February 12, 2020

UNION BOARD OF EDUCATION February 12, 2020

 

CALL TO ORDER

The meeting was called to order by A. Estell at 6:35 p.m.

 

PRESENT

A. A. Estell, J. Garden, H. Bradway, L Roberts, A. Blank, J. Petersen, J. Reardon, Supt., S. Jackopsic, Prin., L. MacPherson, recording secretary, M. Huda, teacher & D. Eaton, First Selectman.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

A. L. Roberts made a motion to approve the minutes from January 8, 2020 Seconded by J Garden. Unanimously approved.

 

INDIVIDUALS TO BE HEARD

A. None

 

COMMUNICATIONS

A. We received a letter from Alison Gordon, 1st & 2nd grade teacher. A. Blank made a motion to move discussion under new business. Seconded. Unanimously approved.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS

a. Superintendent’s Report Joe reported on various meetings he has attended. They have met with our lawyer & CEA rep. concerning early retirement negotiations. There will be another meeting to continue this process. We might have a firm number as to our cost for medical coverage soon for new July 1, 2020 rates.

b. Principal’s Report Steve explained the Mohegan Grant we have received. He reported on a recent in-house professional learning day. The after school program is going great with a lot of students participating. The DARE Program has started for grades 5-8. The Family Dance will be February 21 from 6-8 p.m. We are still waiting for our energy audit report. Steve also shared Minimum Budget Requirement (MBR)for this current year and 2020-2021 estimates, as well as the state school report cards.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS

a. Curriculum L. Roberts will join J. Garden on this committee.

b. Communications no new info

c. Transportation no new info

d. Personnel We will be conferring with our attorney about the early retirement incentive(for Teachers’ Association) over the next couple of months.

e. Building Looking at replacing the circulator pumps & also removing the water tank.

f. EASTCONN A. Blank reported on EASTCONN

 

 

 

February 12, 2020

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

a. Review of bills. Andrea & Joe reviewed the bills & also the Board & everything was in order.

 

b. 2019-20 Budget Everything is on course for our budget. We do need some repairs to the circulator pumps/heating system. We are freezing all non-mandatory spending.

 

 

OLD BUSINESS

1. 2020-2021 Board of Ed Budget The Board of Ed Budget was submitted to the Board of Finance.

 

NEW BUSINESS

1. Possible calendar adjustment to make up for snow days This was discussed by the Board. J. Garden made a motion to make March 6, 2020 a half day for students. It originally was a PL day for teachers. Seconded. Unanimously approved.

2. Alison Gordon, first & second grade teacher, will be having a baby in early June. She is requesting maternity leave & a leave of absence for the 2020-2021 school year. The Board discussed this request. A. Blank made a motion to approve this request. Seconded H. Bradway seconded. Unanimously approved.

 

INDIVIDUALS TO BE HEARD

 

None

 

ADJOURNMENT

Motion by A. Blank to adjourn at 7:50 p.m. Seconded by J. Garden. Passed unanimously.

 

Respectfully Submitted, Linda MacPherson, Recording Secretary