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Date:
October 7, 2021
Time:
5:00 PM
Location:

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School Committee Meeting-includes Public Hearing on Nov. STM Articles (Remote via Zoom)

Thursday, October 7, 2021


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SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING (REMOTE)

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2021

5:00 PM – 7:00 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 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.

5:00 PM (5 minutes)

1. ADMINISTRATIVE BUSINESS (Suzanne Federspiel) 

a. Consent Agenda

i. Past Record: September 23, 2021 School Committee Meeting

5:05 PM (10 minutes)

2. STUDENT REPORT (Claire Gallion)

5:15 PM (20 minutes)

3. SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT (Linus Guillory)

a. Spotlight on Excellence

5:35 PM (10 minutes)

4. POLICY REVIEW SUBCOMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS ON SCHEDULING PUBLIC HEARINGS ON 2021 SPECIAL

TOWN MEETING WARRANT ARTICLES (David Pearlman) 

5:45 PM (30 minutes)

5. 2021 SPECIAL TOWN MEETING WARRANT ARTICLES 

a. PUBLIC HEARING, Discussion, Possible Vote on Articles 

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, October 7, 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).

2021 Special Town Meeting Warrant Articles-Public Hearing

Articles/Explanations can be found here: https://www.brooklinema.gov/1020/Town-Meeting-Files

Article 22: Restrict Placement of Firearm Businesses

Article 15: Provide Language Access Services

Article 29: Require Public Hearings for Changes in Polling Locations

6:15 PM (30 minutes) 

6. PRESENTATIONS AND DISCUSSIONS OF CURRENT ISSUES 

a. Discussion and Possible Vote on School Committee Statement  on Continuity of Instruction for Students who are Absent because of COVID-19 (David Pearlman) 

6:45 PM (5 minutes)

7. NEW BUSINESS

6:50 PM (10 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) 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:

September 23, 2021.

9. ADJOURNMENT