Secondary Media Center
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    Broadcasted Via Zoom


    Meeting ID: 779-704-954

    March 24, 2020



    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. 





    Clinton Central School proudly educates and empowers students to realize their potential and become thoughtful, contributing members of society.


    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.  Call 315-404-2762, if you wish to speak.



    A. Superintendent’s Report

    - Bright Spots - Administrators will not be present

    - Update on Coronavirus Response Planning and Implementation

    I will provide a review of the district activities related to this public health issue.

    - 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 area covered is as follows: General Education.

    - Other


    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 March 24, 2020

    B. Minutes from the Special Meeting held on March 10, 2020   Minutes for 3/10/2020

    C. Summary Treasurer’s Report for February 2020   Summary Treasurer's Report

    D. Treasurer’s Report  for February 2020   Treasurer's Report

    E. Executive Summary for February 2020  Executive Summary

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

    G. Extra-classroom Treasurer’s Report   Extra-classroom Treasurer's Report                                      

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

    Initial Review  1
    Program Review  2
    Annual Review  0
    Reevaluation (Triennial)  0
    Administrative Transfer  0
    Preschool  0
    504 Review 16
    504 Initial   0
    Amendment w/o Meeting Held  1

    I. Updated Liist 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.



    This is needed if we wish to pay our hourly employees during the state of emergency.  This impacts bus drivers who get paid only for the hours they work.  This is true of aides and monitors.  It is my recommendation that we do this.  The expectation is that they will come in to work as we request for essential matters, i.e. delivery of materials and supplies and food.

    WHEREAS, the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has resulted in the Federal, State and County governments declaring various states of emergency; and

    WHEREAS, the Oneida County Executive declared a state of emergency on March 13, 2020 and closed all public schools in Oneida County due to the threat from the COVID-19 pandemic; an 

    WHEREAS, the Clinton Central School District (“District”) desires to pay its regularly employed hourly non-exempt District employees during the closure of traditional District operations (presently, March 16, 2020 through April 2, 2020 but subject to modification in order to be consistent with applicable law and regulations) (the “closure period”) due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 


    1. The Board of Education hereby declares the COVID-19 pandemic is an emergency for the District.

    2. To the extent not already provided for in a collective bargaining agreement or board policy, regularly employed hourly non-exempt employees shall receive paid leave to the extent such employees are not assigned to work during the closure period. The paid leave is meant to make such employees whole and shall be consistent with such employees’ salaries during regular school district operations.

    3. The Superintendent is further authorized to enter into and execute any necessary Memorandums of Understanding with the respective bargaining units to effectuate the terms of this resolution.

    4. This resolution shall apply only for the specific and limited purpose of addressing the unique challenges presented by the outbreak of COVID-19. It shall not set any precedent or practice regarding any aspect of the Resolution.

    5. This Resolution shall take effect immediately.

    B. 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.   Recommendation   

    See recommendation letter.

    Description Account Code Increase Decrease Reason
    Legal Contractual A1420.400.00 $30,000   To pay for unanticipated
    Health Insurance A9060.800.00   $30,000 legal expenses

    Additional item for approval:

    C. BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education approves the donation of the surplus medical face masks to the Oneida County Health Department.

    8. OTHER

    Legal notices and action related to the budget vote.

    A. WHEREAS, the Board of Education of the Clinton Central School District, Oneida County, New York, has called a special district meeting of the qualified voters of said School District to be held on the 19th day of May, 2020; and

    WHEREAS, it is now desired to provide for the appointment of a chairperson and inspectors of election for the special district meeting to be compensated in accordance with the agreement between the Oneida County Board of Elections and the Clinton Central School District;

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Board of Education of the Clinton Central School District, Oneida County, New York, as follows:

    Section 1.  Shirley Knop, duly qualified voter of said School District is hereby appointed as the chairperson of the special district meeting referred to in the preambles hereof.

    Section 2.  The following named qualified voters of said School District are hereby appointed to act as inspectors of election at said special district meeting:

    INSPECTORS:  Patricia Palladino, Shirley Knop, Dottie Kalies, Diana Huss, Joanna Huss, Karen Winkler, Steven Marcus and Linda Hauschildt.   Budget Vote Inspectors


    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. 

    Call 315-404-2762, if you wish to speak. 

    10. PERSONNEL 


    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the Clinton Central School District, pursuant to Section 2509 of the Education Law and in compliance with Part 30.3 of the rules of the Board of Regents, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, does hereby amend its earlier July 18, 2017 resolution approving the appointment of Michael Tesak to the position of Physical Education teacher as follows:

    Michael Tesak, 124 Farmington Road, Utica, NY, who holds a professional certification in physical education and in health  is hereby appointed to the position of Physical Education teacher, for a reduced probationary period of three (3) years in the tenure area of Physical Education, to commence September 1, 2017 and to expire on August 31, 2020 (unless extended in accordance with law); except to the extent required by the applicable provisions of Education Law § 3014, in order to be granted tenure, the appointee must receive composite or overall annual professional performance review ratings pursuant to Education Law § 3012-c or § 3012-d of either effective or highly effective in at least two of the three preceding years, and if the appointee receives an ineffective composite or overall rating in the final year of the probationary period s/he shall not be eligible for tenure at that time. Said shortened probationary period reflects Mr. Tesak’s previous acquisition of tenure in another school district and demonstration to the District’s satisfaction that he received an annual professional performance review (“APPR”) rating in his final year of service in such other district. The remainder of the Board’s original July 18, 2017 resolution, except as modified herein, continues without change.

    This corrects Mike Tesak's tenure appointment to be 3 years instead of 4 years.  We errored due to our belief that since he was being appointed in a certification area other than the one in which he received tenure he would have a 4 year probationary period.  He was previously tenured in Health and was appointed here in Physical Education.  A teacher does qualify for reduced probationary period if s/he previously acquired tenure in another school district or BOCES, as long as they were never dismissed per Section 3020-a (or in another tenure area in Clinton CSD).  Incidentally, this is his third year and he is under review for a possible tenure appointment at the end of this school year.

    B. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the following coaching appointments for the 2019-2020 school year, depending on team formation, to be compensated in accordance with Article 14 of the CTA contract or other agreements and understandings between the District and CTA, be approved.  (Exhibit #11)                                                                                                                                                                         

    Michelle Rodriguez          Co-ed Modified Track & Field Volunteer




    Date Event Time and Location
    April 3-13, 2020 Spring Recess  
    April 14, 2020 Sports Boosters Meeting 7:00pm, Board Room
      Board of Education Budget Workshop 5:30pm, Secondary Media Center
    April 15, 2020 CCSD Foundation Meeting 6:30pm, secodnary Media Center
    April 16, 2020 Incoming Kindergarten Parent  
      Information Night 6:30pm, Elementary Cafeteria
    April 21, 2020 Board of Educaiton Meeting 6:30pm, Secondary Media Center
    April 22, 2020 Grade 11 Job Shadowing  
    April 24, 2020 Arbor Day Celebration Elementay School
    April 30, 2020 Olympic of the Visual Arts Saratoga Springs