Board to Reveal John Gray Tribute
The Barrington School Committee meets at 7:30 pm in Town Hall.
The much-anticipated tribute to the late John Gray, principal at Barrington High School for 29 years, is back on the agenda for tonight's Barrington School Committee meeting.
The meeting starts at 7:30 pm in the School Committee Meeting Room in the Town Hall.
The high school auditorium is the focus of the tribute to Gray, who passed away last fall. It was to have been revealed at the meeting two weeks ago, but a snow storm canceled the session.
The auditorium at the high school was selected as the spot to keep Gray's memory alive after BHS Principal Joseph Hurley reported that it generated "the most interest" among staff at the high school and for Gray's wife.
The auditorium is the place where most students and parents met Gray for the first time when they were freshmen entering the school, Hurley said.
"John loved the arts," he said, "and he was a factor in its renovation."
Superintendent Michael Messore also said previously that Gray "was noted for attending everything. He never missed a concert."
Other items on the agenda include the proposed 2013-14 spending plan and calendar for the schools. Here is the complete agenda.
BARRINGTON SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING
Government Center, 283 County Road
AGENDA March 21, 2013
6:30 p.m. Executive Session
EXECUTIVE SESSION pursuant to R.I. Gen Laws Sections 42-46-5(a)(1) and 42-46-5(a)(2) for Personnel and Collective Bargaining and Litigation with NEAB, United Steelworkers and BEST.
7:30 p.m. Regular Meeting
A. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE (approx. 7:30 – 7:32 p.m.)
B. ACHIEVEMENT RECOGNITION (approx. 7:32 – 7:37 p.m.)
C. BPS SPOTLIGHT ON TEACHING AND LEARNING (approx. 7:37 – 7:50 p.m.)
D. INFORMATION AND PROPOSALS (approx. 7:50 – 8:15 p.m.)
1. Pupil Personnel Services Update
2. RTI Update
E. GENERAL PUBLIC DISCUSSION AND INFORMATION (approx. 8:15 – 8:25 p.m.)
F. OLD BUSINESS (approx. 8:25 – 8:45 p.m.)
Superintendent and Staff
1. Budget Discussion
1. John Gray Tribute
2. Approval of School Calendar 2013-2014
3. Approval of Subcommittee Membership Recommendations
G. NEW BUSINESS (approx. 8:45 – 8:50 p.m.)
Superintendent and Staff
1. Personnel Appointments
HS, Assistant Baseball Coach (Freshman)
HS, Junior Varsity Boys Tennis Coach
HS, Assistant Baseball Coach
HS, Assistant Volleyball Coach
PH, Enrichment Specialist, Literacy Coach
2. Approval of Requests for Home Schooling
1. National School Boards Association Annual Conference
H. DECISION ITEMS (approx. 8:50 – 8:55 p.m.)
1. Consent Agenda Meeting Minutes
Open Meeting and Executive Session of February 14, 2013
Open Meeting and Executive Sessions of February 21, 2013
Open Meeting and Executive Session of February 28, 2013
Financials Monthly Expenditures for February $3,471,463.14
I. DISCUSSION ITEMS (approx. 8:55 – 9:00 p.m.)
1. Discussion Future Agenda Items
2. General Discussion to Guide Future Recommendations
J. GENERAL PUBLIC DISCUSSION AND INFORMATION (approx. 9:00 – 9:10 p.m.)
EXECUTIVE SESSION (approx. 9:10 – 9:40 p.m.) Pursuant to R.I. Gen Laws Section 42-46-5(a)(1) for Personnel; Section 42-46-5(a)(2) for Collective Bargaining and Litigation with NEAB, United Steelworkers and BEST; and Section 42-46-5(a)(3) for discussion regarding school buildings security issues.