More than 15 years after the New Rochelle School District launched its web site, the school board has finally made a start at publishing information about board resolutions in advance of the board meetings so residents can see what resolutions are up for a vote before the meeting. We will have more on this later but for now here is the meeting agenda along with information on the resolution list for the board meeting on Tuesday.
Let's give a tip of the hat to School District Clerk Liz Saraiva who is the person putting together these documents.
Items that strike me as interesting will be a report on the supposed energy savings the school has achieved since last Spring, an update on the transportation snafus which have plagues the school system due to Dr. Korostoff's failures to adequately account for the increase in ridership with the advent of full-day kindergarten (some parents have complained that getting home from school takes an hour or more for some kids). I also see a resolution authorizing the suspension without pay of some miscreant and a resolution to publish the "nutrition audit" done by the New York State Comptroller.
- Not a word on this story - New Rochelle School Cafeterias Ranked Worst in Westchester: Ants, Roaches, Rats and Flies
- Still not a word on what happened to sexting school guard Donna Henry.
- The looming school tax increase which we have projected will be 2 - 3 times greater than promised last May.
Board of Education Committee of the Whole Meeting
Members of the Board of Education will hold the following meetings on Tuesday evening, September 29, 2009, in the auditorium of Jefferson Elementary School, 131 Weyman Avenue, New Rochelle, New York:
7:00 P.M. …COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE SESSION
I. Board of Education Announcements
II. Superintendent's Report
A. IBM KidSmart Early Learning Program Grant Award
B. Jefferson Student Presentation: Summer Going Green and Math Programs
C. Goals & Objectives: Cynthia Slotkin, Principal, Jefferson Elementary School
D. Energy Savings & Audit
E. Transportation Update
F. Library Bonds
G. Huguenot Herald - Online
H. NYSSBA Proposed Resolutions
I. Sustainability Workshop - September 30, 2009
J. New Rochelle Police Department & New Rochelle Schools – Joint Meeting
K. 2009-2010 Goals & Objectives: Richard Organisciak, Superintendent
III. Review of Draft Resolutions
IV. Board/Community Informal Discussion
8:00 P.M. …SPECIAL MEETING ORDER OF BUSINESS
No. 10-109 SUPERINTENDENT’S CIVIL SERVICE PERSONNEL RESOLUTION – SUSPENSION WITHOUT PAY – EMPLOYEE NO. 2009-2010/1
No. 10-110 RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AND SUPPORTING THE SUBMISSION BY THE SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS OF WAIVER REQUESTS TO THE SUPERINTENDENT OF THE NEW YORK STATE CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION PURSUANT TO RETIREMENT AND SOCIAL SECURITY LAW SECTION 211 FOR CERTAIN DISTRICT EMPLOYEES
No. 10-111 RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING PUBLICATION OF THE LEGAL NOTICE PERTAINING TO THE NUTRITION AUDIT REPORT OF EXAMINATION DATED SEPTEMBER 14, 2009, PREPARED BY THE OFFICE OF THE NEW YORK STATE COMPTROLLER, FOR THE PERIOD BEGINNING ON SEPTEMBER 1, 2007 AND ENDING ON JANUARY 31, 2009
No. 10-112 RESOLUTION AMENDING, AUTHORIZING, APPROVING AND/OR RATIFYING PURCHASE AWARDS FOR SUPPLIES, EQUIPMENT, IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR SERVICES, ETC., WITH REJECTIONS, ETC., AS NOTED, AND, WHERE APPLICABLE, IN ACCORDANCE WITH STATE LAW, BASED ON PUBLIC ADVERTISING AND SEALED BIDS