AGENDA
WOONSOCKET SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 2019
5:00 PM – CLOSED SESSION
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
The School Committee may seek to convene in Executive Session in accordance with R.I. Gen. Laws § 42-46-5(a)(1) to discuss the job performance of administrators, and in accordance with R.I. Gen. Laws § 42-46-5(a)(4) to continue the discussion of an investigative report and to conduct an investigative proceeding.
Moment of Silence
Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call
GOOD AND WELFARE – Hamlet Middle School and Public Comment
RECOGNITIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS – Superintendent Patrick McGee
● Project Lead the Way Grant
● GENYOUth AdVenture Innovation Challenge
APPROVAL OF MINUTES: February 27, 2019 Closed/Open Session Minutes
CONSENT AGENDA
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1. Personnel Actions
2. Purchases/Transfers
3. Field Trip/Conference Requests
○ 2019 School Redesign in Action Conference/Norwood, MA/Teachers/Funded by Title II
4. Homeschooling Requests
END OF CONSENT AGENDA
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COMMUNICATIONS
● Work Camps Home Improvement Program - P. McGee
SCHOOL COMMITTEE REPORTS
● Facilities Subcommittee - P. Bourget
● Health and Wellness - D. Burke, E. Nadeau
● SELAC - L, Kapiskas
CONFERENCES/DISCUSSIONS
● Technology Update – P. McGee
● Facilities Update - P. McGee
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
1. None.
NEW BUSINESS
1. Discussion/Approval on the revisions to the WSC Subcommittee Assignments - P. Bourget
2. Discussion/Approval on the appointment of the Special Education Chairperson - P. McGee
3. Discussion/Approval to make Governor Pothier and Citizens’ Memorial Elementary School a single campus - P. McGee
4. Discussion/Approval to purchase the StudySync Program - P. McGee
5. Discussion/Approval to purchase the Richer Picture Program - P. McGee
6. Discussion/Approval on the Electronic Graduation Portfolio Handbook - P. McGee
7. Discussion of policy development - L. Kapiskas
SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT
● .March Enrollment Snapshot
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