January 22, 2019
Stamped Jan 17, 2019 @ 3:57 PM
School Department Conference Room
220 Central Street
Hingham, MA 02043
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
1. Call to Order. Please note that this meeting is being recorded and televised by Harbor Media.
2. Approval of Minutes
2.1 Minutes of the School Committee Meeting held on December 3, 2018.
3. Questions and Comments
The Hingham School Committee encourages community engagement and welcomes questions and comments as agenda items are discussed at the meeting. In addition, we have set aside time at the beginning of this meeting for comments or questions that fall under the purview of the School Committee and are not already on tonight's agenda. If any guests wish to speak, please come to the microphone, state your name and address, and address your comments to the chairperson. Please remember that any comments or questions must respect the confidentiality of personnel and students, including the speaker's own child. Comments will be limited to three minutes per speaker.
4. Superintendent’s Report
January 2019 Facilities Report
5.1 Communications Received by the Superintendent
5.2 Student Communications
5.3 Other Communications
6. New Business
6.1 To hear a proposal from East School grade 5 students about an all grade reading program.
6.2 To hear an update on Toolbox, the district’s new K-5 social emotional learning curriculum.
6.3 To receive a draft of the proposed Secondary Program of Studies for 2019-2020.
6.4 To receive an update of the Hingham Middle School Special Education program evaluation.
6.5 To act on a proposed resubmission of the Statement of Interest to the Massachusetts School Building Authority for a Foster School project.
6.6 To discuss fees for FY’20 for Kids in Action and act as appropriate.
6.7 To discuss fees for FY’20 for Full Day Kindergarten and act as appropriate.
6.8 To discuss fees for FY’20 for Pre-Kindergarten and act as appropriate.
6.9 To discuss logistics and planning for future budget meetings.
6.10 To award House Doctor design contracts to four firms.
6.11 To receive notification of the overnight field trip of Hingham High School students to China on April 16 to April 24, 2020.
6.12 To receive notification of the appointment of Pamela Graham, Administrative Assistant at South Elementary School, effective January 14, 2019.
6.13 To receive notification of the resignation of Alyssa DeGeorge, Special Education teacher at Hingham High School, effective February 1, 2019.
7. Other items as may not reasonably be known 48 hours in advance of the meeting.
8. Subcommittee and Project Reports
9. Motion to move to Executive Session, not to return to Open Session, for the purpose of discussing contracts of non-union employees, the public discussion of which may be detrimental to the Committee’s bargaining position.
UPCOMING SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETINGS:
January 23, 2019 at 7:30PM Capital Outlay Committee Meeting
January 24, 2019 at 7:00PM SC Work Session IV (if needed)
January 27, 2019 at 1:00PM SC and Advisory Committee Joint Meeting
February 5, 2019 (Time TBD) SC with BOS and AdCom
February 11, 2019 at 7:00PM SC Public Hearing or Regular Meeting
February 25, 2019 at 7:00PM SC Public Hearing or Regular Meeting