• CLINTON CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
    SPECIAL BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING


    June 9, 2015
    Secondary Media Center
    7:00pm

    1. CALL TO ORDER

    2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

    3. READING OF THE MISSION STATEMENT

    Clinton Central School proudly educates and empowers students to realize their potential and become thoughtful, contributing members of society.

    4. PUBLIC TO BE HEARD

    The Board encourages public participation on school related matters at Board meetings. To allow for this, a period of not more than 30 minutes shall be set aside at each Board meeting. Speakers shall limit their comments to no more than 5 minutes. The Board will not permit, in public session, discussion involving District personnel or students. All speakers are to conduct themselves in a civil manner. Questions and comments from the public concerning matters which are not on the agenda will be taken under consideration and referred to the Superintendent for appropriate action. If the Board considers a topic extraordinary and requires a discussion taking longer than 30 minutes, the Board will consider designating a separate forum dedicated to that topic.

    5. INFORMATION-REPORTS-PROPOSAL/SUPERINTENDENT & STAFF

    A. Bright Spots – Dr. Stephen Grimm and Principals
    • High School OVA
    • Teen All-stars
    • Music Performances
    • Blue Ribbon Day
    • Track Sectionals

    B. Superintendent’s Report – Dr. Stephen Grimm
    • Athletic Placement Process
    • School Resource Officer
    • Capital Project Update

    6. STANDING RESOLUTIONS (CONSENT AGENDA)

    Approval of the following items:

    A. Agenda and Any Additions to the Agenda for June 9, 2015

    B. Minutes from the Special Meeting held on May 12, 2015  Draft Minutes for 5/12/15             

    C. Minutes from the special Meeting held on May 19, 2015   Draft Minutes for 5/19/15      

    D. Summary Treasurer’s Report for April 2015   Summary Treasurer's Report for April 2015       

    E. Treasurer’s Report for April 2015   Treasurer's Report for April 2015        

    F. Extra-classroom Treasurer’s Report for April 2015   Extra-classroom Treasurer's Report for April 2015       

    G. Committee on Preschool Special Education and Committee on Special Education (CSE) Report for 6/2/15 through 6/4/15. (Exhibit #6)

    New to District 0
    Initial Review 1
    Program Review 0
    Annual Review 0
    Reevaluation (Triennial) 0
    Administrative Transfer 0
    Preschool 1
    504 Review 0
    504 Initial 0

    7. NEW BUSINESS

    A. BOND RESOLUTION DATED JUNE 9, 2015

    A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PURCHASE OF TRANSPORTATION VEHICLES BY THE CLINTON CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT, ONEIDA COUNTY, NEW YORK, AT A MAXIMUM ESTIMATED COST OF $335,000 AND AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF $335,000 SERIAL BONDS TO PAY FOR THE COSTS THEREOF.

    WHEREAS, at a special district meeting of the Clinton Central School District, Oneida County, New York (the “School District”), duly called, held and conducted on May 19, 2015, the duly qualified voters of the School District approved a proposition authorizing the purchase of school buses at a maximum total estimated cost not to exceed $335,000 and authorizing the issuance of $335,000 of obligations of the School District and the levy of a tax to be collected in annual installments for such purposes; and

    WHEREAS, all conditions precedent to the financing of the capital project described above, including compliance with the provisions of the State Environmental Quality Review Act, have been performed; and

    WHEREAS, it is now desired to provide for the financing thereof;

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Education of the Clinton Central School District, Oneida County, New York, as follows:

    Section 1. The School District is hereby authorized to purchase three (3) 66-passenger school buses at an estimated maximum cost of $335,000.

    Section 2. The plan for financing of such maximum estimated cost is the issuance of $335,000 serial bonds (the “Bonds”) of the School District, which are hereby authorized, pursuant to the provisions of the Local Finance Law.

    Section 3. It is hereby determined that the period of probable usefulness of the school buses is five (5) years pursuant to subdivision 29 of paragraph a of Section 11.00 of the Local Finance Law.

    Section 4. The temporary use of available funds of the School District, not immediately required for the purpose or purposes of which the same were borrowed, raised or otherwise created, is hereby authorized pursuant to Section 165.10 of the Local Finance Law, for the capital purposes described in Section 1 of this resolution.

    Section 5. The Bonds, and any bond anticipation notes issued in anticipation of the Bonds, shall contain the recital of validity prescribed by Section 52.00 of the Local Finance Law and the Bonds, and any bond anticipation notes issued in anticipation of the Bonds, shall be general obligations of the School District, payable as to both principal and interest by a general tax upon all the real property within the School District without legal or constitutional limitation as to rate or amount.

    Section 6. The faith and credit of the School District are hereby irrevocably pledged to the punctual payment of the principal of and interest on the Bonds, and any bond anticipation notes issued in anticipation of the Bonds, and provision shall be made annually in the budget of the School District by appropriation for (a) the amortization and redemption of the Bonds and any bond anticipation notes to mature in such year, and (b) the payment of interest to be due and payable in such year.

    Section 7. Subject to the provisions of this resolution and of the Local Finance Law, and pursuant to the provisions of Sections 21.00, 30.00, 50.00 and 56.00 to 63.00, inclusive, of the Local Finance Law, the power to authorize the issuance of and to sell bond anticipation notes in anticipation of the issuance and sale of the Bonds herein authorized, including renewals of such notes, and the power to prescribe the terms, form and contents of the Bonds, and any bond anticipation notes, and the power to sell and deliver the Bonds and any bond anticipation notes issued in anticipation of the Bonds, and the power to issue Bonds providing for substantially level or declining annual debt service, is hereby delegated to the to the President of the Board of Education, the chief fiscal officer of the School District.

    Section 8. The validity of the Bonds and any bond anticipation notes issued in anticipation of the Bonds may be contested only if:

    (a) such obligations are authorized for an object or purpose for which the School District is not authorized to expend money, or

    (b) the provisions of law which should be complied with at the date of the publication of this resolution or a summary hereof are not substantially complied with, and an action, suit or proceeding contesting such validity is commenced within twenty days after such publication, or

    (c) such obligations are authorized in violation of the provisions of the Constitution.

    Section 9. This resolution shall constitute a declaration of the School District’s “official intent” to reimburse expenditures of the aforesaid object of purpose with proceeds of the Bonds or bond anticipation notes issued in anticipation of issuance of the Bonds as required by Treasury

    Regulation Section 1.150-2. Other than as specified in this resolution, no monies are, or are reasonably expected to be, reserved, allocated on a long term basis, or otherwise set aside with respect to the permanent funding of the objects or purposes described herein.

    Section 10. The President of the Board of Education, as chief fiscal officer of the School District, is hereby authorized to enter into an undertaking for the benefit of the holders of the Bonds from time to time, and any bond anticipation notes issued in anticipation of the sale of the Bonds, requiring the School District to provide secondary market disclosure as required by Securities and Exchange Commission Rule 15c2-12.

    Section 11. The Board of Education hereby determines that the school bus purchases constitute a “Type II Action” (as defined in New York State Environmental Quality Review Act (“SEQRA”) and the Regulations in 6 NYCRR Part 617.7 adopted by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation) and are subject to no further review under SEQRA.

    Section 12. This resolution which takes effect immediately, or a summary thereof, shall be published in the official newspapers of the School District, together with a notice of the School District Clerk in substantially the form provided in Section 81.00 of the Local Finance Law.

    B. BE IT RESOLVED that the agreement between the Omni Group and the Clinton Central School District to provide 403(b) third party administration for the 2015-2016 academic school year, at a cost of $3,700, be approved. This agreement is in the form of an amendment and reinstatement of the 2014-2015 Service Agreement.    OMNI Agreement    

    C. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the increase in the Retirement Contribution Reserve Fund by $700,000, in accordance with General Municipal Law, section 6-r, be approved.    Retirement Contribution Reserve Fund                                

    D. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the establishment of an Employee Benefit Accrued Liability Reserve, in accordance with General Municipal Law, section 6-p, with initial funding in the amount of $400,000, be approved.   Employee Benefit Reserve Fund
        
    E. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Facilities Committee, the appointment of Marsh Associates Architects and Planners, Inc. to conduct the NYS Education Department mandated Building Condition Survey and Five Year Capital Plan, at a net cost of $7,783.21, be approved.    Building Condition Survey Agreement                   

    F. BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education approves the disposal of the attached list of obsolete property.  List of Obsolete Property          

    G. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Contract for Rental of Facilities for 2015-2016 school year between the Clinton School District and the Oneida-Madison BOCES for one distance learning classroom totaling $1000.00, be approved.   BOCES Rental Agreement      

    H. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Memorandum of Agreement between the Clinton Central School District Foundation and the Clinton Central School District regarding maintenance of the Brick Garden be approved.     Brick Garden Agreement                                      
                 
    8. PUBLIC TO BE HEARD

    9. PERSONNEL

    A. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the unpaid internship in the area of psychology for Clarissa Bosco, Georgia State University graduate student, beginning September 2, 2015 through May 20, 2016, be rescinded.

    B. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the probationary appointment of Lauren Karas as a teacher in the elementary tenure area at Step 4MA, in accordance with the current CTA agreement, effective September 1, 2015 through January 5, 2017, be approved. (Exhibit #14)

    C. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the probationary appointment of Cheryl Cosentino as a teacher in the elementary tenure area at Step 5 MA, in accordance with the current CTA agreement, effective September 1, 2015 through August 31, 2017, be approved. (Exhibit #15)

    D. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the probationary appointment of Laura Pominville as a teacher in the elementary tenure area at Step 1MA, in accordance with the current CTA agreement, effective September 1, 2015 through August 31, 2018, be approved. (Exhibit #16)

    E. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the probationary appointment of Sarah E. Smith as a teacher in the elementary tenure area at Step 1 MA, in accordance with the current CTA agreement, effective September 1, 2015 through August 31, 2018, be approved (Exhibit #17)

    F. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the probationary appointment of Samantha DiPietro as a teacher in the elementary tenure area at Step 1MA, in accordance with the current CTA agreement, effective September 1, 2015 through August 31, 2018, be approved. (Exhibit #18)

    G. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the probationary appointment of Marissa S. Rys as a teacher in the special education tenure area at Step 3 MA, in accordance with the current CTA agreement, effective September 1, 2015 through August 31, 2018, be approved. (Exhibit #19)

    H. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the probationary appointment of Jessie Mastracco as a teacher in the special education tenure area at Step 2 MA, in accordance with the current CTA agreement, effective September 1, 2015 through August 31, 2018, be approved. (Exhibit #20)

    I. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the resignation of Lauren Cupp from the position of Elementary School Teacher, effective August 31, 2015, be accepted with regret.

    J. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the following winter coaching appointments for the 2015-2016 school year, to be compensated in accordance with Article 14 of the CTA contract, pending fingerprint clearance, be approved.  (Exhibit #21)

    John

    Davignon

    Boys'

    Varsity Hockey Coach

    $4,637.00

    Jim

    Sojda

    Boys'

    Varsity Basketball Coach

    $4,827.00

    Mike

    Hayduk

    Boys'

    Varsity Basketball Coach Unpaid

    $0.00

    Frank

    Buffa, Jr.

    Boys'

    JV Basketball Coach

    $3,218.00

    Adam

    O'Hearn

    Boys'

    Modified Basketball Coach

    $2,011.00

    Edwin

    Pendrak, Jr

    Girls'

    Varsity Basketball Coach

    $4,137.00

    Tom

    Trevisani

    Girls'

    Modified Basketball Coach

    $2,885.00

    Chris

    Evans

    Girls'

    Modified Basketball Coach Unpaid

    $0.00

    Norm

    Deep, Jr.

    Co-ed

    Varsity Indoor Track Head Coach

    $4,617.00

    Sam

    Catterson

    Boys'

    Varsity Indoor Track Assistant Coach

    $2,413.00

    Melissa

    Austin

    Girls'

    Varsity Volleyball Coach

    $4,637.00

    Chris

    Evans

    Girls'

    Modified Volleyball Coach

    $2,489.00

    Michael

    Perry

    Varsity Bowling Co-ed

    $2,604.00

     

     

     

    Total

    $38,475.00
















     
     
     

    K. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the appointment of Andrew Bankert to the position of long-term substitute technology teacher for the middle/high school beginning on May 27, 2015 through on or about June 19, 2015, to be compensated at a daily rate of $193, in accordance with the current CTA agreement, be approved.

    Note: Mr. Bankert is teaching for Ryan O’Rourke who is on family care leave.

    L. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the three year probationary appointment of Ellen M. Leuthauser in the Elementary Principal tenure area, in accordance with the current agreement between the Clinton Central School District and the Clinton Administrators Association, at an annual salary of $85,000 effective August 1, 2015 through July 31, 2018, be approved. (Exhibit #22)

    10. QUESTIONS BY THE BOARD OF EDUCATION

    A. NYSSBA Fall Conference, October 18-20, 2015, New York City

    11. EXECUTIVE SESSION AND ADJOURNMENT
     
    12. COMING EVENTS
     

    DATE

    EVENT

    TIME

    June 10, 2015

    Grade 12 awards Ceremony

    6:00pm

    Theatre

    June 12, 2015

    Elementary School Flag Day Ceremony

    9:15am

    June 12, 2015

    ACT at CCS

     

    June 16-24, 2015

    Regents Exams

     

    June 17, 2015

    Grade 5 Awards Day

    10:00am

    Theatre

    June 17, 2014

    CCSD Foundation Meeting

    6:30pm

    Board Room

    June 18-24, 2015

    Half Day for Grades K-8

     

    June 23, 2015

    Board of Education Meeting

    7:00pm

    Secondary Media Center

    June 24, 2015

    8th Grade Moving Up Day

    8:00am, Theatre

     

    Last Day of Classes

     

    June 27, 2015

    Commencement

    10:00am, Theatre