Teaching and Learning Showcase
Mr. Rob Stergis, Curriculum Coordinator, English as a Second Language and Ms.Mena Ciarlone, Grade 5 Teacher, Cunniff School gave a recap of this year’sProfessional Development Program and an overview of next year’s program. ThePDC is comprised of 10 members representing all levels of the schools who meet ona monthly basis. Courses covered 21
Century Skills, 13 Technology-In-Practicecourses as well as mini courses and school based courses throughout the schoolyear. Ms. Ciarlone and Mr. Stergis reported on the application Xtra Normal that is being used in the classrooms as well as WikiSpace. Classrooms are also usingKidspiration, Adaptiation, Aminationish and GarageBand.
Ms. Silka Plesh of Putnam Street, Watertown, would like to host a ForeignExchange Student from Germany. This student would be placed at the High School.Dr. Koufman is working out issues/concerns with this and will stay in touch withMs. Plesh.
Approval of Minutes
5/6/2010Subcommittee on Buildings and Grounds5/12/2010Subcommittee on Athletics6/7/2010Regular Monthly MeetingA motion was made and seconded to accept the minutes.
Acceptance of a Gift
A gift of approximately $846.00 has been received for books to the Hosmer School Library from Hosmer School parents.A motion was made and seconded to accept the gift.
Subcommittee on Budget and Finance
Mr. John Portz reported that the Subcommittee on Budget and Finance met on6/14 focusing on proposed cuts in the budget particularly with the Custodial staff.Fees were also discussed to include bus transportation, sports and activity feesand preschool fees. In regards to bus transportation, for at least the last sevenyears the fees were $180 per student and $250 family cap. The Subcommitteerecommended modifying that charge and proposed to increase both by 50%/ Thenew fees proposed would be $270 per student and $425 family cap. A motionwas made and seconded to accept the recommendations.