Editor's Note:  This meeting is scheduled for live broadcast over WOON 1240 Radio.

 

 

AGENDA

WOONSOCKET SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2018

6:15 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 purpose of discussing the job performance, evaluation and employment contract of the Superintendent, in accordance with R.I. Gen. Laws § 42-46-5(a)(1).

GOOD AND WELFARE – Harris Elementary School Students and Public Comment

RECOGNITIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS – Superintendent Patrick McGee

● OSHEAN Award

● Waters Church

● Induction Coaches

● Girls on the Run

● RI Art Alliance Show

● National Institute for STEM Education

● WACTC Awards Night

● School Year 2017-2018

APPROVAL OF MINUTES: May 23, 2018 Closed/Open Minutes

CONSENT AGENDA

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1. Personnel Actions

- Certified Appointments/Non-Certified Appointments

2. Purchases/Transfers

3. Field Trip/Conference Requests

- Texas Instrument T3 Regional Summit Training/Worcester, MA/WACTC Teacher/Funded by

Verizon Grant

4. Homeschooling Requests

END OF CONSENT AGENDA

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COMMUNICATIONS

● None.

SCHOOL COMMITTEE REPORTS

● Technology Subcommittee - S. Seale, S. Lima

CONFERENCES/DISCUSSIONS

● Technology Update

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

1. Discussion/Approval on the Elementary Student Handbook – 2nd Passage – P. McGee

2. Discussion/Approval on the Middle School Handbook – 2nd Passage – P. McGee

NEW BUSINESS

1. Discussion/Approval on the WED joining RIMIC - P. McGee

2. Discussion/Approval on Policy #P9-26: Guidelines for Acquisition and Updating of Technology –

S. Seale, S. Lima

3. Discussion/Approval on the Special Education Diploma requirements for Alternative Assessment

Students – S. Seale, P. Bourget

4. Discussion/Approval on the appointment of the Automaton Specialist – P. McGee

5. Discussion/Approval on the appointment of the Medicaid/IEP Data Specialist – P. McGee

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

● Update on District Summer Programs

SCHOOL COMMITTEE GOOD AND WELFARE

● S. Lima

● S. Seale

● P. Bourget

● V. Gonzalez

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