• CLINTON CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

    BOARD OF EDUCATION

    REGULAR MEETING

    Senior Lounge
    October 29, 2019
    5:30pm

     

    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 HEARING

    A. District-wide Safety Plan 

    Revised Safety Plan - Live as of October 28, 2019, 7pm

     There have been some changes in the law and regulations related to District Safety Plans.  One such change is the annual adoption of the district-level plan.  The plan was posted on September 19, 2019, and since then, our District Safety Team has analyzed the plan and have made some minor changes.  This is an opportunity for any related public comments.  In addition, I will take some time to show the changes and review important aspects of the plan or process.

     

    5. 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. 

     

    6. INFORMATION-REPORTS-PROPOSAL/SUPERINTENDENT & STAFF                                  

    A. Bright Spots – Dr. Stephen Grimm

    · Board of Education Recognition

    · Administrators Reports

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

    · Other

     

    B. Superintendent’s Report

    · Breakfast Program

    We will hear how the elementary school breakfast program is going.  Hint:  it's going very well.

    · CyberPatriot Club

    I will be asking the Board to approve a volunteer who will be running a special interest club related to cybersecurity.  CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Education Program created by the Air Force Association (AFA) to inspire K-12 students toward careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to our nation's future.  We are fortunate to have a volunteer with great experience and interest, and he lives right here in Clinton!

    · Professional Development Update

    You will hear about professional development that has been taking place in the district since the last board meeting, including the Superintendent's Conference Day Friday, October 25th.

    · School Start Time

    I will be forming a study group that will examine the possibility of a common start time for the elementary, middle and high schools in the district.  A couple reasons why is scheduling and the negative effects of a lack of sleep for our middle and high school students.  I will present more information at the meeting.

    · Capital Project Update

    We will update you on the past, present and future.

    · Budget Development Calendar

    Here we go! The very beginning of the budget developoment process.

    ·Assessment Results

    Principals will discuss the state assessment results and point out some initial findings.  In November you will see the strategic plans they are developing to respond more formally to the results and other quantitative and qualitative data.

    ·Other

     

    7. 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 October 22, 2019              

    B. Minutes from the Special Meeting held on September 17 , 2019   Draft Minutes for 9/17/19

    C. Minutes from the Regular Meeting held on September 24 , 2019   Draft Minutes for 9/24/19

    D. Internal Claims Auditor Report   Internal Claims Auditor Report

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

    F. Treasurer’s Report for September 2019   Treasurer's Report

    G. Executive Summary for September 2019   Executive Summary

    H. Revenues/expenditures by Month   Revenues/expenditures by Month

    I.  Extra-classroom Treasurer’s Report for September 2019   Extra-classroom Treasurer's Report

    J.  Committee on Preschool Special Education and Committee on Special Education (CSE) Report:  (Exhibit #9)

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


    K. Updated List of Substitute and Supervisory Personnel   (Exhibit #10)

    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.

     

    8. 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. Policy Committee – Dr. Luke Perry

    2. District Safety Committee – Mrs. Mary Lou Lauchert

    B. Liaisons

    1. CCSD Foundation – Dr. Luke Perry

     

    9. NEW BUSINESS

    A.  Policy 

         1. BE IT RESOLVED that the draft policy #5300.25, Student Dress Code, be adopted.   Draft Policy #5300.25

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

    B. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the District Safety Committee, the District-wide Safety Plan, in accordance with Section 1553.17 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, be adopted.   Draft District Safety Plan    

    Revised Safety Plan - Live as of October 28, 2019, 7pm

     

    C. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, in accordance with Board Policy #6150, the following 2019-2020 line item budget transfer be approved.   Budget Transfer Item

    The Board needs to approve transfers greater than $5,000.

     

    D. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the closing of the Extra Classroom Account (#48104644) with Key Bank, be approved.    Key Bank Recommendation

     

    E. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the establishment of the Extra Classroom Account with NBT Bank, be approved.    NBT Bank Recommendation 

     

    F. BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education approves the sale of two school buses through Auction International:   Bus Disposal  

    Bus Number Year Make Capacity
    43 2010 International 66
    44 2011 International 66


    E IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the agreement between the Kelberman Center and the Clinton Central School District to provide specific student services for the 2019-2020 school year, be approved.   Kelberman Center Agreement         

     

    H.  BE IT RESOLVED, that the following tax bill revisions be approved:   Tax Bill Revision                                                                                                   

         Niagara Mohawk, Tax map #568.000-1-4, a decrease of $358.07. 

     

    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. OTHER

    A. 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 Shawn Occhipinti Kirkland Police
    Mr. John King Teacher, CTA Representative
    Mr. Doug Soika Parent
    Mrs. Heidi Venero Parent
    Mrs. Kelly Landry  Teacher


    We added another parent and teacher.

     

    B. BE IT RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, and in accordance with Section III policy and procedure, that students from Remsen CSD be granted permission to participate as combining athletes in the Clinton Central School bowling program.   Combining Agreement

    Again this year, I am recommending the combination of our bowling team with Remsen.  It does not change our class nor cost - all additional fees will be covered by the boosters program - last year it was around $200. 

     

    12. 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, pending fingerprint clearance.    (Exhibit #20)

    Brandon Rettig Boys  Varsity Ice Hockey Assistant Coach $3,255.76  
    Robert Kopek Girls  Vasity Ice Hockey Ass't Coach $2,480.60  
    Amanda Lupo Girls  Varsity Ice Hockey Volunteer $0.00  
    Mike  Hayduk, Jr. Boys  Varsity Basketball Head Coach $4,883.64 revised
    Mike Hayduk, Sr. Boys  Varsity Basketball Volunteer $0.00  
    Brian Campbell Boys  JV Basketball Head Coach $3,255.76  
    Joseph Leibl Boys  JV Basketball Volunteer $0.00  
    Steve Sanderson Boys  Modified Basketball Coach $2,507.10  
    Tom Trevisani Boys  Modified Basketball Coach $3,310.60  
    Stephen Morse Girls  Varsity Basketball Volunteer $0.00  
    Jacqueline Fort Girls JV Basketball Head Coach $3,255.76  
    Juan Reyes Girls Modified Basketball Coach $2,193.45  
    Megan Hemstrought Girls Modified Basketball Coach $2,114.15  
    James Lamont Girls Varsity Volleyball Volunteer $0.00  
    Marty  Flint Co-ed Varsity Bowling Assistant Coach $1,691.32  
    Kevin Jones Co-ed Varsity Indoor Track Assistant Coach $2,441.82  
    Zach Jones Co-ed Varsity Indoor Track Volunteer  $0.00  
    Kristen Willson Co-ed Varsity Indoor Track Volunteer  $0.00  


    We will analyze the number of students involved in Varsity Co-Ed Bowling and make a determination as to whether or not an assistant coach is warranted.

     

    B.  BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the appointment of Christopher J. Tickle to the full time civil service position of cleaner, to be compensated at Step 1, in accordance with the current CSEA agreement, with a probationary period of 8 to 26 weeks, effective October 30, 2019, be approved.   (Exhibit #21)

     

    C. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the unpaid leave of absence for Kimberly Radtke, aide beginning March 30, 2020 through April 2, 2020, be approved.   Letter from Ms. Radtke

     

    D. BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education grant permission to Gary Clinton to act as a volunteer advisor to a CyberPatriot Club at Clinton Middle/High School.   (Exhibit #22)               

     

    13. QUESTIONS BY THE BOARD OF EDUCATION

     

    14. EXECUTIVE SESSION/ADJOURNEMENT

    The Board of Education may hold executive sessions at which only the members of the Board or persons invited by the Board shall be present. However, the executive session is only available for the purpose of discussion, and except as the law allows, formal action must be taken in an open session.

    Executive sessions can be requested by any member of the Board or the Superintendent of Schools.

    A Board member must make a motion during an open meeting to convene in executive session.  Upon a majority vote of its members, the Board may convene in executive session at a place which the Board President or said members may designate within the District to discuss the subjects enumerated below. 

    Matters which may be considered in executive session are:

    matters which will imperil the public safety if disclosed;
    any matter which may disclose the identity of a law enforcement agent or informer;
    information relating to current or future investigation or prosecution of a criminal offense which would imperil effective law enforcement if disclosed;
    discussions regarding proposed, pending or current litigation;
    collective negotiations pursuant to Article 14 of the Civil Service Law(the Taylor 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 preparation, grading or administration of examinations; and
    the proposed acquisition, sale, or lease of real property or the proposed acquisition of securities, or sale or exchange of securities, but only when publicity would substantially affect the value thereof.

     

    16. COMING EVENTS

    Date Event Time and Location
    October 30, 2019 Grade 12 Job Shadowing  
    October 31, 2019 Literature & Math Halloween Parade Elementary School
    November 1, 2019 Bus Safety Drill  
    November 2 & 3, 2019 Kirkland Police Craft Fair High School
    November 4, 2019 Winter Sports Sign-ups End  
    November 5, 2019 Sports Boosters Meeting 7:00pm, Board Room
    November 8, 2019 End of First Marking Period  
    November 11, 2019 Veterans' Day School Closed
    November 13 & 14, 2019 Half-day for K-5 Parent Teacher Conferences
    November 15, 2019 Blood Drive High School
    November 15 & 16, 2019 Middle School Musical 7:30pm, Theater
      Area All-state in Rome Rome
    November 17, 2019 Winter Sports Orientation 5:00pm, Theater
    November 18, 2019 Winter Varsity & JV Sports Begin  
    November 19, 2019 National Honor Society Induction 7:00pm, Theater
      CCSD Foundation Meeting 6:30pm, Theater
    November 26, 2019 Emergency Go Home Drill Students Dismissed 15 Minutes Early
    November 27, 2019 Thanksgiving Recess No Classes
    November 28 & 29, 2019 Thanksgiving Recess School Closed