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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 29, 2012

Special Meeting
Wednesday, February 29, 2012, 5:30 p.m.
Town Hall, 50 South Main Street
Legislative Chamber - Room 314

I.  Call to Order
    A.  Roll Call
    

II.  Executive Session
     A.  Mid-Year Review of Superintendent's Performance

III.  Adjournment 

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Regular Meeting
Wednesday, February 29, 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
     3 minutes per individual, 20 minutes per subject matter

IV.  Old Business

     
V.  New Business 

     A.  Proposed Calendar for the 2013-2014 School Year         
          – First Reading

          Recommendation:  THAT the Board of Education
          review as a First Reading the proposed calendar
          for the 2013-2014 school year

     B.  Motion by Lib Brassil Spinella, Bruce Putterman, 
          and Terry Schmitt to Accept Revised Policy 6280
          – First Reading

          Recommendation:  THAT the Board of Education
          accept as a First Reading the following policy which
          was revised by the Board Policy Subcommittee: 

          6280:  Special Education

     C.  Motion by Lib Brassil Spinella, Bruce Putterman,
          and Terry Schmitt to Accept Revised Policy 6290
          – First Reading

          Recommendation:  THAT the Board of Education
          accept as a First Reading the following policy which
          was revised by the Board Policy Subcommittee:

          6290:  Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

     D.  Motion by Lib Brassil Spinella, Bruce Putterman, 
          and Terry Schmitt to Accept Revised Policy 6430 
          – First Reading

          Recommendation:  THAT the Board of Education
          accept as a First Reading the following policy which
          was revised by the Board Policy Subcommittee:

          6430:  Pupil Services

VI.  Staff Communications and Reports

      A.  Superintendent’s Report

      B.  Staff Reports and Board Discussions

           1.  Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support
               (PBIS)

                Background:  Dr. Eileen Howley, 
                Mr. Glenn McGrath, Dr. Andrew Morrow, 
                and Dr. Plato Karafelis will report.

           2.  Strategic School Profiles

                Background:  Dr. Eileen Howley and
                Mr. Chip Ward will report.

           3.  Personnel Report

                Background:  Mr. Rick Ledwith will report.
     
           
VII.   Routine Matters

       A.  Approval of Minutes

           1.  Approval of the minutes of the regular Board
                meeting of February 7, 2012

                Recommendation:  THAT the Board of Education 
                approve the minutes of the regular Board meeting 
                of February 7, 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.  Next Regular Board Meeting, 
                  Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at 8:00 p.m., 
                  Town Hall, 50 South Main Street, 
                  Legislative Chamber, room 314
                  Presentation of the Superintendent’s
                  2012-2013 Budget

             2.  Budget Workshop #1, 
                  Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.,
                  Town Hall, 50 South Main Street, 
                  Legislative Chamber, room 314 
             
             3.  Budget Workshop # 2,
                  Thursday, March 15, 2012 at 7:00 p.m., 
                  Town Hall, 50 South Main Street, 
                  Legislative Chamber, room 314

             4.  Regular Board Meeting, 
                  Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.,
                  Town Hall, 50 South Main Street, 
                  Legislative Chamber, room 314

             5.  Public Hearing,    
                  Wednesday, March 28, 2012, at 7:00 p.m.,
                  Town Hall, 50 South Main Street,
                  Legislative Chamber, room 314 
                  followed by Budget Workshop #3

        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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