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Date:
November 12, 2015
Time:
6:00 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, November 12, 2015


DOCKET
SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2015
6:00 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.
6:00 PM (5 minutes)
1. ADMINISTRATIVE BUSINESS (Susan Wolf Ditkoff)
a. Calendar: See Page 3
b. Consent Agenda
i. Past Record: October 29, 2015 School Committee Meeting
ii. Past Record: October 22, 2015 School Committee Meeting
iii. Past Record: October 13, 2015 School Committee (Government Relations) Meeting
6:05 PM (30 minutes)
2. SUBCOMMITTEE AND LIAISON REPORTS
a. Finance (Beth Jackson Stram)
b. Capital Improvements (David Pollak)
i. Proposed Vote to Approve the Edward Devotion School Project Funding Agreement and Authorize the Town Administrator to Execute the Agreement
c. Curriculum (Helen Charlupski)
i. Discussion/Possible Vote on a School Committee Statement on Standardized Testing
d. Government Relations (Rebecca Stone)
e. Policy Review (Lisa Jackson)
f. Superintendent Transition Process (Susan Wolf Ditkoff)
g. Additional Liaisons and Updates i. Proposed Vote to Appoint a School Committee Representative to the 2015 Open Space Plan Committee
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 (5 minutes)
4. STUDENT REPORT (Ethan Kahn)
6:55 PM (20 minutes)
5. INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT (Joe Connelly)
a. Introduction of 2015 Recipients of the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents (MASS) Certificates of Academic Excellence
b. General Report
7:15 PM (1 hour and 30 minutes)
6. INTERVIEW SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH FIRM CANDIDATES
a. Possible Vote to Appoint Superintendent Search Firm
8:45 PM (45 minutes)
7. PRESENTATIONS AND DISCUSSIONS OF CURRENT ISSUES
a. Discussion of Priority Goals for 2015-2016 School Year (Joe Connelly, Jennifer Fischer- Mueller, Karen Shmukler, Mary Ellen Dunn and Ben Lummis)
9:30 PM (5 minutes)
8. NEW BUSINESS
9. ADJOURNMENT