Information for Meeting of Athol-Royalston Regional School Committee
Wednesday August 24, 2011 5:30 PM EDT

Town:Athol, MA Royalston, MA 
Board:Athol-Royalston Regional School Committee
Time:Wednesday August 24, 2011 5:30 PM EDT
Location:Royalston Community School
96 Winchendon Road, Royalston MA 01368
Cafeteria
Agenda:
ATHOL-ROYALSTON REGIONAL SCHOOL COMMITTEE
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2011 – 5:30 P.M.
Royalston Community School
Royalston, MA  01368

I.	CALL TO ORDER

II.	ROLL CALL

III.	APPROVAL OF MINUTES:  
July 20, 2011 – Regular Session 

IV.	PUBLIC INPUT
SCHOOL COMMITTEE POLICY – 3 MINUTES PER PERSON, 20 MINUTES TOTAL

V.	RECOGNITION 

VI.	UNFINISHED BUSINESS
Introduction of Dianne Ellis, Principal of the Pleasant Street School
Retiree Recognition
MSBA Report on Enrollment – Sanders Street/Riverbend
Preliminary Curriculum/Benchmarks Presentation
Royalston Community Schools – School Improvement Plan – September meeting request from Principal
District review by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education – Possibly April, 2012. 
	No response on requested postponement
Update on Summer Projects – Facilities
Glenn Koucher – Presentation in November
Retiree Plaque
	
VII.	NEW BUSINESS
Kiducation – Vote
	Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Audit Compliance Letter
	Drug-Take-Back – Vote
	World Language Course – Athol-Royalston Middle School
	Choice Letter – In Packet
	YMCA Bus Issues
	Bus ROUTES – On Website – All Call being sent out
	District Walk through – Tuesday, August 23, 2011.  Meeting at Athol-Royalston Middle School at 9:00 a.m.
	List of Staff Changes
	Department of Elementary and Secondary Education – Rates Athol-Royalston Regional School District’s performance meets the highest requirements for the State. 
	Acceptance of Smart Boards at Royalston Community School from the Meg Shatos Fund
	Athol High School – GPA and Class Rank Change
	Athol High School Student Handbook Changes
	Athol High School – Addition of a Physical Education Course – Coaching, Officiating and sports Management
		
VIII.	COMMUNICATIONS

IX.	FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND APPROVAL OF ACCOUNTS
a.	Treasurer’s Report and Financial Statement 
b.	Prior year expense

X.	SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS

XI.	DIRECTOR OF EDUCATIONAL SERVICES REPORT

XII.	 REPORTS OF THE COMMITTEE
1.	Reports of the Chair  
2.	Budget/Finance Sub Committee 
3.	Facilities/Buildings/Grounds Sub Committee 
4.	Negotiations Sub Committee 
5.	Academic Excellence Sub Committee 
6.	Public Relations Sub Committee
7.      Policy Sub Committee 

XIII.	COMMITTEE MEMBER REFERRALS

XIV.	EXECUTIVE SESSION
Chapter 30A, Section 21 (Summary)
1.	To discuss the reputation, character, physical condition or mental health rather than the professional competence of an individual 
2.	To consider the discipline or dismissal of, or to hear complaints or charges brought against  employee
3.	To discuss strategy with respect to collective bargaining or litigation  
4.	To discuss  security  
5.	To investigate  criminal misconduct  
6.	To consider the purchase, or value o f real property 
7.	To comply with the provisions of any general or special law or federal grant-in-aid requirements.
8.	To consider  applicants for employment by a preliminary screening committee  
9.	To meet or confer with a mediator with respect to any litigation   

XV.	ADJOURNMENT
Scheduled By:Julie Marynok
Posted At:Aug 18, 2011 2:42 PM EDT
Last Modified:Aug 18, 2011 2:42 PM EDT
Minutes:Minutes are not on record with the Town Clerk's office
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