Woonsocket School Committee Meeting Agenda for 1-26-2022

 

Attached please find the agenda for the upcoming Woonsocket School Committee meeting scheduled for Wednesday, January 26, 2022.  Close session will begin promptly at 5:00pm.  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/ppc-zxog-rub

Phone Numbers

(‪US)‪+1 260-232-2014

PIN: ‪543 172 203#

 

 

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

 

 

 

AGENDA

WOONSOCKET SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2022

5:00 PM - CLOSED SESSION

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/ppc-zxog-rub

Phone Numbers

(US)+1 260-232-2014

PIN: 543 172 203#

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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

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 of a Teacher in accordance with R.I. Gen. Laws § 42-46-5(a)(1),

GOOD AND WELFARE – Leo A. Savoie Elementary Student Presentation and Public Comment

(In-person only).

RECOGNITIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

● None.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES: January 12, 2022 Open Meeting Minutes

CONSENT AGENDA

● Purchases/Transfers

● Field Trip/Conference Requests - None.

Homeschooling Requests

COMMUNICATIONS

● ESSER III Survey Results - B. Peryea.

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

● Personnel Matters

● Update on the district’s attendance

SCHOOL SUBCOMMITTEE REPORTS

● School Building Capital Update - A. Notarianni

● Curriculum Update - L. Kapiskas, P. Bourget

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

● Policy Update - L. Kapiskas, D. Burke

CONFERENCES/DISCUSSIONS

● FInancial Update - B. Peryea

● Special Education Update - D. Morelle, K. Girard

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

1. None.

NEW BUSINESS

1. Discussion on professional development hours for School Committee Members- P. Bourget

2. Discussion/Approval of the WSC Code of Basic Management Principles and Ethical School

Standards Policy - 1st Passage - L. Kapiskas, D. Burke

3. Discussion/Approval on the revisions to the existing policy manual as to extend sections/policies

relating to technology which are redundant/outdated. - L. Kapiskas, D. Burke

4. Discussion/Approval on the amendments to the Title IX Policy and Grievance Procedure - 1st

Passage - L. Kapiskas, D. Burke

5. Discussion/Approval on the amendments to the job description, duties and responsibilities of the

Woonsocket High School Custodial Supervisor Position and to create a separate position for a

Central Receiving Itinerant - P. McGee, A. Notarianni

6. Discussion/Approval to pursue funding for Building Capital Improvements/Five-Year Capital Plan -

P. McGee, B. Peryea

7. Discussion/Approval on the ESSER III Budget - P. McGee, B. Peryea

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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 21, 2022.

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