Minutes              Taconic & Green Regional School District              September 19, 2017

Taconic & Green Regional School District

 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

 

6:30 PM

 

Minutes

1.              Call to Order at 6:39pm

PRESENT:              Lauralee Van Ommen Kloeke, Jim Salsgiver, Jeff Cleary, Richard Dale, Mark Kaplan, Herb Ogden, Jay Ouellette, Melanie Virgilio, Jessica Watson, David Chandler, Georgeanne Bonifanti, Jackie Wilson, Randi Kulis, Sue Wilborn

ABSENT:              Debra Lyneis, Joe Hoffman

 

2.              Public Comment - none

3.              Recommendation to Approve Minutes

a.              T&G Policy Committee - Regular Meeting - Sep 6, 2017 7:00 PM

RESULT:              ACCEPTED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Richard Dale

SECONDER:              Jim Salsgiver

AYES:              Lauralee Van Ommen Kloeke, Jim Salsgiver, Jeff Cleary, Richard Dale, Mark Kaplan, Herb Ogden, Jay Ouellette, Melanie Virgilio, Jessica Watson, David Chandler, Georgeanne Bonifanti

b.              September 8, 2017 (not available)

4.              Report of the Superintendent

a.              Action - Approve Operating Norms

RESULT:              APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Richard Dale

SECONDER:              Jay Ouellette

AYES:              Lauralee Van Ommen Kloeke, Jim Salsgiver, Jeff Cleary, Richard Dale, Mark Kaplan, Herb Ogden, Jay Ouellette, Melanie Virgilio, Jessica Watson, David Chandler, Georgeanne Bonifanti

b.              Action - Approve Board Goals for FY18

Goal 1 - change: "enhance our" to "enhance student"

Goal 4 - change goal to be:

 

Deliver a budget that is articulate and is so well understood that it passes with a solid majority.  The budget will be created to take advantage of the district’s opportunities and strengths, and be reasonable to ensure that Taconic & Green has sufficient resources to successfully implement policies and programs.    

RESULT:              APPROVED AS AMENDED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Richard Dale

SECONDER:              Jay Ouellette

AYES:              Lauralee Van Ommen Kloeke, Jim Salsgiver, Jeff Cleary, Richard Dale, Mark Kaplan, Herb Ogden, Jay Ouellette, Melanie Virgilio, Jessica Watson, David Chandler, Georgeanne Bonifanti

c.              Action - Policy Work

1st reading on 10/17.  No motion.

 

Inter-District School Choice Policy:

 

2nd to last sentence of the last bullet point should be a new bulleted section.

 

Point 4

·              Choice for all - needs to be equitable

·              Danby, Mt. Tabor, Sunderland - choice for 7/8 as home base

·              Jackie will check with legal counsel regarding choice for some and designation for others

·              SU Leaders responsibility for procedure to implement the policy

             

Transportation Policy

 

Add the following language after "transportation contract" - and the schools that we do not transport to.

 

Enrollment of Non-Resident Students

 

At the end of the 1st line, add an "s" to school.

 

In #2 & #3, change "Principal" to "Superintendent"

 

Kindergarten Entrance

 

Take out the EXCEPTIONS.

 

Jay wonders about exceptions - he wants the exceptions to stand.  Board discussed pros and cons for setting a cutpoint.  Dick - every policy appeal can go to the superintendent.

RESULT:              DISCUSSION

d.              Action - Communications on Facebook

Jay will administer the page and Georgeanne will be the co-administrator.

RESULT:              DISCUSSION

e.              Discussion - Budget Process Overview (Sue Wilborn)

Sue shared the process she will use to develop the T&G budget.  Discussion about debt and payments.  Consider talking to towns about tax collection date alignment in the future.

f.              Distribution - BRSU Instructional Leadership Plan of Action

Jackie presented these to board members

RESULT:              DISCUSSION

g.              Distribution - BRSU Teachers as Designers

RESULT:              DISCUSSION

h.              Distribution - Work Plan

RESULT:              DISCUSSION

5.              Future Agenda Items

1) Protocol for use of schools as emergency center for town

2) Policy 1st read 10/17

3) Discuss as a board how to effectively manage communication

6.              Board Updates

Melanie - VSBA - if not getting emails, let Melanie know

Annual VSBA mtg 10/19-10/20 and we vote; get thoughts to Jim and Melanie about vote input

7.              Public Comment

8.              Next Meeting Dates

a.              October 3, 2017 - Dorset - 6:30pm

b.              October 17, 2017 - Flood Brook - 6:30pm

9.              Adjournment at 8:43pm

Respectfully Submitted,

Randi Kulis

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