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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 6, 2011

Regular Meeting
Tuesday, December 6, 2011, 7:00 p.m.
Town Hall, 50 South Main Street
Legislative Chamber - Room 314

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

II.  Public Communications:
  Comments on topics of interest
     3 minutes per individual, 20 minutes per subject matter

III.  Old Business

IV.  New Business

      A.  Amendment to the 2011-2012 School Calendar 
           Due to the October 29, 2011 Storm

           Recommendation:  THAT the Board of Education
           Amend the 2011-2012 School Calendar

      B.  Motion by Lib Brassil Spinella, Bruce Putterman, 
           and Terry Schmitt to Accept the Revision of the 
           of the following Board Policy Subcommittee:

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

           5550:  "Safe School Climate Plan -Anti-Bullying"

V.  Staff Communications and Reports

     A.  Superintendent's Report

 Staff Reports and Board Discussions

           1.  Technology Blueprint 

                Background:  Mr. Tom Moore, Mr. Pat Drago, 
                Ms. Jeri Van Leer, Dr. Laurie Keating, Dr. John 
                Phillipo, and Mr. Jeff Bajgot will report.

           2.  Secondary School Reform Update
                Background:  Dr. Eileen Howley, Dr. Donna 
                Nestler-Rusack, and Mr. Mike Renkawitz will 

           3.  Program Review:  Impacts of the Elimination of 
                K-8 SummeSchool

                Background:  Mr. Tom Moore, Mr. Chip Ward, 
                and Mr. Dave Downes will report.

           4.  Personnel Report

                Background:  Mr. Rick Ledwith will report.


VI.   Routine Matters

       A.  Financial Statement

Approval of the Financial Statement for the period
                 ending October 31, 2011

                 Recommendation:  THAT the Board of Education 
                 approve the Financial Statement for the period 
                 ending October 31, 2011

       B.  Approval of Minutes

Approval of the minutes of the regular Board
                 meeting of November 22, 2011

                 Recommendation:  THAT the Board of Education 
                 approve the minutes of the regular Board meeting 
                 of November 22, 2011


VII.  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
VIII.  Future Business

        A.  Announcement of Meeting Dates

.  Next Regular Board Meeting, Tuesday,
                  December 20, 2011, 7:00 p.m., Town Hall,
                  50 South Main Street, Legislative Chamber,
                  Room 314

        B.  Request for Future Agenda Items

IX.  Comments from Visitors - 3 minutes per individual, 
       20 minutes per subject matter

X.  Executive Session

XI.  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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