A regular meeting was held by the Board of Education of the Palmyra-Macedon Central School District at the Pal-Mac Intermediate School Cafeteria on Tuesday, October 8, 2013, 7:00 PM.
The Board took a moment of silence to honor the memory of Justin Rifenberg who was a June 2013 Pal-Mac graduate.
Mrs. Lang reported that in the five-county region (Wayne, Monroe, Ontario, Seneca, and Yates), Palmyra-Macedon is ranked 2nd out of 42 for administrative efficiency and 4th out of 67 districts in the entire Rochester region. Pal-Mac is in the top 10% of the State, earning 5 stars by Business First.
The Board accepted checks from the Target Take Charge of Education program ($127.67), Imagine It Recycling program ($47.13), and PTSO ($300.00) to purchase lunch for middle school students who participated in college visits on Career Day.
Several trips were approved by the Board: Varsity baseball team was granted permission to travel to Myrtle Beach to participate in the Mingo Bay Classic Tournament in April 2014, exposing the athletes to a very high-level of baseball. The Varsity wrestling team was granted permission to participate in a tournament in Athens, Pennsylvania, in December 2013. The Varsity and JV cheerleading teams were granted permission to participate in a competition at SUNY Brockport and at Webster Schroeder High School, both held in October 2013. The High School Bands were granted permission to travel to Lake George in May 2014 to perform in a music festival.
Congratulations to Ms. Marcia Munroe on being appointed as the Intermediate School principal and Mr. Chip Dolce as the Director of Instructional Technology. Their effective start date is February 3, 2014.
EFP-Rotenberg, the District’s external auditors, presented their Independent Auditors’ Report and found no issues for the 2012-2013 school year. They reported that procedures and checks and balances were in place. Following the presentation, the Board accepted the 2012-2013 audit report, single audit, SAS 115 letter, and extra-classroom activity financial statements.
Dr. Ike and Mr. Brongo provided an update on the facility project and presented information regarding some potential options for consideration for a December 2013 referendum. After a discussion, the Board voted to modify the 2015 Capital Project Scope by adding or deleting items from the scope of the work that was presented at the August Board of Education meeting. The Board is expected to vote on a formal scope and resolution at the next meeting.
The next regular meeting of the Palmyra-Macedon Central School District Board of Education will be held on October 22, 2013, 7:00 PM in the Transportation Facility, 1270 Yellow Mills Road, Palmyra, NY.