• CLINTON CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
    BOARD OF EDUCATION
    BUDGET HEARING
    Via Zoom


    Meet the Candidates, 5:30pm
    Budget Proposal Public Hearing, 6:00pm
    Special Meeting Following
    May 11, 2021


    Agenda Annotation by Dr. Steve Grimm - in maroon text

     Please note that our agendas are available only online - there will no longer be paper copies available at the meeting. 


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    Agenda

    1. CALL TO ORDER

    2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

    3. READING OF THE MISSION STATEMENT

    Clinton Central School proudly educates and empowers students to realize their potential and become thoughtful, contributing members of society.

    4. BUDGET HEARING

    I will give a formal presentation on the budget. 

    5. 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. 

    6. INFORMATION-REPORTS-PROPOSAL/SUPERINTENDENT & STAFF 
      
                                                     
    Bright Spots
            
    - Administrators Reports
    These will feature our principals sharing bright spots that are shining in our schools and classrooms.

    - Other

    Superintendent’s Report

    - Year-end Activities Update
    Brief update on graduation, moving up days, and other year end activities

    - Academic Intervention Services Update
    I want to speak briefly about the possibility of utilizing America Restoration Plan Act funds to add Math and/or ELA AIS teacher in the middle school.  This would not impact the budget, meets the needs of students, and is in line with the use of those funds, which last for three years.

    - Capital Project Phase 2
    We have remaining funds from our recent Capital Project and we will hear about some additional work that we can proceed with.  The Facilities Committee reviewed this at their last meeting.

    - Board Meeting Calendar for 2021-2022
    This is your first look of the calendar of board meetings for next school year, including this summer.  We will be acting to approve a calendar later in the evening, so our discussion should result in an agreement of what will be recommended for approval later in this meeting.

    - Other                                                                       

    7. 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:

    7A. Agenda and Any Additions to the Agenda for May 11, 2021                         

    7B. Minutes from the Special Meeting held on April 27, 2021  Minutes for 4/27/21

    7C. Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) and Committee on Special Education (CSE) Report:  CPSE and CSE Report
     

    Initial Review 2
    Program Review 1
    Annual Review 21
    Reevaluation (Triennial) 5
    Administrative Transfer 1
    Preschool 0
    504 Review 13
    504 Initial  1
    Amendment w/o Meeting Held 1

    7D. Updated List of Substitute and Supervisory Personnel  Updated List

    8. NEW BUSINESS 

    8A. Curriculum

        1. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education approves the adoption of the enVision math program, textbooks, and resources in Grade 5, and further authorizes a pilot of the respective grade level enVision program and resources in grades Kindergarten through Grade 4 in the 2021-2022 school year.  enVision Math Proposal

    I presented and talked about this at the last meeting and since then I have met with elementary school who endorse this recommendation.  The middle school currently uses the program in grades 6-8, and the 5th grade will be implementing the program this fall.  Grades K-4 need more time to PILOT the program and materials and we look forward to the possible adoption of the materials at some point next school year with a full implementation in the 2022-23 school year at which time we would have a coherent, verically and horizontally aligned, and well supported math curriculum in grades K-8. 

        2. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education approves the adoption of the Into Literature 2022 ELA program, textbooks, and resources in Grades 6-9, for implementation during 2021-2022 school year.  Into Literature Proposal

    This program has been studied by the stakeholders at the middle school and is an extension of the Into Reading ELA program and curriculum currently used in the elementary school grades K-5.  With an implementation in grades 6-8, and possibly 9, we will have a coherent, verically and horizontally aligned, and well supported ELA curriculum in grades K-9.  The board approves the purchase of textbooks and related curriculum resources as per policy 4511.

    8B. RESOLUTION REGARDING STATE ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY REVIEW RECONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

    This is something that the board needs to do before starting and capital project work.  In this case, it is related to the phase II portion of the recent project which was presented earlier in the meeting and previously discussed by the facilities committee.

    WHEREAS, the Board of Education of the Clinton Central School District (the “Board”) has considered the effect upon the environment of the proposed Reconstruction work at the:

    Middle School and Senior High School (Phase 2)

    WHEREAS, the Board has received and reviewed the Scope of the Proposed Project prepared and submitted in connection with the Project, and has further received and considered the advice of its Architects and Engineers with regard to the environmental impact of the Project; now therefore

    BE IT RESOLVED, by the Board of Education of the Clinton Central School District as follows:

    2. The Board hereby determines in accordance with Article 8 (State Environmental Quality Review Act - SEQRA) of the Environmental Conservation Law that the Project is a Type II action which will not have a significant impact on the environment and is not subject to review under SEQRA.

    3. The Project is hereby approved and the Superintendent of Schools and all officers and employees of the District are authorized and directed to perform all actions and execute all documents necessary or appropriate to obtain the necessary funding, complete the Project and to carry out the intent of this resolution. NYS Forms

    8C. 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 approved.  Budget Transfer

    Description Account Code Increase Decrease Reason
    Transportation Contractual A5510.400.00 $16,500   To pay for upgrades
    Transportation Gas A5510.451.00   $16,500 on the fuel system.


    8D. BE IT RESOLVED, that the following tax bill revision be approved:  Tax Revision

    Lyman and Danaan Christensen, tax map #347.007-1-18, a decrease of $296.26.

    From time to time, taxpayer bills are revised due to a variety of reasons.

    E. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the agreement between Developmental Therapy Associates, PLLC, and the Clinton Central School District, to provide physical and/or occupational therapy services for the 2021-2022 school year, in accordance with the attached agreement, be approved.  DTA Agreement

    Self expanatory in the contract which allows this company to provide these services to our children.

    9. OTHER

    9A. BE IT RESOLVED that, in accordance with District Policy #5405, Student Wellness, the Board of Education appoint a Wellness Committee to include:    Committee & Policy

    Dr. Stephen  Grimm Superintendent    
    Mrs. Debora Van Slyke Director of Curriculum and Instruction
    TBD     Board of Education Liaison  
    Mr. Michael King Coordinator of Athletics and Communication
    Ms. Kate Dorr OHM BOCES Food Service & Nutrition
    Mr.  Michael Tesak Physical/Health Education Teacher
    Ms. Darcey Cross Physical Education Teacher  
    Ms. Mallory Faffley Health Teacher    
    Ms. Cindy Smiegal Nurse Leader    
    Ms. Jodi Kapes Parent    
    Ms.  Karen  Getman Parent    
    Ms. Erika Sanchez-Goodwillie Parent    
    Ms. Laura  Wileczka Parent    
    TBD     Student    
    TBD     Student    
    TBD     Student    
    TBD     Student    


    This is one more step toward reactivating the Wellness Committee that will look at our policies and vision related to Wellness.  We will recruit students to serve and we are looking for a Board Liaison, which will likely be determined appointed by next years Board President in July.

    9B. BE IT RESOLVED that, in accordance of Part 100.2 (dd) of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, the Board of Education appoint a Professional Learning Team for the purpose of collaboratively developing a Professional Learning Plan include:  PLT Charter

    Member Name Stakeholder Organization
    Stephen Grimm Superintendent Superintendent
    Debora Van Slyke Director of Curriculum Superintendent Designee
        and Instruction  
    Amie Johnson PDC Coordinator Superintendent Designee
    Ellen  Leuthauser Elementary School Principal Clinton Administrators Association
    Samantha DiPietro Elementary Teacher Clinton Teachers Association
    Laura  Broccoli Elementary Teacher Clinton Teachers Association
    Andrea  Hogan Middle School Teacher Clinton Teachers Association
      TBD   Parent - PTA Designated
    Dr. Luke Perry Utica College Higher Education & Clinton Board
          of Education
          Community at large - optional


    It is time to update our professional learning plan, formerly called the professional development plan.  The work of the group can be found in the link to the PLT Charter above.
     

    9C. 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:
    Diana Huss, duly qualified voter of said School District is hereby appointed as the chairperson of the special district meeting referred to in the preambles hereof.

    NOTE: Ms. Huss will be replacing Ms. Shirley Knop who is unable to serve as chairperson, but will serve as an inspector. 

    9D. BE IT RESOLVED that the proposed Board Meeting Calendar for 2021-2022 be approved.  Proposed Calendar     

    This is the calendar that was discussed earlier in the evening.  We can make changes to this based on the discussion earlier. 

    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. RESOLUTION GRANTING TENURE TO ADMINISTRATOR

    Upon recommendation of the Superintendent, and based upon exemplary service during the course of her probationary period to date within the tenure area include specific tenure area of probationary appointment, assuming it is narrow tenure area of Director of Curriculum and Instruction, the Board hereby determines to grant tenure to Debora Van Slyke prior to the expiration of her original four- year probationary period which is otherwise scheduled to end on April 14, 2022.

    Therefore, the following appointment to tenure is hereby made:

    Debora Van Slyke, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, effective April 14, 2021. Ms. Van Slyke’s certification status is as follows: School District Administrator, Permanent Certification.  (Exhibit #13)

    Congratulations to Ms. Van Slyke and thank you for all you have done for Clinton!

    11B. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Tech Prep Team Leader stipend of $500 for Ryan O’Rourke, Technology Teacher, be approved.                             

    NOTE: The District received a grant of $900 from OHM BOCES to fund this program, $500 of which is designated for the Team Leader stipend.

    11C. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the resignation of Melissa Lomanto from the position of Modified Softball Head Coach, effective April 30, 2021, be accepted with regret.  (Exhibit #14)

    11D. 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 #15)

    Michelle Van Slyke Modified Softball Head Coach
    Amy Randall Intramural Field Hockey Coach, Grades 4-6


    11E.  BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the following co-curricular appointments for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year, to be compensated in accordance with Article 15 of the CTA contract, be approved:  

    John Krause     High School Musical Rehearsal Pianist                   

    For the Godspell musical                                                         

    12. QUESTIONS BY THE BOARD OF EDUCATION

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

    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.