August 19, 2015 Minutes
UNION BOARD OF EDUCATION August 19, 2015
CALL TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order by A. Estell at 6:37 p.m.
A. A. Estell, C. Taylor, S. Martinez, J. Garden, A. Blank, J. Reardon, Supt., S. Jackopsic, Prin., L. MacPherson. P. Guardiani not in attendance. Also K. Johnson, M. Eaton, D. Eaton, M. Huda, J. Eames, T. Emes, A. Gaug.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Correction from minutes of July 8, 2015 M. Eaton is the town tax collector. A. Blank made a motion to approve the minutes of June 10, June 17 & July 8, 2015 with the correction. Seconded. Unanimously approved.
INDIVIDUALS TO BE HEARD
Andrea Estell thanked Mrs. Eames for her letter to the Board.
a. Superintendent's Report J. Reardon attended a back-to-school meeting with the Education Commissioner Dianna Wentzell today. The scores for the Smarter Balance testing should be released soon. Eastconn has a study group focusing on the value of small school districts that Joe is involved with.
b. Principal's Report S. Jackopsic gave a presentation to the Board, as well as, the audience, our Five Year Plan which includes education specialists from Eastconn, which will be paid for through grants. We have quite a few students in our new preschool program which will be here every afternoon. We should have the schedule for transportation for the new school year soon. Jackie & Michele, our paras, did a great job organizing our library this summer. Carl & Jan did a super job painting, updating lighting in the gym & outside & cleaning the school over the summer.
a. Curriculum Already discussed
b. Communication There will be a forum in October.
c. Transportation Discussed above
d. Personnel Teacher negotiations will start in Oct. 2015.
e. Building No new info
a. Review the bills. The bills were reviewed and everything was in order.
b. 2014-15 Budget The town gave us an extra $38,000 of which we should be able to return about $10,000.
c. Budget 2015-16 C. Taylor would like to restore K. Paine's position to full time from .7 time. Joe said we have to wait until late October/early November to see how our 15-16 Budget goes in the first quarter before making any changes to our current Budget.
1. 2015-16 Budget discussed above
2. 2014-15 Budget discussed above
1. Appointment of Committee Chairs
Curriculum: Sue & Jessica, Communications: Amy,
Transportation: open, Personnel: Cathy & Amy,
Building: Cathy & Patty
INDIVIDUALS TO BE HEARD
Members of the audience had a few suggestions & questions. S. Jackopsic addressed the questions.
Motion by C. Taylor to adjourn at 8:19 p.m. Seconded. Passed unanimously.
Linda MacPherson, Recording Secretary