Regional School District

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Blackstone-Millville Regional School District

School Committee – Subcommittees


The following subcommittees and chairpersons have been established for the FY19 Academic Year…

Finance/Facilities Subcommittee:                Chair:  Erin Vinacco (Caryn, Sarah, Tara)

-          Work with leadership team and assistant superintendent to recommend annual operating and capital budgets

-          Make recommendations and communicate with Treasurer and Assistant Treasurer

-          Review audits of finances

-          Interact with town officials/finance committees during annual budget formation

-          Review income and expenses over the course of the year and bring recommended transfers between cost centers to the full Committee

-          Review and recommend staff additions when there are changes to the adopted budget.

-          Annually Review facilities plans with Leadership to ensure infrastructure needs are being addressed.

-          Work directly with Town planning/building commissions or appropriate bodies

-          Propose capital projects and follow through with MSBA, Town Officials and others to ensure progress towards completion of projects.

-          Review District Technology Plan to ensure technology support of educational program, curriculum and staffing needs.

-          Make recommendations to entire Committee for improvements or upgrades to satisfy the needs of the District.      

Public Relations/Community Outreach:   Chair:  Jack Keefe (Tara)

-          Coordinate calendar for Committee members to attend monthly BOS meetings in their respective Towns

-          Work with Superintendent on Public Relations campaign for the District

-          Propose changes (language) of the Regional Agreement to the Policy Committee

Teaching and Learning:  Chair: Bethany Dunton (Tammy, Sarah)

-          Review student performance data as available including but not limited to STAR and MCAS 2.0.

-          Participate as available in Focused Schools and Summit Schools Discussions

-          Use performance data to make programmatic or curriculum change recommendations for funding

-          Review and make recommendations on school improvement plans and student handbooks

-          Review academic grants as presented by the administration

Negotiation & Superintendent Evaluation:            Chair:   Jane Reggio (Sarah, Jack, Tammy (for Collective Bargaining) including Matt and Jason, Bethany will Chair Superintendent Annual Evaluation)

-          Conduct Collective Bargaining with Unions

-          Recommend Compensation for superintendent

-          Review non-represented contracts at time of renewal and bring to full Committee as required.

-          Design, organize and implement annual evaluation of the Superintendent

-          Make Recommendations on Legal Counsel

Policy:                         Chair:   Tammy Lemieux (Jack, Erin)

-          Recommend new policies and revisions to policies, protocols and procedures, and the regional agreement.

-          Design, and implement the annual self-evaluation of the School Committee

-          Annually review mission/vision statements

-          Annually review District Improvement Strategy

Wellness:        Member:  Jack Keefe (Tracey Ducharme, Lynnea Gleason)

-          To support the efforts of the District Wellness Committee

-          To initiate an annual review of Programs and Protocols as outlined in the Policy Manual and State Regulations