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March 26, 2018
7:30 PM
Time Details:
Stamped 3/21/2018 4:29pm
School Department Conference Room
220 Central Street
Hingham, MA 02043
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School Committee

Monday, March 26, 2018

1. Call to Order

2. Approval of Minutes
2.1 Minutes of the School Committee meeting held on February 26, 2018
2.2 Minutes of the School Committee meeting held on March 12, 2018

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! Student Internship at Bryce Thompson Institute, Cornell U
• PACE Project
• Kindergarten Enrollment Update
• Substitute Forum and Update

5. Communications
5.1 Communications Received by the Superintendent – Gift for Professional Development – Rabbi Joseph Holocaust Studies Fund
5.2 Student Communications
5.3 Other Communications – Project Parkland email

6. New Business
6.1 To receive a report on the METCO program

6.2 To hear an update on the NEASC accreditation visit to Hingham High School in September 2017

6.3 To discuss the FY’19 Operating Budget and act as appropriate
1) Current dollar gap between School Committee 2/26/18 vote and Advisory Committee 3/6/18 vote
2) Changes to proposed budget that have occurred since 3/12/18
3) Administrator recommendations for further budget reductions
4) School Committee discussion of FY’19 operating budget priorities
5) School Committee revote of FY’19 Operating Budget

6.4 To hear a report on the proposed MA Next Generation Accountability System

6.5 To receive notification of the overnight field trip of high school students to Galapagos Islands, Ecuador on April 13 to 19, 2019.

6.6 To receive notification of the overnight field trip of high school students to New York City on
April 6 to 8, 2018.

6.7 To receive notification of the appointments of Food Service technicians Shelby Valiyev at Foster School, effective March 12, 2018; Bus Drivers Suzanne Tocchio and Laurie St. Pierre, effective February 28, 2018; Bus Monitor Joyce Kimball, effective February 28, 2018 and Van Driver Dermot Walsh, effective February 12, 2018.

6.8 To receive notification of the retirement of William Kannaly, Custodian at Foster School, effective March 15, 2018.

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

8. Subcommittee and Project Reports

9. Adjourn to Executive Session, not to return to open session, pursuant to MGL c. 30A, Section 21(a)
purpose (4) for the following:

To update the School Committee on security measures

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. in the School Department Conference Room.