Somers Public Schools
February 24, 2020 7:00 PM
Board of Education Meeting
1. CALL TO ORDER
Discussion

7:01

2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
3.1. Draft of February 10, 2020 Board of Education Meeting
Rationale

The Board will review/change and approve the draft of February 10, 2020 Board of Education Meeting.

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4. AUDIENCE TO CITIZENS/STAFF/STUDENTS
5. OPPORTUNITY TO ADD/DELETE AGENDA ITEMS
6. CONSENT AGENDA
6.1. Warrant of February 24, 2020
Rationale

The Board to review and consent to February 24, 2020 warrant.

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6.2. Resignation of Reading Teacher at Somers Elementary School
Rationale

The Board to consent to the resignation of Mrs. Sara DeMonti, Reading Intervention teacher at Somers Elementary School, as of February 14, 2020.

6.3. Resignation of Technology Support Specialist
Rationale

The Board will consent to the resignation of Mr. John Bibisi, Technology Support Specialist effective February 28, 2020.

7. NEW BUSINESS
7.1. 1st Warning of Policy DBS 6146 - Graduation Requirements
Rationale

This is the 1st Warning of Policy DBS 6146 - Graduation Requirements. The Board will ask Policy Committee members if they have any questions.  2nd warning will be on March 9, 2020.

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7.2. 1st Warning on Policy DBS 4115.3 - Personnel, Evaluation, Coaches
Rationale

This is the 1st Warning of Policy DBS 4115.3 - Personnel, Evaluation, Coaches  The Board will ask Policy Committee members if they have any questions.  2nd warning will be on March 9, 2020.

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7.3. 1st Warning on Policy DBS 5112 - Students: Ages of Attendance
Rationale

This is the 1st Warning of Policy DBS 1st Warning on Policy DBS 5112 - Students:  Ages of Attendance.  The Board will ask Policy Committee members if they have any questions.  2nd warning will be on March 9, 2020.

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7.4. 1st Warning on Policy DBS 6141.328 - Use of Technology - to be deleted
Rationale

This is the 1st Warning of Policy DBS 6141.328 - Use of Technology - to be deleted. The Board will ask Policy Committee members if they have any questions.  2nd warning will be on March 9, 2020.

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7.5. 1st Warning on Policy 6172.3 - Instruction: Home Schooling
Rationale

This is the 1st Warning of Policy DBS 1st Warning on Policy 6172.3 - Instruction: Home Schooling. The Board will ask Policy Committee members if they have any questions.  2nd warning will be on March 9, 2020.

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8. OLD BUSINESS
8.1. Approval of 2020-2021 SPS Calendar
Rationale

The Board will review/change and approve the 2020-2021 Somers Public School Calendar

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8.2. Approval of 2020-21 Budget to be sent to Public Hearing.
Rationale

The Superintendent will be there to answer any questions.

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Discussion

Insurance bid resulted in a savings of $70,000

OPED reduced by $28,000

Increase from last year's budget of $805,833

% change of 3.37%


9. ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS
9.1. Next Generation Accountability Results - February 24, 2020
Rationale

The Superintendent will answer any questions on the Next Generation Accountability Results.

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Discussion

This is a report card on number of indicators. Challenge areas are in red.

SES is a CSDE Designated School of Distinction

MBA has areas that need work, but we looking for improvement with the new team in place. 

HS-% passing exams is an issue; however, all students need to take the exams, and AP courses are open to any student.  

A lot more green in the growth section: listed as green if improvement was 5% or more.

MBA will share their action plan at next BOE meeting.

Chronic absenteeism is problematic throughout state and nation; however, the numbers are going down. 

Taken together, we are starting an upward trend as is evidenced by the performance at SES.




9.2. Superintendent Update
Rationale

The Superintendent will update the Board on any issues/events.

Discussion

The flu has been around at the schools, but the outcome is getting better. The long weekend around President's Day helped. 

Another comment was that in future we look into cleaning the air ducts on a schedule; we do change filters.  




10. COMMITTEE REPORTS
10.1. CURRICULUM
Discussion

No report

10.2. POLICY
Discussion

No report

10.3. SALARY & NEGOTIATION
Discussion

No report

10.4. PLANNING
Discussion

No report

11. CREC UPDATE
Discussion

No report

12. ADJOURNMENT
Discussion

Adjourned at 7:23 p.m.