Huntington School Board Notes
Huntington School Board members have accepted the resignations of teachers Kimberly Gilroy (Southdown, special education) and David Crimi (Southdown, dual language) and Jefferson School monitor Olga Rigel. Each of the employees resigned for personal reasons. Trustees also approved the retirement request of Huntington High School teacher aide Vivian Sapot.
Teachers David Benjamin (Finley, ESL), Karen Melara (Flower Hill, dual language) and Rebecca Arlin (Huntington High School, special education) were all recalled from the district's preferred eligibility list, effective Sept. 1. Dawn Ginty (Jefferson, classroom) and Nicole Malizia (Washington, classroom) were approved long-term substitute teachers for the 2012/13 school year.
Teachers Dawn Auricchio (Huntington High School, .2 art), Jaclyn Ambrosio (Finley, .8 home and career skills) and Kristen Murphy (.6 speech assigned to St. Patrick's School in accordance with state education law) were approved for part-time appointments.
Trustees approved the probationary appointment of Valerie Capitulo-Saide as Jefferson School principal, effective August 1. Probationary teacher appointments were approved for Tirsa Oliva (Southdown, dual language) and Vivian Joseph (Washington, dual language).
Trustees also took the following actions:
• Approved a contract with Anderson Center for Autism in Staatsburg, NY for 2012/13. Tuition for the 10 month program is $257.47 per day for 180 days or $46,345 per year. Part I tuition for the 10-month program is $38.30 per day for 180 days or $6,894 per year. Part I tuition for the summer program is also $38.30 per day for 30 days or $1,149. Summer program tuition is $257.47 per day for 30 days or $7,724. The summer program "maintenance" fee is $454.76 per day or 62 days or $28,195.12.
• Changed the title of Kathleen McCourt to special education coordinator, K-21 years.
• Approved post-season pay to coaches Ronald Wilson, Gilbert Smith, Margaret McConnell, Christopher Helmke, Paul McDermott, Eric Triolo, Jennifer Fudens, Kevin Thorbourne and Jamie Fishlow.
• Approved a change in assignment for art teacher Karen Morea. She has a .4 assignment on the elementary level.
• Approved an amendment to a contract with Ascent: A School for Individuals with Autism in Deer Park, NY. The contract covers services for a second student placed in Ascent's education program.
• Approved an amendment to a contract with the architectural and engineering firm of Burton Behrendt Smith of Patchogue, NY related to the firm's design and construction administration services concerning the district's 2012 capital projects.
• Approved a "gifted and talented services" contract with the Northport-East Northport School District.
• Approved a consultant services contract with NYU Child Study Center-NYU Langone Medical Center for neuropsychological evaluations. Based upon the fee schedule, the total cost of such an evaluation is $4,200.
• Approved a contract with the Labor Education & Community Services Agency, Inc. for the district's employee assistance program for 2012/13. The contract cost of $16,150 will be paid for in quarterly installments of $4,037.50.
• Approved an e-rate processing service agreement with Integra Consulting and Computer Services, Inc. of Bay Shore, NY in the amount of $7,500. The contract is related to the preparation of the district's free and reduced lunch data, completion of forms, student counts, copies of bills for eligible services and limited projects.
• Approved a services agreement with the OMNI Group of Rochester, NY related to administration of the district's employee tax sheltered 403(b) and 457 accounts. The district will be charged $32 per account or $13,632 for 2012/13.
• Approved a special education services contract with the Brentwood School District.
• Approved a joint municipal cooperative bidding program coordinated by Eastern Suffolk BOCES.
• Awarded a bid for the repair of district buildings and grounds department vehicles to Tilden Huntington, Inc.
• Awarded a bid for electrical service to R&T Electric.
• Awarded custodial supply bids to I. Janvey, Sterling, Knight, Emerald Island, Bergo and Interboro.
• Awarded bids for art supplies to B&H Photo Video, Freestyle Photographic Supplies, Photo Warehouse, Porter's Camera Store and Utrecht Art Supplies.
• Awarded a bid for commercial dishwashers at Jefferson Primary School to Bar Boy Products, Inc. in the amount of $5,504.80.
• Awarded interscholastic athletic program related bids to Absolute Fencing Gear, Inc., Aztec Sports Long Island, Inc., BSN Sports, Longstreth Sporting Goods, MF Athletic Co., Neff, Co., Port Jefferson Sporting Goods, Sew Sporty and South Shore Outdoor Stores.
• Awarded bids for music supplies to Advantage Music, Gil Breines Music, Interstate Music, Sam Ash Music Corp., Shar Products Co., Steve Weiss Music and Wright Music.
• Rejected a bid for athletic turf maintenance.
• Approved the use of Metro Therapy, Inc, New York Therapy Placement Services, Inc., Kathy Schutzer, OTR/L and Mid-Island Therapy Associates d/b/a All About Kids for occupational and physical therapy services during 2012/13.
• Awarded a bid for musical instrument repair to Gil Breines Music, Ltd. in the amount of $15,989.
• Awarded bids for printed forms to Graphically Speaking ($3,585.75) and American Business Forms, Inc. ($3,700.02).
• Approved a budget transfer in the amount of $2,500 to cover costs associated with Huntington High School library supplies. The funds were transferred from an AV supply code.
• Approved the district's corrective action plan related to the federal single audit for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2011.
• Approved summer math curriculum writing (common core learning standards) for 13 teachers who will be paid $200 per day each for up to five summer days each. The work will be funded through a school improvement grant.
• Approved summer math curriculum training in the Atlas Rubicon for 13 teachers who will be paid $48.97 per hour for up to three hours each. The work will be funded through a school improvement grant.
• Approved staff members for the district's Limited English Proficiency/English Language Learners Jump Start Summer Academy, which will run from August 2-17. Teachers will be paid $48.97 per hour. The program is funded through a Title III LEP grant.
• Approved summer English language arts curriculum training in the Atlas Rubicon for 19 teachers who will be paid $48.97 per hour for up to three hours each. The training is funded through a school improvement grant.
• Approved summer ELA curriculum writing (Atlas Rubicon) for 19 teachers who will be paid $200 per day each for up to five summer days each. The work will be funded through a school improvement grant.
• Approved teachers Keith Myers and Martha Reilly to engage in sheltered instruction observation protocol training, consisting of a collection of ESL instructional strategies. They will be paid $200 per day each for four days of training. Costs are covered by a Title III grant.
• Approved 23 teachers to engage in the summer Scholastic Institute on common core learning standards. The teachers will be paid $200 per day each for up to two days, which will be funded through a school improvement grant.
• Approved $12,000 worth of summer curriculum writing projects related to establishing state mandated student learning objectives in art, music, science, world languages and math.
• Approved staff members for the summer reading program, which is funded by a legislative grant.
• Approved Angela Berner to work on professional development and common core learning standards and curriculum development. The work will be funded through a Title IIA grant.
• Approved Eric Minnini to work as an adaptive physical education teacher in the district's summer special education program.
• Approved Yesenia Cortes to assist in the student registration office this summer.
• Approved security guards Youlanda Carey, Sylvia Belanger, Michael Graziano and Eric Sands and clerical workers Erminia Smith and Alicia Bailey to receive supplemental pay for their work in the BOCES Regional summer school.
• Approved Wanda Gonzalez to provide translation services during parent meetings with the superintendent during 2012/13.
• Approved Matthew Harris to work as a district AV technician during 2012.13. He will be paid $45 per hour.
• Approved a list of 33 individuals to work as substitute non-contractual, clerical and building and grounds department employees during 2012/13