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Minutes of ER9 Boards of Education, 09/30/2020

AGENDA: ER9 Joint Boards of Education Special Meeting

RECEIVED 10/07/2020 8:40am
Michele R. Grande – Redding Town Clerk

EASTON, REDDING AND REGION 9 BOARDS OF EDUCATION SPECIAL MEETING
September 30, 2020 – 7:00 p.m.
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Minutes

ATTENDANCE
Board members:
Easton: Stinson, Goldstein, Parker, Chieda, Wible
Redding: Parkin, Whaley, Pilato, Hoffman, Reilly, Oulton, Hocker
Region 9: Johnston, Graziano, Berry, D’Agostino, Denny, Williams, O’Brien, Pampel
Administration: Harrison, Pierson Ugol, Del Conte
Others: 40 members of the staff and public, and the recording secretary

CALL TO ORDER
C. Parkin called the Redding Board of Education meeting to order at 7:04 p.m.
J. Stinson called the Easton Board of Education meeting to order at 7:05 p.m.
T. Johnston called the Region 9 Board of Education meeting to order at 7:05 p.m.

PUBLIC COMMENT
None.

BOARD MEMBER COMMENT
None.

DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION: POTENTIAL MODIFICATIONS TO THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL CALENDAR FOR EARLY DISMISSAL

A motion was made by all three BOEs, but then each was withdrawn when Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Rydell Harrison, pointed out that one of the dates in the motion was incorrect. Dr. Harrison and Assistant Superintendent of School, Dr. Stephanie Pierson Ugol, explained the content of the professional development days being requested.
Dr. Harrison said that the learning is being called “Technology Integration Academy,” and that it will afford the teaching staff the opportunity to become equipped with the necessary skills, resources and support to engage students in a virtual learning environment. He said that this is important in order that professional learning aligns with our enduring goals and aspirations of: 1) Academics Excellence; 2) Building a Caring Community and; 3) Cultivating Future Ready Learners. Dr. Pierson Ugol said that there will be a number of common topics for all buildings and that teachers will also use the time for issues specific to them. Dr. Harrison said that there will not be a budgetary impact from these professional learning days.

Motion: move that the Easton Board of Education approve an amendment to the 2020-2021 calendar to provide for early dismissal on October 14 and October 28, 2020 for staff professional development. (Goldstein, Parker). Approved, 5-0.

Motion: move that the Redding Board of Education approve an amendment to the 2020-2021 calendar to provide for early dismissal on October 14 and October 28, 2020 for staff professional development. (Whaley, Hocker). Approved, 7-0.

Motion: move that the Region 9 Board of Education approve an amendment to the 2020-2021 calendar to provide for early dismissal on October 14 and October 28, 2020 for staff professional development. (Graziano, Williams). Approved, 8-0.

PUBLIC COMMENT
None.

BOARD MEMBER COMMENT
None.

ADJOURNMENT
Motion: move that the Easton Board of Education meeting be adjourned. (Parker, Goldstein). Approved, 5-0.

Motion: move that the Redding Board of Education meeting be adjourned. (Reilly, Hoffman). Approved, 7-0.

Motion: move that the Region 9 Board of Education meeting be adjourned. (O’Brien, Graziano). Approved, 8-0.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:55 p.m.

Submitted by
Juliette Berry, Secretary, Region 9 Board of Education

Recorded by
Sarah Ota

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