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Date:
February 27, 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
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School Committee Meeting (Town Hall, School Committee Room)

Thursday, February 27, 2020


DOCKET
SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 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 (45 minutes)
1. 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-Unit A (grievance hearing), if an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the bargaining or litigating position of the public body and the chair so declares.
6:45 PM (5 minutes)
2. ADMINISTRATIVE BUSINESS (Suzanne Federspiel)
a. Calendar: See Page 3
b. Consent Agenda
i. Past Record: January 30, 2020 School Committee Meeting
ii. Past Record: February 6, 2020 School Committee Meeting
iii. Past Record: February 13, 2020 School Committee Meeting
iv. Establishment of the Ronald C. Cutraro Scholarship
v. Brookline High School Expansion Project: Skanska Change Order in the Amount of $515,982
vi. Brookline High School Expansion Project: William Rawn Associates Contract Amendment in the Amount of $97,900
vii. Brookline High School Expansion Project: William Rawn Associates Contract Amendment in the Amount of $80,820
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 (5 minutes)
4. STUDENT REPORT (Levi Cannon)
7:10 PM (1 hour and 45 minutes)
5. PRESENTATIONS AND DISCUSSIONS OF CURRENT ISSUES
7:10 PM (10 minutes)
a. Update on the FY 2021 Budget (Ben Lummis and Mary Ellen Normen)
7:20 PM (1 hour)
b. Progress Report/Discussion of 2019-2020 District Priorities (Ben Lummis)
8:20 PM (15 minutes)
c. Update on Pierce School/Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) Project (Helen Charlupski) 
8:35 PM (10 minutes)
d. Update on Superintendent Search Process (Michael Glover)
8:45 PM (10 minutes)
e. Proposed Public Schools of Brookline Field Trip Policy (2nd Reading/Possible Vote) (Michael Glover) 
8:55 PM (20 minutes)
6. 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
9:15 PM (5 minutes)
7. NEW BUSINESS
9:20 PM (40 minutes)
8. PROPOSED EXECUTIVE SESSION Motion to meet in Executive Session, pursuant to Massachusetts General laws chapter 30A section 21(a) for the following purposes:
Purpose 2, to conduct strategy sessions in preparation for negotiations with nonunion personnel (non-aligned personnel).
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.
9. ADJOURNMENT