• CLINTON CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

    BOARD OF EDUCATION

    SPECIAL MEETING
     
    Secondary Media Center
    June 4, 2019
    5:30pm

    Annotated by Superintendent Dr. Steve Grimm 

     Please note that our agendas are available only online.  There will no longer be paper copies available at the meeting.

     

    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. Superintendent’s Report

    - Bright Spots

    - Capital Project Update

    - Draft Board Meeting Schedule for 2019-2020   Proposed Meeting Dates

    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 June 4, 2019 

    B. Minutes Special Meeting held on May 14, 2019   Draft Minutes for 5/14/19

    C. Minutes from the Annual Meeting held on May 21, 20189   Draft Minutes for the Annual Meeting

    D. Summary Treasurer’s Report for April 2019   Summary Treasurer's Report

    E. Treasurer’s Report for April 2019   Treasurer's Report

    F. Executive Summary for April 2019   Executive Summary

    G. Revenue/expenditures by Month   Revenues/expenditures by Month

    H. Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) and Committee on Special Education (CSE) Report:  (Exhibit #8)

    Initial Review 4
    Program Review 5
    Annual Review 43
    Reevaluation (Triennial) 10
    Administrative Transfer 0
    Preschool 11
    504 Review 4
    504 Initial  0
    Amendment w/o Meeting Held 0

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

    This is a list that indicates personnel that provide various supervisory duties for the District.  These could be those who are either current employees whose contracts do not define such supervision remuneration, or those who are not current employees.  Those whose contracts define these roles and the associated remuneration do not appear as their contracts authorize the payment.  This is why you do not see teachers as chaperones, because it is in their contract.

    7. NEW BUSINESS

    7A. Policy

    1. BE IT RESOLVED that draft policy #3100, Superintendent of Schools, be adopted.   Draft Policy #3100

        NOTE: This is the first reading. No action necssary.

    The Policy Committee meets regularly to review current policies and develop new policies as needed.  The policy and revision rationale can be accessed at the preceding hyperlink.  In addition, there is also a form for feedback on the Policy Committee Web Page.                                                                        

    7B. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, in accordance with Board Policy #6150, the attached 2018-2019 line item budget transfer, be approved.   Budget Transfer Item

    Transfers of this amount require board approval.

    7C. BE IT RESOLVED that the agreement between the Omni Group and the Clinton Central School District to provide 403(b) third party administration for the 2019-2020 academic school year, at a cost of $3,700, be approved.  This agreement is in the form of an amendment and reinstatement of the 2015-2016 Service Agreement.   OMNI Agreement

    7D. BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education approve the establishment of the Alumni Association Scholarship in the amount of $3,363.60 to be managed by the District at the request of Mrs. Annette Foley.  Alumni Scholarship

    7E. BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education approve the establishment of the Will Coleman Scholarship and deposit  $4,316.75 in the District’s Trust and Agency account, to be awarded to a senior pursuing a career in cybersecurity.   Will Coleman Scholarship

    7F. BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education accepts a donation from the Clinton Central School District Foundation in the amount of $83,830 authorizes the increase in the budget adopted on May 15, 2018, to purchase fitness equipment form George’s Gym.   Foundation Donation

    $83,830    A.2705 (Gifts and Donations)

    Budgetary Distribution

    $83,830    A.2110.200.05.0000 (High School Teacher Equipment)

    Here is a copy of the original proposal.  We hope to have everything installed by the start of the next school year.  Fitness Center Approved Foundation Proposal as of 1-14-2019.pdf

    7G. RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION FOR THE CLINTON CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

    WHEREAS, the Board of Education of the Clinton Central School District desires to enter into a 5 year contract with the Madison-Oneida BOCES in order for the Regional Information Center to furnish certain services to the District pursuant to Education Law 1950(4)(jj), those services being: CoSer 505 Instructional Technology Services.

    NOW, THEREFORE, it is RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the Clinton Central School District agrees to enter into a contract with the Madison-Oneida BOCES for the provision of said services to the District not to exceed $117,295.45 plus related borrowing fees, plus yearly Regional Information Center support during the term of this contract, finalized by the Superintendent, subject to the approval of the Commissioner of Education, for a period of 5 year(s); 2019-20, 2020-21, 2021-22, 2022-23, 2023-24.    MORIC Agreement           

    I accepted proposal from staff regarding technology integration to enhance instruction back in January.  The District Technology Committee reviewed the list of requests.  We have determined that these particular items are best acquired through a lease, which also gives us state aid.  In addition, this is the fifth of five annual leases, which means that we should be able to integrate the first lease into the budget to cover next year's lease without increasing the budget.  We are still in the process of determining the status of remaining items in terms of acquisition/purchase.

    8. OTHER 

    A. BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education adopts the revised 2018-2019 school calendar.   Revised Calendar

     We are recommending that the middle school have half days at the end of the school year that align with the elementary school.  They are still within the state required 990 hours.                                   

    9. 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. 

    10. PERSONNEL

    10A. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the following coaching appointments for the 2019-2020 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.   (Exhxibit #17)

    Lori Ann Storey Girls  Varsity Volleyball Head Coach $5,073.96
    Norm  Deep, Jr. Co-ed Varsity Indoor Track Head Coach $5,959.08
    Elaine  Hogan Girls  Varsity Basketball Head Coach $5,073.96
    Michael Hayduk, Jr. Boys Varsity Basketball Head Coach $3,382.64
    Michael Tesak Boys Varsity Ice Hockey Head Coach $5,073.96
    Nicole  Ruddy Girls  Varsity Ice Hockey Head Coach $3,860.47
    Sharon White Co-ed Varsity Bowling Head Coach $3,763.28


    New in this group is the Varsity Basketball Head Coach who is a past coach with the JV program, a Clinton Alum and former college player at Clarkson.  Jimmy Sojda is retiring to spend more time with his family, but will still be a part of the basketball program possibly at the younger levels where the time committment is not so much.  I will have a bright spot slide recognizing his many years of service and devotion to our program.

     
    10B. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the following Instructional Leaders be appointed for the 2019-2020 school year with a stipend in the amount of $2000:                               

    Elementary School          
    ELA K-5: Kelly Landry          
    Science K-5: Samanthat DiPietro Math K-5:  Tammy Mickle  
    Support Service K-5: Patty Houser Social Studies: Tammy Billard  
               
    Middle School          
    Grade 6: Kelly Gehring          
    Grade 7: John King          
    Grade 8: Phyllis Lopiccolo          
               
    High School          
    ELA 9-12: Karen Romano   Counseling & Social Work: Jackie Snizek
    LOTE 6-12: Amie Johnson   Support Services 9-12: Chris Carbone
    Math 9-12 & Business: Michele Dunn Social Studies 9-12: Brian McIntosh
    Science 9-12 & Technology 6-12: Meredith Callaghan    
               
    District Level          
    Art K-12: Angelo Gaetano          
    Music K-12: Norin Lavender        
    Library & Technology Integration K-12: Karen Zaleski    
    Health, PE, and Family Consumer Services: Darcy Cross    
    Nurse Leader: Cynthia Smeigal        


    10C. BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the reinstatement of the civil service position of Senior Building Mechanic (PCLCS-116), be approved.  (Exhibit #18)

    This does not cost anything or obligate us to anything.  The reason for it is to increase our flexibility related to hiring a future Director of Facilities.  Should we find someone we want and they do not have the civil service title of facilities director, we could hire someone in the Senior Building Mechanic title and have them be the Director.  Similar to how Brad is official a Head Custodian, but he is our Director.

    10D. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the resignation of Martha Devine from the full time civil service position of Office Specialist I, effective June 4, 2019, contingent upon her appointment to the full time civil service position of Principal Office Specialist, be accepted.   (Exhibit #19)

     This does not change her salary or status.  She passed the test with a reachable score, so she can have the title.

    10E. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the appointment of Martha Devine to the full time civil service position of Principal Office Specialist, in accordance with the current CSEA agreement, with a probationary period of 8 to 26 weeks, be approved.   (Exhibit #20)       

    See above.

    10F. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the designation of Martha Devine as Principal Secretary in the high school, receiving a one-time differential of 10% ($2,327), be approved.  (Exhibit #20)              

    This is part of the CSEA contract that one of the secretaries in the main office receives this designation and compensation.

    10G. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the resignation of Edward Waskiewicz from the position of secondary social studies teacher, effective June 30, 2019, be accepted with regret.   (Exhibit #21)                                                                

    He took a job as an elementary principal in the Morrisville School District.
                                               

    11. 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. 

    12.  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.

    13. ADJOURNMENT

    14. COMING EVENTS 
     

    Date Event Time and Location
    June 5, 2019 Grade 12 Awards Ceremony 6:00pm, Theater
    June 11, 2019 Beginning Musical Instrument   
      Selection Meeting 6:30pm, Theater
    June 12, 2019 General PTA Meeting 7:00pm, Secondary Media Center
    June 13, 2019 PTA Ice Cream social  
    June 14, 2019 K-5 Flag Day Ceremony 9:15am, Elementary School
      Spring Fling 2:30pm - 4:30pm
      Middle School Farewell Dance 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    June 18, 2019 Board of Education Meeting 5:30pm, High School Cafeteria
    June 19, 2019 CCSD Foundation Meeting 6:30pm, Secondary Media Center
    June 20, 2019 Grade 5 Awards Day 10:00am, Theater
    June 22, 2019 Commemcement 10:00am, Theater
    June 26, 2019 Last Day of Classes  
      Grade 8 Moving Up Ceremony