December 15, 2018

Meeting Minutes August 27, 2014


DATE: 10-20-2014

Hartford School District Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

August 27, 2014

7:00 PM Getaway


Board Members present: Administration present:

Kevin Christie (7:12 PM) Tom DeBalsi

Lori Dickerson Jim Vezina

Paul Keane

Peter Merrill

Eric Michaels



Lori Dickerson called the meeting to order at 7:05 PM.


Approval of Agenda- Eric Michaels moves to approve as written. Peter Merrill seconds the motion. A unanimous verbal vote 4 yes 0 no passes the motion.


Public Comments- None


Board Committee Assignments- Mr. DeBalsi handed out the Board assignments and discussion regarding the HACTC RAB, Representative to Select Board meetings, and negotiation committees took place. The selectboard rep slot is left open with Mr. DeBalsi staying in touch with Mr. Rieseberg at this time. Mr. Keane volunteers to sit on the HACTC RAB, Eric Michaels will be the rep for the support staff negotiations. Peter Merrill motions to accept the assignments as amended. Timeline (days/times) of the negotiations meetings was discussed. Eric Michaels seconds the motion. A unanimous verbal vote 5 yes 0 no passes the motion.


Lori Dickerson turns the meeting chair over to Kevin Christie at 7:20 PM


Financial Update- Jim Vezina reviews the 2 documents, FY2014 Financial Report EOY Balances/FY2015 Financial Projections of EOY Balances and FY2016 Hartford School District General Fund Expenditure Budget Object Summary. Discussion included the Tech Center tuition/billing, food service, reserve funds, collaboratives, and services provided by the District. The Board discusses using reserve equipment fund for food service equipment pros/cons. The Board would have to authorize the use of reserve funds. Healthcare, fuel costs and negotiations were a topic of discussion for the 2016 budget.


Consent Agenda

  • Minutes of August 13, 2014 meeting- The date for the next Board meeting was incorrectly stated as being September 10th. Peter Merrill motions to accept as presented with correction, Paul Keane seconds. A unanimous verbal vote 4-0, 1 abstaining (Eric Michaels was absent)  passes the motion.

  • Resignations/Nominations-None


Opening of School Report- Mr. DeBalsi gives a review of the first week of school. There were 240 teachers present for In Service, 32 new teachers in training, and mentors had a full day of training with the mentees. Employee recognition, grounds/facilities, transportation were also mentioned.

Mr. Keane reported Marilyn Mock a former teacher passed away at the age of 80.


Peter Merrill motions to adjourn the meeting at 8:51 PM. Eric Michaels seconds the motion, a unanimous verbal vote 5-0 passes the motion.



Respectfully Submitted,

Carol Bagley