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December 11, 2023
6:30 PM
Time Details:

Town Hall

Central Meeting Room, 2nd Floor


Remote via Zoom 

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

Meeting ID: 858 1349 1495

Passcode: 459586


210 Central Street
Hingham, MA 02043
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School Committee

Monday, December 11, 2023



1.            Call to Order


2.             Approval of minutes

               2.1          Minutes of the School Committee meeting held on October 30, 2023

              2.2         Minutes of the School Committee meeting held on November 27, 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 Hiring Timeline for South Elementary Principal 

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 an update on the Foster School Improvement Plan and act as appropriate

              7.2         To receive an update from Facilities

              7.3         To receive report on Review of Procedures and Policies of Human Resources 

              7.4         To receive program recommendation for Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten f0r 2023-2024 school  year and act as appropriate 

              7.5         To complete first read of Policy JFAB-Enrollment of Children of Personnel and

                             Policy CBI-Evaluation of Superintendent 

              7.6         To approve the Owner's Project Manager for Wellness Center at Hingham High School

              7.7         To approve an increase rate for the Light and Sound Technician and to approve increase in rate for service as part of Facilities Fee and act as appropriate

              7.8         To discuss title of Director of Business and Support Services And act as appropriate

              7.9         To approve grants and act as appropriate

              7.10       To declare surplus 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 to Executive Session not to return to Open Session pursuant to M.G.L. c. 30A, s. 21(a)(3) not to return to Open Session for the purposes of:

              To approve minutes from the Executive Session held on November 27, 2023 as an open meeting may have detrimental effect on the bargaining position of the public body and the chair so declares 

,              To provide an update on negotiations with HEA Units A, B, C, and D as an open meeting may have a  detrimental effect on the bargaining position of the public body and the chair so declares

Next School Committee Meetings: 

Monday, January 8, 2024  at 6:30 PM

Monday, January 22, 2024 at 6:30 PM

This meeting is being held in person and/or remotely as an alternate means of public access pursuant to Chapter 2 of the Acts of 2023 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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