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Minutes - Wayland School Committee
Regular Session   August 9, 2010  

A Regular Session of the Wayland School Committee was held on Monday, August 9, 2010, 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:
Mr. Brad J. Crozier
Assistant Superintendent

Mr. Glenn Koocher, Executive Director
Massachusetts Association of School Committees

Chair Louis Jurist convened the regular meeting at 7:09 P.M.

1. Special Matter – “Members’ Role on School Committee”
The School Committee engaged Mr. Glenn Koocher, Executive Director, from Massachusetts Association of School Committees in a conversation regarding the roles and responsibilities for School Committees. Mr. Koocher covered several topics including, but not limited to, hiring of staff and principals, evaluations of principals and staff, the School Committee’s role in curriculum, compensation of employees, agenda setting, and other roles of the School Committee.

2. Comments or Written Statements from the Public:
There were no public comments or written statement.

3. Superintendent Search – Ranking of Proposals:
The School Committee discussed the reasons for the ranking of proposals in Executive Session and made the decision to move this topic to Executive Session.

The School Committee set a tentative date for search firm interviews as August 23, 2010.

4. Reaffirm School Committee Commitment to Follow Open Meeting Law:
Upon a motion duly made by Mrs. Fletcher, seconded by Mr. Astley, the School Committee voted unanimously (5-0) to affirm its intent to always make a precise public statement of the reason for convening in Executive Session, including all subjects that may be revealed without compromising the purpose for which the Executive Session was called.

5. Superintendent’s Report:
(a) Loker FDK Update/Continued Discussion:
This discussion was tabled.

6. Follow-up Items:
There was no discussion.

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

8. Executive Session:
Upon a motion duly made by Mrs. Fletcher, seconded by Dr. Astley, the Committee voted unanimously
(5-0) in a roll call vote to convene in Executive Session at 9:40 P.M. for the purpose of matters pertaining to the evaluation of the Superintendent Search RFP and compensation for a non-union employee, as set forth in

Section 23B of G.L. Ch. 39. The School Committee agreed that discussion regarding an individual’s non-union contract would be in Executive Session, as it could be detrimental to the individual.

              Roll Call

Yes

No

Dr. Louis Jurist

Mrs. Barb Fletcher

X

X

 

Dr. Malcolm Astley

Ms. Beth Butler

Dr. Shawn Kinney

X

X

X

 

The Chair announced that the Committee would reconvene in Open Session immediately following the adjournment of the Executive Session for adjournment purposes only.

Mr. Crozier left the meeting.

9. 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 10:14 P.M.

Respectfully submitted,

Gary A. Burton, Clerk
Wayland School Committee

Observers:
Tom Sciacca, WVN

Corresponding Documents:
1. Principal Roles of the School Committee (MASC)
2. Roles and Responsibilities for School Committees (MASC PowerPoint Presentation)