Dear all Newtown Families,
Our understanding is that the Board of Education Chairperson raised questions about the possibility of closing an elementary school, specifically Head O’ Meadow, at the September BOE meeting. A study was requested to see if it’s possible to move forward. While this only mentions Head O' Meadow, please understand that this will impact all elementary schools as they would need to send these students across town to other elementary schools. Who benefits here? Please attend the Board of Education meting on Tuesday (10/2) and show your support for all of these Newtown families. Let them know that this is unacceptable.
The study is on the Agenda for the BOE Meeting on Tuesday, October 2nd. Public participation on the topic will be held at the beginning of the meeting and the end of the meeting as outlined below.
Board of Education Meeting * October 2, 2012 * 3 Primrose Street * 7:30 p.m.
A G E N D A
REVISED October 1, 2012
Item 1 CONSENT AGENDA
· Donation to Newtown Middle School
· Personnel Item(s)
Item 2 PUBLIC PARTICIPATION*
Item 3 REPORTS
· Chair Report
· Superintendent’s Report
· Current Budget Report
Item 4 OLD BUSINESS
· Report Requested by Board on Reed School Schedule
· Transportation Update
· Discussion and Possible Action on Process of School Facilities Study
· Approve Minutes of September 18, 2012
Item 5 NEW BUSINESS
· Discussion and Possible Action on Board of Education Budget Goals
· Mandates on State Waiver
· Possible Early Retirement Package
Item 6 PUBLIC PARTICIPATION*
Item 7 EXECUTIVE SESSION
· Possible Litigation
Item 8 ADJOURNMENT
Item 9 NON-MEETING REGARDING NEGOTIATIONS
*BOE Public Participation Rules: 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.
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