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North Adams Public Schools
North Adams, Massachusetts
School Committee Meeting

04 April 2017

6:00 p.m.

Office of the Superintendent

Welcome to a Regular meeting of the North Adams School Committee. If you have any matter to discuss with the Committee, that is included on the Agenda, you may do so during HEARING OF VISITORS by addressing the chairperson and stating your name and address.


A G E N D A

CALL TO ORDER


HEARING OF VISITORS


READING AND APPROVAL OF RECORDS

A. Minutes of 07 March 2017
B. Balance Sheet


COMMUNICATIONS


REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS

A. Personnel
B. Tuition Rates for 2017-2018
C. School Choice
D. Kindergarten Registration


UNFINISHED BUSINESS

A. Coordinated Program Review (CPR) Update


MASC UPDATE

North Adams Public Schools
North Adams, Massachusetts

Regular Meeting of the North Adams School Committee

04 April 2017

6:00 p.m.

Office of the Superintendent


A C T I O N A G E N D A


CALL TO ORDER


HEARING OF VISITORS


READING AND APPROVAL OF RECORDS

A. Minutes of 07 February 2017 Regular School Committee Meeting
(Enclosure No. 1)

B. Balance Sheet
(Enclosure No. 2)


COMMUNICATIONS

There are no communications to be heard.


REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS

A. Personnel
Appointments:
Andrea Filkins and Robert Colantuono have been appointed Substitute Teachers for the district, effective 21 February 2017.

Madison Marceau has been appointed Substitute Teacher Assistant for the district, effective 13 January 2017.

Madison Tarsa has been appointed Substitute Teacher Assistant for the district, effective 15 February 2017.

Cassie Bolus has been appointed Substitute Teacher Assistant for the district, effective 27 February 2017.

Kirby Bryce has been appointed Substitute Teacher Assistant for the district, effective 13 March 2017.

Courtney Bussiere has been appointed Behavior Technician at Colegrove Elementary School, effective 27 February 2017.

Elizabeth Patenaude and Joyce Fruscio have been appointed Academic Leaders for the 21st Century after school program second session at Brayton Elementary School, effective 13 February 2017.

Patrick Boulger has been appointed Varsity Baseball Coach at Drury High School, effective 20 March 2017.

Chase Preite has been appointed Junior Varsity Baseball Coach at Drury High School, effective 20 March 2017.

James Buffoni has been appointed Head Track Coach at Drury High School, effective 20 March 2017.

James Holland and Harry Urban have been appointed Assistant Track Coaches at Drury High School, effective 20 March 2017.

Morgan Shafer has been appointed Varsity Softball Coach at Drury High School, effective 20 March 2017.

Alon Willing has been appointed Junior Varsity Softball Coach at Drury High School, effective 20 March 2017.

Aldonna Girouard has been appointed Music Director for the Spring Musical at Drury High School, effective 20 March 2017.

Jamie Choquette has been appointed Lighting & Sound Director and Producer for the Spring Musical at Drury High School, effective 20 March 2017.

Kate Caton has been appointed Director for the Spring Musical at Drury High School, effective 20 March 2017.

Nicole Carter has been appointed Choreographer for the Spring Musical at Drury High School, effective 20 March 2017.

Laurie Brenner has been appointed Piano Accompanist for the Spring Musical at Drury High School, effective 20 March 2017.

Resignations
Wendall Nelson has resigned as Head Teacher at Colegrove Park Elementary School, effective 30 June 2017.

Jason Davignon has resigned as Greenhouse Activity Assistant at Drury High School, effective 24 March 2017.

Jessica Dunn has resigned as Substitute Teacher Assistant for the district, effective 20 March 2017.

Retirements
James Holmes will retire as Grade 6/7 Science Teacher at Brayton Elementary School, effective 30 June 2017.


B. Tuition Rates for 2017-2018

The district is recommending a 3% increase in the tuition rates for the 2017-2018 school year. The increased rates would be as follows:

High School $11,597
Elementary School $11,597
Special Education $20,902
E3, Autism, Transition $27,871

Recommended Motion: Motion to approve proposed tuition rates.


C. School Choice

Massachusetts General Law requires all districts to accept non-resident students on a space available basis, unless the School Committee prior to 01 June, after a public hearing, adopts a resolution withdrawing from such obligation.

Recommended Action: Motion to adopt a resolution to participate in School Choice.


D. Kindergarten Registration

Shelley Fachini, Special Education Coordinator for Early Childhood, will provide an overview of the new model for kindergarten registration and update the Committee on the current registration numbers.



UNFINISHED BUSINESS

A. Coordinated Program Review (CPR) Update

Superintendent Malkas will provide an update to the Committee on the Coordinated Program Review.


MASC UPDATE

A. Berkshire County Education Task Force

John Hockridge will update the Committee on the work of the Berkshire County Education Task Force.


REMARKS FOR THE GOOD OF THE COMMITTEE


EXECUTIVE SESSION

A. Minutes of 03 January 2017

B. Collective Bargaining

The Committee will enter into Executive Session to conduct strategy as it relates to collective bargaining with the North Adams Teachers Association and will reconvene in Open Session.


NEW BUSINESS


ADJOURNMENT




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