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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.

West Hartford Public Schools Board of Education
Regular Meeting
Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 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

 

    Recommendation: THAT the order of the agenda be changed to put the following agenda

    item before Unfinished Business:

    • Election of Officers/Board Organization

  

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.  Election of Officers/Board Organization

      Background: Pursuant to Sec. 10-218 of the State Statutes, Chapter II, Section 4, of the

      Town Charter, and Section 8130 of the West Hartford School Code Policy, the Board of

      Education should at this meeting elect a Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, and two Financial

      Examiners. Such persons to hold office for a period of one year. It is recommended that the

      election be conducted in accordance with the following procedure:

 

      The following recommendation is made by the present Chairperson:


      Recommendation: That Tom Moore act a temporary Chairperson of this meeting for the

      purpose of electing a Chairperson for the Board of Education


      1.  Tom Moore, Superintendent, will serve as temporary Chairperson and will call for

           nominations and action for the position of Chairperson.
      2.  The newly-elected Chairperson will conduct the meeting.
      3.  The newly-elected Chairperson will call for nominations and action for the election of

           the following officers:  Vice-Chairperson, Secretary, and (2) Financial Examiners

           (one from each political party)


 

V.  Unfinished Business

     A.  Motion by Bruce Putterman and Terry Schmitt to Accept Revised Bylaws 8144, 8330,

          and 8350--Second and Final Reading

 

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


                8144 Financial Examiners
                8330 Regulations
                8350 Meetings

 


VI.  New Business  

     

 

VII.  Staff Communications and Reports

      A.  Superintendent’s Report
           

      B.  Staff Reports and Board Discussions

           1.  District Development Plan
 

                Background: Dr. Nancy DePalma, Mr. Paul Vicinus, and Ms. Kerry Jones will
                report.


           2.  College Admissions Process


                Background: Dr. Nancy DePalma and Mr. Tor Fiske will report.

 


VIII.  Routine Matters       

        A.  Financial Report

             1.  Approval of the Financial Report for the Period ending September 30, 2014


                  Recommendation: THAT the Board of Education approve the Financial Report
                  for the period ending September 30, 2014


         B.  Approval of the Minutes
              1.  Approval of the Minutes of the regular Board of Education meeting of
                   October 21, 2014


                  Recommendation: THAT the Board of Education approve the minutes of the
                  regular Board of Education meeting of October 21, 2014

 

 

IX.  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 Report
             1.  Reports from Student Board Representatives

 

 

X.  Future Business
     A.  Announcement of Meeting Dates          

          1.  Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, regular Board of Education meeting, 7:00 p.m., Town Hall,
               50 South Main Street, Legislative Chamber, room 314
          2.  Tuesday, December 2, 2014, regular Board of Education meeting, 7:00 p.m., Town

               Hall, 50 South Main Street, Legislative Chamber, room 314
          3.  Tuesday, December 16, 2014, regular Board of Education meeting, 7:00 p.m., Town

               Hall, 50 South Main Street, Legislative Chamber, room 314

          
     B.  Request for Future Agenda Items

 


XI.  Comments from Visitors – 3 minutes per individual, 20 minutes per subject matter



XII.  Executive Session 



XIII.  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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