Agenda of Special School Assembly Meetings Spring/Summer 2002

We are happy to announce that our First Annual School Assembly Meeting was held on June 5, 2002. For the rest of the Summer 2002, all decisions regarding the school will now be made by the School Assembly, replacing the Founders Group in that role.

We will be meeting on a set schedule (click here for schedule) of Wednesdays at 7 PM at the St. Mark's Church, 147 West Main Street, New Britain, CT. Click here for directions.

Many of you have visited our website, attended our informational and outreach meetings, and/or asked to be added to our email list. The Board of Trustees and the Current School Assembly members hereby invite you to join our assembly and cast your votes on a number of issues that we face. We are offering temporary memberships in the School Assembly to members of the community for the Spring and Summer of 2002. We only ask that you agree to certain requirements for temporary membership.

The School Assembly will be making a number of decisions. We have many tasks to complete, including the following, some of which are defined by the school bylaws

  1. Determine general policies of the corporation in fiscal matters, including fiscal sponsorship
  2. Determine wage scales
  3. Hire staff
  4. Determine the annual budget of the corporation for School Year 2002-2003.
  5. Set the initial rules for our new school.

This is your opportunity to become a member of the School Assembly. All interested parents and students who are thinking of becoming a part of Mountain Laurel Sudbury School are invited to become temporary members until the school opens in September. After that, students of the school and parents of students will automatically remain members of the School Assembly.

The requirements for temporary membership in the School Assembly are as follows:

  1. Read any book published by Sudbury Valley Press

  2. Be committed to creating Mountain Laurel Sudbury School as a Sudbury-model school

  3. Be committed to the spirit and ideals of "academic freedom" and a "living, participatory democracy" of a Sudbury-model school

  4. Be committed to pursuing your own continuing education about the Sudbury model

We also request a minimum donation of $5 per School Assembly meeting from each member of the Assembly. This is a request, not a requirement. Since our school has not yet begun collecting tuitions, we have been and continue to be dependent upon the financial contributions of our founding members and supporters.

All members of the School Assembly, including temporary members, get one vote each in all decisions made by the School Assembly.

Prospective students, along with their parents, are permitted and strongly encouraged to become temporary members of the School Assembly. We firmly believe that students should be directly involved in the many issues we are exploring as we create our school.

If you plan to come, please RSVP.

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