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Schedule, Agenda, and Minutes 2021-2022

Agendas are linked to the Date on the left column of the table. Minutes are linked to the Topic in the right column of the table.

It will be determined, as it gets closer to the meeting dates, if the meetings will continue to be remote or if the Committee will resume meeting in the School Committee Chamber at the Savage Educational Center, 275 Prospect Street, Norwood, MA  02062. (This will depend on the requirements of the Open Meeting Laws during that time period of the COVID-19 Pandemic)   

Public Forum Participation at Remote School Committee Meetings 

In accordance with policy BEDH: Public Participation at School Committee Meetings, the Norwood Public School Committee desires individuals to attend its meetings so that they may become better acquainted with the operations and the programs of our local public schools. In addition, the Committee would like the opportunity to hear public comment.

Public comment is not a discussion, debate, or dialogue between individuals and the School Committee; rather it is an opportunity for individuals to express an opinion on issues within the School Committee’s authority.

While meetings remain in a remote format, the Norwood School Committee will have two ways in which the public can access public forum:

  1. Via the email address established and in use for this purpose since March 2020: npsschoolcommittee@norwood.k12.ma.us
    1. Emails can be sent in advance of the meeting or until the public forum is declared closed. Please specify “public forum” in the title of the email and it will be read during the public forum. The email should not exceed more than three minutes in length when read. If it is longer than three minutes, the Chair will stop reading it at the three minute mark; but the email in its entirety will be sent to the full School Committee for their information.
  2. Call the Superintendent’s Office at 781.762.6804 by noon on the day of the meeting to register and receive a meeting link that will be accessible for public forum only. 

During the meeting, all public comment participants will be muted until called upon by the Chair, in chronological order based on sign up. Public Forum emails will also be read by the Chair, based on time of receipt.

While awaiting their turn to speak, participants should rely on the Google Meet audio to hear their name be called, as there may be a slight delay in the livestream or broadcast. When your name is called, if you are watching the meeting via livestream or broadcast, please mute your computer or television in order to prevent an echo from being broadcast into the virtual meeting chambers. You will have up to three minutes to speak to the School Committee.

Once your comment is completed, please mute yourself again.In the event you forgot to mute yourself or do not stop at the end of your three minutes, you will be muted by the Chair.

After the public forum period is closed, online participants will be exited from the meeting but will continue to have live access to the meeting via NCM on cable and online as it is live-streamed. For the cable channel guide and online link, please visit: https://norwoodcommunitymedia.org/.

In order to emulate in-person meeting procedures, please note the following important information, as established by School Committee policy:

  1. Speakers will be allowed up to three (3) minutes to present their material and must begin their comments by stating their name and city/town. The presiding Chair may permit extension of this time limit, in extenuating circumstances.
  2. Topics for discussion should be limited to those items within the School Committee’s scope of authority. The authority of the School Committee primarily concerns the review and approval of the budget of the district’s public schools, the performance of the Superintendent, and the educational goals and policies of the district’s public schools. Comments and complaints regarding school personnel (apart from the Superintendent) or students are generally prohibited unless those comments and complaints concern matters within the scope of School Committee authority.
  3. The Chair of the meeting, after a warning, reserves the right to terminate speech which is not constitutionally protected because it constitutes true threats that are likely to provoke a violent reaction and cause a breach of the peace, or incitement to imminent lawless conduct, or contains obscenities.
  4. The entire length of the public forum period at a School Committee business meeting is thirty minutes. At the end of thirty minutes, the public forum portion is declared closed. Participants who didn’t have the opportunity to speak, based on the time they registered or sent their email, can register for the public forum at the subsequent meeting, and/or, they can email the members of the School Committee directly and share their comments. Contact information for the School Committee can be found here.

Download a copy of this policy here.

Date/AGENDA TIME LOCATION TOPIC/MINUTES
July 7, 2021 7:00 PM REMOTE MEETING

Minutes

Public Participation for public forum period can be accessed through this email address:  
npsschoolcommittee@norwood.k12.ma.us
Emails can be sent in advance of meeting and until public forum is declared closed.  Please specify "Public Forum" in title of email and it will be read during the public forum.

Aug 4, 2021 7:00 PM REMOTE MEETING Executive Session
Aug 4, 2021 7:30 PM REMOTE MEETING

Minutes

Public Participation for public forum period can be accessed through this email address:  
npsschoolcommittee@norwood.k12.ma.us
Emails can be sent in advance of meeting and until public forum is declared closed.  Please specify "Public Forum" in title of email and it will be read during the public forum.

Sept 1, 2021 7:00 PM REMOTE MEETING Executive Session
Sept 1, 2021 7:30 PM REMOTE MEETING

Minutes

Public Participation for public forum period can be accessed through this email address:  
npsschoolcommittee@norwood.k12.ma.us
Emails can be sent in advance of meeting and until public forum is declared closed.  Please specify "Public Forum" in title of email and it will be read during the public forum.

Sept 8, 2021 7:00 PM REMOTE MEETING

Minutes

Public Participation for public forum period can be accessed through this email address:  
npsschoolcommittee@norwood.k12.ma.us
Emails can be sent in advance of meeting and until public forum is declared closed.  Please specify "Public Forum" in title of email and it will be read during the public forum.

Sept 22, 2021 7:00 PM REMOTE MEETING

Minutes

Public Participation for public forum period can be accessed through this email address:  
npsschoolcommittee@norwood.k12.ma.us
Emails can be sent in advance of meeting and until public forum is declared closed.  Please specify "Public Forum" in title of email and it will be read during the public forum.

Sept 23, 2021 7:00 PM REMOTE MEETING

Minutes

Middle School Builidng Public Forum - Click here for flyer

Public Participation for public forum period can be accessed through this email address:  
npsschoolcommittee@norwood.k12.ma.us
Emails can be sent in advance of meeting and until public forum is declared closed.  Please specify "Public Forum" in title of email and it will be read during the public forum.

Sept 29, 2021 6:00 PM REMOTE MEETING Audit Focus Group
Sept 29, 2021 7:00 PM REMOTE MEETING

Workshop

This is a remote workshop meeting and is open to the public. If you would like to attend, please contact the Superintendent’s office at 708-762-6804 by noon on 9/29 to register and receive the meeting link.

Oct 6, 2021 7:00 PM REMOTE MEETING

Minutes

Public Participation for public forum period can be accessed through this email address:  
npsschoolcommittee@norwood.k12.ma.us
Emails can be sent in advance of meeting and until public forum is declared closed.  Please specify "Public Forum" in title of email and it will be read during the public forum.

Oct 20, 2021

CANCELLED

7:00 PM REMOTE MEETING Public Participation for public forum period can be accessed through this email address:  
npsschoolcommittee@norwood.k12.ma.us
Emails can be sent in advance of meeting and until public forum is declared closed.  Please specify "Public Forum" in title of email and it will be read during the public forum.
Oct 27, 2021 6:30 PM REMOTE MEETING Executive Session
Oct 27, 2021 7:00 PM REMOTE MEETING

Minutes

Public Participation for public forum period can be accessed through this email address:  
npsschoolcommittee@norwood.k12.ma.us
Emails can be sent in advance of meeting and until public forum is declared closed.  Please specify "Public Forum" in title of email and it will be read during the public forum.

Nov 1, 2021 7:00 PM REMOTE MEETING

Middle School Builidng Public Forum - Click here for flyer

Public Participation for public forum period can be accessed through this email address:  
npsschoolcommittee@norwood.k12.ma.us
Emails can be sent in advance of meeting and until public forum is declared closed.  Please specify "Public Forum" in title of email and it will be read during the public forum.

Nov 17, 2021 7:00 PM REMOTE MEETING Public Participation for public forum period can be accessed through this email address:  
npsschoolcommittee@norwood.k12.ma.us
Emails can be sent in advance of meeting and until public forum is declared closed.  Please specify "Public Forum" in title of email and it will be read during the public forum.
Dec 1, 2021 7:00 PM REMOTE MEETING

Minutes

Public Participation for public forum period can be accessed through this email address:  
npsschoolcommittee@norwood.k12.ma.us
Emails can be sent in advance of meeting and until public forum is declared closed.  Please specify "Public Forum" in title of email and it will be read during the public forum.

Dec 1, 2021 7:05 PM REMOTE MEETING

APPROVED - see minutes in the row above - DURING SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING - PUBLIC HEARING: Naming of Area Adjacent to School Building Public Hearing Carole’s Corral – Little Mustang Preschool Academy Playground

Remote Hearing. Public can access the hearing live via NCM on cable and online as it is live-streamed. For the cable channel guide and online link, please visit:  https://norwoodcommunitymedia.org/
Public participation for the public hearing period can be accessed in two ways: (1) Through this email address: npsschoolcommittee@norwood.k12.ma.us. Emails can be sent in advance of the hearing or until the public hearing is declared closed. Please specify "Carole's Corral Public Hearing" in the title of the email and it will be read during the public hearing.
(2) Call the Superintendent's Office at 781-762-6804 by noon on the day of the hearing to register and receive a hearing link that will be accessible for public forum only.

Dec 15, 2021 7:00 PM REMOTE MEETING

Minutes

Public Participation for public forum period can be accessed through this email address:  
npsschoolcommittee@norwood.k12.ma.us
Emails can be sent in advance of meeting and until public forum is declared closed.  Please specify "Public Forum" in title of email and it will be read during the public forum.

Dec 16, 2021 7:00 PM REMOTE MEETING

Minutes

Middle School Building Public Forum - Click here for flyer

Public Participation for public forum period can be accessed through this email address:  
npsschoolcommittee@norwood.k12.ma.us
Emails can be sent in advance of meeting and until public forum is declared closed.  Please specify "Public Forum" in title of email and it will be read during the public forum.

Jan 12, 2022 7:00 PM REMOTE MEETING Public Participation for public forum period can be accessed through this email address:  
npsschoolcommittee@norwood.k12.ma.us
Emails can be sent in advance of meeting and until public forum is declared closed.  Please specify "Public Forum" in title of email and it will be read during the public forum.
Jan 26, 2022 7:00 PM REMOTE MEETING Public Participation for public forum period can be accessed through this email address:  
npsschoolcommittee@norwood.k12.ma.us
Emails can be sent in advance of meeting and until public forum is declared closed.  Please specify "Public Forum" in title of email and it will be read during the public forum.
Feb 9, 2022 7:00 PM REMOTE MEETING Public Participation for public forum period can be accessed through this email address:  
npsschoolcommittee@norwood.k12.ma.us
Emails can be sent in advance of meeting and until public forum is declared closed.  Please specify "Public Forum" in title of email and it will be read during the public forum.
Feb 16, 2022 7:00 PM REMOTE MEETING Public Participation for public forum period can be accessed through this email address:  
npsschoolcommittee@norwood.k12.ma.us
Emails can be sent in advance of meeting and until public forum is declared closed.  Please specify "Public Forum" in title of email and it will be read during the public forum.
Feb 17, 2022 7:00 PM REMOTE MEETING

Middle School Building Public Forum

Public Participation for public forum period can be accessed through this email address:  
npsschoolcommittee@norwood.k12.ma.us
Emails can be sent in advance of meeting and until public forum is declared closed.  Please specify "Public Forum" in title of email and it will be read during the public forum.

Mar 7, 2022 7:00 PM REMOTE MEETING

Middle School Building Public Forum

Public Participation for public forum period can be accessed through this email address:  
npsschoolcommittee@norwood.k12.ma.us
Emails can be sent in advance of meeting and until public forum is declared closed.  Please specify "Public Forum" in title of email and it will be read during the public forum.

Mar 9, 2022 7:00 PM REMOTE MEETING Public Participation for public forum period can be accessed through this email address:  
npsschoolcommittee@norwood.k12.ma.us
Emails can be sent in advance of meeting and until public forum is declared closed.  Please specify "Public Forum" in title of email and it will be read during the public forum.
Mar 23, 2022 7:00 PM REMOTE MEETING Public Participation for public forum period can be accessed through this email address:  
npsschoolcommittee@norwood.k12.ma.us
Emails can be sent in advance of meeting and until public forum is declared closed.  Please specify "Public Forum" in title of email and it will be read during the public forum.
Mar 24, 2022 7:00 PM REMOTE MEETING

Middle School Building Public Forum

Public Participation for public forum period can be accessed through this email address:  
npsschoolcommittee@norwood.k12.ma.us
Emails can be sent in advance of meeting and until public forum is declared closed.  Please specify "Public Forum" in title of email and it will be read during the public forum

April 6, 2022 7:00 PM REMOTE MEETING Public Participation for public forum period can be accessed through this email address:  
npsschoolcommittee@norwood.k12.ma.us
Emails can be sent in advance of meeting and until public forum is declared closed.  Please specify "Public Forum" in title of email and it will be read during the public forum.
April 13, 2022 7:00 PM REMOTE MEETING Public Participation for public forum period can be accessed through this email address:  
npsschoolcommittee@norwood.k12.ma.us
Emails can be sent in advance of meeting and until public forum is declared closed.  Please specify "Public Forum" in title of email and it will be read during the public forum.
May 4, 2022 7:00 PM REMOTE MEETING Public Participation for public forum period can be accessed through this email address:  
npsschoolcommittee@norwood.k12.ma.us
Emails can be sent in advance of meeting and until public forum is declared closed.  Please specify "Public Forum" in title of email and it will be read during the public forum.
May 18, 2022 7:00 PM REMOTE MEETING Public Participation for public forum period can be accessed through this email address:  
npsschoolcommittee@norwood.k12.ma.us
Emails can be sent in advance of meeting and until public forum is declared closed.  Please specify "Public Forum" in title of email and it will be read during the public forum.
June 1, 2022 7:00 PM REMOTE MEETING Public Participation for public forum period can be accessed through this email address:  
npsschoolcommittee@norwood.k12.ma.us
Emails can be sent in advance of meeting and until public forum is declared closed.  Please specify "Public Forum" in title of email and it will be read during the public forum.
June 15, 2022 7:00 PM REMOTE MEETING Public Participation for public forum period can be accessed through this email address:  
npsschoolcommittee@norwood.k12.ma.us
Emails can be sent in advance of meeting and until public forum is declared closed.  Please specify "Public Forum" in title of email and it will be read during the public forum.

 

Sub Committee Meetings 2021-2022

DATE TIME LOCATION TOPIC            
Aug 3, 2021 12:30 PM REMOTE Policy Sub Committee            
Aug 19, 2021 10:30 AM REMOTE Budget Sub Committee            
Oct 4, 2021 3:30 PM REMOTE

Budget Sub Committee

This is a remote Sub Committee Meeting and is open to the public. If you would like to attend, please contact the Superintendent’s office at 781-762-6804 by noon on the business day prior to the meeting to receive the link.

           
Oct 5, 2021 1:00 PM REMOTE

Budget Sub Committee

This is a remote Sub Committee Meeting and is open to the public. If you would like to attend, please contact the Superintendent’s office at 781-762-6804 by noon on the business day prior to the meeting to receive the link.

           
Oct 18, 2021 3:30 PM REMOTE

Budget Sub Committee

This is a remote Sub Committee Meeting and is open to the public. If you would like to attend, please contact the Superintendent’s office at 781-762-6804 by noon on the business day prior to the meeting to receive the link.

           
Nov 8, 2021 1:00 PM REMOTE

Policy Sub Committee

This is a remote sub committee meeting and is open to the public. If you would like to attend, please contact the Superintendent's office at 781-762-6804 by noon on Friday, November 5, 2021 to register and receive the meeting link.

           
Nov 8, 2021 3:30 PM REMOTE

Budget Sub Committee

This is a remote sub committee meeting and is open to the public. If you would like to attend, please contact the Superintendent's office at 781-762-6804 by noon on Friday, November 5, 2021 to register and receive the meeting link.

           
Nov 19, 2021 1:00 PM REMOTE

Budget Sub Committee

This is a remote sub committee meeting and is open to the public. If you would like to attend, please contact the Superintendent's office at 781-762-6804 by noon on the business day prior to the meeting to receive the link.

           
Dec 9, 2021 11:00 AM REMOTE

Policy Sub Committee

This is a remote sub committee meeting and is open to the public. If you would like to attend, please contact the Superintendent's office at 781-762-6804 by noon on the business day prior to the meeting to receive the link.

           
Dec 13, 2021 12:00 PM REMOTE

Budget Sub Committee

This is a remote sub committee meeting and is open to the public. If you would like to attend, please contact the Superintendent's office at 781-762-6804 by noon on the business day prior to the meeting to receive the link.

           
Jan 7, 2022 11:00 AM REMOTE

Policy Sub Committee

This is a remote sub committee meeting and is open to the public. If you would like to attend, please contact the Superintendent's office at 781-762-6804 by noon on the business day prior to the meeting to receive the link.

           
Jan 12, 2022 2:00 PM REMOTE

Budget Sub Committee

This is a remote sub committee meeting and is open to the public. If you would like to attend, please contact the Superintendent's office at 781-762-6804 by noon on the business day prior to the meeting to receive the link.

           
Jan 31, 2022 12:30 PM REMOTE

Policy Sub Committee

This is a remote sub committee meeting and is open to the public. If you would like to attend, please contact the Superintendent's office at 781-762-6804 by noon on the business day prior to the meeting to receive the link.

           
Feb 2, 2022 2:00 PM REMOTE

Budget Sub Committee

This is a remote sub committee meeting and is open to the public. If you would like to attend, please contact the Superintendent's office at 781-762-6804 by noon on the business day prior to the meeting to receive the link.

           
Feb 9, 2022 10:30 AM REMOTE

Policy Sub Committee

This is a remote sub committee meeting and is open to the public. If you would like to attend, please contact the Superintendent's office at 781-762-6804 by noon on the business day prior to the meeting to receive the link.

           
                   

 

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