June 15, 2023
Town Hall - School Committee Meeting Room
333 Washington Street
Brookline, MA 02445
School Committee Meeting (Town Hall, School Committee Room & BIG Live Broadcast/Stream)
Thursday, June 15, 2023
SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING
THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 2023
6:00 PM – 10:35 PM
Attend in Person: Walsh School Committee Meeting Room, 5th Floor, Town Hall, 333 Washington Street, Brookline, MA
Watch Remotely: Brookline Interactive Group (BIG) will broadcast live out to the cable channels and online via live stream at www.brooklineinteractive.org/live
BIG’s cable channels will replay the meeting and the meeting recording will be posted at http://www.brooklineinteractive.org for viewing after the meeting.
STATUTORY NOTICE OF THIS MEETING HAS BEEN FILED WITH THE TOWN CLERK.
Meeting Documents are available on the PSB Website: https://www.brookline.k12.ma.us/Page/2087
NOTE: All times are approximate.
6:00 PM (30 minutes)
1. STAFF RECOGNITIONS
a. Teachers/Staff/Members with 30 Years of Service: Robin Metrano, Lincoln School; Dianne Muendel, Lawrence School; Emily Romm, Lawrence School; Deborah Winkler, Brookline High School.
6:30 PM (15 minutes)
2. SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT
a. Spotlight on Excellence
6:45 PM (15 minutes)
3. FAREWELL AND THANK YOU TO OUTGOING SENIOR DIRECTOR OF EDUCATIONAL EQUITY JENEE UTTARO AND OUTGOING DIRECTOR OF FACILITIES AND OPERATIONS MATT GILLIS
7:00 PM (15 minutes)
4. PUBLIC COMMENT
Members of the public may provide public comment either in person or remotely. If you would like to provide public comment, please email [email protected] by 12:00 PM on Thursday, June 15, 2023. After signing up, remote speakers will receive an email with additional information on how to provide comment during the meeting. Speakers will be called upon in the order in which they signed up. All speakers will be limited to 2 minutes per person. Members of the public may send written public comment to [email protected] Written comments will be shared with all School Committee members. Public comment is broadcast and recorded by Brookline Interactive Group.
7:15 PM (60 minutes)
5. SCHOOL COMMITTEE ACTIONS
a. Update on the Heath School Renaming Process, Sharing of Proposed New School Name, and Possible Vote to Rename Heath School
b. Discussion of adopting in full the language and obligations of Article 8.39, the Town of Brookline Menstrual Hygiene Products Access By-Law, for the Public Schools of Brookline (1st Reading)
8:15 PM (1 hour and 15 minutes)
6. PRESENTATIONS AND DISCUSSIONS OF CURRENT ISSUES
a. Supporting Social Emotional Learning in School - An Annual Report: Characteristics of Positive Mental Health, Annual Reporting Requirements for Schools, Student Engagement Trends, Panorama Trends, Youth Risk Behavior Survey Updates and Professional Development Initiatives
9:30 PM (30 minutes)
7. SUBCOMMITTEE AND LIAISON REPORTS
a. Capital Improvements
c. Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice
i. Accounts Payable Warrants
e. Government Relations
h. Additional Liaisons and Updates
10:00 PM (5 minutes)
8. NEW BUSINESS
10:05 PM (30 minutes)
9. PROPOSED EXECUTIVE SESSION Motion to meet in Executive Session, pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws chapter 30A section 21(a) for the following purposes: Purpose 3, to discuss strategy with respect to collective bargaining with the Brookline Educators Union Paraprofessional Unit, if an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the bargaining and litigating position of the Committee and the chair so declares; and Purpose 7, to review and approve executive session minutes from the following meeting: June 8, 2023.