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 April 19, 2021
Zoom Links for Regular School Committee Meeting Interpretation:
(Enlaces de Zoom para interpretación, Links de Zoom para interpretação, Zoom Lyen pou Entèpretasyon)
Spanish (Español): https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4679303268?pwd=SE4rNUxlbytNdEQydDVRUUhqVEpnUT09
Portuguese (Português): https://us04web.zoom.us/j/7894691395?pwd=SjNoemsxS1l1MEpHUitvTzZjWlY1dz09
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 question 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Meeting Communications - School Reopening Slide Presentations
March 16, 2021 - Proposed Transition to In-Person Learning / Waiver Request Presentation (School Committee Special Meeting of the Whole)
March 8, 2021 - Phases 2b and 3A School Committee Presentation
January 25, 2021 - School Building Improvements
January 11, 2021 - School Building Update
December 21, 2020 - School Reopening Update
December 7, 2020 - School Reopening Update
November 16, 2020 - School Reopening Update
November 9, 2020 - School Town Hall Slides from 10-29-2020
November 2, 2020 - SC COVID-19 Testing Plan Update
Video Streaming - Regular School Committee Meetings
Visit http://somervillecityma.iqm2.com/Citizens/Default.aspx to live video stream a Regular School Committee meeting, or to watch videos of previous meetings.
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 Jeff Curley.