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Minutes - Wayland School Committee
Special Session   May 3, 2010  

A Special Session of the Wayland School Committee was held on Monday, May 3, 2010, at 8:00 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 @ 9:02 p.m. during Executive Session)
Mrs. Deb Cohen, Esq.
Mrs. Barb Fletcher

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 8:06 P.M.

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

2. Discussion re: Draft of Letter for the Town Crier:
The Committee reviewed and discussed the draft of Jeff Dieffenbach’s letter to the Town Crier about the FY2011 $600,000 capital technology request.

3. Distribution of Press Releases for New Administrators and Discussion:
Dr. Burton distributed a press release about the appointment of Karen Brennan as Assistant Principal of the Middle School. He also distributed a revised press release about the appointment of Geoffrey MacDonald as School Business Administrator. A brief period of discussion followed.

4. Executive Session:
Upon a motion duly made by Mrs. Fletcher, seconded by Mrs. Cohen, the Committee voted unanimously
(4-0) in a roll call vote to convene in Executive Session at 8:20 P.M. to discuss strategy pertaining to negotiations with the Non-Union Administrators, Wayland Teachers Association, Wayland Educational Secretaries' Association, Wayland Custodians, and Wayland Food Service Workers, as set forth in Section 23(B)(3) of M.G.L. Ch. 39. The School Committee agreed that discussion regarding the non-union and union negotiations would be in Executive Session, as conducting these discussions in open session will have a detrimental effect on the School Committee’s negotiating position.

              Roll Call



Dr. Louis Jurist

Mr. Jeff Dieffenbach




Mrs. Deb Cohen

Mrs. Barb Fletcher




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

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

6. Adjournment:
Upon a motion by Mr. Dieffenbach, seconded by Mrs. Cohen, the Committee voted unanimously (5-0) to adjourn the Regular Session at 10:06 P.M.

Respectfully submitted,

Gary A. Burton, Clerk
Wayland School Committee

Beth Butler

Amended as of June 6, 2011



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