Board of Distinction Award
The Madison Board of Education received the Board of
Distinction Award at the 2010 Connecticut Association of Boards of Education
(CABE) / Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents (CAPSS)
Convention on November 19,
CABE believes that Boards of Education and
Superintendents which exhibit the most effective leadership are characterized
by their ability to work together as “teams.” The CABE Board Recognition Awards are designed to recognize
Boards which work effectively in this manner. Boards which fulfill 22 of 34
Level One criteria may earn the Level One CABE Board Leadership Award. In order to appropriately
recognize those Boards which are truly exemplary, CABE established a second
level of awards, the Board of
Distinction Award. Only Boards which have achieved Level One
distinction at least twice in the prior four years are eligible to receive the Board of Distinction Award.
Boards must achieve at least two Level Two items in each Level Two category to
receive this award.
Regular Board Meetings
The Board meets twice each month, usually on the first and third Tuesdays from 7:30-10:00 p.m, to hear public comments, conduct business, and to hear reports from Board Committees and school administrators.
Regular meetings are held at Town Campus in the Hammonasset Room. Board meetings are conducted under Robert's Rules of Order.
Board meeting agendas are posted through the CABE website and on Channel 19 before each meeting.
All Board meetings except Executive Sessions are open to the public. Board meetings are also videotaped and replayed on Madison Cable Channel 19 each week.
Any member of the public may speak and offer brief comments to the Board at 7:30 p.m. before each Board meeting begins. Written comments may be sent to the Board of Education at 10 Campus Drive, Madison, CT 06443.