Public Meeting Agenda
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 6/13/2023 will be conducted remotely via Google Meet. The meeting will start at 6:00 pm. 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.
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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.
SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING – Google Meet Tuesday, June 13, 2023 6:00 pm
I.Call to Order: Mayor LaChapelle ___ Marin Goldstein ___ Dr. Megan Harvey ___ Benjamin Hersey ___
Sarah Hunter ___ Laura Scott ___ Chair Cynthia Kwiecinski ___ (Welcome new School Committee Members)
B.Student Rep Update - McKenzie McCarthy
C.Interim Superintendent Announcement
III. Public Comment 15 minutes maximum – (3 minute limit per person)
IV. Superintendent Update/Presentations
A.ELF Presentation – Gen Brough
B.MVS Class Size
C.Access Scores – Julie Anne Levin
V.Director of Business Services Update
C.End of year transfers (vote needed)
VI. School Committee Report/Discussion
VIII.School Committee Action Items
A.Move to approve the School Payroll dated 5-18-2023 in the amount of $623,188.47.
B.Move to approve the Accounts Payable authorization for payment dated 5-18-2023 in the amount of $376,436.72.
C.Move to accept the minutes of the Joint Convention between City Council and School Committee on May 10, 2023.
D.Move to accept the minutes of the Joint Convention between City Council and School Committee on May 18, 2023.
E.Move to approve and accept the minutes of the Joint Convention between City Council and School Committeeon May 31, 2023.
F.Move to approve the minutes of the May 8, 2023 School Committee Work Session.
G.Move to approve the minutes of the May 16, 2023 School Committee Work Session.
H.Move to approve the School Payroll dated 6-1-2023 in the amount of $587,973.02.
I.Move to approve the Accounts Payable authorization for payment dated 6-1-2023 in the amount of $137,956.19.
J.Move to approve the out of state field trip request for EHS to France April 10-18, 2024.
IX.Next Meeting Dates
A.Next Regular meetings – July 18, Monday, July 31, August 22, September 12, October 10, October 24, November 14,and December 12.
X.Executive session pursuant to (1) M.G.L. c. 30A, s. 21(a)(3) to discuss strategy with respect to litigation if an openmeeting may have a detrimental effect on the litigating position of the public body and the chair so declares; and (2)pursuant to M.G.L. c. 30A, s. 21(a)(3) to discuss strategy with respect to collective bargaining with the EasthamptonEducation Association – Teachers if an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the bargaining position of thepublic body and the chair so declares.
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.