BROOKLINE SCHOOL BOARD

CSDA Conference Room

March 16 , 2006

2:00 PM

APPROVED MINUTES

Michael Molkentine, Chair

David Partridge, Vice-Chair

Michael Dreyer, Secretary

Beth Lukovits, Board Member

Tom Solon, Board Member ( Arrived 2:15 )

Dr. Anthony Luzzetti, Principal

Lorraine Wenger, Principal

Kevin Stone, Assistant Principal

Rich Pike, Superintendent of Schools

 

Chairperson Mike Molkentine called the meeting to order at 2:00 PM. Minutes recorded by Mike Dreyer, Secretary.

 

Principal’s Report

 

Laurie presented the Principal’s Report.  Included:

·         Future Events

·         Mention of NECAP test scores coming out on 3/20/06

·         Mention of Terra Nova testing being discontinued

 

Tony presented recommendations for 2006-2007 school year that included:

·         Removal of Readiness program.

 

Discussion ensued about removal of Readiness program and included:

·         Class ratio discussions

·         Discussion about “Differentiated Instruction” and class balance

·         Philosophy – What is philosophy of education?

 

Discussion continued to meeting on 3/28/06.

 

 

Miscellaneous Issues

  1. Rich Pike handed out “SAU 41 – Special Education – Roles and Responsibilities”.  Handout includes information on SPED Coordinator duties.
  2. Rich Pike requested board to establish committee structure for SPED Coordinator position.  Board Discussed.  Motion by Michael Dreyer “To form SPED Coordinator position search committee to be composed of: (2) Principals/Administrators, (2) Brookline School Board Members, (1) Regular Education Teacher – RMMS, (1) Regular Education Teacher – CSDA, (1) SPED Teacher/Representative – RMMS, (1) SPED Teacher Representative – CSDA, (1) SPED Director and to provide a recommendation by 5/30/06”.  Mike M seconded.   Motion carried 5-0.
  3. Rich Pike requested Board to choose committee assignments.  Mike Molkentine and Tom Solon are the Board representatives.  The committee will vote on chair of committee at inaugural meeting.
  4. Rich Pike requested Board to discuss possibility of  independent third party SPED audit as discussed in previous meetings as a method of district self improvement.  Discussion followed.  Rich to find out about legal issues, costs, and collect resumes from possible sources.

 

Tony departed at 4:00 PM.

 

Mike D  made a motion to enter Non-Public session per RSA 91-A:3II(c) “Matters which if discussed in public, would likely affect adversely the reputation of any person…” and RSA 91-A:3II(e) “Consideration or negotiation of pending claims or litigation…”.  Mike M seconded.  The motion carried 5-0.  Board entered Non-Public session at 4:10 PM.

 

Board came back into Public session at 5:35 PM.

 

Mike D made a motion to seal minutes of Non-Public Session.  Tom seconded.  Motion passed 5-0.

 

Mike D made a motion to adjourn.  Tom seconded.  Motion passed 5-0.

 

Meeting adjourned 5:40 PM.

 

 

 

 

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