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Minutes - Wayland School Committee
Regular Session January 6, 2011  

A Regular Session of the Wayland School Committee was held on Thursday, January 6, 2011 at 7:00 P.M. in the School Committee Room of the Wayland Town Building.

Present were:
Dr. Louis Jurist, Chair
Mrs. Barb Fletcher, Vice Chair
Dr. Malcolm Astley
Ms. Beth Butler
Dr. Shawn Kinney

Also:
Dr. Gary A. Burton
Superintendent of Schools

Mr. Brad J. Crozier
Assistant Superintendent

Mr. Geoffrey S. MacDonald
Business Administrator

Dr. Marlene M. Dodyk
Director of Student Services

Mrs. Leisha Simon
Technology Director

Chair Louis Jurist convened the regular meeting at 7:03 P.M.

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

2. Continued Discussion re: FY12 Capital Request:
Mrs. Simon presented the revised capital request for FY12. She answered questions from the School Committee. She will continue to work on the proposal in preparation for the presentation at the FinCom meeting on January 10.

School Department Equipment Requests:
Dr. Burton presented the recommendations made by Public Buildings Director John Moynihan for capital equipment. The Committee recommended placing the technology related items into the technology capital request.

Upon a motion duly made by Mrs. Fletcher, seconded by Ms. Butler, the School Committee voted unanimously (5-0) to place the Rack Truck with lift gate ($50,000), Claypit Hill floor tile replacements ($45,000), and the Claypit Hill Paving ($55,000).

3. Superintendent’s FY12 Budget Presentation:
Dr. Burton presented his FY12 budget presentation to the School Committee and answered questions from the School Committee.

4. Discussion of FY12 Budget:
The School Committee discussed the process for review of the budget over the next several sessions. The School Committee spent considerable time to discuss the philosophy of meeting the FinCom guideline. The School Committee will review the budget materials and provide questions to the administrators before Monday night.

5. Discussion re: January 10th Public Forum:
The School Committee discussed the content of the presentation for January 10.

4. Approval of Minutes:
Upon a motion duly made by Mrs. Fletcher, seconded by Dr. Astley, the School Committee voted unanimously (5-0) to approve the following minutes as amended:
• Regular Session of December 20, 2010
• Regular Session of December 21, 2010

5. Future Agenda and Follow Up Items:
(a) Superintendent Search Update:
The School Committee reviewed the schedule for the superintendent interviews, including questions for the candidates.
(b) Operations Review Committee Update:
The School Committee reported the next meeting for the Operations Review Committee is on Monday, 1/10/11.

6. Comments from the Public:
There were no public comments.

7. Executive Session:
Upon a motion duly made by Mrs. Fletcher, seconded by Dr. Kinney, the School Committee voted unanimously (5-0) to convene in Executive Session at 10:03 P.M. to discuss matters pertaining to Collective Bargaining, as set forth in Section 23B of G.L. Ch. 39. The School Committee agreed that discussion regarding union contracts would be
in Executive Session, as conducting these discussions in open session will have a detrimental effect on the School Committee’s negotiating position.

The Chair announced that they would reconvene in Regular Session for adjournment purposes only.

Roll Call

Dr. Louis M. Jurist, Chair

Mrs. Barb Fletcher, Vice Chair

Dr. Malcolm Astley

Yes

X

X

X

No

Ms. Beth Butler

Dr. Shawn Kinney

X

X

 

8. Adjournment:
Upon a motion duly made by Mrs. Fletcher, seconded by Ms. Butler, the Committee voted unanimously (5-0) to adjourn the Regular Session at 10:38 P.M.

Respectfully submitted,

Gary A. Burton, Clerk
Wayland School Committee

Observers:
Cherry Karlson, FinCom
Basil Halperin, WSPN

Corresponding Documentation:
1. Superintendent’s Memo re: Capital Equipment Requests
2. Memo from John Moynihan re: FY12-16 Capital Requests w/ attachments
3. Report from the Wayland Superintendent Search Screening Committee