Information for Meeting of Athol-Royalston Regional School Committee
Wednesday July 24, 2013 6:30 PM EDT

Town:Athol, MA Royalston, MA 
Board:Athol-Royalston Regional School Committee
Time:Wednesday July 24, 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:  
June 19, 2013 – Regular Session 
June 19, 2013 – Executive Session 
IV.	PUBLIC INPUT
SCHOOL COMMITTEE POLICY – 3 MINUTES PER PERSON, 20 MINUTES TOTAL
V.	RECOGNITION 
VI.	UNFINISHED BUSINESS
	Update – Student Handbooks – Vote – August meeting
	Update – Faculty Handbooks
	Update – District Improvement Plan – DIP’s
	Update in School Improvement Plans – SIP’s – Done for August meeting
	Farm to School – School Committee vote needed
	HANDS Initiative Update – Jeannette Robichaud 
	MSBA Building Update
	Reminder – meeting with Hispanic parent scheduled for September 11, 2013 @ 5:00
	School Calendar – Executive Session 
	Reminder – Red Raider Productions to start filming meetings in September
	DESE evaluation report – Should be receiving report with in a week
1.	District will respond to the draft
2.	District will meet with DESE
3.	Final documents will be produced for publication
	High School Principal Update
	Riverbend/Sanders Street Principal Update
	STRIVE Evaluation – August meeting
	Update – NEASC visit 
	Update – DESE Teacher/Administrator Evaluation Plan
VII.	NEW BUSINESS
o	Introduction of Keith Williams, New ATA President and his Executive Board
o	Custodial Bid Supplies
o	Pleasant Street School Library book surplus
o	Physics book recommendation – Athol High School
o	Para assignments will be given first week of school
VIII.	COMMUNICATIONS
IX.	FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND APPROVAL OF ACCOUNTS
a.	Treasurer’s Report and Financial Statement 
b.	FY13 report
c.	Preliminary FY14 report
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 – Third readings – IHAE, IHAI, IHAM, IHAM-R, IHAMA, IHB, IHBA, IHBD, IHBF, IHBG-R, IHBG-E, IHBH, IHBHB, IJ, IJ-R, IJJ, IJK, IJL, IJL-R, IJLA, IJM
	Amendment to IJOA – (Please bring you policies from last months meeting)
XIII.	COMMITTEE MEMBER REFERRALS
XIV.	EXECUTIVE SESSION - Need for two items:
1 under § #1 & #2, 1- under § #3
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 of 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:Jul 17, 2013 10:56 AM EDT
Last Modified:Jul 17, 2013 10:56 AM EDT
Minutes:Minutes are not on record with the Town Clerk's office
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