SC Executive Session Minutes 07/10/2013
SHARON PUBLIC SCHOOLS
School Committee Meeting
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Sharon Middle School
75 Mountain Street
Sharon, MA 02067
Present: Katie Currul-Dykeman, John Hitter, Marcy Kaplan, Laura Salomons, Emily Smith-Lee, Veronica Wiseman
Also Present: Tim Farmer, Glenn Brand, Attorney Harry Beach
E. Smith-Lee asked for a motion to adjourn Open Session and enter into Executive Session for the purpose of discussing collective bargaining and negotiations with non-union personnel with the intent not to return to Open Session.
MOTION: (Salomons/Hitter) Moved to adjourn Open Session and enter into Executive Session for the purpose of discussing collective bargaining and negotiations with non-union personnel with the intent not to return to Open Session.
Yes vote: Currul-Dykeman, Hitter, Kaplan, Salomons, Smith-Lee, Wiseman
Executive Session was convened at 9:15 p.m.
Unfair Labor Practice Update
Attorney Beach updated the Committee on the status of the recent Unfair Labor Practice filings. The affidavits were placed in the drop-box for School Committee review. A decision should be rendered within the next couple of months. The Committee will continue to be updated as information becomes available.
Following the above discussion, E. Smith-Lee excused T. Farmer, Glenn Brand and H. Campanario at 9:30 p.m.
Submitted on behalf of the School Committee by: Helen Campanario, Recording Secretary to the School Committee
At this time, K. Currul-Dykeman recorded.
Terms of proposed contract for the Superintendent was discussed. Specifically:
• Term of years – how many total and how to arrange them. What is common in other districts and what has Sharon done historically, Finite date versus the one-year rollover clause. Possibility of adding an addendum to current contract or creating a new longer contract was also discussed.
• Salary – current salary and how it compares to other districts; absence of steps when discussing salary increases as compared to other district employees; clauses regarding expenses.
• Termination of contract – definition of “good cause”; superintendent evaluation process; educator evaluation process; meritocracy and incentives
• Priorities and goals of the Superintendent
There being no further business, E. Smith-Lee asked for a motion to adjourn.
MOTION: (/) Moved to adjourn Executive Session. Yes vote: Currul-Dykeman, Hitter, Kaplan, Salomons, Smith-Lee, Wiseman
Executive Session was adjourned at p.m.
Submitted on behalf of the School Committee by: Katie Currul-Dykeman, Secretary to the School Committee