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Minutes - Wayland School Committee - Policy Subcommittee
May 11, 2011  

DATE: May 11, 2011

TIME: 8:15 AM

PLACE: Wayland Town Building

PRESENT: Barb Fletcher, Beth Butler

I. PURPOSE OF MEETING:
The Subcommittee reviewed the following two topics and discussed whether further action, if any, was needed.
1. Board Governance and Operations
    • The Sub Committee reviewed Section B and determined if Dr. Astley’s Talking Points are addressed in the School  

       Committee policy manual.
    • The Sub Committee referenced the specific policy of the School Committee policy manual to each Talking Point.
    • Ms. Fletcher will follow up with Dr. Burton regarding BIA (New School Committee Member Orientation) for his

       review.
    • Ms. Butler will look into Robert’s Rules regarding the Chair’s role to promote discussion, to make motions, to

       second a motion and to vote.
    • One change was made to the New Member Orientation policy to specify the Chair or its designee to assist each

       new member to understand the School Committee's functions, policies, and procedures of the School Committee.
2. Field Trip Safety
    • The Sub Committee reviewed Dr. Astley’s suggestions regarding the policies on Field Trips and Overnight Trips.
    • The Sub Committee decided to receive Dr. Burton’s input to understand if these suggestions are already

       addressed and, if so, if they are documented and published appropriately.  Ms. Fletcher will follow up with

       Dr. Burton and will report back to the Subcommittee.
    • This review will guide the School Committee to confirm that policy and practice are consistent.

II. ADJOURNMENT:
Ms. Fletcher made a motion to adjourn and Ms. Butler seconded. The vote was unanimous. The meeting was adjourned at 10:30AM.

Respectively Submitted,

Barb Fletcher and Beth Butler

LIST OF DOCUMENTS:
• Section B of School Committee Policy Manual
• School Committee Policies JJH and IJOA and Regulations and Guidelines and Travel Form - Late Night and Overnight Trips and Field Trips
• Dr. Astley’s Talking Points and Suggestions on Field Trips and Safety Preparation