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11/12/2008

Minutes
Meeting Type:
Board of Education Meeting
Location:
Terryville High School
Date:
11/12/2008 7:00:00 PM

Minutes

 
I. Student Representatives

Aubrey McCarthy – Excused Absence

Alexis Cordone– December 18, 2008 – Winter Concert

Thank you to Dr. Distasio, Mr. Santogatta, and Mr. Cerruto for meeting with members of the Student Council.

Eylse Santorso – Student Council Members met with Dr. Distasio, Mr. Santogatta and Mr. Cerruto and discussed the following items: (a) recycling; (b) financing for Terryville High School; and (c) nature trail.


10. ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS/REQUESTS/INFORMATION


Mr. Meehan, Director of Pupil Personnel: No Report – Excused Absence

Mr. Lovely – Director of Curriculum and Instruction/District Administrator In Charge

(a) Applications are being accepted for the Rotella and Maloney Magnet Schools. Deadline for applications is March 13, 2009;

(b) Maloney Magnet School – open house – January 7, 2009 at 9:30 a.m./snow date January 8, 2008at 9:30 a.m.; and February 3, 2009 at 6 p.m./snow date February 4, 2009 at 9:30 a.m.;

(c) Rotella Magnet School – open house – January 14, 2009 at 6 p.m./snow date January 15, 2009 at 6 p.m.; and February 10, 2009 at 9:30 a.m./snow date February 11, 2009 at 9:30 a.m.; 

(d) Waterbury Arts Magnet School applications will open in mid-February. Open house – January 15, 2009 at 6:30 p.m./snow date February 22, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. and January 24, 2009 at 9:30 a.m./snow date January 31, 2009 at 9:30 a.m.

Mr. Trudeau - Director of Technology
Mr. Trudeau thanked Brian Luba for tonight’s live broadcast and expressed his
excitement regarding the increased communication with the entire community as a whole and also touched upon Microsoft Live.

Mr. Santogatta - Business Manager
Mr. Santogatta commented on the retirement of Mr. Klimkewicz and indicated the Budget has been frozen.

 
Plymouth Board of Education Page 5 December 10, 2008 Minutes

 
Dr. Distasio, Superintendent
Dr. Distasio reviewed the following: (a) civic activities which the Plymouth Public Schools participated in, i.e. toy and food drives;

(b) draft copies of calendars for the next three years for review by the Board; 

(c) attendance at the State of Connecticut Teacher of the Year ceremony; 

(d) appreciation to those members of the Plymouth Board of Finance and Board
of Education Members who attended negotiations meetings; 

(e) report cards issued to elementary students on December 2;

(f) broadcast of school closings, late openings and early dismissals on
cable Channel 16; major television and radio stations and the automated emergency system, AlertNow;

(g) painting of walls in the lobby of Harry S. Fisher Elementary School by Mrs. Worhunsky, Mrs. Zabek and Ms. Rossi; and

(h) holiday break from December 24 – January 2, 2009.


11. Public Comments Regarding Agenda or Non-Agenda Items: None

12. Board Liaisons to Schools

Mr. Perugino – Harry S. Fisher Elementary School

December 10 – 12 Holiday Bazaar
December 11 Night Time Holiday Bazaar & Vendor Fair 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.


Mrs. Zalaski – Terryville High School: No Report

Mr. Engle – Plymouth Center School: No Report

Mr. Gentile– SEPTA – (Special Education Parent Teacher Association): Excused Absence

Mr. Wetzel – Eli Terry Jr. Middle School
Ideas for fundraisers were discussed, PTA is looking for parents to join the organization and Mobile Dentists-Smile Staff is coming to Eli Terry Jr. Middle School on Monday, January 12, 2009.

 Plymouth Board of Education Page 6 December 10, 2008 Minutes

 
Dr. Distasio – PTA Council
On Friday, December 12, 2008, the PTA Council will be sponsoring the Sensational Dan LaRosa, hypnotist. Tickets will be on sale in each of the school’s main offices. The cost is $6 for students and $8 for adults.


13. Final Board Comments

Mrs. Perugino – A Happy and Safe Holiday to All.
Mrs. Kulesa – Wonderful presentation by the Technology Education Department. Showed students there are other careers and opportunities other than attending college.

Mr. Wetzel – Happy Holidays

Mr. Perugino – Impressive presentation by the Technology Education Students. Thank you to all who attended the negotiation meetings.

Mrs. Zalaski – Students in grades 6 – 12 – youth group – Terryville Idol Auditions will be held on January 10, 2009.

Mr. Bourbonniere – Thank you to everyone who donated to the food drives sponsored by the Leo Club of Terryville High School and Student Council of Eli Terry Jr. Middle School.

Mr. Engle – A Happy and Safe Holiday Season to All. Thank you to all staff, teachers and administrators for all they do for our children and our district.

14. Next Regular Board Meeting

Mr. Engle stated that the next regular Board of Education Meeting will be held on
January 14, 2009 at 7 p.m. at Terryville High School.

15. Adjournment

MOTION: To adjourn the meeting at 7:45 p.m. Motion Patrick Perugino seconded Roxanne Perugino motion passed unanimously.


Respectfully submitted,
____________________

Patrick Perugino

Secretary

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