MORETOWN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
School Board Minutes
Thursday October 14, 1999
Mike Strojny called the meeting to order at 6:37 p.m. Board Members present: Mike Strojny, Dave Deutl, Doug Reed, Kent Holden, Wavell Cowan, Principal: Roberta Barone. Guests: Nancy Brown, Susan Brown, Kate Feld, Scott Isham, Cheryl Brown, David Hanna, Jeff Isham John Hoogenboom, Mitch Barrows, Rae Washburn, Superintendent Bill Riegel.
Dave Deutl made a motion to approve the minutes from the September 9th meeting as amended. Doug Reed seconded. Motion passed.
Scott Isham addressed the board asking why a bus driver had been transferred and he was concerned about the student behavior on the school bus he rode.
Doug Reed motioned to approve the minutes of the September 23rd meeting. Kent Holden seconded. Passed unanimously.
Kent Holden requested the teachers grievance issue is tabled until the next meeting.
Kent Holden motioned for the Animal Policy to be adopted. Doug Reed seconded. Passed unanimously.
7/8 Valley Board – Doug Reed expressed concern that the Board had voted not to be part of the
7/8 Valley Board committee. Mike Stronjy stated that there had been no such vote.
Snow Plowing - Dave Deutl motioned to accept Ron Simard’s bid to plow the MES parking lot for $55.00 per time not to exceed a maximum of $1,540. Wavell Cowan seconded. Passed unanimously.
Harwood Assessment - Denis Bache read the motion he presented to the Harwood Board
concerning how future assessments are to be made by the Harwood
Board. Mike Strojny presented a letter to the Commissioner of Education asking for enforcement of their judgement. John Hoogenboom requested that the Moretown Selectmen also be allowed to sign this letter.
Dave Deutl motioned for all of the Moretown School Board Directors sign the letter to the Commissioner of Education. Kent Holden seconded. Passed unanimously.
Kent Holden motioned that a letter of demand be sent to the Harwood School Board to issue credit of the over assessment amount due Moretown, including the 1999/2000 school year. Dave Deutl seconded. Passed unanimously.
Kent Holden motioned that Mike Strojny sign the letter of demand if requested by legal counsel. Dave Deutl seconded. Passed unanimously.
There was a general discussion concerning the role of technology, professional development and technical support. There was general consensus that the professional development part of technology is critical and that the Technology Committee was researching how to improve professional development at MES.
Dave Deutl motioned to approve board order #15 in the amount of $43,703.13. Doug Reed seconded. Passed unanimously.
8:42 Kent Holden motioned to go into executive session to discuss student legal issues, teacher and staff contracts.
9:35 Out of executive session – Dave Deutl motioned to pay the Technologist $10.00 per hour. Kent Holden seconded. Passed unanimously.
9:40 Dave Deutl motioned to adjourn. Seconded Wavell Cowan.
Approved: _______________________ Date: ____________
J. Kent Holden - Clerk