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Minutes of Region 9 Board of Education, 07/17/2018

AGENDA: Region 9 Board of Education

RECEIVED 07/23/2018 10:43am
Michele R. Grande – Redding Town Clerk

REGION 9 BOARD OF EDUCATION
Regular Meeting
Joel Barlow High School
Tuesday July 17, 2018 – 7:30 p.m.
Minutes

ATTENDANCE:
Region 9 Board of Education members: D’Agostino, Coppinger, Denny, Hocker, Graziano, Hancock
Absent: Johnston, Williams
Administration: McMorran, Pin, Pierson-Ugol
Others: Videographer; no members of public

CALL TO ORDER
Mr. D’Agostino called the meeting to order at 7:35 p.m.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Motion: move to approve minutes from June 26, 2018 Regular Region 9 Board of Education meeting. Coppinger, Hancock. Approved 5-0. Denny abstained.

PUBLIC COMMENT
None.

BOARD MEMBER COMMENT
Motion: move to add Board Member Committee Reports to the agenda as Item VI, with following items renumbered accordingly. Graziano, Hancock. Approved. Unanimous.

No additional board member comments.

DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION: CURRICULUM COMMITTEE CHARGE
A draft of a proposed revision to the Curriculum Committee Charge was presented and discussed. Several changes were offered and accepted. The revised charge will be posted on the Region 9 website.

Motion: move to approve the revised Curriculum Committee Charge as presented and modified during discussion. Hocker, Graziano. Approved. Unanimous.

DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION: ADMINISTRATIVE PROPOSAL FOR NEW TEXTBOOKS
Motion: move to approve new textbooks for AP Biology (Campbell Biology in Focus, AP Edition) and for Accounting (Financial Accounting Principles, with workbook). Hancock, Denny. Approved. Unanimous.

DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION: POLICIES PRESENTED FOR SECOND READING:
Four policies were presented for Second Reading. Discussion followed regarding ways of assuring that board policies were kept up to date and, where applicable, executed in accordance with deadlines.

Motion: move to approve Policy 6162.51 (Instruction): Surveys of Students (Student Privacy). Hancock, Coppinger. Approved. Unanimous.

Motion: move to approve Policy 6163.32 (Instruction): Live Animals in the Classroom – Service Animals. Coppinger, Hancock. Approved. Unanimous.

Motion: move to approve Policy 6159 (Instruction): Individualized Education Program/Special Education Program. Coppinger, Hancock. Approved. Unanimous.

Motion: move to approve Policy 5114 Appendix: Provision of Alternative Educational Opportunity for Eligible Expelled Students. Coppinger, Denny. Approved. Unanimous.

BOARD OF EDUCATION COMMITTEE REPORTS
Budget Committee: Mrs. Graziano and Mr. Coppinger reported that the committee had met and considered a possible 3-year plan for forecasting predictable cost items, utilization of existing accounting software, and categorization of budget items.

Audit Committee: Mrs. Graziano reported that the committee had reviewed budget transfers, legal and travel expenses, and student activity accounts, and had reviewed the plan for the upcoming annual audit with the auditor.

RECESS TO EXECUTIVE SESSION
Motion: move to recess to Executive Session to discuss Superintendent’s Evaluation and invite Dr. McMorran to attend. Graziano, Coppinger. Approved. Unanimous.

The Board entered into Executive Session at 8:23 p.m.

RETURN TO PUBLIC SESSION TO REVIEW ITEM DISCUSSED IN EXECUTIVE SESSION
The board returned from Executive Session at 9:08 p.m. No action was taken on the matter discussed.

ADJOURNMENT
Motion: move to adjourn the regular meeting of the Region 9 Board of Education. Coppinger, Hancock. Approved. Unanimous.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:08 p.m.

Recorded and Submitted by Chris Hocker,
Region 9 Board of Education Secretary

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