Woonsocket School Committee Meeting Agenda for 10-13-2021

 

 

Attached please find the agenda for the upcoming Woonsocket School Committee meeting scheduled for Wednesday, October 13, 2021.   Closed session will begin promptly at 5:30 p.m.  Open session will begin promptly at 7:00 p.m.  

 

Please be advised that this meeting will be held in person.  However, the public will also have the option to listen virtually.   In addition, if a member from the public would like to speak during Public Good and Welfare, you will need to address the School Committee in person at the Hamlet Middle School Cafeteria.  

  

In Person Location:

Hamlet Middle School, Cafeteria

60 Florence Drive, Woonsocket

 

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Virtual Platform:

Meeting ID

meet.google.com/mcb-dujg-nvy

Phone Numbers

(‪US)‪+1 502-382-4680

PIN: ‪223 801 236#

 

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AGENDA

WOONSOCKET SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2021

5:30 PM - CLOSED SESSION

7:00 PM – OPEN SESSION

In Person Location:

HAMLET MIDDLE SCHOOL, CAFETERIA

60 FLORENCE DRIVE

WOONSOCKET, RI 02895

Or

Virtual Platform:

Meeting ID

meet.google.com/mcb-dujg-nvy

Phone Numbers

(US)4680-382-+1 502

PIN: 223 801 236#

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

Call to Order

Roll Call

The Committee may seek to convene in executive session to discuss the job performance and background of a Teacher in accordance with R.I. Gen. Laws § 42-46-5(a)(1) and to discuss the resolution of a grievance brought by Local 1137 in accordance with R.I. Gen. Laws § 42-26-5(a)(9).

Moment of Silence

Pledge of Allegiance

GOOD AND WELFARE – Public Comment (In-person only)

RECOGNITIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

● None.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES: September 22, 2021 Open Meeting Minutes

CONSENT AGENDA

● Purchases/Transfers

● Field Trip/Conference Requests

○ ACTE CareerTech Vision 2021 Conference/New Orleans, LA/WACTC Admin and Teacher/Funded by Perkins Grant

● Homeschooling Requests

COMMUNICATIONS

Right to Read Presentation - P. McGee, S. DeRiso

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

● Personnel Matters

● Impact of RI Department of Health’s Vaccine Mandate for Healthcare Providers/WED Employees

● Update on District Attendance

SCHOOL SUBCOMMITTEE REPORTS

● SELAC Update - L. Kapiskas

● Policy Update - L. Kapiskas, D. Burke

CONFERENCES/DISCUSSIONS

● Facilities/Technology Update - A. Notarianni

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

1. None

NEW BUSINESS

1. Discussion/Approval on the Amendments to the Criminal Background Check (BCI) Policy - 1st Passage - L. Kapiskas, D. Burke

2. Discussion/Approval on the Amendments to the Bus Transportation Policy - 1st Passage - L. Kapiskas, D. Burke

3. Discussion/Approval on the Amendments to the Social Media Policy - 1st Passage - L. Kapiskas, D. Burke

4. Discussion/Approval on the Video Surveillance Policy - 1st Passage - L. Kapiskas, D. Burke

5. Discussion/Approval on the Bus Idling Policy - 1st Passage - L. Kapiskas, D. Burke

6. Discussion/Approval on the Animal Policy - 1st Passage - L. Kapiskas, D. Burke

7. Report/Results of the WHS/WMS Vaccine Clinics - D. Burke

8. Discussion/Approval on the School Committee receiving all bullying reports - A. Costa

9. Discussion on amendments to the Bullying Policy and establishing a bullying committee- A. Costa

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 October 6, 2021.

 

 

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