February 14, 2018

UNION BOARD OF EDUCATION                         February 14, 2018

 

CALL TO ORDER

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

 

PRESENT

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

     

     APPROVAL OF MINUTES

  1. H. Bradway made a motion to approve the minutes from January 10, 2018.  Seconded.  Unanimously approved.

     

    INDIVIDUALS TO BE HEARD

  1. None   

     

    COMMUNICATIONS

  1. None  J. Garden made a motion to add calendar change under New Business.  Seconded. Unanimously approved.         

     

    ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS

  1. Superintendent’s Report  Joe, Steve & Jess discussed integrating diversity into our curriculum development.  Joe attended small district superintendents’ meeting addressing strengths in small districts.  There was also a CAPSS legislative meeting.  The Board of Ed will be meeting with the Board of Finance soon to discuss our 2018-19 Budget.  Joe & Steve will be meeting with the new EASTCONN transportation director.  CABE Day on the Hill will be in March.           
  2. Principal’s Report  Steve reported on the Strategic Plan including student-led conferences and curriculum development.  Our Cocoa, Cookies & Conversation night will be rescheduled to sometime in March. We are waiting to hear from the state if we can reduce our amount of water testing.  There will be a Family Dance on February 23rd.  Our Olympics Day will be tomorrow.  We received parent feedback from student-led conferences which will be discussed with the teachers. The child safety programs are going well for the younger students.          

     

    COMMITTEE REPORTS 

     

  1. Curriculum   Adding Equity & Diversity to our curriculum   
  2. Communications  Cocoa, Cookies & Conversation Night will be sometime in March.
  3. Transportation  Joe and Steve will be meeting with new director.
  4. Personnel  Joe will be filling out Form ED003 to start process for new teachers’ contract. 
  5. Building  We are in the final stages before the solar panels will be in use.

        

    FINANCIAL REPORT

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

     

  2. 2017-2018 Budget  Joe updated the Board on our current budget.  Right now we are looking at about a $23,000 surplus for this school year.

 

 

OLD BUSINESS

  1. Budget 2018-19 Review & Adoption   Our Budget has been reduced by about $34,000 because the town will put  Workers Comp, liability insurance, heating oil & diesel in the Towns’ Budget.                      

     

    NEW BUSINESS

  1. Policies:  PO521(a), P5118.1, P6141.322(a), First Reading.  The Board reviewed these policies.
  2. Calendar change for March 9, 2018:  Joe asked the Board to approve a change in the calendar for March 9, 2018 from a professional development day (no school for students) to a half day for students & half curriculum day for teachers in the afternoon.  A. Blank made a motion for March 9, 2018 half day for student & afternoon curriculum time for teachers.  Seconded.  Unanimously approved.      

                

    INDIVIDUALS TO BE HEARD

              No one 

                

    ADJOURNMENT

         Motion by A. Blank to adjourn at 7:35 p.m. Seconded. Passed unanimously.

     

    Respectfully Submitted,

    Linda MacPherson, Recording Secretary