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Date:
September 8, 2016
Time:
6:00 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 (includes Joint Meeting with BOS) (Town Hall, School Committee Room, 5th Floor and Selectmen's Hearing Room, 6th Floor)

Thursday, September 8, 2016


DOCKET
SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2016
6:00 PM – 10:20 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: July 11, 2016 School Committee Workshop
ii. Past Record: July 26, 2016 School Committee Meeting
iii. Past Record: July 26, 2016 Joint Meeting of the Board of Selectmen and School Committee
iv. Out-of-Country Student Trip: Brookline High School Global Leadership to World Health Summit International Conference; Berlin, Germany; October 7, 2016-October 13, 2016
6:05 PM (40 minutes)
2. SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT (Andrew Bott)
a. Introduction of New Staff
b. Opening of Lower Devotion (grades K-4)
c. General Report
6:45 PM (10 minutes)
3. PRESENTATIONS AND DISCUSSIONS OF CURRENT ISSUES
a. Report on July 11, 2016 School Committee Workshop and TImeline for 2016-2017 Goals
(Susan Wolf Ditkoff)
6:55 PM (5 minutes)
[RECESS]
7:00 PM (1 hour and 30 minutes)
4. JOINT MEETING OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE AND BOARD OF SELECTMEN
ON 9TH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SITE SELECTION
(Note: Joint Meeting will be held in the Selectmen’s Hearing Room, 6th Floor, Town Hall)
a. Review of 9th Elementary School Site Selection Process to Date (Mary Ellen Dunn, Deputy Superintendent for Administration and Finance)
b. Possible Vote to Remove Some Sites from Further
Consideration at this Time
c. Presentation of 9th Elementary School Site Selection Study (Jonathan Levi Architects)
d. Board Discussion of Sites under Consideration
e. Review of Upcoming Meeting Schedule and Process for
Additional Public Input
[School Committee will reconvene in the School Committee Room, 5th Floor, Town Hall]
8:30 PM (15 minutes total; 3-5 minutes/person, depending on number of speakers)
5. PUBLIC COMMENT People may sign up in advance, or sign in upon arrival.
8:45 PM (30 minutes)
6. SUBCOMMITTEE REPORTS
a. Finance (Beth Jackson Stram)
i. FY 2018 Budget Development Process Calendar (1st Reading)
ii. FY 2017 School Committee Budget Development Guidelines and Priorities (1st Reading)
b. Capital Improvements (David Pollak)
c. Curriculum (Barbara Scotto)
d. Government Relations (Rebecca Stone)
e. Policy Review (Lisa Jackson)
i. Proposed Public Schools of Brookline Financial Assistance Policy (2nd Reading/Vote)
f. Additional Liaisons and Updates
9:15 PM (5 minutes)
7. NEW BUSINESS
9:20 PM (1 hour)
8. PROPOSED EXECUTIVE SESSION
For Purpose 3, to discuss strategy with respect to collective bargaining (Brookline Educators Union-Units A, B, and Paraprofessionals)
9. ADJOURNMENT