Category: Schools

School Committee to Meet on Monday, November 18th

The School Committee will meet on Monday, November 18th beginning at 5:00 p.m. in Room 210 at the Ed Center, 100 Walnut Street. It is expected that the Committee will vote to go into Executive Session to discuss strategy in preparation for Collective Bargaining with the Newton Teacher’s Association and Custodians. At 6:00 p.m., it is anticipated that the Committee will vote to go into Open Session and return to Room 210 for the School Committee Caucus which will be chaired by the Mayor.

At 7:00 p.m., the current Chair will convene the regularly scheduled meeting. The agenda includes the following:

School Committee to Meet on Monday, November 4th

The School Committee will meet on Monday, November 4th beginning at 5:30 p.m. in Room 210 at the Ed Center, 100 Walnut Street. The agenda states that the Committee will convene in Room 210 and vote to move into Executive Session and convene in Room 304 to discuss strategy in preparation for Collective Bargaining with the Newton Teachers Association and Custodians and to discuss the proposed FY20 CBA and NESA September 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020.

The Committee will then vote to move out of Executive Session and reconvene in Open Session and conduct their regular meeting. The agenda includes the following:

  • Superintendent’s Report: Presentation of the Blumer Book Awards – see Memo
  • Regular Public Comment Period
  • Updates:
    • Horace Mann – see Memo
    • Literacy and Diversity in Book Choices – See Diversity in Literature Report (postponed)
    • Equity Working Group – see Report
  • Consent Agenda
  • Preview Budget
  • Communications

School Committee Meeting – Tonight – October 21st

The School Committee will meet TONIGHT, October 21st at 6:00 p.m. in Room 210 for a Special Regular Meeting. The agenda (which specifically states NO PUBLIC COMMENTS) will include the following:

School Committee to Meet on Monday, September 16th

The School Committee will meet on Monday, September 16th at 6:00 p.m. in Room 210 and vote to move into Executive Session in Room 304 to discuss strategy related to collective bargaining with the Newton Teachers Association and the Newton Educational Secretaries Association. The School Committee will then move out of Executive Session and return to Room 210 at 7:00 p.m. for its regularly scheduled meeting. The agenda includes the following:

School Committee Meeting – Wednesday, September 4th – 6:30 p.m.

The School Committee will meet on Wednesday, September 4th at beginning at 6:30 p.m. in Room 210 with the intent to vote to go into Executive Session and convene in Room 304 to discuss strategy regarding the Decter litigation and in preparation for collective bargaining with the Newton Teachers Association. The School Committee will then go into Open Session and convene their regular meeting in Room 210. The agenda includes the following:

School Committee Meeting – Monday August 26th – Executive Session

The School Committee will meet on Monday, August 26th at 6:00 p.m. in Room 304 at the Ed Center, 100 Walnut Street in Executive Session for the purpose of discussing the following:

  • Strategy in preparation for Collective Bargaining with the Newton Teachers Association, the Newton Public Schools Custodians Association, and the Newton Educational Secretaries Association
  • Discussion of proposed pay increases for non-aligned personnel: Metco Bus monitors

The agenda can be found here.

School Committee to meet Tuesday, July 16th – NOTE: Early Morning Meeting Time: 8:00 a.m.

The School Committee will meet on Tuesday, July 16th at 8:00 a.m. in Room 210 at the Ed Center, 100 Walnut Street. The agenda includes the following:

School Committee to meet on Monday, June 17th – Executive Session to discuss several legal filings and strategy for Collective Bargaining and New Location for Brown Solar Panels

The School Committee will meet on Monday, June 17th at 6:00 p.m. in Room 210. According to the agenda, the School Committee will vote to move into Executive Session and move to Room 304 to discuss the following:

  • Strategy with respect to litigation
    • Civil Matter #1581-cv-05863 v. Newton Public Schools
    • DLR Docket No. MUP-19-7229 – Newton Teachers Association v. Newton Public Schools
    • Notice of legal claim for injuries that constitutes likely and imminent litigation arising from incident at NECP (Newton Early Childhood Program) on January 11, 2018
  • Strategy in preparation for Collective Bargaining with the Newton Teachers Association (NTA)

The School Committee will then reconvene in Open Session in Room 210 at approximately 7:00 p.m. The agenda includes the following:

  • New Business –
    • Discussion – Superintendent’s Assessment – see Template
  • Consent Agenda
    • Vote to approve new location of Brown Solar Panel
    • Vote to approve 5/29/2019 Minutes (not available online at time of this posting)