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CRANSTON SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING

DECEMBER 8, 2014

WESTERN HILLS MIDDLE SCHOOL

400 PHENIX AVENUE, CRANSTON, RI 02920

EXECUTIVE SESSION – 6:00 P.M.

IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING - PUBLIC SESSION

 

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. Discussion of Non-Certified Administrator A
  2. Discussion of Non-Certified Employee A
  3. Discussion of Certified Administrator A
  4. Discussion of Certified Administrator B
  5. Discussion of Certified Administrator C
  6. Discussion of Certified Administrator D
  7. Discussion of Certified Administrator E
  8. Discussion of Certified Administrator F
  9. Discussion of Certified Administrator G
  10. Discussion of Certified Administrator H
  11. Discussion of Certified Administrator I
  12. Discussion of Certified Administrator J
  13. Discussion of Certified Administrator K
  14. Discussion of Certified Administrator L
  15. Discussion of Certified Administrator M

 

  1. PL 42-46-5(a)(2) Collective Bargaining/Litigation:
  1. Contract Negotiations’ Update =
  2. (Secretaries)

 

  1. PL 42-46-5(3)
  1. District Safety Plan

 

  1. Executive Session
  2. Call to Order  - Public Session
  3. Roll Call – Quorum
  4. Executive Session Minutes Sealed – December 8, 2014
  5. Minutes of Previous Meetings Approved – November 12, 2014 (Work Session), November 17, 2014 (Regular Meeting) and November 25, 2014 (Special School Committee Meeting)
  6. Public Acknowledgements/Communications
  7. Chairperson’s Communications
  8. Superintendent’s Communications
  9. School Committee Member Communications
  10. 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

 

No. 14-12-01     RESOLVED, that at the recommendation of the Superintendent, the following certified personnel be appointed as substitutes on a temporary basis as needed:

 

                              Jared Hopkins, Physical Education K-12

                              Jennifer Lander, Special Education K-12

                              Jacquelyn Pereira, Elementary

 

No. 14-12-02     RESOLVED, that at the recommendation of the Superintendent, the retirement of the following certified personnel be accepted:                                                         

 

Mary Tonks, Teacher

Arlington

Effective Date…January 30, 2015

 

No. 14-12-03     RESOLVED, that at the recommendation of the Superintendent, the resignation(s) of the following certified personnel be accepted:

 

Lisa Reed, Teacher

Leave

Effective…November 21, 2014

 

No. 14-12-04     RESOLVED, that at the recommendation of the Superintendent, the following individual(s) be appointed as an athletic coach:

 

Dina Cesana, Head Coach Girls’ Indoor Track

CHSW

Step-7

Class-B

Playing Competition-High School

Experience-Coach East Girls’ Track 

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

 

Arianna Colella, Assistant Coach Girls’ Indoor Track

CHSW

Step-4

Class-D

Playing Competition-High School\College

Experience-Head Coach Scituate Girls’ Cross Country 

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

 

 


 

 

Carl Bishop, Head Coach Boys’ Indoor Track

CHSE             

Step-7

Class-B

Playing Competition-High School/College

Experience-Head Coach Cranston East Boys Indoor\Outdoor 

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

 

No. 14-12-05     RESOLVED, that at the recommendation of the Superintendent, the following individual(s) be reappointed as an athletic coach:

Cranston High School East

 

John Smith- Head Boys’ Basketball Coach

Corey Bouchard- Assistant Boys’ Basketball Coach

Lloyd Bochner-Head Girls’ Basketball Coach

Glen Castiglia-Head Wrestling Coach

Robert Bouchard- Head Co-ed Swim Coach

Robert LaBanca- Head Girls’ Indoor Track Coach

Jennifer Koscho-Head Competition Cheerleading Coach

 

Cranston High School West

 

Tim Almonte- Head Wrestling Coach

Jaime Ferretti – Head Co-ed Swim Coach

Keith Croft- Head Boys’ Indoor Track Coach

Thomas Aronne-Assistant Boys’ Indoor Track Football Coach

David Fontes, Girls’ Assistant Basketball Coach

 

Cranston East\Cranston West

Michael Boyajian-Head Boys’ Hockey Coach

Matthew Brannon-Assistant Boys’ Hockey Coach

 

No. 14-12-06     RESOLVED, that at the recommendation of the Superintendent, the following individual(s) be appointed as volunteer athletic coach:

 

Cranston High School West

Steven Rush-Boys’ Basketball

 

No. 14-12-07     RESOLVED, that at the recommendation of the Superintendent, the following individual(s) be reappointed as a volunteer athletic coach:

 

Cranston High School East

Amanda Ervin-Cheerleading

 

Cranston High School West

David D’Amato- Wrestling

 


 

 

 

No. 14-12-08     RESOLVED, that at the recommendation of the Superintendent, the resignation of the following coach (es) be accepted:

Daniel Casey, Assistant Wrestling Coach

Cranston East

Effective date…November 17, 2014

 

No. 14-12-09     RESOLVED, that at the recommendation of the Superintendent, the following non-certified employee(s) be appointed:

Lisa Scorpio-Vecchio, 3hr Teacher Assistant

Gladstone

Effective…December 1, 2014

New

Fiscal Note…5091919510 51110

 

Chantel Walls, Assistant Site Coordinator

Bain + 2

Effective….December 1, 2014

Replacement

Fiscal Note….82815151 51308

 

Juan Gonzalez, 5hr Custodian

Plant

Effective…December 9, 2014

Replacement

Fiscal Note…122477050 51110

 

James Saccoccio, 6hr Custodian

Plant

Effective…December 9, 2014

Replacement

Fiscal Note…16247050 51110

 

Laura Barlow, Behavior Tech

Bain

Effective…January 5, 2015

New

Fiscal Note…11546110 51110

 

No. 14-12-10     RESOLVED, that at the recommendation of the Superintendent, the following non-certified personnel be appointed as substitutes on a temporary basis as needed:

 

                         Barbara Harley, Bus Driver

 

No. 14-12-11     RESOLVED, that at the recommendation of the Superintendent, the retirement(s) of the following non-certified personnel be accepted:

 

Carol Pacheco, Teacher Assistant

Orchard Farms

Effective Date…January 23, 2015

 

 

 

Manuel Furtado, Bus Driver

Transportation

Effective Date…January 2, 2015

 

No. 14-12-12     RESOLVED, that at the recommendation of the Superintendent, the resignation(s) of the following non-certified personnel be accepted:

 

Isaiah McDaniel, Assistant Site Coordinator

Bain + 2

Effective Date…December 1, 2014

 

No. 14-12-13     RESOLVED, that at the recommendation of the Superintendent, the School Committee approve salary adjustments for certified and non-certified administrators retroactive to July 1, 2014. (See Fiscal Impact Analysis Attached)

 

BUSINESS

 

PURCHASED AND PURCHASED SERVICES

 

No. 14-12-14     RESOLVED, that the following purchase be approved:

 

Transportation Management Software & Related Equipment in the amount of $103,664. 

 

                                                Number of bids issued 2

                                                Number of bids received 2

 

No. 14-12-15     RESOLVED, the following purchases be approved:

 

Fitness Equipment for Bain Middle School in the amount of $7,600.  Funding provided for by the Feinstein Foundation.

 

Number of bids issued   5         

Number of bids received 4

 

POLICY AND PROGRAM

 

No. 14-12-16     RESOLVED, that the 2014-2015 School Calendar (see attached) be amended as follows:

Dec. 24 to Jan. 5 2, 2015   Holiday Recess (includes Christmas Day/Dec. 25 & New Year’s Day/Jan 1.

 

No. 14-12-17     RESOLVED, that the following policy be amended for first reading (see attached policy)

 

                        Policy No. 5117(b) Permit to Attend Non-Home School                 Amend

                                      Replaces Policy #5117(a)

 

 


 

 

 

No. 14-12-18     RESOLVED, that at the recommendation of the School Committee, the following policy be approved for first reading (see attached policy):

 

                        Policy No. 5145 - Student Rights and Responsibilities Interrogations and Searches Policy             

 

No. 14-12-19     RESOLVED, that at the recommendation of the School Committee, the following policy be approved for first reading (see attached policy):

 

                        Policy No. 5149 - Student Retention Policy                                                                                

 

No. 14-12-20     RESOLVED, that at the recommendation of the Superintendent the following field trip(s) of long duration/conference(s) be authorized:

 

  1. Students from Cranston High School West CACTC program will be will be traveling to Orlando, Florida to participate in the DECA International Career Development Conference departing April 24, 2015 and returning April 30, 2015. The purpose of the trip is for students to compete in National competition and attend leadership/career development sessions. There are twenty-four students attending, accompanied by three chaperones. Group will be staying at the Buena Vista Palace Hotel, 1900 E. Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830.  Each student attending will be responsible for financing his/her airfare, accommodations and food.  Chaperones will be funded through the Perkins Grant.

 

  1. Public Hearing on Non-Agenda Items
  2. Announcement of Future Meeting(s) – January 5, 2015, January 20, 2015, January 26, 2015 and January 29, 2015
  3. 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:  December 5, 2014


 

 

 

  CRANSTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS          Resolution No. 14-3-23 March 17, 2014

                                        CALENDAR FOR 2014-2015                   Passed: June 16, 2014 Amended Dec. 8, 2014

At the discretion of the Superintendent of Schools, and with School Committee approval, this calendar may be altered during the scheduled recess periods or at the end of the school year, due to emergencies affecting the health and safety of our students and/or operation of our schools.

 

MONTH   M       T          W         T          F          DAYS               MONTH   M       T          W         T          F          DAYS

Aug.                                         21*       22*                               Feb.                                                    

            25**      26         27         28         29         (4)                                2          3          4          5          6

                                                                                                                        9          10         11         12         13                          

Sept.    X          2          3          4          5                                              X          X          X          X          X                                  8          X          10         11         12                                             23         24         25         26         27         (15)

            15         16         17         18         19

            22         23         24         25         26         (20)                   Mar.                                                    

            29         30                                                                                 2          3          4          5          6

Oct.                              1          2          3                                              9          10         11         12         13

            6          7          8          9          10                                             16         17         18         19         20

            X          14         15         16         17                                             23         24         25         26         27         (22)

            20         21         22         23         24                                             30         31

            27         28         29         30         31         (22)                   Apr.                              1          2          3

                                                                                                            6          7          8          9          10

Nov.                                                                                                     13         14         15         16         17

            3          X          5          6          7                                              X          X          X          X          X

            10         X          12         13         14                                             27         28         29         30                     (17)

            17         18         19         20         21

            24         25         26         X          X          (16)                   May                                                      1

                                                                                                            4          5          6          7          8

Dec.     1          2          3          4          5                                              11         12         13         14         15

            8          9          10         11         12                                             18         19         20         21         22

            15         16         17         18         19                                             X          26         27         28         29         (20)

            22         23         X          X          X

            X          X          X                                  (17)                   June     1          2          3          4          5

Jan.                                          X          X                                              8          9          10         (11        12

            5          6          7          8          9                                              15         16         17)        18         19

            12         13         14         15         16                                             22         23         24         25         26         (8)

            X          20         21         22         23                                                                                                         82

            26         27         28         29         30         (19)

                                                                        98

             

*New Teacher Orientation – August 21 & 22, 2014           **All Professional Staff Orientation – Aug. 25, 2014

First Day of School for Students – Tuesday, August 26, 2014 – ALL GRADES REPORT

SCHOOLS WILL BE CLOSED (X=no school)

Sept. 1, 2014                            Labor Day

Sept. 9, 2014                            State Primary Elections

Oct. 13, 2014                            Columbus Day Observed

Nov. 4, 2014                             General Elections

Nov. 11, 2014                            Veterans’ Day Observed

Nov. 27 and 28, 2014                 Thanksgiving Recess

Dec. 24 to Jan. 2, 2015              Holiday Recess (includes Christmas Day/Dec. 25 & New Year’s Day/Jan 1)

Jan. 19, 2015                            Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Feb. 16 to Feb. 20, 2015            Mid-Winter Recess (includes Presidents’ Day / Feb. 16)

April 20 to April 24, 2015            Spring Recess

May 25, 2015                            Memorial Day Observed

Schools close June 10, 2015 or the 180th day (June 11th to June 17th = make-up days for inclement weather)

First term – Aug. 26 to Oct. 30, 2014 = Inclusive 45 days            Second term – Oct. 31 to Jan. 20, 2015 = Inclusive 45 days

Third term – Jan. 21 to March 31, 2015 = Inclusive 45 days      Fourth term – April 1 to June 10, 2015 = Inclusive 45 days

GRADUATION DATES

Cranston High School West 11:00 a.m. and Cranston High School East 4:00 p.m. – Saturday, June 6, 2015. NEL/CPS Construction Career Academy – Friday, 6:00 p.m. June 5, 2015.

Cranston East, Cranston West, and NEL/CPS Construction Career Academy Seniors’ Last Day of Instruction – May 28, 2015.

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Permit to Attend Non-Home School Policy                                        #5117(b)

Revised policy amendment proposed by School Committee Member:  Janice Ruggieri, and Assistant Superintendent Nota-Masse  

                                   

Effective January 1, 2015 and will replace Policy #5117(a)

General Policy Statement

Over the past several years, requests for permits for children to attend schools not assigned to them by geography, also known as the “home school,” has increased greatly, and is especially prevalent at elementary schools.  The Cranston School Department granted yearly permits to students so they may attend a school other than their home school.  This practice which started as an exception based on courtesy has grown exponentially and has diverged from the original permit criteria. 

Permit Criteria

Permits for a child to attend a school outside of their home school will be granted only under the following conditions:

  1. Permit applications must be submitted to the Assistant Superintendent by JULY 1 for the following school year.  There is no guarantee of approval.  Parents will be notified of permit decision by AUGUST 1 of that same year. Once approved, students do not have to reapply for a permit each year; however, their permit status is subject to this policy. For just cause shown, late applications may be accepted at the sole discretion of the Assistant Superintendent.  However, in no event will an application be accepted after August 1.
  2. Documentation must accompany any request for a permit based on a medical condition and may be reviewed by the nursing supervisor for Cranston Public Schools, district physician for Cranston Public Schools and/or appropriate IEP or 504 team for consideration. Any child granted a permit based on medical need, must submit current medical documentation related to the permit request every year to the Assistant Superintendent.
  3. The placement is required pursuant to an IEP or 504 Plan.
  4. The student is interested in programming not offered in their home school (i.e. JROTC).
  5. There are documented legal reasons why a child must attend a school outside of their home district (i.e. restraining orders, safety plans or custody agreements).
  6. The student's sibling(s) attend(s) a school outside of his/her home school in the district for special service placements (i.e. ELL or special education) or due to clustering.
  7. Permits not approved by the Assistant Superintendent (or his/her designee) may be appealed to the Cranston School Committee for approval. This appeal must be made in writing to the Chairperson of the Cranston School Committee by AUGUST 15 of that same year, or any appeal rights will be deemed waived.
  8. Beginning in the 2014-2015 school year, if allowing a permit student into a classroom would result in a classroom overage (additional stipend for the classroom teacher and financial cost to the district), the permit will be denied and the student must return to his/her home school. If returning the student to his/her home school will cause a further educational/population disruption, placement will then be at the discretion of the Assistant Superintendent.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#5117(b)

Policy Implementation Schedule

Any elementary student who is placed at a school outside of their home school due to lack of space/classroom over population, also known as “clustered” students, will be given the option to return to their home school –if space is available- or they may opt to stay in their current school.

Beginning in the 2013-2014 school year, students entering kindergarten and first grade must meet criteria set forth in Cranston School Committee Policy #5117.  Students in grades 2-12 may be granted a permit to complete the 2013-2014 school year in their permitted school provided they do not have poor attendance, excessive tardiness, disciplinary problems, or for any other reason that may affect the educational process. 


Beginning in the 2014-2015 school year, students entering kindergarten through grade 2 must meet criteria set forth in Cranston School Committee Policy #5117.  Students in grades 3-12  may be granted a permit to complete the 2014-2015 school year in their permitted school provided they do not have poor attendance, excessive tardiness, disciplinary problems, or for any other reason that may affect the educational process.

 

Beginning in the 2015-2016 school year, students entering kindergarten through grade 3 must meet criteria set forth in Cranston School Committee Policy #5117(b).  Students in grades 4-12  may be granted a permit to complete the 2015-2016 school year in their permitted school provided they do not have poor attendance, excessive tardiness, disciplinary problems, or for any other reason that may affect the educational process.

 

Beginning in the 2016-2017 school year, students entering kindergarten through grade 4 must meet criteria set forth in Cranston School Committee Policy #5117(b).  Students in grades 5-12  may be granted a permit to complete the 2016-2017 school year in their permitted school provided they do not have poor attendance, excessive tardiness, disciplinary problems, or for any other reason that may affect the educational process.

 

Beginning in the 2017-2018 school year, students entering kindergarten through grade 5 must meet criteria set forth in Cranston School Committee Policy #5117(b).  Students in grades 6-12 may be granted a permit to complete the 2017-2018 school year in their permitted school provided they do not have poor attendance, excessive tardiness, disciplinary problems, or for any other reason that may affect the educational process.

 

Beginning in the 2018-2019 school year, every permit application for grades K-12 must meet the criteria in Policy #5117(b).

 

First Reading: December 8, 2014                              CRANSTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Resolution No. 14-12-17                                             CRANSTON, RHODE ISLAND

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Application for non-home school PERMIT

This application must be submitted to the Assistant Superintendent of Cranston Public Schools by JULY 1 for consideration for following school year. The submission of this application does not guarantee approval of the permit.

CHECK ONE:  This is a NEW permit application__________ This is a renewal of a previous permit__________ Date_______________

 

 

Student Information

Last Name                                                                                   First Name

M.I.

DOB    

    /       /

Street Address

Apartment/Unit #

City

State

ZIP

Parent(s)/Guardian(s) Name(s)

Parent /Guardian Phone    Home (       )       

Cell (      )

Parent/Guardian Email  Address(es)

 

______________

 

 

 

SCHOOL INFORMATION

Student’s Home School

 

 

Current Grade

 

 

 

 

Student’s School  for Permit Request

 

 

 

 

 

Grade for Permit  Request

 

Does the student have an IEP?  

YES 

NO

DO NOT WRITE IN THIS SPACE. FOR ADMINISTRATIVE USE ONLY

 

 

 

Does the student have a 504 Plan?

 

YES 

NO

Please indicate below the reason for your permit request-Provide documentation IF indicated below

  Student is participating in programming not available in their home school (i.e. JROTC).  This does not apply to special education programming.

  Student has legal reasons for permit (i.e. custody agreement, restraining order). Please attach a copy of the legal documentation.

Medical need-Student has documented medical needs/condition that necessitate permit. Please attach medical documentation from child’s physician.

  Student has current IEP or 504 Plan which designates a need for permit.  Please describe reason

The student's sibling(s) attend(s) a school outside of his/her home school in the district for special service placements (i.e. ELL or    special education).

The student's sibling(s) attend(s) a school outside of his/her home school in the district due to clustering.

  The student's sibling(s) attend(s) a school outside of his/her home school in the district due to an administrative placement.

Parent/Guardian  Acknowledgement

I acknowledge that all information provided above is true to the best of my knowledge.  I am aware that according to Cranston School Committee Policy #5117(b), the permit may be revoked for reasons outlined therein.

Parent/Guardian Signature __________________________________________________

 

DISTRICT ADMINISTRATOR APPROVAL/DENIAL

PLEASE DO NOT WRITE IN THE AREA BELOW. FOR ADMINSITRATIVE USE ONLY

YES NO      REASON:

 

Administrator Signature                                                                                          

 

Date

 

Date received

Email

Hard copy

Date approval/denial letter sent

Emailed

Hard copy

                   
 

 

 

 


 

 

 

                                                            #5145

 

STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES INTERROGATIONS AND SEARCHES

 

INTERROGATIONS BY SCHOOL OFFICIALS

Administrators, teachers and other professional personnel may question a student regarding the student’s own conduct or the conduct of other students.

LOCKERS AND VEHICLES

Students have full responsibility for the security of their lockers, and for vehicles parked on school property.  It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that lockers and vehicles are locked and that the keys and combinations are not given to others. Students shall not place, keep or maintain any article or material that is forbidden by Cranston Public School policy in lockers or in vehicles parked on school property.

School officials may search lockers, or vehicles parked on school property, if there is reasonable cause to believe that they contain articles or materials prohibited by Cranston Public Schools policy.  Students shall be responsible for any prohibited items found in their lockers or in vehicles parked on school property.

If a vehicle subject to search is locked, the student shall be asked to unlock the vehicle.  If the student refuses, Cranston Public Schools shall contact the student’s parents.  If the parents also refuse to permit a search of the vehicle, Cranston Public Schools may turn the matter over to local law enforcement officials.

USE OF TRAINED DOGS

Cranston Public Schools shall use specially trained non aggressive dogs to sniff out and alert officials to the current presence of concealed prohibited items, illicit substances and alcohol.

Such visits to schools shall be unannounced.  The dogs may be used to sniff vacant classrooms, vacant common areas, the areas around student lockers, and the areas around vehicles parked on school property.  The dogs shall not be used with students.  If a dog alerts to a locker, a vehicle or an item in a classroom, it may be searched by school officials.  Searching of vehicles shall be conducted as described above.

NOTICE

At the beginning of the school year, Cranston Public Schools shall inform students of the district’s policy on searches, as outlined above, and shall specifically notify students that:

  1. Lockers may be sniffed by trained dogs at any time.
  2. Vehicles parked on school property may be sniffed by trained dogs at any time.
  3. Classrooms and other common areas may be sniffed by trained dogs at any time when students are not present.
  4. If contraband of any kind is found, the possessing student shall be subject to appropriate disciplinary action in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct and may be referred to the local law enforcement agency.

PARENT NOTIFICATION

The student’s parent or guardian shall be notified if any prohibited articles or materials are found in a student’s locker, in a student’s vehicle parked on school property, or on the student’s person, as a result of a search conducted in accordance with this policy.

DEFINITIONS

  1. For purposes of this regulation, the following definitions will be applicable:

 

  1.  

 

  1. Contraband will mean all substances or materials, the presence of which is prohibited by district policy, state and/or local law, including but not limited to controlled substances, drugs, alcohol or alcoholic beverages, glue, volatile chemicals, aerosol paint, guns, knives, weapons and incendiary devices.
  2. Random searches will refer to searches that are conducted without reference to specific dates, locations or times.
  3. School property refers to all property owned, leased or operated by the Cranston Public School District.

 

  1. Random searches will be directed toward locating items prohibited by law or the Student Code of Conduct in public or common areas on school property.  The boundaries of such searched will include but are not limited to the following areas:
  1. All school property will be subject to random searches at any time.  There is no expectation of privacy regarding items placed in school lockers or desks.
  2. All automobiles parked on school property will be subject to random searches.
  3. All personal effects will be subject to random searches.

 

  1. Random search procedures will be as follows:
  1. The Cranston Police Department will be authorized to utilize trained canines to aid in the search for contraband in or on school-owned property and automobiles parked on school property.
  2. An authorized trainer will be responsible for training and documenting the dog’s actions and must accompany the canine used in any random search.
  3. An indication (trained alert) by the dog to the handler that contraband is present on school property or in or on an automobile being searched will be considered probable cause to extend the focus of the search as needed.
  4. While a random search is being performed, all students and personnel must remain in their classrooms, work locations, or other areas of school property designated by the school administration in coordination with the Police Department.
  5. The Superintendent or designee, school principal, or designee may request a search of the school as needed.  Searches requiring a canine will be scheduled in advance with the Cranston Police Department.
  6. Unannounced searches may be conducted by the Cranston Police Department or upon request by the Superintendent or designee, as deemed necessary.

 

 

 

 

 

First Reading: December 8, 2014CRANSTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Resolution No. 14-12-18CRANSTON, RHODE ISLAND


 

 

                                                                                                POLICY #5149

STUDENT RETENTION POLICY                                                          

 

STUDENT RETENTION POLICY

 

 

Any student who does not successfully complete the requirements of their current grade may be retained. The decision for retention will be made by the school administration, in collaboration with the child’s teacher(s). All appropriate data, including, but not limited to, assessments, attendance records, etc. will be reviewed before making this decision. While parents will be informed of this process, the ultimate decision for retention will be made by the school principal.

 

Warning:

Parents/Guardians will be notified in writing by the end of the third quarter (on or about April 1st) if there is a chance that their child may be retained in their current grade for the next school year.  Students who enroll after the second quarter, retention will be made on a case by case basis. 

 

A final decision will be made on or about May 5th. Parents will be notified of the final decision by email and certified letter.

 

If a parent disagrees with the decision to retain or not to retain a student, the parent may appeal the decision in accordance with the following:

 

Retention Decision Appeal Process

 

  1. The parents or guardians shall be informed in writing of the principal’s decision for retention.
  2. If the parents or guardians want to appeal the principal’s decision they must do so in writing, within 10 school days of receiving the principal’s letter, to the superintendent or designee.
  3. The parents or guardians shall be informed by written notice, in their dominant language, of a due process hearing with the superintendent or designee.
  4. All parties involved may be represented by legal counsel.
  5. The parties will be given an opportunity to present their reasons why they recommend or do not recommend retention of the student. 
  6. The hearing will be conducted by the superintendent or designee who shall make a determination based on evidence presented at the hearing.
  7. A record shall be kept of the hearing.
  8. The superintendent or designee will provide within 10 school days, a written decision to all parties, as to whether the student shall be retained.
  9. The decision of the superintendent or designee will be translated to the dominant language of the parents or guardian and sent to the parents or guardians.
  10. Parents may appeal the decision of the superintendent or designee to the Chairperson of the School Committee.

 

First Reading: December 8, 2014                                                 CRANSTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Resolution No: 14-12-19                                                                CRANSTON, RHODE ISLAND


 

 


CRANSTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS

               

2014-2015 SALARIES ADJUSTMENTS

             
                   
                   

CERTIFIED/CENTRAL OFFICE ADMINISTRATORS

       

AMENDED

 
     

2014-2015

 

2014-2015

 

2014-2015

   

LAST

FIRST

POSITION

SALARY

 

SAL. ADJ.

 

SALARY

   

ANDERSON

CHERYL

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL

94,639

 

1,893

 

96,532

   

CORRENTE

ANTHONY

PRINCIPAL- MIDDLE SCHOOL

98,751

 

1,975

 

100,726

   

CROFT

KEITH

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL

87,411

 

1,748

 

89,159

   

CRUDALE

MICHAEL

PRINCIPAL- MIDDLE SCHOOL

98,751

 

1,975

 

100,726

   

DEPALMA

PAUL

PRINCIPAL- ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

91,463

 

1,829

 

93,292

   

SACCO

CHERI

PRINCIPAL- ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

91,047

 

1,821

 

92,868

   

KELLY

SEAN

PRINCIPAL- HIGH SCHOOL

105,894

 

2,118

 

108,012

   

MAGNELLI

KIM

PRINCIPAL

94,063

 

1,881

 

95,944

   

POTEMRI

JOSEPH

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL

94,063

 

1,881

 

95,944

   

REAGAN

KERRYLIN

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL

89,411

 

1,788

 

91,199

   

SEVIGNY

COURTNEY

PRINCIPAL- ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

87,099

 

1,742

 

88,841

   

VESEY

TIMOTHY

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL

87,411

 

1,748

 

89,159

   
                   

DILLON

JAMES

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF SIS

102,454

 

2,049

 

104,503

   
     

1,222,457

 

24,449

 

1,246,906

   
                   
     

Salary

 

24,449

       
     

Pension (Cert.)

 

3,914

       
     

Medicare

 

355

       
         

28,717

       
                   
                   

NON CERTIFIED PERSONNEL

               
             

AMENDED

   
     

2014-2015

 

2014-2015

 

2014-2015

   

LAST

FIRST

POSITION

SALARY

 

SAL. ADJ.

 

SALARY

   

GERMANI

LAUREN

COMPUTER TECHNICIAN

43,186

 

864

 

44,050

   
     

43,186

 

864

 

44,050

   
                   
     

Salary

 

864

       
     

Pension

 

97

       
     

FICA

 

54

       
     

Medicare

 

13

       
         

1,027

       
                   
                   
     

SUMMARY

 

29,744

       
                   
                   

 

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