Webutuck Board of Education held the February 5, 2007 meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the Webutuck High School Library.



The following Board members were present:

Bernadette Coniglio, President

Joanne Boyd

Dale Culver

Joseph Herald

Joseph Matteo

John Perotti


Also Present:

Dr. Richard N. Johns, Superintendent

Kevin Geoghan, School Business Administrator

Tracy Trotter, Superintendent�s Secretary



Susan Lounsbury



Ms. Coniglio called the business meeting of February 5, 2007 to order at 7:33 p.m.��



There was no public comment.



The Superintendent asked Board members to hand in the report for the School Attorney.He related the success the District has had with the Safe Child Program.323 children from Pre-K to 8th grade have received their ID cards.WHS is holding the last session to acquire ID�s on February 27th.The Teaching Assistant classes begin next Thursday, February 15th.In addition to our Teaching Assistants, one student and one out-of-district T.A. has joined the class.




A Board member asked who would be substituting for Monica Bozik while she is on leave.


2.Accept $900 Donation from Millerton Fire Dept. for �Fire Prevention� Calendars

A Board member suggested writing a thank you letter to Sheriff Anderson.



Tenure will be discussed in Executive Session.

����������� Principals:

����������������������� Kenneth Sauer

����������������������� Scott Richards

����������� Teachers:

����������������������� Heather Farr-Killmer

����������������������� Dawn Murtaugh

����������������������� Denise Conway

����������������������� Patricia Forbes

����������������������� Julia Heenan

����������������������� Shawn Hosier

����������������������� Vincent Merendino

����������������������� Peter Stefonowich

����������������������� William Havranek

����������������������� Maxine Ifafore

����������������������� Robert Reid

����������������������� Mary Tauber

����������������������� Stephen Pollak

����������������������� Nancy Bayersdorfer

����������������������� Janice McSpiritt

����������� Teaching Assistants:

����������������������� Victoria Barros

����������������������� Patricia Steen

����������������������� Sheelagh Rosa

����������������������� Ann Kain

����������������������� Cheryl Katan

����������������������� Donna Merritt

����������������������� Denise Clapper

����������������������� Marilyn Midwood

Denise Flint

4. Board Retreat

Board members decided Monday nights to be the best night for a retreat beginning at 7 pm. The District Clerk will poll the members to find the best date for everyone.


5. $900 donation from Rosanna Hamm through a grant from Berkshire Taconic Foundation to be used for the purchasing of math materials.

It was noted Rosanna Hamm wrote the grant herself.


6. Financial Reports: Approved v Accepted as Submitted

It was restated by a Board member that a past legal experience with the District brought to light that voting to approve Financial Reports can bring consequences for the District. It was decided from this point forward the wording on agendas and minutes will be to Accept Financial Reports as Submitted.



There was no comment.



Mrs. Boyd made and Mr. Culver seconded a motion to adjourn to executive session at 8:05 pm for the purpose of discussing tenure. The six Board members voted to approve the motion. The motion carried.



Mr. Herald made a motion to adjourn the executive session and reconvene the public session at 10:20 pm. The six Board members voted to approve the motion. The motion carried.



There being no further business, Mr. Herald motioned to adjourn the meeting of February 6, 2007 at 10:21 pm.


Respectfully submitted,



Tracy Trotter

District Clerk