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Date:
October 19, 2020
Time:
7:00 PM
Time Details:
10/15/2020
Location:
MEETING AGENDA - Remote meeting via Zoom: Dial-in number: 1-929-205-6099 Meeting ID: 858 5908 1544 Website: https://zoom.us/join
Address:
Hingham, MA 02043
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Hingham School Committee

Monday, October 19, 2020


HINGHAM SCHOOL COMMITTEE

October 19, 2020, 7:00 p.m.

MEETING AGENDA - Remote meeting via Zoom:

Dial-in number: 1-929-205-6099
Meeting ID: 858 5908 1544
Website: https://zoom.us/join

1. Call to Order
CHAIR COMMENT: 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
2.1 Minutes of School Committee Meeting held on October 3, 2020 (Planning Session)
2.2 Minutes of School Committee Meeting held on October 5, 2020
2.3 Minutes of School Committee Meeting held on October 6, 2020 (Recreation Department Meeting)


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
4.1 School Reopening Update – Review of Enrollment, Review of Health Metrics (9/16/20 -10/19/20), and Update on considerations for increased ‘in-person’ learning.
4.2 Reminder – No school on 11/3/2020
4.3 Special Town Meeting Request – 11/21/2020
4.4 School Lunch Program – Free for the 2020-2021 School Year


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


6. Unfinished Business
6.1 To review proposed policy section E (Support Services) and act as appropriate. Second Read.
6.2 To review proposed policy section F (Facilities Development) and act as appropriate. Second Read.
7. New Business
7.1 To discuss a Memorandum of Agreement with the Hingham Cafeteria Managers and Food Services Technicians for a successor contract for 2020-2021 and act as appropriate.
7.2 To consider proposed Massachusetts Associations of School Committee resolutions and act as appropriate.
7.3 To hear a proposal by the Superintendent to utilize remote learning in place of Emergency Snow Days and act as appropriate.
7.4 To appoint Nes Correnti as School Committee liaison to the Equity Task Force.
7.5 To consider the Home School Applications for 3 students for FY 2021 and act as appropriate:
SM (Grade 1)
JM (Grade 3)
MM (Grade 6)
7.6 To receive notification of the appointment for the 2020-2021 school year of Tracy Manning – Grade Four Special Education Teacher (0.5 FTE) at South Elementary School.
7.7 To received notification of the appointments of Danielle Ennis, Paraeducator at East School, effective 9/14/20; Matthew Haite – Paraeducator at South Elementary, effective 9/17/20; Alicia Barry – Long Term Substitute Paraeducator at South Elementary, effective 9/28/2020; Karen McGourty – Paraeducator at PRS Elementary, effective 9/19/2020; Thomas McNamee – Tutor at Foster Elementary, effective 9/28/2020; Lisa Webb – Van Driver, effective 9/10/2020.

8. Subcommittee and Project Reports
Warrants Signed

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

10. Adjourn to Executive Session, not to return to Open Session, for the purposes of:
1. Approving minutes of the Executive Session held on September 21, 2020
2. Discussing strategy related to collective bargaining negotiations with HEA Unit A and B

the public discussion of which may be detrimental to the committee's bargaining position.


NEXT SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETINGS:

Monday, November 2 – 7:00 PM via Zoom
Monday, November 16 – 7:00 PM via Zoom



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.