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Date:
September 21, 2020
Time:
7:00 PM
Time Details:
9/17/2020
Location:
MEETING AGENDA - Remote meeting via Zoom: Dial-in number: 1-929-205-6099 Meeting ID: 834 9206 4253 Website: https://zoom.us/join
Address:
Hingham, MA 02043
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School Committee- MEETING AGENDA - Remote meeting via Zoom: Dial-in number: 1-929-205-6099 Meeting ID: 834 9206 4253 Website: https://zoom.us/join

Monday, September 21, 2020


HINGHAM SCHOOL COMMITTEE

September 21, 2020, 7:00 p.m.

MEETING AGENDA - Remote meeting via Zoom:

Dial-in number: 1-929-205-6099
Meeting ID: 834 9206 4253
Website: https://zoom.us/join

1. Call to Order
CHAIR COMMENT: This meeting is being held remotely as an alternate means of public access pursuant to an Order issued by the Governor of Massachusetts dated March 12, 2020 Suspending 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.


2. Approval of Minutes
2.1 Minutes of School Committee Meeting held on September 9, 2020


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 come to the microphone, 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 terminate 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.

4. Superintendent’s Report
4.1 School Reopening, including the move to Phase II, and Health & Safety metrics

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

6. Unfinished Business
No items

7. New Business
7.1 To discuss a Memorandum of Agreement with HEA Unit B for a successor contract for 2020-2023 and act as appropriate.
7.2 To hear an update from the Equity Taskforce.


7.3 To consider the Home School Applications for 55 students:
Grade K – 8 students; Grade 1- 25 students; Grade 2 – 10 Students; Grade 3 – 7 students; Grade 4 – 2 students; Grade 5 – 1 student; Grade 6 – 2 students
7.4 To review subcommittee and project reports.
7.5 To receive notification of the appointment for the 2020-2021 school year of Meaghan Gaven – Long Term Substitute Special Education Teacher at Plymouth River School.
7.6 To receive notification of advancements on the salary scale on September 1, 2020 of Elizabeth Doerr Perkins to M+15; Robert Tiews to B+15; and Leanne Turnak to M.
7.7 To receive notification of the resignation of teacher Kathryn Avallone.

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

9. Adjourn to Executive Session, not to return to Open Session, for the purposes of:
1. Approving minutes of the Executive Session held on September 9, 2020
2. Discussing strategy related to collective bargaining negotiations with HEA Unit A and B for the Memorandum of Agreement for the Reopening of Schools for the 2020-2021 school year;
3. Discussing strategy related to collective bargaining negotiations for 2020-2023 agreements with the Administrators, Custodian and Maintenance Workers, Cafeteria Workers, Transportation Workers and Administrative Assistants
the public discussion of which may be detrimental to the committee's bargaining position.

NEXT SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETINGS:

Saturday, October 3 – 8:00 AM (School Committee Workshop)
Monday, October 5 – 7:00 PM via Zoom
Monday, October 19 – 700 PM via zoom




This meeting is being held remotely as an alternate means of public access pursuant to an Order issued by the Governor of Massachusetts dated March 12, 2020 Suspending 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.