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BOARD OF EDUCATION

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									                               BOARD OF EDUCATION
                            NEWINGTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS
                               NEWINGTON, CT 06111

                                                        Newington Town Hall
                                                        Helen W. Nelson Meeting Room
                                                        Wednesday, May 26, 2010
                                                        7:15 p.m. or Immediately following
                                                        Permanent Art Collection Reception
                                                        in Town Hall Foyer at 6:30 p.m.

                                  REGULAR SESSION

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

ABSENT:                     Sharon Braverman, Mary Niro

ADMINISTRATION:             Dr. Collins, Pamela Muraca, Lou Jachimowicz


A.   Call to Order

     Chairperson Stephen Woods called the Regular Session of the Newington Board of
     Education to order at 7:15 p.m.

     Pledge of Allegiance

B.   Presentation of Awards/Proclamations

     1. Recognition of Permanent Art Collection Recipients
     2. Appreciation – NCTV – Channel 14

C.   Public Participation on Presentations


D.   Approval of Minutes

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

            Regular Session                     April 28, 2010
            Informational Meeting               May 12, 2010
Board of Education Meeting
May 26, 2010
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MOTION:       Pamela Raynock moved to accept the minutes of the Regular Session held on
              April 28, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. as written. Beth DelBuono seconded. The motion
              passed 6-0. Abstained: Daniel Carson

MOTION:       Pamela Raynock moved to accept the minutes of the Informational Meeting held
              on May 12, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. as written. Beth DelBuono seconded. The motion
              passed 6-0. Abstained: Marc Finkelstein


E.     Superintendent of Schools’ Report

F.     Public Participation on Any Matter Related to Board Responsibilities

G.     Old Business

H.     New Business

MOTION:       Daniel Carson moved the Board of Education suspend the rules for the purpose of
              adding an additional action item as it concerns textbook adoption. Pamela
              Raynock seconded. The motion passed unanimously.

       1A.    Action – Approval of Textbooks

MOTION:       Daniel Carson moved the Board of Education approve the textbooks: Blink: The
              Power of Thinking Without Thinking; Outliers: The Story of Success; Forty
              Studies that Changed Psychology: Explorations into the History of Psychological
              Research, 6th Edition; and What the dog Saw. Beth DelBuono seconded. The
              motion passed unanimously.

       1.     Report – Staff Development Activities

       2.     Action – Establishment of Meeting Dates for 2010-2011

MOTION:       Beth DelBuono moved the Board of Education approve the following meeting
              dates for the 2010-2011 school year:

                      September 7 and 22, 2010 (Note: 9/7/10 is a Tuesday)
                      October 13 and 27, 2010
                      November 10, 2010
                      December 8, 2010
                      January 12 and 26, 2011
                      February 9, 2011
                      March 9 and 23, 2011
                      April 13 and 27, 2011
                      May 11 and 25, 2011
                      June 8, 2011

              Daniel Carson seconded. The motion passed unanimously.
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May 26, 2010
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       3.     Action – Use of School Building Fees 2010-2011

MOTION:       Daniel Carson moved the Board of Education increase building use fees by 2%
              beginning July 1, 2010. Nancy Petronio seconded. The motion passed
              unanimously.

       4.     Action – Employee Computer Purchase Plan

MOTION:       Pamela Raynock moved the Board of Education authorize the Superintendent of
              Schools to continue the Employee Computer Purchase Program for the 2010-2011
              school year. Daniel Carson seconded. The motion passed unanimously.

       5.     Action – Healthy Foods Certification

MOTION:       Marc Finkelstein moved the Board of Education authorize the Superintendent of
              Schools to submit an application to the Connecticut State Department of
              Education indicating all food items made available for sale to students will meet
              the national standards during the period of time July 1, 2010 through June 30,
              2011. Such certification shall include all food offered for sale to students
              separately from reimbursable meals at all times and from all sources, including
              but not limited to, school stores, vending machines, school cafeterias, and any
              fundraising activity on school premises, whether or not school sponsored. Daniel
              Carson seconded. The motion passed unanimously.

       6.     Action – Meeting Cancellation

              Clarke Castelle moved the Board of Education cancel the regular meeting
              scheduled for Wednesday, June 9, 2010. Pamela Raynock seconded. The motion
              passed unanimously.

       7.     Action – Transfer of Funds 2009-2010

MOTION:       Marc Finkelstein moved the Board of Education authorize the Superintendent of
              Schools to make the needed budget transfers which will reflect an unencumbered
              balance of zero at the end of the 2009-2010 school year. Beth DelBuono
              seconded. The motion passed unanimously.

       8.     Action – New Board Policy Security Check/Fingerprinting 4112.5/4212.5

MOTION:       Nancy Petronio moved the Board of Education approve new Policy 4112.5/4212.5
              – Security Check/Fingerprinting as recommended. Daniel Carson seconded. The
              motion passed unanimously.

       9.     Action – Revision to Board Policy Student Teaching and Internships 4122

MOTION:       Nancy Petronio moved the Board of Education approve the revisions to Policy
              4122 – Student Teaching and Internships as recommended. Pamela Raynock
              seconded. The motion passed unanimously.
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May 26, 2010
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       10.    Action – Revision to Board Policy Staff Development 4131

MOTION:       Nancy Petronio moved the Board of Education approve the revisions to Policy
              4131 – Staff Development as recommended. Daniel Carson seconded. The
              motion passed unanimously.

       11.    Action – Revision to Board Policy Admission Policy 5111

MOTION:       Nancy Petronio moved the Board of Education approve the revisions to Policy
              5111 – Admission Policy as recommended. Pamela Raynock seconded. The
              motion passed unanimously.

       12.    Action – Revision to Board Policy Ages of Attendance 5112

MOTION:       Nancy Petronio moved the Board of Education approve the revisions to Policy
              5112 – Ages of Attendance as recommended. Beth DelBuono seconded. The
              motion passed unanimously.

       13.    Action – Revision to Board Policy Search and Seizure 5145.12

MOTION:       Nancy Petronio moved the Board of Education approve the revisions to Policy
              5145.12 – Search and Seizure as recommended. Clarke Castelle seconded. The
              motion passed unanimously.

       14.    Action – 2011-2012 School Calendar Adoption

MOTION:       Nancy Petronio moved the Board of Education adopt the 2011-2012 school
              calendar as recommended by the Superintendent of Schools (and revised by the
              Board of Education). Pamela Raynock seconded. The motion passed
              unanimously.

I.     Public Participation on Any Matter Related to Board Responsibilities

J.     Remarks by Board Members

K.     Adjournment


MOTION:       Marc Finkelstein moved to adjourn. Clarke Castelle seconded. The motion
              passed unanimously.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:47 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,



Pamela Raynock, Secretary                  Debra O. Craig, Board Clerk
Board of Education Meeting
May 26, 2010
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                              PUBLIC PARTICIPATION


Brian Zenzie                 Questioned the lack of action/discussion in regards to an
352 Maple Hill Avenue        informational packet sent to the Board of Education in August
                             2009 regarding the high school summer reading packet.
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May 26, 2010
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AMENDMENT: Nancy Petronio moved the Board of Education amend the motion on the
        proposed 2010-2011 school calendar to accommodate a revised conference
        schedule. Sharon Braverman seconded. The amendment was not accepted by the
        person who made a second to the original motion.

ORIGINAL MOTION: Stephen Woods moved the Board of Education adopt the school
          calendar for the 2010-2011 year as proposed by the Superintendent of Schools.
          Beth DelBuono seconded. The motion failed five to two. Voting in favor were
          Daniel Carson, Beth DelBuono. Opposed: Nancy Petronio, Pamela Raynock,
          Meg Casasanta, Sharon Braverman and Stephen Woods. Abstained: Mary Niro

								
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