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Approved Minutes - September 20, 2022
Norwich Free Academy
Board of Trustees Regular Meeting
Tuesday, September 20, 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 Operations, Kristin Peckrul; Director of Finance/Human Resources, Rich Freeman; Director of Communications, Mike O’Farrell; Executive Director of NFA Foundation, Kathy McCarthy; Dean of Students, Clarence Cooper; Athletics Director, Roy Wentworth; 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:   August 16, 2022, Regular Meeting
Motion by W. Warzecha, seconded by D. Kalla to approve the minutes. 
Vote:  All in favor   Motion Passed
3.  Consent Agenda
            a. 2023 Board of Trustees Meeting Schedule
b. Policy Update
                        1.  Prohibition Against Sexual Harassment – Policy #4118.11(b)/4218.11
c.  Corporate Sponsorship for Athletics
R. Wentworth, K. McCarthy and M. O’Farrell gave a presentation on proposed athletics sponsorships.  Discussion by Board to move forward with process of creating a policy.
Motion by T. Postler, seconded by B. Conway, to approve all consent agenda items. 
Vote:  All in favor   Motion Passed
4.   Information & Planning    
            a.  Spotlight – Recognize Retirees John Iovino and John Baldwin
B. Kelly recognized John Iovino (45 years) and John Baldwin (43 years) as 2 people who have dedicated their lives to NFA and who provided much support to not only him, but to the school and community.  Both Johns spoke fondly of their time at NFA, and thanked the Board for their support.  D. Joyner also thanked them for their time and how appreciative he and the board are for all the work done over the years.
b.  Reports and Updates
                        1.  Superintendent’s Report
B. Kelly provided an update of the following: 
a.  Enrollment
b.  Enrollment Projections
c.  First Three Weeks
d.  Personnel Update
e.  Plan for SY 2022-23
1.  NEASC Re-Accreditation
2.  Theory of Action
3.  Portrait of a Graduate
4.  Definition of High Quality Teaching and Learning                         
c.  Reports and Updates
                        1.  Finance
                                    a.  Monthly Finance Report
R. Freeman provided a financial report for the period ending August 31, 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 D. Kalla, seconded by D. Boisclair, to go into Executive session at 7:14 p.m. for discussion regarding Attorney-Client Privileged Communications. 
Vote: 10l in favor   Motion passed
            B. Kelly, R. Freeman and K. McCarthy were invited to attend.
Motion by M. Tramontozzi, seconded by T. Postler to come out of Executive session at 8:00 p.m.  
Vote:  10 in favor   Motion passed
9.  Adjournment         
            Motion by D. Kalla, seconded by C. Jewell, to adjourn the meeting at 8:00 p.m.
             Vote:  10 in favor    Motion passed
Respectfully submitted,
Mary E. Vega
Recording Secretary                                                                               
Approved:  October 28, 2022