Meeting Agendas



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THURSDAY, February 25, 2021 - 7:00 p.m.

A.    Call Meeting to Order        

B.     Public Hearings – FY22 Budget

·         Other Public Comments and Announcements

C.    Review of Agenda and Perpetual Calendar

D.    Warrants and Gifts

E.     Approval of Minutes

·         January 21, 2021*

F.     Unfinished Business/Updates

·         FY22 Budget – Discussion and Vote on Final Adoption of Budget*

·         2020/2021 Reopening

G.    New Business /Discussion Item

·         MOA – Discussion and Vote

·         SEESAW 2020-2021 Contract – Discussion and Vote

·         School Choice Money

H.    Reports

·         Superintendent’s Report

·         Director of Finance and Operations*

·         Principal’s Report

·         Amherst-Pelham Representative’s Report   

·         Union #28 Report -   including Budget and Personnel 

·         CES Report  

I.       Policy Review

·         First Reading on:

o DA – Fiscal Management Goals*

o DJ - Purchasing*

o DJA – Purchasing Authority*

·         Second Reading, First Vote on:

o BEDH – Public Comment at School Committee Meetings*

o IHBEA – English Learner Education*

o JB – Equal Educational Opportunities*

o JBB – Educational Equity*

o CHCA – Approval of Handbooks and Directives*

J.      Future Business

·         Shutesbury Policy Committee – Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.

·         Shutesbury School Committee – Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.

·         Union #28 Joint Supervisory – Monday, March 15, 2021 – 6:30 p.m.

·         Budget and Personnel Committee – none

·         Future agenda items –

K.    Executive Session

·         To discuss strategy with respect to collective bargaining or litigation

L.     Adjournment

File:  BEDH



All regular and special meetings of the School Committee shall be open to the public. Executive sessions will be held only as prescribed by the Statutes of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

The School Committee desires members of the public in the District to attend its meetings so that they may become better acquainted with the operations and the programs of our local public schools.  In addition, the Committee would like the opportunity to hear the wishes and ideas of the public.

In order that all members of the public who wish to be heard before the Committee have a chance and to ensure the ability of the Committee to conduct the District's business in an orderly manner, the following rules and procedures are adopted:

1.  At the start of each regularly scheduled School Committee meeting, individuals or group representatives will be invited to address the Committee.  The Chair shall determine the length of the public participation segment.

2.  Speakers will be allowed three (3) minutes to present their material.  The presiding Chair may permit extension of this time limit.

3.  Topics for discussion must be limited to those items listed on the School Committee meeting agenda for that evening.

4.  Improper conduct and remarks will not be allowed.  Defamatory or abusive remarks are always out of order.  If a speaker persists in improper conduct or remarks, the Chair may terminate that individual's privilege of address.

5.  All remarks will be addressed through the Chair of the meeting.

6.  Speakers may offer such objective criticisms of the school operations and programs as concern them, but in public session the Committee will not hear personal complaints of school personnel nor against any member of the school community.  Under most circumstances, administrative channels are the proper means for disposition of legitimate complaints involving staff members.

7.  Written comments longer than three (3) minutes may be presented to the Committee before or after the meeting for the Committee members' review and consideration at an appropriate time.

SOURCE:  MASC July 2016

Reviewed by Shutesbury Policy Committee: 10/19/17

First Reading by Shutesbury School Committee: 11/16/17

Second Reading, First Vote by Shutesbury School Committee: 01/18/18

Revisions made and Final Vote by Shutesbury School Committee: 02/15/18