m November 29, 2010

Minutes - Wayland School Committee
Special Session  November 29, 2010  

A Special Session of the Wayland School Committee was held on Monday, November 29, 2010, at 6:30 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

Also: Mr. John Senchyshyn
Asst. Town Manager & Human Resources Director

Chair Louis Jurist convened the special meeting at 6:36 P.M. and announced that following Executive Session the School Committee would convene for a short Regular Session.

1. Comments or Written Statements from the Public:
Mr. John Flaherty asked what the agenda item would be for Regular Session.

2. Executive Session:
Upon a motion duly made by Mrs. Fletcher, seconded by Dr. Astley, the School Committee voted unanimously (5-0) to convene in Executive Session at 6:38 P.M. to discuss matters pertaining to Personnel and Collective Bargaining with the School Department’s unions and Negotiations, 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.

Dr. Astley left at 7:00 p.m.

3. Superintendent Search:
The School Committee discussed the makeup of the Superintendent Search Committee, as an administrative vacancy has occurred. The Committee discussed potential options and candidates. The Committee would like Dr. Burton to ask Mr. Pat Tutwiler or one of the other principals to participate on the Search Committee.

4. Review of Meeting Dates:
The School Committee reviewed the meeting schedule for December, January, and February.

5. Operations Review Committee:
Mrs. Fletcher informed the School Committee of the meeting tonight and recapped the discussion.

6. Adjournment:
Upon a motion duly made by Mrs. Fletcher, seconded by Ms. Butler, the Committee voted unanimously (5-0) to adjourn the Special Session at 7:30 P.M.

Respectfully submitted,

Gary A. Burton, Clerk
Wayland School Committee