AGENDA

WOONSOCKET SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 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

● District Kindergarten Registration

● Donation from Susan Lauzon

● Novan’s O’Hagan joins 1,000-point club

● Villa Novans Wrestling Squad

APPROVAL OF MINUTES: January 10, 2018 Closed/Open Minutes; January 24, 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

- New England Pre K-2 Conference/Manchester, NH/Mt. St. Charles Teacher/Title II Funded

- Annual International Literacy Association Conference/San Diego, CA/McFee Admin/Title I Funded

- SMILE Challenge Weekend/South Kingstown, RI/SMILE Program Teachers and Students/SMILE Grant Funded

- Athens and the Islands Educational Tour/Athens, Greece/Hospitality Travel and Tourism Program Teachers and Students/Students and planned fundraising events

- 2018 Next Generation Personal Finance Summit/San Francisco/CA/WHS-WACTC Teacher/Conference is supplying a full scholarship for her to attend (no cost to the district)

4. Homeschooling Requests

END OF CONSENT AGENDA

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COMMUNICATIONS

● None.

SCHOOL COMMITTEE REPORTS

● None.

CONFERENCES/DISCUSSIONS

● Technology Update

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

1. None.

NEW BUSINESS

1. None

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

● None.

SCHOOL COMMITTEE GOOD AND WELFARE

● S. Seale

● P. Bourget

● V. Gonzalez

● S. Lima

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