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May 22, 2017
7:30 PM
School Department Conference Room
224 Central Street
Hingham, MA 02043
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School Committee

Monday, May 22, 2017

1. Call to Order

2. Approval of Minutes
2.1 Minutes of the School Committee meeting held on May 8, 2017.

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!
o Quebec Trip
o National Merit Scholar
o Learner’s Edge “Amazing Teacher” Contest
• Kindergarten Enrollment Update
• Elementary Classroom Projections 2017-2018

5. Communications
5.1 Communications Received by the Superintendent
5.2 Student Communications
5.3 Other Communications

6. New Business
6.1 To introduce Richard O. Swanson as the High School Principal-Elect.

6.2 To receive the School Committee Subcommittee and Liaison Assignments.

6.3 To discuss the 2017 School Building Committee appointment process.

6.4 To discuss potential changes to the building use and bus rental fee scales.

6.5 To discuss potential dates for summer and early fall School Committee meetings.

6.6 To receive notification of the appointment of Laura Patnaude, Night Custodian at HMS and PRS, effective May 15, 2017.

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

8. Subcommittee and Project Reports

9. Motion to move to Executive Session, not to return to Open Session, for the purpose of discussing strategies with respect to matters related to 1) the collective bargaining agreement with HEA, Unit A and 2) bargaining with non-union personnel. The public discussion of these two items may be detrimental to the Committee’s bargaining position.

10 Adjournment

NEXT SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING: June 5, 2017 at 7:30 in the School Department Conference Room.