School Committee Meeting

Wednesday, August 10, 6:00 pm
John Zon Community Center – 35 Pleasant Street

GREENFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS

SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

6:00 p.m.

John Zon Community Center – 35 Pleasant Street

Per Open Meeting Law, any member of the public may make an audio or video recording of this meeting.

AGENDA

  1. Roll call/Call to order
  2. Approval of minutes from July 13, 2022 and July 25, 2022 meetings.
  3. 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. Reports of the Administration
    1. Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning
    2. Superintendent
  2. School Committee Reports
  1. Report of the Chair
    1. School Committee Self-Evaluation
    2. Tour of schools for School Committee Members – Tuesday, Aug. 23rd at 4:30 pm.
  2. Subcommittee Reports
  1. Budget update
  2. Vote to declare surplus items: books
  3. Vote to declare surplus items: math resources for algebra
  4. Cell phone practices at GMS and GHS for the 2022-2023 school year
  5. Superintendent’s Evaluation
  6. School Committee Strategic Planning Service Procurement
  7. New business
  8. 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 July 13, 2022 meeting). The committee will return to Open Session.
  9. Adjournment

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Posted 7.28.2022 1:20 p.m.

Revised 8.8.2022 11:15 a.m.

Posted to: Public Schools