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Date:
April 26, 2021
Time:
6:00 PM
Time Details:
4/20/2021 Amended 4/22/2021
Location:
Dial-in number: 1-929-205-6099 Meeting ID: 875 3943 0986 Website: https://zoom.us/join
Address:
Hingham, MA 02043
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School Committee

Monday, April 26, 2021


HINGHAM SCHOOL COMMITTEE

April 26, 2021, 6:00 PM

MEETING AGENDA - Remote meeting via Zoom Webinar

Dial-in number: 1-929-205-6099
Meeting ID: 875 3943 0986
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. Motion to enter into Executive Session and to reconvene in Open Session, for the purposes of:

1. To discuss strategy regarding negotiations with the Bus Drivers and Food Service Workers associations for collective bargaining agreements for 2020-2023
2. To discuss strategy regarding negotiations with HEA Unit A regarding an MOA for the reopening of schools for the 2020-2021 school year
3. To discuss strategy regarding negotiations with non-union personnel for contract negotiations

the public discussion of which would be detrimental to the Committee’s bargaining position.

3. Return to Open Session at 7:00 PM

4. Approval of Minutes
4.1 Minutes of the School Committee Meeting held on April 5, 2021
4.2 Minutes of the School Committee Meeting held on April 12, 2021

5. 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 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.

6. Superintendent’s Report
COVID-19 Update
Update on Increase of In-person Learning
SSEC Update to the School Committee


7. Communications
7.1 Student Communications
7.2 Communications Received by the Superintendent
7.3 Other Communications

8. Unfinished Business
8.1 To hear an update on the work of the Equity Team
8.2 To receive an update on the FY '21 Operating Budget

9. New Business:

9.1 To hear a report of the District Seal of Biliteracy Results

9.2 To hear a report of the District Math Curriculum

9.3 To consider proposed policy manual Section I (Instruction) and act as appropriate.
9.4 To consider proposed policy manual Section K (Community Relations) - first read

9.5 To discuss a timeline to begin in-person School Committee meetings.

9.6 To hear the proposed per diem rates including Extended School Year Services wages and act as appropriate

9.7 To receive notification on the resignation of the following: Paraprofessional Karen McGourty (effective 4/13/21); Paraprofessional Andrew Rubino (effective 4/1/2021)

10. Subcommittee and Project Reports
Warrants Signed

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

12. Adjourn


NEXT SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETINGS:

May 8, 2021 at 1:30 PM
May 10, 2021 at 7:00 PM



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.