AGENDA

WOONSOCKET SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2018

7:00 PM – OPEN SESSION

WOONSOCKET MIDDLE SCHOOL

HAMLET BUILDING - 60 FLORENCE DRIVE

WOONSOCKET, RI 02895

The School Committee may vote on all items listed on this agenda.

Call to Order

Moment of Silence

Pledge of Allegiance

Roll Call

GOOD AND WELFARE – Kevin K. Coleman Students and Public Comment

RECOGNITIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS – Superintendent Patrick McGee

Globe Elementary School - January Attendance Challenge

State of Rhode Island’s Write Rhode Island Short Story Competition

Novan’s Wrestling Team

APPROVAL OF MINUTES: February 28, 2018 Closed/Open 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.

SCHOOL COMMITTEE REPORTS

None.

CONFERENCES/DISCUSSIONS

Technology Update

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

1. None.

NEW BUSINESS

1. Discussion/Approval on the WMS Class Size Overage Configuration Plan - P. McGee

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

Achieve 3000 Update

SCHOOL COMMITTEE GOOD AND WELFARE

V. Gonzalez

● S. Lima

● S. Seale

● P. Bourget

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