• CLINTON CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
    BOARD OF EDUCATION
    REGULAR MEETING
     
    October 27, 2020
    Via Zoom
    5:30pm


    Agenda Annotation by Dr. Steve Grimm - in maroon text

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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 HEARING: DISTRICTWIDE SAFETY PLAN

    The District is required to have public hearing before a the District Safety Plan can be adopted.  The plan was reviewed by the District Safety Committee and has been posted for review on our website for over 30 days. 
    District Safety Plan Webpage

    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.

    6. INFORMATION-REPORTS-PROPOSAL/SUPERINTENDENT & STAFF

    A. Bright Spots

    -  Recognition of Board Members

    It was board member appreciation week last week and we will recognize the service of our board of education members.  Here is a link to the our related webpage posting.

    -  Alyssa Sacco, PR Assistant

    For many years, our district has been working on goals related to communication.  Last year we decided to allocate funds to a Public Relations position through the OHM BOCES Communications Department shared with Holland Patent.  Please join me in welcoming Alyssa Sacco, who has already been making improvements behind the scenes on our webpage.  I look forward to the development and implementation of more professional and strategic communications within the district.  Alyssa Sacco Public Relations

    B. Superintendent’s Report

    -  Administrators Reports

    -  Professional Development and the Superintendent's Conference Day

    -  Budget Development Calendar

    - Capital Project Update

    - Instructional Update: tigers and lions, and MIPs and BIPs oh my!

    A brief update on state level accountability indicators and the implications for Clinton.

    -  Reopening Plans Phase 2

    I will give an update on ideas for Phase 2 including potential modes of operation, process for decision making, and possible implementation timelines.  We are looking at a halfday everyday in the Elementary School, and a dual in-person and streaming everday at the middle school and high school.  More information and opportunities for input will be forthcoming.

    - Athletics

    I will share some information about athletics rules and procedures related to participation during the pandemic.  

    - Wastewater Surveillance

    I will briefly review the process and implications, and have informative dialogue with the Board.

    - Positive Cases/Quarantines and School Closure

    I will share some information regarding our recent positive cases, the remote instruction that followed, and the even return to in-person learning the following week. 

    - Other

    7. 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:

    7A. Agenda and Any Additions to the Agenda for October 27, 2020                   

    7B. Minutes from the Special Meeting held on September 22 , 2020  Minutes for 09/22/20

    7C. Summary Treasurer’s Report for September 2020  Summary Treasurer's Report

    7D. Treasurer’s Report for September 2020  Treasurer's Report

    7E. Executive Summary for September 2020  Executive Summary

    7F.  Extra-classroom Treasurer’s Report for August 2020   Extra-classroom Treasurer's Report for August 2020

    7G. Extra-classroom Treasurer’s Report for September 2020  Extra-classroom Treasurer's Report for September 2020

    7H. Revenues/expenditures by Month  Revenues/expenditures by Month

    7I. Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) and Committee on Special Education (CSE) Report:  (Exhibit #8) 

    Initial Review 0
    Program Review 5
    Annual Review 1
    Reevaluation (Triennial) 0
    Administrative Transfer 6
    Preschool 7
    504 Review 4
    504 Initial  2
    Amendment w/o Meeting Held 2

    7J. Updated List of Substitute and Supervisory Personnel   (Exhibit #9)

    8. COMMITTEE/LIAISON REPORTS

    A. Committee Reports

    1. Policy Committee – Dr. Luke Perry

    2. Safety Committee – Ms. Mary Lou Lauchert

    B. Liaisons

    1. CCSD Foundation – Mr. Sam Catterson

    2. School Boards Institute (SBI) – Ms. Megan Burdick

    9. NEW BUSINESS

    9A. Policy

    1. BE IT RESOLVED that draft policy #8210, Use of Security Cameras in the District, be adopted.  Draft Policy #8210

       NOTE: This is a first reading.   No action necessary. See the link for related information                                                                

    2. BE IT RESOLVED that draft policy #5151, Homeless Children, be adopted.   Draft Policy #5151

        NOTE: This is the first reading. No action necessary. See the link for related information                      

    9B. BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education accepts a $4,000 donation from the Clinton Sports Boosters to support the Clinton Warriors girls’ ice hockey program.   Girls Hockey Donation

     $4,000 TA085 Hockey

    9C. BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education accepts a $4,217 donation for the Elementary Playground Project:  Hannaford Donation

    Hannaford Helps Schools Program  $4,217.00

    We are so grateful to our local Hannaford store for this generous donation!

    9D. BE IT RESOLVED that the contract for services between the Town of Kirkland, the Village of Clinton, Hamilton College and the Clinton Central School District and Quadrant Viro Testing LLC to conduct wastewater COVID-19 testing, be approved.   Testing Agreement

    We are partnering with these organizations in this wastewater surveillance project.  The cost was originally around $300 per week, but may increase due to our request to add another test to increase precision of location.

    9E. 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  
    Operations Contractual A1620.400.00 $17,000   To pay for COVID-19 sewage testing
    School Construction Interest A9711.700.00   $17,000  completed by Quadrant Viral Testing, LLC

    Budget transfers more than $5,000 require board approval.

    9F. BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education approves the sale of two school buses through Auction International:   Disposal of Buses        

    Bus Number Year Make Capacity
    45 2011 International 66
    46 2011 International 66

    9GBE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the memorandum of agreement and list of participating school districts in the Girls Varsity Hockey Program, pending receipt of a fully executed combining agreement and current certificate of insurance, be approved.    Girls Hockey Proposal and List

    This is the formal approval of the combined team.  Other school districts are also approving the agreement. 

    9H. BE IT RESOLVED that, in response to the examination prepared by the D’Arcangelo & Co., LLP, covering the period of July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020 of the Extra-classroom Activity Fund, the corresponding corrective action plan submitted to NYSED by the Clinton Central School District, be accepted and made part of this school district’s records.   Corrective Action Plan

    As indicated in the attachments, we are looking to improve in a few areas related to extraclassroom activities.

    10. OTHER                                                                      

    A. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the District Safety Committee, the District-wide Safety Plan, in accordance with Section 1553.17 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, be adopted.  Draft Safety Plan    

    This is the formal approval of the Districtwide Safety Plan, which is also posted on our website.                                                                                                   
    11. 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.

    12. PERSONNEL

    12A. BOARD RESOLUTION –TENURE APPOINTMENTS FOR TEACHERS OR PRINCIPALS SUBJECT TO APPR REQUIREMENTS

    WHEREAS, Education Law section 3012 presently allows the Superintendent to recommend for appointment on tenure those persons who have been found competent, efficient and satisfactory and, in the case of a classroom teacher or building principal who received composite annual professional performance review ratings pursuant to either Sections 3012-c or 3012-d ofthe Education Law, who have received a composite annual professional performance review rating of either effective or highly effective in at least three of the four preceding years; and

    WHEREAS, such section also presently authorizes the Board of Education to grant tenure contingent upon a teacher or principal’s receipt of a minimum rating in the final year of the probationary period, and if such contingency is not met after all appeals have been exhausted, the grant of tenure shall be void and unenforceable and the teacher's or principal's probationary period may be extended;

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby approves the appointment on tenure of the following individuals, contingent upon the receipt of a minimum rating in the final year of the probationary period as the above-referenced provision of the Education Law presently requires: (Exhibit #20)

    Name Tenure Area Effective Date
    Alexandra Roy Elementary 11/13/2020

    12B. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the following musical accompanists for the 2020-2021 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, Tina Toglia and Colleen Spellman.

    12C. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the appointment of Anthony Sirianni to the four year probationary tenure track position of school social worker at Step 1MA, in accordance with the current CTA agreement, effective December 14, 2020 through December 13, 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 three of the four preceding years, and if the appointee receives an ineffective composite or overall rating in the final year of the probationary period he shall not be eligible for tenure at that time, be approved.  (Exhibit #21)

    Anthony will be replacing Mary Hosey-Pardi, who will be leaving the district at the end of December.  We again thank Mary for her incredible service and welcome Anthony to our awesome mental health team!

    13. QUESTIONS BY THE BOARD OF EDUCATION

     This is an opportunity for board members to discuss items or otherwise share information.

    14. EXECUTIVE SESSION AND ADJOURNMENT

    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:

    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

     

    Additional Item for Potential Approval

    12 D. RESOLUTION RATIFYING COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT WITH THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATORS’ ASSOCIATION

    WHEREAS, the Clinton Central School District (“District”) and the Clinton Administrators’ Association (“CAA”) have reached a tentative agreement concerning a successor collective bargaining agreement (“Agreement”) covering the period of July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2023; 

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that this Board of Education, having been advised by the CAA that it has properly approved and/or ratified said tentative agreement, hereby ratifies the terms of said successor agreement and authorizes the Superintendent to execute the Agreement on behalf of the District; and  

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this Board hereby approves the appropriation of any additional funds necessary to implement the terms of said successor agreement.  (Exhibit #22)