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Date:
May 12, 2022
Time:
6:00 PM
Location:
Town Hall - School Committee Meeting Room
Address:
333 Washington Street
5th Floor

Brookline, MA 02445
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School Committee Meeting (Town Hall, School Committee Room)

Thursday, May 12, 2022


DOCKET

SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING

THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2022

6:00 PM – 10:20 PM

WALSH SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING ROOM, 5TH FLOOR, TOWN HALL

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

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 (15 minutes)

1. REORGANIZATION OF THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE

a. Certification of Oath of Office

b. Nomination/Vote by Roll Call for Chair

c. Nomination/Vote by Roll Call for Vice Chair

d. Vote to Reappoint Secretary

6:15 PM (30 minutes)

2. STAFF RECOGNITIONS

a. Caverly Award Winners (Brookline Education Foundation Executive Director Elizabeth Ascoli, Florida Ruffin Ridley School Kindergarten Teacher Nicole Chasse, and Brookline High School Lead Teacher and Math Teacher for the ExCEL Program Joslyn Vendola)

6:45 PM (5 minutes)

3. ADMINISTRATIVE BUSINESS (Chair)

a. Consent Agenda

i. Past Record: April 27, 2022 School Committee Meeting

ii. Brookline High School Project: Hill International, Inc. Contract Amendment 10

iii. Brookline High School Project: Skanska Change Order 23

iv. Driscoll Project: Gilbane Change Order 11

b. Possible Vote to Approve Contract with Consigli Construction Company in the amount of

$57,400 for Pierce Project Pre-Construction Services

c. Possible Vote to Not Participate in the School Choice Program for the 2022-2023 School Year

6:50 PM (20 minutes)

4. SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT (Linus Guillory)

a. Spotlight on Excellence

7:10 PM (15 minutes)

5. PUBLIC COMMENT

People may sign up in advance by emailing school_committee@psbma.org, or sign in upon arrival. 2 minutes per person

7:25 PM (1 hour and 45 minutes) 

6. PRESENTATIONS AND DISCUSSIONS OF CURRENT ISSUES 

7:25 PM (45 minutes)

a. Update on Steps to Success (Steps to Success Executive Director Juan Cantu, District Director for Steps to Success Sophya Williams-Louis, and Senior Director of Teaching and Learning Gabe McCormick)

8:10 PM (1 hour)

b. Superintendent’s Entry Findings Report (Linus Guillory)

9:10 PM (30 minutes)

7. 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. Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice (Valerie Frias) 

f. Government Relations (Helen Charlupski) 

g. Negotiations (Andy Liu) 

h. Additional Liaisons and Updates

9:40 PM (5 minutes)

8. NEW BUSINESS

9:45 PM (30 minutes)

9. 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, Unit B, and Paraprofessionals)

 and with AFSCME (Building Service Employees and School Food Service Employees), 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 6: to consider the purchase, exchange, lease or value of real

 property if the Chair declares that an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the negotiating position of the body (Maimonides School, 2 Clark

 Road, Brookline, Massachusetts); and Purpose 7, to review and approve executive session minutes from the following meeting: April 27, 2022.

10:15 PM (5 minutes)

10. SCHOOL COMMITTEE ACTIONS

a. Possible Vote to Approve Memorandum of Agreement with AFSCME (School Food Service Employees) (Sam Rippin) 

11. ADJOURNMENT

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