Montpelier Board of School CommissionersMinutesMinutes - September 21, 2011

Minutes - September 21, 2011

1.       Call to Order  In the absence of Chairwoman Aldrich and Vice Chairman Robinson, Mr. VanDerlip called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. 

2.       Adjust/Review Agenda  The student recognition discussion will be tabled until the full board is in attendance.

3.       Public Comments  None.

4.       Discuss Coaching Expectations, Evaluations and Supervision  Principal Evans provided an update on the process for establishing an evaluation system for coaches.  At this point there are three evaluation tools that could be used – a job description, a parent survey and a rubric.  Copies of these documents were provided and discussed.  Mr. Jones expressed interest in seeing a stronger connection between the school academic program and athletics.  Principal Evans informed the board that the high school will pilot the survey this fall.  Development of a similar survey for completion by the student athletes was discussed. 

5.       Superintendent’s Report 

a.       Organizational Chart  Superintendent Ricca reported on job descriptions currently in place and those still lacking.  The next step in the process is examining evaluation instruments.  Superintendent Ricca will report on this piece at the next meeting. 

b.       Employee Handbook  There was board consensus to have Superintendent Ricca delay work on this project in order to focus his attention on the more imperative task of assessing and completing job descriptions and evaluation instruments. 

c.       Superintendent Evaluation Survey  Superintendent Ricca requested direction on timing for the survey’s distribution.  Mr. Jones asked that the Director of Technology be designated to collect data and report findings. 

d.       ASCD Conference  A written memo was provided. 

e.       Policy Governance  Superintendent Ricca will solicit dates for a meeting with Laura Soares via e-mail tomorrow. 

6.       Discuss Student Achievement Recognition  Tabled.

7.       Update on Collaboration/Consolidation Efforts  A plan for preserving existing efforts with Washington Central Supervisory Union was discussed in light of the announcement of Robbe Brook’s retirement at the end of the current school year.  Superintendent Ricca also shared expressed interest by Washington South Supervisory Union in possible collaboration/consolidation efforts.

8.       Update on Municipal Heating Initiative  Mr. Jones reported that responses to the RFP have been received and are being reviewed.  Further updates will be provided. 

9.       Consent Agenda

a.       Minutes of September 7, 2011

b.       Warrants

c.       Quarterly Financial Report

d.       Co-Curricular Contracts

Mrs. Herz moved, seconded by Mr. Phillips, to approve the consent agenda including minutes of the September 7, 2011 meeting, Warrants 13 and 14 dated September 29, 2011 in the amounts of $774,591.25 and $14,514.16 respectively, the FY11 fourth quarter financial report, and co-curricular contracts (see listing).  Motion carried unanimously.

10.   Announcements/Review Meeting (+/∆) 

-           A protocol for responding to public concerns, complaints, etc. needs to be discussed.

11.   Adjournment  On a motion duly made and seconded, the board voted unanimously to adjourn at 7:53 p.m. 

Heather Michaud

Recorder

Co-curricular Appointments

Austin-Hutchins, Barbara

Class Advisor: Juniors

MHS

Austin-Huchins, Barbara

Project Graduation Advisor

MHS

Belanger, Valerie

Co-Class Advisor: Seniors

MHS

Brace, Rhonda

Crafter’s Edge Advisor

MSMS

Chabot, Lauren

Field Hockey Coach

MSMS

Dugger III, Lloyd

Band Advisor

MHS

Giroux, Anne

Crafter’s Edge Advisor

MSMS

Johnson, Hannah

Fall Play (Choreographer)

MHS

McGraw, David

Student Council Advisor

MHS

McGraw, Jody

AFS Advisor

MHS

McGraw, Jody

National Honor Society Advisor

MHS

Miles, Jason

Crafter’s Edge Advisor

MSMS

Murphy-Egri, Alexis

Vocal Music Advisor

MHS

Pearson, Brooke

Debate/Forensics Co-Advisor

MHS

Pearson, Brooke

Scholars’ Bowl Advisor

MHS

Pulsifer, Corey

Soccer, Boys: Grade 7 Coach

MSMS

Russo, Marijke

Debate/Forensics Co-Advisor

MHS

Sabo, Thomas

Earth Group Co-Advisor

MHS

Scharf, Richard

Earth Group Co-Advisor

MHS

Thomas, Eliza

Fall Play (Accompanist)

MHS

Thomas, Joy

Yearbook Advisor

MSMS

Tillotson, Jerry

Yearbook Advisor

MHS

Tillotson, Jerry

Yearbook Assistant Advisor

MHS

Watson, Anne

Co-Class Advisor: Seniors

MHS

Weigand, Scott

Masque Advisor

MHS

Youngwood, Susan

Solon Spectrum Advisor

MHS

Zeller, Ivy

SADD/VTLSP Advisor

MHS

Zurowski, Kerri

Soccer, Girls: Grade 7 Coach

MSMS

Zurowski, Kerri

Soccer, Girls: Grade 8 Coach

MSMS

Zurowski, Tim

Soccer, Boys: Grade 8 Coach

MSMS

 

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