Category: Schools

School Committee to Meet on Tuesday, May 27th

The School Committee will meet virtually on Tuesday, May 27th beginnig at 6:15 p.m. in Executive Session to discuss EDCO membership and strategy regarding litigation and then convene at 7:00 p.m. for it’s regularly scheduled meeting.

To Join the Zoom Meeting by Phone or Computer. Under both options you will be automatically muted with video off upon entering the meeting. Please leave your video and audio muted so that the meeting can proceed without interruption. Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/390017072 Meeting ID: 390 017 072 Dial in:+1 646 558 8656 US Meeting ID: 390 017 072 Listen in on NewTV’s broadcast – Visit the NewTV website for more information.

The agenda includes the following:

School Committee to Meet – Monday, May 18th

The School Committee will meet virtually on Monday, May 18th, beginning at 6:15 p.m.

To join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/390017072 Meeting ID: 390 017 072 Dial in:+1 646 558 8656 US Meeting ID: 390 017 072

Listen in on NewTV’s broadcast – Visit the NewTV website for more information.

According to the agenda, the Committee will convene in Executive Session to discuss strategy re: negotiations with non-union personnel contract – Superintendent, and the anticipation of litigation that is demonstrably likely regarding EDCO withdrawal and termination. The Committee will then go into open session and discuss the following:

  • Discussion and Vote:
    • EDCO Membership – Withdrawal
    • EDCO Membership – Termination

School Committee to Meet on Monday, May 11th

The School Committee will meet virtually on Monday, May 11th beginning with an Executive Session at 5:45 p.m.

To Join the Zoom Meeting by Phone or Computer. Under both options, you will be automatically muted with video off upon entering the meeting. Please leave your video and audio muted so that the meeting can proceed without interruption. Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/390017072 Meeting ID: 390 017 072 Dial in:+1 646 558 8656 US Meeting ID: 390 017 072 Listen in on NewTV’s broadcast – Visit the NewTV website for more information.

To participate in the public comment portion of a meeting, please submit your NAME and ADDRESS by email with the subject line “Public Comment for [DATE]” to schoolcommittee@newton.k12.ma.us PRIOR to 7:00 pm, the official start time of the meeting. You will need to join the Virtual Meeting by computer or phone to participate. During the Public Comment portion of the meeting, the School Committee Chairperson will call your name. At that time, Unmute your microphone and Turn On Video to provide public comment. You are limited to 3 minutes.

The agenda includes the following:

  • Convene virtual meeting and vote to enter into Executive Session in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 30A, §§ 18-25 of the Massachusetts General Laws to discuss:
    • strategy with respect to demonstrably likely, and imminently threatened litigation regarding special education;
    • discussion regarding Superintendent’s contract;
    • possible discussion re: EDCO membership where discussion in an Open Meeting will have a detrimental effect on litigation and strategy.

The Committee will then go out of Executive Session and convene in Open Session.

School Committee to Meet on Monday, April 27th

The School Committee will meet virtually on Monday, April 27th at 7:00 p.m. Join the Zoom Meeting by Phone or Computer. Under both options, you will be automatically muted with video off upon entering the meeting. Please leave your video and audio muted so that the meeting can proceed without interruption. Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/390017072 Meeting ID: 390 017 072 Dial-in: +1 646 558 8656 US Meeting ID: 390 017 072 Listen in on NewTV’s broadcast – Visit the NewTV website for more information.

NOTE: Instructions to participate in public comment portion: To participate in the public comment portion of a meeting, please submit your NAME and ADDRESS by email with the subject line “Public Comment for [DATE]” to schoolcommittee@newton.k12.ma.us PRIOR to 7:00 pm, the official start time of the meeting. You will need to join the Virtual Meeting by computer or phone to participate. During the Public Comment portion of the meeting, the School Committee Chairperson will call your name. At that time, Unmute your microphone and Turn On Video to provide public comment. You are limited to 3 minutes

The agenda includes the following:

School Committee to Meet Virtually on Monday, April 6th – Special School Committee Training session at 5:30 p.m. followed by Regular Session at 7:00 p.m.

The School Committee will meet virtually on Monday, April 6th beginning at 5:30 p.m. for a Virtual training session – Superintendent Evaluation Training with Margaret Presser from Massachusetts Association of School Committees (MASC) (See Meeting Notice). The School Committee will then meet virtually for its regularly scheduled meeting beginning at 7:00 p.m. (See virtual instructions below). The agenda includes the following:

  • Convene Open Session
  • Superintendent’s Report
  • Regular Public Comment
  • Discussion/Updates:
  • Consent Agenda:
    • Vote: FY2021 Budget
    • Vote: Last Day of School
    • Vote to approve March 16, 2020 Minutes – See Draft Minutes
  • Preview
  • Communications
  • Adjourn

How to Participate in Public Comment To participate in the public comment portion of a meeting, please submit your NAME and ADDRESS by email with the subject line “Public Comment for [DATE]” to schoolcommittee@newton.k12.ma.us PRIOR to 7:00 pm, the official start time of the meeting. You will need to join the Virtual Meeting by computer or phone to participate. During the Public Comment portion of the meeting, the School Committee Chairperson will call your name. At that time, Unmute your microphone and Turn On Video to provide public comment. You are limited to 3 minutes. Join the Zoom Meeting by Phone or Computer.

Under both options you will be automatically muted with video off upon entering the meeting. Please leave your video and audio muted so that the meeting can proceed without interruption.

Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/390017072

Meeting ID: 390 017 072

Dial in: +1 646 558 8656

US Meeting ID: 390 017 072

Listen in on NewTV’s broadcast – Visit the NewTV website for more information.

School Committee to hold Virtual Public Hearing regarding the Proposed FY2021 Budget – TONIGHT

The School Committee will hold a virtual Public Hearing TONIGHT, March 30th beginning at 7:00 p.m. There are two ways for the public to listen to and/or participate in virtual school committee meetings:

  • Join the Zoom Meeting by Phone or Computer. Under both options you will be automatically muted with video off upon entering the meeting. Please leave your video and audio muted so that the meeting can proceed without interruption. Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/390017072 Meeting ID: 390 017 072 Dial in: +1 646 558 8656 Meeting ID: 390 017 072
  • Listen in on NewTV’s broadcast – Visit the NewTV website for more information.

The agenda can be found here and the Superintendent’s Proposed FY2021 Budget can be found here.

School Committee to hold a Virtual Executive Session – Tuesday, March 31st at 7:30 p.m.

The School Committee will hold a Virtual Executive Session on Tuesday, March 31st at 7:30 p.m. The agenda includes the following:

  • Discuss strategy re: Collective Bargaining with the Newton Teacher’s Association (NTA), Newton Public Schools Custodians Associations (NPSCA), and Newton Educational Secretaries Association (NESA).
  • Discuss strategy regarding demonstrably likely litigation matter (?) involving the transportation contracts