July 17, 2019

Meeting Minutes June 10, 2015

DATE: 06-18-2015

Hartford School Board Directors Meeting

June 10, 2015

7:00 PM The Getaway

 Meeting Minutes

Board Members present: Administration present:

Kevin Christie Tom DeBalsi

Lori Dickerson

Paul Keane

Peter Merrill (7:17)

Paula Nulty

Lori Dickerson called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.

Approval of Agenda- Mr. DeBalsi needs to have HSB Clerk and Chair sign documents authorizing Mr. DeBalsi to sign closing documents of the HACTC Building Trades House (name adjustment documents by buyers)

Mr. Christie motions to accept the Agenda with addition. Paula Nulty seconds. A unanimous verbal vote 4 yes 0 no passes the motion.

Public Comments- Tim Fariel speaks to the teacher negotiations ongoing

Lori Dickerson reports the HCC Block Party is a huge success!

Action Plans:

  • Sheila Powers presents White River School’s Action Plan

  • Amos Kornfeld presents for Ottauquechee School

  • Rick Dustin Eichler presents the Dothan Brook School Action Plan

  • Doug Heavisides presents the Hartford Area Career Technology Center’s Action Plan

Kevin Christie moves to approve all Action Plans as presented. Peter Merrill seconds. A unanimous verbal vote 5 yes 0 no passes the motion.

Concussion Policy-First Reading: Peter Merrill presents the policy. He explains one of the major changes in policy. A trained nurse is now responsible  for the student to return to play following a concussion diagnosis.  Previously the Athletic Director made the decision.

Also discussed: a family member may never act as a medical professional during the return to play process, specific guidelines for nursing staff, students who have not returned to the classroom may not return to sports post concussion.

Minutes of May 26, 2015- Peter Merrill adjusts the minutes regarding the Harassment Policy statement to read: will be on the Policy Sub Committee Agenda in September.


  • Jill Lorenz-SLP at OQS

  • Erika Wetzel-Kindergarten at OQS

  • Logan Humphrey-2nd grade at OQS

  • Finnie Trimpi-Art at DBS (.6FTE)

  • Gretchen Allen-Science at HMMS

  • Kimberly Dumont-3rd grade at OQS

  • Larissa Hine- OT at DBS and OQS

  • Courtney Stevens- 2nd grade at DBS

  • Jessica Bowen- SPED at DBS


  • Charles Harcourt HMMS

Peter Merrill moves to accept the Consent Agenda as amended with thanks to those who are leaving and welcome to those arriving in District. Kevin Christie seconds. A unanimous verbal vote passes the motion 5 yes 0 no.

Future Board items: June 24th discuss consolidation per the new Bill

Paul Keane requests 2 topics:

  1. Discussion by grade of a list of all computerized exams/tests which students grades 1-12 took last academic year 2014/15 (including tests being phased out such as MAP and NECAP) and the cost for administering and grading those tests that year (if they were purchased in a three year block then divide by three)

  2. Re-discuss our Narcan policy after yesterday’s report that New Hampshire ET’s administered Narcan over 3000 times last year.

Peter Merrill clarifies the closing document for Building Trades house is a document the buyer”s attorney amended and moves this be included in the minutes. Kevin Chrsitie seconds. A unanimous vote passes the motion.

Peter Merrill moves to adjourn at 9:58 PM. Kevin Christie seconds. A unanimous verbal vote passes the motion.

 Respectfully Submitted

Carol Bagley