July 16, 2019

HSB Minutes 5/9/2018

DATE: 05-25-2018

Hartford Board of School Directors

School Board Meeting Agenda

May 9, 2018 @ 4:30 pm

Superintendent of Schools Office


Board members present: Russell North, Michelle Boleski, Kevin Christie, Nancy Russell, Peter Merrill

Administrators present: Tom DeBalsi


1.  Call to Order: Kevin Christie calls the meeting to order at 4:35 PM.    


2.  Public Comments

  • Michelle Boleski shares her appreciation to see middle school students participating in green-up efforts in her neighborhood.


3.  Changes, Additions and Approval of Agenda

  • Peter Merrill moves to accept the agenda as presented. The motion is seconded. A unanimous verbal vote passes the motion (5 yes, 0 no).


4.  Consent Agenda

  • Minutes
    • Regular Meeting 4-25-2018
    • Nominations/Resignations/Leave of Absence Requests for Professional Staff
      • Appointments
        • Peter Driscoll (HHS)
        • Brett Nichols (HHS)
        • Charles Reibel (.5 Adult Ed Coordinator)
        • Carrie Parks-Bradley (HARP)
        • Jack Peisch (HMMS)
  • Resignations
    • Lauren Simon (HMMS)
    • Mat Pause (HHS)
    • Madeline Carlock (District)
  • Retirements
    • Liz Barker (SPED)
    • Peter Merrill moves to approve the consent agenda. The motion is seconded. A unanimous verbal vote passes the motion (5 yes, 0 no).


5.   Items Requiring Board Discussion and Possible Action

  • Policy EL 7 Asset Protection – Solar Project RFP Review and Decision
    • Dr. Kevin B. Jones, Director of the Institute for Energy and the Environment at the Vermont Law School, joins the Board to discuss the Solar Project RFP.
    • The Board is informed that the two proposals facing them will require them to prioritize purchasing solar electricity and greenhouse gas reductions or financial savings.
    • Dr. Jones suggests that if the Board prioritizes financial savings, they should make a decision soon to reap the most benefit in the event of unforeseen policy changes that have been the trend.
    • Peter Merrill motions that the Board prioritize financial savings with respect to the Solar Project RFP. The motion is seconded. A unanimous verbal vote passes the motion (5 yes, 0 no).
    • Policy GP 9 Global Governance Investment
      • Board Training and Retreat


  • Kevin Christie called the meeting back to order at 8:10. The board is resuming the conversation about the solar project. The board would like the superintendent to make a recommendation for which solar proposal he prefers.


6.   Adjournment

  • The board adjourned at 8:20, Peter motioned, Nancy seconded.


Next School Board Meeting is Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 7:00 PM at the Hartford Town Hall