AGENDA
WOONSOCKET SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2019
6:00 PM – CLOSED SESSION
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
The School Committee may seek to convene in Closed Session for the purpose of holding an employee disciplinary appeal hearing in accordance with R.I. Gen. Laws §42-46-5(a)(1) and for the purpose of discussing an appeal related to student records in accordance with R.I. Gen. Laws §42-46-5(a)(8).
GOOD AND WELFARE – Woonsocket High School and Public Comment
RECOGNITIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS – Superintendent Patrick McGee
● CyberPatriot Tiers for State Competition
● WHS Debate Team
● WHS Job Shadow Day
APPROVAL OF MINUTES: December 19, 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 - None.
4. Homeschooling Requests - None.
END OF CONSENT AGENDA
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COMMUNICATIONS
● None.
SCHOOL COMMITTEE REPORTS
● SELAC Meeting - L. Kapiskas.
CONFERENCES/DISCUSSIONS
● Technology Update - P. McGee
● Facility and Transportation Update - P. McGee
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
1. None.
NEW BUSINESS
1. Discussion/Approval on the Woonsocket School Committee Subcommittees - P. Bourget
SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT
● WACTC Update
● Student Chronic Absenteeism
● Update on Student Out-of-District Placements
● Middle School Suspension Rate
● RICAS Update
SCHOOL COMMITTEE GOOD AND WELFARE
● D. Burke
● R. Capwell
● L. Kapiskas
● E. Nadeau
● P. Bourget
INFORMATIONAL
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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 4, 2019.

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