Weston Public Schools
June 18, 2018 7:30 PM
Board of Education Regular Meeting
I. CALL TO ORDER, VERIFICATION OF QUORUM
Gina Albert
II. EXECUTIVE SESSION
II.A. Discussion of Salary and Contract Term for 2018-2019 Unaffiliated Central Office Administrators: Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, Director of Human Resources and Internal Counsel, Director of Finance and Operations, Director of Digital Learning and Technology, and Director of Facilities and Security
III. RESUME PUBLIC SESSION
IV. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Gina Albert
V. RECOGNITION
V.A. Recognition and Presentation of Weston High School 2018 Girls Tennis Team, Class S State Champions and Coaching Staff and Weston High School 2018 Boys Tennis Team, Class M State Champions and Coaching Staff
V.B. Recognition of Mr. Matthew Medve, Indoor Track Coach of the Year by the Connecticut High School Coaches Association
V.C. Recognition of Mr. Mark Berkowitz, National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association State Award of Merit
V.D. Recognition of Weston Intermediate School 2017-2018 National Math Olympiad Participants
V.E. Recognition of Weston Intermediate School 2017-2018 Odyssey of the Mind Participants
V.F. Recognition of Weston Middle School 2018 Connecticut Association of Schools Scholar Leaders
V.G. Recognition of the Weston Middle School 2018 Robotics Teams
V.H. Recognition of Weston High School's 2017-2018 Mock Trial Team in receiving State Awards
V.I. Recognition of the Winners of the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles-Travelers Teen Save Driving Video Conference
V.J. Recognition of the 2018 Civic Life Youth Film Challenge
V.K. Recognition of the 2018 High School HALO Award Winners
V.L. Recognition of the 2017-2018 Connecticut Music Educators Association All-State Festival Participants
V.M. Recognition of National Association for Music Education 2017-2018 All-National Honors Jazz Ensemble Participant, Jane Paknia
V.N. Recognition of the Presidents of 2017-2018 Weston High School, Weston Middle School, Weston Intermediate School and Hurlbutt Elementary School Parent Teacher Organizations
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Move that the Weston Board of Education recognize the outstanding academic, artistic, athletic and philanthropic accomplishments of our students, staff and parents during the 2017-2018 school year, as specifically recognized tonight at the June 18, 2018 meeting of the Weston Board of Education; passed with a motion by Ellen Uzenoff and a second by Jacqueline Blechinger.

Member Votes
Sara Spaulding Absent
Gina Albert Yes
Jacqueline Blechinger Yes
Daniel McNeill Yes
Samantha Nestor Yes
Anthony Pesco Yes
Ellen Uzenoff Yes
V.O. Recognition of Weston Public Schools 2017-2018 Parent Teacher Organization's Funded Initiatives
William McKersie
Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Move that the Weston Board of Education recognizes the Weston Public Schools 2017-2018 Parent Teacher Organization's Funded Initiatives; passed with a motion by Anthony Pesco and a second by Samantha Nestor.

Member Votes
Sara Spaulding Absent
Gina Albert Yes
Jacqueline Blechinger Yes
Daniel McNeill Yes
Samantha Nestor Yes
Anthony Pesco Yes
Ellen Uzenoff Yes
VI. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Gina Albert
Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Move that the Weston Board of Education approve the minutes from May 21 Executive and Regular Sessions, and June 12 Executive Session; passed with a motion by Ellen Uzenoff and a second by Samantha Nestor.

Member Votes
Sara Spaulding Absent
Gina Albert Yes
Jacqueline Blechinger Yes
Daniel McNeill Yes
Samantha Nestor Yes
Anthony Pesco Yes
Ellen Uzenoff Yes
VII. PUBLIC COMMENT
Gina Albert
VIII. NEW BUSINESS
VIII.A. Retirements
VIII.A.1. Recognition of Retirement: Anne Graham, Jean Weisheit, Linda Feldstein, Linda Hicks and Marilyn Moks
Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Move that the Weston Board of Education recognizes the retirement of Anne Graham, Jean Weisheit, Linda Feldstein, Linda Hicks and Marilyn Moks; passed with a motion by Samantha Nestor and a second by Daniel McNeill.

Member Votes
Sara Spaulding Absent
Gina Albert Yes
Jacqueline Blechinger Yes
Daniel McNeill Yes
Samantha Nestor Yes
Anthony Pesco Yes
Ellen Uzenoff Yes
VIII.B. Resignations
VIII.B.1. Recognition of Resignation of Nicole Pierce
Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Move that the Weston Board of Education acknowledge the resignation of Nicole Pierce; passed with a motion by Daniel McNeill and a second by Jacqueline Blechinger.

Member Votes
Sara Spaulding Absent
Gina Albert Yes
Jacqueline Blechinger Yes
Daniel McNeill Yes
Samantha Nestor Yes
Anthony Pesco Yes
Ellen Uzenoff Yes
VIII.C. Discussion and Vote on Salary and Contract Term for 2018-2019 Unaffiliated Central Office Administrators
VIII.C.1. Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction Contract
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Move that that Weston Board of Education: (1) approve the contract term of Dr. Kenneth Craw (the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction) for a new period of three years, July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2021; (2) establish base salary of $197,880, representing a 2.25% to Dr. Craw’s current base salary; and (3) authorize the Chairperson to negotiate and execute a revised contract with the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction incorporating these changes; passed with a motion by Ellen Uzenoff and a second by Samantha Nestor.

Member Votes
Sara Spaulding Absent
Gina Albert Yes
Jacqueline Blechinger Yes
Daniel McNeill Yes
Samantha Nestor Yes
Anthony Pesco Yes
Ellen Uzenoff Yes
VIII.C.2. Director of Human Resources and Internal Counsel Contract
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Move that that Weston Board of Education: (1) approve the contract term of Mr. Lewis Brey (the Director of Human Resources and Internal Counsel) for a new period of three years, July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2021; (2) establish base salary of $174,155, representing a 2.25% to Mr. Brey’s current base salary; and (3) authorize the Chairperson to negotiate and execute a revised contract with the Director of Human Resources and Internal Counsel; passed with a motion by Samantha Nestor and a second by Anthony Pesco.

Member Votes
Sara Spaulding Absent
Gina Albert Yes
Jacqueline Blechinger Yes
Daniel McNeill Yes
Samantha Nestor Yes
Anthony Pesco Yes
Ellen Uzenoff Yes
VIII.C.3. Director of Finance and Operations Contract
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Move that that Weston Board of Education: (1) approve the contract term of Mr. Richard Rudl (the Director of Finance and Operations) for a new period of three years, July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2021; (2) establish base salary of $181,291, representing a 2.25% to Mr. Rudl’s current base salary; and (3) authorize the Chairperson to negotiate and execute a revised contract with the Director of Finance and Operations; passed with a motion by Anthony Pesco and a second by Ellen Uzenoff.

Member Votes
Sara Spaulding Absent
Gina Albert Yes
Jacqueline Blechinger Yes
Daniel McNeill Yes
Samantha Nestor Yes
Anthony Pesco Yes
Ellen Uzenoff Yes
VIII.C.4. Director of Digital Learning and Technology Contract
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Move that that Weston Board of Education: (1) approve the contract term of Dr. Craig Tunks (the Director of Digital Learning and Technology) for a new period of three years, July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2021; (2) establish base salary of $175,425, representing a 2.25% to Dr. Tunks’ current base salary; and (3) authorize the Chairperson to negotiate and execute a revised contract with the Director of Digital Learning and Technology; passed with a motion by Jacqueline Blechinger and a second by Daniel McNeill.

Member Votes
Sara Spaulding Absent
Gina Albert Yes
Jacqueline Blechinger Yes
Daniel McNeill Yes
Samantha Nestor Yes
Anthony Pesco Yes
Ellen Uzenoff Yes
VIII.C.5. Director of Facilities and Security Contract
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Move that that Weston Board of Education: (1) approve the contract term of Mr. Joseph Olenik (the Director of Facilities and Security) for a new period of three years, July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2021; (2) establish base salary of $144,179, representing a 2.25% to Mr. Olenik’s current base salary; and (3) authorize the Chairperson to negotiate and execute a revised contract with the Director of Facilities and Security; passed with a motion by Daniel McNeill and a second by Ellen Uzenoff.

Member Votes
Sara Spaulding Absent
Gina Albert Yes
Jacqueline Blechinger Yes
Daniel McNeill Yes
Samantha Nestor Yes
Anthony Pesco Yes
Ellen Uzenoff Yes
VIII.D. Discussion and Approval of New Textbook Adoption for Weston High School: AP Environmental Science
Kenneth Craw
Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Move that the Weston Board of Education approve the new textbook adoption for Weston High School: AP Environmental Science; passed with a motion by Ellen Uzenoff and a second by Anthony Pesco.

Member Votes
Sara Spaulding Absent
Gina Albert Yes
Jacqueline Blechinger Yes
Daniel McNeill Yes
Samantha Nestor Yes
Anthony Pesco Yes
Ellen Uzenoff Yes
VIII.E. Discussion and Approval of New Textbook Adoption for Weston Middle School: French, Grades 6, 7, and 8
Kenneth Craw
Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Move that the Weston Board of Education approve the new textbook adoption for Weston Middle School: French, Grades 6, 7, and 8; passed with a motion by Anthony Pesco and a second by Daniel McNeill.

Member Votes
Sara Spaulding Absent
Gina Albert Yes
Jacqueline Blechinger Yes
Daniel McNeill Yes
Samantha Nestor Yes
Anthony Pesco Yes
Ellen Uzenoff Yes
VIII.F. Discussion and Approval of New Textbook Adoption for Weston Middle School: Grades 6, 7, and 8 Science e-Textbooks
Kenneth Craw
Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Move that the Weston Board of Education approve the new textbook adoption for Weston High School: Grades 6, 7, and 8 Science -Textbooks; passed with a motion by Ellen Uzenoff and a second by Samantha Nestor.

Member Votes
Sara Spaulding Absent
Gina Albert Yes
Jacqueline Blechinger Yes
Daniel McNeill Yes
Samantha Nestor Yes
Anthony Pesco Yes
Ellen Uzenoff Yes
VIII.G. Update on Field Trip Request
Kenneth Craw
Attachments
VIII.H. Eleventh FY 2018 Financial Update and Approval of Transfers
Richard Rudl
Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Move that the Weston Board of Education approve the Eleventh FY 2018 Financial Update and Approval of Transfers as presented by Mr. Rudl; passed with a motion by Anthony Pesco and a second by Jacqueline Blechinger.

Member Votes
Sara Spaulding Absent
Gina Albert Yes
Jacqueline Blechinger Yes
Daniel McNeill Yes
Samantha Nestor Yes
Anthony Pesco Yes
Ellen Uzenoff Yes
IX. OLD BUSINESS
IX.A. Weston Board of Education Policies, Regulations, and Bylaws
Lewis Brey
IX.A.1. Second Reading of Policy 5141.21 Administration of Student Medications in the Schools
Lewis Brey
Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Move that the Weston Board of Education approve Policy 5141.21 Administration of Student Medications in the Schools; passed with a motion by Jacqueline Blechinger and a second by Ellen Uzenoff.

Member Votes
Sara Spaulding Absent
Gina Albert Yes
Jacqueline Blechinger Yes
Daniel McNeill Yes
Samantha Nestor Yes
Anthony Pesco Yes
Ellen Uzenoff Yes
IX.A.2. Second Reading of Policy and Administration Regulation 3516.4 Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control
Lewis Brey
Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Move that the Weston Board of Education approve Policy and Administration Regulation 3516.4 Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control; passed with a motion by Daniel McNeill and a second by Jacqueline Blechinger.

Member Votes
Sara Spaulding Absent
Gina Albert Yes
Jacqueline Blechinger Yes
Daniel McNeill Yes
Samantha Nestor Yes
Anthony Pesco Yes
Ellen Uzenoff Yes
X. SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT
William McKersie
X.A. District Update
William McKersie
XI. COMMITTEE REPORTS
Gina Albert
XI.A. Communications Committee
Sara Spaulding
XI.B. Curriculum Committee
Sara Spaulding
Attachments
XI.C. Facilities Committee
Ellen Uzenoff
Attachments
XI.D. Finance Committee
Jacqueline Blechinger
Attachments
XI.E. Policy Committee
Daniel McNeill
Attachments
XI.F. Negotiations Committee
Daniel McNeill
XI.G. CES
Daniel McNeill
XI.H. CABE
Jacqueline Blechinger
XI.I. Weston Education Foundation
Sara Spaulding
XII. WRITTEN REPORTS
Gina Albert
XII.A. Principals' Reports - No Report
William McKersie
XIII. NEXT SCHEDULED MEETINGS OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
William McKersie
XIII.A. Regular Session on July 30, 2018 at 7:30 p.m., with an Executive Session at 6:30 p.m.
William McKersie
XIII.B. Review of Pending Agenda Items for Next Meeting
William McKersie
XIV. ADJOURNMENT
Gina Albert