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Event takes place on January 20, 2015 at 6:00 PM
Dean Technical High School, 1045 Main Street, Holyoke, MA

Special Meeting (Regular Agenda)

SCHOOL COMMITTEE AGENDA

DATE:                 TUESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2015

TIME:                 6:00 PM

LOCATION:       Fifield Community Room CAFETERIA @ 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
  • Vice Chair Report
  1. NEW BUSINESS
  • Minutes of Meetings
  • Regular Meeting of December 15, 2014 (pages 1-9)
  • Organizational Meeting of January 6, 2015 (page 10)
  • Executive Session of January 6, 2015 (Open Session Portion) (page 11)

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

  • Reports of Committees
  • Communications and Policies of December 15, 2014 (pages 12-14)

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

  • Order
  • Introduced by Committee member Erin Brunelle, to review school zones for preschool students in new preschool classes; to be referred to Communications and Policies.
  • HHS Request to Travel to British Isles – April 2016 (pages 15)

RECOMMENDATION: That the School Committee vote to approve the travel request to the British Isles (French Club.)

  • Travel Requests (pages 16-19)

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

  • Superintendent’s Goals for 2014-2015 (pages 20-22)

RECOMMENDATION: That the School Committee vote to approve the Superintendent’s Goals for 2014-2015.

  1. OLD BUSINESS
  • District Review Update (Superintendent Paez)
  • Review Progress from Past Eighteen (18) Months (Superintendent paez)
  • MSBA – McMahon School Project Removal from Capital Pipeline (pages 23-26)

RECOMMENDATION:That the School Committee vote to receive and discuss the communication from MSBA regarding the McMahon School Project.

  • ­­­­­­­Impact of 9C Cuts to FY 2014 Budget (pages 27-28)

RECOMMENDATION: That the School Committee vote to receive the report on the impact of 9C cuts on FY 2014 budget.

  • Board of Health – Lifeguards – Building Rental Policy (page 29-30)

RECOMMENDATION: That the communication regarding lifeguard coverage related to the Building Rental Policy be referred to Communications and Policies.

  • Dual Language Program Enrollment Opportunities (page 31)

RECOMMENDATION: That the School Committee vote to receive the communication regarding Dual Language Program Enrollment Opportunities  

  • Policy (File) BBBC – School Committee Member Resignation (page 32)

RECOMMENDATION: That the School Committee approve Policy (File) BBBC, School Committee Member Resignation as revised as a third and final reading.

  • School Calendar 2014-2015 Revision (page 33)

RECOMMENDATION: That the School Committee vote to approve the School Calendar 2014-2015 Revision as a Second Reading.

  1. PERSONNEL
  • Appointments (page 34)

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

  • Resignations (page 35)

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

  • Retirements (page 36)

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

  1. ANNOUNCEMENTS
  1. EXECUTIVE SESSION
  •  To go into Executive Session to conduct collective bargaining sessions with Holyoke Teachers Association, arbitration update (HTA), and collective bargaining sessions with Holyoke Educators Association [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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