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HINGHAM SCHOOL COMMITTEE
December 6, 2021 6:00PM
MEETING AGENDA - Remote meeting via Zoom Webinar
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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. Motion to enter into Executive Session and to reconvene in Open Session, for the purposes of:
1. To discuss a Memorandum of Agreement with the Hingham Education Association (HEA) Unit A regarding the reopening of schools
2. To receive an update on the Sustainable Budget Task Force discussion of collective bargaining agreements for all units
3. To approve the minutes of the Executive Session of November 15, 2021
the public discussion of which would be detrimental to the Committee’s bargaining position.
3. Return to Open Session at 7:00 PM
3.1 Action from Executive Session: To consider a Memorandum of Agreement with the Hingham Education Association Unit A regarding the reopening of schools and to act as appropriate
4. Approval of Minutes
4.1 Minutes of the School Committee Meeting of November 15, 2021
5. 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.
6. Superintendent’s Report
7.1 Student Communications
7.2 Communications Received by the Superintendent
7.3 Other Communications
8. Unfinished Business
8.1 Update on the Superintendent search: Screening Committee announcement of candidates for consideration by the School Committee
8.2 Update on the Strategic Plan process
9. New Business:
9.1 To receive notification of Director of Business and Support Services John Ferris' intent to retire at the end of the 2021-2022 school year
9.2 To receive notification of Winter Coaching Recommendations
9.3 To hear a report on the 2021 MCAS results
9.4 To hear about a proposed HHS Crew Training Trip to Florida to take place in February 2022, and act as appropriate
9.5 To hear about a proposed overnight trip to Vermont for the Girls’ Varsity Ice Hockey Team in December 2021, and act as appropriate
9.6 To hear about a proposed overnight trip to New Hampshire for the Boys’ Varsity Ice Hockey Team in December 2021, and act as appropriate
9.7 To consider a resolution in support of a Town-wide Sustainability Director and to act as appropriate
9.8 To receive a homeschool application for two students (grade 3 and grade 1), and act as appropriate
9.9 To consider general interim policies on COVID-19 related issues including health and safety policies related to overnight field trips (first read)
10. Subcommittee and Project Reports
11. Other items as may not reasonably be known 48 hours in advance of the meeting.
NEXT SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETINGS:
December 20, 2021
January 10, 2022
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.