Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Live from the school committee meeting 4/29/08

meeting resumes from a brief break with a discussion on the override amount

options from budget subcommittee
1 - $3.1 M
2 - $2.8 M if the town restores the Medicaid funding

discussion on Medicaid data capture

discussion on Arlington plan, the 3-5 year plan upon which an override would be based and then not to come back during that period

decision to go forward with the larger level service amount


1. I recommend FY2008 Budget Transfers as detailed. (approved in meeting earlier)
2. I recommend acceptance of two checks ($5286.00 and $200.00) for field trips for Davis Thayer Elementary School.
3. I recommend acceptance of a check for $1500.00 from the Oak Street PCC for the Oak Street Gift account for 2 field trips.
4. I recommend acceptance of the donations totaling $5,030.00 for the Friends and Family of Katie Streeter Best Buddies Scholarship to be awarded to a FHS senior who has participated in the Best Buddies Program.
5. I recommend approval of the Annie Sullivan Middle School’s 8th Grade Washington, DC Trip planned for May 23 – 25, 2008.
6. I recommend approval of the Remington Middle School 8th Grade math trip to Providence Place Mall on May 2, 2008.

action items were approved unanimously. The Remington vote had one abstention.

Wayne talking talking about some discussion in town about closing the Davis Thayer school. The space subcommittee is still working. The 19 portables will require replacement shortly. Closing that building would be a mistake. The 19 portable classrooms have more capacity than the Davis Thayer building. Putting 300 Davis Thayer students and putting them elsewhere would be a major mess to re-district. Can not do so right now.


subcommittee reports
(see recordings)


July 8th
August 2nd and 4th Tuesdays

motion to adjourn at 10:35 PM

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