May 11, 2016 Minutes
UNION BOARD OF EDUCATION May 11, 2016
CALL TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order by A. Estell at 6:36 p.m.
A. A. Estell, H. Matthews, J. Garden, J. Zieger, J. Swanson, J. Reardon, Supt., S. Jackopsic, Prin., L. MacPherson, recording Secretary, M. Huda. A. Blank was not in attendance.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
J. Zieger made a motion to approve the minutes of April 13, 2016. Seconded. Unanimously approved.
INDIVIDUALS TO BE HEARD
a. Superintendent's Report J. Reardon reported on the small districts of Eastern Ct. Supt. meeting he attended. They talked about human services that were available through CREC that Paula Colen, from Eastconn, will explore.
b. Principal's Report S. Jackopsic reported on the School Strategic Plan 2015-2017. They discussed marketing and communication. The spring concert will be May 12 at 6:30 p.m. Grades 5-8 went to the CT River Museum in Essex today. Northwood survey is due May 12. Grade 8 students' trip to DC is May 17-20. Welcome day for Kindergarten & preK students will be May 17. Field Day is June 1st. Eighth grade graduation is June 10th.
a. Curriculum no new info
b. Communication Discussion about the Strategic Plan: marketing, Instagram account, twitter. Also discussed was a town newsletter maybe with the help of our school children & various Boards & businesses in town.
c. Transportation no new info
d. Personnel no new info
e. Building J. Zieger will look into solar panels
a. Review the bills. J. Reardon & A. Estell reviewed the bills & everything was in order. The Board of Finance cut our 2016-2017 Budget by $50,000.00. The Board would like to keep the restored positions & will cut the Budget in other places.
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b. 2015-2016 The Board of Finance recommended that any items necessary for the coming fiscal year be purchased with any available funds from the current year's budget.
c. 2016-2017 The Budget was discussed J. Garden made a motion to change the Board of Ed meeting scheduled for May 25, 2016 to May 19, 2016. Seconded. Unanimously approved.
1. No old business
1. No new business
INDIVIDUALS TO BE HEARD
Northwood Day Care was discussed with liability, cleanup, electricity expenses. We did have a contract with them last time they had day care in the school. M. Huda thanked the Board for making staffing the #1 concern in our 2016-2017 Budget.
Motion by J. Swanson to adjourn at 8:25 p.m. Seconded by J. Garden. Passed unanimously.
Respectfully Submitted, Linda MacPherson, Recording Secretary