• CLINTON CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
    BOARD OF EDUCATION
    REGULAR MEETING
     

    Secondary Media Center
    February 26, 2019
    5:30pm

     

    Annotated by Superintendent Dr. Steve Grimm

     

    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.

    The Board Meeting is a meeting held in public, not a public meeting.  While this is an opportunity to speak directly to the Board of Education, please do not expect reciprocal dialogue with the board members or superintendent at the meeting.   If you would like such dialogue, please contact the superintendent.

     

    5. INFORMATION-REPORTS-PROPOSAL/SUPERINTENDENT & STAFF

    A. Bright Spots – Dr. Stephen Grimm

    -  Administrators Reports

    -  Other

    B.  Superintendent’s Report

    - Kirkland Town Library Proposal

    The Kirkland Town Library has approached the District and is seeking to place a proposition on our ballot which will ask the voters to decide whether or not the library can collect taxes.  This is separate from the school district taxes, but it can be confusing for a community that it is not actually the school district’s library. Officers from the library will be coming to the meeting to formally present the information. See the slide presenation above for more information.

    -  Positivity Project

    The positivity project has been launched throughout the district and has been having in impact in each of our schools.  Here is a link to the website for more information: https://posproject.org/

    One aspect of the program has students learning about and communication different aspect of the program.  For example, here is a link to a Clinton produced Positivity Project Video that was shown to all high school students a few weeks ago during 9th period:  Self-Control Positivity Project Video  Also, students and teachers discover their own way of spreading positivity through reaching out to the community.  Here is a link to a WKTV story if you haven’t seen it already!  Portraits for Seniors

    -  Capital Project Update

    This is an opportunity for the Board and public to hear about what is happening with the Capital Project which started at the end of January.  The majority of the activity is in the form of planning and schedule, and the majority of the actual work so far is occurring in the elementary school with the demolition of the former art classroom and the former main office.  

    -  Budget Presentation

    The next sequence of the budget presentation schedule includes Administration, Maintenance and Operations, Transportation, Athletics, and Co-Curricular.  Each meeting includes the review of each segment of the total budget.  By the end of the schedule, the Board and public will have reviewed all aspects of the total budget.  The full budget development calendar can be found here:  2019-2020 Budget Development Calendar

    -  Other

    There may be other updates on which to provide the public and the Board.

    6.  STANDING RESOLUTIONS (CONSENT AGENDA)

    The items in this section consist mostly of financial items and special education matters that are received on a regular basis, and can be acted upon in a single motion.

    Approval of the following items:

    A. Agenda and Any Additions to the Agenda for February 26, 2019 

    B. Minutes from the Regular Meeting held on January 22, 2019  Draft Minutes for 01/22/19

    C. Minutes from the Special Meeting held on February 5, 2019    Draft Minutes for 02/05/19

    D. Extra-classroom Treasurer’s Report for January 2019   Extra-classroom Treasurer's Report

    E. Committee on Preschool Special Education and Committee on Special Education (CSE) Report:  (Exhibit #4)

    Initial Review 3
    Program Review 5
    Annual Review 0
    Reevaluation (Triennial) 1
    Administrative Transfer 1
    Preschool 6
    504 Review 1
    504 Initial  1
    Amendment w/o Meeting Held 1


    F. Updated List of Substitute and Supervisory Personnel   (Exhibit #5)

    7. COMMITTEE/LIAISON REPORTS

    Board members serve on committees, or are liaisons to groups, in addition the regular board service.  This is an opportunity for board members to share information related to the committees on which they serve or the group to which they are assigned.

    A. Committees

    1. Facilities Committee – Ms. Shaw

    B. Liaisons

    1. Technology Committee – Ms. Burdick

    8. NEW BUSINESS

    A. Policy (second reading and adoption)

    1. BE IT RESOLVED that draft policy #5225, Student Personal Expression, be adopted.   Draft Policy #5225

    B. Curriculum

    1.  BE IT RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the proposed High School Course Selection Guide for the 2019-2020 school year be approved.   Proposed High School Course Selection Guide 2019-2020

    This was presented and discussed at the last board meeting.  Here is a link to that agenda:  January 22, 2019 Board Meeting

    C. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the agreement between the Oneida County Board of Elections and the Clinton Central School District to provide services to support the annual school budget vote, be approved.   Oneida County Agreement

    D. BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education accepts a $7000 donation from the Clinton Sports Boosters to support the 2018-2019 Clinton Warriors girls’ ice hockey team.   Girls' Ice Hockey Donation

    We actually received this donation near the end of November, but need to have the Board officially accept it.

    $7000   TA085 Hockey

    E. BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education accepts a donation from the Clinton Central School District Foundation to purchase supplies and a CNC Machine for the Project Lead the Way program and authorizes the increase in the budget adopted on April 17, 2018 of $32,931.   CCSD Foundation Donation

    $32,931           A.2078 (Gifts and Donations)

    Budgetary Distribution

    $29,555.60       A.2110.200.02.0000 (High School Teacher Equipment)

    $ 1,137.15        A.2110.450.04.0000 (Middle school Teacher Supplies)

    $ 2,238.25        A.2110.450.05.0000 (High School Teacher Supplies)

    F.  BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education accepts a $1,959.16 grant for Terra Science and Education, Inc. to purchase classroom furniture.   Terra Science and Education Donation

    Revenue Distribution:

    $1,959.16          A.2705 (Gifts and Donation)

    Budgetary Distribution:

    $1,959.16          A.2110.200.04.000 (MS Equipment)


    G. RATIFYING COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT WITH THE CLINTON TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION

    WHEREAS, the Clinton Central School District (“District”) and the Clinton Teachers’ Association (“CTA”) have reached a tentative agreement concerning a successor collective bargaining agreement (“Agreement”) covering the period of July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2021;

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that this Board of Education, having been advised by the CTA that it has properly approved and/or ratified said tentative agreement, hereby ratifies the terms of said successor agreement and authorizes the Superintendent to execute the Agreement on behalf of the District; and

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Board hereby approves the appropriation of any additional funds necessary to implement the terms of said successor agreement.    Proposed Adjustments

    The teachers are members of a collective bargaining unit (Union) called the Clinton Teachers Association (CTA).  The superintendent negotiates a contract with the CTA and the Board is charged with approving and funding it.  The Board sets parameters for the District's Negotiations Team, which consists of the Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent for Business and a Lead Negotiator Attorney. 

    9. OTHER  

    A. BE IT RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the proposed calendar for the 2019-2020 school year be approved.   Proposed 2019-2020 Calendar        

    This calendar was discussed at the last board meeting and represents significant work and discussion on the part of the OHM BOCES Superintendents Cabinet and our other bordering BOCES districts.  You should note a two week holiday break around New Year's Day and a good sized spring break as well.             

    B. BE IT RESOLVED that the Clinton Central School Board of Education approve the following resolution to be voted upon at the April 23, 2019 district meeting:                          

    RESOLVED, that the Board of Education, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, approves the resolution to nominate Michael J. Moore, 7540 Foote Road, Clinton, NY 13323 for  three (3) years to serve on the Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES Cooperative Board.

    Our district is part of the OHM BOCES District, which consists of 11 other school districts.  Each district is represented on the OHM BOCES Board of Education by someone from that particular school district.  We are so very fortunate to have had representation provided by Mr. Moore for many years.  His passionate, intelligent, and caring service has benefited thousands of students in this region and we are pleased that he has decided to continue his great service.

    10. 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.

    The Board Meeting is a meeting held in public, not a public meeting.  While this is an opportunity to speak directly to the Board of Education, please do not expect reciprocal dialogue with the board members or superintendent at the meeting.   If you would like such dialogue, please contact the superintendent.

    11. PERSONNEL

    A. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the the Superintendent of Superintendent, the following coaching appointments for the 2018-2019 school year, to be compensated in accordance with Article 14 of the CTA contract or other agreements/understandings between the District and CTA, be approved.  (Exhibit #14)

    Hilary Lopata Co-ed Varsity Golf Assistant Coach $1,603.88
    Patrick Monaghan Co-ed Varsity Golf Volunteer $0.00
    Daniel Bankert Boys Varsity Basketball Volunteer $0.00
    Heather Hillage-Scribner Girls Modified Softball Coach $2,637.10
    Stacy Davignon Co-ed Modified Track & Field Coach $2,477.10
    Jon Davignon Co-ed  Modified Assistant Track & Field Coach $1,667.32
    Jenna Bellair Co-ed  Modified Assistant Track & Field Coach $1,603.88
    Katherine Elsenbeck Girls  Varsity Lacrosse Volunteer $0.00
    James  Korfonta Boys Varsity Baseball Volunteer $0.00


    B. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the unpaid leave of absence for Robert Rowlands for one half-day on April 10, 2019, and two full days on April 11, 2019 and April 23, 2019, be approved.   (Exhxibit #15)

    C. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the unpaid leave for Robert Moran, bus driver, beginning March 4, 2019 through March 8, 2019, be approved.  (Exhibit #16)

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

    1. Jasmine Knight completing field work under the supervision of Jodi Frank                                                                                                

    E. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the resignation of Katherine Elia from the positon of aide for the Clinton Central School District, effective February 22, 2019, be accepted, with regret.   (Exhibit #18)

    F. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the appointment of Sharleen Moulton to the full time civil service position of aide, to be compensated at Aide 3 Step 1, in accordance with the current CSEA agreement, beginning February 27, 2019 through June 30, 2019, with a probationary period of 8 to 26 weeks, be approved.  (Exhibit #19)

    12. QUESTIONS BY THE BOARD OF EDUCATION

    This is an opportunity for board members to have dialogue with one another and/or ask for and provide information.

    13. EXECUTIVE SESSION AND ADJOURNMENT

    Because school boards are public bodies, all meetings of a quorum of the board must be open to the public except where an executive session is properly convened for certain reasons authorized by law. While the Open Meetings Law lists eight reasons, the most common grounds invoked by school boards are to discuss:

    Proposed, pending or current litigation.
    Collective negotiations pursuant to article 14 of the Civil Service Law.
    The medical, financial, credit or employment history of a particular person or corporation, or matters leading to “the appointment, employment, promotion, demotion, discipline, suspension, dismissal or removal of a particular person or corporation.”
    The reasons are stated before the Boards votes to enter into executive session.

    14. COMING EVENTS

    Date Event Time and Location
    February 27, 2019 CCSD Foundation Meeting 6:30pm, Secondary Media Center
    March 1, 2019 Bus Safety Drill  
      Elementary School Science Fair  
    March 2, 2019 Middle School Science Fair 8:00am - Noon
    March 4, 2019 Senior Citizens High Musical Performance 2:00pm, Theater
    March 5, 2019 Sports Boosters Meeting 7:00pm, Secondary Media Center
    March 7-9, 2019 High School Musical 7:30pm, Theater
    March 12, 2019 Board of Education Meeting 5:30pm, Secondary Media Center
    March 13, 2019 National Honor Society Induction 7:00pm, Theater
    March 15, 2019 Superintendent's Conference Day No Classes
    March 15 & 16, 2019 Jr. High All-county Music Festival Westmoreland CSD