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December 05, 2017
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North Adams Public Schools
North Adams, Massachusetts

School Committee Meeting

05 December 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 08 November 2017
B. Balance Sheet


COMMUNICATIONS


REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS

A. Personnel


UNFINISHED BUSINESS

A. Electronic Device Policy Update
B. Business Manager Vacancy


REMARKS FOR THE GOOD OF THE COMMITTEE



UNFINISHED BUSINESS

A. Electronic Device Policy Update
B. Business Manager Vacancy


REMARKS FOR THE GOOD OF THE COMMITTEE


EXECUTIVE SESSION


ADJOURNMENT
































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North Adams Public Schools
North Adams, Massachusetts

Regular Meeting of the North Adams School Committee

05 December 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 08 November 2017 Regular School Committee Meeting
(Enclosure No. 1)

B. Balance Sheet
(Enclosure No. 2)

No action required.


COMMUNICATIONS

There are no communications to be heard.


REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS

A. Personnel

Appointments
Victoria Smith has been appointed Permanent Daily Substitute Teacher at Drury High School, effective 30 October 2017.

Michael Schmidt has been added to the Substitute Teacher list, effective 26 October 2017.

Ramona Fabregas has been added to the Substitute Teacher list, effective 6 November 2017.

Elissa Senecal has been added to the Substitute Teacher Assistant list, effective 8 November 2017.

Aubrey Rumbolt has been appointed Substitute Teacher Assistant, effective 17 November 2017.

Judith Spooner has been appointed Substitute Teacher Assistant, effective 27 November 2017.

Gavin Booth has been appointed Teacher Assistant at Colegrove Park Elementary School, effective 13 November 2017.

Kindra McClary has been appointed Teacher Assistant at Colegrove Park Elementary School, effective 16 November 2017.

Elissa Senecal has been appointed Teacher Assistants at Drury High School, effective 27 November 2017.

Jill Lapointe has been appointed Cafeteria Worker at Drury High School, effective 13 November 2017.

Jesse Burdick has been appointed Part Time Cafeteria Worker at Greylock Elementary School, effective 13 November 2017.

Shari Beauchemin has been appointed Clerical Paraprofessional at Brayton Elementary School, effective 13 November 2017.

Peggy Shartrand has been appointed Substitute After School Program Assistant at Colegrove Park Elementary School, effective 10 November 2017.

Joyce Fruscio, Jaana Mutka, Lois Hobbie-Welch, Robyn Lawson, and Rebecca Sawyer have been appointed Elementary Instructional Leadership Team Members at Brayton Elementary School, effective 1 November 2017.

Wendy Nelson, Joy DeMayo, Kristin Gilman, Lisa Marceau, and Colleen Mulcahy have been appointed Elementary Instructional Leadership Team Members at Colegrove Park Elementary School, effective 1 November 2017.

Maribeth Garner, Robbin Freeman-LaBonte, Melinda Sprague, Christine King, and Melissa Boyer have been appointed Elementary Instructional Leadership Team Members at Greylock Elementary School, effective 1 November 2017.

Phoebe Pepper has been appointed Art Set Designer for the fall production at Drury High School, effective 15 November 2017.

Nicole Carter has been appointed Choreographer/Director for the fall production at Drury High School, effective 15 November 2017.
Jaime Choquette has been appointed Lighting and Sound Director for the fall production at Drury High School, effective 15 November 2017.

Christopher Caproni has been appointed Music Director for the fall production at Drury High School, effective 15 November 2017.

Elizabeth Urban has been appointed Producer for the fall production at Drury High School, effective 15 November 2017.

Mary Ann Caproni has been appointed Costume Designer for the fall production at Drury High School, effective 15 November 2017.

Laurie Brenner has been appointed Instrumentalist for the fall production at Drury High School, effective 15 November 2017.

Keith Davis has been appointed Set Construction Designer for the fall production at Drury High School, effective 15 November 2017.

Resignations
Michelle Buffoni has resigned as Teacher Assistant at Drury High School, effective 24 November 2017.

Brenna Irrer has resigned as Teacher Assistant at Colegrove Park Elementary School, effective 10 November 2017.

Bernadette Archibald has resigned as Clerical Paraprofessional at Brayton Elementary School, effective 27 October 2017.

Shari Beauchemin has resigned as Teacher Assistant at Brayton Elementary School, effective 10 November 2017

Deborah Sala has resigned as .5 Library Paraprofessional at Brayton Elementary School, effective 30 November 2017.

Christian Chenail has resigned as Permanent Daily Substitute Teacher at Brayton Elementary School, effective 26 November 2017.

Transfers
Susan Galipeau has been transferred as One to One Teacher Assistant to Brayton Elementary, effective 13 November 2017.

Ashley Mirante has been transferred as Behavioral Interventionist to Drury High School, effective 13 November 2017.

Retirements
James Buffoni has retired as Physical Education Teacher at Brayton Elementary School, effective 1 January 2018.
Recommended Action: Motion to file.


UNFINISHED BUSINESS

A. Electronic Device Policy Update

The Superintendent will update the Committee on the work of the policy review committee.

No action required.


B. Business Manger Vacancy


The Superintendent will provide an update on the process for hiring the business manager. The committee will consider options.


NEW BUSINESS


REMARKS FOR THE GOOD OF THE COMMITTEE


EXECUTIVE SESSION

A. Minutes of 08 November 2017

B. Collective Bargaining

The Committee will enter into Executive Session to conduct strategy as it relates to collective bargaining sessions or contract negotiations with a Business Manager and will reconvene in Open Session.


ADJOURNMENT

Following adjournment, please join the School Committee for a brief reception to honor
Mayor Alcombright, John Hockridge, and Mark Moulton
as they conclude their tenure on the North Adams School Committee.


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