Somers Public Schools
February 11, 2019 7:00 PM
Board of Education Meeting
1. CALL TO ORDER
Discussion

The regular meeting of the Board of Education was called to order by Vice Chairman, David Palmer, at 7:00 p.m. in the Mabelle B. Avery School Board of Education meeting room.

2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
3. AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
4. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
4.1. Board of Education minutes of January 28, 2019
Rationale

Board of Education to approve the minutes of January 28, 2019

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5. AUDIENCE TO CITIZENS/STAFF/STUDENTS
6. CORRESPONDENCE
7. OPPORTUNITY TO ADD/DELETE AGENDA ITEMS
8. CONSENT AGENDA
8.1. Warrant of February 11, 2019
Rationale

The Board of Education is to review the warrant of February 11, 2019 in the amount of $343,971.16 and give consent.

 

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9. NEW BUSINESS
10. OLD BUSINESS
10.1. Superintendent's 2019-2020 Proposed Budget Approval
Rationale

Board to approve the Superintendent's 2019-2020 proposed budget.

11. ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS
11.1. Curriculum Report on Art and Foods
Rationale

Dr. Irene Zytka will present the Board of Education reports on the Art Department in Somers Public Schools and the Food Service and Management Program at Somers High School.

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Discussion

Dr. Irene Zytka, Director of Curriculum, updated the BOE on the Art and Food Service and Management curricula.  A major focus of the Food Service and Management program includes utilizing academic vocabulary (math, science, language arts) and determining how it can be used within the food program (i.e. volume, weight, proportions, sustainability, etc.).  The Foods classes provide breakfast items for the Career and Technical Education Advisory Council.  These meetings are held four times a year and are a requirement of the Perkins Grant focusing on curriculum of the various classes. A major focus of the Art Curriculum involves inserting art standards into Atlas and creating projects through an interdisciplinary approach.  At SHS, murals are being designed for the HS cafeteria and central offices; seventh graders are designing 3D buildings incorporating math terminology; Kindergarten students are making connections between lines and shapes while learning letters and numbers; and, Grade 2 students are designing their own mini sleds in which they have to research and analyze the speed, weight, cost, and marketability.  This project involves science, math, language arts, and technology.  

11.2. Superintendent's Update
Rationale

The Superintendent will update the Board.

Discussion

Superintendent Czapla reported that the focus has primarily been on the budget and preparing for the BOF meeting.  There has been a lot of legislation that he is continuously monitoring with discussion among various groups.  There has been a modification of the BOE meeting agenda.  Agenda item 13, CREC Update, has been added in order for Anne Kirkpatrick to provide a report as necessary.

12. COMMITTEE REPORTS
12.1. CURRICULUM
Discussion

No report.

12.2. POLICY
Discussion

Anne Kirkpatrick stated that the committee met prior to the BOE meeting on 2/11/19.  There will be three policies to warn at the next meeting.  The next committee meeting will be held in April or May.

12.3. SALARY & NEGOTIATION
Discussion

No report.

12.4. PLANNING
Discussion

Superintendent Czapla reported that there will be a meeting with SMRT Wednesday, 2/20/19.  He will report back to the BOE.

13. CREC UPDATE
Discussion

No report.

14. ADJOURNMENT