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November 14, 2018
7:00 PM
Mohawk Trail Regional School, Superintendent's Con
24 Ashfield Road

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

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Link to Packet:
I. Call meeting to order
II. Mission Statement
III. Student/Staff Presentation/Reports
IV. Approve minutes of the meetings of September 24, October 10 and October 29, 2018
V. Presentation/Citizen Comment
VI. School Reports
1. Principals’ Reports
2. Director of Pupil Personnel Services Report
3. Curriculum Director Report
VII. Subcommittee Reports – included in packets
VIII. Communications Specialist’s Report
IX. Superintendent’s Report:
A. 2-District Shared Services Agreement
B. 1:1 Chromebook Initiative Grades 7-12
C. FY20 Budget Proposal
D. Rural School Aid
E. Special Commission on Regional School Transportation
X. Business Administrator’s Report: A. State law raising minimum wage and impact on substitute teachers’ wages
XI. School Committee Chair’s Report:
A. Update on Member Meetings with Town Officials
B. MASC Conference Report
C. Review progress toward School Committee goals
D. Topic for November Professional Development meeting
XII. Action Items:
1. Vote to approve changes to the School-Year Employees Handbook
2. Vote to approve Blizzard Bag MOA
3. Vote to approve raising the hourly rate for substitute teachers to the Massachusetts minimum wage of $12.00 per hour as of January 1, 2019
4. Vote to accept donation of $500.00 from Mark Thibodeau to Colrain Central School for 5th and 6th Grade Class
5. Vote to accept donation of $500.00 from Iron Malicia for Colrain School Lunches 2017-2018
6. Vote to renew the Two-District Shared Services Agreement between Mohawk Trail Regional School District and Hawlemont Regional School District 7. Vote to revise policy DBJ Budget Line-Item Transfer 8. Vote to revise policy JICG-R Regulations Governing Student Use or Possession of Tobacco Products on School Property 9. Vote to revise policy JICG Student Use or Possession of Tobacco Products on MTRSD Property 10. Vote to revise and rename policy JLCC Infection Control
11. Vote to revise policy JRAA School Health Record 12. Vote to revise policy JRAA-R3 School Health Record 13. Review, without changing, JRAA-R2 School Health Record State Form 14. Vote to revise policy JRAA-R1 Immunization Form/State Form by replacing it with the updated MA Dept. of Public Health form 15. Vote to revise policy ICA School Calendar 16. Vote to approve Budget Transfer of $5,000.00 from Job Placement Coach Salaries to Building Equipment (MTRS)
17. CD and/or Nilman Fund Transfer(s), if necessary
XIII. Correspondence/Handouts:
1. 10-11-2018, “Parent/child talks should start early for cyber safety,” by Diane Broncaccio in The Recorder
2. 10-17-2018, “A glimpse into the past” by Diane Broncaccio in The Recorder
3. 11-6-2018, “Rural School Aid awarded to local districts,” by Diane Broncaccio in The Recorder
XIV. Adjournment
School Committee Meeting Dates:
Next Regular Meeting – December 12, 2018 at MTRS