• CLINTON CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

    BOARD OF EDUCATION

    REGULAR MEETING
     

    Secondary Media Center
    August 16, 2017
    5:30pm

    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, 2017                      
     
         B. Minutes from the Regular Meeting held on July 18 , 2017   Minutes for July 18, 2017                               

         C.  Internal Claims Auditor Report   Internal Claims Auditor Report                                                                                     

         D. Summary Treasurer’s Report for June 2017   Summary Treasurer's' Report                                                    

         E.  Treasurer’s Report for June 2017   Treasurer's Report                                                               

         F.  Executive Summary   Executive Summary                                                                                            

         G.  Revenues/expenditures by Month   Revenues/expenditures by Month
                                                                             
         H.  Extra-classroom Treasurer’s Report    Extra-classroom Treasurer's Report                                                                  

         I. Committee on Preschool Special Education and Committee on Special Education (CSE) Report from June 15, 2017 through June 21, 2017   (Exhibit #8)                                                     

                       Initial Review - 4                                        
                       Program Review - 0                                    
                       Annual Review - 9                                     
                       Re-evaluation (Triennial) - 0                        
                       Administrative Transfer - 1                          
                       Preschool - 2                                              
                       504 Review - 1                                           
                       504 Initial - 1                                             

          J. Updated List of Substitute and Supervisory Personnel   (Exhibit #9)

     
    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, 2017, 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, 2017 without penalty and October 31, 2017 with penalty.

            3.  To collect taxes in the total sum of $15,076,301 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 16, 2017, to raise for the current budget of 2017-2018 a sum not to exceed $27,405,116.

           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, 2017 and end October 31, 2017, 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 Levy Memo                                                                                            

          (Roll call vote, signatures)
     

          B. BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education approves the sale of three school buses through Auctions International:    Items for Disposal                                                                                     
     
              Bus Number        Year              Make                  Capacity  
                    36                2008         International                66
                    41                2008              Ford                       23
                    39                2008         International                65

          C. 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 2017-2018 school year be set as follows:    Tuition Rates                                                                                                          

                Grades K-6:  $6,864
                Grades 7-12: $8553
                                    
           D. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, in accordance with Board Policy #6150, the attached 2017-218 line item budget transfer, be approved.    Budget Transfer Item                                                                                                      
     
               Description                             Account Code                 Increase            Decrease                 Reason
               Fitness Center Contractual    A2850.400.06                     $9000                                        Fitness Center
               Social Security                       A9030.800.00                                          $9000                 2016-17 Shortfall

           E. BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education accepts a donation from Hamilton College and authorizes the increase in the budget adopted on April 11, 2017 by $4000 to be used for the funding of Professional Development:    Haamilton College Donation                                                           

              $4000  A.2705 Gifts and Donations

              Budgetary Distribution

              $4000  A.2110.490.00.0000 (Regular School BOCES)                                                                                                                     

    8. PUBLIC TO BE HEARD

    9. PERSONNEL        

        A. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the appointment of Mareesa Tomaino  to the three year probationary tenure track position of special education teacher at step 10MA in accordance with the current CTA agreement, effective September 1, 2017 through August 31, 2020 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 she shall not be eligible for tenure at that time, be approved.    (Exhibit #15)

        B.  BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the appointment of Della Smith to the three year probationary tenure track position of secondary science teacher at Step 8MA in accordance with the current CTA agreement, effective September 1, 2017 through August 31, 2020, 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 she shall not be eligible for tenure at that time, be approved.    (Exhibit #16)

        C. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the resignation of Renee Keyser, middle school guidance counselor, effective July 21, 2017, be accepted with regret.   (Exhibit #17)

        D.  BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the appointment of Danielle Tesak to the probationary position of 1.0 FTE guidance counselor in the school counselor tenure area, at step 2MA, in accordance with the current CTA agreement, beginning August 17, 2017 through May 1, 2020, be approved.  (Exhibit #18)

           NOTE: Ms. Tesak probationary appointment is shortened due to Jarema credit for continuous service as a long-term substitute in this position.

        E.   BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the resignation of John Pelkey from the position of bus driver, effective August 17, 2017, be accepted with regret.   (Exhibit #19)

        F. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the resignation of Kim Radtke from the position of bus driver, contingent upon her appointment to the position of aide, effective   September 4, 2017, be accepted with regret.  (Exhibit #20)

        G.  BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the Superintendent of Schools, the appointment of Kim Radtke to the position of Aide 3, Step 6, in accordance with the current CSEA agreement, effective September 5, 2017, be approved.   (Exhibit #21)

        H. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the following Instructional Leaders be appointed for the 2017-2018 school year with a stipend in the amount of $2000:                          

                           Elementary       

                           Math K-5: Tammy Mickle
                           Social Studies K-5: Tammy Billard                

                           High School

                           Support Services 9-12: TBD

         I.  BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the following fall coaching appointments for the 2017-2018 school year, to be compensated in accordance with Article 14 of the CTA contract, or other agreements/understandings between the District and CTA, pending fingerprint clearance, be approved.  (Exhibit #22)

          Michael Deveans          Varsity Football Assistant Coach                     $3207.76

          Christopher Groves      Varsity Football Assistant Co-Coach                $1603.88

          Stephen Morse             Varsity Football Assistant Co-coach                $1603.88

          Michael Tesak               Modified Football Coach                                 $2004.85

          Thad Lawrence             Modified Football Volunteer

          Stephen Hopler             Modified Football Volunteer

          Brian McIntosh             Intramural Fitness Center Coach                    $  561.67

         J.  BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the appointment of Thad Lawrence to the part-time civil service position of Temporary Coordinator of Athletics and Communications, to be compensatd at a daily rate of $280, effective August 14, 2017, be approved.  (Exhibit #23)

     10. QUESTIONS BY THE BOARD OF EDUCATION

     11. WORKSHOP/RETREAT

           A. Continued Discussion of District Goals

    Copy of Draft of CCS Strategic Goals 2017-18.pdf

     

     12. EXECUTIVE SESSION AND ADJOURNMENT