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Meeting ID: 883 1438 6373
HINGHAM SCHOOL COMMITTEE
September 20, 2021 at 7:00 PM
MEETING AGENDA - Remote meeting via Zoom Webinar
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
To approve the minutes of September 8, 2021
To approve the minutes of the joint meeting with the Select Board and Advisory Committee held on September 14, 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
5.1 Communications Received by the Superintendent
5.2 Other Communications
6. Unfinished Business
6.1 To discuss proposed changes to policy EBCFA (Face Coverings) to ensure consistency with the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education mask mandate, and act as appropriate
6.2 To hear an update on the HHS Drivers’ Education Program and act as appropriate
7. New Business:
7.1 To approve the operation of an in-person grade six program at Su Escuela
7.2 Declaration of Surplus
7.3 To receive an update from the School Building Committee
7.4 To appoint Dr. Gary Maestas to serve on the Board of Directors of the South Shore Educational Collaborative
7.5 To discuss next steps in the Superintendent search process
7.6 To discuss updating School Committee Subcommittee Descriptions
7.7 To appoint a student outreach coordinator to establish a Student Advisory Committee to the School Committee
7.8 To receive homeschool applications for two students (grade K and grade 1) and act as appropriate
7.9 To receive notification of recent lane changes
8. Subcommittee and Project Reports
9. Other items as may not reasonably be known 48 hours in advance of the meeting.
NEXT SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETINGS:
October 2, 2021 at 8:00 AM (School Committee Workshop)
October 4, 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.