SC Policy Sub Committee Minutes 01/09/2013
SHARON PUBLIC SCHOOLS
SHARON, MA 02067
Minutes – Wednesday, January 9, 2013
School Administration Building
Sharon Middle School
75 Mountain Street
Sharon, MA 02067
Present: Timothy Farmer, Glenn Brand, Jeff Cruzan, Veronica Wiseman
Absent: Katie Currul-Dykeman
The meeting was convened at 6:05 p.m.
There was a discussion on creating language to address parity of time for half-day kindergarten students when there are early release days. Following a discussion, it was the consensus of the subcommittee to incorporate the following language into Policy JEB Entrance Age/Kindergarten:
“From time to time, elementary schools release students early for staff development or other administrative purpose. In order to maintain parity between kindergarten classes that attend in the morning and those that attend in the afternoon, on these early release days, afternoon kindergarten classes will be shifted to the morning.”
Following a vote by the School Committee on the above language, the language will be included in handbooks, the kindergarten registration packets and the school calendar.
I – Instruction Policies
IA – Instructional Goals
Following a discussion, it was the consensus to delete the policy in its entirety.
IB – Academic Freedom
There was a discussion on the intent of the policy – could serve as protection for staff in allowing teachers to make reasonable choice regarding curriculum. It was suggested that specific protection language should be added. J. Cruzan will create the first draft and forward to the subcommittee.
IC/CA – School Calendar
Grammatical changes only
ID – School Day
Minor changes for language clarity
IGA – Curriculum Development
Minor changes for language clarity were suggested as well as incorporating IGD into IGA. At the next policies subcommittee meeting, the policy will be again reviewed/discussed.
The meeting was adjourned at 6:57 p.m.
Submitted by: Helen Campanario, Recording Secretary to the School Committee