Information for Meeting of Athol-Royalston Regional School Committee
Wednesday October 16, 2013 6:30 PM EDT

Town:Athol, MA Royalston, MA 
Board:Athol-Royalston Regional School Committee
Time:Wednesday October 16, 2013 6:30 PM EDT
Location:Athol-Royalston Middle School
1062 Pleasant Street, Athol MA 01331
Library
Agenda:
I.	CALL TO ORDER
II.	ROLL CALL
III.	APPROVAL OF MINUTES:  
September 18, 2013 – Regular Session 
September 18, 2013 – Executive Session 
IV.	PUBLIC INPUT
SCHOOL COMMITTEE POLICY – 3 MINUTES PER PERSON, 20 MINUTES TOTAL
V.	RECOGNITION 
Steve Meyer, Principal, Athol High School 
VI.	UNFINISHED BUSINESS
	Parent Portal
	Web page Update
	Pathways Program through the Mount Update
	Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent and Nancy Melbourne will be attending the MSAC/MASS conference November 6 – 8.  Report to follow at November committee meeting.
	Reminder – Sunday, November 17th – NEASC – Athol High School Accreditation Kick-Off Meeting.  The School Committee is scheduled to visit the committee from 2:15 – 3:00.  
	Reminder – October 21, 2013 – Town meeting
	Reminder – December 9, 2013 – Election
	Update on District Crisis Planning
Meeting with local and state police
Meeting with fire department
VII.	NEW BUSINESS
	Data Team Presentation – District MCAS Data
	Lisa M. Zeig – Department of Elementary and Secondary Education – Associate Commissioner – Statewide System of Support – Level 4 
	Surplus Books – Books by Alan Charles Kors / Harvey Silverglate – Shadow University, Religious Liberty on Campus, Guide to Due Process and Fair Procedure on Campus, Free Speech on Campus and Guide to student Fees, Funding and Legal Equality on Campus.
	Natures Classroom Field Trip Approval
	Budget Sub-committee timetable – November meeting for FY15
	Request from Chet Hall for a five minute meeting October 23rd to vote on bids for the repairs for the gym at the Athol High School 
	DESE Evaluation Report Update
VIII.	COMMUNICATIONS
o	Campaign Finance Flyer
o	MSBA Letter
o	Athol Daily News Article
o	Community Reading Day Information
o	Press Release on MCAS and Riverbend-Sanders Street School Stakeholders
o	Riverbend-Sanders Street School Stakeholders Committee information
IX.	FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND APPROVAL OF ACCOUNTS
a.	Treasurer’s Report and Financial Statement
X.	SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS
XI.	ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT‘S 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 – First reading:  IJOB, IK, IKAB, IL, ILBA, IMA, IMB and IMD
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:Oct 11, 2013 1:43 PM EDT
Last Modified:Oct 11, 2013 1:43 PM EDT
Minutes:Minutes are not on record with the Town Clerk's office
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