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Date:
October 29, 2015
Time:
6:00 PM - 9:00 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 29, 2015


REVISED DOCKET
SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2015
6:00 PM – 8:55 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.
6:00 PM (5 minutes)
1. ADMINISTRATIVE BUSINESS (Susan Wolf Ditkoff)
a. Calendar: See Page 3
b. Consent Agenda
i. Past Record: October 21, 2015 School Committee Meeting
ii. Past Record: October 13, 2015 School Committee Meeting
iii. Out-of-State Student Trip: Runkle School 8th Grade to New York City; June 8, 2016-June 10, 2016
6:05 PM (30 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. Proposed Vote on School Committee Position on the
following Town Meeting Warrant Article:
16. Resolution calling for a Moratorium on High-Stakes Standardized Tests in Public Schools. (Smizik & Guisbond, et al)
e. Policy Review (Lisa Jackson)
f. Superintendent Transition Process (Susan Wolf Ditkoff)
g. Additional Liaisons and Updates
6:35 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.
6:50 PM (10 minutes)
4. ACTING INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT (Joe Connelly)
7:00 PM (5 minutes)
5. SCHOOL COMMITTEE ACTION
a. Proposed Vote to Appoint an Interim Superintendent (Susan Wolf Ditkoff)
7:05 PM (1 hour and 15 minutes)
6. PRESENTATIONS AND DISCUSSIONS OF CURRENT ISSUES
7:05 PM (30 minutes)
a. FY 2016 Hiring Profile (Elaine O’Sullivan, Director of Human Resources)
7:35 PM (45 minutes)
b. Discussion of Priority Goals for 2015-2016 School Year (Dr. Connelly, Dr. Fischer-Mueller, Dr. Shmukler, Ms. Dunn, and Mr. Lummis)
8:20 PM (5 minutes)
7. NEW BUSINESS
8:25 PM (30 minutes)
8. PROPOSED EXECUTIVE SESSION
(To conduct strategy sessions in preparation for negotiations with nonunion personnel)
9. ADJOURNMENT