AGENDA

WOONSOCKET SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8, 2018

6:15 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

Moment of Silence

Pledge of Allegiance

Roll Call

The School Committee may seek to convene in Closed Session for the purpose of discussing Local 1137 Grievance in accordance with R.I. Gen. Laws §42-46-5(a)(9).

GOOD AND WELFARE – Public Comment

RECOGNITIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS – Superintendent Patrick McGee

● Verizon Technology Grant

● Kevin K. Coleman Playground Build Day

● Research Group of FM Global Donation

● Honeywell Educators Space Academy

● TeacherCon Workshop

● Quota International of Woonsocket Donation

APPROVAL OF MINUTES: July 18, 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

- STEM Leadership Conference/Orlando, FL/McFee Admin/Title II

- Council of Administrators of Compensatory Education/Chatham, MA/Administrators/Title I

4. Homeschooling Requests

END OF CONSENT AGENDA

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COMMUNICATIONS

● None.

SCHOOL COMMITTEE REPORTS

Technology Subcommittee - S. Seale, S. Lima

 Facilities Subcommittee - S. Seale, S. Lima

CONFERENCES/DISCUSSIONS

●Elementary Schools Presentation – P. McGee

●Financial Update – P. McGee

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

1. None.

NEW BUSINESS

1. Discussion/Approval on the appointment of the Hamlet Middle School Principal – P. McGee

2. Discussion/Approval on Workcamps Rental – P. McGee

3. Discussion/Approval on the restructuring proposal for the Special Education Department –

P. McGee

5. Discussion/Approval on certain budget adjustments – P. McGee

6. Discussion/Approval on Bid #19-04: Athletic Medical Supplies – P. McGee

7. Discussion/Approval on Bid #19-05: Athletic Supplies – P. McGee

8. Discussion/Approval on Bid #19-06: Athletic Uniforms – P. McGee

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

●Facilities Update

SCHOOL COMMITTEE GOOD AND WELFARE

●V. Gonzalez

●S. Lima

●S. Seale

●P. Bourget

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