CLINTON CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF EDUCATION
Secondary Media Center
December 20, 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
- Capital Project Vote Results
- Athletic Highlights
- 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 December 20, 2022
B. Minutes from the Regular Meeting held on November 15, 2022 Draft Minutes for 11/15/22
C. Summary Treasurer’s Report for October 2022 Summary Treasurer's Report for October 2022
D. Summary Treasurer’s Report for November 2022 Summary Treasurer's Report for November 2022
E. Treasurer’s Report for October 2022 Treasurer's Report for October 2022
F. Treasurer’s Report for November 2022 Treasurer's Report for November 2022
G. Executive Summary for October 2022 Executive Summary for October 2022
H. Executive Summary for November 2022 Executive Summary for November 2022
I. Revenues/expenditures by Month Revenues/expenditures by Month
J. Extra-classroom Treasurer’s Report for November 2022 Extra-classroom Treasurer's Report for November 2022
K. Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) and Committee on Special Education (CSE) Report: (Exhibit #10)
Initial Review 2 Program Review 7 Annual Review 0 Re-evaluation (Triennial) 1 Administrative Transfer 0 Preschool 3 504 Review 3 504 Referral 1 Amendment w/o Meeting Held 2
L. Updated List of Substitute and Supervisory Personnel (Exhibit #11)
7. COMMTTEE/LIAISON REPORTS
A. Committee Reports
1. Policy Committee – Dr. Luke Perry
1. PTA – Dr. Lyndsey Bauer
2. SBI – Ms. Lisa Magnarelli
8. NEW BUSINESS
A. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, in accordance with Board Policy #6150, the attached 2022-2023 line item budget transfers, be approved. Budget Transfer Items
Description Account Code Increase Decrease Reason Computer Hardware - State Aid A2630.220.00 $9,200 Purchase 25 touchscreen ES Textbooks A2110.481.00 $7,200 chromebooks for a HS Textbooks A2110.481.05 2000 Kindergarten classroom.
B. BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education accepts a donation from the Clinton Central Schools District Foundation to fund the Clinton Elementary School summer school program: CCSD Foundation Donation
$23,354.06 A.2705 (Gifts and Donations)
$20,957.78 A.2110.120.00.SUMM (Summer Program - Salaries) $459.63 A.2110.450.01.SUMM (Summer Program - Supplies) $2,664.00 A.5510.160.00.SUMM (Summer Program - Transportation Salaries) $309.02 A.9010.800.00.SUMM (Summer Program - ERS) $2,156.56 A.9020.800.00.SUMM (Summer Program - TRS) $1,807.07 A.9030.800.00.SUMM (Summer Program - FICA)
C. BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education accepts a donation for the Elementary School’s Playground Project. Hannaford Donation
Hannaford Helps Schools $249.00
$249.00 CM 2770 PLAY
D. 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:
Steven Marcus, a qualified voter of said School District, is hereby appointed to act as an inspector of election at said special district meeting.
E. BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education accepts the results of the December 13, 2022 Capital Project Vote as follows:
Proposition No. 1
Shall the Board of Education (the “Board of Education”) of the Clinton Central School District (the “District”) be authorized to reconstruct, improve, rehabilitate, repair, furnish and equip the Clinton Elementary School, the Clinton Middle School and the Clinton High School buildings and grounds, including site work, athletic field improvements, and construction of a synthetic turf field with lights and spectator seating adjacent to the High School, at a combined maximum estimated cost of $18,045,000; to withdraw $3,000,000 from the District’s Capital Reserve Fund to pay a portion of said costs; and to raise the sum of $15,045,000 by the levy of a tax upon the taxable property of the District, to be collected in annual installments as provided in Section 416 of the Education Law, which tax may be offset by New York State aid available therefor; and, in anticipation of such tax, shall the District be authorized to issue obligations of the District up to a maximum principal amount of $15,045,000?
Capital Project 2025 Vote Results Yes No Ballots Cast in Person 223 27 Absentee Ballots 35 19 Affidavit Ballots 2 0 Total 258 46
Additional Item for Approval
F. BE IT RESOLVED that the contract between the Clinton Central School District and H Brandeles Corp. for the installation of two boilers and associated work at a cost of $220,000, be approved. Contract
9. PUBLIC COMMENT
A. BE IT RESOLVED that the resignation of Brian McIntosh from the position of Intramural Fitness Center Coach for the winter sports season be accepted. (Exhibit #15)
B. 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 #16)
Beth Baker Winter Intramural Fitness Center Coach (prorated)
C. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the appointment of Alexa Mahserjian to the position of long-term substitute health teacher to be compensated as step 1MA in accordance with the current CTA agreement, beginning on or about December 1, 2022 through March 28, 2023, be approved. (Exhibit #17)
D. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the resignation of Denise Wolanin from the position of aide, effective December 16, 2022, be accepted with regret. (Exhibit #18)
E. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the following co-curricular appointment for the 2022-2023 school year, to be compensated in accordance with Article 15 of the CTA contract, be approved: (Exhibit #19)
Adrianne Gemelli Middle School Ski Club Advisor
Alexa Mahserjian Middle School Interim Positivity Project Co-advisor
F. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the probationary appointment of Kevin Karin to the full time civil service position of bus driver to be compensated at step 1 in accordance with the current CSEA agreement, effective December 21, 2022, with a probationary period of 8 to 26 weeks, be approved. (Exhibit #20)
G. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of schools, the resignation with intent to retire of Sharon White, account clerk typist, in accordance with the current CSEA agreement, effective February 24, 2023, be accepted with regret. (Exhibit #21)
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.