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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

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

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