March 9, 2020
17 Union Street
Hingham, MA 02043
Monday, March 9, 2020
1. Call to Order. Please note that this meeting is being recorded 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 meeting with Board of Selectmen and Advisory Committee held on February 11, 2020.
2.2 Minutes of the School Committee meeting held on February 24, 2020.
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
Facilities Report for February and March, 2020
5.1 Communications Received by the Superintendent
5.2 Student Communications
5.3 Other Communications
6. Unfinished Business
6.1 To hear an update on the administration’s proposed preliminary operating budget for FY’21.
6.2 To continue discussion of the proposed preliminary FY ’21 operating budget and act as appropriate.
6.3 To hear an update on the TRACES program and act as appropriate.
7. New Business
7.1 To discuss the Student Opportunity Act district plan and act as appropriate.
7.2 To discuss the 2020 Warrant Report.
7.3 To receive the results of the bid for Plymouth River School vestibule and act as recommended by the Director of Business and Support Services.
7.4 To discuss proposed new Policy 3.11 School Calendar (IC/ICA). First reading.
7.5 To receive notification of the appointments of Kimberly Hamel and Elizabeth Doherty, paraeducators and Kaylee Willard, tutor, at Foster School; Corie Burke, bus driver; Chris Taylor, custodian at HHS; and Ashley Sanford, Building Coordinator at HMS and Elementary Schools.
7.6 To receive notification of the resignation of Edward Chiappini, custodian at Foster School and Krystal Rich, paraeducator at HMS.
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 purpose of:
a. Approval of minutes of the Executive Session of the School Committee held on February 24, 2020.
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.
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