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January 9, 2023
6:15 PM
Time Details:
January 5, 2023

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: 834 5864 4199

Passcode: 097689


210 Central St
Hingham, MA 02043
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School Committee

Monday, January 9, 2023


 January 9, 2023 at 6:15 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: 834 5864 4199

Passcode: 097689




1.            Call to Order


2.           Adjourn to Executive Session for the purpose of:

              2.1 To discuss strategy related to collective bargaining negotiations with HEA Unit B (Paraeducators), the             public discussion of which may be detrimental to the Committee's bargaining position.

              2.2 To Approve minutes of the School Committee Executive Session held on October 11, 2022.


3.            Return to Open Session at 7PM 


4.             Approval of minutes

               4.1          Minutes of the joint School Committee meeting with Advisory Committee and Select Board held on November 29, 2022

              4.2         Minutes of the School Committee meeting held on December 12, 2022

              4.3         Minutes of the School Committee budget meeting held on January 5, 2023


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 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.



6.             Superintendent’s Report 


              6.1         South Shore Collaborative Update  



7.            Communications

              7.1          Communications Received by the Superintendent

              7.2         Student Communications

               7.3          Other Communications


8.            Unfinished Business        


9.            New Business

9.1         To receive Foster Elementary School’s School Improvement Plan and act as appropriate

9.2         To receive a Massachusetts DESE Grant: World Languages, and act as appropriate

9.3         To receive a Mass Cultural Council FY23 STARS Residency Grant Award and act as appropriate

              9.4         To receive Cape Cod Bank 5 Educational Mini-Grants for science and act as appropriate

              9.5         To receive DESE OAPL WPI Storyline Professional Development Initiative and act as appropriate

              9.6         To receive DESE Financial Literacy Grant and act as appropriate

              9.7         To receive DESE Genocide Education Grant and act as appropriate

              9.8         To consider proposed changes to MOU on comfort dog at HHS and act as appropriate

9.9         To consider proposed changes to IHGB-Homeschooling Policy for first read



10.          Subcommittee and Project Reports

              Warrants Signed


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

12.          Adjourn 



Next School Committee Meetings: 

January 12, 2023 at 6:00 PM Budget Hearing II

January 19, 2023 at 6:00PM Budget Hearing III

January 23, 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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