• CLINTON CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
    BOARD OF EDUCATION
    SPECIAL MEETING 

    Via Zoom
    March 9, 2021
    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 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 – Dr. Stephen Grimm

    We will not hear from the principals this evening; however, there may be other bright spots mentioned.

    B. Superintendent’s Report

    - Re-opening Plan Update

    I will provide an update on our reopening plan that includes all students everyday on or about April 12.

    - Superintendent’s Conference Day

    There is a conference day Friday, March 19th.  I will provide a brief overview of the anticipated activities and opportunities of the day. 

    - Budget Update

    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: Pupil Services, BOCES and Benefits.

    - 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 March 9, 2021            

    B. Minutes from the Regular Meeting held on February 23, 2021  Draft Minutes for 02/23/21

    C. Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) and Committee on Special Education (CSE) Report:  (Exhibit #2)

    Initial Review 1
    Program Review 0
    Annual Review 0
    Reevaluation (Triennial) 0
    Administrative Transfer 0
    Preschool 3
    504 Review 9
    504 Initial  1
    Amendment w/o Meeting Held 0


    D. Updated List of Substitute and Supervisory Personnel   (Exhibit #3)

    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.

    7. NEW BUSINESS

    A. Policy

    1. BE IT RESOLVED that draft policy #0101, Gender Neutral Occupancy Bathrooms, be adopted.  Draft Policy #0101

    NOTE: This is the first reading.

    The exhibit has the necessary information related to this item.

     2. BE IT RESOLVED that draft policy #1120, School District Records, be adopted.  Draft Policy #1120

    NOTE: This is the first reading.

    The exhibit has the necessary information related to this item.

    B. BE IT RESOLVED by the Clinton Central School District Board of Education, that Retention and Disposition Schedule for New York Local Government Records (LGS-1), issued pursuant to Article 57-A of the Arts and Cultural Affairs Law, and containing legal minimum retention periods for local government records, is hereby adopted for use by all officers in legally disposing of valueless records listed therein. FURTHER RESOLVED, that in accordance with Article 57-A:

    (a) only those records will be disposed of that are described in Retention and Disposition Schedule for New York Local Government Records (LGS-1), after they have met the minimum retention periods described therein;

    (b) only those records will be disposed of that do not have sufficient administrative, fiscal, legal, or historical value to merit retention beyond established legal minimum periods.     

    The law related to records retention and disposition now specifies a new reference manual to which we need to refer.  This is also related to the policy revision in the previous menu item.

    C.  BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education accepts an $8000 donation from the Clinton Sports Boosters to support the 2020-2021 Clinton Warriors Girls Ice Hockey Team. Girls Hockey Donation

    This donation covers the cost of operation the team.  The Clinton portion for the four Clinton girls playing on the team is $500 each.

    8. OTHER   

    A. BE IT RESOLVED that the Clinton Central School District Board of Education nominates Mr. William Miller as the NYSSBA area 5 Director for the next two years effective January 1, 2022.  Biography for Mr. Miller   

    NYSSBA is the New York State School Boards Association, a professional organization to which we belong.  We are supporting the recomendation for the nomination of Mr. Miller.     

    9. 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. 

    10. PERSONNEL

    A. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the resignation with intent to retire of Nancy Lillibridge, Teacher Assistant, after 23 years of service at CCS, in accordance with Article 22 of the current CTA agreement, effective June 30, 2021, be accepted with regret.   (Exhibit #8)

    She has been an invaluable resource in the elementary school for the last two decades.  Her expertise and intelligence has helped usher in the integration and technical support of technology from a time of scarce use in the late 90s to pervasive use in the present day.  Her support has also been critical during the pandemic of the past year.

    B. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the resignation with intent to retire of Stephen Sanderson, Physical Education Teacher, after 16 years of service at CCS, in accordance with Article 22 of the current CTA agreement, effective June 30, 2021, be accepted with regret.  (Exhibit #9)

    Mr. Sanderson is admired by our students, uses the latest physical education intructional techniques and curriculum, and also has coached for us over the years.

    C. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the resignation with intent to retire of Lorraine Smith, Special Education Teacher, after 27 years of service at CCS, in accordance with Article 22 of the current CTA agreement, effective June 30, 2021, be accepted with regret. (Exhibit #10)

    Lori is a special person to our school and to our special education students.  She has helped so many students achieve in ways they thought not possible.  She will be missed by all.

    D. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the extension of the appointment of Katrina Mercer to the position of long-term substitute teacher in the elementary tenure area, at Step 1MA, beginning March 22, 2021 through June 30, 2021, be approved.   

    Ms Mercer will continue to fill in for a maternity leave this spring.  She is a retired teacher who also happens to be the mother of one of our elementary teachers Kayla Mercer.
                                                                         
    E. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the resignation of Paige Plumley from the position of Modified Softball Coach, contingent upon her appointment to the position of JV Softball Coach, effective March 1, 2021, be accepted.  (Exhibit #11)

    F. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the following coaching appointment for the 2020-2021 school year, pending team formation, to be compensated in accordance with Article 14 of the CTA contract or other agreements and understandings between the District and CTA, be approved.   (Exhibit #12)

    Kristen Willson Co-ed Varsity Indoor Track & Field Volunteer &
        Co-ed Varsity Track & Field Volunteer
    Alexander Dobrzenski Boys JV Baseball Head Co-coach
    Jonathan Schneider Boys JV Baseball Head Co-coach
    Paige  Plumley Girls JV Softball Head Coach
    Kevin Jones Boys Varsity Football Volunteer


    E. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the following co-curricular appointments for the 2020-2021 school year, to be compensated in accordance with Article 15 of the CTA contract, be approved:   

    Gail Tucker High School Musical Costumer
    Jenna Wratten High School Musical Director


    11. QUESTIONS BY THE BOARD OF EDUCATION

    This is an opportunity to board members to dialogue with one another as needed.

    12. ADJOURNMENT