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Approved Minutes - May 17, 2022
Norwich Free Academy
Board of Trustees Meeting
Tuesday, May 17, 2022, 5:30 p.m.
Norwich Free Academy
Latham Building, Board Room (#1101)
305 Broadway, Norwich, CT  06360
TRUSTEES PRESENT:   Diana Boisclair; Betsy Conway; Keith Fontaine; Chris Jewell; DeVol Joyner;
David Kalla; Denise Lindell; Maria Miranda; Todd Postler; and William Warzecha
ABSENT:  Allyn Brown, III; Mark Tramontozzi
ADMINISTRATION PRESENT:    Head of School Brian M. Kelly, Ed.D.; Director of Finance/Human Resources, Rich Freeman; Executive 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 5:35 p.m. 
2.  Secretary’s Report
            a. Approval of Minutes:   April 26, 2022, Regular Meeting
Motion by K. Fontaine, seconded by W. Warzecha, to approve the minutes. 
Vote:  9 in favor / 1 Abstention   Motion Passed
3.  Consent Agenda
            a. Field Trip Request
B. Kelly requested permission from board members for an overnight field trip to take place during the 2022-23 school year.
            b.  Compass Program
B. Kelly provided an update on the program. 
Motion by D. Kalla, seconded by T. Postler, to approve both consent agenda items.  All in favor   Motion Passed
4.   Information & Planning    
            a.  Spotlight – Playshop Students
B. Kelly recognized 2 students from Playshop for this month’s spotlight, Lily O’Neil (senior) and Alex Zeppieri (senior).  B. Kelly recognized them for being good examples for NFA, also stating that he was very impressed with their recent performances and described them both as very talented. He said that they have both been nominated for multiple awards. He then introduced each student who briefly spoke about their time at NFA and their future goals. B. Kelly also made a point to recognize Mr. Philip Trostler, Director of NFA Playshop, and thank him for his support of our students, especially with tonight’s recognitions.
b.  Reports and Updates
                        1.  Super intendent’s Report
B. Kelly provided an overview of the following:
                                    a.  Positive Things Happening at NFA
b.  Moving Forward
c.  Reports and Updates
                        1.  Finance
                                    a.  Monthly Finance Report
R. Freeman provided a financial report for the period ending April 30, 2022.  He also briefed the Trustees on other financial matters
5.  General Agenda Items – None 
6.  Communications/Discussion - None
7.  Other Business – None
8.  Executive Session
Motion by C. Jewell, seconded by W. Warzecha, to go into Executive session at 6:20 p.m. for discussion regarding a Personnel Matter and Attorney-Client Privileged Communications. 
All in favor   Motion passed
            B. Kelly was invited to attend.
Motion by T. Postler, seconded by D. Lindell, to come out of Executive session at 8:04 p.m. 
All in favor   Motion passed
9.  Adjournment         
            Motion by D. Kalla, seconded by C. Jewell, to adjourn the meeting at 8:05 p.m.
             All in favor    Motion passed
Respectfully submitted,
Mary E. Vega
Recording Secretary                                                                                   
Approved:  June 21, 2022