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Date:
February 1, 2024
Time:
6:00 PM - 10:20 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 1, 2024


DOCKET
SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2024
6:00 PM – 10:20 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. Student Trip: Brookline High School Squash Team to the U.S. High School Squash Championship, February 22-25, 2024, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  ii. Student Trip: Driscoll School 5th Grade to The Farm School, Athol, Massachusetts, Group 1: May 29-30, 2024, Group 2: May 30-31, 2024.

6:05 PM (15 minutes)
2. SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

6:20 PM (30 minutes)
3. PUBLIC HEARING ON THE FY 2025 BUDGET AND SCHOOL CHOICE
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 1, 2024. After signing up, speakers will receive 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 recorded and broadcast by Brookline Interactive Group.

Preliminary FY 2025 Budget information can be found here: https://www.brookline.k12.ma.us/Page/108
Information on School Choice can be found here: https://www.doe.mass.edu/finance/schoolchoice/

6:50 PM (1 hour and 30 minutes)
4. PRESENTATIONS AND DISCUSSIONS OF CURRENT ISSUES
a. School Committee Discussion of FY 2025 Budget
b. Pierce School Project: Design Update Presentation and Design Development Budget Update

8:20 PM (1 hour and 25 minutes)
5. SCHOOL COMMITTEE ACTIONS
  8:20 PM (15 minutes)
  a. Presentation and Possible Vote on Brookline High School Course Catalog Changes for 2024-2025
  8:35 PM (10 minutes)
  b. Proposed Revision of the PSB Wellness Policy (A 9), 2nd Reading and Possible Vote
  8:45 PM (30 minutes)
  c. Discussion and Vote to Approve the District Strategic Plan
  9:15 PM (20 minutes)
  d. Discussion and Possible Vote on 2024 Legislative Priorities
  9:35 PM (10 minutes)
  e. Discussion and Possible Vote to Approve Memorandum of Agreement with AFSCME School Food Service Workers 
  (Brookline High School Chef)

9:45 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

10:00 (5 minutes)
7. NEW BUSINESS

10:05 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: October 26, 2023.

10:20 PM
9. ADJOURNMENT


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