TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2014 – 7:00 PM
PITTSFIELD TOWN HALL
I. CALL TO ORDER: Kris calls the meeting to order at 7:08, A.J. present, Ray excused
due to KES Winter Event.
II. CONSIDER AMENDMENTS AND DELETIONS TO THE AGENDA: None.
III. PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMENT: None.
IV. BOARD COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMENT: None.
V. CONSENT AGENDA
A. Minutes of November 11, 2014 Kris moves to accept and A.J.
seconds the minutes, approved unanimously.
VI. WNWSU REPORT
A. Superintendent’s Report (Meg Powden) Meg was excused to due
Rochester’s meeting tonight and the fact that we moved our meeting
to this date from last week. No report.
VII. NEW BUSINESS
A. Proposed Draft Budget for Fiscal Year 2015 – 16: Kris has started working
on tuition list and the Board will continue to research/investigate school
children for next year in preparation for the budget. The WNWSU office
has been assisting the Board with developing the budget. We need to
confirm residency of specific students, draft directors’ report (A.J. will do
a draft for next meeting), and finalize the budget with WNWSU assistance
by next month’s meeting to have it in time for the Town Report.
B. Open Bids for Transportation Service: Kris reports the SU placed an ad in
the Randolph Herald and billed PSB for the cost of the ad. The Board will
comment to the SU that perhaps calling cab companies and/or advertising
around Killington may have both been good alternatives to address this
C. Medicaid Reimbursement: tabled until Meg can be here next month to
VIII. OLD BUSINESS
A. Merger update: We have received information from WCSU that they have
determined our cost for their administration of SPED services will be based
on Child Count and will be $24k, and $20k for general SU administrative
costs, assuming we continue to pay our own bills, which is our plan. The
Board considers this to represent a significant savings from similar costs in
the past within WNWSU.
B. Payment Order #5: we discuss uncertainty about five kids for whom KES
has billed us and Kris will follow up with KES on those concerns before
we make payment for those kids. We discuss and approve unanimously
(Kris moves, A.J. seconds) the following: $74.94 Randolph Herald Ad;
Barstow 1⁄2 tuition one elementary $7,230; Killington Mt. School 135
days one secondary $10,608; C&L Taxi $1,870; Woodstock HS 1⁄2 11
secondary $88,000; WNWSU Assessments – central office $5,953.18,
SPED $22,807, $2,437.73; Killington Elementary 1⁄2 33 students $199,089
– Total $338,089.85.
IX. POLICY: None.
X. EXECUTIVE SESSION: None.
XI. NEXT MEETING DATE/AGENDA ITEMS
A. January 13, 2014, 7pm Town Hall
B. Agenda Items: Medicaid reimbursement, Town Meeting and Budget
Updates, SU change updates, Jean Colver Scofield Award preparation.
XII. ADJOURNMENT: Kris moves to adjourn at p.m., A.J. seconds meeting adjourned.
Minutes submitted by A.J. Ruben.
The next regular WNWSU meeting is scheduled for December 17, 2014 at 6:30pm in the
Central Office (768 South Main Street, Bethel).