Board of Education Meetings are generally held on the first and third Mondays of the month (unless otherwise noted) and are held at the Shepaug Valley School library.  Agenda, general topics, and minutes / videos can be found in the archive below.

DATE        TOPICS LINKS


    June 12, 2017
    Education Meeting
     

    • Recognition of Board Member
    • Public Relations Presentation
    • State of the Schools
    • Consider Request from Housatonic Valley Association to use Washington Primary School
    • Discussion of Multi-family Discount and Reduced Tuition at SVS for Out-of-district Students
    • Discussion of Non-certified Staff 2017/18 Salaries and Contracts
    • Superintendents' End of Year Evaluation

    Agenda
    Minutes
    Video


    June 5, 2017
    Business Meeting 

     
    • Welcome New Board Member
    • Teacher of the Year Recognition
    • Student Recognition
    • Overview of 2017-2018 Plan for Burnham School
    • Second Reading - Policy 5145.25 Directory Information
    • Second Reading - Policy 9126 Bylaws of the Board, Treasurer
    • First Reading - Policy 4111/4211 Recruitment and Selection
    • First Reading - Policy 5118.1 Homeless Students
    • Healthy School - Nutrition Program
    • Review Non-certified Staff 2017/18 salaries
    • Central Office Personnel Matter
    • Superintendent's End of Year Evaluation

    Agenda
    Minutes
    Video



    May 18, 2017
    Special Meeting
     
    • Board Self-Evaluation 

    Agenda
    Minutes

    May 15, 2017
    Education Meeting 

    • Special Recognition of Volunteers
    • K-12 STEM presentation
    • TAG presentation
    • Approve revision to the 2016-17 School Calendar
    • Tuition Change

    Agenda
    Minutes
    Video

    May 1, 2017
    Business Meeting 
    • Field Trip to Statue of Liberty, New York on May 7, 2017 (Grades 6-12)
    • Special Recognition Board Member
    • Second Reading - Policy 5141.25 Students with Special Dietary Needs

    Agenda
    Minutes
    Video

    May 1, 2017
    Annual District Budget Meeting  

    • 2017-2018 Proposed Budget 

    Agenda
    Minutes 
    Video 

    April 17, 2017
    Education Meeting 

    • Field Trip to Silver Lake Conference, Sharon, CT on May 12-13, 2017 (Grades 6-7)
    • Special Education Overview
    • Professional Development Presentation
    • Second Reading - Policy 5141 Student Health Services
    • Second Reading - Policy 6154 Homework
    • Second Reading - Policy 9126 Bylaws of the Board, Treasurer
    • First Reading - Policy 5141.25 Students with Special Dietary Needs
    • Board of Education Self-Evaluation 

    Agenda
    Minutes
    Video

    April 3, 2017
    Retreat
     
    • Superintendent's Mid-Year Evaluation 
    • Board of Education Self-Evaluation

    Agenda
    Minutes
     
    March 27, 2017
    Business Meeting
    • Consider transfer up to 1% from the 2016-2017 budget appropriation into the Reserve Fund.
    • Authorize an expenditure from the 1% Capital Reserve Fund for Capital Improvements.
    • Authorize an expenditure from the Elementary Capital Non-recurring Fund.

    Agenda
    Minutes
    Video

    March 27, 2017
    Special Meeting

    • Discussion of the 2017-2018 budget
    • Set and approve the school district's budget for the 2017-2018 school year.
    • Set District Meeting date for May 1, 2017 and possible referendum for May 2, 2017.

    Agenda
    Minutes
    Video

    March 27, 2017
    Public District Budget Hearing
    • Overview presentations of the budget process and the 2017-2018 annual budget.
    • Review Burnham School Update
    • Questions/statements of the budget to be entertained.

    Agenda
    Minutes
    Video

    March 20, 2017
    Education Meeting

    • Field Trip - Senior Class Trip on April 28-30, 2017
    • Next Generation Accountability
    • K-12 PE/Wellness Curriculum Overview
    • Budget Discussion 2017-2018
    • Adopt 2017-2018 Budget to present at Public Hearing

    Agenda
    Minutes
    Video


    March 13, 2017
    Retreat
    • Roles and Responsibilities of Boards of Education and Superintendent
    • Superintendent's Mid-Year Evaluation

    Agenda
    Minutes

     

    March 6, 2017
    Business Meeting 


    • Second Reading - Policy 4152.6 Personal Leaves 
    • Second Reading - Policy 5117.1 School Attendance Areas 
    • Second Reading - Policy 5142 Student Safety 
    • Second Reading - Policy 5145.14 On-Campus Recruitment 
    • First Reading - Policy 5141 Student Health Services
    • First Reading - Policy 5145.15 Directory Information
    • First Reading - Policy 6154 Homework
    • First Reading - Policy 9126 Bylaws of the Board
    • Budget Discussion

    Agenda
    Minutes
    Video 

    March 6, 2017
    Special Meeting

    • Presentation of Superintendent's Proposed Budget for 2017-2018

    Agenda
    Minutes
    Video 



    February 27, 2017                
    Education Meeting
      
    • Student Presentations:  Entrepreneurship and Investing Courses
    • Technology Update
    • K-12 Music 
    • Tuition-in Students and Multiple Student Family Tuition Discount
    • Superintendent's Goals - Mid-Year Update

    Agenda
    Minutes
    Video

    February 6, 2017        
    Business Meeting                     


    • Consider and approve date change of Business Meeting and Budget Hearing. 
    • Consider request for GUNN Memorial Library to use WPS.
    • Authorize the Building Committee to review and approve Kaestle Boos Associates and O&G Industries costs to continue work to the bid phase on the AgSTEM and science lab projects.
    • Acceptance of FY2016 Region 12 Audit Report
    • Discussion of negotiations strategies and considerations of potential settlement for the 2017-2020 SVEA contract.

    Agenda
    Minutes
    Video

    January 30, 2017
    Education Meeting


             CANCELLED


    Agenda


    January 23, 2017
    Education Meeting      
     
              RESCHEDULED
     

    January 18, 2017
    Special Meeting  

    • Review of the Status of the AgSTEM Project
    • Question and Answer Session

    Agenda
    Minutes
    Video 


    January 10, 2017
    Special Meeting - RESCHEDULED
    TO JANUARY 18, 2017

    • Review of the Status of the AgSTEM Project
    • Question and Answer Session


    Agenda

    January 9, 2017          
    Business Meeting

    • Approve 2017-2018 Board Meeting Schedule 
    • Follow-up on Legal Opinion on Policy 4152.6 Personal Leaves
    • Authorize funds owed to Kaestle Boos Associates and O&G Industries for work performed to prepare projects for the State's Priority List.

    Agenda
    Minutes
    Video

    January 3, 2017 
    Special Meeting
    • Updated AgSTEM
    • Approve Public Comment Guidelines

    Agenda
    Minutes
    Video
     


    December 19, 2016
    Education Meeting 
    • Region 12 Enrollment Projections to 2026
    • Public Comment Guidelines
    • Burnham School K-2 Configuration
    • Follow-up on Legal Opinion on Policy 4152.6 Personal Leaves

    Agenda
    Minutes
    Video

    December 5, 2016
    Business Meeting              
     
    • TEACH 2016 Fellowship in the Persian Gulf
    • Second Reading - Policy 4152.6 Personal Leaves
    • First Reading - Policy 5117.1 Intra District Choice/Open Enrollment
    • First Reading - Policy 5142 Student Safety
    • First Reading - Policy 5145.14 on Campus Recruitment

    Agenda
    Minutes
    Video

    November 28, 2016
    Special Meeting
     
    • Approve Updated Ed Specs, Conceptual Drawings, and Costs for the AgSTEM Project.

    Agenda
    Minutes
    Video 


    November 14, 2016
    Education Meeting
    • VHS 
    • First Reading - Policy 6154 Homework

    Agenda
    Minutes
    Video 


    November 7, 2016
    Business Meeting 
    • Second Reading - Policy 4115 Evaluation Support
    • Second Reading - Policy 5111.1 Foreign Exchange Students
    • Second Reading - Policy 5112 Student's Age of Attendance
    • Second Reading - Policy 6146 Graduation Requirements
    • Second Reading - Policy 6146.2 Statewide Proficiency / Mastery Examinations
    • Second Reading - Policy 9326 Video Taping at Board of Education Meetings 
    • First Reading - Policy 4152.6 Personal Leaves
    • Revision to the Board Meeting Schedule

    Agenda
    Minutes
    Video

    November 2, 2016
    Special Meeting  
    • Approve revised population enrollment for AgSTEM
    • Approve revised Ed Specs for AgSTEM and Science Labs
    • Consider and approve conceptual drawings and revised square footage

    Agenda
    Minutes
    Video


    October 24, 2016
    Retreat 
    • Consider and Approve Quebec, Canada Trip on February 9-12, 2017
    • Findings and Ramification of the CCJEF vs. Rell ruling.
    • Unfunded federal and state directives
    • Navigating the DAS
    • Superintendent Evaluation
    • What makes an effective meeting

    Agenda
    Minutes



    October 17, 2016
    Education Meeting
    • Welcome New Board Members
    • Panorama Timeline
    • France Trip, Spring 2017
    • White House Student Film Festival Trip Report
    • Class of 2016
    • AgSTEM: Rightsizing the Building Project, Projected Enrollment
    • Establish Graduation Date for Shepaug Class of 2017
    • Remaining Efforts to Expunge Old Logo
    • Superintendent's Goals
     
    Agenda
    Minutes
    Video

    October 3, 2016
    Business Meeting
    • Welcome New Board Members
    • Superintendent's Goals 
    • First Reading - Policy 4115 Evaluation/Support
    • First Reading - Policy 5111.1 Foreign Exchange Students
    • First Reading - Policy 5112 Students Age of Attendance
    • First Reading - Policy 6146 Graduation Requirements
    • First Reading - Policy 6146.2 Statewide Proficiency/ Mastery Examinations
    • First Reading - Policy 9326 Video Taping at Board of Education Meeting
    • Approve Gym Floor Repairs at SVS
    • Approve the 2017-2018 School Calendar
    • Approve the 2018-2019 School Calendar

    Agenda
    Minutes
    Video
     
    September 26, 2016
    Education Meeting 
    • Field trip to White House Student Film Festival in Washington DC on October 2-4, 2016
    • Field trip to Model UN Conference in Boston, MA on January 26-29, 2017
    • Video Production 
    • REACH Scholarship Program
    • Progress Report - Region 12 Student Achievement

    Agenda
    Minutes
    Video
     
    September 19, 2016
    Retreat
    CANCELLED
    • The findings and ramification of the CCJEF vs. Rell ruling.
    • Unfunded state and federal directives and their impact on budget and human resources.
    • Navigating the DAS
    • Superintendent Evaluation
    • What makes an effective meeting and tools to   be efficient in getting through agendas without 'cutting off' conversation.

    Agenda


     
    September 12, 2016
    Business Meeting                                               

    • CABE Conference
    • Retreat on September 19, 2016
    • Current Enrollment compared with Prowda Projections
    • SVS Update
    • Agriscience Update
    • Follow-up on Meeting with Superintendent, Trooper Sordi and Board Chair
    • Review Non-certified Staff Contract Extensions

    Agenda
    Minutes
    Video
     
    August 29, 2016
    Business Meeting 
    • Field Trip to Silver Lake Conference Center on September 16-17, 2016 (Grades 9-12)
    • Enrollment Update
    • First Day of School
    • Teachers' Workspace and Summer Work Update HS - Chemistry 
    • Agriscience Update
    • Superintendent's Goals for 2016-2017
    • Approve changes to the Board of Education Meeting Schedule 2016-2017
    • Discuss Evaluation Criteria for Superintendent
    • Review Non-certified Staff Contract Exensions

    Agenda
    Minutes
    Video


    August 16, 2016 Special Meeting
    • Authorize an expenditure determined by the Building Committee to engage with Kaestle Boos Associates

    Agenda
    Minutes 

    July 25, 2016    
    Business Meeting  

    • Board Reorganization
    • Consider HVA request to use WPS
    • Employee grievances

    Agenda
    Minute
     

    July 18, 2016
    Business Meeting     

    • RESCHEDULED

    Notice

    July 12, 2016
    Special Meeting
    • Continued Superintendent's Evaluation
    • Review Non-Certified Staff 2016/17 Salaries

    Agenda
    Minutes