Attend meetings on pre-K for more 4-year-olds and a fee for no-shows to License Commission
Pre-K for more 4-year-olds
School Committee, 5 p.m. Tuesday. There is enough capacity in the district and community-based programs to lower the pre-kindergarten age to include every child turning 4 on or before Aug. 31, as opposed to the current March 31 – a move toward long-awaited universal pre-kindergarten for 3- and 4-year-olds that’s on this agenda. There’s also an update expected from superintendent Victoria Greer on Covid, the opening of school and transportation issues – and a report expected at least before Oct. 31 on a specific transportation issue: buses to after-school programs, a continuing sore spot since abrupt changes to their operation in 2021. A waiting list of more than 200 families remains just for city-run after-school programs, an order notes. Televised and watchable by Zoom video conferencing.
Hearing fee of $100 is proposed
License Commission, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Discussion is planned on potentially imposing a $100 fee in any disciplinary matter where the person, business, permittee or licensee cited fails to appear for a hearing – a change slotted under “administrative matters” on the agenda, meaning there’s no public testimony at the meeting and anyone wishing to comment must send written remarks. Among the one-day licenses requested is one from the Cambridge Carnival for Sept. 11, with 35,000 people expected to take part in festivities at University Park. Watchable by Zoom video conferencing.