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November 13, 2019
6:30 PM
Mohawk Trail Regional SChool
24 Ashfield Road

Shelburne Falls, MA 01370
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Mohawk Trail Regional School District School Committee Meeting

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

I. Call meeting to order
II. Chair Opening Remarks
III. Staff Presentation:
1. Alia Woofenden, After Care Coordinator
2. Greg Vouros, Athletic Director, Quarterly Report
3. Principal Marisa Mendonsa: Update on MassIDEAS
IV. Approve minutes from the meetings of October 16 and October 28, 2019
V. Public Comment
VI. School Reports
1. Principals’ Reports
2. Director of Pupil Personnel Services Report
3. Curriculum Director Report
VII. Subcommittee Reports – included in packets
1. Budget
2. Ad Hoc Art MTRS
3. Policy
4. Building
VIII. Communications Specialist’s Report
IX. Superintendent’s Report:
A. FY21 MTRSD Budget Proposal
B. National Forum to Advance Rural Education
C. Heath Tuition Agreement with Hawlemont
D. MA Rural Schools Coalition
X. School Committee Chair’s Report:
A. Member Reports on Meetings with Town Officials
B. Report from MASC Conference
C. Topic for November 2019 Professional Development Meeting
XI. Action Items:
1. Vote to adopt Policy DE Unexpended Funds from Capital Projects
2. Vote to revise Policy JJF Student Activity Funds
3. Vote to revise Policy JJG Student Activity Fund Class Accounts
4. Vote to revise Policy JJG-R Student Activity Fund Class Accounts Regulations
5. Vote to accept resignation of Karen Totman as Public Records Officer
6. Vote to approve Brenda Parrella as Public Records Officer
7. Vote to accept donation of $500.00 from West County Arts/2019 Bridge of Flowers Road Race
8. Vote to approve Field Trip Request for BSE 6th Grade students to Nature’s Classroom, May 18-22-2020
9. Vote to approve $750.00 annual dues to the Massachusetts Rural Schools Coalition 501(c)(3)
10. Bank Transfers, if necessary
11. Budget Transfers, if necessary
12. CD and/or Nilman Fund Transfer(s), if necessary
XII. Executive Session, if necessary
XIII. Correspondence/Handouts:
A. 10-21-2019 “Hawlemont, Heath regionalization coming before Charlemont voters Tuesday”, by Maureen O’Reilly in The Recorder
B. 10-25-2019 “Mohawk Trail Regional School offers spooktacular show of school spirit with Haunted Hallways,” by Maureen O’Reilly in The Recorder
XIV. Other, items not reasonably anticipated within 48 hours of the meeting
XV. Adjournment
School Committee Meeting Dates:
Next Regular Meeting – December 11, 2019 at MTRS
The listing of matters is those reasonably anticipated by the Chair which may be discussed at the meeting. Not all items listed may in fact be discussed and other items not listed may also be brought up for discussion to the extent permitted by law.