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BOARD OF EDUCATION
Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 7:30 PM
REED SCHOOL
PLEASE NOTE MEETING LOCATION CHANGE

Board of Education Meeting                                      Reed Intermediate School        
January 8, 2013                                                 Library, 7:30 p.m.      
                                                             
                                                          REVISED AGENDA

As citizens of our community, we will conduct ourselves in accordance with Newtown’s Core Character Attributes as displayed in our character tree.  We will be responsible for our actions and show respect for each other.  We will interact peacefully, productively, and politely.  We will be trustworthy and honest and show compassion toward others.  Newtown’s continued success is contingent upon our ability to persevere, to follow through with our commitments, and to stay focused on the greater good.

                
Item 1                  CONSENT AGENDA
  • Minutes of December 4, 2012
  • Donations to Newtown High School
  • Newtown High School Color Guard Field Trip
  • Personnel Items
Item 2                  PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

Item 3                  REPORTS 
  • Correspondence
  • Chair Report
  • Superintendent’s Report
  • Financial Report and Transfers Month Ending November 30, 2012
Item 4                  OLD BUSINESS
  • Discussion and Possible Action on the Revised 2013-2014 Budget Calendar
  • Head O’Meadow School Generator
  • Discussion and Possible Action on Budget Goals for 2013-2014
Item 5                  NEW BUSINESS
  • Discussion and Possible Action Regarding the Addition of 2 Personal Days for Teachers
  • Approve Minutes of December 13, 2012
  • Discussion and Possible Action Regarding Futures Contract (Spec. Ed.)
Item 6                  PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

Item 7                  POSSIBLE EXECUTIVE SESSION
  • Discuss Legal Opinion from Board Counsel
Item 8                  ADJOURNMENT




During Public Participation, the Board welcomes commentary from citizens regarding agenda items. We request that speakers be concise and respectful in their comments, do not make reference to specific persons, avoid repetition of comments made by other speakers and limit comments to no more than three minutes.  The first Public Participation will
be confined to agenda items only.  The second Public Participation will be for agenda items as well as issues the public wishes the Board to consider in the future.  The Board of Education does not discuss personnel items in public.  If you
desire more information or answers to specific questions, please complete the Citizen’s Request for Information form
located on the table.









Board of Education Meeting                                              3 Primrose Street       
January 8, 2013                                                         7:30 p.m.
        
                                                             
    A G E N D A

As citizens of our community, we will conduct ourselves in accordance with Newtown’s Core Character Attributes as displayed in our character tree.  We will be responsible for our actions and show respect for each other.  We will interact peacefully, productively, and politely.  We will be trustworthy and honest and show compassion toward others.  Newtown’s continued success is contingent upon our ability to persevere, to follow through with our commitments, and to stay focused on the greater good.

                
Item 1                  CONSENT AGENDA
  • Minutes of December 4, 2012
  • Donations to Newtown High School
  • Newtown High School Color Guard Field Trip
  • Personnel Items
Item 2                  PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

Item 3                  REPORTS 
  • Correspondence
  • Chair Report
  • Superintendent’s Report
  • Financial Report and Transfers Month Ending November 30, 2012
Item 4                  OLD BUSINESS
  • Discussion and Possible Action on the Revised 2013-2014 Budget Calendar
  • Head O’Meadow School Generator
  • Discussion and Possible Action on Budget Goals for 2013-2014
Item 5                  NEW BUSINESS
  • Discussion and Possible Action Regarding the Addition of 2 Personal Days for Teachers
  • Approve Minutes of December 13, 2012
  • Discussion and Possible Action Regarding Futures Contract (Spec. Ed.)
Item 6                  PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

Item 7                  POSSIBLE EXECUTIVE SESSION
  • Discuss Legal Opinion from Board Counsel
Item 8                  ADJOURNMENT




During Public Participation, the Board welcomes commentary from citizens regarding agenda items. We request that speakers be concise and respectful in their comments, do not make reference to specific persons, avoid repetition of comments made by other speakers and limit comments to no more than three minutes.  The first Public Participation will
be confined to agenda items only.  The second Public Participation will be for agenda items as well as issues the public wishes the Board to consider in the future.  The Board of Education does not discuss personnel items in public.  If you
desire more information or answers to specific questions, please complete the Citizen’s Request for Information form
located on the table.