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Joint Committee of the City Council and School Committee Meeting March 14, 2024

Mar 14 2024

6:30 pm City Hall Holyoke

536 Dwight St, Holyoke 01040

Posted March 8, 2024, 9:07 AM

City Council
Holyoke Massachusetts
Pursuant to the Massachusetts Open Meeting Law, G.L. c. 30A, §§ 18-25,
Chapter 2 of the Acts of 2023,
notice is hereby given of a meeting of the committee on
Joint Committee of the City Council and School Committee

Thursday, March 14, 2024
6:30 PM

Meeting to take place at
Holyoke City Hall, 536 Dwight St
and can be accessed remotely on Zoom Meetings
Per order of the Chair: Kevin Jourdain
Remote access via
Meeting ID: 835 1712 3803 Meeting Passcode: 620542 or by call in at 1 (646) 558-8656 with the same Meeting ID and Passcode.

Live Spanish interpretation will be available on local access channel 15 using the television’s SAP option, through the live stream on the city website, as well as on the Zoom feed by clicking the interpretation option and choosing Spanish.


Item 1: Minutes of November 27, 2023 meeting.

Item 2: 11-1-22 From Erin Linville, Holyoke Public Schools, Erin Linville, HPS – School Rezoning Update

Item 3: 1-2-24 From Anthony Soto, Superintendent of Holyoke Public Schools letter re: Petition the MA DESE to release the City of Holyoke from State Receivership.

Item 4: 1-2-24 From Jeffrey C Riley, Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education, Receipt of petition to end receivership.

Item 5: 2-6-24 JOURDAIN — Ordered, that the School dept provide the City Council with a report on their plan to use the remaining $13 million in ESSER funds by September 30, 2024. Also provide us a report on how the $44 million thus far spent was used.

Item 6: 2-6-24 JOURDAIN — That the Joint Committee on City Council and School Committee review and respond to the Receivership response from Commissioner Riley & the Holyoke High & District 23-24 District Report Card that was released by Mass DESE. Documents attached.

Item 7: 2-6-24 From Mayor Joshua A. Garcia, response to Commissioner Riley’s letter on receivership

Item 8: 2-20-24 OCASIO — Ordered, that Someone who is in charge of School Buses to come in an explain to parents, why kids not getting busses and if they ever going to get them.

Item 9: 2-26-24 Update re: Purchase of 225 High Street



Administrative Assistant: Jeffery Anderson-Burgos
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 may also be brought up for discussion to the extent permitted by law. Also one or two items may require the committee to enter into executive session at this meeting. Agenda subject to change up to two business days (48 hours) prior to posted meeting time.

Jeffery Anderson-Burgos
Administrative Assistant to the City Council

Holyoke City Hall
536 Dwight St, Room 10
Holyoke, MA 01040
Regular hours 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Meeting days 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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