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June 20, 2016
7:45 PM
School Department Conference Room
Hingham, MA 02043
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School Committee

Monday, June 20, 2016

1. Call to order

2. Approval of Minutes
2.1 Minutes of the School Committee Meeting held on June 6, 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
• Comments on End-of-Year

5. Communications
5.1 Communications Received by the Superintendent
• Parent concern about GPA
• Sundry notifications from DESE (as forwarded by MASS)
5.2 Student Communications
5.3 Other Communications
• Request from Acton Boxborough to share comparable community data
• Request for consideration of pole vaulting activity

6. New Business
6.1 To hear a program review from the mathematics department.

6.2 To discuss proposed language for a resolution against lifting the Cap on Commonwealth Charter Schools as requested by Alec Porter, and act as appropriate.

6.3 To review updated operating and capital budget closeout information for FY16, and take related action(s) as may be recommended.

6.4 To act on declaring as surplus materials from the 2005 edition of the MMH reading program for K-5.

6.5 To award a bid for paper supplies.

6.6 To act on a contract for electrical services.

6.7 To act on a contract for elevator services. 

6.8 To receive notification of field trips.
• PRS Grade 4 Cape Cod trip on September 14 – 16, 2016.
• HHS Dance team to Orlando, FL December 26 – 30, 2016.

6.9 To hear a preliminary program and facilities assessment by the Superintendent.

6.10 To receive notification of the retirement of Ellen Keane, Assistant Superintendent, effective August 26, 2016.

6.11 To receive notification of the retirements of teachers Carole Smith of East School; Brian Faherty, Craig Mudie and Michael Mulry of HHS, all effective June 30, 2016; and Michelle Vazquez of South School, effective March 29, 2016.

6.12 To receive notification of the retirements of Donna Casagrande, Food Services at HHS; paraeducators Debra Jones of Foster School and Jeanne Hardy of HHS; custodian Francis Quill of HHS; nurse Theresa McDonough of HMS; Administrative Assistant Rosemary Cronin of Central; and Foreign Language Department Director Susan Keyes; all effective June 30, 2016.

6.13 To receive notification of the resignations of paraeducators Elizabeth Pyle of Foster School and Christine Trifone of South School; reading tutor Pam Achille of Plymouth River School; and HHS teacher Lauren (Arvidson) Saunders, all effective June 22, 2016.

6.14 To receive notification of the full year FY17 leaves of absence of Ashley Baxter, Kaitlin McDougall, Jenna Nelson, Maura O’Connor, Kathryn Shapiro and Gregg Wachtelhausen of HMS; Heather Benner of Foster School and Jayme Simovic of Plymouth River School.

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

NEXT SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING: July 21, 2016 at 7:00PM in the School Department Conference Room.