School Committee Meeting Minutes 12/04/2017

Farmington River Regional School District

Farmington River Elementary School

555 North Main Road, Otis, MA 01253

Monday December 4, 2017


Meeting #356





Members Present:  Nick DellaGiustina, Jessica Drenga, Hillary Howard, Carol Lombardo, Billie Pachulski, John Skrip, Arlene Tolopko, Tom Nadolny


Absent:  none




Call to Order: The meeting was called to order at 7:00p.m. by the chair, Nicholas DellaGiustina.


Community Participation: 


  1. Approval of Minutes of Meeting #355: The minutes of Meeting #355 were approved with corrections.  Moved by Nicholas Dellagiustina, seconded by Arlene Tolopko.  Vote unanimous.  Executive minutes #355 approved as submitted.  Moved by Carol Lombardo,

Seconded by Jess Drenga.


Nicholas DellaGiustina began the meeting by stating there is no need for an Executive session this evening.


  1. Principal/Superintendent monthly update: Tom updated the Committee on the Business Manager.  Eric Jesner will start on December 11th.  Eric will begin his certification as soon as possible.  He seems very excited to begin training with Jane Gleason.


There has been a piece or article about Jane’s retirement that has been sent to the Otis Observer to thank Jane for the many years of service and dedication to the school.


During Tom’s latest conference, he spoke to the company we are interested in for the science program.  Tom is looking to pilot the program in September.  The company will pilot the program for free.  We would save the school money turning over to this program.  The cost is $5.35 per student in grades 3-6.  The program now costs the school $5000 a year.





  1. Motion to adjourn: Motioned by Carol Lombardo, Seconded by John Skrip.  Vote was

     unanimous to adjourn.  Meeting was called at 7:20p.m.



Respectfully submitted,




Teresa DellaGiustina, secretary