AGENDA

WOONSOCKET SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING

WEDNESDAY, JULY 19, 2017

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

Central Registration

APPROVAL OF MINUTES: None.

CONSENT AGENDA

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1. Personnel Actions

- Certified Appointments/Non-Certified Appointments

2. Purchases/Transfers

3. Field Trip/Conference Requests

WPI Computer Science Training/Worcester, MA/WACTC Teacher/Perkins Grant

National Junior Olympics/Lawrence, KS/WHS Track and Field Team/Fundraisers

4. Home Schooling Requests

END OF CONSENT AGENDA

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COMMUNICATIONS

WHS/WACTC Credit Requirements - P. McGee

SCHOOL COMMITTEE REPORTS

None.

CONFERENCES/DISCUSSIONS

Technology Update

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

1. Discussion/Approval on the Meal Charging Policy - 2nd Passage - S. Seale

2. Discussion/Approval on the BCI Policy - 2nd Passage - S. Seale

3. Discussion/Approval on the Personnel Assignment and Selection Policy - 1st Passage - S. Seale

NEW BUSINESS

1. Discussion/Approval on Bid #18-13: WHS Kitchen Supplies - P. McGee

2. Discussion/Approval on Bid #18-16: Athletic Uniforms - P. McGee

3. Discussion/Approval on Bid #18-17: Athletic Medical Supplies - P. McGee

4. Discussion/Approval on Bid #18-18: Athletic Supplies - P. McGee

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

Enrollment, Attendance, Discipline, and June Graduates

SCHOOL COMMITTEE GOOD AND WELFARE

D. Burke - State Budget and Legacy of Woonsocket Teachers

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