Board of Education
      

Sprague Board of Education
Approved Budget 2020-2021

 

Mission Statement
 Nondiscrimination Statement

Board of Education Members

Subcommittee Members

 

Board of Education Goals

 

Regular Meeting Schedule

Meeting Agendas / Minutes

 

Approved Policies

Legal Policy Notices

 

Safe School Climate Plan

If You Have a Concern

 

State of CT "Working Papers"

Instructions

Time and Hours of Employment for Minors

Written Promise of Employment

 

Anti-Idling Efforts in Connecticut

Anti-Idling Compliance and Enforcement

Asbestos Management Plan

Green Clean Procedure

Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)

School Facilities Survey (ED050)

Pesticide Application on School Property

Air Quality Testing Evaluation

Radon In-Air Testing Re-Evaluation

  

Management Plan and Guidelines
for Students with Food Allergies
and\or Glycogen Storage Disease

   

Application for Building Use

 

Instruction of Student at Home

 

Physical  Restraint and
Seclusion of Students

 

School District Privacy Information

 

 

The Board of Education is a group of seven elected citizens whose job it is to ensure the highest quality education for the children enrolled in our public schools. The Board oversees educational quality by establishing policies for the school administration to follow.

The Board of Education is responsible to both the State of Connecticut and the Town of Sprague. It must comply with state laws, regulations, and guidelines in its own operations and it must make sure the schools do the same. It is accountable to the community whose taxpayers are the primary sources of school funding and whose interests it represents.

The rewards of serving on the Board are great. Members bring unique experiences and beliefs to the table. What they do can, and does, influence the lives of children.

 

Board of Education Members:
Chairman of the Board
     - Megin Sechen
Vice Chairman
     - Corinne Topalis
Secretary
     - Jenny Gauthier
Other Members
     - Colleen Caulfield
     - Geraldine Meadows
     - Michelle Walton
     - TBD

  Thank you to all of our Board

of Education members for

devoting their time to supporting
 
public education and serving
 
our school.

Subcommittee Members:
There are three standing committees.  All policies and operating procedures developed by any standing committee must be approved by the full Board of Education before implementation.
Policy
     - Jenny Gauthier, Chairman of Policy Subcommittee
     - Colleen Caulfield
     - TBD
Transportation
     - Gerry Meadows, Chairman of Transportation Subcommittee
     - Jenny Gauthier
     - TBD
Negotiations
     - Megin Sechen, Chairman of Negotiations Subcommittee
     - Colleen Caulfield 
     - Corinne Topalis
Facilities\Building
     - Corinne Topalis, Chairman of Facilities Subcommittee
     - Jenny Gauthier
     - Michelle Walton
Curriculum
     - Megin Sechen, Chairman of Curriculum Subcommittee
     - Colleen Caulfield
     - Michelle Walton
Grants
     - Michelle Walton, Chairman of Grants Subcommittee
     - Corinne Topalis
     - TBD
 
Regular Meeting Schedule / Minutes / Agendas:
All meetings are held at 6:00 P.M. in the Sayles School Media Center unless otherwise posted.

Board of Education meeting minutes and agendas are available from the links below.

 

The school district will benefit from communication between the Board of Education and the public. There is an opportunity for public comment at each meeting.

Your attendance and participation at the Board of Education meetings is encouraged, welcomed and appreciated.

   

Select below for board meeting dates, agendas and minutes

Dates
Agendas
Recordings
Minutes
For prior year postings, < click here >
   
 
Board of Education Goals:

Sprague Board of Education Goals

Academics:
Sprague Public Schools will provide a world class education where academic excellence is celebrated.

Climate:
Students, staff, parents and community members will promote an environment where all school community members feel valued, accepted, secure and connected.

Culture:
Sprague Public Schools will emphasize collaboration, creativity and innovation.

Operations:
Sprague Public Schools will continue to efficiently and effectively utilize resources. 

Talent:
Sprague Public Schools will recruit, hire, retain and support highly effective staff.

Approved: 08/12/15
 
Nondiscrimination Statement:

The Connecticut State Department of Education is committed to a policy of equal opportunity/affirmative action for all qualified persons. The Connecticut Department of Education does not discriminate in any employment practice, education program, or educational activity on the basis of age, ancestry, color, criminal record (in state employment and licensing), gender identity or expression, genetic information, intellectual disability, learning disability, marital status, mental disability (past or present), national origin, physical disability (including blindness), race, religious creed, retaliation for previously opposed discrimination or coercion, sex (pregnancy or sexual harassment), sexual orientation, veteran status or workplace hazards to reproductive systems, unless there is a bona fide occupational qualification excluding persons in any of the aforementioned protected classes.

Inquiries regarding the Connecticut State Department of Educationís nondiscrimination policies should be directed to: 

Levy Gillespie
Equal Employment Opportunity Director/Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator
Connecticut State Department of Education
450 Columbus Boulevard
Suite 607
Hartford, CT 06103
Phone:  860-807-2071
Email: Levy.Gillespie@ct.gov.

 

 
If You Have A Concern:
A chain of command exists and should be followed when asking school related questions or voicing concerns. Simply, start with the person closest to the problem.
 
For example, a parent should:
(1) Contact the childís teacher for a classroom problem, then
(2) Approach the school principal, then
(3) Contact the Superintendent of Schools, and
(4) End with the Board if the matter is not resolved satisfactorily.
 
For purposes of clarity, it is requested that you put your concerns in writing.
  
  

UPDATED:  Tuesday, March 16, 2021 07:16:11 AM