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Capital Project Community Forum and Hornell City School Board Special Meeting tonight

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Community forum starts at 5pm, followed by full board meeting, read the agenda

From Hornell City Schools, pictured are renderings of the proposed competition gymnasium, elevated walking track and student fitness center

District leadership as well as our architects and construction manager will host a Capital Project Community Forum on December 6 to share information and answer questions about the project to be proposed to voters in a referendum on December 20.  Please join us on Wednesday, Dec. 6 at 5 p.m. at in the High School Lobby.

The project is largely focused on the construction of a new competition gymnasium at Hornell High School, including an elevated community-accessible walking track. Security enhancements at each of our buildings are also an important part of the project. Click here to read more.

BOARD OF EDUCATION SPECIAL MEETING TENTATIVE AGENDA

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2023 – 5:15 PM HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARY

There will be a Capital Project Community Forum at 5:00 PM prior to the Board Meeting. There will be an Audit Committee Meeting at 5:15 PM immediately followed by the Board Meeting.

  1. Opening by the President
  2. Pledge of Allegiance
  3. Roll Call: Christopher Clark, Joseph Liberto, James Marino, Dr. Uzma Mehr, Meghann Khork, Kerry Davis, Brian May
  1. Agenda
    1. Revisions
    1. Approval
  2. Public Comment
  3. Recommended Actions
    1. Presentations: High School Choir Holiday Performance
  • Reports: Celebrating Success C: Consent Agenda / Routine

Moved by                                           , seconded by                                                            to act upon the recommendation of Superintendent Palotti to approve the following Consent Agenda 1 through 9:

  1. Approval of the minutes of the meeting of October 23, 2023
    1. Approval of the Federal Budget Transfer Report of October 31, 2023
    1. Approval of the General Fund Budget Transfer Report of October 31, 2023
    1. Approval of the Revenue Report of October 31, 2023.
    1. Approval of the Appropriations Report of October 31, 2023.
    1. Approval of the Treasurer’s Report of October 31, 2023.
    1. Approval of the Student Activities Report of October 31, 2023.
    1. Approval of the Warrant Reports of October 31, 2023.
    1. Resolved that the Board has no objections to the recommendations of the Committee on Special Education and approves the authorization of funds to the special education programs and services consistent with such recommendations for the CSE meetings of October 25, 26, 2023 and November 3, 6, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 17, 27, 29 and 30, 2023, the CPSE meeting of November 8, 9, 14, 17 and 30, 2023 and the 504 meeting of November 1, 3, 8, 15 and 21, 2023.

E. New Business

  1. POLICY/PROCEDURE
    1. UPK Program Plan

Resolved that, upon recommendation of Superintendent Palotti, the Board approve the UPK Program Plan.

  • Bus Stop Safety Report – PTSI

Resolved that, upon recommendation of Superintendent Palotti, the Board

accept the Bus Stop Safety Report and associated recommendations from PTSI and their report dated November 16, 2023.

  • Food Service Equipment Disposal

Resolved that, upon the recommendation of Superintendent Palotti, the Board authorize Patrick Flaitz to dispose of the following Food Service Equipment:

(2) Electrolux ovens – Asset Tags # 002553 and 002554

  • Library Book Disposal

Resolved that, upon the recommendation of Superintendent Palotti, the Board authorize Patrick Flaitz to dispose of the North Hornell Library Books on the list dated November 1, 2023.

  • Senior Trip Request

Resolved that, upon the recommendation of Superintendent Palotti, the Board approve the Senior Trip Request for a trip to Lake George, NY on June 7 – 9, 2023.

  • Internal Audit Report

Resolved that, upon the recommendation of the Audit Committee, the Board

accept the findings of the Internal Audit Report performed by Tompkins Seneca Tioga BOCES dated November 2023.

  • FINANCE
    • Engagement Letter – Hodgson Russ

Resolved that, upon the recommendation of Superintendent Palotti, the Board approve the engagement letter with Hodgson Russ Attorneys for Social Media litigation.

  • 2024/25 Budget Calendar

Resolved that, upon the recommendation of Superintendent Palotti, the Board approve the 2024/25 Budget Calendar.

  • Bus Lease Bid Award

Resolved that, upon the recommendation of Superintendent Palotti, the Board approve the Bus Lease Bid award to the lowest responsible bidder as follows:

Ontario Investment, Inc. – 5 years at beginning December 2023

$34,552.21/year for a total of $172,761.05

  • PERSONNEL

There are numerous personnel items on the agenda.

E.       Informational

The Capital Project Public Vote will be held on Wednesday, December 20, 2023 from Noon until 9:00 PM in the HS Lobby.

The Board will hold a Special Meeting on Wednesday, December 20, 2023 at 9:30 PM in the HS Cafeteria to accept the results of the Capital Project Vote.

The next regular meeting of the Board of Education will be held on Wednesday, January 3, 2024 at 5:15 PM in the High School Library.

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