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Agendas 2019

March 5, 2019

THE W. L. GILBERT SCHOOL CORPORATION

REGULAR MEETING

TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 2019

THE GILBERT SCHOOL LIBRARY 6:00PM

AGENDA

(A portion of this meeting may be held in executive session.)

 

1.    OPENING OF MEETING

The W. L. Gilbert School Corporation

Holly Cassaday                                    Jennifer Marchand                    Douglas Pfenninger

Richard Dutton                                    Ellen Marino                               Charles Seaback

Michelle Hintz                                     Theresa Padin                             Steven Sedlack                         

Administration - Dr. Anthony Serio, Head of School/Superintendent,  Susan 0. Sojka, Principal

Student Representatives - Conor Bailey, Lydia Bird, Bajram Gutic,  Jillian Wexler

A.    Pledge of Allegiance - Steven Sedlack

B.    Vision and Mission Statement - Steven Sedlack

 The Gilbert School is committed to assuring that all of our students are prepared to be thoughtful and productive citizens in a complex, global society.

 In pursuing this Mission, we believe that:

  •      All students can learn and be successful.
  •      All students are valued and deserve an education that addresses their academic, physical,           and social/emotional needs.
  •      All students are entitled to a safe, healthy and respectful learning environment.
  •      All members of The Gilbert School community must uphold high expectations, be accountable, and demonstrate a commitment to excellence.
  •     Celebrating the heritage of The Gilbert School strengthens community pride and inspires individual accomplishments.

 

2.    DISCUSSION/POSSIBLE ADOPTION 2019-2020 BUDGET

 

3.    ADJOURNMENT

March 7, 2019

THE W.L. GILBERT SCHOOL CORPORATION

Regular Meeting

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Beardsley Library  40 Munro Place      Winsted, CT 06098

6:00 PM

AGENDA

 

1.    OPENING OF MEETING

The W. L. Gilbert School Corporation

Steven Sedlack (Chairman), Holly Cassaday, Jennifer Marchand, Ellen Marino, Charles Seaback

Administration

Dr.  Anthony  Serio Superintendent, The Gilbert School

Winchester Board of Education

Doug Pfenninger (Chairman), Shana Devoux, Richard Dutton, Cheryl Heffernan, Michelle Hintz, Nora Mocarski, Kristen Peterson, Alexandria Propfe, Christine Royer

Administration

Melony Brady-Shanley, Superintendent, Winchester Public Schools

 

2.  APPROVAL OF MINUTES

A. Thursday, December 6, 2018

1.   Vote: Yeas___ Nays____ Abstain____

 

3.  DISCUSSIONS BETWEEN WINCHESTER BOARD OF EDUCATION AND THE W. L. GILBERT SCHOOL CORPORATION

 

4.  ADJOURNMENT

March 20,2019

THE W. L. GILBERT SCHOOL CORPORATION

REGULAR MEETING

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20, 2019

THE GILBERT SCHOOL LIBRARY

7:00 PM

AGENDA

(A portion of this meeting may be held in executive session.)

1.    OPENING OF MEETING

The W. L. Gilbert School Corporation- Holly Cassaday, Richard Dutton, Michelle Hintz, Jennifer Marchand, Ellen Marino, Theresa Padin, Douglas Pfenninger, Steven Sedlack

Administration - Dr. Anthony Serio Head of School/Superintendent, Susan 0. Sojka, Principal

Student Representatives: Conor Bailey, Lydia Bird, Bajram Gutic , Jillian Wexler

A.     Pledge of Allegiance - Holly Cassaday

B.    Vision and Mission Statement - Holly Cassaday

The Gilbert School is committed to assuring that all of our students are prepared to be thoughtful and productive citizens in a complex, global society.

In pursuing this Mission, we believe that:

  •      All students can learn and be successful.
  •       All students are valued and deserve an education that addresses their academic, physical,
  •       and social/emotional needs.
  •       All students are entitled to a safe, healthy and respectful learning environment.
  •      All members of The Gilbert School community must uphold high expectations, be
  •       accountable, and demonstrate a commitment to excellence.
  •     Celebrating the heritage of The Gilbert School strengthens community pride and inspires
  •      individual accomplishments.

 

2.     PUBLIC FORUM (2 min.)

A.    General Public

B.    Student Representatives

 

3.     CALL FOR AGENDA ITEMS

 

4.     APPROVAL OF MINUTES (2 min.)

A.    Minutes of Regular Meeting-February 27, 2019

I. Vote:  Yeas          Nays__ Abstain          

B.    Minutes of Regular Meeting-March 5, 2019

I. Vote:  Yeas__ Nays           Abstain         

 

5.     MONTHLY SCHOOL REPORT (10 min.)

A.     Julie McDougall, Director of Student Services & CJR Representatives

1. Presentation on CJR

 

6.    COMMITTEE REPORTS (10 min.)

A.    Finance

  1.   Report on Meeting: Regular Meeting March 20, 2019

  2.   Monthly Finance Report

  3.   Next Meeting: April 10, 2019

B.    Personnel

I. Report on Meeting: No meeting to report

2. Next Meeting: To Be Determined

C.    Policy

  1.  Report on Meeting: No meeting to report
  2.  Next Meeting: To Be Determined

D.     Building & Grounds

1.    Report on Meeting: No meeting to report

2.    Next Meeting: April 10, 2019

E.   Celebration of Education

1. Anticipated Date - May 31, 2019 (morning event)

 

7.    APPROVAL OF RESIGNATION (2 min.)

A. Brian lngmanson

1. Vote: Yeas          Nays         Abstain        

 

8.    SECOND READING OF POLICY UPDATES (20 min.)

A.    Administering Medication

B.    Reasonable Physical Force/Corporal Punishment

C.    Suspension and Expulsion/Due Process

 

9.    PRINCIPAL REPORT (10 min.)

A.     Susan Sojka

1. School Update

 

10.     HEAD OF SCHOOL/SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT (15 min.)

A. Dr. Anthony Serio

1.     Enrollment

2.     Contract between the W. L. Gilbert School Corporation and The

W. L. Gilbert Trust Corporation

3.    Contract between the W. L. Gilbert School Corporation and Winchester Board of Education

 

11.     BOARD OF EDUCATION REPORTS (5 min.)

A. Winchester

 

12.     SCHOOL CORPORATION CHAIRMAN'S REPORT (5 min.)

A.     Steven Sedlack, Chair., The W. L. Gilbert School Corp.

 

13.     OTHER

 

14.     ADJOURNMENT

 

April 10, 2019

THE W. L. GILBERT SCHOOL CORPORATION

REGULAR MEETING 
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 2019 
THE GILBERT SCHOOL LIBRARY 
7:00pm 
AGENDA

(A portion of this meeting may be held in executive session.)

1. OPENING OF MEETING

The W. L. Gilbert School Corporation

Holly Cassaday     Jennifer Marchand      Douglas Pfenninger
Richard Dutton    Ellen Marino                 Charles Seaback
Michelle Hintz      Theresa Padin              Steven Sedlack

Administration 

Dr. Anthony Serio, Head of School/Superintendent
Susan O. Sojka, Principal

Student Representatives: Conor Bailey, Lydia Bird, Bajram Gutic, Jillian Wexler 

A.    Pledge of Allegiance - Richard Dutton

B.    Vision and Mission Statement - Richard Dutton

The Gilbert School is committed to assuring that all of our students are prepared to be thoughtful and productive citizens in a complex, global society. 

In pursuing this Mission, we believe that:

  • All students can learn and be successful.
  • All students are valued and deserve an education that addresses their academic, physical, and social/emotional needs.
  • All students are entitled to a safe, healthy and respectful learning environment.
  • All members of The Gilbert School community must uphold high expectations, be accountable, and demonstrate a commitment to excellence.
  • Celebrating the heritage of The Gilbert School strengthens community pride and inspires individual accomplishments.

2.     PUBLIC FORUM  (2 min.)

A.    General Public

B.    Student Representatives

3.    CALL FOR AGENDA ITEMS

4.    APPROVAL OF MINUTES  (2 min.)

A.    Minutes of Regular Meeting -March 5, 2019

I.    Vote: Yeas __ Nays __ Abstain __

B.    Minutes of Regular Meeting-March 20, 2019

I.    Vote: Yeas __ Nays __ Abstain __

5.    MONTHLY SCHOOL REPORT  (10 min.)

A.    Veteran's Project, Wendy Sultaire, Buckley Morgan

6.    COMMITTEE REPORTS  (10 min.)

A.    Finance

1.    Report on Meeting: Regular Meeting April 10, 2019

2.    Monthly Finance Report

3.    Next Meeting: May 15, 2019

B.    Personnel

1.    Report on Meeting: Thursday, April 4, 2019  

2.   Next Meeting: To Be Determined

C.    Policy

1.    Report on Meeting: Friday, March 29, 2019

2.    Next Meeting: To Be Determined

D.    Building & Grounds

1.    Report on Meeting: No meeting to report

2.    Next Meeting: May 15, 2019

E.    Celebration of Education

1.    May 31, 2019 (morning event)

7.    APPROVAL OF FIELD TRIP -BOSTON, MA  (2 min.)

A.    Museum of Fine Arts- Sarah Frechette

1.    Vote: Yeas __ Nays __ Abstain __

8.    APPROVAL OF ENHANCEMENT GRANT

A.    Wrestling State Championship Jackets

1.    Vote: Yeas __ Nays __ Abstain __

9.    APPROVAL OF GRADUATION DATE  (2 min.)

A.    Friday, June 14, 2019

1.    Vote: Yeas __ Nays __ Abstain __

10.    FIRST READING OF POLICY UPDATES  (10 min.)

A.    #6146.2 - Statewide Proficiency/Mastery Examinations

11.    DISCUSSION 2019-2020 SCHOOL BUDGET  (20 min.)

12.    DISCUSSION/APPROVAL-NOTIFICATION OF NONRENEWAL OF NON-TENURED TEACHERS  (10 min.)

A.     Vote: Yeas __ Nays __ Abstain __

13.    PRINCIPAL REPORT  (10 min.)

A.    Susan Sojka

1.    School Update

14.    HEAD OF SCHOOL/SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT  (15 min.)

A.    Dr. Anthony Serio

1.    Enrollment

2.    Contract between the W. L. Gilbert School Corporation and
The W. L. Gilbert Trust Corporation

3.    Contract between the W. L. Gilbert School Corporation and Winchester Board of Education

4.    Substitute Bill No. 874 (LCO No. 6736)

15.    BOARD OF EDUCATION REPORTS  (5 min.)

A.    Winchester

16.    SCHOOL CORPORATION CHAIRMAN'S REPORT  (5 min.)

A.    Steven Sedlack, Chair., The W. L. Gilbert School Corp.

17.    OTHER

18.    ADJOURNMENT

May 17, 2019

THEW. L. GILBERT SCHOOL CORPORATION

And

WINCHESTER BOARD OF EDUCATION AD HOC NEGOTIATIONS COMMITTEE

Friday, May 17, 2019 Town Hall

Third Floor Conference Room 8:00 a.m.

AGENDA

 

1.     OPENING OF MEETING

The W; L. Gilbert School Corporation

Holly Cassaday Charles Seaback Steven Sedlack Administration Dr. Anthony Serio

Superintendent, The Gilbert School

 

Winchester Board of Education

Dr. Richard Dutton Cheryl Heffernan Doug Pfenninger Administration Melony Brady-Shanley

Superintendent, Winchester Public Schools

 

2.      NEGOTIATIONS REGARDING A SUCCESSOR CONTRACT BETWEEN WINCHESTER BOARD OF EDUCATION AND THEW. L. GILBERT SCHOOL CORPORATION

 

3.    ADJOURNMENT

May 22, 2019 Joint Special Meeting

THEW. L. GILBERT SCHOOL CORPORATION

And

WINCHESTER BOARD OF EDUCATION SPECIAL MEETING

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Northwestern Connecticut Community College Joyner Building - Room 134

Winsted, CT 06098

 

6:00 p.m. -  8:00 p.m.

 

AGENDA

1.      OPENING OF MEETING

The W. L. Gilbert School Corporation Administration

Dr. Anthony Serio

Superintendent, The Gilbert School

 

Winchester Board of Education Administration

Melony Brady-Shanley

Superintendent, Winchester Public Schools

2.      ROLLCALL

3.      BUSINESS

A.    Faciliated Joint Board of Education meeting to discuss concerns, philosophy and collaboration

4.    ADJOURNMENT

May 31, 2019

THE W. L. GILBERT SCHOOL CORPORATION

And

WINCHESTER BOARD OF EDUCATION AD HOC NEGOTIATIONS COMMITTEE

Friday, May 31, 2019

Town Hall

Blue Room 11:00 a.m.

AGENDA

 

1.      OPENING OF MEETING

The W. L. Gilbert School Corporation:

Holly Cassaday,                  Charles Seaback,                      Steven Sedlack,

Administration:   Dr. Anthony Serio, Superintendent, The Gilbert School

 

Winchester Board of Education

Dr. Richard Dutton, Cheryl Heffernan, Doug Pfenninger,

Administration

Melony Brady-Shanley, Superintendent, Winchester Public Schools

 

2.      NEGOTIATIONS REGARDING A SUCCESSOR CONTRACT BETWEEN WINCHESTER BOARD OF EDUCATION AND THEW. L. GILBERT SCHOOL CORPORATION

 

3.    ADJOURNMENT

June 19, 2019

THE W. L. GILBERT SCHOOL CORPORATION

REGULAR MEETING

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 2019

THE GILBERT SCHOOL LIBRARY 7:00PM

AGENDA

(A portion of this meeting may be held in executive session.)

 

1.    OPENING OF MEETING

The W. L. Gilbert School Corporation

Holly Cassaday                                   Jennifer Marchand                                   Richard Dutton               Michelle Hintz                                    Ellen Marino                                              Theresa Padin

Douglas Pfenninger                           CharlesSeaback                                       Steven Sedlack

 

Administration: Dr. Anthony Serio, Head of School/Superintendent,  Susan 0. Sojka, Principal

A.    Pledge of Allegiance - Jennifer Marchand

B.    Vision and Mission Statement - Jennifer Marchand

 

The Gilbert School is committed to assuring that all of our students are prepared to be thoughtful and productive citizens in a complex, global society.

 

In pursuing this Mission, we believe that:

■         All students can learn and be successful.

■         All students are valued and deserve an education that addresses their academic, physical, and social/emotional needs.

■         All students are entitled to a safe, healthy and respectful learning environment.

■         All members of The Gilbert School community must uphold high expectations, be accountable, and demonstrate a commitment to excellence.

■         Celebrating the heritage of The Gilbert School strengthens community pride and inspires individual accomplishments.

 

2.    PUBLIC FORUM                                                             2 Min.

A. General Public

 

3.    CALL FOR AGENDA ITEMS

 

4.    APPROVAL OF MINUTES                                                2 Min.

A. Minutes of Regular Meeting - May 22, 2019

I.    Vote: Yeas    Nays    Abstain   

 

5.    MONTHLY SCHOOL REPORT

A. School Resource Officer

 

6.    COMMITTEE REPORTS              10 Min.

A.   Finance

  1. Report on Meeting: Regular Meeting June 19, 2019
  2. Monthly Finance Report
  3. Next Meeting: July 17, 2019

B.    Personnel

  1.  Report on Meeting: June 6, 2019
  2.  Next Meeting: To Be Determined

C.    Policy

  1.  Report on Meeting: No meeting to report
  2.  Next Meeting: To Be Determined

D.    Building & Grounds

  1. Report on Meeting: No meeting to report
  2. Next Meeting: To Be Determined

E.    Celebration of Education

 

 

7.    APPROVAL OF CERTIFIED STAFF HIRING              5 Min.

A.    Brooke Louis, Science Teacher

1.  Vote: Yeas       Nays     Abstain    

B.    Marysol Saldana-Knipper, Spanish Teacher

1.  Vote: Yeas       Nays     Abstain    

 

8.    SECOND READING OF POLICY UPDATES

A.    #5123 Grading/Graduation Requirement

B.    #6146.21 Statewide Proficiency/Mastery Examinations

C. #6146.21 Form

D. #6146.11 Grade Weighting/Class Ranking

 

9.    DISCUSSION 2019-2020 SCHOOL BUDGET              20 Min.

A.  Administrative Salary Scale

1.   Vote: Yeas       Nays     Abstain    

B.    Approval of 2019-2020 School Budget

1.  Vote: Yeas       Nays    Abstain    

 

10.    PRINCIPAL REPORT                   10 Min.

A.    Susan Sojka

1.    School Update

a.    Scholarship Night

b.    Celebration of Education

c.    Graduation

 

11.    HEAD OF SCHOOL/SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT              15 Min.

A. Dr. Anthony Serio

A.  Enrollment

B.   Contract between the W. L. Gilbert School Corporation and The W. L. Gilbert Trust Corporation

C.  Contract between the W. L. Gilbert School Corporation and Winchester Board of Education

D.  Discussion of Superintendent Goals

E.   Food Service Program

 

12.    BOARD OF EDUCATION REPORTS                        5 Min.

A.    Winchester

 

13.    SCHOOL CORPORATION CHAIRMAN'S REPORT               5 Min.

A.    Steven Sedlack, Chair., The W. L. Gilbert School Corp.

B.    Discussion of Board Goals

 

 

14.    OTHER

 

15.    EXECUTIVE SESSION 

A.    SUPERINTENDENT EVALUATION

B.    ATTORNEY/CLIENT PRIVILEGE INFORMATION REGARDING LEGAL MATTER

 

16.    ADJOURNMENT

 

July 17, 2019

THE W. L. GILBERT SCHOOL CORPORATION

REGULAR MEETING WEDNESDAY, JULY 17, 2019

THE GILBERT SCHOOL LIBRARY 7:00 PM

AGENDA

(A portion of this meeting may be held in executive session.)

 

 

1.    OPENING OF MEETING

The W. L. Gilbert School Corporation

Holly Cassaday                                      Jennifer Marchand                                       Richard Dutton                Michelle Hintz                                         Ellen Marino                                                 Theresa Padin          Douglas Pfenninger                            Charles Seaback                                             Steven Sedlack

                               

Administration:  Dr. Anthony Serio, Head of School/Superintendent     Susan 0. Sojka, Principal

 

A.    Pledge of Allegiance - Ellen Marino

B.    Vision and Mission Statement - Ellen Marino

 

The Gilbert School is committed to assuring that all of our students are prepared to be thoughtful and productive citizens in a complex, global society.

 

In pursuing this Mission, we believe that:

  •        All students can learn and be successful.
  •       All students are valued and deserve an education that addresses their academic, physical, and social/emotional needs.
  •        All students are entitled to a safe, healthy and respectful learning environment.
  •        All members of The Gilbert School community must uphold high expectations, be accountable, and demonstrate a commitment to excellence.
  •       Celebrating the heritage of The Gilbert School strengthens community pride and inspires individual accomplishments.

 

 

2.    PUBLIC FORUM                     2 Min.

A.    General Public

 

3.    CALL FOR AGENDA ITEMS

 

 

4.    APPROVAL OF MINUTES           2 Min.

A. Minutes of Regular Meeting - June 19, 2019

I.  Vote: Yeas     Nays     Abstain    

 

5.    COMMITTEE REPORTS             10 Min.

A.    Finance

1.    Report on Meeting:  Regular Meeting July 17, 2019

2.    Monthly Finance Report

3.   Report on School Cafeteria Program

4.   Next Meeting: August 21, 2019

B.    Personnel

1.    Report on Meeting: No meeting to report

2.    Next Meeting: To Be Determined

C.    Policy

1.   Report on Meeting: No meeting to report

2.   Next Meeting: To Be Determined

D.    Building & Grounds

1.   Report on Meeting: No meeting to report

2.   Next Meeting: To Be Determined

E.    Celebration of Education

 

 

6.    APPROVAL OF RESIGNATION            5 Min.

A. Gene Batan, Guidance Counselor

1.  Vote: Yeas     Nays    Abstain    

 

7.    APPROVAL OF 2019-2020 REVISED SCHOOL CALENDAR           10 Min.

A.   Change in School Dismissal Time

 

1.    Vote: Yeas     Nays     Abstain    

 

8.    DISCUSSION/ACTION 2018-2019 SCHOOL BUDGET           10 Min.

A. 2018-2019 Fund Balance to be applied to Cafeteria Deficit Funding

 

A.  Vote: Yeas     Nays     Abstain    

 

9.    APPROVAL OF WHITSONS CONTRACT              8 Min.                                                                

A.  Vote: Yeas     Nays     Abstain

 

10.   INCREASE IN SCHOOL LUNCH PRICE TO $3.75       5 Min.    

A.   Vote: Yeas     Nays     Abstain    

 

11.   DISCUSSION/APPROVAL OF ELEVATOR CONTRACT      5 Min.                                     

A.    Vote: Yeas     Nays     Abstain    

 

12.   DISCUSSION/ACTION 2019-2020 SCHOOL BUDGET            20 Min.

A.  Approval of Superintendent and Principal Salaries

A.  Anthony Serio, Superintendent

a.    Vote: Yeas     Nays    Abstain    

 

B.   Susan 0. Sojka, Principal

a.    Vote: Yeas     Nays     Abstain    

 

13.   DISCUSSION/ACTION OPENING OF THE GILBERT SCHOOL TO WINCHESTER STUDENTS WITHOUT A CONTRACT OR AGREEMENT WITH THE WBOE

 

A.  Vote: Yeas     Nays     Abstain    

 

14.   PRINCIPAL REPORT                            10 Min.

A.   Susan Sojka

 

15.   HEAD OF SCHOOL/SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT        15 Min.          

A. Dr. Anthony Serio

A.   Enrollment

B.   Discussion of Superintendent Goals

 

16.    BOARD OF EDUCATION REPORTS                5 Min.     

A.    Winchester

 

 

17.   SCHOOL CORPORATION CHAIRMAN'S REPORT                 5 Min.

A.    Steven Sedlack, Chair., The W. L. Gilbert School Corp.

B.    Discussion of Board Goals

 

18.    OTHER

 

19.    EXECUTIVE SESSION 

a.    Superintendent Evaluation

b.    Attorney/client Privilege Information Regarding Legal Matter

 

20.   ADJOURNMENT

 

 

 

July 23, 2019 - Special Meeting

PLEASE NOTE DAY OF WEEK AND TIME CHANGE

 

THE W. L. GILBERT SCHOOL CORPORATION

SPECIAL MEETING TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2019

THE GILBERT SCHOOL LIBRARY 6:00 PM

AGENDA

(A portion of this meeting may be held in executive session.)

 

1.   OPENING OF MEETING

The W. L. Gilbert School Corporation

Richard Dutton                                   Jennifer Marchand

Michelle Hintz                                        Ellen Marino                                   Theresa Padin                  Douglas Pfenninger                              Charles Seaback                            Steven Sedlack

 

 

Administration  Dr. Anthony Serio, Head of School/Superintendent      Susan 0. Sojka, Principal

 

A.   Pledge of Allegiance - Theresa Padin

B.    Vision and Mission Statement - Theresa Padin

 

The Gilbert School is committed to assuring that all of our students are prepared to be thoughtful and productive citizens in a complex, global society.

 

In pursuing this Mission, we believe that:

  •     All students can learn and be successful.
  •     All students are valued and deserve an education that addresses their academic, physical, and social/emotional needs.
  •     All students are entitled to a safe, healthy and respectful learning environment.
  •     All members of The Gilbert School community must uphold high expectations, be accountable, and demonstrate a commitment to excellence.
  •     Celebrating the heritage of The Gilbert School strengthens community pride and inspires individual accomplishments.

 

2.     APPROVAL OF MOU SPECIAL EDUCATION AGREEMENT           30 Min.                         

A.  Vote: Yeas     Nays     Abstain    

 

3.   DISCUSSION/ACTION 2018-2019 SCHOOL BUDGET            10 Min.

A.   2018-2019 Fund Balance to be applied to Cafeteria Deficit Funding

 

I.    Vote: Yeas     Nays    Abstain    

 

B.   Tuition Forgiveness for W. L. Gilbert Trust Corporation

 

I.  Vote:  Yeas     Nays    Abstain    

 

4.    APPROVAL OF WHITSON'S CONTRACT                           8 Min.                                                          

A.    Vote: Yeas     Nays    Abstain

 

5.    ADJOURNMENT

August 21, 2019

THE W. L. GILBERT SCHOOL CORPORATION

REGULAR MEETING

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21, 2019

THE GILBERT SCHOOL LIBRARY 7:00 PM

AGENDA

(A portion of this meeting may be held in executive session.)

 

 

1.    OPENING OF MEETING

The W. L. Gilbert School Corporation

Holly Cassaday                                    Jennifer Marchand                                  Richard Dutton               

Michelle Hintz                                       Theresa Padin                                      Ellen Marino

Douglas Pfenninger                             Charles Seaback                                   Steven Sedlack

 

 

Administration - Dr. Anthony Serio,   Head of School/Superintendent      Susan 0. Sojka,  Principal

 

A.    Pledge of Allegiance - Doug Pfenninger

B.    Vision and Mission Statement - Doug Pfenninger

 

The Gilbert School is committed to assuring that all of our students are prepared to be thoughtful and productive citizens in a complex, global society.

 

In pursuing this Mission, we believe that:

  •     All students can learn and be successful.
  •     All students are valued and deserve an education that addresses their academic, physical, and social/emotional needs.
  •     All students are entitled to a safe, healthy and respectful learning environment.
  •     All members of The Gilbert School community must uphold high expectations, be accountable, and demonstrate a commitment to excellence.
  •     Celebrating the heritage of The Gilbert School strengthens community pride and inspires individual accomplishments.

2.    PUBLIC FORUM                                                            2 Min.

A. General Public

3.    CALL FOR AGENDA ITEMS

 

4.    APPROVAL OF MINUTES                                                   2 Min.

A.    Minutes of Regular Meeting-July 17, 2019

l.  Vote: Yeas     Nays     Abstain    

B.    Minutes of Special Meeting - July 23, 2019

l.  Vote: Yeas     Nays     Abstain    

 

 

5.    COMMITTEE REPORTS                                                   10 Min.

A.    Finance

I. Report on Meeting: Regular Meeting August 21, 2019

2.    Monthly Finance Report

3.    Report on School Cafeteria Program

4.    Next Meeting: September 18, 2019

B.    Personnel

1.    Report on Meeting: July 25, 2019 & August 20, 2019

2.    Next Meeting: To Be Determined

C.    Policy

1.    Report on Meeting: August 15, 2019

2.    Next Meeting: To Be Determined

D.    Building & Grounds

1.    Report on Meeting: No meeting to report

2.    Next Meeting: To Be Determined

E.    Celebration of Education

 

 

6.    APPROVAL OF CERTIFIED STAFF                                 5 Min.

A. Casey Pescitelli, Guidance Counselor

 

1.  Vote: Yeas       Nays     Abstain    

 

7.    ACCEPTANCE OF GIFT                                                   10 Min.

A. Two Samsung Flat Screen Televisions

 

1.    Vote: Yeas       Nays    Abstain    

 

8.    DISCUSSION/APPROVAL- LINE ITEMS TRANSFERS             lO Min.                                   

A.  Vote: Yeas     Nays     Abstain    

 

 

9.    PRINCIPAL REPORT                                                             10 Min.

A.    Susan Sojka

 

10.    HEAD OF SCHOOL/SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT              15 Min.

A.    Dr. Anthony Serio

1.    Enrollment

2.    NEASC Report

 

11.    BOARD OF EDUCATION REPORTS                                      5 Min.

A.   Winchester

 

12.    SCHOOL CORPORATION CHAIRMAN'S REPORT                  5 Min.

A.    Steven Sedlack, Chair., The W. L. Gilbert School Corp.

B.    Discussion of Board Goals

 

13.    OTHER

 

14.    EXECUTIVE SESSION

a.    Attorney/client Privilege Information Regarding Legal Matter

b.    Personnel Matter

 

15.    ADJOURNMENT

 

 

 

 

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September 18, 2019

THE W. L. GILBERT SCHOOL CORPORATION

REGULAR MEETING

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2019

THE GILBERT SCHOOL LIBRARY

7:00PM

AGENDA

(A portion of this meeting may be held in executive session.)

 

1.    OPENING OF MEETING

The W. L. Gilbert School Corporation

Richard Dutton                                    Jennifer Marchand                            Ellen Marino        

Michelle Hintz                                        Theresa Padin                                  Douglas Pfenninger     

Charles Seaback                                     Steven Sedlack

 

Administration

Dr. Anthony Serio, Head of School/Superintendent

Susan 0. Sojka, Principal

 

A.   Pledge of Allegiance - Charles Seaback

B.    Vision and Mission Statement - Charles Seaback

 

The Gilbert School is committed to assuring that all of our students are prepared to be thoughtful and productive citizens in a complex, global society.

 

In pursuing this Mission, we believe that:

  •   All students can learn and be successful.
  •   All students are valued and deserve an education that addresses their academic, physical, and social/emotional needs.
  •   All students are entitled to a safe, healthy and respectful learning environment.
  •   All members of The Gilbert School community must uphold high expectations, be accountable, and demonstrate a commitment to excellence.
  •  Celebrating the heritage of The Gilbert School strengthens community pride and inspires individual accomplishments.

 

 

2.    PUBLIC FORUM                                                     2 Min.

A. General Public

 

3.    CALL FOR AGENDA ITEMS

 

 

4.    APPROVAL OF MINUTES                                          2 Min. 

 

A.    Minutes of Regular Meeting - August 21, 2019

I.  Vote:  Yeas     Nays   _Abstain    _

 

5.    MONTHLY SCHOOL REPORT

             A.    Introduction of New Certified Staff

  1.    Peter Kapitancek, Social Worker
  2.    Marysol Knipper, Spanish
  3.    Brooke Louis, Science
  4.    Casey Pescitelli, Guidance Counselor
  5.    Michael Portello, Special Education
  6.    Gail Valigorsky, English

 

             B.    Introduction of Teacher Coaches

  1. Art, CTE -  Christopher Affie
  2. English -Katherine Wood
  3. Math -  Courtney Mallaney
  4. Science - Kathryn Rohlfing
  5. Social Studies -Jessica Nardine
  6. World Language, Music, PE - Francesca Daniele

 

 

6.    COMMITTEE REPORTS                                         10 Min.

1.     Finance

  1. Report on Meeting: September 18, 2019
  2. Monthly Finance Report
  3. Next Meeting: October 16, 2019

2.    Personnel

  1. Report on Meeting - September 17, 2019
  2. Next Meeting: To Be Determined

3.     Policy

  1. Report on Meeting:
  2. Next Meeting: To Be Determined

4.     Building & Grounds

  1. Report on Meeting: September 18, 2019
  2. Next Meeting: To Be Determined

5.    Celebration of Education

 

7.    APPROVAL OF ALCOHOL ON CAMPUS FOR ALUMNI EVENT      2 Min.

A.   Alumni Award's Reception, Friday, October 25, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.

1.   Vote: Yeas     Nays     Abstain    

 

 

8.    ACCEPTANCE OF RESIGNATION FROM THE W. L. SCHOOL CORPORATION    5 Min.

A.       Holly Cassaday

1.    Vote: Yeas     Nays    Abstain    

 

 

9.    SUBSTITUTE NURSING PROPOSAL                                     5 Min.                                                

A.  Vote: Yeas     Nays     Abstain    

 

 

10.   PRINCIPAL REPORT                                                            lO Min.

1.     Susan Sojka

1.  School Opening

 

11.   HEAD OF SCHOOL/SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT              15 Min.

1.     Dr. Anthony Serio

1.    Enrollment

 

12.   BOARD OF EDUCATION REPORTS                                        5 Min.

1.     Winchester

 

13.   SCHOOL CORPORATION CHAIRMAN'S REPORT                    5 Min.

1.     Steven Sedlack, Chair., The W. L. Gilbert School Corp.

2.     Discussion of Board Goals

 

14.    OTHER

 

15.    EXECUTIVE SESSION

a.    Attorney/client Privilege Information Regarding Legal Matter

b.    Personnel Matter

 

16.   ADJOURNMENT

October 16, 2019

THE W. L. GILBERT SCHOOL CORPORATION

REGULAR MEETING

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2019

THE GILBERT SCHOOL LIBRARY 7:00 PM

AGENDA

(A portion of this meeting may be held in executive session.)

 

1.    OPENING OF MEETING

The W. L. Gilbert School Corporation

Scott Beecher                                         Ellen Marino                                    Douglas Pfenninger

Richard Dutton                                       Theresa Padin                                        Charles Seaback

Jenniner Marchand                                 Kristen Peterson                                       Steven Sedlack

 

Administration   Dr. Anthony Serio, Head of School/Superintendent   Susan O. Sojka,  Principal         

Student Representatives      Lydia Bird,   Brandon Gonzalez,  Bajram Gutic, Victoria Zhovkly                                                       

                                                                                            

                                                                                                            

 

A.    Pledge of Allegiance – Steven Sedlack

B.    Vision and Mission Statement – Steven Sedlack

 

The Gilbert School is committed to assuring that all of our students are prepared to be thoughtful and productive citizens in a complex, global society.

 

In pursuing this Mission, we believe that:

  •   All students can learn and be successful.
  •   All students are valued and deserve an education that addresses their academic, physical, and social/emotional needs.
  •   All students are entitled to a safe, healthy and respectful learning environment.
  •   All members of The Gilbert School community must uphold high expectations, be accountable, and demonstrate a commitment to excellence.
  •   Celebrating the heritage of The Gilbert School strengthens community pride and inspires individual accomplishments.

 

2.    PUBLIC FORUM                                           2 Min.                                                                                                        

A.    General Public

B.    Student Representatives

1.    Introduction of New Junior Representatives

a.    Brandon Gonzalez

b.    Victoria Zhovkley

2.    Returning Senior Representatives

a.    Lydia Bird

b.    Bajram Gutic

 

3.    CALL FOR AGENDA ITEMS                                2 Min.

 

4.    APPROVAL OF MINUTES                                      2 Min.                                                        

A. Minutes of Regular Meeting – September 18, 2019

l.  Vote:  Yeas         Nays          Abstain         

 

5.    MONTHLY SCHOOL REPORT                                2 Min.                                                                     

A. Introduction of New Guidance Counselor, Casey Pescitelli

 

6.    COMMITTEE REPORTS                                        10 Min.                                                                                   

A.    Finance

1.    Report on Meeting: No meeting to report

2.    Monthly Finance Report

3.    Next Meeting: November 20, 2019

B.    Personnel

1.    Report on Meeting – No Meeting to Report

2.    Next Meeting: To Be Determined

C.    Policy

1.    Report on Meeting:

2.    Next Meeting: To Be Determined

D.    Building & Grounds

1.    Report on Meeting: No Meeting to Report

2.    Next Meeting: November 20, 2019

E.    Celebration of Education

 

7.    APPROVAL OF FIELD TRIP – WASHINGTON, D.C.          5 Min.                                              

A.      Scott Minnerly, Music Department

1.    Vote:  Yeas         Nays          Abstain         

 

8.    PRINCIPAL REPORT                                                    10 Min.                                                                                            

A. Susan Sojka

 

9.    HEAD OF SCHOOL/SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT             15 Min.                                  

A.    Dr. Anthony Serio

1.    Enrollment

2.    Resource Officer

 

10.    BOARD OF EDUCATION REPORTS                            5 Min.                                               

A. Winchester

 

11.    SCHOOL CORPORATION CHAIRMAN’S REPORT             5 Min.                                       

A.    Steven Sedlack, Chair., The W. L. Gilbert School Corp.

B.    Discussion of Board Goals

C.    Correspondence from Winchester Board of Education

D.    Committee Assignments

 

12.    OTHER

 

13.    EXECUTIVE SESSION

a.    Attorney/client Privilege Information Regarding Legal Matter

b.    Personnel Matter

 

14.    ADJOURNMENT

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October 28, 2019 - Special Meeting

THE W. L. GILBERT SCHOOL CORPORATION

SPECIAL MEETING

MONDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2019

THE GILBERT SCHOOL LIBRARY 6:00 P.M.

AGENDA

(A portion of this meeting may be held in executive session.)

 

1.    OPENING OF MEETING

The W. L. Gilbert School Corporation

Scott Beecher                                         Ellen Marino                                          Kristin Peterson

Richard Dutton                                      Nora Mocarski                                        Charles Seaback

Jennifer Marchand                                  Theresa Padin                                          Steven Sedlack

 

Administration Dr. Anthony Serio, Head of School/Superintendent     Susan O. Sojka, Principal

 

A.    Pledge of Allegiance – Scott Beecher

B.    Vision and Mission Statement – Scott Beecher

 

The Gilbert School is committed to assuring that all of our students are prepared to be thoughtful and productive citizens in a complex, global society.

 

In pursuing this Mission, we believe that:

  •   All students can learn and be successful.
  •   All students are valued and deserve an education that addresses their academic, physical, and social/emotional needs.
  •   All students are entitled to a safe, healthy and respectful learning environment.
  •   All members of The Gilbert School community must uphold high expectations, be accountable, and demonstrate a commitment to excellence.
  •   Celebrating the heritage of The Gilbert School strengthens community pride and inspires individual accomplishments.

 

2.    RESPONSE TO WINCHESTER LETTER

 

3.    WITHDRAWAL FROM STABILIZATION UP TO $100,000

 

4.    ADJOURNMENT

Minutes 2019

March 5, 2019

The W. L. Gilbert School Corporation

Minutes of Regular Meeting

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

 

The regular meeting of the W. L. Gilbert School Corporation was held on March 5, 2019 in the Gilbert

School Media Center. The meeting was called to order by Steven Sedlack at 6:02 p.m. Others members attending were Holly Cassaday, Richard Dutton, Michelle Hintz, Jennifer Marchand, Ellen Marino, Theresa Padin, Doug Pfenninger and Charles Seaback. Also attending were Dr. Anthony Serio, Superintendent; Susan Sojka, Principal and Diane Cook, Business Manager.

Pledge of Allegiance and Vision and Mission Statement were led by Steven Sedlack.

Discussion was held on 2019-2020 budget. AP Programs, Sports Participation and the Swim Program were discussed. Gilbert girls' swimmers can swim with Torrington in the fall and up to three Gilbert swimmers can swim with Northwestern Regional #7.

On February 5, the Finance Committee met to look over budget and requested that Dr. Serio look at reducing it by $106,000. At last meeting, the committee looked at an additional reduction of $100,000.

Dr. Serio recommended approval of2019-2020 Budget in the amount of $7,818,609.

A handout was presented with budget reductions totaling 200,000 for discussion.

Budget reduced to 7,618,000 reflecting a

3.35% increase.

$246,827 increase overdue

Net budget $7,584,159

$6,963,479- Winchester Board of Education

7.5% increase - $488,000

PPT = $15,146

A motion was made by Holly Cassaday, seconded by Jennifer Marchand to approve proposed budget recommended by Superintendent Anthony Serio of $7,818,609 and refer to the Joint Finance Committee.

Yeas: 2 (Holly Cassaday, Jennifer Marchand, Ellen Marino, Charles Seaback, Steven Sedlack)

Nays: 4 (Richard Dutton, Michelle Hintz, Theresa Padin, Douglas Pfenninger)

Abstain: 0

Adjournment:

A motion was made by Holly Cassaday, seconded by Jennifer Marchand to adjourn the meeting.

Vote: Yeas 9, Nays 0, Abstain 0.

Meeting adjourned at 7:12 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Ellen Marino

March 20, 2019

The W. L. Gilbert School Corporation 

Minutes of Regular Meeting 

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 

 

The regular meeting of the W. L. Gilbert School Corporation was held on March 20, 2019 in the Gilbert School Media Center. The meeting was called to order by Steven Sedlack at 7:01 p.m. Others members attending were Holly Cassaday, Richard Dutton, Michelle Hintz, Jennifer Marchand, Ellen Marino and Charles Seaback. 

Absent: Theresa Padin, Douglas Pfenninger 

Also attending were Dr. Anthony Serio, Superintendent and Susan Sojka, Principal

Pledge of Allegiance and Vision and Mission Statement were led by Holly Cassaday.

Public Forum: 

Student Representatives: Conor Bailey and Lydia Bird reported on Winter Sports and their successful seasons. Wrestling Team became State Champions for first time in school history. Conor reported that Thomaston's Basketball Coach, Mr. Bunel, sent kudos to Gilbert for cheering for an autistic player on the Thomaston team who scored three points. It was a special moment for this player and theCoach commented that our basketball team contributed to positivity for The Gilbert School. 

It was reported that the play "Annie" was a success and very well attended.

Call for Agenda Items: 

A motion was made by Ellen Marino, seconded by Holly Cassaday to add an agenda item to 8D for a field trip request. 

Yeas: 7 Nays: 0 Abstain: 0 

Approval of Minutes: 

A motion was made by Jennifer Marchand, seconded by Holly Cassaday to approve minutes of Regular meeting on February 27, 2019. 

Yeas: 7 Nays: 0 Abstain: 0 

A motion was made by Charles Seaback, seconded by Holly Cassaday to approve minutes of Special meeting on March 5, 2019. Meeting was changed corrected to say Special meeting instead ofRegular meeting. It was a Joint Finance Committee established with representatives from Gilbert and Winchester. 

Yeas: 7 Nays: 0 Abstain: 0 

Committees: 

Committee Reports: 

Finance-Charles Seaback reported that FinanceCommittee iswatching substitute line item and contingency on building repairs with an unanticipated boiler repair. Cafeteria remains unbalanced. 

Personnel - No Meeting to Report 

Policy-Committee needs to meet due to requirements of credits delayed by State and to discuss prescribed credits.

Building & Grounds - No Meeting to Report Celebration of Education - No report. 

Approval of Resignation: 

A motion was made by Holly Cassaday, seconded by Jennifer Marchand to approve with regret the resignation of Brian Ingmanson, Middle School Science Teacher. 

Yeas: 7 Nays: 0 Abstain: 0 

Second Reading of Policies: 

A motion was made by Richard Dutton, seconded by Jennifer Marchand, to approve policy changes for Administering Medications. 

Vote: Yeas 7, Nays 0, Abstain 0 

A motion was made by Holly Cassaday, seconded by Richard Dutton, to approve policy changes to Reasonable Physical Force/Corporal Punishment. Vote: Yeas 7, Nays 0, Abstain 0 

A motion was made by Ellen Marino, seconded by Michelle Hintz, to approve policy changes to Suspension and Expulsion/Due Process. 

Vote: Yeas 7, Nays 0, Abstain 0 

A motion was made by Holly Cassaday, seconded by Charles Seaback, to approve field trip request to American University. 

Vote: Yeas 7, Nays 0, Abstain 0 

Principal's Report: Susan Sojka 

Mrs. Sojka introduced Administrative intern Francesca Daniele. 

Mrs. Sojka reported that students were getting prepared for Spring sports and testing. She spoke how amazing and successful the play "Annie" was. She reported on increasing concerns with stress in adolescents, an upcoming professional development and project graduation. 

Head of School/Superintendent Report: Anthony Serio 

Dr. Serio reported an estimated 6-8 St. Anthony students may be coming toGilbert. He said Brazil contacts want middle school camp experiences, project based learning with possible travel and want to send students here who desire to attend American high schools and be immersed in American culture. He reported on visitors from High-Tech High coming to do training at Gilbert for techniques onproject-based learning. 

Reported there has been no further action on contract between The W. L. Gilbert School Corporation and The W. L. Gilbert Trust Corporation. 

Also, no further action on contract between The W. L. Gilbert School Corporation and the Winchester Board of Education. Dr. Serio and Susan Sojka are meeting with Winchester Superintendent Melony Brady-Shanley and Doug Pfenninger. 

Winchester Board of Education Report: Winchester's play "Alice in Wonderland" is April 5. Their Drama Club went to see Frozen. 

School Corporation Chairman's Report: no report Other: None

Adjournment: 

A motion was made by Holly Cassaday, seconded by Jennifer Marchand to adjourn themeeting. Vote: Yeas 7, Nays 0, Abstain 0.

Meeting adjourned at 8:32 p.m. Respectfully submitted, 

Ellen Marino 

April 10, 2019

The W. L. Gilbert School Corporation

Minutes of Regular Meeting

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

 

The regular meeting of the W. L. Gilbert School Corporation was held on April 10, 2019 in the Gilbert School Media Center. The meeting was called to order by Steven Sedlack at 7:06 p.m. Others membersattending were Holly Cassaday, Richard Dutton, Michelle Hintz, Jennifer Marchand, Ellen Marino, Theresa Padin, Doug Pfenninger and Charles Seaback.

Absent: none

Also attending were Dr. Anthony Serio, Superintendent and Susan Sojka, Principal

Pledge of Allegiance and Vision and Mission Statement were led by Dr. Richard Dutton.

Public Forum:

Nora Mocarski and Jack Bourque spoke.

Student Representatives: Conor Bailey and Lydia Bird reported on an upcoming fundraiser on April 30 for Project Graduation. They spoke about Buddy System Proposal, Pen Pals with Mrs. Aldridge's special education class, and Gilbert's Italy trip during April break. Summer programs were suggested.

Call for Agenda Items:

A motion was made by Doug Pfenninger, seconded by Jennifer Marchand to move agenda item 15 to before Item 11.

Vote: Yeas: 9 Nays: 0 Abstain: 0

A motion was made by Jennifer Marchand, seconded by Holly Cassaday to add Approval of Resignation to Item 12B.

Vote: Yeas: 9 Nays:0 Abstain: 0

A motion was made by Theresa Padin, seconded by Holly Cassaday to move agenda item 12A to Executive Session.

Vote: Yeas: 9 Nays: 0 Abstain: 0

Approval of Minutes:

A motion was made by Holly Cassaday, seconded by Theresa Padin to approve minutes of Regular meeting on March 5, 2019.

Vote: Yeas: 9 Nays: 0 Abstain: 0

A motion was made by Charles Seaback, seconded by Jennifer Marchand to approve minutes of Regular meeting on March 20, 2019.

Vote: Yeas: 9 Nays: 0 Abstain: 0

Monthly School Report:

Wendy Sultaire and Buckley Morgan presented a slide show on Gilbert students' Veteran Project.

Committee Reports:

Finance- Charles Seaback reported Substitute line item may overrun but should be okay with teacher line item. Committee is looking at cafeteria alternatives. Budget gap was discussed.

Personnel - No Meeting to Report; next meeting is April 25 @ 3 :00 p.m.

Policy -No Meeting to Report

Building & Grounds -No Meeting to Report

Celebration of Education - No report.

Approval of Field Trip:

A motion was made by Holly Cassaday, seconded by Theresa Padin to approve a field trip to the

Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA.

Vote: Yeas: 9 Nays: 0 Abstain: 0

Approval of Enhancement Grant:

A motion was made by Doug Pfenninger, seconded by Jennifer Marchand to approve an enhancement request for Wrestling State Championship Jackets not to exceed $1500.

Vote: Yeas: 9 Nays: 0 Abstain: 0

Approval of Graduation Date:

A motion was made by Theresa Padin, seconded by Holly Cassaday to approve the graduation date for Class of 2019 to Friday, June 14, 2019.

Vote: Yeas: 9 Nays: 0 Abstain: 0

First Reading of Policy Update:

#6146.2 -Statewide Proficiency/Master Examinations

Board of Education Reports - Moved from Line Item 15:

Winchester- Board is increasing budget by $300,000, approved line item change. Total Winchester budget increasing by $300,000. Gilbert line item increasing by $150,000.

A motion was made by Charles Seaback, seconded by Theresa Padin to reduce Gilbert's budget by $207,000.

Vote: Yeas: 9 Nays: 0 Abstain: 0

Discussion/approval-Notification of Nonrenewal of Non-Tenured Teachers

A. Moved to Executive Session

B. Approval of Resignation:

A motion was made by Jennifer Marchand, seconded by Michelle Hintz to approve the resignation of Spanish teacher, Kevin McKeown.

Vote: Yeas: 9 Nays: 0 Abstain: 0

Principal's Report: Susan Sojka reported on:

Project Graduation Fundraiser tickets for sale;

May 8th - Rowley Tap & Grill Fundraiser - 4:30 p.m. to closing;

May 17th - Medium presentation for Project Graduation fundraiser and Mock Car Crash being held:

May 20th - Scholarship Night

May 31 - Celebration of Education @ 8:30 a.m. in auditorium and Prom being held in the evening;

June 11th - Middle School Promotion

June 14th -Graduation

High Tech High Professional Development will be held for three days on project-based learning.

Head of School/Superintendent Report: Anthony Serio

A discussion was held on Substitute Bill No. 874 (LCO No. 6736).

Winchester Public Schools supports this bill. Melony Brady-Shanley, Superintendent of Winchester Public Schools sent letter of support and Anthony Serio, Superintendent of The Gilbert School sent letter in opposition.

School Corporation Chairman's Report: no report

Other: None

A motion was made by Holly Cassaday, seconded by Richard Dutton to enter Executive Session with an invite to Dr. Serio and Mrs. Sojka to join.

Vote: Yeas: 9 Nays: 0 Abstain: 0

Executive Session entered @ 8:58 p.m.

Back to Public Session @ 9:05 p.m.

A motion was made by Ellen Marino, seconded by Richard Dutton not to renew the teaching contract of Rodney Skottegaard for the 2019-2020 school year due to elimination of position and that the Board authorizes the Superintendent to provide written notice of the nonrenewal action.

Vote: Yeas: 9 Nays: 0 Abstain: 0

Adjournment:

A motion was made by Holly Cassaday, seconded by Richard Dutton to adjourn the meeting.

Vote: Yeas 9, Nays 0, Abstain 0.

Meeting adjourned at 9:06 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Ellen Marino

May 22, 2019 Special Meeting

THEW. L. GILBERT SCHOOL CORPORATION and 
THE WINCHESTER BOARD OF EDUCATION SPECIAL MEETING 


May 22, 2019 


MINUTES 

 

1. OPENING OF MEETING AND ROLL CALL

The special meeting of the joint boards was called to order at 6:01 PM in Room 134 of the Joyner Building, Northwest Connecticut Community College, Winsted, CT with the following participants in attendance:

Winchester Board of Education: Nora Moroski, Doug  Pfeffinger, Cheryl Heffernan, Dr. Richard Dutton, Michelle Hintz, Alex Propfe, Kristin Petersen and Superintendent of Schools, Melony Brady- Shanley.

W.L. Gilbert School Corporation: Steven Sedlack, Charles Seaback, Jennifer Marchand, Ellen Marino, Theresa Padin, Hollly Cassaday and Dr. Anthony Serio, Superintendent of the School.

2. DISCUSSION OF BUSINESS:

S. Sedlack was invited ot present a brief history of The Gilbert School which he read. He also read the school's mission statement.

The remainder of the meeting was facilitated by Nicole Caruso, Senior Staff Associate for CABE.

A wide-ranging number of topics was discussed including, but not limited to, the following: communicating information about the schools for people new to the  community, membership on the W.L. Gilbert School Corp., tensions around issues of control and money, school performance (test scores), the rolew of the W.L. Gilbert Trust Corporation and collaboration between the PK-6 and 7-12 systems.

3. ADJOURNMENT:

The meeting concluded at 8:04 PM.

Respectfully submitted for the teams, 

Steven Sedlack,

Recorder

May 31, 2019 - Negotiations

W. L. Gilbert School Corporation Ad Hoc Negotiations Team

and

Winchester Board of Education Ad Hoc Negotiations Team

May 31, 2019

 
Joint Minutes

 

1. Roll Call - Meeting called to order at 11 :09 AM in the Blue Room at Town Hall, 338 Main Street, Winsted, CT.

Present: Charles Seaback, Holly Cassaday and Steven Sedlack, School Corp Members and Dr. Anthony Serio, Superintendent of the School representing the Gilbert Team

Present: Doug Pfenninger, Cheryl Heffernan, Dr. Richard Dutton Winchester Board of Education Members and Melony Brady-Shanley, Superintendent of Schools representing the WBOE Team.

2. Approval of Minutes

A motion to approve the minutes of the May 23-2019 meeting was made by C. Seaback, seconded by Dr. Dutton and accepted unanimously.

3. Discussion regarding negotiations of the successor contract between the W.L. Gilbert School Corp. and the Winchester Board of Education.

The Gilbert Team requested time to caucus to consider the agreement reached by the superintendents to close the gap in the proposed 2019-2020 education budget proposal. The teams caucused from 11: 12 and the meeting resumed at 11 :38.

The teams agreed with the decision on budget reached by the superintendents.

The Winchester team then submitted a proposal which was a red-lined copy of the 5/23/19 draft proposal submitted by the Gilbert team. The salient points of the proposal were reviewed by C. Heffernan.

The Gilbert team requested a caucus to consider the proposals and the teams caucused from 11 :54 to 12:25.

When talks resumed the consensus was that there were substantive issues on which the teams were far apart and could not agree. Talks are discontinued indefinitely.

It was agreed that the two superintendents and two board chairs would meet and sign a one-page, one-year agreement establishing the tuition that The W. L. Gilbert School will be paid for the 2019-2020 year.

4. Adjournment- a motion to adjourn (C. Seaback/Dr. Dutton) was made at 12:40 PM and was unanimously accepted.

Respectfully submitted for the teams,

Steven Sedlack

Recorder

June, 19, 2019

The W. L. Gilbert School Corporation

Minutes of Regular Meeting

June 19, 2019

 

The regular meeting of the W. L. Gilbert School Corporation was held on June 19, 2019 in the LibraryMedia Center of the school. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Steven Sedlack at 7:05 PM.

Members in attendance were: Holly Cassaday, Jennifer Marchand, Charles Sea back, Dr. Richard Dutton, Doug Pfenninger and Theresa Padin. Also in attendance were Dr. Anthony Serio, Superintendent of the School, Susan Sojka, Principal and Diane Cook, Office of Business Affairs. Absent Excused were members Ellen Marino and Michelle Hintz.

The Pledge of Allegiance was led and Vision and Mission statements were read by Jennifer Marchand.

Public Forum: None

Call for Agenda Items: Action on Food Service Program will be taken under item 11.A.5.

Approval of Minutes:

A motion was made by Jennifer Marchand, seconded by Theresa Padin, to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting on May 15, 2019 as clarified. Dr. Dutton requested clarification on the statement, "There is no contract between the W. L. Gilbert School Corporation and the Winchester Board of Education". In fact, there is a contract for the current year to expire on June 30, 2019. There is not yet a contract going forward.

Vote: Yeas: 7 Nays: 0  Abstain: 0 Unanimous Approval.

Monthly School Report

Dr. Serio reported on the complex issues regarding the of establishing of a School Resource Office for the school. He will continue to work with town and police officials to research and resolve the issues. The position is not likely to be in place for the start of school in the fall.

Committee Reports:

Finance - Charles Sea back reported that the Substitutes account will run to a significant deficit. Line item transfers will help reconcile the budget next month. The on-going deficit in the food services program was also discussed. Finalizing the 2019-20 budget is an important issue later on in the agenda. Doug Pfenninger clarified that Winchester BOE declined the one page offer due to the request for "sole designation" from the Gilbert team.

Personnel- A recommendation from this committee regarding an Administrative Salary Scale will be brought forth later in the agenda.

Policy -There are four policies that will be presented for adoption later in the agenda.

Buildings and Grounds - no meeting, no report

Celebration of Education-the event was successfully conducted on May 31st,

Approval of Certified Staff Hiring:

A motion by Dr. Dutton, seconded by Holly Cassaday, to hire Brooke Louis as a science teacher

Vote: Yeas: 7 Nays: 0  Abstain: 0 Approved Unanimously.

A motion by Theresa Padin, seconded by Jennifer Marchand, to hire Marysol Saldana-Knipper as a teacher of Spanish

Vote: Yeas: 7 Nays: 0  Abstain: 0 Approved Unanimously.

Second Reading of Policy Updates:

A motion by Dr. Dutton, seconded by Jennifer Marchand, to approve as presented Policy #5123, Grading/Graduation Requirements.

Vote: Yeas: 7 Nays: 0  Abstain: 0 Approved Unanimously.

A motion by Jennifer Marchand, seconded by Theresa Padin, to approve as presented Policy #6146.21 Statewide Proficiency/Mastery Examination.

Vote: Yeas: 7 Nays: 0  Abstain: 0 Approved Unanimously.

A motion by Jennifer Marchand, seconded by Theresa Padin, to approve as presented Policy #6146.21 Form.

Vote: Yeas: 7 Nays: 0  Abstain: 0 Approved Unanimously.

A motion by Holly Cassaday, seconded by Charles Seaback, to approve as presented Policy #6146.11 Grade Weighting/Class Ranking.

Vote: Yeas: 7 Nays: 0  Abstain: 0 Approved Unanimously.

Discussion 2019-2020 School Budget:

A. Administrative Salary Scale

Dr. Serio reviewed the proposed administrative salary scale as recommended by the Personnel Committee.

A motion by Holly Cassaday, seconded by Jennifer Marchand, to approve as presented the Administrative Salary Scale.

Discussion ensued including objections by Dr. Dutton and Doug Pfenninger.

Vote: Yeas: 5 ~ Nays: 2~ (Dutton, Pfenninger) Abstain: 0. Motion Approved.

B. Approval of 2019-2020 Budget

Two budget scenarios were presented for discussion. Both reflected reductions in the school budget that was approved by the board on April 10th

A motion by Theresa Padin, seconded by Doug Pfenninger, to adopt the budget reflecting $309,700 in Unresolved Reductions with an overall tuition to Winchester of $6,849,086.

Discussion ensued with proponents and opponents of the motion expressing their views.

Vote: Yeas: 3 (Pfenninger. Dutton. Padin) Nays: 4 (Seaback, Cassaday, Marchand, Sedlack)

Abstain: 0 Motion Defeated.

A motion by Charles Seaback, seconded by Holly Cassaday to adopt the budget reflecting a tuition to Winchester of $6,943,193 but with Dr. Serio to hold $102,700 in the Capital Fund and not in the Operating budget.

Discussion ensued with proponents and opponents of the motion expressing their views.

Vote: Yeas: 4 (Sedlack. Marchand. Seaback. Cassaday) Nays: 2 (Pfenninger. Dutton) Abstain:

1 (Padin) Motion Approved.

Principal Report

Susan Sojka presented information on a number of topics. There were 117 graduates and 70 students attended the Project Graduation event. Twenty-one faculty members received three days of training in Professional Development regarding Project Based Learning during the week of June 17th• SBAC results were recently received and scores showed significant growth. A more formal report on test scores will be presented at a future board meeting.

Superintendent Report

Dr. Serio reported there were 463 students enrolled from Winchester for the month of June.

There is not yet a contract between the W.L. Gilbert School Corp and the W.L. Gilbert Trust Corp. There is also no new negotiated contract beyond 2019 between the School Corp and the Winchester Board of Education. The current contract ends on June 30, 2019.

Food Service Program

The Finance Committee has reviewed the proposals for food service management from Food Service Manager Lynne Metcalf and from Witsons School Nutrition. Dr. Serio briefly reviewed both proposals and recommended Witsons to provide food service to the school and to the International program.

A motion by Jennifer Marchand, seconded by Holly Cassaday to instruct Dr. Serio to move forward with contract negotiations with Witsons School Nutrition to provide food service for the 2019-2020 school year.

Discussion ensued with proponents and opponents of the motion expressing their views.

Vote: Yeas: 2. Nays: l (Dutton) Abstain 1 (Pfenninger) Motion Approved.

Winchester Board of Education Report

Doug Pfenninger noted there has been an influx in enrollment PK-6 from St. Anthony School, from magnet schools and from home schoolers. There is also a significant rise in NWEA scores.

School Corp Chairman's Report

Steven Sedlack commented that, based upon recent conversations with the WBOE, he would recommend the School Corp develop its own goals as a board. These goals could include, but not be limited to areas such as development of a five-year capital plan, increasing the school's communication to the larger community (PK-6), focus on analyzing and improving test scores, increasing transparency with documents, policies and procedures. A small ad hoc committee might draft such goals for approval by the full board.

Executive Session

A motion by Jennifer Marchand, seconded by Theresa Padin, to enter executives session for the purposes of conducting the Superintendent's evaluation and to discuss a legal matter involving attorney/client privilege and to invite Dr. Serio to attend.

Vote: Yeas: 7 Nays: 0  Abstain: 0 Unanimously Approved.

The board was in executive session from 9:00 PM until 9:40 PM. No motions were made and no votes were taken.

Adjournment

A motion by Holly Cassaday seconded by Theresa Padin, to adjourn the meeting (9:41 PM).

Vote: Yeas: 7 Nays: 0  Abstain: 0 Unanimously Approved.

Respectfully submitted,

Holly Cassaday

Recorder

July 17, 2019

The W. L. Gilbert School Corporation

Minutes of Regular Meeting

July 17, 2019

 

The regular meeting ofThe W. L. Gilbert School Corporation was held on July 17, 2019 in the Library Media Center of the school. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Steven Sedlack at 7:00 p.m. Members in attendance were Holly Cassaday, Dr. Richard Dutton, Michelle Hintz, Jennifer Marchand, Ellen Marino, Theresa Padin and Douglas Pfenninger. Also in attendance were Dr. Anthony Serio, Superintendent and Diane Cook, Office of Business Affairs.

Absent: Charles Sea back

The Pledge of Allegiance was led and Vision and Mission statements were read by Ellen Marino.

Public Forum: None

Call for Agenda Items: None

Approval of Minutes:

A motion was made by Douglas Pfenninger seconded by Dr. Richard Dutton, to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting on June 19, 2019.

Vote: Yeas: 7 Nays: 0 Abstain: 1 (Michelle Hintz)

Monthly School Report: No report

Committee Reports:

Finance - No meeting to report

Personnel- No meeting to report

Buildings and Grounds - No meeting to report

Celebration of Education- No report

Approval of Resignation:

A motion was made by Holly Cassaday, seconded by Dr. Richard Dutton, to accept with regret the resignation of Gene Batan, Guidance Counselor.

Vote: Yeas: 8 Nays: 0 Abstain: 0

Approved Unanimously.

Approval of Revised School Calendar:

A motion was made by Jennifer Marchand, seconded by Theresa Padin, to approved the revised school calendar for 2019-2020.

Vote: Yeas: 8 Nays: 0 Abstain: 0

Approved Unanimously.

Discussion/ Action on 2018-2019 School Budget:

A motion was made by Jennifer Marchand, seconded by Holly Cassady to table discussion/action on the 2018/2019 School Budget until the special meeting to be held on July 23, 2019.

Vote: Yeas: 8 Nays: 0 Abstain: 0

Approved Unanimously.

Approval of Whitsons Contract:

A motion was made by Jennifer Marchand, seconded by Theresa Padin to table until the special meeting to be held on July 23, 2019.

Vote: Yeas: 8 Nays: 0 Abstain: 0

Approved Unanimously.

Approval of Increase in School Lunch Price to $3.75.

A motion was made by Ellen Marino, seconded by Holly Cassaday to increase school lunch price to $3.75.

Vote: Yeas: 6 Nays: 1 (Theresa Padin) Abstain: 1 (Doug Pfenninger)

Approved

Approval of Elevator Contract:

A motion was made by Jennifer Marchand, seconded by Dr. Richard Dutton to approve the elevator contract.

Vote: Yeas: 8 Nays: 0 Abstain: 0

Approved Unanimously.

Discussion 2019-2020 School Budget:

Approval of Superintendent and Principal Salaries:

A motion was made by Jennifer Marchand, seconded by Ellen Marino to approve an increase of 2.5% to Superintendent's salary.

Vote: Yeas: 6 Nays: 2 (Dr. Richard Dutton, Michelle Hintz) Abstain: 0 Approved

A motion was made by Holly Cassaday, seconded by Jennifer Marchand to approve an increase of 2.5% to Principal's salary.

Vote: Yeas: 5 Nays: 3 (Dr. Richard Dutton, Michelle Hintz, Doug Pfenninger) Abstain: 0

Approved

Discussion/Approval of the Opening of The Gilbert School to Winchester Students Without a Contract or Agreement with the WBOE:

A motion was made by Ellen Marino, seconded by Holly Cassaday to approve the opening of The Gilbert School for the 2019-2020 school year for all students, including Winchester Students, despite not having a contract or written Agreement with the WBOE.

Vote: Yeas: 7 Nays: 0 Abstain: 1 (Dr. Richard Dutton)

Approved.

Principal Report: No report

Superintendent Report: No Report

Winchester Board of Education Report:

Doug Pfenninger reported on influx of students from St. Anthony School, going to hire a second grade teacher and there will be a referendum on September 7, 2019 for Hinsdale School renovation.

School Corp Chairman's Report:

Steven Sedlack, Chairman reported that there will be a discussion of Board Goals in September.

Executive Session:

A motion by Holly Cassaday seconded byy Ellen Marino, to enter executive session@ 8:14 p.m. for the purpose of conducting the Superintendent's evaluation.

Vote: Yeas: 8 Nays: 0 Abstain: 0

Unanimously Approved.

The board was in executive session from 8:14 p.m. until 9:02 p.m.

Adjournment:

A motion by Holly Cassadays, econdedb y TheresaP adin,t o adjourn the meeting at 9:02 p.m.

Vote: Yeas: 8 Nays: 0 Abstain: 0

Unanimously Approved.

Respectfully submitted,

Ellen Marino

July 23, 2019 - Special Meeting

The W. L. Gilbert School Corporation

Minutes of Special Meeting

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

The special meeting ofThe W. L. Gilbert School Corporation was held on July 23, 2019 in the Library Media Center of the school. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Steven Sedlack at 6:04 p.m. Members in attendance were Holly Cassaday, Dr. Richard Dutton (arrived at 6:09 p.m.), Michelle Hintz, Jennifer Marchand, Ellen Marino, Theresa Padin and Douglas Pfenninger (arrived at 6:26 p.m.).

Also in attendance were Dr. Anthony Serio, Superintendent, Diane Cook, Office of Business Affairs, Lynn Metcalf, Food Service Director.

The Pledge of Allegiance was led and Vision and Mission statements were read by Theresa Padin.

Approval of Special Education Agreement:

A motion was made by Michelle Hintz, seconded by Holly Cassaday, to accept the Special Education Agreement between The W. L. Gilbert School Corporation and the Winchester Board of Education.

Vote: Yeas: 8 Nays: 0 Abstain: 0

Approved.

Approval of Tuition Forgiveness:

A motion was made by Jennifer Marchand, seconded by Charles Seaback, to approved tuition forgiveness for The W. L. Gilbert Trust Corporation in the amount of $50,000.

Vote: Yeas: 5 Nays: 3 (Richard Dutton, Michelle Hintz, Doug Pfenninger) Abstain: 1 (Theresa Padin)

Approved.

Cafeteria Deficit Funding:

A motion was made by Holly Cassaday, seconded by Jennifer Marchand to apply remaining fund balance to Cafeteria Deficit Funding.

Vote: Yeas: 8 Nays: 1 (Richard Dutton) Abstain: 0

Approved.

Approval of Whitsons Contract:

A motion was made by Theresa Padin, seconded by Michelle Hintz to approve Whitsons Contract.

Vote: Yeas: 0 Nays: 9 Abstain: 0

Not Approved.

Adjournment:

A motion by Holly Cassaday, seconded by Theresa Padin, to adjourn the meeting at 7:31 p.m.

Vote: Yeas: 9 Nays: 0 Abstain 0

Unanimously Approved.

Respectfully submitted,

Ellen Marino

August 21, 2019 - 2

The W. L. Gilbert School Corporation 

Minutes of Regular Meeting 

August 21, 2019 

The regular meeting of The W. L. Gilbert School Corporation was held on August 21, 2019 in the Library Media Center of the school. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Steven Sedlack at 7:01 p.m. Members in attendance were Dr. Richard Dutton, Jennifer Marchand, Ellen Marino, Theresa Padin and Charles Seaback. 

Also in attendance were Dr. Anthony Serio, Superintendent and Diane Cook, Office of Business Affairs. 

Absent: Holly Cassaday, Michelle Hintz and Douglas Pfenninger. 

The Pledge of Allegiance was led and Vision and Mission statements were read. 

Public Forum: None 

Call for Agenda Items: 

A motion was made by Jennifer Marchand, seconded by Charles Seaback to add a policy reading between Line items 6 and 7. 

Vote: Yeas: 6 Nays 0 Abstain: 0 

Approval of Minutes: 

A motion was made by Ellen Marino seconded by Theresa Padin, to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting on July 17, 2019. 

Vote: Yeas: 6 Nays 0 Abstain: 0 

A motion was made by Charles Seaback seconded by Jennifer Marchand, to approve the minutes of the Special Meeting on July 23, 2019. 

Vote: Yeas: 6 Nays 0 Abstain: 0 

Monthly School Report: No report 

Committee Reports: 

Finance – Charles Seaback reported on contingency fund and elevator repair. 

Personnel- No meeting to report 

Buildings and Grounds – No meeting to report 

Celebration of Education- No report 

Approval of Certified Staff: 

A motion was made by Theresa Padin, seconded by Dr. Richard Dutton, to approve the hiring of Casey Pescitelli as Guidance Counselor. 

Vote: Yeas: 6 Nays: 0 Abstain: 0 

Approved Unanimously. 

First Reading of Policy: 

A first reading of Policy 5113 (a, b) Attendance, Loss of Credit and 5113.2 (a, b, c) Attendance, Excused Absences and Truancy was held. 

Due to extenuating circumstances, a motion to approve the policy changes as recommended by the Policy Committee after a first reading was made by Theresa Padin, seconded by Dr. Richard Dutton. 

Vote: Yeas: 6 Nays: 0 Abstain: 0 

Approved Unanimously. 

Acceptance of Gift: 

A motion was made by Jennifer Marchand, seconded by Charles Seaback to accept a gift of two Samsung Flat Screen Televisions for school use. 

Vote: Yeas: 6 Nays: 0 Abstain: 0 

Discussion/Approval – Line Item Transfers 

A motion was made by Charles Seaback, seconded by Theresa Padin to approve Line Item Transfers as presented. 

Vote: Yeas: 6 Nays: 0 Abstain: 0 

Principal Report: Mrs. Susan Sojka reported on the start of the new school year. New teacher orientation and new student orientation will be held on Friday, August 23, 2019. Teachers will return on Monday, August 26, 2019. First official school day for new students will be Thursday, August 29, 2019 and all students return on Friday, August 30, 2019. 

Superintendent Report: Dr. Serio reported on an estimated enrollment for start of school. He spoke about the recent NEASC report and its nice compliment to staff. Town notified Gilbert that a School Security Officer can’t happen due to the fact that we are a private entity. 

Winchester Board of Education Report: 

The Town Referendum for a Hinsdale School Renovation will take place on September 7, 2019. 

School Corp Chairman’s Report: 

Steven Sedlack, Chairman reported that there will be communication with Winchester Public Schools to work on a 5-year spending plan, possibly a Saturday morning in the fall. 

No Executive Session was held. 

Adjournment: 

A motion by Theresa Padin, seconded by Jennifer Marchand, to adjourn the meeting at 8:04 p.m. 

Vote: Yeas: 6 Nays: 0 Abstain 0 

Unanimously Approved. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Ellen Marino 

September 18, 2019

The W. L. Gilbert School Corporation 

Minutes of Regular Meeting 

September 18, 2019 

The regular meeting of The W. L. Gilbert School Corporation was held on September 18, 2019 in the Library Media Center of the school. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Steven Sedlack at 7:03 p.m. Members in attendance were Dr. Richard Dutton, Michelle Hintz, Jennifer Marchand, Ellen Marino and Doug Pfenninger. 

Also in attendance were Dr. Anthony Serio, Superintendent, Susan Sojka, Principal and Diane Cook, Office of Business Affairs. 

Absent: Theresa Padin and Charles Seaback. 

The Pledge of Allegiance was led and Vision and Mission statements were read by Steven Sedlack. 

Public Forum: None 

Call for Agenda Items: 

A motion was made by Ellen Marino, seconded by Jennifer Marchand to add Budget Reduction as item 4 under the Finance Committee Report. 

Vote: Yeas: 6 Nays 0 Abstain: 0 

Approved 

Approval of Minutes: 

A motion was made by Michelle Hintz seconded by Richard Dutton, to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting on August 21, 2019. 

Vote: Yeas: 6 Nays 0 Abstain: 0 

Approved 

Monthly School Report: 

New certified staff were introduced: Marysol Knipper (Spanish Teacher); Brooke Louis (Science Teacher); and Gail Valigorsky (English Teacher). Unable to attend were Casey Pescitelli (Guidance Counselor); Peter Kapitancek (Winchester Social Worker); and Michael Portello (Winchester Special Education Teacher). 

New Teacher Coaches were also introduced: Katherine Wood (English Dept.); Courtney Mullaney (Math Dept.); Kathryn Rohlfing (Science Dept.); Jessica Nardine (Social Studies Dept.); and Francesca Danielle (World Language, Music, PE Depts.) Unable to attend was Christopher Affie (Art, CTE Depts.) 

A Five Minute Recess to converse with new certified staff was held at 7:22 p.m. 

Meeting Reconvened at 7:32 p.m. 

Committee Reports: 

Finance – A motion was made by Doug Pfenninger, seconded by Jennifer Marchand to approve Budget Reductions as presented for 2019/2020 year. 

Vote: Yeas: 5 Nays 0 Abstain: 1 (Richard Dutton) 

Approved 

Personnel- Salary scales are being looked at. 

Policy – No report 

Buildings and Grounds: Steven Sedlack reported on compilation of a Five-Year Plan to address building needs: 13 roofs and several leaks; a need to replace HVAC units; Hot Water Heater; Window Replacements. More Information is to be gathered to address everything with a Five-Year Capital Improvement Plan. 

Celebration of Education- No report 

Approval of Alcohol on Campus for Alumni Event: 

A motion was made by Doug Pfenninger, seconded by Michelle Hintz, to approve alcohol on campus for an Alumni event in October. 

Vote: Yeas: 5 Nays: 1 (Richard Dutton) Abstain: 0 

Approved. 

Acceptance of Resignation: 

A motion was made to accept with regret the resignation of Holly Cassaday from The W. L. Gilbert School Corporation. 

Vote: Yeas: 6 Nays: 0 Abstain: 0 

Approved. 

Approval of Substitute Nursing Proposal: 

A motion was made by Ellen Marino, seconded by Jennifer Marchand, to approve a Substitute Nursing Proposal to increase the per diem pay from $150/day to $200/day. 

Vote: Yeas: 6 Nays: 0 Abstain: 0 

Approved 

Principal Report: 

Mrs. Susan Sojka reported on School theme of teaching with an open heart and an open mind. Open House held on September 12 was a successful event. 

Superintendent Report: 

Dr. Serio reported that he sent a letter to the Mayor and Selectmen of Winchester regarding a request for a School Resource Officer. The Mayor responded and said she established a committee to meet and discuss this issue. 

Enrollment was reported at 436 for Winchester, 29 for International and 1 for Hartland. 

Winchester Board of Education Report: 

Hinsdale referendum was approved by 111 votes. Enrollment is at 464 to 466. There was a good start to school and 6th grade students are getting chrome books this school year. 

School Corporation Chairman’s Report: Steven Sedlack 

No addition items to report on. 

A motion was made by Jennifer Marchand, seconded by Ellen Marino to enter Executive Session for the purpose of discussing pending litigation. 

Vote: Yeas: 6 Nays: 0 Abstain: 0 

Approved 

Entered Executive Session at 8:33 p.m. 

Return to Regular Session at 8:44 p.m. 

Adjournment: 

A motion by Theresa Padin, seconded by Jennifer Marchand, to adjourn the meeting at 8:44 p.m. 

Vote: Yeas: 6 Nays: 0 Abstain 0 

Approved. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Ellen Marino