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Our Mission is to inspire and prepare all students to realize their potential and enhance our global community.

Board Of Education

West Hartford has an elected seven-member Board of Education which is required by State Statute and Town Charter to oversee public education.
October 18, 2011

Regular Meeting
Tuesday, October 18, 2011, 7:00 p.m.
Town Hall, 50 South Main Street
Legislative Chamber - Room 314

I.  Call to Order
    A.  Roll Call
  Pledge of Allegiance
  Revision to Agenda Order

II.  Public Communications:  Comments on topics of interest
     3 minutes per individual, 20 minutes per subject matter

III.  Old Business

IV.  New Business 

      A.  NEASC: Presentation of Mission Statements

           Recommendation:  THAT the Board of Education
           approve the Mission Statements for Conard and Hall
           High Schools

      B.  Motion by Lib Brassil Spinella, Bruce Putterman, and
           Terry Schmitt to Accept the Revision of the following
           Board Policies - First Reading

           Recommendation:  THAT the Board of Education 
           accept as a First Reading the following policies 
           which were revised by the Board Policy Subcommittee:
                6236  Instruction About Religion
                6240  Extracurricular Activities
                6260  Field Trips

      C.  Motion by Lib Brassil Spinella, Bruce Putterman, and 
           Terry Schmitt to Accept the New Policy 6236.1 
           - First Reading

           Recommendation:  THAT the Board of Education 
           accept as a First Reading the following new policy 
           which is proposed by the Board Policy Subcommittee:

                6236.1  Observance of  Religious Holidays

V.  Staff Communications and Reports

     A.  Superintendent's Report

 Staff Reports and Board Discussions

October 1 Enrollments and Class Size Analysis

               Background:  Mr. Chip Ward and Mr. Tom Moore
                                     will report  

Summer School Report

                    Background:  Mr. Tom Moore and Mr. Dave Downes 
                                   will report 

VI.   Routine Matters

       A.  Approval of Minutes

Approval of the minutes of the regular Board meeting
                 of October 4, 2011

                 Recommendation:  THAT the Board of Education 
                 approve the minutes of the regular Board meeting 
                 of October 4, 2011

VII.  Information and Reports
       A.  Board Members: Communications and Reports
            1.  Reports from Other Boards and Organizations

            2.  Other Information and Discussions   
       B.  Non-Staff Communications and Reports

            1.  Reports from Student Board Representatives
VIII.  Future Business

        A.  Announcement of Meeting Dates

.  Next Regular Board Meeting, Tuesday,
                  November 1, 2011, 7:00 p.m., Town Hall,
                  50 South Main Street, Legislative Chamber,
                  Room 314

        B.  Request for Future Agenda Items

IX.  Comments from Visitors - 3 minutes per individual, 
       20 minutes per subject matter

X.  Executive Session
     Labor Negotiations

XI.  Adjournment

West Hartford Public Schools

50 South Main St, West Hartford, CT  06107

T: 860-561-6600

F: 860-561-6910

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