July 18, 2019

Negotiations Minutes 1-12-2017

DATE: 01-17-2017

Hartford School Board of Directors

January 12, 2017

Hartford High School, Room 105

37 Highland Ave

White River Jct., VT  05001

Draft Minutes


Meeting was called to order by Lori Dickerson at 5:15pm.


School Board members present:  Lori Dickerson, Kevin Christie (both members on conference call)

Others present:  Tom DeBalsi, Scott Cameron, Carol Whitney, Paul Doiron, Thatcher Hinman, Gail Haynes, Anne Cerasoli and Sara Rice



1. Having an informal work session.
2. How is new money calculated?
3. Article 9A
4. Article 19A


Kevin Christie made the motion in accordance with Vermont’s Open Meeting Law requirements, I move that the Board find that premature general public knowledge of the discussion of Labor Relations Agreements would clearly place the School Board at a substantial disadvantage, because the School Board risks disclosing its negotiation strategy if it discusses Labor Relations Agreements in public. I further move that the Board enter into Executive Session to discuss Labor Relations Agreements with Employees, under the provisions of Title 1, Section 313(a) (1) of the Vermont Statutes.


Lori Dickerson seconded the motion.  Motion carries 2-0.


The Board went into executive session 5:50pm.


Kevin Christy made a motion to come out of executive session at 6:15pm.


TAs for next meeting:

​Article XIX Medical Exam/Evaluation  A

​Article XXI Personnel Reduction   A

​Add M from Article VII in the 2012-2014 contract back into Article VII


Board withdraws their proposal in Article V  C


The next meeting will be a non-binding work session to discuss:  salary, insurances, # of days/time, retirement and personal days.  The Board and the HEA agreed that there needs to be an agreement that states any discussion will be non-binding.  Scott Cameron will draft this up.


Next meeting date:  

o January 24, 2017; 4:30 – 6:30


Adjournment:  Kevin Christie made a motion to adjourn.  Motion seconded by Lori Dickerson.  Meeting adjourned at 7:00pm.


Respectfully submitted


Linda Nash