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Date:
January 20, 2022
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)-6:00 PM

Thursday, January 20, 2022


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SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING (REMOTE)

THURSDAY, JANUARY 20, 2022

6:00 PM – 10:20 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: January 6, 2022 and January 13, 2022 School Committee Meetings

ii. Pierce School Project: Leftfield, LLC Contract Amendment 2

iii. Pierce School Project: Miller Dyer Spears, Inc. Contract Amendment 3 

iv. Driscoll School Project: Gilbane Building Company Change Order 7 

v. Brookline High School Project: Hill International Contract Amendment 9 

vi. Brookline High School Project: Skanska USA Building, Inc. Change Order 19 

vii. Brookline High School Project: CTA Construction Managers Change Order 10 

viii. Heath School Roofing: MDM Engineering, Inc. Change Order 1

ix. Acceptance of Gifts and Grants 

b. Pierce School Project: Proposed vote to authorize the use of the Construction Manager At Risk (CMR) delivery method for construction and pre-construction services (M.G.L. ch 149A) in lieu of M.G.L. 149 (design-bid-build) and to authorize the Town Administrator to sign all related documents on behalf of the Town and for the Owners Project Manager (OPM) to submit an application to the Office of the Inspector General for approval to proceed.

6:05 PM (20 minutes)

2. SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT (Linus Guillory)

a. Spotlight on Excellence

6:25 PM (35 minutes) 

3. PRESENTATIONS AND DISCUSSIONS OF CURRENT ISSUES

6:25 PM (20 minutes)

a. Presentation and Possible Vote on Brookline High School Course Catalog Changes for 2022-2023 (Anthony Meyer, Hal Mason, and Jennifer Monopoli)

6:45 PM (15 minutes) 

b. FY 2022 2nd Quarter Financial Report and Proposed Adjustment (Sam Rippin and Mariah Nobrega) 

7:00 PM (1 hour)

4. PRESENTATION OF SUPERINTENDENT’S FY 2023 BUDGET REQUEST (Linus Guillory)  

8:00 PM (1 hour)

 5. PUBLIC COMMENT ON THE PRELIMINARY FY 2023 BUDGET FY 2023 

Budget information will be available on the PSB Website: https://www.brookline.k12.ma.us/

Members of the public may send written public comment on the Preliminary FY 2023 Budget to school_committee@psbma.org Written comments will be shared with all School Committee members. If you would like to provide comment on the Preliminary FY 2023 Budget in real time during the meeting please email school_committee@psbma.org by 12:00 PM on Thursday, January 20, 2022. 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).

9:00 PM (20 minutes) 

6. PRESENTATIONS AND DISCUSSIONS OF CURRENT ISSUES 

a. Presentation and Possible Vote on the Establishment of an Environmental Sustainability Panel (Steven Ehrenberg) 

9:20 PM (15 minutes) 

7. SCHOOL COMMITTEE ACTIONS 

a. Proposed Public Schools of Brookline Pesticide Policy (1st Reading) (David Pearlman) 

b. Replacement of Headmaster Terminology with Head of Schools in  all Existing Public Schools of Brookline Policies (1st Reading) (David Pearlman) 

9:35 PM (30 minutes)

8. SUBCOMMITTEE AND LIAISON REPORTS

a. Finance (Mariah Nobrega) 

i. Accounts Payable Warrants

b. Capital Improvements (Helen Charlupski) 

c. Curriculum (Jennifer Monopoli) 

d. Policy (David Pearlman)

e. Government Relations (Helen Charlupski) 

f. Negotiations (Andy Liu) 

g. Additional Liaisons and Updates

10:05 PM (5 minutes)

9. NEW BUSINESS

10:10 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), to discuss strategy with respect to collective bargaining with the BEU (Unit A) (Grievances), 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: November 22, 2021, December 16, 2021, and January 6, 2022.

11. ADJOURNMENT

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