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Board Meeting Agenda – February 26, 2018

SWANTON SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
SWANTON VILLAGE COMPLEX

February 26, 2018

7:00 PM

AGENDA:   

7:00pm         Call Meeting to Order

  • Agenda Amendments

7:01pm           Public FY19 Swanton School Budget Information Presentation

 

8:00pm          Adjournment

FY2018 School Board Goals:

Goal 1 – Increase efficient use of resources to maximize learning potential for all students

  • Continue to right-size the school staff based on enrollment changes and resource needs
  • Ensure staff and administrator performance is evaluated
  • Monitor school culture
  • Receive periodic Board updates on Marzano, Muhammad, Instructional Frame, and RTI implementation

Goal 2 – Ensure challenging learning opportunities are in place for all students

  • Focus on enrichment programs
  • Promote additional science, technology, engineering, arts, and math experiences
  • Continue implementation of the NCSS Behavior Program
    • Receive semi-annual reports on student bus and classroom behavior
  • Research development of an SU autism and related programs
  • Local assessment and SBAC – Board emphasis on SBAC and NECAP assessments
  • Ensure student technology skills are current
  • Increase frequency of student performance reporting at board meetings

Goal 3 – Maintain a focus on buildings and grounds

  • Create a playground renewal plan by December
  • Continue to follow the asbestos abatement plan
  • Revisit 5 year facilities plan and prioritizing
  • Connect with Safe Routes to School and RISE-VT

Goal 4 – Strengthen school and community communication

  • Film Channel 15 video vignettes throughout the year
    • Integrate with other FNW schools
  • Utilize social media
  • Reach out to senior citizens (High Swans) and religious leaders
  • Host a Community Dinner in February
  • Connect with MVU Rotary Interact volunteers
  • Develop a “Get out the Vote” campaign in March
  • Engage community about pros and cons of a governance merger

*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.

 

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Board Meeting Agenda – February 13, 2018

 SWANTON SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
SWANTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL LIBRARY

February 13, 2018
4:00 PM

AGENDA:   

4:00pm         Call Meeting to Order

  • Agenda Amendments

4:01pm           Prepare Budget Information Presentation

5:20pm          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)

5:27pm          Exit Executive Session and Possible Action

5:30pm          Adjournment

FY2018 School Board Goals:

Goal 1 – Increase efficient use of resources to maximize learning potential for all students

  • Continue to right-size the school staff based on enrollment changes and resource needs
  • Ensure staff and administrator performance is evaluated
  • Monitor school culture
  • Receive periodic Board updates on Marzano, Muhammad, Instructional Frame, and RTI implementation

Goal 2 – Ensure challenging learning opportunities are in place for all students

  • Focus on enrichment programs
  • Promote additional science, technology, engineering, arts, and math experiences
  • Continue implementation of the NCSS Behavior Program
    • Receive semi-annual reports on student bus and classroom behavior
  • Research development of an SU autism and related programs
  • Local assessment and SBAC – Board emphasis on SBAC and NECAP assessments
  • Ensure student technology skills are current
  • Increase frequency of student performance reporting at board meetings

Goal 3 – Maintain a focus on buildings and grounds

  • Create a playground renewal plan by December
  • Continue to follow the asbestos abatement plan
  • Revisit 5 year facilities plan and prioritizing
  • Connect with Safe Routes to School and RISE-VT

Goal 4 – Strengthen school and community communication

  • Film Channel 15 video vignettes throughout the year
    • Integrate with other FNW schools
  • Utilize social media
  • Reach out to senior citizens (High Swans) and religious leaders
  • Host a Community Dinner in February
  • Connect with MVU Rotary Interact volunteers
  • Develop a “Get out the Vote” campaign in March
  • Engage community about pros and cons of a governance merger 

*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.

 

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School Board Meeting Agenda 1-4-2017

SWANTON SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
SWANTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL LIBRARY

January 4, 2018
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 December 20th Board Meeting Minutes (Action)

6:15pm                         Business Report

  • Finalize Budget
  • Warrants

6:35pm            No Principal’s Report

6:40pm            Superintendent’s Report

  • Legislative Update

6:50pm            Old Business

  • Board Member Vacancy Update

7:00pm            New Business

7:05pm          Future Board Meeting Dates

  • FNWSU Board Meeting – February 7th, 6:30 @ MVU Library
  • Swanton Elem. Board – February 14th@ 6:00 PM
    • 3/14, 4/18 (longer goal planning), 6/6 (prior to SU bd. mtg. at 5)

7:10pm                           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)

7:15pm          Exit Executive Session and Possible Action

7:20pm          Adjournment

FY2018 School Board Goals:

Goal 1 – Increase efficient use of resources to maximize learning potential for all students

  • Continue to right-size the school staff based on enrollment changes and resource needs
  • Ensure staff and administrator performance is evaluated
  • Monitor school culture
  • Receive periodic Board updates on Marzano, Muhammad, Instructional Frame, and RTI implementation

Goal 2 – Ensure challenging learning opportunities are in place for all students

  • Focus on enrichment programs
  • Promote additional science, technology, engineering, arts, and math experiences
  • Continue implementation of the NCSS Behavior Program
    • Receive semi-annual reports on student bus and classroom behavior
  • Research development of an SU autism and related programs
  • Local assessment and SBAC – Board emphasis on SBAC and NECAP assessments
  • Ensure student technology skills are current
  • Increase frequency of student performance reporting at board meetings

Goal 3 – Maintain a focus on buildings and grounds

  • Create a playground renewal plan by December
  • Continue to follow the asbestos abatement plan
  • Revisit 5 year facilities plan and prioritizing
  • Connect with Safe Routes to School and RISE-VT

 

Goal 4 – Strengthen school and community communication

  • Film Channel 15 video vignettes throughout the year
    • Integrate with other FNW schools
  • Utilize social media
  • Reach out to senior citizens (High Swans) and religious leaders
  • Host a Community Dinner in February
  • Connect with MVU Rotary Interact volunteers
  • Develop a “Get out the Vote” campaign in March
  • Engage community about pros and cons of a governance merger 

*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.
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Board Meeting Agenda 12-20-17

 SWANTON SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

SWANTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL LIBRARY

December 20, 2017

5:00 PM

REVISED –PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF START TIME

 

AGENDA:   

5:00pm         Call Meeting to Order

  • Agenda Amendments

5:05pm                          Comments and Correspondence from the Public (Listen)

  • Possible Topics for Future Board Meeting Agendas
  • Five Year Facilities Plan – Jason Butler

5:10pm         Approval of November 8th Board Meeting Minutes (Action)

5:15pm                          Playground Project Presentation – Debbie Winters

5:35pm                          Business Report

  • Budget Draft
  • Warrants

6:00pm            Principal’s Report

  • Enrollment
  • Students and Teachers Update
  • Upcoming Events

6:20pm            Superintendent’s Report

  • Governor’s Education Summit Overview
  • Act 46 Next Steps

6:35pm            Old Business

6:40pm            New Business

6:45pm          Future Board Meeting Dates

  • FNWSU Board Meeting – January 3rd, 6:30 @ Sheldon Library
  • Swanton Elem. Board – January 10th @ 6:00 PM
    • 1/31, 3/14, 4/18 (longer goal planning), 6/6 (prior to SU bd. mtg. at 5)

6:50pm                           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)

6:55pm          Exit Executive Session

7:00pm          Adjournment

FY2018 School Board Goals:      

Goal 1 – Increase efficient use of resources to maximize learning potential for all students

  • Continue to right-size the school staff based on enrollment changes and resource needs
  • Ensure staff and administrator performance is evaluated
  • Monitor school culture
  • Receive periodic Board updates on Marzano, Muhammad, Instructional Frame, and RTI implementation

Goal 2 – Ensure challenging learning opportunities are in place for all students

  • Focus on enrichment programs
  • Promote additional science, technology, engineering, arts, and math experiences
  • Continue implementation of the NCSS Behavior Program
    • Receive semi-annual reports on student bus and classroom behavior
  • Research development of an SU autism and related programs
  • Local assessment and SBAC – Board emphasis on SBAC and NECAP assessments
  • Ensure student technology skills are current
  • Increase frequency of student performance reporting at board meetings

Goal 3 – Maintain a focus on buildings and grounds

  • Create a playground renewal plan by December
  • Continue to follow the asbestos abatement plan
  • Revisit 5 year facilities plan and prioritizing
  • Connect with Safe Routes to School and RISE-VT

Goal 4 – Strengthen school and community communication

  • Film Channel 15 video vignettes throughout the year
    • Integrate with other FNW schools
  • Utilize social media
  • Reach out to senior citizens (High Swans) and religious leaders
  • Host a Community Dinner in February
  • Connect with MVU Rotary Interact volunteers
  • Develop a “Get out the Vote” campaign in March
  • Engage community about pros and cons of a governance merger 

*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.

 

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SCHOOL BOARD SPECIAL MEETING 1-4-18

SWANTON SCHOOL BOARD SPECIAL MEETING
SWANTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL LIBRARY

January 4, 2018
6:00 PM

AGENDA:

6:00pm         Call Meeting to Order
6:05pm Comments and Correspondence from the Public (Listen)
6:10pm         FY19 Budget Discussion and Finalization
7:40pm Anticipated Executive Session –If necessary
(Answer the Executive Session Compliance Question…Where premature public knowledge would clearly
place the Board or other party at a substantial disadvantage)
8:00pm          Adjournment

FY2018 School Board Goals:

Goal 1 – Increase efficient use of resources to maximize learning potential for all students
 Continue to right-size the school staff based on enrollment changes and resource needs
 Ensure staff and administrator performance is evaluated
 Monitor school culture
 Receive periodic Board updates on Marzano, Muhammad, Instructional Frame, and RTI
implementation

Goal 2 – Ensure challenging learning opportunities are in place for all students
 Focus on enrichment programs
 Promote additional science, technology, engineering, arts, and math experiences
 Continue implementation of the NCSS Behavior Program
o Receive semi-annual reports on student bus and classroom behavior
 Research development of an SU autism and related programs
 Local assessment and SBAC – Board emphasis on SBAC and NECAP assessments
 Ensure student technology skills are current
 Increase frequency of student performance reporting at board meetings
Goal 3 – Maintain a focus on buildings and grounds
 Create a playground renewal plan by December
 Continue to follow the asbestos abatement plan
 Revisit 5 year facilities plan and prioritizing
 Connect with Safe Routes to School and RISE-VT
Goal 4 – Strengthen school and community communication
 Film Channel 15 video vignettes throughout the year
o Integrate with other FNW schools
 Utilize social media
 Reach out to senior citizens (High Swans) and religious leaders
 Host a Community Dinner in February

 Connect with MVU Rotary Interact volunteers
 Develop a “Get out the Vote” campaign in March
 Engage community about pros and cons of a governance merger

*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.:
o Attempt to address the complaint first with teacher/staff member, and,
o If not satisfied, discuss complaint with the principal, and,
o Still not resolved, then meet with the superintendent,
o 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.