November 9, 2016 Minutes

UNION BOARD OF EDUCATION                         November 9, 2016

 

CALL TO ORDER

     The meeting was called to order by A. Estell at 6:34 p.m.

 

PRESENT

  1. A. Estell, J. Zieger, H. Matthews, J. Swanson, J. Garden, J. Reardon, Supt., S. Jackopsic, Prin., L. MacPherson, recording secretary &  M. Huda, teacher. A. Blank was not in attendance.

 

 APPROVAL OF MINUTES

  1. J. Zieger  made a motion to approve the minutes of October 12, & October 26, 2016. Seconded J. Swanson. Unanimously approved.

 

INDIVIDUALS TO BE HEARD

          NONE

 

COMMUNICATIONS

     No Communications

 

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS

  1. Superintendent’s Report   J. Reardon distributed the educational portion of the town report to the Board.  He also noted that the district is eligible to apply for a grant through the state because of our “School of Distinction” rating.  Joe reported on various meetings throughout the month he has attended. The possibility of a Woodstock Academy late bus was discussed.    
  2. Principal’s Report  Steve thanked the U.S.A., staff & students for the great job they did for the Veterans’ Day celebration we had at the school today. There was a great turnout for the Curriculum night we had last month.  Steve reported on various professional days our staff members have been engaged in during the first few months.  William Cross, a junior at Cheney Tech, shared some of his technical high school experiences with the students this past week. He did a great job.  We had a successful Fall Festival, 7th grade movie & 8th grade dance recently.  

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS      

     a. Curriculum  Steve reported on the curriculum.  

     b. Communication Andrea & Amy met with Teddy Sleight from

EASTCONN to discuss our website and other communication

possibilities.         

     c. Transportation   Heather & Joe reported on transportation.

We will look into the needs of our high school students in

regards to a late bus from Woodstock Academy.  

     d. Personnel  no new info               

e. Building   A rep. from Ross Solar Group was here checking out various parts of the school.   

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

  1. Review the bills. Andrea reviewed the bills & everything was in order.    
  2. 2016-2017 Our budget is on an even keel. Some of the Board members will attend the Board of Finance meeting on December 14.

 

OLD BUSINESS

  1. Solar Energy – no new updates
  2. Policy second reading sub-Policy #s: 1000 – 6000 H. Matthews made a motion to make this the second reading of these Policies.  Seconded. Unanimously approved.
  3. Superintendent evaluation   The Board will be working on a draft and sharing it with the Superintendent.                                              

 

NEW BUSINESS

  1. Board of Ed Meeting Schedule for 2017  It was discussed.  Motion by J. Garden to accept the 2017 Board of Schedule with added meetings.  Seconded. Unanimously approved.  This schedule will be submitted to the Union Town Clerk.  

          

INDIVIDUALS TO BE HEARD

         No one    J. Zieger made a motion to add to the agenda - transportation.  Seconded. Unanimously approved.  There was a discussion about the bus we use to take the students to the town library every Monday afternoon.  It is for safety & liability.  

 

ADJOURNMENT

     Motion by H. Matthews to adjourn at 8:00 p.m. Seconded by J. Garden.   Passed unanimously.

 

Respectfully Submitted, Linda MacPherson, Recording Secretary