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Meeting Type: Special Regular Board Meeting
Location: Branford High School Room B11
Date: 11/19/2007 7:30:00 PM


**This meeting will be videotaped**              Next Meeting:  December 19, 2007

            MONDAY                                            BRANFORD HIGH SCHOOL

                                                                        Room B-11

                                                                        185 East Main Street

            November  19, 2007                         Branford, CT


 7:25 P.M.  Swear-in New Board Members (Marianne Kelly, Town Clerk)


                                    SPECIAL MEETING

7:30 P.M.    Regular Board of Education Meeting


I.                    Call to Order

II.                  Seating of New Board Members

III.                Election of Officers and Board Reorganization

IV.                Approval of Minutes

V.                  Communications

VI.                Honors & Tributes:

A.      Catherine S. Jackson

B.      American Education Week—November 11-17, 2007

       VII.       Presentation:  Energy Savings – Mark Deming, Director of Facilities

       VIII.     Public Participation                                              

IX.        Superintendent’s Report

X.         Student Representatives’ Report (Taryn Mockus & Brendan Reardon)

       XI.       Committee Reports:

A.  Personnel & Finance Committee.  Next scheduled meeting:

      Wednesday, December 5, 2007, 6:30P.M.,

      Walsh Intermediate Faculty Lounge.

B.      Teaching & Learning in the 21st Century.  Next scheduled meeting: 

Wednesday, December 12, 2007, 6:30 P.M.,

      Walsh Intermediate School Faculty Lounge.

C.      Communication Committee.  Next scheduled meeting:

Wednesday, December 12, 2007, 8:00 P.M.,

Walsh Intermediate School Faculty Lounge.


        XII.     Consent Agenda:   

                   A. PERSONNEL

                     1.   Appointment:

                                      a. Grade 7, Science Teacher (Walsh)

                      2.  Resignation:

                          a. Chief Technology Officer (System-wide)

                      3. Retirement:

                          a. Board/Facilities Secretary (Central Office)

                  B. Budget Transfer


       XIII.        DISCUSSION/ ACTION                                                             Policy Reference

A.      Field Trip Requests                                                                    6153

a.       Quebec Educational Tour

b.       Model Congress—Philadelphia

c.       Model Congress—Boston (Harvard)

B.      School-Based Health Center (Rhona Weiss)                                 3000

C.      UPSEU (Custodians/Maintenance Contract)                                 Contract

D.      New Course Proposals (BHS)                                                     6141

E.      Assistant Superintendent’s Salary (Dec.07-June 08)                     Contract


      XIV.      Board Reports – ACES & CABE Representatives, and Branford Early Childhood Collaborative

      XV.       Information Items

      XVI.      Executive Session