Information for Meeting of Athol-Royalston Regional School Committee
Wednesday May 18, 2016 6:30 PM EDT

Town:Athol, MA Royalston, MA 
Board:Athol-Royalston Regional School Committee
Time:Wednesday May 18, 2016 6:30 PM EDT
Location:Athol-Royalston Middle School
1062 Pleasant Street, Athol MA 01331
Library
Agenda:
I.	CALL TO ORDER
Announce – Athol Daily News will be video taping
Pledge of Allegiance
II.	ROLL CALL
III.	APPROVAL OF MINUTES
April 13, 2016 – Regular Session 
IV.	PUBLIC INPUT
SCHOOL COMMITTEE POLICY – 3 MINUTES PER PERSON, 20 MINUTES TOTAL
V.	STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE
VI.	RECOGNITION
VII.	UNFINISHED BUSINESS
Update – MSBA Building Project
Update – Out of district Pre-K tuition
Update – School Redesign Grant
Update – Coordinated Program Review
Update – Volunteer Training
VIII.	NEW BUSINESS
Royalston Town Meeting Update
Bus Bid – Vote
CAPS – Next year’s board member - Vote 
CAPS Capital Reserve – Pink – Vote
School Committee Meeting Dates – 2016/2017 – Yellow – Vote
End of Year Activities Calendar – FYI
Out of State Field Trip – Camp Wiyaka – Riverbend/Sanders Street Schools – Day of Science – Blue
YMCA – MOA
Water Testing in the District
Dedications – Cream – ACES
Title 1 Family Literacy Night – June 6th – 6:00 – Athol-Royalston Middle School – “Camp Read S’more” – FYI
IX.	COMMUNICATIONS
Melanson and Heath Letter - FYI
X.	FINANCIAL  STATEMENTS AND APPROVAL OF ACCOUNTS
a.  	Business Managers Report and Financial Statement
XI.	STRATEGIC PLAN UPDATE
Technology
Facilities
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 – ATA Contract Executive Session #3
5.    Academic Excellence Sub Committee 
6.    Public Relations Sub Committee
7.    Policy Sub Committee – First reading – JLCD, JLCD-P and JJF - Gray
XIII.	COMMITTEE MEMBER REFERRALS
XIV.	EXECUTIVE SESSION, Chapter 30A, Section 21 (Summary) – #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; 2 ITEMS
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;    
XV.	ADJOURNMENT
Scheduled By:Julie Marynok
Posted At:May 11, 2016 2:20 PM EDT
Last Modified:May 13, 2016 1:32 PM EDT
Minutes:Minutes are not on record with the Town Clerk's office
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