• SC Minutes 06/18/2014



    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

    Consent agenda items:

    1. Approve Executive & Open Session minutes –none at this time
    2. Approve School Handbooks
    3. Approve SHS Model UN Trip-Brown University (11/7-9, 14)
    4. Approve SHS PTSO Donation for Purchase of LCD Monitors ($4,500)
    5. 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

    Total Budget$38,659,352

    Plus SNARC$9,916

    For a Total Budget of:$38,669,268

    Yes vote: Currul-Dykeman, Hitter, Kaplan, Salomons, Smith-Lee


    Retiree Recognition

    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.


    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.

    Other Business

    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