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Minutes - Wayland School Committee
Regular Session   April 26, 2010  

A Regular Session of the Wayland School Committee was held on Monday, April 26, 2010, at 7:00 P.M. in the School Committee Room of the Wayland Town Building.

Present were:
Dr. Louis Jurist, Chair
Mr. Malcolm Astley
Mrs. Deb Cohen, Esq.
Mrs. Barb Fletcher

Also:
Dr. Gary A. Burton
Superintendent of Schools

Mr. Brad J. Crozier
Assistant Superintendent

Ms. Joy E. Buhler
Business Administrator

Dr. Marlene M. Dodyk
Director of Student Services

Chair Louis Jurist convened the regular meeting at 7:08 P.M.

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

2. Discussion re: FMLA/MMLA Policies:
Mrs. Cohen presented the amended draft of the FMLA/MMLA policy and discussed language options for the Committee.

3. Discussion re: Non-Union Handbook:
The Committee reviewed the latest draft of the non-union handbook. Mrs. Cohen will work with Mr. Crozier to review several current practices and bring another draft to a future meeting.

4. Approval of WHS Trip to Iceland in 2011:
The School reviewed a request to Iceland made by the WHS Business Department.

Upon a motion duly made by Mrs. Fletcher, seconded by Mr. Astley, the School Committee voted unanimously (4-0) to approve the WHS to Iceland in 2011.

5. Preliminary Preparations for Annual Town Meeting:
The School Committee discussed the final copy of the budget book. The Committee members also discussed the message for Annual Town Meeting.

6. Approval of Accounts Payables and Payroll Warrants:
Upon a motion duly made by Mrs. Fletcher, seconded by Mrs. Cohen, the School Committee voted (4-0) to approve payment of each of the following:
• School Department Payroll Warrant, dated 4/22/2010, in the amount of $1,092,253.22
• School Department Accounts Payable warrant, dated 4/26/2010, in the amount of $102,506.65
• School Department Accounts Payable warrant, dated 4/26/2010, in the amount of $265,139.00

7. Approval of Minutes:
Upon a motion duly made by Mrs. Fletcher, seconded by Mrs. Cohen, the School Committee voted unanimously (4-0) to approve the following minutes:
• Regular Session of April 5, 2010
• Executive Session of April 5, 2010
• Regular Session of April 12, 2010
• Regular Session of April 13, 2010
• Executive Session of April 13, 2010

8. Superintendent’s Report:
(a) Full Day Kindergarten Update:
Dr. Dodyk and Mr. Crozier updated the School Committee on the current progress for the Full Day Kindergarten pilot. The School Committee would like to pursue some funding to offset the cost of the program.

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

(c) New Private School in Wayland:
Dr. Burton informed the Committee of a possible new private school in Wayland. He will bring a recommendation for the Committee at a future meeting.

9. Collective Bargaining:
Mrs. Fletcher informed the School Committee that the WTA negotiations team shortened the last negotiations session and canceled today’s session.

10. Comments from the Public:
A community member commented on the Technology Information Exchange and the level of high quality presentation and discussion.

11. Executive Session:
Upon a motion duly made by Mrs. Fletcher, seconded by Mr. Astley, the Committee voted unanimously
(4-0) in a roll call vote to convene in Executive Session at 9:43 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

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.

12. Adjournment:
Upon a motion by Mrs. Fletcher, seconded by Mr. Astley, the Committee voted unanimously (4-0) to adjourn the Regular Session at 11:19 P.M.

Respectfully submitted,

Gary A. Burton, Clerk
Wayland School Committee

Observers:
Mr. Tom Sciacca, WVN
Mrs. Beth Butler, 7 Winthrop Road