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Date:
May 13, 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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617-730-2430
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School Committee Meeting (Remote via Zoom)

Thursday, May 13, 2021


DOCKET
SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING (REMOTE)
THURSDAY, MAY 13, 2021
6:00 PM – 10:40 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.
Meeting Documents are available on the PSB Website. https://www.brookline.k12.ma.us/Page/2087
STATUTORY NOTICE OF THIS MEETING HAS BEEN FILED WITH THE TOWN CLERK.
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, Francesca Stark, and Betsy Davis)
6:45 PM (15 minutes)
3. POSSIBLE VOTE TO APPOINT DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING (Jim Marini)
7:00 PM (30 minutes)
4. PROJECT-BASED LEARNING PILOT (Matt Rosenthal)
a. Possible Vote to Support the Project-Based Learning Pilot and Suspend the Enrichment and Challenge Support Program
7:30 PM (10 minutes)
5. ADMINISTRATIVE BUSINESS
a. Consent Agenda
i. Past Records: April 29, 2021 and May 6, 2021 School Committee Meetings
ii. Acceptance of Gifts
iii. Hillary Ellin Barnhart Scholarship for Women in Technology and Mathematics
iv. Driscoll Project-Gilbane Building Company Contract Amendment in the Amount of $46,667
v. Driscoll Project-Leftfield, LLC Contract Amendment in the Amount of $1,210
vi. BHS Project-William Rawn Associates Contract Amendment in the Amount of $14,014
vii. BHS Project-William Rawn Associates Contract Amendment in the Amount of $21,291
viii. BHS Project-Skanska Change Order in the Amount of -$9,424
ix. BHS Project-MassBay Electrical Corporation Contract-$102,000
x. Transfer from School Natural Gas Account to BHS Project Natural Gas Account
b. Possible Vote to Not Participate in the School Choice Program for the 2021-2022 School Year
7:40 PM (10 minutes)
6. STUDENT REPORT (Claire Gallion)
7:50 PM (15 minutes)
7. INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT (Jim Marini)
8:05 PM (15 minutes)
8. 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, May 13, 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).
8:20 PM (15 minutes)
9. FY 2021 3RD QUARTER FINANCIAL REPORT, INCLUDING UPDATE ON REVOLVING FUNDS
(Jim Marini, Mary Ellen Normen, and Mariah Nobrega)
a. Possible Vote on Reserve Fund Transfer Request 
8:35 PM (30 minutes)
10. FY 2022 BUDGET UPDATE (Jim Marini, Mary Ellen Normen, and Mariah Nobrega)
9:05 PM (45 minutes)
11. UPDATE ON BROOKLINE HIGH SCHOOL PROJECT (Susan Wolf Ditkoff, Hill International, Inc., William Rawn Associates, Anthony Meyer, and Hal Mason)
9:50 PM (30 minutes)
12. 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
10:20 PM (5 minutes)
13. NEW BUSINESS
10:25 PM (15 minutes)
14. 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 to discuss strategy with respect to litigation, if an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the bargaining and litigating position of the public body and the chair so declares; and
Purpose 7, to review and approve executive session minutes from the following meetings: April 29, 2021 and May 6, 2021.
15. ADJOURNMENT