Policy Board Minutes


    Policy Board Meeting Minutes

    February 4, 2019

    4:00 p.m. – Room D120 -- Pioneer Middle School

    Board Members:

    Teachers Present: Susan Dressel, Frank Guzzetta, Gio LoBianco, Thomas Izydorczak, Mary Rauscher, Michelle Lyons, Carolyn Richards

    Others Present: Karen Haynes, Deb Rickerson, Nicholas Silvaroli

    Absent: Tammy Burton, Jessica Hibbard, Benjamin Halsey, Michael Irizarry, Jennifer Palmerton, Laura Tatlow

    Quorum present? N/A


    Others Present (non-voting):

    Jill Wilkie - Teacher Center Director/Teacher



    • Meeting called to order at 4:05 p.m. by Director, Jill Wilkie


    1. Consensus Report – Minutes – January 7, 2019

                                     Financial Report

                Motion:   To approve Consensus Report as presented.

                 1st Mary Rauscher                  2nd   Michelle Lyons

    All in favor. Motion passed.


    1. Forthcoming Meetings
      • March 4-6, 2019 – NYSTC Spring Symposium – Albany, NY
      • March 11, 2019 – Policy Board meeting
      • April 1, 2019 – Policy Board meeting
      • May 2, 2019 -- FarWest Regional Directors’ Meeting – Erie 1 BOCES
      • May 6, 2019 – Policy Board meeting
      • June 3, 2019 – Policy Board meeting


    1. State, Curriculum/TC Updates

    The director updated the Policy Board on the following items:

    • Workshop Updates

    The director reviewed course registrations received for the Spring 2019 in-service courses.


    • Reflection Forms and Pre and Post-Evaluation Surveys

    In order to process all in-service course paperwork and to ensure a timely payment of in-service stipends in June, the Teacher Center strongly recommends that participants complete Reflection Forms and Post-Evaluation Surveys in MLP as soon as possible.


    Karen Haynes noted a possible work-around to be able to save and continue a Reflection Form. If a letter is typed in every required field (red box) of the Reflection Form and the “save” button is clicked, the form will save. To submit the form upon completion, click “save” and then “Mark Complete”.


    1. Webmaster Update

        All information on the website is up to date. Directions for completing reflection forms in MLP have been uploaded to the website. After the meeting, the next meeting date in March and minutes from January’s meeting will be uploaded to the website.



    1. Building Liaison Information
      • PTC In-Service Workshops are available for Spring 2019 – staff may sign up for the Powerful Partnerships book study until 2/28/19.
      • 2018-2019 course payments are being accepted. Please submit $100 payment as soon as possible.
      • PLEASE MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO “PIONEER CENTRAL SCHOOLS” and in the memo line, please write “Pioneer In-Service”
      • Summer 2018 course payments were due October 31.
      • Fall 2018 course payments will be due on February 28.
      • Registration forms are still required for workshops, sent to the TC in electronic or hard copy format.
      • Teachers must complete a request in My Learning Plan (MLP).
      • Teachers should not start coursework before receiving approval in MLP.
      • Reflection Forms will be completed in My Learning Plan. Forms will be completed and submitted directly in My Learning Plan. Please remember to identify three course objectives on the Reflection Form. Course objectives can be found on the course syllabus that was received from the course instructor. If a course has more than three goals/objectives, choose three to report on. A list of course objectives can be found on the Teacher Center website.
      • When taking a course from an outside provider (ASCD, etc.), a Reflection Form should be completed in MLP, following the same procedures.
      • Please complete Reflection Forms and Post-Evaluations as soon as possible to allow for timely payment of your in-service stipend in June.
      • The 2019-2020 Pioneer Teacher Center In-Service Course Catalog and Calendar will be released on February 27, 2019.



    1. 2019-2020 In-Service Courses

    The Policy Board reviewed the in-service courses discussed for the 2019-2020 school year. Administrators received a list of course offerings and no further recommendations were made. Instructors have been contacted and course information forms have been distributed. The Policy Board also reviewed the release date of the 2019-2020 Course Catalog. The catalog/calendar will be distributed to staff on Wednesday, February 27, 2019, the day before the Summer Work schedule is released. The Policy Board members voted to final approve the course catalog, with any possible additions or revisions that may come from district administration, if needed.  



    Motion:   To final approve 2019-2020 in-service courses, with any additions/revisions as needed by district administration.

                 1st Sue Dressel                        2nd   Frank Guzzetta

    All in favor. Motion passed.


    1. Laminator Service Agreement

    The Teacher Center received information about extending the laminator’s service agreement for one year at a cost of $345. The Policy Board discussed the option and decided not to pursue a service agreement at this time, due to cost.



    Motion made by Karen Haynes to adjourn meeting, seconded by Tom Izydorczak.


    All in favor. Motion passed.

    • Next meeting – March 11, 2019
    • Meeting adjourned at 4:55 p.m.


    Minutes submitted by TC Secretary, Debbie McDonald