AGENDA
WOONSOCKET SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9, 2017 6:30 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

The School Committee may seek to convene in Closed Session in accordance with R.I. Gen. Laws
§ 42-46-5(a)(1) to discuss the work performance of a person who serves the district in the athletic
department.

Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call

GOOD AND WELFARE – Public Comment

RECOGNITIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS – Superintendent Patrick McGee
●    None.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:  June 28, 2017 Open Minutes; July 12, 2017 Open/Closed Minutes;
July 19, 2017 Open Minutes

CONSENT AGENDA
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1.         Personnel Actions
- Certified Appointments/Non-Certified Appointments
- Rescissions on Non-Renewals/Terminations
2.         Purchases/Transfers
3.         Field Trip/Conference Requests
-    NCSL Legislative Education Summit/Lombard, IL/Attendance Officer/No cost
4.         Home Schooling Requests

END OF CONSENT AGENDA
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COMMUNICATIONS
●   None.

 

 

 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE REPORTS
●   None.

CONFERENCES/DISCUSSIONS
●  Financial Update


UNFINISHED BUSINESS
1.        Discussion/Approval on the Personnel Assignment and Selection Policy – 2nd Passage - S.
Seale

NEW BUSINESS
1.         Discussion/Approval on the appointment of the Harris Elementary School Principal – P.
McGee
2.         Discussion/Approval on the appointment of the Woonsocket Middle School, Villa Nova
Principal –
P. McGee
3.         Discussion/Approval on the WHS/WACTC Credit Requirements – P. McGee
4.         Discussion/Approval on adding a school bus for the 2017-18 school year – P. McGee

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT
●   Update on Capital Improvement Projects

SCHOOL COMMITTEE GOOD AND WELFARE
●  Paul Bourget - Museum of Work and Culture presents Julia

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hearing impaired (ie, 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. 
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