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Board Of Education

West Hartford has an elected seven-member Board of Education which is required by State Statute and Town Charter to oversee public education.
November 22, 2011
I.  Call to Order
    A.  Roll Call
    B.  Pledge of Allegiance
    C.
  Revision to Agenda Order

     Recommendation:  THAT the order of the agenda be
     changed to put the following agenda items before 
     OLD BUSINESS:

        • Induction of Newly Elected Board Members
        • New Board Members Will Take Seats at the
          Board Table
        • Election of Officers/Board Organization
        • Recognition of Outgoing Board Member
        • Nomination, Appointment, and Swearing in 
          of New Board Member
        • Brief Recess
     

II.  Public Communications:  Comments on topics of interest
     3 minutes per individual, 20 minutes per subject matter


III.  Induction of Newly Appointed Board Members

      A.  Induction of Newly Elected Board Members:
           Ellen Brassil, Bruce Putterman and Terry Schmitt

           Background:  Essie Labrot, Town Clerk, will induct 
           newly elected Board members


IV.  New Board Members Will Take Their Seats at the
       Board Table


V.  Election of Officers/Board Organization

        Background:  Pursuant to Sec. 10-218 of the State 
        Statutes, Chapter II, Section 4, of the Town Charter,
        and Section 8130 of the West Hartford School Code
        Policy, the Board of Education should at this meeting
        elect a Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, and (2) Financial
        Examiners.  Such persons to hold office for a period 
        of one year.  It is recommended that the election be
        conducted in accordance with the following procedure:

     The following recommendation is made by the present 
     Chairperson:

       Recommendation:  THAT Karen L. List act as temporary 
       Chairperson of this meeting for the purpose of electing a 
       Chairperson for the Board of Education

       1.  Karen L. List, Superintendent, will serve as temporary
           Chairperson and will call for nominations and action
           for the position of Chairperson.

       2.  The newly elected Chairperson will conduct the
            meeting.

       3.  The newly elected Chairperson will call for nominations
            and action for the election of the following officers:
            Vice-Chairperson, Secretary and (2) Financial 
            Examiners (one from each political party)


VI.  Recognition of Outgoing Board Member
 

      A.  Recognition of Outgoing Board Member Clare Kindall

          Recommendation:  THAT the Board of Education
          accept the resignation of  Clare Kindall


VII.  Nomination, Appointment, and Swearing In of 
       New Board Member

       A.  Nomination, Appointment, and Swearing In of 
            Nominee to Fill the Position on the Board Vacated
            by Clare Kindall

            Recommendation:  THAT the Board of Education 
            accept the nomination to fill the Board’s vacancy. 
            The Nominee will fill the position on the Board vacated
            by Clare Kindall for the period of November 2011 
            through the remainder of Ms. Kindall’s term in 
            November 2013.


VIII.  Brief Recess


IX.  Old
 Business
      
 
      A
.  Motion by Lib Brassil Spinella, Bruce Putterman, and
           Terry Schmitt to Accept and Approve the Revision 
           of the following Board Policies - Second Reading

           Recommendation:  THAT the Board of Education 
           accept and approve as a Second and Final Reading
          
 the following policies which were revised by the 
           Board Policy Subcommittee:
 
                6236  Instruction About Religion
                6240  Extracurricular Activities
                6260  Field Trips

      B.  Motion by Lib Brassil Spinella, Bruce Putterman, and 
           Terry Schmitt to Accept and Approve the New Policy
           6236.1 - Second Reading

           Recommendation:  THAT the Board of Education 
           accept and approve as a Second and Final Reading
           the following new policy which is proposed by the 
           Board Policy Subcommittee:

                6236.1  Observance of  Religious Holidays


X.  New Business

  
      
XI.  Staff Communications and Reports

 
     A.  Superintendent's Report

      B. 
 Staff Reports and Board Discussions

           1. 
  Multi-Year Enrollment Projections

              Background:  Mr. Chip Ward will report  

           

XII.   Routine Matters

       A.  Financial Statement

            1.  
Approval of the Financial Statement for the period 
                 ending September 30, 2011

                 Recommendation:  THAT the Board of Education 
                 approve the Financial Statement for the period 
                 ending September 30, 2011

       B.  Approval of Minutes

            1.  
Approval of the minutes of the regular Board meeting
                 of October 18, 2011

                 Recommendation:  THAT the Board of Education 
                 approve the minutes of the regular Board meeting
                 of October 18, 2011

             2.  Approval of the minutes of the regular Board meeting
                 of November 1, 2011

                 Recommendation:  THAT the Board of Education 
                 approve the minutes of the regular Board meeting
                 of November 1, 2011
         


XIII.  Information and Reports
        
       A.  Board Members: Communications and Reports
           
            1.  Reports from Other Boards and Organizations

            2.  Other Information and Discussions   
                                 
       B.  Non-Staff Communications and Reports

            1.  Reports from Student Board Representatives
            
 
XIV.  Future Business

        A.  Announcement of Meeting Dates

             1
.  Next Regular Board Meeting, Tuesday,
                  December 6, 2011, 7:00 p.m., Town Hall,
                  50 South Main Street, Legislative Chamber,
                  Room 314

        B.  Request for Future Agenda Items


XV.  Comments from Visitors - 3 minutes per individual, 
       20 minutes per subject matter
        

XVI.  Executive Session
               

XVII.  Adjournment

West Hartford Public Schools

50 South Main St, West Hartford, CT  06107

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F: 860-561-6910

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