Weston Public Schools
April 29, 2019 7:30 PM
Board of Education Regular Meeting
I. CALL TO ORDER, VERIFICATION OF QUORUM
Gina Albert
II. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Gina Albert
III. RECOGNITION
III.A. Recognize the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Finalists
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Move that the Weston Board of Education recognize the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Finalists: Owen Tanzer, Carolyn Zech and Kayla Zhang; passed with a motion by Anthony Pesco and a second by Ruby Hedge.

Member Votes
Gina Albert Yes
Ruby Hedge Yes
Daniel McNeill Absent
Taffy Miller Yes
Anthony Pesco Yes
Ellen Uzenoff Absent
Melissa Walker Yes
III.B. Recognize the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Winner
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Move that the Board of Education recognize Carolyn Zech as a 2019 National Merit Scholarship winner; passed with a motion by Ruby Hedge and a second by Anthony Pesco.

Member Votes
Gina Albert Yes
Ruby Hedge Yes
Daniel McNeill Absent
Taffy Miller Yes
Anthony Pesco Yes
Ellen Uzenoff Absent
Melissa Walker Yes
III.C. 2019 C-SPAN StudentCam Documentary Competition
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Move that the Weston Board of Education recognize Aaron Miller, Adrik Scaramuzza and Beck Reiferson for honorable mention in the 2019 C-Span StudentCam Documentary Competition; passed with a motion by Anthony Pesco and a second by Ruby Hedge.

Member Votes
Gina Albert Yes
Ruby Hedge Yes
Daniel McNeill Absent
Taffy Miller Yes
Anthony Pesco Yes
Ellen Uzenoff Absent
Melissa Walker Yes
III.D. Recognize the Odyssey of the Mind Participants for Weston Intermediate School and Weston Middle School
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Move that the Weston Board of Education recognizes the participants of the Weston Intermediate School Odyssey of the Mind first place winners and Weston Middle School Odyssey of the Mind second place winners at the Connecticut Odyssey of the Mind State Tournament; passed with a motion by Melissa Walker and a second by Taffy Miller.

Member Votes
Gina Albert Yes
Ruby Hedge Yes
Daniel McNeill Absent
Taffy Miller Yes
Anthony Pesco Yes
Ellen Uzenoff Absent
Melissa Walker Yes
III.E. Recognize 2019 CIAC Class S Girls Skiing State Champions
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Move that the Weston Board of Education recognize the 2019 CIAC Class S Girls Skiing State Champions; passed with a motion by Ruby Hedge and a second by Melissa Walker.

Member Votes
Gina Albert Yes
Ruby Hedge Yes
Daniel McNeill Absent
Taffy Miller Yes
Anthony Pesco Yes
Ellen Uzenoff Absent
Melissa Walker Yes
III.F. Recognition of All-State Athletes and All-New England Athletes
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Move that the Board of Education recognize the Winter 2019 All-State and All-New England Athletes; passed with a motion by Anthony Pesco and a second by Ruby Hedge.

Member Votes
Gina Albert Yes
Ruby Hedge Yes
Daniel McNeill Absent
Taffy Miller Yes
Anthony Pesco Yes
Ellen Uzenoff Absent
Melissa Walker Yes
III.G. Ms. Gina Albert, Board Chairperson, to Honor Sara Spaulding for her Five Years of Service to the Weston Board of Education
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Move that the Weston Board of Education recognize Sara Spaulding for five years of outstanding service to the students, families and staff of Weston Public Schools; passed with a motion by Anthony Pesco and a second by Taffy Miller.

Member Votes
Gina Albert Yes
Ruby Hedge Yes
Daniel McNeill Absent
Taffy Miller Yes
Anthony Pesco Yes
Ellen Uzenoff Absent
Melissa Walker Yes
IV. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Gina Albert
Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Move that the Weston Board of Education approve the minutes from the following meetings: March 25, 2019 Executive Session, March 25, 2019 Regular Session, April 2, 2019 Special Meeting, April 2, 2019 Additional Special Meeting, April 8, 2019 Workshop, April 9, 2019 New Board Member Orientation Workshop, and April 23, 2019 Executive and Regular Session; passed with a motion by Melissa Walker and a second by Ruby Hedge.

Member Votes
Gina Albert Yes
Ruby Hedge Yes
Daniel McNeill Absent
Taffy Miller Yes
Anthony Pesco Yes
Ellen Uzenoff Absent
Melissa Walker Yes
V. PUBLIC COMMENT
Gina Albert
VI. STUDENT BOARD OF EDUCATION REPRESENTATIVE COMMENTS
VII. NEW BUSINESS
VII.A. Update on Baseball and Softball Fields Maintenance
Attachments
VII.B. Public Comment
VII.C. Phase 2 Feasibility Study Update
Attachments
VII.D. New Course Proposal-WHS English/Writing Center, Composition Seminar
Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Move that the Weston Board of Education approve the new course proposal for Weston High School English/Writing Center, Composition Seminar; passed with a motion by Melissa Walker and a second by Anthony Pesco.

Member Votes
Gina Albert Yes
Ruby Hedge Yes
Daniel McNeill Absent
Taffy Miller Yes
Anthony Pesco Yes
Ellen Uzenoff Absent
Melissa Walker Yes
VII.E. Discussion and Approval of School Bus Contract
Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Move that the Weston Board of Education authorize the Superintendent of Schools or his designee, to sign the recommended contract for Type 1 transportation services with First Student for a period of July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2024; passed with a motion by Taffy Miller and a second by Anthony Pesco.

Member Votes
Gina Albert Yes
Ruby Hedge Yes
Daniel McNeill Absent
Taffy Miller Yes
Anthony Pesco Yes
Ellen Uzenoff Absent
Melissa Walker Yes
VII.F. Ninth FY 2019 Financial Update and Approval of Transfers
Richard Rudl
Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Move that the Weston Board of Education approve the ninth FY 19 financial update and approval of transfers presented by Mr. Richard Rudl; passed with a motion by Anthony Pesco and a second by Ruby Hedge.

Member Votes
Gina Albert Yes
Ruby Hedge Yes
Daniel McNeill Absent
Taffy Miller Yes
Anthony Pesco Yes
Ellen Uzenoff Absent
Melissa Walker Yes
VII.G. Weston Board of Education Policies, Regulations, and Bylaws
Lewis Brey
VII.G.1. First Reading of Administrative Regulation 6146, Graduation Requirements
Attachments
VII.G.2. First Reading of Board of Education Policy 5114, Student Discipline
Attachments
VII.G.3. First Reading of Board of Education Administrative Regulation 5114.1, Alternative Education Opportunities for Expelled Students
Attachments
VII.H. Non-Renewal, Other
VII.I. Motion to Add Resignation in Place of Retirement Agenda Item VII.J.
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Move that the Weston Board of Education add Resignation in place of Retirement to the agenda; passed with a motion by Anthony Pesco and a second by Ruby Hedge.

Member Votes
Gina Albert Yes
Ruby Hedge Yes
Daniel McNeill Absent
Taffy Miller Yes
Anthony Pesco Yes
Ellen Uzenoff Absent
Melissa Walker Yes
VII.J. Resignations
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Move that the Weston Board of Education acknowledges the retirements of (see list); passed with a motion by Anthony Pesco and a second by Ruby Hedge.

Member Votes
Gina Albert Yes
Ruby Hedge Yes
Daniel McNeill Absent
Taffy Miller Yes
Anthony Pesco Yes
Ellen Uzenoff Absent
Melissa Walker Yes
VII.K. Executive Session
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Move that the Weston Board of Education enter Executive Session; passed with a motion by Anthony Pesco and a second by Ruby Hedge.

Member Votes
Gina Albert Yes
Ruby Hedge Yes
Daniel McNeill Absent
Taffy Miller Yes
Anthony Pesco Yes
Ellen Uzenoff Absent
Melissa Walker Yes
VII.K.1. Collective Bargaining
VII.K.2. Discussion of Confidential Communications from the Board of Education's Counsel which are Subject to Attorney-Client Privilege
VII.L. Resume Public Session
VII.M. Discussion and Vote on Memorandum of Understanding Between the Weston Board of Education and the Weston Teachers' Association Regarding an Insurance Buyout Offer
Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Move that the Weston Board of Education approve the Memorandum of Understanding between the Weston Board of Education and the Weston Teachers' Association regarding an Insurance Buyout Offer; passed with a motion by Ruby Hedge and a second by Anthony Pesco.

Member Votes
Gina Albert Yes
Ruby Hedge Yes
Daniel McNeill Absent
Taffy Miller Yes
Anthony Pesco Yes
Ellen Uzenoff Absent
Melissa Walker Yes
VII.N. Discussion and Vote on Memorandum of Understanding Between the Weston Board of Education and the Weston Administrators' Association Regarding an Insurance Buyout Offer
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Move that the Weston Board of Education approve the Memorandum of Understanding between the Weston Board of Education and the Weston Administrators' Association regarding an Insurance Buyout Offer; passed with a motion by Anthony Pesco and a second by Melissa Walker.

Member Votes
Gina Albert Yes
Ruby Hedge Yes
Daniel McNeill Absent
Taffy Miller Yes
Anthony Pesco Yes
Ellen Uzenoff Absent
Melissa Walker Yes
VII.O. Discussion and Vote on Memorandum of Understanding Between the Weston Board of Education and Local 1303-110 of Council AFSCME, AFL-CIO Regarding an Insurance Buyout Offer
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Move that the Weston Board of Education approve the Memorandum of Understanding between the Weston Board of Education and Local 1303-110 of Council AFSCME, AFL-CIO regarding an Insurance Buyout Offer, passed with a motion by Anthony Pesco and a second by Ruby Hedge.

Member Votes
Gina Albert Yes
Ruby Hedge Yes
Daniel McNeill Absent
Taffy Miller Yes
Anthony Pesco Yes
Ellen Uzenoff Absent
Melissa Walker Yes
VII.P. Special Authorization to Qualifying Non-Affiliated Employees Employed by Weston Public Schools Regarding Insurance Buyout
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Move that the Weston Board of Education authorize the Superintendent of Schools to offer an insurance buyout to all qualifying non-affiliated employees employed by Weston Public Schools; passed with a motion by Ruby Hedge and a second by Taffy Miller.

Member Votes
Gina Albert Yes
Ruby Hedge Yes
Daniel McNeill Absent
Taffy Miller Yes
Anthony Pesco Yes
Ellen Uzenoff Absent
Melissa Walker Yes
VIII. OLD BUSINESS
VIII.A. Discussion and Vote on Adds/Deletes/Changes to 2019-2020 Approved Calendar
Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Move that the Weston Board of Education approve the changes to the approved 2019-2020 school calendar as presented by Dr. McKersie; passed with a motion by Ruby Hedge and a second by Anthony Pesco.

Member Votes
Gina Albert Yes
Ruby Hedge Yes
Daniel McNeill Absent
Taffy Miller Yes
Anthony Pesco Yes
Ellen Uzenoff Absent
Melissa Walker Yes
VIII.B. Discussion and Vote on Proposed 2020-2021 Calendar
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Move that the Weston Board of Education approve the Proposed 2020-2021 Calendar as presented by Dr. McKersie; passed with a motion by Anthony Pesco and a second by Ruby Hedge.

Member Votes
Gina Albert Yes
Ruby Hedge Yes
Daniel McNeill Absent
Taffy Miller Yes
Anthony Pesco Yes
Ellen Uzenoff Absent
Melissa Walker Yes
VIII.C. Weston Board of Education Policies, Regulations, and Bylaws
Lewis Brey
VIII.C.1. Second Reading of Board of Education Policy 5125.1, Student Privacy
Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Move that the Board of Education approve Board of Education Policy 5125.1, Student Privacy; passed with a motion by Ruby Hedge and a second by Anthony Pesco.

Member Votes
Gina Albert Yes
Ruby Hedge Yes
Daniel McNeill Absent
Taffy Miller Yes
Anthony Pesco Yes
Ellen Uzenoff Absent
Melissa Walker Yes
VIII.C.2. Second Reading of Board of Education Policy and Administrative Regulation 5142, Restraint and Seclusion and Use of Exclusionary Time Out
Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Move that the Weston Board of Education approve Board of Education Policy and Administrative Regulation 5142, Restraint and Seclusion and Use of Exclusionary Time Out; passed with a motion by Melissa Walker and a second by Ruby Hedge.

Member Votes
Gina Albert Yes
Ruby Hedge Yes
Daniel McNeill Absent
Taffy Miller Yes
Anthony Pesco Yes
Ellen Uzenoff Absent
Melissa Walker Yes
VIII.C.3. Second Reading of Board of Education Policy 1112, News Media Relations
Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Move that the Weston Board of Education approve Board of Education Policy 1112, News Media Relations; passed with a motion by Melissa Walker and a second by Anthony Pesco.

Member Votes
Gina Albert Yes
Ruby Hedge Yes
Daniel McNeill Absent
Taffy Miller Yes
Anthony Pesco Yes
Ellen Uzenoff Absent
Melissa Walker Yes
IX. SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT
William McKersie
IX.A. District Update
William McKersie
X. COMMITTEE REPORTS
Gina Albert
X.A. Communications Committee
X.B. Curriculum Committee
Attachments
X.C. Facilities Committee
Attachments
X.D. Finance Committee
X.E. Policy Committee
X.F. Negotiations Committee
X.G. CES
X.H. CABE
X.I. Weston Education Foundation
XI. WRITTEN REPORTS
Gina Albert
XI.A. Principals' Reports
William McKersie
Attachments
XII. NEXT SCHEDULED MEETINGS OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
William McKersie
XII.A. Regular Session on May 20, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
William McKersie
XII.B. Review of Pending Agenda Items for Next Meeting
William McKersie
XIII. ADJOURNMENT
Gina Albert
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Motion to adjourn at 11:16 p.m. passed with a motion by Gina Albert and a second by Anthony Pesco.

Member Votes
Gina Albert Yes
Ruby Hedge Yes
Daniel McNeill Absent
Taffy Miller Yes
Anthony Pesco Yes
Ellen Uzenoff Absent
Melissa Walker Yes