• CLINTON CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
    BOARD OF EDUCATION
    REGULAR MEETING

    High School Cafeteria
    April 19, 2022
    5:30pm

    Agenda Annotation by Dr. Steve Grimm - in red text

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


    Board of Education Principles of Governance

    General Expectations of the Board of Education 


    What does the School Board Do?

    New York State School Boards Association Fact Sheet to find out why our strategic school board members are an essential part of our community 

     Note that we are now in person for our meetings. 



    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. INFORMATION-REPORTS-PROPOSAL/SUPERINTENDENT & STAFF                                                      

    A. Bright Spots

    ·  Administrators’ Reports

    These will feature our principals sharing bright spots that are shining in our schools and classrooms.   Someone will pinch hit for Dr. Carney due to a previously scheduled obligation.

    B. Superintendent’s Report

    ·  Budget Update – Mr. Joseph Barretta and Dr. Stephen Grimm

    This will be a brief summary of the final recommendations presented at the workshop.  Remember that while the discussions involve different programs and staffing, the Board decides on the expenditure amount; any additions or reductions in the program come from the Superintendent.

    ·  Other

    5. PUBLIC COMMENT

    The Board encourages public comment 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. STANDING RESOLUTIONS (CONSENT AGENDA)

    Approval of the following items:

    A.  Agenda and Any Additions to the Agenda for April 19, 2022                         

    B. Minutes from the Regular Meeting held on March 22, 2022   Draft Minutes for 03/22/22

    C. Minutes from the Special Meeting held on April 5, 2022   Draft Minutes for 04/05/22

    D. Minutes from the Special Meeting held on April 7, 2022   Draft Minutes for 04/07/22

    E. Summary Treasurer’s Report for March 2022   Summary Treasurer's Report

    F. Treasurer’s Report for March 2022   Treasurer's Report

    G. Executive Summary for March 2022    Executive Summary

    H. Revenue/expenditures by Month    Revenues/expenditures by Month

    I.  Extra-classroom Treasurer’s Report   Extra-classroom Treasurer's Report                                        

    J. Committee on Preschool Special Education and Committee on Special Education (CSE) Report:   (Exhibit #9)

    Initial Review 0
    Program Review 3
    Annual Review 18
    Reevaluation (Triennial) 3
    Administrative Transfer 1
    Preschool 0
    504 Review 0
    504 Referral 0
    Amendment w/o Meeting Held 0

    K. Updated List of Substitute and Supervisory Personnel    ( Exhibit #10)

    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

    Board members serve on committees, or are liaisons to groups, in addition to 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.

    A. Liaison Reports

        1. School Board Institute - Ms. Megan Burdick

        2. Technology Committee - Ms. Megan Burdick and Ms. Deb Van Slyke

    Ms. Burdick was unable to attend the last meeting; however, Ms. Van Slyke will assist in sharing the summary.

    8. NEW BUSINESS

    A.  BE IT RESOLVED that the expenditure budget for the 2022-2023 school year in the amount of 

    $29,800,950 to be voted upon as per the Governor’s directive, be adopted.

    This is the final budget amount that is being recommended for approval by the Board, and that which will be presented to voters next month.

    B. WHERE AS, Education law section 1608(7) requires that each year the Board of  Education prepare and approve a property tax report  card;

    BE IT RESOLVED; that the Board of Education adopts the following property tax report card.   Property Tax Report Card

    The Property Tax Report Card is a legal requirement that places important budget related information in an easy to read format; it will also be sent to voters.

    C. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the District Reserve Plan for the 2022-2023 school year be approved.    Reserve Plan                              

    The Board reviewed this at the last board meeting workshop.

    D. RESOLUTION OF BOARD OF EDUCATION: COOPERATIVE PURCHASING SCHOOL YEAR 2022-2023

    Cooperative bids allow us to purchase at the best possible price.

    WHEREAS, the Cooperative Purchasing Service is a plan for a number of public school districts in the Delaware-Chenango-Madison-Otsego BOCES Area in New York, to bid jointly for equipment, supplies and contract items, and

    WHEREAS, the Central School named below is desirous of participating with other districts in the Delaware-Chenango-Madison-Otsego BOCES in the joint bidding of the items mentioned above as authorized by General Municipal Law, Section 119-o,                   

    WHEREAS, the Central School named below wishes to appoint the Delaware-Chenango-Madison-Otsego BOCES to advertise for bid, accept, tabulate bids and award bids on their behalf; therefore

    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the Central School listed below hereby appoints the Delaware-Chenango-Madison-Otsego BOCES to represent it in all matters relating to the above, and designates the Evening Sun Newspaper as the legal publication for all Cooperative Purchasing bid notifications, and,

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the Central School listed below authorizes the Delaware-Chenango-Madison-Otsego BOCES to represent it in all matters leading up to the entering into a contract for the purchase of the above mentioned commodities, and,                    

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the Central School listed below agrees to (1) assume       its equitable share of the costs of the Cooperative Bidding; (2) abide by majority decisions of the participating districts; (3) abide by the Award of the BOCES Board; (4) and that after the award of the bid it will conduct all negotiations directly with the successful bidder(s).

    E. RESOLUTION OF BOARD OF EDUCATION: GENERIC SCHOOL YEAR 2022-2023

     WHEREAS, it is a plan of a number of public school districts in the Delaware-Chenango-Madison-Otsego BOCES Area in New York, to bid jointly for equipment, supplies and contract items, and

     WHEREAS, the Central School named below is desirous of participating with other districts in the Delaware-Chenango-Madison-Otsego BOCES Area in the joint bidding of the items mentioned above as authorized by General Municipal Law, Section 119-o, and                       

    WHEREAS, the Central School named below wishes to appoint  a committee made up of participating schools to assume the responsibility for drafting of specifications, advertising for bids, accepting and opening bids, tabulating bids and providing the information to their Board of Education who will make the awards; therefore

    BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the Central School listed below hereby appoints the Delaware-Chenango-Madison-Otsego BOCES to represent it in all matters relating to the above, and designates the Evening Sun Newspaper as the legal publication for all Cooperative Purchasing bid notifications and,

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the Central School listed below authorizes the above committee to represent it in all matters leading up to the entering into a contract for the purchase of the above mentioned items, and,

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board of Education of the Central School listed below agrees to (1) abide by majority decisions of the participating districts on quality standards; (2)  that it will award contracts based on information provided from the bid; (3) and that after the award of the bid it will conduct all negotiations directly with the successful bidder(s).

    F. BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education accepts the donation of a memorial stone from the Clinton soccer community, in accordance with Policy #7500,with arrangements made by Gil Palladino, in honor of Dave Jones, Class of 1995, with an approximate value of $400, to be installed at the base of the scoreboard.   Donation                                        

    9. OTHER

    A. BE IT RESOLVED, that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the  emergency closing “give back” day(s) listed below, be approved:

    If by May 27, 2022, we have not been forced to use the one remaining emergency day, then school will be closed on Friday. May 27, 2022. Should an additional emergency day be used before May 27, 2022, then May 27, 2022 will be a day of instruction. 

    B. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the calendar for the 2022-2023 school year be approved.   Proposed 2022-2023 Calendar         

    This calendar is the first in Clinton history to recognize Yom Kippur as a day off from school for everyone.  This is the beginning of shaping our school calendar through the lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion.  There is much more work to be done and this is just one small step in that direction.                       

    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                                               

    A.  BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the following coaching appointments 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 #15)

    Jake Tyksinski                         Modified Track & Field assistant Coach      

    Michael Hoover                       Intramural Boys Lacrosse Coach (Grades 6, 7 & 8)                       

    B. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the appointment of Suzette M. Santana to the position of long-term substitute teacher in the Secondary Spanish tenure area, at step 1MA in accordance with the current CTA agreement, beginning on or about May 6, 2022 through approximately June 17, 2022, be approved.  (Exhibit #16)

    C. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the four year probationary appointment of Erin Eagan as Director of Pupil Personnel services in the Director of Pupil Personnel Services tenure area, in accordance with the current agreement between the Clinton Central School District and the Clinton Administrators Association, at an annual salary of $100,000 effective July 1, 2022 through January 21, 2026, be approved.   (Exhibit #17)

    Ms. Eagan has served as an interim in this position since January when Ms. Fonda retired.  She has performed admirably in this role and this appointment will make it official that she will be our next Director of PPS.  Congratulations!

    D. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the following placements be approved:  (Exhibit #18)

    1.  Mary Sweeney (Childhood Education 1-6), student teacher under the supervision of elementary teacher Samantha DiPietro from September 1, 2022 through October 28, 2022, and elementary teacher Tammy Mickle from October 31, 2022 through December 22, 2022.   

    2. Katherine Migliori (PE K-12), student teacher under the supervision of elementary PE teacher Heather Hillage-Scribner from October 31, 2022 through December 22, 2022.

    3. Nicholas Gentile (Math 7-12), student teacher under the supervision of high school math teacher Margaret Steele from October 31, 2022 through December 22, 2022.   

    4. Paige Culver LaBarge, administrative internship under the supervision of Ms. Ellen Leuthasuer, through the New York Institute of Technology, from May 2, 2022 through December 23, 2022.   

    E. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the resignation of Michael King from the position of Coordinator of Athletics and Communications, effective September 1, 2022, be accepted with regret.    (Exhibit #19)                            

    Mr. King did a fabulous job as our Athletic Director during one of the most challenging times for schools and athletics.  We thank him for keeping us safe and for his tireless efforts in helping our athletic programs survive, revive, and thrive.  Thank you and best wishes for continued success in your new endeavors.

    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.