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Minutes - Wayland School Committee
Regular Session   January 25, 2010  

A Regular Session of the Wayland School Committee was held on Monday, January 25, 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
Ms. 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

Also the FinCom:
Sam Pepper
Cherry Karlson
John Bladon
Robert Lentz
Paul Grasso

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

1. Meeting with the Finance Committee:
The School Committee provided a brief overview of the FY’11 School Committee budget. The School Committee answered questions from the FinCom members related to the FY’11 budget.

2. Comments and Written Statements from the Public:
• A community member asked if the district could have access to federal funds to educate the students that reside in Hanscom housing within the district’s borders.
• A community member provided the Committee with a brief article from the Boston Globe.

3. Discussion re: the DESE’s 2010 Circuit Breaker Reimbursement to Special Education:
Dr. Dodyk provided the School Committee with a final report from the 2010 Circuit Breaker audit.

4. Discussion re: Technology Warrant Article:
The Technology warrant article will be adjusted to replace computers rather than the 1-1 pilot. Smaller demand based 1-1 programs will be tested with the anticipation of a larger grade wide 1-1 computer curriculum pilot at a later date. Jeff and Leisha will finalize the details in the Technology Plan and submit it to the FinCom.

5. Approval of Accounts Payable & Payroll Warrants:
Upon a motion duly made by Mr. Dieffenbach, seconded by Mr. Astley, the School Committee voted unanimously (5-0) to approve the following warrants:
• School Department Payroll warrant, dated 1/28/2010, in the amount of $1,069,073.21

6. Superintendent’s Mid-Year Goals:
Dr. Burton will provide his mid-year goals at a February meeting.

7. The Education Cooperative (TEC):
Dr. Burton provided the School Committee with a summary of the benefits Wayland has received from TEC.

8. The Education Cooperative’s Virtual High School:
Dr. Burton provided the School Committee with the TEC online courses for FY’11.

9. Comments from the Public:
A community member commented that the change of direction with technology should not change the ultimate goal of increasing the use of technology in the classrooms.

10. Executive Session:
Upon a motion duly made by Mr. Dieffenbach, seconded by Mr. Astley, the Committee voted unanimously
(5-0) in a roll call vote to convene in Executive Session at 8:57 P.M. for the purpose of matters pertaining to Collective Bargaining, Litigation and Personnel, as set forth in Section 23B of G.L. Ch. 39.

              Roll Call

Yes

No

Dr. Louis Jurist

X

 

Mr. Jeff Dieffenbach

Mr. Malcolm Astley

Mrs. Deb Cohen

Mrs. Barb Fletcher

X

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.

11. Adjournment:
Upon a motion by Mrs. Fletcher, seconded by Mr. Dieffenbach, the Committee voted unanimously (5-0) to adjourn the Regular Session at 10:51 P.M.

Respectfully submitted,

Gary A. Burton, Clerk
Wayland School Committee

Observers:
Tom Sciacca, WVN
Linda Segal, self