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Date:
January 23, 2020
Time:
5:00 PM
Location:
Town Hall - School Committee Meeting Room
Address:
333 Washington Street
5th Floor

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

Thursday, January 23, 2020


DOCKET
SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING
THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 2020
5:00 PM – 9:55 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.
5:00 PM (1 hour)
1. PROPOSED EXECUTIVE SESSION Motion to meet in Executive Session, pursuant to Massachusetts General laws chapter 30A section 21(a) for 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).
6:00 PM (5 minutes)
2. ADMINISTRATIVE BUSINESS (Julie Schreiner-Oldham)
a. Calendar: See Page 3
b. Consent Agenda
i. Past Record: December 5, 2019 School Committee Workshop
ii. Past Record: December 12, 2019 School Committee Meeting
iii. Brookline High School Squash Team to Nationals; Hartford, Connecticut; February 20, 2020-February 23, 2020
iv. Acceptance of Grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council
v. Acceptance of Gifts from Brookline High School PTO and Anonymous
vi. Brookline High School Expansion: Skanska Change Order in the Amount of $7,349,790
vii. Brookline High School Expansion: William Rawn Associates Contract Amendment in the Amount of $11,000
viii. Brookline High School Expansion: MBTA Capital Delivery Force Account Additional Funding in the Amount of $3,278,077.50
6:05 PM (10 minutes)
3. STUDENT PRESENTATION ON EDUCATION ABOUT VAPING (Pierce Students)
6:15 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.
6:30 PM (5 minutes)
5. STUDENT REPORT (Levi Cannon)
6:35 PM (1 hour and 10 minutes)
6. PRESENTATIONS AND DISCUSSIONS OF CURRENT ISSUES
a. Budget Presentation: Literacy Support; K-8 Staffing (Ben Lummis, Mary Ellen Normen, and Nicole Gittens)
7:45 PM (30 minutes)
7. PROPOSED EXECUTIVE SESSION Motion to meet in Executive Session, pursuant to Massachusetts General laws chapter 30A section 21(a) for 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).
8:15 PM (45 minutes)
8. PRESENTATIONS AND DISCUSSIONS OF CURRENT ISSUES
a. Discussion and Possible Vote on Use of Clark Road for the 2020-2021 School Year and the Leases with 62 Harvard Street LLC, 62 Harvard Street, Brookline, Massachusetts and Temple Ohabei Shalom, 1187 Beacon Street, Brookline, Massachusetts  (Ben Lummis)
9:00 PM (20 minutes)
9. SUBCOMMITTEE AND LIAISON REPORTS
a. Finance (Susan Wolf Ditkoff)
b. Capital Improvements (Helen Charlupski)
c. Curriculum
d. Government Relations (Helen Charlupski)
e. Policy Review (Michael Glover)
f. Superintendent Search Process (Michael Glover)
g. Additional Liaisons and Updates
9:20 PM (5 minutes)
10. NEW BUSINESS
9:25 PM (30 minutes)
11. PROPOSED EXECUTIVE SESSION Motion to meet in Executive Session, pursuant to Massachusetts General laws chapter 30A section 21(a) for 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.
12. ADJOURNMENT