School Committee Meeting

Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 6:00 pm
John Zon Community Center – 35 Pleasant Street



Wednesday, December 8, 2021

6:00 p.m.

John Zon Community Center – 35 Pleasant Street

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


  1. Roll call/Call to order
  2. Update from DPW
  3. Approval of minutes from November 10, 2021 and November 22, 2021 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 or group representatives will be invited to address the Committee. The Chairperson shall determine the length of the public participation segment.
    2. Speakers will be allowed three (3) minutes to present their material. The presiding Chairperson may permit extension of this time limit.
    3. Topics for discussion must be limited to those items listed on the School Committee meeting agenda for that evening.
    4. Improper conduct and remarks will not be allowed. Defamatory or abusive remarks are always out of order. If a speaker persists in improper conduct or remarks, the Chairperson may terminate that individual’s privilege of address.
    5. All remarks will be addressed through the Chairperson of the meeting.
    6. Speakers may offer such objective criticisms of the school operations and programs as concern them, but in public session the Committee will not hear personal complaints of school personnel nor against any member of the school community. Under most circumstances, administrative channels are the proper means for disposition of legitimate complaints involving staff members.
    7. Written comments longer than three (3) minutes may be presented to the Committee before or after the meeting for the Committee members’ review and consideration at an appropriate time.
  1. Report of Student Representatives to the Committee
  2. Reports of the Administration
    1. Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning
    2. Superintendent
      1. Superintendent’s Academic Excellence 2021 Award Recipient
  3. School Committee Reports
  1. Report of the Chair
  2. Subcommittee Reports
  1. Policy & Program
    1. Second reading and vote on JIC: Student Conduct
  1. Vote to assign school committee members to Unit A, Unit C, and Transportation collective bargaining negotiations

  1. Vote to enter into Executive Session pursuant to MGL c 30A, §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. The committee will not return to Open Session.
  2. Adjournment

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Revised 12.6.2021 12:30 p.m.

Posted 12.3.2021 1:05 p.m.

Posted to: Public Schools