CARTHAGE CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

25059 Woolworth Street
Carthage, NY 13619


BOARD MEETING AGENDA

Tuesday, July 8, 2014, 6:00 PM
High School Library

Area is handicapped accessible. All district buildings are non-smoking.

BOARD MEMBERS:
Barbara Lofink, President
Anne Rohr, Vice President
Kent Burto, Member
Joseph Colangelo, Member
Abigail Hammond, Member
Mary Louise Hunt, Member
Tod Nash, Member

SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS:
Peter J. Turner

ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT:
Andrea Miller

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR:
Kimberly Caird

BUSINESS OFFICIAL:
Amy Marrocco
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1.0 CALL TO ORDER/PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE


2.0 APPROVAL OF AGENDA:

Motion by_______________________ Seconded by _________________________
________ YES ________ NO ________ ABSTAIN





FUTURE MEETINGS
(Dates are subject to change)

July 14, 2014 Special Meeting – 7:30 AM
July 21, 2014 Regular Meeting – 6PM
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3.0 PUBLIC COMMENTS:
Speakers are limited to 5 minutes. Prepared statements may be submitted (11 copies are required) and provided
to the Clerk. The name of author and date should appear on all documents. Questions relating to employees of
the District will not be permitted. Such questions should be referred to the Superintendent of Schools at another
time.
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4.0 SUPERINTENDENT REPORT/PROGRAMS/PRESENTATIONS
4.1 Composting Power Point Presentation – Todd Burker
4.2 1
st
Read- Annual Review for Revisions of: District Investments Policy # 5220
4.3 1
st
Read- Annual Review for Revisions of: Purchasing Policy # 5410
4.4 1
st
Read-Annual Review for Revisions of: Student Attendance Policy # 7110
4.5 1
st
Read- For Adoption of: Pediculosis (Head Lice) Policy # 7515
4.6 Board of Education Committees 2014-2015


5.0 CONSENT AGENDA
Resolved, that the Carthage Central School District Board of Education, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of
Schools, approves the Consent Agenda Items 5.1 to 6.2.
Motion by_______________________ Seconded by _________________________
________ YES ________ NO ________ ABSTAIN

5.1 Board of Education Minutes

DATES MEETING TYPE
6/23/2014 Regular


5.2 CPSE/CSE Minutes:

CPSE MEETING DATES CSE MEETING DATES
6/18/2014 None

5.3 Fund Raising Request
CLUB/CLASS DATE PURPOSE ACTIVITY
CMS French Club 9/22/2014-10/03/2014 Raise money for year-end trip. Pie Sale


6.0 FINANCIAL REPORTS
6.1 Treasurer’s Report – May 2014
6.2 Food Service Reports- April and May 2014

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7.0 ACTION ITEMS:
I. OTHER: Approval of:
Resolved, that the Carthage Central School District Board of Education, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of
Schools, approves the following Action Items 7.1 to 7.7 as other.
Motion by___________________ Seconded by ____________________
________ YES ________ NO ________ ABSTAIN


7.1 Creation of the Carthage Entrepreneur Club- MOA – Grant Funded
Resolved, that the Carthage Central School District Board of Education, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of
Schools, approves the creation of a new club, Carthage Entrepreneur Club effective for the 2014-2015 school year and thereafter.
This after school club will be funded through existing and future grant funds and meet grant attendance requirements. The
stipend level for the advisor position of the Entrepreneur Club will be $500.00.


7.2 Fund Raiser Request (After Approval of New Club)

CLUB/CLASS DATE PURPOSE ACTIVITY
Carthage Entrepreneur Club July 2014 - ongoing The profits will be used toward
future supply purchases and
program expenses.
To provide a product and learn
marketing techniques


7.3 Creation of Piano Clubs, Middle School and High School- MOA- Grant Funded
Resolved, that the Carthage Central School District Board of Education, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of
Schools, approves the creation of Piano Clubs in the middle and high schools effective for the 2014-2015 school year and
thereafter. This after school club will be funded through existing and future grant funds and meet grant attendance
requirements. The stipend level for the advisor position of the Piano Club will be $500.00.


7.4 Creation of Two (2) Special Education Teaching Assistants Positions- (One (1) Position Grant Funded
through Special Education Federal Funds)
Resolved, that the Carthage Central School District Board of Education, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of
Schools, approves two additional special education teaching assistant positions at Carthage Elementary.


7.5 Bond Resolution – School Buses
Resolved, that the Carthage Central School District Board of Education, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of
Schools, approves a resolution authorizing the issuance of not exceeding $1,594,217 serial bonds of Carthage Central School
District, Jefferson and Lewis Counties, New York, to pay the cost of the purchase of school buses for said school district.

WHEREAS, at the Annual District Meeting and Election of the qualified voters of Carthage Central School
District, Jefferson and Lewis Counties, New York, held on May 20, 2014, a proposition was duly adopted authorizing
the Board of Education of said School District to purchase school buses of varying capacities, not to exceed thirteen in
total, at a maximum estimated cost of not exceeding $1,594,217, and providing for the levy of a tax therefor to be
collected in installments, with obligations of said School District to be issued in anticipation thereof; and
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WHEREAS, it is now desired to provide for such purchase of said school buses and the financing thereof;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT
RESOLVED, by the affirmative vote of not less than two-thirds of the total voting strength of the Board of
Education of Carthage Central School District, Jefferson and Lewis Counties, New York, as follows:
Section 1. The purchase of school buses of varying capacities for Carthage Central School District,
Jefferson and Lewis Counties, New York, including incidental expenses in connection therewith, in quantity not to
exceed thirteen in total, is hereby authorized at a maximum estimated cost of $1,594,217.
Section 2. It is hereby determined that the maximum estimated cost of the aforesaid class of objects or
purposes is $1,594,217 and the plan for the financing thereof is by the issuance of not exceeding $1,594,217 serial
bonds of said School District, hereby authorized to be issued therefor pursuant to the provisions of the Local Finance
Law.
Section 3. Such bonds are to be payable from amounts which shall annually be levied on all the taxable
real property in said School District, and the faith and credit of said Carthage Central School District, Jefferson and
Lewis Counties, New York, are hereby pledged for the payment of said bonds and the interest thereon.
Section 4. It is hereby determined that the period of probable usefulness of the aforesaid class of
objects or purposes is five years, pursuant to subdivision 29 of paragraph a of Section 11.00 of the Local Finance Law.
Section 5. Subject to the provisions of the Local Finance Law, the power to authorize the issuance of and
to sell bond anticipation notes in anticipation of the issuance and sale of the serial bonds herein authorized, including
renewals of such notes, is hereby delegated to the President of the Board of Education, the chief fiscal officer. Such
notes shall be of such terms, form and contents, and shall be sold in such manner, as may be prescribed by said
President of the Board of Education, consistent with the provisions of the Local Finance Law.
Section 6. All other matters except as provided herein relating to the serial bonds herein authorized
including the date, denominations, maturities and interest payment dates, within the limitations prescribed herein
and the manner of execution of the same, including the consolidation with other issues, and also the ability to issue
serial bonds with substantially level or declining annual debt service, shall be determined by the President of the
Board of Education, the chief fiscal officer of such School District. Such bonds shall contain substantially the recital of
validity clause provided for in Section 52.00 of the Local Finance Law, and shall otherwise be in such form and contain
such recitals, in addition to those required by Section 51.00 of the
Section 7. The validity of such bonds and bond anticipation notes may be contested only if:
a) Such obligations are authorized for an object or purpose for which said School District is not
authorized to expend money, or
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b) The provisions of law which should be complied with as of the date of publication of this
resolution are not substantially complied with, and an action, suit or proceeding contesting
such validity is commenced within twenty days after the date of such publication, or
c) Such obligations are authorized in violation of the provisions of the Constitution.
Section 8. This resolution shall constitute a statement of official intent for purposes of Treasury
Regulations Section 1.150-2. Other than as specified in this resolution, no monies are, or are reasonably expected to
be, reserved, allocated on a long-term basis, or otherwise set aside with respect to the permanent funding of the
object or purpose described herein.
Section 9. This resolution, which takes effect immediately, shall be published in summary form in the
official newspaper(s) of said School District for such purpose, together with a notice of the School District Clerk
substantially in the form provided in Section 81.00 of the Local Finance Law.

The question of the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly put to a vote on roll call, which resulted as
follows:
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The resolution was thereupon declared duly adopted.
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CERTIFICATION FORM
STATE OF NEW YORK )
) ss.:
COUNTY OF JEFFERSON )
I, the undersigned Clerk of Carthage Central School District, Jefferson and Lewis Counties, New York (the
"Issuer"), DO HEREBY CERTIFY:
1) That a meeting of the Issuer was duly called, held and conducted on the 8th day of July, 2014.
2) That such meeting was a special regular (circle one) meeting.
3) That attached hereto is a proceeding of the Issuer which was duly adopted at such meeting by the Board of
the Issuer.
4) That such attachment constitutes a true and correct copy of the entirety of such proceeding as so adopted by
said Board.
5) That all members of the Board of the Issuer had due notice of said meeting.
6) That said meeting was open to the general public in accordance with Section 103 of the Public Officers Law,
commonly referred to as the "Open Meetings Law".
7) That notice of said meeting (the meeting at which the proceeding was adopted) was given PRIOR THERETO in
the following manner:
PUBLICATION (here insert newspaper(s) and date(s) of publication)
Carthage Republican Tribune & Watertown Daily Times
POSTING (here insert place(s) and date(s) of posting) – Carthage Municipal Building

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of the Issuer this _____ day of July,
2014.
__________________________________
School District Clerk
(CORPORATE SEAL)


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LEGAL NOTICE OF ESTOPPEL
The bond resolution, a summary of which is published herewith, has been adopted on July 8, 2014, and the
validity of the obligations authorized by such resolution may be hereafter contested only if such obligations were
authorized for an object or purpose for which the Carthage Central School District, Jefferson and Lewis Counties, New
York, is not authorized to expend money, or if the provisions of law which should have been complied with as of the
date of publication of this notice were not substantially complied with, and an action, suit or proceeding contesting
such validity is commenced within twenty days after the date of publication of this notice, or such obligations were
authorized in violation of the provisions of the Constitution. Such resolution was adopted after approval of the
proposition at the Annual School District Meeting duly called held and conducted on May 20, 2014.
A complete copy of the resolution summarized herewith is available for public inspection during regular
business hours at the Office of the School District Clerk for a period of twenty days from the date of publication of this
Notice.
Dated: Carthage, New York,
July ____, 2014
________________________________________
School District Clerk
BOND RESOLUTION DATED JULY 8, 2014.
A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF NOT EXCEEDING $1,594,217 SERIAL BONDS OF
CARTHAGE CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT, JEFFERSON AND LEWIS COUNTIES, NEW YORK, TO PAY THE
COST OF THE PURCHASE OF SCHOOL BUSES FOR SAID SCHOOL DISTRICT.

Class of objects or purposes: Purchase of school buses
Period of probable usefulness: 5 years
Maximum estimated cost: $1,594,217
Amount of obligations to be issued: $1,594,217 serial bonds






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7.6 Approval of Annual Dues for the Jefferson-Lewis School Boards Association
Resolved, that the Carthage Central School District Board of Education, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of
Schools, approves the annual dues of $540.00 for the 2014-2015 school year.

7.7 Approval of Annual Agreement with St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES
Resolution of Board of Education
Be it resolved that the Carthage Central School District Board of Education agrees to participate in the St. Lawrence/Lewis BOCES
Cooperative Purchasing Programs in accordance with the guidelines set forth in the “Cooperative Purchasing Agreement” for the
2014-2015 school year.


Certification of Board Clerk
I, Kelly O’Connor, District Clerk of the Carthage Central School District Board of Education, hereby certify that the
above resolution was adopted by the required majority vote of the Board of Education at its meeting held on the 8
th

day of July, 2014.

__________________ ____________________________________
Date Signature of District Clerk



II. PERSONNEL:
Resolved, that the Carthage Central School District Board of Education, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of
Schools, approves the following personnel items, 7.8.

Motion by___________________ Seconded by ____________________
________ YES ________ NO ________ ABSTAIN

7.8 Appointments
Instructional
Resolved, that the Carthage Central School District Board of Education, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of
Schools, approves the following instructional appointments.
EMPLOYEE POSITION TENURE AREA Building PROBATIONARY
PERIOD
SALARY
a. Reading Teacher Elementary
Education

West Carthage Step 17- $57,370 +
Credit Hours $2,565+
Longevity $1,200 =
$61,135
b. Long Term
Substitute-Library
Media Specialist
Library Media
Specialist
High School Step 6- $44,260.00
Credit Hours $3,640=
$47,900
c. Physical
Education
Teacher
Physical Education Carthage
Elementary
Step 1 - $39,850 +
Credit Hours $1,755=
$41,605


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Head Teachers
Resolved, that the Carthage Central School District Board of Education, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of
Schools, approves the following head teachers:
EMPLOYEE BUILDING STIPEND
d. Black River Elementary $1500.00
e. Carthage Elementary $1500.00
f. West Carthage Elementary $1500.00

Non-Instructional
Resolved, that the Carthage Central School District Board of Education, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of
Schools, approves the appointment of the following non instructional appointment.
EMPLOYEE POSITION BUILDING Probationary Period SALARY
g. Help Desk Operator District Wide 7/22/2014-7/21/2015 $17.00/hour (11
month employee)

Substitutes
Resolved, that the Carthage Central School District Board of Education, upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of
Schools, approves the following substitutes.
NAME POSITION
h. Non-Instructional
i. Instructional & Non-Instructional
j. Non-Instructional
k. Non-Instructional
l. Non-Instructional
m. Instructional & Non-Instructional
n. Non-Instructional

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8.0 PUBLIC COMMENTS:
Speakers are limited to 5 minutes. Prepared statements may be submitted (11 copies are required) and provided to the
Clerk. The name of author and date should appear on all documents. Questions relating to employees of the District will
not be permitted. Such questions should be referred to the Superintendent of Schools at another time.


9.0 BOARD COMMITTEES/COMMENTS:

10.0 PROPOSED EXECUTIVE SESSION: (If needed)

11.0 RETURN TO OPEN SESSION:

12.0 ADJOURNMENT:

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