• CLINTON CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
    ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING

    JULY 9, 2019

    Senior Study Hall Lounge

    5:30 PM

     

    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. 

     

    Tonight's meeting is consists of two parts; the Reorganizational Meeting, which involves annual appointments and other required actions, and the Regular Meeting portion.

     

    The Reorganizational Meeting Portion

    1. CALL TO ORDER
     
    The Clerk of the Board will assume the chair until a President is selected. 

    2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

    3. READING OF MISSION STATEMENT

    Clinton Central School proudly educates and empowers students to realize their potential and become thoughtful, contributing members of society.

    4. ELECTION OF OFFICERS  

    A. Election of President of the Board

    1. Move to open nominations for the position of President

    2. Accept nominations

    3. Move to close nominations

    4. Election

    5. Oath of Office 
    (President assumes chair)

    B. Election of Vice President

    1. Move to open nominations for the position of Vice-president

    2. Accept nominations

    3. Move to close nominations

    4. Election

    5. Oath of Office

    5. APPOINTMENTS

    5A. CLERK OF THE BOARD

    BE IT RESOLVED, the Board of Education hereby appoints that Ms. Julia Scranton as District Clerk at a stipend of $5,737.48 annually to serve at the pleasure of the Board. 

    The stipend also reflects the increase percentage that reflected the salaries of non-bargaining unit members.

    5B. DISTRICT TREASURER   

    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby appoints Mr. Joseph Barretta as District Treasurer at a salary of $19,856.80 to serve at the pleasure of the Board and authorizes the District Treasurer to sign checks for payroll, trust and agency, general fund capital, federal and cafeteria fund.

    This amount is part of Joe's overall salary that is reflected in his contract, not in addition to.

    5C. TAX COLLECTOR

    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby appoints NBT Bank as Tax Collecting Agency for the following towns Kirkland, Paris, Marshall, Vernon, New Hartford, and Westmoreland in the Clinton Central School District during the 2019-2020 school year.

    5D. BOARD’S INTERNAL CLAIMS AUDITOR (DELEGATE FOR EXPENSE REVIEW)

    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby appoints Ms. Linda Voce as Internal Claims Auditor (Delegate for Expense Review) at a stipend of $5400 annually to serve at the pleasure of the Board.

    6. OTHER APPOINTMENTS

    6A. INDEPENDENT AUDITOR

    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education appoints D’Arcangelo & Co., LLC as Independent Auditors for the Clinton Central School District for the 2019-2020 school year. 

    6B. EXTRA-ACTIVITIES FUND TREASURER

    BE IT RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, Mrs. Angela Thieme be appointed Extra-Activities Fund Treasurer for the 2019-2020 school year. 

    6C. SCHOOL ATTORNEY

    BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education appoints Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC as special counsel for the Clinton Central School District as needed for the 2019-2020 school year.

    BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE Board of Education appoints Hancock, Estabrook, LLP as special counsel for the Clinton Central School District as needed for the 2019-2020 school year.

    BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education appoints Ferrara Fiorenza PC as special counsel for the Clinton Central School District as needed for the 2019-2020 school year.

    BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education appoints Costello, Cooney & Fearon, PLLC as special counsel for the Clinton Central School District as needed for the 2019-2020 school year.

    6D. SCHOOL PHYSICIAN

    BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, Dr. Christopher Alinea be appointed as Medical Director/School Physician for the 2019-2020 school year.

    6E. ASBESTOS DESIGNEE

    BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, Mr. Brad Preston be appointed Asbestos Designee from July 1, 2019 through September 4, 2019.

    We will designate our new Director of Facitilities to take over from September 4th on.

    6F. CHEMICAL HYGIENE OFFICER

    BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, Mr. Brad Preston be appointed Chemical Hygiene Officer from July 1, 2019 through Sept 4, 2019.

    Same as above and any other time Brad's name appears.

    6G. PURCHASING AGENT

    BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education appoints Mr. Joseph Barretta as the Purchasing Agent for the Clinton Central School District to serve at the pleasure of the Board.

    6H. HIPAA COORDINATOR

    BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, Ms. Cynthia Smiegal be appointed HIPAA Coordinator for the 2019-2020 school year.

    6I. MEDICAID COMPLIANCE OFFICER

    BE IT RESOLVED that Mr. Joseph Barretta be appointed as Medicaid Compliance Officer for the 2019-2020 school year.

    6J. MEDICARE PART D AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE

    BE IT RESOLVED that Mr. Joseph Barretta be appointed as Medicare Part D Authorized Representative for the 2019-2020 school year.

    6K.  TITLE VI AND IX COMPLIANCE OFFICER(S)

    BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, Dr. Matthew Lee and Ms. Kathleen Fonda be appointed as Title VI and Title IX Compliance officers for the 2019-2020 school year.

    6L.  DISABILITIES SECTION 504 AND TITLE II COMPLIANCE OFFICER

    BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of Superintendent, Ms. Kathleen Fonda be appointed as Disabilities Section 504 and Title II Compliance officer for the 2019-2020 school year.

    6M. RECORDS MANAGEMENT OFFICER

    BE IT RESOLVED that Mr. Joseph Barretta be appointed as Records Management Officer for the 2019-2020 school year.

    6N. RECORDS ACCESS OFFICER

    BE IT RESOLVED that Ms. Julia Scranton be appointed as Records Access Officer for the 2019-2020 school year.

    6O. LEAD EVALUATOR

    WHEREAS, evidence exists that Ms. Ellen Leuthauser, Dr. Matthew Lee, Dr. Shaun Carney, Ms. Kathleen Fonda and Ms. Debora Van Slyke have completed training which meets the requirements of 8 NYCRR 30-2.9 and the Clinton Central School District Annual Performance Professional Review Plan for certification as a Lead Evaluators of teachers, therefore

    BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, Ms. Ellen Leuthauser, Dr. Matthew Lee, Dr. Shaun Carney, Ms. Kathleen Fonda and Ms. Debora Van Slyke be certified as Lead Evaluators of teachers.

    6P. LEAD EVALUATOR

    WHEREAS, evidence exists that Dr. Stephen Grimm has completed training which meets the requirements of 8 NYCRR 30-2.9 and the Clinton Central School District Annual Performance Professional Review Plan for certification as a Lead Evaluator of teachers/principals, therefore

    BE IT RESOLVED that Dr. Stephen Grimm be certified as Lead Evaluator of teachers/principals.

    6Q. FINANCIAL ADVISORS

    BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education hereby appoints R. Timbs Advisory Group, Inc. as Financial Advisor for 2019-2020.

    7. DESIGNATIONS

    7A. OFFICIAL NEWSPAPERS

    BE IT RESOLVED that The Waterville Times and The Rome Sentinel be hereby designated as the official newspapers for the school district for the 2019-2020 school year.

    7B. BANK DEPOSITORIES

    BE IT RESOLVED that NBT Bank be designated as the official bank for financial services for the 2019-2020 school year.

    7C. MEETING DATES AND TIMES

    BE IT RESOLVED that the regular meetings of the Board to be held on the fourth Tuesday of each month, unless otherwise indicated, in the Secondary Media Center at 5:30 PM.
                                                                                                                                                     

    8. AUTHORIZATIONS

    8A. CERTIFICATION OF PAYROLL

    BE IT RESOLVED that Dr. Stephen L. Grimm, Superintendent, is authorized to Certify Payroll for the 2019-2020 school year.

    8B. CUSTODIAN OF PETTY CASH

    BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the following be appointed Custodians of Petty Cash for the designated locations and amounts for the 2019-2020 school year:  

    Business Office Mr. Joseph Barretta $100
    High School Office Dr. Matthew Lee $100
    Middle School Office Dr. Shaun Carney $100
    Elementary School Office Mrs. Ellen Leuthauser $100
    Athletic Office Mr. Michael King $100


    8C. CONFERENCE, WORKSHOP, CONVENTIONS ATTENDANCE

    BE IT RESOLVED that the Superintendent be authorized to approve attendance at conferences, workshops and conventions as per the 2019-2020 budget.

    8D.  AUTHORIZED SIGNATURE ON CHECKS 

    BE IT RESOLVED that the District Treasurer be authorized to sign all checks using a facsimile signature for 2019-2020.

    8E. BUDGET TRANSFER AUTHORIZATION

    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Superintendent, or his/her designee, be authorized to approve all budget transfers under the amount of $5000.

    From time to time during the year, the Board approves transfers greater than this amount.  The limit set here and in policy is what requires those approvals.

    8F.  GRANTS IN AID APPLICATIONS

    BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education authorizes the Superintendent, or his designee, to file grant applications for Federal and State Funds for 2019-2020.

    8G. CHANGE ORDERS

    BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education delegates authority to approve change orders up to $30,000, which are reasonably necessary to the proper progress and administration of ongoing construction projects and which are within the general scope of the referendum, to the Superintendent of Schools or his designee.  All change orders must be ultimately approved by the Board of Education. 

    9. OFFICIAL UNDERTAKINGS

    9A. COMMERCIAL CRIME INSURANCE APPROVAL

    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education provide commercial crime insurance for the positions listed below for 2019-2020 as follows:

    Tax Collector ($1 million)

    District Treasurer ($1 million)

    Extra Classroom Central Treasurer ($1 million)

    9B. LOANS FROM THE GENERAL FUND

    BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education hereby authorizes the District Treasurer to loan from the General Fund to the Federal Fund, the Capital Fund, and the Cafeteria Fund only such sums as are necessary to pay the then current payrolls and warrants until revenues are received from the respective funds for 2019-2020.

    9C. INVESTMENT OF FUNDS

    BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education hereby authorizes the District Treasurer to invest school district monies in accordance with Section 1604-A and 1723-A of the Education Law and other pertinent regulations for 2019-2020.

    10. OTHER DESIGNATIONS

    10A. LOCAL ADVISORY COUNCIL

    BE IT RESOLVED that the BOCES Advisory Council for Occupational Education be designated as the Occupational Education Advisory Council for Clinton Central School District for the 2019-2020 school year.

    10B. REPRESENTATIVE TO THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF ONEIDA-HERKIMER-MADISON SCHOOL BOARD INSTITUTE

    BE IT RESOLVED that _________________________________ be appointed as the Board’s representative to the Executive Committee of the Oneida-Herkimer-Madison School Boards Institute. 

    This will be a board member yet to be determined.

    10C. COMMITTEE ON PRESCHOOL SPECIAL EDUCATION

    BE IT RESOLVED that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the following people be approved to serve as members of the Committee on Preschool Special Education for the school year 2019-2020:

    - Chairperson:Kathleen Fonda;
    - An evaluator of the child:On a case by case basis;
    - A Representative of Oneida County:TBD by Oneida County;
    - Parent of the Child; 
    - Student (whenever appropriate).

    10D. COMMITTEE ON SPECIAL EDUCATION

    BE IT RESOLVED that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the following people be approved to serve as members of the Committee on Special Education for the school year 2019-2020.

    - Chairperson:Kathleen Fonda;
    - School Psychologist:Caterina Kernan;
    - School Physician/Medical Director:Dr. Christopher Alinea;
    - Teacher of Referred Student:On a case-by-case basis;
    - Special Education Teacher or Related Service Provider:On a case-by-case basis;
    - Education Administrators:Matthew Lee, Ellen Leuthauser, Shaun Carney (On a case by case Basis for students in their respective buildings);

    - Parent of the Child;
    - Student (whenever appropriate).

    10E. SUBCOMMITTEE ON PRESCHOOL SPECIAL EDUCATION

    BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, subcommittees on Preschool Special Education be composed of the following:

    - Parent of the child;
    - At least one regular education teacher of such child (if the child is, or may be, participating in the regular education environment);
    - At least one special education teacher, or where appropriate, at least one special education provider (i.e., related service provider) of such child;
    - At the discretion of the parent, other individuals who have knowledge or special expertise regarding the child, including related service personnel as appropriate;
    - Whenever appropriate the child with a disability;
    - For a child in transition from the early intervention program and services (Infant and Toddler Programs), the appropriate licensed or certified professional from the Department of Health’s Early Intervention Program.  This professional must attend all meetings of the CPSE conducted prior to the child’s initial receipt of services.

    10F. SUBCOMMITTEE ON SPECIAL EDUCATION

    BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, subcommittees on Special Education be composed of the following:

    The parent of the child;
    - At least one regular education teacher of the child (if the child is, or may be participating in the regular education environment;
    - At least one special education, or where appropriate, at least one special education provider (i.e., related service provider) for the child;
    - Committee on Special Education Chairperson or Building Administrator;
    - At the discretion of the Parent, other individuals who have knowledge or special expertise regarding the child, including related services personnel as appropriate;
    - Whenever appropriate the student with the disability;
    - A school psychologist, whenever a new psychological evaluation is reviewed or a change to program option with a more intensive staff/student ration, as set forth in section 200.6(f)(4) of the Regulations of the Commissioner, is considered.

    10G. IMPARTIAL HEARING OFFICERS

    BE IT RESOLVED that the listing of impartial hearing officers as maintained by the Impartial Hearing Reporting system (IHRS) and the New York State Education Department be approved.

    10H. OHM BOCES HEALTH CONSORTIUM VOTING DELEGATE

    BE IT RESOLVED that Dr. Stephen L. Grimm, Superintendent, be appointed the voting delegate to the Oneida-Herkimer-Madison (OHM) BOCES School Health Consortium, effective July 1, 2019.

    10I.OHM BOCES HEALTH CONSORTIUM SUBSTITUTE VOTING DELEGATE 

    BE IT RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of schools, the recommendation to approve the designation of Joseph Barretta, Assistant Superintendent for Business, as the substitute voting delegate to the Oneida-Herkimer-Madison (OHM)  BOCES School Health Consortium in the absence of the Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Stephen L. Grimm, effective July 1, 2019.

    10J. WIRE TRANSFERS

    BE IT RESOLVED that the District Treasurer is authorized to execute wire transfers of District Funds.

    10K. AUTHORIZATION FOR COOPERATIVE BIDDING

    Whereas, it is the plan of a number of public school districts in Oneida, Herkimer and Madison Counties, New York to bid jointly for school supplies, equipment, food products, etc.; and whereas the Board of Education is so desirous of participating with other school districts in Oneida, Herkimer and Madison Counties in the joint bidding of the commodities mentioned above as authorized by General Municipal Law, Section 119-0; and whereas the Board of Cooperative Educational Services wishes to appoint a committee to assume the responsibility for drafting of specifications, advertising for bids, accepting and opening bids, tabulating bids, reporting the results to the Board of Education and making recommendations thereon; now therefore, the Clinton  Central School Board of Education hereby appoints the Regional Committee of Business Officials to represent it in all matters related above, and further the Board authorized the above-mentioned committee to represent it in all matters entering into a contract for the purchase of the above mentioned commodities; and further the Board agrees to assume its equitable share of the costs of the cooperative bidding; and finally the Board agrees (1) to abide by majority decisions of the participating districts on quality standards; (2) that unless all bids are rejected, it will comply with the recommendations of the committee; (3) that after award of the contract(s), it will conduct all negotiations directly with the successful bidder(s).

    10L. BOARD POLICIES

    BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education reaffirms previously adopted policies for the 2019-2020 school year subject to the revision and amendments which may be adopted during the year.

    10M.  CELL PHONE, RADIO USE

    BE IT RESOLVED, that cell phones may be issued to people in the following positions:

    Superintendent
    Assistant Superintendent for Business
    Building Administrators
    Director of Pupil Personnel Services
    Director of Curriculum and Instruction

    Head Custodian
    Maintenance Department
    Bus Dispatcher
    Bus Drivers - for emergency use on extra driving trips.

    Theatre Manager
    Coordinator of Athletics and Communication                                 

    10N.  MILEAGE RATE

    BE IT RESOLVED, to pay mileage at the current IRS rate for the 2019-2020 school year.

     

    Organizational agenda completed. Continue to Regular Meeting

     

    11.  INFORMATION-REPORTS-PROPOSAL/SUPERINTENDENT & STAFF 

    A. Bright Spots

    ·   Yearbook Award

    .   Santoli Award Celebration

    B. Superintendent’s Report

    ·   K-5 ELA Curriculum

    This will be a brief opportunity to inform the board about the discussion from the policy committee where it was determined to revise the current policy on curriculum (4200) in order to reflect how the board desires to handle the development and approval of curriculum 

    ·   K-5 ELA Literacy Program

    This will be brief recap of the literacy program and the final quotes that we received.  The expiration date was updated, the professional services that will not be covered from the Foundation donation were separated, and Mrs. VanSlyke and I participated in a 90 minute phone conference with the representative in order to fully understand the quote in its entirety line by line.  Approval of the program and the associated resource materials occurs later in the meeting.

    ·   Capital Project

    Brief update on progress around the district.

    ·   Other

    12.  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. 

    13. 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  Agenda for July 9,2019                                             

    B. Minutes of the Regular Meeting held on June 18, 2019   Minutes for 06/18/19

    C. Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) and Committee on Special Education Report:  (Exhibit #2)

    Initial Review 0
    Program Review 4
    Annual Review 9
    Reevaluation (Triennial) 3
    Administrative Transfer 0
    Preschool 0
    504 Review 0
    504 Initial  3
    Amendment w/o Meeting Held 2


    14. BOARD COMMITTEES

    A. Discussion of Committees and Memberships for 2019-2020

    Finance & Audit Committee

    Facilities Committee

    Policy Committee

    B. Discussion of Committee Liaisons for 2019-2020

    District Safety Committee Liaison

    District Technology Committee Liaison

    CCSD Foundation Liaison

    15. NEW BUSINESS

    15A. Curriculum

        1. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the adoption of the K-5 ELA “Into Reading” Program, and the associated instructional materials, be approved.  Into Reading Proposal

    The Board received a presentation at the last meeting regarding a new program that has been recommend for K-5 titled "Into Reading", which is addresses reading and writing instruction.

     

    15B.  BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education accepts a donation form the Clinton Central School Foundation to purchase materials and supplies for the Into Reading Program:  Donation

    This is an extraordinary gift from the Foundation that allows us to provide excellent reading and writing instruction to all elementary school students.  Without such a donation, we would have been implementing the program slowly over the next five years.  Instead, we will be able launch the program in all grades this fall!  Thank you Foundation!

    $134,639.63    A.2705 (Gifts and Donations)

    Budgetary Distribution

    $134,639.63    A.2110.450.01.0000 (Elementary School Materials and Supplies)  

    15C. 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 transfers, be approved.    Budget Transfers

    15D. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the agreement between Developmental Therapy Associates, PLLC, and the Clinton Central School District, to provide physical and/or occupational therapy services for the 2019-2020 school year, in accordance with the attached agreement, be approved.   DTA Agreement

    This allows us to utilize this agency to handle some of our needs in this area. 

    15E. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the contract for Cooperative Educational Services for the 2019-2020 school year be approved.   OHM BOCES Agreement  

    15F. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Contract for Electrical Work for the Smartschools Bond Project at Clinton Central School be awarded to Oneida Electrical Contractors for the amount of $699,808, in accordance with Policy #6700, contingent upon the submission of the appropriate and acceptable bonds and insurances as required by the Contract Documents.   Bid Acceptance                                                                                                                                          

    This is related to the Capital Project, part of which is the Smart Schools project funded by the bond.

    16. 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. 

    17. PERSONNEL

    17A. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the resignation of Amie Johnson from the position of LOTE 9-12 Building Level Instructional Leader for the 2019-2020 school year, be accepted.   (Exhibit #9)       

    Due to her recent appointment as the Coordinator of Professional Development and Instructional Coach, she will no longer be leading the LOTE Department. 

    17B. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the following Instructional Leader be appointed for the 2019-2020 school year with a stipend in the amount of $2000:                             

    Roger Wratten: LOTE 9-12 Building Level Instructional Leader        

    17C. 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:

    Michael Stanton      High School Mathletics Advisor   $1,220.91

    Retiring teacher Nancy Zumpano used to do this.

    17D. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the resignation of Michael Tesak from the position of Girls Modified Soccer Head Coach for the 2019-2020 school year, be accepted.   (Exhibit #10)                                                      

    17E. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the following coaching appointment 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 #11)

    Mallory Galiulo       Girls Modified Soccer Head Coach     $2,034.85   

    We are fortunate to have another teacher coaching, and she was a stand-out player "back in the day"!                                                          

    What follows are recommendations that have resulted from months long searches, interviews, and other hard work on the part of our teachers, administrators, secretaries and other staff.

    17F. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the appointment of Michelle Trela to the three year probationary tenure track position of elementary 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 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 #12)

    Replaces a teacher who left mid-year for which we used a long-term substitute through the end of the year.

    17G. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the appointment of Paige Culver to the four year probationary tenure track position of elementary teacher at Step 4MA, 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 #13)

    An additional teacher due to the numbers in the 5th grade as discussed during the budget development process.

    17H. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the appointment of Natalie Bock to the four year probationary tenure track position of secondary social studies teacher at Step 3MA, 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 #14)                    

    17I. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the appointment of Rachel Grisham to the four year probationary tenure track position of school social worker 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 #15)

    Replaces the Counselor who left the elementary school. 

    17J. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, a maximum of sixteen summer work days for Amie Johnson, to provide professional development and mentoring coordination services for faculty and administrators, to be compensated at a daily rate of $314.90 for 2018-2019, and $336.50 for 2019-2020, be approved.         

    We grant similar work hours annually for the Coordinator of Professional Development.  The change in personnel requires an update to who will be working in the summer.

    17K. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the resignation with intent to retire of William Schlist from the position of school bus driver, after 33 years of service to the District, be accepted with regret.   (Exhibit #16)

    We thank him for his dedicated service to our district and community, and will miss him dearly.

    17L. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the resignation with intent to retire of Cynthia Callahan from the position of school bus driver, after 36 years of service to the District, be accepted with regret.  (Exhibit #17)               

    We thank her for her dedicated service to our district and community, and will miss her dearly.
                                                                    
    17M. 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 #18)

    NOTE: This updated version corrects the error in the calculation of Mr. King’s compensation.

    17N. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the appointment of Francesco Milana to the four year probationary tenure track position of technology teacher at Step 10MA, 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 he shall not be eligible for tenure at that time, be approved.  (Exhibit #19)

     

    EXECUTIVE SESSION

     

    17O.  BOARD OF EDUCATION RESOLUTION APPROVING AMENDED AGREEMENT FOR COORDINATOR OF ATHLETICS AND COMMUNICATION

    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board hereby expressly adopts and approves the aforementioned amended Agreement with Michael King, Coordinator of Athletics and Communication, effective July 1, 2019, and authorizes and directs the Superintendent to sign and thereby execute the Agreement on behalf of the District; and

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board Clerk is hereby directed to maintain a copy of the amended Agreement in a supplemental file to the minutes of this Board meeting and to maintain the signed original of the Agreement with Mr. King’s personnel file. (Exhibit #20)

    18. QUESTIONS ASKED BY BOARD OF EDUCATION

    This is an opportunity for the Board to discuss items of their choosing.

    19. EXECUTIVE SESSION

    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 another executive session tonight.

     

    20. ADJOURNMENT

    20. COMING EVENTS

    Note the new Fall Athletics Orientation developed by our new Athletic Director Mike King!

    Date Event Time and Location
    August 13, 2019 Board of Education Meeting 5:30pm, Senior Study Hall
    August 15, 2019 Board of Education Workshop 5:30pm, Senior Study Hall
    August 18, 2019 Fall Athletics Orientation 7:00pm, Theater
    August 19. 20219 Fall JV & Varsity Sports Begin  
    August 26, 2019 Fall Modified Sports Begin