AGENDA
WOONSOCKET SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14, 2017 7:00 PM – OPEN SESSION WOONSOCKET MIDDLE SCHOOL
HAMLET BUILDING - 60 FLORENCE DRIVE WOONSOCKET, RI 02895

The School Committee may vote on all items listed on this agenda.

Call to Order Moment of Silence Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call

GOOD AND WELFARE – Public Comment

RECOGNITIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS – Superintendent Patrick McGee
➢         Graduation and Award Ceremonies
➢         Situational Awareness Event
➢         WHS Track Team
➢         End of School Year
APPROVAL OF MINUTES:  May 10, 2017 Open/Closed Minutes CONSENT AGENDA
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1.         Personnel Actions
- Certified Appointments/Non-Certified Appointments
- Rescissions
2.         Purchases/Transfers
3.         Field Trip/Conference Requests
-    CEEDAR Cross-State Convening Conference/Chicago, IL/McFee Admin/Title II
-    SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference/Louisville, KY/SkillsUSA WACTC Chapter
Students and Teachers/Student Funded and Perkins Grant
4.         Home Schooling Requests

END OF CONSENT AGENDA
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COMMUNICATIONS
➢         None.

 

 

 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE REPORTS
➢         None.

CONFERENCES/DISCUSSIONS
➢         Technology Update

UNFINISHED BUSINESS
1.         None

NEW BUSINESS
1.         Discussion/Approval on the WHS Athletic Handbook - 1st Passage - P. McGee
2.         Discussion/Approval on the job description for a .4 Elementary Reading Teacher and to
post for said position - P. McGee
3.         Discussion/Approval on the job description for a District Response to Intervention
Coordinator and to post for said position - P. McGee
4.         Discussion/Approval on the Woonsocket Education Department’s Security Policy - 1st
Passage -
P. McGee

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT
➢         None.

SCHOOL COMMITTEE GOOD AND WELFARE
➢        Valerie Gonzalez - Music Department Awards Night, Blackstone Valley Spinners and
congratulations to Class of 2017 and all students promoted to next grade.

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For additional information or to request interpreter services, or other special services for the
hearing impaired (ie, 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. 
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