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
     - Michael Smith
Vice Chairman
     - Megin Sechen
Secretary
     - Victoria Wold
Other Members
     - Jenny Gauthier
     - Joseph Osowski
     - Corinne Topalis
     - Maureen Trudelle

  Thank you to all of our Board

of Education members for

devoting their time to supporting
 
public education and serving
 
our school.

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
     - Vicky Wold, Chairman of Policy Subcommittee
     - Jenny Gauther
     - Maureen Trudelle
Transportation
     - Mike Smith, Chairman of Transportation Subcommittee
     - Joseph Osowski
     - Maureen Trudelle
Negotiations
     - Mike Smith, Chairman of Negotiations Subcommittee
     - Joseph Osowski
     - Megin Sechen
Facilities
     - Joseph Osowski, Chairman of Facilities Subcommittee
     - Jenny Gauthier
     - Corinne Topalis
Curriculum
     - Megin Sechen, Chairman of Communications Subcommittee
     - Vicky Wold
     - Corinne Topalis
 
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 from the links below.

 

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

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

   

Select below for board meeting dates, agendas and minutes

   
 
Board of Education Goals:

Sprague Board of Education Goals

Academics:
Sprague Public Schools will provide a world class education where academic excellence is celebrated.

Climate:
Students, staff, parents and community members will promote an environment where all school community members feel valued, accepted, secure and connected.

Culture:
Sprague Public Schools will emphasize collaboration, creativity and innovation.

Operations:
Sprague Public Schools will continue to efficiently and effectively utilize resources. 

Talent:
Sprague Public Schools will recruit, hire, retain and support highly effective staff.

Approved: 08/12/15
 
Nondiscrimination Statement:

The Connecticut State Department of Education is committed to a policy of equal opportunity/affirmative action for all qualified persons. The Connecticut State 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 Connecticut State Department of Education does not unlawfully discriminate in employment and licensing against qualified persons with a prior criminal conviction. 

Inquiries regarding the Connecticut State Department of Educationís nondiscrimination policies should be directed to: 

Levy Gillespie
Equal Employment Opportunity Director/Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator
Connecticut State Department of Education
450 Columbus Boulevard
Suite 607
Hartford, CT 06103
Phone:  860-807-2071
Email: Levy.Gillespie@ct.gov.

 

 
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.
  
  

UPDATED:  Tuesday, January 02, 2018 11:12:59 AM