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Event takes place on May 20, 2013 at 6:15 PM
Fifield Community Room @ Dean Technical HS 1045 Main St. Holyoke MA

DATE:                ­­­­­­­­MONDAY, MAY 20, 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

 2.               PUBLIC DISCUSSION*

  1. 3.               COMMUNICATIONS  &  REPORTS
    1. Student Reports
    2. Superintendent’s Communications

 4.               NEW BUSINESS

    1. Reports of Committees

Resources and Capacity Building Meeting of April 23, 2013 (pages 1-2)

RECOMMENDATION:  That the School Committee vote to approve the minutes. Resources and Capacity Building Meeting of April 25, 2013 (pages 3-5)

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

  1. Resources and Capacity Building Meeting of April 30, 2013 (pages 6-9)

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

  1. Resources and Capacity Building Meeting of May 2, 2013 (pages 10-12)

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

  1. Communications and Policies Meeting of May 6, 2013 (pages 13-15)

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

  1. Kelly School Field Trip Request to Portland, CT (pages 16-22)

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

  1. Dean Tech Field Trip Request to Lake Compounce, CT (page 23)

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

  1. HALO Program Field Trip Request to Connecticut Science Center  (pages 24-26)

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

  1. Travel Request (pages 25-27)

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

  5.         OLD BUSINESS

  1. Contract for School Business Manager (pages 28-34)

RECOMMENDATION:   That the School Committee vote to ratify the contract with the School Business Manger.

  1. Therapists Association Memorandum of Agreement (pages 35-37)

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

  1. Center for Excellence / Lawrence School
  2. Sodexo Contract

RECOMMENDATION:  That the School Committee vote to refer the Sodexo Contract to Resources and Capacity Building Committee.

  1.  Budget Update (Peggy Boulais)

 6.               PERSONNEL

    1. Resignations  (page 38)

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

  1. Retirements (page 39)

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

  7.          ANNOUNCEMENTS

 EXECUTIVE SESSION EXECUTIVE SESSION

    1. a.     To go into Executive Session to conduct collective bargaining sessions with Nurses and Paraprofessionals Associations, and to conduct negotiations with regard to School Committee legal counsel contract, [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, 57 Suffolk Street, Holyoke, MA  01040.


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