Information for Meeting of Athol-Royalston Regional School Committee
Wednesday August 21, 2013 6:30 PM EDT

Town:Athol, MA Royalston, MA 
Board:Athol-Royalston Regional School Committee
Time:Wednesday August 21, 2013 6:30 PM EDT
Location:Royalston Community School
96 Winchendon Road, Royalston MA 01368
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Agenda:
ATHOL-ROYALSTON REGIONAL SCHOOL COMMITTEE
WEDNESDAY, August 21, 2013 – 6:30 P.M.
Royalston Community School
Royalston, MA  01368
I.	CALL TO ORDER
II.	ROLL CALL
III.	APPROVAL OF MINUTES:  
July 24, 2013 – Regular Session 
July 24, 2013 – Executive Session 
IV.	PUBLIC INPUT
SCHOOL COMMITTEE POLICY – 3 MINUTES PER PERSON, 20 MINUTES TOTAL
V.	RECOGNITION 
VI.	UNFINISHED BUSINESS
o	MSBA Building Committee Presentation and Discussion
o	September 11th Hispanic Parent Meeting
o	Update – School Improvement Plans – Plans will be submitted after school council 
   meetings
o	Update – Red Raider Productions will start recording meetings in September
o	Update – District Technology
o	DESE Evaluation Report – Have received a written draft report which is embargoed except for the Central Office Administrators until the final report is written.
1.  Central Office will respond by August 30th
2.  Central Office will meet with DESE regarding responses
3.  DESE will rewrite draft into a final report
4.  Final report discrimination order:  
a.  Administrators/ Principals
b.  School Committee
c.  Public
o	STRIVE Report – Jeffrey Ferranti – Strengths, Weaknesses, Goals for the school year
o	Update – Steve Meyer – NEASC 
o	Update – DESE Massachusetts System for Educator evaluation Planning
o	Para assignments will be given August 27, 2013
o	Introduction of Keith Williams – Athol Teachers Association President
o	Update – Summer Projects/Facilities – Bob Rouleau
o	Update – Bus Routes – Bob Rouleau & Mary Jane Handy
VII.	NEW BUSINESS
	Appointment of nurse at Pleasant Street School
	Approval of:
•	Medical Emergency Response Plan
•	School Crisis Staff Handbook
•	ARRSD District Bullying Prevention and Intervention Plan
•	Student Handbooks
1.  Athol High School
2.  Athol-Royalston Middle School
3.  Elementary Schools 
•	ARRSD Handbook Supplement – No substantive changes for the school year 2013-2014.  Available for viewing on the ARRSD website.
	Public Relations for town meeting, October 24, 2013, on the Elementary Building Project
	Open House Calendar – Enclosed
	Superintendent’s comment on packet materials
VIII.	COMMUNICATIONS
IX.	FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND APPROVAL OF ACCOUNTS
a.	Treasurer’s Report and Financial Statement 
b.	Preliminary FY13 accounting
c.	Initial Fy14 accounting
X.	SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS
XI.	ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT‘S REPORT - Enclosed
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 15, 2013 3:45 PM EDT
Last Modified:Aug 15, 2013 3:45 PM EDT
Minutes:Minutes are not on record with the Town Clerk's office
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