• CLINTON CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
    BOARD OF EDUCATION
    REGULAR MEETING
     
    Secondary Media Center
    August 16, 2022
    5:30pm

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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. INFORMATION-REPORTS-PROPOSAL/SUPERINTENDENT & STAFF    
                
    A. Bright Spots
    -  Graduation Report
    -  Other

    B. Superintendent’s Report
    - 2022-2023 Goal Setting Workshop
    - 2022-2023 District Comprehensive Education Plan
    - 2022-2023 School Comprehensive Education Plan
    - 2022-2025 Professional Learning Plan
    - Opening Day Agenda
    - Virtual Board Meetings

    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.

    6. STANDING RESOLUTIONS (CONSENT AGENDA)

    Approval of the following items:

    A. Agenda and Any Additions to the Agenda for August 16, 2022

    B. Minutes from the Reorganizational and Regular Meeting held on July 12, 2022    Draft Minutes for 7/12/22

    C. Minutes from the Special Meeting held on July 26, 2022    Draft Minutes for 7/26/22


    D. Summary Treasurer’s Report for June 2022   Summary Treasurer's Report for June 2022

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

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

    G. Treasurer’s Report for July 2022   Treasurer's Report for July 2022

    H. Executive Summary for June 2022    Executive Summary for June 2022

    I. Executive Summary for July 2022    Executive Summary for July 2022

    J.  Revenues/expenditures by Month   Revenue/expenditures by Month

    K. Extra-classroom Treasurer’s Report for June 2022   Extra-classroom Treasurer's Report for June

    L. Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) and Committee on Special Education (CSE) Report::  (Exhibit #11)

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

    M.  Updated List of Substitute and Supervisory Personnel    (Exhibit #12)

    7. COMMTTEE/LIAISON REPORTS

    A. Committee Reports
        1. Facilities – Ms. Erica Shaw

    8. NEW BUSINESS

    A.    Policy 

    1. BE IT RESOLVED that draft policy #6640, Inventory, be adopted.   Draft Policy #6640
        NOTE: This is a second reading and adoption.

    B. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Interim Superintendent, in accordance with Board Policy #6150, the attached 2021-2022 line item budget transfers, be approved.  2021-2022 Budget Transfers

    C. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Interim Superintendent, in accordance with Board Policy #6150, the attached 2022-2023 line item budget transfers be approved.   (E 2022-2023 Budget Transfer

    Description Account Code Increase Decrease Reason
    Computer Hardware - State Aid A2630.220.00 $5,429   Purchase computers for
    HS Textbook A2110.481.05   $5,429 HS mental health team

    D. BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approve the following tax collection resolution:

    RESOLUTION

    To the collectors of the Clinton Central School District, Towns of Kirkland, Paris, Westmoreland, Marshall, Whitestown, New Hartford, Vernon, County of Oneida, New York State:
        
    You are hereby commanded:

    1. To give notice and start collection on September 1, 2022, in accordance with the provision of Section 1322 of the Real Property Tax Law.

    2. To give notice that tax collection will end on September 30, 2022 without penalty and October 31, 2022 with penalty.

    3. To collect taxes in the total sum of $16,330,759 in the same manner that collectors are authorized to collect town and county taxes in accordance with the provisions of Section 1318 of the Real Property Tax Law.

    4.To make no changes or alterations in the tax warrant or the attached tax rolls but shall return the same to the Board of Education.  The Board may recall its warrant and tax roll for correction of errors or omission in accordance with the provision of Section 1316 of the Real Property Tax Law.
     
    5.To forward by mail to each owner of real property listed on the tax rolls within ten days after the start of collection statement of taxes due on property on tax bill forms provided by the School District in accordance with the provisions of Section 922 of the Real Property Tax Law.  To forward by mail, without interest penalties, to the office of the county treasurer a detailed tax bill of all state land parcels liable for taxes on the school tax rolls in accordance with provisions of Section 540 and 544 of the Real Property Tax Law.

    6. To receive from each of the taxable corporations and natural persons, the sum listed on the attached tax rolls without interest penalties when such sums are paid before the end of the first month of the tax collection period.  To add two percent interest penalties (5 percent for Whitestown and New Hartford) to all taxes collected during the second month of the tax collection.

    7.To promptly return the warrant at its expiration and if any taxes on the attached tax rolls shall be unpaid at that time, deliver an accounting thereof on forms showing by town the total tax levy, the total amounts collected and total amounts remaining uncollected as required by Section 1330 of the Real Property Tax Law.

    The warrant is issued pursuant to Sections 910, 912 and 914 of the Real Property Tax Law and is delivered in accordance with Sections 1306 and 1318 of this law.  It is effective immediately after it is properly signed by a majority of the members of the Board of Education.  The warrant shall expire on the date stated unless a renewal or extension has been endorsed on the face of this warrant in writing in accordance with Section 308, subdivision 2 of the Real Property Tax Law.

    WHEREAS, the Board of Education has been authorized by the voters at the Budget Referendum of May 17, 2022 to raise for the current budget of 2022 – 2023, a sum not to exceed $29,800,950.

    THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education fixes the equalized tax rates by towns and confirm the extension of the taxes as they appear on the attached described tax roll.

    AND BE IT HEREBY DIRECTED, that the tax warrant of this Board of Education, duly signed, shall be affixed to the attached described tax rolls authorizing the collection of said taxes to begin September 1, 2022 and end October 31, 2022, giving the tax warrant an effective period of 60 days for the Towns of Kirkland, Westmoreland, Paris, Marshall, Vernon, New Hartford and Whitestown, at the expiration of which time the tax collectors shall make an accounting in writing to the Board of Education.

    AND IT IS FURTHER DIRECTED, that the delinquent tax penalties shall be fixed as follows:First month free period, Second month interest of 2 percent added (5 percent for Whitestown and New Hartford).   Tax Warrant 

    E. BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education approves the tuition rates for the 2022-2023 school year:  Tuition Rates

      2021-2022 2022-2023 Difference
    Grades 7-12 $9,536 $9,734 $198


    9. OLD BUSINESS

        
    A. RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Interim Superintendent of Schools, that the Law Firm of Frank W. Miller is hereby authorized to take any and all steps necessary to appeal the Order and Decision of the Supreme Court, Oneida County dated July 14, 2022, regarding Plaintiff’s Order to Show Cause in the matter of Deep v. Clinton Central School District et al., Index No. EFCA2021-002720 with the Appellate Division of New York State. 

    RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, that the services of the  Law Firm of Frank W. Miller are engaged regarding the above appeal action effective August 16, 2022.                                                                         

    10. PERSONNEL

    A. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the appointment of Joseph Urtz  to the three year probationary tenure track position of special education teacher, to be compensated at Step 10, in accordance with the current CTA agreement, effective September 1, 2022 through August 31, 2025,  except to the extent required by the applicable provisions of Education Law § 3014, in order to be granted tenure, the appointee must receive composite of overall annual professional performance review ratings pursuant to Education Law §3012-c or § 3012-d of either effective or highly effective in at least two of the three preceding years, and if the appointee receives an ineffective composite or overall rating in the final year of the probationary period he shall not be eligible for tenure at that time, be approved.   (Exhibit #18)  

    B. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the appointment of  Megan Foley  to the four year probationary tenure track position of special education teacher, to be compensated at Step 7, in accordance with the current CTA agreement, effective September 1, 2022 through August 31, 2026,  except to the extent required by the applicable provisions of Education Law § 3014, in order to be granted tenure, the appointee must receive composite of overall annual professional performance review ratings pursuant to Education Law §3012-c or § 3012-d of either effective or highly effective in at least three of the four preceding years, and if the appointee receives an ineffective composite or overall rating in the final year of the probationary period she shall not be eligible for tenure at that time, be approved.   (Exhibit #19) 

    C. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the following students be appointed as a Student Helper for the Summer School Program, to be paid minimum wage, from approximately July 5, 2022 through July 29, 2022.  (Exhibit #20) 

     Sean McNichol and Briana Howe
        
    D. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Interim Superintendent, the following temporary appointments to assist with the Summer School Program beginning July 5. 2022 through July 29, 2022, to be funded through a donation from the CCSD Foundation, be approved.

    Alicia Castle        Substitute Teacher Assistant    $15.20 hourly
    Jaime Fleming    Substitute Registered Nurse    $29.95 hourly

    E. BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the resignation of Sarah Saunders from the full time civil service position of aide effective July 22, 2022, be accepted with regret.  (Exhibit #21)

    F. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the appointment of Laura Harvey to the full time civil service position of aide to be compensated at an annual salary of $17,650 in accordance with the current CSEA agreement, effective September 1, 2022, with a probationary period of 8 to 26 weeks, be approved.  (Exhibit #22)    
                               
    G. BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the resignation of Jenna Wratten from the position of District Level Music K-12 Instructional Leader, effective July 21, 2022, be accepted with regret.   (Exhibit #23)

    H. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the following Instructional Leaders be appointed for the 2022-2023 school year with a stipend in the amount of $2000.   

    Amy Randall            K-5 ELA Building Level Instructional Leader
    Norin Lavender        District Level Music K-12 Instructional Leader

    I.  BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the resignation of Tayler Clark from the position of physics teacher, effective July 13, 2022 be accepted with regret.   (Exhibit #24)

    J. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the resignation of Jordan Ramos from the position of physical education teacher, effective July 28, 2022 be accepted with regret.   (Exhibit #25)
                    
    K. BE IT RESOLVED, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the resignation of Austin Mills from the position of Varsity Football Assistant Coach effective July 19, 2022, be accepted with regret.  (Exhibit #26)
            
    L. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the following coaching appointments for the 2022-2023 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 #27)

    Paige LaBarge Girls Modified Soccer Co-coach
    Amanda  Wirene Girls Modified Soccer Co-coach
    Mitchell Werenczak Varsity Football Assistant Coach
    Justin Haas Modified Football Assistant Coach
    Lindsay Hayduk Girls Varsity Lacrosse Volunteer
    Brian McIntosh Intramural Fitness Center Coach (Fall)

     M. BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education hereby appoints Alicia Castle to serve in a limited term, non-probationary or tenure appointment as a licensed teaching assistant for the 2022-2023 school year, to be compensated at (.45) 5BA in accordance with the current CTA agreement, beginning September 1, 2022 and ending no later than June 30, 2023 and;

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Board of Education approves the terms of a signed waiver agreement by and between Alicia Castle, the District and the Clinton Teachers Association, stipulating and confirming that the individual is not being appointed to a probationary position as a licensed teaching assistant, and hereby waives any right to a probationary appointment to this position .   (Exhibit #28)      
                                        
    N. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the resignation of Courtney Dreimiller from the position of substitute school bus attendant, contingent upon her appointment to the part time civil service position of bus attendant, effective August 31, 2002, be accepted.   (Exhibit #29)

    O. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of schools, the appointment of Courtney Dreimiller to the part time civil service position of school bus attendant, at Step 8, effective September 1, 2022, with a probationary period of 8 to 26 weeks, be approved.    (Exhibit #30)

    P. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the resignation of Carleen Wright from the position of substitute school bus attendant, contingent upon her appointment to the part time civil service position of bus attendant, effective August 31, 2022, be accepted.   (Exhibit #31)
     
    Q. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of schools, the appointment of Carleen Wright to the part time civil service position of school bus attendant, at Step 2, effective September 1, 2022, with a probationary period of 8 to 26 weeks, be approved.     (Exhibit #32)
       
    R. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of schools, the resignation of April Cargill from the position of aide, effective August 10, 2023, be accepted with regret.  (Exhibit #33)

    S. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of schools, the resignation of Dana Donaldson from the position of aide, effective August 10, 2023, be accepted with regret.  (Exhibit #34)

    T.  BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the appointment of Dolores Bach to the temporary part-time civil service position of school monitor beginning September 1, 2022 through June 23, 2023, at an hourly wage of $13.63, in accordance with the current CSEA agreement, be approved.   (Exhibit #35)

    U. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the appointment of Christina Sheldrick to the temporary part-time civil service position of school monitor beginning September 1, 2022 through June 23, 2023, at an hourly wage of $13.63, in accordance with the current CSEA agreement, be approved.   (Exhibit #36)

    12. QUESTIONS BY THE BOARD OF EDUCATION

    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. 

    The Board returns to regular session after executive session and may or may not take further action in public before adjournment.

    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.