The Jamestown Public Schools District is discussing a retirement incentive to target employees to offer benefits provided by the Chapter 105 Part A, who retire between July 6 and Aug. 7.
"This resolution allows the district to target positions or individual employees and offer this incentive to these individuals," said Daniel Kathman, district superintendent.
However, the board questions the resolution, and how it would apply to certain employees.
"This gives us an opportunity to participate in this incentive, but maintain latitude to who is targeted and how many are targeted," he said.
"This opens the window up and allows us to do further review," Dale Weatherlow, assistant district superintendent.
The board also held its reorganizational meeting with the oath of office and election of the president and vice president Tuesday. Joseph DiMaio and Barb Piazza were sworn in as board members, as well as the Kathman as superintendent, Weatherlow as assistant superintendent and Sue Caronia as secretary of the board and district clerk.
The president position went to Christine Schnars and vice president to DiMaio.
Two bids were approved, with WCA Hospital, on behalf of Dr. Todd Jacobson, awarded the low bid for physician services for a period of five years and US Foods for utensil packs for the period of Aug. 1, 2010, to June 30, 2011, at $14.75 a case. A resolution to approve the Erie 1 BOCES contract was approved for a period of five years commencing on June 23, 2010, to authorize the Western New York Regional Information Center to furnish certain computer services to the district for an amount not to exceed $858,774 and authorizes 60 monthly payments to be made to Erie 1 BOCES in an amount not to exceed $14,312.90.
A principal's position for the Raymond Fashano Technology Academy was also abolished.
"This is not an obligation under the contingency budget rules," Kathman said. "This is primarily focused on a leaner, trimmer administration staff."
Tina Sandstrom was accepted to the position of director of elementary/remedial education. Sandstrom had previously been the principal at Bush Elementary School since 2006.
The board also approved a resolution effective Sept. 1, to pay certified substitute teachers $75 per day. This is an increase of $10, according to Kathman.
Under the announcement section, Kathman called the state budget crisis frightening.
"It leaves us with a lot of things undecided and unknown, and that is frightening," he said.
DiMaio also congratulated the students who spoke during commencement, saying they did "a phenomenal job."
Schnars said she was publicly apologizing for omitting thanking Steve Schulman in the last meeting, for his service to the board. She said she wished to "commend him on his service and time to the board," and that a plaque in his honor was being made.