Events

Holyoke School Committee Regular Meeting Text Size

Event takes place on March 17, 2014 at 6:00 PM
Fifield Room at Dean Tech HS, 1045 Main St.

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

 

 

  1. 2.                  PUBLIC DISCUSSION*

 

 

  1. 3.                  COMMUNICATIONS  &  REPORTS
    1. Student Reports
    2. Superintendent’s Communications
  • Local Stakeholders Meeting March 18th

 

 

  1. 4.                  NEW BUSINESS
    1. Minutes of Meetings
  • Special Meeting of February 24, 2014 (pages 1-12)

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

  1. Reports of Committees
  • Leadership, Accountability and Measurement of February 24, 2014 (pages 13-15)

RECOMMENDATION:  That the School Committee vote to approve the subcommittee’s recommendation to invite Mr. Munoz, from Peck School, to come to the subcommittee to present on el yunque (the plant room.)

RECOMMENDATION:  That the School Committee vote to approve the subcommittee’s recommendation and support the pilot Alternative Program for Dropouts.

RECOMMENDATION:  That the School Committee vote to approve the subcommittee’s recommendation to invite Project GRAD to come to brief the subcommittee on the Junior Achievement Program at Dean.

  • Communications and Policies of March 3, 2014 (pages 16-19)

RECOMMENDATION:  That the School Committee vote to approve the subcommittee’s recommendation to refer to Communications and Policies the issue of a district wide uniform policy.  

RECOMMENDATION:  That the School Committee vote to accept the subcommittee’s recommendation and approve the Recycling Policy as written (for a second reading.)

  • Resources and Capacity Building of March 3, 2014 (pages 20-22)

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

  1. c.    Proposed Policy Revision for Senior Athletes Attendance (page 23)
  2.    Proposed Policy Revision for Eligibility for Athletics (pages 24-25)

RECOMMENDATION:  That the School Committee vote to refer the proposed policy revisions to Communications and Policies.

  1. e.    Transfer Request (page 26)

RECOMMENDATION:  That the School Committee vote to approve the transfer request ($3,000 from D1351999-51124 to D2351999-52720.)

  1. City Council Order – Sick Leave Policy Information Request  (page 26A)

RECOMMENDATION:  That the School Committee vote to refer the order to the Joint City Council/School Committee Subcommittee.

  1. Draft 2014-2015 School Calendar (page 27)

RECOMMENDATION:  That the School Committee vote to receive the draft calendar as a first reading.

  1. Travel Requests (pages 28-30)

RECOMMENDATION:  That the School Committee vote to approve the travel requests. 

  1. Orders
  • Submitted by Committee member Erin Brunelle that the Leadership, Accountability and Measurement Committee review all assessments conducted in the district.
  • Submitted by Committee members John Whelihan and John Brunelle, that Communications and Policies consider the issue of changing the School Committee agenda to include a Vice Chair Report.

 

 

5.         OLD BUSINESS

  1. Lawrence School – MSBA Statement of Interest Submission

RECOMMENDATION:  Resolved: Having convened in an open meeting on March 17, 2014, the School Committee of Holyoke, in accordance with its charter, by-laws, and ordinances, votes to authorize the Superintendent to submit to the Massachusetts School Building Authority the Statement of Interest for the Lawrence School located at 156 Cabot Street which describes and explains the following deficiencies and the priority category(s) for which Holyoke may be invited to apply to the Massachusetts School Building Authority in the future (1. Replacement or renovation of a building… Existing building constructed in 1930, electrical service is 77 years old, HV system is in need of replacement, etc., replacement of building is more cost effective than renovating due to the many interior and mechanical issues; 4. Prevention of severe overcrowding…The community is anticipating that a new K-8 comprehensive grammar school like other areas of the city, The current outdated facility cannot accommodate the over 600 students living within the zone, This is the only school located in the downtown neighborhood; 5. Replacement, renovation or modernization of the heating system in a schoolhouse…Air circulation is poor and there are problems regulating same,  air handlers and ventilation units are in poor condition, All lighting fixtures need to be replaced, all bathroom fixtures need to be replaced; and, 7. Replacement of or addition to obsolete buildings in order to provide for a full range of programs…This is a 1930 edifice and, by every measure it is no longer an educational space that can support 21st Century technology, safety and cost-efficient learning space.) and hereby further specifically acknowledges that by submitting this Statement of Interest, the Massachusetts School Building Authority in no way guarantees the acceptance or the approval of an application, the awarding of a grant or any other funding commitment from the Massachusetts School Building Authority, or commits the City to filing an application for funding with the Massachusetts School Building Authority. 

  1. CFE – Dean Tech Redesign Project Final Evaluation Report (pages 31-62)
  2. Memorandum of Agreement between the Holyoke School Committee and Sergio Paez (pages 63-64)

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

 

 

  1. 6.                  PERSONNEL
    1. Appointments (pages 65-66)

                    RECOMMENDATION:  That the School Committee vote to receive the appointments.

  1. Retirements (page 67)

RECOMMENDATION:  That the School Committee vote to receive the retirements.

  1. Resignations (page 68)

RECOMMENDATION:  That the School Committee vote to receive the resignations.

 

 

  1. 7.                  ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

 

  1. EXECUTIVE SESSION EXECUTIVE SESSION

 


Posted on March 13, 2014 by