Board/Committee Name: Ralph C. Mahar Regional School Committee
Day/Date: Thursday, May 13, 2021
Time of Meeting: 6:00 PM
Location: Facebook Live at https://www.facebook.com/rcmahar
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Call to Order
Report of the Mahar Teachers’ Association
Report of the Student Representative
a. School Committee Annual Agenda & Meeting Schedule
b. Budget Calendar
Matters for Action/Vote
a. RCM Budget
Sub Committee/Liaison Updates
a. Report of Orange Elementary Representative
b. Report of the Petersham Center School Representative
c. Report of the Swift River School Representative
d. Report of the Communications & Policy Sub Committee
e. Report of the Resource & Capacity Subcommittee
f. Report of the Leadership, Accountability & Measurement Subcommittee
g. Report of the CAPS Collaborative Representative
h. Report of the CES Collaborative Representative
i. Report of the Orange School Building Representative
Minutes presented for approval: April 8, 2021 and April 16, 2021
Next Meeting: June 10, 2021
Executive Session: M.G.L. Chapter 21(a)(2), to conduct strategy sessions in preparation for negotiations with nonunion personnel or to conduct collective bargaining sessions or contract negotiations with nonunion personnel. M.G.L. Chapter 30A, Section 21(a)(3), to discuss strategy with respect to collective bargaining or litigation if an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the bargaining or litigating position of the public body and the chair so declares.
The agenda reflects topics that the Chair reasonably anticipates will be discussed.
Public Comment Protocols
The School Committee welcomes public comment on items that are within the scope of the School Committee’s responsibilities. The Public Comment agenda item is reserved for this purpose. Members of the public wishing to address the Committee should be aware of the following guidelines:
The Chair will recognize those wishing to speak and give them the floor. Only persons recognized by the Chair may speak. For purposes of the minutes, speakers should identify themselves at the beginning of their remarks.
The purpose of Public Comment is to receive input from the community, not to engage in prolonged conversation with the Committee. The Chair will ensure that any comment or question that requires a response from the committee or the School Department will be addressed in a timely manner.
All comments should be addressed through the Chair, not any individual committee member or to others in attendance.
Speakers are expected to respect confidentiality. This includes the confidentiality of the speaker’s own child/ren as well as that of school staff and personnel.