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Event takes place on June 02, 2014 at 6:00 PM
Dean Tech High School, 1045 Main Street

Regular Meeting

 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE AGENDA

DATE:                ­­­­­­­­MONDAY, JUNE 2, 2014

TIME:                 6:00 PM

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

 

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

 

  1. PUBLIC DISCUSSION*

 

  1. COMMUNICATIONS & REPORTS
  • Student Reports
  • Superintendent’s Communications

 

  1. NEW BUSINESS
  • Minutes of Meetings
  • Special April 17, 2014 (pages 1-2)

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

  • Reports of Committees
  • Communications and Policies Subcommittee of May 5, 2014 (pages 3-4)

   RECOMMENDATION: That the School Committee vote to approve the subcommittee’s recommendation and request that administration come back (to subcommittee) with recommendations (relative to policy on Relations with Boosters.)

     RECOMMENDATION: That the School Committee vote to approve the subcommittee’s recommendation and allow administration to explore facebook and social networking.

     RECOMMENDATION: That the School Committee vote to approve the subcommittee’s recommendation to allow administration to come back at their convenience with recommendations on start/end times for high schools.

  • Resources and Capacity Building Committee of April 8, 2014 (pages 5-27)

     RECOMMENDATION: That the School Committee vote to approve the subcommittee’s recommendation that the recommendation of the review committee (for school food service) come back to subcommittee before going to full board and to ask (the Chief Procurement Officer) that members of the subcommittee be part of the review committee (for the food service bid.)

  • Resources and Capacity Building Committee of April 10, 2014 (pages 28-51)
  • Resources and Capacity Building Committee of April 15, 2014 (pages 52-59)
  • Resources and Capacity Building Committee of April 17, 2014 (pages 60-79)
  • Resources and Capacity Building Committee of May 1, 2014 (pages 80-98)
  • Resources and Capacity Building Committee of May 6, 2014 (pages 99-113)
  • Resources and Capacity Building Committee of May 13, 2014 (pages 114-122)

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

  • Proclamation of September as Attendance Awareness Month (pages 123-124)

RECOMMENDATION: That the School Committee vote to endorse the Proclamation in support of September as Attendance Awareness Month.

  • Orders
  • Submitted by Committee member Erin Brunelle that the Committee be provided with a presentation on the HPS kindergarten curriculum and the new dual language kindergarten curriculum, to include the day structure.
  • Submitted by Committee member Erin Brunelle that the Committee be provided with a report on the fresh fruit and vegetable program to include what schools are involved in the FFVG and a basic overview of the benefits of the program.
  • Travel Requests (page 125-126)

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

          

  1. OLD BUSINSS
  • Holyoke School Committee Appeal of Final Level 5 Turnaround Plan for Morgan School (pages 127-128)
  • Holyoke Teachers Association Appeal of Final Level 5 Turnaround Plan for Morgan School (pages 129-181)

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

  • Report on Payment for Facilities Use (page 182)
  • High School Suspensions Information (183-184)

RECOMMENDATION:That the School Committee vote to receive the information on suspensions.

  • Opinion on School Committee Policy Authority to Establish Whether PARCC or MCAS Should Be Administered in the Spring of 2015 (pages 185-186)

RECOMMENDATION: That the School Committee vote to refer the opinion on PARCC/MCAS administration for spring of 2015 to Leadership Accountability and Measurement Committee.

 

  1. PERSONNEL
  • Retirements (page 187)

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

  • Resignations (page 188)

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

        

  1. ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

  1. EXECUTIVE SESSION EXECUTIVE 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.


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