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Event takes place on April 22, 2013 at 6:15 PM
Fifield Community Room @ Dean Technical HS 1045 Main St. Holyoke MA

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

  1. 2.               PUBLIC DISCUSSION*

 3.               COMMUNICATIONS  &  REPORTS

    1. Student Reports
    2. Superintendent’s Communications
  • Let’s Move Holyoke – Dr. Vincent Biggs, Holyoke Health Center (pages 1-3)

 

  1. 4.               NEW BUSINESS
    1. Minutes of Meetings
  • Special Meeting of February 27, 2013 (pages 4-11)

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

  • Regular Meeting of March 18, 2013 (pages 12-21)

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

  • Special Meeting of March 28, 2013 (pages 22-31)

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

  • Regular Meeting of April 1, 2013 (pages 32-39)

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

  1. Reports of Committees
  • Communications and Policies Committee of April 1, 2013 (pages 40-42)

RECOMMENDATION:  That the School Committee approve the subcommittee’s recommendation to refer high school start and end times to administration for review and to gather information and collect data for both Holyoke High School and Dean related to tardies and suspension related to tardies.

RECOMMENDATION:  That the School Committee accept the subcommittee’s recommendation to approve the implementation of the uniform program as presented for 2012/2013 and moving forward to 2013/2104 for Kelly School.

  • Leadership, Accountability and Measurement Committee (verbal)

*Chronic Absenteeism Policy Proposal

  1. New Holyoke Monitor, Dr. Sally Dias (pages 43-44)
  2. Dean Tech High School Request for  Field Trip to New York City (pages 45-47)

RECOMMENDATION:  That the School Committee vote to approve the field trip request to NYC.

  1. HHS Track Coach Request to Travel to Philadelphia, PA (pages 48-49)

RECOMMENDATION:  That the School Committee vote to approve the travel request to Philadelphia, PA.

  1. Communication from Lynda Foisy re: ProjectGRAD (pages 50-51)
  2. FY 2014 Budget – Preliminary (under separate cover)

RECOMMENDATION:  That the School Committee vote to refer the Preliminary FY 2014 Budget Information to Resources and Capacity Building Committee.

  1. Travel Requests (pages 52-55)

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

 

 

5.         OLD BUSINESS

a.     Wellness Policy Revision (pages 56-63)

        RECOMMENDATION:  That the Wellness Policy Revision be referred to Communications and Policies Committee.

b.     Communication from DESE Program Quality Assurance Services Director Concerning CFE (pages 64-65)

c.     CFE Planning

  • Dr. Sergio Paez Presentation (under separate cover)
  • Budget Implications
  1.  Dr. Sergio Paez Contract Approval  (pages 66-72)

RECOMMENDATION:  That the School Committee vote to approve the contract with Dr. Sergio Paez. 

  1.  2013-2014 School Calendar Draft (page 73)

RECOMMENDATION:  That the School Committee vote to approve the 2013-2014 School Calendar as a second reading.

   

 

 

  1. 6.               PERSONNEL
    1. Appointments  (pages 74-75)

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

  1. Resignations (page 76)

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

 

  1. Retirements (page 77)

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

          

 

  1. 7.     ANNOUNCEMENTS
    1. April 26th @ 10 a.m. Flag Raising Ceremony to Recognize Child Abuse Prevention Month – City Hall (page 78)
    2. Invitation to 2013 Credit for Life Fair – April 25 @ HCC (page 79)

 

 

  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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