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Melrose Avenue School
October 3, 2002

Present: Catherine Kaiser, Chairperson

Barbara Davis

Mary Keen

Elizabeth Gooding

William Brennan

Present: Katherine Sipala, Superintendent

Call to Order: Ms. Kaiser called the general meeting to order at 7:02 p.m. and led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Ms. Kaiser called the Roll Call. All Present

Public Forum: No one signed in.

Routine Items: No routine items.

Unfinished Business:

Key Work of School Boards Discussion: Alignment: Ms. Kaiser gave a brief summary of Key Works to the audience in order to open the discussion.

Ms. Kaiser stated that the definition of Alignment is harnessing the systemís standards and priorities. Ms. Kaiser presented the following chart and information:

"Alignment with School Improvement Plan"

  1. Maintain rigorous, dynamic, standards-based curricula
  2. Professional Development
  3. Top 3 initiatives:

  4. Sustaining reporting systems/Development of common assessments
  5. Reorganization for instruction
  6. Continuing school improvement initiative

Discussion was held between the School Committee and Superintendent Sipala.

Mrs. Sipala asked to revise the "Alignment with School Improvement Plan" chart that was presented and then present it to the School Committee for them to prioritize. So agreed.

Information and Proposals:

Presentation by "The Trust" on Health Benefits Proposal: Ms. Colleen Bodziony and Mr. Peter Morey of the Rhode Island Interlocal Risk Management Trust gave a presentation on the proposed "Trust Health Pool". Questions were taken from the floor. Discussion was held.

Business Meeting (Only if Necessary): Not Necessary

Adjourned: Mrs. Keen moved and Mr. Brennan seconded to adjourn the meeting at 8:35 p.m. So moved.





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