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  • Dodge, Giaquinto to lead Little Falls BOE

  • The Little Falls Board of Education elected a new president and vice president during its annual organizational meeting Monday night.

    William Dodge, who was re-elected to a three-year term on the board in May, was sworn in as president shortly after taking the oath of office as a school board member.

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  • The Little Falls Board of Education elected a new president and vice president during its annual organizational meeting Monday night.
    William Dodge, who was re-elected to a three-year term on the board in May, was sworn in as president shortly after taking the oath of office as a school board member.
    Dodge, a seven-year member of the board, previously served as president and most recently served as the board’s vice president.
    “It’s certainly an honor to be the president,” said Dodge during a telephone interview on Tuesday. “We’re a good board and we work well together. The president really just runs the meetings.”
    Anthony Giaquinto was elected as board vice president.
    Alan Yallowitz, elected for a three-year term in May, was also sworn in as a board member during Monday’s meeting.
    Daniel Casler, who was also re-elected in May, was absent. District Business Manager Cletus McLaughlin said Casler would be sworn in at the next board of education meeting.
    Appointments made for the 2013 - 2014 school year during Monday’s meeting included Melissa Reff as district treasurer and deputy clerk of the board; Marlene Quatrino as deputy district treasurer and tax collector; and McLaughlin as clerk of the board and deputy tax collector. Quatrino was also named as central treasurer for the extra classroom activity fund for the school year for no additional salary and Reff was appointed as deputy treasurer and faculty auditor. McLaughlin was also appointed as access and records management officer, for no additional salary.
    Michael Kelly, district superintendent of buildings and grounds, was named as asbestos designee for the school year at no additional salary other than the coverage previously approved by the board for all employees under Section 18 of the Public Officers Law.
    Dr. Julie Perlanski was named school physician for a salary of $12,000; Mark Rose was named as the school attorney with a $10,000 fee and hourly fees as needed; Little Falls Fire Chief Rob Parese was named as the fire codes enforcement officer; school nurses Donna Feane, Judy Gorinshek and Cheryl Doremus were named attendance officers; and Dr. Anthony Piana was named the district’s dental supervisor “with thanks for his professional and gratuitous service.”
    Giaquinto was named legislative liaison for the school year and Dodge was named as the voting delegate for the state School Boards Association.
    Board members approved the substitute teacher wage scale at $75 for certified teachers, $71 for uncertified and $75 for retired teachers from the Little Falls school district.
    Donna Todd, district food services director, was appointed as the reviewing official for the free and reduced price meal policy statement. School lunches were established as $3.75 for adult lunches, $2 for student lunches and $1 for student breakfasts.
    Designations approved during the meeting were M&T Bank and Adirondack Bank as the official bank depositories; The Times as the official newspaper; and regular board meetings will be the second Wednesday of every month at 6 p.m.

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