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AMENDED AGENDA

CRANSTON SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING

AUGUST 18, 2014

HOPE HIGHLANDS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

300 HOPE ROAD, CRANSTON, RI 02921

EXECUTIVE SESSION – 6:00 P.M.

IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWED BY PUBLIC MEETING

 

AGENDA

 

  1. Call to order- 6:00 p.m. Convene to Executive Session pursuant to RI State Laws  -

 

  1. PL 42-46-5(a)(1) Personnel:
  1. Appointment of Administrator A
  2. Appointment of Administrator B
  3. Appointment of Administrator C
  4. Appointment of Administrator D
  5. Termination of Non-Certified Employee A

 

  1. PL 42-46-5(a)(2) Collective Bargaining/Litigation:
  1. Contract Negotiations’ Update(s)=
  2. (Secretaries)
  3. (Teachers)
  4. (Teacher Assistants)
  5. (Bus Drivers, Mechanics)
  6. (Tradespeople)
  7. (Custodians)
  8. Settlement Agreement re: Student A
  9. MOU with CCAP

 

  1. PL 42-46-5(3)
  1. District Safety Plan
  1. Call to Order – Public Session
  2. Roll Call – Quorum
  3. Executive Session Minutes Sealed – August 18,20134
  4. Minutes of Previous Meetings Approved – July 9, 2014 (Work Session), July 14, 2014 (Regular School Committee Meeting), July 30, 2014 (Student Hearing)
  5. Chairperson’s Communications
  6. Superintendent’s Communications
  7. School Committee Member Communications
  8. Public Hearing

      a. Students (Agenda/Non-Agenda Matters)

      b. Members of the Public (Agenda Matters Only)

  1. Consent Calendar/Consent Agenda
  2. Action Calendar/Action Agenda

 

 

 

RESOLUTIONS

 

ADMINISTRATION

 

PERSONNEL

 

No. 14-08-02     RESOLVED, that at the recommendation of the Superintendent, said certified administrator be appointed as follows:

 

Susan Deriso, Director of Literacy & Title 1

Central Admin

Contract Effective date…August 19, 2014

Fiscal Impact Analysis Attached

 

No. 14-08-03     RESOLVED, that at the recommendation of the Superintendent, said certified administrator be appointed as follows:

 

Cynthia Houston, Director

Norwood

Contract Effective date…August 19, 2014

Fiscal Impact Analysis Attached

 

No. 14-08-04     RESOLVED, that at the recommendation of the Superintendent, said certified administrator be appointed as follows:

 

Kathryn Marks, Director of AEP

Central Admin

Contract Effective date…August 19, 2014

Fiscal Impact Analysis Attached

 

No. 14-08-05     RESOLVED, that at the recommendation of the Superintendent, said certified administrator be appointed as follows:

 

Erica Stackhouse, Principal                         

Rhodes Elementary School

Contract Effective date…August 19, 2014

Fiscal Impact Analysis Attached

 


 

No. 14-08-06     RESOLVED, that at the recommendation of the Superintendent the following certified personnel be appointed for the 2014-2015 school year:

 

Amanda Chapman, Step 6 +Masters

Education…PC, BA, URI, MLIS

Experience…Providence School Department

Certification….Library Media Specialist Pk-12

Assignment…Itinerant .5 FTE

Effective date…August 25, 2014

Authorization…Replacement

Fiscal Note… 11716030 51110

 

Wendy Miller, Step 7 + Masters

Education…URI, BA, BU, MSW

Experience…Exeter West Greenwich School Department

Certification…School Social Worker K-12

Assignment…Cranston East 1.0 FTE

Effective Date…August 25, 2014

Authorization…Replacement

Fiscal Note….11317030 51110

 

Michael Reeves, Step 12 + Masters + 30

Education…PC, BA, BU, MSW

Experience…Burrillville, School Department

Certification…School Social Worker K-12

Assignment…Itinerant 1.0 FTE

Effective Date…August 25, 2014

Authorization…Replacement

Fiscal Note…112417030 51110

 

Daniel Shields. Step 1

Education…URI, BA

Experience…South Kingstown Substitute

Certification…Secondary Italian\Spanish

Assignment…Cranston West 1.0 FTE

Effective date…August 25, 2014

Authorization…Replacement

Fiscal Note…12612300 51110

 

Danielle Laliberte, Step 3

Education…RIC, BS

Experience…Cranston Substitute

Certification…Special Education K-8

Assignment…Dutemple 1.0 FTE

Effective Date…August 25, 2014

Authorization…Replacement

Fiscal Note…11613260 51110

 

Christina Bellisle, Step 5 + Masters

Education…RIC, BS, Walden University, MS

Experience…Cranston Substitute

Certification…Elementary1-6

Assignment…Eden Park 1.0 FTE

Effective Date…August 25, 2014

Authorization…Replacement

Fiscal Note…11812050 511110

 

Laura Scanlon, Step 1

Education…RIC, BS

Experience…Cranston Substitute

Certification…Elementary 1-6

Assignment…Woodridge 1.0 FTE

Effective Date…August 25, 2014

Authorization…Replacement

Fiscal Note…12111205051110

 

Shealyn Gamba, Step 1

Education…RIC, BS

Experience…Cranston Substitute

Certification…Special Education Elementary 1-6

Assignment…Stadium 1.0 FTE

Effective Date…August 25, 2014

Authorization…Replacement

Fiscal Note…12013260 51110

 

Haley Menard, Step 1

Education…RIC, BS

Experience…Cranston Substitute

Certification…Middle\Secondary Special Education 7-12

Assignment…Sanders 1.0 FTE

Effective Date…August 25, 2014

Authorization… Replacement

Fiscal Note…13813150 51110

 

Alexandra Fairbrothers, Step 1

Education…URI, BA

Experience…Cranston Substitute

Certification….Elementary 1-6

Assignment…Peters 1.0 FTE

Effective date…August 25, 2014

Authorization…Replacement

Fiscal Note… 12412050 51110

 

 

 

 

Ariel Persia, Step 1

Education…RIC, BS

Experience…Cranston Substitute

Certification….Early Childhood PK-2

Assignment…Barrows .5 FTE

Effective date…August 25, 2014

Authorization…Replacement

Fiscal Note… 11212050 51110

 

Kimberly Goldthwait, Step 2

Education…RIC, BS

Experience…Cranston Substitute

Certification….Elementary 1-6

Assignment…Peters 1.0 FTE

Effective date…August 25, 2014

Authorization…Replacement

Fiscal Note… 12412050 51110

 

Brianna Lennon, Step 2

Education…URI, BA,

Experience…Cranston Substitute

Certification…Elementary 1-6

Assignment…CSR .5 FTE

Effective Date…August 25, 2014

Authorization…Replacement

Fiscal Note…. 57120129 51110

 

Sarah Stevens, Step 2 + MA

Education…URI, BS, MS

Experience…Providence School Department

Certification….Speech & Language Pathologist PK-12

Assignment…Itinerant 1.0 FTE

Effective date…August 25, 2014

Authorization…Replacement

Fiscal Note… 50819121 51110

 

Annika Ljunberg, Step 1 + MA + 30

Education…PC, BA. Gallaudet University, MA

Experience…Cranston Intern

Certification….School Psychologist K-12

Assignment…Itinerant 1.0 FTE

Effective date…August 25, 2014

Authorization…Replacement

Fiscal Note… 11717040 51110

 

 

No. 14-08-07     RESOLVED, that at the recommendation of the Superintendent, the following certified staff member be granted a leave of absence without compensation as provided in Article XIX, Section F of the Master Agreement between the Cranston School Committee and the Cranston Teachers’ Alliance:

           

Jill Robbins, Teacher

            Peters

            Effective Date…August, 2014 to August, 2015

 

No. 14-08-08     RESOLVED, that at the recommendation of the Superintendent, the following non-certified staff member be granted a leave of absence without compensation as provided in Article X, Section C of the Master Agreement between the Cranston School Committee and the Cranston Teachers’ Alliance:

 

Lynn Carter, Teacher Assistant

            Oak Lawn

            Effective Date…October 14, 2014 to January 21, 2015

 

No. 14-08-09     RESOLVED, that at the recommendation of the Superintendent, the following certified staff member be granted a leave of absence without compensation as provided in Article XIX, Section B.3 of the Master Agreement between the Cranston School Committee and the Cranston Teachers’ Alliance:

 

                        Keith Ward, Teacher

            Cranston West

            Effective Date…August, 2014 to August, 2015

 

No. 14-08-10     RESOLVED, that at the recommendation of the Superintendent, the resignation(s) of the following certified personnel be accepted:

 

Polly Gillie, Principal

Rhodes

Effective Date…August 1, 2014

 

Sabrina Dias, Teacher

Stone Hill

Effective Date...July 23, 2014

 

Laura Lanni, Teacher

Peters

Effective Date…August 4, 2014

 

Brooke Vecchio, Teacher

Woodridge

Effective Date…August 12, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

No. 14-08-11     RESOLVED, that at the recommendation of the Superintendent, the retirement of the following certified personnel be accepted:

 

Sheila Vestri, Teacher

Oak Lawn

Effective Date…June 30, 2015

 

No. 14-08-12     RESOLVED, that at the recommendation of the Superintendent, the following individual(s) be appointed as an athletic coach:

 

James Creamer, Head Field Hockey Coach

CHSE

Step-5

Class-B

Playing Competition-None

Experience-Head Coach Hockey \Assistant Coach Tennis 

Certification-RI Coaches Certification; CPR\AED\First Aid

 

No. 14-08-13     RESOLVED, that at the recommendation of the Superintendent, the

following individual(s) be reappointed as an athletic coach:

 

Cranston High School East

Thomas Centore- Head Football Coach

Ken Simone- Assistant Football Coach

Michael Giblin-Assistant Football Coach

Isaiah McDaniel-Assistant Football Coach

Robert Bouchard- Head Boys’ Cross Country Coach

Robert LaBanca- Head Girls’ Cross Country Coach

Michael Boyajian-Head Girls’ Tennis Coach

Shannon Audet--Assistant Field Hockey Coach

Richard Grenier-Head Boys’ Soccer Coach

Eric White- Assistant Boys’ Soccer Coach

Meaghan McGonagle-Head Girls’ Volleyball

 

Cranston High School West

Stephen Stoehr- Head Football Coach

Robert Malo- Assistant Football Coach

Thomas Milewski- Assistant Football Coach

Justin Erickson-Assistant Football Coach

Jesuso- Head Boys’ Cross Country Coach

Sheila Lagasse- Head Girls’ Cross Country Coach

James Lucas-Head Girls’ Tennis Coach

Nancy Hersey- Assistant Girls’ Tennis Coach

Eric Bogossian- Assistant Boys’ Soccer Coach

Tom Ferri- Head Girls’ Volleyball Coach

Neil Nachbar-Assistant Girls’ Volleyball Coach

Matthew Reis- Unified Volleyball Coach

Leonard D’Errico- Faculty Manager

 

No. 14-08-14     RESOLVED, that at the recommendation of the Superintendent, the following non-certified employee(s) be appointed:

 

Denise Williams, Secretary

Gladstone

Effective Date…August 12, 2014

Replacement

Fiscal Note… 11943210 51110

 

Viviana Alibizu-Loaiza, 3hr Secretary

Gladstone

Effective Date…August 18, 2014

Replacement

Fiscal Note…11943210 51110

 

No. 14-08-15     RESOLVED, that at the recommendation of the Superintendent, the following non-certified personnel be appointed as substitutes on a temporary basis as needed:

 

Noelle Patenaude, Secretary

Keri-Ann Baldassare, Secretary

David St. Amant, Bus Driver

                       Richard Lecuivre, Bus Driver

 

No. 14-08-16     RESOLVED, that at the recommendation of the Superintendent, the retirement(s) of the following non-certified personnel be accepted:

 

Joel Zisserson, Director

Plant\Transportation

Effective Date…January 2, 2015

 

No. 14-08-17     RESOLVED, that at the recommendation of the Superintendent, the resignation(s) of the following non-certified personnel be accepted:

 

Roland Lataille, Jr., Custodian

Plant

Effective Date…July 25, 2014

 

Luigi Marcello, Custodian

Plant

Effective Date…July 28, 2014

 

Corrie Finegan, Behavior Tech

Sanders Academy

Effective Date…August 29, 2014

 

 

 

Gail Chiaverini, Bus Monitor

Transportation

Effective Date…July 23, 2014

 

Holly Fay, Bus Monitor

Transportation

Effective Date…June 18, 2014

 

Bernadetta Petrone, Secretary

Park View

Effective Date…August 22, 2014

 

 

No. 14-08-18     RESOLVED, that at the recommendation of the Superintendent, the termination of non-certified Employee A be accepted.

 

 

BUSINESS

 

PURCHASED AND PURCHASED SERVICES

 

No. 14-08-19     RESOLVED, to accept or reject the AIA Agreement between the Cranston School Committee and Saccoccio & Associates, Inc.

 

 

No. 14-08-20     RESOLVED, that the agreement between Cranston Special Services, Child Outreach and CCAP Child Development Center for the period of August 2014 to July 2015 be approved. (See attached MOU).

 

No. 14-08-21     RESOLVED, to accept or reject a Settlement Agreement between the Cranston School Committee and Student A.

 

No. 14-08-22     RESOLVED, that the following purchases be approved:

 

Photocopier Maintenance for the period from September 1, 2014 to August 31, 2015 in the amount of $62,609

 

                        Number of bids issued   3                                                                                

Number of bids received 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

POLICY AND PROGRAM

 

No. 14-08-23        RESOLVED, that the following New Construction: 7000 series- to be deleted or amended (see C.P.S. for old policies)

#7000 General Policy statement- Amend

 

#7100 New Construction- Planning - delete. Amend to read “For pertinent legal information, refer to: General Laws of R.I., 16-2-15.”

 

#7110 (a)(b) Determining Needs - delete. Amend to read “For pertinent legal information, refer to: General Laws of R.I., 16-9-4 through 16-9-8.”

#7111Projecting Educational Programs - delete. Amend to read “For pertinent legal information, refer to: General Laws of R.I., 16-9-4 through 16-9-8.”

 

#7113Evaluating Existing BuildingsDelete

#7114Determining Extent of New ConstructionDelete

#7115Developing Educational SpecificationsDelete

#7120Patterns of ParticipationDelete

#7121Involving the StaffDelete

#7122Involving the PublicDelete

#7123Using Educational ConsultantsDelete

#7130Relations with the PublicDelete

#7140Relations with other Governmental UnitsDelete

#7142Relations with the StateDelete

#7210Site Development - delete and amend to read “For pertinent legal information, refer to General Laws of R.I., 16-2-25.”

 

#7211Selection of SiteDelete

#7212Land UseDelete

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#7220Building DesignDelete

#7230Equipment and FurnitureDelete

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#7310Training the StaffDelete

#7320Inspection of Completed ProjectDelete

#7330Acceptance of Completed ProjectDelete

#7411Bonded Indebtedness - Amend to read: Refer to General Laws of R.I., 16-60-4.9iv.

#7550Dedication of a Project – Amend to add “Tot Parks”

 

#7551Naming the BuildingDelete

 

 

 

 

 

No. 14-08-24     RESOLVED, that the following Instruction Polices – Series 6000 – be deleted and/or amended for second reading (see C.P.S. website for old policies)

#6145.3 a, b, c Instruction/Publications Delete

#6151Class SizeDelete

#6130Organizational PlanAmend

#6143.1                  Program Survey/Foreign                                                                                                       Language                                  Amend

#6144 aControversial IssuesAmend

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No. 14-08-25     RESOLVED, that at the recommendation of the School Committee, the following revised policy be approved for second reading (see attached policy)

 

                        Policy No. 6161.2 Acceptable Use Policy (AUP)

 

No. 14-08-26     RESOLVED, that at the recommendation of the School Committee, the following policy be approved for second reading (see attached policy)

 

                        Policy No. 6163.1 – Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Policy

 

No. 14-08-27     RESOLVED, that at the recommendation of the School Committee, the following field trip(s) of long duration/conference(s) be authorized:

 

  1. James Gemma of the Rhodes School will be attending the Constitution Day Conference in Washington DC from September 16-18, 2014.  He was chosen to represent the State of Rhode Island to discuss Civics.  The Conference is paid for by the Civics Renewal Network.

 

  1. Public Hearing on Non-Agenda Items

 

  1. Announcement of Future Meeting(s) – September 10, 2014 and September 15, 2014

 

  1. Adjournment

 

School Committee members who are unable to attend this meeting are asked to notify the Chairperson in advance.

 

Interested persons and the public at large, upon advance notice, will be given a fair opportunity to be heard at said meeting on the items proposed on the agenda.

 

Individuals requesting interpreter services for the hearing impaired must notify the Superintendent’s Office at 270-8170  72 hours in advance of hearing date.

 

Any changes in the agenda pursuant to RIGL 42-46-6(e) will be posted on the school district’s website at www.cpsed.net, Cranston Public Schools’ administration building, 845 Park Ave., Cranston, RI; and Cranston City Hall, 845 Park Ave., Cranston, RI and will be electronically filed with the Secretary of State at least forty-eight hours (48) in advance of the meeting. 

 

Notice posted:  August 15, 2014


Administrator's Compensation Schedule

                 

Fiscal Year 2014-2015

                     

NAME

POSITION

SCHOOL

ANN SALARY

HEALTH

DENTAL

LIFE

PENSION

SURV BEN

OASDI

MEDICARE

TOTAL Fringe

Sal & Fringe

                         

Susan DeRiso

Title I Dir.

Briggs

   86,770.00

11577

838

21

    14,239

96

0

1258

      28,029

      114,799

Cynthia Houston

Director

Tran. Prog.

   83,083.00

11577

838

21

    13,634

96

0

1205

      27,371

      110,454

Kathryn Marks

Director

AEP

   83,083.00

11577

838

21

    13,634

96

0

1205

      27,371

      110,454

Erica Stackhouse

Principal

Rhodes

   78,224.00

11577

838

21

    12,837

96

0

1134

      26,503

      104,727

                         

Administrator's Compensation Schedule

                 

Fiscal Year 2015-2016

                     

NAME

POSITION

SCHOOL

ANN SALARY

HEALTH

DENTAL

LIFE

PENSION

SURV BEN

OASDI

MEDICARE

TOTAL Fringe

Sal & Fringe

                         

Susan DeRiso

Title I Dir.

Briggs

   96,000.00

14310

1035

25

    15,754

96

0

1392

      32,612

      128,612

Cynthia Houston

Director

Tran. Prog.

   92,000.00

14310

1035

25

    15,097

96

0

1334

      31,897

      123,897

                         
                         

Administrator's Compensation Schedule

                 

Fiscal Year 2016-2017

                     

NAME

POSITION

SCHOOL

ANN SALARY

HEALTH

DENTAL

LIFE

PENSION

SURV BEN

OASDI

MEDICARE

TOTAL Fringe

Sal & Fringe

                         

Susan DeRiso

Title I Dir.

Briggs

   96,000.00

14739

1066

25

    15,754

96

0

1392

      33,072

      129,072

                         
                         

Salaries and benefits calculated from a start date of 8/18/14 for all administrators in fiscal year 2014-2015.

 
                         
 

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INSTRUCTION

 

Access to networked information resources

Acceptable Use Policy (AUP)

Access to the Internet will enable pupils to explore thousands of libraries, databases, and bulletin boards while exchanging message with other Internet users throughout the world. The Cranston Public Schools provides educational and curriculum related opportunities to all users of the district by providing this access. The district, by adopting this policy, recognizes that access to the Internet, as well as information and communication available through the Internet, may be technically difficult to monitor and control. The Cranston Public Schools believe that the benefits to pupils from access to the Internet in the form of information resources and opportunities for collaboration, exceed any disadvantages.

Families should be warned that some material accessible via the Internet may contain items that are illegal, defamatory, inaccurate or potentially offensive to some people. Parents and guardians are responsible for setting and conveying the standards that their children should follow when using media and information sources. The Cranston Public Schools supports and respects each family’s right to decide whether or not to apply for access.

 

Any user who misuses the Internet and/or the CPSnet will be denied access to use the CPSnet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Procedures for Implementing Policy

A.        Educational Purpose

1. The Cranston Public Schools network (CPSnet) has been established for an educational purpose to support and enhance the curriculum. For the purpose of this policy, the term

 

CPSnet shall include Cranston Public Schools computers, local area networks (lans), wide area networks (wans), and access to the Internet through CPSnet or other Internet Service Providers.

 

2. The CPSnet has not been established as a public access service or a public forum. The Cranston Public Schools has the right to place restrictions on the material accessed or posted through the system. Users, including faculty, staff, students and others granted access shall agree to follow the rules set forth in The Cranston Public Schools disciplinary code and all applicable laws.

 

3. The CPSnet shall not be used for private commercial purposes. This means offering, providing, or purchasing products or services for non school related usage.

 

4. Political lobbying is not allowed through the CPSnet.

 

B.        Student Internet Access

 

1. Students will have access to the CPSnet information resources through their classrooms, library, or school computer labs, as well as through personal electronic devices as set forth in the BYOD policy.

 

2. Student users and their parent or guardian must sign an Acceptable Use

Agreement to be granted permission to access the Internet. The parent or

guardian can withdraw approval at any time.


 

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C.        Unacceptable Uses

 

The following uses of the CPSnet are considered unacceptable.

 

1. Breech of Personal Safety

 

a. Student users will not post personal contact information about themselves,

their parent(s)/guardian or other people. Personal Contact information includes address, telephone, school address, work address or parent information, etc.

 

b. Student users will promptly disclose to a teacher or other school employee

any message received that is inappropriate or makes them feel uncomfortable.

 

2. Illegal Activities

 

a. Users will not attempt to gain unauthorized access to the CPSnetwork or to

any other computer system through the CPSnet or go beyond authorized access levels. This includes attempting to log in through another person’s account or access another person’s files. These actions are illegal, even if only for the purposes of “browsing.”

 

b. Users will not make deliberate attempts to disrupt the CPSnet or any other computer system or destroy data by spreading computer viruses or by any other means. These actions are illegal.

 

c. Users will not use the CPSnet to engage in any other illegal act, such as arranging for a drug sale or the purchase of alcohol, engaging in criminal activity, threatening the safety of person, etc.

 

3. System Security

 

a. Under no conditions should a password be provided to another person. Users are responsible for their individual accounts and should take all reasonable precautions to prevent others from being able to use their account to protect their own liability.

 

b. Users will immediately notify a teacher or a system administrator if a

possible security problem has been identified.

 

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c. Users will avoid the spread of computer viruses by following the district virus

protection procedures.

 

4. Inappropriate Language

 

a. Restrictions against Inappropriate Language apply to public messages, private messages, and material posted on Web pages.

 

b. Users will not use obscene, profane, lewd, vulgar, rude, inflammatory,

threatening, or disrespectful language.

 

c. Users will not post information that could cause damage or disruption.

 

d. Users will not engage in personal attacks, including prejudicial or

discriminatory attacks.

 

e. Users will not harass another person. Harassment is persistently acting in a manner that distresses or annoys another person. If asked to stop sending messages, the user must stop.

 

f. Users will not post false or defamatory information about a person or organization.

 

5. Respect for Privacy

 

a. Users will respect the privacy of confidential messages and will not repost those messages without the permission of the person who sent the message.

 

b. Users will not post private information about another person.

 

6. Respect for Resource Limits

 

a. Users will utilize the system only for educational activities and limited, high- quality, self-discovery activities. Faculty will provide developmentally appropriate guidance to students as they make use of telecommunications and electronic information resources to conduct research and other studies related to the Cranston Public Schools curriculum. (All students will be informed by faculty of their rights and responsibilities as users of the CPSnetwork prior to gaining

 

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access to that network, either as an individual user or as a member of a class or group.

 

b. Student users will not download any file without the expressed permission of the instructor.

 

c. Users will not post chain letters or engage in “spamming”. Spamming is sending an annoying or unnecessary message to a large number of people.

 

7. Plagiarism and Copyright Infringement

 

a. Users will provide proper citation for information gathered through electronic media. Plagiarism is taking the ideas or writings of others and presenting them as if they were yours.

 

b. Users will respect the rights of copyright owners. Copyright infringement occurs when a user inappropriately reproduces a work that is protected by a copyright. A work includes text, graphics, photos, sounds, music, animation, video and software programs. If a work contains language that specifies appropriate use of that work, users should follow the expressed requirements. If unsure whether or not a work can be used, permission from the copyright owner must be requested.

 

8. Inappropriate Access to Material

 

a. Receiving or inputting pornographic materials, promoting violence, engaging

in racial, gender or other defamatory slurs or for personal attacks on others is strictly prohibited.

 

b. Receiving or transmitting information pertaining to dangerous instruments such as bombs, automatic weapons, or other illicit firearms, weaponry, or explosive devices is prohibited.

 

c. The CPSnet does not permit the use of unauthorized chatrooms, blogs, forums, texting, etc.

 

 

 

 

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D.        Individual Rights

 

1. Search and Seizure

 

a. Network administrators may review files and communications to maintain system integrity and to ensure that users are utilizing the CPSnet responsibly. Users should not expect that files stored on district servers or computers will be private.

 

b. An individual search will be conducted if there is reasonable suspicion that a user has violated this Policy, the Cranston Public Schools’ Disciplinary Procedures or the law.

 

2. Due Process

 

a. The Cranston Public Schools will cooperate fully with local, state, or federal officials in any investigation related to any illegal activities conducted through the CPSnet.

 

b. In the event there is a claim that a user has violated this Policy or the Cranston Public Schools Disciplinary Procedures in use of the CPSnet, the user will be notified of the suspected violation. An opportunity to present an explanation will be provided.

 

E. Limitation of Liability

 

a. The Cranston Public Schools makes no guarantee that the functions or the services provided by or through the CPSnet will be error-free or without defect.

 

b. The Cranston Public Schools will not be responsible for any damage suffered, including but not limited to, loss of data or interruptions of service.

 

c. The Cranston Public Schools is not responsible for the accuracy or quality of

the information obtained through or stored on the CPSnet.

 

d. The Cranston Public Schools will not be responsible for financial obligations

arising through the unauthorized use of the system.

 

 

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F. Personal Responsibility

 

It is a privilege, not a right to use the CPSnet and the information resources found on the Internet.

 

 

Policy Adopted: 6/16/97                                            Cranston Public Schools

Policy Revised:                                                          Cranston, Rhode Island

Resolution No. 14-

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Cranston Public Schools

Acceptable Use Policy

For Access To

Networked Information Resources

(AUP)

 

All users will be required to sign the Acceptable Use Policy. Parent/Guardian of student users must also sign the form.

 

Cranston Public School User

 

As a user of the Cranston Public Schools’ CPSnetwork, I agree to follow rules of the Acceptable Use Policy.

 

____________________________________________ ________________________

Signature                                                         Date

 

 

PARENT/GUARDIAN

 

 

As the parent/guardian of this student, I have read the Acceptable Use Policy and agree to promote this policy with my son/daughter. Having read the policy, I understand that this access is designed for educational purposes.

 

 

 

____________________________________________ ________________________

Parent/Guardian Signature                                    Date


 

Policy #6161.3

Cranston Public Schools

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Policy

BYOD Student User Agreement                           

Purpose:

The Cranston Public Schools recognizes that its students need to be engaged in activities that promote 21st Century learning skills. Communication and collaboration are central tenets of the 21st Century learner. Many students’ lives today are filled with media that gives them mobile access to information and resources whenever and wherever needed. The Cranston Public Schools has developed a secure, centrally-managed wireless infrastructure that can support personal wireless electronic devices. The Cranston Public Schools will allow students to use personal electronic devices after they and their parents/guardians have signed the BYOD student user agreement. Students wishing to participate must follow the policies stated in the CPS Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) as well as the following requirements.

Device Types:

For the purpose of this program, the word “device” means a privately owned wireless and/or portable electronic piece of equipment that includes laptops, netbooks, tablets/slates, iPod Touches, smart phones, eReaders and any device that can connect to a wireless infrastructure.

Responsible use of BYOD

  1. The purpose of the use of electronic devices in CPS is educational.  Electronic devices are not to be used to contact anyone inside or outside of school department buildings
  2. The use of BYOD is limited to the discretion of the teacher.  Electronic devices are not to be used unless directed to do so by a teacher.  Students are not to use electronic devices in classrooms until directed by a teacher. Teachers cannot require that students have a device with them in class.  Teachers will not be expected to provide tech support to students experiencing difficulty with their devices.

Requirements:

● For any student who wishes to use a personally owned electronic device within the Cranston Public Schools, they and their legal guardian must read and sign this agreement and submit it to the building principal.

● This policy must be renewed by students and parents at the start of each new school year.

● The student accepts full responsibility for his or her device and shall keep it with himself or herself at all times. The Cranston Public Schools is not responsible for the security of the device.

● The student shall be responsible for the proper care of their personal device, including any costs of repair, replacement or any modifications needed to use the device at school.

● The school reserves the right to inspect a student’s personal device if there is reason to believe that the student has violated CPS policies, administrative procedures, school rules or has engaged in other misconduct while using their personal device.

● Violations of any CPS policies, administrative procedures or school rules involving a student’s personally owned device may result in the loss of use of the device in school and/or disciplinary action according to the CPS disciplinary code, which may include loss of use of device ranging from a day to the rest of the year, detention, ISS, and/or suspension.  The device may be confiscated and a parent will be required to pick it up.

Cranston Public Schools

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Policy

 

● The student shall comply with teachers’ requests to shut down the device.

● Personal devices shall be charged prior to bringing it to school and shall be capable of running off its own battery while at school.

● The student shall not use the devices to record, transmit or post photos or video of a person or persons on campus, nor shall any images or video recorded at school be transmitted or posted at any time without the permission of the teacher or appropriate school official.

● The student shall only use their device to access relevant files in accordance with the CPS Student AUP.

Students are not to make any attempts to bypass or circumvent network security systems or filters. Students are only to access the internet via the CPS network,  not through cellular networks or other wi-fi connections.

 

As a student I understand and will abide by the above policy and guidelines. I further understand that any violation of the above may result in the loss of my network and/or device privileges as well as other disciplinary action in accordance to CPS policy.

 

As a parent I understand that my child will be responsible for abiding by the above policy and guidelines. I have read and discussed them with her/him and they understand the responsibility they have in the use of their personal device.

 

 

 

_______________________________          __________________________

Student’s Signature                                       Date

 

 

_______________________________          __________________________

Parent’s Signature                                        Date

Policy Adopted:                                                                      Cranston Public Schools

Resolution No.            14-7                                                     Cranston, Rhode Island


 

Memorandum of Understanding

Between Cranston Special Services

And

CCAP Child Development Center

This agreement is between Cranston Special Services, Child Outreach and CCAP Child Development Center for the period of August 2014 to July 2015.

Purpose Statement

The purpose of this agreement is to establish working procedures for the provision of services to preschool children eligible for special education services in compliance with Federal and State laws and regulations.

Program Intent

It is the intent of this agreement to:

  • Define services to be provided by each agency.
  • Ensure cooperative communication and arrangements are developed, implemented and preserved between CCAP Child Development Center and Cranston Special Services.
  • Ensure children at CCAP Child Development Center eligible for preschool special education services receive the services to which they are entitled in the least restrictive environment.

Service Implementation

Child Outreach Screening

All Head Start children must have developmental, hearing and vision screenings within 45 calendar days of enrollment.

CCAP Child Development Center and Child Outreach will work collaboratively in coordinating screening efforts by:

  • Sharing efforts to obtain parental consent for permission to screen children and having parents complete Ages & Stages Questionnaires.
  • Informing and including parents in the process.
  • Coordinating staff, facilities and materials for screening.
  • Coordinate efforts to provide interpreters to screen children whose native language is other than English.
  • Provide screening results for all screenings and rescreens to CCAP Child Development Center within 2 weeks of screening.

Referral and Evaluation

CCAP Child Development Center is required to refer children identified as “at risk” through screening to appropriate personnel for diagnosis.

CCAP Child Development Center will:

  • Complete referral paperwork as required by Cranston Special Services, including appropriate Releases of Information.
  • Provide classroom observations/TSG assessments with parental consent.
  • Assist parents with transportation to meetings when necessary.
  • Make arrangements for appropriate staff members to attend meetings to provide information regarding the child’s skills, strengths and needs and to support the family in the process.
  • Assist parents in completing Consent forms and Releases of Information forms necessary for sharing relevant information.
  • Educate parents about the importance of their input and participation in the evaluation process.

School District will:

  • Provide information to CCAP Child Development Center staff regarding Evaluation Team meetings with parental consent.
  • Schedule and coordinate Evaluation Team meeting dates and times. Invite parents and appropriate Child Development Center staff to attend with parent consent.
  • Conduct special education evaluations when deemed appropriate and in accordance with the Rhode Island Regulations for Special Education, and the IDEA.
  • When appropriate, conduct observations and evaluations at CCAP Child Development Center site.

Individual Education Plan (IEP)

School District will:

  • Schedule and coordinate IEP meetings to include appropriate CCAP Child Development staff with parental consent.
  • Provide CCAP Child Development Center with copies of the consent to evaluate, evaluation reports, eligibility and a copy of the IEP upon parent signing a release of information.

Head Start will:

  • Make arrangements for appropriate staff to attend IEP meetings.
  • Assist the School District in educating parents about the importance of participating in the IEP meetings.

Placement

Cranston Special Services, places preschool children with disabilities in the least restrictive environment with an opportunity to interact with typically developing peers as appropriate.

Head Start programs are required to provide services for children with disabilities in an inclusive environment.

School District will:

  • Utilize Head Start as a placement option when appropriate for preschool children identified as having special needs.

CCAP Child Development Center will:

  • Make every effort to accommodate children referred by the School District and to place children in a site and classroom where special education services may be provided most appropriately.
  • Provide comprehensive services to all children enrolled including those children placed in Head Start as an integrated or dual placement as written in the IEP.
  • Assist staff and parents in the carryover of the goals/objectives described in the IEP.

 

Training and Technical Assistance

CCAP Child Development Center program is required to provide ongoing training for staff and parents to increase their knowledge and ability to provide quality services to children with disabilities. CCAP Child Development and Cranston Special Services may coordinate their efforts by planning joint trainings activities, sharing information and resources.

Transition

Transition from CCAP Child Development Center to kindergarten or another public school placement may be coordinated by:

  • A process of information sharing that will include notification of registration and orientation meetings, completion of forms and relevant records.
  • Transition visits for children, families and staff.
  • Opportunities for public school and CCAP Child Development Center staff to communicate and plan together.
  • Linkages to community resources and advocacy.
  • Ensuring a continuum of services to children with disabilities.

Counting and Reporting

CCAP Child Development Center is committed to providing the number of children receiving services under IEPs to the LEA for the LEA Child Count.

 

Confidentiality

Information relating to disability, assessment/evaluation data, progress notes and support services will be shared within the parameters of confidentiality and HIPPA regulations only after written consent from parents has been obtained.

 

Both agencies will work cooperatively for the common purpose of providing services to the preschool children in our populations.

 

 

 

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Comprehensive Community Action Program

Chief Executive Officer                                                                     

 

Date:______________          

 

                                                           

 

 

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Cranston School Department

 

Date:_______________

 

 

 

 

 

 

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