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CRANSTON SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING (HEARING)

OCTOBER 20, 2014

WESTERN HILLS MIDDLE SCHOOL

400 PHENIX AVENUE, CRANSTON, RI 02920

EXECUTIVE SESSION – 5:30 P.M.

IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWED BY PUBLIC MEETING

 

AGENDA

 

  1. Call to order – 5:30 p.m. – Convene to Executive Session Pursuant to Rhode Island State Laws P.L. 42-46-5 (a)(8);
    1. Hearing for Student Re: Appeal of Permit
  2. Executive Session
  3. Call to Order – Public Session
  4. Roll Call
  5. Executive Session Minutes Sealed: October 20, 2014
  6. Decision Re: Student Permit Appeal Hearing
  7. Adjournment

 

Individuals requested interpreter services for the hearing impaired must notify the Superintendent’s Office at 270-8170 72 hours in advance of the 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, 869 Park Avenue, 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: October 8, 2014

CRANSTON SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING

OCTOBER 20, 2014

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  -

 

  1. PL 42-46-5(a)(1) Personnel:
  1. Discussion of Administrator A

 

  1. PL 42-46-5(a)(2) Collective Bargaining/Litigation:
  1. Contract Negotiations’ Update(s)=
  2. (Secretaries)
  3. (Bus Drivers, Mechanics)
  4. (Tradespeople)

 

  1. PL 42-46-5(3)
  1. District Safety Plan

 

  1. Executive Session
  2. Call to Order  - Public Session
  3. Roll Call – Quorum
  4. Executive Session Minutes Sealed – October 20, 2014
  5. Minutes of Previous Meetings Approved – September 10, 2014 (Student Hearing 1); September 10, 2014 (Student Hearing 2), September 10, 2014 (Work Session), September 15, 2014 (Regular School Committee Meeting) and September 22, 2014 (Student Hearing)
  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

 

No. 14-10-01     Whereas, Nabil Chaudhry, a grade 6 student, at Edward S. Rhodes Elementary School has distinguished himself by being recognized for his superior project at the Center for Civic Education National Showcase and

 

Whereas, Nabil Chaudhry, was selected to participate, along with his teacher, James Gemma, in Constitution  Day in Washington, D.C. to represent Rhode Island.

 

Whereas, Nabil Chaudhry, presented his exemplary civic project to Rhode Island Senator Whitehouse and

 

Whereas, Nabil Chaudhry, has distinguished himself at the national level for his civic engagement in Project Citizen.

 

Be it resolved, that the Cranston School Committee extend its congratulations to Nabil Chaudhry and to James Gemma, his fifth grade teacher.

 

Be it further resolved, that a copy of this resolution signed by the members of the Cranston School Committee, be presented to Nabil Chaudhry and his teacher, James Gemma.

 

ADMINISTRATION

 

No. 14-10-02     RESOLVED, that the three year agreement between the Cranston School Committee and the Rhode Island Laborers’ District Council Local 1322 Bus Drivers/Mechanics Unit be accepted subject to ratification by the Cranston City Council (Fiscal Analysis Attached).

 

No. 14-10-03     RESOLVED, that the three year agreement between the Cranston School Committee and the Rhode Island Laborers’ District Council Local 1322 Tradespeople Unit be accepted subject to ratification by the Cranston City Council (Fiscal Analysis Attached)

 

PERSONNEL

 

No. 14-10-04     RESOLVED, that at the recommendation of the Superintendent, said certified administrator be appointed as follows:

 

                        Brian Lally, Assistant Principal

                        Bain Middle School

                        Contract Effective Date…10/20/14

                        Fiscal Impact Analysis attached

 

No. 14-10-05     RESOLVED, that at the recommendation of the Superintendent the following certified personnel be appointed for the 2014-2015 school year:

 

Sara Lennon, Step 2

Education…RIC, BA

Experience…Cranston Substitute

Certification….Elementary 1-6

Assignment…CSR .5 FTE

Effective Date… August 25, 2014

Authorization…Replacement

Fiscal Note… 57116129 51110

 

Kerry Della Torre, Step 5

Education…RIC, BA

Experience…Cranston School Substitute

Certification….Secondary Social Studies 7-12

Assignment…Cranston West 1.0 FTE

Effective Date…September 22, 2014

Authorization…Replacement

Fiscal Note… 12612020 51110

 

Evangeline Merolla-LaPlant, Step 11

Education…RIC, BA

Experience…Warwick Public School Department

Certification….Emergency Chemistry

Assignment…Cranston West .6 FTE

Effective Date…September 18, 2014

Authorization…Replacement

Fiscal Note… 12612160 51110

 

Alexandra Cerce, Part Time Instructor

Education…URI, BS

Experience…Westerly School Department

Certification…Secondary English

Assignment…Alternate Education Program

Effective Date…September 24, 2014

Authorization…Replacement

Fiscal Note…16213120 51110

 

John Christy, Part Time Instructor

Education…Rollins College, BS

Experience…Cranston Retiree

Certification…Secondary Science

Assignment…Alternate Education Program

Effective Date…September 24, 2014

Authorization…Replacement

Fiscal Note…16213120 51110

 

Athan Hantzopoulos, Part Time Instructor

Education…URI, BS

Experience…Cranston Substitute

Certification…Secondary Social Studies

Assignment…Alternate Education Program

Effective Date…September 24, 2014

Authorization…Replacement

Fiscal Note…16213120 51110

 

Anthony DelSignore, Part Time Instructor

Education…URI, BS

Experience…Cranston Retiree

Certification…Secondary Math

Assignment…Alternate Education Program

Effective Date…September 24, 2014

Authorization…Replacement

Fiscal Note…16213120 51110

 

Edward Myszak, Step 8 + MA + 30

Education…Drexel Univ, BS, West Chester Univ, MA

Experience…Baltimore County Public Schools

Certification….Elementary 1-6

Assignment…Dutemple 1.0 FTE

Effective Date…, August 25, 2014

Authorization…Replacement

Fiscal Note… 11612050 51110

 

Bianca Jones-Pearson, Step 1

Education…RIC, BA

Experience…East Providence School Department

Certification…Art K-12

Assignment…Itinerant .3 FTE

Effective Date…October 14, 2014

Authorization…Replacement

Fiscal Note… 112112370 51110

 

 

No. 14-10-06     RESOLVED, that at the recommendation of the Superintendent, the 

following certified personnel be appointed as substitutes on a temporary basis as needed:

 

David Andrew, Social Studies

Cheryl Sachs, Social Worker

Jennie Rametta, Elementary

Olayinka Folami, Special Education Elementary\Middle

Stefanie Stall, Early Childhood PK-2\Elementary

Christine D’Ambra, Elementary

Maureen Ann McGowan-Miranda, Elementary

Heather Jesperson, Librarian

             Amanda Hall, Early Childhood Pk-2

 

No. 14-10-07     RESOLVED, that at the recommendation of the Superintendent, the resignation(s) of the following certified personnel be accepted:

 

Jennifer Guiot, Teacher

Orchard Farms

Effective…October 7, 2014

 

No. 14-10-08     RESOLVED, that at the recommendation of the Superintendent, the

following individual(s) be appointed as an athletic coach:

 

Russell Ferri, Head Coach Girls’ Basketball

CHSW

Step-5

Class-B

Playing Competition-High School

Experience-AAU \Youth Leagues 

Certification-RI Coaches Certification; CPR\AED\First Aid

 

John Macera, Head Coach Boys’ Basketball

CHSW

Step-7

Class-B

Playing Competition-High School

Experience-Cranston Head Coach 

Certification-RI Coaches Certification; CPR\AED\First Aid

 

Matt Davis, Assistant Coach Girls’ Hockey

CHSE\CHSW\East Greenwich

Step-4

Class-C

Playing Competition-High School

Experience-Head Coach Cranston East Hockey 

Certification-RI Coaches Certification; CPR\AED\First Aid

 

Paul Bessette, Head Coach Girls’ Hockey

CHSE\CHSW\East Greenwich

Step-6

Class-B

Playing Competition-High School

Experience-Head Coach Cranston East Hockey 

Certification-RI Coaches Certification; CPR\AED\First Aid

 

No. 14-10-09     RESOLVED, that at the recommendation of the Superintendent, the following non-certified employee(s) be appointed:

 

Christopher Dunn, Bus Driver

Transportation

Effective Date…September 22, 2014

New

Fiscal Note… 40235142 51110

 

Stephen Massena, Bus Driver

Transportation

Effective Date…September 22, 2014

New

Fiscal Note…11045192 51110

 

Edward Nievera, Bus Driver

Transportation

Effective Date…September 22, 2014

New

Fiscal Note…11945190 51110

 

Robyn Snider, Bus Monitor

Transportation

Effective Date…September 22, 2014

Replacement

Fiscal Note…12145090 51110

 

Keri Baldassare, Part Time Secretary

Central Administration

Effective Date…September 29, 2014

Replacement

Fiscal Note…19642340 51110

 

Shane Becker, Site Coordinator

Bain + 2

Effective Date…September 15, 2014

Replacement

Fiscal Note…53115150 51110

 

Carol Inderlin, Bus Monitor

Transportation

Effective Date…September 24, 2014

Replacement

Fiscal Note…13445090 51110

 

Bruce Bruni, Bus Monitor

Transportation

Effective Date…September 24, 2014

Replacement

Fiscal Note… 12845090 51110

 

Crystal Bianco, Bus Monitor

Transportation

Effective Date…September 24, 2014

Replacement

Fiscal Note…15045090 51110

 

Ana Simoes, Bus Monitor

Transportation

Effective Date…September 24, 2014

Replacement

Fiscal Note…13045090 51110

 

Juan Guerrero, Teacher Assistant

Cranston West

Effective Date…October 20, 2014

Replacement

Fiscal Note…12646020 51110

 

Juana Urena, Bus Monitor

Transportation

Effective Date…October 14, 2014

Replacement

Fiscal Note…11645090 51110

 

Carly Brunette, Bus Monitor

Transportation

Effective Date…October 14, 2014

Replacement

Fiscal Note…13445090 51110

 

Comfort Washington, CNA

Cranston West

Effective Date…September 22, 2014

New

Fiscal Note…12643480 51110

 

No. 14-10-10     RESOLVED, that at the recommendation of the Superintendent, the following non-certified personnel be appointed as substitutes on a temporary basis as needed:

 

Tina Mahoney, Teacher Assistant

Danielle Marchesi, Teacher Assistant

             Juan Gonzalez, Custodian

             Stacy Silva, Teacher Assistant

          Angela Pagliarini, Secretary

             Jamie Miranda, Bus Driver

             Joseph Truppi, Bus Driver

 

No. 14-10-11     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 X, Section C of the Master Agreement between the Cranston School Committee and the Cranston Teachers’ Alliance:

 

Donna Piacitelli Teacher Assistant

            Cranston West

            Effective Date…September 3, 2014 to August 31, 2015

 

No. 14-10-12     RESOLVED, that at the recommendation of the Superintendent, the resignation(s) of the following non-certified personnel be accepted:

 

Marilyn Pennacchia, Bus Aide 

Transportation

Effective Date…September 19, 2014

 

Dianne Broxson, Bus Monitor

Transportation

Effective Date…September 18, 2014

 

Karin Scapinakis, Bus Driver

Transportation

Effective Date…October 3, 2014

 

                        Kayla O’Brien, Bus Monitor

                        Transportation

                        Effective Date…October 10, 2014

 

BUSINESS

 

PURCHASED AND PURCHASED SERVICES

 

No. 14-10-13     RESOLVED, that the following purchases be approved:

 

Medicaid Billing Services be extended to PCG (Public Consulting Group Inc) at the direct billing percentage fee structure of 4% for the first optional year 2014-2015 as stated in the original bid (approved by the School Committee in resolution 11-6-79).  

 

POLICY AND PROGRAM

 

No. 14-10-14     BE IT RESOLVED, that at the recommendation of the Superintendent, the following Conferences/Field Trips of Long Duration be authorized:

 

  1. Michele Simpson, Executive Director for Pupil Personnel Services, to travel to St. Louis, MO from October 7, 2014 – October 9, 2014 to attend the DEC 2014 Conference.  Travel and accommodation expenses to be grant funded by IDEA/Preschool. Please see attached conference information.
  2. Julie Driscoll, Principal for Early Childhood Center, to travel to St. Louis, MO from October 7, 2014 – October 9, 2014 to attend the DEC 2014 Conference.  Travel and accommodation expenses to be grant funded by IDEA/Preschool. Please see attached conference information.
  3. Michele Simpson, Executive Director for Pupil Personnel Services, to travel to Seattle, Washington, from October 27, 2014 – October 30, 2014 to attend Making it Work: Implementing a Comprehensive P-3 Approach Conference.  Travel and accommodation expenses to be funded by RIDE. Please see attached conference information.
  4. The Cranston High School East Thunderbolt Band will be participating in the  East Coast USBands National Championships at the Met Life Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ and will be visiting the 9/11 Museum and Memorial in New York City.  The band will be departing Friday, November 14, 2014 and returning Saturday, November 15, 2014. The method of travel will be a motor coach from Suburban Tours. The group will be staying at the Courtyard Marriott Lyndhurst, 1 Polito Ave, Lyndhurst, NJ 07071. Mark Colozzi, the Program Supervisor, Music Co-Director of Bands & Choir Director at CHSE and eleven other chaperones will accompany the fifty-two students. Each individual attending will be responsible for a two hundred and fifty dollar fee which covers transportation, hotel costs, admission to the 9/11 Museum and competition fees, and one breakfast and one dinner.
  5. The Cranston High School West CACTC will be will be traveling to Orlando, Florida to attend the Otronicon Conference, departing via airplane, January 16, 2015 and returning January 19, 2015. The purpose of the trip is for students to participate in workshops, visit the Exhibitors Hall, the Video Game Museum and listen to panel discussion and work with technology simulators in the area of gaming, robotics, medical and military. There are twenty-nine students attending, accompanied by four chaperones. Group will be staying at the Best Western Universal Inn, 5618 Vineland Rd, Orlando, FL 32819.  Each student attending will be responsible for financing his/her trip and providing chaperones with insurance cards prior to trip. Chaperones are funded through grants, fundraising activities and school store proceeds.
  6. Cranston High School West will be travelling to Philadelphia, PA to expose students to content of the human body by visiting the Mutter Museum, Body Worlds Exhibit and the Franklin Institute. They will be departing Thursday, March 26, 2015 and returning Saturday, March 28, 2015. The method of travel will be motor coach from Gerber Tours. The group will be staying at the Crowne Plaza, Bucks County Trevose, PA 19053. Dr. Gluck, Mr. Mendes and Mrs. Meyer from the Science Department and several other chaperones will accompany the 75-100 student’s grades 9-12 (not determined at this time, however chaperone/student ratio will be 1:10). The students are responsible for a three hundred and ninety-nine dollar fee which covers transportation, hotel costs, admission to Museums and guided tours, and two breakfasts, one lunch and two dinners.

 

No. 14-10-15     RESOLVED, that at the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Revised Cranston Public Schools Evaluation Handbook and Policy Agreement for Educators and Non-classroom/Related Service Providers be approved for second reading (see policy attached)

 

No. 14-10-16     RESOLVED, that at the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Cranston Public Schools Organizational Chart be approved.

 

  1. Public Hearing on Non-Agenda Items
  2. Announcement of Future Meeting(s) – November 12, 2014 and November 17, 2014
  3. 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:  October 17, 2014

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Administrator's Compensation Schedule

                 

            Fiscal Year 2014-2015

                     

NAME

POSITION

SCHOOL

ANN SALARY

HEALTH

DENTAL

LIFE

PENSION

SURV BEN

OASDI

MEDICARE

TOTAL Fringe

Sal & Fringe

                         

Brian Lally

Ass't Prin.

Bain

   60,515.28

3531

197

17

      9,931

96

0

877

      14,649

       75,164

                         

Administrator's Compensation Schedule

                 

Fiscal Year 2015-2016

                     

NAME

POSITION

SCHOOL

ANN SALARY

HEALTH

DENTAL

LIFE

PENSION

SURV BEN

OASDI

MEDICARE

TOTAL Fringe

Sal & Fringe

                         

Brian Lally

Ass't Prin.

Bain

   87,411.00

5455

304

25

    14,344

96

0

1267

      21,492

      108,903

                         
                         

Salaries and benefits calculated from a start date of 10/20/14 in fiscal year 2014-2015.

       

 


 

 


CRANSTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS

                     

COLLECTIVE BARGAINING

                     

FISCAL IMPACT STATEMENT

                     

BUS DRIVERS & MECHANICS

                     

2014 - 2017

                     
                       
   

(ANNUAL INCREMENTAL BUDGET CHANGES FROM PREVIOUS YEAR)

CATEGORY

     

2014-2015

 

2015-2016

 

2016-2017

 

TOTALS

 
                       

SALARY INCREASE

 

(A)

 

109,879

 

35,462

 

TBD

 

145,341

 

LONGEVITY

 

(B)

 

(28,300)

 

(28,300)

 

(28,300)

 

(84,900)

 

RE-INSTATEMENT OF TWO HOLIDAYS

     

16,545

 

17,017

 

17,017

 

50,579

 

FICA TAX

     

6,084

 

1,499

 

(700)

 

6,883

 

MEDICARE TAX

     

1,423

 

351

 

(164)

 

1,610

 

NON-CERTIFIED PENSION

 

(C)

 

11,049

 

2,723

 

(1,270)

 

12,501

 

PLAN DESIGN CHANGES

                     

    DEDUCTIBLE SAVINGS

 

(D)

 

N/A

 

(14,900)

 

(14,900)

 

(29,800)

 

    EMPLOYEE REIMBURSEMENT

 

(D)

 

N/A

 

7,450

 

7,450

 

14,900

 
                       

NET COST (SAVINGS)

     

116,679

 

21,301

 

(20,867)

 

117,114

 
                       
                       

The above excludes the cost of a raise, if awarded,

                   

  in FYE 2017.

                     
                       
                       

ASSUMPTIONS

                     
                       

(A) SALARY

                     

2014-2015 - $1.10

                     

2015-2016 - 2.00%

                     

2016-2017 - RE-OPENER

                     
                       

(B) LONGEVITY

                     

ELIMINATION OF LONGEVITY

                     
                       

(C) NON-CERTIFIED PENSION

                     

2014-2015 - 11.26%

                     

2015-2016 - 11.26%

                     

2016-2017 - 11.26%

                     
                       

(D) PLAN DESIGN

                     

DEDUCTIBLE PLAN

                     

    *$250 INDIVIDUAL

                     

    *$500 FAMILY

                     
                       

NOTE: DISTRICT WILL REIMBURSE 50% BACK TO THE EMPLOYEE - MAXIMUM $250/FAMILY PLAN

 

             & $125/INDIVIDUAL PLAN.

                     

TBD - TO BE DETERMINED

                     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CRANSTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS

                   

 

COLLECTIVE BARGAINING

                   

 

FISCAL IMPACT STATEMENT

                   

 

TRADESMEN

                   

 

2014 - 2017

                   

 

                     

 

   

(ANNUAL INCREMENTAL BUDGET CHANGES FROM PREVIOUS YEAR)

 

CATEGORY

     

2014-2015

 

2015-2016

 

2016-2017

 

TOTALS

 

                     

 

SALARY INCREASE

 

(A)

 

18,304

 

9,339

 

TBD

 

27,643

 

LONGEVITY

 

(B)

 

(3,525)

 

(3,525)

 

(3,525)

 

(10,575)

 

RE-INSTATEMENT OF TWO HOLIDAYS

     

3,598

 

3,678

 

3,678

 

10,954

 

FICA TAX

     

1,139

 

589

 

9

 

1,737

 

MEDICARE TAX

     

266

 

138

 

2

 

406

 

NON-CERTIFIED PENSION

 

(C)

 

2,069

 

1,069

 

17

 

3,155

 

PLAN DESIGN CHANGES

                   

 

    DEDUCTIBLE SAVINGS

 

(D)

 

N/A

 

(1,700)

 

(1,700)

 

(3,400)

 

    EMPLOYEE REIMBURSEMENT

 

(D)

 

N/A

 

850

 

850

 

1,700

 

                     

 

NET COST (SAVINGS)

     

21,852

 

10,437

 

(668)

 

31,621

 

                     

 

         

The above excludes the cost of a raise, if awarded,

 

         

  in FYE 2017.

       

 

                     

 

ASSUMPTIONS

                   

 

                     

 

(A) SALARY

                   

 

2014-2015 - $1.10

                   

 

2015-2016 - 2.00%

                   

 

2016-2017 - RE-OPENER

                   

 

                     

 

(B) LONGEVITY

                   

 

ELIMINATION OF LONGEVITY

                   

 

                     

 

(C) NON-CERTIFIED PENSION

                   

 

2014-2015 - 11.26%

                   

 

2015-2016 - 11.26%

                   

 

2016-2017 - 11.26%

                   

 

                     

 

(D) PLAN DESIGN

                   

 

DEDUCTIBLE PLAN

                   

 

    *$250 INDIVIDUAL

                   

 

    *$500 FAMILY

                   

 

                     

 

NOTE: DISTRICT WILL REIMBURSE 50% BACK TO THE EMPLOYEE - MAXIMUM $250/FAMILY PLAN

 

 

             & $125/INDIVIDUAL PLAN.

                   

 

                     

 

TBD - TO BE DETERMINED

                   

 

                                           

For Contract and Evaluation Handbook select the links below:

 

Evaluation Handbook

 

Tradespeople Contract

 

Bus Driver and Mechanic Contract

 

 

 

 

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