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Date:
October 16, 2019
Time:
6:30 PM
Address:
Sanderson Academy, Cafeteria
808 Cape Street

Ashfield, MA 01330
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Mohawk Trail Regional School District School Committee Meeting

Wednesday, October 16, 2019


Agenda
I. Call meeting to order
II. Chair Opening Remarks
III. Staff/Other Presentations:
1. Sanderson Academy Peace Day (Slideshow presentation)
2. Amy Chang, MTRSD Math Coach
3. Poppy Doyle—MASC Conference
IV. Approve minutes from the meetings of September 11 and September 24, 2019
V. School Reports
1. Principals’ Reports
2. Director of Pupil Personnel Services Report
3. Curriculum Director Report
VI. Subcommittee Reports – included in packets
1. Budget Subcommittee Update
2. Communications Subcommittee: Discussion of Draft “Rules of the Road”
VII. Communications Specialist’s Report
VIII. Superintendent’s Report:
A. 2019 MCAS Results
B. Educator Licensure
C. Mold Remediation
D. School Choice-Out Analysis
E. FY20 MA Rural School Aid
F. MA Rural Schools Coalition (MRSC)
IX. Business Administrator’s Report:
A. FY20 Projected Operating Statement
X. School Committee Chair’s Report:
A. Member Reports on Meetings with Town Officials
B. Update to School Committee’s 9-12-2019 Statement
C. Report on Chair and Vice Chair’s Meeting with MTRS Staff
D. Topic for October 2019 Professional Development Meeting
XI. Action Items:
1. Vote to authorize the Superintendent to complete performance evaluations of the MTRSD Business Manager and MTRSD Director of Pupil Personnel Services on behalf of the School Committee
2. Vote to approve proposed amendments to the Collaborative for Educational Services Agreement
3. Vote to revise Policy KCD Donations
4. First Reading of Policy DE Unexpended Funds from Capital Projects
5. Bank Transfers, if necessary
6. Budget Transfers, if necessary
7. CD and/or Nilman Fund Transfer(s), if necessary
XII. Executive Session, if necessary
XIII. Correspondence/Handouts:
A. 9-7-2019 “Mohawk Trail football co-op receives MIAA approval,” by Jeff Lajoie and Adam Hargraves in The Recorder
B. 9-17-2019 “Colrain students hope to help revive fish population in North River,” by Maureen O’Reilly in The Recorder
C. 9-25-2019 “Our students are so engaged with their learning,” Letter from Talia Miller in The Recorder
D. 9-27-2019 “Mohawk Trail, Hawlemont School Districts hire new math coach,” by Maureen O’Reilly in The Recorder
XIV. Other, items not reasonably anticipated within 48 hours of the meeting
XV. Adjournment
School Committee Meeting Dates:
Next Regular Meeting – November 13, 2019 at MTRS
The listing of matters is those reasonably anticipated by the Chair which may be discussed at the meeting. Not all items listed may in fact be discussed and other items not listed may also be brought up for discussion to the extent permitted by law.