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. 

 

PRESENT 

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

          NONE

COMMUNICATIONS

     Andrea Estell thanked Mrs. Eames for her letter to the Board.   

 

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS

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. 

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS

     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

 

 FINANCIAL REPORT

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.       

 

OLD BUSINESS

1.  2015-16 Budget discussed above

2.  2014-15 Budget  discussed above 

 

NEW BUSINESS 

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. 

 

ADJOURNMENT

     Motion by C. Taylor to adjourn at 8:19 p.m. Seconded. Passed unanimously. 

 

Respectfully Submitted, 

 

Linda MacPherson, Recording Secretary