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Event takes place on December 15, 2014 at 6:00 PM
Dean Technical High School, 1045 Main Street, Holyoke, MA

Regular Meeting

SCHOOL COMMITTEE AGENDA

DATE:                 ­­­­­­­­MONDAY, DECEMBER 15, 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

Early Education Initiative Award

  • Vice Chair Report
  1. NEW BUSINESS
  • Minutes of Meetings
  • Regular Meeting of November 3, 2014
  • Regular Meeting of November 17, 2014
  • Regular Meeting of December 1, 2014

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

  • Reports of Committees
  • Communications and Policies of November 17, 2014

RECOMMENDATION: That the School Committee vote to approve the subcommittee’s recommendation to revise policy BBBC, School Committee Member Resignation to include the following statement: If a School Committee member moves out of the City of Holyoke, that member must resign his/her (seat on the School Committee) immediately.

  • Communications and Policies of December 1, 2014

RECOMMENDATION:  That the School Committee vote to approve the subcommittee’s recommendation that December 26, 2014 be a paid day off for staff.
RECOMMENDATION:  That the School Committee vote to approve the subcommittee’s recommendation and ask administration to look at what costs were to open schools, i.e., utilities, etc., when the day after Christmas fell on a Friday (to determine the one-day cost for opening buildings.)

  • Joint City Council/School Committee Subcommittee of November 20, 2014

RECOMMENDATION: That the School Committee vote to approve the minutes (no substantive motions.)

  • Resources and Capacity Building of December 1, 2014

RECOMMENDATION: That the School Committee vote to approve the minutes (no substantive motions.)

  • Order
  • Introduced by Committee member Whelihan that the administration consider placing a crossing guard at Homestead Ave & Charles Hill Rd. 
  1. OLD BUSINESS
  • 2014/2015 School Calendar

RECOMMENDATION:That the School Committee vote to approve the proposed change in parent conference dates from March to April.

  • Winter Bussing Routes / Costs 
  • Superintendent Evaluation
  1. PERSONNEL
  • Appointments

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

  • Resignations (page 18)

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

  • Retirements (page 18)

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

  1. ANNOUNCEMENTS
  1. EXECUTIVE SESSION

a.   To go into Executive Session to conduct collective bargaining sessions with all units, to conduct strategy with respect to arbitration (HTA), [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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