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School Committee Update and Next Meeting – April 9

The School Committee had two budget meetings on Monday, April 5 and Thursday, April 8.  While we would normally give a summary of what we discussed, there were too many topics covered to give a concise description of our deliberations. Instead, we suggest you watch the NewTV recordings from both the April 5 and April 8 meetings, and to read the supporting budget documents here.

There will be a public hearing on the FY22 budget this coming Monday, April 12 at 6pm.  All participants will have three minutes to make a public comment about the FY22 budget only. You can sign up in advance by filling out this form, or you can join the call via zoom and virtually raise your hand to make a comment (same zoom link as a regular School Committee meeting, which can be found below).

There is also a regular School Committee meeting this Monday, April 12 at 7:00PM, or after the public hearing is finished, whichever is later.  You can watch the meeting on NewTV, watch via Zoom (https://zoom.us/j/390017072), or dial in to the meeting (1-646-558-8656, meeting ID 390 017 072).

Upcoming School Committee Agenda:

  • Superintendent Update
  • Public Comment
  • DLA Parent Summary
  • High School Start Time Update
  • FY22 Budget Discussion
  • Vote on Draft Minutes from 11/5/20, 11/9/20 and 11/16/20 meetings

Meeting documents can be found here.  Documents are regularly added before the meeting.

How to Participate in Public Comment:
To participate in the Public Comment portion of a meeting, please submit your NAME and ADDRESS by email with the subject line “Public Comment for [DATE]” to schoolcommittee@newton.k12.ma.us PRIOR to 7:00 PM, the official start time of the meeting. You will need to join the Virtual Meeting by computer or phone to participate. During the Public Comment portion of the meeting, the School Committee Chairperson will call your name. At that time, unmute your microphone and turn on video to provide public comment. You are limited to 3 minutes.

As always, we are very happy to answer any questions or discuss any concerns you may have. Feel free to contact us via email at schoolcommittee@newton.k12.ma.us.