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Minutes
Meeting Type: Regular Board of Education Meeting
Location: Walsh Intermediate School
Date: 9/19/2007 7:30:00 PM

BRANFORD

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING MINUTES

 

DATE:             September 19, 2007                                                                 LOCATION:  WIS

                                                                                                                        BRANFORD, CT

SUBJECT:       REGULAR MEETING                                                            Page 1 of 3

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ATTENDANCE

HERE               ATTENDEE                                                                           AFFILIATION

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  Y                   Frank Carrano – Chairman                                                       Board of Education

  Y                   Art Lombard – Vice Chairman                                      Board of Education

  Y                   Catherine Jackson                                                                    Board of Education

  Y                   Judith Hotz                                                                               Board of Education

  Y                   Michael Krause                                                                        Board of Education

  N                   Donna Melcher                                                             Board of Education

  Y                   John Prins                                                                                 Board of Education

  Y                   David Squires                                                                           Board of Education

  Y                   Marie Watson                                                                          Board of Education

  Y                   Dr. Kathleen Halligan, Superintendent                           Central Office

  Y                   Dr. Mary Peraro, Assistant Superintendent                                Central Office

  N                   Tashie Rosen – Business Manager                                            Central Office

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BUSINESS ITEMS

ITEM   DESCRIPTION                                                                                   REVISED

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CALL

01        Meeting was called to order at 7:37 p.m. by Chairman Carrano.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

02        (Prins/Hotz)  Motion to approve Minutes of the August 15, 2007, Regular Meeting.

            MOTION PASSED/APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY

 

HONORS & TRIBUTES

            Helen Elperina, BHS, was recognized as Branford’s Teacher of the Year for 2007.      

 

PRESENTATIONS

            Branford High School’s Security Program was presented to the Board by Dr. Higgins, Principal of Branford High School, Officer DeGoursey, Branford Police Department, and Mr. Leonard of the BHS security team.

                                                                

COMMITTEE REPORTS

PERSONNEL & FINANCE

NEXT MEETING IS SCHEDULED FOR WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2007, at

6:30 P.M., WIS.

 

TEACHING & LEARNING IN THE 21ST CENTURY

NEXT MEETING IS SCHEDULED FOR WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2007, at

6:30 P.M., WIS.

                                                                 BRANFORD

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING MINUTES

 

DATE:                     September 19, 2007                                                                                 LOCATION:  WIS, BRANFORD, CT

SUBJECT:                REGULAR MEETING                                                                             Page 2 of 3

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BUSINESS ITEMS

ITEM   DESCRIPTION

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 COMMITTEE REPORTS (Continued)

COMMUNICATION

NEXT MEETING IS SCHEDULED FOR WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2007, at 8:00 P.M., WIS.

 

SPECIAL BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING

MEETING IS SCHEDULED FOR WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2007, at 7:30 P.M., WIS.

 

         CONSENT AGENDA

03        (Lombard/Jackson)  Motion to accept, with regrets, the retirements of Branford High School Principal, Dr. Edmund Higgins (June 30, 2008); and Virginia Baltay, Grade 7 Teacher at WIS (approximately December 1, 2007).

            MOTION PASSED/APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY

 

04        (Lombard/Jackson)  Motion to approve budget transfer of $5,750 from Workbooks

            Math account to Textbooks Math account.

MOTION PASSED/APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY

 

            DISCUSSION/ACTION AGENDA

05        (Prins/Jackson)  Motion to approve Dance Team field trip to Orlando Florida.

            MOTION PASSED/APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY

           

06        (Jackson/Prins)  Motion to approve Special Friends “Primary Project” Grant.

            MOTION PASSED/APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY

 

07        (Krause/Jackson)  Motion to approve new BHS bank accounts for Class of 2005 and Class of 2006.

            MOTION PASSED/APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY

 

08        (Prins/Jackson)  Motion for approval of BHS Student Survey.

            MOTION PASSED/APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY

 

09        (Prins/Krause)  Motion for approval of BHS Grade Weighting.

            MOTION PASSED/APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY

 

10        (Prins/Hotz)  Motion to accept the following policy at 1st Reading.

                 #5114         Students Removal/Suspension/Expulsion

            MOTION PASSED/APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY

 

 

BRANFORD

BRANFORD

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING MINUTES

 

DATE:                     September 19, 2007                                                                                 LOCATION:  WIS, BRANFORD, CT

SUBJECT:                REGULAR MEETING                                                                             Page 3 of 3

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BUSINESS ITEMS

ITEM   DESCRIPTION

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11        (Hotz/Jackson)  Motion to move to Executive Session for the purpose of discussing personnel matters at 9:10 P.M.

            MOTION PASSED/APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY

 

12        (Hotz/Prins)  Motion to extend Superintendent’s Contract for 1 year to 2010.

 

12        ( Prins/Hotz)  Motion to return to Regular Session at 9:45  P.M.

            MOTION PASSED/APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY

 

13        ( Hotz/Lombard)  Motion to adjourn at 9:50  P.M.

            MOTION PASSED/APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY

 

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 Judy Hotz

                                                                                                            Prepared by

Secretary                                                                                              Linda Braddock