Information for Meeting of Athol-Royalston Regional School Committee
Wednesday March 16, 2016 6:30 PM EDT

Town:Athol, MA Royalston, MA 
Board:Athol-Royalston Regional School Committee
Time:Wednesday March 16, 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
February 20, 2016
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 – Fy17 Budget – Version D*
Update – Pre-K Expansion Planning Grant – Jen Aldrich appointed as the Early Childhood Education Leader*
Update – Early Childhood Education Fair – March 29th – 5:30 – 7:00 – ARMS**
Update – School Redesign Grant*
Update – AHS MSBA Statement of Interest – Vote required
Update – Vertical Articulation Plan – Members received a copy last month
Update – ACES Principal Search
Update – Re-Org meeting – April 13, 2016 – 6:00
Reminder – All Boards Meeting – Monday, March 21 at 6:00*
VIII.	NEW BUSINESS
Surplus Equipment – Cream 
Update – Commissioners Visit to Riverbend/Sanders Street Schools on March 9th
Update – Congressman McGovern’s Visit to Pleasant Street School on March 9th
Update – Meeting with Senator Gobi, Representative Whipps-Lee and the DESE on March 7th*
John W. Boynton Fund Grant Application – Submitted for AHS Auditorium 
School Choice vote – 2016-2017
Grant opportunity – Mass CCLC – Joint application with YMCA**
Volunteer Training – April 28, 2016 – 6:00 – ARMS Library**
Starrett, NC3, and SnapOn Precision Tool Partnership**
MWCC – Modeling in Mathematics and Financial Literacy Course**
Rotary Club Meeting on March 21, 2016 – Invitation to Speak**
Annual Town Reports**
CAPS Board of Directors – Representative
SBIRT (Screening, brief intervention and referral for treatment) – Training April 5th and 6th
MCAS Schedule and Update
Title 1 Director Stipend – Purple 
Superintendent’s Contract
IX.	COMMUNICATIONS
NEASC Letter – Green
Preliminary Assignment Letters – Goldenrod 
X.	FINANCIAL  STATEMENTS AND APPROVAL IF ACCOUNTS
a.	Business Managers Report and Financial Statement
XI.	STRATEGIC PLAN UPDATE
Funding and Finance *
Community Partnerships **
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 – E, ECD and JJF
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 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:Mar 11, 2016 10:01 AM EST
Last Modified:Mar 11, 2016 10:01 AM EST
Minutes:Minutes are not on record with the Town Clerk's office
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