Woonsocket School Committee Meeting Agenda - 11-17-2021

 

Attached please find the agenda for the upcoming Woonsocket School Committee meeting scheduled for Wednesday, November 17, 2021.   Closed session will begin promptly at 6:00pm.  Open session will begin promptly at 7:00pm.  

 

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/wrm-ihnx-xpr

Phone Numbers

(‪US)‪+1 314-666-2451

PIN: ‪846 754 064#

                                             

 

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AGENDA

WOONSOCKET SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2021

6:00 PM - CLOSED SESSION

7:00 PM – OPEN SESSION

In Person Location:

HAMLET MIDDLE SCHOOL, CAFETERIA

60 FLORENCE DRIVE

WOONSOCKET, RI 02895

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Virtual Platform:

Meeting ID

meet.google.com/wrm-ihnx-xpr

Phone Numbers

(US)2451-666-+1 314

PIN: 846 754 064#

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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 job performance and employment contract of non-union employees in accordance with R.I. Gen. Laws § 42-46-5(a)(1),

Moment of Silence

Pledge of Allegiance

GOOD AND WELFARE – WHS Student Presentation and Public Comment (In-person only).

RECOGNITIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

● 2020-2021 Teacher/Educator of the Year

● 2020-2021 Teacher Assistant of the Year

● 2020-2021 Secretary of the Year

● 2020-2021 Custodian/Maintenance of the Year

● 2020-2021 Staff Support of the Year

● Governor McKee and Commissioner Infante-Green LEAP Grant

● Upcoming Vaccination Clinics

● Thanksgiving Recess

● Appointment of WHS Assistant Principals

● Appointment of Elementary and Middle School Special Education Chairperson

● Harris BOKS Program Grant Award

● City of Woonsocket’s Holiday Stroll

APPROVAL OF MINUTES: October 27, 2021 Closed Meeting Minutes and October 27, 2021 Open Meeting Minutes

CONSENT AGENDA

● Purchases/Transfers

● Field Trip/Conference Requests - None.

● Homeschooling Requests

COMMUNICATIONS

None

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

● Personnel Matters

● LEAP Grant Update

SCHOOL SUBCOMMITTEE REPORTS

● Policy Update - L. Kapiskas, D. Burke

● SELAC Update - L. Kapiskas

● Health and Wellness Update - D. Burke, A. Costa

● Finance Update - P. Bourget, A. Leclaire

● Curriculum Update - L. Kapiskas, P. Bourget

CONFERENCES/DISCUSSIONS

● Facilities/Technology Update - A. Notarianni

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

1. None.

NEW BUSINESS

1. Discussion/Approval on the School Improvement Team (SIT) Policy - 1st Passage - L. Kapiskas, D. Burke

2. Discussion/Approval on the appointment of a new member to the School Building Capital Committee - B. Peryea

3. Discussion/Approval on Bid 22-05 WED Copiers - B. Peryea

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 November 15, 2021.

 

 

 

 

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