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August 12, 2019
7:00 PM
Time Details:
Stamped 8/8/19 11:12 AM
School Department Conference Room
220 Central Street
Hingham, MA 02043
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School Committee

Monday, August 12, 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. To hear a Budget Update from Senator Patrick O’Connor and Representative Joan Meschino.

3. Approval of Minutes
3.1 Minutes of the School Committee meeting held on July 29, 2019

4. 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.
5. Superintendent’s Report
• Summer Hiring Update
• New Enrollment

6. Communications
6.1 Communications Received by the Superintendent
6.2 Other Communications

7. Unfinished Business
7.1 To review a proposed revision of HPS Policy 1.3.2 that would revise the date of the Superintendent’s annual evaluation and act as appropriate.

7.2 To review proposed School Committee meeting dates for 2019-2020 and act as appropriate.

8. New Business
8.1 To hear a Food Services update.

8.2 To receive the proposed Superintendents goals for 2019-2020.

8.3 To receive a draft of the Superintendent’s entry and data questions for NSIP interviews with stakeholders.

8.4 To receive an update on the hiring process for legal counsel.

8.5 To hear an update from the Long Range Planning Subcommittee regarding the purchase of a solar powered scoreboard for the Varsity softball field at Hingham High School and act as appropriate.

8.6 To consider the homeschool application of Jahangir Khan, Grade 1, for 2019-2020.

8.7 To receive notification of the appointments of Vanessa Bryer, Adjustment Counselor at South School; Ashley Corcoran, Special Education teacher at HMS; Alyssa DeLuca, LTS Teacher at Foster School; Maia Heggie, Special Education Inclusion Facilitator at HHS; Linda Kelly, School Psychologist/Chair at HMS; Melissa Maguire, Special Education teacher at HMS; Lindsey Troy, Special Education Inclusion Facilitator at HMS; and Diane Vallee, ELL teacher for HPS; all effective August 26, 2019.

8.8 To receive notification of the appointments of Sara Daly as the Library/Media Center Resource Teacher, effective September 1, 2019 and Edward Chiappini, Evening Custodian at Foster School effective August 1, 2019.

8.9 To receive notification of advancements on the salary scale on September 1, 2019 of Paul Riser to M30.

8.10 To receive notification of the resignation of Christine Gendron, paraeducator at Foster School, effective August 1, 2019.

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

10. Subcommittee and Project Reports

11. Adjourn to Executive Session, not to return to Open Session, for the purposes of discussing strategy related to the collective bargaining (Unit A) process, the public discussion of which may be detrimental to the Committee’s bargaining position, and act as appropriate.