AGENDA

WOONSOCKET SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2017

6:15 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

Moment of Silence

Pledge of Allegiance

Roll Call

The School Committee may seek to convene in Closed Session for the purpose of discussing and voting on the Local 1137 Memorandum Of Agreement in accordance with R.I. Gen. Laws §42-46-5(a)(9) and for the purpose of discussing the job performance of an administrator in accordance with R.I. Gen. Laws §§ 42-46-5(a)(1).

GOOD AND WELFARE – Globe Park Elementary Students and Public Comment

RECOGNITIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS – Superintendent Patrick McGee

● Sodexo Thanksgiving Baskets

● Kindness Challenge

● R.O.A.R. Show at Kevin K. Coleman

● Honoring School Committee Member

APPROVAL OF MINUTES: October 25, 2017 Closed/Open Minutes

CONSENT AGENDA

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1. Personnel Actions

- Certified Appointments/Non-Certified Appointments

2. Purchases/Transfers

3. Field Trip/Conference Requests

- Wilson Reading System Introductory Workshop/Oxford, MA/Teachers/IDEA Funded

- National Music in the Parks Festival/Williamsburg, VA/WHS Teachers & Students/Parent Support and Fundraising

4. Home Schooling Requests

END OF CONSENT AGENDA

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COMMUNICATIONS

● None.

SCHOOL COMMITTEE REPORTS

● Technology Subcommittee - S. Seale, V. Gonzalez

● Facilities Subcommittee - P. Bourget

CONFERENCES/DISCUSSIONS

● Technology Update

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

1. None.

NEW BUSINESS

1. Discussion/Approval to add a Boys’ Volleyball Team to the Athletic Program - P. McGee

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

● Science NECAP Results

SCHOOL COMMITTEE GOOD AND WELFARE

● None.

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