School Committee Agenda 7-22-13

AGENDA OF THE HINGHAM SCHOOL COMMITTEE
July 22, 2013
School Department Conference Room
7:30 p.m.

NOTE:  The Planning Board will discuss matters related to the HS Fields Project at 6:35 p.m.

1.    Call to order.

2.    Approval of Minutes.

2.1    Regular Session of June 17, 2013.

3.    Communications.

4.    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 other matter of general concern.  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.

5.    New Business.

5.1    To hear a report from the Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC).

5.2    To hear a report from the Food Services Department and consider actions, as recommended.

5.3    To consider action on a retainer agreement with Personnel Counsel.

5.4    To hear an update on the HS Fields Project, with actions as appropriate.

5.5    To consider approval of the home schooling for Elizabeth (grade 1) and Patricia (grade 4) Breen for the 2013-2014 school year.

5.6    To receive information regarding an overnight field trip of Plymouth River School grade 4 students to Cape Cod Sea Camps, Brewster, MA September 18-20, 2013.

5.7    To receive information regarding an overnight field trip of High School World Challenge Club students to Camp Hi-Rock (YMCA Camp), Washington, MA September 27-29,             2013.

5.8    To receive information regarding an overnight field trip of the High School Dance Team to the Orange Bowl, Ft. Lauderdale/Miami, FL December 31, 2013 – January 4, 2014.

5.9    To receive notification of the appointment of Amanda Cheney as a special education teacher at Hingham Middle School, effective August 26, 2013.

5.10    To receive notification of the appointment of Julianne Coneys as .5 kindergarten teacher at Plymouth River School, effective August 26, 2013.

5.11    To receive notification of the appointment of Brianne Connolly as a grade 1 teacher at Foster School, effective August 26, 2013.

5.12    To receive notification of the appointment of Julie Curatola as a grade 5 long-term substitute teacher at East School, effective August 26, 2013.

5.13    To receive notification of the appointment of Patrick Doerr as a long term substitute  social studies teacher at Hingham High School, effective August 26, 2013.

5.14    To receive notification of the appointment of Jessica Edwards as a grade 5 teacher at East School, effective August 26, 2013.

5.15    To receive notification of the appointment of Melissa Goldman as a reading specialist at Hingham Middle School, effective August 26, 2013.

5.16    To receive notification of the appointment of Lakshmi Hobson as a K/1 teacher at South School, effective August 26, 2013.

5.17    To receive notification of the appointment of Alison Janulewicz as an assistant principal at Hingham Middle School, effective July 1, 2013.

5.18    To receive notification of the appointment of Christopher Landis as a music/choral teacher at Hingham Middle School, effective August 26, 2013.

5.19    To receive notification of the appointment of Emma Lydon as a grade 2 teacher at Foster School, effective August 26, 2013.

5.20    To receive notification of the appointment of Camille Martel a grade 3 teacher at South  School, effective August 26, 2013.

5.21    To receive notification of the appointment of Elizabeth Moore as a long term substitute grade 3 teacher at Foster School, effective August 26, 2013.

5.22    To receive notification of the appointment of Elizabeth Perkins as a mathematics teacher at Hingham High School, effective August 26, 2013.

5.23    To receive notification of the appointment of Meghanne Quirk as a special education teacher at Foster School, effective August 26, 2013.

6.    Other items as may not reasonably be known 48 hours in advance of the meeting.
7.    Subcommittee Reports.
8.    Superintendent’s Report.
8.1    Enrollment Projections.
8.2    Preliminary Technology Planning Report.
8.3    Vacancies & Hiring.
9.    Executive Session.
10.    Adjournment.

The next regularly scheduled meeting will be on Thursday, August 22nd.  However, we may need to schedule a meeting to act on the Concession bid that we expect on July 23rd.  At this point, and pending confirmation of a quorum, we are looking at the possibility of July 29th.