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School Committee Agenda 1/12/2021

Falmouth Public Schools
340 Teaticket Highway, East Falmouth MA
School Committee Agenda
5:30 PM Executive Session REMOTE ACCESS
6:30 PM Public Meeting REMOTE ACCESS
January 12, 2021
Lori Duerr, Superintendent of Schools
School Committee Members: Kelly Welch, Chair, Natalie Kanellopoulos, Vice-Chair, Melissa Keefe, Secretary, Terri Medeiros
Bill Rider, John Furnari, Andrea Thorrold, Lisa E. Hart and Leah Palmer

FPS Mission: The Falmouth Public Schools creates world-class student learning experiences. Our Clippers are empowered to pursue their goals with curiosity, integrity, and resiliency.

FPS Vision: Clippers are creative, inquisitive, and engaged learners who participate in their community as socially responsible citizens. Clippers effectively communicate and solve problems that impact the world around them.

5:30 PM OPEN Meeting

5:35 PM MOVE into Executive Session to discuss strategy with respect to Collective Bargaining with Units A, B, C and D, AND to discuss strategy with respect to litigation at the Massachusetts Department of Labor Relations. Having these discussions in open session may be detrimental to the school committee’s bargaining and litigating positions. It is anticipated that the School Committee will return to Open Session.

6:30 PM RE- OPEN Meeting
Per Governor Baker’s order suspending certain provisions of the Open Meeting Law, G. Sec.20, the public will not be allowed to physically access this School Committee Meeting viewed live on:
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Please limit comments to two minutes per individual to items not on this meeting agenda. There will be no debate or action taken on public comment items. The Committee will take items under advisement or the individual may request an item to be placed on a future agenda.

6:45 PM UPDATE on COVID 19 by Falmouth Health Agent 6:55 PM UPDATE on COVID 19 by Superintendent
7:05 PM ACT on Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the Falmouth School Committee and the Falmouth Educator’s Association (FEA)

7:20 PM DISCUSS and ACT on Changes to the 2020-2021 School Calendar 7:25 PM ACT on Additional Bill Signer Assignment
7:30 PM FIRST READ on Policies JF: School Admissions, JLCB: Immunizations of Students, JFABD: Homeless Students: Enrollment Rights and Services, and JFABF: Educational Opportunities for Children in Foster Care

7:35 PM PRESENTATION on Structured Learning Time
7:45 PM PRESENTATION of Superintendent Mid-Cycle Goals 7:55 PM Conduct Routine Business
1. Approve Minutes December 8, 2020

8:00 PM REPORT from the Chair and Committee Member Reports 8:10 PM ADJOURN