May 6, 2013

School Department Conference Room

7:30 p.m.

1.    Call to order by the senior member of the School Committee.
1.1    Election of Chair.
1.2    Election of Vice Chair.
1.3    Election of Secretary.

2.    Approval of Minutes.

2.1    Regular Session of April 29, 2013.
2.2    Executive Session of April 29, 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 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.

6.    New Business.

6.1    To discuss the Subcommittee Assignment Process & Timeline.

6.2    To consider approval of the 2013-2014 school calendar.

6.3    To establish June 20 as the last day of school for students and June 21 as the last day of school for faculty.

6.4    To hear an update on HHS Field Project fundraising effort and act on School Committee Acceptance of Donations, as per Procedures 1.7A (2), 1.7C (1) (4) (5).

6.5    To review an update of the Proposed Budget for the HS Field Project, as proposed by the Director of Business & Support Services.

6.6    To consider action on project bid award(s), as recommended by the Project Engineer.

6.7    To receive notification of the resignation of Simon Harwood, a paraeducator at Hingham Middle School, effective May 3, 2013.

6.8    To receive notification of the extended leave of absence for Kaitlin McDougall, a social studies teacher at Hingham Middle School, for the 2013-2014 school year.

6.9    To receive information regarding the overnight field trip of the High School Adventure Club to ZOOR Outdoor Adventures, Charlemont, MA May 18-19, 2013.

7.    Other items as may not reasonably be known 48 hours in advance of the meeting.
8.    Building Committee Report.
9.    Subcommittee Reports.
10.    Superintendent’s Report.
11.    Executive Session.
12.    Adjournment.

Note:    The swearing in of new members will take place immediately prior to the meeting