HINGHAM SCHOOL COMMITTEE
February 10, 2014
1. Call to OrderThe meeting was called to order by Ray Estes at 7:36 p.m.
Members Present: Ray Estes, Carol Falvey, Dennis Friedman, Paul Gannon, Liza O’Reilly, Ed Schreier and Andy Shafter
Central Office Present: Dorothy Galo, Ellen Keane, Elizabeth Flynn, and John Ferris
Visitors Present: Pat Velie, Alec Porter, James Rossano, Laura Marwill, Kathy Jordan, Mary Eastwood, Tom Pyles, Linda Kaczor, Mary Power, Tom Perry
2. Approval of Minutes
2.1 On a motion by Carol Falvey and seconded by Paul Gannon,
Voted: To approve the Minutes of the School Committee Budget Work Session held on January 23, 2014.
2.2 On a motion by Carol Falvey and seconded by Paul Gannon,
Voted: To approve the Minutes of the School Committee/Advisory Committee Joint meeting held on January 25, 2014, as revised.
2.3 On a motion by Carol Falvey and seconded by Paul Gannon,
Voted: To approve the Minutes of the School Committee Meeting held on January 27, 2014, as revised.
2.4 On a motion by Carol Falvey and seconded by Paul Gannon,
Voted: To approve the Minutes of the School Committee Executive Session held on January 27, 2014.
2.5 On a motion by Carol Falvey and seconded by Paul Gannon,
Voted: To approve the Minutes of the School Committee Budget Work Session held on January 30, 2014.
3. Student Communications.
James Rossano reported on the Teens for Jeans fundraiser, the SEMASC lock in, $300 raised for Read Global, and a sports update.
Dr. Galo noted two letters supporting budget requests – SEPAC for Special Education staff positions and Hingham Music Parents Association for the music budget.
5. Questions and Comments. None
6. Superintendent’s Report.
Dr. Galo reported on February 1, 2014 enrollment; DESE Press Release of the schools participating in PARCC Field Tests (High School, Middle School, and East School), Sample PARCC math test item, and revised School Committee Calendar of Meetings.
7. Unfinished Business. None
8. New Business.
8.1 The Committee held a public hearing on the proposed Operating School Budget for Fiscal Year 2015. Dr. Galo reviewed the PowerPoint overview of the proposed FY15 Operating Budget, including: HPS – Who Are We?, What is a Needs Based Budget?, HPS Proposed FY2015 Budget – Regular Education (8.52%), Special Education (-5.35%) VoTech (-38.05%), Total Proposed Budget ($43,894,585 (4.92%)), Grant and Revenue Account Offsets, K-12 Enrollments for 2003 – 2014, Monthly Enrollment, Grade 1 Enrollments 2007-08 – 2013-14, K Enrollments 2006-2013, HPS Proposed FY15 Needs by Function, Proposed New FTE’s, Proposed FY15 Budget by Program Area, Special Education Enrollment, Out of District Enrollment, Student Services Staffing, Facilities and Operations.
Dennis Friedman arrived at 8:25
Audience Questions and Comments: Use of Revolving Accounts.
8.2 The Committee heard an update of the Fiscal Year 2015 Capital Budget. Dennis provided an update on a recent meeting with the Capital Outlay Committee.
8.3 The Committee heard an update of the High School Fields Project. Tom Perry of Pare Engineering reviewed HHS Phase II Athletic Renovations, February 10, 2014 – Project Status Report, including Fields Project & Concession Project.
School Committee Questions and Comments: Finish of flooring in bathrooms and concession building, final landscaping work for 3 to 4 days, removal of mulch form islands and replacing with plantings vs. lawn. Ray Estes thanked Tom Perry.
John Ferris reviewed HHS Field Project Budget, February 10, 2014 (Contingency Balance $78,993) and reviewed upgrades funded through Field Revolving and granite curbing cost in project budget.
Andy Shafter arrived at 8:04 p.m.
8.4 To receive notification of the appointment of Marijane Deitsch as Food Services Administrative Assistant effective January 27, 2014.
8.5 The Committee received notification of the appointment of Denise Stanley as Administrative Assistant to the Department Directors, effective January 28, 2014.
8.6 The Committee received notification of the following advancements on the salary scale effective February 1, 2014: Karen Beatty, M60, Step 13; Lori Jacobs, M30, Step 6; Steven George, M15, Step 14; Justin Minihane, B15, Step 11; Maria Zade, M15, Step 5.
8.7 The Committee received information regarding a field trip of high school Global Citizenship Program to Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic during school vacation, February 14-21, 2015.
9. Other items as may not reasonably be known 48 hours in advance of the meeting. None
10. Subcommittee Reports.
Policy – Andy Shafter noted a meeting on February 14, 2014 at 8:00 a.m.
Community Outreach – Carol Falvey noted a meeting on February 14, 2014 at 9:30 a.m.
Long Range Planning – Will meet if necessary once we receive feedback from Capital Outlay Committee.
11. Executive Session. None
On a motion by Dennis Friedman and seconded by Paul Gannon,
Voted: To adjourn at 8:45 p.m.
Respectfully Submitted by:
Dennis Friedman, Secretary