Capital Subcommittee Public Hearing/Short-Term Elementary Space Plan Update
Dr. Lupini recently sent a community letter to all Brookline parents and guardians regarding the short-term elementary space plan and the upcoming Capital Subcommittee Public Hearing, scheduled for Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. in the Walsh School Committee Room (5th Floor, Town Hall.)
Superintendent's Budget Message
The FY2015 Superintendent's Budget Message was presented to the School Committee on Tuesday, February 11, 2014. A copy of the slides used at that presentation can be found here. The full budget proposal, as well as an update to this message, will be presented at the March 13th School Committee Meeting.
Testimony of Chairman Alan Morse, Override Study Committee Public Hearing
You can read School Committee Chairman Alan Morse's testimony from the Override Study Committee Public Hearing, held on January 22, 2014, here.
Capital Subcommittee Public Hearing
The School Committee’s Capital Subcommittee will hold a Public Hearing on the Old Lincoln School (OLS) Transition Plan on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. in the School Committee Room, 5th Floor, Town Hall. The Brookline community will have the opportunity to comment on the short-term elementary space recommendations that were proposed by Superintendent William H. Lupini on Thursday, January 23, 2014 and modified on February 4, 2014. You can read more about Dr. Lupini's recommendations and the public hearing here.
Information and Resources for PARCC Assessment
PARCC Field Assessment - Spring 2014
This spring, the Public Schools of Brookline will participate in the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), a new assessment based on the Common Core Standards being field tested in school districts throughout Massachusetts. The PARCC Assessment could potentially replace the MCAS as our statewide assessment system. This field test is an opportunity to “test the test,” providing the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) with valuable information in deciding whether to adopt PARCC.
The PARCC assessment field test is administered in English Language Arts and Mathematics and is comprised of two components: a Performance-Based Assessment (PBA) and an End-of-Year Assessment (EOY). Not all grades and classrooms will participate in the field test and no student will take the entire complement of the PARCC assessment. If your child's classroom will be participating in the field test, you will receive notification.
The PARCC field test is a tremendous undertaking and, in order to better inform parents and guardians, below are links to past correspondence and resources that may be helpful. If you have any questions concerning the PARCC assessment, please contact your building principal.
1) Past Correspondence/Information from Public Schools of Brookline
3) Information from the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC)
Olweus Bullying Questionnaire Spring 2014
The Olweus Bullying Questionnaire (OBQ) will be administered to all students in grades three through eleven between Monday, February 3, 2014 and Friday, March 28, 2014.
Parents of Grade 3-11 students received a letter providing information about Olweus through BlackBoard Connect on Wednesday, January 22, 2014.
District and School Report Cards
The federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) requires schools to annually distribute "report cards" to parents and guardians of all enrolled students. The report cards, prepared by the Massachuetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), contain a summary of important, federally-required information about the overall performance of a district and each individual school. Below please find full report cards for the Public Schools of Brookline. Summaries are also available below, which were recently distributed to parents and guardians. For a more detailed overview and explanation of the report cards, please click here. The full report is also available on the DESE website under School and District Profiles/Directory at profiles.doe.mass.edu.
Public Schools of Brookline, District-Wide: Full Report
Brookline High School: Full Report and Summary
Baker School: Full Report and Summary
Devotion School: Full Report and Summary
Driscoll School: Full Report and Summary
Heath School: Full Report and Summary
Lawrence School: Full Report and Summary
Lincoln School: Full Report and Summary
Pierce School: Full Report and Summary
Runkle School: Full Report and Summary
FY 2015 School Committee Budget Guidelines and Priorities
The Brookline School Committee is responsible for approving and overseeing the Public Schools of Brookline annual budget. In accordance with those responsibilities, the School Committee annual process begins with a statement of priorities and guidelines to inform the Superintendent's initial construction of a budget for the next fiscal year. Please click here for a copy of the FY 2015 School Committee Budget Guidelines and Priorities, approved on December 19, 2013.
Public Schools of Brookline Bullying Prevention and Intervention Plan
2013 Superintendent's Evaluation
Click here to view the Superintendent's 2013 Evaluation.
Conference Forms Parent Overview, Grades 1-5
Fall parent-teacher conferences will be held during November and December. This year, the Office of Teaching and Learning is providing a Conference Forms Overview for parents/guardians of students in Grades 1-5. Please click here to download the Conference Forms Overview.
School Committee Plan: Future Space Considerations (Devotion Meeting)
Superintendent Lupini will be discussing next steps in implementing the School Committee "Future Space Considerations" plan at Devotion School on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. He will also be meeting with staff at Devotion earlier in the day. For information on this community discussion, please contact Janice McHugh, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent, at 617-730-2401.
Override Study Committee
Click here for information on the Override Study Committee, including Committee charge, membership, schedule, minutes, and presentations.
School Committee Plan: Future Space Considerations
By a vote of 8-0, the Brookline School Committee has adopted the plan for future space considerations that had been recommended by the Capital Subcommittee. Click here to view the plan.
Superintendent Lupini will be discussing next steps in implementing this plan with parents at Driscoll School on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 8:15 a.m. and at Devotion School on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. He will also be meeting with staff at each of these schools on those dates. For information on these community discussions, please contact Janice McHugh, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent, at 617-730-2401.
Capital Subcommittee Recommendations: Future Space Considerations
The Capital Improvements Subcommittee of the Brookline School Committee has formulated recommendations to the Committee regarding future space considerations within The Public Schools of Brookline. These recommendations rely heavily on the recently completed report of the Brookline School Population & Capacity Exploration Committee (B-SPACE). Please click here to view the Capital Subcommittee recommendations.
The recommendations will be formally presented to the School Committee at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 12, 2013 in the Walsh School Committee Room (5th Floor, Brookline Town Hall). The presentation will be followed by a Public Hearing on these recommendations. The Committee is expected to consider a vote on the recommendations at their meeting on Thursday, September 19, 2013.
Please contact Ms. Robin Coyne, Executive Assistant to the School Committee, at 617-730-2430 with any questions regarding the presentation or hearing.
Click here to view a copy of the final B-SPACE report.
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