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On the record – Brookfield

WHAT: Board of Education meeting July 22

PRESENT: Ronda Bonekovic, George Economides, Sarah Kurpe, Jerry Necastro and Melissa Sydlowski

The board:

• Heard from Superintendent Toby Gibson the 2020-21 year will be a hybrid schedule with half the students attending Tuesdays and Thursdays and the other half Wednesdays and Fridays. Gibson said on Mondays, only staff will be in the buildings and extensive cleaning will take place. He said on days students are not in school, they will do online remote learning with provided Chromebooks;

• Heard from Gibson the PlugSmart program will begin the LED lighting upgrades throughout the buildings and grounds, including the stadium light poles;

• Heard from Gibson that remediation work was done on the buildings while they were closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, including fixing leaking roofs and uneven floor issues at the middle school that occurred following construction of the building in 2011. Gibson said some temporary fixes were made with other work planned for 2021;

• Accepted the resignation of Reed Sutliff as bus mechanic effective July 31. He accepted a position with Liberty schools;

• Approved an agreement with the Hubbard community pool for services;

Were informed the Class of 1982 would like to plant a tree in memory of student Joey Clark on school property at no cost to the district;

• Passed a motion to seek a waiver from the state to delay implementing middle school career technical education for the 2020-21 year;

Approved an agreement with Trumbull County Educational Service Center to provide public / community relations coordinator for one year at $10,500;

Approved an agreement with Hope Center for Arts and Technology for an after-school program at no cost to the district;

• Rescheduled the next meeting to 6 p.m. Aug. 18 in the complex auditorium.

— Bob Coupland

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