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Date:
August 1, 2019
Time:
4:00 PM - 8:15 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 Workshop (Town Hall, School Committee Room)

Thursday, August 1, 2019


AGENDA
SCHOOL COMMITTEE WORKSHOP
THURSDAY, AUGUST 1, 2019
4:00 PM – 8:15 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.
4:00 PM (5 minutes)
1. ADMINISTRATIVE BUSINESS (Julie Schreiner-Oldham)
a. Consent Agenda
i. Past Record: July 22, 2019 School Committee Meeting
ii. Past Record: July 18, 2019 School Committee Meeting
iii. Past Record: May 29, 2019 School Committee Meeting
iv. Acceptance of Funds to Establish the McClain Fleming Family Scholarship
v. Brookline High School Expansion, Change Order 5, $2,109,348, Pre GMP 5 Early Bid Package
vi. Brookline High School Expansion, Contract Amendment 11, Geotechnical Engineering involving the MBTA
vii. Brookline High School Expansion, Contract Amendment 1 Force Account-Construction
b. Possible Vote to Approve and Execute the following documents related to the construction of the new Brookline High School Expansion located at 111 Cypress Street as well as certain improvements to the MBTA Brookline Hills Station: License for Entry granting access onto MBTA property; Easement Agreement between MBTA and Town of Brookline; and Improvements Agreement between MBTA and Town of Brookline
4:05 PM (45 minutes)
2. PRESENTATIONS AND DISCUSSIONS OF CURRENT ISSUES
a. Open Meeting Law Training (Counsel)
4:50 PM (45 minutes) 3. OPEN SESSION: MOTION AND VOTE TO GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION PURSUANT TO M.G.L. CHAPTER 30A SECTION 21 (A) FOR THE FOLLOWING PURPOSES:
(Purpose 2) to conduct a strategy session in preparation for negotiations with nonunion Personnel (non-aligned personnel).
(Purpose 2) to conduct a strategy session in preparation for negotiations with nonunion personnel and to engage in contract negotiations with nonunion personnel, specifically the superintendent of schools.
(Purpose 3): to discuss strategy with respect to collective bargaining with the Brookline Educators Union (Unit A, Unit B, and Paraprofessionals) and the Brookline Educational Secretaries Association (BESA) if an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the bargaining or litigating position of the public body and the chair so declares.
EXECUTIVE SESSION AGENDA:
MEETING, PURSUANT TO M.G.L. CHAPTER 30A, SECTION 21 (A)
(Purpose 2) to conduct a strategy session in preparation for negotiations with nonunion Personnel (non-aligned personnel).
(Purpose 2) to conduct a strategy session in preparation for negotiations with nonunion personnel and to engage in contract negotiations with nonunion personnel, specifically the superintendent of schools.(Purpose 3): to discuss strategy with respect to collective bargaining with the Brookline Educators Union (Unit A, Unit B, and Paraprofessionals) and the Brookline Educational Secretaries Association (BESA) if an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the bargaining or litigating position of the public body and the chair so declares.
5:35 PM (2 hours and 35 minutes)
4. PRESENTATIONS AND DISCUSSIONS OF CURRENT ISSUES
5:35 PM (30 minutes)
a. Update on Interim Superintendent Search Process and
Discussion of Timeline for Permanent Superintendent Search Process
i Possible Vote to Authorize the Issuance of a Request for Proposals for a Superintendent Search Firm (for the Permanent Superintendent Search)
6:05 PM (25 minutes)
b. 2019 Family and Staff Feedback Survey Results (Ben Lummis, Special Assistant to the Superintendent for Strategy and Performance)
6:30 PM (45 minutes)
c. District and School Committee Goals
i. Discussion of 2019-2020 District Goals (Senior Staff)
ii. 2019-2020 School Com. Subcommittee Organization/Priorities (Julie Schreiner-Oldham)
a) 2019-2020 Assignments
b) 2019-2020 Schedules
7:15 PM (30 minutes)
d. Review of School Capital Project Status and Timelines (Mary Ellen Normen)
7:45 PM (25 minutes)
e. Senior Leadership Updates
i. Coolidge Corner School Renaming Process (Andrew Bott and Ben Lummis)
a) Possible Vote to Direct Staff to Submit a Warrant Article for the Fall Special Town Meeting
ii. FY 2019 Budget Close (Mary Ellen Normen)
iii. FY 2020 Budget (Mary Ellen Normen)
iv. Plan/Schedule for Program Reviews and (Nicole Gittens)
Review/Updating of Learning Expectations
8:10 PM (5 minutes)
5. NEW BUSINESS
6. ADJOURNMENT