Preview of Agenda for MSC Meeting May 10, 2016

May is here, soggy weather, busy sports activities are in full swing and of course, School Committee business is in the air. Here’s a quick preview of what is on the School Committee agenda tomorrow night.


Tomorrow night is a PUBLIC HEARING on the current state of the FY17 Melrose Public Schools budget. Please come tomorrow night and speak to anything and everything you are concerned with in regards to the budget.


There will be votes on:

The consent agenda

  • School Committee Meeting Minutes from 26 April 2016 (to be posted for public viewing after SC votes to approve them)
  • MHS Marching Band Field Trip Request to Washington D.C. (pg. 56)
    • Recall this is for the Marching Band to participate in the National Memorial Day Parade in D.C.
  • Maintenance Report (pg. 61)
  • Personnal Report (pg. 65)
  • Monthly Budget Summary (pg. 67)
  • Warrants (pg. 97)

Educational Programs and Personnel (EP&P)

  • Secondary School code of Conduct revisions (pg. 132)

Finance and Facilities

  • Reconsideration of Class Fund Transfer (pg. 142)
  • FY17 Budget Deliberations (see link)

Announcements – School Committee Chair 

  • Addition of School Committee meetings (pg. 151)
    • 8/30/16
    • 10/18/16

The following do not require a vote, but discussion is anticipated:

Superintendent Report

  • Election process of Student Representatives (pg. 5)
  • SEEM Collaborative FY17 Budget (pg. 6)


  • Plans for Summer including Summer school, Enrichment (pg. 127)
    • Middle School Summer Options
    • Extended School Year services
    • MHS ‘Summer Credit Recovery’ or Summer School
  • ECC and Kindergarten placement report (pg. 131)
    • According to the report, we have at this time 307 kindergarten students registered, short of the anticipate 325
    • Based on previous discussions, I fully expect this number to change over the Summer as families move into/out of Melrose*

Finance and Facilities

  • Facilities Construction Update: MHS and Hoover Elementary (pg. 140)
    • Expect oral presentation.*
  • FY15 District Financial Audit (pg. 143)

Announcements – School Committee Chair

  • Liaison reports

*NOTE: Remember any opinions expressed here are my own and not representative of the School Administration or School Committee.

Links in this post:

School Committee Meeting Agenda for May 10, 2016

MPS FY17 Budget, Draft 4


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