May 13, 2020


Minutes of the

Monson School Committee-Regular Business Meeting

Via Zoom

May 13, 2020

“Pursuant to Governor Baker’s March 12, 2020 Order Suspending Certain Provisions of the Open Meeting Law, G.L. c. 30A, §18, and the Governor’s March 15, 2020 Order imposing strict limitation on the number of people that may gather in one place, this meeting of the Town of Monson School Committee will be conducted via remote participation to the greatest extent possible. Specific information and the general guidelines for remote participation by members of the public and/or parties with a right and/or requirement to attend this meeting can be found on the Town of Monson website, at www.monson-ma.gov. For this meeting, members of the public who wish to listen to the meeting may do so in the following manner: https://zoom.us/j/98570695640 Meeting ID: 985 7069 5640, no in-person attendance of members of the public will be permitted, but every effort will be made to ensure that the public can adequately access the proceedings in real time, via technological means. In the event that we are unable to do so, despite best efforts, we will post on the Town of Monson’s website an audio or video recording, transcript, or other comprehensive record of proceedings as soon as possible after the meeting.

Present: Chair Jeffrey Lord; Vice-Chair Emily Graves-Harrison; Secretary Andre Dubois-White, Committee Members Colleen Flynn and Jessy Shea

Also Present: Superintendent Dr. Cheryl A. Clarke, Director of Facilities Paul DeMaio; Business and Finance Officer/Transportation Coordinator and Recording Secretary Karen Methe

Note: This meeting was recorded using Zoom technology.

Mr. Lord called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

Mr. Dubois-White read the Mission and Vision Statements.

Announcements:

Dr. Clarke reported that May 15, 2020 will be Virtual Senior Signing Day. Mr. Bardwell and his staff have been working very hard to create a video presentation that will be shared with the public.

Mr. Metzger began to speak about an upcoming senior parade, award ceremony and the senior check-out process when it was brought to the attention of the Chair of the Committee that the meeting had been inadvertently set up to require a password that was not made public.

Mr. Lord stopped the meeting immediately and the meeting was subsequently adjourned at 7:07 p.m.

Documentation for this meeting:

May 13, 2020-Regular Business Meeting Agenda

April 22, 2020-Regular Business Meeting Minutes-Draft

April 29, 2020-Regular Business Meeting Minutes-Draft

Approved by Committee:

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Mr. Dubois-White, Secretary


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