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MONDAY, MARCH 19, 2018


6:00 P.M.



7:00 P.M.


ROOM #93





    1.       1.1 Call to order

    2.       1.2              Roll Call

    3.       1.3              Pledge

    4.       1.4              Approve regular board meeting minutes of March 12, 2018

    5.       1.5              Adopt Agenda


      2.    PUBLIC COMMENT




3.1       Administrator’s Report

3.2       Business Manager’s Report – Patricia Loker

             3.3       Superintendent’s Report – Dr. David S. Richards




4.1       Warrants (Information only)

4.2       Budget Status Reports (Information only)

4.3       Approve Treasurer’s Reports (3.19.18 G1)

4.4       Approve Installment Purchase Agreement (3.19.18 G2)

4.5       Appoint School District Architect (3.19.18 G3)

4.6       Approve spring coaches for the 2017-18 season (3.19.18 C1)

4.7       Appoint Lisa Guild Color Guard Advisor (3.19.18 C2)

4.8       Tenure recommendation Alysha Hoffman (3.19.18 C3)












Board Agenda 3.19.18

PG: 2




            1.      Upon a majority vote of its total membership, taken in open meeting

                  1.      pursuant to a motion identifying the general area of the subject or subjects to

                  2.      be considered, a public body may conduct an executive session for the below enumerated

                  3.      purposes only, provided, however, that no action by formal vote shall be taken to 

                  4.     appropriate public moneys:

                  5.             A. matters which may imperil the public safety if disclosed;

                  6.             B. any matter which may disclose the identity of a law enforcement agent or informer;

                  7.            C. information relating to current or future investigation or prosecution of a criminal

                  8.            offense which would imperil effective law enforcement if disclosed;

                  9.             D. discussions regarding proposed, pending or current litigation;

                  10.             E. collective negotiations pursuant to article fourteen of the civil service law;

                  11.             F. the medical, financial, credit or employment history of a particular person or

                  12.             corporation, or matters leading to the appointment, employment, promotion, demotion,

                  13.             discipline, suspension, dismissal or removal of a particular person or corporation;

                  14.             G. the preparation, grading or administration of examination; and

                  15.             H. the proposed acquisition, sale or lease of real property or the proposed acquisition

                  16.             of securities, or sale or exchange of securities held by such public body, but only when

                  17.            publicity would substantially affect the value thereof;

                  18.            I. any matter made confidential by federal or state law.


                         8. ADJOURN


























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Posted Monday, March 19, 2018

On March 7, 2018, the Unatego School District was notified that a Unatego student who attends a full-day program at the DCMO BOCES Harrold Campus in Masonville had been arrested for making a bomb threat at that campus on March 6. The student, who resides in the Unatego District, has not and does not now attend school on the Unatego campus and is a full-time student in a BOCES program. There is no evidence at this point that any threat was ever targeted toward the Unatego campus. Unatego is working with administrators from DCMO BOCES and law enforcement, and appropriate disciplinary charges will be filed in addition to criminal charges brought by law enforcement.


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Posted Thursday, March 8, 2018

The Unatego Central School Board of Education will hold a Special Meeting on Tuesday, March 6th, at 6:00 p.m. in the cafeteria at the

MS/HS.  The purpose of the meeting is the evaluation of proposals for District architects.

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Posted Wednesday, February 28, 2018

The Bridges to Great Beginnings class for the 2-4 year olds will meet tomorrow, Tuesday 11/21.   We will meet from 9:00-10:30am at the Unatego Elementary school.  Please remember to bring your book bag and folder with you.  See you tomorrow! 

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Posted Monday, November 20, 2017
November 14, 2017


Over the past several days, a few high school students at the Unatego Junior-Senior High School have been targeted with threats over social media. The school became aware of the threats against these students, and worked with the New York State Police to identify those making them. As a result of this joint investigation, two students have been suspended from school for violating the Student Code of Conduct and two persons have been arrested by the NYSP in Oneonta. Although the investigation is continuing, we wanted to take this opportunity to dispel some concerns expressed by parents, faculty, and students over the past few days.


First, there never were any threats other than against a few individual high school students. No one at the Elementary school was targeted. Second, there were no threats against “the school.”

Finally, although there are many rumors circulating among students and in the larger school community, most are not true. For example, there was a rumor that there was going to be a school shooting on Tuesday. This rumor was thoroughly investigated and proven to be unfounded. 


We believe our schools are safe places and we will continue to cooperate with the State Police. If anyone has credible information about a threat to the schools, individual students, or to members of the community, they should contact the school or their local law enforcement agencies.


Dr. David S. Richards

Superintendent of Schools

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Posted Sunday, November 12, 2017

Otego Elementary School Re purposing Committee

Date: June 26 2017

Place: Unatego High School

Committee Members: Chad Angellotti, Ellen Brown,GX Cramatte, Buzz Hesse, Carrie Hewlett, Cindy O'Hara, Ken Olsen, Judy Pital, Ron Pleban, Florian Reyda, Dr. David Richards, James Salisbury and Dave Welch

Attendance:Ellen Brown, GX Cramatte,Cindy O'Hara, Ken Olsen, Ron Pleban,

Superintendent: Dr. David Richards, James Salisbury, Dave Welch.

Consultant: Dick Downey

Observer: Sarah Harvey subsequently joined committee. Sarah is a member of IDA which is part of OTSEGO NOW.

The Committee received a request from Buzz Hesse to organize. From that request Ellen Brown nominated Ken Olsen to chair the committee and Ken accepted. Ellen was asked to record minutes and distribute with Ron Pleban.The 3rd suggestion from Buzz to be a independent and autonomous entity is not possible per Superintendent. Dr. David Richards stated " because the Board of Education has a fiduciary responsibility for the OTEGO building and cannot, by law, abrogate that responsibility."

Consultant/BOE: Dick Downey presented several examples of re purposed schools in N.Y.S/ P.A. that he had visited. Some were privately owned and some owned by Two plus Four management companies and others. Their funding comes from State Grants,Tax Credits and 501C.Most monies from these projects are tax exempt but committee needs to research more.

Some projects have been senior housing and others were multi-purposed. A very key point made was that we need to be cautious in selling. The study was very well done and can be viewed at the Unatego High School District Office.

Concerns for the committee to ponder and research were discussed. What does the community of Otego need to prosper and maintain their property values? What will our infrastructure be adaptable to? What funding is available to the community? What is our comprehensive plan for the Village and Town of Otego? What absolutely would not be beneficial to Otego Community?

Dr. David Richards will consult with the school attorney concerning leasing the property and what is entailed in transferring property to the town and village.A point was made that the community at large and the school system use the fields and playground.

A decision was made to invite the Village Mayor (Ernie Kroll), The Town of Otego Supervisor (Joseph Hurlburt) and Otego's County Representative (Kathy Clark) to our next meeting July 24th 2017 at the High School starting at 6 p.m. Chairmen: Ken Olsen will contact them.

Suggestions to contact a Real Estate person in the future for guidance. William Shue would be willing to come down and speak about his planning services for re purposing a school building.

EMB page

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Posted Monday, July 17, 2017

Due to impending weather concerns, the Unatego Class of 2017 Graduation ceremonies will be held in the High School Gym. Ceremonies start promptly at 7:00 PM. Doors will be open beginning at 6:00 PM. Tickets will be required for entry--students will have tickets available for their family and friends.

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Posted Friday, June 23, 2017

June 2017

To Unatego Parents

Please be aware that there are two programs for students operating this summer for children who reside in the Unatego School District and have completed or will be entering Kindergarten through 6th grade. The Unadilla Summer Recreation Program is only open to residents of the Town of Unadilla, while the Otego Summer Care Program is open to any children who have completed kindergarten through 6th grade and reside in the Unatego Central School District.

Unadilla Summer Recreation Program:

Is sponsored by the Town of Unadilla and runs for five weeks, from July 10, 2017 through August 11, 2017. This program is only open to residents of the Town of Unadilla, and is located at the Unadilla Elementary School and the Village of Franklin Swimming Pool.   The hours of operation are 8:30 to 3:30 each day. The only cost is $20.00 for insurance for the use of the pool. 

Unatego Summer Care Program located at the Otego Elementary School:

This program is run through the school district and lasts for six weeks, from July 10, 2017 through August 18, 2017 and is located at the Otego Elementary School. It is open to any resident of the Unatego School District and the hours of operation are from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM daily. As this is a self-supporting program, there is a daily fee of $20.00 per child, or less if you have more than one child participating. 

Breakfast and Lunch:

Will be provided daily at each location at no cost through the Unatego Summer Feeding Program. All children enrolled in the two programs will be served both meals daily. Additionally, any child eighteen or under (special needs children up to age 21) may participate in the Summer Feeding Program, and they do not have to be District residents to participate.  

For more information:

Application forms for both programs are available at either building or you may call Otego Elementary at 607-988-6700 or Unadilla Elementary at 607-369-6200.

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Posted Monday, June 12, 2017
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