Clinton School Board Reinstates Coach

During a special Clinton Board of Education meeting last week, longtime CCS coach Norm Deep Jr. was reinstated as indoor track coach.


Deep had been put on paid administrative leave during the Board’s regular meeting a week prior. The special meeting was conducted via Zoom and included reading a letter CCS Superintendent Dr. Stephen Grimm had earlier released to the community.


The Board approved the following before the meeting was adjourned: The Board has concluded its review of the findings presented at the board meeting on November 16, 2021; and hereas, management of district personnel is not open for public discussion; and


Whereas, the Board directs the Superintendent to ensure all board policies and athletic protocols and procedures are being followed with integrity,


Now, therefore, it is resolved that upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Schools, the Board hereby returns Norman Deep to the duties of coach of the Indoor Track Team for the 2021-2022 season effective November 23, 2021.


Deep, who coaches the District’s boys and girls outdoor and indoor track teams, and cross country, said he was humbled by the outpouring of support after he was temporarily removed. “Students, even ones not on the track team, parents, alumni, it meant more than I could put into words,’’ Deep said.


He said he and the indoor track team are preparing for their upcoming meets.

Also at the CCS Board of Education’s Nov. 16 meeting, a number of other issues were discussed.


Grimm opened public hearings for the District Safety Plan and the Special Patrol Officer Agreement. No members of the public spoke for the hearings.


Grimm began the Administrator's Reports commending Alyssa Sacco and the CCS Public Relations Team for receiving another award for Social Media Management in recognition of the work being done with the CCS Facebook page. Anyone interested in following the page can join at https://www.facebook.com/ clintoncsd


Grimm then congratulated the CCS Fall Athletic Teams for their successful sports seasons. The boys varsity cross country team finished 16-2 with a 4-1 Divisional record, while the girls varsity cross country team finished 16-0 with a 3-0 Divisional Record and the Center State Conference Championship.


The varsity field hockey team finished 9-6 overall and advanced in Sectional Play before their season ended to No. 1 seed Canastota in the semifinals.


The varsity football team recovered from a difficult start to their season to finish 2-2 over their final four games.


The varsity boys soccer team finished 11-4-1 overall, ending their season against Marcellus in Sectionals in overtime.


The varsity girls soccer team finished their season in the Sectional Finals against Skaneateles after going undefeated for the second consecutive year.


The varsity girls tennis team finished 10-3 overall with a 10-0 League record.

Victoria Elefante and Emily Le qualified for the State Doubles Tournament after falling in the Section Three Finals.


The Elementary School Bright Spots from Principal Ellen Leuthauser began with First Graders learning about being true to themselves after reading Most Marshmallows by Rowboat Watkins. Students…



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