A regular meeting of the Board of Education was held on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at the Lyons Middle/High Library, 10 Clyde Road, Lyons, New York.
Mr. Rich Henry, President called regular meeting of the Board of Education to order at 7:07 p.m.
Mr. Nelson Kise, MS/HS Principal spoke on behalf of Ronald Smalls, Jr., a January, 2014 graduate. Rich Henry, Board President presented Ronald his diploma.A brief reception was held to honor the January graduate, Ronald Smalls, Jr.
Brenda Smith (Lyons) – addressed the Board regarding bullying behaviors. She distributed a packet to the board.
Jeff Smith (Lyons) – addressed the Board and made inappropriate comments and was removed from the meeting.
Justin Erdley (Ontario) – addressed the Board regarding personnel concerns.
Rich Henry, President offered to the LTA that administration will meet with the Crisis Team with a Board member present to discuss their concerns. A meeting with the crisis team had been offered by administration before, but it was declined.
Amanda Sanders (Lyons) – addressed the board regarding her concerns of the lack of communication with regards to the budget.
Cairy Place (Walworth) – addressed the Board regarding her concerns with the New York State ELA modules.
Eric Lewis (Lyons) – addressed the Board of Education regarding the ELA and Math Common Core modules.
Steve Wlodarczyk (Newark) – addressed the Board regarding how students are affected.
Lauren Maddock (Clyde) – addressed the Board regarding how the she felt there was a lack of communication and it was unfair to blame it on negotiations.
Paul Fera asked questions about planning periods and how they work. Mr. Kise and Mr. Clark were able to answer his questions.
Another question was asked to Mr. Veeder if he would invite the Girls’ Basketball Team to a future Board of Education meeting.
Mr. Michael Pangallo discussed the first draft of the technology and building and grounds budgets. The Building and Grounds budget consists of salaries, utilities, supplies and equipment and is to decrease by $4,875 for the 2014-2015 school year. The Technology budget will increase by $102,779 and it consists of salaries, BOCES, equipment, and supplies. The projected 2014-2015 budget gap to date is $1.3 million. The school’s budget gap will be revised after the state adopts their budget.
The board approved the authorization for the Superintendent to enter into a contract with SEI Design Group for architectural Engineer & Design services.
Wendy Odit, District Clerk announced to the Board of Education that the second meeting in April will be Portfolio presentations. This meeting is set for Wednesday, April 23rd starting at 5:00 in the library.
Senior Bulletin #8 (February 2014) from the Student Counseling and Guidance Office was distributed to the Board of Education.
School will be closed on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 due to the upcoming snow storm that is predicted.
Mr. Rich Henry, President recommended that the Board of Education go into Executive Session to discuss the medical, financial, credit or employment history of a particular person or corporation or matters leading to the appointment, employment, promotion, demotion, discipline, suspension, dismissal, or removal of a particular person or corporation and the preparation, grading or administration of examinations. The Board came out of Executive Session at 10:20 p.m.