School Committee Agenda

Attleboro Public Schools
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Attleboro School Committee Meeting
Monday, August 31, 2015 @ 7:15 p.m.
Frances Zito Conference Room - AHS



Pledge of Allegiance & Notice of Electronic Recording:

Special Recognition:

AHS students responsible for the construction of the “Buddy Bench” at Willett Elementary School, scheduled to be unveiled on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 9:30AM will be recognized by the school committee.

Business Agenda:

1.  AHS Alumni Association Briefing: Representatives from the AHS Alumni Association will brief the school committee on their successful events of the 2014-2015 academic year and their plans for the 2015-2016 academic year.

2.  ASEPAC Annual Report: Officers from the Attleboro Special Education Parents Advisory Council will present their annual report to the school committee, including the results from the Needs Assessment Survey administered during the 2014-2015 academic year.

3.  Special Education Update: Consideration of the retention of Special Education advisor reporting to the school committee on both the systemic and discrete challenges facing the Special Education Department.

4.  2015 – 2016 Academic Year Opening: The school committee will receive a briefing on the preparations for the opening of the 2015-2016 academic year, including staffing, enrollment, programming, and transportation issues.

5.  Envisioning 2020 Strategic Planning Initiative:  The school committee will discuss the one-page summary that will be included in the appendix of the strategic plan.

6.  Consideration of recommendation for compensation increase for ABACUS staff.

7.  School Committee Scheduling: The school committee will consider the schedule of subcommittee meetings for the first half of the 2015-2016 academic year.

Consent Agenda:

  1. A motion to accept the donation of 625 pencils and a $150 Gift Card from Home Depot to the Peter Thacher Elementary School for participating in the “Pennies for Patients” fundraising event.
  2. A motion to accept a donation of one (1) “Go Talk 20+” portable communicator with an original estimated value of $200 from Meera Thakrar for the Early Learning Center at Peter Thacher Elementary School.
  3. A motion to accept the donation of 100 children’s books to Irvine Studley Elementary School from the Bookworm Foundation with an estimated value of $400.
  4. A motion to accept the donation in the amount of $12.75 from Coca-Cola Refreshments to Hill-Roberts Elementary School.
  5. A motion to accept the donation of four (4) cases of paper to each of Attleboro’s five (5) elementary schools and 29 reams of paper for Brennan Middle School.
  6. A motion to accept the donation of $195 from the City of Attleboro to the Attleboro High School Band.
  7. A motion to accept the donation of $143.04 from Staples to the Attleboro High School gifts/donation line.
  8. A motion to declare one (1) undetermined model upright piano and one (1) grand piano at the high school as surplus as they are no longer usable.



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31 - School Committee Meeting @ 7:15 PM

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