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School Committee Minutes 12/14/2006
HOLLAND SCHOOL COMMITTEE
Minutes of 12/14/06



Present:  Steven Anderstrom, Chairman; Susan Kennedy, Vice Chairman; Steven Burns.  Christine Croke, Secretary and Heather Blakeley were absent.

Also Present:  Dan Durgin, Superintendent; Andrew Samuelson, Principal, Katie Fitzgerald, Assistant Superintendent

Audience Present:  Richard Zola, Jennifer Iller

The meeting was called to order at 6:34 p.m.

MINUTES
Motion 06-71 by Steven Anderstrom, second by Susan Kennedy to approve the minutes of 11/9/06.  Motion approved unanimously.

FINANCIAL REPORT
Mr. Durgin explained that there is a deficit of $43,000, but  $55,000 in grant funds will cover the deficit.  Mr. Anderstrom questioned if these grants have come in.  Mr. Durgin and Mrs. Fitzgerald explained that the REAP grant has already been received.  Grants were discussed.

Student lunch prices will be raised to $2.00 for students and $2.75 for adults.  Mr. Durgin explained the need for raising the lunch price.  

MOTION 06-72 to raise student lunches to $2.00 and adult lunches to $2.75 by Susan Kennedy, second by
Steven Burns.  Motion approved unanimously.

MOTION 06-73 by Steven Anderstrom, second by Susan Kennedy to approve the financial report until audited.  Motion approved unanimously.

COMMITTEE REPORTS
Holland/Wales Regionalization Committee – Steven Anderstrom reported on meeting.  The committee is considering several sites in Holland.  The next meeting will be held in Wales on 1/30/07.

Curriculum Committee – no information

Personnel Committee – no information

PRINCIPAL’S REPORT
Mr. Samuelson reported on parent conferences, the attendance letter sent to parents, air quality concerns and recent power surges in the building.  

SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT
Mr. Durgin passed out the budget for the first round of budget discussions which will be held at future meetings.  Mr. Durgin also reported on a proposal for legal services.  He is looking for a RFP for legal services.

MOTION 06-74 by Steven Anderstrom, second by Susan Kennedy for RFP for legal services.  
Motion approved unanimously.

Katie Fitzgerald reported on student achievement and discussion followed.

NEW BUSINESS
Mr. Durgin reported that an amendment needed to be made to the Southern Worcester County Educational Collaborative to allow Grafton to join.

MOTION 06-75 by Steven Anderstrom, second by Steven Burns to allow Grafton to join the Southern Worcester County Educational Collaborative.  Motion approved unanimously.

Mr. Durgin shared the job descriptions for the Business and Finance Manager and the Director of Special Education/Student Support Services.

MOTION 06-76 by Steven Anderstrom, second by Steven Burns to accept the job descriptions of the Business and Finance Manager and the Director of Special Education/Student Support Services.  Motion approved unanimously.

Mr. Durgin explained policies GCK and GCRD and needs them accepted on first reading.

MOTION 06-77 by Steven Anderstrom, second by Steven Burns to accept on first reading policies GCK-GCRD.  Motion approved unanimously.

Mr. Durgin reported that the school has received a donation of Flexcon paper.  This will need to be accepted by the Committee.

MOTION 06-78 by Steven Anderstrom, second by Steven Burns to accept the donation of Flexcon paper.  Motion approved unanimously.

PUBLIC ACCESS
Mr. Zola questioned the number of students and number of staff at Holland Elementary.

Mrs. Iller wanted to clarify the Wales position on the Holland/Wales regionalization.  Is Wales looking for alternative properties in Wales?  The response from Mr. Durgin was yes.

MOTION 06-79  by Steven Anderstrom, second by Steven Burns to adjourn the meeting at 7:40 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Christine Croke
Secretary


 
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