The 10/2 meeting had a full agenda, including a presentation from HS Student Advisory, a Human Resources update, a presentation on a potential Early Child Care Program, the FY 2020-25 Capital Plan, and approval of the 2019-20 School calendar. Detailed information on all discussion items can be found in the packet from this meeting.
High School Student Advisory to the School Committee
The 10/2 school committee began with a report from the Needham High School Student Advisory to the School Committee. This group of six high school students connect with and advise the School Committee several times a year.
Early Child Care Program
Diane Simmons, Director of Planning, Communication, and Community Education, shared a proposal for an Early Childcare program for NPS teachers, staff, town employees and the community. This fee based program would provide care during the school year for infants and toddlers.
Human Resources Update
Dr. Alex McNeil, Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources, presented information about the district’s efforts to hire qualified teaching staff. A priority identified by the REAL Coalition Sub Committee on Hiring and Employment Practices is to increase the diversity of NPS staff.
FY2020-24 Capital Plan
For everyone curious about the districts long-range capital plans, take a look at FY2020-2024 Draft Capital Improvement Plan include in the packet. It provides a glimpse into capital improvement needs over the next five years, from tech, to building renovations, to furniture and more.
2019-20 School Calendar
The first day of school will be September 3, the Tuesday after Labor Day. Interesting to note — there will be no more delayed openings due to the start of full-day Kindergarten!