December 16, 2019

UNION BOARD OF EDUCATION                   December 16,2019  

 

CALL TO ORDER

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

 

PRESENT

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

     

     APPROVAL OF MINUTES

  1. H. Bradway made a motion to approve the minutes from November 13,2019.  Seconded.  Unanimously approved.

     

    INDIVIDUALS TO BE HEARD

  1. None      

     

    COMMUNICATIONS

  1.  None    

     

    ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS

  1. Superintendent’s Report  Joe reported on various meetings he attended.    
  2. Principal’s Report  Steve described the after school support club funded by the Title I Grant. There was a discussion of maybe providing transportation or offering morning opportunities.  We are awaiting findings from our energy audit after submission to Ever Source. We are having some routine maintenance done on our cleaning equipment.  The snow guards have been installed on the roof. The Winter Concert will be this Wednesday night.  Conferences went well.  The students at Woodstock Academy needing a late bus are signing up the day before at The Academy.  Our middle school students went to Mystic Aquarium through a grant coordinated by a parent and Mrs. Paine.

     

    6. COMMITTEE REPORTS 

  1. Curriculum  no new info     
  2. Communications  no new info  
  3. Transportation  no new info    
  4. Personnel  no new info       
  5. Building  Looking at our energy costs & having an audit
  6. EASTCONN  no new info   

        

    FINANCIAL REPORT

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

     

  2. 2019-20 Budget  Everything is on course for our budget. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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OLD BUSINESS

  1. Union Board of Ed 2020 Meeting Dates  L. Roberts made a motion to accept the Meeting dates for 2020 but deleting April 8, 2020 meeting date.  Seconded.  Unanimously approved.                

     

    NEW BUSINESS

  1. 2020-2021 Budget First Draft  Steve presented the Board with the 2020-21 Budget & explained each line item.  They will revisit the Budget at their January meeting.
  2. Early Retirement Discussion/Possible Negotiations  The Board discussed the Early Retirement.  J. Garden made a motion to explore the early options for early retirement.  Seconded.  Unanimously approved.  

     

    INDIVIDUALS TO BE HEARD

              

             None

                

    ADJOURNMENT

         Motion by L. Roberts to adjourn at 8:45 p.m. Seconded. Passed unanimously.

     

    Respectfully Submitted, Linda MacPherson, Recording Secretary