• CLINTON CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
    BOARD OF EDUCATION
    REGULAR MEETING
     

    Senior Lounge
    December 17, 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 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 – Dr. Stephen Grimm

    - Recognition of Upstanders

    The Rachel's Warrior Club helps to make the Clinton Middle School a safer and more connected building, where bullying and violence are replaced with kindness and respect.  Throughout the year, the club recognizes student Upstanders for their positive character and kindness.  We will also get a chance to hear about the wonderful things the club is doing in our school.

    - Administrators Reports

    This is our opportunity to hear about "Bright Spots" that have been happening in our schools and programs as presented briefly by our principals and directors.

    - Other

    B. Superintendent’s Report

    - ESSA Update

    - Budget Update

    I will present an overview of what I refer to as the Budget Communications Cycle, which is a process by which we will communicate among the different stakeholder groups within the district as we develop the financial plan that will support our educational plan.  Joe will have some other related information regarding the budget.   

    - 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 December 17, 2019                

    B. Minutes from the Regular Meeting held on November 19, 2019   Minutes for 11/19/19

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

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

    E. Executive Summary for November 2019   Executive Summary

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

    G. Extra-classroom Treasurer’s Report for November 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) 3
    Administrative Transfer 1
    Preschool 4
    504 Review 5
    504 Initial  4
    Amendment w/o Meeting Held 1

     

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

    In order for someone to be employed by the district, they need to be approved by the Board of Education.  Most have contracts either collectively or individually; however, there are other cases.  This master list allows the Board to see the many different people that are approved, mostly as substitutes, chaperones, and EMTs etc., and it gets updated from time to time.

    7. COMMITTEE/LIAISON REPORTS

    Board members serve on committees, or are liaisons to groups, in addition the regular board service.  This is an opportunity for board members to share information related to the committees on which they serve or the group to which they are assigned.

    A. Committees

    1. Policy Committee – Dr. Luke Perry

    2. Facilities Committee – Ms. Erica Shaw

    3. Finance Committee – Ms. Melinda Leising

    B. Liaisons

    1.   CCSD Foundation – Dr. Luke Perry

    8. NEW BUSINESS

    The policy committee meets on the regular basis and reviews existing policies and updated that are needed due to changes in laws and regulations.  There is detailed information regarding any recommendation and there is also an input form for anyone that would like to make comments regarding any of the recommendations.  Comments can also be made at a board meetings.  Here is a link to the Policy Committee Web Page

    8A. Policy (adoption)

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

         NOTE: This is the third reading and adoption.

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

        NOTE: This is the second reading and adoption.

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

        NOTE: This is the second reading and adoption.

    4. BE IT RESOLVED that draft revised policy #5300.15 Student Rights and Responsibilities, be adopted.   Draft Policy #5300.15

        NOTE: This is the second reading and adoption.

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

        NOTE: This is the second reading and adoption.

    8B. BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education accepts a donation from Bremer’s Wine and Liquor to support the Clinton Warriors girls’ ice hockey team.  Donation from Bremer's

    $50      TA085Hockey

    8C. BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education accepts a donation from Sports Boosters to support the Clinton Warriors girls’ ice hockey team.   Sports Boosters Donation

    $18,000     TA085Hockey

    8D.  BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby approves the proposed successor collective bargaining agreement by and between the Clinton Central school Unit 7769 of Oneida County Educational Local 869 (CSEA) and the Clinton Central School District for the term of July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2023 and further authorizes the Superintendent of Schools to execute same.   CSEA Agreement            

    This agreement has been approved by the CSEA membership and now it is necessary for the Board of Education to approve the same, after which the new contract will be in place.              

    9. OTHER

    A. BE IT RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the revised Board Meeting calendar for the 2019-2020 school year be approved.  Revised Meeting Schedule        

    We added a special meeting in April to account for the required vote on the BOCES budget.  The date was set by the BOCES and we were just informed of this particulary date that was not already aligned with our other meetings.                                    

    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

    11A. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the appointment of Joshua Heintz to the part time civil service position of school monitor, at Step 1in accordance the with the current CSEA agreement, effective December 18, 2019, with a probationary period of 8 to 26 weeks, be approved.  (Exhibit #18)

    NOTE: Mr. Heintz will be filling the position vacated by Daniel Bankert.

    11B. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the appointment of James Longo to the full time civil service position of Groundskeeper/cleaner, to be compensated at an annual salary of $35,000, in accordance with the current CSEA agreement, effective January 1, 2020, with a probationary period of 8 to 26 weeks, be approved.   (Exhibit #19)                                                                                  

    NOTE: Mr. Longo will be replacing Mr. Dunda who resigned.

    11C. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the creation of the title of Senior Payroll Clerk with Oneida County Civil Service, be approved.   (Exhibit #20)       

    11D. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, that Joseph Barretta be granted a tenure appointment in the Assistant Superintendent for Business tenure area, effective July 1, 2017.     

    11E.  BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the following musical accompanists for the 2019-2020 school year to be compensated in a total amount not to exceed the budgeted amount of $2000, be approved.

    Karen Corigliano, Jane Beck, Jessica Decker, Bob Ford, Jesse Sproll, Bonnie Hibbard, John Krause, Mark Bunce, Kathy Austin, Kathy Wyraz, Fiona Peters and Randy Davis.

    11F. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the appointment of Rhonda Brown to full time civil service position of Custodian, to be compensated at a salary of $27,663, in accordance with the current CSEA agreement, with a probationary period of 8 to 26 weeks, effective December 18 , 2019, be approved.   (Exhibit #21)

    Promoted to custodian as per contract after successful service and achievement on civil service exam.

    11G. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the appointment of Casey Brown to full time civil service position of Custodian, to be compensated at a salary of $27,414, in accordance with the current CSEA agreement, with a probationary period of 8 to 26 weeks, effective December 18 , 2019, be approved.   (Exhibit #22)

    Promoted to custodian as per contract after successful service and achievement on civil service exam.

     

    Additional items for approval:    

    The following additional items involve student teaching assignment for which we were waiting on paperwork from the colleges.  Now that we have it, we are requesting official approval.

     

    11H. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the following placements be approved:  (Exhibit #23)

    1. Madeline G. Petell (SUNY Oneonta), student teaching under the supervision of elementary teacher Samantha DiPietro.

    2. Julia Lamont (SUNY Oneonta), student teaching under the supervision of elementary teacher Lisa Tickle.

    3. Cortlynn Jepsen (Utica College), student teaching under the supervision of physical education teacher Heather Hillage-Scribner, and physical education teacher Darcey Cross.

    NOTE: Ms. Jepsen was approved on a previous agenda to be supervised by PE teacher Michael Tesak.        

    11I. BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education authorizes the Superintendent to sign and thereby execute the attached Settlement Agreement between the Clinton Central School District and the CSEA on behalf of the Board of Education and District.   (Exhibit #24)             

    12. QUESTIONS BY THE BOARD OF EDUCATION

    13. EXECUTIVE SESSION ANTICIPATED

    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:

    1. matters which will imperil the public safety if disclosed;
    2. any matter which may disclose the identity of a law enforcement agent or informer;
    3. information relating to current or future investigation or prosecution of a criminal offense which would imperil effective law enforcement if disclosed;
    4. discussions regarding proposed, pending or current litigation;
    5. collective negotiations pursuant to Article 14 of the Civil Service Law(the Taylor Law);
    6. 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;
    7. the preparation, grading or administration of examinations; and
    8. 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

    14.  ADJOURNMENT

    15. COMING EVENTS

    Date Event Time and Location
    December 18, 2019 High School Winter Concert 7:00pm, Theater
    Dec. 23, 2019-Jan 3, 2020 Winter Recess  
    January 6, 2020 Modified Basketball Begins  
    January 7, 2020 Sports Boosters Meeting 7:00pm, Board Room
    January 8, 2020 Jr. High All-county Auditions  Sauquoit CSD
    January 10, 2020 Middle school Masquerade Dance 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    January 15, 2020 CCSD Foundation Meeting 6:30pm, Senior Lounge
    January 20, 2020 Martin Luther King DAY School Closed
    January 21-24, 2020 Regents Exams  
    January 28, 2020 Board of Education Meeting 5:30pm, Secondary Media Center
    February 2, 2020 APP Spring Sports Application Deadline