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Date:
May 10, 2021
Time:
6:00 PM
Time Details:
5/5/2021 Amended 5/6/2021
Location:
Dial-in number: 1-929-205-6099 Meeting ID: 884 9000 0321 Website: https://zoom.us/join
Address:
Hingham, MA 02043
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School Committee

Monday, May 10, 2021


HINGHAM SCHOOL COMMITTEE

May 10, 2021, 6:00 PM

MEETING AGENDA - Remote meeting via Zoom Webinar

Dial-in number: 1-929-205-6099
Meeting ID: 884 9000 0321
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. Approving minutes of the Executive Session held on April 26, 2021.
2. To discuss a Memorandum of Agreement with the Hingham Education Association (HEA) Unit A
3. To discuss negotiation strategy with non-union administration
4. To discuss a Memorandum of Agreement with the Bus Drivers’ Union

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

3. Return to Open Session at 7:00 PM

3.1 Action from Executive Session: To review proposed revisions to contract terms for administrators and act as appropriate.



4. Approval of Minutes
4.1 Minutes of the School Committee Meeting held on April 26, 2021
4.2 Minutes of the School Committee Meeting held on May 4, 2021 (Policy Subcommittee)
4.2 Minutes of the School Committee Meeting held on May 8, 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
In-person Learning Update
End of Year Activities

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

8. Unfinished Business

8.1 To consider proposed policy manual Section K (Community Relations) and act as appropriate.
8.2 To consider the Hingham Public Schools policy manual sections which have been approved in form and act as appropriate.
8.3 To appoint a member to the Reopening Committee

9. New Business:

9.1 HMS School Council Report
9.2 HHS School Council Report
9.3 To hold a public hearing to consider a resolution withdrawing from participation in the state’s School Choice Program for 2020-2021.
9.4 To receive notification of the HHS Spring Coaching Recommendations
9.5 To consider the Home School Applications for the following students for the remainder of the School Year 2020- 2021, and act as appropriate - Student JL (Grade 5)
9.6 To review the process for the annual election of School Committee officers, scheduled for May 24, 2021.
9.7 Discussion of the SEPAC Town Hall
9.8 To discuss and approve KIA rates for 2022 school year and act as appropriate

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 24, 2021 at 7:00 PM
June 7, 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.