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CLINTON CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF EDUCATION
REGULAR MEETING

Secondary Media Center
August 18, 2015
7:00pm

1. CALL TO ORDER

2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

3. READING OF THE MISSION STATEMENT

Clinton Central School proudly educates and empowers students to realize their potential and become thoughtful, contributing members of 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.

5. INFORMATION-REPORTS-PROPOSAL/SUPERINTENDENT & STAFF

A. Capital Project Report – Mr. James Fawcett, Project Manager

B. Bright Spots
     • Jim Scoones: Kirkland Town Library Book Sale
     • Medical Emergency Response

C. Superintendent’s Report
     • Girls Ice Hockey
     • District Safety Committee
     • NYS Assessment Results

D. Administrators Reports

6. STANDING RESOLUTIONS (CONSENT AGENDA) 

Approval of the following items:

A. Agenda and Any Additions to the Agenda for August 18, 2015

B. Minutes from the Organizational Meeting held on July 14, 2015   Minutes for the July 14, 2015 Organizational Meeting       

C. Minutes form the Regular Meeting held on July 14, 2015   Minutes for the July 14, 2015 Regular Meeting      

D. Internal Claims Auditor Report   Internal Claims Auditor Report         

E. Summary Treasurer’s Report for June, 2015    Summary Treasurer's Report for June 2015      

F. Treasurer’s Report for June 2015    Treasurer's Report for June 2015       

G. Executive Summary for June 2015  Executive Summary for June 2015                      

H. Revenues/Expenditures by Month  Revenues/Expenditures by Month         

I. Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) and Committee on Special Education (CSE) Report from 6/22/15 through 7/22/15. (Exhibit #8)
 

New to District

0

Initial Review

0

Program Review

1

Annual Review

1

Reevaluation (Triennial)

1

Administrative Transfer

0

Preschool

1

504 Review

0

504 Initial

0

Amendment with No Meeting Held

0



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
J. Updated List of Substitute and Supervisory Personnel (Exhibit #9)

7. NEW BUSINESS

A. 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, 2015, in accordance with the provision of Section 1322 of the Real Property Tax Law.

2. To give notice that tax collection will end on October 1, 2015 without penalty and October 31, 2015 with penalty.

3. To collect taxes in the total sum of $14,845,962 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 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 19, 2015, to raise for the current budget of 2015-2016 a sum not to exceed $26,123,699.

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, 2015 and end October 31, 2015, 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          

(Roll call vote, signatures)

B. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, in accordance with Board Policy #6150, the attached 2014-2015 line item budget transfers, be approved.   List of 2014-2015 Budget Transfer Items         

C. BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education accepts a donation from the Hamilton College for Professional Development and authorizes the increase in the appropriation of the budget adopted on April 21, 2015 by $4,000.

$4,000 A.2705 (Gifts and Donations)

Budgetary Distribution:

$4,000 A2110.490.00.0000 (Regular School BOCES)

D. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, that, in accordance with Policy #5152 (Admission of Non-Resident Students) and Part 174 of the Commissioner’s Regulations, tuition rates for the 2015-2016 school year be set as follows:     2015-2016 Tuition Rates                                   
 
K-6: $6,729
7-12: $8,385

E. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board of Education of the Clinton Central School District award the bid for trash removal and recycling services for the 2015-2016 to Feher Removal in the amount of $18,848.60 annually.   Trash Removal Bid

F. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the School Resource Office Interagency Agreement between the Town of Kirkland Police Department and the Clinton Central School District, effective September 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016, at a cost of $30,000, be approved.  SRO Contract        

G. BE IT RESOLVED THAT, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Clinton Central School District certifies that, in compliance with Education Law §3012-c and Subpart 30-2 of the Rules of the Board of Regents, the Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) Plan for the evaluation of all teachers and principals has been implemented.

8. OTHER

A. BE IT RESOLVED that, in accordance with Part 155.17 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, the Board of Education appoint a committee for the purpose of collaboratively developing a District Safety Plan. 

Members Name

Title

Dr. Stephen Grimm

Superintendent

Mr. Joseph Barretta

Assistant Superintendent for Business

Mr. Bill Huggins

Board of Education

Mr. Matthew Lee

Principal

Mr. Jim Scoones

Assistant Fire Chief, CSEA Representative 

Mr. Chuck Kriz

School Resource Officer

Mr. Jim Sojda

Oneida County Office of Probation

Chief Dan English

Kirkland Police Chief

To be Named

Teacher

Jeff Morgan

Parent

To be named

Student





 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
B. BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Education approve the establishment of a Girls Ice Hockey team as per the general guidelines established in the Girls Ice Hockey Proposal, and further authorizes the Superintendent to invite other school districts to participate on the team as per combining agreements that will be formally adopted by each participating school and the Board of Education of the Clinton CSD.     Girls Ice Hockey Proposal    

9. PUBLIC TO BE HEARD

10. PERSONNEL

A. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the following co-curricular appointments for the 2015-2016 school year, to be compensated in accordance with Article 15 of the CTA contract, be approved.

Kelly Landry        High School Musical Props Advisor       Budget
Susan Lincoln      High School Drama Club Advisor         $3218.64
Lynn Hall             Elementary OVA Advisor                     $1349.73

B. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the following fall coaching appointments for the 2015-2016 school year, to be compensated in accordance with Article 14 of the CTA contract, pending fingerprint clearance, be approved.   (Exhibit # 16)

Kurtis Woods         Varsity Football Assistant Coach      $3091.76

NOTE: Mr. Woods is replacing Bruce Curtis who resigned from this position.
 
Addenda Item
 
Kyle Coin                Boys Varsity Soccer Volunteer  (Exhibit #23)

C. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the appointment of Phyllis Saville to the position of long-term substitute reading teacher, at Step 1MA in accordance with the current CTA agreement, effective on or about September 14, 2015 through June 22, 2016, be approved. (Exhibit #17)

NOTE: Ms. Saville will be substituting for Jennifer Labella who will be on family care leave.

D. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the appointment of Melissa Drejza to the civil service position of 1.0 FTE Aide, at an annual salary of $11,655.00, in accordance with the current CSEA agreement, with a probationary period of 8 to 26 weeks, effective September 1, 2015, be approved. (Exhibit #18)

NOTE: Ms. Drejza served as a part time aide for the 2014-2015 school year.

E. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the appointment of Douglas Fiore to the 0.5FTE civil service position of Coordinator of Athletics and Communications, with a probationary period of 8 to 26 weeks, effective August 19, 2015, be approved. (Exhibit #19)

F. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the salary step for Wendy Colburn, secondary ELA teacher, be moved from 10MA to 12MA, in accordance with the current CTA agreement, effective July 1, 2015.

G. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the salary step for Amy Randall, special education teacher, be moved from 8MA to 9MA, in accordance with the current CTA agreement, effective September 1, 2015.

H. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the unpaid administrative internship for Corey Snitchler, under the supervision of high school principal Matthew Lee and Superintendent Dr. Stephen Grimm, from July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016, be approved.

I. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the resignation of Chelsy Daz from the position of Bus Attendant effective August 14, 2015, be accepted with regret.

J. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the resignation of Brandon Blair from the position of Cleaner effective August 20, 2015, be accepted with regret.

K. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the civil service appointment of Robin Sigsbee to the position of Cleaner at step 5 of the current CSEA agreement, with a probationary period of 8 to 26 weeks, effective August 21, 2015, be approved.    (Exhibit #20)

NOTE: Ms. Sigsbee currently serves the District as a substitute cleaner.

L. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the unpaid family care leave of absence for Erin Eagan, special education teacher, beginning on or about October 1, 2015 through February 1, 2016, in accordance with the current CTA agreement, be approved. (Exhibit #21)

M. BOARD OF EDUCATION RESOLUTION APPROVING AMENDED, SUPERSEDING AGREEMENT

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board hereby appoints Dr. Stephen Grimm to serve as the District’s Superintendent of Schools for the amended term beginning August 1, 2014 and ending on June 30, 2018, in accordance with the terms and conditions of the attached Amended, Superseding Employment Agreement (“Agreement”) between the Board and Dr. Grimm; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board hereby expressly adopts and approves the aforementioned Amended, Superseding Agreement and authorizes and directs the Board President to sign and thereby execute the Agreement on behalf of the Board and District, and further directs the Board President, after signing the Agreement, to tender or cause the Agreement to be tendered to Dr. Grimm for his signature and approval; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board Clerk is hereby directed to maintain a copy of the Agreement in a supplemental file to the minutes of this Board meeting and to maintain the signed original of the Agreement with Dr. Grimm’s personnel file. (Exhibit #22)

11. QUESTIONS BY THE BOARD OF EDUCATION

12. EXECUTIVE SESSION AND ADJOURNMENT

13. COMING EVENTS
 

DATE

EVENT

TIME

August 26, 2015

Ninth Grade Orientation

1:00pm

Theatre

August 27, 2014

New Family Orientation

10:00am

Theatre

August 31, 2015

Modified Fall Sports Begin

 

Sept. 2&3, 2015

Staff Orientation

 

Sept. 2, 2015

PTA First Day Faculty Lunch

 

Sept. 8, 2015

Classes Begin

 

 

PTA 1st Day Parent Coffee

7:45am, Playground

Sept. 10, 2015

Senior Parent/Counselor Meeting

6:00pm

Sept. 10, 2015

High School Open House

7:00pm

Sept. 15, 2015

Middle School Open House

7:00pm, Theatre

Sept. 16, 2014

Beginning Instrumental Parent Meeting

7:00pm

Elementary School Cafeteria

Sept. 16, 2015

CCSD Foundation Meeting

6:30pm

Board Room

Sept. 22-24, 2015

Elementary School Picture Days

 

Sept. 22, 2015

Board of Education Meeting

7:00pm

Secondary Media Center

Sept. 23-25, 2014

Middle School Musical Auditions

 

Sept. 23, 2015

General PTA Meeting

7:00pm

Secondary Media Center

Sept. 24, 2015

Elementary Open House

6:00pm-8:00pm

Sept. 24&25, 2015

Middle School Picture Days

 

Sept. 25, 2015

Middle School Picture Days

 

Sept. 25, 2014

Bonfire 7:00pm-8:30pm

 

Sept. 26, 2015

Homecoming

 

Sept. 26, 2015

High School Homecoming Dance

7:00pm-10:00pm

Sept. 28-30, 2015

Middle School Musical Auditions

 

 


 

 

 


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