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    April 13, 2021

    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.

    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


    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 April 13, 2021            

    B. Minutes from the Regular Meeting held on March 23, 2021  Draft Minutes for 3/23/21

    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 0
    504 Initial  0
    Amendment w/o Meeting Held 1

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


    6A. Policy

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

    NOTE: This is the second reading and adoption.

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

    NOTE: This is the second reading; however, we are considering input received and at this point it is not ready for adoption. No action necessary.

    7. OTHER

    7A. BE IT RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the revised calendar for the 2020-2021 school year be approved.      Revised Calendar   

    This was discussed and presented at the last meeting and the changes reflect the recognition of the Juneteenth holiday on the Friday before Juneteenth and the use of an emergency day give-back the Friday before Memorial Day weekend.    


    8A. WHEREAS, the Board of Education of the Clinton Central School District, Oneida County, New York, has called a special district meeting of the qualified voters of said School District to be held on the 18th day of May, 2021; and

    WHEREAS, it is now desired to provide for the appointment of a chairperson and inspectors of election for the special district meeting to be compensated in accordance with the agreement between the Oneida County Board of Elections and the Clinton Central School District;

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Board of Education of the Clinton Central School District, Oneida County, New York, as follows:

    Section 1.  Shirley Knop, duly qualified voter of said School District is hereby appointed as the chairperson of the special district meeting referred to in the preambles hereof.

    Section 2.  The following named qualified voters of said School District are hereby appointed to act as inspectors of election at said special district meeting:                    

    INSPECTORS:  Patricia Palladino, Gil Palladino, Shirley Knop, Dottie Kalies, Diana Huss, Joanna Huss, Karen Winkler, Steven Marcus and Linda Hauschildt.  (Exhibit #7)

    Required for our budget vote and election...thank you to these wonderful people who continue to help us each year!


    The following three actions 8B, 8C, and 8D are part of our plan for having all students in school every day for the remainder of the school year.

    8B. BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby appoints the following individual to serve in a limited term, non-probationary or tenure appointment as a licensed teaching assistant beginning on April 12, 2021 through 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 the signed waiver agreement by and between the following individual, the District and the Clinton Teachers Association, stipulating and confirming that such individual is not being appointed to a probationary position as a licensed teaching assistant:  (Exhibit #8)

    Loren Dachary

    8C. BE IT RESOLVED, that the following individuals are appointed to temporary appointments as follows for the period beginning April 12, 2021 to be compensated in accordance with the current CSEA agreement. Their employment is temporary in nature for the balance of the 2020-21 school year and shall end no later than June 25, 2021.  (Exhibit #9)          

    Vanessa Parise and Kayla Russum: Temporary Aides
    Erika Goodwillie: Temporary School Monitor

    8D. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the increase from 0.375 FTE to 0.4 FTE for Thad Lawrence, physical education teacher, beginning April 12, 2021 for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year, be approved.          

    NOTE: This is due to a change in scheduling.     


    8E. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the unpaid internship for Patricia Shiebler, Hamilton College student, beginning April 12, 2021 through May 28, 2021, under the supervision of high school science teacher Tayler Clark, be approved.   (Exhibit #10)                                             

    8F. 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 #11)

    Fran Altieri Girls Modified Lacrosse Head Coach
    Joe Gale Girls  Modified Lacrosse Volunteer
    John Majka Boys  Varsity Baseball Volunteer
    Melissa Lomanto Girls  Modified Softball Head Coach
    Rylee Meelan Co-ed Track & Field Modified Assistant Coach
    Michael Delia Girls  JV Lacrosse Volunteer


    Bright Spots
    - Re-opening of School


    The Board will have the opportunity to hear the final overview and recommendation for the 2021-2022 budget, which will be recommended for adoption at the April 20th meeting.  We will also hear about the meeting of the finance committee, which included discussions regarding the budget, the longe range financial plan, and the reserve plan.

    Proposal for Discussion


    This is an opportunity for the Board to dialogue with one another and ask other questions.