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December 2, 2019
7:00 PM
Time Details:
11/27/19 @ 12:29 PM
School Department Conference Room
220 Central Street
Hingham, MA 02043
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School Committee

Monday, December 2, 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 Long Range Planning Subcommittee and School Committee meeting held on
November 16, 2019.
2.2 Minutes of the School Committee meeting held on November 18, 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
NSIP and Goals Update
Facility Report for November and December

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

6. Unfinished Business
6.1 To receive and sign the 2019-2020 School Committee Operating Protocols.

7. New Business
7.1 To receive the Hingham High School Improvement Plan for 2019-2020 and an update of the
2018-2019 plan progress, and act as appropriate.

7.2 To discuss the indicators that will be used to evaluate the Superintendent and act as appropriate.

7.3 To receive notification of the appointments of Megan Fox, LTS K teacher at Foster; Nancy Patterson, Business Office Administrative Assistant at Central Office; Elizabeth Gratta, Food Service Technician at Foster; Jaclyn Sanford, Paraeducator at HHS; Jennifer Iverson, Custodian at HMS; Marjory Graney, Guidance Administrative Assistant at HMS; Abbey Ferguson, Paraeducator at Foster and Chris Klebacher, Custodian at PRS.

7.4 To receive notification of the resignation of Jennifer Quirk, Math Tutor at Foster School.

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

9. Subcommittee and Project Reports
Warrants Signed

10. Adjourn to Executive Session, not to return to Open Session, for the purpose of:
a. Approval of minutes of the Executive Session of the School Committee held on November 18, 2019;
b. Discussing matters related to the current HEA Unit A collective bargaining contract, the public discussion of which may be detrimental to the Committee’s bargaining position, and act as appropriate
c. Discussing matters related to the collective bargaining negotiations with the HEA Unit A for the 2020-2023 contract, the public discussion of which may be detrimental to the Committee’s bargaining position.


December 16, 2019 at 7 p.m.
December 18, 2019 at 7 p.m. – Joint Meeting with BOS and ACES
January 6, 2020 at 7 p.m.
January 9, 2020 at 7 p.m. – Budget Work Session I