• CLINTON CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

    BOARD OF EDUCATION

    REGULAR MEETING 

    Secondary Media Center
    February 25, 2020
    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

    - 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

    I will update the board and public that the Middle School has been designated a Targeted School for Improvement for Students with Disabilities due to the state assessment performance of our Student with Disabilities last spring.

    - Budget Presentation

    This is our opportunity to hear from Joe regarding the budget.  Each board meeting, a portion the total budget is presented so that by the time the board adopts the budget, they will have seen and understand how the total amount of the budget was constructed.  In addition, this means that the public will have been able to see and undertand the same things.  This week the areas covered are as follows:

    General Support:  Board of Education, Superintendent, FinanceLegal, Maintenance and Operations, and Other Administrative Expenses (Printing and Insurance)

    Transportation:  Salaries, Bus Purchases, Garage and Office Lease, Gas/Diesel for Buses, BOCES Maintenance, and Professional Development

    Co-Curricular:  Stipends For Club Advisors, Chaperones, MS/HS Contractual Expenses For Clubs, Trips, etc., Fitness Center, and District Theatre

    Athletics:  Stipends For Coaching, Athletic Director, Athletic Director’s Secretary, Chaperones, Equipment, Contractual and Supplies 

    - Other

     

    6. STANDING RESOLUTIONS (CONSENT AGENDA) 

    Approval of the following items:

    A. Agenda and Any Additions to the Agenda for February 25, 2020       

    B. Minutes from the Regular Meeting held on January 28, 2020  Draft Minutes for 01/28/20

    C. Minutes from the Special Meeting held on February 4, 2020   Draft Minutes for 02/04/20

    D. Internal Claims Auditor Report   Internal Claims Auditor Report      

    E. Extra-classroom Treasurer’s Report for January 2020   Extra-classroom Treasurer's Report 

    F. Committee on Preschool Special Education and Committee on Special Education (CSE) Report:  Exhibit #5)

    Initial Review 1
    Program Review 4
    Annual Review 0
    Reevaluation (Triennial) 0
    Administrative Transfer 1
    Preschool 8
    504 Review 4
    504 Initial  0
    Amendment w/o Meeting Held 1


    G. Updated List of Substitute and Supervisory Personnel   (Exhibit #6)

    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. Liaisons

    1. School Board Institute – Ms. Megan Burdick
     

    8. NEW BUSINESS

    A. Curriculum

    1. BE IT RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the proposed High School Course Selection Guide for the 2020-2021 school year be approved.   Proposed High School Course Selection Guide 2020-2021

    This was presented and discussed at the last meeting.  Approval of the Guide means the board is approving its contents, including the courses contain therein.  That said, decisions about whether or not a course is offered lies with the administrators.

    B. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the agreement between the Oneida County Board of Elections and the Clinton Central School District to provide services to support the annual school budget vote, be approved.   Oneida County Agreement                           

    C. RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION FOR THE CLINTON CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

    WHEREAS, the Board of Education of the Clinton Central School District desires to enter into a 4 year contract with the Madison-Oneida BOCES in order for the Regional Information Center to furnish certain services to the District pursuant to Education Law 1950(4)(jj), those services being: 602 Administrative Computer Services.

    NOW, THEREFORE, it is

    RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the Clinton Central School District agrees to enter into a contract with the Madison-Oneida BOCES for the provision of said services to the District not to exceed $212,238.34 plus related borrowing fees, plus yearly Regional Information Center support during the term of this contract, finalized by the Superintendent, subject to the approval of the Commissioner of Education, for a period of 4 year(s); 2020-2021, 2021-22, 2022-23, 2023-24.   MORIC Agreement

    This is for the purchase of copiers and printers, which includes state aid at about 66% (received next school year).

    D. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the extension of the engagement of D’Arcangelo & Co, LLP to perform the District’s external audit, in accordancewith the attached proposal, for the fiscal years ending June 30, 2020, and June 30, 2021, be approved as follows:   External Auditor Agreement

    June 30, 2020: $21,165

    June 30, 2021: $21,165 

    We are very pleased with the service they provide us on an annual basis.
     

    Additional Item for Approval
          
    E. BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education increases the budget due to a donation from the Edwin J. Wadas Foundation to purchase helmets for girls’ lacrosse.   Wadas Donation

    $6,500                  A.2705 (Gifts and Donations)

    Budgetary Distribution:

    $6,500                  A.2855.200.00.0000 (Athletic Equipment)

                 

    9. OTHER  

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

    It's official after the approval tonight.  The calendar shows when school starts and ends, and when the vacations are scheduled.  Highlights this year are the start of teachers before Labor Day weekend, the start of students right after Labor Day, and no two-week winter holiday break...


    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, that the approval of the unpaid leave for Ryan O’Rourke, technology teacher, beginning on or about June 22, 2020 through June 30, 2020 be rescinded.   (Exhibit #12)

    Baby on the way!

    B. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the resignation of Joshua Heintz from the part time civil service position of school monitor, contingent upon his appointment to the full time civil service position of aide, effective February 25, 2020, be accepted.  (Exhibit #13)

    We are hiring him as an aide.

    C. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the appointment of Joshua Heintz to the full time civil service position of aide, to be compensated at Aide 3 Step 1, in accordance with the current CSEA agreement, beginning February 26, 2020 through June 30, 2020, with a probationary period of 8 to 26 weeks, be approved.   (Exhibt #14)

    He is moving from the position of monitor to this position as an aide.

    D. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the appointment of Loren M. Dachary to the position of long-term substitute teacher in the special education tenure area, at Step 2MA, beginning on or about April 20, 2020 through June 26, 2020, be approved.   (Exhibit #15)

    NOTE: Ms. Dachary will be fulfilling the duties of special education teacher Kim Grace who will be on family care leave.

    E. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the appointment of Gloria Piazza to the position of long-term substitute teacher in the elementary tenure area, at Step 2MA, beginning on or about March 23, 2020 through June 15, 2020, be approved.   (Exhibit #16)

    NOTE: Ms. Piazza will be fulfilling the duties of elementary teacher Alexandra Roy who will be on family care leave.

    F. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the following placements be approved:   (Exhibit #17)

    1. Megan Bush, student teacher under the supervision of sixth grade teacher Beth Baker, beginning March 9, 2020 through May 6, 2020.

    G. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of schools, the appointment of David O. Clark to the civil service position of school bus attendant, at step 7, in accordance with the current CSEA agreement, with a probationary period of 8 to 26 weeks, effective February 26, 2020, be approved.   (Exhibit #18)

    NOTE: Mr. Clark currently serves as a substitute in this same position.

    Bus attendents are used on buses to assist with the supervision of students with special needs.  These could be medical or emotional needs that are usually articulated on a student's Individualized Education Plan (IEP).

    H. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the resignation of Frank Williams from the position of Boys JV Baseball Coach, be accepted with regret.  (Exhibit #19)             

    I. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the following coaching appointments for the 2019-2020 school year, pending team formation, 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)

    Richard  Maline Boys JV Baseball Coach $2,441.82
    John Majka Boys Varsity Baseball Volunteer $0.00
    Mackenzie Roy Girls  Modified Lacrosse Coach $2,034.85
    Stacey Davignon Co-ed Modified Track & Field Head Coach $2,507.10
    Jon Davignon Co-ed Modified Track & Field Asst. Coach $1,754.76


    NOTE: Mr. Maline is replacing Mr. Williams who resigned from this position.

    J. 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:                 

     Reanna Zappavigna                Ski Club Advisor         $1,220.91 

    12. QUESTIONS BY THE BOARD OF EDUCATION

    Note that the OHM BOCES Annual Meeting is Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 5pm at the New Hartford campus (Julia will need to send an RSVP for anyone planning to attend).  They have a dinner created and served by the BOCES culinary arts program, followed by a tour of some of the programs and facilities, and then finally the presentation of the budget and any new BOCES board member candidates.

    13. EXECUTIVE SESSION

    Information Regarding Executive Sessions

    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

    14.  ADJOURNMENT

    15. COMING EVENTS

    Date Event Time and Location
    March 2. 2020 Spring Sports Sign-ups End  
    March 3. 2020 Senior Citizen HS Musical Performance 2:00pm, Theater
      Sports Boosters Meeting 7:00pm, Board Room
    Marc 5 - 7, 2020 High School Musical 7:30pm, Theater
    March 10, 2020 Board of Education Meeting 5:30pm, Secondary Media Center
    March 11, 2020 CCSD Foundation Meeting 6:30pm, Secondary Media Center
    March 13, 2020 Elementary School Science Fair  
      Middle School Dance 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    March 15, 2020 Spring Athletic Orientation 6:00pm, Theater
    March 16, 2020 Spring JV & Varsity Sports Begin  
    March 17, 2020 Tri-band Music Festival New Hartford CSD
    March 18, 2020 Battle of the Books 7:00pm, Board Room
    March 20 & 21, 2020 Jr. High All-county Music Festival Sauquoit CSD
    March 20, 2020 Superintendent's Conference Day No Classes
    March 24, 2020 Board of Education Meeting 5:30pm, Secondary Media Center
    March 25, 2020 Grade 11 Job Shadowing 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    March 25 & 26, 2020 NYS ELA Testing, Grades 3-8  
    March 27 & 28, 2020 Elementary All-County Music Festival Waterville CSD
    April 1, 2020 General PTA Meeting 7:00pm, Secondary Media Center
    April 3-13, 2020 Spring Recess No classes
    April 14, 2020 Sports Boosters Meeting 7:00pm, Board Room
      Board of Education Meeting 5:30pm, Secondary Media Center