CLINTON CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF EDUCATION
December 14, 2021
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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
- Administrators Reports
These will feature our principals sharing bright spots that are shining in our schools and classrooms.
B. Superintendent’s Report
- Budget Communication Cycle
I will present an overview of what I refer to as the Budget Communications Cycle, which is a process by which we will communicate among the different stakeholder groups within the district as we develop the financial plan that will support our educational plan.
- Budget Presentation
Joe will provide information related to the Debt Service portion of our budget and deliver a preview of the future Tax Levy Limit for the development of the 2022-2023 budget.
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 December 14, 2021
B. Minutes from the Regular Meeting held on November 16, 2021 Draft Minutes for 11/16/21
C. Minutes from the Special Meeting held on November 22, 2021 Draft Minutes for 11/22/21
D. Minutes from the Special Meeting on November 29, 2021 Draft Minutes for 11/29/21
E. Summary Treasurer’s Report for October 2021 Summary Treasurer's Report
F. Treasurer’s Report for October 2021 Treasurer's Report
G. Extra-classroom Treasurer’s Report for November 2021 Extra-classroom Treasurer's Report
H. Committee on Preschool Special Education and Committee on Special Education (CSE) Report: (Exhibit #7)
Initial Review 1 Program Review 4 Annual Review 0 Reevaluation (Triennial) 2 Administrative Transfer 0 Preschool 3 504 Review 1 504 Referral 1 Amendment w/o Meeting Held 3 Manifestation Determination 1
I. Updated List of Substitute and Supervisory Personnel (Exhibit #8)
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. COMMITTEE/LIAISON REPORTS
1. Policy Committee – Dr. Luke Perry
2. Finance Committee – Dr. Lyndsey Bauer
8. NEW BUSINESS
1.BE IT RESOLVED that draft policy #1230, Public Comment at Board Meetings, be adopted. Draft Policy #1230
NOTE: This is the second reading and adoption.
2. BE IT RESOLVED that draft policy #5020.3, Rights of Students with Disabilities under Section 504, be adopted. Draft Policy #5020.3
NOTE: This is the second reading and adoption.
B. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, in accordance with Board Policy #6150, the attached 2021-2022 line item budget transfer items be approved. Budget Transfer Items
Description Account Code Increase Decrease Reason Tuition - Other A2110.472.00 $13,000 To pay for student attending Special Educaiton Tuition A2250.472.00 $13,000 Utica Academy of Science. Insurance A1910.400.00 $8,000 Increase in Flood and Cyber Special Ed Non-instructional Salaries A2250.160.00 $8,000 Insurance Policies.
C. BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education authorizes the Superintendent to approve the agreement between the Clinton Central School and the NHFS School Broadcast Program upon final review by the attorney. NHFS Agreement
This is the streaming service that allows for people to subscribe to the livestreaming of all of our games that occur at NFHS sites. In doing this, we would have all of our home games in the gyms and on the stadium field streamed automatically with a special camera that follow the action. There is minimal cost using the subscriber model, which is used by 90% of the school involved. Saquoit is using it, as is Camden and CVA. Here is a link to the games already available for Clinton. Here is a link to the NFHS site. I would still need to approve the final contract along with the attorney.
A. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the resignation of Martha Devine from the full time civil service position of office specialist, effective December 10, 2021, be accepted with regret. (Exhibit #12)
Ms. Devine has accepted a position elsewhere. We wish her all the best
B. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the resignation of Ryan Dugan from the full time civil service position of aide, effective January 2, 2022, be accepted with regret. (Exhibit #13)
Mr. Dugan has decided to pursue a career change. Best of luck!
C. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the following co-curricular appointments for the 2021-2022 school year, to be compensated in accordance with Article 15 of the CTA contract, be approved:
Tenneil Mihm Middle School Ski Club Co-advisor
Mike Tesak Middle School Ski Club Co-advisor
D. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation the Superintendent of Schools, the appointment of Semiz Dzinovic to the full time civil service position of cleaner, effective December 15, 2021 at Step 5 in accordance with the current CSEA agreement, with a probationary period of 8 to 26 weeks, be approved. (Exhibit #14)
E. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the following placement be approved: (Exhibit #15)
1. Brianna Yaghy (SUNY Potsdam), student teaching under the supervision of elementary teacher Lisa Jones begiining January 18, 2022 through March 17, 2022.
2. Elvis Bajrektarevic, student teaching under the supervision of Judith Scoones (Social Studies 7), and Brian McIntosh (Global 9) beginning January 3, 2022 through May 6, 2022.
F. BE IT RESOLVED that the attached Memorandum of Understanding between the Clinton Central School District, the Clinton Administrators Association and Mrs. Kathleen Fonda, be approved. (Exhibit #16)
G. BE IT RESOLVED that the resignation with intent to retire of Kathleen Fonda, Director of Pupil Personnel Services, in accordance with the current CAA agreement, effective January 17, 2022, be accepted with regret. (Exhibit #17)
H. BE IT RESOLVED that the resignation of Jeff Kirley from the civil service position of bus driver, effective December 12, 2021, be accepted with regret. (Exhibit #18)
I. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of schools, the appointment of Susan LaFountain to the position of long-term substitute teacher in the special education tenure area, at Step 2MA, in accordance with the current CTA agreement, effective November 23, 2021 through June 24, 2022, be approved. (Exhibit #19)
Ms. LaFountain is assuming the duties of a middle school teacher special education teacher who is on family care leave.
J. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the following coaching appointment for the 2021-2022 school year, to be compensated in accordance with Article 14 of the CTA contract or other agreements/understandings between the District and CTA, pending team formation and fingerprint clearance, be approved. (Exhibit #20)
Kristen Willson Co-ed Varsity Track & Field Volunteer
K. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation the Superintendent of Schools, the appointment of Jessica M. Kelsey to the full time civil service position of aide, effective January 3, 2022, at Step Aide 3, Step 8, in accordance with the current CSEA agreement, with a probationary period of 8 to 26 weeks, be approved. (Exhibit #21)
Ms. Kelsey will be filling a vacancy created by and aide who resigned.
L. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation the Superintendent of Schools, the appointment of April Cargill to the full time civil service position of aide, effective January 3, 2022 at Aide 3, Step 5 in accordance with the current CSEA agreement, with a probationary period of 8 to 26 weeks, be approved. (Exhibit #22)
Ms. Cargill will be filling a vacancy created by a retirement.
10. QUESTIONS BY THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
11. EXECUTIVE SESSION AND ADJOURNMENT
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.