AGENDA
WOONSOCKET SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8, 20209
5:30 PM - CLOSED SESSION
7:00 PM – OPEN SESSION
HAMLET MIDDLE SCHOOL
60 FLORENCE DRIVE
WOONSOCKET, RI 02895
The School Committee may vote on all items listed on this agenda.
Call to Order
The School Committee may seek to convene in Closed Session for the purpose of discussing the job performance and conducting a pre-termination hearing of a teacher in accordance with R.I. Gen. Laws §42-46-5(a)(1).
Moment of Silence
Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call
GOOD AND WELFARE – Woonsocket High School and Public Comment
RECOGNITIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
● Carter Spark Grant Award Recipients
APPROVAL OF MINUTES: December 18, 2019 Open Session Minutes
CONSENT AGENDA
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1. Personnel Actions
● Certified Appointments/Non-Certified Appointments
2. Purchases/Transfers
3. Field Trip/Conference Requests
4. Homeschooling Requests
END OF CONSENT AGENDA
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COMMUNICATIONS
● None.
SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT
● None.
SCHOOL SUBCOMMITTEE REPORTS
● Technology Update - R. Capwell
CONFERENCES/DISCUSSIONS
● Technology Update - A. Notarianni
● Facilities Update - A. Notarianni
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
1. None.
NEW BUSINESS
1. Discussion on the process of preparing, receiving and distribution of School Committee agendas and backup documents - P. Bourget
2. Discussion on the process of preparing, receiving and distribution of Subcommittee agendas - D. Burke
3. Discussion on the new protocol that all subcommittee agendas must be sent to the full School Committee - D. Burke
4. Discussion/Approval on the appointment of School Building Committee Memberships - P. Bourget
ADJOURNMENT
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For additional information or to request interpreter services, or other special services for the hearing impaired (i.e., readers/captioners, etc.), please contact Office of Superintendent three days prior to the meeting at (401) 767-4608; or by the Tuesday prior to the meeting, or call 1-800-745-5555 (TTY), 1-800-745-6575 (Voice). This agenda will be posted 48 hours prior to the meeting. Any changes to this agenda will be posted on the Woonsocket Education Department website at www.woonsocketschools.com, McFee Administration Building, Woonsocket Middle School, WACTC, City Hall, and Harris Library and will be electronically filed with the Secretary of State at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting. The Woonsocket Education Department does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, sex, sexual orientation, race, religion, national origin, or disability. Posted on January 3, 2020.

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