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Pierce K-8 School
School Site Council Meeting Agenda/Minutes
October 22 , 2020 Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Assume positive intentions
Equity of voice
Respect for all perspectives
Start and end on time
Brookline School Committee Section C General School Administration
Review of Norms
Review of Agenda
Pierce Bldg Project Update
Approach to SIP during Re-Opening
Meeting Structure Review
Review Next Steps
Possible agenda items for next mtg
Open Comment (1 minute or less)
SCHOOL COUNCIL MEMBERSHIP
The School Committee recommends that each School Council be composed of:
a. the school principal or headmaster who will serve as co-chair;
b. four teachers, elected by the professional staff of the school;
c. four parents, elected by the parents of the respective schools, with elections
conducted by the PTO Executive Board in consultation with the principal. No more
than one member of the PTO Executive Board will be an elected member of the
d. two non-parent community persons, selected by the principal from
interested citizens, and
e. at the High School, one student, elected by the student council. At his/her
discretion, the Principal may invite up to two members of the 7th or 8th grade classes to
participate as fully as possible in individual meetings.
Every attempt should be made to have School Councils broadly representative of racial and
DRAFT District Goals for SY 20-21
Goal 1: Every Student Achieving
Ensure that every student meets or exceeds Brookline’s high standards and eliminate persistent gaps in student achievement by establishing educational equity across all classrooms, schools, and programs.
With teacher support, identify “essential curriculum” and learning standards.These learning standards highlight grade level learning expectations, skills for mastery, and introduce future content. (Essential Curriculum)
Increase every student’s ownership of his/her learning and achievement by using rigor, relevance, and relationships to foster a spirit of inquiry and the joy of learning.
Instruction is delivered using culturally responsive strategies that honor/recognize students’ identities while providing entry points for all students into the grade level content. Instructional strategies encourage student agency. (Cultural Competence & Anti-Racism)
Instill in every student the habits of mind and life strategies critical for success in meeting the intellectual, civic, and social demands of life in a diverse, ever-changing, global environment.
SEL skills across the 5 core competencies will be clearly articulated including developmental benchmarks and indicators. Develop procedures for accurately understanding students’ social-emotional functioning and growth throughout the 2020-2021 school year. (Social-Emotional Learning)
Foster dynamic professional learning communities that inspire inquiry, reflection, collaboration, and innovation, and use data to improve teaching, advance student learning, and refine the programs and practices of the Public Schools of Brookline.
Support educators across the district with implementation of content defined in the Essential Curriculum. Provide professional development opportunities that exemplify best practices, prepare and support educators to be fluid and effective as they navigate both in-person and remote learning. (Professional Development)