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Date:
October 17, 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-includes Public Hearing on TM Articles 26, 27, and 28 (Town Hall, School Committee Room)

Thursday, October 17, 2019


DOCKET
SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 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 (5 minutes)
1. ADMINISTRATIVE BUSINESS (Julie Schreiner-Oldham)
a. Calendar: See Page 3
b. Consent Agenda
i. Past Record: September 23, 2019 School Committee Public Hearing
ii. Past Record: October 10, 2019 School Committee Workshop
iii. Acceptance of Donation for the Whipple Writing Fellowship
iv. Student Trip Application: Brookline High School-Kyoto Gaidai Nishi Exchange Program; Japan; April 11, 2020-April 24, 2020
v. Brookline High School Expansion Project Skanska Change Order 9 in the Amount of $11,907,382
vi. Brookline High School Expansion Project MBTA Real Estate Force Account Additional Funding in the Amount of $97,826.10
6:05 PM (45 minutes)
2. PROPOSED 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 (BEU), 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 7): to review and approve executive session minutes from the following meetings:
October 4, 2018; October 18, 2018; October 25, 2018; November 8, 2018; September 26, 2019; October 2, 2019; and October 17, 2019.
6:50 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.
7:05 PM (10 minutes)
4. INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT (Ben Lummis)
7:15 PM (45 minutes total; 3 minutes/person) People may sign up in advance, or sign in upon arrival.
5. PUBLIC HEARING/POSSIBLE VOTE ON TOWN MEETING WARRANT ARTICLES
26. Rename the Coolidge Corner School the “Florida Ruffin Ridley School” (School
Committee, et al)
27. Rename the Coolidge Corner School the “Ethel Weiss School” (Ruttman)
28. Rename the Coolidge Corner School the “Robert I. Sperber School” (Selwyn,
TMM13)
8:00 PM (1 hour and 5 minutes)
6. PRESENTATIONS AND DISCUSSIONS OF CURRENT ISSUES
8:00 PM (15 minutes)
a. Discussion and Possible Vote on School Capital Improvements Program (CIP) Submission (Helen Charlupski and Mary Ellen Normen)
8:15 PM (15 minutes)
b. Discussion and Possible Vote on Resolution in Support of The Student Opportunity Act (Helen Charlupski)
8:30 PM (10 minutes)
c. Discussion and Possible Vote on Massachusetts Association of School Committees (MASC) Proposed Resolutions  (Helen Charlupski)
8:40 PM (5 minutes)
d. FY 2021 School Budget Development Calendar (2nd Reading/Possible Vote) (Susan Wolf Ditkoff)
8:45 PM (5 minutes)
e. FY 2021 School Budget Development Guidelines and Priorities (2nd Reading/Possible Vote)  (Susan Wolf Ditkoff)
8:50 PM (15 minutes)
f. Discussion of School Committee Social Media Liaison Role (Julie Schreiner-Oldham)
9:05 PM (20 minutes)
7. SUBCOMMITTEE AND LIAISON REPORTS
a. Finance (Susan Wolf Ditkoff)
b. Capital Improvements (including Newbury Update) (Helen Charlupski)
c. Curriculum (Barbara Scotto)
d. Government Relations (Helen Charlupski)
e. Policy Review (Michael Glover)
f. Superintendent Search Process (Michael Glover)
g. Additional Liaisons and Updates
9:25 PM (5 minutes)
8. NEW BUSINESS
9. ADJOURNMENT