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Holyoke School Committee, February 12, 2024

Feb 12 2024

6:00 pm Fifield Room @ William J Dean Tech High School

1045 Main St, Holyoke 01040

MEETING NOTICE

 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE AGENDA

 

DATE: February 12, 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 REGULAR MEETING OF THE HOLYOKE SCHOOL COMMITTEE WILL BE HELD ON February 12, 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. 


  • STUDENT SHOWCASE –  HHS Dean- Student CTE Program  Sua

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  • PUBLIC COMMENT- Members of the public wishing to submit public comments can email sgubala@hps.holyoke.ma.us no later than 3:00 p.m. Monday, February 12, 2024, 
    1. Comments will either be displayed or read during the meeting.

  • COMMUNICATION & REPORTS:
  • STUDENT REPORTS 
      1. HHS North Campus
      2. HHS Dean Campus

  • VICE-CHAIR REPORTS
  1. School Committee Retreat Update
  2. February 2, 2024  Commissioner communication 

  • Superintendent/ Receiver Reports
  1.  FY 25 Budget Development

  • NEW BUSINESS 
  1. School Committee Subcommittees
    1. Local Control
    2. Finance and Operations
    3. DEI
    4. Joint SC/CC
    5. Policy and Governance
    6. Leadership and Accountability
  2. SC Meeting frequency

  • ONGOING BUSINESS 
    1. Approval of Meeting Minutes
      1. 1.22.2024 School Committee Meeting minutes (draft) 
    2. Updates from Sub-Committees
      1. Policy- Second reading and review-

CHCA- Approval of Handbooks and Directives

CA- Administration Goals

ACAB- Sexual Harassment 

CH Policy Implementation

DA Fiscal Management Goals

DB-Annual Budget

DBC- Budget Deadlines and Schedules (NEW)

DBD- Budget Planning

DBF- Public Budget Planning

DEC- Federal Funds Supplement not Supplant Policy

  1. Finance Subcommittee
  2. Joint City Council/School Committee
  3. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Sub-Committee- approval of minutes 

DEI Sub Committee December minutes

  1. 225 High Street purchase update
  1. Attendance/Chronic Absenteeism Update (FYI)
  2. Staffing Update – 
  3. Out-of-State Field Trips
    1. PR Trip for Dual Language Puerto Rico Student trip
  4. Student Activity Approval (N/A)
  5. Referral / Discipline Data (FYI)
  6. MS Building Update (FYI)
  7. Schools Panorama Survey Focus (FYI)

 

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS –
    1. DPAC meeting on Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at 6:00pm 
    2. Middle School Building Committee- Thursday, February 15, 2024 at 6:00pm
    3. SEPAC – Know Your Rights Session on Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at 5:30pm-7:30pm on zoom
    4. Positions with MASC/Division 5
  • Board of Directors
  • Gaming officials
  • Ski
  • Softball
  • Swim
  • Volleyball

 

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.

*The Holyoke Public Schools makes available a public discussion period for persons in the audience to address the Committee on specific agenda items.  In order to hear as many speakers as possible, the Committee asks individuals to continue their remarks for two (2) minutes.  Any person wishing to submit longer testimony should give copies to the Committee Secretary before the meeting so that they may be distributed to Committee members.  The speaker can then summarize this testimony at the meeting within the two (2) minute time period.  Persons wishing to speak should register with the Committee Secretary immediately before the meeting begins.  Individuals who request specific items to be included on the Committee’s agenda should mail a written request fifteen (15) days in advance of a Committee meeting date to Shaena Gubala, in care of the Receiver’s Office, 57 Suffolk Street, Holyoke, MA  01040.

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