• CLINTON CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
    BOARD OF EDUCATION
    REGULAR MEETING

     

    High School Senior Lounge

    September 24, 2019


    5:30pm


    (New Employee Introduction and Reception at 5:30pm, meeting immediately following)

     

    Agenda Annotation by Dr. Steve Grimm - in maroon text

     

     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. Audit Report - Ms. Tricia Lucas, D’Arcangelo and Co., LLP  2018-2019 Draft Audit Part 1  , 2018-2019 Draft Audit Part 2

    B. Bright Spots – Dr. Stephen Grimm

    - Administrators Reports

    C. Superintendent’s Report

    Administrators, teachers and staff have been very busy learning and growing as educators and leaders.  We will hear about some of those activities.

    - Professional Development Report

    2019 Summer Camp PLCs Report Out

    - District Goals

    The Board of Education has developed strategic district goals based on a summer workshop with adminstrators where they reviewed last years goals and progress, and future vision.

    Proposed CCS Strategic Goals 2019-20 .pdf

    - Capital Project Update

    - 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 September 24, 2019               

    B. Minutes from the Special Meeting held on August 13 , 2019   Minutes for August 13, 2019

    C. Minutes from the Special Meeting held on August 15 , 2019   Minutes for August 15, 2019

    D. Internal Claims Auditor Report  Internal Claims Auditor Report

    E. Summary Treasurer’s Report for July 2019   Summary Treasurer's Report for July 2019

    F. Summary Treasurer’s Report for August 2019   Summary Treasurer's Report for August 2019

    G.Treasurer’s Report for July 2019  Treasurer's Report for July 2109

    H.Treasurer’s Report for August 2019  Treasurer's Report for August 2019

    I. Executive Summary for July 2019   Executive Summary for July 2019

    J. Executive Summary for August 2019   Executive Summary for August 2019

    K. Revenues/expenditures by Month    Revenues/expenditures by Month 

    L. Extra-classroom Treasurer’s Report for June 2019    Extra-classroom Treasurer's Report for June 2019

    M.Extra-classroom Treasurer’s Report for July 2019   Extra-classroom Treasurer's Report for July 2019

    N. Extra-classroom Treasurer’s Report for August 2019   Extra-classroom Treasurer's Report for August 2019

    O. Committee on Preschool Special Education and Committee on Special Education (CSE) Report:  (Exhibit #15)

    Initial Review 0
    Program Review 5
    Annual Review 1
    Reevaluation (Triennial) 1
    Administrative Transfer 3
    Preschool 2
    504 Review 4
    504 Initial  1
    Amendment w/o Meeting Held 2


    P. Updated List of Substitute and Supervisory Personnel   (Exhibit #16)

    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. COMMITTEE/LIAISON REPORTS

    Some board members serve on various committees which may or may not have met.  This is an opportuniy for the public and other board members to hear about their work.

    A. Committees

    1. Finance Committee – Ms. Melinda Leising

    2. Policy Committee – Dr. Luke Perry

    B. Liaisons

    Some board members attend meetings of other district organizations.  This is an opportuniy for the public and other board members to hear about their work.

    1. CCSD Foundation – Dr. Luke Perry

    8. NEW BUSINESS

    A. BE IT RESOLVED that the draft audit distributed as a final document prepared by D’Arcangelo & Co., LLP for the 2018-2019 school year as required by section 170.2 subsection of the Commissioner’s Regulations be accepted and made part of this school district’s records.                    

    B. BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education accepts a donation from the Senior Class of 2019 to purchase sound equipment for the outdoor stadium.        Class of 2019 Donation

    $1,182.67       A.2705 (Gifts and Donations)

    Budgetary Distribution

    $1,182.67       A.2110.400.05.0000 (High School Contractual)

    C. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the contract between the Clinton Central School District and the Clinton Arena to use the facility for interscholastic hockey games and hockey practice beginning November 2019 through March 2020, at a cost of $22,492.99, be approved.   Clinton Arena Agreement     

    D. BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education accepts a donation from Pinny and George Kuckel to support the 2019-2020 Clinton Warriors Girls Ice Hockey team:  Girls Hockey Donation 

    $1,000           TA085 Hockey

    E. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the participation with the attached list of school districts in the Girls Varsity Hockey Program, pending receipt of a fully executed Memorandum of Agreement and current certificate of insurance, be approved.  List of Participating Schools

    This year's Girls Ice Hockey Team Program Proposal which contains information that explains the program.

    F. CLINTON CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT RESOLUTION APPROVING LEASE 

    This lease follows from the acceptance of the bid at the August 15, 2019 meeting. 

    WHEREAS, the School District does not currently own property which may be used to store the School District’s vehicles, and to provide School District transportation employees with space in which to conduct the School District’s transportation functions; and

    WHEREAS, the Board of Education desires to lease the entire facility and surrounding grounds and parking lots located at 3723 State Route 12B, Clinton, NY 13323 (hereinafter “Premises”) for such use; and

    WHEREAS, the School District’s administration has negotiated a lease to use the Premises through June 30, 2020, with an option to renew for four (4) separate one (1) year periods from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021, July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022,   July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023, and July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2024; and

    NOW, THEREFORE, the Board of Education hereby resolves to:       

    1. Approve the attached lease which was negotiated and approved by School District legal counsel and the Landlord for the Premises located at 3723 State Route 12B, Clinton, NY 13323 to be used to store the School District’s vehicles, and to provide School District transportation employees with space in which to conduct the School District’s transportation functions.  This lease is subject to Commissioner of Education approval before it is operative.

    2. This Resolution shall become effective immediately.   Lease Agreement

    G. BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education approves the disposal of the attached list of obsolete property.   Items for Disposal

    H. BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education accepts a donation from the Clinton Central School Foundation to purchase various supplies for Family and Consumer Science.   CCSD Foundation Donation

    $4,800            A.2705 (Gifts and Donations)

    Budgetary Distribution 

    $4,800           A.2110.450.04.0000 (Middle School Teacher Supplies)

    We again thank the Foundation for their relentless support of our students and school district!

    I. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, due to the expiration of the previous contract with Hale Transportation – Hale’s Bus Garage, payment of the invoices for the storage of buses and office space rental for the interim period of July 1, 2019 through August 31, 2019, in the amount $3000, per month be approved.   Hale Invoice  

    Because the lease with Hale Transportation expired June 30, 2019, there is no authorization to pay for the continued engagement with Hale Transportation without a resolution.  This resolution allows us to pay the invoices for the continued use through August 2019.                                                                         

    9. OTHER

    A. BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education adopts the District Strategic Goals for 2019-2020.  2019-2020 District Goals

     The Board of Education has developed strategic district goals based on a summer workshop with adminstrators where they reviewed last years goals and progress, and future vision.

    B.  BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education adopt the attached Principles of Governance document that provides some, but not all, general expectations of the Board of Education relating to the conduct of its members.   Principles of Governance  

    These represent the work of the Board in past workshops and meetings from last school year.  Accepting these in the form of a resolution openly communicates the Board's committment to these understandings.  The policy committee will also study whether or not they should be converted into policy, reside in a future Board Handbook, or some other option.

                                                                                                                               
    C. BE IT RESOLVED that, in accordance with Part 155.17 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, the Board of Education appoint a District Wide Safety Team to include: 

    Members Name Title
    Dr. Stephen Grimm Superintendent
    Mr. Joseph Barretta Assistant Superintendent for Business
    Mrs. Mary Lou Lauchert Board of Education President
    Dr. Matthew Lee High School Principal
    Mr. Jim Scoones Assistant Fire Chief, CSEA Representative
    Mr. Chuck Kriz School Resource Officer
    Mr. Jim Sojda Oneida County Office of Probation
    Officer Shaun Occhipinti Kirkland Police
    Mr. John King Teacher, CTA Representative
    Mr. Doug Soika Parent

    We have new members on the District Wide Safety Team which needs to be approved by the Board.  There have been legislative changes that have occured at the state level that will direct their activities and actions for this school year.

    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 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 #27)

    Lindsay Hayduk Girls   Field Hockey Volunteer
    Rob Larkin Boys  Varsity Soccer Volunteer  
    Brian McIntosh   Intramural Fitness Center Coach $440.00
    Heather Hillage-Scribner   Intramural Mighty Milers Coach $535.92
    Tom  Trevisani   Intramural Mighty Milers Coach $662.12
    Miranda  Stockbridge Girls  JV Volleyball Coach $2,441.82
    Nichelle Kelly Girls  Modified Volleyball Coach $2,034.85
    Abigail Lamont Girls  Modified Volleyball Coach $2,034.85
    Maggie Shaw Girls  Modified Volleyball Coach $2,034.85
          or Varsity Volleyball Volunteer  

     

    NOTE: Ms. Shaw’s modified volleyball coaching position is dependent upon team formation.

    We will analyze the number of students involved in modified volleyball and make a determination as to whether or not a third team is warranted.

    B. 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 or other agreements/understandings between the District and CTA, be approved:   (Exhibit #28)

    Bonnie  Hibbard High School Musical Rehearsal/Pit Pianist $1,002.84
    Maria Barresi High School Musical Choreographer $2,034.85
    Gail Tucker High School Musical Costumer $1,754.76
    Sarah  Gaetano Project LIT Clinton Middle School Advisor $1,220.91

     

    C. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the probationary appointment of Nicole DeVasto to the full time civil service position of Office Specialist 1, at an annual salary of $21,300.34, effective September 25, 2019, with a probationary period of 8 to 26 weeks, be approved.  (Exhibit #29)

    This is our permanent replacement for the elementary school position left vacant last May.


    12. QUESTIONS BY THE BOARD OF EDUCATION

    A. October 22 Meeting Date/time

    13. ADJOURNMENT

    14. UPCOMING EVENTS

    Date Event Time and Location
    September 25, 2019 General PTA Meeting 7:00pm, Senior Lounge
    September 27 & 28, 2019 Homecoming  
    October 1, 2019 Sports Boosters Meeting 7:00pm, Board Room
    October 5, 2019 Hall of Distinction Induction 4:00pm, Theater
    October 7, 2019 OCME Scholarship Recital 7:00pm, Theater
    October 8, 2019 MVCA College Night at MVCC 6:30pm - 8:30pm
    October 11, 2019 Eighth Grade Trip to NYC  
      Fire Prevention Day  
    October 14, 2019 Columbus Day School Closed
    October 16, 2019 CCSD Foundation Meeting 6:30pm, Senior Lounge
    October 18, 2019 Middle School Halloween Dance 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    October 22, 2019 Board of Education Meeting 5:30pm, Senior Lounge
    October 25, 2019 Superintendent's Conference Day No Classes
    October 26, 2019 Middle School Science Fair 8:00am -  Noon