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Feb. 8, 2018, Meeting
• Melissa Migliaccio and staff attended the Open Choice meeting for families. The meeting was extremely well received by the Choice families and CREC employees. Thank you to Mr. Hershon for organizing the event. After listening to the families’ requests, hopes and aspirations, the most popular item that came up was to have a late bus for the kids which is in the plus one budget. This meeting will be held on a regular basis going forward.
• Congratulations to Tyler Brown, Alec Jedamonov and Ryan Ziskin for advancing to the MathCounts State Competition on March 10 at the University of Hartford.
• Congratulations to Ashley Payette and Andrew VanAllen, Grade 2 students at Kelly Lane, for being recognized at the CAS Elementary Celebrations of the Arts on Feb. 12 for demonstrating outstanding ability in performing and visual arts.
• The Robotics team advanced to the State Competition at Greenwich Academy.
• There was tremendous participation from local businesses on Middle School STEAM Day. This event was well received and well run.
• The administrative budget will be presented on March 7.
• Secondary School Improvement Plan Updates: Sue Henneberry, Middle School Principal, and Michael Dunn, High School Principal, updated the Board on their School Improvement Plans for their respective schools. Henneberry updated the Board on the three-year team-based model as well as increasing student achievement in literacy across all disciplines. Dunn stated the high school is working on developing equitable systems and practices that personalizes learning for all students. He stated that going through NEAS&C accreditation process helps to boast personalized learning.
• FY19 Budget Development: Dr. Addley provided an update on the progress of the FY19 Budget. Tough decisions will need to be made prior to presenting the budget on March 7. Granby does not know what is coming down from the state and it will be very challenging. Dr. Addley stated everything is up for discussion when the administrative team meets and he will try to bring in a reasonable budget. He also informed the Board that he is close to finishing a special education prediction student-by-student and there is a small change where some outplaced students will be returning to the district creating a savings. Dr. Addley stated he would still like to move the district forward and will have to be creative in the way things are done and structured.
• Dr. Addley presented the FY19 Quality and Diversity (Q&D) Fund Budget to the Board.