Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Live reporting: School Committee - Feb 11, 2020

Present: D'Angelo, Keenan, Pfeffer, Bergen, Spencer, Stokes
Absent: Scofield

I. Routine Business
A. Review of Agenda
B. Citizen’s Comments

In the spirit of open communication, “the Committee will hold a public participation segment (also called Citizen’s Comments) about matters not related to an agenda item at the beginning of each regular School Committee meeting. The Committee will listen to, but not respond to any comment made…. A Committee member may add an agenda item to a future meeting as a result of a citizen comment…. The Committee will hear public comments related to an agenda item when the Chair deems appropriate during the Committee meeting. Topics for discussion during the meeting must be limited to those items listed on the Committee meeting agenda for that evening…. ” - from Policy BEDH
C. FHS Student Representative Comments
FHS principal accepted position at Weston and leaving at end of this year
Best Buddies prom Mar 20
DECA wrapping up state competition this Friday

Mock Trial
art showcase, Feb 28
flowers for Valentine's Day
Chicago performance in MArch

D. Superintendent’s Report


in process of welcoming class of 2033, K registration today and Wednesday
advance of Leap in Education, March 17
registrations after Wednesday but stop at the Central Office

Feb 7 - Prof Dev Day

edcamp style developmental sharing within building around SEL
curriculum development

Tue March 3 - full professional developmental day

90 AP students went to NH for the presidential campaign
returning tonight approx 10;30 PM
expectation of a written reflection upon their return
some students interviewed by local and international news media

recognize the hard work of Mr Peri here during his 22 years
we will miss him very much

more to come on the search committee, cross sectional representation
first part confidential until group comes to a small # of candidates
which will then be more public

15 scholastic art and writing awards
see Superintendent Report document link

II. Guests/Presentations
A. Jefferson Grade 5 Murals Presentation
(to be added later)


B. Technology Presentation
Tim Raposa, Technology Director

(to be added later)


did start year with a bumpy road for wifi access points at the high school
new upgrade to the management system for the wifi access points unfortunately wasn't able to manage the older units at the high school
took time to roll the high school access points back to the old system (i.e. Dec)
combination of problems inside resulted to the end user as one problem, only 2 wifi reports in last 2 weeks (and not really wifi)

management software was being tested at the elementary schools as the school year ended
it was the amount of users that drove to the problem

Q - Do you have a ball park for how much technology money would be required to keep current with the technology life cycle?
A - The answer is available, we have started looking at a technology stabilization account to help address this long term.

All the documents for the meeting can be found online

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