March 22, 2021 Special Meeting Minutes

A special meeting of the Queensbury School Board of Education was held on Monday, March 22, 2021 via in person and Zoom.

Call to order

President Mannix called the meeting to order at 7 p.m.

The Pledge to the Flag was led by President Mannix.

Members present

Daniel Mannix, Esq., President, Timothy Weaver (virtual), Vice President, Stacy Flaherty, Kathleen Holser, Francis Cabana, Patricia Belden (virtual), Michael Shea, Ph.D. (virtual), Amy Molloy, Superintendent of Schools Kyle L. Gannon, Clerk of the Board Scott Whittemore

Members absent

None

Open forum

None

Business items

Motion by Mr. Weaver, seconded by Mrs. Holser to approve the following resolution

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Budget Hearing of all those qualified to vote in the Queensbury Union Free School District, in the Town of Queensbury, Warren County, New York will be held on May 10, 2021 at the Queensbury High School, 409 Aviation Road, Town of Queensbury, Warren County New York at 6:30 p.m. E.D.S.T.

AND NOTICE IS ALSO GIVEN that the Annual Meeting for the purpose of a vote of all those qualified to vote at School District meetings in said District will be held at the Queensbury Elementary School, 431 Aviation Road, in the Town of Queensbury, New York in said School District, on the 18th day of May 2021, and the polls will be open from 10:00 a.m. until 8:30 p.m., E.D.S.T.

At such time on May 18, 2021, the voters of the District will vote upon the following matters:

  1. Proposition # 1 – Annual budget
  2. Proposition #2 – School bus purchases

Shall the following resolution be adopted:

RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the Queensbury Union Free School District is hereby authorized to purchase four (4) 72-passenger school buses at a total cost not to exceed $525,000 and that the sum of $525,000 or such thereof as may be necessary shall be raised by the levy of a tax upon the taxable property of said School District and collected in annual installments as provided by the Education Law and the Local Finance Law, and in anticipation of such tax, obligations of said School District shall be issued.

3. Annual election to the Board of Education

AND NOTICE IS ALSO GIVEN that a copy of the statement of the amount of money which will be required for the ensuing year for school purposes, exclusive of public monies, may be obtained by any taxpayer in the District during the fourteen (14) days immediately preceding the annual meeting, except Saturday, Sunday or holidays at the following school location, in which school is maintained during the hours of designated: Queensbury School Administration Center, 429 Aviation Road, Queensbury, New York, 8:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. E.D.S.T.

AND NOTICE IS ALSO GIVEN that the petitions nominating candidates for the office of member of the Board of Education must be filed with the Clerk of the District no later than the thirtieth (30th) day preceding the election at which the candidates so nominated are to be elected.

The following vacancies are to be filled on the Board of Education:

  • 1 Term – Five years – Name of last incumbent – Kathleen Holser
  • 1 Term – Remaining term ending 6/30/2025 – Name of last incumbent – Joseph Scriver

Each petition must be directed to the Clerk of the District, must be signed by the required number of qualified votes of the District, and must state the name and residence of the candidate.

AND NOTICE IS ALSO GIVEN that the application for absentee ballots for election of members of the Board of Education may be applied for at the office of the Clerk of the District, and that a list of all persons to whom absentee ballots shall have been issued will be available in the said office of the Clerk on each of the five (5) days prior to the day of election, except Saturday, Sunday or holidays, and that such list will also be posted at the polling place at the election of members of the Board of Education.

AND FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that military voters who are not currently registered may apply to register as a qualified voter of the Queensbury Union Free School District by requesting and returning a registration application to the District Clerk in person, or by fax sent to (518) 793-4476 or email to lmelleon@queensburyschool.org. For a military voter to be issued a military ballot, the District Clerk must have received a valid ballot application no later than 5:00 PM on April 23, 2021. In a request for a military ballot application or ballot, the military voter may indicate his/her preference for receiving the application or ballot by mail, facsimile transmission or electronic mail. A list of all persons to whom military ballots are issued will be available for inspection to qualified voters of the School District in the office of the District Clerk during regular business hours during the five (5) days prior to the election, except for Saturday and Sunday, and on May 18, 2021, the day set for the election, upon prior appointment only, subject to any applicable laws, regulations, and Executive Orders relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, including but not limited to social distancing requirements.

AND NOTICE IS ALSO GIVEN that the District Board of Registration shall meet to prepare the register of the District in the High School on May 10, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. E.D.S.T., and that any person shall be entitled to have his/her name placed upon such register, provided that at such meeting of the Board of Registration, he/she is known or proven to the satisfaction of such Board of Registration to be then or thereafter entitled to vote at this election and that the register prepared pursuant to Section 2014 of the Education Law will be filed in the office of the Clerk of the District and that such register will be open for inspection by any qualified voter of the district during the five (5) days immediately preceding the election, except Saturday, Sunday or holidays, and on the day of the election between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., E.D.S.T.

8 voting in favor

Roll call:

Francis Cabana Yes
Stacy Flaherty Yes
Kathleen Holser Yes
Daniel Mannix Yes
Amy Molloy Yes
Michael Shea Yes
Timothy Weaver Yes
Patricia Belden remote issues, could not vote. She then voted in the chat box Yes

Board member comments

Mr. Mannix commented on Mrs. Molloy’s resignation, thanked her for her service and wished her well in her move

Informational items

  • Friday, April 2 – Friday, April 9 – Spring Break
  • Friday, April 9 – Buildings & Grounds Recognition Day
  • Monday, April 12 – Board of Education Meeting – 7:00 p.m.
    Location: Queensbury Room
  • Friday, April 16 – End of Third Marking Period
  • Tuesday, April 27 – BOCES Election/Budget Vote – TBD
  • Monday. May 10 – Board of Education Meeting/Budget Hearing – 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 18 – Budget Vote/Board of Education Elections – 10:00 am – 8:30 p.m.
  • Monday, May 24 – Board of Education Special Meeting/Tenure Ceremony – 7:00 p.m.

Executive session

Motion by Mrs. Holser, seconded by Mrs. Flaherty to enter into executive session at 7:19 p.m. to discuss employment of particular individuals related to tenure review.

8 voting in favor

Motion by Mrs. Holser, seconded by Mrs. Molloy to exit executive session and adjourn the meeting at 8:45 p.m.

8 voting in favor

Respectfully submitted,

Scott Whittemore
Clerk of the Board