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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 18, 2012

Regular Meeting
Tuesday, December 18, 2012, 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.  Ratification of the West Hartford Education Association Contract (WHEA)            

          Recommendation:  THAT the Board of Education ratify the negotiated 
          agreement between the West Hartford Education Association (WHEA) and the 
          Board of Educatin for the period of July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2016               

VI.  Staff Communications and Reports
       A.  Superintendent’s Report
 Staff Reports and Board Discussions 
           1.  Common Core State Standards                                

                 Background:  Dr. Nancy DePalma, Mr. Paul Vicinus, 
                 and Ms. Kerry Jones will report.
           2.  Hartford Foundation for Public Giving Grant Announcement
                Background:  Dr. Nancy DePalma, Ms. Beth Bye, Ms. Margaret Hann, and 
                Ms. Deborah Zipkin will report.                 

VII.  Routine Matters
        A.  Approval of Minutes   
             1.  Approval of the Minutes of the regular Board meeting of 
                  November 20, 2012 
  THAT the Board of Education approve the 
                 Minutes of the regular Board meeting of November 20, 2012

             2.  Approval of the Minutes of the regular Board meeting of 
                  December 4, 2012  

                 Recommendation:  THAT the Board of Education approve the 
                 Minutes of the regular Board meeting of December 4, 2012                    

  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 15, Board Awards at KPM, 6:00 p.m., 
                      followed by a regular Board meeting, 7:00 p.m., Town Hall,
                      50 South Main Street, Legislative Chamber, room 314                  

                 2.  Tuesday, January 29, Board Workshop, 6:00 p.m., Town Hall,
                      50 South Main Street, room 400                          
          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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