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Date:
January 25, 2021
Time:
7:00 PM
Time Details:
1/21/2021 Amended 1/22/2021
Location:
Remote meeting via Zoom: Dial-in number: 1-929-205-6099 Meeting ID: 890 0794 2807 Website: https://zoom.us/join
Address:
Hingham, MA 02043
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School Committee

Monday, January 25, 2021


HINGHAM SCHOOL COMMITTEE

January 25, 2021, 7:00 PM

MEETING AGENDA - Remote meeting via Zoom:

Dial-in number: 1-929-205-6099
Meeting ID: 890 0794 2807
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 January 11, 2021

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 raise your hand, 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
COVID-19 Update

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 Section I of the Hingham Public Schools Policy Manual and act as appropriate. Second Read.



7. New Business
7.1 To hear a report of structured learning time in the hybrid learning model.

7.2 To receive a request to approve an expenditure of $17,800 to be charged to the Foster Extraordinary Capital Maintenance Account for a new hot water boiler at Foster School, and act as appropriate.

7.3 To consider a proposal for directing $80,000 of FY’21 capital to a Facilities Space Study and Master Plan to be performed by Habeeb & Associates, and act as appropriate.

7.4 To consider the Home School Applications for student MH Grade 2 for School Year 2020- 2021, and act as appropriate.

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 January 11, 2021
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 28, 2021 at 7:00PM Budget Work Session IV (if needed)
February 8, 2021 at 7:00PM
February 22, 2021 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.