During these challenging times, we are committed to bringing transparency and public participation to School Committee meetings.
Please be patient as we forge this new path together. Things may not always go smoothly but we are working with our IT department and Easthampton Media to ensure that we provide the best and clearest access we can during this unprecedented health crisis.
The School Committee Meeting on 1/24/2023 will be conducted remotely via Zoom Video Teleconferencing.
The meeting will start at 6:00 pm and will allow public comment time at the beginning.
The public may participate in the “public speak” portion of the meeting by joining via Zoom or by dialing in directly via phone.
Alternatively, you may watch the School Committee meeting live on Charter channel 193. We thank Easthampton Media for presenting these meetings live. If all goes well, the meeting will be recorded and available on Easthampton Media's YouTube channel.
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The chair will recognize members of the public in the order of their call. Remember, we will ask you to state your name and the street or address of your residence when you are speaking. As a reminder, the members of the School Committee cannot respond to any comments made during public speak. This is your time to speak on any topic. There will be a 3 minute time limit for those who wish to speak.
Thank you for your participation and your patience! As with all School Committee Meetings, once you have spoken you are welcome to stay and observe the meeting but you will not be able to speak again.
AGENDA - Regular Meeting January 24, 2023
I. Call to Order
Mayor LaChapelle ___ Laurie Garcia ___ Marin Goldstein ___ Dr. Megan Harvey ___ Benjamin Hersey ___
Shannon Dunham ___ Chair Cynthia Kwiecinski ___
C. Student Rep Update - McKenzie McCarthy
III. Public Comment 15 minutes maximum – (3 minute limit per person)
IV. Superintendent Update
A. Presentation – Jodi Alatalo – Aligning Research and Practice: Bringing the Science of Reading to the Educators and
Learners at Mountain View School.
V. Director of Business Services Update
A. Personnel Update (no report)
B. Finance Update (no report)
VI. School Committee Report/Discussion
A. Finance Subcommittee
B. Policy Subcommittee
VIII. School Committee Action Items
A. Move to approve the School Payroll dated 1/12/2023 in the amount of $565,378.22.
B. Move to approve the Accounts Payable authorization for payment dated 1/12/2023 in the amount of $329,816.36.
C. Move to approve the authorization to open a revolving gift account which will benefit Mountain View School with
donations to be used for grade K-5 only.
D. Move to approve the out of state field trip request for EHS to Manchester, CT on 4/28/2023.
IX. Next Meeting Dates
A. Next Regular meetings – February 7, March 14, and March 28, 2023 (Tentative FY2024 Budget Public Hearing)
X. Executive Session – Pursuant to MGL c 30A s 21 (a) (3) to conduct strategy with respect to collective bargaining or litigation
with the Teacher’s Association Support Unit and (2) to conduct collective bargaining with nonunion personnel - the committee is not expected to return to regular session.
The above listing of matters are those reasonably anticipated by the Chairperson 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.
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