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Minutes - Wayland School Committee
Budget Hearing/Regular Session   March 22, 2010  

A Budget Hearing/Regular Session of the Wayland School Committee was held on Monday, March 22, 2010, at 7:00 P.M. in the Wayland Middle School Auditorium.

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

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 7:05 P.M.

1. Special Matter – Public Hearing on FY11 Budget:
Mrs. Fletcher provided the audience an overview of the School Committee’s FY11 Budget
Questions to the Committee:
• How large is the property that is for sale?
• How close was the FY09 actuals to budget?
• How is the replacement of computers determined?
• Can a more bottoms-up approach be used to implement technology?
• What is the replacement cycle for computers?

Upon a motion duly made by Mrs. Fletcher, seconded by Mrs. Cohen, the School Committee voted to approve the FY11 School Committee budget as presented.

2. Discussion re: Resolution for Independent Review of Town & School Budget Process:
Mrs. Fletcher described the process and history for an independent review of town and school budget process. The petitioners answered many questions from the School Committee. The Committee members asked the petitioners to clarify several details to possibly have the endorsement of the School Committee.

3. Comments and Written Statements from the Public:
• Ken Isaacson from WayCam thanked the School Committee and School Department for the support of WayCam. He also informed the Committee of another hearing that he would like the community to attend in support of WayCam’s efforts.

4. Administrative Review Request for Proposals:
The School Committee discussed a draft of the RFP to review administrative functions. Mrs. Fletcher will work with Dr. Burton to clarify the RFP.

5. Approval of Accounts Payables and Payroll Warrants:
Upon a motion duly made by Mr. Astley, seconded by Mrs. Cohen, the School Committee voted unanimously (4-0) to approve payment of each of the following:

• School Department Accounts Payable Warrant, dated 3/22/2010, in the amount of $158,285.51
• School Department Accounts Payable Warrant, dated 2/22/2010, in the amount of $41,172.50 (High School Building Project)
• School Department Payroll Warrant, dated 3/22/2010, in the amount of $1,144,563.12

6. Superintendent’s Report:
(a) HSBC Update:
Dr. Burton reviewed his letter dated March 19th regarding security cameras for the new high school campus.
(b) “Listening Tour” Update:
Dr. Burton updated the School Committee on the two parent meetings held to date regarding parental input concerning “gifted and talented.”
(c) Specialized Learning Center at Claypit Hill:
Dr. Burton informed the Committee about a new special education program at Claypit Hill. Dr. Dodyk answered several questions from Committee members.
(d) Update on G-4 Meetings:
Dr. Burton reported that the G-4 group is continuing to make progress and is preparing a report.
(e) Past Minutes:
Dr. Burton reported that he would recommend the Committee revote on the August 25, 2008 executive session minutes.

7. Budget Message:
The Committee members reviewed a draft of the budget message and provided some feedback to the Chair.

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

9. Executive Session:
Upon a motion duly made by Mrs. Fletcher, seconded by Mr. Astley, the Committee voted unanimously
(4-0) in a vote to convene in Executive Session at 10:05 P.M. to discuss strategy pertaining to negotiations with the Non-Union Administrators, Wayland Teachers Association, Wayland Educational Secretaries' Association and Wayland Custodians, 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.

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

10. Adjournment:
Upon a motion by Mrs. Fletcher, seconded by Mrs. Cohen, the Committee voted unanimously (4-0) to adjourn the Regular Session at 10:40 P.M.

Respectfully submitted,

Gary A. Burton, Clerk
Wayland School Committee

Amended as of June 6, 2011

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