School Board Notes and Agenda

posted Nov 10, 2017, 10:07 AM by

Budget season is back! In October the SAU Board approved a flat budget for 2018-2019 that will, among other things, make improvements to the district computer network without increasing the overall tax burden on district towns. Now it’s the Deerfield Board’s turn to build a budget for 2018-2019.

The Administration has been working on all of the pieces of next year’s proposed budget and our meeting last week was the first time that they were all put together and seen in their entirety. The Board and Administration agreed that as a first draft, this budget proposal has a larger increase than we would like to see. With significant budgetary increases due to such costs as Special Education changes and new choices in staff benefits, it was pointed out at the meeting that difficult choices may be required this year to keep the budget reasonable. We will be meeting twice each month through the winter to work on this.

The Board was also presented with preliminary results from the engineering study of DCS by a representative of CMK Architects. The study has turned up many updates that the district will need to address in the foreseeable future, but CMK will be prioritizing them into 5-, 10-, and 15-year subsets. We anticipate working the updates into future budgets as possible.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2017 ~ 6:00 PM

1. Call to Order – Mr. Deely, Chair
2. Pledge of Allegiance – Mr. Deely
3. Minutes – November 1, 2017
4. Immediate Business
A. Public Comments
B. Agenda Review
C. Consent Items (1 item)
D. Board Reports
PTO Update
Executive Board Report –Mr. Deely
Principal’s Report – Mr. Smith
PACE Update – Mr. Smith
Curriculum Review Board – Mr. Oxnard
Building Committee Report – Ms. Tetrault
E. FY 18-19 Budget
F. Blizzard Bags
G. Math Program Update
5. Continuing Business
A. Capital Improvement Plan (CIP)
B. School and Town Property Discussion
6. Policies – (Draft policies are available upon request)
IKB - Homework (3 rd+ Reading)
GDBA - Non-Certified Benefit Package (1st Reading)
7. Informational Items
High School Update- Mr. Deely
8. Public Comments
9. Non-Public Session - NH RSA 91-A:3, II a, b, c, d, e, j ,k - If needed
10. Appointments and Resignations (0 items) – Ms. Sherman
11. Adjournment

Next Scheduled Meeting: December 6, 2017 ~ Deerfield Community School