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Minutes - June 21, 2022
Norwich Free Academy
Board of Trustees Meeting
Tuesday, June 21, 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; Mark Tramontozzi; and William Warzecha
ABSENT:  Allyn Brown, III
ADMINISTRATION PRESENT:    Head of School Brian M. Kelly, Ed.D.; Director of Finance/Human Resources, Rich Freeman; Director of Communications, Mike O’Farrell; and Recorder Mary Vega
1.  Call to Order—Chairman DeVol Joyner called the meeting to order at 5:31 p.m. 
2.  Secretary’s Report
            a. Approval of Minutes:   May 17, 2022, Regular Meeting
Motion by T. Postler, seconded by M, Tramontozzi to approve the minutes. 
All in favor   Motion Passed
3.  Consent Agenda
            a. Virtual Wildcat Learning Academy (WLA)
            b. Virtual Night School
B. Kelly explained to the members that dual instruction is no longer permitted, therefore he would like approval to hold both programs (WLA & Night School) virtually. Snow days will also be virtual.  All virtual programs will strictly adhere to the framework for remote learning set forth by the CSDE.
c.  Approval of New Member of Investment Committee
Chair Joyner informed the board that new member, Corporator Angel Moran, was approved as a new member by the Foundation Board at their last committee meeting, therefore he is seeking approval from the Board of Trustees.
d.  2022-23 Academic Calendar Adjustments
B. Kelly proposed adding five half days to the 2022-23 calendar to give additional time for the additional work that needs to be done for NEASC accreditation and its initiatives.  Before submitting revised the calendar to the Board, he would like to discuss his proposed dates with the Heads of Department.
Motion by D. Kalla, seconded by M. Tramontozzi, to approve all consent agenda items.  All in favor   Motion Passed
4.   Information & Planning    
            a.  Spotlight – None
b.  Reports and Updates
                        1.  Super intendent’s Report
B. Kelly provided an overview of the following:
                                    a.  End of Year Statistics
b.  Graduation Feedback
c.  Summer Programs
                        d.  School Year 2022-23
c.  Reports and Updates
                        1.  Finance
                                    a.  Monthly Finance Report
R. Freeman provided a financial report for the period ending May 31, 2022.  He also briefed the Trustees on other financial matters
5.  General Agenda Items – None 
6.  Communications/Discussion
            a.  Campus Safety Review
B. Kelly informed the members that 2 Campus Safety personnel are leaving at the end of the current school year.  He proposed the option of replacing the 2 vacant positions with one Community Liaison Officer.  After much discussion, the members were all in favor of B. Kelly moving forward with investigating the details of this and then coming back to the Board with a proposal.
7.  Other Business – None
8.  Executive Session
Motion by T. Postler, seconded by D. Kalla, to go into Executive session at 6:42 p.m. for discussion regarding a Personnel Matter. 
All in favor   Motion passed
            B. Kelly was invited to attend.
Motion by D. Kalla, seconded by C Jewell, to come out of Executive session at 7:07 p.m. 
All in favor   Motion passed
9.  Potential Action Regarding Executive Session Discussion
a.  Personnel Matter
Motion by D. Kalla, seconded by D. Lindell, to approve the Head of School evaluation for the 2022-23 School Year.  All in favor  Motion passed
10.  Adjournment       
            Motion by T. Postler, seconded by D. Kalla, to adjourn the meeting at 7:08 p.m.
             All in favor    Motion passed
Respectfully submitted,
Mary E. Vega
Recording Secretary