Approved Minutes - January 25, 2022
Norwich Free Academy
Board of Trustees Meeting
Tuesday, January 25, 2022, 5:30 p.m.
Norwich Free Academy
Latham Building, Board Room (#1101)
305 Broadway, Norwich, CT 06360
TRUSTEES PRESENT: Diana Boisclair; Allyn Brown, III; Betsy Conway; Keith Fontaine; Chris Jewell;
DeVol Joyner; David Kalla; Denise Lindell; Todd Postler; Mark Tramontozzi; and William Warzecha;
ABSENT: Maria Miranda
ADMINISTRATION PRESENT: Head of School Brian M. Kelly, Ed.D.; Director of Finance/Human Resources, Rich Freeman; Director of Institutional Advancement, Kathy McCarthy; Director of Communications, Mike O’Farrell; and Recorder Mary Vega
1. Call to Order—Chairman DeVol Joyner called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m.
2. Secretary’s Report
a. Approval of Minutes: November 16, 2021, Regular Meeting
Motion by D. Kalla, seconded by C. Jewell, to approve the minutes. All in favor. Motion Passed unanimously
3. Consent Agenda – N/a
4. Information & Planning
a. Reports and Updates
a. 2022-2023 Budget Presentation
B. Kelly presented the recommended 2022-2023 Budget on behalf of the Board of Trustees Finance Committee.
Motion by D. Kalla, seconded by W. Warzecha, to approve the 2022-2023 Budget as presented. All in favor. Motion Passed Unanimously
5. General Agenda Items – None
D. Joyner discussed the addition of another member to the Investment Committee. Board members unanimously agreed to move forward with the process.
7. Other Business
T. Postler introduced Bob Aldi, newly elected Norwich Board of Education Chairman, to the group.
8. Executive Session
Motion by B. Conway, seconded by A. Brown, to go into Executive session at 6:17 p.m. for discussion regarding a Personnel Matter and Attorney-Client Privileged Communications. All in favor. Motion passed
B. Kelly and R. Freeman were invited to attend.
Motion by M. Tramontozzi, seconded by A. Brown, to come out of Executive session at 7:00 p.m. Vote: 10 in favor Motion passed
Motion by M. Tramontozzi, seconded by A. Brown, to adjourn the meeting at 7:02 p.m.
Vote: 10 in favor Motion passed
Mary E. Vega
Approved: February 15, 2022