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Date:
February 8, 2024
Time:
6:00 PM - 9:10 PM
Location:
Town Hall - School Committee Meeting Room
Address:
333 Washington Street
5th Floor

Brookline, MA 02445
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School Committee Meeting, 6:00pm, (Town Hall, School Committee Room & BIG Live Broadcast/Stream)

Thursday, February 8, 2024


DOCKET
SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2024
6:00 PM – 9:10 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 will be available on the PSB Website:
https://www.brookline.k12.ma.us/Page/2087

NOTE: All times are approximate.

6:00 PM (5 minutes)
1. ADMINISTRATIVE BUSINESS
a. Consent Agenda
     i. Past Records: January 18, 2024 School Committee Meeting Minutes
b. Approval of First Amendment to the Project Funding Agreement between the Massachusetts School Building Authority and the Town of Brookline for the Pierce School Project (supplemental grant in the amount of $7,563,948.00)

6:05 PM (15 minutes)
2. SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT
a. Spotlight on Excellence

6:20 PM (15 minutes)
3. 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, February 8, 2024. After signing up, speakers will receive an email with additional information on how to provide comment during the meeting. Speakers will be called on in the order in which they signed up. All speakers will be limited to 3 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.

6:35 PM (1 hour and 45 minutes)
4. PRESENTATIONS AND DISCUSSIONS OF CURRENT ISSUES

  6:35 PM (45 minutes)
  a. Discussion and Possible Vote on the Superintendent’s FY 2025 Initial Budget Request

  7:20 PM (1 hour)
  b. Presentation and Discussion: 8th to 9th Grade Transition Study Committee, New Guidance for 9th Grade Course  
  Recommendations

8:20 PM (15 minutes)
5. SCHOOL COMMITTEE ACTIONS
a. Proposed Revision of the PSB Substance Use Prevention and Education Policy (I 3 e), 4th Reading and Possible Vote

8:35 PM (15 minutes)
6. SUBCOMMITTEE AND LIAISON REPORTS
a. Capital Improvements
b. Curriculum
c. Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice
d. Finance
     i. Accounts Payable Warrants
e. Government Relations
f. Negotiations
g. Policy
h. Additional Liaisons and Updates

8:50 PM (5 minutes)
7. NEW BUSINESS

8:55 PM (15 minutes)
8. 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 (BEU) Unit A and Paraprofessional Unit, if an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the bargaining and litigating position of the public body and the chair so declares; and Purpose 7, to review and approve executive session minutes from the following meeting: February 1, 2024.

9:10 PM
9. ADJOURNMENT



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