• CLINTON CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
    BOARD OF EDUCATION
    SPECIAL MEETING 

    Via Zoom
    March 4, 2021
    Noon

    CLINTON CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
    BOARD OF EDUCATION
    EMERGENCY MEETING
     

    Via Zoom
    March 4, 2021
    Noon

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    Press Release - March 4, 2021

     


     

     

    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. SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

    A. Purchasing of Polycarbonate Barriers

    5. NEW BUSINESS

    A. RESOLUTION FOR EMERGENCY PURCHASE

    WHEREAS, in March of 2020, the State of New York and the County of Oneida issued declarations of emergency due to the outbreaks of the novel coronavirus and the COVID-19 disease, which declarations included mandatory closure of schools to students until the declarations are lifted; and

    WHEREAS, guidance was issued by New York State on July 13, 2020 mandating that, prior to reopening, schools provide for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), physical barriers, and social distancing measures in order to protect students and staff from the COVID virus for safer return to school for the 2020-21 school year; and

    WHERAS, guidance was issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) in February of 2021, recommending physical distancing (at least 6 feet) should be maximized in schools to the greatest extent possible, and to “ensure physical distancing, schools should establish policies and implement structural interventions to promote physical distance of at least 6 feet between people”; and

    WHEREAS, in compliance with guidance from New York State and the CDC, the administration of the Clinton Central School District seeks to purchase polycarbonate to install in its schools as means to implement structural interventions and promote physical distance for the safety of students and staff; and

    WHEREAS, in anticipation for the reopening school(s) to in-person instruction estimated to occur in March of 2021, the administration of the Clinton Central School District (“School District”) has obtained quotes from four (4) vendors; and

    WHEREAS, the School District has retained an opinion from its Architects dated March 1, 2021, which indicates that competition for procurement of said polycarbonate is anticipated on a national scale at all levels of education PK-12, and that immediate purchase of such items is necessary in order to install the polycarbonate before the estimated school reopening in March of 2021; and 

    WHEREAS, the School District’s Board of Education finds that the immediate purchase of the polycarbonate is essential to prevent imminent danger to, and promote the protection of, the life, health, safety and property of students and staff; and

    WHEREAS, the Board seeks to authorize the School District to proceed with the purchase of the polycarbonate to be funded from unreserved, unappropriated fund balance.

    NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved by the Board of Education of the School District as follows:

    1. The Board of Education hereby finds that the need for polycarbonate constitutes an emergency within the meaning of General Municipal Law Section 103(4).

    2. The Board of Education hereby further finds that the immediate purchase of polycarbonate is essential to prevent imminent danger to, and promote the protection of, the life, health, safety and property of students and staff.

    3. In the event that the estimated cost for such purchase exceeds the competitive bidding thresholds, and in accordance with General Municipal Law § 103(4), the Board hereby grants a waiver of the competitive bidding requirements in order to expedite such purchase.

    4. The District Superintendent and/or his designee is hereby directed to make the purchase at the lowest possible costs in a manner which is practicable under the circumstances in accordance with Board Policy in an amount not to exceed $150,000.

    5. This resolution shall take effect immediately. Recommendations

     

    B. 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 Transfers

    Description Account Code Increase Decrease Reason
    COVID-19 Expenses A1620.450.00 $150,000    
    Health Insurance A9060.800.00   $100,000 To pay for polycarbonate 
    Social Work Salaries A2825.150.00   $20,000 desk barriers.
    School Construction Interest A9711.700.00   $30,000  


    6. ADJOURNMENT