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New hires, after-school club, attendance/discipline rules, curriculum on the agenda for school board tonight

The Barrington School District Board of Education will tackle a number of topics at 7:30 p.m. tonight at Avon School as the school year approaches in less than a month.

Avon SchoolAmong the items included on the agenda:

  • APPROVAL OF CURRICULA

Superintendent Anthony Arcodia recommended approval of the 2013-2014 curricula for Math (K-8), Language Arts (K-8), PE/Health (K-8), Visual Performing Arts (K-8), World Language (K-8), Science (K-8), Social Studies (K-8), Computers (K-8) and Family/Consumer Sciences (5-8).

The Family/Consumer Sciences curriculum, in particular, has been an issue with some parents.

  • STRENGTHENED ABSENTEE AND DISCIPLINE POLICIES?

A first reading of bylaws, policies and regulations related to pupil discipline/code of conduct and attendance will be entered into the record. At an earlier board meeting, Arcodia went over some of the proposed rule changes including requiring summer school for students who miss too much school.

  • NEW AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM/ACTIVITY

Superintendent Arcodia recommended approval of Bricks 4 Kidz as an after-school activity/club for the 2013-2014 school year.

According to the company’s website: “Our one-hour classes explore architecture, engineering and technology concepts using Lego bricks.  Students participate in 4-, 6- or 8-week sessions focused on exciting themes including space, inventions, famous buildings and natural disasters.”

  • HIRING OF STAFF MEMBERS

Superintendent Arcodia recommended approval of Amanda Parisi as guidance counselor, Julie Andrew-Lamon  as a computers teacher,  Colleen Kelemen as a music teacher, Andrea Duncan as a first-grade teacher, Kelly Rosato as a basic skills teacher, Kelly Petitt  as a science/SS teacher and Kimberly Moonen as a third-grade teacher, among other personnel moves.

  • OTHER

The board is slated to OK a student-activity fee for the 2013-2014 school year of $85 for the first activity and $35 for the second activity with a maximum of $120 per student and hear information about the construction efforts over the summer, including renewal of Woodland School’s gym and building of the new greenhouse.

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The author of the Barrington Bulletin, Mark Correa, is also a member of the Barrington School District Board of Education as of Jan. 6, 2013. Please be aware that I do not speak for the board in any way. The thoughts, views and opinions contained within the posts on this site are mine and mine alone. And the comments after any given posts are the thoughts, views and opinions of the author of the comment.

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