Information for Meeting of Mahar School Committee
Thursday March 14, 2019 6 PM EDT

Town:Orange, MA Petersham, MA 
Board:Mahar School Committee
Time:Thursday March 14, 2019 6 PM EDT
Location:R.C. Mahar Regional School
507 South Main St., Orange
Meeting Notice

Board/Committee Name:   Ralph C. Mahar Regional School Committee
Day/Date:   Thursday, March 14th, 2019
Time of Meeting: 6:00 PM
Location:    Eileen Perkins Library/Media Center

Call to Order
Public Comment
Report of the Mahar Teachers’ Association 
Report of the Student Representative 
March Items
		a. Mid Year Report
		b. School Walkthrough with Amy White
		c. Underfunding of Chapter 70
Matters for Action/Vote
		a.  High School Program of Studies
		b.  District Calendar
c.  Annual Town Report
d.  On-line Schooling
e.  Proposed Handbook Change on Vaping/Tobacco
f.   School Choice Program for 2019-2020
g.  Out-of-State Trip for the Fish n’ Game Club
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
			i.   FY20 Budget Overview
		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
j.  Report of the Regional Amendment Committee	
Minutes presented for approval: January 10th, 2019
Superintendent Report
Executive Session: pursuant to M.G.L. Chapter 30A, Section 21(a)(3), to discuss strategy with respect to collective
                                   bargaining with Teachers and/or Support Personnel
Next Meeting: R.C. Mahar Regional School Committee meeting on April 11, 2019

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.
Scheduled By:Christine Rodriguez
Posted At:Mar 12, 2019 10:20 AM EDT
Last Modified:Mar 12, 2019 10:20 AM EDT
Minutes:Minutes are not on record with the Town Clerk's office
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