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Agenda for the February 5 Regular Meeting of the Medford School Committee

Agenda for the February 5 Regular Meeting of the Medford School Committee
Medford School Committee Meeting

The Third Regular Meeting of the Medford School Committee

Date/Time

Monday, February 5, 2024
Executive Session: 5:00 PM
Regular Meeting: 6:00 PM

Location

To Be Held at the Howard Alden Memorial Chambers, Medford City Hall and via remote participation.

The meeting can be viewed through Medford Community Media on Comcast and Verizon.

Agenda

Agenda for the February 5, 2024 Third Regular Medford School Committee Meeting

Zoom Link

https://mps02155-org.zoom.us/j/94685435221

Complete Agenda

I. Roll Call for Attendance of Members and Student Representatives

II. Salute the Flag

III. Executive Session

Executive session pursuant to G.L c. 30A (a) (3): the Medford School Committee will convene in Executive Session to discuss strategy in preparation for negotiations with Teamsters Local 25 Custodians, because an open meeting will have a detrimental effect on the bargaining position of the Committee and the Chair so declares.

Executive session pursuant to G.L c. 30A (a) (3): the Medford School Committee will convene in Executive Session to discuss strategy in preparation for negotiations with the Medford Educational Secretaries Association, Local 3338, AFSCME Council 93 because an open meeting will have a detrimental effect on the bargaining position of the Committee and the Chair so declares.

Executive session pursuant to G.L c. 30A (a) (3): the Medford School Committee will convene in Executive Session to discuss strategy in preparation for negotiations with the Medford Public Schools Cafeteria Employees because an open meeting will have a detrimental effect on the bargaining position of the Committee and the Chair so declares.

IV. Good of the Order

V. Consent Agenda

  • Bills and Payrolls
  • Regular School Committee Minutes, January 29, 2024
  • Committee of the Whole Minutes, January 31, 2024

VI. Report of Subcommittees

VII. Report of the Superintendent

  1. Superintendent’s Updates and Comments - Dr. Marice Edouard-Vincent, Superintendent

  2. Recommendation to Approve Assistant Director of Food Services Job Description - Dr. Peter J. Cushing, Assistant Superintendent of Operations, Enrichment and Innovation.

  3. McGlynn Playground Fundraiser Website Update - Thomas Dalton, Communications Director

  4. MSBA Timeline Overview - Dr. Marice Edouard-Vincent, Superintendent

  5. School Committee Goals Status - Dr. Marice Edouard-Vincent, Superintendent

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 - None

IX. New Business

2024 - 4 Offered by Member Graham

Be it resolved that the Medford School Committee discuss the formation of the Medford High School Building Committee and identify key priorities and attributes for the Committee on February 5, 2024. The goal of the discussion will be to inform the creation of a resolution and application process that will be drafted for review at an upcoming Committee of the Whole.

Date Submitted: January 26, 2024
Date Requested to be on the Agenda: February 5, 2024

2024-5 Offered by Member Ruseau

The Medford School Committee Policy Bullying Prevention and Intervention Plan (JICFB) lines 17-19 will be updated by removing the text "(three or more incidents)".

Date Submitted: January 31, 2024
Date Requested to be on the Agenda: February 5, 2024

2024 - 6 Offered by Mayor Lungo-Koehn

Whereas all security cameras were recently fixed thanks to the collaboration of the school and city teams,

Be it resolved that the school IT Director provide a monthly status report to the School and City Administration and replace anything that breaks down within 45 days.

Date Submitted: January 31, 2024
Date Requested to be on the Agenda: February 5, 2024

2024 - 7 Offered by Mayor Lungo-Koehn and Member Graham

Be it resolved that the School Committee will operate its subcommittees for this term (through 12/31/25) as follows:

  Behavioral Health & Special Education Buildings & Grounds

Instruction, Assessment & Accountability

Diversity Equity & Inclusion

Family Engagement & Communication

Rules & Policy

Strategic & Capital Planning

Superintendent Evaluation

Chair

Melanie McLaughlin

Nicole Branley

Erika Reinfeld

Aaron Olapade

Jenny Graham

Paul Ruseau

Jenny Graham

Melanie McLaughlin

Member 1

Aaron Olapade

Paul Ruseau

Nicole Branley

Melanie McLaughlin

Nicole Branley

Jenny Graham

Paul Ruseau

Nicole Branley

Member 2

Nicole Branley

Aaron Olapade

Paul Ruseau

Erika Reinfeld

Erika Reinfeld

Melanie McLaughlin

Erika Reinfeld

Aaron Olapade

 

Date Submitted: January 30, 2024
Date Requested to be on the Agenda: February 5, 2024

2024 - 8 Offered by Member Graham

Be it resolved, that the Medford School Committee will establish an ad hoc subcommittee to establish a process and norms around annual handbook review per the resolution passed unanimously on 11/20/2024 (2023-26).

Be it also resolved that the subcommittee will be established at the February 5th School Committee meeting and will work to complete the process as close to the original deadline of April 1, 2024 as reasonably possible.

Date Submitted: January 30, 2024
Dated Requested to be on the Agenda: February 5, 2024

X. Reports Requested - None

XI. Condolences

The Members of the Medford School Committee express their sincerest condolences to the family of Paula A (Giannelli) Coughlin, early childhood educator of Medford Public Schools.

XII. Next Meeting

February 12, 2024 - Alden Memorial Chambers, Medford City Hall in addition to zoom

XIII. Adjournment