m June 27, 2011

Minutes - Wayland School Committee
Regular Session  June 27, 2011  

A Regular Session of the Wayland School Committee was held on Monday, June 27, 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
Dr. Malcolm Astley
Mrs. Ellen Grieco
Dr. Shawn Kinney

Also:
Mr. Brad J. Crozier
Assistant Superintendent

Mr. Geoffrey S. MacDonald
Business Administrator

Dr. Marlene M. Dodyk
Director of Student Services

Chair Barb Fletcher convened the regular meeting at 7:07 P.M. to hear and react to the Operational Review Committee Report. A quorum of members from the Finance Committee and Selectmen were also present and each Committee called a meeting to order.

1. The Operations Review Committee’s Report re: Part I of the Abrahams Group Report:
Rebecca Chasen reviewed the findings from the Operational Review Committee (ORC). The ORC answered questions posed by the School Committee and board members.

2. Comments & Written Statements from the Public:
George Harris commented on the role of the Finance Committee in the budget process and how the ORC recommendations reconcile.

Heather Pineault expressed concern for the school building administrators and department heads as they pick up the burden of inputting Munis.

3. Update re: Wayland Energy Initiative:
Fred Turkington updated the three committees on the progress of the Wayland Energy Initiative.

Chair Barb Fletcher welcomed the new Superintendent Paul Stein.

4. Comments from the Public:
Tom Sciacca welcomed Dr. Paul Stein and commented on the presentation by Aidan McCann last week. He would like a culture of innovation to become the norm in Wayland.

5. Adjournment:
Upon a motion duly made by Dr. Kinney, seconded by Dr. Astley, the School Committee voted unanimously (5-0) to adjourn the Regular Session at 8:05 P.M.

Respectfully submitted,

Barbara Fletcher, Chair
Wayland School Committee

Observers:
Tom Sciacca, WVN
Heather Pineault, Wayland
Donna Bouchard, Wayland

Corresponding Documentation:
1. School Budget and Interim Financial Report from the ORC
2. Letter from NStar and National Grid re: Energy Efficiency on Town Buildings