The Clinton Central Schools Board of Education met Tuesday evening to discuss new business.
The meeting began with CCS BOE President Melinda Leising's reading of the District Mission Statement before the start of the budget hearing.
CCS Superintendent Dr. Stephen Grimm said the theme for this year's budget is "Staying Together to Meet Challenges." Grimm gave a big thank you to the community for their support through the sustained impact of the pandemic before reviewing the budget calendar, District goals and Building goals from the budget.
Grimm thanked Assistant Superintendent of Business Joe Barretta for his work in balancing an educationally and fiscally responsible budget, funding programs to meet the District's educational challenges. Revenue is projected to increase 2.24 percent by $653,697 with a tax levy increase of 2.08 percent.
Grimm presented retiring Board member Megan Burdick with a plaque commemorating and congratulating her for her eight years of service to Clinton Central School. Burdick said, "It's been an honor. Thank you."
Grimm spoke about Burdick's contribution with the Board of Education and several other members in attendance spoke to missing Burdick's presence with the Board in the future.
District Bright Spots started with the bench dedication for former CCS employee Brian Hall. Grimm said the location and aesthetics surrounding the bench were carefully selected with Hall in mind.