Woonsocket School Committee Meeting Agenda - 09-14-2022

 

Attached please find the agenda for the upcoming Woonsocket School Committee meeting scheduled for Wednesday, September 14, 2022.  Closed session will begin promptly at 5:30pm,  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

Or

Virtual Platform:

Meeting ID

meet.google.com/taq-fnoq-frx

Phone Numbers

(‪US)‪+1 347-966-5073

PIN: ‪587 062 362#

Or

WOON Radio - Channel 1240 for AM Radio  

Or

Channel 99.5 for FM Radio

 

 

AGENDA

WOONSOCKET SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2022

5:30 PM - CLOSED SESSION

7:00 PM – OPEN SESSION

In Person Location:

HAMLET MIDDLE SCHOOL, CAFETERIA

60 FLORENCE DRIVE, WOONSOCKET, RI 02895

Or

Meeting ID

meet.google.com/taq-fnoq-frx

Phone Numbers

(US)+1 347-966-5073

PIN: 587 062 362#

Or

WOON Radio - Channel 1240 for AM Radio

Or

Channel 99.5 for FM Radio

_________________________________________________________________________________

Call to Order

Roll Call

The Committee may seek to convene in executive session in accordance with R.I. Gen. Laws §

42-46-5(a)(9) to discuss a Grievance filed by the Local 1137 Union.

Moment of Silence

Pledge of Allegiance

GOOD AND WELFARE – Woonsocket High School Students and Public Comment

RECOGNITIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

● Back to School Backpack Celebration

● Thermo Fisher Scientific School Supply Donation

● Toyota Corporation School Supply Donation

● Welcome Back to the 2022-2023 School Year

School District focused on creating meaningful relationships with students

Back to School: Staff, students excited for return to normalcy

School District welcomes new teachers

APPROVAL OF MINUTES: August 24, 2022 Closed Meeting Minutes; August 24, 2022 Open Meeting

Minutes

CONSENT AGENDA

● Purchases/Transfers

● Field Trip/Conference Requests - None

● Homeschooling Requests

COMMUNICATIONS

● None

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

● Personnel Matters Update

● School-Based Health Center

● Non-Violence Institute Update

● Project AWARE Grant

● National Attendance Month

SCHOOL SUBCOMMITTEE REPORTS

● SELAC Update - L. Kapiskas

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

CONFERENCES/DISCUSSIONS

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

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

1. None.

NEW BUSINESS

1. Discussion/Approval on Bid #23-05 - LED Lighting - B. Peryea

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 September 9, 2022.

 

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