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    CLINTON CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
    BOARD OF EDUCATION
    REGULAR MEETING

     

    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. Utica National Safety Award
    B. Professional Development Plan Update

    C. Superintendent’s Report

    D. Administrator Reports

    6. STANDING RESOLUTIONS (CONSENT AGENDA)

    Approval of the following items:

    A. Agenda and Any Additions to the Agenda for June 23, 2015

    B. Minutes from the Special Meeting held on June 9, 2015  Minutes for June 9, 2015       

    C. Internal Claims Auditor Report   Internal Claims Auditor Report           

    D. Summary Treasurer’s Report for May 2015   Summary Treasurer's Report       
             
    E. Treasurer’s Report for May 2015   Treasurer's Report for May 2015         

    F. Executive Summary for May 2015  Executive Summary            

    G. Expenditures/Revenues by Month   Revenues/Expenditures by Month    
        
    H. Extra-classroom Treasurer’s Report for May 2015   Extra-classroom Treasurer's Report                  

    I. Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) and Committee on Special Education (CSE) Report from 3/12/15 through 6/18/15. (Exhibit #8)

    New to District 0
    Initial Review 2
    Program Review 6
    Annual Review 90
    Reevaluation (Triennial) 22
    Administrative Transfer 0
    Preschool 4
    504 Review 32
    504 Initial 3

    7. COMMITTEE/LIAISON REPORTS

    A. Subcommittees
    • Facilities Committee – Mr. Bill Huggins
    • Finance Committee – Ms. Megan Burdick
    • Policy Committee – Ms. Erica Shaw

    B. Liaisons
    • Clinton Foundation – Mr. Tim Thomas
    • District Planning Team – Ms. Amy Franz
    • Safety Committee – Mr. Bill Huggins
    • School Boards Institute – Ms. Amy Franz
    • Technology – Ms. Megan Burdick

    8. NEW BUSINESS

    A. Policy

    1. BE IT RESOLVED that Draft Policy #5420, Health Services, be adopted.
        NOTE: This is the first reading.   Draft Policy #5420, Student Health Services       

    B. ATHLETIC PLACEMENT PROCESS

    WHEREAS, Section 135.4(c) (7) (ii) (a) (4) of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education provides for a board of education to permit pupils in grades no lower than seventh grade to compete on interscholastic athletic teams organized for senior high school pupils, or senior high school pupils to compete on interscholastic athletic teams organized for pupils in the seventh and eighth grades; and

    WHEREAS, these pupils are to be allowed to compete at levels that are appropriate to their physical maturity, physical fitness, and sport skills in relationship to other pupils in accordance with the standards established by the Commissioner of Education; and

    WHEREAS, the State Education Department issues the competition standards for these pupils to compete under a program called the Athletic Placement Process;

    THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Clinton Central School District Board of Education shall permit pupils in the seventh or eighth grade to compete after successfully completing the Athletic Placement Process for the requested sport and level.   Athletic Placement Process   

    C. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the following unutilized scholarship accounts be closed and the balances transferred to Dollars for Scholars:    Scholarship Memo                                                                                                                   
     
      Account           Amount
     Britcher            $9.89
     Chaney             $3.01
     Poma                $8.38 

    D. BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education accepts the following donation for the Elementary Playground Project:   Playground Donation                    

                Kohl’s (through Nancy Lillibridge)      $500 TA085Playgound

    E. BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education accepts two donations for the Foreign Language Lab and authorizes the increase in the appropriation of the budget adopted on April 21, 2015 by $35,000:   Foreign Language Lab Donations          

              1. Clinton Central School District Foundation: $10,000
              2. Hamilton College: $25,000

              Revenue Distribution: $35,000 A.2715 (Gifts and Donations)

              Budgetary Distribution: $35,000 A.2110.200.05.0000 (High School Equipment)

    F. BE IT RESOLVED that the agreement between SamCo Music, LLC of Dolgeville, NY and the Clinton Central School District to provide musical instrument repair services for the 2015-2016 academic year at a cost of $5,000, be approved.   SamCo Agreement                 

    G. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the contract between the Clinton Central School District and Clinton Auto to provide bus storage and washing services for the 2015-2016 school year, be approved.   Clinton Auto Agreement                

    H. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the current agreement between Madison-Oneida BOCES and the Clinton Central School District to provide community fitness classes and operate a community fitness center in accordance with agreed upon staffing, hours, financial responsibilities, and administrative supervision be extended through July 30, 2015.   Fitness Center MOA                                                        

    9. OTHER

    A. BE IT RESOLVED that the Clinton Central School Board of Education acknowledges with gratitude the years of service to the students of CCS and to the district of retirees Kathleen Chute, Marlene Hawkins, Helen Leonard, Kathleen Moran and Adrian Pollock.

    B. BE IT RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the proposed Board Meeting Calendar for the 2015-2016 school year be approved.   Proposed Board Meeting Calendar

    10. PUBLIC TO BE HEARD

    11. PERSONNEL

    A. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, that the appointment of Kelly Sanderson to the position of long term substitute secondary mathematics teacher at Step 5MA, in accordance with the current CTA agreement, effective September 1, 2015 through on or about February 1, 2016, be approved. (Exhibit #18)

    NOTE: This vacancy was created through the extension of Ms. O’Mara family care leave.

    B. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the probationary appointment of Amy Randall as a teacher in the special education tenure area at Step 8MA, in accordance with the current CTA agreement, effective September 1, 2015 through August 31, 2017, be approved. (Exhibit #19)

    C. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the probationary appointment of Carly A. Schwarzkopf as a teacher in the music tenure area at Step 1BA, in accordance with the current CTA agreement, effective September 1, 2015 through August 31, 2018, be approved. (Exhibit #20)

    D. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, that Theresa Chesebro be granted a tenure appointment in the elementary area, effective September 1, 2015. (Exhibit #21)

    E. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, that Jodi Frank granted a tenure appointment in the elementary area, effective September 1, 2015.  (Exhibit #22)

    F. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, that Renee Keyser granted a tenure appointment in the school counselor area, effective September 1, 2015.  (Exhibit #23)

    G. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, that Aften Ford granted a tenure appointment in the elementary area, effective September 1, 2015.  (Exhibit #24)

    H. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, that Corey Snitchler granted a tenure appointment in the secondary science area, effective September 1, 2015. (Exhibit #25)

    I. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, that Shaun Carney be granted a tenure appointment as Middle School Principal, effective July 1, 2015.

    J. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the following Curriculum/Department Leaders be appointed for the 2015-2016 school year with a stipend in the amount of $2000; chairpersons receive an additional $1000.
     
    Elementary: Jody Chandler, Mary Anne Murray
    Kelly Landry (Curriculum Chair)

    Middle School: Tom Hullar, John King
    Susan King (Curriculum Chair)

    Lynn Hall: Art (K-12)  
    Ryan O’Rourke: Business/Technology
    Andrea Hogan: L. O. T. E.
    Norin Lavendar: Music (K-12)
    Laurie Rosenburgh: Science
    Jacqueline Snizek: Guidance (6-12)
    Michele Dunn: Math
    Christina Buschmann: Phys. Ed/Health (K-12)
    Karen Romano: ELA/Curriculum
    Chair Karen Zaleski: Library Media (K-12)
    Kathy Glickman: Social Studies
    Cynthia Smiegal: Nurse Leader

    K. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the appointment of Jennifer Waligory-Lee to the position of Professional Development Center Coordinator for the 2015-16 school year, in accordance with the current CTA agreement, to be compensated at (.5) Step 14MA, be approved. (Exhibit #26)

    L. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the appointment of Jennifer Waligory-Lee to the position of Teacher Mentor for the 2015-2016 school year, at a stipend in the amount of $2000 in accordance with Article 27 of the current CTA agreement, be approved. (Exhibit #27)

    M. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the following co-curricular appointments for the 2015-2016 school year, to be compensated in accordance with Article 15 of the CTA contract, be approved.     

         

    Teresa Scott

    Senior Class Advisor/Graduation Coordinator

    $4,499.10

    Teresa Scott

    Senior Ball/Senior Dance Coordinator

    $1,349.73

    Kathy Glickman

    Model UN Advisor

    $2,509.14

    Michele Dunn

    High School National Honor Society Advisor

    $2,249.55

    Karen Zaleski

    Secondary AV Coordinator

    $3,091.76

    Mary Beth King

    Ninth Grade Class Advisor

    $1,349.73

    Amie Johnson

    Tenth Grade Class Advisor

    $1,206.99

    Susan King

    Mathletics/MATHCOUNTS Advisor

    $1,349.73

    Susan King

    National Junior Honor Society Advisor

    $2,249.55

    Ed Waskiewicz

    Middle School Student Council Advisor

    $1,159.41

    Jenna Wratten

    Middle School Musical Director

    $2,699.46

    Jenna Wratten

    Middle School Musical Choreographer

    $899.82

    John King

    Middle School Science Fair Coordinator

    $1,349.73

    Ryan O'Rourke

    Technology Exploratory

    $1,349.73

    Christina Buschmann

    MS Rachel's Warriors Co-advisor

    $651.08

    Mary Hosey-Pardi

    MS Rachel's Warriors Co-advisor

    $651.08

    Nancy Lillibridge

    Elementary AV Coordinator

    $3,345.52

    Susan Russo

    Elementary Math Olympiad/Continental Math Advisor

    $1,302.15

    Jennifer Edmunds

    Awards Committee Chair

    $899.82

    Amy Pape

    Middle School OVA Advisor

    $1,349.73

    Amy Pape

    Middle School Musical Artistic Director

    Budget

    Ryan O'Rourke

    Middle School Musical Set Construction Advisor

    Budget

    Keith DeStefanis

    Middle School Musical Publicity Director

    Budget

    Keith DeStefanis

    Middle School Musical Crew Advisor

    Budget

    Norin Lavender

    Marching Band /Jazz Band Director

    $3,149.37

    Norin Lavender

    High School Musical Pit Orchestra Director

    $3,149.37

    Ryan O'Rourke

    High School Musical Set Construction

    $1,349.73

    Keith DeStefanis

    High School Musical Lighting Designer

    Budget

    Keith DeStefanis

    High School Musical Publicity Director

    $1,932.35

    Keith DeStefanis

    High School Musical Assistant Director

    $1,545.88

    Jenna Wratten

    High School Musical Vocal Music Director

    $1799.64

    Jenna Wratten

    High School Musical Producer

    $899.82

    Jenna Wratten

    Chamber Singers (Show Choir) Director

    $2699.44

    Corey Snitchler

    High School Science Fair Coordinator

    $1159.41

     
     
                 Addendum:
                   

    Trisha Boucher

    Middle School Yearbook Co-advisor

    $1,349.76

    Adrienne Gemelli

    Middle School Yearbook Co-advisor

    $1,206.99

    Mary Beth King

    High School Student Council Co-advisor

    $1,349.23

    Andrea Hogan

    High School Student Council Co-advisor

    $1,254.57

    Meredith Callaghan

    High School Science Olympiad Co-advisor

    $1,349.73

    Kathleen Washburn

    High School Science Olympiad Co-advisor

    $1,349.73

    Angelo Gaetano

    High School OVA Advisor

    $1,349.73

    Angelo Gaetano

    High School Yearbook Advisor

    $3,599.28

    Angelo Gaetano

    Junior Class Advisor

    $4,499.10

    Nancy Zumpano

    High School Mathletics Advisor

    $1,349.73

    Tricia Zegarelli

    High School Musical Choreographer

    $2,011.65

    Gail Tucker

    High School Musical Costumer

    $1,545.88

    Amie Johnson

    High School Rachel’s Warriors Co-advisor

    $651.08

    Kathleen Washburn

    High School Rachel’s Warriors Co-advisor

    $651.08

    Amy Pape

    High School Musical Art Director

    $1349.73

     

     
     
     
     
      

    N. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the following fall coaching appointment for the 2015-2016 school year, to be compensated in accordance with Article 14 of the CTA contract, pending fingerprint clearance, be approved. (Exhibit #28)

    Jenna Morton         Girls’ Varsity Field Hockey Coach       $3091.76
    Marissa Rys           Girls’ JV Field Hockey Coach              $2318.82

    NOTE: Ms. Morton’s stipend was listed incorrectly on a former agenda.

    O. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the following winter coaching appointment for the 2015-2016 school year, to be compensated in accordance with Article 14 of the CTA contract, pending fingerprint clearance, be approved. (Exhibit #29)

    Erika Pendrak         Girls JV Basketball Coach                    $3091.76

    P. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the increase in compensation for the following employees to comply with minimum wage, effective July 1, 2015, be approved: (Exhibit #30)
       
          

    Employee

    Current Salary/Rate

    Proposed Salary/Rate

    Ryan Dugan

    $8.75

    $9.00

    Kelly English

    $8.75

    $9.00

    Rebecca France

    $11,332.00

    $11,655.00

    Erin Higgins

    $11,435.00

    $11,655.00

    Kathleen Karin

    $11,332.00

    $11,655.00

    Shari Manwarren

    $8.75

    $9.00

    Susan Pinto

    $11,332.00

    $11,655.00

    Sarah Saunders

    $11,332.00

    $11,655.00

    Kelly Speicher

    $8.75

    $9.00

    Miranda Steates

    $11,332.00

    $11,655.00

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Q. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the appointment of Carmel Foster as a consultant for the Transportation Department effective July 1, 2015 through September 30, 2015, to be compensated at a rate of $21.46, be approved.  (Exhibit #31)

    R. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the following students be appointed as Student Helpers, to be paid minimum wage effective July 6, 2015 through August 28, 2015, pending Civil Service approval, be approved. (Exhibit #32)

    Tatiyana Brown, Michael Kulpa, Julie Petkovsek, Joseph Wieder and Cam Seward

    12. QUESTIONS BY THE BOARD OF EDUCATION

    13. EXECUTIVE SESSION AND ADJOURNMENT

    14. COMING EVENTS