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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.
November 7, 2012

Regular Meeting
Wednesday, November 7, 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. Nomination, Appointment and Swearing in of New Board Member

            Recommendation:  THAT the Board of Education appoint 
            Mr. Mark Zydanowicz as a member of the West Hartford Board of 
            Education to fill the position vacated by Ms. Ellen Brassil for the 
            period of November 7, 2012 through November 19, 2013 
            and THAT Ms. Essie Labrot, Town Clerk (or designee) 
            swear in Mr. Zydanowicz as a new Board member. 

       B.  Motion by Bruce Putterman and Terry Schmitt to Accept Revised 
            Policies 6421 and 6600-- First Reading
            Recommendation:  THAT the Board of Education accept as a 
            First Reading the following policies which were revised by the Board 
            Policy Subcommittee:

                    6421:  Parental Access to Instructional Materials 
                    6600:  Evaluation of the Instructional Program

 Staff Communications and Reports
       A.  Superintendent’s Report
 Staff Reports and Board Discussions 
           1.  Common Core State Standards 
                Background: Dr. Eileen Howley, Mr. Paul Vicinus, and Mrs. Kerry Jones
                will report. 
            2.  Summer School Report                 

                 Background:  Mr. Dave Downes and Mr. Tom Moore will report.

VII.  Routine Matters
       A.  Financial Statement   
            1.  Approval of the Financial Statement for the period ending September 30, 2012
  THAT the Board of Education approve the Financial 
                 Statement for the period ending September 30, 2012
      B.  Approval of the Minutes             
             1.  Approval of the Minutes of the regular Board meeting 
                  of October 16, 2012                 

            Recommendation:  THAT the Board of Education approve the 
            Minutes of the regular Board meeting of October 16, 2012       
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, November 20, 2012, Regular Board Meeting, 7:00 p.m., 
                      Town Hall, 50 South Main Street, Legislative Chamber, room 314 
                 2.  Tuesday, December 4, 2012, Regular Board Meeting, 7:00 p.m.,
                      Town Hall, 50 South Main Street, Legislative Chamber, 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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