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Minutes of Redding Board of Education, 06/01/2021

AGENDA: Redding Board of Education

RECEIVED 06/08/2021 4:00pm
Michele R. Grande – Redding Town Clerk

REDDING BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING
Tuesday, June 1, 2021- 7:30 p.m.
Or Upon Completion of Joint Meeting with Easton, Redding, and Region 9
Held Remotely Pursuant to Executive Order NO. 7B
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Minutes

ATTENDANCE
Board members: Parkin, Whaley, Hoffman, Reilly, Hocker, Oulton, Pilato
Administration: Zachery, Harrison, Pierson Ugol,
Others: 31 Members of the public

CALL TO ORDER
C. Parkin called the Redding Board of Education Meeting to order at 9:31 p.m. after the conclusion of the Easton, Redding, Region 9 Joint Special Boards of Education Meeting.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Will be postponed until the next Redding Board of Education meeting.

PUBLIC COMMENT
None.

BOARD MEMBER COMMENT
None.

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS
C. Parkin suggested reading the administrative reports, as opposed to oral presentations due to the late start of the meeting. Discussion followed.

BOARD OF EDUCATION COMMITTEE REPORTS
H. Whaley reported that the DEI Taskforce survey and statement passed. She thanked the board for their hard work on the survey.

C. Parkin explained that the Policy Committee continues to meet.

DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION: SOLARMAP PROJECT FOR RES & JRMS
C. Zachary reported that the solar power company, Connecticut Greenbank, has concluded an anlysis of the school buildings. The next step is to get Board approval to move the project forward. J. Pemberton said the Board would need to authorize the signing of a non-binding agreement to begin the application process. The letter of intent will also secure the cost saving incentive programs. J. Pemberton stressed that at this point, there is no commitment.

Emily Basham and Mackey Dykes, employees of Connecticut Greenbank, explained the benefit of providing clean energy to state municipalities. The goal being to move towards solar energy to save the town money and lock in state incentive programs. A presentation and discussion followed.

Motion: move that the Redding Board of Education authorize C. Zachary to enter into a non-binding letter of intent with CT Greenbank (Reilly, Hocker). Unanimous. Approved.

PUBLIC COMMENT
None.

BOARD MEMBER COMMENT
C. Parkin acknowledged that this meeting is the last Board meeting for Dr. P. Amori, Interim Principal of JRMS. He thanked her for her service, especially on behalf of the many families that wish she would stay forever. Dr. Amori shared a few parting words and thanked the Board for this opportunity. The Board thanked Dr. Amori.

ADJOURNMENT
Motion: move that the Redding Board of Education Regular meeting to be adjourned (Hoffman, Reilly). Unanimous.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:30 p.m.

Submitted by Colleen Pilato
Secretary, Redding Board of Education

Recorded by Kim Keil

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