AGENDA
WOONSOCKET SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2018
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
● Administrator of the Year Award - William Webb
● Teacher of the Year Award - Melissa Bouvier
● Paraprofessional of the Year Award - Nancy Landini
● Clerical Employee of the Year Award - Linda Somers
● Custodial/Maintenance Employee of the Year Award - Donna Rondeau
● Landmark Medical Center Donation
● Performance Physical Therapy Donation
● Sodexo Backpack Program
● Chronic Absence in the Early Grades (K-3)
● Building a Legacy in Woonsocket Inaugural Event
APPROVAL OF MINUTES: September 12, 2018 Closed/Open Meeting Minutes
CONSENT AGENDA
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1. Personnel Actions
- Certified Appointments/Non-Certified Appointments
2. Purchases/Transfers
3. Field Trip/Conference Requests
- National Fall Leadership Conference/Chicago, IL/WHS Future Business Leaders of America/Student-Parent-Guardian Funded
- McGraw-Hill Education 2018 ELA Symposium/Nashville, TN/McFee Admin/Title !! Funded
- 2019 SMILE Weekend Adventure/URI Alton Jones Campus, West Greenwich, RI/Harris SMILE Program/SMILE Grant Funded/
4. Homeschooling Requests
END OF CONSENT AGENDA
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COMMUNICATIONS
● None.
SCHOOL COMMITTEE REPORTS
● None.
CONFERENCES/DISCUSSIONS
● Technology Update
● Facilities Update
● WACTC Update
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
1. None.
NEW BUSINESS
1. Discussion/Approval on WMS stipend for Band Director - P. McGee
SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT
● Student Chronic Absence Data
SCHOOL COMMITTEE GOOD AND WELFARE
● P. Bourget
● V. Gonzalez
● S. Lima
● S. Seale
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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 September 21, 2018.

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