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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.
February 27, 2013

Regular Meeting
Wednesday, February 27, 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 
       A.  Motion by Bruce Putterman and Terry Schmitt to Accept and Approve 
            Revised Bylaw 8310 -  Second Reading  

            Recommendation:
  THAT the Board of Education accept and approve 
            as a Second and Final Reading the following bylaw which was revised 
            by the Board Policy Subcommittee:  

                       8310:  Formulation, Adoption, Amendment of Policies and Bylaws

      B.  Adoption of the Capital Improvement Plan for 2013-2014

           Recommendation:  THAT the Board of Education adopt the Capital 
           Improvement Plan for 2013-2014

                      CIP Full Report    

V.  New Business
     A.  Charter Oak International Academy's Building Project 

          Recommendation:  That if the $45 million allocation for 
          Charter Oak International Academy is approved as part of the 
          Capital Improvement Plan, the Board of Education will 
          decide whether to recommend that a) the Town Council invest
          in "renovating as new" and adding to the existing Charter Oak
          facility or b) the Town Council invest in building an entirely new
          Charter Oak facility                 

     B.  Proposed Calendar for the 2014-2015 School Year - First Reading

          Recommendation:
  THAT the Board of Education review 
          as a First Reading the proposed calendar for the 2014-2015 
          school year          

VI.  Staff Communications and Reports
      A.  Superintendent’s Report                    
      
      B.
 Staff Reports and Board Discussions 
           1.  Safety Practices and Protocols in West Hartford High School Athletics

                Background:  Mr. Tom Moore, Ms. Betty Remigino-Knapp, and
                Dr. Patrick Carroll will report.           

           2.  Attendance Zone Change for Webster Hill Elementary School

               Background:  Mr. Tom Moore and Mr. Chip Ward will report.
               
           
3.  West Hartford's Plan to Promote Racial Diversity in its 
                "Unique Schools"- Charter Oak and Smith

               Background:  Mr. Tom Moore and Mr. Chip Ward will report.

                        Full Report

VII.
  Routine Matters
       A. Approval of Minutes
            1.  Approval of the Minutes of the regular Board meeting of 
                 Feb. 5, 2013

                Recommendation:  THAT the Board of Education approve the 
                Minutes of the regular Board meeting of Feb. 5, 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, March 5, 2013, Regular Board Meeting, Presentation of 
                      Superintendent's 2013-2014 Budget, 7:00 p.m., Town Hall,
                      50 South Main Street, Legislative Chamber, room 314                  
                2.  Budget Workshops/Public Hearing:  All to be held in room 314 
                      at 7:00 p.m:
                       March 13:  Budget Workshop #1
                       March 14:  Budget Workshop #2
                       March 27:  Public Hearing Followed by 
                       Budget Workshop #3 
                3.   Tuesday, March 19, 2013, Regular Board Meeting, 7:00 p.m., Town Hall, 
                       50 South Main Street, Legislative Chambers, room 314
                                                                             
          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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