MIDDLETOWN SCHOOL COMMITTEE
MIDDLETOWN, RHODE ISLAND
NOTICE OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING
Thursday, September 3, 2020
5:30 p.m. – Regular School Committee Meeting
“The meeting will be conducted by telephone/video conference call on Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 5:30 P.M., in accordance with Executive Order issued by Governor Raimondo, which modifies certain provisions of the Open Meetings Act (“OMA”) and the Access to Public Records Act (“APRA”) as part of the State’s emergency response to COVID-19. Please see the below invitation.”
Members of the public may access and listen to the meeting in real-time by calling US: +1 312 626 6799 or +1 929 205 6099 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 253 215 8782; Webinar ID: 846 6767 3289 or on the Web at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84667673289.
1. Call To Order
2. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag
The Middletown School Committee follows the codification of present-day general parliamentary law as articulated in Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised 10th edition (2000), together with whatever rules of order the Committee has adopted for its own governance. The motion to reconsider is one of the motions that can bring a question again before an assembly, and is designed to bring back for further consideration a motion which has already been voted on:
If, in the same session that a motion has been voted on, but no later than the same day or the next day on which a business meeting is held, new information or a changed situation makes it appear that a different result might reflect the true will of the assembly, a member who voted with the prevailing side can, by moving to Reconsider [RONR (10th ed.), p. 304-321] the vote, propose that the question shall come before the assembly again as if it had not previously been considered. (From Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised In Brief, Robert, Evans et al., De Capo Press, 2004)
Individuals may address the School Committee on only one (1) relevant education related topic not included on the agenda nor related to personnel or job performance nor revealing personally identifiable information regarding students. Individuals may speak for no longer than five (5) minutes and must submit a public participation form to the Superintendent prior to the start of the meeting.
Items discussed during this session shall not be voted upon.
· Staff Recognition
· Approval of Vouchers
· Approval of Vendors/Purchases over $5,000
· Approval of Minutes
· COVID-19 Update
· MPS School Opening Plan
· Racial Equity Task Force
· Revised 20-21 School Calendar
· Home Schooling
· School Reopening
· Report on Recent Personnel Actions by the Superintendent
Agenda and supporting documents can be found at www.mpsri.net, “Meetings, Agendas, and Minutes”.
The public is welcome to any meeting of the School Committee or its committees. If communication assistance (readers/interpreters/captions) is needed or any other accommodation to ensure equal participation, please contact the School Department Facilities Department at least two (2) business days prior to the meeting at 849-2122.
Secretary of State:
August 31, 2020
August 31, 2020
August 31, 2020