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Event takes place on February 03, 2014 at 5:00 PM
Dean Technical High School 1045 Main St

 

 HOLYOKE PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Holyoke, Massachusetts

 

 

TO:               HOLYOKE SCHOOL COMMITTEE

 

FROM:         DR. SERGIO PAEZ, SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS

 

SUBJECT:   COMMITTEE MEETINGS

 

DATE:         January 29, 2014

 

 

The following is a list of meetings scheduled for the Monday, February 3, 2014 through Friday, February 7, 2014, in the Fifield Community Room, Dean Technical High School, 1045 Main Street, Holyoke, unless otherwise noted.

 

 

               MONDAY, February 3, 2014                     

              

                                .Communications and Policies Subcommittee – 5:00 p.m.

                                .Regular Meeting – 6:15 p.m.

                                .Executive Session – 7:00 p.m.

 

 

               TUESDAY, February 4, 2014                                            

 

                       .Joint City Council / School Committee Meeting – 5:15 p.m.

                           (City Council Chambers)

                      

 

               WEDNESDAY, February 5, 2014

    

                        .None

 

               THURSDAY, February 6, 2014   

 

                        .None

 

 

               FRIDAY, February 7, 2013

 

                        .None

HOLYOKE PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Holyoke, Massachusetts

 

 

MEETING NOTICE

  

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN IN ACCORDANCE WITH CHAPTER 28 OF THE ACTS OF 2009, SECTIONS 17-20 (FORMERLY SECTION 23B OF CHAPTER 39) OF THE MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL LAWS, THAT A MEETING OF THE COMMUNICATIONS AND POLICIES COMMITTEE OF THE HOLYOKE SCHOOL COMMITTEE WILL BE HELD AT 5:00 PM ON MONDAY, FEBERUARY 3, 2014, IN THE HENRY FIFIELD COMMUNITY ROOM AT DEAN TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL, 1045 MAIN STREET, IN THE CITY OF HOLYOKE.

 

                                                                                    HOLYOKE SCHOOL COMMITTEE

 

                                       

AGENDA:       - Recycling Program Policy Proposal           

                          - Student Transportation – File EEA

 

   The listing of matters are those reasonably anticipated by the Chair which may be discussed at the meeting. Not all items listed may in fact be discussed and other items not listed may also be brought up for discussion to the extent permitted by law.

 

  Subcommittee Members: Cesar Lopez (Chair), William Collamore, Mildred Lefebvre, Vacant

 

 

                                                                                                               HOLYOKE PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Holyoke, Massachusetts

 

 

MEETING NOTICE

 

 

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN IN ACCORDANCE WITH CHAPTER 28 OF THE ACTS OF 2009, SECTIONS 17-20 (FORMERLY SECTION 23B OF CHAPTER 39) OF THE MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL LAWS, THAT A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE HOLYOKE SCHOOL COMMITTEE WILL BE HELD AT 6:15 PM ON MONDAY, FEBUARY 3, 2014 IN THE FIFIELD ROOM AT DEAN TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL, 1045 MAIN STREET, IN THE CITY OF HOLYOKE.

 

                                                                                                                HOLYOKE SCHOOL COMMITTEE

 

 

 

                                                                                                                _______________________________

 

 

AGENDA ATTACHED

 

 

 

 

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CITY OF HOLYOKE

SCHOOL COMMITTEE

 

 

 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE AGENDA

 

 

DATE:                ­­­­­­­­MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2014

TIME:                 6:15 PM

LOCATION:     Fifield Community Room Dean Technical High School, 1045 Main Street

 

 

 

1.         CALL TO ORDER   ~  ROLL CALL  ~   PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

 

2.                  PUBLIC DISCUSSION*

 

 

3.                  COMMUNICATIONS  &  REPORTS

a.          Student Reports

b.         Legislative Update

·      Senator Don Humason

·      Representative Aaron Vega

c.          Superintendent’s Communications

 

 

4.                  NEW BUSINESS

a.       Minutes of Meetings

·         Special Meeting of January 21, 2014 (pages 1-6)

      RECOMMENDATION:  That the School Committee vote to approve the minutes.

b.      Dropout / Graduation Rates (pages 7-15)

c.       Order

·         Introduced by Committee member Lefebvre, that the School Committee receive an update at the February 24th meeting on two pilot programs at Kelly School related to Early Literacy. 

d.      Substitute Pay Proposal (Level 5 Schools)  (pages 16)

e.       RECOMMENDATION:  That the School Committee vote to refer the substitute pay proposal (level 5 schools) to Resources and Capacity Building Committee.

f.       Transfer Request (page 17)

RECOMMENDATION:  That the School Committee vote to approve the transfer request.

 

 

5.         OLD BUSINESS

a.       Communication from Commissioner Mitchell Chester Concerning Morgan School (pages 18-19)

RECOMMENDATION:  That the School Committee vote to receive the communication from Commissioner Chester.

b.      Morgan Level 5 Update

c.       Overview of Process for Implementing Personnel and Collective Bargaining Agreement Changes at Level 5 Schools from Sullivan, Hayes & Quinn (pages 20-26)

d.      McMahon School Uniform Request (page 27)

RECOMMENDATION:  That the School Committee vote to refer the McMahon School uniform request to the Communications and Policies Committee.

e.       Winter Bussing Update

f.       Bullying Report Update (page 28)

g.      Wellness Policy Sample (pages 29-31)

RECOMMENDATION:  That the School Committee vote to refer the wellness policy sample to Communications and Policies Subcommittee

h.      At-Large Vacancy Update  

          

 

6.                  ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

 

7.                  EXECUTIVE SESSION EXECUTIVE SESSION

a.    To go into Executive Session to  hear a grievance (Paraprofessionals) and to conduct strategy session with respect to collective bargaining (HTA), [not] to return to open session.

           

The listing of matters are those reasonably anticipated by the Chair which may be discussed at the meeting. Not all items listed may in fact be discussed and other items not listed may also be brought up for discussion to the extent permitted by law.

 

 *The Holyoke Public Schools makes available a public discussion period for persons in the audience to address the Committee on specific agenda items.  In order to hear as many speakers as possible, the Committee asks individuals to continue their remarks to two (2) minutes.  Any person wishing to submit longer testimony should give copies to the Superintendent before the meeting so that it may be distributed to Committee members.  The speaker can then summarize this testimony at the meeting within the two (2) minute time period.  Persons wishing to speak should register with the Superintendent immediately before the meeting begins.  Individuals who request specific items to be included on the Committee’s agenda should mail a written request fifteen (15) days in advance of a Committee meeting date to the Superintendent of Schools, 57 Suffolk Street, Holyoke, MA  01040.

 

The listing of matters are those reasonably anticipated by the Chair which may be discussed at the meeting. Not all items listed may in fact be discussed and other items not listed may also be brought up for discussion to the extent permitted by law.


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