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November 28, 2022
7:00 PM
Time Details:

North Hearing Room 3rd   Floor

Town Hall 


Remote via Zoom 

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

Meeting ID: 874 5795 6088

Passcode:  117244


Hingham, MA 02043
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School Committee

Monday, November 28, 2022


 November 28, 2022 at 7:00 PM

   North Hearing Room 3rd   Floor

Town Hall 

210 Central Street

Hingham, MA 02043


or Remote via Zoom 

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

Meeting ID: 874 5795 6088

Passcode:  117244




Call to Order


2.           Approval of minutes

              2.1         Minutes of the School Committee meeting held on November 14, 2022


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 evaluate 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. 

In addition to this public comment period, the School Committee practice provides time for questions and comments from the public on new business items on the agenda.

4.           Superintendent’s Report 


    4.1    Special Education Determination





5.           Communications

    5.1          Communications Received by the Superintendent

    5.2    Student Communications

     5.3         Other Communications

6.           Unfinished Business        


7.           New Business

7.1    To receive Hingham Middle School’s School Improvement Plan and act as appropriate

7.2    To receive Hingham High School’s School Improvement Plan and act as appropriate

7.3    To receive update on Hingham Unity Council METCO Scholarship and act as appropriate.

7.4    To discuss request from Hingham Little League for placement of a shed on Hingham Middle     School field and act as appropriate

7.5    To hear about a proposed overnight trip to Vermont for both the Girls’ and Boys’ Ice Hockey     teams in December 2022 and act as appropriate

7.6    To receive an update on the Strategic Plan

7.7    To receive an update on DESE Tiered Focused Monitoring 

7.8    To review a proposed change to school handbooks to add discipline due process and act as     appropriate

7.9    To authorize the Chair of the School Committee to sign documents on behalf of new elementary     school building project on behalf of School Committee 

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 

Next School Committee Meetings: 

December 12, 2022 at 7:00 PM

January 9, 2023 at 7:00 PM


This meeting is being offered remotely as an alternate means of public access pursuant to Chapter 107 of the Acts of 2022 and all other applicable laws 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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