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CRANSTON SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING

SEPTEMBER 19, 2016

WESTERN HILLS MIDDLE SCHOOL

400 PHENIX AVENUE, CRANSTON, RI 02920

EXECUTIVE SESSION –6:00 P.M.

IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING - PUBLIC SESSION

 

AGENDA

 

1.    Call to order- 6:00 p.m. Convene to Executive Session pursuant to RI State Laws  -

 

2.    PL 42-46-5(a)(1) Personnel:

 

a.    Discussion of Non-Certified Employee A

 

3.    PL 42-46-5(a)(2) Collective Bargaining/Litigation:

 

a.    Custodians

 

4.    PL 42-46-5(3)

 

a.    District Safety Plan

 

  1. Adjourn Executive Session
  2. Call to Order  - Public Session
  3. Roll Call – Quorum
  4. Executive Session Minutes Sealed – September 19, 2016
  5. Minutes of Previous Meetings Approved –August 15, 2016 (Regular Meeting) and August 19, 2016
  6. Public Acknowledgements/Communications
  7. Chairperson’s Communications
  8. Superintendent’s Communications
  9. School Committee Member Communications
  10. Public Hearing

      a. Students (Agenda/Non-Agenda Matters)

      b. Members of the Public (Agenda Matters Only)

  1. Consent Calendar/Consent Agenda
  2. Action Calendar/Action Agenda

 

RESOLUTIONS

 

PERSONNEL

 

Resolution No. 16-09-02   RESOLVED, that the Cranston School Committee accept or reject the the Superintendent’s recommendation to terminate non-certified Employee A.

 

Resolution No. 16-09-03   RESOLVED, that at the recommendation of the Superintendent the following certified personnel be appointed for the 2016-2017 school year:

 

Sharleen Christina, Step 12 + Masters

Education…URI, BA, M.Ed

Experience…Cumberland School Department

Certification….Reading K-12

Assignment… Hope Highlands .5 FTE 

Effective date…September 19, 2016

Authorization…New

Fiscal Note… 113413200 51110

 

Leah Abbate, Step 6 + Masters

Education…RIC, BA, Wheelock College, MS

Experience…South Kingstown School Department

Certification…Reading K-12

Assignment…Bain .5 FTE

Effective Date…September 19, 2016

Authorization…New

Fiscal Note…11513200 51110

 

Cynthia Durkin, Step 6 + Masters

Education…RIC, BA, JWU, M.Ed.

Experience…St. Joseph School

Certification….Middle School Math

Assignment…Western Hills .4 FTE 

Effective date…September 20, 2016

Authorization…Replacement

Fiscal Note… 12911810 51110

 

Heather Murgida, Step 2 + Masters

Education…PC, BA, MA

Experience…Coventry School Department

Certification….Secondary\Middle Spanish

Assignment… Hope Highlands .2 FTE 

Effective date…September 12, 2016

Authorization…New

Fiscal Note… 13412200 51110

 

Resolution No. 16-09-04   RESOLVED, that at the recommendation of the Superintendent, the following certified personnel be appointed as substitutes on a temporary basis as needed:

 

Christian Young, Middle\Secondary English

Nancy Halpin, Elementary \ESL

Catherine Bugbee, Elementary

Ryan Oakley, Health& Physical Education PK-12

Kristen Almonte, Elementary\ESL

Donna McCarron, Science

Corrine Mang, Music PK-12

Norman Rusin, World Language

 

Resolution No. 16-09-05   RESOLVED, that at the recommendation of the Superintendent, the resignation(s) of the following certified personnel be accepted:

 

Matthew Brady, Music

Itinerant

Effective…August 30, 2016

 

Resolution No. 16-09-06   RESOLVED, that at the recommendation of the Superintendent, the following individuals be appointed as volunteer coaches:

 

Cranston High School East

Jason Salvatore                   Football

Jacob Leander                     Boys’ Soccer

Matthew Grenier                  Boys’ Soccer

Dennis Callaghan               Boys’ Soccer

 

Cranston High School West

Gabrielle Turner                   Girls’ Soccer

 

Resolution No. 16-09-07   RESOLVED, that at the recommendation of the Superintendent, the resignation of the following coach (es) be accepted:

 

Timothy Almonte, Head Coach Boys’ Wrestling

Cranston West

Effective date…September 6, 2016

 

Jamie Leigh-Ferretti, Head Coach Swimming

Cranston West

Effective date…September 13, 2016

 

Keith Croft ,Head  Coach Girls’ Indoor Track

Cranston West

Effective date…September 19, 2016

 

Dina Cesana, Assistant Coach Girls’ Indoor & Outdoor Track

Cranston West

Effective date…September 19, 2016

 

Resolution No. 16-09-08   RESOLVED, that at the recommendation of the Superintendent, the following non-certified employee(s) be appointed:

 

Michele Verduchi, Part Time Secretary

Orchard Farms

Effective date…September 1, 2016

New

Fiscal Note… 13643210 51110

 

Barbara Valletta, .5 FTE Teacher Assistant

Arlington

Effective date…September 1, 2016

Replacement

Fiscal Note…125460010 51110

Lori Cipolla, .5 FTE K Teacher Assistant

Edgewood

Effective date…September 1, 2016

Replacement

Fiscal Note…13046010 51110

 

 

Anne Mantia, School Based Coordinator

CACTC

Effective Date…September 1, 2016

Replacement

Fiscal Note…51974114 5110

 

Amanda Brannigan, Instructor

AEP

Effective date…September 1, 2016

Replacement

Fiscal Note…16213120 51110

 

Donna Bianchi, Teacher Assistant

Cranston West

Effective date…September 20, 2016

Replacement

Fiscal Note…12646020 51110

 

Britney Joyal, Behavior Technician

Orchard Farms

Effective date…September 20, 2016

New

Fiscal Note…13646110 51110

 

Jodi Traghella, .5 K Teacher Assistant

Gladstone

Effective date…September 12, 2016

New

Fiscal Note…11946010 51110

 

Kathleen Conley, .5 FTE K Teacher Assistant

Barrows

Effective date…September 1, 2016

New

Fiscal Note… 11246010 51110

 

Meghan Mania, Instructor

AEP

Effective date…September 19, 2016

New

Fiscal Note… 11246010 51110

 

Linda Dugan, Bus Monitor

Transportation

Effective Date…September 12, 2016

Fiscal Note… 12545090 51110

 

Michael Simonelli, Bus Driver

Transportation

Effective date…September 1, 2016

Replacement

Fiscal Note…112645190 51110

 

Keri Cyr, Bus Monitor

Transportation

Effective date…September 12, 2016

Replacement

Fiscal Note…12545090 51110

 

Jennifer Sousa, Part Time Secretary

Gladstone

Effective date…September 1, 2016

Replacement

Fiscal Note… 11943210 51110

 

Amanda Celeste, Bus Monitor

Transportation

Effective date…September 19, 2016

Replacement

Fiscal Note… 12545090 51110

 

Monica Pezza, Bus Monitor

Transportation

Effective date…September 19, 2016

Replacement

Fiscal Note… 12545090 51110

 

Resolution No. 16-09-09   RESOLVED, that at the recommendation of the Superintendent, the following non-certified personnel be appointed as substitutes on a temporary basis as needed:

 

Keven Dellefave, Custodian

Jacek Dorota, Teacher Assistant

Paula Guilbault, Bus Driver

Eileen Murphy, Secretary

 

Resolution No. 16-09-10   RESOLVED, that at the recommendation of the Superintendent, the following non-certified staff member be granted a leave of absence without compensation as provided in Article XII, Section A.3 of the Agreement between the Cranston School Committee and Local 1322 Bus Drivers\Mechanics Union:

 

Carrie Resendes, Bus Driver

            Transportation

            Effective Date…September 1, 2016 to March 31, 2016

 

Resolution No. 16-09-11   RESOLVED, that at the recommendation of the Superintendent, the resignation(s) of the following non-certified personnel be accepted:

 

Brittany Whittemore, Teacher Assistant

Glen Hills

Effective Date…August 25, 2016

 

Tera Norberg, Teacher Assistant

Dutemple

Effective Date…August 31, 2016

 

Maryann Papa, Bus Driver

Transportation

Effective Date…September 15, 2016

 

BUSINESS

 

Resolution No. 16-09-12   RESOLVED, that the following purchase(s) be approved:

 

Lumber Supplies in the amount of $6,575.84.

 

                                    Number of Bids Issued                   4

                                    Number of Bids Received              3

 

Resolution No. 16-09-13   RESOLVED, that the following purchase(s) be approved:

 

Snowplowing services to be awarded to Yardworks, Inc. for the period December 1, 2016 – June 30, 2019.  Cost will be dependent upon the size of the storm in conjunction with the school site serviced.

                       

                                                Number of Bids Issued                   3

                                                Number of Bids Received              2

 

TABLED RESOLUTION(s)

 

 Resolution No. 16-08-16  RESOLVED, that the following purchase(s) be approve:

Energy Advisor Services be awarded to Silent Sherpa in the amount of

$30,000 (16-17); $30,900 (17-18); $31,827 (18-19).  Optional years $33,000

(19-20) and $34,000 (20-21)

 

Number of bids issued        4                                                                    

Number of bids received    1

 

17. Public Hearing on Non-Agenda Items

 

  1. Announcement of Future Meeting(s) – October 5, 2016 and October 17, 2016
  2. Adjournment

 

School Committee members who are unable to attend this meeting are asked to notify the Chairperson in advance.

 

Interested persons and the public at large, upon advance notice, will be given a fair opportunity to be heard at said meeting on the items proposed on the agenda.

 

Individuals requesting interpreter services for the hearing impaired must notify the Superintendent’s Office at 270-8170  72 hours in advance of hearing date.

 

Any changes in the agenda pursuant to RIGL 42-46-6(e) will be posted on the school district’s website at www.cpsed.net, Cranston Public Schools’ administration building, 845 Park Ave., Cranston, RI; and Cranston City Hall, 845 Park Ave., Cranston, RI and will be electronically filed with the Secretary of State at least forty-eight hours (48) in advance of the meeting. 

 

Notice posted:  September 16, 2016

 

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