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Date:
January 21, 2021
Time:
6:00 PM
Location:
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
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School Committee Meeting (Remote via Zoom)

Thursday, January 21, 2021


DOCKET
SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING (REMOTE)
THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 2021
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: January 7, 2021 School Committee Meeting
ii. Grant Acceptance
iii. Gift Acceptance
iv. Pierce School Project: Designer Contract Approval
v. Brookline High School Project: Cypress Field Playground, Weston & Sampson Contract Amendment
vi. Brookline High School Project: MBTA Station, William Rawn Associates Contract Amendment
vii. Brookline High School Project: Skanska GMP Change Order
viii. Driscoll School Project: Pedestrian Access Construction Management Plan, Gilbane Building Company Contract Amendment
ix. Approval of FY 2021 Suspension of License/Assessments for Building Use for the Brookline Adult and Community Education Program and Brookline Extended Day Programs
6:05 PM (5 minutes)
2. STUDENT REPORT (Claire Gallion)
6:10 PM (10 minutes)
3. INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT (Jim Marini)
6:20 PM (15 minutes)
4. PUBLIC COMMENT
Members of the public may send written public comment to school_committee@psbma.org 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 school_committee@psbma.org by 12:00 PM on Thursday, January 21, 2021. 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
(2-3 minutes per person, depending on the number of speakers).
6:35 PM (15 minutes)
5. PRESENTATION AND POSSIBLE VOTE ON BROOKLINE HIGH SCHOOL COURSE CATALOG CHANGES 2021-2022
(Anthony Meyer, Hal Mason, and Jennifer Monopoli)
6:50 PM (1 hour and 30 minutes)
6. PRESENTATION OF INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT’S INITIAL FY 2022 BUDGET REQUEST
(Jim Marini, Mary Ellen Normen, and Mariah Nobrega
a. FY 2022 Budget Development Guidelines (Possible Vote) )
b. FY 2022 Budget Development Calendar (Possible Vote)
8:20 PM (15 minutes)
7. BROOKLINE SCHOOL COMMITTEE ROLES AND NORMS (Dimitry Anselme)
(POSSIBLE VOTE)
8:35 PM (30 minutes)
8. SUBCOMMITTEE AND LIAISON REPORTS
a. Finance (Mariah Nobrega)
b. Capital Improvements (Helen Charlupski)
c. Curriculum (Jennifer Monopoli)
d. Policy (David Pearlman)
e. Government Relations (Helen Charlupski)
f. Superintendent Search Process (Helen Charlupski)
g. Additional Liaisons and Updates
9:05 PM (5 minutes)
9. NEW BUSINESS
9:10 PM (30 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 2, to conduct a strategy session 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) and AFSCME (School Food Services, Brookline Educational Secretaries Association, Building Services Employees) and to discuss strategy with respect to potential litigation (EDCO Collaborative) if an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the bargaining and litigating position of the public body and the chair so declares.
Purpose 7, to review and approve executive session minutes from the following meeting:
December 7, 2020.
11. ADJOURNMENT