• CLINTON CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

    BOARD OF EDUCATION

    REGULAR MEETING


    Online via Zoom

     

    Meeting ID: 954 7252 4971
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    Meet the Candidates, 5:30pm

    Budget Proposal Public Hearing, 6:00pm

    Regular Meeting Following

    May 26, 2020

     

    "Meet the Candidates" Forum

     

    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. BUDGET HEARING

    This is a presentation of the budget that will be voted by mail over the next couple of weeks - votes will be tallied on June 9, 2020.

     

    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. 

     

    Members of the public can call into the number provided or indicate their desire to speak via chat room, or possibly on the Zoom platform.

    6. INFORMATION-REPORTS-PROPOSAL/SUPERINTENDENT & STAFF 
     
                                                      

    Bright Spots                      

    · 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.

     

    Superintendent’s Report

    · Vision 2025 Update

    I will provide an update on the progress and plans for the development of the Vision 2025 plan.  The Advisory Team will be meeting over the next month or so.

     

    · Capital Project Update

    We are lucky to have our project in full motion - we will hear an update on our progress.

     

    · Year-end Activities Update

    There may be updates on year-end activities.  It has been a challenge to make plans during the COVID-19 time period.

     

    · 2019-2020 Revised Calendar   Proposed Revision

    This is our revised calendar that will be discussed.  Our last day of school as Tuesday, June 16, 2020.  As you recall, school continued through the regularly scheduled spring break in April.  Those days (7 total) were reduced from our calendar, along with a remaining emergency day, which has us reaching our 180 day total on that Tuesday.  It is on the agenda to be adopted later in this meeting.

     

    · Board Meeting Calendar for 2020-2021   Proposed Calendar

    The calendar will be reviewed at this meeting and adopted at the next meeting.

     

    · Other                                                                               

     

    7. STANDING RESOLUTIONS (CONSENT AGENDA)

    Approval of the following items:

    7A. Agenda and Any Additions to the Agenda for May 26, 2020                         

    7B. Minutes from the Regular Meeting held on April 28, 2020  Draft Minutes for 04/28/20

    7C. Internal Claims Auditor Report   Internal Claims Auditor Report

    7D. Extra-classroom Treasurer’s Report for April 2020   Extra-classroom Treasurer's Report for April 2020

    7E. Summary Treasurer’s Report for March 2020   Summary Treasurer's Report for March 2020

    7F. Summary Treasurer’s Report for April 2020   Summary Treasurer's Report for April 2020

    7G. Treasurer’s Report for March 2020   Treasurer's Report for March 2020

    7H. Treasurer’s Report for April 2020   Treasurer's Report for April 2020

    7I. Executive Summary for March 2020   Executive Summary for March 2020

    7J. Executive Summary for April 2020   Executive Summary for April 2020

    7K. Revenues/expenditures by Month   Revenues/expenditures by Month

    7L. Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) and Committee on Special Education (CSE)

    Report:   CPSE and CSE Report

    Initial Review 0
    Program Review 4
    Annual Review 52
    Reevaluation (Triennial) 15
    Administrative Transfer 0
    Preschool 7
    504 Review 11
    504 Initial  1
    Amendment w/o Meeting Held 0

              

    8. NEW BUSINESS  

    8A.  Policy

    1.  BE IT RESOLVED that draft policy #4710, Grading Systems, be adopted.   Draft Policy #4710                                                                                               
         NOTE: This is the first reading and adoption.                                       

    Please see the link to the background, rationale, and recommended action for this single reading adoption.

                  

    8B. BE IT RESOLVED that the Board  of Education accepts a donation for the Elementary School’s Playground Project from Box Tops for Education:    Playground Donation

    $33.80     TA085 Playground

    8C. BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education accepts a donation from the Clinton Central School District Foundation to purchase a 3D printer and four robotic arm kits for the Project Lead the Way program and authorizes an increase in the budget adopted on April 23, 2019.   CCSD Foundation Donation

    $7,243.25     A.2705 (Gifts and Donations)

    Budgetary Distribution:

    $7,243.25     A.2110.200.05.0000 (High School Teacher Equipment)

    8D. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, in accordance with Board Policy #6150, the attached 2019-2020 line item budget transfers, be approved.   Budget Transfer Items

    Description Account Code Increase Decrease Reason
    Central Printing-Supplies A1670.450.00 $7,000   To pay for additional 
    Refund on Real Property Taxes A1964.400.00   $5,000 expenses related to 2020-21 
    Data Processing-Contractual A1680.400.00   $2,000 2020-2021 budget vote

     

    9. OTHER

    9A. WHEREAS, on Friday, May 1, 2020, Governor Andrew Cuomo issued Executive Order No. 202.26 which modifies the rules under which school districts are to conduct the 2020 annual meeting for the election of school board members and budget votes;

    WHEREAS, that order declares that the budget vote shall take place on June 9, 2020 by absentee ballot only;

    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 at a rate of $120 by the Clinton Central School District to tally the ballots;

    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, Gil Palladino, Shirley Knop, Dottie Kalies, Diana Huss, Joanna Huss, Karen Winkler, Steven Marcus and Linda Hauschildt.  Election Inspectors                                                                                                                                                              

    Note: This supersedes appointments approved at the March 24, 2020 Board of Education meeting for inspectors to serve at a public vote on May 19, 2020 which was subsequently prohibited.    

    9B. BE IT RESOLVED that the revised 2019-2020 school calendar be approved.   Draft Revised 2019-2020 Calendar
           

    This was discussed earlier in the meeting.

               

    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. 

     

    Members of the public can call into the number provided or indicate their desire to speak via chat room, or possibly on the Zoom platform.

     

    11. EXECUTIVE SESSION

    Because school boards are public bodies, all meetings of a quorum of the board must be open to the public except where an executive session is properly convened for certain reasons authorized by law. While the Open Meetings Law lists eight reasons, the most common grounds invoked by school boards are to discuss:

    -Proposed, pending or current litigation.
    -Collective negotiations pursuant to article 14 of the Civil Service 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 reasons are stated before the Boards votes to enter into executive session.

    It is anticipated that there will be an executive session tonight before the personnel section of the meeting.  The Board members will leave the meeting and enter into a private meeting room to conduct the session, and then return to the regular board meeting zoom room.  It is anticipated that the session will last approximately 15 minutes or less.  The remainder of the meeting will also be recorded for later viewing if you need to make a decision about waiting for the remainder of the meeting.

     

    12. PERSONNEL 
     

    12A. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, James Scoones be compensated at a rate of $50 per day for performing additional duties in the transportation department, beginning on or about May 27, 2020 through the return of the Bus Dispatcher/Bus Driver, Frank Tizzano, who is on family care leave.                                                                         

    12B. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, and Sabbatical Committee convened as per the CTA contract, Amie Johnson, be granted a sabbatical subject to the conditions of the current CTA agreement and pending negotiation of a satisfactory Memorandum of Agreement.  (Exhibit #18)

    12C. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the previously approved unpaid family care leave of absence for Alexandra Roy, elementary teacher, be rescinded, as per the attached agreement.   (Exhibit #19)

    12D. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the resignation of Mary Hosey-Pardi from the position of school social worker, in accordance with the current CTA agreement, effective December 31, 2020, be accepted with regret.   (Exhibit #20)

    13. QUESTIONS BY THE BOARD OF EDUCATION

    14. EXECUTIVE SESSION AND ADJOURNMENT

    Because school boards are public bodies, all meetings of a quorum of the board must be open to the public except where an executive session is properly convened for certain reasons authorized by law. While the Open Meetings Law lists eight reasons, the most common grounds invoked by school boards are to discuss:

    -Proposed, pending or current litigation.
    -Collective negotiations pursuant to article 14 of the Civil Service 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 reasons are stated before the Boards votes to enter into executive session.

    It is anticipated that there will be another executive session tonight.  The Board members will leave the meeting and enter into a private meeting room to conduct the session.  They will not return to the regular board meeting zoom room as no action is expected after they come out of executive session.