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Date:
May 20, 2019
Time:
7:00 PM
Time Details:
Stamped 5/16/19 @3:14 PM
Location:
School Department Conference Room
Address:
220 Central Street
Hingham, MA 02043
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School Committee

Monday, May 20, 2019


1. Call to Order. Please note that this meeting is being recorded and televised by Harbor Media. If anyone else intends to audio or video record this meeting, please identify yourself now.

2. Approval of Minutes
2.1 Minutes of the School Committee and Capital Outlay Committee held on January 23, 2019
2.2 Minutes of the School Committee and Advisory Committee meeting held on February 28, 2019
2.3 Minutes of the School Committee Meeting held on May 6, 2019

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 up to fifteen minutes 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. Comments will be limited to 3 minutes per speaker and must relate to topics within the scope of responsibility of the School Committee. As established by the Massachusetts General Laws, the responsibilities of the School Committee are to (1) select and to terminate the Superintendent, (2) review and approve budgets for public education in the district, and (3) establish educational goals and policies for the schools in the district. Speakers are encouraged to present their remarks in a respectful manner and to consider the privacy interests of others. The public comment period is not a time for debate or response to comments by the School Committee. The School Committee is not adopting or endorsing any of the comments made during the public comment period.
4. Superintendent’s Report
Good News!

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

6. Unfinished Business
6.1 To hear an update on the FY 20 Operating Budget.

7. New Business
7.1 To hear the English/ELA/Reading Department Program Review.

7.2 To discuss a resolution in support of increased funding for Massachusetts public schools and act as appropriate.

7.3 To receive subcommittee and liaison assignments for 2019-2020.

7.4 To receive and discuss recommended dates for School Committee meetings during July and
August 2019.


7.5 To receive notification of the overnight field trip of Grade 10 to 12 Art and Music students to Berlin and Prague from April 16, 2020 through April 23, 2020.

7.6 To receive notification of the overnight field trip of Grade 9 to 12 Music students to Los Angeles from February 26, 2020 through March 1, 2020.

7.7 To receive notification of the overnight field trip of Grade 9 to 12 French and Spanish students to Paris, Barcelona and Madrid from April 16, 2020 through April 25, 2020.

7.8 To receive notification of the overnight field trip of Grade 4 PRS students to Camp Wingate-Kirkland in Yarmouthport from September 25, 2019 through September 27, 2019.

7.9 To receive notification of the appointments of Megan Corey and Colleen Quinn, Food Service Technicians, effective May 2, 2019 and Jeff Southworth, Custodian at PRS and HMS, effective
April 26, 2019.

7.10 To receive notification of the retirements of teachers Pamela Amster at East School, Marcia Appell at Foster School, Linda Corson at South School, and Maria Swirbalus at Hingham Middle School, effective June 30, 2019.

7.11 To receive notification of the retirement of Joan O’Brien, Administrative Assistant at Hingham Middle School, effective July 19, 2019.

7.12 To receive notification of the resignations of Aisha Oppong, Financial Assistant to the Director of Business & Support Services, effective May 14, 2019; Andrea Atkins, Administrative Assistant at Central Office, effective May 24, 2019; and Erik Silva, District Maintenance Custodian, effective
April 5, 2019.

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

9. Subcommittee and Project Reports

10. Adjourn to Executive Session, not to return to Open Session, for the purposes of reviewing
non-union administrator contracts, the public discussion of which may be detrimental to the Committee’s bargaining position, and act as appropriate.