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Holyoke School Committee Meeting November 21, 2022

Nov 21 2022

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

1045 Main St, Holyoke 01040

Governor Baker signed a bill into law on July 16, 2022, allowing public bodies to hold remote meetings through March 31, 2023.  Members of the public can access the meeting here:

Holyoke School Committee Meeting

Monday, November 21, 2022

6:00 PM

Fifield Room – William J Dean Tech High School

1045 Main Street, Holyoke


    • 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.
    • Sullivan School
    • M.A.S.S Award Recognition:
      • Jaycalee Santos
      • Ruth Ortiz Torres
  3. PUBLIC COMMENT (via the remote link above)
    • Members of the public wishing to submit public comments can email no later than 3:00 p.m. MONDAY,  NOVEMBER 21, 2022.Comments will either be displayed or read during the meeting.
    • Student Reports
    • Superintendent/Receiver Reports
      • Rezoning Phase 2 Update
    • Review of Policy Sub-Committees recommendations for the following: 
        • AC, AC-R – Non-Discrimination Policy Including Harassment and Retaliation
        • JICK – Harassment of Students to replace JBA Student-to-student Harassment
        • ACAB – Sexual Harassment
        • JH – Student Absences and Excuses
        • JICA – Student Dress
        • GCF – Professional Staff Hiring
    • Approval of Meeting Minutes 
      • August
      • September
    • MCAS Breakdown by School- FYI Only per request
    • SPED Staffing Update- FYI Only 
    • Chronic Absenteeism Update- FYI Only 
    • Updates from Subcommittees
    • Erin Brunelle, Awarded All-State School Committee, for Division 9 (Urban Division)
    • Superintendent Soto, City of Holyoke recognition for the 2022 Puerto Rican Month. 

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 to two (2) minutes.  Any person wishing to submit longer testimony should give copies to the Committee Secretary before the meeting so that it 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 Sam Garcia, in care of the Receiver’s Office, 57 Suffolk Street, Holyoke, MA  01040.

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