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September 6, 2016
7:30 PM
School Department Conference Room
Hingham, MA 02043
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School Committee

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

1. Call to order

2. Approval of Minutes
2.1 Minutes of the School Committee Meeting held on August 25, 2016.

3. Questions and Comments
Audience comments are always welcome as agenda items are discussed. The School Committee has set aside fifteen minutes on this agenda to enable members of the audience to raise questions and make comments on any matter of general concern that is not on the agenda. Individual speakers shall be limited to three minutes. Speakers are reminded that the meeting is being televised and are asked to respect the privacy rights of others. Comments against any individual are not allowed by Policy #3.7.5.

4. Superintendent’s Report
• Good News
• Start of School Update
• Hiring/Vacancy Update

5. Communications
5.1 Communications Received by the Superintendent
5.2 Student Communications
5.3 Other Communications
Notice of Annual Ethics Commission Training

6. New Business
6.1 To hear a report on the Kids in Action program for 2015-2016.

6.2 To receive the PreK-5 curriculum flyers for 2016-2017 with comments on changes from 2015-2016.

6.3 To receive the proposed School Committee Special Reports Calendar for 2016-2017.

6.4 To discuss the agenda for the September 17 School Committee planning session.

6.5 To receive a final draft of the proposed Strategic Plan for 2016-2021 and discuss the process for School Committee and other constituent feedback and plans for development of the Year One Action Plan.

6.6 To receive a planning summary from the Technology Task Force.

6.7 To hear a final Preliminary Assessment Update.

6.8 To receive notification of the appointments of Andrew K. Nyamekye, Metco Coordinator; Michelle Barry, Grade 5 teacher at East School; Jamie von Freymann, School Nurse at HMS; James Conley, Social Studies teacher at HHS; Allyson Flynn, School Psychologist at HMS; and Kaitlin Hall, Special Education teacher at South School.

6.9 To receive notification of the appointments of paraeducators Jessica Anderson, Elizabeth Boback, and Nicole Devilly at South School, Kathleen Koenen at HMS and Chloe Lemair at Foster; Food Service Technicians SheriLynn Biagini and Joyce License at HHS,and Maria Burke at PRS; all effective August 31, 2016; and Custodian Michael LaFavre at HHS, effective August 15, 2016.

6.10 To receive notifications of the following lane changes effective September 1, 2016:
Mary Andrews to M60, Step 12; Jacqueline Beaupre to M30, Step 4; Allison Clarke to M60, Step 13; Linda Corson to M30, Step 13; Patrick Doerr to M15, Step 4; Eileen Farrell to M30, Step 5; Andrea Feeney to B15, Step 2; Courtney Foley to M, Step 4; Steven George to M30, Step 13; Eric Gill to M30, Step 10; Casey Giordani to M60, Step 13; Gregory Griffin to M15, Step 8; Benjamin Louchheim to M30, Step 9; Tiffany Mahoney to M15, Step 6; Caroline McCormick to M30, Step 4; Erin McGrath to M60, Step 13; Elizabeth Moore to M30, Step 4; Erica Ouellette to M15, Step 5; Heather Perine to M30, Step 8; Elizabeth Perkins to B15, Step 4; Kayla Pravia to B15, Step 3; Laurie Resmini to M30, Step 9; Michelle Shapiro to M15, Step 6; Laura Shepard to M30, Step 9; Joseph Tarantello to M15, Step 7; Alisa Valley to M60, Step 9.

6.11 To receive notification of the resignations of METCO Coordinator Laniesha Gray, paraeducator Kimberly Ruhl of HMS, KIA teacher Michaela Keefe

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

8. Subcommittee and Project Reports

9. Adjourn to Executive Session not to return to Regular Session to discuss matters related to the HEA Unit A collective bargaining contract, the public discussion of which may be detrimental to the Committee’s bargaining position.

NEXT SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING: Monday, September 19, 2016 at 7:30PM
in the School Dept. Conference Room.

This School Committee meeting will be broadcast live on HCAM Educational Channels:
Comcast Channel 22
Verizon Channel 29
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