• CLINTON CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
    BOARD OF EDUCATION
    REGULAR MEETING
     

    Secondary Media Center
    March 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

    -   Recognition of National Merit Scholars

    -   Administrators Reports

    This is our opportunity to hear about "Bright Spots" that have been happening in our schools and programs as presented briefly by our principals and directors.

    -   Other

    B. Superintendent’s Report

    -   Special Education Plan

    -   Budget Presentation

    The next sequence of the budget presentation schedule includes General Education.  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.  In addition, at this meeting, scenarios that include budget reductions and additions based on state aid and other revenue sources will also be discussed.  With an inital budget gap between projected expenses and revenues of nearly $900K presented in January, we have reduced that margnin to approximately $471K, which is still a significant amount.  The only way to close this gap is to either reduce expenditures or increase revenues, or both.  We are hoping that the state legislature will finalize our state aid projections by April 1, which will allow us to decide which funding scenario best meets our needs.  The budget amount does not need to be adopted by the Board of Education until the April 23rd meeting; therefore, we will have the ability for further discussion at the April 9th meeting.

    The full budget development calendar can be found here:  2019-2020 Budget Development Calendar

    -   Other

    6. STANDING RESOLUTIONS (CONSENT AGENDA)

    Approval of the following items:

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

    B. Minutes from the Special Meeting held on March 12, 2019   Draft Minutes for 03/12/19          

    C. Summary Treasurer’s Report for February 2019   Summary Treasurer's Report

    D. Treasurer’s Report for February 2019  Treasurer's Report

    E. Executive Summary for February 2019   Executive Summary

    F. Revenue/expenditures by Month   Revenues/expenditures by Month

    G. Extra-classroom Treasurer’s Report for February 2019   Extra-classroom Treasurer's Report

    H. Committee on Preschool Special Education and Committee on Special Education (CSE) Report: (Exhibit #7)

    Initial Review 2
    Program Review
    Annual Review
    Reevaluation (Triennial)
    Administrative Transfer
    Preschool
    504 Review 16 
    504 Initial 
    Amendment w/o Meeting Held


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

    7. COMMITTEE/LIAISON REPORTS

    Board members serve on committees, or are liaisons to groups, in addition their 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. Policy Committee – Mr. Tim Thomas

    B. Liaisons

    1. CCSD Foundation – Dr. Luke Perry

    8. NEW BUSINESS 

    A.     Policy 

    The policy committee meets on the regular basis and reviews existing policies and updated that are needed due to changes in laws and regulations. There is detailed information regarding any recommendation and there is also an input form for anyone that would like to make comments regarding any of the recommendations. Comments can also be made at a board meetings. Here is a link to the Policy Committee Web Page

            1. BE IT RESOLVED that draft policy #5420, Student Health Services, be adopted.   Draft Policy 5420  

            NOTE: This is the first reading.

            Associated Regulation 5420-R (does not require Board approval) 5420-R

            2. BE IT RESOLVED that draft policy #4710, Grading Systems, be adopted.   Draft Policy 4710

            NOTE: This is the first reading.

             Associated Regulation 5420-R (does not require Board approval) 4710-R

    9. OTHER

    As indicated below, we are appointing a chairperson and inspectors for our budget vote and election on May 21, 2019.  We thank these wonderful community servants and enjoy working with them each year.

    A. WHEREAS, the Board of Education of the Clinton Central School District, Oneida County, New York, has called a special district meeting of the qualified voters of said School District to be held on the 21st day of May, 2019; and

    WHEREAS, it is now desired to provide for the appointment of a chairperson and inspectors of election for the special district meeting to be compensated in accordance with the agreement between the Oneida County Board of Elections and the Clinton Central School District;


    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Board of Education of the Clinton Central School District, Oneida County, New York, as follows:


    Section 1.  Shirley Knop, duly qualified voter of said School District is hereby appointed as the chairperson of the special district meeting referred to in the preambles hereof.


    Section 2.  The following named qualified voters of said School District are hereby appointed to act as inspectors of election at said special district meeting:

    INSPECTORS:  Patricia Palladino, Shirley Knop, Dottie Kalies, Diana Huss, Joanna Huss, Karen Winkler, Steven Marcus and Linda Hauschildt.   Election Workers                                               

    10. PUBLIC TO BE HEARD

    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 Superintendent of Schools, 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 #12)      

    John King Boys Modified Baseball Coach $2,431.30
    Alicia Lusby   Mighty Milers Intramural Coach $406.97
    Tom Trevisani   Mighty Milers Intramural Coach $626.42


    B. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the unpaid leave of absence for Melissa Drejza, Aide, on April 10, 2019, April 11, 2019 and April 23, 2019, be approved.   (Exhibit #13)

    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.

    It is anticipated that there will be an executive session tonight.

    14. UPCOMING EVENTS

    Date Event Time and Location
    March 30, 2019 The Joseph Experience High School Gym
    April 1, 2019 Modified Spring Sports Begin  
    April 2 & 3, 2019 NYS ELA Testing, Grades 3 - 8  
    April 3, 2019 Sports Boosters Meeting 7:00pm, Board Room
      General PTA Meeting 7:00pm, Secondary Media Center
    April 4, 2019 Olympics of the Visual Arts Saratoga Springs
    April 5 & 6, 2019 Elementary All-county Music Festival Remsen CSD
    Aptil 8, 2019 6th to 8th Grade Honors Parent Meeting 7:00pm, Thetaer
    April 9, 2019 Board of Education Meeting 5:30pm, Secondary Media Center
    April 12 - 22, 2019 Spring Recess No Classes
    April 19, 2019 Good Friday School Closed
    April 23, 2019 Board of Education Meeting 5:30pm, Secondary Media Center
    April 24, 2019 CCSD Foundation Meeitng 6:30pm, Secondary Media Center
    April 25, 2019 Incoming Kindergarten   
      Parent Information Night 6:30pm, Elementay Cafeteria
    April 26, 2019 Arbor Day Celebration 10:00am, Elementary School