December 15, 2018

HSB Minutes 3/28/18


 Hartford Board of School Directors

School Board Meeting Agenda

March 28, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

Hartford Town Hall

 

Board members present: Peter Merrill, Michelle Boleski, Russell North, Nancy Russell, Kevin Christie

Administrators present: Tom DeBalsi, Noel Bryant

 

1.  Call to Order: Kevin Christie calls the meeting to order at 7:03 PM.

 

2.  Public Comments

 

3.  Changes, Additions and Approval of Agenda

  • Peter Merrill suggests that Executive Session take place during tonight’s meeting upon the arrival of the Board’s attorney.
  • Peter Merrill moves to accept the agenda as presented. The motion is seconded. A unanimous verbal vote passes the motion (5 yes, 0 no).

 

4.  Consent Agenda

  • Nominations/Resignations/Leave of Absence Requests for Professional Staff
  • Minutes
    • Regular Meeting 3-14-2018
    • Peter Merrill moves to approve the consent agenda and accept the nominations and resignations of professional staff. The motion is seconded. A unanimous verbal vote passes the motion (5 yes, 0 no).

 

5.   Items Requiring Board Discussion and Possible Action

  • Policy EL 9.4 Communication and Support to the Board – Incidental Information
    • Congratulations to Doug Heavisides on receiving the Career Center Director of the Year award.
    • Policy GP 8 Board Committee Structure
      • HCORI Recommendations: John Hall, chairman of the Hartford Committee on Racial Inequality, presents the committee’s recommendations for the school district, its recommendations regarding a Hartford policy on equity and inclusion, cultural competency training, and a strategic plan for equity and inclusion.

 

~Executive Session~

  • In accordance with Vermont’s Open Meeting Law requirements, finding that premature public knowledge would place a person or entity at a substantial disadvantage, I move that the Schoolboard enter into an Executive Session to discuss confidential attorney-client communications made for the purpose of providing professional legal services to the body under the provisions of Title 1, Section 313(a) (1) (F) of the Vermont Statutes. The motion is seconded. A unanimous verbal vote passes the motion (5 yes, 0 no). The Board entered Executive Session at 8:03 PM.
  • The Board ended Executive Session at 8:32 PM. No action was taken.

 

  • Policy Warning 2ndReading – Class Size
    • Peter Merrill presents the Board a second reading of the warning requiring the Board to enact a class size policy.
    • Nancy Russell moves to accept and approve the second reading of the warning. The motion is seconded. A unanimous verbal vote passes the motion (5 yes, 0 no).
    • Policy GP 3 Board Job Outcomes
      • Board Member Committee Reports
        • Hartford Community Coalition (Russell): Block party June 6, 2018 (Rain date: June 13, 2018). Summer food service program will be run out of the White River School this summer.
        • Regional Advisory Board (Boleski): Nothing new to report.
        • Manifest Approval (Christie): Operations moving along well.
        • Racial Inequality Committee (Boleski, Russell): Productive prior meeting, able to produce the recommendations presented at tonight’s meeting.
        • Policy Review (Merrill): Nothing new to report.
        • Select Board Liaison (North): Nothing new to report.
        • Sister City Update (Boleski): French visitors arriving June 25, 2018. Community potluck event to take place during this visit.
        • Wilder School Building Study Committee (Merrill): Met after significant hiatus. Overall successful meeting.

 

6.   Meeting Review/Evaluation and Agenda Planning

  • Next Agenda - Items for Discussion
    • Rick Dustin-Eichler will deliver the Ends Report presentation for DBS.
    • Policy governance training in May.
    • First meeting in May – homework policy report
    • Meeting Evaluation
      • Peter Merrill evaluates the meeting as satisfactory.

 

7.  Adjournment

  • Peter Merrill motions to adjourn the meeting. The motion is seconded. A unanimous verbal vote passes the motion (5 yes, 0 no). The meeting is adjourned at 9:11 PM.

 

Next Regular School Board Meeting is Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 7:00 PM at the Hartford Town Hall

 

Respectfully submitted by Patrick Underhill, March 30, 2018

 Hartford Board of School Directors

School Board Meeting Agenda

March 28, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

Hartford Town Hall

 

Board members present: Peter Merrill, Michelle Boleski, Russell North, Nancy Russell, Kevin Christie

Administrators present: Tom DeBalsi, Noel Bryant

 

1.  Call to Order: Kevin Christie calls the meeting to order at 7:03 PM.

 

2.  Public Comments

 

3.  Changes, Additions and Approval of Agenda

·         Peter Merrill suggests that Executive Session take place during tonight’s meeting upon the arrival of the Board’s attorney.

·         Peter Merrill moves to accept the agenda as presented. The motion is seconded. A unanimous verbal vote passes the motion (5 yes, 0 no).

 

4.  Consent Agenda

·         Nominations/Resignations/Leave of Absence Requests for Professional Staff

·         Minutes

o   Regular Meeting 3-14-2018

·         Peter Merrill moves to approve the consent agenda and accept the nominations and resignations of professional staff. The motion is seconded. A unanimous verbal vote passes the motion (5 yes, 0 no).

 

5.   Items Requiring Board Discussion and Possible Action

·         Policy EL 9.4 Communication and Support to the Board – Incidental Information

o   Congratulations to Doug Heavisides on receiving the Career Center Director of the Year award.

·         Policy GP 8 Board Committee Structure

o   HCORI Recommendations: John Hall, chairman of the Hartford Committee on Racial Inequality, presents the committee’s recommendations for the school district, its recommendations regarding a Hartford policy on equity and inclusion, cultural competency training, and a strategic plan for equity and inclusion.

 

~Executive Session~

·         In accordance with Vermont’s Open Meeting Law requirements, finding that premature public knowledge would place a person or entity at a substantial disadvantage, I move that the Schoolboard enter into an Executive Session to discuss confidential attorney-client communications made for the purpose of providing professional legal services to the body under the provisions of Title 1, Section 313(a) (1) (F) of the Vermont Statutes. The motion is seconded. A unanimous verbal vote passes the motion (5 yes, 0 no). The Board entered Executive Session at 8:03 PM.

·         The Board ended Executive Session at 8:32 PM. No action was taken.

 

·         Policy Warning 2nd Reading – Class Size

o   Peter Merrill presents the Board a second reading of the warning requiring the Board to enact a class size policy.

o   Nancy Russell moves to accept and approve the second reading of the warning. The motion is seconded. A unanimous verbal vote passes the motion (5 yes, 0 no).

·         Policy GP 3 Board Job Outcomes

o   Board Member Committee Reports

§  Hartford Community Coalition (Russell): Block party June 6, 2018 (Rain date: June 13, 2018). Summer food service program will be run out of the White River School this summer.

§  Regional Advisory Board (Boleski): Nothing new to report.

§  Manifest Approval (Christie): Operations moving along well.

§  Racial Inequality Committee (Boleski, Russell): Productive prior meeting, able to produce the recommendations presented at tonight’s meeting.

§  Policy Review (Merrill): Nothing new to report.

§  Select Board Liaison (North): Nothing new to report.

§  Sister City Update (Boleski): French visitors arriving June 25, 2018. Community potluck event to take place during this visit.

§  Wilder School Building Study Committee (Merrill): Met after significant hiatus. Overall successful meeting.

 

6.   Meeting Review/Evaluation and Agenda Planning

·         Next Agenda - Items for Discussion

o   Rick Dustin-Eichler will deliver the Ends Report presentation for DBS.

o   Policy governance training in May.

o   First meeting in May – homework policy report

·         Meeting Evaluation

o   Peter Merrill evaluates the meeting as satisfactory.

 

7.  Adjournment

·         Peter Merrill motions to adjourn the meeting. The motion is seconded. A unanimous verbal vote passes the motion (5 yes, 0 no). The meeting is adjourned at 9:11 PM.

 

Next Regular School Board Meeting is Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 7:00 PM at the Hartford Town Hall

 

Respectfully submitted by Patrick Underhill, March 30, 2018