Watch meetings on Tobin/Vassal Lane project, reopening schools in the fall, small-business aid
To see how to watch or give public comment at the week’s meetings, follow the links found in the agendas, which are themselves embedded as links in the names of each board or commission.
Public schools curriculum
School Committee Curriculum and Achievement Subcommittee, 5 to 6:30 p.m. Monday. Committee members gather to talk about what curriculum to use in the fall, whether it be remote, in-person or a hybrid. Watchable by Zoom video conferencing.
Campuses subbing in on Election Day
School Committee, 5 p.m. Tuesday. The superintendent will discussion proposed models for reopening schools, and committee members have a subcommittee motion to vote on: letting five schools across the city be used as Election Day polling places instead of smaller locations that put people at risk of coronavirus infection. Four schools are already used as polling places. Televised and watchable by Zoom video conferencing. Information is here.
Pot shop replacing Stereo Jack’s
Planning Board, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Budega is back on the agenda – the proposed pot shop that would displace Stereo Jack’s Records at 1686 Massachusetts Ave., between Harvard and Porter squares in Neighborhood 9. Televised and watchable by Zoom video conferencing.
Tobin/Vassal Lane school project
Neighborhood & Long Term Planning, Public Facilities, Arts & Celebrations Committee, 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday. This committee run by city councillor Patty Nolan meets to discuss the timeline, scope and budget of the $250 million Tobin/Vassal Lane school project in West Cambridge, including updates on the nearby state-owned armory property, and how it fits into long-term planning for school enrollment changes over the next 10 to 20 years. Televised and watchable by Zoom video conferencing.
City Council special meeting, 2 p.m. Wednesday. The council is technically off for July and August (with one special meeting in the middle, July 27 this year), so this special meeting allows the city manager and other staff to fill in elected officials on anything having to do with efforts to keep coronavirus under control as the city reopens. Televised and watchable by Zoom video conferencing.
Virtual ‘check-ins’ with students
School Committee School Climate Subcommittee, 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Committee members gather to talk over the administration’s proposal for “check-ins” with students during a semester with virtual learning. Watchable by Zoom video conferencing.
Kendall Square design, small-business supports
Cambridge Redevelopment Authority, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. The agency tackles an agenda full of the Kendall Square management stuff that was its sole job in the past – such as connections between streets around the 14-acre Volpe project and the design of stairs and gates to public areas over the red line subway stop – as well as items in its new, citywide role, with items such as updates on Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House revitalization strategy; a Covid Small Business Loan Program and CRA Small Business Grant and Forward Fund disbursements; and Foundry community building. Watchable by Zoom video conferencing.
Public schools curriculum for special education
School Committee Special Education and Students Supports Subcommittee, 4 to 7:30 p.m. Friday. Committee members gather again to talk about what curriculum to use in the fall, this time for students under the special education and supports banner, whether it be remote, in-person or a hybrid. Watchable by Zoom video conferencing.
This post was updated to reflect a change in timing by the School Committee for its Special Education and Students Supports Subcommittee.