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Date:
February 29, 2024
Time:
6:00 PM - 10:15 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 29, 2024


DOCKET
SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2024
6:00 PM – 10:15 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: February 1, 2024 School Committee Meeting
      ii. Past Records: February 12, 2024 School Committee Meeting with Legislators
     iii. Acceptance of Gifts
     iv. Student Trip: Brookline High School Day Trip to New York City, Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum, 
          May 17, 2024

6:05 PM (5 minutes)
2. STUDENT REPORT

6:10 PM (15 minutes)
3. SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT
    a. Spotlight on Excellence

6:25 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, February 29, 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.

6:40 PM (3 hours)
5. PRESENTATIONS AND DISCUSSIONS OF CURRENT ISSUES

    6:40 PM (1 hour and 30 minutes)
    a. Presentation, Discussion and Possible Vote: Brookline High School 9th Grade English Course Changes 

    8:10 PM (1 hour)
    b. FY 2025 Budget Update and Discussion

    9:10 PM (30 minutes)
    c. Mid-Year Update on Superintendent’s 2023-2024 Goals

9:40 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

9:55 PM (5 minutes)
7. NEW BUSINESS

10:00 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 Committee and the chair so declares; and Purpose 7, to review and approve executive session minutes from the following meeting: February 8, 2024.

10:15 PM
9. ADJOURNMENT




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