The unified board met on August 1, 2016, in the Essex High School library. Highlights of the meeting include:
- Jason DiRosa gave a presentation on behalf of the Recreation Governance Study Committee. The committee has held 12 public meetings since April, conducted a community survey and evaluated 7 governance models to find the best option for Essex. The committee unanimously supports the creation of a Union Municipal Recreation District to be called the Essex Community Parks and Recreation District. The community will vote on the new district on December 13th, 2016.
-The board approved the first reading of the first set of mandatory policies. These included:
A1: Board Member Conflict of Interest
B1: Substitute Teachers
B2: Volunteers and Work Study Students
B3: Alcohol and Drug Free Workplace
D3: Responsible Computer, Internet, Network Use
-The board approved the Superintendent Search Contracts for Dan French and Brian O'Regan. These contracts are effective immediately.
The next meeting will be held on August 16th at 6:30 p.m. at the EHS library. Full minutes of the meeting may be found here.