February 13, 2019

UNION BOARD OF EDUCATION                         February 13, 2019,  

 

CALL TO ORDER

     The meeting was called to order by A. Estell at 6:34 p.m.

 

PRESENT

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

     

     APPROVAL OF MINUTES

  1. J. Petersen made a motion to approve the minutes from January 9, 2019.  Seconded.  Unanimously approved.

     

    INDIVIDUALS TO BE HEARD

  1. None    

     

    COMMUNICATIONS

  1. None

     

    ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS

  1. Superintendent’s Report  Joe reported on various meetings he has attended in the past month.  He mentioned CABE – A Day On The Hill which is Wednesday, March 20, 2019 which the staff & students have attended in the past.     
  2. Principal’s Report  Steve commented on the Strategic Plan that the teachers discussed at their meeting this afternoon. The 7th & 8th grade had an excellent guest speaker, Endre Sarkany (Holocaust survivor) from New Haven. Steve has been in contact with our solar company about hazards of the snow sliding off of the solar panels in the rear of the building.  We are looking at possible options for replacing our lights with LED’s.  Steve discussed school delays, closings & early dismissals.  We should have a new written bus contract proposal from EASTCONN by our meeting in March for the Board to review.         

     

    COMMITTEE REPORTS 

  1. Curriculum, Will set up a meeting to review strategic plan.
  2. Communications, Ongoing process: Link on our web site would have our budget, tuition expenses, EASTCONN services, USA activities & maybe even “a day in the life of the small school district”. 
  3. Transportation,  Bus Contract Proposal with EASTCONN    
  4. Personnel, No new info.
  5. Building,  No new info.
  6. EASTCONN,  No new info.

     

    FINANCIAL REPORT

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

     

  2. 2018-19 Budget  Looking at about a $10,000.00 deficit at this time.

 

 

OLD BUSINESS

  1. 2019-2020 Board of Ed Budget  No new updates

                 

     

    NEW BUSINESS

  1. None

      

    INDIVIDUALS TO BE HEARD

              M. Huda thanked Mr. J. and the BOE for the delays & late openings instead of missed days – educationally it’s better for the students to be here now as opposed to mid-June. It keeps the flow going with the various projects the students are working on in class.     

                

    ADJOURNMENT

         Motion by A. Blank to adjourn at 7:30 p.m. Seconded. Passed unanimously.

     

    Respectfully Submitted,

    Linda MacPherson, Recording Secretary