Pentucket Regional School Committee

Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010

Rich Perrotti of Groveland and Todd Treado of Merrimac were absent.

APPROVED

A plan for remediating mold and bacteria problems at Donaghue Elementary School in Merrimac using a combination of resources from the district and the town of Merrimac. Facilities manager Greg Hadden will report back to the board with an update on Dec. 21. Merrimac officials present at the meeting included Selectmen Earl Baumgardner and Carol Traynor, Finance Director Carol McLeod, and Health Board members Eileen Hurley and Mark Sofia.

School Improvement Plans for Pentucket High School and the elementary schools in Merrimac and West Newbury. Improvement plans for Pentucket Middle School and Groveland's elementary school will be presented at the board's next meeting.

Appointing Chris Reading as the Pentucket board designee to the Page School Construction Committee.

School Committee goals for the year.

Allowing the district to borrow funds in the form of a revenue anticipated note in the event state aid is not received in a timely manner.

Adopting policy revisions governing the implementation of Title I and parental notification relative to sex education, but postponing approval for a medication administration policy.

Going into executive session for the purposes of negotiations.

ACCEPTED

A matching gift donation totaling $200 from Juniper Networks and Mr. and Mrs. Scott Gigandet to the Bagnall School Open Space and Trails Service Project.

RECOGNIZED

Pentucket High School English teacher Annie Young, who recently published her first book "Once Blue," geared at early-adolescent readers. Young donated several copies of the book to the district's schools and towns.

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