TYPE: New Regular Meeting
DATE: 10/19/2020 TIME: 6:30 PM
LOCATION: Mayflower Room, PPS Central Offices
DETAILS: SY21_13R_10-19-20
6:30 PM 1.0 Call to Order
1.1 Pledge of Allegiance Info
1.2 Executive Session: Personnel Matter Action
7:00 PM 2.0 Comments from the General Public
2.1 Comments from Community Members Google Form Public Comment Link: Info
7:10 PM 3.0 Comments from Student Representatives
A) Plymouth North High School
3.1 Student Representative Report - PNHS
B) Plymouth South High School
3.2 Student Representative Report - PSHS
7:17 PM 4.0 District Preparedness Update - COVID-19
4.1 District Pandemic Update / Protocols Info
7:27 PM 5.0 Communications
A) Superintendent's Report
5.1 Reports and Proposals from the Superintendent
B) Retirement Announcements
5.2 Retirements
C) Letters
5.3 Letter
7:39 PM 6.0 School Committee Matters
A) Other Annual Committee Matters
6.1 MASC Resolution 1: MCAS and High Stakes Testing
6.2 MASC Resolution 2: COVID-19 State Funding
6.3 MASC Resolution 3: School Committee Anti-Racism Resolution
6.4 MASC Resolution 4: Lowering the Voting Age for Municipal Elections
6.5 MASC Resolution 5: Supporting Increased Federal Support and Stimulus Funding for Public K-12 Education
6.6 MASC Resolution 6: Retention of Medicaid Revenue
6.7 MASC Resolution 7: Attempts by US DOE to Direct Funding to Private Schools
6.8 MASC Resolution 8: Membership of a School Committee member on the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
6.9 MASC Resolution 9: Providing Equity for Sexual Orientation ~ LGBTQ+ Students, Teachers and Staff
6.10 MASC Resolution 10: Relative to the Monitoring of Attendance of Students During the Pandemic
8:10 PM 7.0 Old and New Business
7.1 Old Business ~ Review of Old Business Items Info
7.2 New Business Info
8:39 PM 8.0 Reports
A) Committee Member Reports
8.1 Reports and Proposals from Committee Members
B) Plymouth Youth Development Collaborative
8.2 PYDC Reports
C) Plymouth Building Committee Reports
8.3 Reports from the Plymouth Building Committee Liaisons
D) Personnel Reports
8.4 Appointments, Leaves of Absence, and Resignations
8:44 PM 9.0 Approval of Consent Agenda Action
9.1 Approval of Consent Agenda Action
A) Home Education Plans
9.2 Home Schooling Plan Approval - #195-20 through #206-20
B) Schedule of Bills
9.3 Accounts Payable Warrant #S101520
9.4 Grants and Revolving Funds Warrant #G101520
C) Disposal of Equipment and Materials
9.5 CC#301 Plymouth Early Childhood Center ~ Exam Table
8:48 PM 10.0 Items Pulled from Consent Agenda
8:49 PM 11.0 Adjournment
11.1 Chairman's Adjournment Info
Due to COVID-19 laws and restrictions, this Plymouth Public Schools (PPS) School Committee meeting will be held in a hybrid format with some participants meeting in-person at Central Office at 11 Lincoln Street, Plymouth, MA and some participants joining through a live Zoom call broadcast simultaneously from 11 Lincoln Street. This School Committee meeting will be broadcast live on Educational Access Programming (EDTV), and it will also be live-streamed on the PPS District YouTube Channel. The meeting will be held on Monday, October 19, 2020, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The first item on the agenda is an Executive Session and the open meeting is scheduled to resume at approximately 7:00 p.m. The Public is encouraged to register to join the public meeting as a Zoom participant to provide public comment. If you wish to join the meeting to contribute live, public comment, you must pre-register with the Recording Secretary through this Google form: The registration period runs from public posting time on October 15th through 5:00 p.m. on Monday, October 19th. All registrants will receive the Zoom link required in order to join the live meeting to provide public comments prior to the start time of the meeting on the 10/19/20. Please note the public comment agenda item has resumed its place as first on the agenda. Please note that all school committee meetings are recorded and most are broadcast live. All public comments are documented in the official meeting minutes. Public Comment Zoom Guidelines: Pre-registered commenters should plan to join the meeting just before 7:00 p.m. Once you click the Zoom link, participants will be placed in a virtual waiting room while the Clerk verifies your registration. Once admitted into the meeting you will remain on mute until it is your allotted time to speak. Once the public comments commence, speakers will be unmuted and heard in the order they registered. The Clerk will guide the process. Zoom speakers will be required to hear audio and should plan to turn on their video. Also, if any public participants wish to communicate with the Clerk once you are in the Zoom meeting, you can make a request via the “chat” feature. Pursuant to Governor Baker’s March 12, 2020 Order Suspending Certain Provisions of the Open Meeting Law, G.L. c. 30A, §18, and the Governor’s March 15, 2020 Order imposing strict limitations on the number of people that may gather in one place*, this meeting will be conducted both in-person and via remote participation by the members. 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 Town of Plymouth’s website, at For this meeting, members of the public who wish to watch the meeting live may do so by tuning into your Educational Access Programming channel (Channel 14 Comcast; Channel 45 Verizon) or on the Plymouth Public Schools YouTube Channel ( No in-person attendance of the public will be permitted into the meeting in person, but the public can register to join the meeting via the Zoom portion of the meeting to provide public comment (see above). In compliance with Open Meeting Law, this agenda lists all topics that the chair reasonably anticipates, 48 hours in advance, will be discussed at the meeting.