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Date:
January 9, 2020
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)

Thursday, January 9, 2020


DOCKET
SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING
THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 2020
6:00 PM – 10:20 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 4
b. Consent Agenda
i. Building Envelope Repair Program Contract Amendment in the Amount of $59,550
ii. Brookline High School Project MBTA Real Estate Force Account Additional Funding in the Amount of $18,566.35
iii. Brookline High School Project MBTA Capital Delivery Force Account Additional Funding in the Amount of $1,119,463.50
iv. Brookline High School Project Skanska Change Order in the Amount of $22,949,790 Pre GMP12 Early Bid Package/MBTA Platform
v. Student Trip Application: Steps to Success Winter Exploration Trip to Bretton Woods, New Hampshire; February 18, 2020-February 20, 2020
6:05 PM (20 minutes)
2. WELCOME TO XI’AN, CHINA VISITING DELEGATION
FAREWELL TO CHINESE EXCHANGE PROGRAM STUDENTS
6:25 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.
6:40 PM (5 minutes)
4. STUDENT REPORT (Levi Cannon)
6:45 PM (1 hour and 25 minutes)
5. PRESENTATIONS AND DISCUSSIONS OF CURRENT ISSUES
6:45 PM (5 minutes)
a. 2020-2021 School Calendar (2nd Reading/Possible Vote) (Ben Lummis)
6:50 PM (20 minutes)
b. Steps to Success Presentation and Discussion and Possible Vote on Memorandum of Agreement (Steps to Success Executive Director Shoma Haque and Public Schools of Brookline Steps to Success District Coordinator Jeanette Sergeant)
7:10 PM (1 hour)
c. Budget Presentation: School-based and Central Administration and Staff Additions since 2015 Override; Office of Strategy (Ben Lummis and Mary Ellen Normen)
Performance
8:10 PM (30 minutes)
6. 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-Unit A (grievance hearing)
8:40 PM (30 minutes)
7. PRESENTATIONS AND DISCUSSIONS OF CURRENT ISSUES
8:40 PM (10 minutes)
a. Update on School Capital Improvements Program (CIP) Submission (Helen Charlupski and
Mary Ellen Normen)
8:50 PM (10 minutes)
b. FY 2020 1st Quarter Financial Report (Susan Wolf Ditkoff and Mary Ellen Normen)
9:00 PM (10 minutes)
c. Superintendent Search Process Update (Michael Glover)
9:10 PM (15 minutes)
8. SUBCOMMITTEE AND LIAISON REPORTS
a. Finance (Susan Wolf Ditkoff)
b. Capital Improvements (Helen Charlupski)
c. Curriculum (Barbara Scotto)
d. Government Relations (Helen Charlupski)
e. Policy Review (Michael Glover)
f. Additional Liaisons and Updates
9:25 PM (5 minutes)
9. NEW BUSINESS
9:30 PM (45 minutes)
10. 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 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 (62 Harvard Street LLC, 62 Harvard Street, Brookline, Massachusetts; Temple Ohabei Shalom, 1187 Beacon Street, Brookline, Massachusetts; Maimonides School, 2 Clark Road, Brookline, Massachusetts; and Newbury College, 129 Fisher Avenue, Brookline, Massachusetts).
10:15 PM (5 minutes)
11. POSSIBLE SCHOOL COMMITTEE ACTIONS
a. Possible Vote to Approve 1-Year Memorandum of Agreement with the Brookline Educators Union Paraprofessionals Unit
12. ADJOURNMENT