School Committee Meeting

Jul 25 2017 - 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Open Mtg/Exec Session CTC Rm 107/Open Session CHS Library

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


5:00 PM Open Meeting/Executive Session - CTC Room 107 – 7:00 PM Open Session - Chariho High School Library

A vote may be taken on any item on this agenda.

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. Vote to go into Executive Session under the authority of R.I. General Laws Section 42-46-5(a)(2) 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 June 13, 2017 – NEA Chariho Certified Contract Negotiation Update); under the authority of R.I. General Laws Section 42-46-5(a)(2) for the purpose of discussion and/or action pertaining to (potential) litigation ((1) Commissioner’s Determination Rescinding the Superintendent’s Decision to Deny a Transfer Request (2) Permission to Initiate Litigation to Recover Tuition (3) Lawsuit filed on behalf of the Zell family and (4) Notification of Superintendent’s Intent to Invoke the Indemnification Clause of his Contract) and under the authority of R.I. General Laws Section 42-46-5(a)(8) for the purpose of reviewing and/or approving matters which relate to the privacy of students and their records ((1) Appeal of Superintendent’s Decision Regarding a Transfer Request and (2) Approval of Home School 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
A. Revision to the Homework Policy
B. First Reading of the Internet Filtering Policy
C. First Reading of Managing the Annual School District Budget Policy

VIII. Business
A. Acceptance of Resignation from and Appointment of School Committee Member to RYSE School Building Committee
B. Approval of the Annual Report
C. Appointment of Middle School Assistant Principal
D. Approval of the Solid Waste and Recycling Services Agreement Between the Rhode Island Resource Recovery The Corporation and the School District
E. Commitment of Funds
1. Remove the Commitment of Funds in the amount of $61,000 set aside for “Accrual for Pollution Remediation Obligation” (Middle School Oil Spill).
2. Commit $106,451 retroactive to June 30, 2017, for use in fiscal year 2018, for the purpose of funding the potential result of Met School litigation.
F. Approval of Grants
1. High School Lighthouse Grant
2. Middle School Lighthouse Grant
G. Approval of the Dell Finance Agreement - Grade 2 Computers

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 Reports
1. RYSE School Building Committee
2. School Calendar Subcommittee
B. Superintendent’s Report
1. Transportation Registration
2. FY18 State Budget Impact
3. RI Student Survey
4. Lunch Program Debt
5. Administrative Advance
C. Coming Events

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

XII. Adjournment

Posted July 21, 2017
Office of Secretary of State Website
Chariho Website
Chariho Administration Building Foyer
Superintendent’s Office
Charlestown, Richmond, Hopkinton Town Halls

7-25-17_c_policy.pdf1.25 MB
7-25-17_d_business.pdf15.77 MB
7-25-17_f_reports.pdf1.12 MB
7-25-17_g_fyi.pdf2.86 MB
7-25-17_e_consent_agenda_items.pdf21.69 MB
7-25-17_exec_session_approval_of_minutes_nea_nego_minutes_not_sealed.pdf45.86 KB
7-25-17_regular_session_minutes.pdf178.09 KB
7-25-17_nea_negotiation_update_-_minutes_sealed_until_agreement_is_reached_.pdf62.49 KB