• SC Executive Session Minutes 07/10/2013


    EXECUTIVE SESSION

    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