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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.
December 4, 2012

Regular Meeting
Tuesday, December 4, 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                                                                                                       
     A.  Motion by Bruce Putterman and Terry Schmitt to Accept and Approve
          Revised Policies 6421 and 6600---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
                    6421:  Parental Access to Instructional Materials 
                    6600:  Evaluation of the Instructional Program

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

          Recommendation:  THAT the Board of Education appoint Mr. Jay Sarzen 
          as a member of the West Hartford Board of Education to fill the position 
          vacated by Ms. Lib Brassil Spinella for the period of December4, 2012 
          through November 19, 2013 and THAT Ms. Essie Labrot, Town Clerk 
          (or designee) swear in Mr. Jay Sarzen as a new Board member.

     B.  Motion by Bruce Putterman and Terry Schmitt to Approve the 
          Reviewed Policy 6291

          Recommendation:  THAT the Board of Education approve the following 
          policy which was reviewed by the Board Policy Subcommittee:

                    6291:  Parental Involvement Policy for Title I Students     

VI. Staff Communications and Reports
       A.  Superintendent’s Report
 Staff Reports and Board Discussions 
           1.  Adult Education and Continuing Education 
                Program Review

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

           2.  Personnel Report

                Background:  Mr. Rick Ledwith will report.                  

VII.  Routine Matters
       A.  Financial Statement   
            1.  Approval of the Financial Statement for the period ending October 31, 2012
  THAT the Board of Education approve the Financial 
                 Statement for the period ending October 31, 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 18, 2012, Regular Board Meeting, 7:00 p.m., 
                      Town Hall, 50 South Main Street, Legislative Chamber, room 314 
                 2.  Tuesday, January 15, Board Awards at KPM, 6:00 p.m., followed by a
                      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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