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MINUTES

CURRICULUM AND EDUCATION COMMITTEE MEETING

February 10, 2021

5:30 p.m.

Via Zoom

 

 

Committee Members Present:  Pia Holmes, Kati McCormick, Martha Witham

 

Board Members Present:  Staci Fortunato, Kevin Lamoreau, Kimberly Martin, Jan Michaud, Amanda Olson

 

Administrators Present:  James Anastasio, Katy Grondin, Troy Alexander, Teresa Beaudoin,  Heather Gauthier, Sarah Landry, Monique Roy, Theresa Violette, Susan Walters

 

Others Present:  Caroline Eldridge, Jessica West

 

 

 

  1. Appoint a chair

 

           Motion by Martha Witham to appoint Pia Holmes as chair, second by Kati McCormick, so moved 3-0.

 

  1. Jessica West, District Math Coach, Katy Grondin Assistant Superintendent and members of the Curriculum Leaders Committee will present information regarding the process for selecting a new math program.

 

          K-5 Math Program Review

                Attachment 1

 

Ms. West said we have had our current math program for seven years and it is recommended that programs be reviewed every five years.  After meetings to discuss concerns about the current math program and reviewing teacher surveys, the Curriculum Leadership Team recommended a new math curriculum.  Using criteria developed to score programs, the review team is reviewing nine new programs to determine the top 2 or 3.  The curriculum team is working with the DOE math specialist.  New programs will be reviewed in February and March and the Curriculum Leadership Team will update the committee at the next meeting April 14.  She said there is and will continue to be ongoing communications with all teachers. There have been discussions about Elementary and Secondary Schools Emergency Relief Funds (ESSERF) supporting the program.  Curriculum and Education Committee member Martha Witham volunteered to join the review team.

 

Meeting adjourned at 6:17 p.m.