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Maia-Cicero remains EWG chair

December 22, 2012

Special to the Standard

WEST GREENWICH—The organizational meeting of the Exeter-West Greenwich School Committee resulted in no changes last Wednesday evening.
The election of the school committee’s chair, vice chair, clerk and choosing who would represent the committee on the Rhode Island Association of School Committees (RIASC) ended with the members already in those positions still in place.
Teri Maia-Cicero was reelected chair, Mark Rafanelli remained vice chair and Valerie Zuercher will again be clerk. Maia-Cicero will also continue as the committee’s RIASC delegate.
At last Tuesday’s regularly scheduled school committee meeting, all but one of the seven members were present. Zuercher was absent.
The public session of that meeting lasted less than 30 minutes before the committee moved into executive session.
There was very little discussion and the only vote taken was to approve the consent agenda. The consent agenda, which can include the approval of previous minutes, personnel items, bills and home school approvals, passed unanimously.
There were no monthly subcommittee reports.
During the monthly status reports, Rafanelli requested that an analysis be done concerning adequate outdoor lighting and signage.
Director of Administration Robert Ross gave a brief capital project update, noting that the capital project building committee would be meeting in the near future to vote to sign off on the final invoice tied to the $5.8 million debt service.
Negotiation with the Teachers’ Association was on the agenda for executive session at Tuesday night’s meeting and in the executive session meeting that was held Wednesday following the short session to reorganize.

Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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