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Meeting Minutes April 23, 2014

DATE: 06-25-2014

Hartford Board of School  Directors

Meeting Minutes

April 23, 2014

SOS 5:30 PM

Members Present: Administrators Present:

Eric Michaels Tom DeBalsi

Lori Dickerson

Paul Keane

Peter Merrill

Kevin Christie (5:45 PM)

Student Representative Tanner Wilson present.

Lori Dickerson calls the meeting to order 5:39 PM

Approval of Agenda- Eric Michaels motions to approve the Agenda. Discussion: Mr. DeBalsi adds an Executive Session for legal issues. Peter Merrill seconds the motion with amendment. A 4 aye - 0 nay vote passes the motion.

Public Comments not on the Agenda- Mike Scelza, citizen/bus driver HSD, asks questions regarding the legality of the bidding process for HSD transportation. Mr. DeBalsi and Mr. Merrill speak to the issue. Mr. DeBalsi suggested Mr. Scelza meet with him to discuss any issues he has regarding the 2 year process of bidding out the transportation department. At 5:48 PM Lori Dickerson directs the meeting back to public comments not on the Agenda. No further discussion.

At this time (5:50 PM), Kevin Christie chairs the Board Meeting.

2014 Community Recreation Bond- #2 draft: Tanner Wilson presents the second draft survey. Tanner was given many suggestions to consider on the final draft, which he will present at the next meeting.

Policy Adoption- Second Reading

  • Student Abuse and Use

  • Parent Participation

  • Acceptable Use of Technology

Peter Merrill explains the Student Abuse Policy footer title is incorrect, and will be changed. Eric Michaels motions to adopt the policies as written. Lori Dickerson seconds. A 5 aye 0 nay passes the motion.

Consent Agenda

  • Minutes of 4/9/14 meeting- Paul Keane would like his vote on the transportation contract to reflect “yes, with reservations”. The Board agrees to accept the amendment and the minutes will reflect the change.

  • Nomination- Evan Ellersen, HHS Physics

  • Resignations- Rich Gallagher HMMS, Amanda Yates Integration Specialist, Heather Hansen retirement

Peter Merrill motions to accept the Consent Agenda as presented. Appreciation to those retiring, and regrets for the resignations. Eric Michaels seconds. 5 aye 0 nay passes the motion.

6:55 PM Peter Merrill motions to break into the scheduled Retreat. Lori Dickerson seconds the motion and a 5 aye 0 nay vote passes the motion.

9:35 PM Retreat adjourns, Peter Merrill motions to go into Executive Session. Lori Dickerson seconds. 5 aye 0 nay passes the motion.

10:05 PM Eric Michaels motions to adjourn the Board Meeting. Peter Merrill seconds the motion. 5 aye 0 nay passes the motion.


Respectfully Submitted,

Carol Bagley