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					                               BOARD OF EDUCATION
                            NEWINGTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS
                               NEWINGTON, CT 06111

                                                        Newington Town Hall
                                                        Helen W. Nelson Meeting Room
                                                        Wednesday, March 24, 2010
                                                        7:00 p.m.


                                   REGULAR SESSION

PRESENT:                    Chairperson Stephen Woods, Marc Finkelstein, Pamela Raynock,
                            Sharon Braverman, Daniel Carson, R. Clarke Castelle, Beth
                            DelBuono, Nancy Petronio

ABSENT:                     Mary Niro

ADMINISTRATION:             Dr. Collins, Dr. Schumann, Pamela Muraca, Lou Jachimowicz


A.   Call to Order

     Chairperson Stephen Woods called the Regular Session of the Newington Board of
     Education to order at 7:02 p.m.

     Pledge of Allegiance

B.   Presentation of Awards/Proclamations


C.   Public Participation on Presentations
      None.

D.   Approval of Minutes

     Chairperson Stephen Woods asked if there were any additions or corrections to the
     following minutes:

            Special Meeting                     February 23, 2010
            Regular Session                     February 24, 2010
            Informational Meeting               March 10, 2010


MOTION:     Pamela Raynock moved to accept the minutes of the Special Meeting held on
            February 23, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. as written. Sharon Braverman seconded. The
            motion passed unanimously.
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MOTION:         Pamela Raynock moved to accept the minutes of the Regular Session held on
                February 24, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. as written. Nancy Petronio seconded. The motion
                passed unanimously.

MOTION:         Pamela Raynock moved to accept the minutes of the Informational Meeting held
                on March 10, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. as written. Sharon Braverman seconded. The
                motion passed unanimously.

E.      Superintendent of Schools’ Report

F.      Public Participation on Any Matter Related to Board Responsibilities

G.      Old Business

        None.

H.      New Business

     1. Action – Resolution Honoring School Secretaries (April 14, 2010)

MOTION:         Pamela Raynock moved the Newington Board of Education proclaim Wednesday,
                April 14, 2010 as Professional Secretaries Day to honor the school and central
                office secretaries’ commitment to the students of the Newington Public Schools.
                R. Clarke Castelle seconded. The motion passed unanimously.

     2. Action - Resolution Honoring Teachers (May 4, 2010)

MOTION:         Nancy Petronio moved the Board of Education proclaim Tuesday, May 4, 2010 as
                Newington Teacher Appreciation Day to honor Newington teachers for their
                commitment to the children of Newington. Beth DelBuono seconded. The motion
                passed unanimously.

     3. Action – Resolution Honoring School Nurses (May 12, 2010)

MOTION:         Dr. Finkelstein moved the Board of Education proclaim Wednesday, May 12, 2010
                as Newington School Nurses’ Day to honor Newington nurses for their
                commitment to the health and well-being of our school age children. Beth
                DelBuono seconded. The motion passed unanimously.

     4. Action – Health Benefits Fund Performance

MOTION:         Dr. Finkelstein moved the Board of Education direct the Superintendent of Schools
                to notify the Town in writing no later than April 8th of the Board’s intent to reduce
                planned contributions to the Health Benefits Fund over the remainder of the current
                fiscal year by $0, and that any credit that is ultimately realized from the September
                30th “settlement” calculation be utilized to reduce Health Benefits Fund
                contributions for the 2010-2011 fiscal year. This settlement credit will be used in
                full, if possible, commencing with the Health Benefits Fund contributions due for
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              October. Any residual credit will be fully used in the succeeding months until
              exhausted. R. Clarke Castelle seconded. The motion passed unanimously.

   5. Action – Approval for Plans & Specifications for NHS OCR Project

MOTION:       Daniel Carson moved the Board of Education approve the plans and specifications
              for the Newington High school OCR Correction Project. Pamela Raynock
              seconded. The motion passed unanimously.

   6. Action – Approval for NHS Gym floor Asbestos Removal

MOTION:       Daniel Carson moved the Board of Education approve the Educational
              Specifications for asbestos abatement code compliance work associated with the
              replacement of the Newington High School gymnasium floor. Beth DelBuono
              seconded. The motion passed unanimously.

MOTION:       Dr. Finkelstein moved the Board of Education suspend the rules to add an
              additional action item to vote to direct the Superintendent to give written
              notification of non-renewal to a non-tenured teacher.
              Beth DelBuono seconded. The motion passed unanimously.

   7. Action – Approval of Nonrenewal of Non-tenured Teacher

MOTION:       Sharon Braverman moved to table this motion until a discussion in Executive
              Session. Pamela Raynock seconded. The motion passed unanimously.

MOTION:       Dr. Finkelstein moved the Board of Education suspend the rules to add an
              additional action item to vote on a request for a childrearing leave.
              Daniel Carson seconded. The motion passed unanimously.

   8. Action – Approval of Childrearing Leave of Absence
             Dr. Finkelstein moved the Board of Education approve the request for a
             Childrearing Leave of Absence for Julie Butryman from April 14, 2010 through the
             remainder of the 2009-2010 school year. Nancy Petronio seconded. The motion
             passed unanimously.

   9. Action – Election of Superintendent of Schools

MOTION:       Pamela Raynock moved the Board of Education elect Dr. William C. Collins as
              Superintendent of Schools for a three-year term commencing March 24, 2010 and
              ending March 23, 2013 in accordance with Connecticut General Statute Section 10-
              157. Beth DelBuono seconded. The motion passed unanimously.


MOTION:       Daniel Carson moved to adjourn to Executive Session for personnel matters
              including approval of nonrenewal of non-tenured teacher. Nancy Petronio
              seconded. The motion passed unanimously.

The Executive Session was called to order at 7:32 p.m.
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MOTION:       Dr. Finkelstein moved to adjourn to Regular Session. Daniel Carson
              seconded. The motion passed unanimously.

The Regular Session was called to order at 8:15 p.m.

MOTION:       Dr. Finkelstein moved the Board of Education direct the Superintendent of Schools
              to provide written notification of contract non-renewal for the 2010-2011 school
              year to non-tenured teacher “MB”. Beth DelBuono seconded. The motion passed
              unanimously.

I.     Public Participation on Any Matter Related to Board Responsibilities

J.     Remarks by Board Members

K.     Adjournment

MOTION:        Sharon Braverman moved to adjourn. Beth DelBuono seconded. The motion
               passed unanimously.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:17 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,



Pamela Raynock, Secretary                   Debra O. Craig, Board Clerk




                                 PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

                                              None

				
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