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January 23, 2023
7:00 PM
Time Details:
01/19/2023 Amended 01/20/2023

Town Hall

North Hearing Room 3rd   Floor

or Remote via Zoom 

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

Meeting ID: 889 7745 5173

Passcode: 713154


210 Central Street
Hingham, MA 02043
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School Committee

Monday, January 23, 2023


 January 23, 2023 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: 889 7745 5173

Passcode: 713154



1.           Call to Order


2.           Approval of minutes

              2.1         Minutes of the School Committee meeting held on January 9, 2023

    2.2    Minutes of the School Committee Budget Session II held on January 12, 2023

    2.3    Minutes of the School Committee Budget Session III held on January 18, 2023


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    To review timeline for recruitment and appointment of Executive Director                     of Student Services

    4.2    Update on Assistant Superintendent Search

    4.3    Budget Update

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 Foster School Improvement Plan and act as appropriate

    7.2    To receive the High School Program of Studies and act as appropriate

    7.3    To receive the Middle School Program of Studies and act as appropriate

    7.4    To accept a grant from Next Generation Learning Challenges and act as appropriate

    7.5    To complete a second read of Comfort Dog Memorandum of Understanding and act as                 appropriate

    7.6    To complete a second read of Homeschooling Policy and act as appropriate

    7.7    To review request for METCO expansion and act as appropriate

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 


January 26, 2023 at 6:00PM: SC Budget Work Session IV - Athletics, Facilities and Transportation

January 30, 2023 at 7:30PM: SC to attend Capital Outlay Meeting

February 1, 2023 at 6:00 PM: SC Budget Work Session V

February 7, 2023 at 7:00PM: SC to meet with Select Board, Advisory, and Capital Outlay Committee

February 13, 2023 at 6:00PM: SC Public Hearing on FY24 Budget 

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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