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Dec 20, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: School Committee
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HINGHAM SCHOOL COMMITTEE
December 20, 2021 6:30PM
MEETING AGENDA - Remote meeting via Zoom Webinar
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Meeting ID: 817 9578 0939
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:
2.1. To discuss Substitute pay rate and personnel issues
the public discussion of which would be detrimental to the Committee’s bargaining position.
2.2 To approve the minutes of the Executive Session of December 6, 2021
3. Return to Open Session at 7:00 PM
3.1 Action from Executive Session: To discuss the January 1, 2022 Food Service Substitute rate and act as appropriate
4. Approval of Minutes
4.1 Minutes of the School Committee Meeting of December 6, 2021
4.2 Minutes of the School Committee Meeting of December 9, 2021
4.3 Minutes of the School Committee Meeting of December 14, 2021
4.4 Minutes of the School Committee Meeting of December 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
8.2 Strategic Plan Update
9. New Business:
9.1 To discuss potential changes to the town Naming Bylaw and to act as appropriate
9.2 To appoint Jen Benham as the School Committee representative for the School Facilities Master Plan Review Committee
9.3 To update the Committee on the Fields Task Force
9.4 To discuss School Committee Office Hours
9.5 To hear about the Wellness Subcommittee request for financial and operating information from booster groups/PTOs
9.6 To receive a homeschool application for one student (grade 10), and act as appropriate
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:
January 10, 2022
January 24, 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.