SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING (REMOTE)
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2020
6:00 PM – 9:40 PM
This will be a remote meeting. Brookline Interactive Group (BIG) will broadcast live out to the cable channels and online via live stream at www.brooklineinteractive.org/live
BIG’s cable channels will replay the meeting and post the meeting recording at http://www.brooklineinteractive.org for viewing after the meeting.
STATUTORY NOTICE OF THIS MEETING HAS BEEN FILED WITH THE TOWN CLERK.
NOTE: All times are approximate.
6:00 PM (5 minutes)
1. ADMINISTRATIVE BUSINESS (Suzanne Federspiel)
a. Consent Agenda
i. Past Record: November 5, 2020 School Committee Meeting
ii. Past Record: November 2, 2020 School Committee Meeting
iii. Acceptance of Grants
iv. Acceptance of Gifts
v. Establishment of Revolving Funds for Academic Testing and China Exchange Program
6:05 PM (10 minutes)
2. INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT (Jim Marini)
6:15 PM (15 minutes)
3. PUBLIC COMMENT
Members of the public may send written public comment to [email protected]
Written comments will be shared with all School Committee members. If you would like to provide comment in real time during the meeting please email [email protected]
by 12:00 PM on Thursday, November 12, 2020. After signing up, you will receive an email with additional information on how to provide comment during the meeting. Speakers will be called on in the order in which they signed up
(2 minutes per person, depending on the number of speakers).
6:30 PM (1 hour and 15 minutes)
4. 2020-2021 REOPENING UPDATE (Jim Marini, Erin Cooley, and Mary Ellen Normen)
a. Brookline High School (BHS Head of School Anthony Meyer and BHS Assistant Head of School Hal Mason)
b. Athletic Program (Athletic Director Pete Rittenburg)
c. School Health Services (Coordinator of School Health Services Trish Laham)
7:45 PM (45 minutes)
5. PRESENTATION OF PRELIMINARY 2020-2021 ENROLLMENT NUMBERS (Erin Cooley)
8:30 PM (30 minutes)
6. FY 2021 AND FY 2022 BUDGETS (Susan Wolf Ditkoff and Mary Ellen Normen)
a. FY 2021 Budget Update, including Food Services
b. FY 2022 Budget Development Calendar and FY 2022 Budget Development Guidelines
9:00 PM (5 minutes)
7. SUBCOMMITTEE AND LIAISON REPORTS
a. Curriculum (Jennifer Monopoli)
b. Policy (David Pearlman)
c. Additional Liaisons and Updates
9:05 PM (5 minutes)
8. NEW BUSINESS
9:10 PM (30 minutes)
9. 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) and with AFSCME (School Food Service Employees), 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:
November 2, 2020 and November 5, 2020.