• CLINTON CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

    BOARD OF EDUCATION

    REGULAR MEETING 

    Senior Lounge
    November 19, 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. Policy 5300.15

    B. Policy 5300.25

    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

    - 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

    - Schools to Watch

    Schools To Watch

    The Essential Elements Middle School Schools-To-Watch program recognizes schools that are exemplars for the implementation of the State Education Department’s Essential Elements of Standards-Focused Middle-Level Schools and Programs.  It is grounded in research and the wisdom of practice and reflects what is best for the young adolescent learner, both academically and personally. We have been studying and preparing for an application and evaluation for the past few years with the application being completed and sent over the summer.  We have recently found that a visitation team will be coming December 3rd and 4th to perform a full evaluation of the school.

    There will be a presentation at the November  board meeting regarding the Schools-To-Watch program.  In the meantime, here are some documents and links that give more information about the program and our school.

    NYS Website

    National STW Website

     

    - ESSA Brief

    In an effort to keep the Board informed throughout the year, we will have a short update/re-introduction of ESSA.  The link below has information you may or may want to peruse in advance of the meeting, or not.

    NYS Education Department ESSA Parent Information Page

    - Other

    - Building Level Strategic Plans

    The Board developed the district level goals (strategic role of the Board), and the principals have developed building level goals (tactical role of the administrators) and strategies that they will share with you. 

    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 November 19, 2019               

    B. Minutes from the Regular Meeting held on October 29, 2019    Minutes for 10/29/19

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

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

    E.  Executive Summary for October 2019    Executive Summary

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

    G. Extra-classroom Treasurer’s Report for October 2019   Extra-classroom Treasurer's Report

    H. Committee on Preschool Special Education and Committee on Special Education (CSE) Report:   (Exhibit #7)

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


    I.  Updated List of Substitute and Supervisory Personnel  (Exhibit #8)

    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

    A. Committees

     1. Policy Committee – Dr. Luke Perry

    9. NEW BUSINESS

    9A.  Policy

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

        NOTE: This is a second reading. No action necessary.

    See the document which includes rationale and other information.

    2. BE IT RESOLVED that draft revised policy # 5152, Admission of Non-resident Students, be  adopted.   Draft Policy #5152                   

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

    See the document which includes rationale and other information.

    3. BE IT RESOLVED that draft policy #5605, Voter Registration for Students, be adopted.   Draft Policy #5605

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

    See the document which includes rationale and other information.

    4. BE IT RESOLVED that new policy #5300.15, Students Rights and Responsibilities, be adopted.   Draft Policy 5300.15 

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

    See the document which includes rationale and other information.

    5. BE IT RESOLVED that draft policy # 5420, Student Health Services, be adopted.   Draft Policy #5420

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

    See the document which includes rationale and other information. 

    9B. RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE FILING OF RETURN TAX CLAIMS

    WHEREAS the Education Law provides that the tax collector shall be relieved of responsibility for the uncollected portion of the tax list when a complete list of the delinquent tax items have been certified to the Board of Education and since the collector has affixed his affidavit to such statement and has filed a statement accounting for the handling of the tax warrant and list as follows:   Unpaid Taxes

              TOTAL TAXES
    TOWN ASSESSED  TAX RATE  AMOUNT  TOTAL TAXES RETURNED TO 
    VALUE PER $1000 TAX LEVY COLLECTED COUNTY
    Marshall $9,419,714.00 $36.74 $299,207.59 $290,393.44 $8,814.15
    Paris $767,624.00 $37.02 $17,455.53 $14,901.62 $2,553.91
    Vernon $1,818,914.00 $35.52 $60,099.25 $56,264.02 $3,835.23
    Westmoreland $16,588,942.00 $40.19 $609,219.04 $563,832.16 $45,386.88
    Kirkland $319,007,132.00 $41.25 $11,863,307.62 $11,399,613.87 $463,693.75
    New Hartford $45,863,699.00 $30.81 $1,042,104.19 $1,025,066.72 $17,037.47
    Whitestown $944,569.00 $38.54 $32,273.36 $29,535.61 $2,737.75
    TOTAL $394,410,594.00   $13,923,666.58 $13,379,607.44 $544,059.14


    9C. BE IT RESOLVED, that the following tax bill revisions be approved:    Tax Revisions                                                                                                         

    Chabad at Hamilton, tax map #337.017-2-20, a decrease of $4,841.63.
    Jane Springer, tax map #347.000-2-34, a decrease of $2,431.57.
    Shirley Coon, tax map #348.000-1-3.1, a decrease of $2,300.82. 

    At times, adjustments are made to the taxes for property owners.   

    Additional Item for Approval, 11/19/19, 1:00pm

    9D. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the agreement between Dr. Kevin Baughman & Associates and the Clinton Central School District to provide consulting services toward the development of Vision 2025 Strategic Plan, at an estimated cost of $17,850, be approved.   Baughman Agreement                                                                               

    10. OTHER

    A. BE IT RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the proposed budget development calendar for the 2020-2021 school year be approved.   Budget Development Calendar       

    Reviewed at the last meeting and now it is time for the board to adopt it.                                                                                                             

    11. 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. 

    12. PERSONNEL

    12A. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the resignation of Daniel Bankert from the position of school monitor, effective October 14, 2019, be accepted with regret.  (Exhibit #17)

    12B. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the appointment of Lisa Shuman to the civil service position of school monitor, at Step 1, in accordance the with the current CSEA agreement, effective November 20, 2019, with a probationary period of 8 to 26 weeks, be approved.    (Exhibit #18)

    NOTE: Ms. Shuman will be filling the position vacated by Shari Manwarren.                

    12C. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the unpaid leave of absence for Stephen Sanderson, physical education teacher, from June 10, 2020 through June 12, 2020 in accordance with the current CTA agreement, be approved.   (Exhibit #19)

    NOTE: Mr. Sanderson will also use three personal days which will enable him to participate in the Ride of Hope for Missing and Exploited Children.

    12D. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the addition of three substitute school bus attendant titles with Oneida County Civil Service, be approved.   (Exhibit #20)

    12E. 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, pending team formation, be approved.   (Exhibit #21)

    Arthur Mckinnon Co-ed Varisty Indoor Track Assistant Coach $2,536.98
    Della Smith Girls  Varsity Non-competitive Cheerleading $2,441.82
    Alicia  Lusby   Mighty Milers Intramural Coach $422.83
    Heather Hillage-Scribner   Mighty Milers Intramural Coach $535.92
    Beth Baker   Intramural Fitness Center Coach $568.67
    Joseph Grabski Boys Ice Hockey Volunteer  


    12F. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the resignation with intent to retire of Veronika Golden, aide, after 21.5 years of service, , in accordance with the current CSEA agreement effective February 14, 2020, be accepted with regret.   (Exhibit #22)

    12G. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the following placements be approved:    (Exhibit #23)

    1.  Matthew Bertollo (Utica College), student teaching under the supervision of middle school social studies teacher Judi Scoones.

    2.  Jill Huggins (Fordham University), student teaching under the supervision of elementary teacher Cheryl Cosentino.

    3.  Cortlynn Jepsen (Utica College), student teaching under the supervision of physical education teacher Heather Hillage-Scribner, and physical education/heath teacher Michael Tesak.

    12H. BE IT RESOLVED that the resignation of Brad Dunda from the position of Groundskeeper/cleaner , effective November 22, 2019 be accepted with regret.   (Exhibit #24)

    Brad will be moving on to another opportunity.  We have been very fortunate to have him on the team, even if for a short time.  He was a tireless worker who did great things for our buildings and grounds, and for our students and staff.  Thank you Brad!

    13. QUESTIONS BY THE BOARD OF EDUCATION

    14. EXECUTIVE SESSION/ADJOURNMENT

    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
     

    15. COMING EVENTS

    Date Event Time and Location
    November 20, 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
    December 3, 2019 Sports Boosters Meeting 7:00pm, Board Room
    December 4, 2019 General PTA Meeting 7:00pm, Senior Lounge
    December 5, 2019 Elementary Winter Concert 7:00pm, Theater
    December 5-7, 2019 Conference All-state Rochester, NY
    December 12, 2019 Middle School Winter Concert 7:00pm, Theater
    December 13, 2019 Middle School Career Day  
      High School Science Fair 8:30am-2:15pm
      Middle School Dance 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    December 17, 2019 Board of Education Meeting 5:30pm, senior Lounge
    December 18, 2019 High School Winter Concert 7:00pm, Theater
    Dec. 23, 2019-Jan 3, 2020 Winter Recess