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School Board Meeting Agenda 5-8-17

SWANTON SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

SWANTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL LIBRARY

May 8, 2017

6:00 PM

 

 

AGENDA:   

 

6:00pm         Call Meeting to Order

  • Agenda Amendments

 

6:05pm                          Comments and Correspondence from the Public (Listen)

  • Possible Topics for Future Board Meeting Agendas

 

6:10pm         Approval of April 10th Board Meeting Minutes (Action)

 

6:15pm         Business Report

  • Summer Work – Jason Butler
  • Warrants

 

6:40pm            Principal’s Report

  • End of Year Planning
  • Enrollment
  • PBIS Update and Data Share
  • Student Update
  • Teacher Update
  • Important Dates

 

7:00pm            Superintendent’s Report

  • AOE Education Quality Review – 2019
  • FNW Student Support Services Recruitment Updates
  • Half-Day on June 16th
  • Legislative Update
    • Health Care

 

7:20pm            Old Business

  • Act 46 Independent Study Update (attachment)
    • Enrollment, Tax Rate, Student/Teacher Ratio Data
  • State Board Alternative Plan Rules (attachment)

 

7:40pm            New Business

 

7:45pm          Future Board Meeting Dates

  • FNWSU Board Meeting – June 7th, 6:30 at Highgate Elem. School
  • Swanton Elem. Board Work Session – June 12th, 5:00 to 8:30PM
  • Act 46 Independent Study Committee Meeting – May 1st, May 23rd, June 1st, 7:00 PM @ MVU Library
  • Negotiations Meetings
    • Teacher Negotiations Planning – May 10th and May 25th, 6:00 PM, at SU Office
    • Teacher Negotiations w/ Assoc. – May 10th, May 15th, May 31st, 7:00 PM, MVU Library

7:50pm                           Anticipated Executive Session

(Answer the Executive Session Compliance Question…Where premature public knowledge would clearly place the Board or other party at a substantial disadvantage)

  • Negotiations Update
  • Contract Issues

 

8:30pm          Exit Executive Session

  • Possible Action

 

8:40pm          Adjournment

 

FY2017 School Board Goals:                                                                                                                                                    

  1. Develop a 3-5 year strategic vision and plan that focuses on what the community wants for children.
    1. Maintain a safe school environment and a plan that encourages respect between students and adults
    2. Update facility plans with short and long term goals
  2. Increase two-way communication and transparency between the school and community.
    1. Continue improving communication with administration, staff, and the community
      1. Utilize social media
      2. Connect with Safe Routes to School and RISE-VT
  • Reach out to senior citizens
  1. Engage community about pros and cons of a governance merger
  2. Increase frequency of student performance reporting at board meetings
  1. Increase efficient use of resources to maximize learning potential for all students.
    1. Continue to right-size the school based on enrollment changes and resource needs
    2. Ensure staff and administrator performance is evaluated
    3. Monitor school culture
  2. Ensure challenging learning opportunities are in place for all students.
    1. Focus on enrichment programs
    2. Promote additional science, technology, engineering, arts, and math experiences

 

*Public Comments at Board Meetings

The FNWSU and District School Boards are working to improve the response to public comments made at Board meetings.  

 

The Board reserves the right to ask visitors the following questions before they are invited to address complaints to the Board:

Have you directed your complaint through our “Complaint” Policy i.e.:

  • Attempt to address the complaint first with teacher/staff member, and,
  • If not satisfied, discuss complaint with the principal, and,
  • Still not resolved, then meet with the superintendent,
  • Only then, will the Board hear your concern at a Board meeting.

 

When speaking with the Board, if the complaint becomes personal, disrespectful, or threatening, then the Board chair may rule the speaker “Out of Order” or,

If the complaint addresses specific personnel or is evaluative then the Board chair may invite the complainant into executive session, and,

The Board chair may limit speaking time for each individual and ask that similar points of view from multiple speakers not be presented.

 

Anyone making a comment can expect a response from the Board that will fall into one of the following categories:

  • Thank the person with no further action planned.
  • Respond immediately by the Board chair or administration.
  • Direct the administration to contact and respond to the person.
  • Seek clarification from the administration at a specified meeting.
  • Add the topic to a future Board agenda.
  • Refer the matter to an executive session.
  • Hold a public hearing on the matter.
  • Send a note of appreciation.

 

Swanton School Board Meeting 4-3-17

SWANTON SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
SWANTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL LIBRARY
April 3, 2017
7:00 PM

 

AGENDA:   

7:00pm         Call Meeting to Order

  • Agenda Amendments

7:05pm        School Budget Re-Vote Preparation

7:45pm          Future Board Meeting Dates

  • FNWSU Board Meeting – April 5, 2017 6:30 at Swanton Elem.
  • Swanton Elem. Board Meeting – April 10, 2017 at 6:00 PM
  • Act 46 Independent Study Committee Meeting – April 12th, May 1st, 7:00 PM @ MVU Library
  • Negotiations Meetings
    • Teacher Negotiations – April 17th, May 4th, 7:00 PM, MVU Library
    • Support Staff Negotiations – April 10, 6:00 PM, MVU Library

8:00pm                           Anticipated Executive Session

(Answer the Executive Session Compliance Question…Where premature public knowledge would clearly place the Board or other party at a substantial disadvantage)

  • Contract

8:15pm          Exit Executive Session

  • Possible Action

8:20pm          Adjournment

FY2017 School Board Goals:

  1. Develop a 3-5 year strategic vision and plan that focuses on what the community wants for children.
    1. Maintain a safe school environment and a plan that encourages respect between students and adults
    2. Update facility plans with short and long term goals
  2. Increase two-way communication and transparency between the school and community.
    1. Continue improving communication with administration, staff, and the community
      1. Utilize social media
      2. Connect with Safe Routes to School and RISE-VT
  • Reach out to senior citizens
  1. Engage community about pros and cons of a governance merger
  2. Increase frequency of student performance reporting at board meetings
  1. Increase efficient use of resources to maximize learning potential for all students.
    1. Continue to right-size the school based on enrollment changes and resource needs
    2. Ensure staff and administrator performance is evaluated
    3. Monitor school culture
  2. Ensure challenging learning opportunities are in place for all students.
    1. Focus on enrichment programs
    2. Promote additional science, technology, engineering, arts, and math experiences

*Public Comments at Board Meetings

The FNWSU and District School Boards are working to improve the response to public comments made at Board meetings.  

The Board reserves the right to ask visitors the following questions before they are invited to address complaints to the Board:

Have you directed your complaint through our “Complaint” Policy i.e.:

  • Attempt to address the complaint first with teacher/staff member, and,
  • If not satisfied, discuss complaint with the principal, and,
  • Still not resolved, then meet with the superintendent,
  • Only then, will the Board hear your concern at a Board meeting.

 

When speaking with the Board, if the complaint becomes personal, disrespectful, or threatening, then the Board chair may rule the speaker “Out of Order” or,

If the complaint addresses specific personnel or is evaluative then the Board chair may invite the complainant into executive session, and,

The Board chair may limit speaking time for each individual and ask that similar points of view from multiple speakers not be presented.

Anyone making a comment can expect a response from the Board that will fall into one of the following categories:

  • Thank the person with no further action planned.
  • Respond immediately by the Board chair or administration.
  • Direct the administration to contact and respond to the person.
  • Seek clarification from the administration at a specified meeting.
  • Add the topic to a future Board agenda.
  • Refer the matter to an executive session.
  • Hold a public hearing on the matter.
  • Send a note of appreciation.

ACT 46 Meeting

FRANKLIN NORTHWEST SUPERVISORY UNION ACT 46 INDEPENDENT STUDY COMMITTEE MEETINGS

The Following Franklin Northwest SU Act 46 Independent Study Committee Meetings will be held:

  • Missisquoi Valley Union Middle High School Libraryat 7:00 pm on the following dates
  • March 28,  Meeting cancelled
  • Next Meetings: April 12th, and May 1st, 2017

AGENDA:  What do we need to do at these meetings?

  • Check-in on assignments and discuss what they mean to our study
  • Report on individual task findings
  • Continue to discuss ability to meet goals
  • Dig deeper into supervisory performance
  • Begin framing SU/MVU merger process
    1. Identify what we can do within existing law
    2. Future law change needs
    3. Goals One and Two: How are we doing at meeting them?
    4. Goal Three, Four and Five: How are we doing at meeting them?

 

 

 

 

School Board Agenda

SWANTON SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
SWANTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL LIBRARY
March 13, 2017 – 6:00 PM

AGENDA:   

 

6:00pm         Call Meeting to Order – Win Goodrich

  • Welcome New Board Members – Meaghan Conley and Terri O’Shea
  • Board Reorganization
    • Elect Board Chair, Vice Chair and Board Clerk
    • Appoint Three SU Board Members
    • Adopt School Board Code of Ethics
  • Agenda Amendments

 

6:05pm         Comments and Correspondence from the Public (Listen)

  • Possible Topics for Future Board Meeting Agendas

 

6:10pm         Approval of Feb. 13th Board Meeting Minutes (Action)

 

6:15pm         Business Report (Action)

  • NA

 

6:15pm            Principal’s Report

  • Enrollment
  • Student Information update
  • Staff Information Update
  • Facilities Update
  • Upcoming Events

 

6:30pm            Superintendent’s Report

  • Teacher Contracts
  • Legislative Update
  • Snow Day Replacement – FY17 Calendar Change
    • March 24th Half-day In-service
  • Para Hiring – Jan Sweet
  • Para Resignation – Shelby Scott
  • Schedule Board Goal Setting Session

 

6:50pm          Old Business

  • Budget Passage Strategy
    • Voter Checklist Analysis
    • Next Vote Date
  • Act 46 Independent Study Update

 

7:20pm            New Business

  • Gym Use Request

 

7:45pm          Future Board Meeting Dates

  • FNWSU Board Meeting – March 20th, 6:30 at Sheldon Elem.
  • Swanton Elem. Board Meeting – April 10th at 6:00 PM
  • Act 46 Independent Study Committee Meeting – March 28th, April 12th, May 1st, 7:00 PM @ MVU Library
  • Negotiations Meetings
    • Teacher Negotiations Planning – April 3rd, 5:00 PM at SU Office
    • Teacher Negotiations w/ Assoc. – April 17th, May 4th, May 15th, May 31st, 7:00 PM, MVU Library
    • Support Staff Negotiations Planning – March 15th, April 4th, April 10th (5:00 PM), 6:00 PM at SU Office
    • Support Staff Negotiations w/ Assoc. – March 21st, April 10th, 6:00 PM at MVU Library

7:50pm                           Anticipated Executive Session

(Answer the Executive Session Compliance Question…Where premature public knowledge would clearly place the Board or other party at a substantial disadvantage)

  • Negotiations Update
  • Contract Issues
  • Residency Request
  • Superintendent Evaluation

 

8:20pm          Exit Executive Session

  • Possible Action

 

8:30pm          Adjournment

 

FY2017 School Board Goals:

  1. Develop a 3-5 year strategic vision and plan that focuses on what the community wants for children.
    1. Maintain a safe school environment and a plan that encourages respect between students and adults
    2. Update facility plans with short and long term goals
  2. Increase two-way communication and transparency between the school and community.
    1. Continue improving communication with administration, staff, and the community
      1. Utilize social media
      2. Connect with Safe Routes to School and RISE-VT
  • Reach out to senior citizens
  1. Engage community about pros and cons of a governance merger
  2. Increase frequency of student performance reporting at board meetings
  1. Increase efficient use of resources to maximize learning potential for all students.
    1. Continue to right-size the school based on enrollment changes and resource needs
    2. Ensure staff and administrator performance is evaluated
    3. Monitor school culture
  2. Ensure challenging learning opportunities are in place for all students.
    1. Focus on enrichment programs
    2. Promote additional science, technology, engineering, arts, and math experiences

 

*Public Comments at Board Meetings

The FNWSU and District School Boards are working to improve the response to public comments made at Board meetings.  

 

The Board reserves the right to ask visitors the following questions before they are invited to address complaints to the Board:

Have you directed your complaint through our “Complaint” Policy i.e.:

  • Attempt to address the complaint first with teacher/staff member, and,
  • If not satisfied, discuss complaint with the principal, and,
  • Still not resolved, then meet with the superintendent,
  • Only then, will the Board hear your concern at a Board meeting.

 

When speaking with the Board, if the complaint becomes personal, disrespectful, or threatening, then the Board chair may rule the speaker “Out of Order” or,

If the complaint addresses specific personnel or is evaluative then the Board chair may invite the complainant into executive session, and,

The Board chair may limit speaking time for each individual and ask that similar points of view from multiple speakers not be presented.

 

Anyone making a comment can expect a response from the Board that will fall into one of the following categories:

  • Thank the person with no further action planned.
  • Respond immediately by the Board chair or administration.
  • Direct the administration to contact and respond to the person.
  • Seek clarification from the administration at a specified meeting.
  • Add the topic to a future Board agenda.
  • Refer the matter to an executive session.
  • Hold a public hearing on the matter.
  • Send a note of appreciation.