School Committee Agenda 1-14-14

HINGHAM SCHOOL COMMITTEE

The School Committee Meeting originally scheduled for Monday, January 13, 2014 has been cancelled.

The School Committee will meet with the Selectmen and Advisory Committee in the South Hearing Room on the 3rd floor at the Town Hall on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.  Subsequent to hearing a report from the Special Education Funding Working Group, the School Committee will reconvene in the School Department Conference Room with the following agenda:

1.    Call to order.

2.    Approval of Minutes.
2.1    Regular Session of December 9, 2013.
2.2    Executive Session of December 9, 2013.

3.    Student Communications.

4.    Communications.

5.    Questions and Comments.

Audience comments are always welcome as agenda items are discussed.  In addition, 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.  To facilitate this process, interested speakers are asked to provide the Superintendent or School Committee Chair with the nature of the question/comment, in writing, prior to the start of the meeting.

6.    Superintendent’s Report.

7.     New Business.

7.1    Review of the proposed Capital Budget, as presented by the Long Range Planning Subcommittee.

7.2    Review of the recently opened MSBA SOI process for 2014 and discussion and consideration of its applicability for any HPS projects for FY ’15.

7.3    Discussion of the Technology Spending Plan for FY 2015 (and beyond).

7.4    To receive information regarding a field trip of the High School Model UN Club to the Westin Copley Plaza Hotel and Boston College March 27-30, 2014.

7.5    To receive a revised list of winter coaching assignments, as recommended.

7.6    To receive notification of the resignation of Joan Levett, a pareducator at East School, effective January 2, 2014.

7.7    To receive notification of the appointment of Joshua Barnhouse as a night custodial supervisor at Hingham High School.

7.8    To receive notification of the appointment of Tabitha Beary as Food Service Administrative Assistant at Central Office, effective January 6, 2014.

7.9    To receive notification of the following advancements on the salary schedule, effective February 1, 2014:  Ashley Baxter, M15, Step 5; Erica Pollard, M30, Step 7; Maura Talbot,  M30, Step 4; Nathan Thorsteinson, M30, Step 9; Susan Willison, M15, Step 2.

7.10    To hear an update on the High School Fields Project.

8.    Other items as may not reasonably be known 48 hours in advance of the meeting.
9.    Subcommittee Reports.
10.    Executive Session.
11.    Adjournment.

NEXT SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING – JANUARY 27, 2014 – CENTRAL – 7:30 P.M.