AGENDA
WOONSOCKET SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 2019
5:00 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
The Committee may seek to convene in executive session in accordance with R.I. Gen. Laws
§ 42-46-5(a)(1) to discuss the job performance of an Administrator and R.I. Gen. Laws § 42-46-5(a)(4), to conduct an investigative proceeding.
Moment of Silence
Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call
GOOD AND WELFARE – Pothier Citizens Elementary School and Public Comment
RECOGNITIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS – Superintendent Patrick McGee
● Achieve3000
● WHS In the Heights Performance
● WHS Spring Concert
APPROVAL OF MINUTES: March 27, 2019 Closed/Open Session Minutes
CONSENT AGENDA
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1. Personnel Actions
2. Purchases/Transfers
3. Field Trip/Conference Requests
○ SMILE Challenge Weekend/Kingston, RI/WHS SMILE Program Students/Funded by SMILE Grant and WED
4. Homeschooling Requests
END OF CONSENT AGENDA
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COMMUNICATIONS
● None.
SCHOOL COMMITTEE REPORTS
● Facilities Subcommittee - P. Bourget
● Health and Wellness - D. Burke, E. Nadeau
● Curriculum Subcommittee - L. Kapiskas, P. Bourget
● SELAC – L. Kapiskas
CONFERENCES/DISCUSSIONS
● Finance Update - B. Peryea
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
1. None.
NEW BUSINESS
1. Discussion/Approval on the authorization and execution of all non-union contracts - P. McGee
2. Discussion/Approval on the 2019-2020 School Year Calendar - 1st Passage - P McGee
SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT
● None.
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