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Minutes - Wayland School Committee
Special Session  April 11, 2011  

A Special Session of the Wayland School Committee was held on Monday, April 11, 2011 at 7:00 P.M. in the Middle School Gymnasium.

Present were:
Dr. Louis Jurist, Chair
Mrs. Barb Fletcher, Vice Chair
Dr. Malcolm Astley
Ms. Beth Butler
Dr. Shawn Kinney (arrived late and was not present for the special session)

Also:
Dr. Gary A. Burton
Superintendent of Schools

Mr. Geoffrey S. MacDonald
Business Administrator

Chair Louis Jurist convened the regular meeting at 7:10 P.M. and reviewed the agenda.

1. Approval of Wayland High School Boys’ Varsity Lacrosse Trip:
Dr. Burton informed the School Committee of a last minute request by the boys’ varsity lacrosse team to travel on April 19 and 20, 2011 to upstate New York to play lacrosse and visit Syracuse University. Dr. Burton did not have all the details; however, the cost is approximately $150 per athlete and 30 students and 4 coaches will be going on the trip. The team will have a fundraiser to defer costs. Scholarships are available for those unable to raise the full amount.

The Committee discussed this request and expressed its displeasure in not having received this request in a timely manner or in proper form. Dr. Astley noted his disapproval if the trip had been scheduled in conflict with vacation week practice and not scheduling any athletic activities during the MIIA blackout period.

Upon a motion duly made by Mrs. Fletcher, seconded by Mrs. Butler, the School Committee voted unanimously (4-0) to approve the WHS boys’ lacrosse team trip to upstate New York on April 19 and 20, 2011.

2. School Transportation Fees:
Mr. Geoffrey MacDonald briefly discussed his recommendations regarding changes in our transportation fee practices, which he sent via email this afternoon to the School Committee. It was agreed that this topic will be discussed at the April 25th meeting.

3. Discussion re: Article 8:
The School Committee discussed Article 8, which calls for the restatement of the FY11 budget by an outside agency. Mr. MacDonald presented written comments on his reaction to this article. The School Committee agreed that they did not have an official position on this article, thus, no action was taken.

4. Adjournment:
Upon a motion duly made by Mrs. Fletcher, seconded by Ms. Butler, the School Committee voted unanimously
(4-0) to adjourn the Regular Session at 7:33 P.M.

Respectfully submitted,

Gary A. Burton, Clerk
Wayland School Committee

Observers:
Ellen Grieco, Wayland

Minutes - Wayland School Committee
Special Session  April 11, 2011  

A Special Session of the Wayland School Committee was held on Monday, April 11, 2011 at 7:00 P.M. in the Middle School Gymnasium.

Present were:
Dr. Louis Jurist, Chair
Mrs. Barb Fletcher, Vice Chair
Dr. Malcolm Astley
Ms. Beth Butler
Dr. Shawn Kinney (arrived late and was not present for the special session)

Also:
Dr. Gary A. Burton
Superintendent of Schools

Mr. Geoffrey S. MacDonald
Business Administrator

Chair Louis Jurist convened the regular meeting at 7:10 P.M. and reviewed the agenda.

1. Approval of Wayland High School Boys’ Varsity Lacrosse Trip:
Dr. Burton informed the School Committee of a last minute request by the boys’ varsity lacrosse team to travel on April 19 and 20, 2011 to upstate New York to play lacrosse and visit Syracuse University. Dr. Burton did not have all the details; however, the cost is approximately $150 per athlete and 30 students and 4 coaches will be going on the trip. The team will have a fundraiser to defer costs. Scholarships are available for those unable to raise the full amount.

The Committee discussed this request and expressed its displeasure in not having received this request in a timely manner or in proper form. Dr. Astley noted his disapproval if the trip had been scheduled in conflict with vacation week practice and not scheduling any athletic activities during the MIIA blackout period.

Upon a motion duly made by Mrs. Fletcher, seconded by Mrs. Butler, the School Committee voted unanimously (4-0) to approve the WHS boys’ lacrosse team trip to upstate New York on April 19 and 20, 2011.

2. School Transportation Fees:
Mr. Geoffrey MacDonald briefly discussed his recommendations regarding changes in our transportation fee practices, which he sent via email this afternoon to the School Committee. It was agreed that this topic will be discussed at the April 25th meeting.

3. Discussion re: Article 8:
The School Committee discussed Article 8, which calls for the restatement of the FY11 budget by an outside agency. Mr. MacDonald presented written comments on his reaction to this article. The School Committee agreed that they did not have an official position on this article, thus, no action was taken.

4. Adjournment:
Upon a motion duly made by Mrs. Fletcher, seconded by Ms. Butler, the School Committee voted unanimously
(4-0) to adjourn the Regular Session at 7:33 P.M.

Respectfully submitted,

Gary A. Burton, Clerk
Wayland School Committee

Observers:
Ellen Grieco, Wayland