Attached please find the agenda for the upcoming Woonsocket School Committee meeting scheduled for Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at the Hamlet Middle School, Cafeteria.  Closed session will begin promptly at 5:30 p.m.  Open session will begin promptly at 7:00 p.m.

 

AGENDA
WOONSOCKET SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2020
5:30 PM - CLOSED SESSION
7:00 PM – OPEN SESSION
HAMLET MIDDLE SCHOOL
60 FLORENCE DRIVE
WOONSOCKET, RI 02895
The School Committee may vote on all items listed on this agenda.
Call to Order
The School Committee may seek to convene in Closed Session for the purpose of discussing the job performance and evaluation of the Superintendent in accordance with RIGL §42-46-5(a)(1).
Moment of Silence
Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call
GOOD AND WELFARE – Kevin K. Coleman Elementary School and Public Comment
RECOGNITIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
● Young Children’s Champion Award
● YoungWriter’s Award Recipients
● WHS National Honor Society Induction Ceremony
● BOKS Physical Activity Award
APPROVAL OF MINUTES: January 22, 2020 Open Session Minutes
CONSENT AGENDA
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● Personnel Actions
● Certified Appointments/Non-Certified Appointments
● Purchases/Transfers
● Field Trip/Conference Requests
● 2020 SMILE High School Challenge Weekend/Kingston, RI/SMILE High School Teachers and Students/SMILE Grant Funded
● Homeschooling Requests
END OF CONSENT AGENDA
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COMMUNICATIONS
● iExplorer Presentation - P. McGee
SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT
● Update on the district’s Strategic Plan
● Update on the Community Advisory Boards
SCHOOL SUBCOMMITTEE REPORTS
● Health and Wellness Update - D. Burke, E. Nadeau
● Policy Update - L. Kapiskas, D. Burke
● Curriculum Update - L. Kapiskas, P. Bourget
● SELAC Update - L. Kapiskas
● Facilities Update - P. Bourget
● Finance Update - P. Bourget, E. Nadeau
● Technology Update - R. Capwell, D. Burke
CONFERENCES/DISCUSSIONS
● Technology Update - A. Notarianni
● Facilities Update - A. Notarianni
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
1. Discussion/Approval on the WSC Fair Funding Formula Resolution - L. Kapiskas
NEW BUSINESS
1. Discussion/Approval on the Title IX Policy and Complaint Procedure - 1st Passage - L. Kapiskas, D. Burke
2. Discussion/Approval on the Student Exclusion Policy - 1st Passage - L, Kapiskas, D. Burke
3. Discussion/Approval on the appointment of a Building Committee Member - P. McGee
ADJOURNMENT
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For additional information or to request interpreter services, or other special services for the hearing impaired (i.e., readers/captioners, etc.), please contact Office of Superintendent three days prior to the meeting at (401) 767-4608; or by the Tuesday prior to the meeting, or call 1-800-745-5555 (TTY), 1-800-745-6575 (Voice). This agenda will be posted 48 hours prior to the meeting. Any changes to this agenda will be posted on the Woonsocket Education Department website at www.woonsocketschools.com, McFee Administration Building, Woonsocket Middle School, WACTC, City Hall, and Harris Library and will be electronically filed with the Secretary of State at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting. The Woonsocket Education Department does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, sex, sexual orientation, race, religion, national origin, or disability. Posted on February 7, 2020.

 

 

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