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May
5

Board of Trustees Agenda

F.W. Parker Charter Essential School

Board Meeting

Date and Time
Tuesday May 9, 2017 at 6:45 PM

Location
Room 27 at the Parker School, 49 Antietam Street, Devens MA 01434

Agenda

     
  

 

  
  

Purpose

  
  

Presenter

  
  

Duration

  

I. Opening Items

A. Record Attendance and Guests

 

Cheryl Lower

1

B. Call the Meeting to Order

 

Cheryl Lower

2

C. Approve Minutes

Approve Minutes

Cheryl Lower

3

Last month's minutes are attached.

II. Items for Discussion

A. Roof Project: Update

Discuss

Peter MacDonald

30

Facilities Committee to update on   roof project, including proposing a way for Board to be aware of   contingencies over the summer (follow-on from our April conversation).

III. Principal's Report

A. Principal's Report

FYI

Todd Sumner

10

Based on norms review in April, in   addition to the written summary, Todd will provide some comments on current   work and issues.

IV. Committee Reports

A. GovComm

FYI

Christine Regan-Davi

10

GovCom will provide updates on its   work to strengthen our board's self-evaluation process.

V. Second Reads and Statutory   Items

 

VI. Comments from the Public

A. SECOND READ: REVISED INVESTMENT POLICY

Vote

Jane Adams

5

In April Fincomm brought forward a   first read.  The purpose of the revised investment policy is to align   our reserve policy with what we've committed to in our new borrowing   agreement.

VII. Votes

A. Votes

Vote

Cheryl Lower

5

1. Revised investment policy
 
   

VIII. New Business

 

IX. Closing Items

A. Adjourn Meeting

Vote

Cheryl Lower

3

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