March 8, 2017

UNION BOARD OF EDUCATION                         March 8, 2017

 

CALL TO ORDER

     The meeting was called to order by A. Estell at 6:37 p.m.

 

PRESENT

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

 

 APPROVAL OF MINUTES

  1. J. Zieger made a motion to approve the minutes of February 8 & February 22, 2017   Seconded J. Garden. Unanimously approved.

 

INDIVIDUALS TO BE HEARD

  1. None

 

COMMUNICATIONS

     No Communications  

 

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS

  1. Superintendent’s Report  Joe reported on the Legislative Season including activities & bills filed that would harm small districts,  such as ECS Grant, Special Ed funding & Teacher Retirement. We talked about A Day on the Hill with CABE which most of the school attended today.  We are so proud of our students being so respectful & responsible. It was a very wonderful day.    
  2. Principal’s Report  Steve reported on Strategic Planning.  We are working on our Next Generation Science curriculum PreK -8 & also Social Studies.  Woodstock Academy was here scheduling courses for our 8th graders.  We had an 8th grade dance & also father/daughter & mother/son dance recently.  Both went really well.  We just finished Dr. Seuss week.  Grandparents’ hot lunch will be next week sponsored by the USA.  Report cards will go home next week & also it will be parent/teacher conferences on Wednesday and Thursday. There will be a dinner for Wesley’s Warriors, and we will be collecting for the American Heart Association with Jump Rope and Hoops for Heart.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS      

     a. Curriculum  already discussed   

     b. Communication  creation of bifold document          

     c. Transportation   no new info  

     d. Personnel  no new info               

e. Building   Looking into costs for fixing the pot hole in the parking lot

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

  1. Review the bills. Andrea & Joe reviewed the bills & everything was in order.     

 

 

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  1. 2016-2017 Budget    We are still looking at a surplus for this fiscal year. It will be less if we have to pay to fix the pot hole in the parking lot

 

 

OLD BUSINESS

  1. 2017-2018 Board of Ed Budget  Waiting for insurance costs & technical school acceptances.

NEW BUSINESS

Calendar 2017-2018 Steve distributed the draft calendar & it was discussed.

 

Account transfers: $5000 from sp ed trans to instructional supplies $1000, art/music supplies $1000, health supplies $500.00, office supplies $1500 & custodial supplies $1000  J. Zieger made a motion to accept these transfers as listed, seconded, unanimously approved

 

Transportation Policy #3541, first reading  This policy was discussed.  

              

 

INDIVIDUALS TO BE HEARD

         No one     

 

ADJOURNMENT

     Motion by H. Matthews to adjourn at 7:55 p.m. Seconded. Passed unanimously.

 

Respectfully Submitted, Linda MacPherson, Recording Secretary