School Committee Budget Meeting 1/21/17

Description

Acton-Boxborough
Regional School Committee (ABRSC)

FY18 Budget Saturday
Meeting Agenda

Library
Saturday, January 21, 2017

R.J. Grey Junior High
School 8:30 a.m.

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(times are approximate)

8:30 ABRSC Call to Order and Welcome

o School Committee Chair’s Introduction – Mary
Brolin

o Superintendent’s Introduction - Glenn Brand

8:40 Panel 1:
Budget Overview

A.
Superintendent’s Overview: Budget and Long-Range
Strategic Plan (LRSP) - Glenn Brand

i.
LRSP Goal #1: Understand and respond to our students’
social-emotional needs

ii.
LRSP Goal #2:
Our students will have equitable opportunities and tools to learn

iii.
LRSP Goal #3: Our students will have access to a safe
and effective learning environment (capital needs and improvements)

B.
Financial Highlights FY18 Budget - Clare Jeannotte, Director of Finance

C.
Staffing, Enrollment, and Elementary Class Sections - Marie Altieri, Deputy Superintendent

9:25 Questions

9:50 Break

10:00 Panel 2: Our Current District Priorities

Dawn
Bentley, Pamela Smith, JoAnn Campbell, Damian Sugrue, Dana Labb

1.
High School Social Workers (1.4 Full Time Equivalent -
FTE)

2.
Expansion to Pathways Autism Program (1.0 Teacher, 0.2
Speech Language Pathologist)

3.
School Psychologist (0.2 Preschool, 0.4 Elementary)

4.
Elementary Education Team Leader (ETL 1.0 )

5.
English Language Education Teacher (1.0 at Conant)

10:45 Questions

11:00 Panel 3: Additional Position Requests

Andrew Shen, Mark Hickey, JD Head, Steven
Martin

1.
Conversion of Junior High Department Leaders to
Assistant Principal

2.
Strings Teacher Expansion (0.2)

3.
Groundsperson (1.0)

4.
Athletics Addition

11:20 Questions

11:30 Lunch Break

12:00 Panel 4: Capital Planning

JD Head, Glenn Brand, Clare Jeannotte

A.
Capital Planning: short-term, medium-term, long-term

B.
Update on Massachusetts School Building Authority
(MSBA) process and timeline for potential building project

12:20 Questions

12:30 Panel 5: Looking Ahead: Teaching and
Learning As We Expand our Notion of Success

Deborah Bookis, Dawn Bentley

a. Structures - Multi-Tiered System of
Supports (MTSS)

b. Roles - Coaching

c. Learning Spaces - Capital Plan

12:50 Questions

1:00 Superintendent’s Closing Remarks

1:10 – 2:30 School Committee Discussion, Feedback and
ABRSC Preliminary

FY18 Budget VOTE

(Per the ABRSD Regional Agreement,
“The preliminary budget shall be approved
by a majority of the members of the Committee from each member town. “ This budget shall be prepared by 1/28/17.)

2:30 Adjourn

The ABRSC FY18 Annual Budget Hearing will be held Thursday, 2/16/17 at
7:00 p.m. in the R.J. Grey Junior High Library. A final budget will be voted by
the Committee by 2/17/17.

Materials are at http://www.abschools.org/school-committee/meetings-agendas-packets-and-minutes

This meeting is expected to be broadcast live at http://actontv.org/

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