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CRANSTON SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING

AUGUST 29, 2016

WILLIAM A. BRIGGS BUILDING (REED CONFERENCE ROOM)

845 PARK AVENUE, CRANSTON, RI

EXECUTIVE SESSION – 6:30 P.M.

IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWED BY PUBLIC SESSION

 

AGENDA

 

1.    Call to order – 6:30 p.m. Convene to Executive Session pursuant to RI State Laws –

 

2.    PL 42-46-5(a)(1) Personnel:

 

a.      Discussion of Certified Employee A

b.      Certified Recalls

 

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

 

4.    PL 42-46-5(3)

 

  1. Adjourn Executive Session
  2. Call to Order  - Public Session
  3. Roll Call – Quorum
  4. Executive Session Minutes Sealed –  August 29, 2016
  5. Public Acknowledgements/Communications
  6. 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. 16-08-19   RESOLVED, that at the recommendation of the Superintendent, said certified personnel be recalled from layoff, and

 

Be it further RESOLVED, that the Superintendent notify these individuals of the committees actions.

 

Resolution No. 16-08-20   RESOLVED, that at the recommendation of the Superintendent, the following certified Administrator be appointed (see attached Fiscal Impact Statement):

 

            Cheryl Mercurio, Assistant Director 

Pupil Personnel

Effective Date: August 1, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

Resolution No. 16-08-21   RESOLVED, that at the recommendation of the Superintendent, the appointment of the Special Education Chairperson for Hope Highlands Middle School be approved. The effective date of this appointment is the 2016-2017 school year.

 

Emily Vincent

 

Resolution No. 16-08-22   RESOLVED, that at the recommendation of the Superintendent the following certified personnel be appointed for the 2016-2017 school year:

 

Melissa Desjarlais, Step 3

Education…URI, BE

Experience…Pumpkin Patch Early Learning Center

Certification….Early Childhood PK-2

Assignment… Dutemple 1.0 FTE 

Effective date…August 31, 2016

Authorization…New

Fiscal Note… 11612010 51110

 

Julie Smorol-Armbruster, Step 12

Education…SNUY, BS

Experience…Cranston Substitute

Certification…Early Childhood PK-2

Assignment…Arlington 1.0 FTE

Effective Date…August 31, 2016

Authorization…New

Fiscal Note…12512010 51110

 

Laura Fontaine, Step 2 + Masters

Education…RIC, BS, M.Ed.

Experience….Hope Academy

Certification…Early Childhood PK-2

Assignment….Glen Hills 1.0 FTE

Effective Date August 31, 2016

Authorization…Replacement

Fiscal Note…128120040 51110

 

Mark Williams, Step 12 + Masters

Education…URI, BA, UMass, M.Ed.

Experience…Groden Center School

Certification….Special Education

Assignment….NEL\CPS .6 FTE

Effective Date…August 31, 2016

Authorization…Replacement

Fiscal Note…11313260 51110

 

Michael Romano, Step 1 + B +36

Education…URI, BA

Experience…Cranston Substitute

Certification…Middle School Science 5-8

Assignment…Bain 1.0 FTE

Effective Date…August 31, 2016

Authorization…Replacement

Fiscal Note…11511610 51110

 

Elsa Hunziker, Step 3 + Masters

Education RIC, BS, M.Ed.

Experience…Early Childhood School

Certification….

Assignment…Garden City 1.0 FTE

Effective Date…August 31, 2016

Authorization…Replacement

Fiscal Note…12212040 51110

 

Rebecca Vierra, Step1

Education…RIC BS,

Experience…Cranston Substitute

Certification….Special Education 1-6

Assignment… Itinerant 1.0 FTE 

Effective date…August 31, 2016

Authorization…New

Fiscal Note…12013260 51110

 

Jared Ambrifi, Step 1

Education…RIC, BS

Experience…Cranston Substitute

Certification….Health & Physical Education PK-12

Assignment… NEL\CPS Charter .4 FTE 

Effective date…August 31, 2016

Authorization…Replacement

Fiscal Note… 40235174 51110

 

Elizabeth Creta, Step 2

Education…RIC, BS

Experience…Cranston Substitute

Certification…Special Education 1-6

Assignment…Gladstone 1.0 FTE

Effective Date…August 31, 2016

Authorization…Replacement

Fiscal Note… 111913260 51110 51110

 

Jillian Lefebvre, Step 4

Education…Penn State, BS

Experience…Caurus Academy

Certification….Art PK-12

Assignment… Itinerant .8 FTE  

Effective date…August 31, 2016

Authorization…Replacement

Fiscal Note… 12912370/134412370 51110

 

 

 

 

Carmela Valcourt, Step 11

Education…RIC, BA

Experience…Pawtucket School Department

Certification….ESL Early Childhood PK-2

Assignment… Dutemple ESL K 1.0 FTE  

Effective date…August 31, 2016

Authorization…New

Fiscal Note… 11613180 51110

 

Jennifer Higham, Step 12 + Masters

Education…RIC, BS, M.Ed.

Experience…Central Falls School Department

Certification….Special Education All Grades

Assignment… Stone Hill 1.0 FTE  

Effective date…August 31, 2016

Authorization…Replacement

Fiscal Note… 12713260 51110


Maria Schulze, Step12 + Masters

Education…SUNY, BS, Syracuse University, MS

Experience…Meeting Street School

Certification….Speech Language Pathologist

Assignment… Itinerant 1.0 FTE  

Effective date…August 31, 2016

Authorization…Replacement

Fiscal Note… 12717010 51110

 

Courtney Iacone , Step 10 + B+36

Education…Western New England University

Experience…Bradley Hospital’s School

Certification….Special Education K-8

Assignment… Rhodes 1.0 FTE  

Effective date…September 12, 2016

Authorization…Replacement

Fiscal Note… 11713260 51110

 

Garrett McWeeney, Step 3

Education…URI, BS

Experience…Willimantic School District

Certification….Middle School English 5-8

Assignment… Park View 1.0 FTE  

Effective date…August 31, 2016

Authorization…Replacement

Fiscal Note… 12311890 51110

 

Alicia Bell, Step 12 +Masters

Education…Univ of Illinois, BFA, Maryland College of Art, MA

Experience…UCAP

Certification….Art PK-12

Assignment… Itinerant 1.0 FTE  

Effective date…August 31, 2016

Authorization…Replacement

Fiscal Note… 11312370 51110

 

Alisha Iafrate, Step 1

Education…RIC, BA

Experience…North Providence Substitute

Certification…Middle School Science 5-8

Assignment…Bain 1.0 FTE

Effective Date…August 31, 2016

Authorization…Replacement

Fiscal Note… 11511610 51110

 

Tabatha Ruiz, Step 12 + Masters

Education…Russel Sage College, BS, MOT

Experience….Sargent Rehabilitation

Certification…OT License

Assignment…Itinerant 1.0 FTE

Effective Date….September 14, 2016

Authorization…New

Fiscal Note….12417070 51110

 

Yennifer Urizar, Step 1

Education…RIC, BA

Experience…Cranston Substitute

Certification…Emergency Certification Spanish

Assignment…NEL\CPS .4 FTE

Effective Date…August 31, 2016

Authorization…New

Fiscal Note… 40235145 51110

 

Colleen Mollicone, Step 5 + Masters

Education…Georgetown University, BA, RIC, MAT

Experience…Cranston Math Intervention Coordinator

Certification…Elementary 1-6

Assignment…Gladstone .8 FTE

Effective Date…August 31, 2016

Authorization…New (Grant)

Fiscal Note… 50919129 51110

 

Robert Barone, Step 1

Education…Brown University, BA, MAT

Experience…Student Teacher

Certification…Secondary English 7-12

Assignment…Cranston West .6 FTE

Effective Date…August 31, 2016

Authorization…Replacement

Fiscal Note… 12612340 51110

 

Leah Turcotte, Step 2

Education…RIC, BA

Experience…Cranston Substitute

Certification…Secondary English 7-12

Assignment…Cranston East 1.0 FTE

Effective Date…August 31, 2016

Authorization…Replacement

Fiscal Note… 11313040 51110

 

Resolution No. 16-08-23   RESOLVED, that at the recommendation of the Superintendent, the 

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

 

Jenna Kaplan, Early Childhood PK-2

Rose Bartholomew, Elementary Special Education 1-6

Mary Ann Zmetra, Middle\Elementary Special Education K-8

 

Resolution No. 16-08-24   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:

 

Ann Benetti, Teacher Assistant

            Garden City

            Effective Date…September 1, 2016 to August 31, 2017

 

Resolution No. 16-08-25   RESOLVED, that at the recommendation of the Superintendent, the resignation(s) of the following certified personnel be accepted:

 

David Heath, Music

Itinerant

Effective…August 29, 2016

 

Alexandra Fairbrothers, Teacher

CSR

Effective Date…August 18, 2016

 

Resolution No. 16-08-26   RESOLVED, that at the recommendation of the Superintendent, the

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

 

Brittany Rice, Assistant Coach Field Hockey

Cranston East

Class-D

Step-1

Playing Competition-High School

Experience- None

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

 

Resolution No. 16-08-27   RESOLVED, that at the recommendation of the Superintendent, the following non-certified employee(s) be appointed:

 

Ashley Verdi, 5 FTE Teacher Assistant

Arlington

Effective date…September 1, 2016

New

Fiscal Note…12546010 51110

 

Jusayan Pablito, Custodian

Plant

Effective Date…August 25, 2016

Replacement

Fiscal Note…113457050 51110

 

Jamie Miranda, Bus Driver

Transportation

Effective Date…September 1, 2016

Replacement

Fiscal Note….13445190 51110

 

Christina Greenfield, Bus Monitor

Transportation

Effective Date…September 1, 2016

Replacement

Fiscal Note…

 

Pedro Gonzalez, Bus Driver

Transportation

Effective date…September 1, 2016

Replacement

Fiscal Note…11345190 51110

 

Liza Gonzalea, Bus Driver

Transportation

Effective Date…September1, 2016

Replacement

Fiscal Note…1545192 51110

 

Maria Gordillo, Bus Driver

Transportation

Effective Date…September 1, 2016

Replacement

Fiscal Note….12245192 51110

 

Vincent McAteer, Director of Transportation

Transportation

Effective Date…August 22, 2016

Replacement

Fiscal Note…15045010 51110

 

Joseph Monti, Mechanic

Transportation

Effective date…September 5, 2016

New

Fiscal Note…15049050 51110

 

 

Debra Conti, .5 K Teacher Assistant

Oak Lawn

Effective date…September 1, 2016

New

Fiscal Note…10346010 51110

 

Resolution No. 16-08-28   RESOLVED, that at the recommendation of the Superintendent, the retirement(s) of the following non-certified personnel be accepted:

 

Laurie Testone, Custodian

Leave

Effective Date…August 15, 2016

 

Megan Mann, Teacher Assistant

Arlington

Effective Date…August 24, 2016

 

Resolution No. 16-08-29   RESOLVED, that at the recommendation of the Superintendent, the resignation(s) of the following non-certified personnel be accepted:

 

Gerald Jeff, Bus Driver

Transportation

Effective Date…August 11, 2016

 

Carolyn Taylor, Teacher Assistant

Edgewood

Effective Date…August 17, 2016

 

Eric Robinson, Bus Driver

Transportation

Effective Date…August 17, 2016

 

Elizabeth Tedder, Teacher Assistant

Oak Lawn

Effective Date…August 31, 2016

 

Nicole Santagata, Bus Driver

Transportation

Effective Date…August 23, 2016

 

Amy Davis, Job Coach\Teacher Assistant

Project Ready\Blue Cross

Effective Date…November 1, 2016

 

Jena Remka, Teacher Assistant

Bain

           Effective Date…August 24, 2016

 

Michelle Marchetti, Teacher Assistant

Stadium

Effective Date…August 25, 2016

 

Pasquale Sirabella, 5hr Custodian

Plant

Effective date…August 29, 2016

Replacement

Fiscal Note…12047050 51110

 

Stacey Salvagno, Bus Monitor

Transportation

Effective Date…September1, 2016

Replacement

Fiscal Note…1545192 51110

 

13. Public Hearing on Non-Agenda Items

  1. Announcement of Future Meeting(s) – September 14, 2016 and September 19, 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:  August 26, 2016

 

 

 

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