Information for Meeting of Athol-Royalston Regional School Committee
Wednesday August 16, 2017 6:30 PM EDT

Town:Athol, MA Royalston, MA 
Board:Athol-Royalston Regional School Committee
Time:Wednesday August 16, 2017 6:30 PM EDT
Location:Athol-Royalston Middle School
1062 Pleasant Street, Athol MA 01331
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Agenda:
ATHOL-ROYALSTON REGIONAL SCHOOL COMMITTEE
WEDNESDAY, August 16, 2017 – 6:30 P.M.
Athol-Royalston Middle School
Athol, MA  01331
I.	CALL TO ORDER
Pledge of Allegiance
II.	ROLL CALL
III.	APPROVAL OF MINUTES
July 12, 2017 – Regular Session
July 12, 2017 – Executive Session 
IV.	PUBLIC INPUT
SCHOOL COMMITTEE POLICY – 3 MINUTES PER PERSON, 20 MINUTES TOTAL
V.	STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE 
VI.	RECOGNITION
•	School Committee
VII.	UNFINISHED BUSINESS
4 year enrollment projection
Subcommittee dates and goals – Major focus
Update – Starrett Initiative
Royalston Community School playground update
VIII.	NEW BUSINESS
Royalston Community School playground equipment surplus vote
Vote MSBA Language
Introductions
	- Kathryn Clark – Director of Pupil Personnel
	- Mary Jane Rickson – 6-12 Curriculum Coordinator
Administrative Institute
Teacher work over the summer
Piloting – “Wonders” series – Grades 3-4
Handbook Approval
	- Athol High School Student Handbook
	- Athol High School Staff Handbook
	- Athol-Royalston Middle School Student Handbook
	- Athol-Royalston Middle School Staff Handbook
	- Athol-Royalston Elementary School Handbook
	- Athol-Royalston Elementary Staff Handbook
Opening of Schools – August 30, 2017
New Teacher Induction
Full-Time Administrative Assistant/Data Entry – ACES
HANDS Across North Quabbin Information
School lunch prices for HS, MS and RCS......ACES is still free for all
Budget line transfer request for HS student coaching program and ACES Nurse
MSBA SC vote for ARP funding from school choice fund
Approval to request Town votes for HS track project year FY19 or FY20
IX.	      COMMUNICATIONS
X.	      FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND APPROVAL OF ACCOUNTS
a.  	Business Managers Report and Financial Statement
XI.      STRATEGIC PLAN UPDATE
Year 3 Priorities 
XII.       REPORTS OF THE COMMITTEE
1.    Reports of the Chair 
2.    Budget/Finance Sub Committee – Meeting 2nd Wednesday every month at 6:30 pm
3.    Facilities/Buildings/Grounds Sub Committee – Meeting 3rd Wednesday every month at 5:30 pm
4.    Negotiations Sub Committee – Meeting 3rd Wednesday every month at 12:30
5.    Academic Excellence Sub Committee – Meeting 3rd Wednesday every month at 9:00 am
6.    Policy Sub Committee – Meeting 2nd Wednesday every month at 7:30 pm
7.    Public Relations Sub Committee – Meeting 3rd Wednesday every month at 2:00 pm
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:Aug 10, 2017 10:25 AM EDT
Last Modified:Aug 11, 2017 1:29 PM EDT
Minutes:Minutes are not on record with the Town Clerk's office
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