December 12, 2017

UNION BOARD OF EDUCATION                         December 12, 2017

 

CALL TO ORDER

     The meeting was called to order by A. Estell at 6:33 p.m.

 

PRESENT

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

 

 APPROVAL OF MINUTES

  1. L. Roberts made a motion to approve the minutes from November 14, 2017.  Seconded.  Unanimously approved.

 

INDIVIDUALS TO BE HEARD

  1. None   A. Blank made a motion to add budget transfers under New Business.  Seconded.  Unanimously approved.

 

COMMUNICATIONS

  1. Connor Huda received a Superintendent’s Award from Woodstock Academy for excellence in academics & citizenship. He is in his senior year at The Academy.  Woodstock Academy will be attending one of our Board of Ed. meetings to discuss an overview of their programs.      

 

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS

  1. Superintendent’s Report  Joe mentioned a regional Superintendents’ meeting he would be attending at EASTCONN. They will be discussing unfunded state mandates.  We will check into EASTCONN co-op purchasing. Joe distributed the Supt Report which will be included in the Town Report. This report was given to the Board of Finance.         
  2. Principal’s Report  Steve reported that the installation portion of the solar panel project is complete.  There will be inspections & it will be tied into our electrical system.  Steve discussed adding another full day for preschool this year (around mid-January).  Currently, it’s three half days and two full days.  The student-led conferences went very well.  Steve will be doing a survey of teachers, parents & students soon. A cocoa, cookies & communications night was mentioned and will be held sometime in late January.  We recently had a book fair at the school.  Special thanks to Mrs. Vennart for running this once again. Our winter concert will be December 20th at 6:30pm. 

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS 

 

  1. Curriculum   J. Garden & Steve had a very productive meeting on Nov. 30th to discuss Science & Social Studies topics/units & possibly connecting with the Union Historical Society. Also discussed PE, health, art & music.    
  2. Communications  no communications
  3. Transportation  few bus issues have been resolved
  4. Personnel  no new personnel info
  5. Building  Solar panels mentioned above

    

FINANCIAL REPORT

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

 

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

 

 

OLD BUSINESS

  1. Final Reading & adoption of Policy #s: P6172.4(a) and P4112.5(a), 4212.5   J. Garden made a motion to adopt these policies.  Seconded.  Unanimously approved.                               

NEW BUSINESS

 

  1. Budget transfers  Transfer $20,000 from High School Tuition and add  $15,000 to Professional Services, $1,000 to Custodial Supplies, $2000 to Special Ed. Supplies and $2000 to Special Ed. Equipment.  A. Blank made a motion to transfer these funds to these four accounts.  Seconded. Unanimously approved.    
  2. Budget 2018-19: Review & discussion of first draft. The budget was distributed to the Board members, and it was discussed.     

            

INDIVIDUALS TO BE HEARD

          None 

            

ADJOURNMENT

     Motion by A. Blank to adjourn at 8:23 p.m. Seconded. Passed unanimously.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

Linda MacPherson, Recording Secretary