Woonsocket School Committee Meeting Agenda 1-12-2022

 

Attached please find the agenda for the upcoming Woonsocket School Committee meeting scheduled for Wednesday, January 12, 2022.  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/ggw-jgdh-vop

Phone Numbers

(‪US)‪+1 347-486-6942

PIN: ‪644 238 591#

 

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WOON Radio - Channel 1240 for AM Radio  or Channel 99.5 for FM Radio

 

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AGENDA

WOONSOCKET SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2022

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/ggw-jgdh-vop

Phone Numbers

(US)+1 347-486-6942

PIN: 644 238 591#

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

Call to Order

Roll Call

Moment of Silence

Pledge of Allegiance

GOOD AND WELFARE – Bernon Heights Elementary Student Presentation and Public Comment

(In-person only).

RECOGNITIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

● Track and Field Coach of the Year

● Rhode Island Boys Volleyball Coach of the Year

● WHS Toy Drive

● Donation to the Athletic Department

● Donation to the Gloria Gemma Foundation

● Villa Nova Middle School Pantry and Caring Closet

APPROVAL OF MINUTES: December 15, 2021 Closed Meeting Minutes and December 15, 2021 Open

Meeting Minutes

CONSENT AGENDA

● Purchases/Transfers

● Field Trip/Conference Requests - None.

● Homeschooling Requests

COMMUNICATIONS

● ESSER III Community Input Meeting

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

● Personnel Matters

● COVID Update

SCHOOL SUBCOMMITTEE REPORTS

● School Building Capital Update - A. Notarianni

● SELAC Update - L. Kapiskas

CONFERENCES/DISCUSSIONS

● Technology/Facility Update - A. Notarianni

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

1. None.

NEW BUSINESS

1. Discussion on vaccine rates for community/students and test sites for community - D. Burke

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 di]criminate on the basis of age, color, sex, sexual orientation, race, religion,

national origin, or disability. Posted on January 7, 2022.

 

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