• CLINTON CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
    BOARD OF EDUCATION
    REGULAR MEETING
     
    High School Cafeteria - Study Hall Lounge

    June 18, 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.  Bright Spots

    ·   Upstanders Recognition

    This is the recognition of students presented by our faculty advisors.

    ·   P-Tech Presentation

    We will be joined by some students from the OHM BOCES P-Tech program to share ideas about the program. 

    NYS P-Tech Information

    OHM BOCES P-Tech Website

    ·   NYSSBA Recognition

    One of our board members has achieved recognition based on the amount of professional development and activities in which they have participated.

    ·   Other

    B.  Superintendent’s Report

    ·   Elementary Breakfast Program

    We will need to implement a breakfast program in the elementary school next school year.  A representative from BOCES, Kate Dorr, will be presenting the information in concert with Assistant Superintendent Mr. Barretta.

    ·   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.

    ·   K-5 ELA Curriculum

    Much work has happened in the area of curriculum writing in many subject areas.  This is the beginning of reestablishing a process for board review and approval of curriculum.  Because we are proposing the adoption of ELA curriculum resources in the elementary school grades K-5, it is prudent that the board ensures that curriculum has been established upon which the proposed resources will align.  Our curriculum management system is a software platform and some of the extracted reports for the curriculum are attached below.

    Related PDFs are located below:

    ·   K-5 ELA Literacy Program

    Principal Leuthauser and K-5 ELA Leader Kelly Landry will join Dr. Grimm in proposing the adoption of the Into Reading curriculum resources for implementation next year.  Below are some related links and documents in advance of the presentation.

    Into Reading Literacy Proposal

    Clinton Into Reading K-5 6-12-19

    Into Reading Website

    ·   Other

    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 18, 2019

    B. Minutes from the Special Meeting held on June 4, 2019   Draft Minutes for 06/04/19

    C. Internal Claims Auditor Report   Internal Claims Auditor Report

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

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

    F.  Executive Summary for May 2019   Executive Summary

    G. Revenues/expenditures by Month for May 2019   Revenues/expenditures by Month

    H. Extra-classroom Treaurer’s Report for May 2019   Extra-classroom Treasurer's Report 

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

    Initial Review 0
    Program Review 9
    Annual Review 14
    Reevaluation (Triennial) 8
    Administrative Transfer 2
    Preschool 11
    504 Review 5
    504 Initial  1
    Amendment w/o Meeting Held 0


    J. 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 second reading and adoption.

    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 the Board of Education accepts a donation from the Hannaford Helps Schools Program for the Elementary Playground Project.   Hannaford Donation

        $1000    TA085   

    Thank you Hannaford...again!

    7C. BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education accepts the donation of a granite bench from the CCS Class of 1979 , dedicated to Sara Jane Allen Lepkofler, with an approximate value of $2500, to be installed outside the theater side entrance.   Class of 1979 Donation                

    We are grateful for this gift.  We are following our related policy, 7500 Naming Facilities, by having the Board of Education adopt this resolution.       

    8. OTHER

    8A. BE IT RESOLVED that the proposed Board Meeting Calendar for 2019-2020 be approved.   Draft Board Meeting Calendar    

    This was reviewed at the last meeting and now we are approving it.  Note that the locations will change based on the progress of the Capital Project.

    8B. BE IT RESOLVED that the Clinton Central School Board of Education acknowledges with gratitude the years of service to the students of CCS and to the District of Nancy Zumpano, Victoria Pearson and Brad Preston.                            

    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.   (Exhibit #14)

    Della Smith Co-ed Non-competitve Cheerleading Coach $2,441.82
    Kevin  Jones Boys Varsity Football Assistant Coach $3,255.76
    Reanna Zappavigna Girls  Modified Field Hockey Coach $2,034.85
    Kyle  Coin Boys Varsity Soccer Volunteer  
    Michael Hayduk, Jr. Boys Varsity Basketball Head Coach $3,255.76

    NOTE: Mr. Hayduk was appointed at a previous meeting indicating an incorrect stipend.

    10B. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, that Nicole Goodelle be granted a tenure appointment in the secondary social studies tenure area, effective September 1, 2019.  (Exhibit #15)                                                                                   

    We are fortunate to have such an outstanding educator and congratulate her on this achievement.

    10C. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, that Francis Aurigema be granted a tenure appointment in the secondary science tenure area, effective September 1, 2019.   (Exhibit #16)                 

    We are fortunate to have such an outstanding educator and congratulate him on this achievement.

    10D. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the appointment of Kelly Sanderson to the three year probationary tenure track position of secondary mathematics  teacher at Step 10MA, in accordance with the current CTA agreement, effective September 1, 2019 through August 31, 2022,  except to the extent required by the applicable provisions of Education Law § 3014, in order to be granted tenure, the appointee must receive composite of 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#17)                                           

    Ms. Sanderson will be taking the place of retiring math teacher Ms. Zumpano.

    10E. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the appointment of Reanna Zappavigna to the four year probationary tenure track position of physical education teacher at Step 1MA, in accordance with the current CTA agreement, effective September 1, 2019 through August 31, 2023,  except to the extent required by the applicable provisions of Education Law § 3014, in order to be granted tenure, the appointee must receive composite of overall annual professional performance review ratings pursuant to Education Law § 3012-c or § 3012-d of either effective or highly effective in at least three of the four 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#18)           

    10F. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the appointment of Amie Johnson to the position of Teacher Mentor for the 2019-2020 school year, at a stipend in the amount of $2000 in accordance with Article 27 of the current CTA agreement, be approved.   (Exhibit #19)

    Ms. Waligory Lee, who has held this position in the past has accepted employment with the Madison Oneida Regional Information Center (MORIC) and Ms. Johnson is being recommended for this position.

    10G. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the appointment of Amie Johnson to the position of Professional Development Center Coordinator for the 2019-2020 school year, in accordance with the current CTA agreement, to be compensated at (.4) Step 10MA, be approved.   (Exhibit #19)

    Ms. Waligory Lee, who has held this position in the past has accepted employment with the Madison Oneida Regional Information Center (MORIC) and Ms. Johnson is being recommended for this position.

    10H. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the appointment of Amie Johnson to the position of Instructional Coach/Teacher on Special Assignment for the 2019-2020 school year, in accordance with the current CTA agreement, to be compensated at (.6) 10Step MA, be approved.    (Exhibit #19)

    Ms. Waligory Lee, who has held this position in the past has accepted employment with the Madison Oneida Regional Information Center (MORIC) and Ms. Johnson is being recommended for this position.

    10I. RESOLUTION FOR ELIMINATION OF PART-TIME INSTRUCTIONAL POSITION

    On recommendation of the Superintendent, the following resolution to abolish a part-time instructional position was presented:

    WHEREAS, a .50 FTE instructional position in secondary social studies tenure area is hereby abolished for reasons of economy and efficiency, effective June 30, 2019, and

    WHEREAS, the individual holding such position whose employment will be terminated effective June 30, 2019 is Nicholas Jeror.

    This reduction was discussed during the budget development process and is based on our ability to offer our courses without the need of the position.

    10J. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the following co-curricular appointments for the 2019-2020 school year, to be compensated in accordance with Article 15 of the CTA contract, be approved:  

    We are fortunate to have so many teachers extending themselves beyond the classroom to enhance the total educational experience of our students.

    High School      
    Teresa Scott High School Senior Class Advisor/Graduation Coordinator $5,014.20
    Teresa Scott High School Senior Ball Advisor $1,504.26
    Michele Dunn High School High School National Honor Society Advisor $2,507.10
    Taylor Clark High School High School Student Council Co-advisor $1,220.91
    Andrea Hogan Middle School High School Student Council Co-advisor $1,411.23
    Meredith Callaghan High School Science Olympiad Co-advisor $1,504.26
    Kathleen Washburn High School Science Olympiad Co-advisor $1,504.26
    Melissa Roy High School Secondary AV Co-coordinator $1,691.32
    Karen Zaleski High School Secondary AV Co-coordinator $1,754.76
    Roger Wratten High School Model UN Co-advisor $1,268.49
    Nicole Goodelle High School Model UN Co-advisor $1,220.91
    Angelo Gaetano High School High School OVA Co-advisor  $752.13
    Mindy Pavone High School High School OVA Co-advisor  $634.25
    Angelo Gaetano High School High School Art Club Co-advisor $752.13
    Mindy Pavone High School High School Art Club Co-advisor $634.25
    Angelo Gaetano High School Junior Class Advisor/Prom Coordinator $5,014.20
    Margaret Steele High School Ninth Grade Class Advisor $1,268.49
    Kathleen Washburn High School Tenth Grade Class Advisor $1,268.49
    Frank Aurigema High School High School Science Fair Coordinator $1,268.49
    Jenna Wratten Middle School Drama Club Co-advisor $1,691.32
    Keith DeStefanis Theater Manager Drama Club Co-advisor $1,691.32
    Kathleen Washburn High School HS Rachel's Warriors Co-advisor $972.52
    Mindy Pavone High School HS Rachel's Warriors Co-advisor  $845.66
    Mary Hosey-Pardi High School Gay Straight Alliance $1,220.91
    Peter Loftus Middle School High School Musical Director $1,754.76
    Keith DeStefanis Theatre Manager High School Musical Technical Director $1,754.76
    Jenna Wratten Middle School High School Musical Vocal Director $2,005.68
    Jenna Wratten Middle School High School Musical Producer $1,002.84
    Norin Lavender Middle School High School Musical Pit Orchestra Director $3,509.94
    Keith DeStefanis Theatre Manager High School Musical Publicity Advisor $2,193.45
    Amy Pape Middle School High School Musical Art Director $1,504.26
    Norin Lavender Middle School Marching Band  $1,504.26
    Norin Lavender Middle School Jazz Band Director $2,005.68
    Jenna Wratten Middle School Chamber Singers (Show Choir) $3,008.52
    Ryan O'Rourke Middle School High School Musical Set Construction $1,504.26
    Kelly Landry Elementary School Assitant to the Director/Production Assistant Budget
    Janelle Conklin High School High School Chamber Orchestra Director $2,034.85
           
    Middle School      
    Susan King Middle School  National Junior Honor Society Advisor $2,507.10
    Ryan O'Rourke Middle School MS Technology Exploratory $1,504.26
    Amy Pape Middle School Middle School OVA Advisor $1,562.76
    Aften Ford Middle School MS Rachel's Warriors Co-advisor $845.66
    Mary Hosey-Pardi Middle School MS Rachel's Warriors Co-advisor $972.52
    Trisha Boucher Middle School Middle School YearbookCo-advisor $1,504.26
    Adriane Gemelli Middle School Middle School Yearbook Co-advisor $1,363.65
    Susan King Middle School Middle School Mathcounts Advisor $1,504.26
    Jenna Wratten Middle School Middle School Musical Director $3,008.52
    Jenna Wratten Middle School Middle School Musical Choreographer $1,002.84
    Hilary Lopata High School Middle School Musical Assistant Director Budget
    Kelly Landry Middle School Middle School Musical Costumer Budget
    Keith DeStefanis Middle School Middle School Musical Publicity Director Budget
    Amy Pape Middle School Middle School Musical Artistic Director Budget
    Ryan O'Rourke Middle School Middle School Musical Set Construction Budget
    Keith DeStefanis Theatre Manager Middle School Musical Crew Advisor Budget
    Trisha Boucher Middle School Middle School Science Fair Coordinator $1,363.65
    Amy Pape Middle School Middle School Art Club Director $1,562.76
           
    Elementary School      
    Lynn Hall Elementary School Olympics of the Visual Arts Advisor $1,504.26
    Laura Pominville Elementary School STEAM Advisor $1,268.49
    Kelly Landry Elementary School Elementary Science Fair Co-advisor $729.39
    Sarah Hullar Elementary School Elementary Science Fair Co-advisor $729.39
    Nancy Lillibridge Elementary School Elementary AV Coordinator $3,763.28
    Heather Cirelli Elementary School Elementary Math Olympiad and Continental Math Advisor $1,268.49
    Lynn Hall Elementary School Elementary Art Club $1,504.26

                                                                  
    10K. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the following students be appointed as Student Helpers, to be paid minimum wage, effective July 8, 2019 through August 23, 2019.   (Exhibit#20)

    Daniel Frank, Owen Saunders, Justn Tague and Andrew Wieder 

    We employ students to work in the summer.

     


    The following employees are not part of a union contract and, therefore, have individual contracts that need board approval before any changes are made.

    10L. BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby approves the Extension and Amendment to the Superintendent’s Employment Agreement dated February 28, 2017, and authorizes the Board President to execute the necessary Agreement pertaining to said Extension and Amendment; and

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the District Clerk is hereby directed to maintain a copy of the Agreement in a supplemental file to the minutes of this Board meeting and to maintain the signed original of the Agreement with Dr. Grimm’s personnel file.   Exhibit #21)

    10M. BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby approves the Extension and Amendment to the Assistant Superintendent for Business’ Employment Agreement dated February 28, 2017, and authorizes the Board President to execute the necessary Agreement pertaining to said Extension and Amendment; and

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the District Clerk is hereby directed to maintain a copy of the Agreement in a supplemental file to the minutes of this Board meeting and to maintain the signed original of the Agreement with Mr. Barretta’s personnel file. (Exhibit #22)      

    10N. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the contract between Julia Scranton, Confidential Secretary to the Superintendent/District Clerk, and the Clinton Central School District, effective July 1, 2019, be approved.   (Exhibit #23)

    10O. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the contract between Jennifer Kelly, payroll clerk, and the Clinton Central School District, effective July 1, 2019, be approved.   (Exhibit #24)

    10P. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the contract between Michael King, Coordinator of Athletics and Communication, and the Clinton Central School District, effective July 1, 2019, be approved.   (Exhibit #25)

    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 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  8:45am, Theater