March 20, 2019 Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting MINUTES



March 20, 2019




Present: Board President D. Eagan, Trustees K. Anderson and  W. Babinski Jr, Superintendent D. Haab, Business Manager C. Schnell, District Clerk M. McCaffrey,

teacher K. Yusko



  1. The meeting was called to order at 5:35 pm


  1. Board Minutes of February 28, 2019 Regular Meeting   – Accepted


  • Financial Report
  • Budget Control Report – Filed
  • Check Warrant – February 2019 – Filed
  • Audit Trail – February 2019 – Filed
  • Fine tuning budget to stay within tax cap. Parentally placed students at Ross having a large impact on budgeting.


  1. School Report
  • EH Town Supervisor Van Scoyoc visited. Had a Q&A session with the students.
  • Visited Long Island Science center in Riverhead. Made slime and ice cream.
  • Attended AIMSWeb Benchmarking Workshop
  • Paticks Day – read about leprechauns and used STEM skills to build traps – leprechauns were not caught!
  • Second Trimester will end March 22, 2019. Report Cards will be posted to the Parent Portal March 29th.


  1. Public Comments: None


  1. Superintendent’s Report
  • Enrollment Report – filed
  • ES BOCES proposed budget – Wainscott will participate in vote
  • Recent Cluster Meeting with representation from Sherriff’s office centered on RAVE button and its possible implementation with school districts
  • New requirement for all districts – Guidance Plan. Will insure access to a counselor. Meeting with BOCES rep, Sagaponack and New Suffolk to discuss the possibility of a shared service
  • Conference call with Auditors scheduled for tomorrow, 3/21
  • Meeting with BOCES 3/28 – Finance Manager or WINCAP – financial software. Either would provide more real time information for the District.
  • Tonight is third and last in series of Parenting Workshop provided. Well attended. Scheduled to offer same program in Spanish in May.
  • Upcoming Annual Vote – information materials to be offered bilingually and posted to our website
  • Playground playhouse in need of repair


  • Resolutions
  1. RESOLVED, that the Board of Trustees approves the minutes of its regular meeting held on February 28, 2019 – Approved
  2. RESOLVED, that the Board of Trustees approves the Check Warrant February 2019– Approved
  3. RESOLVED, that the Board of Trustees, acknowledges receipt of the Audit Trail February 2019– Approved
  4. RESOLVED, that the Board of Trustees approves the publication of the 2019 Notice of Public Hearing, Budget Vote and Election of the Wainscott Common School District. – Approved
  5. RESOLVED, that the Board of Trustees, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, approves the appointment of Meredith McArdle as Resource Room Teacher to assist a student attending the Ross School for the 2018-2019 school year at a rate of $105 per hour – Approved


  • Public Comment – None


  1. The Regular Meeting was adjourned at 6:30 p.m. to enter an Executive Session


  1. The Executive Session was adjourned at 7:10 p.m.


  1. The Regular Meeting was adjourned at 7:10 p.m.




Respectfully submitted,


Mary M. McCaffrey

District Clerk

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