June 14, 2017

UNION BOARD OF EDUCATION                         June 14, 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, A. Blank, J. Garden,   J. Reardon, Supt., S. Jackopsic, Prin., L. MacPherson, recording secretary & H. Bradway.

 

 APPROVAL OF MINUTES

  1. J. Zieger made a motion to approve the minutes of May 10, 2017. Seconded. Unanimously approved.

 

INDIVIDUALS TO BE HEARD

  1. None

 

COMMUNICATIONS

No communications

 

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS

  1. Superintendent’s Report  Joe reported that the state does not have a budget as of yet.  Our 8th grade graduation will be tomorrow night.         
  2. Principal’s Report  Steve said the students did a wonderful job with the drama production they put on headed up by our music teacher, Mr. Summerer. DARE graduation was this past week.  A few school groups went to Bigelow Hollow recently.  We had kindergarten graduation & the spring concert.  A few groups went to the over 50’s Club at the town hall. The 8th grade students had a great time in DC in May.  Elizabeth Morgis started a canned food drive for our veterans, which was a huge success.  We had a great Field Day with 28 volunteers. 

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS      

     a. Curriculum  no new info   

     b. Communication  no new info          

     c. Transportation   no new info  

     d. Personnel  no new info               

e. Building   no new updates     

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

  1. Review the bills. Andrea & Joe reviewed the bills & everything was in order. There were a few issues that were repaired with our water pump & boiler.    

 

  1. 2016-2017 Budget   Our restocking is continuing and almost complete.  We are anticipating a surplus of about $45,000.00.

 

OLD BUSINESS

  1. 2017-2018 Board of Ed Budget This Budget is extremely tight.     
  2. Catch basin  The catch basin will be repaired June 15th.
  3. Solar update  No update

 

NEW BUSINESS

  1. Budget Transfers  J. Zieger made a motion to do the transfers as written.  H. Matthews seconded.  Unanimously approved.
  2. EASTCONN health insurance cooperative   A. Blank made a motion to authorize the administration to send a letter of interest to EASTCONN taking a look at partnership in health insurance.  Seconded.  Unanimously approved.
  3. 2017-2018 Strategic Plan  Steve presented the Draft School Strategic Plan 2017-18 to the Board & it was discussed. It was suggested to add Math to page 2 of the document.        

 

INDIVIDUALS TO BE HEARD

         Foreign language & a town wide newspaper were discussed. Andrea thanked Heather Matthews & Jim Zieger for their service on the Board.    

 

ADJOURNMENT

     Motion by J. Garden to adjourn at 8:07 p.m. Seconded. Passed unanimously.

 

Respectfully Submitted, Linda MacPherson, Recording Secretary