Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Recap: School Committee meeting, May 25, 2021

Quick Recap:

  • After a brief audio issues, those in the Council Chambers couldn't hear folks on Zoom (but we could), the FHS students presented their updates
  • Slight decrease in MA Senate version of Chap 70 but they still need to vote on it and then the House reconcile before it goes to Gov Baker for his approval, good news is no major change at this point
  • Multiple retirees recognized virtually "it was a tough year to be your last" 
  • Policies up for second reading were approved, one policy approve for elimination as no longer needed (made redundant by others in place)
  • New website for SWAC
  • Consent agenda approved, Executive Session entered  


As with most meetings in this pandemic period, I took my notes via Twitter during the meeting reporting in real-time via the virtual session
The Twitter hashtag can be found online  #schcom0511
Photos captured during the meeting and shared via Twitter can be found in one album
The agenda doc includes connection info
The meeting packet folder containing the documents released for this session
Superintendent Updates 
  • School district prepared to support students and families affected by the fire on Monday. #schcom0525
  • MA Senate budget released chap 70 funding, slight decrease in aid for Senate but will still need to go through deliberation and then reconciliation with House. No major changes this far. #schcom0525
  • Mike D'Angelo to present to MA sch building group on healthy buildings re: the UVGA units installed #schcom0525 Does VLA have anything in end of school year planned, highlight coming to meeting soon ? Yes, options but nothing in person
recognition of retirees discussion action items Reopening status Information Matters 
  • Info matters: budget hearing at Town Council Weds/Thurs this week. Community relations did not meet, posters made to be shared, adhoc meeting Jun 1, policy meeting Jun 17; last joint PCC meeting yesterday, #schcom0525
  • New website for SWAC #schcom0525
  • July 27 date changes to workshop from 4-8 in training room #schcom0525 Communications update next meeting, Consent agenda, motion to approve, second, passes 7-0 via roll call
  • Motion to enter executive session, not to return to public meeting, second, passes 7-0 via roll #schcom0525 That's all for tonight, catch you next time!
Audio recording of meeting to be available in couple of days


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