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School Committee April 14, 2020 - Live Stream

  • Date: 04/14/2020 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM  



Westwood School Committee



Tuesday, April 14, 2020





Live Stream accessed via


Regular Business Meeting


John Cianciarulo, Executive Assistant

Anthony Mullin, Chairperson

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Call to Order (6:00)

  • Roll-call attendance
  • Roll-call vote to enter into Executive Session


Executive Session (6:05-6:45)

  • To discuss strategy in preparation for negotiations with nonunion personnel; and
  • To discuss strategy with respect to collective bargaining
  • Roll-call vote to adjourn from Executive Session and re-open the meeting in Public Session

Call to Order (6:45-6:50)

  • Recognize live stream to provide real-time, public access to the activities of the School Committee
    • Link has been included on the official meeting posting to provide real-time, public access to the activities of the School Committee in accordance with the March 12, 2020 Executive Order of Massachusetts Governor.
    • In addition, Westwood Media Center is recording this meeting for later broadcast.


      Discussion Item (6:50-7:10)

  • Redistricting


    Superintendent’s Report (7:10-7:30)

  • DESE Tiered Focus Monitoring Review Findings
  • District’s response to COVID-19 pandemic

Discussion Items (7:30-8:05)

  • Q3 Financial Report (7:30-7:50)
  • Extended Day Rates (7:50-8:00)
  • Second-reading of policies (8:00-8:05):
    • JFABD - Homeless Students: Enrollment Rights and Services
    • JFABE - Educational Opportunities for Military Children
    • JFABF - Educational Opportunities for Children in Foster Care

School Committee Chair Update/Liaison Reports (8:05-8:15)

  • Town Meeting and Election Update
  • Building project and community engagement update
  • Other liaison reports

Public Participation (8:15-8:25)

The public may participate via the form posted at Comments may be sent until the Chair declares the submission period closed. Comments will be read during the public participation portion of the meeting.

Action Items (8:25-8:35)

  • Approval of March 2, 2020 community forum minutes
  • Approval of March 5, 2020 meeting minutes
  • Approval of March 13, 2020 emergency meeting minutes
  • Approval of changes to Extended Day Rates
  • Acceptance of $1,750 gift from Westwood High School PTO
  • Approval of amendments to TEC Agreement


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