District Consolidation Minutes

9-7-16

Curriculum Committee: Robotics kits are being shipped and will be in the classrooms soon.  Sara and Ryan are working with Foreign Language teachers and STEM Exploratories teachers to order any extra materials they need.

Elementary Consolidation Committee:  The Elementary Consolidation Committee shared a consolidation plan at the September 6th School Committee Meeting.  The plan recommends the closing of John Wickes Elementary School and Randall Holden Elementary School.  The plan also recommends the repurposing of John Brown Francis as the Early Childhood Center and Drum Rock as part of the Career and Tech Center.  Public forums will be held at 6:30 on the following dates :

                       October 6 at Veterans

                       October 13 at Pilgrim

                       October 17 at Toll Gate

Facilities/Logistics Committee: Science labs are almost completed.  The entry door issues are being resolved. Issues brought up at the School Committee Meeting are being looked into. Complaints to the Fire Marshal and other authorities have been answered as soon as they come in. Power to computer labs has been completed today.  The white boards from Aldrich are being re-purposed to Veterans Junior High as well as the cabinets for safety glasses and eye wash stations.

Public Relations Committee:  The Elementary Consolidation presentation and plan have been added to the Consolidation Website.

Technology Committee:   Lab wiring that needed to be done at Veterans Junior High School has been completed.  Hardware has been ordered for the Robotics lab to get them online.  Phone, PA, and paging issues at Veterans Junior High School and Pilgrim High School are being actively addressed by the maintenance and technician teams.

CADD Lab virtual desktops are up and running at Winman Junior High School and soon to be working at Veterans Junior High School, Toll Gate High School and Pilgrim High School.  Promethean interactive flat panel displays are being installed at Veterans Junior High School.