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Date:
November 16, 2020
Time:
7:00 PM
Time Details:
11/12/2020
Location:
MEETING AGENDA - Remote meeting via Zoom: Dial-in number: 1-929-205-6099 Meeting ID: 883 7969 7596 Website: https://zoom.us/join
Address:
Hingham, MA 02043
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School Committee

Monday, November 16, 2020


HINGHAM SCHOOL COMMITTEE

November 16, 2020, 7:00 p.m.

MEETING AGENDA - Remote meeting via Zoom:

Dial-in number: 1-929-205-6099
Meeting ID: 883 7969 7596
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 November 2, 2020
2.2 Minutes of School Committee Meeting held on November 6, 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
4.1 Update on COVID-19 Metrics and State Metrics
4.2 Update on Reopening Phase III Planning


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






6. Unfinished Business
6.1 To hear an update on the work of the Equity & Inclusion Taskforce.
6.2 To review the proposed FY22 Budget Calendar and Guiding Principles and act at as appropriate.
6.3 To review proposed policy section J (Students) of the Hingham Public Schools Policy Manual and act as appropriate.

7. New Business
7.1 To receive the Superintendent’s Evaluation Rubric for 2020 -2021 and act as appropriate.
7.2 To hear an update on the FY21 HPS Operating Budget.
7.3 To consider the Home School Applications for students AL (Grade 3) and AL (Grade 5) for FY 2021 and act as appropriate.
7.4 To receive notification of the appointments of Lauren Cunio, Speech Language Pathologist at HHS, effective 11/9/20, and Alicia Barry, Paraeducator at South Elementary, effective 11/2/2020.
7.5 To receive notification of advancement on the salary scale for Kate Tortola to M+30, effective 9/1/2020.
7.6 To receive notification of the resignations for the 2020-2021 school year of Math Tutor Thomas McNamee (Foster, effective 10/30/20), and the following Paraeducators - Elizabeth Vialle (HMS, effective 11/2/20); Jaclyn Sanford (HHS, effective 9/4/20); Elizabeth Doherty (Foster, effective 11/9/20); Mitchell Cameron (East, effective 7/31/20); Kathryn Foisy (HHS, effective 8/18/20); Gwen Traynor (East, effective 7/24/20); Caitlin Ogar (HMS, effective 8/16/20); Jared Grimm (HMS, effective 8/31/2020); Sofia Verras (HMS, effective 8/26/20); Emily Kuhn (Foster, effective 8/25/20); Jennifer Bleakney (Foster, effective 8/31/20).

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 November 2, 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, December 7 – 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.