AGENDA OF THE HINGHAM SCHOOL COMMITTEE

July 21, 2014

School Department Conference Room

7:30 p.m.

1.    Call to order.

2.    Approval of Minutes.
2.1    Minutes of the School Committee Meeting held on June 16, 2014.
2.2    Minutes of the Executive Session held on June 16, 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.
•    Enrollment Projection update
•    Hiring & vacancies update

7.    Unfinished Business.
None

8.    New Business.
8.1    To consider continuation of the Spring 2014 pilot fee structure for Hingham youth sport organizations for the Fall 2014 season, replacing the previously approved usage fees with the pilot fee structure of $6 per participant plus any applicable custodial charges, as recommended by the Policy Subcommittee and the School Administration.

8.2    To hear a proposed revision to the School Committee Policy 2.1 (Appointments) that reflects the incorporation of a national fingerprint-based Criminal History Record Information (CHRI) check for school employees and other applicable contract workers or volunteers (MGL Chapter 71, Section 38 R) into current CORI regulations, as recommended by the Policy Subcommittee and Dorothy Galo.

8.3    To hear a proposed revision to School Committee Policy 6.13 (Student Discipline) that incorporates changes to the Massachusetts General Laws and DESE Regulations related to student discipline (specifically with respect to new guidelines for excluding students from school) as recommended by the Policy Subcommittee and Dorothy Galo.

8.4    To hear a proposed revision to School Committee Policy 4.34 (Student Activity Accounts) that adjusts the current ($15K) cap on the available checking account balance for the Middle School Accounts to increase to $25K during February 1 to June 30 of each year, as recommended by the Policy Subcommittee and John Ferris.

8.5    To hear an update on matters requiring action meetings between:
•    Copy Paper Bid Award
•    Foster Shed Bid Status
•    Security Bid Award

8.6     To receive notification of the resignation for reason of retirement of Lauren Ryan, Paraeducator at East School, effective June 19, 2014.

8.7    To receive notification of the resignation of Victoria Harkins as a Paraeducator at South School, effective June 19, 2014.

8.8    To receive notification of the resignation of Lauren Wentworth, Paraeducator at South School, effective June 19, 2014.

8.9    To receive notification of the resignation of Christina Sweeney, Counselor at Hingham High School, effective June 20, 2014.

8.10    To receive notification of the resignation of Stacey Baker, Social Studies teacher at  Hingham Middle School, effective June 21, 2014.

8.11    To receive notification of the resignation of Nathan Thorsteinson, Grade 3 teacher at South School, effective June 30, 2014.

8.12    To receive notification of the appointment of Kathryn Black as a .5 Social Studies teacher at Hingham High School, effective August 25, 2014.

8.13    To receive notification of the appointment of Tracy Blake as a Library/Media teacher at Plymouth River School, effective August 25, 2014.

8.14    To receive notification of the appointment of Kristyn Burm as an Adjustment Counselor at South School, effective August 25, 2014.

8.15    To receive notification of the appointment of Courtney Foley as an English teacher at Hingham High School, effective August 25, 2014.

8.16    To receive notification of the appointment of Gustav Haflin as a .375 English teacher at Hingham High School, effective August 25, 2014.

8.17    To receive notification of the appointment of Nancy Mannion as a Special Education teacher at Foster School, effective August 25, 2014.

8.18    To receive notification of the appointment of Elizabeth Moore as a Grade 5 teacher at Foster School, effective August 25, 2014.

8.19    To receive notification of the appointment of Julie Harrington as a .5 Grade 3 teacher at Plymouth River School, effective August 25, 2014.

8.20    To receive notification of the appointment of Lauren Sacco as a Special Education Grade 5 teacher at South Elementary School, effective August 25, 2014.

8.21    To receive notification of the appointment of Jessica Hoguet as an Adjustment Counselor at Foster School, effective August 25, 2014.

8.22    To receive notification of the appointment of Stacey Pretti as a Spanish teacher at Hingham High School, effective August 25, 2014.

8.23    To receive notification of the following advancements on the salary scale effective September 1, 2014:  Heather Andersen to M15, Step 14; Heather Benner to M30, Step 7; Kellie Coughlin to M15, Step 7; Caroline Dufault to M, Step 3; Marian Francis to M60, Step 12; Elizabeth Kates to M60, Step 14; Jessica Mathews to M, Step 3; B. Michele Morrison to M, Step 13; Vera Neville to M30, Step 14; Susan Petrie to M60, Step 14; James Quine to M15, Step 10; Phil Struzziero to M60, Step 12; Gregg Wachtelhausen to M30, Step 13; Michelle Welch to M, Step 6.

9.    Subcommittee and Project Reports.
•    Hingham High School Fields Celebration Project Update– 9/20/14
•    Hingham Middle School Update – Move to new school, “Yard Sale”, formal Ribbon Cutting – 8/20/14
•    Hingham Middle School Update – Turf Field exploration activities and timeline

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

11.    Adjournment to Executive Session not to return to Regular Session to discuss contract negotiation strategies with HEA, Units A & B.

NEXT SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING – August 20, 2014.