Information for Meeting of Athol-Royalston Regional School Committee
Wednesday August 19, 2015 6 PM EDT

Town:Athol, MA Royalston, MA 
Board:Athol-Royalston Regional School Committee
Time:Wednesday August 19, 2015 6 PM EDT
Location:Royalston Community School
96 Winchendon Road, Royalston MA 01368
Cafeteria
Agenda:
I.	CALL TO ORDER
II.	ROLL CALL
III.	APPROVAL OF MINUTES:  
July 22, 2015 – Regular Session
July 22, 2015 – Executive Session
IV.	PUBLIC INPUT
SCHOOL COMMITTEE POLICY – 3 MINUTES PER PERSON, 20 MINUTES TOTAL             
V.	RECOGNITION 
VI.	UNFINISHED BUSINESS
Update – Preschool 
Update – YMCA Afterschool Program – Discussion YMCA / District Council
Update on Kindergarten
Update – Riverbend Grade 3
Update MSBA
Update on Principal search – Athol High School
Update – Elementary Handbook – Voting Item
Faculty Handbook – No Changes / No Vote
Update – AP Policy / High School Handbook
Staffing Changes
VII.	NEW BUSINESS
Free Lunch Grant Program
Kat Allen – Presentation on Life Skills Program / Youth Health Risk Survey Results / Athol
Strategic Plan – Priorities Set
FY17 Preliminary Budget Discussion
Dental Program
VIII.	COMMUNICATIONS
Opening of School Letter / Staff
Schedule for Teacher/Staff Orientation         	
IX.	FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND APPROVAL OF ACCOUNTS
a.	Treasurer’s Report and Financial Statement
X.	ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT REPORT
XI.     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 
XII.	COMMITTEE MEMBER REFERRALS
XIII.	EXECUTIVE SESSION
Chapter 30A, Section 21 (Summary)
1.	To discuss the reputation, character, physical condition or mental health, rather than professional competence, of an individual, or to discuss the discipline or dismissal of, or complaints or charges brought against, a public officer, employee, staff member or individual.  The individual to be discussed in such executive session shall be notified in writing by the public body at least 48 hours prior to the proposed executive session; provided, however, that notification may be waived upon written agreement of the parties; 
2.	To conduct strategy sessions in preparation for negotiations with nonunion personnel or to conduct collective bargaining sessions or contract negotiations with nonunion personnel;
3.	To discuss strategy with respect to collective bargaining or litigation if an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the bargaining or litigating position of the public body and the chair so declares;
4.	To discuss the deployment of security personnel or devices, or strategies with respect thereto;
5.	To investigate charges of criminal misconduct or to consider the filing of criminal complaints;
6.	To consider the purchase, exchange, lease or value of real property if the chair declares that an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the negotiating position of the public body;
7.	To comply with, or act under the authority of, any general or special law or federal grant-in-aid requirements;
8.	To consider or interview applicants for employment or appointment by a preliminary screening committee if the chair declares that an open meeting will have a detrimental effect in obtaining qualified applicants; 
9.	To meet or confer with a mediator, as defined in section 23C of chapter 233, with respect to any litigation or decision on any public business within its jurisdiction involving another party, group or entity, 
10.	To discuss trade secrets or confidential, competitively-sensitive or other proprietary information;    
XIV.	ADJOURNMENT
Scheduled By:Julie Marynok
Posted At:Aug 11, 2015 3:03 PM EDT
Last Modified:Aug 12, 2015 1:36 PM EDT
Minutes:Minutes are not on record with the Town Clerk's office
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