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Date:
May 14, 2019
Time:
6:00 PM
Location:
Town Hall - School Committee Meeting Room
Address:
333 Washington Street
5th Floor

Brookline, MA 02445
Contact:
617-730-2430
Email:
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School Committee Meeting (Town Hall, School Committee Room)

Tuesday, May 14, 2019


DOCKET
SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING
TUESDAY, MAY 14, 2019
6:00 PM – 9:30 PM
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 (15 minutes)
1. REORGANIZATION OF THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE
a. Certification of Oath of Office
b. Nomination/Vote by Roll Call for Chairman
c. Nomination/Vote by Roll Call for Vice Chairman
d. Vote to Reappoint Secretary
6:15 PM (45 minutes)
2. PRESENTATIONS AND DISCUSSIONS OF CURRENT ISSUES
a. Student Presentation in Support of Reclassification of First Day of Lunar New Year to a Category One School Holiday
7:00 PM (5 minutes)
3. ADMINISTRATIVE BUSINESS
a. Calendar: See Page 3
b. Consent Agenda
i. Past Record: April 25, 2019 School Committee Meeting
ii. Student Trip Application: Brookline High School Model UN Club to Berlin, Germany; November 18, 2019-November 24, 2019
iii. Approval of Contract with TSA Consulting Group for 403(b) Third Party Administrator Services
iv. School Choice Non-Participation
v. Appropriation of Funds for Pierce School Feasibility Study
vi. Brookline Education Foundation FY 2020 Grant Acceptance
vii. Establishment of the Jennifer Polk Memorial Scholarship
7:05 PM (15 minutes total; 3-5 minutes/person, depending on number of speakers)
4. PUBLIC COMMENT People may sign up in advance, or sign in upon arrival.
7:20 PM (1 hour and 40 minutes)
5. PRESENTATIONS AND DISCUSSIONS OF CURRENT ISSUES
7:20 PM (1 hour and 15 minutes)
a. Presentation and Discussion of School Capital Project Status (Andrew Bott and
Ben Lummis)
8:35 PM (15 minutes)
b. Presentation and Possible Vote on FY 2020 Public Schools 
of Brookline Student Fees, Fines, and Charges-Brookline Early
Education Program (BEEP) Tuition (Vicki Milstein)
8:50 PM (10 minutes)
c. Food Services (Director of Operations Matt Gillis)
i. Update on FY 2019 Budget Projections 
ii. Update on Food Service Director Search
9:00 PM (10 minutes)
6. SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT (Andrew Bott)
9:10 (5 minutes)
7. NEW BUSINESS
9:15 PM (15 minutes)
8. POSSIBLE EXECUTIVE SESSION
Motion to meet in executive session, pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws chapter 30A
section 21(a) for the following purposes:
Purpose (3): to discuss strategy with respect to collective bargaining with the Brookline Educators
Union, Unit A, Unit B, and Paraprofessionals, if an open meeting may have a detrimental effect
on the bargaining or litigating position of the public body and the chair so declares.
Purpose (6): To consider the purchase, exchange, lease or value of real property if the chair
declares that an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the negotiating position of the
public body (Newbury College, 129 Fisher Avenue, Brookline, Massachusetts and Maimonides School, 2 Clark Road, Brookline, Massachusetts).
9. ADJOURNMENT