AGENDA
WOONSOCKET SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 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 – Globe Park Elementary School and Public Comment
RECOGNITIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS – Superintendent Patrick McGee
● School Committee Members
● Superintendent’s Meet-And-Greets
● WHS Boys and Girls Cross Country Team ● Rhode Island Interscholastic League Student Ambassador ● Villa Novans Football Team ● Sodexo Healthy High School Challenge ● WHS Debate Team ● BOKS Program ● Thanksgiving Recess
APPROVAL OF MINUTES: October 24, 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
- SMILE Science Adventure/West Greenwich, RI/Citizens Elementary SMILE Program Students and Teachers/SMILE Grant Funded
- SMILE Science Adventure/West Greenwich, RI/Coleman Elementary SMILE Program Students and Teachers/SMILE Grant Funded
4. Homeschooling Requests
END OF CONSENT AGENDA
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COMMUNICATIONS
● None.
SCHOOL COMMITTEE REPORTS
● Security and Facilities Subcommittee - P. Bourget, S. Lima
CONFERENCES/DISCUSSIONS
● None.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
1. Discussion/Approval on the Prohibition of Aiding and Abetting Policy – 1st Passage – S. Seale
NEW BUSINESS
1. None.
SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT
● RI School Safety Committee Update
● WACTC Project Update
SCHOOL COMMITTEE GOOD AND WELFARE
● P. Bourget
● V. Gonzalez
● S. Lima
● S. Seale
INFORMATIONAL
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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 discriminate on the basis of age, color, sex, sexual orientation, race, religion, national origin, or disability. Posted on November 16, 2018.

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