January 26, 2021
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    Agenda Annotation by Dr. Steve Grimm - in maroon text

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


    A. Bright Spots – Dr. Stephen Grimm

    - Administrators Reports

    - Other

    B. Superintendent’s Report

    - Draft School Calendar for 2021-2022   Draft 2021-2022 Calendar

    We will talk about the draft calendar for next school year, which is currently under consideration by the all three BOCES regions in the Mohawk Valley.  We schedule 181 student days and 185 staff days with 5 emergency days.  After the regions make decisions about a few remaining options, I will have a recommendation for the Board to approve in the next couple of months. 

    - Budget Update

    This is our opportunity to hear from Assistant Superintendent for Business Joe Barretta regarding the state aid indicated in the Governor's executive budget proposal and any other relevant budget information.

    - Update on School Closure/Opening

    I will provide an update on the current state of our school closure, opening timeline, and share some ideas about the near future.

    - 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:

    6A. Agenda and Any Additions to the Agenda for January 26, 2021 

    6B. Minutes from the Regular Meeting held on December 15, 2020  Draft Minutes for 12/15/20

    6C. Minutes from the Special Meeting held on January 12, 2021  Draft Minutes for 01/12/21

    6D. Internal Claims Auditor Report  Internal Claims Auditor Report

    6E. Summary Treasurer’s Report for December 2020   Summary Treasurer's Report

    6F. Treasurer’s Report for December 2020  Treasurer's Report

    6G. Executive Summary for December 2020  Executive Summary

    6H. Revenues/expenditures by Month  Revenues/expenditures by Month

    6I. Committee on Preschool Special Education and Committee on Special Education Report:  (Exhibit #9)

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

    6J. Updated List of Substitute and Supervisory Personnel  (Exhibit #10)

    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.


    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. Committees

    1. Policy Committee – Dr. Luke Perry

    2. Facilities Committee – Ms. Erica Shaw 

    B. Liaisons

    1. School Board Institute – Ms. Megan Burdick


    8A. Policy

    1. BE IT RESOLVED that draft policy #5420, Student Health Services, be adopted.  Draft Policy #5420

    NOTE: This is a first reading. No action necessary.     

    Please see the attachment for more information.                    

    8B. 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 approve.  Budget Transfer Item

    Description Account Code Increase Decrease  
    Tuition - Other A2110.472.00 $13,000   To pay for tuition student attending
    School Construction Interest A9711.700.00   $13,000 Utica Acaemy of Science Charter School

    8C. BE IT RESOLVED that the three year agreement between the Clinton Central School District and Tyler Technologies for transportation routing software be approved with payments terms as follows:  Tyler Technology Contract Renewal

    2020-2021   $3,307.50
    2021-2022   $3,472.88
    2022-2023   $3,646.52

    8D. BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education accepts a donation of $812.59 from various employees and organizations to be deposited in the Bryan Hill Memorial Fund.  Bryan Hill Donations

    $812.59          TA085 HILL   

    This is the proper way to handle the collection of donations for a specific purpose.  We plan to purchase a bench, tree, plaque, and memorial brick.                  


    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. 


    A. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the unpaid leave of absence for Melissa Drejza, aide, on December 21, 2020 and December 22, 2020, in accordance with the CSEA contract, be approved.  (Exhibit #15)                 


    This is an opportunity for board member discussion with one another.


    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