• CLINTON CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
    BOARD OF EDUCATION
    REGULAR MEETING 
     

    Via Zoom
    September 22, 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. 

     


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    1. CALL TO ORDER

    2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE


    3. READING OF THE MISSION STATEMENT

    Clinton Central School proudly educates and empowers all students to realize their potential in becoming thoughtful, empathetic and contributing members of a global 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

    ·   New Teacher Introduction

    This is an opportunity to meet some of our new teachers.


    ·   Flight 93 Memorial Dedication

    I will show a few highlights and pictures from the memorial dedication ceremony.


    ·   Other

     

    B. Superintendent’s Report


    ·   Athletics

    I will share some information regarding what sports will look like this year.  I have indicated to the league and section that we are all in...as are nearly all of the schools in our region but Waterville and Remsen...I do not know about Utica.

    I will also have a slide regarding the combination agreement for the girls hockey team, which will include a district option to provide financial support for the proportion of players on the team.  Funds are allocated in the budget for this purpose.  Draft Girls Hockey Agreement


    ·   Budget

    There has  been a lot of concern and information in the news related to the funding of schools for this year and next.  We will update you on some of these developments and include our plans.


    ·   Safety Plan

    The board will be taking action in the form of approving an updated safety plan at the October meeting.  The Safety Team will be meeting on September 29th to discuss the final draft.


    ·   Opening of School

    Information related to our smooth opening of school will be shared.


    ·   Administrators Reports

    We will hear directly from our principals and directors regarding the opening of school.

     

    ·   Audit Report - Ms. Tricia Lucas, D’Arcangelo and Co., LLP   Audit Summary

    The Finance Committee will be reviewing these documents at their meeting on Friday, September 18, 2019, and they will likely be recommending that the board accept the report.  Note that these particular documents are not the final version; however, we do not anticipate any changes.  Tricia will be zooming in to walk you through the highlights.


    ·   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 September 22, 2020               

    B. Minutes from the Regular Meeting held on August 18 , 2020   Minutes for 08/18/20

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

    D. Summary Treasurer’s Report for August 2020   Summary Treasurer's Report for August 2020

    E. Treasurer’s Report for July 2020   Treasurer's Report for July 2020

    F. Treasurer’s Report for August 2020   Treasurer's Report for August 2020

    G. Executive Summary for July 2020   Executive Summary for July 2020

    H. Executive Summary for August 2020   Executive Summary for August 2020

    I.  Revenues/expenditures by Month   Revenues/expenditures by Month

    J. Extra-classroom Treasurer’s Report for August 2020   Extra-classroom Treasurer's Report for July 2020  

    H. Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) and Committee on Special Education (CSE)

       Report:  (Exhibit #11)

    Initial Review 0
    Program Review 1
    Annual Review 1
    Reevaluation (Triennial) 0
    Administrative Transfer 2
    Preschool 4
    504 Review 1
    504 Initial  1
    Amendment w/o Meeting Held 1


    I. Updated List of Substitute and Supervisory Personnel   (Exhibit #12)
     

    7. NEW BUSINESS

    A. BE IT RESOLVED that the draft audit distributed as a final document prepared by D’Arcangelo & Co., LLP for the 2019-2020 school year as required by section 170.2 subsection of the Commissioner’s Regulations be accepted and made part of this school district’s records.

    This is required by law.

     

    B. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the agreement between the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office and the Clinton Central School District to provide the equivalent of one full time Special Patrol Officer for the 2020-2021 school year, be approved.   SPO Agreement

    This is our formal agreement with the County for them to provide us with an SPO at the elementary school.  They fund half of the cost this year and for one more year.  After that, we will be responsible for the entire cost.

               

    C. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, in accordance with Board Policy #6150, the attached 2020-2021 line item budget transfers, be approved.    Budget Transfer
     

    Description Account Code Increase Decrease  
    Unemployment Insurance A9050.800.00 $10,700   To pay for unemployment
    Health Insurance A9060.800.00   $10,700 insurance expense.


    8. 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.

    9. PERSONNEL
     

    A.  BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the resignation of Reanna Zappavigna from the position of teacher in the physical education tenure area, Middle School Ski Club Advisor, Modified Field Hockey Coach and JV Softball Coach, effective August 31, 2020, be accepted with regret.  (Exhibit #15)

    We enjoyed the year we shared with Ms. Z and wish her luck in the future!

     

    B. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the 0.75 FTE appointment of Tenneil Mihm as a physical education teacher at (0.75) Step 5MA, in accordance with the current CTA agreement, effective September 23, 2020, be approved.  (Exhibit #16)

    C. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of Schools, the resignation of Richard Maline from the position of modified football head coach effective August 18, 2020, be accepted.   (Exhibit #17)

    He will be moving to the varsity level.  Note that football has been rescheduled to the spring of 2021.  Also, our modified numbers are down, as predicted since the loss of the Pop Warner program several years ago, among other reasons.  We may be looking at a combined team in the future.

     

    D. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of Schools, the resignation of Tom Trevisani from the position of modified football assistant coach effective August 24, 2020, be accepted.   (Exhibit #18)

     

    E. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the following coaching appointments for the 2020-2021 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 #19)  

    Richard  Maline Boys Varsity Football Assistant Coach
    Tom Trevisani Boys Modified Football Head Coach
    Thad  Lawrence Boys Modified Football Assistant Coach
    Elaine Hogan Girls Modified Field Hockey Coach
    Kyle Coin Boys Varsity Soccer Volunteer Coach

     

    F. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of schools, the resignation of Gloria Piazza from the position of long-term substitute teacher in the elementary school, effective August 17, 2020, be accepted with regret.   (Exhibit #20)

     

    G. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the appointment of Katrina Mercer to the position of long-term substitute teacher in the elementary tenure area, at Step 1MA, in accordance with the current CTA agreement, beginning September 2, 2020 through December 21, 2020, be approved.  (Exhibit #21)

    NOTE: Ms. Mercer will be fulfilling the duties of elementary teacher Richard Ferrone who will be on family care leave.

     

    H. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the appointment of Linda Kennedy to the position of long-term substitute teacher in the elementary tenure area, at Step 4MA, in accordance with the current CTA agreement, beginning October 5, 2020, to be compensated at Step 4MA, be approved.   (Exhibit #22)

     

    I. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the appointment of Jocelyn Schneider to the four year probationary tenure track position of Teacher Assistant at (.55) Step 1BA, in accordance with the current CTA agreement, effective September 1, 2020 through August 31, 2024,  except to the extent required by the applicable provisions of Education Law § 3014, in order to be granted tenure, the appointee must receive composite of 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 she shall not be eligible for tenure at that time, be approved.   (Exhibt #23)

    Replacement.

     

    J. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the appointment of Sarah Lomanto to the full time civil service position of aide, to be compensated at Aide 3 Step 8, in accordance with the current CSEA agreement, beginning September 8, 2020, with a probationary period of 8 to 26 weeks, be approved.   (Exhibit #24)


    Replacement.

     

    K. 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 2, in accordance with the current CSEA agreement, beginning September 8, 2020, with a probationary period of 8 to 26 weeks, be approved.   (Exhibit #25)

    Replacement.

     

    L. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the appointment of Sharleen Moulton to the full time civil service position of aide, to be compensated at Aide 3 Step 2, in accordance with the current CSEA agreement, beginning September 8, 2020, with a probationary period of 8 to 26 weeks, be approved.   (Exhibit #26)

    Replacement.

     

    M. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the reduction from 0.4 FTE to 0.375 FTE for Thad Lawrence, physical education teacher, for the 2020-2021 school year, be approved.  

    NOTE: This is due to a change in scheduling.    

     

    N. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the unpaid leave of Frank Tizzano, bus dispatcher, beginning September 14, 2020 through December 22, 2020, be approved.  (Exhibit #27)

     

    O. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the resignation of Julianna Lillibridge from the position of office specialist effective September 25, 2020, be accepted with regret.  (Exhibit #28)

     

    P. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the following placements be approved:  (Exhibit #29)

    1. Emily Landry (Providence College), virtual student teaching under the supervision of elementary special education teachers Erin Muzio and Kathleen Makuszak beginning September 23, 2020 through December 22, 2020.  (Exhibit #29)

     

    10. EXECUTIVE SESSION AND ADJOURNMENT