MSC Meeting Agenda Preview, 14 June 2016

A lot has happened since the last MSC meeting. From concerns over how MPS handles the population wave currently underway, to a number of changes within MPS Central Admin, to Orlando/Dorchester and other tragedies, to Equality news and Memorial Day/weekend activities.  I won’t go into details unless they pertain to MPS specifically and is on the agenda for this meeting, but my heart, thoughts and prayers go out to all affected by the recent tragedies.

ICYMI – Here is the video for the MPS Space Use presentation last Saturday, 11 June 2016. The presentation/recommendation by the Permanent School Building Committee is on page 207 of the agenda.

There will be votes on:

Consent agenda

  • Field trip requests (pg 15)
  • Personnel Report (pg 20)
  • Monthly Budget summary (pg 21)
  • Warrants

Policy and Planning

  • Field Trip Policy (pg 200)

General Business – School Committee Chair

  • SMART Goals for School Committee and District (pg 210)
  • Configuration of Instructional Programs (Space use discussion) (pg 207)

There may be discussion on:

Superintendent’s Report

  • Steven Malley Receives Massachusetts Foreign Language
    Association New Teacher Commendation (Congratulations!) (pg 14)
  • Staffing update (pg 13)
  • Class of 2016 Update (pg 4)

Consent Agenda

Educational Programs and Personnel

  • Global Language Program Review (pg 105)
  • Appointment of Director of Finance and Administration (not in packet)

We will have an Executive Session tonight:

Topics covered include:

  • Strategy Session to discuss open position – Director of Finance and Administrative Affairs
  • Strategy Session to discuss negotiation prep with MEA (Teachers Contract)


Links in this document:

MSC Agenda, 14 June 2016

MSC Special Meeting/Public Hearing on MPS Space Use – Video

Please do not hesitate to contact me via email (ldeselm at or the school committee (schoolcommittee at with questions, concerns or suggestions.