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Date:
September 23, 2021
Time:
6:00 PM
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School Committee Meeting-includes Public Hearing on 10/5 STM Article 2 (Remote via Zoom)

Thursday, September 23, 2021


DOCKET

SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING (REMOTE)

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2021

6:00 PM – 10:30 PM

STATUTORY NOTICE OF THIS MEETING HAS BEEN FILED WITH THE TOWN CLERK.

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 the meeting recording will be posted at http://www.brooklineinteractive.org for viewing after the meeting.

Meeting Documents are available on the PSB Website. https://www.brookline.k12.ma.us/Page/2087

NOTE: All times are approximate.

6:00 PM (5 minutes)

1. ADMINISTRATIVE BUSINESS (Suzanne Federspiel) 

a. Consent Agenda

i. Past Record: September 9, 2021 School Committee Meetings

ii. Acceptance of Gifts and Grants

iii. Driscoll Project: Gilbane Change Order #2

iv. Driscoll Project: Jonathan Levi Architects Contract Amendment #13 

v. Driscoll Project: Jonathan Levi Architects Contract Amendment #14 

vi. Pierce Project: Miller Dyer Spears Contract Amendment #2 

vii. Brookline High School Project: William Rawn Associates Contract Amendment 

viii. Brookline High School Project: NB Kenney Change Order #3 

ix. Brookline High School Project: Skanska Change Order #15

6:05 PM (30 minutes)

2. SUPERINTENDENT REPORT (Linus Guillory)

a. Update on Services Formerly Provided by School Resource Officers 

b. Spotlight on Excellence

6:35 PM (15 minutes)

3. 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, September 23, 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 minutes per person).

6:50 PM (2 hours and 20 minutes) 

4. PRESENTATIONS AND DISCUSSIONS OF CURRENT ISSUES 

6:50 PM (40 minutes) 

a. Update on School Opening (Linus Guillory)

7:30 PM (30 minutes)

b. Discussion and Possible Vote on Capital Improvements Subcommittee’s Recommended Capital Improvements and Program (CIP) Request (Sam Rippin, Matt Gillis, Charlie Simmons, and Helen Charlupski) 

i. Update on Capital Master Plan, and Possible Vote on Request for Quotes (RFQ)

8:00 PM (30 minutes)

c. Discussion and Possible Vote on School Committee’s American Rescue Plan (ARP) Request  (Linus Guillory and Helen Charlupski)

8:30 PM (10 minutes) 

d. FY 2023 Budget Development (Sam Rippin and Mariah Nobrega) 

 i. FY 2023 Budget Development Calendar (1st Reading) 

 ii. FY 2023 Budget Development Guidelines (1st Reading)

8:40 PM (30 minutes) e. Discussion of School Site Councils (Linus Guillory)

9:10 PM (30 minutes)

5. 2021 SPECIAL TOWN MEETING WARRANT ARTICLES 

a. PUBLIC HEARING, Discussion, and Possible Vote on October 5, 2021 Special Town Meeting Article 2:

To see if the Town will vote to appropriate, borrow or transfer from available funds, $4,900,000, or any other sum, to be expended under the direction of the Building Commission, with any necessary contracts over $100,000 to be approved by the Select Board and the School Committee, to provide a fossil-fuel-free Ground Source Heat Pump system for the new Driscoll School. 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, September 23, 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 minutes per person).

9:40 PM (30 minutes)

6. 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. Additional Liaisons and Updates

10:10 PM (5 minutes)

7. NEW BUSINESS

10:15 PM (15 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 3, to discuss strategy with respect to collective bargaining with the Brookline Educators Union (BEU) (Units A, B, and Paraprofessionals), 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: September 9, 2021.

9. ADJOURNMENT