6:00pm - 7:00pm
CITY OF HOLYOKE
SCHOOL COMMITTEE ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING
DATE: January 2, 2024
TIME: 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Fifield Room, HOLYOKE HIGH DEAN CAMPUS, 1045 MAIN ST, HOLYOKE, MA 01040
Members of the public can access the meeting here: https://hps-holyoke-ma-us.zoom.us/j/85266232176?pwd=ci9tWEs3cG81SkQxdXZrWW5GenBXQT09
(Spanish Interpretation will be available).
On March 29, 2023, Governor Healey signed into law An Act Relative to Extending Certain State
of Emergency Accommodations, which, among other things, extends the expiration of the
provisions pertaining to the Open Meeting Law to March 31, 2025. Specifically, this extension
allows public bodies to continue holding meetings remotely without a quorum of the public body
physically present at a meeting location, and to provide “adequate, alternative” access to remote
meetings. The Act does not make any new changes to the Open Meeting Law other than
extending the expiration date of the temporary provisions regarding remote meetings from
March 31, 2023, to March 31, 2025.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN IN ACCORDANCE WITH CHAPTER 28 OF THE ACTS OF 2009, SECTIONS 17-20 (FORMERLY SECTION 23B OF CHAPTER 39) OF THE MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL LAWS, THAT A ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING OF THE HOLYOKE SCHOOL COMMITTEE WILL BE HELD ON JANUARY 2, 2024.
- CALL TO ORDER ~ ROLL CALL ~ PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
- Pursuant to M.G.L. c. 30A, s. 20, I am hereby informing all attendees that a video and audio recording is being made of the meeting and the meeting is being live-streamed and run live on the City’s community TV channel.
- 2. ELECTION OF VICE CHAIR
- Roll Call
Committee members will state their choice for Vice Chair.
- ANNOUNCEMENTS & ADJOURNMENT
The listing of matters are those reasonably anticipated by the Chair 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.
CITY OF HOLYOKE SCHOOL COMMITTEE ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING
The Organizational Meeting of the School Committee shall be held on the first Tuesday following the first Monday in January.
The only business discussed at the Organizational Meeting shall be the election of a Vice Chairperson. The Secretary shall call the roll and each member shall answer stating his/her choice for Vice Chairperson or decline to vote. The vote of a majority of the whole Committee shall be needed to elect. In the absence of the Vice Chairperson at any meeting thereafter, the Committee shall elect, in the manner outlined, a Vice Chairperson pro-tem.