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Date:
February 6, 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-includes FY 2021 Budget Public Hearing (Town Hall, School Committee Room)

Thursday, February 6, 2020


NOTE: INCLUDES PUBLIC HEARING ON FY 2021 BUDGET AND SCHOOL CHOICE.
BUDGET INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE ON THE SCHOOL WEBSITE: www.brookline.k12.ma.us

DOCKET
SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2020
6:00 PM – 10:00 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: January 16, 2020 School Committee Meeting
ii. Past Record: January 23, 2020 School Committee Meeting
iii. Past Record: January 30, 2020 School Committee Meeting
iv. Acceptance of Early Childhood Special Education Targeted Federal Program Improvement Grant
6:05 PM (15 minutes total; 3-5 minutes/person, depending on number of speakers)
2. PUBLIC COMMENT People may sign up in advance, or sign in upon arrival.
(Note: Comments on the Budget should be made during the Public Hearing on
the FY 2021 Budget (Docket Item #6; scheduled to begin at 7:00 PM)
6:20 PM (5 minutes)
3. STUDENT REPORT (Levi Cannon)
6:25 PM (10 minutes)
4. INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT (Ben Lummis)
6:35 PM (25 minutes)
5. PRESENTATIONS AND DISCUSSIONS OF CURRENT ISSUES
6:35 PM (10 minutes)
a. FY 2019 Final Financial Report (Susan Wolf Ditkoff and Mary Ellen Normen)
6:45 PM (15 minutes)
b. FY 2021 Budget Update (Ben Lummis and Mary Ellen Normen)
7:00 PM (1 hour) (3-5 minutes/person, depending on number of speakers)
6. PUBLIC HEARING ON THE FY 2021 BUDGET AND SCHOOL CHOICE
People may sign up in advance, or sign in upon arrival.
8:00 PM (1 hour and 15 minutes)
7. PRESENTATIONS AND DISCUSSIONS OF CURRENT ISSUES
8:00 PM (1 hour)
a. Enrollment Report Presentation (Cropper GIS Consulting)
9:00 PM (15 minutes)
b. Presentation and Possible Vote on Brookline High School Course Catalog Changes 2020-2021  (Barbara Scotto and Nicole Gittens)
9:15 PM (20 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. Superintendent Search Process (Michael Glover)
g. Additional Liaisons and Updates
9:35 PM (5 minutes)
9. NEW BUSINESS
9:40 PM (20 minutes)
10. PROPOSED EXECUTIVE SESSION Motion to meet in Executive Session, pursuant to Massachusetts General laws chapter 30A section 21(a) for the following purpose:
For Purpose 3, to discuss strategy with respect to collective bargaining with the Brookline Educators Union (BEU), Units A, 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.
11. ADJOURNMENT