On October 3, 2017, the Brookline Select Board appointed an Override Study Committee (OSC) following the adoption of the following charge for the committee on September 5, 2017:
The Board of Selectmen shall establish a 2017 Override Study Committee (OSC) to determine whether an operating tax override of Proposition 2½ shall be recommended to support the Town’s FY 2019 Budget. The recommendation shall detail the amount of any override, its allocation and for how long its intended support until consideration of the next tax override. The OSC shall be a temporary committee consisting of 7 or 9 members. The OSC shall include a member of the Board of Selectmen, a member of the School Committee, and a member of the Advisory Committee. The remaining members shall be appointed in a manner to balance the various interests of the community. The Town Administrator and the Superintendent of Schools and their respective staff shall participate in the OSC process but shall not be members of the Committee.
The 2017 Override Study Committee (OSC) shall build upon the strong foundation provided by the 2014 Override Study Committee, the Efficiency Initiative Committee (2009), the Facilities Master Plan for the Schools (2008/2010), and the findings and recommendations of the Brookline School Enrollment and Capacity Exploration (B-SPACE) committee (2013). The 2017 OSC shall complete the following tasks in connection with this Charge:
The 2017 OSC shall submit a detailed written report of its findings and recommendations no later than February 9, 2018. As the Board of Selectmen determines, the Committee shall remain in place and participate in public forums to communicate its report and recommendations.
The Override Study Committee delivered its report to the Select Board on February 9, 2018. The committee will present its report to the Select Board on the evening of Tuesday, February 13th during the Select Board Meeting.
Report to the Select Board without AppendicesAppendix AAppendix BAppendix C
Report to the Select Board without Appendices
Select Board Meeting Schedule:Presentation of the Report to the Select Board - Tuesday, February 13, 2018 during the Select Board MeetingLocation: Select Board Hearing Room, 6th Floor, Brookline Town Hall, 333 Washington Street,Approximately 8:00pmPublic Hearing on the Recommendation of the Override Study Committee - Tuesday, February 27, 2018 during the Select Board MeetingLocation: Select Board Hearing Room, 6th Floor, Brookline Town Hall, 333 Washington Street,Approximately 7:00pmSelect Board to Adopt a Final Vote on Language for the Override Ballot Questions - Tuesday, March 6, 2018 (2nd option for this vote is Tuesday, March 13, 2018) during the Select Board MeetingLocation: Select Board Hearing Room, 6th Floor, Brookline Town Hall, 333 Washington Street,Time TBD