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August 23, 2022
6:00 PM


Easthampton, MA 01027
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School Committee

Tuesday, August 23, 2022


During these challenging times, we are committed to bringing transparency and public participation to School Committee meetings.

Please be patient as we forge this new path together. 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 unprecedented health crisis.

• The School Committee Meeting on 8/23/2022 will be conducted remotely via Zoom Video Teleconferencing.

• The meeting will start at 6:00pm, and will allow public comment time at the beginning.

• The public may participate in the “public speak” portion of the meeting by joining via Zoom or by dialing in directly via phone.

• 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.

Topic: School Committee Meeting 8/23/2022 6 PM Time: Aug 23, 2022 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 

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Meeting ID: 822 8309 1294 Passcode: Raze78

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 call. 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.

AGENDA - Regular Meeting August 23, 2022

I. Call to Order

Mayor LaChapelle ___ Laurie Garcia ___ Marin Goldstein ___ Dr. Megan Harvey ___ Benjamin Hersey ___ Shannon Dunham ___ Chair Cynthia Kwiecinski 

II. Announcements

A. Correspondence – Grant Update from Governor Charles D. Baker

B. Gifts -motion to approve to donation of the beautifully framed print of the last day of school drone picture of Maple School from John Cartledge.

C. Student Rep Update

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

IV. Presentations/Discussion Items

V. Superintendent Update

A. Mountain View School Update

B. COVID Guideline Update

VI. Director of Business Services Update

A. Finance Update

B. Personnel Update

VII. School Committee Report/Discussion

A. Finance Subcommittee – minutes of June 8 and June 14, 2022 meeting submitted

B. Subcommittee updates

VIII. Other

IX. School Committee Action Items

A. Move to approve the School Payroll dated 6/16/2022 in the amount of $576,501.63.

B. Move to approve the Accounts Payable authorization for payment dated 6/16/2022 in the amount of $154,513.53.

C. Move to approve the School Payroll dated 6/30/2022 in the amount of $629,670.49.

D. Move to approve the Accounts Payable authorization for payment dated 6/30/2022 in the amount of $679,860.63.

E. Move to approve the School Lump Sum Payroll dated 6/30/2022 in the amount of $453,809.72.

F. Move to approve the School Payroll dated 7/14/2022 in the amount of $388,564.77.

G. Move to approve the Accounts Payable authorization for payment dated 6/30/2022 in the amount of $123,110.19.

H. Move to approve the School Payroll dated 7/28/2022 in the amount of $401,272.21.

I. Move to approve the School Payroll dated 8/11/2022 in the amount of $409,333.00.

J. Move to approve the Accounts Payable authorization for payment dated 8/11/2022 in the amount of $285,433.22.

X. Out of State Field Trip Request – Move to approve the out of state field trip request for Easthampton High School to Hartford Stage in Hartford, CT in the fall of 2022 and spring of 2023.

XI. Next Meeting Dates

A. Meeting Dates: September 13, October 11, October 25, November 8, and December 13, 2022.

XII. 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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