July 16, 2019

HSB Meeting Minutes September 9, 2015

DATE: 09-16-2015

Hartford School Board Directors Meeting

September 9, 2015

7:00 PM

HACTC Getaway

Draft Minutes

Board Members present: Administration present:

Kevin Christie Tom DeBalsi

Lori Dickerson Noel Bryant

Paul Keane
Peter Merrill

Paula Nulty

Student Representative:

Madelyn Koff

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

Approval of Agenda: Mr. DeBalsi clarifies Executive Session needed for Real Estate  and contract agreement.


  • letters to Board members

  • letter to Editor of Valley News

  • citizens approaching the Board in public

  • next Board meeting possible date change

Peter Merrill moves to accept the Agenda as amended. Kevin Christie seconds. A unanimous verbal vote 5 yes 0 no passes the motion.

Public Comments: None

Subcommittee/Liaison Reports

  • Policy Committee- No report/no meeting to date

  • Negotiations-Mr. DeBalsi reports no change in support staff negotiations, teacher mediation September 28th

  • HCC-Lori Dickerson reports October 26th will be the next event

  • HACTC RAB- Paula Nulty reports RAB will meet September 15th @ HACTC

  • Consolidation-Regional Meeting September 28th, HSB invited to present, Kevin Christie moves to have HSB present brief presentation of ACT 46 Peter Merrill seconds. A unanimous verbal vote 5 yes 0 no passes the motion.

  • Select Board-Paul Keane reports

Access Road to WABA and Track Pits update-Tom DeBalsi gives update. Mike Perry speaks during discussion

Minutes August 26, 2015- Paul Keane liaison to Select Board (not Charter Review committee) Peter Merrill moves to accept as amended. Paula Nulty seconds. A unanimous verbal vote 5 yes o no passes the motion.

Peter Merrill speaks to the Letter to The Editor in September 3rd and the subsequent September 7th letter.

Secretary Holcombe’s Letter regarding Standardized Testing-Mr DeBalsi reports SBAC scores were released last week

District Assessments Planning and Associated costs- Noel Bryant presents to the Board. Assessments 2015-16 was shared with the Board

School Opening Report-Mr. DeBalsi gave enrollment numbers for the start of the 2015-16 school year

Plagiarism Policy Concern sent to Board Members-Lori Dickerson leads the discussion.Joe Collea and Nelson Fogg spoke to the process of HHS

Board asks that the leadership team report back regarding individual classroom teacher policies.

Future Board Agenda items-

  • budget for consolidation reimbursement

  • school website

Peter Merrill moves to enter Executive Session to discuss complaint letter, real estate, contract agreement. Paul Keane seconds. A unanimous verbal vote 5 yes 0 no passes the motion.

Peter Merrill moves to go into Executive Session for the above issues. A unanimous verbal vote 5 yes  0 no passes the motion @ 8:47 PM.

Chief Kasten will be present in Executive Session.

Draft Minutes Respectfully Submitted

Carol Bagley