May 12, 2014

School Department Conference Room

7:30 p.m.

1.    Call to order.
1.1    Election of Chair
1.2    Election of Vice Chair
1.3    Election of Secretary

2.    Approval of Minutes.
2.1    Minutes of the School Committee Meeting held on April 28, 2014.

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.    Unfinished Business.
7.1    To consider approval of the proposed School Calendar for 2014-2015.

8.    New Business.
8.1    To discuss the subcommittee assignment process and timeline.

8.2    To establish June 19, 2014 as the last day of school for students and June 20, 2014 as the last day of school for faculty.

8.3    To consider action on the proposed guidelines and application form for rental of school buildings and grounds, as recommended by the Policy Subcommittee.

8.4    To consider action on the proposed fees for the rental of school facilities for 2014 – 2015 for Category 3 users (non-community groups, camps, for profit entities, etc.), as recommended by the Policy Subcommittee.

8.5    To hear an update on the status of the 2014- 2015 Operating Budget and to consider action on a recommendation by the Administration.

8.6    To discuss the timeline and process for filling the anticipated School Committee vacancy.

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

10.    Subcommittee and Project Reports.

11.    Executive Session.
11.1    To review plans for enhancing school security by the purchase and deployment of additional hardware and software devices.

11.2    To discuss collective bargaining strategies with respect to negotiations with the Hingham Educators Association, Unit A.

12.    Adjournment.

NEXT SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING  –  June 2, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in the School Department Conference Room.