Pittsfield School Board of Directors' Meeting
Wednesday, September 14, 2016, at 7:00 p.m.
Pittsfield Town Office Building
I. Call to Order: Kris calls the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m. with A.J. attending.
II. Amendments to the Agenda: none.
III. Approve Minutes of Previous Meeting: August 24, 2016: Kris moves and A.J. seconds, approved minutes unanimously.
IV. Community Engagement/Public Comment: None.
V. Action/Discussion Items
1. New Business:
• Payment Orders: #2 prior year charge to Sharon Academy $14,730.44 for SPED; Rutland Public Schools 1st Q 2 students $7,250: $21,980.44 total. A.J. moves to approve, Kris seconds, approved unanimously.
2. Old Business:
• Update on Act 46: Kris reports on contact with Plymouth board chair. No news but we’ll be on their agenda September 12th. At this point it does not seem financially advantageous for them to join with us. Kris will follow up with board chair for any updates on their meeting last week. Ray had previously reported that WCSU may want to be reorganized by next June and they are interested in our timeframe. Kris and A.J. discuss wanting to have a plan to give to Town Meeting to avoid Act 46 penalties, either side by side, or asserting we can meet standards on our own, or that we join WCSU.
• Review and Approve Checkbook Reconciliation: Kris moves to accept the CR, A.J. seconds, approved unanimously.
VI. Reports: Finance report indicates we finished last year with approximately $300k surplus. Kris will get information from Richard Seaman analyzing how that occurred and what to expect. Kris moves to talk Patty about putting some of this surplus in an interest bearing account if not there already, A.J. seconds and approved unanimously.
VII. Agenda Setting for October Meeting: update on Act 46, payment orders, minutes, check book reconciliation, superintendent and finance reports.
VIII. Adjournment: Kris moves to at 7:45 p.m., A.J. seconds and approved unanimously.
Approved October 11, 2016: Kristin Sperber, A. J. Ruben