The Clinton Central School Board of Education met Tuesday evening for their regular business meeting and a District Goals Workshop.
CCSD Superintendent Dr. Stephen Grimm began the meeting by submitting the records from the previous night's Virtual Family Forum into the Board's official records. The meeting is available in its entirety along with a transcript on ccs.edu.
For most of the 90 minutes Grimm reviewed regulations that will be in place, such as requiring everyone to wear a facemask in school, and that distancing will be done in classrooms. Grimm explained Clinton has been receiving input from Oneida County and the state on best procedures.
CCS Parent Michelle Thompson spoke to the Board regarding the difficulty her family has dealt with since moving the District. In addition to Covid, Thompson said her children's experience adapting and ingratiating to Clinton has been an extra inconvenience because of the perception towards her family as outsiders.
Thompson spent time explaining the significance of the lack of open-arms for her children at Clinton, and her fear of the potential results of such a negative experience on them.
CCS High School Teacher Amy Doggett spoke to the Board about her frustration at being moved to another position within the District. Doggett talked about how she hasn't been able to maintain a consistent post throughout her time with CCS. She confirmed her commitment to the job and providing the best educational experience she can, but wanted to let the Board know she is discontented with the decision for several reasons.
District Parent Ken Denison asked Grimm about the possible implementation of critical race theory at Clinton and added he was against its addition to the curriculum. Grimm responded later in the meeting that critical race theory is not and was not planned to be a…