April 27, 2020
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School Committee-Remote meeting via Zoom: Website: https://zoom.us/join OR Call (929) 205-6099 Meeting ID: 925 3186 1630
Monday, April 27, 2020
1. Call to Order.
This meeting is being held remotely as an alternate means of public access pursuant to an Order issued by the Governor of Massachusetts dated March 12, 2020 Suspending Certain Provisions of the Open Meeting Law. You are hereby advised that this meeting and all communications during this meeting may be recorded by the Town of Hingham in accordance with the Open Meeting Law. If any participant wishes to record this meeting, please notify the chair at the start of the meeting in accordance with M.G.L. c. 30A, § 20(f) so that the chair may inform all other participants of said recording.
2. Approval of Minutes
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
Update on Hingham’s Remote Learning Plan
5.1 Communications Received by the Superintendent
5.2 Student Communications
5.3 Other Communications
6. Unfinished Business
6.1 To receive an update on the Operating and Capital Budget for FY’21 and act as appropriate.
6.2 To hear an update on the FY’21 School Calendar
6.3 To receive a revised School Committee meeting calendar for FY’20.
7. New Business
7.1 To hear an update from Food Services.
7.2 To hear an update on the Operating Budget for FY’20.
7.3 To hear a recommendation by the Superintendent on reporting progress and assessments during the COVID-19 school closure and act as appropriate
7.4 To discuss a Memorandum of Agreement with HEA Unit A regarding online learning and operating during the State of Emergency through May 1, 2020; and act as appropriate.
7.5 To receive proposed Policy 5.24 (INDJB) Accessible Use – Technology. First Reading.
7.6 To receive and review proposed Section A of Hingham Public Schools Policy Manual.
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:
a. Approval of minutes of the Executive Session on April 6, 2020;
b. Discussing matters related to the HEA Unit A collective bargaining contract;
c. Discussing matters related to the HEA Unit A collective bargaining negotiations;
the public discussion of which may be detrimental to the Committee’s bargaining position, and act as appropriate.
NEXT SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING May 4 at 7:00PM.
This meeting is being held remotely as an alternate means of public access pursuant to an Order issued by the Governor of Massachusetts dated March 12, 2020 Suspending Certain Provisions of the Open Meeting Law. You are hereby advised that this meeting and all communications during this meeting may be recorded by the Town of Hingham in accordance with the Open Meeting Law.