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Event takes place on September 08, 2014 at 5:30 PM
Dean Tech High School, 1045 Main Street

SCHOOL COMMITTEE AGENDA

DATE:                ­­­­­­­­MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2014

TIME:                 5:30 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
    • 2014-2015 School Year Opening
  1. NEW BUSINESS
  • Minutes of Meetings
    • Special Meeting of June 23, 2014 (pages 1-19)
    • RECOMMENDATION: That the School Committee vote to approve the minutes
    • Regular Meeting of August 4, 2014 (pages 20-26)
    •  RECOMMENDATION: That the School Committee vote to approve the minutes.
  • Reports of Committees
  • Leadership Accountability and Measurement of August 11, 2014 (pages 27-32)
  • RECOMMENDATION:That the School Committee vote to approve the minutes as submitted.
  • Leadership Accountability and Measurement of August 18, 2014 (pages 33-37)
  • RECOMMENDATION: That the School Committee vote to accept the subcommittee’s recommendation and approve the goals and aligned elements (from the DESE superintendent evaluation rubric.)
  • RECOMMENDATION: That the School Committee vote to approve the subcommittee’s recommendation related to the superintendent evaluation: 9/22/14 – that the Superintendent provide evidence of goals accomplishment.
  • Resources and Capacity Building of August 18, 2014 (pages 38-40)
  • RECOMMENDATION:That the School Committee vote to approve the subcommittee’s recommendation to deny the request for funding for el yunque at Peck.
  • Communications and Policies of August 18, 2014 (pages 41-59)
  • RECOMMENDATION: That the School Committee vote to approve the Dean Admission Policy as a second reading.
  • RECOMMENDATION: That the School Committee vote to approve the subcommittee’s recommendation and accept the amendments and fee structure to the Building Rental Policy, as recommended, and change page 5 paragraph 2 as follows: The applicant will be responsible for all costs of this premium and a certificate in the established amount showing the City of Holyoke and the Holyoke School Committee as named insured must be received by the Superintendent or his designee at least one week before the event is scheduled.; and add the following paragraph: All required paperwork must be submitted two weeks before the event date, with the caveat that in an emergency the Superintendent would have the ability to waive that two week requirement; to page 8, add item 4: Fees for use shall be payable in advance, or payable in full 30 days from date event occurred/facility used; to page 8, under item 2. add: Non Profit organizations shall submit the certificate of non profit or tax exempt status with all other required paperwork.
  •  RECOMMENDATION: That the School Committee vote to accept the subcommittee’s recommendation and approve the revised policy on Relatons with Booster Organizations as a second reading.
  •  RECOMMENDATION: That the School Committee approve the subcommittee’s recommendation and accept the Policy for Distribution of Flyers as a second reading, as amended (bullet point 4 strike Assistant Superintendent or Director of Student Services and add, or designee.)
  • RECOMMENDATION: That the School Committee vote to approve the subcommittee’s recommendation to table the Student Transportation Policy and refer the issue of providing transportation to students during the winter months of January and February, including high school students, to a joint meeting of Communications and Policies and Resources and Capacity Building, with administration to provide financial information for the two months requested.
  • RECOMMENDATION: That the School Committee vote to accept the subcommittee’s recommendation that an item for Vice Chair Report be included on School Committee agenda, as a second reading.
  •  RECOMMENDATION: That the School Committee vote to accept the subcommittee’s recommendation o table the district-wide uniform policy until all principals and administrators reply as to how they feel and how parents in their schools feel about such a policy.
  •  RECOMMENDATION: That the School Committee vote to accept the subcommittee’s recommendation to table the matter of start times for high schools, for the Superintendent’s review, with a request to provide the subcommittee with information on start and end times for other area high schools.
  •    Letter of Resignation from Committee Member Cesar Lopez (page 60)
    • RECOMMENDATION: That the School Committee vote to accept the resignation and forward to City Clerk.  
  • Orders
    • Introduced by Committee member Birks to refer to Resources and Capacity Building the list of expenses the HPS is obligated to pay relative to Project Grad so that there is no confusion when members are signing warrants.
    • Introduced by Committee member John Brunelle that the proposed amendment to Policy (File) BBBC School Committee Member Resignation, be referred to Communications and Policies. (page 61)
  1. OLD BUSINESS
  • Interventions in place for Summer School Students with IEPs (page 62)
  • Supports Available for Students with IEP/ELL 2014-2015 (page 63).  
  • Update on Metcalf Dual Language Program / Curriculum (pages 64-65)
  • MSBA Project Funding Revision Requests from Treasurer Lumbra (pages 66-69)
    • RECOMMENDATION: That the School Committee vote to approve the funding revision requests for Dean Tech Science Lab Initiative.
  • Fresh Fruits & Vegetables Program (pages 70-71)
    • RECOMMENDATION: That the School Committee vote to receive the information on the Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Program.
  1. PERSONNEL
  • Appointments (pages 72-74)
    •  RECOMMENDATION: That the School Committee vote to receive and accept the communication.
  • Retirements (page 75)
    • RECOMMENDATION: That the School Committee vote to receive the retirements.
  • Resignations (page 76)
    • RECOMMENDATION: That the School Committee vote to receive the retirements.
  1. ANNOUNCEMENTS
  1. 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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