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Event takes place on November 04, 2013 at 6:15 PM
Fifield Community Room @ Dean Technical HS 1045 Main St. Holyoke MA

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  REGULAR MEETING OF THE HOLYOKE SCHOOL COMMITTEE WILL BE HELD AT 6:15 PM ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2013 IN THE FIFIELD ROOM AT DEAN TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL, 1045 MAIN STREET, IN THE CITY OF HOLYOKE.

 

DATE:                ­­­­­­­­MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2013

TIME:                 6:15 PM

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

 

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

 

 

  1. 2.               PUBLIC DISCUSSION*

 

 

  1. 3.               COMMUNICATIONS  &  REPORTS
    1. Student Reports
    2. Superintendent’s Communications
  • Morgan School Update

 

 

  1. 4.               NEW BUSINESS
    1. Minutes of Meetings
  • Regular Meeting of October 7, 2013 (pages 1-10)
  • Regular Meeting of October 21, 2013 (pages 11-14)

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

  1. Orders
  • Submitted by Committee member Joshua Garcia, that administration provide the committee with a report/update of transition of CFE students to mainstream schools. 
  1. HHS Band Field Trip Request to Hershey, PA (pages 15-16)

RECOMMENDATION:  That the School Committee vote to approve the field trip request for the Band to Hershey, PA

  1. Kelly & Donahue Summer – Field Trip Request to Connecticut Science Center (pages 17-18)

RECOMMENDATION:  That the School Committee vote to approve the field trip request to Connecticut Science Center, Hartford, CT.

 

 

5.         OLD BUSINESS

  1. Ratification of Holyoke Paraprofessionals Memorandum of Agreement (pages 19-21)

RECOMMENDATION:  That the School Committee vote to ratify the Memorandum of Agreement with the Holyoke Paraprofessionals Association.

  1. Update on City Travel Policy / School Department Travel Policy (pages 22-24)
  2. Policy EEAA – Walkers and Riders (as revised on page 25)

RECOMMENDATION: That the School Committee vote to approve the change to Policy EEAA – Walkers and Riders, (to reflect grades 1-5: Students living more than one mile from school; so that the policy is not contradictory.)

  1. Policy KJA – Relations with Booster Organizations (page 26)

RECOMMENDATION:  That the School Committee vote to refer the policy on Booster Organizations to Communications and Policies.

  1. School Food Service Contract

 RECOMMENDATION:  That the School Committee vote to authorize administration to develop bid specs for the school food service program, and refer to Resources and Capacity Building.

  1. Superintendent Evaluation Update

RECOMMENDATION:  That the School Committee vote to authorize administration to develop bid specs for the school food service program, and refer to Resources and Capacity Building.

 

 

  1. 6.               PERSONNEL
    1. Appointment of Assistant Superintendent

RECOMMENDATION:  That the School Committee vote to approve the recommendation of the Superintendent and appoint Dr. Paul Hyry-Dermith as Assistant Superintendent.

  1. Appointments (pages 27-28)

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

  1. Resignations (page 29)

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

          

 

  1. 7.               ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

 

  1. EXECUTIVE SESSION EXECUTIVE SESSION

a.   To go into executive session to conduct negotiations for legal counsel, to conduct strategy session with regard to litigation (HTA / Labor Relations), and to discuss strategy with respect to collective bargaining sessions with the Nurses and Secretaries Associations,[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

               
 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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