CLINTON CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF EDUCATION
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November 15, 2022
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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. Superintendent’s Report
- Administrators Reports
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 November 15, 2022
B. Minutes from the Regular Meeting held on October 25, 2022 Draft Minutes for 10/25/22
C. Extra-classroom Treasurer’s Report for October 2022 Extra-classroom Treasurer's Report
D. Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) and Committee on Special Education (CSE) Report: (Exhibit #3)
Initial Review 1 Program Review 2 Annual Review 0 Reevaluation (Triennial) 0 Administrative Transfer 0 Preschool 3 504 Review 1 504 Referral 1 Amendment w/o Meeting Held 3
E. Updated List of Substitute and Supervisory Personnel (Exhibit #4)
7. COMMTTEE/LIAISON REPORTS
7A. Committee Reports
1. Policy Committee- Dr. Luke Perry
1. CCSD Foundation- Ms. Erica Shaw
2. SBI – Ms. Melinda Leising
3. NYSSBA Convention - Ms Erica Shaw
8. NEW BUSINESS
8A. RESOLUTION REGARDING STATE ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY REVIEW
WHEREAS, the Clinton Central School District Administration and Architect, March Associates, have determined that the boilers at the Middle School have failed and are in need of immediate replacement; and
WHEREAS, the Board of Education of the Clinton Central School District (the “Board”) has considered the impacts to the environment of the boiler replacement in accordance with the detailed scope of work prepared by its architect dated November 10, 2022; and
WHEREAS, the Board has reviewed the scope of the Proposed Action and has further received and considered the advice of its Architect with respect to the potential for environmental impacts resulting from the Proposed Action; and
WHEREAS, the District has reviewed the Proposed Action with respect to the Type II criteria set forth in 6 NYCRR part 617.5(c) (1), (2) and (3) and concluded that the project involves activities involving no substantial changes in existing structures or facilities, and replacement, rehabilitation or reconstruction of structures or facilities in kind and routine activities of an educational institution, now therefore;
BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Education as follows:
1. The Proposed Action individually and collectively does not exceed thresholds established under 6 NYCRR Part 617 of the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA).
2. The Board hereby determines that the Proposed Action is a Type II action in accordance with the SEQRA regulations.
3. No further review of the Proposed Action is required under SEQRA.
4. This Resolution shall be effective immediately.
8B. ORDINARY CONTINGENT EXPENSE RESOLUTION
WHEREAS, the Clinton Central School District’s Administration and Architect, March Associates, have determined that as a result of unexpected failure of two boilers at Clinton Central School District’s Middle School, immediate replacement of the boilers is required; and
WHEREAS, the Board of Education has received and considered the opinion of its Architect, dated November 15, 2022, declaring the replacement of boilers at Clinton Central School District’s Middle School is a public emergency necessary to preserve the life, health, safety and welfare of students and staff (the “Emergency Project”); and
WHEREAS, the School District’s administration concurs that the replacement of boilers constitutes an emergency project and that it is not possible to operate school effectively without proper heat in the buildings; and
WHEREAS, the Emergency Project is essential for the protection of the health and safety of students and staff and for the protection of the School District’s property, because the Clinton Central School District cannot properly heat its buildings without the boiler replacement and injuries or damage would occur; and
WHEREAS, the District’s Administration and its construction team have been in contact with the New York State Education Department’s Office of Facility Planning, which has agreed that the Emergency Project constitutes a local emergency project which is required in order to preserve the health and safety of students and staff and for protection of the School District's property and shall receive New York State Building aid over a 15- year period; and
WHEREAS, the Board of Education has declared that the project is a Type II SEQRA Action that will have no negative impact on the environment;
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED as follows:
1. The Board of Education hereby finds pursuant to the Education Law, that the replacement of two boilers at Clinton Central School District’s Middle School is necessary for the protection of the health and safety of students and staff and for protection of the District's property, and hereby declares the Emergency Project to be an ordinary contingent expense.
2. The maximum estimated cost of the Emergency Project, as determined by the District’s Administration and March Associates, is $320,000. The funding source for the Emergency Project will be unappropriated fund balance.
3. The Superintendent of Schools and all officers and employees of the School District are hereby authorized and directed to take all steps reasonably necessary or enter agreements to complete the Emergency Project; to carry out the intent of this Resolution.
4. This Resolution shall take effect immediately. Letter from Architect
8C. BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education approves the disposal of the attached list of obsolete property. Items for Disposal
8D. 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 13th day of December, 2022; 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 as per established protocol 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. Jennifer Giannone, a 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, Dottie Kalies, Diana Huss, Joanna Huss, Karen Winkler, Nancy Lillibridge and Jennifer Giannone. List of Workers
8E. RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE FILING OF RETURN TAX CLAIMS
WHEREAS the Education Law provides that the tax collector shall be relieved of responsibility for the uncollected portion of the tax list when a complete list of the delinquent tax items has been certified to the Board of Education and since the collector has affixed his affidavit to such statement and has filed a statement accounting for the handling of the tax warrant and list as follows: Returned Taxes
TOTAL TAXES TOWN ASSESSED TAX RATE AMOUNT TOTAL TAXES RETURNED TO VALUE PER $1000 TAX LEVY COLLECTED COUNTY Marshall $10,302,827.00 $40.79 $378,281.02 $364,478.60 $13,793.42 Paris $756,913.00 $32.38 $17,548.61 $15,233.59 $2,315.02 Vernon $1,815,111.00 $39.23 $66,158.78 $65,958.67 $200.11 Westmoreland $16,575,641.00 $47.44 $734,924.21 $699,140.31 $35,783.90 Kirkland $318,637,290.00 $42.06 $12,416,250.17 $11,959,600.79 $456,649.38 New Hartford $49,241,401.00 $32.38 $1,507,403.34 $1,482,402.56 $25,000.78 Whitestown $949,199.00 $38.49 $31,761.99 $29,777.56 $1,984.43 TOTAL $398,278,382.00 $15,152,328.12 $14,616,601.08 $535,727.04
8F. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the contract between the Clinton Central School District and the Clinton Arena to use the facility for interscholastic hockey games and hockey practice beginning November 2022 through February 2023, at a cost of $22,942.85 be approved. Clinton Arena Agreement
8G. BE IT RESOLVED that, in response to the examination prepared by the D’Arcangelo & Co., LLP, covering the period of July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022, the corresponding corrective action plan submitted to NYSED by the Clinton Central School District, be accepted and made part of this school district’s records. Corrective Action Plan
8H. BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education accepts a donation from Pinny and George Kuckel to support the Clinton Warriors Girls’ Ice Hockey Team: Hockey Donation
$1,000 CM688 Hockey
8I. BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education accepts a donation from Mary Zimbler to purchase Physical Education uniforms for the Middle School: Uniform Donation
$300 A.2705 (Gifts and Donation)
$300 A2110.450.04.0000 (Middle School Supplies)
8J. BE IT RESOLVED, that the following tax bill revisions be approved: Tax Revision
Resident, tax map #365.000-1-1.4, an adjustment of $4,782.34.
9. PUBLIC COMMENT
10A. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the resignation with intent to retire of Julie Maxam, bus driver, in accordance with the current CSEA agreement, effective November 19, 2022, be accepted with regret. (Exhibit #14)
We thank Ms. Maxam for her many years of dedicated service.
10B. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the resignation of Erin Muzio from the position of special education teacher effective December 9, 2022, be accepted with regret. (Exhibit #15)
We thank Ms. Muzio for her service and wish her well in her new position.
10C. BE IT REOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the unpaid family care leave for Ashley Bradbury, elementary school teacher, on or about March 20, 2023 through June 30, 2023, be approved. (Exhibit #16)
10D. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of schools, the resignation of Alexis Kemp from the position of Girls Modified Volleyball Coach be accepted effective November 7, 2022, with regret. (Exhibit #17)
10E. 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 #18)
Alexa Mahserjian Girls Modified Volleyball Head Coach Juan Reyes Boys Modified Basketball Head Coach Frank Milana Boys Modified Basketball Head Coach Jake Bialek Co-ed Varsity Indoor Track Asst. Coach Rylee Meelan Co-ed Varsity Indoor Track Asst. Coach Fritz Gale Boys Varsity Basketball Volunteer Kevin Jones Co-ed Varsity Indoor Track & Field Volunteer Catherine Rood Girls Varsity Ice Hockey Volunteer Anthony Rizzo Boys Varsity Basketball Volunteer Michael J. Hayduk Boys Varsity Basketball Volunteer Amanda Lupo Girls Varsity Ice Hockey Volunteer Christopher Jones Co-ed Varsity Indoor Track & Field Volunteer Brian McIntosh Intramural Fitness Center Coach
10F. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the following placements be approved: (Exhibit 19)
1. Katelyn Calkins, (Utica University), student teaching under the supervision of elementary teacher Jodi Frank beginning January 3, 2023 through March 3, 2023.
2. Breanna Mumpton, (Utica University), student teaching under the supervision of elementary teacher Samantha Lynch, beginning January 3, 2023 through March 3, 2023.
3. Breanna Mumpton, (Utica University), student teaching under the supervision of elementary teacher Laura Pominville, beginning March 7, 2023 through May 5, 2023.
4. Victoria Rocci, (Utica University), student teaching under the supervision of elementary teacher Erin Higgins, beginning January 3, 2023 through March 3, 2023.
5. Victoria Rocci, (Utica University). student teacher under the supervision of elementary teacher Emily Heintz, beginning March 7, 2023 through May 5, 2023.
6. Travis Grogan, (Utica University), student teaching under the supervision of physical education teacher Heather Hillage-Scribner, beginning January 3, 2023 through
March 3, 2023.
10G. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the following musical accompanists for the 2022-2023 school year to be compensated in a total amount not to exceed the budgeted amount of $2000, be approved.
Karen Corigliano, Jane Beck, Jessica Decker, Bob Ford, Bonnie Hibbard, John Krause, Mark Bunce, Kathy Austin, Fiona Peters and Randy Davis, Tina Toglia and Colleen Pellman
10H. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the termination of Edwin Heath from the position of cleaner, effective November 4, 2022, be approved.
10I. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the amendment to the agreement between Jennifer Kelly, senior payroll clerk, and the Clinton Central School District, effective July 1, 2022, be approved. (Exhibit #20)
10J. BE IT RESOLVED that the resignation of Tenneil Mihm from the position of Middle School Ski Club Advisor, effective November 8, 2022 be accepted. (Exhibit #21)
10K. BE IT RESOLVED that the resignation of Michael Tesak from the position of High School Ski Club Advisor, effective November 8, 2022 be accepted. (Exhibit #22)
10L. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the following co-curricular appointments for the 2022-2023 school year, to be compensated in accordance with Article 15 of the CTA contract, be approved: (Exhibit 23)
Kelly Sanderson High School Ski Club Advisor
10M. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, ten additional summer work days for Amie Johnson, Assistant Principal in the High School, to be compensated at a daily rate of $385 per day, be approved.
10N. BE IT RESOLVED that the attached Memorandum of Understanding between the Clinton Central School District, the Clinton Teachers Association and Ms. Mindy Pavone, be approved. (Exhibit #24)
10O. RESOLUTION RATIFYING COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT WITH CLINTON TEACHERS ASSOCIATION
WHEREAS, the Clinton Central School District (the “District”) and the Clinton Teachers Association (“Association”) have reached a tentative agreement concerning a successor collective bargaining agreement (“Agreement”) covering the period of July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2025;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the District, having been advised by the Association that it has properly approved and/or ratified said tentative agreement, hereby ratifies the terms of said Agreement and authorizes the Interim Superintendent to execute the Agreement on behalf of the District; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this Board hereby approves the appropriation of any additional funds necessary to implement the terms of said Agreement. (Exhibit #25)
11. QUESTIONS BY THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
12. 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(s) 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.