May 13, 2015 Minutes

UNION BOARD OF EDUCATION                         May 13, 2015

 

CALL TO ORDER

     The meeting was called to order by A. Estell at 6:33 p.m. 

 

PRESENT 

A.      A. Estell, H. Lambert, C. Taylor, S. Martinez,  J. Reardon, Supt., S. Jackopsic, Prin., L. MacPherson.  A. Blank came later.  P. Guardiani was not in attendance. 

 

 APPROVAL OF MINUTES

H. Lambert made a motion to approve the minutes from April 8 & April 22, 2015. Seconded. Unanimously approved.  

 

INDIVIDUALS TO BE HEARD

None   

 

COMMUNICATIONS

     NONE 

 

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS

a.      Superintendent's Report  J. Reardon reported on items that will come before the board in the near future.

b.      Principal's Report  Grades three through seven had a wonderful day at Avery Point in Groton today thanks to the USA support of this program.  Recent activities:  New Kindergarten welcome day, Variety  Show, sixth grade tag sale, middle school dance, eighth grade trip to D.C. (they left Tuesday of this week), first & second to Over 50's club, Smarter Balance testing concluded, in house opera (grades 5-8), Learning Lands in-house session (grades 5-8).  Upcoming:  Pequot Museum (grades 1-2), K-2 Curious George, spring concert May 28, Graduation Dance June 12, Book Fair (May 26-May 29th), Graduation June 16, landscape club starts soon, Newport, R.I. for 7th grade class trip (May 26th), working on assessment grant coordination through EASTCONN as well as school improvement planning.  

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS

     a. Curriculum   No discussion  

     b. Communication Student Center Learning     

c. Transportation Working on transportation to Windham Tech & possible transportation for preschool       

     d. Personnel  No discussion                 

     e. Building   No discussion

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

a.   Review the bills. The bills were reviewed and everything was in order.  

 

b.   2014-15 Budget  possible deficit of about $38,600.  There will be a vote next Tuesday about covering this deficit.   

c.   Budget 2015-16  Town Meeting May 19 to vote on our 2015-16 Budget.   

 

OLD BUSINESS

No old business 

 

NEW BUSINESS  

1.  A. Blank made a motion to change the May 27, 2015 meeting to June 3, 2015. Seconded. Unanimously approved. 

 

INDIVIDUALS TO BE HEARD

      NONE 

 

ADJOURNMENT

     Motion by H. Lambert to adjourn at 7:30 p.m. Seconded. Passed unanimously. 

 

Respectfully Submitted,