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November 7, 2016
7:30 PM
School Department Conference Room
Hingham, MA 02043
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School Committee

Monday, November 7, 2016

1. Call to order

2. Approval of Minutes
2.1 Minutes of the School Committee Meeting held on October 17, 2016

3. Questions and Comments
Audience comments are always welcome as agenda items are discussed. The School Committee has set aside fifteen minutes on this agenda to enable members of the audience to raise questions and make comments on any matter of general concern that is not on the agenda. Individual speakers shall be limited to three minutes. Speakers are reminded that the meeting is being televised and are asked to respect the privacy rights of others. Comments against any individual are not allowed by Policy #3.7.5.

4. Superintendent’s Report
• Good News!

5. Communications
5.1 Communications Received by the Superintendent
5.2 Student Communications
5.3 Other Communications

6. Unfinished Business
6.1 To act on proposed Budget Assumptions for 2017-2018.

7. New Business
7.1 To hear a report from Foster School, including the School Council Improvement Plan update from 2015-2016 and the proposed plan for 2016-2017.

7.2 To hear the Terra Nova 3 Testing Report for Fall of 2015.

7.3 To receive a draft of a new policy for volunteers as proposed by the Policy Subcommittee. First Reading.

7.4 To authorize the Chair to sign an amendment to the SSEC agreement with DESE to allow adding the town of Milton as a SSEC member district (#11).

7.5 To conduct the annual evaluation of the Superintendent of Schools.

7.6 To receive notification of the overnight field trip to New York City of the HHS drama club on
April 7 – April 9, 2017.

7.7 To receive notification of the overnight field trip to France of the HHS French and Art classes on
April 14 – April 22, 2017.

7.8 To receive notification of the appointment of paraeducators Kayla Matthews at HMS, effective 10/18/2016; Kelsey O'Neil at East, effective 10/12/2016; Kyle Duval at HMS, effective 11/1/2016 and Katherine Shaugnessy at Foster, effective 10/27/2016.

8. Other items as may not reasonably be known 48 hours in advance of the meeting

9. Subcommittee and Project Reports

10. Adjournment

NEXT SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING: November 21, 2016 in the School Department Conference Room