Contract OK’d for CVCS Superintendent

SINCLAIRVILLE – A contract for Superintendent Scott Smith and salaries for other district employees were among the resolutions passed by the Cassadaga Valley Central School Board at its first meeting of the 2013-2014 year.

Smith began working as superintendent on July 11, 2011 at an annual salary of $131,500. For the 2012-2013 school year, he took no raise. At that time, he explained that with the budgetary situation at the school, it was the right thing to do.

For the 2013-2014 school year, his salary was set at $134,995. He was also granted a new five-year contract effective July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2018.

Other salaries approved for the 2013-2014 school were $100,343 for Business Administrator Debra McAvoy, $72,397 for Technology Coordinator Philip Bens, $51,219 for Secretary to the Business Administrator Marci Hadley, and $41,200 for Secretary to the Superintendent Kristen Aldinger.

In other personnel items, a child-rearing leave was approved for Amanda Myles beginning on or about Oct. 7 for a period of at least six weeks but no more than eight. Lawrence Nutt was granted permanent status in the position of part-time 10-month bus driver effective July 9. He successfully completed his probationary period.

Coaches for the 2013-2014 school year were approved for both winter sports and spring sports. At this time there are no coaches for boys eighth-grade basketball, girls seventh-grade basketball, and girls eighth-grade basketball. Smith said he received some “tentative inquiries,” but that at this point, there was no one who applied for these positions.

Resolutions passed concerning contracted services included:

The district will use the specific list of Impartial Hearing Officers as maintained by the Impartial Hearing Reporting System.

The list of approved preschool special education evaluation sites are: Buffalo Hearing and Speech, Children’s Educational Services, Jamestown City Schools, and The Achievement Center.

Sara Dellamora was given a five-year contract to provide required physical therapy services for students, effective July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2018.

Dr. Robert Berke of Family Medical Services was placed under contract at an annual amount of $11,500 for the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 school years.

Service contracts were entered into with Turning Point Behavioral Services at $95 per hour of service, and with Children’s Educational Services at $55 per 30 minute session and $32 per meeting outside normal hours.

A 60-month service contract with Pitney Bowes at a cost of $882.84 per quarter was approved.

Bids for tires were awarded to McCarthy, Valley Tire and Barmore-Sellstrom.

The committees on Special Education and Preschool Special Education were approved by the board. These committees have identical membership: Joshua Gilevski, chairperson; Amanda Myles and Catherine DeVore, school psychologists and alternate chairpersons; Robert Berke M.D.; and Sandra Barker and Karen Ulrich, parents.

The board’s audit committee was reappointed and consists of Jeanne Oag, William Carlson, and Brent Anderson.

William Carlson agreed to serve again as Chautauqua County School Board’s Legislative Liaison.

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