Jan 16, 2021

North Adams School Committee Meeting

August 04, 2020
Meetings & Notices



Meeting Notice

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

The North Adams School Committee will hold a remote meeting, via, on Tuesday, August 4, 2020, at 6:00.

Pursuant to Governor Bakerís March 12, 2020 Order Suspending Certain Provisions of the Open Meeting Law, G.L. c. 30A, ß18, and the Governorís March 23 and 31, 2020 Order imposing strict limitation on the number of people that may gather in one place, this meeting of the North Adams School Committee will be conducted via remote participation to the greatest extent possible. Specific information and the general guidelines for remote participation by members of the public and/or parties with a right and/or requirement to attend this meeting can be found on the city of North Adamsí website, at For this meeting, members of the public who wish to listen to the meeting may do so in the following manner: Zoom video conference call. No in-person attendance of members of the public will be permitted, but every effort will be made to ensure that the public can adequately access the proceedings in real time, via technological means. In the event that we are unable to do so, despite best efforts, we will post on the city of North Adams website an audio or video recording, transcript, or other comprehensive record of proceedings as soon as possible after the meeting.


I. Call to order

II. Chair statement for virtual meetings

III. Reading and the approval of records
a. Minutes of the June 2, 2020, School Committee Meeting-Vote
b. Minutes of the June 8, 2020, School Committee Meeting-Vote
c. Minutes of the June 15, 2020, School Committee Meeting-Vote
d. Minutes of the June 23, 2020, School Committee Meeting-Vote
e. Minutes of the June 30, 2020, Public Hearing School Committee Meeting-Vote
f. Personnel report-Vote

IV. Report of the Superintendent of Schools
a. Reopening plan
b. Revised 2020-2021 School Calendar-Vote
c. FY21 Budget update

V. New Business
a. Amend Business Administrator contract-Vote
b. Process to fill school committee vacancy
c. Massachusetts Association of School Committees COVID-19 State Funding Resolution-Vote
d. Massachusetts Association of School Committees Anti-Racism Resolution-Vote

VI. Accept Executive Session Minutes
a. June 18, 2019-Vote
b. September 3, 2019-Vote
c. October 1, 2019-Vote
d. October 29, 2019-Vote

VII. Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) Update
a. Eligibility phase for Greylock Elementary School

VIII. Remarks for the good of the committee

IX. Adjournment

Committee Chair Thomas Bernard
North Adams School Committee
July 29, 2020

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