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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 20, 2012

Regular Meeting
Tuesday, November 20, 2012, 7:00 p.m.
Town Hall, 50 South Main Street
Legislative Chamber - Room 314

I.  Call to Order
    A.  Roll Call
    B.  Pledge of Allegiance
    C.  Revision to Agenda Order

II.  Student Participation

III.  Public Communications: Comments on topics of interest 
      from the public.  Board members do not respond to comments.  
      3 minutes per individual, 20 minutes per subject matter. 

IV.  Unfinished Business                                                                                                       

V.  New Business
       A. Nomination, Appointment and Swearing in of New Board Member

            Recommendation:  THAT the Board of Education appoint 
            Mr. Mark Zydanowicz as a member of the West Hartford Board of 
            Education to fill the position vacated by Ms. Ellen Brassil for the 
            period of November 20, 2012 through November 19, 2013 
            and THAT Ms. Essie Labrot, Town Clerk (or designee) 
            swear in Mr. Zydanowicz as a new Board member. 

       B.  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 two 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 take action
                 for the election of the following officers:  Vice-Chairperson, Secretary, 
                 and (2) Financial Examiners (one from each political party)

       C.  Motion by Bruce Putterman and Terry Schmitt to Accept Revised Policies 
            6421 and 6600 - First Reading       
            Recommendation:  THAT the Board of Education accept as a 
            First Reading the following policies which were revised by the Board 
            Policy Subcommittee:

                    6421:  Parental Access to Instructional Materials 
                    6600:  Evaluation of the Instructional Program

 Staff Communications and Reports
       A.  Superintendent’s Report
 Staff Reports and Board Discussions 
           1.  Summer School Report                                    

                 Background:  Mr. Dave Downes and Mr. Tom Moore will report.

           2.  Multi-Year Enrollment Projections

                Background:  Mr. Chip Ward will report.                  

VII.  Routine Matters
       A.  Financial Statement   
            1.  Approval of the Financial Statement for the period ending September 30, 2012
  THAT the Board of Education approve the Financial 
                 Statement for the period ending September 30, 2012
      B.  Approval of the Minutes             
             1.  Approval of the Minutes of the regular Board meeting 
                  of October 16, 2012                 

                 Recommendation:  THAT the Board of Education approve the 
                 Minutes of the regular Board meeting of October 16, 2012       
VIII.  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            
IX.  Future Business
          A.   Announcement of Meeting Dates
                 1.  Tuesday, December 4, 2012, Regular Board Meeting, 7:00 p.m., 
                      Town Hall, 50 South Main Street, Legislative Chamber, room 314 
                 2.  Tuesday, December 18, 2012, Regular Board Meeting, 7:00 p.m.,
                      Town Hall, 50 South Main Street, Legislative Chamber, room 314    
          B.  Request for Future Agenda Items

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

XI.  Executive Session              

XII.  Adjournment



West Hartford Public Schools

50 South Main St, West Hartford, CT  06107

T: 860-561-6600

F: 860-561-6910

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