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November 29, 2023
6:00 PM

IN PERSON meeting at 50 Payson Ave., 2ndflr meeting area and REMOTE by Google Meet

Easthampton, MA 01027
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School Committee

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

During these challenging times, we are committed to bringing transparency and public participation to School Committee meetings. Things may not always go smoothly but we are working with our IT department and Easthampton Media to ensure that we provide the best and clearest access we can during this time.

The School Committee Meeting on 11/29/2023 will be conducted in person and remotely via Google meet.

Alternatively, you may watch the School Committee meeting live on Charter channel 193. We thank Easthampton Media for presenting these meetings live. If all goes well, the meeting will be recorded and available on Easthampton Media's YouTube channel.

Google Meet joining info

Video call link:

Or dial: (US) +1 318-414-0447 PIN: 220 019 768#

More phone numbers:

You will be joined to the call in MUTE mode. Please remain on MUTE until you are recognized by the 

Chair.  The Chair will unmute your microphone to enable you to be heard. The chair will recognize members of the public in the order of their use of the Google Meet raised hand feature.  Remember, we will ask you to state your name and the street or address of your residence when you are speaking. As a reminder, the members of the School Committee cannot respond to any comments made during public speak. This is your time to speak on any topic. There will be a 3 minute time limit for those who wish to speak.  Thank you for your participation and your patience!  As with all School Committee Meetings, once you have spoken you are welcome to stay and observe the meeting, but you will not be able to speak again.

I.      Call to Order:   

II.      Announcements

  A.    Correspondence

  B    Gifts

  C.    Student Representative Update – McKenzie McCarthy (update for last meeting notes)

D.    Middle School Student Update

III.         Public Comment 15 minutes maximum – (3 minute limit per person)

IV.         Superintendent Update

   A.     Curriculum, MCAS, Program Accountability Update

   B.     Green Buses Update/Discussion

V.          School Committee Discussion

   A.   MASC Annual meeting update

   B.    Policy Subcommittee

   C.   Finance Subcommittee

   D.   Discussion and Vote of Extension of Interim Superintendent Position (contingent upon waiver)

VI.         Business Update

   A.    Finance Update

   B.     Personnel Update

VII.        Action Items

   A..  Move to approve the school payroll dated 11/2/2023 in the amount of $592,629.42.

   B.   Move to approve the accounts payable authorization for payment dated 11/2/2023 in the amount of $379,245.79.

   C.   Move to approve the accounts payable authorization for payment dated 10/26/2023 in the amount of $78.88.

X.   Next Meeting Dates -   December 12, 2023; Swearing in ceremony and first meeting January 2, 2024 12:00 noon.

XI.   Adjourn

The above listing of matters are those reasonably anticipated by the Chairperson which may be discussed at the meeting. Not all items listed may in fact be discussed and other items not listed may also be brought up for discussion to the extent permitted by law.

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