Somers Public Schools
October 22, 2012 7:00 PM
BOE Meeting Template

1. CALL TO ORDER
 

2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
 

3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
 
Attachments:
Minutes 10/9/12

4. AUDIENCE TO CITIZENS/STAFF/STUDENTS
 

4.1. Building Goals Presentation
Rationale:
There will be a PowerPoint report on building goals.  Building administrators will be available to answer any questions board members may have.
 
Attachments:
Goals PPT

4.2. Long-Range Plan Review
Rationale:
Administrators will review their Long-Range Plan requests with the board and answer any questions board members may have.
 
Attachments:
LRP

5. CORRESPONDENCE
 

6. OPPORTUNITY TO ADD/DELETE AGENDA ITEMS
 

7. CONSENT AGENDA
 

7.1. Approval of Bills
 
Attachments:
Warrant

7.2. Request for Child-Rearing Leave (N. Dzicek)
Rationale:
Ms. Nicole Dzicek, SES Grade 3 teacher (.5 FTE) is requesting a child-rearing leave for the remainder of the 2012-2013 school year following the birth of her child in March, 2013.
 
Attachments:
CRL Request

8. NEW BUSINESS
 

8.1. Approval of MBA Field Trip to Washington, D.C.
Rationale:
MBA Science teacher, Ms. Porter, and Social Studies teacher, Mr. Szafir have requested board approval of a grade 8 field trip to Washington, D.C. in February, 2013.  They will be available to answer any questions board members may have.
 
Attachments:
Field Trip Request

8.2. Donations
Rationale:
A number of donations totalling $5,300 have been made to the SHS athletic program.  These donations are intended to support improvements to the baseball field.

The Abello Charitable Trust has made a $1,500 donation in support of the 2012-2013 3-POP Program.  This program supports character education and community service initiatives promoted by the Mabelle Avery Middle School.
 
Attachments:
Donations

8.3. Second Warning/Adoption of DBS Code: 3541.34 - Non-Public School Transportation
Rationale:
This policy was first warned at the 10/9/12 board meeting and is now ready for formal adoption.
 
Attachments:
3541.34

9. OLD BUSINESS
 

9.1. Pension Plan Review
Rationale:
Mr. Case and Mr. Frigo will provide an update to the board regarding the noncertified pension plan for the school department.  Board members will have an opportunity to ask questions about the plan.
 

10. ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS
 

10.1. SHS Senior Exit Survey
Rationale:
Mr. Cotzin's 2012 Senior Exit Report is included in the packet.  He will be available to answer any questions board members may have.
 
Attachments:
SHS Exit Survey

11. COMMITTEE REPORTS
 

11.1. Budget
 

11.2. Curriculum
 

11.3. Policy
 

11.4. Salary & Negotiations
 

11.5. Planning
 

11.6. Other Committees
 

12. OTHER
 

13. ADJOURNMENT
 
Attachments:
Minutes