October 19, 2020 Minutes

Regular Board of Education Meeting – October 19, 2020

 

The regular meeting of the Pavilion Central School District Board of Education was called to order at 7:01 PM by Board President Marirose Ethington in the HS Auditorium.

 

Board Members present: Marirose Ethington, Jeff Finch, Margaret Gaston, Becky Dziekan, Callin Ayers-Tillotson, and Chris Jeffres

 

Board Members Absent:  Kevin Stefan

 

Others Present: Sheila Eigenbrod, Jon Wilson, Charles Martelle, Kenneth Ellison, Donald Childs and Mary Jo Pahl

 

Others Absent: Stacey Tallon

 

Six (6) guests were present as per sign in log.

 

Jeff Finch led the Pledge of Allegiance

 

**        Moved by Cal Ayers-Tillotson; seconded by Jeff Finch to approve agenda with additions carried unanimously (6 votes).

 

**        Moved by Chris Jeffres; seconded by Jeff Finch to approve all items in the consent grouping - Minutes: Regular BOE minutes of 9/28/2020; 10/6/2020; and 10/14/2020; CSE minutes of 10/6/2020; 10/7/2020; and 10/142020; Sub CSE minutes of 9/24/2020; 9/28/2020; 10/5/2020; 10/6/2020; 10/7/2020; 10/9/2020; 10/14/2020; and 10/15/2020; CPSE minutes of 10/1/2020 and 10/7/2020; Appropriation and Budget Status Reports for July and August 2020; Treasurer’s Report for July and August 2020; carried unanimously (6 votes).

 

 

 

BUSINESS:

 

1.               Youth Rec Presentation:

**        Rob Lapoint presented the Board with information regarding the Pavilion Youth Rec program, outlining the programs operation, structure and budget information.  He indicated that in his opinion the program should fall under the structure of the school district umbrella, not the town since it serves all students who live in the district, and not only the students who live in the Town of Pavilion.  He answered questions and the Board thanked him for the information and told him that they would need to do some more research and discuss the requested change.  No action required.

 

**        The new Instrumental Music Teacher, Patrick Daly, introduced himself to the Board members and told them how excited he was to start his new job here next week.  They introduced themselves and welcomed him to the District.

 

 2.        Maternity Leaves:

**       **        Moved by Cal Ayers-Tillotson, seconded by Peg Gaston, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools to approve the requested maternity leave per terms of the contract for a period of six to eight weeks for Kim Yueckstock to begin on or about January 25, 2021. Also approved is the additional time required to extend this leave per terms of the contract for up to twelve weeks maximum with her expected date of return to be on or about April 19, 2021; carried unanimously (6 votes). 

 

**       Moved by Cal Ayers-Tillotson, seconded by Peg Gaston, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools to approve the requested maternity leave per terms of the contract for a period of six to eight weeks for Stephanie Curry to begin on or about January 21, 2021 carried unanimously (6 votes).

 

 

3.         Approve Corrective Action Plan for 2019-2020 Audit: 

**        Moved by Jeff Finch, seconded by Peg Gaston to approve the Corrective Action Plan as presented by Donald Childs; carried unanimously (6 votes).

 

4.         Appointments:

**       Moved by Chris Jeffres, seconded by Jeff Finch, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools to appoint the substitute Nurse applications as presented for Jaime Biracree – effective 10/5/2020; Amanda Holley; Carol Kish; and Lindsay Fisher; motion carried with Cal Ayers-Tillotson abstaining.

 

**       Moved by Jeff Finch, seconded by Peg Gaston, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools to approve the substitute teaching applications as presented for Michael Garrett; Christopher Holley; Robert Finster; and Natalie Hayes; motion carried with Cal Ayers-Tillotson abstaining.

 

5.         Grant Award:

**        Mr. Wilson presented the Board with the details of the Dollar General Literacy Foundation Grant that was recently awarded in the amount of $3,000.00 to the Pavilion Elementary School based on an application submitted by Jessica Macaluso, who Mr. Wilson thanked for her dedication to the students who will benefit from this grant.  Mr. Childs also indicated that the Pavilion PTO has donated $1,601.00 which is the additional amount required for the purchase of the curriculum that will be bought out of the grant awarded.

**        Moved by Peg Gaston, seconded by Jeff Finch to accept the donation in the amount of $1,601.00 with thanks to the PTO for their generosity; carried unanimously (6 votes).

 

6.         Approve to sell mini buses # 42 and #43 and full size bus # 46 on Auctions International:

**        Moved by Cal Ayers-Tillotson, seconded by Jeff Finch to approve listing of mini buses # 42 and #43 and full size bus # 46  on Auctions International; carried unanimously (6 votes).

 

 

INFORMATION:  

1.      Monday November 2 and 30, 2020 BOE meeting dates

**        Dr. Eigenbrod, Mr. Martelle and Mr. Wilson spoke about how well they feel that the school year has been going so far this year, despite a couple of setbacks.  They spoke of the outdoor classroom, prom and the senior trip, with an I Love NY theme this year.  They also spoke of the modified fire prevention day that recently took place in the elementary school and how they are trying to make the school year as normal as possible for the students especially because this year has been anything but normal.  The Board thanked them for the update.

**        Board President Marirose Ethington took this time to publicly thank Mr. Ellison for his thirty-three years of dedication to the Pavilion Central School District on this, his last Board of Education meeting!  She spoke of his unselfishness in many instances and his willingness to always put the students and District needs above his own. Even going so far as to delay his retirement for several months to help see the District though the start of the school year in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Board wishes him well in his retirement and presented him with a metal PCS Gopher plaque and an Adirondack bench for him to relax in for many years to come.  

 

**        Moved by Cal Ayers-Tillotson, seconded by Becky Dziekan to adjourn at 7:59 PM; carried unanimously (6 votes).

 

 

 

                                                                       

Mary Jo Pahl

 

 


Clerk of the Board