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Date:
February 23, 2021
Time:
6:00 PM
Location:
Brookline Interactive Group (BIG) will broadcast live out to cable channel 3 (not 23, for this meeting) and online via live stream at www.brooklineinteractive.org/live2
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School Committee Meeting-includes Public Hearing on Proposal to Increase In-Person Student Learning (Remote via Zoom)

Tuesday, February 23, 2021


DOCKET
SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING (REMOTE)
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2021
6:00 PM – 9:25 PM
This will be a remote meeting. Brookline Interactive Group (BIG) will broadcast live out to cable channel 3 (not 23, for this meeting) and online via live stream at www.brooklineinteractive.org/live2
BIG’s cable channels will replay the meeting and post the meeting recording at http://www.brooklineinteractive.org for viewing after the meeting.
STATUTORY NOTICE OF THIS MEETING HAS BEEN FILED WITH THE TOWN CLERK.
NOTE: All times are approximate.
6:00 PM (5 minutes)
1. ADMINISTRATIVE BUSINESS (Suzanne Federspiel)
a. Consent Agenda
i. Past Record: February 11, 2021 School Committee Meeting
ii. Past Record: February 18, 2021 School Committee Meeting
iii. Driscoll Project: Gilbane Building Company Contract Amendment in the Amount of $140,000
iv. Brookline High School Project: William Rawn Associates Contract Amendment in the Amount of $588,751
v. Brookline High School Project: Hill International, Inc. Contract Amendment in the Amount of $161,910
vi. Brookline High School Project: Skanska Change Order ($0)
vii. Multiple Roofs Contract in the Amount of $1,775,000
6:05 PM (5 minutes)
2. STUDENT REPORT (Claire Gallion)
6:10 PM (20 minutes)
3. INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT (Jim Marini)
6:30 PM (1 hour)
4. PUBLIC HEARING TO DISCUSS PROPOSAL TO INCREASE IN-PERSON STUDENT LEARNING, INCLUDING POSSIBLE REDUCTION OF DISTANCING PARAMETERS IN SCHOOL SPACES
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 Tuesday, February 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).
7:30 PM (30 minutes)
5. UPDATE/DISCUSSION ON FY 2021 BUDGET (Jim Marini, Mary Ellen Normen, and Mariah Nobrega)
8:00 PM (10 minutes)
6. PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF BROOKLINE (PSB) POLICY REVIEW
a. Eliminate PSB Policy J9: Support Services (provisions are no longer in effect or are addressed in other PSB Policies and/or State or Federal Regulations (1st Reading) (David Pearlman)
8:10 PM (10 minutes)
7. POSSIBLE VOTE TO TERMINATE EDCO COLLABORATIVE AS OF JUNE 30, 2022 (Helen Charlupski)
8:20 PM (30 minutes)
8. 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. Superintendent Search Process (Helen Charlupski)
g. Additional Liaisons and Updates
8:50 PM (5 minutes)
9. NEW BUSINESS
8:55 PM (30 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 2, to conduct a strategy session in preparation for negotiations with nonunion personnel (non-aligned personnel); Purpose 3, to discuss strategy with respect to collective bargaining with the Brookline Educators Union (BEU) (Unit A, Unit B, and Paraprofessionals) and AFSCME (School Food Services, Brookline Educational Secretaries Association, Building Services Employees) 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: February 11, 2021.
11. ADJOURNMENT