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Text of LLCS BOE January 9 2020

LLCS BOE January 9 2020

Long Lake Central shares a psychologist
LONG LAKE—Long Lake Central Superintendent Noelle Short reported at the January 9 meeting of the Board of Education that the new shared school psychologist Olivia Lee will start in Indian Lake on January 21 and in Long Lake January 23.
Elisha Cohen and Megan Nevins, along with a Saranac Lake CSD employee and Dr. Michael Small, helped cover the psychologist/CSE position while it was vacant.
Our new Home Run specialist is Robin Hausle. Laura Wilt has moved to the southern end of the County.
Currently we have ten students receiving services from our Mental Health specialist. Services are kept confidential.
The end of the second quarter is at the end of January. This year we will be holding mid-term exams during class on Regents week.
Senior Syana Sandiford has been accepted at SUNY Adirondack.
Elementary basketball has started with Kami Farr as the coach. Third graders will participate in practices and will participate as Team Managers during the games.
We received a $1,000 donation for our “In the Meantime Fund” from John Strachan. Our new math teacher Patrick Curtin is settling in.
Teacher evaluations are underway. Non-tenured teachers have two announced observations and tenured teachers have one.
The Backpack Program is moving along smoothly with Helen Kentile and Lorrie Hosley as our main volunteers and Elisha Cohen and Michelle Billings as delivery people.
Our new Franklin-Essex-Hamilton BOCES District Superintendent is Dale Breault and the new Assistant Superintendent is Lori Tourville.
Our next True North Meeting is in Indian Lake on January 21. BOCES District Superintendents from WSWHE, FEH and CVES have been invited to attend.
Our Capital Project is under review at NYS Education Department.
Approved: On Motion by Michael Farrell, seconded by Alexandria Harris, with all in favor, Policy #7554 Student Gender Identity.
Approved: On Motion by Joan Paula, seconded by Michael Farrell, with all in favor, the Class of 2020 overnight field trip to New York City March 19 to March 22, 2020.
Approved: On Motion by Michael Farrell, seconded by Alexandria Harris, with all in favor, RESOLVED, that the Board of Education creates a 1.0 Spanish position, effective September 1, 2020.
Approved: On Motion by Michael Farrell, seconded by Brian Penrose, with all in favor, the retirement of Joseph Koehring, French Teacher, effective June 30, 2020.
The Board reviewed the first draft of the 2020-2021 school year budget, including the Tax Levy Limit Calculation.
A first policy reading of #5681 School Safety Plans, #6550 Leaves of Absence and #7550 Dignity for All Students was held.
Michael Farrell reminded all the Family U Night on January 23, 2020 focusing on vaping education. He also suggests that the school purchase a pickle ball net to be used for racket sports and adult education.
The next regular meeting date is Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria.

This article is based upon the minutes provided by Clerk of the Board, Victoria J. Snide

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