• CLINTON CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
    BOARD OF EDUCATION
    REGULAR MEETING 

    February 23, 2021
    5:30pm
    Via Zoom



    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 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

    5A. Bright Spots – Dr. Stephen Grimm

    These will feature our principals sharing bright spots that are shining in our schools and classrooms.

    -  Administrators Reports

    -  Other 

    5B. Superintendent’s Report

    - High School Course Selection Guide   Draft High School Course Selection Guide and Grading Policy 2021-2022

    - 2021/2022 Calendar Update   Draft 2021-2022 Calendar

    I will show the calendar that is recommended for approval later in the meeting.

    - Mascot and Logo Development

    For years there has been discussion about logo and mascots etc.  At one point before Dr. Lee, Principal Mr. Hunt went through a process of gathering input focussing on Warrior Falcons or something like that.  I charged Dr. Lee a with getting input from students regarding a mascot to represent our Warrior name, which he started before COVID and added to again this fall.  There is no desire or intent to change the Warrior name, but to select a character that can be a symbol of that name and be utilized to build culture and character among our students and community.  We have also tinkered with our Clinton "C" logo and I want to bring about an awareness of this process and receive strategic feedback on process.

    - Reopening Update

    I will provide an update on the current state of our instructional plans at this time and provide glimpse into the near future for changes that will help bring students back to campus as much as possible.

    - Extracurricular Activities 

    I will provide an update on the many extracurricular activities we have been providing all year long.  A board member asked for an update on this.

    - Athletics Update

    I will provide an update on the winter and fall II athletics, some of which will start on February 22, 2021.

    - 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 areas covered are as follows:

    General Support:  Board of Education, Superintendent, Finance, Legal, Maintenance and Operations, and Other Administrative Expenses (Printing and Insurance)

    Transportation:  Salaries, Bus Purchases, Garage and Office Lease, Gas/Diesel for Buses, BOCES Maintenance, and Professional Development

    Co-Curricular:  Stipends For Club Advisors, Chaperones, MS/HS Contractual Expenses For Clubs, Trips, etc., Fitness Center, and District Theatre

    Athletics:  Stipends For Coaching, Athletic Director, Athletic Director’s Secretary, Chaperones, Equipment, Contractual and Supplies

    - 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:

    6A. Agenda and Any Additions to the Agenda for February 23, 2021

    6B. Minutes from the Regular Meeting held on January 26, 2021  Draft Minutes for 01/26/21

    6C. Minutes from the Special Meeting held on February 9, 2021  Draft Minutes for 02/09/21

    6D. Summary Treasurer’s Report for January 2021  Summary Treasurer's Report

    6E. Treasurer’s Report for January 2021  Treasurer's Report

    6F. Executive Summary for January 2021 Executive Summary

    6G. Revenues/expenditures by Month  Revenues/expenditures by Month

    6H. Extra-classroom Treasurer’s Report for January 2021 Extra-classroom Treasurer's Report

    6I. Committee on Preschool Special Education and Committee on Special Education (CSE) Report:  (Exhibit #8)

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

    6J. Updated List of Substitute and Supervisory Personnel  (Exhibit #18)

    7. COMMITTEE/LIAISON REPORTS

    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.

    7A. Liaisons

    1. CCSD Foundation – Mr. Sam Catterson

    2. School Board Institute – Ms. Megan Burdick

    8. NEW BUSINESS

    8A. Policy

    Please see the attachment for more information.                    

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

    NOTE: This is a second reading and adoption.                 

    8B. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the agreement between the Oneida County Board of Elections and the Clinton Central School District to provide services to support the annual school budget vote to be held on May 18, 2021, be approved.  Oneida County Agreement 
                 
    8C. BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education accept a donation of a Yamaha Alto Saxophone YAS-23valued at $375 from James Griffin.  Donation


    9. OTHER  

    9A. BE IT RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the proposed calendar for the 2021-2022 school year be approved.   Draft 2021-2022 Calendar         

    This will be the official approval of next year's school calendar, which was reviewed at the last regular 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. 


    11.  PERSONNEL                                                                                                                         

    11A. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the following placements be approved:  (Exhibit #13)

    1. Alyssa Giardino, student teacher under the supervision of elementary teacher Tammy Mickle, beginning March 8, 2021 through May 5, 2021.

    2. Micaela Hosinger, student teacher under the supervision of Spanish teacher Michael Pavone, beginning January 2, 2021 through May 5, 2021.

    11B. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the resignation of Maggie Shaw from the position of JV Volleyball Coach, effective January 30, 2021, be accepted with regret.  (Exhibit #14)

    11C. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the resignation of Kevin Jones from the position of Varsity Indoor Track & Field Assistant Coach and Modified Track & Field Assistant Coach, effective February 11, 2021, be accepted with regret.  (Exhibit #15)

    11D. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the resignation of Nichelle Kelly from the position of Modified Volleyball Coach, effective January 30, 2021, contingent upon her appointment as JV Volleyball Coach, be accepted with regret.  (Exhibit #16)

    11E. 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 #17)

    Angelo Gaetano Co-ed Varsity Track & Field Assistant
    Nichelle  Kelly Girls JV Volleyball Coach


    12. QUESTIONS BY THE BOARD OF EDUCATION


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

    13. 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.