New Salem-Wendell School Committee Meeting: November 2, 2023

Nov 2 2023

7:00 pm Swift River School

201 Wendell Rd, New Salem 01355

A. Call Meeting to Order
B. Public Hearings
C. Warrants – Record in minutes with numbers
o Gifts: Acceptance Vote if needed
o Grants: Acceptance Vote if needed
 CFCE FC 237 – $117,325
 Rural Aid – $131,483.79
 REAP -$18,502
D. Superintendent’s Report
E. Director of Finance and Operations Report *
F. Principal’s Report
G. Committee Reports
o Report from Mahar Representatives
o Collaborative for Education Services
o Massachusetts Association of School Committees
o Budget and Personnel – none at this time
o Joint Supervisory
 Next Meeting – November 20, 2023 – 6:30 p.m.
H. November Items
o Date for December’s meeting (December 7th, the first Thursday in December, is the
start of Hanukkah and the committee mentioned at an earlier meeting that they wanted
to discuss when to meet in December) Discussion and Vote
o Kate Koonz: idea for food insecurity assistance
o Family Handbook – Review and Vote
o Policy Update and Review:
First Reading on:
o AA-1 Regional School District Legal Status*
o CHA/CHC Development and Dissemination of Procedures*
o BDFA-E – School Improvement Plan*
o BDFA – School Councils*
Final Vote on:
o JB – Equal Educational Opportunities*
o JFBB – School Choice*
o Next Meeting Date – December 7, 2023 (TBD) – 7:00 p.m.
o New Salem/Wendell Policy Committee – December 7, 2023 (TBD)– 6:30 p.m.
I. Approval of Minutes:
o September 7, 2023*
o October 5, 2023*
* Enclosure
The listing of matters are those reasonably anticipated by the Chair which may be discussed at the meeting. Not all items listed may in
fact be discussed and other items not listed may also be brought up for discussion to the extent permitted by law.
J. Executive Session
o In accordance with Open Meeting Law (Chapter 30A Section 21 (a), move to go into
Executive Session to discuss strategy with respect to collective bargaining or litigation
and possibly to return to open session for a vote
K. Adjournment

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