July 18, 2019

Minutes 6-28-2017

DATE: 06-30-2017

Hartford Board of School Directors

School Board Meeting Agenda

June 28, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

Superintendent of Schools Office


Board members present: Kevin Christie, Lori Dickerson (phone), Peter Merrill, Michelle Boleski

Administration present: Tom DeBalsi, James Vezina, John Clerkin, Town/School Treasurer


1.   Call to Order: Kevin Christie calls the meeting to order at 5:07 pm.               


2.   Public Comments:


  • No public was present. Mr. Merrill did comment on the recent state legislature’s and governor’s compromise to settle the budget/teacher health insurance issue. He is very concerned about how the school board will meet the budget cut expectation and be able to settle the contracts favorably.
  • Ms. Boleski updated the board on the Sister City representation for the school district. 


3. Consent Agenda 

  • Minutes: 

○      6/14/2017 Regular Meeting

○      6/14/2017 Special Meeting with Select Board

○       Peter Merrill made the motion to approve the minutes.  Ms. Boleski seconded.  Minutes approved unanimously (4 yes; 0 no)


4.   Items Requiring Board Discussion and Possible Action

  • Policy EL 4 Financial Conditions and Activities

○      John Clerkin, the Town/School Treasurer was in attendance with Jim Vezina, the Director of Finance for the school district to discuss, present and sign several documents pertaining to the new bond and application to the municipal bond bank for the high school/middle school parking lot renovation.


  • Policy EL 4 Financial Conditions and Activities

○       Mr. DeBalsipresented the bids for Mowing and Grounds work at all of the schools. An RFP was put out and 3 bids were received. Mr. DeBalsi recommends accepting the proposal from Valley Turf for a 5-year contract, as it was the lowest and most comprehensive proposal.

○      Mr. Merrill made a motion to accept the bid from Valley Turf for $100,000 per year for a 5 year term with a $1,000 per year increase for inflation. Motion passed unanimously (4 yes, 0 no)


5. Policy GP 9 Global Governance Investment

  • Board Training and Retreat
    • Jim Fitzpatrick from the Vermont School Board Association was present to work with the board on policy governance.
    • The Board developed a work plan for the 2017-18 school year.


6.  Adjournment


  • 10:06 pm Peter Merrill moves to adjourn the meeting. The motion is seconded. A unanimous verbal vote passes the motion (5 yes, 0 no). The meeting is adjourned at 10:06 pm.


Draft respectfully submitted by Tom DeBalsi