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Board of Education Meeting 9/18/2017


Dr. McKersie and Lisa Deorio, Principal of Weston High School, opened the meeting by congratulating the four 2018 National Merit Scholarship Semi Finalists - Lindsay Kunhardt, Ellen Relac, Matthew Sydney, and Timothy Troxell. This honor reflects their exceptional scores on the PSAT tests.


The Board of Education and Dr. McKersie thanked the Weston Education Foundation for their generous donation to launch a Science Research Program.  The grant, in the amount of $8,750, will provide for an Expert-in-Residence to develop the Science Research Program at Weston High School, which the District intends to develop for implementation in 2018-2019.


Mr. Mike Zuba, from Malone and MacBroom, presented an enrollment study for Weston.  Mr. Zuba reviewed birth cohorts over the past 15 years. Birth rates have decreased throughout the 2000's. Mr Zuba reviewed the housing sales over the past 19 years. Housing sales have not fluctuated widely over the past number of years. The market is driven by quality of schools and education.  An extensive birth analysis was completed which showed the birth vs. K In-Migration over the past 15 years.


The Drug and Alcohol Task Force: On October 26th at 7:00 in the Middle School LLC, the results of the Drug and Alcohol Survey will be shared with families.  Last spring a survey was sent out to students and parents for 7-12 th graders.  Please join Dan Doak, Lisa Deorio and Joe Mogollon (SRO) as they present the results.


Next Meeting is October 2nd at 7:30 in the WMS LLS.


Board of Education report August 2017


Next meeting is September 18th in the WMS LLC @ 7:30.


Effective School Solutions Update

·ESS provides high quality and cost-effective in-district clinical services for our students with emotional and behavioral needs -this service helps Weston to keep more student in our district rather than having to our source their educational needs.

·The BOE renewed the contract for the 2017-2018 school year

·The cost was $275,000 for the school year



Drug and Alcohol Initiative

·Panel getting organized now

·Dan Doak is on the panel and will update us as things progress

·There will be an evening presentation for both high school and middle school parents this fall