November 14, 2017

UNION BOARD OF EDUCATION                         November 14, 2017

 

CALL TO ORDER

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

 

PRESENT

  1. A. Estell, A. Blank, H. Bradway, J. Petersen, J. Garden,  J. Reardon, Supt., S. Jackopsic, Prin., L. MacPherson, recording secretary, M. Huda, teacher & D. Eaton, Union First Selectman. Not in attendance: L. Roberts

 

 APPROVAL OF MINUTES

  1. H. Bradway made a motion to approve the minutes from October 10 & 24, 2017.  Seconded.  Unanimously approved.

 

INDIVIDUALS TO BE HEARD

  1. None

 

COMMUNICATIONS

  1. We received a note from the Board of Finance.  They would like us to submit the BOE annual budget for 2018-19 by January 15, 2018.    

 

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS

  1. Superintendent’s Report  Joe explained the timeline for our 2018-19 budget.  We should have the final review & adoption of the new budget by our January 10, 2018 meeting. If need be, we will have a special meeting Dec. 19.  Joe mentioned a regional Superintendents’ meeting he would be attending at EASTCONN.  The new state budget was also mentioned.      
  2. Principal’s Report  Steve reported on the solar panel update.  They started last week & should be finished with the anchors in another week or so.  Parent/teacher conferences are scheduled for early Dec. The PE & health curriculum is being updated.  We had an excellent turnout for Curriculum Night at the school.  Steve gave an update on foreign language possibilities.  Our winter concert will be December 20th.    

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS 

 

  1. Curriculum   -There is a meeting this week.
  2. Communications  -No communications
  3. Transportation  -Few bus issues resolved
  4. Personnel  -No new personnel info
  5. Building  -Work continues installing the solar panels at the school.

   

FINANCIAL REPORT

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

 

  1. 2017-2018 Budget  Joe updated the Board on our current budget.

 

 

OLD BUSINESS

  1. EASTCONN health insurance cooperative  Since we are so small, this is probably not a good fit for us at this time, but EASTCONN will be looking for insurance geared more toward smaller schools.
  2. Policy #s: P6172.4(a) and P4112.5(a), 4212.5, second reading  This was the second reading of these policies

                                               

 

NEW BUSINESS

  1. Board of Ed Meeting dates for 2018  J. Garden made a motion to accept the dates for the Board of Ed 2018 meeting dates.  Seconded.  Unanimously approved.     

            

INDIVIDUALS TO BE HEARD

          Dave Eaton said he wants to work toward a 0% tax increase for next fiscal budget. 

           J. Petersen made a motion to cancel our Board of Ed meeting for November 28, 2017.  Seconded.  Unanimously approved.  

 

ADJOURNMENT

     Motion by A. Blank to adjourn at 7:25 p.m. Seconded. Passed unanimously.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

Linda MacPherson, Recording Secretary