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Date:
August 9, 2021
Time:
7:00 PM
Time Details:
08/05/2021
Location:

Dial-in number: 1-929-205-6099

Meeting ID: 875 5010 5681

Website: https://zoom.us/join

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School Committee

Monday, August 9, 2021


HINGHAM SCHOOL COMMITTEE

 

August 9, 2021 at 7:00 PM

 

MEETING AGENDA - Remote meeting via Zoom Webinar 

 

Dial-in number: 1-929-205-6099

Meeting ID: 875 5010 5681

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 Chapter 20 of the Acts of 2021 temporarily amending 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 the School Committee Meeting held on July 9, 2021

2.2          Minutes of the School Committee Meeting held on July 14, 2021

2.3          Minutes of the School Committee and Interim Superintendent Screening Committee held on July 21, 2021

2.4          Minutes of the School Committee and Interim Superintendent Screening Committee held on July 22, 2021

2.5          Minutes of the School Committee and Interim Superintendent Screening Committee held on July 23, 2021

2.6          Minutes of the School Committee Meeting held on July 26, 2021

2.7          Minutes of the School Committee Meeting held on August 3, 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.            Communications

 

5.            Unfinished Business

                5.1          To hear an update on the Special Education Department

 

 

6.            New Business: 

 

6.1          To appoint Dr. Gary Maestas as Interim Superintendent of Hingham Public Schools contingent on the granting of a critical shortage waiver by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, and to appoint an Acting Superintendent to serve until such waiver is granted

6.2          To discuss the 2021-2022 School Committee meeting schedule, and act as appropriate

6.3          To receive notification of Lane Changes

6.4          To receive a homeschool application, and act as appropriate

 

 

7.          Subcommittee and Project Reports

              Warrants Signed

 

 

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

 

 

9.          Adjourn

 

 

NEXT SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETINGS:

 

August 23, 2021 at 7:00 PM

 

 

This meeting is being held remotely as an alternate means of public access pursuant to Chapter 20 of the Acts of 2021 temporarily amending 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.

 

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