Joint BOF/BOE Subcommittee
Review of Central Office Policies and Procedures
Monday, May 22, 2017
8:15 p.m., Town Hall Hearing Room
Present: William Alvarez, Chairman; W. Mazzucco; S. Gniadek (via phone).
Also present: Julia Pemberton, First Selectman; P. O’Donnell, Selectman; M. Hoffman, BOE; members of the public; videographers.
The Board of Education agreed to participate at the Committee meetings and assigned representatives Mike Hoffman and Ed Miller. Mr. Miller was not in attendance.
1. Call to Order
The Chairman called the meeting to order at 8:15 p.m.
2. Approval of Minutes of February 27, 2017 Meeting
On the motion of W. Mazzucco and the second of S. Gniadek, the Board voted unanimously to approve the February 27, 2017 Meeting Minutes.
3. Review services to be provided by consulting firms
Chairman Alvarez noted receipt of bids from three consulting firms.
4. Executive Session to review Bids
On the motion of W. Mazzucco and the second of S. Gniadek and in keeping with FOI recommendations, the Board voted unanimously to go into Executive Session at 8:20 p.m. to review bids.
The Board came out of Executive Session at 8:52 p.m.
On the motion of W. Mazzucco and the second of S. Gniadek, the Board voted unanimously to make a recommendation to the full Board of Finance to engage PKF O’Connor Davies in accordance with the proposal dated March 21, 2017.
Mr. Mazzucco explained that this was not the lowest of the three bid proposals received, but was the more robust and thorough in the scope of services to be rendered as compared to the other proposals. In addition, PKF O’Connor Davies has significant experience with boards of education.
On the motion of W. Mazzucco and the second of S. Gniadek, the Board voted unanimously to adjourn the meeting at 8:54 p.m.
Kristi C. Reilly