Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Live reporting: Discussion only to Closing

3. Discussion Only Items
Policy – First Reading
  1. IKB – Homework Policy
  2. JICH – Substance Abuse Policy
Dr Ahern came to last policy subcommittee meeting, and will be coming to the next one
what it does not say is that there will not be any homework
extraordinarily diverse views on homework

  • articulate what the value of homework is and why it is used
  • there is a balance between school work and home life
  • encourage collaboration on larger projects among the teachers at a school

included research on best practices as well as what other districts are doing

a ripe opportunity to have a rich conversation on the topic, the conversation to be continued

communication on what the homework is intended to accomplish seems to be a cause of some of the problems

This is a revision but not the end of the discussion

reminder of addressing issues at the teacher/principal level before raising beyond

how will the homework policy be reflected in the school improvement plans?

O'Malley wants last sentence of proposed policy removed (it had been as written in prior versions)
likely will be more of a discussion item as well as a vote when it comes to the final reading

-------  need to leave to participate in a work meeting

4. Action Items
a. I recommend approval of the Budget Transfers as detailed.
b. I recommend acceptance of a check for $375.00 from the Remington PCC for field trips.
c. I recommend acceptance of two checks totaling $4,880.00 from the Oak Street PCC for inhouse enrichment and supplemental supplies.
d. I recommend moving the following Policies to a second reading:
  1. IKB – Homework Policy
  2. JICH – Substance Abuse Policy

5. Information Matters

Superintendent’s Report
School Committee Sub-Committee Reports
School Committee Liaison Reports

6. New Business

To discuss future business that may be brought before the School Committee.

7. Motion to Adjourn 

Dr. O’Malley

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