Below please find the agenda for the upcoming Woonsocket School Committee meeting scheduled for Wednesday, May 25, 2022.  Open session will begin promptly at 7:00pm.  

 

Please be advised that this meeting will be held in person.  However, the public will also have the option to listen virtually.   In addition, if a member from the public would like to speak during Public Good and Welfare, you will need to address the School Committee in person at the Hamlet Middle School Cafeteria.  

 

In Person Location:

Hamlet Middle School, Cafeteria

60 Florence Drive, Woonsocket

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AGENDA

WOONSOCKET SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING

WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2022

7:00 PM – OPEN SESSION

In Person Location:

HAMLET MIDDLE SCHOOL, CAFETERIA

60 FLORENCE DRIVE, WOONSOCKET, RI 02895

Or

Virtual Platform:

Meeting ID

meet.google.com/umz-qgih-bvn

Phone Numbers

(US)+1 720-500-4750

PIN: 693 460 935#

Or

WOON Radio - Channel 1240 for AM Radio

Or

Channel 99.5 for FM Radio

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The School Committee may vote on all items listed on this agenda.

 

Call to Order

Roll Call

Moment of Silence

Pledge of Allegiance

GOOD AND WELFARE – Pothier-Citizens’ Elementary Campus Student Presentation and Public

Comment

RECOGNITIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

● Appointment of the Pothier-Citizens’ Elementary Campus Principal

● Sodexo Future Chef Competitions

● National and Rhode Island Honor Society

● National Junior Honor Society Induction

● WHS Collage Concert

● 2022 Rhode Island Finance Challenge Access Zone Division

● President-Elect of the Rhode Island School Committee Association

● District Move Up Days

APPROVAL OF MINUTES: May 11, 2022 Closed Meeting Minutes; May 11, 2022 Open Meeting

Minutes

CONSENT AGENDA

● Purchases/Transfers

● Field Trip/Conference Requests

○ SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference/Atlanta, GA/SkillsUSA Instructors

and Students/SkillsUSA Activity Account, Categorical Grant, Parent Support, and

Fundraising

● Homeschooling Requests

COMMUNICATIONS

● None

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

● Personnel Matters

● End of School Year Events

SCHOOL SUBCOMMITTEE REPORTS

● Policy Update - L. Kapiskas, D. Burke

● Health and Wellness Update - D. Burke, A. Costa

CONFERENCES/DISCUSSIONS

● Financial Update - B. Peryea

● Special Education Update - D. Morelle, K. Girard

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

1. None.

NEW BUSINESS

1. Discussion/Approval to add a Member to the School Building Capital Committee - P. McGee, B.

Peryea

2. Discussion/Approval on the amendments to the Non-Union Benefits Policy - 1st Passage - .

Kapiskas, D. Burke

3. Discussion/Approval on the amendments to the School Committee Bylaws - 1st Passage -

L. Kapiskas, D. Burke

4. Discussion/Approval on the Student Representation to the School Committee Policy - 1st

Passage - L. Kapiskas, D. Burke

ADJOURNMENT

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For additional information or to request interpreter services, or other special services for the hearing impaired (i.e.,

readers/captioners, etc.), please contact Office of Superintendent three days prior to the meeting at (401) 767-4608; or by

the Tuesday prior to the meeting, or call 1-800-745-5555 (TTY), 1-800-745-6575 (Voice). This agenda will be posted 48

hours prior to the meeting. Any changes to this agenda will be posted on the Woonsocket Education Department website at

www.woonsocketschools.com, McFee Administration Building, Woonsocket Middle School, WACTC, City Hall, and Harris

Library and will be electronically filed with the Secretary of State at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting. The

Woonsocket Education Department does not di]criminate on the basis of age, color, sex, sexual orientation, race, religion,

national origin, or disability. Posted on May 20, 2022.

 

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