AGENDA

WOONSOCKET SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2017

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

GOOD AND WELFARE – Public Comment

RECOGNITIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS – Superintendent Patrick McGee

● Bernon Elementary School clean-up day

● Globe Park School clean-up day

APPROVAL OF MINUTES: None

CONSENT AGENDA

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………........................

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

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

COMMUNICATIONS

None.

SCHOOL COMMITTEE REPORTS

Technology Subcommittee - S. Seale

CONFERENCES/DISCUSSIONS

Technology Update

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

1. Discussion/Approval on the WHS/WACTC Credit Requirements – P. McGee

NEW BUSINESS

1. Discussion/Approval on the appointment of the Coleman Elementary School Principal - P. McGee

2. Discussion/Approval on the appointment of the Woonsocket Middle School - Hamlet Principal - P.

McGee

3. Discussion/Approval on the appointment of the Woonsocket Middle School - Villa Nova Assistant

Principal - P. McGee

4. Discussion/Approval on the appointment of the Governor Pothier/Citizens’ Memorial Principal - P.

McGee

5 Discussion/Approval on the appointment of the Governor Pothier/Citizens’ Memorial Assistant

Principal - P. McGee

6. Discussion/Approval on the appointment of the Woonsocket High School Special Education

Chairperson - P. McGee

7. Discussion/Approval on the appointment of the Woonsocket Middle School Special Education

Chairperson - P. McGee

8. Discussion/Approval on two (2) non-budgeted Speech-Language Pathologist Positions and to

post for said position - P. McGee

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

● Chronic Student Absence Strategic Plan

SCHOOL COMMITTEE GOOD AND WELFARE

None.

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

For additional information or to request interpreter services, or other special services for the 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. Posted on August 21, 2017.

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen [[ KIRST-jen ]] Nielsen is pledging no more free passes on immigration. That's what Nielsen told a law enforcement summit in New Orleans yesterday. Nielsen defended the Trump administration's border policies and insisted migrant children who have been separated from their parents are getting very good care.        Microsoft wants the Trump administration to end its policy of separating migrant children from their parents at the border. Microsoft said in a statement yesterday it's worked with what it called the rule of law for more than 20 years to make sure children who are refugees and immigrants can stay with their parents.        The city of Charleston, South Carolina is considering issuing an apology for its role in slavery. The city council today will discuss the proposal, which notes the city's past regulation and support of human bondage. The National Park Service says 40-percent of Africans sold as slaves in North America came through Charleston.        The Kilauea [[ kil-uh-WAY-uh ]] volcano keeps erupting on Hawaii's Big Island. The lava has been flowing for more than a month and now has formed a massive river of 21-hundred degree molten rock traveling to the sea. Hundreds of homes have been destroyed.        The Stanley Cup champions will have a new man behind the bench next season. Capitals head coach Barry Trotz announced his resignation yesterday, less than two weeks after the Caps won their first championship. Trotz and the team couldn't agree on a contract extension.       "Black Panther" is the big winner at last night's MTV Movie & TV Awards. The film snagged four awards, including best movie. "Black Panther" also scored best hero, best villain, and best performance in a movie.