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Superintendent Bott presents Facilities Update to School Committee (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=6093)
At the October 10th School Committee Meeting the Superintendent gave a full update on the space limitations and facility needs for each elementary school.
Posted: October 17, 2017, 6:47 pm
Selectmen and School Committee hold first meeting about 9th School Alternative Site (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=6061)
Read more about the first public meeting to consider an alternative to the Baldwin site.
Posted: October 4, 2017, 12:05 am
Town will Evaluate Possible Alternate Site for 9th Elementary School (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=5854)
On 9/26 the Board of Selectmen announced that the Town will consider both the Baldwin site and an additional 7.2 acre site that is currently privately owned.
Posted: September 26, 2017, 10:40 pm
Devotion Project Remains On Time and On Budget (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=5844)
See the latest presentation and photos from the Devotion Building Committee.
Posted: September 26, 2017, 2:58 pm
Superintendent and District Goals for 2017-2018 (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=5829)
Learn about Superintendent Bott’s primary goal and the priorities for the school district in 2017-2017.
Posted: September 20, 2017, 5:34 pm
Providing Our Students and Families with Better Food, Healthier Options and More Transparency (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=5801)
Please read the latest about the school district's ongoing improvements to our lunch and breakfast offerings as well as some additional changes that are in the works.
Posted: September 8, 2017, 3:24 pm
School Committee Welcomes New Staff and Administrators (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=5791)
As the new school year approaches, PSB welcomes more than 90 new teachers and administrators to our community.
Posted: September 5, 2017, 7:43 pm
School Committee Welcomes New Principals (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=5668)
The School Committee hosted a welcome reception for incoming principals Genteen Jean Michel, Allyson Hart, and Dr. Suzie Talukdar.
Posted: June 16, 2017, 7:59 pm
Superintendent June 15 Report to School Committee (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=5667)
In his June 15th report, Superintendent Bott updated the School Committee on the Driscoll School Interim Principal, the announcement from Dr. Asa Sevelius, and the Steps to Success recognition ceremony, among other news from the district and community.
Posted: June 16, 2017, 3:53 pm
"Hamilton" Actor and BHS Alum in Brookline (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=5666)
Nik Walker, Broadway actor and 2006 BHS graduate, shared his passion for the arts with the Brookline Community on June 12.
Posted: June 14, 2017, 7:12 pm
Dr. Keith Lezama Named METCO Director (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=5664)
Former BHS student and longtime employee, Dr. Keith Lezama, to take new leadership role in Brookline's METCO Program for the 2017-2018 school year.
Posted: June 12, 2017, 5:45 pm
Dr. Suzie Talukdar Named Driscoll Interim Principal (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=5663)
Dr. Sujan "Suzie" Talukdar, Brookline METCO Director, has been announced as the Driscoll School's Interim Principal.
Posted: June 12, 2017, 5:07 pm
Superintendent Bott's Statement on Transition of Heath Principal Dr. Asa Sevelius (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=5658)
Posted: June 7, 2017, 5:16 pm
Superintendent June 1 Report to School Committee (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=5607)
In his June 1st report, Superintendent Bott updated the School Committee on Brookline Town Meeting, the Driscoll principal transition, as well as Brookline students exciting music and essay participation and awards.
Posted: June 2, 2017, 4:01 pm
Town Meeting votes to approve FY2018 School Budget and next steps on BHS Expansion and 9th Elementary School (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=5556)
Posted: May 24, 2017, 8:08 pm
Superintendent May 18 Report to School Committee (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=5552)
In his May 18th report, Superintendent Bott updated the School Committee on Brookline's Youth Awards, composting at BHS, his weekly school visits, and crosswalk safety on Cypress Street.
Posted: May 24, 2017, 1:36 pm
BHS Senior named U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=5531)
BHS Senior Amir Siraj named a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts, one of the nation's highest honors for high school students.
Posted: May 10, 2017, 3:02 pm
School Committee Welcomes Suzanne Federspiel and Names Pollak Chairman (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=5523)
On May 4th, the School Committee welcomed new and re-elected members and voted in a new Chairman and Vice Chairman.
Posted: May 5, 2017, 8:19 pm
School Committee Bids Farewell to Dr. Lisa Jackson (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=5516)
At their April 27th meeting the School Committee celebrated the leadership and vision of outgoing member Dr. Lisa Jackson.
Posted: April 28, 2017, 8:10 pm
Public Hearings on BHS Expansion on April 26th and April 27th (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=5501)
All members of the public are encouraged to attend to get an update on the BHS Expansion project, and provide input on expansion options.
Posted: April 13, 2017, 2:22 pm
Brookline High School Featured on NPR (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=5497)
Brookline High School's collaboration with the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) was featured on WBUR, as part of a "Fighting Hate in Schools" national story.
Posted: April 6, 2017, 6:06 pm
2016 Preliminary Enrollment Report (K-12) (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=5484)
District releases 2016 Preliminary Enrollment Report (K-12) to help guide long term district and town planning.
Posted: March 31, 2017, 2:57 pm
Brookline educators attend "REAL" Conference at Harvard University (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=5483)
Principals, program directors, and senior leadership attended "Race, Equity, and Leadership in Schools" Conference at Harvard last week.
Posted: March 30, 2017, 4:01 pm
Chairs of Board of Selectmen and School Committee Release Statement about Potential New Early Education Center (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=5482)
Neil Wishinsky and Susan Wolf Ditkoff released a statement acknowledging the Trust family's plan to build a new early education center in Brookline
Posted: March 30, 2017, 2:20 am
Superintendent and School Committee statement on transgender support (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=5455)
Superintendent Bott and School Committee reaffirm support for transgender students, staff, and families.
Posted: March 3, 2017, 8:19 pm
School Committee Releases Update on Contract Negotiations (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=5446)
The School Committee's statement provides an update on the status of all contract negotiations and details about the committee's recent offers for the paraprofessional's contract
Posted: March 1, 2017, 11:27 am
Heath School Principal Announced (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=5435)
Superintendent Bott announces Dr. AC Sevelius to be Principal of Heath School.
Posted: February 17, 2017, 3:59 pm
Runkle School Principal Announced (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=5434)
Superintendent Bott announces the appointment of Ms. Genteen Jean-Michel as Principal of the Runkle School to be effective July 1st, 2017.
Posted: February 17, 2017, 3:58 pm
Upcoming Meetings: BHS Expansion (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=5416)
Your resource for upcoming meetings related to the BHS Expansion project.
Posted: February 10, 2017, 9:44 pm
Upcoming Meetings: 9th Elementary School (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=5415)
Stay informed through upcoming meetings related to the 9th Elementary School at Baldwin building project.
Posted: February 10, 2017, 9:41 pm
School Committee Releases Statement Affirming District's Core Values (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=5405)
School Committee releases statement supporting all families regardless of national origin or immigration status and reaffirming the district’s core value of respecting human difference.
Posted: February 3, 2017, 7:01 pm
2017-2018 School Calendar (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=5376)
The calendar for the 17-18 school year has been approved by the School Committee. Click on the headline to view and print a copy.
Posted: January 20, 2017, 1:02 am
Julie Schreiner-Oldham appointed to School Committee (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=5362)
The Board of Selectmen and the School Committee voted to appoint Julie Schreiner-Oldham to the School Committee.
Posted: January 11, 2017, 12:45 am
Anthony Meyer appointed permanent headmaster of Brookline High School (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=5361)
On January 17, Superintendent Andrew Bott named Anthony Meyer as headmaster of BHS. Mr. Meyer has been serving as Interim Headmaster since June 2016. Click the headline for the full announcement.
Posted: January 10, 2017, 9:02 pm
January 9th Meeting on 9th Elementary School Moved to BHS Auditorium (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=5355)
Due to the anticipated large turnout and considerations about overcrowding, the January 9th Community Kickoff Meeting about the 9th Elementary School at Baldwin will now be held at the Brookline High School auditorium.
Posted: January 5, 2017, 9:02 pm
BHS Expansion Project Continues with Community Meeting on January 12 (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=5324)
Community Members are invited to attend the BHS Expansion Update meeting at 7:00 p.m. in the Black Box Theater at the high school.
Posted: December 23, 2016, 4:16 pm
9th Elementary School Public Meetings scheduled for January (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=5323)
There will be two community meetings held at Heath School and two Building Committee meetings at Town Hall. Click the headline for complete details.
Posted: December 23, 2016, 3:59 pm
PSB Announces the Passing of Former Superintendent Sperber (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=5319)
On December 21, former Brookline Superintendent Dr. Robert Sperber passed away. Dr. Sperber will long be remembered for the lasting and profound impact he had on Brookline's schools and countless numbers of children, educators, and community members.
Posted: December 21, 2016, 9:53 pm
School Committee Vacancy (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=5300)
The Brookline School Committee is seeking applicants to temporarily fill the seat on the School Committee vacated by the resignation of Rebecca Stone.
Posted: December 9, 2016, 10:17 pm
After 12 years of service, Rebecca Stone announces resignation from School Committee (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=5266)
On November 28, Rebecca Stone notified the School Committee and the Board of Selectmen that she will resign from the School Committee effective December 2nd.
Posted: December 2, 2016, 12:45 am
School Committee Releases Update on Paraprofessional Negotiations (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=5110)
On November 22, the School Committee posted an update on contract negotiations with the BEU. The update includes details about the School Committee’s latest proposal to improve paraprofessional retention and make their salaries more competitive.
Posted: November 23, 2016, 1:27 am
School Committee and Board of Selectmen Select Baldwin for New Elementary School Site (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=5044)
On October 13th, the School Committee and the Board of Selectman took the next step in building a new elementary school by selecting the Baldwin School site.
Posted: October 14, 2016, 2:59 am
Superintendent Bott Provides Update on Process for Enrollment Projections and Updating School Assignment Boundaries (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=5040)
As part of the 9th School Site Selection Process, Superintendent Bott submitted an update on the process for enrollment projections and redrawing school boundaries.
Posted: October 10, 2016, 4:29 pm
Final 9th School Site Selection Study and Revised Traffic Memo Submitted to School Committee and Board of Selectmen (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=5039)
Jonathan Levi Architects submitted the final 9th School Site Selection Study Report and a revised traffic memo that includes updated information about the Baldwin School site.
Posted: October 10, 2016, 3:40 pm
School Committee Unanimously Approves Teachers Contract (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=5029)
On October 6, the School Committee unanimously approved a four-year agreement with the teachers in the Brookline Educators Union. Click here to read about highlights of the agreement.
Posted: October 7, 2016, 3:41 am
Come to the Open House on the 9th School Site Selection on September 28 (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=5009)
The 18th public and open meeting about the 9th School Site Selection will take place at the Pierce School on September 28 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. The Open House format allows for direct conversation and dialogue with the elected leaders who will make this important decision.
Posted: September 27, 2016, 10:52 pm
Superintendent Bott's September 22 Report to School Committee (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=5001)
This week's report highlights the superintendent's recent visits to BEEP centers and others school, the districtwide literacy assessment, and recent work by the Office of Teaching & Learning
Posted: September 25, 2016, 6:02 pm
School Committee and Brookline Educators Union Reach Agreement on Teachers Contract (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=4990)
The Brookline School Committee and the Brookline Educators Union signed a Memorandum of Agreement on September 21 to settle the contract negotiations for teachers. Click here for more details.
Posted: September 22, 2016, 6:10 pm
Full House at Baker for Open House on 9th Elementary School (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=4974)
More than 80 residents talked with town and school officials about site selection for a new elementary school. Traffic and parking considerations were front and center.
Posted: September 20, 2016, 8:43 pm
Architects Determine that 3 sites are Viable for 9th Elementary School (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=4962)
120 community members heard the presentation of the 9th Elementary School Site Selection Study before the Board of Selectmen and the School Committeee
Posted: September 15, 2016, 7:52 pm
Superintendent Bott Welcomes Families to the New School Year (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=4464)
In addition to visiting with parents and families at schools, Superintendent Bott send a welcome letter home to all parents and guardians. Click here to read his letter.
Posted: September 5, 2016, 9:28 pm
Superintendent Bott Opens the School Year by Visiting All Schools during the First Week (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=4463)
New Superintendent Andrew Bott travelled to all of our schools during the first week to welcome students and staff.
Posted: September 5, 2016, 8:55 pm
Brookline’s New Educator Orientation begins with welcome from Superintendent Andrew Bott (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=4445)
90 educators gathered at Brookline High for the start of a three day orientation for educators new to Brookline.
Posted: August 24, 2016, 3:59 pm
Brookline School Committee and Brookline Educators Union release Joint Statement on Negotiations (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=4444)
After two recent mediation sessions, the School Committee and Brookline Educators Union released a joint statement about the progress they are making.
Posted: August 24, 2016, 1:27 am
School and District Leaders Participate in Title IX Training at Baker School (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=4443)
On August 23, thirty-five Brookline school and district leaders participated in an all-day training on Title IX. Click here to learn more details about the day.
Posted: August 24, 2016, 1:14 am
BHS Completes Administrative Team (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=4374)
Brookline High School finalized its administrative team for the 2016-2017 school year with the appointment of an Interim Dean of Students, a new Dean of Faculty, the Director of Special Education, and an Interim Associate Dean of Students
Posted: August 4, 2016, 6:55 pm
July 26 Joint Board Meeting 9th School site Selection Study Progress (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=4304)
There will be a Joint meeting of the Board of Selectmen and the School Committee on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the Selectmen's Hearing Room located on the sixth floor in Town Hall. The agenda includes a progress update by the architectural firm Jonathan Levi Architects (JLA) on the 9th Elementary School Site Selection Study conducted this spring/summer.
Posted: July 15, 2016, 4:55 pm
Administrative Positions Filled (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=4200)
Three administrative positions have been filled for the 2016-2017 school year.
Posted: June 30, 2016, 7:50 pm
June 30 School Committee Update on Negotiations (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=4199)
The June 29th mediation was cancelled by the mediator. Please click here for an update on the process and possible upcoming mediations sessions.
Posted: June 30, 2016, 7:29 pm
Announcing New Deputy Superintendents (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=4188)
Interim Superintendent Joe Connelly and Incoming Superintendent Andrew Bott are pleased to announce the two newest members of the Brookline Schools leadership team: Deputy Superintendent of Teaching and Learning Nicole Gittens, and Deputy Superintendent of Student Services Samuel Zimmerman.
Posted: June 22, 2016, 3:41 pm
Patriots Owner Robert Kraft Visits Devotion School (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=4184)
Devotion students were in for a treat on June 15 when Patriots owner Robert Kraft, along with two former classmates, visited the school to see it as it was when they went there before the school begins renovations.
Posted: June 20, 2016, 7:09 pm
Important Updates from June 16 School Committee Meeting (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=4179)
Please read here for important updates from the June 16 School Committee Meeting on teacher contract negotiations, honoring teachers and staff with 30 Years of Service, new administrative hires, and the latest news on Capital Projects.
Posted: June 17, 2016, 4:07 pm
Driscoll Library Named after Retiring Librarian (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=4178)
The School Committee voted at the June 7 meeting to rename the Michael Driscoll Library, "The Amy Neale Library”, after the long-serving librarian at the Driscoll School.
Posted: June 17, 2016, 12:11 pm
Goodbye to Our Retirees (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=4177)
We say goodbye to principals, teachers and staff who have notified Brookline Public Schools of their retirement this school year.
Posted: June 16, 2016, 4:04 pm
30 Years of Service and Still Counting... (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=4176)
At the end of the 2015/16 school year, nine PSB employees have served in the Brookline Public Schools for thirty years. They will be honored at the June 16 School Committee Meeting for their tremendous service to the children of the schools of Brookline.
Posted: June 16, 2016, 3:58 pm
BHS Expansion Public Meeting June 13 Update (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=4173)
On June 13 the BHS Expansion Working Group held a community meeting to share the current timeline and process for this expansion project, which is designed to prepare PSB for the rapid increase in high school enrollment expected in the coming years.
Posted: June 14, 2016, 12:11 pm
BHS 9th Graders Look at the Science of Mini-Golf (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=4172)
BHS Ninth Grade geometry and physics students designed and built a 24 hole mini-golf course in the BHS gym as a project-based learning assignment that incorporates the ninth grade math and science classes.
Posted: June 13, 2016, 9:41 pm
Lawrence Honors Retiring Principal Rick Rogers (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=4170)
There was standing room only in the large gym as families gathered on June 9 before the PTO Spring Picnic to honor retiring Lawrence School Principal Rick Rogers.
Posted: June 10, 2016, 7:59 pm
New Administrative Hires Introduced at School Committee Meeting on June 16 (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=4169)
Five new administrators have been hired at the school and district level.The search processes have been inclusive and collaborative with each of the search committees representing many perspectives in the district including teachers, parents, and administrators.
Posted: June 10, 2016, 6:29 pm
BHS Graduation Day on BIG (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=4165)
See it for the first time or relive the sights and sounds of the Brookline High School Graduation on June 5, 2016, courtesy of Brookline Interactive Group (BIG).
Posted: June 9, 2016, 3:08 pm
Announcing Interim Headmaster at Brookline High School (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=4163)
Dean Anthony Meyer will serve as Interim Headmaster for Brookline High School in school year 2016 – 2017. Meyer has served as an Associate Dean and Dean of Students at BHS for the past nine years. Before that Meyer spent many years as a high school English and Humanities teacher, including at BHS from 2004 to 2007.
Posted: June 9, 2016, 1:05 pm
PSB Staff Email Addresses are Changing (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=4062)
Starting on June 8, all Public Schools of Brookline staff will have new email addresses. Click on the title to find out more.
Posted: June 6, 2016, 4:42 pm
MWRA Rescinds Report of Elevated Lead Levels in PSB Water (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=4041)
On June 2, MWRA apologized for mistakenly reporting that water samples at BHS and Baker School had elevated lead levels. The MWRA is now reporting that all Brookline school water samples are below the lead action level.
Posted: June 2, 2016, 12:30 pm
June 14 Public Meeting 9th School Site Selection Study (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=4038)
There is a public meeting on June 14 at 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the School Committee Room on the fifth floor in Town Hall with Jonathan Levi Architects (JLA), the architectural firm doing the 9th Elementary School site selection studies.
Posted: May 31, 2016, 5:39 pm
Pierce Honors Dr. Pipier Smith-Mumford (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=4033)
The Pierce community gathered to honor Pierce Principal Dr. Pipier Smith-Mumford at a celebration held at Pierce School on May 25. Smith-Mumford is retiring in June, after 31 years at Brookline as a teacher and administrator, with the past 17 years as principal of Pierce.
Posted: May 27, 2016, 3:52 pm
Brookline Education Foundation Celebrating Teachers (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=4021)
More than 200 people attended the Brookline Education Foundation (BEF) annual May event, “Celebrating Teachers”, at the Newbury College Student Center in Brookline on May 17. The standing room only event was well-attended by teachers and administrators. Each year the event celebrates the teachers of Brookline Public Schools.
Posted: May 25, 2016, 6:08 pm
May 23 Police Search at Hoar Sanctuary (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=4015)
This morning at approximately 8:30 a.m. the Brookline Police received reports of shots fired in the Hoar Sanctuary behind the Baker School. Police immediately secured the building to ensure the safety of all children. After investigating the matter, the Brookline Police stopped and identified man who was target shooting with an air rifle.
Posted: May 23, 2016, 2:01 pm
New Principal for Lincoln School (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=4014)
Brian Denitzio was announced as the next Principal of the Lincoln School at the May 19 School Committee meeting.
Posted: May 20, 2016, 2:23 pm
Well-Attended 9th School Public Meeting on May 18 (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=4011)
More than 100 parents, guardians, and residents attended the May 18 public hearing at Pierce School on building a 9th elementary school. The meeting informed people of three sites needing further study over the spring/summer in order to come up with a decision in October on one site to move into a feasibility study phase.
Posted: May 19, 2016, 3:39 pm
June 8 Public Meeting on Devotion School (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=3999)
All community members are invited to attend a meeting on June 8th for an update on the project schedule and construction by HMFH Architects and Shawmut Construction.
Posted: May 11, 2016, 7:09 pm
June 13 Public Meeting on BHS Expansion (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=3998)
The BHS Expansion Working Group will hold a public meeting to update and inform the community about the anticipated BHS expansion and renovation as PSB prepares for the rapid increase in high school enrollment in the coming years. The Working Group will share the current timeline and process on June 13 at 7:00 p.m. at Brookline High School.
Posted: May 11, 2016, 6:59 pm
June 7 Next Public Meeting on the 9th Elementary School (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=3974)
All parents, guardians, and community members are invited to attend public meetings on the 9th Elementary School site selection process for a new K-8 elementary school on May 18 and June 7.
Posted: April 28, 2016, 10:38 pm
School Committee and Brookline Educators Union Begin Mediation (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=3973)
The School Committee and the BEU held their first mediation session related to contract negotiations on April 25th.
Posted: April 28, 2016, 10:20 pm
SCHOOL COMMITTEE VOTES UNANIMOUSLY FOR ANDREW BOTT TO BE BROOKLINE'S NEXT SUPERINTENDENT (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=3912)
Tonight, with a unanimous vote, the School Committee approved Andrew Bott as the new Superintendent of the Public Schools of Brookline pending successful contract negotiations.
Posted: March 18, 2016, 12:41 am
School Committee Votes Andrew Bott as the Preferred Candidate to be the Next Superintendent of the Public Schools of Brookline (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=3882)
Vote to appoint will happen on March 10th
Posted: March 3, 2016, 2:32 pm
Email Issues (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=3881)
We are experiencing some technical difficulty with our email system. If you sent an email in the last 24 hours, it may not have been received. Please know that we will respond as soon as this situation has been resolved. If you need immediate assistance, please call your child's school directly or call the district office at 617-730-2401. We appreciate your patience.
Posted: March 2, 2016, 4:37 pm
School Committee Extends Public Input Period on Superintendent Finalists so It Will Not Meet on Friday 2/26 (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=3864)
In order to allow more input from parents, community members, staff and faculty on the finalists, the School Committee will not meet on Friday 2/26. The deadline for providing input has been extended until Sunday, 2/28.
Posted: February 26, 2016, 3:20 am
Videos of Superintendent Finalist Interviews available on BIG TV (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=3860)
If you were not able to come to the interviews of the finalist candidates, you can see them on BIG TV's You Tube Channel
Posted: February 23, 2016, 2:31 am
Community Members, Teachers and Staff Invited to Meet the Superintendent Finalists (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=3859)
Public welcome to meet the finalists on February 22, 23, and 24th.
Posted: February 22, 2016, 1:51 pm
School Committee Announces Finalists for Superintendent (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=3856)
On February 12th, the School Committee announced three finalists in the search for Brookline's next superintendent. Candidates will visit Brookline the week of February 22nd.
Posted: February 12, 2016, 2:36 pm
Superintendent Search Continues on Schedule (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=3854)
The first round of interviews were finished last week. Finalists expected to be named later this week.
Posted: February 11, 2016, 5:57 pm
Update on February 4th Joint Board Meeting for Site Selection of 9th Elementary School (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=3844)
The Board of Selectmen and School Committee continued to make progress on the decision on where to build a ninth K-8 elementary school.
Posted: February 9, 2016, 3:37 pm
Joint Board Meeting about 9th Elementary School on January 21 (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=3804)
The Board of Selectmen and School Committee will meet to further discuss the 9th elementary school site analysis.
Posted: January 15, 2016, 11:15 pm
What kind of leader should we look for in Brookline’s next superintendent? (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=3712)
Please complete the Superintendent Search Survey and tell us what characteristics you consider important in Brookline’s next superintendent.
Posted: December 22, 2015, 8:44 pm
School Committee releases Community Forum and Focus Group schedule for Superintendent Search Process (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=3664)
See the full search timeline and how community members can participate in the superintendent search.
Posted: December 10, 2015, 3:52 pm
Atlantic Research Partners Named to Support Superintendent Search (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=3629)
On November 24th, the School Committee voted unanimously to select Atlantic Research Partners to assist in identifying Brookline's next Superintendent.
Posted: November 25, 2015, 10:28 pm
Two BHS Seniors Awarded M.A.S.S. Certificate of Academic Excellence (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=3458)
Brookline High School seniors Barbara Dutra and Ronique Williams named recipients of the 2015 Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents Certificate of Academic Excellence
Posted: November 15, 2015, 8:02 pm
More than 150 Community Members Attend Open Houses about 9th Elementary School Study (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=2988)
Community members joined elected officials and school leaders at the second of two Open Houses to learn more about and provide input on the site for a new elementary school.
Posted: November 6, 2015, 11:41 pm
Open House Event for Possible 9th Elementary School (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=2968)
On November 3, join the Board of Selectmen and School Committee for an “Open House" about the Civic Moxie study and the upcoming process to consider sites for a possible 9th Elementary School.
Posted: October 30, 2015, 9:30 pm
Dr. Joseph Connelly named Interim Superintendent (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=2965)
On October 29th, the School Committee named Dr. Joseph Connelly to be the Interim Superintendent of the Public Schools of Brookline
Posted: October 30, 2015, 12:16 pm
Report: 9th Elementary School Site Identification Study (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=2934)
On the evening of October 22nd, the Brookline’s School Committee and Board of Selectmen reviewed the Ninth Elementary School Site Identification Study and discussed the need for a new school.
Posted: October 22, 2015, 1:34 am
Measuring Our Progress: 2015 Report Card on the Strategic Plan (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=1981)
The annual report on the district's progress on Goals 1 and 2 of our Strategic Plan from school year 2013-2014. This report includes data relative to MCAS, SAT, and high school achievement.
Posted: September 9, 2015, 5:33 pm
Superintendent Report for Tuesday, June 16, 2015 (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=1903)
This report includes a number of important student recognitions (Curtin Prize, High School Athletics, State Science Fair), updates on administrative hiring processes, and a description of steps being taken at the state level to redefine "economically disadvantaged."
Posted: August 24, 2015, 2:16 pm
Superintendent Report for Thursday, June 4, 2015 (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=1902)
This report includes an introduction of our new school leaders for 2015-2016, an update on kindergarten enrollments, and an update on the Director of Human Resources search process...
Posted: August 24, 2015, 2:15 pm
Superintendent Report for Thursday, May 21, 2015 (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=1901)
This report focuses on a number of student and staff recognitions!
Posted: August 24, 2015, 2:14 pm
Superintendent Report for Thursday, May 7, 2015 (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=1900)
This report includes reports on significant accomplishments by our Sagamore staff and students partipating in the National Japanese Exams, an update on kindergarten enrollments, and a brief FY2016 budget update.
Posted: August 24, 2015, 2:13 pm
Steps to Success (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=1899)
See the amazing Steps to Success video, first shown at the recent "Step Up For Our Stars" event.
Posted: August 24, 2015, 2:12 pm
Superintendent Report for Thursday, April 30, 2015 (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=1898)
This report includes information regarding the Driscoll School Interim Principal, the possible high school staffing consolidations, and the Today's Students, Tomorrow's Teachers (TSTT) Awards Ceremony.
Posted: August 24, 2015, 2:11 pm
Driscoll School Interim Principal (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=1897)
I am very pleased to announce that Eileen Driscoll Woods will serve as Interim Principal at Driscoll School during Heidi Cook's leave in 2015-2016.
Posted: August 24, 2015, 2:10 pm
Important Presentations (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=1896)
The Brookline School Committee heard two very important presentations at their meeting on Thursday, April 9, 2015: The Enrichment and Challenge Support (ECS) Program Review & The Technology Plan
Posted: August 24, 2015, 2:05 pm
Devotion Presentation to Board of Selectmen (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=1895)
The Devotion School renovation and addition project presentation, which will be made to the Board of Selectmen on Tuesday, April 14, 2015.
Posted: August 24, 2015, 2:04 pm
Elementary Classroom Consolidations (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=1894)
The FY2016 no override budget includes consolidationsof five (5) elementary classes across the system. We have worked closely with Principals over the past month to identify these sections, focusing on enrollments (including the number of students with IEPs, those served through ELL, and students qualifying for free and reduced lunch), achievement data (including MCAS), and the classroom experience of teachers in the receiving grade level. After considering these factors, we have identified the following grade levels and schools for consolidation in the no override budget scenario...
Posted: August 24, 2015, 2:02 pm
Superintendent Report for Thursday, April 9, 2015 (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=1893)
This report includes important information on the elementary classroom consolidations that would take place under the no override budget proposal, as well as announcements regarding school leadership at both Devotion and Heath.
Posted: August 24, 2015, 2:00 pm
Advisory Committee Presentation (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=1892)
Our annual program meeting with the Advisory Committee took place on Monday, April 6, 2015.
Posted: August 24, 2015, 1:58 pm
Heath School Leadership (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=1852)
I am very please to announce that Annie Sevelius, who currently serves as Vice Principal at Heath School, will become Interim Principal for the 2015-2016 school year...
Posted: August 20, 2015, 8:32 pm
Devotion School Leadership (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=1851)
Posted: August 20, 2015, 8:30 pm
More Public Forums (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=1850)
Posted: August 20, 2015, 8:29 pm
Superintendent Report for Thursday, March 26, 2015 (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=1849)
Posted: August 20, 2015, 8:27 pm
Recent Public Forums (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=1848)
Posted: August 20, 2015, 8:23 pm
Staff and Community Survey Results (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=1847)
Posted: August 20, 2015, 8:14 pm
Superintendent Report for Thursday, March 12, 2015 (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=1846)
Posted: August 20, 2015, 8:11 pm
FY2016 Superintendent's Budget Message (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=1845)
Posted: August 20, 2015, 8:07 pm
FY2016 Budget Preview (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=1844)
Posted: August 20, 2015, 8:06 pm
Superintendent Report for Monday, February 23, 2015 (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=1843)
Posted: August 20, 2015, 8:04 pm
Superintendent Report for Thursday, February 12, 2015 (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=1842)
Posted: August 20, 2015, 8:03 pm
Superintendent Report for Thursday, February 5, 2015 (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=1841)
Posted: August 20, 2015, 8:02 pm
School Committee FY2016 Budget Guidelines and Priorities (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=1840)
Posted: August 20, 2015, 8:01 pm
Superintendent Report for Thursday, January 22, 2015 (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=1839)
Posted: August 20, 2015, 7:59 pm
Override and Debt Exclusion Public Hearings (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=1838)
Posted: August 20, 2015, 7:57 pm
Deputy Superintendent for Administration and Finance (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=1837)
Posted: August 20, 2015, 7:56 pm
Devotion at Old Lincoln School (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=1836)
Posted: August 20, 2015, 7:55 pm
Selectmen's Override Schedule (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=1835)
Posted: August 20, 2015, 7:54 pm
Superintendent Report for Thursday, January 8, 2015 (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=1834)
Posted: August 20, 2015, 7:45 pm
"No Override" Scenario (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=1833)
Posted: August 20, 2015, 7:43 pm
2015-2016 School Calendar (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=1832)
Posted: August 20, 2015, 7:42 pm
Override Study by Board of Selectmen (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=1831)
Posted: August 20, 2015, 7:42 pm
Driscoll School Statement of Interest (SOI) (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=1830)
Posted: August 20, 2015, 7:41 pm
Short-Term Space Recommendations (FY2016 through FY2020) (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=1829)
Posted: August 20, 2015, 7:40 pm
Superintendent Report for Thursday, December 18, 2014 (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=1828)
Posted: August 20, 2015, 7:38 pm
MSAN Student Conference (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=1827)
Posted: August 20, 2015, 7:37 pm
Superintendent Report for Thursday, December 4, 2015 (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=1826)
Posted: August 20, 2015, 7:34 pm
School Cancellation & Delayed Openings (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=1825)
Posted: August 20, 2015, 7:30 pm
Gifts to Staff Members (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=1824)
Posted: August 20, 2015, 7:28 pm
School Committee's Legislative Priorities (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=1058)
Posted: January 7, 2015, 2:20 pm
Superintendent Report for Thursday, November 13, 2014 (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=874)
Posted: November 26, 2014, 3:28 pm
Override Scenarios (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=873)
On Monday, November 10, 2014, I presented two important documents to the Board of Selectmen. The main document outlines several override budget scenarios (referred to as the "90%" and "65%" scenarios) and provides detail on the school programs that I believe would be considered for enhancement, maintenance or elimination, depending on available revenue going forward...
Posted: November 26, 2014, 3:27 pm
Short-Term Space Options (FY2016-FY2020) (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=872)
As many of you know, the Schools are currently considering a long list of options to deal with our short-term capital needs (town-wide), which will accommodate our children while long-term building projects get underway and are completed...
Posted: November 26, 2014, 3:24 pm
FY2015 Hiring Profile (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=871)
Posted: November 26, 2014, 3:22 pm
Superintendent Report for Tuesday, October 14, 2014 (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=870)
Posted: November 26, 2014, 3:20 pm
Presentation to the Board of Selectmen (10-7-2014) (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=869)
Posted: November 26, 2014, 3:19 pm
Superintendent Report for Thursday, October 2, 2014 (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=868)
Posted: November 26, 2014, 3:17 pm
Pilot Parent and Staff Survey (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=867)
As part of our commitment to delivering an extraordinary education for every child, the Public Schools of Brookline will begin, this winter, to collect standard feedback surveys from all parents, guardians, and staff in the district...
Posted: November 26, 2014, 3:04 pm
Devotion School Education Plan (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=866)
We are very pleased to make public the Edward Devotion School Education Plan and Appendices, which were submitted to the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) as part of our ongoing efforts to renovate and expand this PK-8 school..
Posted: November 26, 2014, 3:02 pm
School Committee Opts for MCAS in 2015 (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=865)
On Thursday, September 18, 2014, the Brookline School Committee voted 8-0 to accept my recommendation for Brookline to stay with MCAS for 2015. See my letter to parents outlining the reasoning for this final recommendation here...
Posted: November 26, 2014, 2:59 pm
Superintendent Report for Thursday, September 18, 2014 (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=864)
Posted: November 26, 2014, 2:51 pm
Superintendent Report for Thursday, September 4, 2014 (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=863)
Posted: November 26, 2014, 2:43 pm
Devotion School Vice Principal (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=862)
We are excited to announce that Jennifer Buller has joined the staff of the Devotion School as the new Vice Principal...
Posted: November 26, 2014, 2:41 pm
Associate Dean - Brookline High School (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=365)
We are pleased that Kayla Dorsey-Twumasi joins the Public Schools of Brookline as the Associate Dean of Students at Brookline High School.
Posted: August 7, 2014, 4:58 pm
Early Education Program Coordinator (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=364)
We are pleased that Regina Watts has been named Early Childhood Program Coordinator
Posted: August 7, 2014, 4:57 pm
Coordinator of School Health Services (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=363)
We are delighted to announce that Tricia Laham has been named Coordinator of School Health Services
Posted: August 7, 2014, 4:57 pm
Interim Devotion School Principal (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=362)
I am is pleased to announce that Joseph Connelly will serve as Interim Principal of the Devotion School during the 2014-2015 school year.
Posted: August 7, 2014, 4:56 pm
PARCC (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=361)
On June 3, 2014, I provided our School Committee with a revised recommendation for The Public Schools in Brookline to administer PARCC assessments in grades 3-8 for the 2014-2015 school year.
Posted: August 7, 2014, 4:55 pm
Superintendent's Report to the School Committee for Thursday, June 5, 2014 (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=360)
Superintendent's Report to the School Committee for Thursday, June 5, 2014 can be accessed here.
Posted: August 7, 2014, 4:53 pm
State Testing in 2015 (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=359)
This spring, the Public Schools of Brookline participated in a field test for the PARCC Assessment
Posted: August 7, 2014, 4:50 pm
Superintendent Report for May 22, 2014 (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=358)
The Superintendent's Report to the School Committee for May 22, 2014 is available here
Posted: August 7, 2014, 4:46 pm
Brookline Teacher Honored by New England Association of Woodworking Teachers (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=357)
Brookline High School (BHS) Woodworking and Engineering Teacher, Glen Gurner was presented with the 2014 Program of the Year award at the spring meeting of the New England Association of Woodworking Teachers.
Posted: August 7, 2014, 4:45 pm
Superintendent Report for May 8, 2014 (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=356)
The Superintendent's Report to the School Committee for May 8, 2014 is available here.
Posted: August 7, 2014, 4:41 pm
Former Governor Michael Dukakis Attends Lawrence School Earth Day (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=355)
Former Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis spoke to students at Lawrence School at a recent K-8 Community Meeting celebrating Earth Day.
Posted: August 7, 2014, 4:40 pm
Andrew Bott Named Next Principal of Lincoln School (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=354)
The Public Schools of Brookline is pleased to announce that Andrew Bott has been named Principal of the Lincoln School, effective July 1, 2014.
Posted: August 7, 2014, 4:37 pm
Local Artist Donates Sculpture to Lawrence School (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=353)
The Lawrence School community recently recognized the donation of a sculpture entitled "Sun Stone" created by local artist Murray Dewart.
Posted: August 7, 2014, 4:36 pm
Superintendent's Report for April 10, 2014 (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=352)
The Superintendent's Report to the School Committee for April 10, 2014 is available here.
Posted: August 7, 2014, 4:34 pm
Superintendent's Report for March 27, 2014 (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=351)
The Superintendent's Report to the School Committee for March 27, 2014 is available here.
Posted: August 7, 2014, 4:33 pm
K-12 Coordinator of Performing Arts (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=350)
It is my pleasure to announce Kenny Kozol as the K-12 Coordinator of Performing Arts.
Posted: August 7, 2014, 4:31 pm
Superintendent Report for March 13, 2014 (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=349)
The Superintendent's Report to the School Committee for March 13, 2014 is available here.
Posted: August 7, 2014, 4:30 pm
FY2015 School Budget Forums (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=348)
Peter Rowe (Deputy Superintendent for Administration and Finance) and I are pleased to announce that we will hold open forums to discuss the FY2015 School Budget on Thursday, March 20, 2014 and Wednesday, March 26, 2014.
Posted: August 7, 2014, 4:23 pm
Short-Term Elementary Space Plan/Capital Subcommittee Public Hearing (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=347)
I recently sent a letter to all Brookline parents and guardians regarding the upcoming Capital Subcommittee Public Hearing and the short-term elementary space plan.
Posted: August 7, 2014, 4:22 pm
Superintendent's Report for February 27, 2014 (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=346)
The Superintendent's Report to the School Committee for February 27, 2014 is available here.
Posted: August 7, 2014, 4:20 pm
Superintendent's Budget Message (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=345)
I am pleased to share the FY2015 Superintendent's Budget Message, which was presented to the School Committee on Tuesday, February 11, 2014.
Posted: August 7, 2014, 4:12 pm
Superintendent Report for January 16, 2014 (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=344)
The Superintendent's Report to the School Committee for January 16, 2014 is available here.
Posted: August 7, 2014, 4:09 pm
Override Study Committee Public Hearing (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=343)
In August, 2013, the Board of Selectment appointed an Override Study Committee (OSC)
Posted: August 7, 2014, 4:01 pm
Short-Term Facilities Recommendations (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=342)
I recently sent a letter to all Brookline Parents and Guardians regarding our short-tem facilities recommendations and use of the Old Lincoln School
Posted: August 7, 2014, 3:59 pm
Steps to Success on WBZ-TV (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=341)
On Tuesday, January 21st, WBZ-TV's "Eye on Education" featured a great story about Brookline's Steps to Success program
Posted: August 7, 2014, 3:42 pm
Education Commissioner Visits Brookline (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=340)
On Friday, January 24th I had the pleasure of welcoming Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education Mitchell Chester
Posted: August 7, 2014, 3:29 pm
Short-Term Elementary Space Recommendations (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=339)
In September, 2013, the School Committee adopted the "Proposal for School Expansion to Meet Enrollment Growth,"
Posted: August 7, 2014, 3:25 pm
Posse Scholar (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=338)
I am pleased to announce that GiAnna “Gigi” Gray has been selected as a Posse Scholar
Posted: August 7, 2014, 3:22 pm
Superintendent Report for January 30, 2014 (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=337)
The Superintendent's Report to the School Committee for January 30, 2014 is available here
Posted: August 7, 2014, 3:20 pm
Brookline Curriculum Coordinator Selected as NSTA Curator (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=336)
Janet MacNeil, Brookline’s K-8 Science Coordinator, has been selected as an NGSS@NSTA Curator
Posted: August 7, 2014, 3:15 pm
Update on Short-Term Elementary Space Recommendations (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=335)
On Thursday, January 23, 2014, I presented my short-term elementary space recommendations to the School Committee's Capital Subcommittee.
Posted: August 7, 2014, 3:13 pm
Principal Named for Old Lincoln School (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=333)
I am pleased to announce that Monica Crowley, Vice Principal of the Lawrence School, has been named Principal for the Old Lincoln School (OLS)
Posted: August 7, 2014, 3:02 pm
Superintendent Report for February 11, 2014 (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=330)
The Superintendent's Report to the School Committee for February 11, 2014 is available
Posted: August 6, 2014, 8:04 pm
Update on PARCC Field Testing (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=329)
In October, I wrote to PSB families to let you know that Brookline elementary schools would be participating in the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) field test this spring.
Posted: August 6, 2014, 7:51 pm
Vice Principal - Pierce School (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=328)
We are delighted that Dan Green has been named Vice Principal at Pierce School.
Posted: August 6, 2014, 7:44 pm
Brookline SmartSummer Program (September 2nd & 3rd) (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=327)
We are very pleased that Brookline Adult and Community Education will be offering programs for students on September 2nd and 3rd, immediately prior to the beginning of the school year for students on Thursday, September 4.
Posted: August 6, 2014, 7:36 pm
Brookline SmartPrograms (Fall 2014) (https://www NULL.brookline NULL.k12 NULL.ma NULL.us/site/Default NULL.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&PageID=1&ViewID=6446ee88-d30c-497e-9316-3f8874b3e108&FlexDataID=326)
Check out these amazing courses for families and students for Fall 2014, available through Brookline Adult and Community Education. Activities are available for after school and on early release days!
Posted: August 6, 2014, 7:33 pm
 

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