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    CLINTON CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
    BOARD OF EDUCATION
    REGULAR MEETING

     

    Secondary Media Center
    September 22, 2015
    7:00pm
    (Capital Project Tour, 5:30pm-6:20pm;
    New Teacher Introduction and Reception, 6:30pm – 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. Audit Report – D’Arcangelo & Co., LLP

    B. Bright Spots

    C. Superintendent’s Report
         • Opening Days
         • Girls Ice Hockey Update
         • District Safety Plan
         • District Strategic Goals

     

    D. Administrators Reports

    6. STANDING RESOLUTIONS (CONSENT AGENDA)

    Approval of the following items:

    A. Agenda and Any Additions to the Agenda for September 22, 2015

    B. Minutes from the Regular Meeting held on August 18, 2015  Minutes from August 18, 2015

    C. Internal Claims Auditor Report   Internal Claims Auditor Report          

    D. Summary Treasurer’s Report for July, 2015    Summary Treasurer's Report      

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

    F. Executive Summary for July 2015   Executive Summary                    

    G. Revenues/Expenditures by Month   Revenues/Expenditures by Month        

    H. Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) and Committee on Special Education (CSE) Report from 8/28/15 through 9/18/15. (Exhibit #7)

    New to District

    0

    Initial Review

    1

    Program Review

    4

    Annual Review

    1

    Reevaluation (Triennial)

    0

    Administrative Transfer

    5

    Preschool

    1

    504 Review

    2

    504 Initial

    2

    Amendment with No Meeting Held

    1

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    I. Updated List of Substitute and Supervisory Personnel (Exhibit #8)

    7. COMMITTEE/LIAISON REPORTS

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

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

    8. NEW BUSINESS

    A. BE IT RESOLVED that the draft audit as distributed as a final document prepared by D’Arcangelo & Co., LLP for the 2014-2015 school year as required by section 170.2 subsection of the Commissioner’s Regulations be accepted and made part of this school district’s records.
                        
    B. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the contract between the Clinton Central School District and the Clinton Arena to use the facility for interscholastic boys’ hockey games and boys’ hockey practice beginning November 2015 through February 2016, to be compensated in the amount of $20,882.43, be approved.   Clinton Arena Agreement (Boys Hockey)   

    C. BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education accepts a donation from the George and Pinny Kuckel for the Girls Hockey Program and authorizes the increase in the appropriation of the budget adopted on April 21, 2015 by $500.    Girls Hockey Donation                            

    $500 A.2705 (Gifts and Donations)

    Budgetary Distribution:

    $500 A.2855.400.00.HOCK (Interschool Athletics Contractual)
     
    D. BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education accepts a donation for Target:    Playground Donation    

    Elementary School: $50 TA805Playground
     
    E. RESOLUTION APPROVING SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT AND RELEASE

    WHEREAS, the Clinton Central School District desires to enter into a settlement agreement and release with a certain copyright holder in the interest of avoiding the expense, inconvenience, and uncertainty of further proceedings;

    NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education has reviewed and hereby approves the aforesaid settlement agreement and release with respect to Case Ref. No. 4UMY-ZRAY; and

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Superintendent is hereby authorized to execute said agreement on behalf of the District.   Settlement Agreement       
     
    F. BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education approves the disposal of the attached list of obsolete property.   Item for Disposal     
     
    Additional Item 
     
    G.  BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the participation with the attached list of school districts in the Girls Varsity Hockey Program, pending receipt of a fully executed Memorandum of Agreement and current certificate of insurance, be approved.    MOA's
     
    9. OTHER

    A. BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education adopt the District Strategic Goals for 2015-2016.   District Strategic Goals 2015-16
       

    B. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the District Health and Safety Committee Charter dated 9/22/15, be adopted.    Health and Safety Committee Charter            

    10. PUBLIC TO BE HEARD

    11. PERSONNEL

    A. 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.

    Lynn Hall                                   Elementary STEAM Advisor                     $1349.73
    Sarah Smith                               Middle School Musical Costumer               Budget

    B. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the following fall 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 #16)

    Maria Martini                             Field Hockey Volunteer
    Aften Ford                                 Girls Varsity Cheerleading Coach              $1391.29

    C. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the following musical accompanists for the 2015-16 school year to be compensated in a total amount not to exceed the budgeted amount of $2000, be approved.

    Karen Corigliano, Jane Beck, Jessica Decker, Bob Ford, Jesse Sproll, Kathy Wyraz, Bonnie Hibbard, John Krause, Mark Bunce, Kathy Austin and Fiona Peters

    D. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the increase in the salary step for Marissa Rys, special education teacher, from 3MA to 4MA, be approved.

    E. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the following placements be approved. (Exhibit #17)

    J’Nai Spaziani: student teacher under the mentorship of Judith Scoones
    Erin Higgins: student teacher under the mentorship of Tammy Billard and Amy Randall
    Allison Spitell: intern under the mentorship of Adriane Gemelli and Ed Waskiewicz

    F. BE IT RESOLVED that the resignation of Clark Heburn from the position of Bus Driver, contingent upon his appointment to the position of School Bus Attendant, be accepted.

    G. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the appointment of Clark Heburn to the civil service position of School Bus Attendant, to be compensated at an hourly rate of $14.65, in accordance with the current CSEA agreement, with a probationary period of 8 to 26 weeks, be approved. (Exhibit #18)

    H. BE IT RESOLVED that, in accordance with civil service regulations, the following civil service employees be reclassified as follows: (Exhibit #19)
     

    Employee

    Current Title

    Current Hourly Pay Rate

    New Title

    New Hourly

    Pay Rate

    Barb Kowalski

    Teacher Aide/

    Bus Attendant

     

    $9.36/$9.50

     

    Teacher Aide

     

    $9.50

    Ryan Dugan

    School Monitor/

    Bus Attendant

     

    $9.00/$10.29

     

    Teacher Aide

     

    $9.50

     
     

    I. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of schools, the appointment of Julie Lillibridge to the civil service position of Office Specialist I, to be compensated at an annual salary of $18,975.38, in accordance with the current CSEA agreement, with a probationary period of 8 to 26 weeks, effective September 23, 2015, be approved. (Exhibit #20)
     
    Additional Item  
     
    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, be approved.   (Exhibit #22)

     

                Nicole Ruddy              Girls Varsity Hockey Head Coach       $3,400.94

         

          NOTE: Program execution is dependent on sufficient funding.


    12. QUESTIONS BY THE BOARD OF EDUCATION

    A. PTA Liaison
    Meeting dates: Sept. 23, Nov. 18, Jan 13, Mar. 23, and May 18 at 7:00pm in the Secondary Media Center.

    13. EXECUTIVE SESSION AND ADJOURNMENT

    14. COMING EVENTS
     

    DATE

    EVENT

    TIME

    Sept. 22-24, 2015

    Elementary School Picture Days

     

    Sept. 22, 2015

    Board of Education Meeting

    7:00pm

    Secondary Media Center

    Sept. 23-25, 2014

    Middle School Musical Auditions

     

    Sept. 23, 2015

    General PTA Meeting

    7:00pm

    Secondary Media Center

    Sept. 24, 2015

    Elementary Open House

    6:00pm-8:00pm

    Sept. 24&25, 2015

    Middle School Picture Days

     

    Sept. 25, 2014

    Bonfire 7:00pm-8:30pm

     

    Sept. 26, 2015

    Homecoming

     

    Sept. 26, 2015

    High School Homecoming Dance

    7:00pm-10:00pm

    Sept. 28-30, 2015

    Middle School Musical Auditions

     

    October 2, 2015

    Half Day for Students/

    Half Day Staff Development

     

    October 6, 2015

    MVCA College Night at Utica College

    6:30pm-8:30pm

    Week of Oct. 11, 2015

    Progress Reports Sent Home with Students

     

    October 12, 2015

    Columbus Day

    School Closed

    October 14, 2015

    High School Activity & Assessment Day

     

    October 16, 2015

    K-5 Progress Reports Sent Home with Students

     

    October 19, 2015

    Modified Winter Sports Begin

     

    October 21, 2015

    CCSD Foundation Meeting

    6:30pm

    Board Room

    October 22-28, 2015

    PTA Book Fair

    Elementary School

    on school days

    October 23&24, 2015

    Drama Club Production

     

    October 23, 2015

    Middle School Halloween Dance

    7:00pm-9:00pm

    October 27, 2015

    Board of Education Meeting

    7:00pm

    Media Center

    October 29, 2015

    Grades K-5 Literature/Math Parade

    1:55pm

    Elementary School

    October 30, 2015

    Half Day for Students/

    Half Day Staff Development

     

    October 31, 2015

    High School Halloween Dance

    7:00pm-10:00pm