AGENDA

WOONSOCKET SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING

WEDNESDAY, MAY 24, 2023

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

https://meet.google.com/vxu-vpmo-kqr

Phone Numbers

(US)+1 361-436-8080

PIN: 278 138 329#

Or

WOON Radio - Channel 1240 for AM Radio

Or

Channel 99.5 for FM Radio

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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)(1) to discuss the job performance and character of a tenured teacher, and to conduct a pre-deprivation hearing to consider the Superintendent’s recommendation to end the employment relationship with the tenured teacher.”

Moment of Silence

Pledge of Allegiance

GOOD AND WELFARE – Pothier-Citizens Campus: Social Emotional Learning & Academic Teaming, and Public Comment

For anyone addressing the School Committing during Good and Welfare, please begin with your

name and address. Your comments shall be no more than five minutes of speaking time and

should be in good decorum. Please be aware that the Committee cannot respond to you during

good & welfare but may direct you to an appropriate member of the administration team or may meet with you directly after the meeting for further discussion.

RECOGNITIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

● NHS/RIHS Induction Ceremony

● 2023 Senior Walk

● Woonsocket Civics Day

● George Nasuti Novans Pride 5K

● Music Awards Night

● Senior Awards

● Sports Banquet

● WACTC Senior Recognition Night

● Class of 2023 Graduation

● NJHS Induction Ceremonies

● Generation Citizen Civics Day

APPROVAL OF MINUTES: May 10, 2023 Open Meeting Minutes

CONSENT AGENDA

● Purchases/Transfers

Amended Field Trip/Conference Requests

Homeschooling Requests

COMMUNICATIONS

● none

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

Personnel Matters Update

● District Strategic Plan Update

SCHOOL SUBCOMMITTEE REPORTS

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

CONFERENCES/DISCUSSIONS

● Special Education Update - D. Morelle

● Finance Update - B. Peryea

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

1. Discussion/Approval of New Medication Administration Policy - for 2nd Passage - L.

Kapiskas, D. Burke

NEW BUSINESS

1. School Calendar Amendment for 2023-2024

2. Discuss/Approve P3 Project Stage 2

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 May 22, 2023

 

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