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Date:
January 11, 2021
Time:
7:00 PM
Time Details:
1/7/2021
Location:
MEETING AGENDA - Remote meeting via Zoom: Dial-in number: 1-929-205-6099 Meeting ID: 864 0533 3410 Website: https://zoom.us/join
Address:
Hingham, MA 02043
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School Committee

Monday, January 11, 2021


HINGHAM SCHOOL COMMITTEE

January 11, 2021, 7:00 PM

MEETING AGENDA - Remote meeting via Zoom:

Dial-in number: 1-929-205-6099
Meeting ID: 864 0533 3410
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
Minutes of the School Committee Meeting held on December 21, 2020
Minutes of the School Committee Meeting held on December 22, 2020 (Joint Meeting with Board of Selectman and Advisory Committee)

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 COVID-19 Metrics and Case Counts for the District
Update on opening of Foster North (former St. Jerome’s School)

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 FY ’22 Budget Development.
6.2 To review proposed Sections D, G, H, and L of the Hingham Public Schools Policy Manual and act as appropriate. Second Read.


7. New Business
7.1 To hear a report from the Counseling Department on the 2020 College Board Testing and Placement Report.
7.2 To review proposed Section I of the Hingham Public Schools Policy Manual and act as appropriate. First Read.
7.3 To receive the Winter 2020-2021 High School Coaching recommendations.


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 December 21, 2020
2. Discussing strategy related to collective bargaining negotiations with HEA Units A, B, C, D & AA

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




NEXT SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETINGS:

January 14, 2021 at 7:00PM SC Budget Work Session II (Capital Review)
January 20, 2021 at 7:30 PM Capital Outlay Committee Meeting
January 21, 2021 at 7:00PM SC Budget Work Session III
January 25, 2021 at 7:00PM Regularly Scheduled School Committee Meeting
January 28, 2021 at 7:00PM SC Work Session IV (if needed)
February 8, 2021 at 7:00PM Regularly Scheduled School Committee Meeting


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.
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