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Minutes - Wayland School Committee
Regular Session   May 10, 2010  

A Regular Session of the Wayland School Committee was held on Monday, May 10, 2010, at 7:00 P.M. in the School Committee Room of the Wayland Town Building.

Present were:
Dr. Louis Jurist, Chair
Mr. Jeff Dieffenbach, Vice Chair
Mr. Malcolm Astley (arrived @ 7:58 p.m.)
Mrs. Deb Cohen, Esq.
Mrs. Barb Fletcher

Also:
Dr. Gary A. Burton
Superintendent of Schools

Mr. Brad J. Crozier
Assistant Superintendent

Dr. Marlene M. Dodyk
Director of Student Services

Chair Louis Jurist convened the regular meeting at 7:04 P.M.

1. Comments or Written Statements from the Public:
A community member commented on Dr. Burton’s last column in the Wayland Town Crier.

2. Private School Approval:
Dr. Burton recommended the School Committee vote to approve the new private school, Veritas Christian Academy, in Wayland for the 2010-2011 school year. He presented the documentation provided by Headmaster Cindy Wellman. They answered questions from the Committee members.

Upon a motion duly made by Mrs. Cohen, seconded by Mrs. Fletcher, the School Committee voted unanimously (4-0) to approve the establishment of Veritas Christian Academy, a private school in Wayland for the 2010-2011 school year.

3. Update by Leisha Simon – Inventory Implementation:
Leisha Simon reviewed material presented at the Technology Information Exchange (TIE) on April 15, 2010. She also presented the district’s computer inventory. The School Committee asked several questions about the material.

4. Continued Preparations for Annual Town Meeting:
The Committee discussed and reviewed information needed in preparations for Annual Town Meeting.

5. Review of Superintendent Search RFP:
The School Committee reviewed and discussed the Committee’s request for proposals (RFP) for the Superintendent search. The School Committee would like to send out the RFP to search firms and
notify the community of the timeline.

6. Discussion of Article 6 – Audit Article:
The School Committee discussed a consensus view of Article 6. The Chair will work with Malcolm to formulate a response for Annual Town Meeting.

7. Approval of 2010-2011 TEC Agreement:
Dr. Burton reviewed the FY11 TEC Agreement and recommended the School Committee vote to approve.

Upon a motion duly made by Mr. Dieffenbach, seconded by Mrs. Fletcher, the School Committee voted unanimously (5-0) to approve the TEC Agreement for 2010-2011 school year.

8. Approval of Accounts Payables and Payroll Warrants:
Upon a motion duly made by Mr. Dieffenbach, seconded by Mrs. Fletcher, the School Committee voted (5-0) to approve payment of each of the following:
• School Department Accounts Payable Warrant, dated 5/10/2010, in the amount of $366,331.68
• School Department Payroll Warrant, dated 5/06/2010, in the amount of $1,116,587.03
• School Department Payroll Warrant, dated 4/27/2010, in the amount of $5,062.62 (final paycheck)

9. Acceptance of Gifts:
Upon a motion duly made by Mr. Dieffenbach, seconded by Mr. Astley, the School Committee voted unanimously (5-0) to approve, with gratitude, the following gifts to the Wayland Public Schools:
• Dr. Allen Kaitz of Bedford, MA, donated a desk, chair, and a freezer to the Wayland Public Schools.

10. Non-Union Handbook:
The School Committee reviewed the latest draft of the non-union handbook. A final draft will be presented at a future meeting.

11. Approval of Minutes:
Upon a motion duly made by Mrs. Fletcher, seconded by Mr. Astley, the School Committee voted unanimously (4-0 – Mr. Dieffenbach abstained) to approve the following minutes as amended:
• Regular Session of April 26, 2010
• Executive Session of April 26, 2010

Upon a motion by Mrs. Fletcher, seconded by Mrs. Cohen, the School Committee voted unanimously (5-0) to approve the following minutes as written:
• Regular Session of May 3, 2010

12. Superintendent’s Report:
(a) Enrollment Update:
Dr. Burton provided the current enrollment numbers.

(b) HSBC Update:
Dr. Burton updated the School Committee on the HSBC’s progress.

(c) Full Day Kindergarten Update:
Mr. Crozier updated the School Committee on the current interest in FDK.

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

14. Executive Session:
Upon a motion duly made by Mr. Dieffenbach, seconded by Mrs. Fletcher, the Committee voted unanimously
(5-0) in a roll call vote to convene in Executive Session at 10:00 P.M. for the purpose of matters pertaining to Personnel and Collective Bargaining, as set forth in Section 23B of G.L. Ch. 39.

              Roll Call

Yes

No

Dr. Louis Jurist

Mr. Jeff Dieffenbach

Mr. Malcolm Astley

X

X

X

 

Mrs. Deb Cohen

Mrs. Barb Fletcher

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.

15. Adjournment:
Upon a motion by Mr. Dieffenbach, seconded by Mrs. Fletcher, the Committee voted unanimously (5-0) to adjourn the Regular Session at 10:30 P.M.

Respectfully submitted,

Gary A. Burton, Clerk
Wayland School Committee

Observers:
Cindy Wellman, 57 Clubhouse Lane/ Veritas Christian Academy
Tom Sciacca, WVN

Beth Butler, 7 Winthrop Road