Tuesday October 11, 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. and Richard Seamans attending. Ray sent his regards.
II. Amendments to the Agenda: none.
III. Approve Minutes of Previous Meeting: September 14, 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: None.
2. Old Business:
•Update on Act 46: Discuss VSBA memorandum on Act 46 problems. Kris notes one suggestion is to let a single district be one side of a side by side.
•Review and Approve Checkbook Reconciliation: Kris moves to accept the CR, A.J. seconds, approved unanimously.
VI. Reports: Finance Report with Richard. Discuss that we have a surplus from fiscal ’16 and review spreadsheets to help explain. Mostly it has to do with fewer children in school and fewer SPED and 504 costs than had been expected. We discuss working on a next budget and consideration of a reserve fund to cushion additional kids or SPED/504 or SU administration expenses. We share our understanding of likely number of students and potential pre K and Kindergarteners to be same as last year.
VII. Agenda Setting for November Meeting: update on Act 46, payment orders, minutes, check book reconciliation, superintendent and finance reports. Kris contacted Plymouth SB chair but has not had a reply to her contact effort. Richard reports it is possible Plymouth is moving forward with giving up choice to join WCSU’s proposed ED. We will await follow up from Plymouth’s SB chair, but in the meantime will continue pursuing a stand-alone option and potential legislation to allow a single side by side arrangement.
VIII. Adjournment: Kris moves to at 8:05 p.m., A.J. seconds and approved unanimously.
Approved: November 7, 2016
Kris Sperber, A.J. Ruben