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Members Of Full-Day Kindergarten Study Committee Announced

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The following is a portion of the Aug. 18, 2014 Westford School Committee meeting. For links to other parts of the meeting, click here.

8:56 p.m. – Discussion then went to discussion over starting a revolving account for income derived from the International Student Exchange. The deadline is Tuesday.

If that money was not put into a revolving account, it would be placed into the general fund.

Keele said that the town would be happy to give that money, but it was said that it could not be done without a vote.

The School Committee was unanimous in recommending this.

8:58 p.m. – An update was provided on applications for the Citizens’ Advisory Committee for All-Day Kindergarten.

He said that there were 12 people on a memo given, and recommended them all.

Harkness moved that the School Committee accept the people on the memo.

Keele asked people in the audience in the Kindergarten Committee to introduce themselves.

Ken Mierz and Avery Adam introduced themselves.

Members on the memo not in attendance included

  • Suzanne Gibbons
  • Sarah Glatt
  • Sheila Grimm
  • Michael Hoagland
  • Robert Michael
  • Joy Onasch
  • Kara Saranich
  • Gina Schladenhauffen
  • Fatih Unlu
  • June Wu

The motion was unanimously approved.

9:01 p.m. – Budget warrants were approved.

The Westford Education Association Unit A contract was signed, making it official, with praise from Harkness, Kohl and Olsen.

The committee then talked about meeting minutes, with some of them needing to be accepted in executive session.

There was then discussion on the minutes of contract negotiations being released, with Olsen saying that the state recommended the minutes not be released for impacting future negotiations.

The minutes were approved, not for release.

9:08 p.m. – Keele asked how many new hires there were, Olsen said there was around 20. He said he would give the list of who was hired and who left over the summer at the next meeting.

The meeting was adjourned to Executive Session at 9:10 p.m.

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