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October 21, 2021
Time:
6:00 PM
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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-includes Public Hearing on STM Articles/ESSER III (Remote via Zoom)

Thursday, October 21, 2021


DOCKET

SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING (REMOTE)

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2021

6:00 PM – 10:15 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 Records: October 7, 2021 and October 12, 2021 School Committee Meetings 

ii. Acceptance of Gifts and Grants

iii. Pierce Project: Leftfield, LLC Contract Amendment 1 

iv. Driscoll Project: Gilbane Building Company Change Order 3 

v. Driscoll Project: Jonathan Levi Architects Contract Amendment 15

vi. Driscoll Project: Jonathan Levi Architects Contract Amendment 16

vii. Brookline High School Project: Skanska Change Order 16 

viii. Brookline High School Project: CTA Change Order 6 

ix. Brookline High School Project: CTA Change Order 7 

x. Brookline High School Project: NV5 Contract Amendment 1

6:05 PM (20 minutes)

2. SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT (Linus Guillory)

a. Spotlight on Excellence

6:25 PM (10 minutes) 

3. SCHOOL COMMITTEE ACTIONS 

a. Possible Vote to Approve Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Brookline Educators Union (BEU) – COVID Related Working Conditions for the Start of the 2021-2022 School Year (Andy Liu) 

b. Possible Vote to Amend Public Schools of Brookline Staff COVID-19 Vaccination Policy  (David Pearlman) 

6:35 PM (1 hour and 10 minutes) 

4. PRESENTATIONS AND DISCUSSIONS OF CURRENT ISSUES 

6:35 PM (30 minutes) 

a. Update on Social Emotional Learning (SEL) (Casey Ngo-Miller, Director of Guidance and Counseling Maria Letasz, and Assistant Director of Guidance, Clinical Services, and Social-Emotional Learning Matthew DuBois) 

7:05 PM (40 minutes)

b. 2020-2021 Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) Results (Erin Cooley and Lesley Ryan Miller)

7:45 PM (40 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 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 minutes per person).

2021 Fall Town Meeting Warrant Articles-Public Hearing

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

Article 11: Legislation to Exempt the Town from In-Person Quorums

Article 12: Resolution on Audiovisual Accessibility for all Public Meetings

Article 13: Require Public Meeting Documented Roll Call Votes

Article 18: Resolution on Use of Low-Carbon Concrete Products and Recycling of Old Concrete

Article 25: Amend Article VI of the Town’s Zoning By-Laws to increase the requirements for EV ready parking spaces

8:25 PM (30 minutes)

6. ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL EMERGENCY RELIEF (ESSER) III FUND USE 

a. PUBLIC HEARING, Discussion, Possible Vote

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 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 minutes per person).

Information on ESSER III Funds will be posted on the PSB Website: https://www.brookline.k12.ma.us/Page/2087

8:55 PM (45 minutes) 

7. PRESENTATIONS AND DISCUSSIONS OF CURRENT ISSUES 

8:55 PM (10 minutes) 

a. FY 2022 1st Quarter Financial Report (Sam Rippin and Mariah Nobrega)

9:05 PM (20 minutes) 

b. 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)

9:25 PM (15 minutes)

c. Discussion and Possible Vote on Massachusetts Association of School Committees (MASC) Proposed Resolutions (Helen Charlupski) 

i. Appointment of MASC Annual Meeting Delegate (Possible Vote)

9:40 PM (20 minutes)

8. SUBCOMMITTEE AND LIAISON REPORTS

a. Finance (Mariah Nobrega)

b. Capital Improvements (Helen Charlupski) 

c. Curriculum (Jennifer Monopoli) 

d. Policy (David Pearlman) 

i. Proposed Public Schools of Brookline School Admissions Policy (1st Reading)

ii. Possible Vote on School Committee Statement in Support of House Bill 926: An Act relative to improving pesticide protections for Massachusetts school children

e. Government Relations (Helen Charlupski)

f.  Negotiations (Andy Liu)

g. Additional Liaisons and Updates

10:00 PM (5 minutes)

9. NEW BUSINESS

10:05 PM (10 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 3, to discuss strategy with respect to collective bargaining with the Brookline Educators Union (BEU) (Unit A and Unit B) 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 meetings: September 23, 2021 and October 7, 2021.

11. ADJOURNMENT