Wednesday, August 24, 2016

August 16 Meeting Recap

The unified board met on August 16, 2016, in the Essex High School library. Draft minutes may be found here. Highlights of the meeting include:

1. The board approved the following mandated policies following a second reading: A1: Board Member Conflict of Interest B1: Substitute Teachers B2: Volunteers and Work Study Students B3: Alcohol and Drug Free Workplace D3: Responsible Computer, Internet, Network use
Text of the policies is given in the attachments to the minutes.

2. Dan French and Brian O’Regan laid the groundwork for the upcoming Superintendent Search process. Brian connected via Skype and Dan was present to answer questions and provide details.

3. The board approved the task team charges for communications, policy, negotiation council and superintendent search.

The next meeting will be on September 6th from 6:30 - 9 at the EHS library.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Communications Task Team Meeting

The Communications Subcommittee will meet on Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 8:30 am.  The meeting will occur at Excelerate Essex, located at 15 Pearl St.  The meeting agenda can be found here.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

August 1st Meeting Recap

The unified board met on August 1, 2016, in the Essex High School library. Highlights of the meeting include:

- Jason DiRosa gave a presentation on behalf of the Recreation Governance Study Committee. The committee has held 12 public meetings since April, conducted a community survey and evaluated 7 governance models to find the best option for Essex. The committee unanimously supports the creation of a Union Municipal Recreation District to be called the Essex Community Parks and Recreation District. The community will vote on the new district on December 13th, 2016.

-The board approved the first reading of the first set of mandatory policies. These included:
A1: Board Member Conflict of Interest
B1: Substitute Teachers
B2: Volunteers and Work Study Students
B3: Alcohol and Drug Free Workplace
D3: Responsible Computer, Internet, Network Use

-The board approved the Superintendent Search Contracts for Dan French and Brian O'Regan. These contracts are effective immediately.

The next meeting will be held on August 16th at 6:30 p.m. at the EHS library.  Full minutes of the meeting may be found here.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Next Board Meeting Tuesday, August 16th

The Essex Westford Educational Community unified board will hold its next regular meeting on Tuesday, August 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the Essex High School library.  The agenda can be found here.  Members of the public are welcome to attend.

Negotiations Subcommittee Meeting August 17th

The Negotiations subcommittee will hold its next meeting on August 17th, 2016.  The warning is available here.