Somers Public Schools
January 26, 2009 7:00 PM
BOE Meeting Template
1. CALL TO ORDER
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2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
3.1. January 12, 2009
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4. AUDIENCE TO CITIZENS/STAFF/STUDENTS
5. CORRESPONDENCE
6. OPPORTUNITY TO ADD/DELETE AGENDA ITEMS
7. CONSENT AGENDA
7.1. Approval of Bills
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8. NEW BUSINESS
8.1. First Warning of DBS Code: 3516.11-Pest Management
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The Policy Committee has reviewed these policies and recommended them for first warning.  DBS Codes: 3516.11, 4113, and 4117.2 are existing policies that CABE has recommended we revise.  DBS 6144.1, 6159, 6159.1, and 9327 are new recommended good practice policies.  Second warning/adoption will be at the 2/9/09 meeting.

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8.2. First Warning of DBS Code: 4113-Assignment
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The Policy Committee has reviewed these policies and recommended them for first warning.  DBS Codes: 3516.11, 4113, and 4117.2 are existing policies that CABE has recommended we revise.  DBS 6144.1, 6159, 6159.1, and 9327 are new recommended good practice policies.  Second warning/adoption will be at the 2/9/09 meeting.

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8.3. First Warning of DBS Code: 4117.2-Resignation
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The Policy Committee has reviewed these policies and recommended them for first warning.  DBS Codes: 3516.11, 4113, and 4117.2 are existing policies that CABE has recommended we revise.  DBS 6144.1, 6159, 6159.1, and 9327 are new recommended good practice policies.  Second warning/adoption will be at the 2/9/09 meeting.

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8.4. First Warning of DBS code: 6144.1-Exemption from Instruction
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The Policy Committee has reviewed these policies and recommended them for first warning.  DBS Codes: 3516.11, 4113, and 4117.2 are existing policies that CABE has recommended we revise.  DBS 6144.1, 6159, 6159.1, and 9327 are new recommended good practice policies.  Second warning/adoption will be at the 2/9/09 meeting.

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8.5. First Warning of DBS Code: 6159-Individualized education Program/SPED Program
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The Policy Committee has reviewed these policies and recommended them for first warning.  DBS Codes: 3516.11, 4113, and 4117.2 are existing policies that CABE has recommended we revise.  DBS 6144.1, 6159, 6159.1, and 9327 are new recommended good practice policies.  Second warning/adoption will be at the 2/9/09 meeting.

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8.6. First Warning of DBS Code: 6159.1-Instructional Arrangements
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The Policy Committee has reviewed these policies and recommended them for first warning.  DBS Codes: 3516.11, 4113, and 4117.2 are existing policies that CABE has recommended we revise.  DBS 6144.1, 6159, 6159.1, and 9327 are new recommended good practice policies.  Second warning/adoption will be at the 2/9/09 meeting.

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8.7. First Warning of BS Code: 9327-Meetings
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The Policy Committee has reviewed these policies and recommended them for first warning.  DBS Codes: 3516.11, 4113, and 4117.2 are existing policies that CABE has recommended we revise.  DBS 6144.1, 6159, 6159.1, and 9327 are new recommended good practice policies.  Second warning/adoption will be at the 2/9/09 meeting.

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8.8. Second Warning/Adoption of DBS Code: 5144.3-Discipline of Students with Disabilities
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These policies were reviewed by the Policy Committee and first warned at the 1/12/09 board meeting.  They are now recommended for adoption.

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8.9. Second Warning/Adoption of DBS Code: 6145.3-Publications
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These policies were reviewed by the Policy Committee and first warned at the 1/12/09 board meeting.  They are now recommended for adoption.

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8.10. Second Warning/Adoption of DBS Code: 6161.2-Care of Instructional Materials
Rationale

These policies were reviewed by the Policy Committee and first warned at the 1/12/09 board meeting.  They are now recommended for adoption.

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8.11. Second Warning/Adoption of Botany Elective Textbook
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These policies were reviewed by the Policy Committee and first warned at the 1/12/09 board meeting.  They are now recommended for adoption.

8.12. DBS Code: 4117.1-Retirement
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The Policy Committee has reviewed the current district’s retirement policy and additional recommendations made by the CABE Policy Service.  As a result of these reviews, the Policy Committee feels that there is no longer a need to have such a policy.

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9. OLD BUSINESS
10. ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS
10.1. Superintendent's Report
10.1.1. School Wellness Committee Report
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Carol Meagher, MBA Head Nurse will give a brief overview of the work addressed this year by the School Wellness Committee.  The focus will be primarily upon the recently adopted food allergy policy and nutrition program.

10.2. Lunch Program Report
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Cathi Smith, Lunch Program Director and Leslie Gengenbach, Assistant Lunch Program Director will present to the board an update on the current school lunch program and modifications that have taken place this school year.

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