February 8, 2017

UNION BOARD OF EDUCATION                         February 8, 2017

 

CALL TO ORDER

     The meeting was called to order by A. Estell at 6:35 p.m.

 

PRESENT

  1. A. Estell, J. Zieger, H. Matthews, J. Swanson, A. Blank, J. Garden, J. Reardon, Supt., S. Jackopsic, Prin., L. MacPherson, recording secretary, & M. Huda.

 

 APPROVAL OF MINUTES

  1. H. Matthews made a motion to approve the minutes of January 11 & January 25, 2017.   Seconded J. Swanson. Unanimously approved.

 

INDIVIDUALS TO BE HEARD

  1. None

 

COMMUNICATIONS

     The Board received a thank you note for attending the CABE breakfast in January.  

 

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS

  1. Superintendent’s Report:  Joe reported there isn’t any good news for most towns in CT with the Governor’s new budget proposal. CABE’s Day on the Hill was discussed at length.  It will be March 8, 2017 on Capitol Avenue in Hartford at 8:30 a.m. The Board discussed having grades 2 – 8 attend this event.
  2. Principal’s Report:  Steve reported on Strategic Planning.  We had our 100th day celebration this past Monday. The 8th grade is close to their fundraising goal for their Washington D.C. trip in May.  The 7th grade will be doing the town report.  We will have a team building event for the students this Friday.  The Father/Daughter & Mother/Son Dance will be Feb. 24th.  The USA hot lunch for grandparents, staff & students will be March 15th.   

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS      

     a. Curriculum  None   

     b. Communication  There was a meeting Feb.1, 2017 with Ms. Sleight from Eastconn. Discussion followed about suggestions from this meeting.          

     c. Transportation   Joe reported on transportation.  

     d. Personnel  no new info               

e. Building   The pot hole near the drain in the parking lot was discussed again.  Solar energy was also mentioned.

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

  1. Review the bills. Andrea & Joe reviewed the bills & everything was in order.     
  2. 2016-2017 Budget    We are still looking at a surplus for this fiscal year.

 

 

OLD BUSINESS

  1. Policy – Third Reading Policy #5144.5  J. Garden made a motion to make this the third reading of Policy #5144.5 as amended.  Seconded.  Unanimously approved.
  2. 2017-2018 Board of Ed Budget  It will be discussed  at our meeting on February 22, 2017.

 

INDIVIDUALS TO BE HEARD

         No one     

 

ADJOURNMENT

     Motion by J. Swanson to adjourn at 8:50 p.m. Seconded. Passed unanimously.

 

Respectfully Submitted, Linda MacPherson, Recording Secretary