Board of Education
  

The Board of Education is a group of seven elected citizens whose job it is to ensure the highest quality education for the children enrolled in our public schools. The Board oversees educational quality by establishing policies for the school administration to follow.

The Board of Education is responsible to both the State of Connecticut and the Town of Sprague. It must comply with state laws, regulations, and guidelines in its own operations and it must make sure the schools do the same. It is accountable to the community whose taxpayers are the primary sources of school funding and whose interests it represents.

The rewards of serving on the Board are great. Members bring unique experiences and beliefs to the table. What they do can, and does, influence the lives of children.

 

  
Board of Education Members:
Chairman of the Board
     - Terri Woronecki
Vice Chairman
     - Mike Smith
Secretary
     - Janet Piezzo
Public Relations
     - David Giroux
Other Members
     - Geraldine Meadows
     - Joseph Osowski
     - Linda Stefon
       
Subcommittee Members:
There are three standing committees.  All policies and operating procedures developed by any standing committee must be approved by the full Board of Education before implementation.
Policy
     - Janet Piezzo, Chairman
     - Linda Stefon
     - Terri Woronecki
Transportation
     -  Mike Smith, Chairman
Negotiations
     - Terri Woronecki, Chairman
     - David Giroux
     - Joseph Osowski
       
   
If You Have A Concern:
A chain of command exists and should be followed when asking school related questions or voicing concerns. Simply, start with the person closest to the problem.
 
For example, a parent should:
(1) Contact the childís teacher for a classroom problem, then
(2) Approach the school principal, then
(3) Contact the Superintendent of Schools, and
(4) End with the Board if the matter is not resolved satisfactorily.
 
For purposes of clarity, it is requested that you put your concerns in writing.
 
Regular Meeting Schedule / Minutes / Agendas:
All meetings are held at 7:00 P.M. in the Sayles School Media Center unless otherwise posted.

Board of Education meeting minutes and agendas are available below.  After choosing the desired meeting date, select the icon under either the Agenda or Minutes column.  If no icon is present, the item is not yet available for download.

The file will open in Adobe Acrobat format.

 

The school district will benefit from communication between the Board of Education and the public. There is an opportunity for public comment at the beginning of each meeting.

Your attendance and participation at the Board of Education meetings is encouraged, welcomed and appreciated.

 

 D a t e s


Date

Minutes

Agenda

 2014-2015 School Year

December 3, 2014    
November 5, 2014    
October 1, 2014  
September 23, 2014
Board of Finance and Board
of Education Joint Meeting
Special Meeting
Pending Approval
September 3, 2014 Pending Approval
August 13, 2014
July 9, 2014

 2013-2014 School Year

June 23, 2014
Special Meeting
June 4, 2014
June 2, 2014
Special Meeting
May 7, 2014
April 2, 2014
March 5, 2014
February 5, 2014
Cancelled due to weather
 
Rescheduled for February 13, 2014
Cancelled due to weather
 
January 8, 2014
December 18, 2013
Special Meeting
 
December 4, 2013
November 6, 2013
October 23, 2013
Special Meeting
October 2, 2013
September 4, 2013
August 14, 2013
July 10, 2013
June 5, 2013
 
Board of Education Goals:

  
Goals 2006-2011 For 21st Century Learners And Teachers

  

Goal 1
Increase student achievement.

Objectives

A. Provide quality, standards-based, culturally responsive and relevant curriculum for our preK-8 students (including the Core Knowledge sequence).
B. Insure teachers and administrators provide relevant, meaningful and engaging instruction to meet the needs of our preK-8 students (including intervention, enrichment, and interdisciplinary instruction).
C. Support the four basics that students and staff need in order to succeed: outstanding teaching, sufficient and well-designed learning time and strong accountability to make sure both money and time are used well and that our students are getting ahead.
  
Goal 2
Achieve resource equity and equality of opportunity; reduce racial, ethnic and economic isolation.

Objectives

A. Provide full-day kindergarten.
B. Provide a quality pre-school program.
C. Extend opportunities for learning in preK-8 for students in need.
D. Develop alternatives to meet the needs of under performing students.
E. Support a physically, emotionally, socially safe and healthy learning and teaching environment for students and staff.
F. Provide world language and international knowledge/awareness education across all grade levels.
 

Goal 3
Encourage greater parental/family involvement at Sayles School at all grade levels.

Objectives

A. Engage families meaningfully in the success of all students (from attendance to homework, etc.).
 
The Sprague Board of Education will work with administrators, teachers, families and students to accomplish these goals and objectives during the next five years.

Adopted September 6, 2006
Revised August 15, 2007

 
 
Affordable Care Act:
The U.S. Department of Education is supporting the Administrationís efforts to inform the public about full implementation of the Affordable Care Act.  

Click below for additional information.
 

The Affordable Care Act - What It Means for School Communities
 
The Affordable Care Act - What It Means for Parents and Teachers
 
The Affordable Care Act - What It Means for Students
 
The Affordable Care Act - Other Partner Resources
 
 
Approved Policies:
 

Click on the policy number below to open the approved Board of Education policy in a separate window.
 

Policy Number Description
INDEX Sprague Board of Education Policy Index
 
 Series 1000 - Community / Board Operations
1001 Policy Regarding Pesticide Application on School Property
1001A Administrative Regulations Regarding Pesticide Application on School  Property
1002 Policy Regarding Possession of Deadly Weapons or Firearms
1003 Policy Regarding the Prohibition Against Smoking
1004 Policy Regarding the Use of School Facilities
1004A Application for Use of School Facilities
1005 Policy Regarding Green Cleaning Programs
1005 Administrative Regulations Regarding Green Clean Program
1006 Policy Regarding Automatic External Defibrillators
1006A Administrative Regulations Regarding Automatic External Defibrillators
1007 Policy Regarding Visitors to the School
1007A Administrative Regulations Regarding Visitors to the School
1008A Administrative Regulations Regarding Sexual Offenders
   
 Series 2000 - Administration
2001 Policy Regarding Uniform Treatment of Recruiters
2002 Policy Regarding the Retention of Electronic Records and Information
2002A Administrative Regulations Regarding the Retention of Electronic Records and Information
2003 Policy Regarding Holds on the Destruction of Electronic Information and Paper Records
2003A Administrative Regulations Regarding Holds on the Destruction of Electronic Information and Paper Records
2010 Policy Regarding Student Dismissal
   
Series 3000 - Business
3001 Policy Regarding Board Budget Procedures and Line Item Transfers
3002 Policy Regarding the Disposal of Obsolete or Surplus Equipment/Materials
3003 Policy Regarding Gifts, Grants and Bequests to the District
3003A Administrative Regulations Regarding Gifts, Grants and Bequests to the District
3004 Policy Regarding Purchasing
3005 Policy Regarding School Activity Funds
3006 Policy Regarding Food Service Purposes and Facilities
3007 Policy Regarding Free or Reduced Price Lunches
3008 Policy Regarding Vending Machines
3009 Policy Regarding Non-Resident Admission Tuition Fees
3010 Policy Regarding Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Fiscal Compliance
3010A Administrative Regulations Regarding Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Fiscal Compliance
   
Series 4000 - Personnel
4001 Policy Regarding Alcohol Tobacco and Drug-Free Workplace
4002 Policy Regarding Evaluation, Termination and Non-Renewal of Athletic Coaches
4002A Administrative Regulations Regarding Concussion Training for Athletic Coaches
4003 Policy Regarding Employee Use of the District's Computer Systems
4003A Administrative Regulations Regarding Employee Use of the District's Computer Systems
4004 Policy Regarding Family and Medical Leave
4004A Administrative Regulations Regarding Family and Medical Leave
4005 Administrative Regulations Regarding Employment Checks
4006 Policy Regarding Hiring of Certified Staff
4007 Policy Regarding Non-Discrimination (Staff)
4007A Administrative Regulations Regarding Non-Discrimination (Staff)
4008 Policy for Minority Staff Recruitment
4009 Policy Regarding Prohibition on Recommendations for Psychotropic Drugs
4010 Policy Regarding Reports of Suspected Abuse or Neglect of Children
4011 Policy Regarding Reports of Suspected Abuse or Neglect of Adults with an Intellectual Disability
4012 Policy Regarding Sex Discrimination and Sexual Harassment in the Workplace-PERSONNEL
4012A Administrative Regulations and Complaint Form Regarding Sex Discrimination and Sexual Harassment
4013 Policy Regarding Code of Ethics
4014 Policy Regarding the Employment of Relatives
4015 Policy Regarding Supervision of Relatives
4016 Policy Regarding Professional Dress
4017 Policy Regarding Staff / Student Relationships
4018 Policy Regarding Substitute Teachers
4019 Policy Regarding Staff Development
4020 Policy Regarding Non-School Activities
4021 Policy Regarding Non-Certified Duties
4022 Policy Regarding Paraprofessional NCLB
4023 Policy Regarding Administrative Job Descriptions
4024 Policy Regarding Evaluation of Administrators and Administration
4025A Administrative Regulations Concerning Restraint and Seclusion of Persons at Risk
   
 Series 5000 - Students
5001 Policy Regarding the Administration of Student Medications in the Schools
5002 Policy Regarding Bullying Prevention and Intervention
5002A Administrative Regulations Regarding Bullying Prevention and Intervention-Attachment A
5002B-C-D Administrative Regulations Regarding Bullying Prevention and Intervention-Attachments B-C-D
5003 Policy Regarding Drug and Alcohol Use by Students
5004 Policy Regarding Field Trips
5006A Administrative Regulations Regarding Health Assessments Screening
5007A Administrative Regulations Regarding Immunizations
5008 Policy Regarding Homeless Children and Youth
5008A Administrative Regulations Regarding Homeless Children and Youth
5009 Policy Regarding Non-Discrimination (Students)
5009A Administrative Regulations Regarding Non-Discrimination (Students)
5010 Policy Regarding the Pledge of Allegiance
5011 Policy Regarding Search and Seizure
5011A Administrative Regulations Regarding Search and Seizure
5012 Policy Regarding Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
5012A Administrative Regulations Regarding Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
5013 Policy Regarding Sex Discrimination and Sexual Harassment-STUDENTS
5013A Administrative Regulations Regarding Sex Discrimination and Sexual Harassment-STUDENTS
5013A Complaint Form Regarding Sex Discrimination and Sexual Harassment-STUDENTS
5014 Policy Regarding Attendance and Truancy
5014A Administrative Regulations Regarding Attendance and Truancy
5015 Policy Regarding Student Discipline
5016 Policy Regarding Student Dress
5017 Policy Regarding Student Privacy
5018 Policy Regarding Confidentiality and Access to Education Records
5018A Administrative Regulations Regarding Confidentiality and Access to Education Records
5019 Policy Regarding Student Use of the District's Computer System and Internet Safety
5019A Administrative Regulations Regarding Student Use of the District's Computer System and Internet Safety
5020 Policy Regarding Suicide Prevention and Intervention
5020A Administrative Regulations Regarding Suicide Prevention and Intervention
5021 Policy Regarding Transportation
5022 Policy Regarding Wellness
5023 Policy Regarding Admission / Placement
5024 Policy Regarding Tuition for Residents Designation of High School
5025 Policy Regarding Identification and Management of Pediculosis
5026 Policy Regarding Relations with Noncustodial Parents
5027 Policy Regarding Police Questioning of Students
5028 Policy Regarding Food Allergy Management Plan and Guidelines
5029 Policy Regarding Health for Student Athletes
5030A Administrative Regulations Regarding Proof of Residency
5050 Policy Regarding Civility
5052A Administrative Regulations Concerning Restraint and Seclusion of Persons at Risk
       
Series 6000 - Instruction
6001 Policy Regarding Homework
6002 Policy Regarding Parent-Teacher Communication
6003 Policy Regarding Parental Access to Instructional Material
6004 Policy Regarding Parental Involvement for Title I Students
6005 Policy Regarding Promotion and Retention
6006 Policy Regarding Ceremonies and Observances
6007 Policy Regarding Honor Society - Honor Roll
6008 Policy Regarding Social Events - Meetings - Student Activities
6009 Policy Regarding Equipment-Books-Materials--Provision and Selection
6010 Policy Regarding Care of Instructional Materials
6011 Policy Regarding Live Animals in the Classroom
6012 Policy Regarding Responsibilities of School Personnel
6013 Policy Regarding Instruction on Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome - AIDS
6014 Policy Regarding Individuals with Disabilities Education Act- Alternative assessments for Students with Disabilities for Statewide and District-Wide Assessments
   
Series 9000 - Bylaws of the Board
9001 Policy Regarding Committees
9002 Policy Regarding Conflict of Interest
9003 Policy Regarding Construction and Posting of Agenda
9004 Policy Regarding Filling Vacancies on the Board
9005 Policy Regarding Formulation - Adoption - Amendment or Deletion of Bylaws
9006 Policy Regarding Formulation - Adoption - Amendment or Deletion of Policies
9006A Administrative Regulations Regarding Formulation - Adoption - Amendment or Deletion of Administrative Regulations
9007 Policy Regarding Meeting Conduct
9008 Policy Regarding Minutes
9009 Policy Regarding Oath of Office
9010 Policy Regarding Official Duties - Chairman
9011 Policy Regarding Official Duties - Secretary
9012 Policy Regarding Official Duties - Vice Chairman
9013 Policy Regarding Officers
9014 Policy Regarding Public Meetings and Executive Session
9015 Policy Regarding Quorum and Voting Procedures
9016 Policy Regarding Removal of Board Officers
9017 Policy Regarding Role of Board and Members
9018 Policy Regarding Suspension of Policies - Bylaws or Administrative Regulations
9019 Policy Regarding Time - Place and Notice of Meetings
9020 Policy Regarding Transaction of Business
9021 Policy Regarding Code of Conduct for Board Members
 
Legal Policy Notices:
 

Click on the policy number below to open the approved Board of Education legal policy notice in a separate window.
 

Policy Number Description
Notifications - Federal
4012A Administrative Regulations and Complaint Form Regarding Sex Discrimination and Sexual Harassment
5012A Administrative Regulations Regarding Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
5017 Policy Regarding Student Privacy
5018A Administrative Regulations Regarding Confidentiality and Access to Education Records
Notice1 Notice Concerning Asbestos Management Plan
Notice2 Notice of Non-Certified or Provisionally Certified Teacher - Paraprofessional
Notice3 Notice of Your Right to Request Information Concerning Teacher and Paraprofessional Qualifications
Notifications - State
4003A Administrative Regulations Regarding Employee Use of the District's Computer Systems
5014A Administrative Regulations Regarding Attendance and Truancy
   
 
Nondiscrimination Statement:

The State of Connecticut Department of Education is committed to a policy of equal opportunity/affirmative action for all qualified persons.  The Department of Education does not discriminate in any employment practice, education program, or educational activity on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability (including, but not limited to, intellectual disability, past or present history of mental disorder, physical disability or learning disability), genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by Connecticut state and/or federal nondiscrimination laws.  The Department of Education does not unlawfully discriminate in employment and licensing against qualified persons with a prior criminal conviction.  Inquiries regarding the Department of Educationís nondiscrimination policies should be directed to: 

Levy Gillespie 
Equal Employment Opportunity Director/American with Disabilities Act Coordinator
State of Connecticut Department of Education
25 Industrial Park Road
Middletown, CT 06457
860-807-2101
Levy.Gillespie@ct.gov

 

  
  

UPDATED:  Monday, September 29, 2014 07:00:58 AM