Somers Public Schools
May 23, 2011 7:00 PM
BOE Meeting Template
1. CALL TO ORDER
2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
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4. AUDIENCE TO CITIZENS/STAFF/STUDENTS
4.1. Curriculum Presentation - Differentiating Instruction
Rationale

Ms. Pezza, Director of Curriculum will give a presentation to the board regarding Differentiating Instruction.  Board members will have the opportunity to ask questions.

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4.2. Reader's Workshop Update
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Ms. Pezza, Director of Curriculum will update the board on the Reader's Workshop.  She will answer any questions board members may have.

5. CORRESPONDENCE
6. OPPORTUNITY TO ADD/DELETE AGENDA ITEMS
7. CONSENT AGENDA
7.1. Approval of Bills
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7.2. Retirement Notification (N. Barry)
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Nancy Barry, MBA Principal has submitted her retirement notification effective June 30, 2011.  Ms. Barry has been employed as Principal of the Mabelle Avery Middle School since 1998.  The district wishes to thank Ms. Barry for her service and wish her the best in future endeavors.

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8. NEW BUSINESS
8.1. District Noncertified Pension Plan
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A review of the district's noncertified pension plan has been made.  Representatives from Mass Mutual, Mr. Roy Caso and Mr. Tom Mazzoli will outline for the board adjustments to the plan for the district.  Board members will have an opportunity to ask any questions on the information.

8.2. Second Warning/Adoption of DBS Code: 4152.6/4252.6 - Family, Medical and Pregnancy Leave Policy
Rationale

The Policy Committee is recommending that this policy replace our current policy.  It has been reviewed by counsel and is in line with current law.  Most of the current policy would be covered in administrative regulations. 

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8.3. Second Warning/Adoption of DBS Code: 5145.52 - Harassment
Rationale

This is a new policy recommended by CABE.  We currently have a policy on sexual harassment but not a policy on harassment in general. 

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8.4. Second Warning/Adoption of DBS Code: 5141.7 - Student Sports-Concussion and Head Injuries
Rationale

This is a new policy recommended by CABE. 

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9. OLD BUSINESS
9.1. Approval of DBS Solar Project
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A review of the proposed DBS Solar Panel Project will be made by BOE members, the Director of Business Services, and the Superintendent of Schools.  At this time any questions or ideas may be presented in order to move for a vote on the project.  A motion will be made after the discussion has taken place; however, the superintendent recommends approval of the project.

10. ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS
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
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