• CLINTON CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
    BOARD OF EDUCATION
    REGULAR MEETING
     
    Via Zoom
    March 23, 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

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

    - Bright Spots
    - Administrators Reports
    - Other

    B. Superintendent’s Report

    - Superintendent’s Conference Day

    Brief comments about the activities from Friday, March 19


    - 2020-2021 Calendar Update - Juneteenth

    Juneteenth is now an official holiday!  It was enacted into law during the school year, which is why we need to make the adjustment during the school year.  Essentially we will be using one of our give-back snow days on June 18th (Juneteenth is actually on June 19th, which is a Saturday, so we need to celebrate it on Friday).  I will also designate the Friday before the Memorial Day for the use of the one remaining give-back snow day.


    - High School Course Selection Guide Update

    There were a couple of things that were edited or removed from the final version of this guide and I will point those to you at this point in the meeting.  There is an action item to approve the guide later this meeting.


    - Re-opening Update

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

    - Safety Plan

    - 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 area of General Education will be discussed.

    - 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 23, 2021

    B. Minutes from the Emergency Meeting held on March 4, 2021  Draft Minutes for 03/04/21

    C. Minutes for the Special Meeting held on March 9, 2021  Draft Minutes for 03/09/21

    D. Summary Treasurer’s Report for February 2021  Summary Treasurer's Report

    E. Treasurer’s Report  for February 2021 Treasurer's Report

    F. Executive Summary for February 2021  Executive Summary

    G. Revenue/expenditures by Month  Revenues/expenditures by Month

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

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

    Initial Review 1
    Program Review 1
    Annual Review 6
    Reevaluation (Triennial) 3
    Administrative Transfer 1
    Preschool 1
    504 Review 8
    504 Initial  0
    Amendment w/o Meeting Held 0


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

    7. COMMITTEE/LIAISON REPORTS

    A. Committee Reports

        1. Policy Committee - Ms. Mary Lou Lauchert

    B. Liaison Reports

        1. School Board Institute - Ms. Megan Burdick

    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.

    8. NEW BUSINESS

    A. Policy - Please see the attachments for more the necessary information.                    

    1. BE IT RESOLVED that draft policy #8131, Pandemic Planning, be adopted.  Draft Policy #8131

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

    2. BE IT RESOLVED that draft policy #4765, Online, Distance and Remote Learning, be adopted.  Draft Policy #4765

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

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

    NOTE: This is the second reading and adoption 

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

    NOTE: This is the second reading and adoption.

    B. Curriculum

    1. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the proposed High School Course Selection Guide for the 2021-2022 school year be approved.   High School Course Selection Guide 2021-2022

    This is the Board's formal action to approve the High School Course Selection Guide.  The board will be informed of some minor changes since the February presentation earlier in the meeting.

    C. WHEREAS, the Board of Education of the Clinton Central School District desires to enter into a 5 year contract with the Madison-Oneida BOCES in order for the Regional Information Center to furnish certain services to the District pursuant to Education Law 1950(4)(jj), those services being: 505 Instructional Hardware Services.

    NOW, THEREFORE, it is

    RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the Clinton Central School District agrees to enter into a contract with the Madison-Oneida BOCES for the provision of said services to the District not to exceed $135,811.00 plus related borrowing fees, plus yearly Regional Information Center support during the term of this contract, finalized by the Superintendent, subject to the approval of the Commissioner of Education, for a period of 4 year(s); 2021-22, 2022-23, 2023-24, 2024-25.  MORIC Agreement 

     This pertains to  the copier/printer lease that Mr. Barretta talked about at the last meeting.                                                                  

    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 the Board of Education hereby appoints the following individuals to serve in limited term, non-probationary or tenure appointments as licensed teaching assistants for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year, to be compensated in accordance with the current CTA agreement, ending no later than June 25, 2021 and;

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approves the terms of signed     waiver agreements by and between the following individuals, the District and the Clinton Teachers Association, stipulating and confirming that such individuals are not being appointed to probationary positions as licensed teaching assistants:  (Exhibit #16)

    Sam Famolaro, Bianca Fazekas, Melissa Williams, Jason Wolczanski, and Joshua Young

    This agreement allows us to hire these teaching assistants on a temporary basis through the end of the school year to supplement of elementary school kindergarten and virtual/hybrid teachers.  It is possible to do this with the special agreement which does not allow these teaching assistants any rights to the positions when the temporary period is over.  Because they are temporary positions (until the end of the school year), they are not included in the Clinton Teachers Association (CTA), and does not come with any benefits associated with the CTA, including tenure. In order to ensure the clarity with regard to this situation, there is an agreement [FEINERMAN AGREEMENT] that the District, the CTA, and the employee need to sign in such situations - this is that agreement.

    B. 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 #17)

    Tom Trevisani             Intramural Basketball Coach (Grade 6)

    Tom Labayewski         Girls Varsity Softball Volunteer

    Tom Trevisani will be offering intramural basketball after school for 6th graders and will be following the guidance from the state and local health departments.

    11. QUESTIONS BY THE BOARD OF EDUCATION

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

    12. EXECUTIVE SESSION AND ADJOURNMENT