AGENDA
WOONSOCKET SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2019
6:00 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
Moment of Silence
Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call
The School Committee may seek to convene in Closed Session for the discussion of and Work Session on Contract Negotiations with Local 1137 and the WTG both in accordance with R.I. Gen. Laws §42-46-5(a)(2).
GOOD AND WELFARE – Kevin K. Coleman Elementary School and Public Comment
RECOGNITIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS – Superintendent Patrick McGee
● WHS National Honor Society Induction Ceremony
● WHS/WACTC 8th Grade Informational Sessions
● 100 Steps to Justice Debate Tournament
● A Pocket of Excellence Recognition
● Carter Spark Grant
APPROVAL OF MINUTES: January 23, 2019 Open Minutes.
CONSENT AGENDA
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1. Personnel Actions
2. Purchases/Transfers
3. Field Trip/Conference Requests
○ SMILE Middle School Weekend Challenge/South Kingston, RI/WMS SMILE Club Coaches and Students/SMILE Grant
4. Homeschooling Requests
END OF CONSENT AGENDA
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COMMUNICATIONS
● None.
SCHOOL COMMITTEE REPORTS
● Health and Wellness Subcommittee - D. Burke, E. Nadeau
● Facilities/Safety Subcommittee - P. Bourget
● SELAC - L. Kapiskas
CONFERENCES/DISCUSSIONS
● Facilities Update - P. McGee
● Technology Update - P. McGee
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
1. None.
NEW BUSINESS
1. Discussion/Approval on the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the Woonsocket School Committee and R.I. Council 94, AFSCME, AFL-CIO on behalf of Woonsocket School Employees, Local 1137 (2018-2012) and with review/presentation of the Fiscal Impact Statement - P. Bouget
2. Discussion/Approval on Bid #19.09 - WACTC Replacement Doors - P. McGee
SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT
● District’s Safety Protocols and Procedures
● District’s Absenteeism Profile
SCHOOL COMMITTEE GOOD AND WELFARE
● L. Kapiskas
● E. Nadeau
● P. Bourget
● D. Burke
● R. Capwell
INFORMATIONAL
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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 February 8, 2019.    

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