Somers Public Schools
January 09, 2017 7:00 PM
BOE Meeting
1. CALL TO ORDER
2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
3.1. Draft of BOE Minutes from 12/5/16
Rationale

The Board is to review and approve BOE minutes from December 5, 2016 meeting.

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4. AUDIENCE TO CITIZENS/STAFF/STUDENTS
5. OPPORTUNITY TO ADD/DELETE AGENDA ITEMS
6. CONSENT AGENDA
6.1. Approval of Bills
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6.2. Approval of Bills
Rationale

Warrent of Bills 1-9-17

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6.3. Retirement - Jane Malone
Rationale

Jane Malone - Speech Pathologist at MBA & SHS has notified us of her retirement at the end of 2016-2017.  Jane has been with us for 26 years.

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6.4. Retirement - Pat Kmon
Rationale

Pat Kmon, a Grade 8 English teacher at MBA, has notified us of her retirement at the end of 2016-2017 school year.  Pat will be completing 50 years with the district.

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6.5. Maternity Leave - Jackie Shea of SES
Rationale

Jackie Shea, Preschool teacher at SES, has sent a letter with notification of maternity leave starting around May 25, 2017.

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6.6. Child-Rearing Leave - Jackie Shea - PreSchool teacher at SES
Rationale

Jackie Shea, Preschool teacher at SES,  is requesting a one year leave of absence for childrearing for the 2017-2018 year.

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6.7. Resignation - L. Horsfield, World Language Teacher, Grade 6
Rationale

Lauren Horsfield has submitted her resignation as of 1/13/17 in the position of World Language teacher at MBA for Grade 6.

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7. NEW BUSINESS
7.1. Presenting the School Department Budget 2017-2018 DRAFT
Rationale

The Board will have the opportunity to discuss the newly proposed budget in its entirety.

7.2. FIELD TRIP - Somers High School April 2017 Washington, D.C. request
Rationale

Mr. Phil Goduti, SHS Social Studies teacher, has requested Board approval of a field trip involving 34 Somers High students and 4 chaperones to Washington, D.C from April 28 - April 30th.  Students will visit the historic site in and around the Capitol.  

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8. OLD BUSINESS
8.1. Second Warning/Adoption - New Course Proposal at Somers High School - Technology Design and Engineering
Rationale

The above curricula was discussed by the Curriculum Committee at their November 21, 2016 meeting and is now recommending adoption from the Board.

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8.2. Second Warning of Curricula: New Progress Report Card for Pre-School
Rationale

The above curricula was discussed by the Curriculum Committee at their November 21, 2016 meeting and is now recommending adoption from the Board.

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8.3. Second Warning of Curricula: New Book for Somers High School – The Road by Cormac McCarthy for College English 12
Rationale

The above book was discussed by the Curriculum Committee at their November 28, 2016 meeting and is now recommending adoption from the Board.

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8.4. Second Warning of DBS Code 5113.2 - Student Truancy
Rationale

The Policy Committee has reviewed recommendations by CABE at it meeting of 11/28/2016 and is recommending this new policy  to replace the previous version to comply with new legislation.  

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8.5. Second Warning of DBS Code 5114 - Student Suspension
Rationale

The Policy Committee has reviewed recommendations by CABE at it meeting of 11/28/2016 and is recommending this new policy  to replace the previous version to comply with new legislation.

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8.6. Second Warning of DBS Code 5118.1 - Students - Resident Students
Rationale

The Policy Committee has reviewed recommendations by CABE at it meeting of 11/28/2016 and is recommending this new policy  to replace the previous version to comply with new legislation.  

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8.7. Second Warning of DBS Code 5145.14 - Student On-Campus Recruitment
Rationale

The Policy Committee has reviewed recommendations by CABE at it meeting of 11/28/2016 and is recommending this new policy  to replace the previous version to comply with new legislation.  

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8.8. Second Warning of DBS Code 5145.15 - Students Directory Information
Rationale

The Policy Committee has reviewed recommendations by CABE at it meeting of 11/28/2016 and is recommending this new policy  to replace the previous version to comply with new legislation.  

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9. ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS
9.1. SEA Contract Update
Rationale

Dr. Suffredini wil give an update of the SEA Contract

10. COMMITTEE REPORTS
10.1. Budget
10.2. Curriculum
10.3. Policy
10.4. Salary & Negotiations
10.5. Planning
10.6. Other Committees
11. Executive Session: Superintendent of Schools Mid-Year Evaluation
Rationale

The Board will go into Executive Session to do the Mid-Year Evaluation of the Superintendent.  Dr. Suffredini is invited to this session.

11.1. Executive Session: Board to vote on SEA Contract
Rationale

The Board will vote on SEA Contract.  Dr. Suffredini and Mr. Boutwell are both invited into the Executive Session for informational purposes.

12. ADJOURNMENT