Town of Groton
Meeting Notice

Town Clerk
173 Main Street
Groton, MA 01450
(978) 448-1100

Groton-Dunstable Regional School Committee Meeting

Wednesday, February 13 2013 at 7:00 PM
Other: See Agenda, Specified in Agenda ,

This meeting was posted Tuesday, February 5 2013 at 4:18 PM


Groton-Dunstable Regional School District
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Groton-Dunstable Regional High School Library
School Committee (regular meeting) including Executive Session
Anticipated1 Agenda2:
7:00 PM I. Call to Order
7:02 PM II. Pledge of Allegiance – Students from the Swallow Union School
7:10 PM III. Announcements
7:13 PM IV. Approval of Minutes – January 23, 2013 SC Minutes (Action)
January 18, 2013 Special SC Minutes (Action)
7:19 PM V. Vote to Accept Warrant Articles
7:22 PM VI. Questions and Comments from the Public
7:25 PM VII. Presentations
A. Technology Report – Robert Cornacchioli/Patricia Roberts (info)
B. School Department Budget For FY 2014
8:25 PM Public Hearing on School Budget FY 2014
9:10 PM VIII. Reports
A. Subcommittees
B. Superintendent
C. Director of Business and Finance
D. Advisory Committees
E. Chair
1. Approval of Unit D Contract (Action)
9:20 PM IX. Discussions
Policy JEB – First Reading
9:30 PM X. New Business
9:40 PM A. Vote to enter into Executive Session for the purpose to conduct
strategy sessions in preparation for negotiations with nonunion
personnel or to conduct collective bargaining sessions or contract
negotiations with nonunion personnel in accordance with M.G.L.
Ch. 30A, Sec. 21 a-2.
B. Reconvene to regular meeting.
10:30 PM XI. Adjournment
Note: action items will be handled as business is presented
1 The listing of topics that the Chair reasonable anticipates will be discussed at the meeting is not intended as a guarantee of the topics that will be discussed. Not all topics listed may, in fact, be discussed and other topics not listed may be brought up for discussion to the extent permitted by law.
2 Votes may to be taken at any time during the meeting.
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Groton-Dunstable Regional School District School Committee
Rules for Questions and Comments from the Public
A School Committee business meeting is a meeting of a governmental body at which members deliberate over public business. We welcome your attendance at the Committee’s regular business meetings.
The School Committee encourages the public to participate on issues that affect them or the school district and are within the scope of the Committee’s responsibilities. Therefore, the Committee has set aside time at each business meeting to receive questions and comments from the public. In addition, if the Committee believes that an issue requires additional dialogue with the community, the Committee may schedule a separate public meeting on that issue or add it to a future agenda.
Any citizen wishing to make a longer presentation to the School Committee on an item that is of interest to him/her, and that is within the scope of the Committee’s responsibilities, may request time for that presentation on the agenda of a future meeting. Such a request should be in writing (e.g., e-mail) and should be communicated to the Chair and Superintendent. Together they will determine whether or not to place the item on a regular meeting agenda, or whether additional information is needed to make that decision. If an item is accepted for an upcoming agenda, the time, duration, format, handout material, etc., will be coordinated with the presenter.
The general rules for the School Committee’s public question and comment period follow:
1. Public questions and comments shall generally follow the presentations section of the meeting. However, the Committee reserves the right to rearrange its agenda to accommodate special circumstances.
2. Any citizen wishing to speak before the Committee shall identify himself/herself by name and may speak for up to three minutes. At a typical meeting, only 10 minutes are allocated for questions and comments. Therefore, a large number of citizens can be satisfactorily accommodated only if notification is provided to the Chair and Superintendent well in advance of the meeting. No citizen may speak more than once without permission of the Chair. All citizens shall speak to the f

The listing of topics that the Chair reasonably anticipates will be discussed at the meeting is not intended as a guarantee of the topics that will have been discussed. Not all topics listed may in fact be discussed, and other topics not listed may also be brought up for discussion to the extent permitted by law.