The Clinton Central School Board of Education met Tuesday evening to discuss new business.
CCSD Superintendent Christopher Clancy began the meeting with some updates and changes for the 2023-24 school year. Clancy said CCS qualifies for free breakfast and lunch for all students next school year.
The Board held a short recognition ceremony for those retiring from the District. The Board thanked Jody Chandler, Lisa Colozzi, Ellen Leuthauser, Phyllis Lopiccolo, Julie Maxam, Karen Romano, Cynthia Smiegal, Sharon White, and Officer Charles Kriz for their numerous years of service in support of the District.
Clancy then presented outgoing Board Members Kevin Magdon and Luke Perry with plaques expressing CCS' gratitude for their work with the Board.
Clancy then happily shared that Paige LaBarge, Rachel Brenon, Natalie Dwyer, and Michael Pavone would be nominated for approval to receive tenure. Clancy spoke for a few minutes about each of the four honorees, their individual and behind-the-scenes contributions, and their deserving of receiving tenure.
The Board held a discussion about whether a Special Patrol Officer or School Resource Officer would be a better resource for CCS.
The Board held a discussion about the school mascot and renaming process. Clancy gave a quick history of the mascots used through Clinton's history and the process of moving away from Native American and Indigenous imagery and references ever associated with a negative connotation.
CCS is in the process of developing a new mascot and nickname, according to Clancy. A committee has been formed to…