November 18, 2015 Minutes
UNION BOARD OF EDUCATION November 18, 2015
CALL TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order by A. Estell at 6:42 p.m.
A. A. Estell, A. Blank, S. Martinez, J. Garden, J. Reardon, Supt., S. Jackopsic, Prin., & L. MacPherson, recording secretary. C. Taylor was not in attendance. Also in attendance some townspeople.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
J. Garden made a motion to approve the minutes of October 14, 2015. Seconded. Unanimously approved.
INDIVIDUALS TO BE HEARD
a. Superintendent's Report J. Reardon reported that it was a very busy month with teacher meetings, teacher negotiations, Supt. meetings, Woodstock group, & various things going on at the state level concerning education.
b. Principal's Report S. Jackopsic reported on the Professional Learning Day focused on teaming and using Star Assessment data. We had our Veterans' hot lunch Nov 4th, & the Fall Festival which was a great hit. There were over 150 people that attended. The USA did a great job organizing this event & it was a good fundraiser for 7th & 8thgrade for their DC trips. The pizza & ice cream sales are going great also for the DC trips. The 7th grade had a movie & the 8th grade will probably have a dance Dec 18. The U.S.A. asked for approval for a LED light fundraiser. J. Garden made a motion to approve this fundraiser, seconded. Unanimously approved.
COMMITTEE REPORTS No Reports this month
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a. Review the bills. J. Reardon & A. Estell reviewed the bills and everything was in order.
b. 2014-15 Budget J. Reardon & A. Estell are working with Eastconn on our 2014-15 figures.
c. Budget 2015-16 As of October, 2015 we have additional tuition costs of $25,000 & special ed costs of $10,000.
1. No old business
1. Board of Education Meeting dates for 2016 A. Blank made a motion to approve the B of Ed meeting dates for 2016. Seconded. Unanimously approved.
2. Appointment to fill Board of Ed vacancy J. Garden made a motion to nominate James Zieger to the Board of Ed. No one seconded the nomination. Amy Blank made a motion to nominate Heather Matthews to the Board of Education. Seconded by Sue Martinez. All in favor. Passed unanimously. J. Zieger and Jonathan Petersen were thanked for their interest in the Board of Education position.
INDIVIDUALS TO BE HEARD
Members of the audience had a few questions about the MBR, which J. Reardon addressed. There were also some questions & comments about the process of payment for the Board of Ed invoices which was also discussed.
Motion by A. Blank to adjourn at 8:01 p.m. Seconded. Passed unanimously.
Linda MacPherson, Recording Secretary