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Date:
April 14, 2016
Time:
6:00 PM - 8:30 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, April 14, 2016


DOCKET
SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING
THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2016
6:00 PM – 8:30 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: March 10, 2016 School Committee Meeting
ii. Past Record: March 17, 2016 School Committee Meeting
iii. Past Record: March 22, 2016 School Committee Workshop
iv. Acceptance of a $500 Donation from the Korean Church of Boston to the Brookline High School General Scholarship Fund
v. Acceptance of a $1,000 Donation from the Massachusetts Elementary School Principals’ Association, Inc.
vi. Out-of-State Student Trip: Brookline High School Varsity Baseball Team to Cooperstown, New York; May 13, 2016 to May 15, 2016
vii. Out-of-State Student Trip: Brookline High School Amnesty International Chapter to Washington, D.C.; June 20, 2016 to June 22, 2016
viii. Out-of-State Student Trip: Brookline High School Model United Nations Club to Providence, Rhode Island; November 11, 2016 to November 13, 2016
ix. Out-of-State Student Trip: Brookline High School Model United Nations Club to New Brunswick, New Jersey; December 1, 2016 to December 4, 2016
6:05 PM (15 minutes)
2. SCHOOL COMMITTEE ACTION
a. Proposed Vote on FY 2017 Budget (assumes no funds for School Choice) 
(Beth Jackson Stram and Deputy Superintendent for Administration and Finance Mary Ellen Dunn)
6:20 PM (10 minutes)
3. PROPOSED EXECUTIVE SESSION
For Purpose 2, to conduct strategy sessions in preparation for negotiations with nonunion personnel, i.e., the Superintendent
6:30 PM (5 minutes)
4. SCHOOL COMMITTEE ACTION
a. Proposed Vote to Approve a Contract with Incoming Superintendent of Schools Andrew Bott
6:35 PM (30 minutes)
5. SUBCOMMITTEE AND LIAISON REPORTS
a. Finance (Beth Jackson Stram)
b. Capital Improvements (David Pollak)
c. Curriculum (Helen Charlupski)
d. Government Relations
e. Policy Review (Lisa Jackson)
i. Proposed Changes to the Public Schools of Brookline Physical Restraint Policy-Section E2b (1st Reading)
ii. Proposed New Public Schools of Brookline Earned Sick Time Policy for Less than Half-time, Temporary, and Certified Seasonal Employees (1st Reading)
f. Additional Liaisons and Updates
7:05 PM (15 minutes total; 3-5 minutes/person, depending on number of speakers)
6. PUBLIC COMMENT People may sign up in advance, or sign in upon arrival.
7:20 PM (10 minutes)
7. INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT (Joe Connelly)
7:30 PM (55 minutes)
8. PRESENTATIONS AND DISCUSSIONS OF CURRENT ISSUES
7:30 PM (45 minutes)
a. Progress Report on Priority Goals for 2015-2016 School Year (Joe Connelly, Jennifer Fischer-Mueller, Karen Shmukler, Mary Ellen Dunn, and Ben Lummis)
8:15 PM (10 minutes)
b. Report on March 22, 2016 School Committee Workshop (Susan Wolf Ditkoff)
8:25 PM (5 minutes)
9. NEW BUSINESS
10. ADJOURNMENT