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Board Of Education

West Hartford has an elected seven-member Board of Education which is required by State Statute and Town Charter to oversee public education.

December 17, 2013

AGENDA
West Hartford Public Schools Board of Education
Regular Meeting
Tuesday, December 17, 2013, 7:00 p.m.
Town Hall, 50 South Main Street
Legislative Chamber - Room 314

I. Call to Order
   A. Roll Call
   B. Pledge of Allegiance
   C. Revision to Agenda Order

II. Student Participation

III. Public Communications: Comments on topics of interest from the public.
    Board members do not respond to comments. 3 minutes per individual,
    20 minutes per subject matter.

IV. Unfinished Business

V. New Business
     A. Risk Management Advisory Board Appointment

     Recommendation: THAT the Board of Education reappoint Mr. John Davison
     as the Board Representative to the Risk Management Advisory Board for the
     period of January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2016

     B. West Hartford Teacher Evaluation and Development Pilot Program and
     the Administrator Evaluation and Development Pilot Program

     Recommendation: THAT the Board of Education in accordance with state law,
     adopt the CSDE approved version of the West Hartford Teacher Evaluation and
     Development Pilot Program and the Administrator Evaluation
     and Development Pilot Program with amendments

VI. Staff Communications and Reports
     A. Superintendent's Report

     B. Staff Reports and Board Discussions
         1. Charter Oak International Academy Building Project Update
          Schematic Design Presentation

         Background: Mr. Tom Moore, Mr. Chip Ward, Mr. Bob Palmer, Mr. Hugh Schweitzer
         and Perkins Eastman Architects will report.

         2. School Performance Index and the New CT State Accountability Model

         Background: Mr. Chip Ward, Dr. Nancy DePalma, and Mr. Paul Vicinus will report.

VII. Routine Matters
      A. Approval of Minutes
          1. Approval of the Minutes of the Regular Board of Education Meeting
          of December 3, 2013

          Recommendation: THAT the Board of Education approve the Minutes
          of the Regular Board of Education Meeting of December 3, 2013

VIII. Information and Reports
      A. Board Members: Communications and Reports
          1. Reports from Other Boards and Organizations

          2. Other Information and Discussions

     B. Non-Staff Communications and Reports
          1. Reports from Student Board Representatives

IX. Future Business
     A. Announcement of Meeting Dates
         1. Tuesday, January 7, 2014, BOE workshop, 7:00 p.m., Town Hall,
         50 Main South Street, room 400
         2. Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 6:00 p.m., Board Awards at
         King Philip Middle School, followed by BOE meeting, 7:00 p.m.,
         Town Hall, 50 South Main Street, Legislative Chamber, room 314,
         Presentation of the CIP

    B. Request for Future Agenda Items

X. Comments from Visitors – 3 minutes per individual, 20 minutes per subject matter.

XI. Executive Session

XII. Adjournment

West Hartford Public Schools

50 South Main St, West Hartford, CT  06107

T: 860-561-6600

F: 860-561-6910

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