Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Recap: School Committee hears Davis Thayer highlights

Quick Recap:

  • Dr. Quigley, the interim principal, presented well a recap of the highlights of the history of Davis Thayer and the current school year during the pandemic
  • Reopening report touts the pool testing likely to end this week for multiple reasons
  • Planning underway for September as near 'normal' school year, additional guidance from DESE expected during summer
  • Communications were showcased (presentation deck not available to share). Anne Marie Tracey leaving role this week, work to hire replacement starting



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  #schcom0608 


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 


  • Penultimate meeting of the current School Committee calendar. Agenda contains connection info #schcom0608
  • SchComm meeting opens, all (yes, ALL) the current students of Davis Thayer will do the pledge tonight via digital recording #schcom0608
  • Pfeiffer comments that only 3 of the seven #SchCom0608 members were present D Grady Teacher union president speaks for the schools against the negative comments in prior Town Council budget hearing meeting
  • Supt Ahern reports on the FHS graduation week activity with graduation last Friday and car parade on Saturday. #schcom0608 Supt coffee scheduled, link to be shared. Year not yet over. Elementary night of the arts Weds, empty bowls on Thurs
  • Presentation on Davis Thayer highlights and history 
  • Slides from presentation #schcom0608
  • More slides #schcom0608
  • Dr Quigley and the list of thanks #schcom0608
  • Zoom working, live stream through the Town webpage is not. #schcom0608
  • Thanks to Dr Quigley for the presentation summary. He may have spent the least amount of time there (only this year as interim principal) but he captured it well. #schcom0608
  • Anne Marie Tracey not present tonight, also noted as leaving Town/Schools as of end of week, has been effective in building communication process and graphics along the way. #schcom0608
  • Slides from presentation deck (not available before meeting) #schcom0608
  • More slides #schcom0608
  • Live stream now working #schcom0608
  • Reopening update, colors not updated to match #s pool testing continues, proposal to stop this Thurs. LPN from Tri-county had been helping but aren't available. #s have been declining
  • Lots of planning for the fall. Consideration of federal funding for assistance, lunches available during summer from FHS M-Th #schcom0608
  • more guidance expected this summer re: masks and social distancing
  • Mobile vaccine clinic possible but #s not quite up to what are min req'd #schcom0608 reminder going out to schools for forms to be filled
  • New business, next meeting, virtual academy and maybe policy Consent agenda motion to approve, second, passes 6-0-1 via roll call (D'Angelo not present) #schcom0608 Motion to enter executive session, passes via roll call 6-0-1 That's all for tonight, catch you next time!


Audio recording of meeting to be available in couple of days

Slide deck =>

Recap: School Committee hears Davis Thayer highlights
Recap: School Committee hears Davis Thayer highlights

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