School Committee Meetings
Subcommittees of the Somerville School Committee are where much of the business associated with overseeing the Somerville Public Schools happens. Members of the public are welcome to attend Subcommittee meetings and meetings of the Committee for Long Range Planning. A complete schedule of meetings is available on the Calendar of Events. Minutes of meetings are archived online as they are approved by the School Committee.
- Education Programs and Instruction Subcommittee
- Finance and Facilities Subcommittee
- Rules Management Subcommittee
In addition, the Committee for Long Range Planning is a Standing Committee of the Whole. It is chaired by the Chair of the School Committee.
Weekly Calls and Agendas
Pursuant to Governor Baker’s March 12, 2020 Order suspending certain provisions of the Open Meeting Law, G.L. C. 30A, s. 18, and the Governor’s March 15, 2020 Order imposing strict limitations on the number of people that may gather in one place, as well as Mayor Curtatone’s Declaration of Emergency, dated March 15, 2020, this meeting of the Somerville School Committee will be conducted via remote participation. We will post an audio recording, audio-video recording, transcript, or other comprehensive record of these proceedings as soon as possible after the meeting on the City of Somerville website and local cable access government channels.
Click on the meeting date below to access the meeting links and agenda.
School Committee Call for the Week of January 30, 2023
School Committee Meetings will be held via Zoom Webinar moving forward. Interpretation will be offered for Regular meetings within the Zoom link. Please use the following link to join Regular Meetings:
Regular SC Meeting: https://k12somerville.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZMsQspO1SSClsQXOKcunug
Webinar ID: 847 5813 4927
The Somerville School Committee will continue to have public comment during Regular remote meetings. Although the mechanics of signing up will be different, we will follow policies: File: BEDH PUBLIC COMMENT AT SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETINGS and File: BEDH-E GUIDELINES FOR PUBLIC COMMENT.
The meeting link will open to the public at 6:45 for every Regular School Committee meeting to allow constituents to sign up for Public Comment. Once in the meeting, those wanting to sign up for Public Comments will have to enter their name and address in the chat box and hit send. The signup will close once the meeting starts at 7:00, just as it does at in person meetings. The Chair will decide the length of time allotted for speaking depending on how many speakers sign up. Speakers are encouraged to submit their written comments to Administrative Assistant Katherine Santiago, email@example.com.
As always, constituents may contact the Somerville School Committee directly.
Click "Calendar" on the top right of this page or visit the following link: http://www.somerville.k12.ma.us/events/calendar/month?field_event_type_value%5B%5D=school_committee&=Apply to see when School Committee meetings are scheduled.
Regular and Subcommittee Meeting Documents - As of April 2022
To access meeting documents for Regular and Subcommittee Meetings, on the dates meetings are scheduled, you may visit the following link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1OeGzb5OVgoCxY6u_qO-CS8iWD2lGmMFf
Regular Meeting Slide Presentations
Earlier Reopening Presentations available here.
January 9, 2023 - School Buildings Facilities and Maintenance Committee Update
November 7, 2022 - SPS Human Capital Presentation
September 12, 2022 - MBTA Passes Memo
July 26, 2022 - SC Proposed Transition Slides
June 27, 2022 - COVID-19 Testing Update
June 13, 2022 - MLE - SC Update
May 9, 2022 - COVID-19 Status Update
April 4, 2022 - SC Kindergarten - 8th Grade Curriculum Update
March 21, 2022 - School Committee Equity Update
March 7, 2022 - School Committee Masking Update
February 28, 2022 - SC COVID-19/ Masking Update
February 7, 2022 - SPS Brief Equity Update (Full Equity Presentation to follow in March)
December 20, 2021 - SPS COVID-19 Safety Update, Omicron Presentation by Professor Daniele Lantagne
November 15, 2021 - ESSER III Plan Presentation
November 1, 2021 - SC Testing and Vaccine Policy Update
September 13, 2021 - Routine COVID-19 Safety Testing Presentation
Video Recordings - Regular School Committee Meetings
Visit https://somervillema.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx to watch Regular School Committee meeting recordings as of September 2022. You may visit http://somervillecityma.iqm2.com/Citizens/Default.aspx to watch videos of meetings prior to August 2022.
School Committee meetings, with the exception of special meetings for Executive Session, are open to the public. In the event you miss a public meeting, minutes are available to help you keep track of the activities and actions of your elected officials (please see School Committee Minutes links on the menu to the right). Meeting handouts are available by request by contacting Katherine Santiago.