• GREATER FALL RIVER VOCATIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT COMMITTEE

    MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING

    MARCH 16, 2016

                The regular meeting of the Greater Fall River Vocational School District Committee meeting was called to order at 3:25 p.m. by Chairman Paul Jennings of Westport, with the following persons in attendance:  Donald DiBiasio of Somerset, Joan Menard of Fall River, Thomas Chace of Fall River, and Rajiv Nehra of Fall River.  Jeffrey Begin of Swansea was absent. Also in attendance were Marta Montleon, Superintendent-Director; Kyle Alves, Assistant Superintendent/Principal, and Atty. Gregory Brilhante, Legal Counsel.   

                The roll call was followed by the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag. 

                It was moved by Ms. Menard, seconded by Mr. DiBiasio, and voted unanimously to approve the FY17 budget as presented.

                It was moved by Mr. DiBiasio, seconded by Dr. Nehra, and voted unanimously having convened in an open meeting on March 16, 2016, prior to the closing date, the Greater Fall River Vocational School District of Fall River, in accordance with its charter, by-laws, and ordinances, has voted to authorize the Superintendent to submit to the Massachusetts School Building Authority the Statement of Interest Form dated March 16, 2016 for the Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School located at 251 Stonehaven Road, Fall River, Massachusetts which describes and explains the following deficiencies and the priority category(s) for which an application may be submitted to the Massachusetts School Building Authority in the future:

    • Elimination of existing severe overcrowding;
    • Prevention of severe overcrowding expected to result from increased enrollments;
    • Replacement, renovation or modernization of school facility systems, such as roofs, windows, boilers, heating and ventilation systems, to increase energy conservation and decrease energy related costs in a school facility; and
    • Replacement of or addition to obsolete buildings in order to provide for a full range of programs consistent with state and approved local requirements.

     

    and hereby further specifically acknowledges that by submitting this Statement of Interest Form, the Massachusetts School Building Authority in no way guarantees the acceptance or the approval of an application, the awarding of a grant or any other funding commitment from the Massachusetts School Building Authority, or commits the Regional School District to filing an application for funding with the Massachusetts School Building Authority.

     

     

                It was moved by Mr. DiBiasio, seconded by Mr. Chace, and voted unanimously on a roll call at 3:41 p.m. to rise to Executive Session pursuant to M.G.L. c. 30A, §21(a), paragraph 3, to conduct strategy with respect to collective bargaining if an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the bargaining position of the public body and the chair so declares: DAA Contract and pursuant to M.G.L. c. 30A, §21(a), paragraph 2, to conduct strategy sessions in preparation for negotiations with nonunion personnel or to conduct collective bargaining sessions or contract negotiations with nonunion personnel: Executive Assistant to the Superintendent/Secretary to the School Committee Contract – Lucy Thompsen.

    It was moved by Mr. DiBiasio, seconded by Mr. Chace, and voted unanimously on a roll call at 4:10 p.m. to rise into Open Session.

    It was moved by Mr. DiBiasio, seconded by Mr. Chace, and voted unanimously on a roll call to accept the DAA contract as negotiated.

                It was moved by Mr. DiBiasio, seconded by Mr. Chace, and voted unanimously to adjourn at 4:14 p.m.

                                                    Respectfully submitted,

                                                               

             

    Paul R. Jennings, Chairperson                                                Lucy Thompsen, Secretary

    Greater Fall River Vocational School District Committee

     

     

     

    Materials included:         FY17 Budget

                                        Statement of Interest