10-12-22 Meeting Summary Notes

Posted by MSC on 10/14/2022 5:30:00 PM

MASCONOMET REGIONAL DISTRICT SCHOOL COMMITTEE

Wednesday October 12, 2022 – 7:00 P.M., High School Library

 

Meeting Summary Notes 10/12/22

Agenda Item

 

7:00 PM

A. Call to Order

B. Enter into Executive Session to conduct strategy relative to collective bargaining with the Masconomet Teachers Association (Executive Session Purpose #3). The Chair has determined that holding this discussion in Open Session may have a detrimental impact on the District’s Bargaining Position. The Committee will return to open session after the conclusion of the Executive Session.

 

7:15 PM

C. Remarks from the Chair – T. Cooper

  • No remarks

 

7:20 PM

D. Comments from the Audience (Comments will only be taken from members of the Audience who are physically present at the meeting).

  • No public comments

 

7:30 PM

E. Vote to Appoint School Committee Vice-Chair

  • Thank you to Boxford reps for interviewing 7 candidates; congrats to Christine Bolzan for joining the SC this year to fill Terri Teleen’s open seat.

  • C. Miller made motion to appoint Melissa Ogden as Vice Chair; SC approved

 

7:40 PM

F. Student Advisory Board Report

  • student council interviews start tomorrow; approximately 350 students attended Homecoming this year

 

7:45 PM

G. Youth Risk Behavior Survey Presentation and Student Services Report

1. 2022 YRBS HS Report

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1oxRT7a8Q9Pww_H0r9j_m5Fkiy9j33MYo/view?usp=sharing

 

2. 2022 YRBS HS Crosstabs Addendum

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pMlP8E9FgVHlsnwxsXSxDxrsXOmYHAy6/view?usp=sharing 

 

3. 2022 YRBS MS Report

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1g75hJpENCY1NX92jDJN6CqX2yPgZju-C/view?usp=sharing 

 

4. 2022 YRBS MS Crosstabs Addendum 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1F6DFrCj--YV77GNPtSysbRJYmAjkQo3M/view?usp=sharing 

  • Presentation to review key points/results/trends from survey of middle and high school students

5. Student Services Presentation

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_SekW7DwfYdXoNXAu2DIkLZMBCKDHnq1/view?usp=sharing 

  • Strategic Action Plan: Comprehensive Mental Health System presented

    • Goal: to build Tier 1 & 2 supports to reach all students who need mental health interventions, along with identified students in Tier 3, grounded in CASEL model

    • Prevention focused approach

    • “All hands on deck;” early feedback from presenters is that this new initiative has been supported and there is buy-in among admin and staff so far

8:15 PM

H. Approve 5-Year Transportation Procurement Term

  • A majority vote needed for procurement of new 5 year bus contract; SC approved

 

8:20 PM

I. Superintendent’s Report:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/16y1ZFu6cH-bjjR1SkzPhrZADB9tHRVg5/view?usp=sharing

  • Update on Strategic Planning purpose and process provided (14 month engagement); November 2023 - process will be completed.

  • Update on Pilot Schedule: survey will be given last week in October 2022 to students and faculty; decision for 2023-2024 year will be made by February 2023.

  • Update on PD: three 10 week sessions are being provided to staff on following topics: Social Emotional Learning, Curriculum & Development, and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

  • Students took PSATs today (gr. 10 &11); grade 9 and 12 students provided alternative activities centered around inclusion, overcoming adversity, perseverance, class bonding, and post secondary topics

  • This weekend, Chicago, the fall musical will take place; buying tickets in advance highly recommended

  • Tri Town Council, sponsoring What is Play (through Peter Gray from Boston College) on 10/20/22, and Chasing Childhood (movie relates to increasing levels of anxiety and depression and free play movement) on 11/3/22.

  • Covid clinics will be provided; more info in Superintendent’s blog

  • Review of upcoming events; see Superintendent’s blog

 

8:30 PM

J. Finalize School Committee Goals https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_ka0yZeImPbVa43chB1qxvcL3KvHI-ef/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=113323593184293228078&rtpof=true&sd=true 

  • Reviewed SC goals proposed, followed by group discussion

  • Item #1: add language to 3rd bullet “Determine accountability methods to evaluate/measure growth of students in a systematic manner to drive SC decision making

  • Item #2: add language to 5th bullet “Liaison to work with towns regarding towns regarding periodic updates and budget/capital plan, ensuring no surprises”

  • Added to Item #2: “Support the Superintendent and ELT in the development & completion of a Strategic Plan and Capital Plan”

  • Added to Item #3: evaluate SC progress toward meeting these goals

 

9:00 PM

K. Vote to Approve Side Letters with Masconomet Teachers Association

a. Stipended Positions

b. Class coverage compensation

  • Dr. Harvey explained the purpose of adding these items to teacher contract; SC approved both items

 

9:05 PM

L. Subcommittee Reports

a. Community Relations– P. Bernheart - next mtg TBD in next couple of weeks

b. Budget – 

c. Anti-Racism – W. Hodges - Christine B (new SC member) to join; next mtg TBD

d. Policy – M. Ogden - Mtg on 10/21/22 to review Section J

e. Negotiations – T. Cooper

Task Force will be developed around Turf Project; 1st mtg next Wednesday 10/19/22

f. Liaison Updates - none noted

 

9:15 PM

M. Consent Agenda

a. Approval of September 7 and 21st Meeting Minutes

b. Warrants $2,980,001.99 (20) signed since September 07, 2022

c. Accept $250.00 check from the Boxford Historical Society for the Art Department

 

9:20 PM

N. Enter into Executive Session to conduct strategy relative to bargaining with non-union personnel (Superintendent Harvey) (Executive Session Purpose #2). The Chair has determined that holding this discussion in Open Session may have a detrimental impact on the District’s Bargaining Position. The Committee will not return to open session after the conclusion of the Executive Session.