m july 11, 2011

Minutes - Wayland School Committee
Regular Session  July 11, 2011  

A Regular Session of the Wayland School Committee was held on Monday, July 11, 2011, at 7:00 P.M. in the School Committee Room of the Wayland Town Building.

Present were:
Mrs. Barb Fletcher, Chair
Ms. Beth Butler, Vice Chair
Mrs. Ellen Grieco
Dr. Shawn Kinney

Also:
Dr. Paul Stein
Superintendent of Schools

Dr. Marlene M. Dodyk
Director of Student Services

Chair Barb Fletcher convened the regular meeting at 7:05 P.M.

1. Opening Remarks:
Mrs. Fletcher read a statement expressing thoughts of support to the Astley and Fujita families.

Dr. Stein conveyed that he is impressed with the community support during this difficult time. He stated that a crisis team was established July 4, 2011 and detailed the chronology of the week’s events, including press conferences, communication with families, supports for students, staff, and families through the schools and community resources, including HRS and Wayland Youth and Family Services, and meetings with student groups, e.g. football team, supports at houses of worship. He also stated that further discussions will be held regarding future education programs, memorials, and how to move forward with future supports later on as the summer comes to a close and school resumes. Finally, Dr. Stein reported that other town agencies have collaborated with the school district.

2. Comments & Written Statements from the Public:
There were no comments or written statements.

3. Surplus Kitchen Equipment:
There is a two-door freezer at Claypit Hill and a milk cooler at Loker School that are no longer in working order, but their value is more than $50 and requires the approval of the School Committee for the disposal of this equipment.

Upon a motion duly made by Dr. Kinney, seconded by Ms. Butler, the School Committee voted unanimously (4-0) to approve the disposal of the surplus kitchen equipment at Claypit Hill and Loker School.

4. Approval of Accounts Payable and Payroll Warrants:
Upon a motion duly made by Ms. Butler, seconded by Dr. Kinney, the School Committee voted unanimously (4-0) to approve payment of the following:
• Wayland Public Schools Payroll warrant, dated 6/30/2011, in the amount of $448,714.53.
• Wayland Public Schools Accounts Payable warrant, dated 7/11/2011, in the amount of $1,072,968.51.

5. Approval of Minutes:
Upon a motion duly made by Mrs. Grieco, seconded by Dr. Kinney, the School Committee voted unanimously (4-0) to approve the following minutes as amended:
• Regular Session of June 20, 2011

The Regular Session of June 27, 2011 will be approved at the next meeting.

6. Follow-up and Future Agenda Items:
The School Committee was in agreement that another meeting should be scheduled during the summer months. Mrs. Fletcher will forward dates to the Committee members and, in turn, they will suggest agenda items.

It was announced that the HSBC will be meeting on Thursday, July 14. Also, during the week of July 18, School Committee members will come to Central Office to sign off on the accounts payables bills.

7. Comments from the Public:
There was no public comment.

8. Adjournment:
Upon a motion duly made by Dr. Kinney, seconded by Ms. Butler, the School Committee voted unanimously (4-0) to adjourn the Regular Session at 7:30 P.M.

Respectfully submitted,

Paul Stein, Clerk
Wayland School Committee