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Date:
December 1, 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 (Town Hall, School Committee Room, 5th Floor)

Thursday, December 1, 2016


DOCKET
SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2016
6:00 PM – 10:25 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: November 1, 2016 School Committee Meeting
ii. Past Record: November 10, 2016 School Committee Meeting
6:05 PM (30 minutes)
2. SUBCOMMITTEE AND LIAISON REPORTS
a. Finance (Beth Jackson Stram)
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 Policy on Substance Use Prevention and Substance Abuse Education (Proposed Vote)
ii. Proposed Public Schools of Brookline Policy on Naloxone (also known as Narcan) Use in the Public Schools of Brookline (2nd Reading/Vote)
iii. Proposed Public Schools of Brookline Prohibition of Hazing Policy (2nd Reading/Vote)
f. 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. SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT (Andrew Bott)
7:00 PM (2 hours and 50 minutes)
5. PRESENTATIONS AND DISCUSSIONS OF CURRENT ISSUES
7:00 PM (10 minutes)
a. Overview of FY 2017 Grant Awards (Amy Martin, Director of
Grants and Program Review)
i. Proposed Vote to Accept the FY 2017 Grant Awards
contingent upon Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and Department of Early Education and Care Approval
7:10 PM (20 minutes)
b. FY 2016 Year-End Financial Report (Mary Ellen Dunn, Deputy Superintendent for Administration and Finance)
7:30 PM (10 minutes)
c. FY 2017 1st Quarter Financial Report (Beth Jackson Stram)
i. Proposed Vote to Approve FY 2017 Budget Transfers
7:40 PM (45 minutes)
d. Update on Development of FY 2018-FY 2021 School
Financial Projections (Mary Ellen Dunn, Deputy Superintendent
for Administration and Finance)
8:25 PM (45 minutes)
e. Brookline High School (BHS) Expansion Project Updates
. Presentation of Draft BHS Expansion Educational Plan (Anthony Meyer, Interim
BHS Headmaster)
ii. BHS Expansion Building Committee Update (Mary Ellen Dunn,
Deputy Superintendent for Administration and Finance)
iii. Proposed Vote to Approve BHS Expansion Building
Committee Membership
9:10 PM (30 minutes)
f. 9th Elementary School Project Updates
i. Presentation of Draft 9th Elementary School Educational Plan
(1st Reading) (Andrew Bott)
ii. Proposed Vote to Approve 9th Elementary School Building Committee Membership
9:40 PM (10 minutes)
g. Report on October 20, 2016 School Committee Workshop (Susan Wolf Ditkoff)
9:50 PM (5 minutes)
6. NEW BUSINESS
9:55 PM (30 minutes)
7. PROPOSED EXECUTIVE SESSION
For Purpose 2, to conduct strategy sessions in preparation for negotiations with nonunion personnel (principals) and for Purpose 3, to discuss strategy with respect to collective bargaining (Brookline Educators Union-Units A, B, and Paraprofessionals; AFSCME, Brookline Educational Secretaries Association; AFSCME, Local 1358, School Food Service Employees; AFSCME Council 93, AFL-CIO Building Service Employees)