The Reading School Committee (SC) is meeting on Thursday January 5, 2023. The meeting is being held at 7pm at the Reading Memorial High School (RMHS) library and will be broadcast by RCTV and also be accessible via zoom. Links to watch are listed below, along with selected images from the packet and agenda.
The packet is here. It is 29 pages as of this writing and does not include any of the budget presentation information, as of (12pm), nor does it name the teacher who is being recognized. However, the meeting is expected to start with the teacher recognition, the usual reports, and then FY24 budget presentations for Administration Cost Center, Districtwide Cost Center, Facilities Cost Center, and Capital Plan.
Following the budget presentations, the SC is expected to take the following votes:
—–VOTE on End of Q1 Budget Transfer (this was discussed at length in the previous meeting but could not be voted on at that time): relates to fact that Districtwide cost center is projected to end the year with a negative balance primarily due to a shortfall of ($40,736) in Health Services, because of unanticipated medical services to support student needs, and at last meeting Ms. Bottan recommended that the SC vote to transfer $40,736 of a projected surplus in the Special Education cost center to the Districtwide cost center, to compensate for the shortfall (Packet page 12).
—–VOTE: Review and Approve Updates to Policy JICA “Student Dress Code” (Packet page 15)
—–VOTE: Review and Approve Updates to Policy JB “Equal Educational Opportunities” (Packet page 16)
—–VOTE: Review and Approve Updates to Policy JFBB “School Choice” (Packet page 17)
—–VOTE: Second Reading and Adoption of Policy DEC – “Federal Funds Supplement Not Supplant Policy” (Packet page 19)
—–VOTE: Second Reading and Adoption of Policy DKC – “Expense Reimbursements” (Packet page 20)
—–VOTE: Second Reading and Adoption of Policy GCF – “Professional Staff Hiring” (Packet pages 21-22)
—–VOTE: Second Reading and Adoption of Policy JICK – “Harassment of Students” (Packet pages 23-24)
— Plus – the usual votes to approve minutes.
HOW TO WATCH THIS MEETING
The RCTV YouTube live stream link to watch the meeting is here:
You can also watch via Xfinity channel 99 or Verizon channel 32.
You can join the meeting (or watch) via the Zoom link here:
Meeting ID: 836 5702 1146
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