan, Steven Musso, Sean Ogden, Joseph Pelletier, Anjali Puttachi, Arielle Ray, Catherine Richardson, Rotem Rusak, Richa Taneja, Maggie Wang, Zachary Wolner ­ SHS Seniors ­ recognized by the Shaker High School Principal for receiving grades of 3 or higher on three or more AP exams (AP Scholar); Aileen Almonte, Jeffrey Audi, Kaitlyn Bessey, Eric

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Breton, Anne Chu, Samuel Delaughter, Jared Flores, Diana Hummel, Reashma Jose, Kelly Kim, Nicholas Manning, Andrew Marthy, Nicholas Murray, Christine O'Connor, Evan Steinhart, Devlyn Tedesco ­ SHS Graduates, Matthew Capeless, Brian Haller, Michael Hovish ­ SHS Seniors ­ recognized for receiving at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken and grades of 3 or higher on four of these exams (AP Scholar with Honor); Courtney Adrian, Meghan Brady, John Canfield, Jeffrey Corelli, Patrick Derocher, Katherine DiFabio, Adam Drake, Katherine Edwards, Andrew Farrell, Jennifer Hahn, Dan Han, Alina Heim, Kaizad Irani, Madhuvanthi Jayakumar, Andy Jeon, Stephanie June, Marissa Kewley, Tahsin Khan, Jin-Ah Kim, Kumar Lal, Claire Littlefield, Joe-Young Maeng, Brian Maloy, Peter Mans, Katherine McCarthy, James McGrail, Austin Meyer, John Millock, Rebecca Millock, Angela Mu, Allen Nelson, Kelsey Ogden, Kartik Pilar, Rachel Smith, Frank Tan, Susanna Todaro, Nicole Tuong, Alexander Turpin, Junya Yin, Linda Yu ­ SHS Seniors - recognized for receiving an average grade of 3.5 on all AP exams taken, and grades of 3 or higher on five or more of the exams (AP Scholar with Distinction); Patrick Deorcher, Adam Drake, Angela Mu, Junya Yin ­ SHS Seniors - recognized for receiving an average grade of at least 4 on all AP exams and grades of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams (AP National Scholar). The students would not have had this level of achievement without their exemplary teachers and administrators Nicholas Verdile ­ SHS Math Supervisor, Kathleen Skeals ­ SHS English Supervisor, Keith Bogert ­ SHS Science Supervisor, Robert Pollaro ­ SHS Social Studies Supervisor, Galina Kats ­ Foreign Language Supervisor, Anne Manzella ­ Director of Art, Maureen Livingston ­ SHS English, Joseph Rispole ­ SHS Math, Brian Murray, Sasika Dolan, Christine Butry, Dan Weaver, Karen Ryan ­ SHS Social Studies, James Rodewald, Weldon Culp, Kathaleen Hoffman, Frank LaGatta ­ SHS Science, Carmela McCarthy, Mary Buck, Michael Lanahan, Aileen Dirtadian ­ SHS Math, Greg Reilly ­ SHS Art, Rose Marie Hawver, Ann Misir ­ SHS Foreign Language. Mark Wiegert, Director of Custodial Services; Tim Bonk, Director of Facilities, Doug Williams, Mike Walton, Scott Carpenter, Vance Jones, Tom Paquette, Jim Kelly, James Dame, Frank Liburdi, Kevin Bonneville, Lauren Schneider, John Cavallaro, Jay Rice, Judi Couch, Ed Kyea, Josh Mack, Justin Redden-Weber, Neil St. Louis and Alan Levitus ­ recognized by the Assistant Superintendent of Business for exceptional work dealing with a High School pool maintenance issue. Mark Wiegert, Director of Custodial Services; Nancy Scarchilli, substitute Clerk-Typist; Agnes Ostiguy, Accounts Payable and Scott Carpenter, Maintenance - recognized by the Assistant Superintendent for Business for pursuing an irregular water invoice resulting in a savings for taxpayers. Greg Brown, Aquatics Coordinator Siena College Athletics ­ recognized by the Director of Physical Education and Athletics for allowing the Shaker High School swim team to use the facility at Siena College. Randy Ehrenberg, Superintendent ­ recognized by Dina Maria Sevayega, Associate in Teacher Education State Education Department, for her willingness to approve Dr. Russell Moore's participation in the State Education Department's Regents Accreditation of Teacher Education (RATE) focused visit to Pratt Institute. The Superintendent recognizes the following employees for their extraordinary service during the recent ice storm: Custodians and Custodial Workers: Dennis Liburdi, Josh Mack, Michael Hebert, Neil St. Louis, Scott Vertefeuille, Brian Rossler, Vince DeSess, Jeff McKay, Dan Wheland, Mike MacDuff, Joe Mitola, John MacDuff, James McManus, Mike MacDuff, Jr., Edward Bouleris, Art Gauthier, Robert Huiest, Don Markham, Skip Mack, Joe Baggetta, Julia Couch, James Dame JoAnn Dwyer, Jim Kelly, Andrew Tarbay and Jim Thornton. Maintenance employees: Doug Williams, Mike Bryk, Jim Perry, Tom Peluso, John Weismann, Chuck Szemplinski, Mike Walton and Dewey Kochendoerfer for tree cutting and removal, Scott Carpenter, Vance Jones, Dave Pettetta and Kevin Fowler for heating and plumbing issues. Scott Hughes, Steve Alix, Doug Williams and Tom Peluso for general cleanup, and Food Service employees Christene Larvia, Robin Lysogorski, Audrey Latterick, Lisa Green, Peter Connelly, LuAnn Akins, Kathy Brizzell, Mary Ellen Tehan, Jeryl Hess, Norma Jacobsen, Brenda Malone, Marguerite Taylor, Mary Ann Coppola, Amelia Baker, Debbie Nerf and Donna Lofink for inspection of food and food services facilities. Tim Bonk, Director of Facilities and Mark Wiegert, Director of Custodial Services for their extraordinary efforts in coordinating staff and resources during this difficult time. Anthony Losi ­ SHS Offset Press Operator ­ recognized by the Shaker High School Principal for his years of service and his kind-hearted and dedicated approach that has left a positive impression on so many.

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19. Sarah Wing ­ LO Guidance, Rebecca Coffey ­ LO Gr. 1 ­ recognized by Rosemary B. Harrigan, Executive Director - Greater Capital Region Teacher Center, for being the recipients of the GCRTC New Teacher Mini-Grant entitled "Interactive Wheel." B. BUSINESS OFFICE REPORTS 1. TREASURER'S REPORT ­ a. October 2008 b. Extraclassroom Activity, October 2008 (M-14) 2. REPORT ON INVESTMENTS ­ October 2008 (M-15) 3. QUARTERLY FINANCIAL STATEMENTS ­ October 2008 (M-16) a. General Fund - Revenue b. General Fund - Expenditures c. Capital Fund ­ Revenue d. Capital Fund - Expenditures e. Special Aid Fund ­ Revenue f. Special Aid Fund ­ Expenditures g. School Lunch Fund ­ Revenue h. School Lunch Fund ­ Expenditures i. Appropriation Transfers 4. FOOD SERVICE PROFIT AND LOSS STATEMENT ­ November 2008 (M-17) 5. BILLS AND PAYROLL (M-18) 6. ANNUAL VISUAL INSPECTION REPORTS (M-19)

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APPROVAL OF MINUTES - Regular Meeting Minutes, November 24, 2008 (M-20)

Move to an open session of the Employee Relations Committee (if needed) (M-21) Move to an executive session of the Employee Relations Committee (if needed) (M-22) Move to return to an open session of the Employee Relations Committee (if needed) (M-23) Move to return to regular session and Adjourn (M-24)

Monday, January 12, 2008 ­

7:30 p.m. Employee Relations Committee, Executive Session Goodrich Conference Room

Thursday, January 15, 2008 - 7:30 p.m. Curriculum Committee Meeting SHS Main Conference Room Thursday, January 22, 2008 ­ 7:30 p.m. Employee Relations Committee, Executive Session Goodrich Conference Room Monday, January 26, 2008 - 7:00 pm ­ Reception for teachers receiving tenure 7:30 pm - Monthly Meeting 8:30 pm ­ Employee Relations Committee, Open Session Blue Creek Elementary School

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