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August 14, 2017
7:00 PM
School conference room
220 Central Street
Hingham, MA 02043
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School Committee

Monday, August 14, 2017

1. Call to Order

2. Approval of Minutes
2.1 Minutes of the School Committee meeting held on July 17, 2017.
2.2 Minutes of the Executive Session of the School Committee held on July 17, 2017.
2.3 Minutes of the School Committee meeting held on July 31, 2017.

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
? Enrollment Projection
? Introduction of Collin Shattuck, HHS Assistant Principal
? Introduction of James Quatromoni, HHS Athletic Director
? Vacancy and Hiring Update
? Start of School Activities, New Teacher orientation, Convocation

5. Communications
5.1 Clarification – 603 CMR 28.05 Students with disabilities and access to programs and services
5.2 Other Communications

6. Unfinished Business
6.1 To act on proposed changes to SC Policy 3.1, as recommended by the Policy Subcommittee.

6.2 To act on proposed changes to Policy 6.24, as recommended by the Policy Subcommittee.
6.3 To act on the proposed schedule of per diem and substitute rates for FY18 as recommended by John Ferris and the Salary and Negotiations Subcommittee.

6.4 To establish the date of the Fall SC Planning meeting.

7. New Business
7.1 Advisory Committee member Dan Coughlin will attend the meeting to provide an update on the AdCom-sponsored Financial Planning Group.

7.2 To receive a report on the HHS GPA transition process, as prepared by the Director of School Counseling, Heather Rodriguez.

7.3 To hear an update on activities related to the proposed Foster School Building Project
? Summer facilities upgrades
? MSBA Visit
? Building Committee appointments
? Other information as available

7.4 To receive notification of the late night field trip to New York City on October 17, 2017 of the high school botany and art classes.

7.5 To consider the home school application of Patricia (Grade 8) and Elizabeth (Grade 5) Breen for the 2017-2018 School Year.

7.6 To receive notification of the appointment of new teachers, effective August 28, 2017:
HHS: Alyssa DeGeorge, Special Education; Jaclyn Leitao, Mathematics; Xuemei Li, Chinese; Nicole Lytle, English; Kristina McManus, School Nurse; Kristine O’Keeffe, School Nurse; Cathleen Savery, Guidance Counselor; Erika Smith, Physical Education and Health; HMS: Jessica Flaherty, Science; South School: Jordan Perry, Special Education; Lauren Torraco, Adjustment Counselor; Maura Yodzio, Grade 2.

7.7 To receive notification of advancements on the salary scale, effective September 1, 2017:
Penelope Allen-Baltera to M30, Step 13; Ashley Baxter to M30, Step 7; Brooke Benoit to M30, Step 9; Amanda Cheney to M15, Step 7; Brianne Connolly to M30, Step 6; Margaret Curran to M60, Step 10; Amanda Donovan to D, Step 11; Caitlin Fahey to M30, Step 8; Cynthia McKeon to M60, Step 13; Catherina Osterman to M60, Step 13; Kayla Pravia to M, Step 4; and Joseph Young to D, Step 13.

7.8 To receive notification of the appointments of Collin McGinnis, Elementary Technology Specialist, effective August 28, 2017 and Katelyn Joyal, Assistant to the Food Services Director, effective July 31, 2017.

7.9 To receive notification of the full year leave of absence of Kate Tortola, English teacher at HHS.

7.10 To receive notification of the resignations of Andrea Stuart, HMS Science teacher; Jessica Mathews, HHS Special Education teacher; and Jessica Anderson, South School paraeducator, all effective June 30, 2017.

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: September 11, 2017 at 7:30PM in the School Department Conference Room.