Agenda for the December 4 Seventeenth Regular Meeting of the Medford School Committee
The Seventeenth Regular Meeting of the Medford School Committee
Monday, December 4, 2023
Executive Session: 5:15 PM
Regular Meeting: 6:00 PM
To Be Held at the Howard Alden Memorial Chambers, Medford City Hall and via remote participation.
The meeting will be held remotely via Zoom and viewed through Medford Community Media on Comcast Channel 15 and Verizon Channel 45 starting at 6:30 p.m.
I. Roll Call for Attendance of Members and Student Representatives
II. Salute the Flag
III. Good of the Order
IV. Executive Session
Upon a Motion to enter into executive session pursuant to M. G.L. c. 30A §21(a).
Executive session pursuant to G.L c. 30A (a) (3): the Medford School Committee will convene in Executive Session to discuss collective bargaining regarding an MTA grievance hearing on November 20, 2023 and the Chair so declares.
The Medford School Committee will convene in public session immediately following the conclusion of the executive session, expected to be at 6:00pm.
V. Consent Agenda
- Bills and Payrolls
- Regular School Committee Minutes, November 20, 2023
VI. Report of Subcommittees
VII. Report of the Superintendent
- Superintendent’s Updates and Comments - Dr. Marice Edouard-Vincent, Superintendent
- Recognition of the Medford Mustang Marching Band and Color Guard - Dr. Marice Edouard-Vincent, Superintendent
- (Presentation of certificates/pictures with Mayor and Members)
- Missituk Elementary School and Andrews Middle School Updates - Kathy Kay, Missituk Principal and Jennifer Skane, Andrews Middle School Principal
- NWEA Map Presentation - Suzanne B. Galusi, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction, Paul D’Alleva, Executive Director of Data & Reporting, and Dr. Bernadette Ricciardelli, Director of Professional Learning & Assessment
Presentations of the Public (not to begin before 7:00 pm)
“Regular Meetings of the School Committee include this ‘Presentations of the Public’ agenda item to give any resident the opportunity to place a presentation before the School Committee. A resident may only present once at any meeting.
These presentations are an opportunity for the public to make a presentation to the Committee but are not opportunities for dialog with the Committee. If one or more members of the Committee wishes to have a conversation about the topic presented, a member may request that the item be added to a subsequent Regular Meeting.
The details for submitting a presentation can be found within the policy BEDH, Public Comment and Presentations of the Public”
Pursuant to policy BEDH, Public Comment and Presentations of the Public - any resident in the audience may be given permission to speak once on any item on the agenda for up to three (3) minutes. The speaker is expected to keep their comments to the item on the agenda. The speaker must begin their comments by providing their full name and full Medford street address where they reside. A welcoming, inclusive community is both a value of the School Committee and an aspirational goal. We ask for your help in achieving this goal and value your perspective. Employees of the Medford Public Schools are exempt from the residency requirement of this policy. The voice of our employees is welcomed on all matters before this body. When a non-Medford-resident employee is participating in public comment or submitting a presentation of the public they will include their home address and identify themselves as an employee of the Medford Public Schools.
VIII. Continued Business
IX. New Business
X. Reports Requested
The Medford public schools lost two giants this Thanksgiving week: former Medford High Assistant Principal Stephen Mascoll, and Physical Education Teacher Paul McKeon. Assistant Principal Mascoll was one of the first African-American administrators appointed in the district. He was also a history teacher, track coach and mentor to many during his service at Medford High School. Mr. McKeon was not only a physical education teacher at Medford High School, but also served as a trainer to the Mustang football team and was the advisor to the Mustang M Club. Their guidance will be greatly missed. The Members of the Medford School Committee express their sincerest condolences to both of their families.
The Members of the Medford School Committee express their sincerest condolences to the family of Kerriann Kelley-Crohan, devoted mother of Medford Vocational Technical High School sophomore, David Crohan.
The Members of the Medford School Committee express their sincerest condolences to the family of Irene Devaney, former elementary teacher at the Columbus School.
The Members of the Medford School Committee express their sincerest condolences to the family of Rita Lenox, aunt of former Mayor Michael J. McGlynn.
The Members of the Medford School Committee express their sincerest condolences to the family of Richard J. McHugh, Sr., father of the Medford Family Network’s Heather Fuller.
The Members of the Medford School Committee express their sincerest condolences to the family of Lawrence Marcus, brother-in-law of Cynthia Pearson who is a paraprofessional in Medford’s MEEP Program at the Brooks Elementary School.
XII. Next Meeting
December 18, 2023 - Alden Memorial Chambers, Medford City Hall in addition to Zoom