• CLINTON CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
    BOARD OF EDUCATION
    REGULAR MEETING
     
    Secondary Media Center
    August 16, 2016
    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

    B. Superintendent’s Report – Dr. Stephen Grimm

    6. STANDING RESOLUTIONS (CONSENT AGENDA)

    Approval of the following items:

    A. Agenda and Any Additions to the Agenda for August 16, 2016

    B. Minutes from the Regular Meeting held on July 26 , 2016     Minutes for July 26, 2016    

    C. Minutes from the Special Meeting held on August 5, 2016     Minutes for August 5, 2016  

    D. Summary Treasurer’s Report     Summary Treasurer's Report      

    E. Treasurer’s Report     Treasurer's Report      

    F. Committee on Preschool Special Education and Committee on Special Education (CSE) Report from July 15, 2016 through August 12, 2016.   (Exhibit #5)    

         

    Initial Review

    0

    Program Review

    3

    Annual Review

    0

    Reevaluation (Triennial)

    0

    Administrative Transfer

    0

    Preschool

    6

    504 Review

    0

    504 Initial

    1

    Amendment with No Meeting Held

    1

     
     
    G. Updated List of Substitute and Supervisory Personnel    (Exhibit #6)

    7. NEW BUSINESS

    A. BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approve the following tax collection resolution:

    RESOLUTION

    To the collectors of the Clinton Central School District, Towns of Kirkland, Paris, Westmoreland, Marshall, Whitestown, New Hartford, Vernon, County of Oneida, New York State:

    You are hereby commanded:

    1. To give notice and start collection on September 1, 2016, in accordance with the provision of Section 1322 of the Real Property Tax Law.

    2. To give notice that tax collection will end on October 1, 2016 without penalty and October 31, 2016 with penalty.

    3. To collect taxes in the total sum of $14,762,056 in the same manner that collectors are authorized to collect town and county taxes in accordance with the provisions of Section 1318 of the Real Property Tax Law.

    4. To make no changes or alterations in the tax warrant or the attached tax rolls but shall return
    the same to the Board of Education. The Board may recall its warrant and tax roll for
    correction of errors or omission in accordance with the provision of Section 1316 of the Real Property Tax Law.

    5. To forward by mail to each owner of real property listed on the tax rolls within ten days after the start of collection statement of taxes due on property on tax bill forms provided by the School District in accordance with the provisions of Section 922 of the Real Property Tax Law. To forward by mail, without interest penalties, to the office of the county treasurer a detailed tax bill of all state land parcels liable for taxes on the school tax rolls in accordance with provisions of Section 540 and 544 of the Real Property Tax Law.

    6. To receive from each of the taxable corporations and natural persons, the sum listed on the attached tax rolls without interest penalties when such sums are paid before the end of the
    first month of the tax collection period. To add two percent interest penalties (5 percent for Whitestown and New Hartford) to all taxes collected during the second month of the tax collection.

    7. To promptly return the warrant at its expiration and if any taxes on the attached tax rolls shall be unpaid at that time, deliver an accounting thereof on forms showing by town the total tax levy, the total amounts collected and total amounts remaining uncollected as required by Section 1330 of the Real Property Tax Law.

    The warrant is issued pursuant to Sections 910, 912 and 914 of the Real Property Tax Law and is delivered in accordance with Sections 1306 and 1318 of this law. It is effective immediately after it is properly signed by a majority of the members of the Board of Education. The warrant shall expire on the date stated unless a renewal or extension has been endorsed on the face of this warrant in writing in accordance with Section 308, subdivision 2 of the Real Property Tax Law.

    WHEREAS, the Board of Education has been authorized by the voters at the Budget Referendum of May 17, 2016, to raise for the current budget of 2016-2017 a sum not to exceed $26,800,804.

    THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education fixes the equalized tax rates by towns and confirm the extension of the taxes as they appear on the attached described tax roll.

    AND BE IT HEREBY DIRECTED, that the tax warrant of this Board of Education, duly signed, shall be affixed to the attached described tax rolls authorizing the collection of said taxes to begin September 1, 2016 and end October 31, 2016, giving the tax warrant an effective period of 60 days for the Towns of Kirkland, Westmoreland, Paris, Marshall, Vernon, New Hartford and Whitestown, at the expiration of which time the tax collectors shall make an accounting in writing to the Board of Education.

    AND IT IS FURTHER DIRECTED, that the delinquent tax penalties shall be fixed as follows:
    First month free period, Second month interest of 2 percent added (5 percent for Whitestown and New Hartford).      Tax Warrant      

    (Roll call vote, signatures)

    B. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the extension of the agreement between the Clinton Central School District and H. R. Beebe, Inc., to provide construction management services in connection with the $7,495,000 Capital Project, at a cost of $24,522, be approved.     H. R. Beebe Agreement                           

    C. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the agreement between the Clinton Central School District and MARCH Associates Architects and Planners, PC, to provide architectural services in connection with the $7,495,000 Capital Project, at a cost of $44,300, be approved.     MARCH Associates Agreement              

    D. BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education approves the disposal of the attached list of obsolete property.     List of Books for Disposal    

    E. BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education approves the sale of two school buses through Auctions International:     Buses for Disposal       

         

    Bus Number

    Year

    Make

    Capacity

    35

    2008

    International

    65

    37

    2008

    International

    65



    F. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, that, in accordance with Policy #5152 (Admission of Non-Resident Students) and Part 174 of the Commissioner’s Regulations, tuition rates for the 2016-2017school year be set as follows:     Tuition Rates                     

         K-6: $6,864
         7-12: $8,553

    G. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, in accordance with Board Policy #6150, the attached 2016-2017 line item budget transfer, be approved.    2016-2017 Budget Transfers

    H. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, in accordance with Board Policy #6150, the attached 2105-2016 line item budget transfer, be approved.     2015-2016 Budget Transfers                                                                                                 

    I. 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

    J. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the agreement between the Clinton Central School District and James M. Dennison, MD for Athletic Training Coverage for the 2016-2017 school year, effective 8/15/16 through 6/23/17, be approved.    Athletic Trainer Agreement                                                                                                       

    8. PUBLIC TO BE HEARD

    9. PERSONNEL


    A. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the appointment of Erin Metzler to the three year probationary tenure track position of elementary teacher at 6MA+10L in accordance with the current CTA agreement, effective September 1, 2016 through August 31, 2019, except to the extent required by the applicable provisions of Education Law § 3014, in order to be granted tenure, the appointee must receive composite or overall annual professional performance review ratings pursuant to Education Law § 3012-c or § 3012-d of either effective or highly effective in at least two of the three preceding years, and if the appointee receives an ineffective composite or overall rating in the final year of the probationary period s/he shall not be eligible for tenure at that time, be approved. (Exhibit #17)

    B. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the appointment of Frank Aurigema to the three year probationary tenure track position of secondary science teacher at Step 8MA+9L in accordance with the current CTA agreement, effective September 1, 2016 through August 31, 2019, except to the extent required by the applicable provisions of Education Law § 3014, in order to be granted tenure, the appointee must receive composite or overall annual professional performance review ratings pursuant to Education Law § 3012-c or § 3012-d of either effective or highly effective in at least two of the three preceding years, and if the appointee receives an ineffective composite or overall rating in the final year of the probationary period he shall not be eligible for tenure at that time, be approved.  (Exhibit #18)

    C. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the increase in the appointment of Mindy Pavone, art teacher, from 0.625 FTE to 0.75 FTE, in accordance with the current CTA agreement, be approved.

    D. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the unpaid leave of absence for Stacey Grucza, elementary teacher, beginning September 6, 2016 through September 26, 2016, and again from approximately December 9, 2016 through June 30, 2017, in accordance with the current CTA agreement, be approved. (Exhibit #19)

    E. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the appointment of Ashley Heroux to the position of long-term substitute teacher in the elementary school, beginning September 6, 2016 through June 22, 2016, at a daily rate of $228.50, in accordance with the current CTA agreement, be approved. (Exhibit #20)

    NOTE: Ms. Heroux will assume the duties of Ms. Grucza who will be on leave.

    F. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of schools, the resignation of Melissa Roy from the position of aide, contingent upon her appointment to the position of teacher assistant, effective August 31, 2016, be accepted. (Exhibit #21)

    G. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the appointment of Melissa Roy to the four year probationary 1.0 FTE position of teacher assistant at (.45) Step 6BA in accordance with the current CTA agreement, effective September 1, 2016 through August 31, 2020, be approved. (Exhibit #22)

    H. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of schools, the resignation of Susan Pinto from the position of aide, contingent upon her appointment to the position of teacher assistant, effective August 31, 2016, be accepted. (Exhibit #23)

    I. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the appointment of Susan Pinto to the four year probationary 1.0 FTE position of teacher assistant at (.55) Step 1BA in accordance with the current CTA agreement, effective September 1, 2016 through August 31, 2020, be approved. (Exhibit #24)

    J. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the resignation of Erin Higgins from the position of aide, effective August 31, 2016, be accepted.  (Exhibit #25)

    K. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the following co-curricular appointments for the 2016-2017 school year, to be compensated in accordance with Article 15 of the CTA contract, be approved. (Exhibit #26)
     
    L. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the contract between Douglas Fiore, Coordinator of Athletics and Communication, and the Clinton Central School District, effective July 1, 2016, be approved. (Exhibit #27)
     
    M. BE IT RESOLVED that,  upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the appointment of Nicholas M. Jeror to the position of 0.5 FTE secondary social studies teacher at 0.5 Step 1MA, in accordance with the current CTA agreement, effective September 1, 2016, be approved.  (Exhibit #28)

    10. QUESTIONS BY THE BOARD OF EDUCATION

    11. ADJOURNMENT

    12. COMING EVENTS

        

     

     

     

    August 15, 2016

    Varsity & JV Fall Sports Begin

     

    August 25, 2016

    New Family Orientation

    10:00am, Theatre

    August 29, 2016

    Modified Sports Begin

     

    September 1, 2106

    Ninth Grade Orientation

    1:00pm, Theatre

    September 5, 2016

    Labor Day

    School Closed

    September 6&7, 2016

    Staff Development Days

     

    September 8, 2016

    Classes Begin

     

     

    Financial Aid Information for

    Parents of Seniors

    5:45pm

     

    High School Open House

    7:00pm

    September 12, 2016

    Sports Boosters Meeting

    7:00pm

    Secondary Media Center

    September 13, 2016

    Kindergarten Curriculum Night

    6:30pm-7:30pm

    Elementary School

    September 14, 2016

    Beginner Music Parents Meeting

    6:30pm

    Theatre

    September 15, 216

    Middle School Open House

    7:00pm, Theatre

    September 16, 2016

    High School Pep Rally &

    Bonfire at Dusk

     

    September 17, 216

    Homecoming Dance

    7:00pm-10:00pm

    September 18, 2016

    PTA New Family/Staff Reception

     

    September 21, 2016

    CCSD Foundation Meeting

    6:30pm

    Board Room

    September 22, 216

    Elementary Open House

    K-2:6pm-7pm

    3-5: 7pm-8pm

    September 23, 2016

    Middle School Welcome Back Dance

    7:00pm – 9:00pm

    September 27, 2016

    Board of Education Meeting

    7:00pm

    Secondary Media Center

    September 28, 2016

    General PTA Meeting

    7:00pm

    Secondary Media Center

    September 30, 2016

    Half Day for Students

    Half Day Staff Development