School Committee Meeting

May 9 2017 - 6:30pm - 10:00pm
High School Library

Chariho Regional School District, Switch Road, Wood River Junction, RI 02894


6:30 PM Executive Session – 7:00 PM Open Session - Chariho High School Library

Note: The public is welcome to any meeting of the School Committee or its subcommittees. If communication assistance (readers/ interpreters/captions) or any other accommodations are needed to ensure equal participation, please contact the Superintendent’s office at least two (2) business days prior to the meeting.

Any changes in this agenda will be posted on the school district's website ( as well as in the Chariho Administration Building at least forty-eight (48) hours in advance of the meeting. Individuals requesting special notice of the revised agenda must call (401) 364-7575 to make arrangements for same.

I. Meeting Call to Order/Pledge of Allegiance/Silent Meditation

II. Executive Session – 42-46-5(a)(1)(2)+(8) – for the purpose of discussion pertaining to an individual’s job performance or character (Pre-deprivation Hearings/Non-renewal of Teacher Contracts); for the purpose of discussion and/or action pertaining to collective bargaining (NEA Chariho Certified Contract Negotiation Update and approval of executive session minutes of April 11, 2017 – NEA Chariho Certified Contract Negotiation Update); for the purpose of discussion and/or action pertaining to litigation (approval of executive session minutes of April 11, 2017 - Chariho Regional School Committee vs. State of RI, by and through the RI Dept. of Education, the RI Dept. of Administration, the RI Council on Elementary and Secondary Education, and Commissioner Kenneth Wagner, the Narragansett School Committee, the South Kingstown School Committee and the Westerly School Committee (C.A. No. WC 16-410) and The Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical Center v. the Chariho Regional School District) and for the purpose of reviewing and/or approving matters which relate to the privacy of students and their records (approval of Home Instruction Requests and approval of executive session minutes of April 11, 2017 – Home Instruction Requests); any persons to be discussed have been so notified.

III. Closing/Sealing of Executive Session Minutes

IV. Disclosure of Executive Session Votes

V. Recognition

VI. Public Forum

VII. Policy R=First Reading; A=Adoption; REV=Revision; D=Deletion
A. Academic Requirements for High School Graduation (REV)
B. Field Trip Policy (REV)
C. Standards for Student Behavior – The R.Y.S.E. School (REV)

VIII. Business (N=New Item; P=Previously Discussed; @=May Require Action)
A. Field Trip(s) (N)@
B. School Committee Stipends (N)@
C. Reimbursement Resolution of the Chariho Regional School District Authorizing the District to Advance Funds to be Reimbursed from Bond Proceeds (N)@
D. Approval of Grades K-12 Information Literacy: Library Media Curriculum (N)@
E. Non-Renewal of Teacher Contracts (N)@
F. Approval of Handbooks (N)@
1. High School
2. Middle School
G. Marketing Subcommittee (N)@
H. Resolution on New Charter Schools and Expansion of Existing Charter Schools (N)@
I. Issuance of Bids (N)@

IX. Consent Agenda Items
A. Minutes
B. Transfers
C. Bills
D. Budget Summary
E. Treasurer’s Report
F. Personnel Actions
G. Permission to Issue Bids/Request Quotes
H. Permission to Award Contracts
I. Home Instruction
J. Grants
K. Donations

X. Reports
A. Subcommittee Report
1. RYSE School Building Committee
2. Health & Wellness Subcommittee
B. Superintendent’s Report
1. Review of Architect RFP
2. Energy Savings Winner
3. RICAS and Curriculum Revisions
4. Parent Liaison Applicants
5. Calendar Subcommittee Meeting and Regional Possibilities
6. Transportation Registration
7. Sale of MacBook Airs
8. Transportation Categorical and Regional Bonus
9. Resurfacing of Track
10. Lighthouse Schools Challenge Grant
11. US News & World Report Rankings
C. Coming Events

XI. School Committee Requests for Future Agenda Items or Legal Opinions

XII. Adjournment

Posted May 4, 2017
Office of Secretary of State Website
Chariho Website
Chariho Administration Building Foyer
Superintendent’s Office
Charlestown, Richmond, Hopkinton Town Halls

5-9-17_c_policy.pdf5.34 MB
5-9-17_d_business.pdf30.19 MB
5-9-17_e_consent_agenda_items.pdf20.29 MB
5-9-17_f_reports.pdf5.27 MB
5-9-17_g_fyi.pdf5.53 MB
5-9-17_exec_min_of_4-11-17_not_sealed.pdf49.6 KB
5-9-17_exec_min_of_4-11-17_nea_nego_not_sealed.pdf44.84 KB
5-9-17_regular_session_minutes.pdf151.49 KB
5-9-17_exec_nego_update_min_sealed_until_agreed.pdf56.51 KB