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Date:
March 4, 2021
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)

Thursday, March 4, 2021


DOCKET
SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING (REMOTE)
THURSDAY, MARCH 4, 2021
6:00 PM – 9:45 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 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 23, 2021 School Committee Meeting
ii. Past Record: March 1, 2021 School Committee Meeting
iii. Osna Bard Sens Scholarship for Continuing Study of Studio Art
6:05 PM (10 minutes)
2. SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH (Suzanne Federspiel and Helen Charlupski)
a. Possible vote to appoint a Superintendent of the Public Schools of Brookline, effective July 1, 2021, conditioned upon the successful negotiation of a mutually agreeable contract of employment approved by both parties and signed by the Superintendent of Schools and the Chair of the Brookline School Committee
6:15 PM (1 hour)
3. INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT, INCLUDING UPDATE ON PROPOSAL TO INCREASE IN-PERSON STUDENT LEARNING, INCLUDING POSSIBLE REDUCTION OF DISTANCING PARAMETERS IN SCHOOL SPACES (Jim Marini)
7:15 PM (15 minutes)
4. PUBLIC COMMENT
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, March 4, 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 (1 hour)
5. UPDATE/DISCUSSION ON FY 2022 BUDGET (Jim Marini, Mary Ellen Normen, and Mariah Nobrega)
8:30 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) (2nd Reading/Possible Vote) (David Pearlman)
8:40 PM (30 minutes)
7. 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. Additional Liaisons and Updates
9:10 PM (5 minutes)
8. NEW BUSINESS
9:15 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 2, to conduct a strategy session in preparation for negotiations with nonunion personnel (Superintendent, 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 23, 2021.
10. ADJOURNMENT