Somers Public Schools
March 25, 2013 7:00 PM
BOE Meeting Template
1. SPECIAL BOE MEETING
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REMINDER - SPECIAL BOE MEETING @ 6:45 TO INTERVIEW BOE CANDIDATE(S)

2. CALL TO ORDER
3. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
4. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
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5. AUDIENCE TO CITIZENS/STAFF/STUDENTS
5.1. School Wellness Report
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Carol Meagher, Head Nurse, will update the board on the status of the School Wellness Committee.  She will be available to answer any questions board members may have.

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6. CORRESPONDENCE
7. OPPORTUNITY TO ADD/DELETE AGENDA ITEMS
8. CONSENT AGENDA
8.1. Approval of Bills
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8.2. Resignation (J. Brown)
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Ms. Julie Brown, SES Nurse, has submitted her resignation effective 3/22/13.  Ms. Brown has been employed by the district since 8/12.

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8.3. Retirement Notification (T. Burgess)
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Mr. Thomas Burgess, SES Custodian has submitted his retirement notification effective 4/26/13.  Mr. Burgess has been employed by the district since 1999.

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8.4. Request for Child-Rearing Leave
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Mrs. Stephanie Jodice, SES Speech/Language Pathologist is requesting a child-rearing leave through approximately 11/1/13 following her maternity leave in August.

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9. NEW BUSINESS
9.1. Appointment of the New BOE Member to Fill Vacancy
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A special meeting took place before the BOE meeting to discuss the appointment of a new BOE member to fill the current vacancy. 

 

 

9.2. Nonrenewals
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In my capacity as Superintendent of Schools, I recommend that the Board of Education nonrenew the teaching contracts of:
Amy Avery
Tracy Brastow
Daniel Brownell
Daniel Clement
Amy Cunningham
Laura DiScipio
Kimberly Doran
Bryan Hull
Kyle Kipfer
Charles Lewis
Sarah McNamee
Colleen Meier
Melissa Nadeau
Loretta Nelson
Jennifer Ohlund
Sandi Plocharczyk
Tammany Reynold
 David Rollinson
Robert Rossetti
Natalie Ryan
Alicia Santavenere
Alicia Simoes
Brianna Stronk
Joni Swarts
Michael Szafir
Sharon Yarrows        
at the end of the 2012-2013 school year in accordance with the provisions of Connecticut General Statutes Section 10-151, and that the board authorize me to furnish written notice of the action. I am making this recommendation for the following reasons, any one or all of which I view to be a sufficient basis for the recommended action:  - the elimination of the position or loss of position to another teacher. You should know that have been advised that I intended to make this recommendation.  If the board takes action, the teacher has the right under Connecticut General Statutes Section 10-151 to request the reasons for the board's action to nonrenew his/her contract of employment.  Further, depending upon those reasons, the teacher may be entitled to a due-process hearing to seek reconsideration of the board's decision to nonrenew the contract of employment. I also recommend that I be authorized and instructed to communicate notice of this action in writing to the affected teacher and to respond for the board to any appropriate requests that may be forthcoming from the teacher or his/her representatives as provided in the Teacher Tenure Law.  

9.3. Review of 2013-2014 School Calendar
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With the recent history of increased school cancellations, it is becoming more difficult to schedule the school year in order to accommodate the additional days.  The superintendent is requesting that the board review the recently approved 2013-2014 school calendar and vote to eliminate the February 2014 recess from this calendar in order to pickup additional school days.

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10. OLD BUSINESS
11. ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS
12. COMMITTEE REPORTS
12.1. Budget
12.2. Curriculum
12.3. Policy
12.4. Salary & Negotiations
12.5. Planning
12.6. Other Committees
13. OTHER
14. ADJOURNMENT
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