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Minutes - Wayland School Committee
Regular Session    October 26, 2009  

A Regular Session of the Wayland School Committee was held on Monday, October 26, 2009, 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

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. He welcomed the observers and asked for public comment.

1. Comments and Written Statements from the Public:
A resident stated that he had sent a video link to the School Committee for their review.

2. Special Matter – Health/Flu Update:
Ruth Mori, RN and Dr. Marlene Dodyk gave a presentation regarding community flu information and the school-based flu vaccine programs for seasonal flu and H1N1.

Mr. Malcolm Astley left the meeting at 7:35 P.M.

3. Approval of the Overnight Trip to Washington D.C. for WHS Journalism Students:
Upon a motion duly made by Mrs. Fletcher and seconded by Mr. Dieffenbach, the School Committee voted unanimously (4-0) to approve the WHS overnight trip to Washington, D.C. for students to attend the JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Convention from November 12-15, 2009.

4. Wayland/Weston Crew Trips:
The School Committee reviewed the information regarding the Wayland/Weston Crew Team overnight trips, but took no action on these trips, as they had already occurred.

5. FY10 Budget Update:
Ms. Joy Buhler provided the School Committee with an FY10 budget status report.

Mr. Astley returned to the meeting at 7:58 P.M.

6. Planning for a Public Forum:
The School Committee postponed the November 16 forum to a future date, to be determined.

7. Approval of Accounts Payable & Payroll Warrants:
Upon a motion duly made by Mrs. Fletcher, seconded by Mr. Astley, the Committee voted unanimously (5-0) to approve the following accounts payable and payroll warrants.
• School Department Payroll warrant, dated 10/22/2009, in the amount of $1,083,344.78
• School Department Accounts Payable warrant, dated 10/26/2009, in the amount of $250,187.22

8. Acceptance of Gifts:
Upon a motion duly made by Mr. Astley, and seconded Mrs. Fletcher, the School Committee voted unanimously (5-0) to accept with gratitude the following gifts:
• Musical instruments and accessories donated to Wayland High School by Mr. and Mrs. Norton Greenfield, 6 Brook Trail Road, Wayland.

9. Overnight Field Trips:
Mr. Astley raised a question regarding the appropriateness of the School Committee approving out of state, overnight field trips.

10. HSBC Update:
Dr. Burton informed the Committee that the Town now has a signed Project Scope and budget Agreement for the High School project with the Massachusetts School Building Authority. The High School Building Committee will hold a third forum on the project before the November 17th vote.

11. Letter to the Editor:
The School Committee discussed edits to Mr. Dieffenbach’s letter to the editor.

12. Future WayCam Discussions:
Upon a motion duly made by Mrs. Fletcher, seconded by Mr. Dieffenbach, the School Committee voted unanimously (5-0) to enter into discussions with WayCam regarding their intent to make the existing two- classroom modular building at the High School available for future WayCam space.

13. Sale of School Property:
Mrs. Fletcher inquired as to Dr. Burton’s research into the possibility of the sale of the School Committee’s Alpine Road property.

14. Naming Rights for School Facilities:
Mrs. Fletcher inquired as to whether any further research had been done into the matter of naming rights for school facilities.

15. Revised TEC Agreement 2009-2010:
The School Committee signed the revised TEC Agreement for 2009-2010.

16. Goals Meeting:
The School Committee agreed to take a systematic look at the number of K-12 children with unmet needs, in particular advanced areas. Certain questions will be sent to the Curriculum Specialists by Monday for their presentation.

17. Approval of Minutes:
Upon a motion duly made by Mr. Dieffenbach, and seconded by Mrs. Fletcher, the School Committee voted unanimously (5-0) to approve the following minutes as amended:
• Executive Session of October 13, 2009

Approval of the minutes of the October 13, 2009 regular session was deferred until the next School Committee meeting.

18. Comments from the Public:
A resident commented that the answer to differentiated discussion is more use of technology.

19. Adjournment:
Upon a motion by Mr. Dieffenbach, seconded by Mrs. Fletcher, the Committee voted unanimously (5-0) to adjourn the Regular Session at 9:23 P.M.

Respectfully submitted,

Gary A. Burton, Clerk
Wayland School Committee

Observer: Tom Sciacca, WVN