Information for Meeting of Athol-Royalston Regional School Committee
Wednesday August 17, 2016 6:30 PM EDT

Town:Athol, MA Royalston, MA 
Board:Athol-Royalston Regional School Committee
Time:Wednesday August 17, 2016 6:30 PM EDT
Location:Athol Community Elementary School
Agenda:
I.	CALL TO ORDER
Pledge of Allegiance
II.	ROLL CALL
III.	APPROVAL OF MINUTES
July 20, 2016 – Regular Session
July 20, 2016 – Executive Session
IV.	PUBLIC INPUT
SCHOOL COMMITTEE POLICY – 3 MINUTES PER PERSON, 20 MINUTES TOTAL
V.	STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE 
VI.	RECOGNITION
•	School Committee
•	Students of the Month – Coming in September
•	Staff member of the Month – Coming in September
VII.	UNFINISHED BUSINESS
Update – MSBA Building Project
Update – Preschool
Update – Administration/Staff /New Hire listing
Update – Lunch pricing for next year
Student Activity Accounts 
	Checking Account Caps
	Active Accounts
	Closed Accounts
VIII.	NEW BUSINESS
NSIP – Entry Plan
Teacher Summer Workshop – August 16 – 18
First Week for Teachers – August 29 – September 1
Opening of School – September 6
Handbooks and Plans
	Student Handbooks
	Faculty Handbooks
	Crisis Plan
	Medical Emergency Plan
	Bullying Plan
Pleasant Street School Tag Sale – August 20th from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Elementary Report Cards
Treasurer/Assistant Treasurer
Resource Officer MOU
IX.	COMMUNICATIONS
X.	FINANCIAL  STATEMENTS AND APPROVAL OF ACCOUNTS
a.  	Business Managers Report and Financial Statement
XI.	STRATEGIC PLAN UPDATE
Year 2 Priorities
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 – Email Updates Coming            
XIII.	COMMITTEE MEMBER REFERRALS
XIV.	EXECUTIVE SESSION, Chapter 30A, Section 21 (Summary) - 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; 
1.	To conduct strategy sessions in preparation for negotiations with nonunion personnel or to conduct collective bargaining sessions or contract negotiations with nonunion personnel;
2.	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;
3.	To discuss the deployment of security personnel or devices, or strategies with respect thereto;
4.	To investigate charges of criminal misconduct or to consider the filing of criminal complaints;
5.	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;
6.	To comply with, or act under the authority of, any general or special law or federal grant-in-aid requirements;
7.	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; 
8.	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, 
9.	To discuss trade secrets or confidential, competitively-sensitive or other proprietary information;    
XV.	ADJOURNMENT
Scheduled By:Julie Marynok
Posted At:Aug 11, 2016 2:44 PM EDT
Last Modified:Aug 11, 2016 2:44 PM EDT
Minutes:Minutes are not on record with the Town Clerk's office
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