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October 7, 2019
7:00 PM
Time Details:
10/3/2019 2:19 PM
Town Hall
Hingham, MA 02043
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School Committee

Monday, October 7, 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 Planning Session held on September 22, 2019.
2.2 Minutes of the School Committee with the Unity Meeting held on September 22, 2019.
2.3 Minutes of the School Committee meeting held on September 23, 2019.
2.4 Minutes of the School Committee Training Session held on September 30, 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
• October 1, 2019 Enrollment
• MCAS and Accountability
• Secondary Class Sizes of 25 or More, 2019-2020
• Update on Superintendent Goals and Activities
• Update on New Superintendent Induction Program Activities

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

6. Unfinished Business
6.1 To discuss a proposed revision of HPS Policy 3.7.4 Order of Business and Agenda and act as appropriate.

6.2 To discuss a proposed revision of HPS Policy 3.7.5 Pubic Involvement and act as appropriate.

6.3 To discuss a proposed revision to HPS Policy 6.3a Homeless Students and act as appropriate.

6.4 To discuss a proposed revision to HPS Policy 6.3b Children in Foster Care and act as appropriate.

6.5 To discuss a proposed revision of HPS Policy 6.8, Athletic Participation Restrictions and act as appropriate.

7. New Business
7.1 To receive the Hingham Middle School Improvement Plan for 2019-2020 and an update of the
2018-2019 plan progress.

7.2 To receive a draft of the FY’21 Budget Calendar.

7.3 To receive notification of the Hingham Middle School overnight field trip to Quebec City on
May 1 to May 3, 2020.

7.4 To receive notification of the appointments of Stephenie O’Brien, Long Term Substitute teacher at South School, effective August 26, 2019; Gabrielle Parker, Accounting Assistant at Central, effective September 24, 2019; Nora McCormack, Math Tutor at HMS, effective September 23, 2019; Jeffrey Sewell, Teacher Assistant at Kids in Action, effective September 23, 2019; Kerry Thomas, Transition Room Coordinator at Hingham Middle School, effective September 23, 2019. September hire paraeducators are David Howie, Ashley O’Regan and Steven Sadowkski at HHS, Nicole Cannon and Laura Barry at South School, and Jennifer Bleakney at Foster School.

7.5 To receive notification of the advancement on the salary scale of Rebecca Cotton to M30, Step 5 as of September 1, 2019.

7.6 To receive notification of the resignations of Administrative Assistants Diane Robin Smith of PRS, effective October 8, 2019 and Christine White, HHS, effective September 13, 2019; paraeducators Alex Barber at HMS and Tara Toomey-Barry at South, both effective September 20, 2019.

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

9. Subcommittee and Project Reports

10. Adjournment
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