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September 11, 2019
6:30 PM
Mohawk Trail Regional School, Auditorium
24 Ashfield Road

Shelburne Falls, MA 01370
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Mohawk Trail Regional School District School Committee Meeting

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

I. Call meeting to order (6:30 p.m.)
II. Mission Statement
III. Staff Presentation: (6:35)
IV. Approve minutes of the meeting of August 14, 2019 (6:45 p.m.)
V. School Reports (6:50p.m.)
1. Principals’ Reports
2. Director of Pupil Personnel Services Report
3. Curriculum Director Report
VI. Subcommittee Reports – included in packets (7:00 p.m.)
1. Education Subcommittee Update
VII. Communications Specialist’s Report (7:10 p.m.)
VIII. Action Items: (7:20 p.m.)
1. Vote to approve Field Trip Request for Colrain 5th and 6th Grade students to go to Nature’s Classroom on Cape Cod, May 11-15, 2020
2. Vote to accept donation of a Roland Digital Piano to the MTRS High School from Deborah O’Hare
3. Vote to approve the Superintendent’s Goals for 2019-2020
4. Vote to approve the School Committee’s Goals for 2019-2020
5. Vote to approve the Elementary School Budget Transfer of $2,910.00
6. Vote to approve the MTRS Budget Transfer of $4,366.51
7. Vote to approve the 2-District Budget Transfer of $11,959.84
8. Vote to authorize the Superintendent to use up to $344,977 from the Circuit Breaker Revolving Account and up to $266,998 from the School Choice Revolving Account to offset the deficit in the FY19 Operating Budget
9. Vote to approve revisions to Policy JJH-R Student Travel Regulations
10. Vote to designate a voting delegate to the Annual MASC Conference, Nov. 6-9, 2019
11. CD and/or Nilman Fund Transfer(s), if necessary
IX. Superintendent’s Report: (7:40 p.m.)
A. Student Enrollment – Start of 2019-2020 School Year
B. Opening Day with Staff
C. New Members of Team Mohawk Trail Regional
D. Educator Licensure
E. FY20 MA Rural School Aid
F. MA Rural Schools Coalition 501c3 Non-Profit
X. Public Comment (7:50 p.m.)
XI. Business Administrator’s Report: (8:20 p.m.)
A. FY20 Operating Statement
XII. School Committee Chair’s Report: (8:30 p.m.)
A. Member Reports on Annual Town Meetings
B. MASC Conference
C. September 2019 Professional Development Meeting
XIII. Executive Session, if necessary
XIV. Correspondence/Handouts:
A. 8-9-2019 “Mohawk Trail School District receives grant to bolster security,” by Grace Bird in The Recorder
B. 8-20-2019 “Mohawk Trail weighs cutting sports teams amid low enrollment,” by Grace Bird in The Recorder
C. 8-23-2019 “More state aid for rural schools this year,” by Anita Fritz in The Recorder
D. 8-23-2019 “Turners suspends program due to numbers,” by Jeff Lajoie and Adam Hargraves in The Recorder
E. 8-23-2019 “Intersection between academic and sports,” Letter in The Recorder
F. 8-28-2019 “Mohawk Trail seeks to revamp school with combined courses, co-teaching,” by Grace Bird in The Recorder
G. 8-28-2019 “Mohawk Trail curtails nighttime activities following EEE outbreak,” by Grace Bird in The Recorder
XV. Other, items not reasonably anticipated within 48 hours of the meeting
XVI. Adjournment
School Committee Meeting Dates:
Next Regular Meeting – October 16, 2019 at Sanderson Academy
The listing of matters is those reasonably anticipated by the Chair which may be discussed at the meeting. Not all items listed may in