Regional School Committee Meeting 11-29-16

Amherst Regional School Committee Meeting 11-29-16

Amherst Regional School Committee Meeting 11-29-16

A Joint Meeting of the AMHERST-PELHAM REGIONAL School Committee
6:00 PM
TUESDAY, November 29, 2016
Library, Amherst Regional High School
 Welcome 6:00 p.m.
1) Call to Order
2) Approve Minutes—November 8, 2016
 Water Testing Update 6:05 p.m.
 Announcement and Public Comment 6:35 p.m.
 Interim Superintendent’s Update 6:45 p.m.
 New and Continuing Business
1) New ARHS Courses 6:50 p.m.
MOTION: Approve new ARHS courses AP Computer Science Principles, Foundations of Art II,
Advanced Studio Art I, Advanced Studio Art II, Advanced Studio Art III and Music Production I
beginning with the 2017-2018 school year.
2) JQA: Food Service Collection Policy 7:05 p.m.
MOTION: Suspend Policy JQA: Food Services Collections until the Regional School Committee
has reconsidered it based on a recommendation by the Policy Subcommittee
3) Surplus Materials Disposal 7:15 p.m.
MOTION: Move to declare the attached list of technology equipment surplus and to authorize
the Director of Finance to auction off, donate or otherwise dispose of this in conjunction with
provisions of MGL 30B.
4) Legal Counsel Discussion 7:20 p.m.
5) Accept Gifts 7:40 p.m.
MOTION: Accept $200 from anonymous for the ARHS Student activity golf gift; $100 from the
Rotary Club of Amherst and $100 from Florence Bank for Marching Band equipment; $1,000
From Ronald McDonald House Charities 2016 Local Hero Award for the ARMS Principal’s
Account; and $3,300 from Ruthie Weinbaum and family to purchase two cellos and cases forARMS
 School Committee Planning 7:45 p.m.
 Adjourn to Executive Session 7:50 p.m.
MOTION: Move to adjourn to Executive Session according to MGL30A, Section 21(2) to conduct
contract negotiations with nonunion personnel(Interim Superintendent) and Section 21(3) to discuss strategy with
respect to collective bargaining if an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the bargaining position
of the public body and the Chair so declares

Production Date: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Amherst-Pelham Regional School Committee

The Amherst-Pelham Regional School Committee is responsible for the operations of the secondary schools, 7-12, which serve students from the Towns of Amherst, Pelham, Leverett and Shutesbury.

The secondary schools include Amherst Regional Middle School and Amherst Regional High School.


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May 10, 2018

The Regional School Committee meeting this past Tuesday was a popular one. The meeting itself was well attend and our video has been in high demand. Watch the video online and on cable on channel 15, and check out the Gazette's reporting.

Apr 17, 2018

Due to technical difficulties there was a delay in the finalizing and uploading of the video for the April 10th Amherst-Pelham Regional School Committee meeting. The video is now available!