Somers Public Schools
July 09, 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 7:02 p.m. by Vice Chairman Palmer in the Mabelle B. Avery Board of Education meeting room.

2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
3.1. Draft Minutes of June 25, 2018 Board of Education Meeting
Rationale

Board of Education to review and approve the Draft Minutes of June 25, 2018 Board of Education Meeting

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4. AUDIENCE TO CITIZENS/STAFF/STUDENTS
5. CORRESPONDENCE
6. OPPORTUNITY TO ADD/DELETE AGENDA ITEMS
7. CONSENT AGENDA
7.1. Warrant of July 9, 2018
Rationale

Warrant of Bills (July 9, 2018)  for Board to consent to.

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7.2. Retirement of Jennifer Henson, ParaEducator at SES
Rationale

Retirement of Jennifer Henson, ParaEducator at SES for the last 19 years.

8. NEW BUSINESS
Discussion

Second warnings for agenda items 8.1-8.7 will be addressed at the next BOE meeting.

8.1. 1st Warning Board of Education Bylaws 9123
Rationale

1st Warning Board of Education Bylaws 9123 - Secretary of the Board.  Policy Committee will answer any questions Board Members have.

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8.2. Board of Education ByLaw Standing Committees - 9132
Rationale

Board of Education ByLaw Standing Committees - 9132 for the Board to review.

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8.3. 1st Warning Board of Education Bylaws 9230
Rationale

1st Warning Board of Education Bylaws 9230 Orientation of Members.  Policy Committee will answer any questions Board Members have.

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8.4. 1st Warning Board of Education Bylaws 9321
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1st Warning Board of Education Bylaws 9321 Time/Place/Notification of Meetings.  Policy Committee will answer any questions Board Members have.

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8.5. 1st Warning Board of Education Bylaws 9321.1
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1st Warning Board of Education Bylaws 9321.1 Meetings.  Policy Committee will answer any questions Board Members have.

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8.6. 1st Warning Board of Education Bylaws 9321.2
Rationale

1st Warning Board of Education Bylaws 9321.2 Notification.  Policy Committee will answer any questions Board Members have.

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8.7. 1st Warning Board of Education Bylaws 9326.1
Rationale

1st Warning Board of Education Bylaws 9326.1 Minutes.  Policy Committee will answer any questions Board Members have.

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8.8. Long-Range Facilities Plan
Rationale

Superintendent will give a presentation to the Board on the Somers Public Long-Range Facilities Plan.

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Discussion

Superintendent Czapla updated the BOE on the Long-Range Facilities Plan.  The BOE had approved the plan in December which was a direct result from the Tecton study.  He presented a report highlighting the status of each lined item as being "completed," "in-progress," "partially completed," or due to be completed.  He stated that they are either on schedule or just ahead of schedule as far as what was to be completed from the operational budget.  All Priority 1 items were completed.  Priority 2 and 3 items will start next year but may be more challenging due to the budget cut.  Superintendent Czapla commended J. MacFeat for his diligence in completing projects.




8.9. 2019-2020 CIP Requests
Rationale

The Superintendent will review with the Board the 2019-2020 CIP Requests.

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Discussion

Mr. B. Boutwell, Director of Business Services, updated the BOE on the 2019-20 CIP requests.  Four people make up the CIP Committee.  The CIP list is developed from the Long-Range Facilities Plan.  All projects are included from the Tecton report including lintel repairs at SES, MBA, and SHS; SES Media Center air handling unit; SHS Auditorium lighting; MBA Tech Ed ventilation and dust collection; door canopies; SES roof scuppers; and, the SES oil tank.  The oil tank must be completed early in the 2019-20 fiscal year.  An agenda item will be included in the August BOE meeting to vote on CIP requests.

9. OLD BUSINESS
9.1. 2nd Warning - Somers Policy DBS - 5127 - Graduation
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2nd Warning - Somers Policy DBS - 5127 - Graduation

The Board will vote on the policy.

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Discussion


9.2. 2nd Warning - Somers Policy DBS - 6159 - Individualized Education Program - to delete
Rationale

2nd Warning - Somers Policy DBS - 6159 - Individualized Education Program - to delete

The Board will vote on the policy.

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Discussion


9.3. 2nd Warning - Somers Policy DBS - 6171 - Special Education
Rationale

2nd Warning - Somers Policy DBS - 6171 - Special Education

The Board will vote on the policy.

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9.4. 2nd Warning - Somers Policy DBS - 9129-Bylaws of the Board: Student Liaison to delete
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2nd Warning - Somers Policy DBS -9129 -  Bylaws of the Board:  Student Liaison to delete.

The Board will vote on the policy.

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Discussion


9.5. 2nd Warning - Somers Policy DBS - 9240 - Bylaws of the Board: Development of In-service
Rationale

2nd  Warning - Somers Policy DBS - 9240 - Bylaws of the Board:  Development of In-service

The Board will vote on the policy.

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9.6. 2nd Warning - Somers Policy DBS -9310 - Bylaws of the Board: Development...distribution of policy manuals.
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2nd Warning - Somers Policy DBS -9310 - Bylaws of the Board:  Development...distribution of policy manuals.

The Board will vote on the policy.

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9.7. 2nd Warning of Textbook for Somers High School Science - College Physics . AP 11th Edition
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2nd Warning of Textbook for Somers High School Science - College Physics . AP 11th Edition 

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Discussion


9.8. 2nd Warning of Textbook for Somers High School Science - World of Chemistry
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2nd Warning of Textbook  for Somers High School Science - World of Chemistry

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Discussion


9.9. 2nd Warning of Textbook for Somers High School Science - Physical Science with Earth Science
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2nd Warning of Textbook for Somers High School Science - Physical Science with Earth Science

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10. ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS
10.1. Somers High School Building Goals
Rationale

Mr. Cotzin, Principal of Somers High will give the Board a presentation on the Building Goals.

Discussion

Mr. G. Cotzin, SHS Principal, presented the building goals to the BOE.  He stated that there are four SLO's (Student Learning Objectives).  The first two SLO's include the SAT's and PSAT's (Math and English).  PSAT's were done in October and April.  SAT's were performed in April as well.  Mr. Cotzin also distributed a list to BOE members of teachers with their goals and percentages.  Evaluating the overall test scores from April as compared to the scores in October showed nice increases as compared to the national and State scores.  This data will be presented to the BOE in the fall.  Science is the third SLO.  NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards) is very new, and there isn't enough data yet to evaluate the students' performance.  The NGSS computer test went fluently. The last SLO is Student Movement with Credits.  This is a collection of data evaluating the number of students who pass with enough credits to move on to the next grade or graduate:  93% Freshmen, 98% Sophomores, 97% Juniors, and 98% Seniors.  There are various intervention programs offered to students. 

10.2. Superintendent Update
Rationale

An update of events.

Discussion

Superintendent Czapla had nothing new to report.

11. COMMITTEE REPORTS
11.1. BUDGET
Discussion

Superintendent Czapla reported that Mr. B. Boutwell, Director of Business Services, will discuss the end of the fiscal year to the BOE in August or early fall.  There will be a meeting on 9/2/18 to present budget revisions.

11.2. CURRICULUM
Discussion

No report.

11.3. POLICY
Discussion

A. Kirkpatrick reported that the next meeting will be held on Thursday, 7/26/18, at 5 p.m.

11.4. SALARY & NEGOTIATION
Discussion

No report.

11.5. PLANNING
Discussion

As previously discussed.

12. OTHER
Discussion

None.

13. ADJOURNMENT