Joint Committee of the City Council and School Committee Meeting Text Size
Event takes place on October 20, 2016 at 6:30 PM
Holyoke City Hall: Council Chambers
Notice of Committee Meeting
There will be a regular meeting of the Joint Committee of the
City Council & School Committee
At City Hall in the Council Chamber, on Thursday, October 20, at 6:30 PM
Per order of the City Council Chair, Nelson Rafael Roman
1. Approval of Previous Minutes
2. Roman 5/3/16: Ordered that the Superintendent attend the Joint Meeting of the City Council and School Committee to discuss school security improvements/ City wide crises response efforts.
3. Roman 5/3/16: Ordered that the Superintendent attend the Joint meeting of the City Council and School Committee to discuss MSBA projects.
4. Roman 5/3/16: Ordered the City of Holyoke provide information to the Joint Committee of the City Council and School Committee as to the dollars available for capital improvements now that the school construction bonds are completed
5. Sullivan 5/3/16: Ordered that the administrative staff of Goodwin College and Windsor Marketing Group be invited to address the Council and School Committee regarding potential collaboration and partnering with Dean Tech HS
6. Any copies or correspondents from other committees / council orders.
From June 07, 2016
GREANEY JR. Ordered, that the City Council do whatever is necessary to preserve John J. Lynch School for the people of Holyoke. This includes doing a feasibility study to move the School Dept. Offices to that location, and to open the building for all educational, and recreational purposes for our children. This should come to fruition prior to the opening of school in September of 2016.
—> Received and referred to the Development and Governmental Relations Committee. Copy to Joint Committee and Finance, Copy to School Receiver.
GREANEY JR. Ordered, that the Holyoke Fire Dept or other appropriate agencies conduct an evacuation study for the School Dept offices at 57 Suffolk St. such study should include the serviceability of the outside fire escapes on the building. Also included in the study should be the status and condition of the elevator for handicap accessibility.
—> Received and referred to the Public Safety Committee. Copy to Fire Dept, Engineering, School Dept, Joint Committee and Building Dept..
BRESNAHAN, Greaney Jr., Roman Ordered, that John J. Lynch Jr. High School be returned to the Holyoke school Committee forthwith for proper disposition
—> Received and referred to the Development and Governmental Relations Committee. Copy to Joint Committee, copy to Law dept to advise.
LOPEZ Ordered, that the City Solicitor or School Department Receiver provide a copy of the School Department (57 Suffolk Street) lease to the City Council.
—> Received and referred to the Ordinance Committee and copy to school dept receiver, copy to Joint Committee.
From June 21, 2016
From Stephen Zrike, Jr. Receiver letter requesting two City councilors to serve on the task force for the future location of the Holyoke Public Schools Central Office.
—> Received and referred to the Joint City Council and School Committee.
From August 2, 2016
MCGEE, Greaney Jr. Ordered, that in order to offer up options/suggestions and therefore better address the school department office space issues (57 Suffolk Street) the following options should be reviewed by the newly established committee: 1. The school dept could be moved to Metcalf school, 2. That the dual language program at Metcalf could be moved to Lynch School in order to expand the program to more Holyoke children, 3. School department and dual language program move to Lynch School in order to bifurcate the use of the building. All city councilors, school committee members and public are invited to provide other suggestions for the committee to address and ultimately act.
—> Received and referred to the ADHOC Committee. Copy to Joint City Council & School Committee.
7. Roman 10/20/16 Ordered that the Joint Committee of the City Council & School Committee openly discuss the frequency of meeting dates & times. Establishing regularity of meetings, this will not only benefit the public, but all levels of government in the City of Holyoke.
Administrative Assistant: Ryan M. Allen
The listing of matters are those reasonable anticipated by the chair which may be discussed at the meeting. Not all items listed may in fact be discussed and other items may also be brought up for discussion to the extent permitted by law. Also one or two items may require the committee to enter into executive session at this meeting.
Posted on October 13, 2016 by allenr