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Date:
October 22, 2015
Time:
5:45 PM - 9:30 PM
Location:
Town Hall - School Committee Meeting Room
Address:
333 Washington Street
5th Floor

Brookline, MA 02445
Contact:
617-730-2430
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School Committee Meeting (Town Hall, School Committee Room, 5th Floor)

Thursday, October 22, 2015


DOCKET
SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2015
5:45 PM – 9:35 PM
JAMES F. WALSH SCHOOL COMMITTEE ROOM, 5TH FLOOR, TOWN HALL
STATUTORY NOTICE OF THIS MEETING HAS BEEN FILED WITH THE TOWN CLERK.
THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO ATTEND.
NOTE: All times are approximate.

5:45 PM (5 minutes)
1. ADMINISTRATIVE BUSINESS (Susan Wolf Ditkoff)
a. Calendar: See Page 3
b. Consent Agenda
i. Past Record: October 13, 2015 School Committee Meeting
ii. Past Record: October 8, 2015 School Committee Workshop
iii. Past Record: September 24, 2015 School Committee Meeting
iv. Past Record: July 14, 2015 School Committee Workshop
v. Out-of-Country Student Trip: Brookline High School Kyoto Gaidai Nishi High School Exchange; Kyoto, Japan; April 9, 2016-April 22, 2016
vi. Out-of-State Student Trip: Brookline High School Music Collective; San Francisco, California; April 15, 2016-April 19, 2016
vii. Out-of-Country Student Trip: Brookline High School Quezalguaque Sister City Project; Quezalguaque, Nicaragua; April 15, 2016-April 23, 2016
viii. Out-of-Country Student Trip: Brookline High School Mariposas Montessori Club; Cabarete, Dominican Republic; April 15, 2016-April 24, 2016 ix. Out-of-Country Student Trip: Brookline High School Women Deliver Conference; Copenhagen, Denmark; May 13, 2016-May 20, 2016

5:50 PM (40 minutes)
2. SUBCOMMITTEE AND LIAISON REPORTS
a. Finance (Beth Jackson Stram)
b. Capital Improvements (David Pollak)
c. Curriculum (Helen Charlupski)
d. Government Relations (Rebecca Stone)
i. Massachusetts Association of School Committees (MASC) 2015 Resolutions (Proposed Vote)
e. Policy Review (Lisa Jackson)
f. Superintendent Transition Process (Susan Wolf Ditkoff)
g. Superintendent Search Process (Susan Wolf Ditkoff)
h. Additional Liaisons and Updates

6:30 PM (15 minutes total; 3-5 minutes/person, depending on number of speakers)
3. PUBLIC COMMENT People may sign up in advance, or sign in upon arrival.

6:45 PM (5 minutes)
4. STUDENT REPORT (Ethan Kahn)

6:50 PM (10 minutes)
5. ACTING INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT (Joe Connelly)

7:00 PM (30 minutes)
6. SCHOOL COMMITTEE ACTIONS
a. Proposed Vote to Appoint an Interim Superintendent (Susan Wolf Ditkoff)
b. Proposed Vote on School Committee Positions on the (Rebecca Stone)
following Town Meeting Warrant Articles:
6. Authorize the filing and acceptance of grants with and from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs for the Parkland Acquisitions and Renovations for the Communities Grant Program for improvements to Larz Anderson Park and dedicate a portion of said Park for park purposes. (Park and Recreation Commission)
7. Accept the provisions of Section 148C of Chapter 149 of the Massachusetts General Laws, the Earned Sick Time Law. (Connors & van der Ziel)
16. Resolution calling for a Moratorium on High-Stakes Standardized Tests in Public Schools. (Smizik & Guisbond, et al)
18. Resolution on increasing diversity in the Town’s workforce. (Merelice & Sneider)

7:30 PM (2 hours)
7. PRESENTATIONS AND DISCUSSIONS OF CURRENT ISSUES
a. Presentation of 9th School Site Identification Study (CivicMoxie) (Joint Meeting of the School Committee and Board of Selectmen)

9:30 PM (5 minutes)
8. NEW BUSINESS

9. ADJOURNMENT