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School Committee Meeting Highlights

by Yvette Cain
January 13, 2019

The School Committee’s first meeting of 2019, was called to order by Stacey Raffi, promptly at 7 PM on January 10.  Following the approval of minutes from December 13 sessions of the committee, business began.

Raffi recognized student representatives Sarah O’Neill and Josh Cohen. Each student reviewed HHS events of interest to the Committee. 

Raffi also reminded members of the public forum: The Future of Holliston High School, to be held in the HHS auditorium at 7PM on Tuesday, January 15.

Dominique Trotin, K-12 Foreign Language Coordinator, presented a proposal: The Seal of Biliteracy, Pathway and Program Awards, for committee approval.   The Seal of Biliteracy is an award given by a school or district in recognition of students who have studied and attained proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing in two or more languages, one of which is English.  Massachusetts joined 36 states passing the Seal of Biliteracy, in November 2017.  The School Committee voted to approve participation in this program, award appropriate recognition, (Intermediate-High Proficiency and Advanced-Low Proficiency) and use established standardized assessment criteria. 

In other business the 4th draft of the 2019-2020 Holliston School Calendar was approved, pending edits.  The Special Education Costs budget FY2020 shows a 3.61% increase over FY2019.  Much of the increase, explained Keith Buday, HPS Business Manager, involves changes in out of district transportation costs, in part due to the “loss of the Framingham Public Schools as part of ACCEPT’s transportation service.”

The next meeting of the School Committee is January 24, in the HHS Library.

NOTE:  The Publishers would like to thank the Committee and school administrators for providing them a “Press Copy” folder.  Contents of the folder included a welcome letter as well as materials pertinent to this meeting. 

 

 

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So nice to have an audience for our meetings. Welcome to Holliston and looking forward to providing you with many more press packets in the future.

- Brad Jackson | 1/13/19 8:21 PM

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