• CLINTON CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
    BOARD OF EDUCATION
    REGULAR MEETING
     

    Senior Lounge
    August 13, 2019
    5:30pm

     

    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

    ·   SBI Awards

    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 August 13, 2019                     

    B. Minutes from the Reorganizational and Regular Meeting held on July 9, 2019   Minutes for 07/09/19

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

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

    E.  Executive Summary   Executive Summary

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

    G. Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) and Committee on Special Education (CSE) Report:  (Exhibit #6)

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


    H. Updated List of Substitute and Supervisory Personnel    (Exhibit #7)

    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

    The following resolution adopts the tax levy at what we indicated back in May (a 2.24% increase). However, the amount indicated in the reslution includes both the 2.24% tax increase and the approved library tax of $324,784. Here is a link to the board meeting - see slide 35 under the revenue from Real Property Taxes:  May 14 Budget Hearing/Meeting

    7A. BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approve the following tax collection resolution:

    To the collectors of the Clinton Central School District, Towns of Kirkland, Paris, Westmoreland, Marshall, Whitestown, New Hartford, Vernon, County of Oneida, New York State:

    You are hereby commanded:

    1. To give notice and start collection on September 1, 2019, in accordance with the provision of Section 1322 of the Real Property Tax Law.

    2. To give notice that tax collection will end on September 30, 2019 without penalty and October 31, 2018 with penalty.

    3. To collect taxes in the total sum of $16,030,990 in the same manner that collectors are authorized to collect town and county taxes in accordance with the provisions of Section 1318 of the Real Property Tax Law.

    4. To make no changes or alterations in the tax warrant or the attached tax rolls but shall return the same to the Board of Education. The Board may recall its warrant and tax roll for correction of errors or omission in accordance with the provision of Section 1316 of the Real Property Tax Law.

    5. To forward by mail to each owner of real property listed on the tax rolls within ten days after the start of collection statement of taxes due on property on tax bill forms provided by the School District in accordance with the provisions of Section 922 of the Real Property Tax Law.  To forward by mail, without interest penalties, to the office of the county treasurer adetailed tax bill of all state land parcels liable for taxes on the school tax rolls in accordance with provisions of Section 540 and 544 of the Real Property Tax Law.

    6. To receive from each of the taxable corporations and natural persons, the sum listed on the attached tax rolls without interest penalties when such sums are paid before the end of the first month of the tax collection period.  To add two percent interest penalties (5 percent for Whitestown and New Hartford) to all taxes collected during the second month of the tax collection.

    7. To promptly return the warrant at its expiration and if any taxes on the attached tax rolls shall be unpaid at that time, deliver an accounting thereof on forms showing by town the total tax levy, the total amounts collected and total amounts remaining uncollected as required by Section 1330 of the Real Property Tax Law.

    The warrant is issued pursuant to Sections 910, 912 and 914 of the Real Property Tax Law and is delivered in accordance with Sections 1306 and 1318 of this law.  It is effective immediately after it is properly signed by a majority of the members of the Board of Education.  The warrant shall expire on the date stated unless a renewal or extension has been endorsed on the face of this warrant in writing in accordance with Section 308, subdivision 2 of the Real Property Tax Law.

    WHEREAS, the Board of Education has been authorized by the voters at the Budget Referendum of May 21, 2019, to raise for the current budget of 2019-2020 a sum not to exceed $29,237,218.

    THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education fixes the equalized tax rates by towns and confirm the extension of the taxes as they appear on the attached described tax roll.

    AND BE IT HEREBY DIRECTED, that the tax warrant of this Board of Education, duly signed, shall be affixed to the attached described tax rolls authorizing the collection of said taxes to begin September 1, 2019 and end October 31, 2019, giving the tax warrant an effective period of 60 days for the Towns of Kirkland, Westmoreland, Paris, Marshall, Vernon, New Hartford and Whitestown, at the expiration of which time the tax collectors shall make an accounting in writing to the Board of Education.

    AND IT IS FURTHER DIRECTED, that the delinquent tax penalties shall be fixed as follows:

    First month free period, Second month interest of 2 percent added (5 percent for Whitestown and New Hartford).   Tax Warrant

    (Roll call vote, signatures)

    7B. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, that, in accordance with Policy #5152 (Admission of Non-Resident Students) and Part 174 of the Commissioner’s Regulations, tuition rates for the 2019-2020 school year be set as follows:   Tuition

    Grades 7-12: $9,100     

    I believe we have at least one remaining student; however, we need to set this annually as we may need to charge other districts if we are under an arrangement to provide education to any of their students - not currently happening.                         

    7C. 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 Transfer Items

    Description Account Code Increase Decrease Reason
    Sub Teachers A2110.140.00 $9,000   Increase in
    Teacher Salary A2110.120.00   $9,000 substitute teachers.
             
    Transportation Salary A5510.160.00 $12,000   Increase in salary
    Teacher Retirement A9020.800.00   $12,000 for transportation 
             
    Regular School BOCES A2110.490.00 $284,000    
    Health Insurance A9060.800.00   $100,000 To purchase 60 interactive flat
    Employee Deferral A9089.800.00   $100,000 panel with IQ SMART Learning 
    Operations - Electricity A1620.430.00   $60,000 Suite wall display mounts and 
    Operations - Gas A1620.420.00   $24,000 professional development.

        
    7D. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the agreement between Upstate Cerebral Palsy and the Clinton Central School District to provide educational services for district students enrolled in the Tradewinds Education Center for the 2019-2020 school year, be approved.  UCP Agreement    

    7E.BE IT RESOLVED that the agreement between Madison-Oneida BOCES and the Clinton Central School District to provide bus maintenance services beginning July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020, be approved.   Bus Maintenance Agreement

    BOCES has been providing maintenance to our buses for a number of years.

    7F. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the agreement between the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office and the Clinton Central School District to provide the equivalent of one full time Special Patrol Officer for the 2019-2020 school year, be approved.  SPO Agreement

    Additional Item Pending

    (Consideration of transportation bid as publicized on July 31, 2019 Link to Proposal)

     

    7G. BUS STORAGE, WASHING AND DISPATCHING FACILITIES

    WHEREAS, the District advertised for bids to provide the services of Storage, Washing of School Buses and lease of Dispatching Facilities for the 2019-2020 school year; and

    WHEREAS, two (2) proposals were duly and timely received in response to the bid solicitation as previously authorized; and

    WHEREAS, said timely bids were received and opened on August 12, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Clinton Central School District Business Office, 75 Chenango Avenue, Clinton, New York; and

    WHEREAS, the District has conducted due diligence and a review of the specifications of the timely bid responses; and

    WHEREAS, the Board has reviewed the proposed Lease and Service Agreement with Clinton Auto, to provide such leasing and services for the 2019-2020 school year;

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby awards the successful bid for the services of Storage, Washing of School Buses and lease of Dispatching Facilities for the 2019-2020 school year, to Clinton Auto Service, Inc, of Clinton, New York, as lowest responsive, responsible bidder, for a total bid price of Seventeen Thousand and Four Hundred Dollars ($17,400.00) for bus storage and leasing of office facilities, and $27 per bus wash, subject to entering into the Lease and Service Agreement attached hereto, and further upon the filing of insurance documents and other required matters set forth in the bid solicitation documents and Lease and Service Agreement; and it is further

    RESOLVED that the Superintendent of Schools or his designee is authorized to execute the Lease and Service Agreement as above-described.  Bid Analysis

     

    8. 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. 

    9. PERSONNEL

    9A. BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the creation of the civil service position of Senior Building Mechanic, be approved.   (Exhibit #14)

    This will allow us to hire our new Director of Facilities under this title.

    9B.  BE IT RSOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the appointment of Glenn Kulinski to the full time civil service position of Senior Building Mechanic, to be compensated at an annual salary of $65,000, with a probationary period of 8 to 26 weeks, effective August 19, 2019, be approved.  (Exhibit #15)

    This is our recommendation for our Director of Facilities.  There was an extensive search of candidates, followed by an interview process that involved relevent stakeholders.  Desired characteristics were created, aligned interview questions were created, and answers were evalauted.  Glenn is not a complete stranger to us as he has been assigned to Clinton as part of the building mechanic CoSer with MO BOCES.  He will be taking over for Brad in September.

    The following actions are a result of replacing Brad on our reorg list of designations and responsibilities.

    9C. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, Glen Kulinski be appointed Asbestos Designee from September 5, 2019 through the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.

    9D. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, Glen Kulinski be appointed Chemical Hygiene Officer from September 5, 2019 through the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.

    9E.  BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the appointment of Brad Preston as a consultant in the Facilities Department from September 5, 2019 through June 30, 2020, on an as needed basis, at an hourly rate of $35.00 be approved. (Exhibit #16)                   

    This will allow us to bring back Brad at times during the school year to support us as needed.              

    9F. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the increase in the salary in the amount of $42,043 for Frank Tizzano in compensation for performing additional duties pertaining to compliance with 19-A  Part 6 of the Commissioner’s Regulation , effective July 1, 2019, be approved.   (Exhibit #17)

    NOTE: Mr. Tizzano has taken on duties previously performed by Cynthia Callahan who has retired.

    The amount of money added to his salary is similar to that which was provided to Cynthia for the same service and time.

    9G. 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 District Clerk in the event of the emergency absence of Julia Scranton, District Clerk, for the 2019-2020 school year.

    Proactive - In case Julia should not be able to attend a board meeting.

    9H. BE IT RESOLVED that the resignation of Melissa Downs from the position of Girls JV Soccer Coach for the 2019-2020 school year be accepted with regret.   (Exhibit #18)

    9I. BE IT RESOLVED that the resignation of Mallory Galiulo Faffley from the position of Girls Modified Soccer Coach for the 2019-2020 school year be accepted with regret.  (Exhibit #19)

    She was slated to be our modified coach and now we are recommending her for the next level due to the vacancy left by Melissa.  She is also a teacher.

    9J. 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 #20)

    Tom Trevisani Boys Modified Football Assistant Coach $2,648.48
    Mallory Faffley Girls  JV Soccer Coach $2,034.85
    Michelle Taranto Girls Modified Soccer Coach $2,034.85
    Riley Ellis Boys Varsity Soccer Volunteer  

    We are lucky to have Tom back into coaching football.  He is a PE teacher at the ES and a former Clinton football standout, "back in the day".


    9K. 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:

    Michelle  Taranto Middle School Student Council Advisor  $2,441.82
    Jennifer  Edmunds Awards Committee Chair  $1,002.84


    10. BOARD OF EDUCATION WORKSHOP

    A. Discussion of District Goals 2019-2020   

    The Board and District Leadership Team will discuss and develop strategic goals for the coming school year.  Here is a link to a folder containing documents that will be reviewed.  One of the documents is the agenda, which is a good place to start:  8-13-19 BOE Meeting Strategic Plan Discussion

    11. QUESTIONS BY THE BOARD OF EDUCATION

    12. ADJOURNMENT

    13. COMING EVENTS

    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 21, 2019 New Family Orientation High School Cafeteria
    August 26, 2019 Fall Modified Sports Begin  
    August 28, 2019 Ninth Grade Orientation High School Cafeteria
    September 2, 2019 Labor Day School Closed
    September 3 & 4, 2019 Staff Development  
    September 5, 2019 Classes Begin  
      Financial Aid Informaiton Night 5:45pm
      High school Open House 7:00pm, Theater
    September 6, 2019 Bus Safety Drill  
    September 11, 2019 Kindergarten Curriculum Night 6:00pm, Elementary School
    September 12, 2019 Middle School Open House 6:00pm, Theater
    September 16-20, 2019 Bus Safety Week  
    September 18, 2019 CCSD Foundation Meeting 6:30pm, Senior Lounge
    September 19, 2019 Elementary Open House 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    September 20, 2019 Middle School Open House 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    September 24, 2019 Board of Education Meeting 5:30pm, Senior Lounge
    September 25, 2019 General PTA Meeting 7:00pm, Senior Lounge
    September 27&28, 2019 Homecoming