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Melrose Avenue School
September 14, 2002

Present: Catherine Kaiser, Chairperson

Barbara Davis

Mary Keen

Elizabeth Gooding

William Brennan

Present: Katherine Sipala, Superintendent

Call to Order: Ms. Kaiser called the meeting to order at 8:30 a.m. and led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Ms. Kaiser called the Roll Call. All Present

Public Forum: No one signed in.

Unfinished Business:

School Committee Policies, Goals and Objectives 2002-2003: The following Goals and Objectives were agreed upon by the School Committee:

To provide to all students a rigorous academic program;

To monitor school facilities and climate to ensure optimum conditions for teaching and learning;

To create a public engagement plan that supports a school system of excellence; and as part of that plan, to convene a three-day strategic planning session in spring 2003 to involve the community in developing the district mission, vision and goals;

To revise the current administrative structure to support the strategic plan, academic goals, and daily needs of the school community;

To submit to the Town Council by mid-December a fiscally responsible budget that addresses the needs of the school and community;

To negotiate fair and equitable contracts with JTA and JESPA by May 2003;

To regularly review and revise school committee policies to support the strategic plan, academic goals, and daily needs of the school community; and

To devote part of each school committee workshop meeting to a discussion of the Key Work of School Boards to improve the committee’s ability to provide effective governance.

Adjourned: Mrs. Keen moved and Mrs. Gooding seconded to adjourn the meeting at 3:00 P.M. So moved.





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