School Committee Meeting

Wednesday, November 9, 6:00 pm
John Zon Community Center – 35 Pleasant Street



Wednesday, November 9, 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.


  1. Roll call/Call to order
  2. Acknowledge John Hickey’s MIAA 2021-2022 Coach of the Year award for Softball
  3. Approval of minutes from October 12, 2022 and October 17, 2022 meetings
  4. 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
  2. Subcommittee Reports
  1. Budget update
  2. Public Health Preparedness Discussion
  3. Vote to declare curriculum books at Discovery School at Four Corners surplus
  4. Vote to declare library books at Discovery School at Four Corners surplus
  5. Vote to accept donation of dictionaries from Elk’s Lodge
  6. Vote to accept monetary donation from the Class of 1954 for elementary school libraries
  7. New business
  8. Correspondence:
  1. November School Newsletters
  2. Commendation letters
  1. Vote to enter into Executive session pursuant to M.G.L. c. 30A, s. 21(a): (2): To conduct strategy sessions in preparation for negotiations with nonunion personnel or to conduct collective bargaining sessions or contract negotiations with nonunion personnel; (3): To discuss strategy with respect to collective bargaining or litigation if an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the bargaining or litigating position of the public body and the chair so declares; (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 October 12, 2022 meetings). The committee will not return to Open Session.
  2. Adjournment

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Revised 11.9.22 2:40 pm

Revised 11.8.2022 2:05 pm

Posted 11.4.2022 3:30 p.m.

Posted to: Public Schools on 2022-11-04 15:27:32 (updated 2022-11-09 14:44:06).