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Karen Horn <[log in to unmask]>
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Moretown Educational <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 26 Sep 2000 14:44:16 -0400
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You have a comment at 7:45 that says Karen Horn passed.  I'm not sure that
is what you want to say.

Karen B. Horn
Director, Membership and Legislative Services
Vermont League of Cities and Towns

-----Original Message-----
From: Jeanne Lamica [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Monday, September 25, 2000 5:41 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Revised MES Minutes 000912

Please accept my apologies for not getting this out sooner.  My email system
was not working properly last week!


School Board Minutes

Monday, September 12, 2000



Dave Deutl, Kent Holden, Mike Strojny, Karen Horn, Bill Riegel, Michelle
Baker, Roberta Barone, Jeanne Lamica

5:38 p.m.

Mike Strojny called meeting to order.

Bill Riegel and Michelle Baker's Reports

Review Panel

Received an Invitation Letter to School Districts from Dennis Kane
introducing the Fiscal Review Panel created by Legislature to review
spending patterns and the provision of special educations services in school
districts, and make recommendations on how to improve services to students
with disabilities at reasonable costs. Bill Riegel suggested MES Board
should apply for a review in light of MES's high costs for Special Ed.
Roberta, with board agreement said she would like to see reports from
schools who have previously utilized this Review Panel process prior to
making a firm commitment.


Michelle Baker worked with Roberta Barone and Bill Riegel on the Projected
Financial Statements. IDEA (Individuals Education Assistance) B Revenue was
incorrectly budgeted because Harwood was not included in the budget and
therefore each school will receive less than was previously budgeted. Bill
Riegel and Michelle Baker determined it would be appropriate for WWSU to use
the same methodology used by the State and based on Federal requirements in
distributing the monies to the Supervisory Unions. The FY 01 IDEA funding is
based on 85% FY 98 Child Count and 15% on the FY 00 ADM.

MES will receive their next financial update at October 2000 MES Board
Meeting. Michelle will meet with Roberta on a Wednesday and have the report
in board member's boxes the following Friday before the MES board meeting on
Tuesday, October 10.


Comments were shared about the Governance Meeting that took place at
Lareau's Farm on September 7. The next meeting is expected to be October 6.
There was a general consensus that other school models should be looked at
before implementing a new Governance Model for WWSU.


Kent Holden motioned to approve August 23, 2000, MES minutes with no
amendments. Karen Horn seconded. Passed unanimously.


Roberta Barone gave a brief rundown of how the program has operated in the
past. After some discussion Roberta plans to speak with teachers about ASP
study halls and Karen Horn will speak with a group in Burlington about their
ASP. The biggest issue for parents is transportation.


Kent Holden motioned to hire Monique (Nikki) Matheson as a one-on-one
special ed paraeducator. Karen Horn seconded. Passed unanimously.

Kent Holden motioned to hire Pamela Renick as the 3/4 Regular Ed
paraeducator. Karen Horn seconded. Passed unanimously.

Roberta Barone gave a brief overview of the 4th Grade New Standards
Reference Exam in English Language Arts and Mathematics.

Mike Strojny motioned to approve the revised contract for Lisa Harvey. Karen
Horn seconded. Passed unanimously.


Kent Holden motioned to warn the policy of participation of Home School
students in school programs and activities deleting under School
Administration Paragraph 4c. Dave Deutl seconded. Passed unanimously.

Kent Holden motioned to warn selecting to Library Policy deleting "such as
School Library Journal and Broad List" from the selection process section.
Karen Horn seconded. Passed unanimously.


Antech Audiology Board Order # for $99.00 to be returned to Central Office
for clarification of breakout costs.

Dave Deutl motioned approval of the following Board Orders:

#13 in the amount of $152,583.03

#12 in the amount of $177,003.57

#10 in the amount of $ 6,085.00

# 7 in the amount of $ 10,008.08

#11 in the amount of $ 34,903.43

Kent Holden seconded. Passed unanimously.


MES received a letter from Michael Taub, Chairman of WWSU district school
boards, regarding MES assessment for transportation. Dave Deutl noted that
the district board did not take action in authorizing this letter and
therefore it was a personal letter written on board stationary. Kent Holden
will write him a note indicating this fact.

MES also received correspondence from their attorney Paul, Frank & Collins
as well as correspondence from Dick King.


Karen Horn brought to the board's attention that after school hours there is
unsupervised skateboarding on the MES parking lot. She will ask John
Hogenboom if liability insurance is provided for the parking lot. Roberta
Barone will ask our Business Manager to discuss some with school's insurance

7:45 p.m.

Kent Holden motioned to go into Executive Session for the purpose of
discussing legal issues that might have a bearing on litigation. Dave Deutl
seconded. Karen Horn passed.

        8:00 p.m. Out of Executive Session

8:05 p.m.

Dave Deutl motioned to adjourn meeting. Karen Horn seconded. Passed

Signed by:____________________________Dated:_____________________________

Kent Holden, Clerk