REDDING BOARD OF EDUCATION
Monday, March 29, 2021 – 7:00 p.m.
Held Remotely Pursuant to Executive Order NO. 7B
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Board Members: Parkin, Whaley, Hoffman, Reilly, Hocker, Oulton, Pilato
Administration: Dr. Harrison, C. Zachery
Others: 1 member of the community and 1 member of the press
CALL TO ORDER
C. Parkin called the Redding Board of Education Special Meeting to order at 7:06 p.m.
DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION: VOLUNTARY EARLY RETIREMENT PLAN
C. Parkin updated the Board on the latest information regarding the Voluntary Early Retirement Plan.
Motion: move that the Redding Board of Education approve the revised voluntary retirement incentive plan to be offered to members of the Redding Education Association at an aggregate cost to the Board not to exceed $396,000 over three years and authorize the chairperson to execute an agreement with the Redding Education Association to effectuate such a plan. Hoffman, Whaley. Unanimous.
DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION: 2021-2022 OPERATING BUDGET
C. Parkin explained how the revised agreement would impact the budget. C. Zachery discussed payment options and answered Board questions. Superintendent Dr. Harrison thanked the Board for considering a reduction to the budget in light of the new savings because it is straightforward and that is the tone of how he would like to go forward with the town.
Motion: move that the Redding Board of Education approve the revised Redding School District Operating Budget for the 2021-2022 fiscal year in the amount of $23,061,038. (Hoffman,Reilly).
BOARD MEMBER COMMENT
M. Hoffman said that he had been nervous about the timing, but expressed his appreciation for his fellow Board members and is glad the Board worked together to reach a successful outcome.
C. Pilato thanked V. Cram for all of her assistance in helping the Board reach this agreement. The Board concurred.
C. Parkin went on to explain that V. Cram has performed all her Human Resource functions, while scheduling the vaccine clinics in a way that has allowed the schools to stay open, which is not the case in many other neighboring towns.
Motion: move to adjourn the meeting. (Hoffman, Whaley). Approved. Unanimous.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:34 p.m.
Submitted by Colleen Pilato
Secretary, Redding Board of Education