• SC Policy Sub Committee Minutes 01/09/2013


    SHARON, MA 02067

    School Committee

    Policy Subcommittee

    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.

    Discussion included:

    Policies G

    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