Weston Public Schools
March 26, 2020 6:00 PM
Board of Education Regular Meeting
I. CALL TO ORDER, VERIFICATION OF QUORUM
II. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
III. Discussion and Vote of Temporary Suspension of and/or Changes to Policies and Bylaws Regarding Public Comment to Account for Remote Meeting Format
Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Move that Weston Board of Education suspend for the March 26, 2020 Board meeting only, to facilitate development of appropriate procedures for welcoming public comment in remote Board meetings going forward, the following provision in Policy 1120: “The Board of Education welcomes participation of interested organizations and individuals.” Move further that Weston Board of Education suspend for the duration of the period in which the Board continues to meet remotely as permitted by Executive Order 7B, to enable implementation of appropriate procedures for welcoming public comment in remote Board meetings, the following provision in Board Bylaw 9325(a): “1. Five minutes may be allotted to each speaker and a maximum of twenty minutes to each subject matter.” Move further that Weston Board of Education authorize the Superintendent of Schools to develop appropriate procedures for welcoming public comment in remote Board meetings. passed with a motion by Gina Albert and a second by Ms. Hillary Koyner.

Member Votes
Anthony Pesco Yes
Melissa Walker Yes
Ruby Hedge Yes
Gina Albert Yes
Taffy Miller Absent
Ms. Hillary Koyner Yes
Victor Escandon Absent
IV. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Move that the Weston Board of Education approve the Executive Session and Regular Session minutes from February 24, 2020; passed with a motion by Gina Albert and a second by Ms. Hillary Koyner.

Member Votes
Anthony Pesco Yes
Melissa Walker Yes
Ruby Hedge Yes
Gina Albert Yes
Taffy Miller Absent
Ms. Hillary Koyner Yes
Victor Escandon Absent
V. PUBLIC COMMENT
VI. STUDENT BOARD OF EDUCATION REPRESENTATIVE COMMENTS
VII. NEW BUSINESS
VII.A. Retirements
VII.A.1. Retirement of Monika Edman, Assistant Director of Pupil Personnel Services
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Move that the Weston Board of Education acknowledge the retirement of Monika Edman, Assistant Director, Pupil Personnel Services, effective march 31, 2020; passed with a motion by Melissa Walker and a second by Ruby Hedge.

Member Votes
Anthony Pesco Yes
Melissa Walker Yes
Ruby Hedge Yes
Gina Albert Yes
Taffy Miller Yes
Ms. Hillary Koyner Yes
Victor Escandon Yes
VII.B. Resignations
VII.B.1. Resignation of Lewis Brey, Director of Human Resources and Internal Counsel
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Move that the Weston Board of Education acknowledge the resignation of Lewis Brey, Director of Human Resources and Internal Counsel, effective March 13, 2020; passed with a motion by Gina Albert and a second by Melissa Walker.

Member Votes
Anthony Pesco Yes
Melissa Walker Yes
Ruby Hedge Yes
Gina Albert Yes
Taffy Miller Yes
Ms. Hillary Koyner Yes
Victor Escandon Yes
VII.B.2. Resignation of Craig Tunks, Director of Digital Learning and Technology
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Move that the Weston Board of Education acknowledge the resignation of Craig Tunks, Director of Digital Learning and Technology, effective June 30, 2020; passed with a motion by Ruby Hedge and a second by Gina Albert.

Member Votes
Anthony Pesco Yes
Melissa Walker Yes
Ruby Hedge Yes
Gina Albert Yes
Taffy Miller Yes
Ms. Hillary Koyner Yes
Victor Escandon Yes
VII.C. COVID-19 Distance Learning Report
Attachments
VII.D. Covid-19 Calendar Implications for Spring Vacation and End of Year
Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Move that the Weston Board of Education modify the 2019-20 Spring Vacation from the currently scheduled days of April 10-17, 2020 to a shortened Spring Vacation on April 9, April 10 and 13. We recommend that the administration strive to have the resulting five-day weekend be completely free of WPS work requirements; passed with a motion by Ruby Hedge and a second by Gina Albert.

Member Votes
Anthony Pesco Yes
Melissa Walker Yes
Ruby Hedge Yes
Gina Albert Yes
Taffy Miller Yes
Ms. Hillary Koyner Yes
Victor Escandon Yes
VII.E. Discussion of School Start and End Time Recommendation
Attachments
VII.F. Discussion of Approved 2020-2021 Calendar and Proposed 2021-2022 Calendar
Attachments
VII.G. Eighth FY 20 Financial Update and Approval of Transfers
Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Move that the Weston Board of Education approve the eighth FY 20 Financial Update; passed with a motion by Gina Albert and a second by Ms. Hillary Koyner.

Member Votes
Anthony Pesco Yes
Melissa Walker Yes
Ruby Hedge Yes
Gina Albert Yes
Taffy Miller Yes
Ms. Hillary Koyner Yes
Victor Escandon Yes
VII.H. Potential FY 21 Operating Budget Reductions
Attachments
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  Move that the Weston Board of Education recommend to reduce the FY 21 Operating Budget by an additional $328,220, with items to include the list in the record; passed with a motion by Gina Albert and a second by Melissa Walker.

Member Votes
Anthony Pesco Yes
Melissa Walker Yes
Ruby Hedge Yes
Gina Albert Yes
Taffy Miller Yes
Ms. Hillary Koyner Yes
Victor Escandon Yes
VIII. SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT
VIII.A. District Update
IX. COMMITTEE REPORTS
IX.A. Communications Committee
IX.B. Curriculum Committee
Attachments
IX.C. Facilities Committee
Attachments
IX.D. Finance Committee
Attachments
IX.E. Policy Committee
Attachments
IX.F. Negotiations Committee
IX.G. CES
IX.H. CABE
IX.I. Weston Education Foundation
X. WRITTEN REPORTS
X.A. Principals' Reports-Not presented in March
XI. NEXT SCHEDULED MEETINGS OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
XI.A. Regular Session on April 27, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
XI.B. Review of Pending Agenda Items for Next Meeting
XII. ADJOURNMENT
Actions Taken

Motion Passed:  The meeting was adjourned at 8:52 p.m.; passed with a motion by Anthony Pesco and a second by Ruby Hedge.

Member Votes
Anthony Pesco Yes
Melissa Walker Yes
Ruby Hedge Yes
Gina Albert Yes
Taffy Miller Yes
Ms. Hillary Koyner Yes
Victor Escandon Yes