SC Minutes 06/18/2014
SHARON PUBLIC SCHOOLS
School Committee Meeting
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Sharon Middle School
75 Mountain Street
Sharon, MA 02067
Present: Katie Currul-Dykeman, Jon Hitter (arrived at 8:10 p.m.), Marcy Kaplan, Laura Salomons, Emily Smith-Lee
Absent: Veronica Wiseman
Also present: Tim Farmer, Glenn Brand, L. Lamore, K. Madden, L. Murphy, K. O’Rourke, J. Libano, retirees: K. Dubvrosky, L. Cohn, D. Elson, A. Ford, B. Jacobs, L. Renke, L. Shapiro, B. Klane and P. Sinrich
Open Session was convened at 7:04 p.m.
The following correspondence was received:
• A letter from a family residing on Black Elk, requesting the administration to consider adding a bus stop nearer to their home. Administration will respond and explore additional options.
Student Advisory Committee
There were no Student Advisory Committee members present at this evening’s meeting.
Consent agenda items:
- Approve Executive & Open Session minutes –none at this time
- Approve School Handbooks
- Approve SHS Model UN Trip-Brown University (11/7-9, 14)
- Approve SHS PTSO Donation for Purchase of LCD Monitors ($4,500)
- Approve Policies: Revision of CBI-Evaluation of the Superintendent; EBB-First Aide & KF Community Use of Facilities; delete KF-E-1 Reservation Request Form; KF-E-2 Request Form for Fee Structure & Cost Planning, KF-E-3 Indemnification Agreement & Covenants
Prior to the vote, E. Smith-Lee inquired whether there was a placeholder in the SHS Handbook for additional language re: graduation robes. The motion should reflect approval of the handbooks subject to placeholders being approved.
MOTION: (Kaplan/Salomons) Moved to approve the consent agenda items #1-5 with the understanding that the handbooks be approved subject to language placeholders being approved. Yes vote: Currul-Dykeman, Hitter, Kaplan, Salomons, Smith-Lee
Separate vote: Vote Final FY 2015 Budget
E. Smith-Lee asked for a motion to approve the final FY 2015 budget by category.
MOTION: (Salomons/Hitter) Moved to approve the final FY 2015 budget as follows:
Total Salary Accounts (SPED or Regular)$32,655,255
Total Transportation Accounts (SPED or Regular)$656,700
Total Supply Accounts (SPED or Regular)$1,504,983
Total Professional Development (SPED or Regular)$295,333
Total SPED Tuition & Contracted Services$1,964,963
Total Utility Accounts$1,035,646
Total Maintenance & Operations (non-salary)$546,472
For a Total Budget of:$38,669,268
Yes vote: Currul-Dykeman, Hitter, Kaplan, Salomons, Smith-Lee
T. Farmer recognized and thanked the following retires for their countless contributions to the Sharon Public Schools. Each retiree was presented with a small token of appreciation.
Kathy Dubvrosky, Media Coordinator
Linda Cohn, Music Teacher
Dave Elson, High School Custodian
Ann Marie Ford – Cottage Street School Teacher
Bev Jacobs – Heights Elementary School Administrative Assistant
Liz Renke – SHS Art Teacher
Leslie Shapiro – Cottage Street School Reading Specialist
Bonnie Klane – SHS School Assistant
Phil Sinrich – Community Education Director
School Improvement Plans
Principals Lamore, Madden, Murphy, Libano and O’Rourke presented highlights from their School Improvement Plans. The plans, in their entirety, are on the school department’s website. Following the presentations, there was a Q&A with the Committee.
ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPDATES
T. Farmer updated the Committee on the smooth transition from the CHARMS Program to the in-house Pathways Program at Sharon High School. A new vocational coach/teacher has been hired; 2 classrooms (side-by-side) are under renovation.
T. Farmer recently met with Selectman Walter “Joe” Roach and retired Recreational Director, Dave Clifton, regarding plans for Sharon’s 250th year celebration.
Cottage Street School received an A+ School Reward from Stop & Shop Supermarket in the amount of $452.78.
SHS Athletic Department received $88.66 to be used for the track team.
MASC Conference information is available. There is a $100 discount for reservations made before July 30th. Conference is November 5-8, 2014.
There being no Other Business, the following motion was made.
MOTION: (Salomons/Kaplan) Moved to adjourn Open Session to enter into Executive Session for the purpose of discussing litigation and other legal matters. Yes vote: Currul-Dykeman, Hitter, Kaplan, Salomons, Smith-Lee
Open Session was adjourned at 8:52 p.m.
Submitted on behalf of the School Committee by: Helen Campanario, Recording Secretary to the School Committee
Back-up Materials for the June 18, 2014 meeting
• copies of correspondence
• copy of Final FY 2015 Budget memo
• copy of school handbooks
• copy of SIPS
• copy of field trip information
• Policy information
• copy of memo: re SHS PTSO Grant ($4,500)
• Memo re: elementary enrollment
• copy Superintendent evaluation information
• Executive Session: copies of legal counsel letters