BROOKLINE SCHOOL BOARD
Captain Samuel Douglass Academy
March 21, 2005
In attendance tonight are Mike Molkentine, Dave Partridge, Ernie Hudziec, Clay Mathieson, and Michael Dreyer.
Workshop Session 6:30 PM - 8:50PM
All board members were present for an initial workshop meeting to discuss the following:
ŸGeneral discussion on procedural issues
ŸGeneral discussion on ideas and possible subjects of review over the upcoming year
ŸAll board members discussed the desire for open communication with the public - Goal #1
ŸBudgeting process should start earlier. Mike D mentioned need for the board to be informed about all budget line items during public sessions.
ŸErnie questioned process for reviewing and approving manifests.
ŸErnie has questions about how we compare to Hollis Elementary in test grades.
ŸDave asked about a breakdown of how Brookline students in tenth grade are doing versus how Hollis students are doing in tenth grade. How was the performance at the time of merger of Hollis and Brookline students in middle school? Mike M will check his files, he might have that information.
ŸErnie was curious about what the specific computer requirements for first and third grade students should be.
ŸErnie discussed and there was general consensus that we need a long range plan (10 years?) in place as soon as possible.
ŸMike M handed out a copy of the School District Criteria for Special Education Evaluations for the board to review.
ŸMany ideas/thoughts were discussed with general topics: The SAUCER plan, insurance,. grants, meeting with the BoS, CIC, PB, and FinCom to see where the town is headed, performance based evaluations and compensation, and general policy review.
Mike Molkentine discussed need for agenda change for meeting on 3/22/05. There was a request for a non-public session.. Agenda changed to reflect non-public session at 8:45 PM.
Chris St. George came into to functionally test video system for meeting on 3/22/05 in order to facilitate taping for future public view.
Officer Kurland stopped by to say hello. He was at the science fair and just wanted to check in with us