School Committee Minutes of August 9, 2007

Posted: January 16, 2008, by Cathy Grant

BELMONT SCHOOL COMMITTEE MINUTES
CHENERY MIDDLE SCHOOL COMMUNITY ROOM
AUGUST 9, 20

Present:  Mr. John Bowe, Chair
    Dr. Diane Stafford, Secretary
    Mr. Scott Stratford
    Ms. Elizabeth Gibson - absent
    Ms. Ann Rittenburg 
    Ms. Leslie Walker - absent
    Dr. Peter Holland, Superintendent of Schools
    Dr. Gerald Missal, Director of Finance and Administration

2.  OPENING BUSINESS

  2.1  Call to Order
 
  At 8:02 p.m., Mr. Bowe, Chairman of the Committee, called the meeting to order in the Community Room of the Chenery Middle School.  

  2.2  Superintendent’s Report
 
  Dr. Holland noted the recent death of the Superintendent of Burlington, MA            

3.  UNFINISHED BUSINESS
 
  None

4.  MAJOR BUSINESS
     
  4.1  Discuss & Determine Highest Priority for BPS Building Projects - Exhibit  A
 
  The committee reviewed the letter from the MSBA concerning the need for communities with more than one proposed project to submit a letter prioritizing these by August 15th.  The Superintendent presented the relevant issues both at Wellington School and Belmont high School as they related to the statutory criteria cited in the Statement of Interest.  Discussion was held including input from members of the community, the Warrant Committee and the Permanent Building Committee.

  On a motion offered by Dr. Stafford and seconded by Ms. Rittenburg, it was

  VOTED:  unanimously to direct the Superintendent to notify the MSBA that the Wellington
      School is the first priority for Belmont.

EXECUTIVE SESSION           

1.1  Contract Negotiations - Confidential Exhibit  B 
   On a motion offered by Mr. Stratford and seconded by Dr. Stafford,  it was

VOTED:  unanimously, at 9:04 p.m. to enter Executive Session to discuss
      Contract Negotiations.  The Committee indicated that it would not
      return to Open Session.

9.  ADJOURNMENT
 
  On a motion offered by Mr. Stratford and seconded by Ms. Rittenburg,  it was

  VOTED:  unanimously, at 9:55 p.m. to adjourn the meeting.
          Respectfully submitted by          
            Diane Stafford, Secretary

 ATTACHMENT A

EXECUTIVE SESSION:      August 9, 2007    9:04 p.m. to 9:26 p.m.
 RE:          Contract Negotiations

  In Executive Session, on a motion offered by Mr. Stratford and seconded by Mr. Bowe, it was

   VOTED:  unanimously that the Committee extend the retainer for legal services with
      Stoneman, Chandler and Miller through December 31, 2007.
 
   The Committee indicated its readiness to adjourn the meeting at 9:26 p.m.