• CLINTON CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
    BOARD OF EDUCATION
    REGULAR MEETING 
     
    Secondary Media Center
    October 24, 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

    • School Board Recognition
    • Administrators’ Reports
                                                                                

        B. Superintendent’s Report
            - Budget Development Calendar   Draft 2018 - 2019 Budget Development Calendar.pdf
            - Assessment Analysis     High School Testing Data        

    6. STANDING RESOLUTIONS (CONSENT AGENDA)

        Approval of the following items:

        A. Agenda and Any Additions to the Agenda for October 24, 2017

        B. Minutes from the Regular Meeting held on September 26, 2017   Minutes for 09/26/17                                  

        C. Internal Claims Auditor Report   Internal Claims Auditor Report                                                                                 

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

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

        F.  Executive Summary for September  2017   Executive Summary                                                          

        G. Revenues/Expenditures by Month for September 2017  Revenues/expenses by Month                                            

        H. Extra-classroom Treasurer’s Report for September 2017  Extra-classroom Treasurer's Report                                               
        I. Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) and Committee on Special Education (CSE) Report on 9/27/17 through 10/19/17.  (Exhibit #9)                                                                    

    Initial Review 2
    Program Review 6
    Annual Review 1
    Reevaluation (Triennial) 2
    Administrative Transfer 2
    Preschool 1
    504 Review 0
    504 Initial  4

    J. Updated List of Substitute and Supervisory Personnel   (Exhibit #10)                                             

    7. COMMITTEE/LIAISON REPORTS    

         A. Subcommittees
             1. Policy Committee – Ms. Erica Shaw

         B. Liaisons
             1. CCSD Foundation – Ms. Courtney Zoller

    8. NEW BUSINESS 

         A. RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING PARTICIPATION IN COOPERATIVE ENERGY PURCHASING SERVICE (NYSMEC) FOR NATURAL GAS

    WHEREAS, Article 5-G of the New York State General Municipal Law authorizes municipal corporations to enter into cooperative agreements for the performance or exercise of services, functions, powers or activities on a cooperative or contract basis among themselves or one for the other, and

    WHEREAS, Section 119-n of the General Municipal Law defines the term "municipal corporation" for the purposes of Article 5-G as a county outside the city of New York, a city, a town, a village, a board of cooperative educational services, a fire district or a school district; and

    WHEREAS, the Clinton Central School District (hereinafter sometimes referred to as "Participant") is a "municipal corporation" as defined above; and

    WHEREAS, this Board wishes for this municipal corporation to become or remain a Participant pursuant to the Municipal Cooperation Agreement For Energy Purchasing Services dated the 1st day of May, 2005 (the “Agreement”), among municipal corporations collectively identified as the New York School and Municipal Energy Consortium ("NYSMEC") upon the terms of the Agreement and further wishes to authorize participation as an energy consumer as specified below; 

    NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that this Board hereby determines that it is in the interests of the Clinton Central School District to participate in the NYSMEC, and authorizes and directs Mr. Joseph Barretta, Assistant Superintendent for Business to sign the Agreement/and or the Billing Schedule and Agreement for natural gas on its behalf; and 

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this Board authorizes the Administrative Participant (as defined in the Agreement) to prepare, advertise, disseminate and open bids pursuant to the General Municipal Law and to award, execute and deliver binding contracts on behalf of this Board for the purchase of natural gas delivered to the city gate of the local utility distribution company for the Participant’s facility or facilities, on a firm basis, for this Participant to the lowest responsible bidder as is determined by the Administrative Participant  at a price for such commodity natural gas not to exceed $1.134 (dollars) per therm for a term of at least one year and no more than three years commencing May 1, 2018, and other terms and conditions, all as may be determined by the Administrative Participant, or to reject any or all such bids; and

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this Participant agrees to advertise said bid as may be directed by the Administrative Participant; and

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the officers and employees of this Participant are authorized to execute such other confirming agreements, certificates and other documents and take such other actions as may be necessary or appropriate to carry out the intent of this resolution.   Bid Recommendation    

    This Resolution shall take effect immediately.  

          B.  RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING PARTICIPATION IN COOPERATIVE ENERGY PURCHASING SERVICE (NYSMEC) FOR ELECTRICITY

    WHEREAS, Article 5-G of the New York State General Municipal Law authorizes municipal corporations to enter into cooperative agreements for the performance or exercise of services, functions, powers or activities on a cooperative or contract basis among themselves or one for the other, and

    WHEREAS, Section 119-n of the General Municipal Law defines the term "municipal corporation" for the purposes of Article 5-G as a county outside the city of New York, a city, a town, a village, a board of cooperative educational services, a fire district or a school district; and

    WHEREAS, the Clinton Central School District (hereinafter sometimes referred to as "Participant") is a "municipal corporation" as defined above; and          

    WHEREAS, this Board wishes for this municipal corporation to become or remain a Participant pursuant to the Municipal Cooperation Agreement For Energy Purchasing Services dated the 1st day of May 2005 (the “Agreement”), among municipal corporations collectively identified as the New York School and Municipal Energy Consortium ("NYSMEC") upon the terms of the Agreement and further wishes to authorize participation as an energy consumer as specified below.

    NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that this Board hereby determines that it is in the interests of the Clinton Central School District to participate in the NYSMEC, and authorizes and directs Mr. Joseph Barretta, Assistant Superintendent for Business to sign the Agreement/and or the Billing Schedule and Agreement for electricity on its behalf; and

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this Board authorizes the Administrative Participant (as defined in the Agreement) to prepare, advertise, disseminate and open bids pursuant to the General Municipal Law and to award, execute and deliver binding contracts on behalf of this Board for the purchase of electricity delivered to the delivery point of the local utility distribution company for the Participant’s facility or facilities, on a firm basis, for this Participant to the lowest responsible bidder as is determined by the Administrative Participant  at a price for such commodity electricity not to exceed $.1048 (dollars) per kWh for a term of at least one year and no more than three years commencing May 1,2018, and other terms and conditions, all as may be determined by the Administrative Participant, or to reject any or all such bids; and 

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this Participant agrees to advertise said bid as may be directed by the Administrative Participant; and

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the officers and employees of this Participant are authorized to execute such other confirming agreements, certificates and other documents and take such other actions as may be necessary or appropriate to carry out the intent of this resolution.

    This Resolution shall take effect immediately.

        C. 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
    Maintenance Contractual A1621.400.00 $7,000.00   To pay for mitigation services
    Serial Bonds - Bus A9722.600.00   $7,000.00 related to the July 1st flood.


    Additional Item  
     


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


    9. OTHER

        A. BE IT RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, and in accordance with Section III policy and procedure, that students from Remsen CSD be granted permission to participate as combining athletes in the Clinton Central School bowling program.  Bowling Combining Agreement

    10. PUBLIC TO BE HEARD 

    11. PERSONNEL                                                                                                      

         A. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the following winter coaching appointment for the 2017-2018 school year, in accordance with Article 14 of the CTA contract or other agreements/understandings between the District and CTA, be approved.  (Exhibit #14)

    Jon Davignon Boys' Varsity Hockey Coach $5,001.96
    Stacey Davignon Boys' Varsity Hockey Assistant Coach $3,842.08
             
    Nicole  Ruddy Girls'  Varsity Hockey Head Coach $3,668.10
    Rob Kopek Girls'  Varsity Hockey Assistant Coach $2,352.36
             
    Jim Sojda Boys' Varsity Basketball Coach $5,192.28
    Anthony Guyer Boys' Varsity Basketball Volunteer  $0.00
    Jeff  Busch Boys' Varsity Basketball Volunteer  $0.00
    Stephen Morse Boys' Varsity Basketball Volunteer  $0.00
             
    Mike  Hayduk Boys'  JV Basketball Coach $3,207.76
    Mike  Hayduk, Jr. Boys' Basketball Volunteer $0.00
    Frank Williams Boys Modified Basketball Coach $2,084.15
    Michael King Boys' Modified Basketball Coach $2,004.85
             
    Edwin Pendrak Girls' Varsity Basketball Coach $4,811.64
    Elaine Hogan Girls' JV Basketball Coach $3,207.76
    Tom Trevisani Girls' Modified Basketball Coach $3,097.10
    Holly Blair Girls' Modified Basketball Coach (Team 2) $2,004.85
             
    Norm  Deep, Jr. Co-ed Varsity Indoor Track Head Coach $4,955.36
    Nick Jeror Co-ed Varsity Indoor Track Assistant Coach $2,405.82
    Kristen Willson Co-ed Varsity Indoor Track Assistant Co-Coach $1,202.91
    Arthur McKinnon Co-ed Varsity Indoor Track Assistant Co-Coach $1,202.91
             
    Shawn Racioppa Girls' Varsity Volleyball Coach $5,001.96
    Lori Ann Storey Girls' JV Volleyball Coach $2,405.82
    Holly  Blair Girls' Modified Volleyball Coach  $2,004.85
    Mike  Tesak Girls' Modified Vollyball Coach $2,004.85
             
    Sharon White Co-ed Varsity Bowling Coach $2,691.30
    Marty Flint Co-ed Varsity Bowling Assistant Coach $1,603.88
    Beth Baker   Fitness Center Intramural Coach $545.67
    Heather Hillage-Scribner   Mighty Milers Intramural Coach $515.42
    Tom Trevisani   Mighty Milers Intramural Coach $619.42

        B.  BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of School, the unpaid leave of absence for Miranda Steates, aide in the elementary school, on December 22, 2017, be approved.  (Exhibit #15)                                                                                       
        C. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the superintendent of Schools, the appointment of Jason Tague to the full time civil service position of senior custodian, to be compensated in the amount of $34,500, in accordance with the current CSEA agreement, effective October 25, 2017, with a probationary period of 8 to 26 weeks, be approved.  (Exhibit #16)                                                            

        D. BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education authorizes the Superintendent to sign and thereby execute the attached Memorandum of Agreement between the Clinton Central School District and the Clinton Teachers Association on behalf of the Board of Education and District.  (Exhibit #17)

    Additional Items

        E. BE IT RESOLVED THAT the unpaid leave of absence for Kelly Speicher from her position as aide in the elementary school, contingent upon her appointment to the position of teacher assistant, effective October 25, 2017 through June 30, 2018, be approved. (Exhibit #19)

        F. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the appointment of Kelly Speicher to the position of 1.0 FTE teacher assistant, at Step (.55)1BA, in accordance with the current CTA agreement, effective October 25, 2017, be approved.  (Exhibit #20)                                                                                                     

       G. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the following co-curricular appointments for the 2017-2018 school year, to be compensated in accordance with Article 15 of the CTA contract or other agreements/understandings between the District and CTA,, be approved:   

    Lynn Hall Art Club Advisor (Elementary)  $1,440.78
    Angelo Gaetano Art Club Co-advisor (High School)  $  720.39
    Mindy Pavone Art Club Co-advisor (High School)  $  601.46
    Amy Pape Art Club Advisor (Middle School)  $1,486.26
    Amy Pape Middle School OVA Advisor  $1,486.26

    12.  QUESTIONS BY THE BOARD OF EDUCATION

    13. ADJOURNMENT

    14.  COMING EVENTS

    Date Event Time and Locaiton
    Oct. 27, 2017 Half Day for Students, Half Day Staff Development  
      K-5 Literature/Math Parade 10:00am , Elementary School
      Middle Halloween School Dance 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Nov. 1, 2017 High School Blood Drive  
    Nov. 4 & 5, 2017 Craft Fair  
    Nov. 6, 2017 Varsity & JV Winter Sports Begin  
      Sports Boosters Meeting 7:00pm 
        Secondary Media Center
    Nov. 9, 2017 End of First Marking Period  
    Nov. 10, 2017 Veterans Day Observance School Closed
    Nov. 10 & 11, 2017 Middle School Musical 7:30pm, Theatre
    Nov. 15 & 16, 2017 K-5 Dismissed at 11:30am  
    Nov. 15, 2017 CCSD Foundation Meeting 6:30pm, Board Room
    Nov. 17& 18, 2017 Area All-state Music Festival Dolgeville CSD
    Nov. 21, 2017 Emergency Go Home Drill  
    Nov. 22 - 24, 2017 Thanksgiving Recess  
    Nov. 28, 2017 Board of Eduction Meeting 5:30pm
        Secondary Media Center
    Nov. 29, 2017 General PTA Meeting 7:00pm
        Secondary Media Center