Aug 08, 2020

North Adams School Committee Meeting

April 07, 2020
Meetings & Notices



Meeting Notice

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

The North Adams School Committee will hold a remote meeting, via, on Tuesday, April 7, 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 15, 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 March 3, 2020, School Committee Meeting-Vote
b. Balance sheet-Vote
c. Personnel report-Vote

IV. Report of the Superintendent of Schools
a. Coronavirus (COVID-19) review/update
b. District participation in school choice-Vote

V. Unfinished Business
a. Report of the number of the North Adams Public Schoolsí homeless, military children, or students in foster care.

VI. New business
a. Finance and facilities sub-committee update
b. Change to 2019-2020 School Calendar-Vote
c. $500 anonymous gift in support of the 21st Century Afterschool program-Vote

VII. Memorandum of Understanding
a. Memorandum of Understanding between the North Adams Teachersí Association and the North Adams Public Schools School Committee-Vote (if applicable)

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

IX. Remarks for the good of the committee

X. Adjournment

Committee Chair Thomas Bernard
North Adams School Committee
April 3, 2020

Access this meeting via: ZOOM video conference: Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 928 482 819

To join by phone, dial 1(929)205-6099
When asked for the Meeting ID, enter: 102 032 018 #

The Committee's policy of nondiscrimination will extend to students, staff, the general public, and individuals with whom it does business. No person shall be excluded from or discriminated against in admission to a public school of any town or in obtaining the advantages, privileges, and courses of study of such public school on account of age, race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or homelessness.