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Westport School Committee » November 15, 2017

November 15, 2017

Westport School Committee

Regular Meeting

DATE: Wednesday, November 15, 2017

TIME:  6:30 p.m.

PLACE:  Westport Jr./Sr. High School Media Center




I.              6:30 p.m.            Call to Order and Pledge of Allegiance


II.             6:31 p.m.            Notice of Recording of Meeting (M.G.L. 30A:20f)

Comments and Statements from the Public


III.            6:35 p.m.           Approval of Minutes from Monday, September 18, 2017 – Special Meeting,

Wednesday, October 4, 2017, Monday, October 30, 2017 – Special Meeting, Monday,

October 30, 2017 – Emergency Meeting, and Wednesday, November 1, 2017 – Joint



IV.           6:45 p.m.            Informational Agenda

A.  Acknowledgement of Abigail Adams Scholarship Recipients

B.  Student Representatives’ Report – Melena Rodrigues & Cabot Priestner

C.  Student Senior High School Health Education Project Presentation – Ian Pichette

                                           D.  MCAS 2017 Presentation – B. Abdallah & Principals

                                           E.  Informational Presentation of School Improvement Plans - Principals

F.  Business Manager Report - FY18 Quarterly Budget Review

G.  Informational Presentation of New Policy ACAB – Sexual Harassment


V.            8:30 p.m.            Action Agenda

A.  Review and Act on 2017-2018 School Improvement Plans

B.  Review and Act on Grants Totaling $12,840


VI.           8:35 p.m.            Adjourn to Executive Session to Approve Executive Session Minutes pursuant to G.L. c. 30A, § 21(a)(7) “[t]o comply with, or act under the authority of, any general or special law or federal grant-in-aid requirements” (“Purpose 7”), citing to the Open Meeting Law, G.L. c. 30A, §§ 22(f), (g) to release executive session minutes to the public and return to open session.


VII.           8:40 p.m.           For the Good of the Committee

                                           A.  Approval of Declassification of Executive Session Minutes of November 7, 2017

                                           B.  Correspondence and Notices – Committee’s Statement on School District Leadership

                                           C.  Discuss and Approve a Constituent Communication Plan - N. Rioux

                                           D.  Bill Warrant and Payroll

                                           E.  Subcommittee Reports               

1.  School Building Committee

2.  High School Reuse Committee – Final Report and Vote to Dissolve the


3.  MASC Policy Review Subcommittee

                                            F.  Committee Consideration of Vote to Post and Advertise for an Interim Superintendent

                                            G.  Future Agenda Item Requests and Requests for Information


VIII.          9:10 p.m.            Topics the Chair could not Reasonably Anticipate Forty-eight (48) Hours in

                                            Advance of the Meeting


IX.          9:15 p.m.             Comments and Statements from the Public


X.           9:20 p.m.             Adjourn


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