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CLINTON CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF EDUCATION
REGULAR MEETING
Secondary Media Center
January 26, 2016
7:00pm

 

 
 
Presentations
1.26.16 BOE Meeting Presentation.pdf (contains budget presentation)
 
 
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. Bright Spots
    • Erica Shaw
    • CCSD Foundation

B. Superintendent’s Report
    • School Counselor Week
    • Guidance Department
      - Naviance
    • Electronic Probeware for Science Classes
    • Affordable Care act
    • Budget Update

C. Administrators Reports

6. STANDING RESOLUTIONS (CONSENT AGENDA)

Approval of the following items:

A. Agenda and Any Additions to the Agenda for January 26, 2016

B. Minutes from the Regular Meeting held on December 15, 2015    Minutes for December 15, 2015                

C. Summary Treasurer’s Report for December 2015    Summary Treasurer's Report                      

D. Treasurer’s Report for December 2015    Treasurer's Report                  

E. Executive Summary for December 2015    Executive Summary                           

F. Revenues/Expenditures by Month     Revenues/expenditures by Month       

G. Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) and Committee on Special Education (CSE) Report for Dec.11, 2015 through Jan. 21, 2016.      (Exhibit #6)

    

Initial Review

6

Program Review

6

Annual Review

2

Reevaluation (Triennial)

2

Administrative Transfer

2

Preschool

1

504 Review

3

504 Initial

2

Amendment with No Meeting Held

0










  
H. Updated List of Substitute and Supervisory Personnel (Exhibit #7)

7. COMMITTEE/LIAISON REPORTS


A. Subcommittees
     1. Facilities Committee – Mr. Bill Huggins
     2. Policy Committee – Ms. Erica Shaw

B. Liaisons
     1. Clinton Foundation – Mr. Tim Thomas
     2. School Boards Institute – Ms. Amy Franz

8. NEW BUSINESS

A. Policy

1. BE IT RESOLVED that revised Draft Policy #4000, Student Learning Standards, be approved.     Draft Policy #4000                      

NOTE: This is the second reading.

2. BE IT RESOLVED that revised Draft Policy #4321, Programs for Students with Disabilities under the IDEA and New York’s Education Law Article 89, be approved.     Draft Policy #4321       

NOTE: This is the second reading.

3. BE IT RESOLVED that revised Draft Policy #5500, Student Records, be approved.    Draft Policy #5500
                         
  NOTE: This is the first reading.

B. BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education accepts a donation from the Hamilton College Town-Gown Fund Committee and authorizes the increase in the appropriation in the budget adopted on April 21, 2015 by $24,000.    Town-Gown Donation     

        $24,000 A.2705 (Gifts and Donations)

Budgetary Distribution:

     $24,000 A.2100.450.01.0000 (Elementary School Supplies)

C. BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education accepts a donation for the Elementary School’s Playground Project:    Playground Donation         

      Box Tops: $1,048.80

D. AFFORDABLE CARE ACT

WHEREAS, the Clinton Central School District maintains a group health plan for its employees (“health plan”); and

WHEREAS, the Clinton Central School District is required to offer coverage under its health plan to
eligible full-time employees pursuant to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) effective in 2015; and

WHEREAS, the Clinton Central School District employs persons for variable hours whose full-time status must be determined pursuant to guidance issued under the ACA;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the School District hereby is, authorized and directed to establish and maintain procedures for the purposed of compliance with the ACA, including but not limited to the following:

Standard Measurement Period: July 1st to June 30th
Standard Administrative Period: July 1st to September 30th
Standard Stability Period: October 1st to September 30th

AND IT FURTHER RESOLVES that Clinton Central School District establishes the Initial Measurement, Administrative and Stability Periods for newly hired variable hour and/or seasonal employees as required by the ACA Shared Responsibility for Employers as follows:

Initial Measurement Period: Initial 12 months of employment commencing on the date of
hire.
Initial Administrative Period: A period of 90 days beginning immediately after the Initial
Measurement Period.
Initial Stability Period: A period of 12 months beginning immediately after the Initial
Administrative Period.

AND IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the School District is authorized and directed to take such actions as it determines necessary or proper to give effect to this resolution.    Affordable Care Act
                          

E. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, in accordance with Board Policy #6150, the attached 2015-2016 line item budget transfer, be approved.     Budget Transfer Item        
  

Description

Account Code

Increase

Decrease

Reason

Health Insurance Contractual

A2815.400.05

$10,000

 

To replace 7 expired AED’s.

Health Insurance

A9060.800.00

 

$10,000



F. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, in accordance with Board Policy #6150, the attached 2015-2016 line item budget transfer, be approved.    Budget Transfer Item        
 

Description

Account Code

Increase

Decrease

Reason

Maintenance Contractual

A1621.400.00

$10,000

 

Emergency work for leaking pipe.

Health Insurance

A9060.800.00

 

$10,000

 
 
G. BE IT RESOLVED that the agreement between the Clinton Central school District and R. G. Timbs Advisory Group, Inc. to provide capital project planning and related services, be approved.    Agreement with R. G. Timbs
              

H. BE IT RESOLVED that the Waterville Times and the Utica Observer-Dispatch be hereby designated as the official newspapers for the school district for the remainder of the 2015-2016 school year.

NOTE: The Clinton Courier is no longer able to provide this service.

9. PUBLIC TO BE HEARD

10. PERSONNEL

A. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the resignation with intent to retire of Jamie Madden, Account Clerk/Typist, after 24 years of service at CCS, in accordance with the current CSEA agreement, effective June 9, 2016, be accepted, with regret. (Exhibit #17)

B. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the resignation with intent to retire of Gwen Karuzas, Senior Office Specialist, after 27 years of service at CCS, in accordance with the current CSEA agreement, effective June 22, 2016, be accepted, with regret. (Exhibit #18)

C. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, Kelly Zegarelli be granted a tenure appointment in the school counselor tenure area, effective February 3, 2016. (Exhibit #19)

D. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the following placement be approved: (Exhibit #20)

     Sam Catterson, student teacher under the supervision of Norm Deep, Jr.

E. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the following winter coaching appointments for the 2015-2016 school year, to be compensated in accordance with Article 14 of the CTA contract, be approved. (Exhibit #21)
   

Lori Ann Storey

JV Volleyball Volunteer

 

Frank Williams

Boys Modified Basketball Asst. Coach

$1,545.88


 
F. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the following spring coaching appointment for the 2015-2016 school year, to be compensated in accordance with Article 14 of the CTA contract, be approved. (Exhibit #22)

    

Craig Farley

 Varsity Baseball Coach

$3,091.76

Dominic Timpano

JV Baseball Coach

$2,509.14

Frank Williams

Modified Baseball Coach

$1,932.35

Doug Owen

Baseball Volunteer

 

 

 

 

Bill Owens

Co-ed Varsity Golf Coach

$2,903.52

 

 

 

Bruce Curtis

Boys Varsity Lacrosse Coach

$3,091.76

Adam O’Hearn

Boys Modified Lacrosse Coach

$3,011.65

 

 

 

Chris Evans

Girls Varsity Lacrosse Coach

$3,983.36

 

 

 

Thad Lawrence

JV Softball Coach

$2,794.56

Juan Reyes

Modified Softball Coach

$1,932.35

 

 

 

Norm Deep, Jr.

Co-ed Varsity Track & Field Coach

$4,617.36

Mikki Smith

Co-ed Varsity Track & Field Asst. Coach

$2,318.82

Brian McIntosh

Co-ed Modified Track & Field Head Coach

$2,655.85

Marissa Rys

Co-ed Modified Track & Field Asst. Coach

$1,545.88


 
G. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the approval for the request by Sarah Smith for one day on unpaid leave on November 24, 2015, be rescinded.

H. BE IT RESOLVED that, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the extension of unpaid family care leave for Erin Eagan, special education teacher in the Elementary School, through February 29, 2016, be approved. (Exhibit #23)

     NOTE: Ms. Eagan had been approved for an unpaid leave through February 1, 2016 at a previous meeting.

I. BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Education approve a settlement agreement with a particular civil service employee and authorizing the Superintendent to execute same. (Exhibit #24)

11. QUESTIONS BY THE BOARD OF EDUCATION

12. EXECUTIVE SESSION AND ADJOURNMENT
 
13. COMING EVENTS 
  

DATE

EVENT

TIME

January 26-29, 2016

High School Regents and Mid-term Exams

 

January 29, 2016

End of Second Marking Period

 

January 30, 2016

Regional Science Olympiad

 

February 5, 2016

Middle School Valentine’s Day Dance

7:00pm-9:00pm

February 6, 2016

Mathcounts Regional Competition

 

February 9, 2016

Board of Education Meeting

Secondary Media Center

7:00pm

February 12, 2016

Half Day for Students

Half Day Staff Development

 

February 15, 2016

President’s Day

School Closed

February 15-19, 2016

Mid-Winter Recess

No Classes

 
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