School Committee Meeting

Wednesday, January 12, 6:00 pm
John Zon Community Center – 35 Pleasant Street

GREENFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS

SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

6:00 p.m.

John Zon Community Center – 35 Pleasant Street

Everyone will be required to wear a mask and maintain social distancing.

AGENDA

  1. Roll call/Call to order
  2. Election of officers
  3. Update from DPW
  4. Budget Update
  5. Approval of minutes from December 8, 2021 meeting
  6. Public Comment

Per School Committee Policy BEDH, Public Comment will be governed by the following rules:

    1. At the start of each regularly scheduled School Committee meeting, individuals will sign in for an opportunity to speak during public comment. The public comment segment shall not exceed 15 minutes. All speakers are encouraged to present their remarks in a respectful manner. The presiding Chair may permit extension of this time limit by an additional 15 minutes, in extenuating circumstances.
    2. Speakers will be allowed up to three (3) minutes to present their material and must begin their comments by stating their name and city/town. The presiding Chair may permit extension of this time limit, in extenuating circumstances.
    3. Topics for discussion should be limited to those items within the School Committee's scope of authority. The authority of the School Committee primarily concerns the review and approval of the budget of the district's public schools, the performance of the Superintendent, and the educational goals and policies of the district's public schools. Comments and complaints regarding school personnel (apart from the Superintendent) or students are generally prohibited unless those comments and complaints concern matters within the scope of School Committee authority.
    4. The Chair of the meeting, after a warning, reserves the right to terminate speech which is not constitutionally protected because it constitutes true threats that are likely to provoke a violent reaction and cause a breach of the peace, or incitement to imminent lawless conduct, or contains obscenities.
    5. Written comments longer than three (3) minutes may be presented to the presiding Chair before or after the meeting. All remarks will be addressed through the Chair of the meeting. Comments made during the public comment portion of the meeting do not necessarily reflect the views or positions of the Greenfield School Committee.
    6. Sign up instructions will be provided for those who wish to participate in Public Comment.
  1. Report of Student Representatives to the Committee
  2. Reports of the Administration
    1. Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning
    2. Superintendent
  3. School Committee Reports
  1. Report of the Chair
    1. Free Meals Testimony
  2. Subcommittee Reports
  1. Appointment of School Committee members to subcommittees
  2. Approve donation to support the purchase of elementary library books
  3. Approve donation of dictionaries for 3rd grade students
  4. Discussion of Proposed City Charter Changes
  5. Approve Administrative Assistants Association 2021-2023 full contract
  6. New Business
  7. Vote to enter into Executive session pursuant to M.G.L. c. 30A, s. 21(a)(7) to comply with, or act under the authority of, any general or special law or federal grant-in-aid requirements (approval of executive session minutes from November 10, 2021 and December 8, 2021 meetings). The committee will not return to Open Session.
  8. Adjournment

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Revised 1.12.22 11:20 a.m.

Posted 1.7.2022 11:45 a.m.

Posted to: Public Schools