Somers Public Schools
June 25, 2018 7:00 PM
Board of Education Meeting
1. CALL TO ORDER
Discussion

The regular meeting of the Board of Education was called to order at 7:01 p.m. by Chairman Devlin in the Mabelle B. Avery Board of Education Meeting room.

2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
3.1. Draft Minutes of June 11, 2018 Board of Education Meeting
Rationale

Draft Minutes of June 11, 2018 Board of Education Meeting for the Board to review and approve.

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3.2. Draft Minutes of the Special Board of Education Meeting on June 12, 2018
Rationale

Draft Minutes of the Special Board of Education Meeting on June 12, 2018 for the Board to review and approve.

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4. AUDIENCE TO CITIZENS/STAFF/STUDENTS
5. CORRESPONDENCE
Discussion

Chairman Devlin received a "Thank You" card and shared it with the other Board members.

6. OPPORTUNITY TO ADD/DELETE AGENDA ITEMS
7. CONSENT AGENDA
7.1. Warrant of June 25, 2018
Rationale

Warrant of June 25, 2018 for the Board to review and consent.

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7.2. Retirement of Barbara Jacques, Grade 8 MBA Language Arts Teacher
Rationale

Retirement of Barbara Jacques, Grade 8 MBA Language Arts Teacher on July 1, 2018.

7.3. Resignation of Occupational Therapy Assistant at SES
Rationale

Mrs. Ellen Stevenson, the  Occupational Therapy Assistant at Somers Elementary School has handed in her resignation.  

8. NEW BUSINESS
8.1. Appointment of New Assistant Principal at Somers Elementary School
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Appointment of new Assistant Principal at Somers Elementary School.

8.2. 1st Warning - Somers Policy DBS - 5127 - Graduation
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1st Warning - Somers Policy DBS - 5127 - Graduation

The Board will review the policy and ask the Committee if they have any questions.

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Discussion

Chairman Devlin recommended all questions be directed to A. Kirkpatrick or another member of the Policy Committee.

8.3. 1st Warning - Somers Policy DBS - 6159 - Individualized Education Program - to delete
Rationale

1st Warning - Somers Policy DBS - 6159 - Individualized Education Program - to delete

The Board will review the policy and ask the Committee if they have any questions.

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Discussion

Chairman Devlin recommended all questions be directed to A. Kirkpatrick or another member of the Policy Committee.

8.4. 1st Warning - Somers Policy DBS - 6171 - Special Education
Rationale

1st Warning - Somers Policy DBS - 6171 - Special Education

The Board will review the policy and ask the Committee if they have any questions.

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Discussion

Chairman Devlin recommended all questions be directed to A. Kirkpatrick or another member of the Policy Committee.

8.5. 1st Warning - Somers Policy DBS - 9129-Bylaws of the Board: Student Liaison to delete
Rationale

1st Warning - Somers Policy DBS -9129 -  Bylaws of the Board:  Student Liaison to delete.

The Board will review the policy and ask the Committee if they have any questions.

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Discussion

Chairman Devlin recommended all questions be directed to A. Kirkpatrick or another member of the Policy Committee.

8.6. 1st Warning - Somers Policy DBS -9310 - Bylaws of the Board: Development...distribution of policy manuals.
Rationale

1st Warning - Somers Policy DBS -9310 - Bylaws of the Board:  Development...distribution of policy manuals.

The Board will review the policy and ask the Committee if they have any questions.

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Discussion

Chairman Devlin recommended all questions be directed to A. Kirkpatrick or another member of the Policy Committee.

8.7. 1st Warning - Somers Policy DBS - 9240 - Bylaws of the Board: Development of In-service
Rationale

1st Warning - Somers Policy DBS - 9240 - Bylaws of the Board:  Development of In-service

The Board will review the policy and ask the Committee if they have any questions.

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Discussion

Chairman Devlin recommended all questions be directed to A. Kirkpatrick or another member of the Policy Committee.

8.8. 1st Warning of Textbook for Somers High School Science - College Physics . AP 11th Edition
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1st Warning of Textbook for Somers High School Science - College Physics . AP 11th Edition 

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Discussion

Chairman Devlin recommended that all questions be directed to K. McLellan or another member of the Curriculum Committee.

8.9. 1st Warning of Textbook for Somers High School Science - World of Chemistry
Rationale

1st Warning of Textbook  for Somers High School Science - World of Chemistry

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Discussion

Chairman Devlin recommended that all questions be directed to K. McLellan or another member of the Curriculum Committee.

8.10. 1st Warning of Textbook for Somers High School Science - Physical Science with Earth Science
Rationale

1st Warning of Textbook for Somers High School Science - Physical Science with Earth Science

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Discussion

Chairman Devlin recommended that all questions be directed to K. McLellan or another member of the Curriculum Committee.

9. OLD BUSINESS
9.1. 2nd Warning - Somers Policy DBS 1110.2 Instruction _ Parent Involvement/Title I Parent Involvement
Rationale

2nd Warning Somers Policy DBS 1110.2 Instruction _ Parent Involvement/Title I Parent Involvement

The Board has reviewed the policy and will vote on it.

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9.2. 2nd Warning Somers Policy DBS 1120 - Community Relations - Public Participation at Board of Education Meetings
Rationale

2nd Warning Somers Policy DBS 1120 - Community Relations - Public Participation at Board of Education Meetings - The Board has reviewed the policy and will vote on it.

 

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9.3. 2nd Warning Somers Policy DBS 1325 - Community Relations/Advertising..
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2nd Warning Somers Policy DBS 1325 - Community Relations/Advertising..

The Board has reviewed the policy and will vote on it.

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9.4. 2nd Warning Somers Policy 6162.51 - Instruction Survey of Students
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2nd Warning Somers Policy 6162.51 - Instruction Survey of Students.

The Board has reviewed the policy and will vote on it.

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9.5. 2nd Warning Somers Policy DBS 5131.6 Students/Drugs/Alcohol /Tobacco
Rationale

2nd Warning Somers Policy DBS 5131.6 Students /  Drugs/Alcohol /Tobacco

The Board has reviewed the policy and will vote on it.

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9.6. 2nd Warning Somers Policy DBS 3280 - Business - Gifts/Grants...
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2nd  Warning Somers Policy DBS 3280 - Business - Gifts/Grants...

The Board has reviewed the policy and will vote on it.

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9.7. 2nd Warning Somers Policy 2400.1 - Evaluation of the Superintendent
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2nd Warning Somers Policy 2400.1 - Evaluation of the Superintendent

The Board has reviewed the policy and will vote on it.

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9.8. 2nd Warning Somers Policy 1250 - Community Relations - Visitations to Schools
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2nd Warning Somers Policy 1250 - Community Relations - Visitations to Schools 

The Board has reviewed the policy and will vote on it.

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10. ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS
10.1. Superintendent Update
Rationale

The Superintendent will update the Board on events at Somers Public Schools.

Discussion

Superintendent Czapla reported that he shared letters that were sent to the State Senator and State Representative regarding the veto of a bill that would allow teachers to remove students from classrooms.  He reported that the veto of the bill was upheld.  He also reported that the graduation was a wonderful event.

11. COMMITTEE REPORTS
11.1. BUDGET
Discussion

No report.

11.2. CURRICULUM
Discussion

A. Kirkpatrick reported that the committee is all set.

11.3. POLICY
Discussion

A. Kirkpatrick reported that the committee met prior to the Board meeting on 6/25/18.  The next Policy meeting will be on 7/9/18 at 6 p.m.  A small section with recommendations will be sent to the Planning Committee.  No CABE packet has arrived yet.

11.4. SALARY & NEGOTIATION
Discussion

Chairman Devlin stated this will be discussed under Executive Session.

11.5. PLANNING
Discussion

No report.

12. OTHER
Discussion

Chairman Devlin reported that the end of the school year went smoothly.  A. Kirkpatrick has been appointed to serve as a representative for the CREC Council. 

13. EXECUTIVE SESSION
13.1. The Board will go into Executive Session to discuss the SESA Contract for ratification.
Rationale

The Board will invite the Superintendent and Director of Business Services into Executive Session to discuss the ratification of the SESA contract.

14. ADJOURNMENT