• Charge and Membership of the BHS Building Committee

    There shall be established a Building Committee for the Brookline High School Expansion Project. In keeping with recent practice on the Devotion School project, this committee shall be modeled using the MSBA Building Committee guidelines as a starting point. The Committee shall consist of a member of the Building Commission, Board of Selectmen and School Committee, each selected by their designated boards, who together shall serve as co-chairs of the Committee. The other members of the Committee shall be as listed below. The Board of Selectmen, working with the Town Administrator and staff, shall provide candidates to fill the Park and Recreation Commission representative and the two greater BHS community positions. The Superintendent, working with the Headmaster, shall provide candidates to fill the two parent community representatives, the dean representative and the student representative positions. The slate of members shall be ratified by the Board of Selectmen and the School Committee.
    • The Building Committee shall advise and support the Building Commission, Board of Selectmen and School Committee in connection with their authority and responsibilities for the construction and alteration of town buildings and structures under Article 3.7 of the General By-Laws of the Town of Brookline.
    • The Building Committee shall also be the main body responsible for engaging and informing the public on the project.
    • The Building Committee shall work with the Project Manager and consultants in support of the project. The Project Manager shall attend all the meetings of the Building Committee and serve as the Committee’s staff person.
    • The Building Committee shall be concerned with all aspects of the project including budget, schedule, safety, public relations coordination of town agencies, logistics, and contract compliance.




    George Cole

    Co-Chair, Building Commission

    Nancy Heller

    Co-Chair, Select Board

    Susan Wolf Ditkoff

    Co-Chair, School Committee

    Nancy O'Connor

    Park and Recreation Commission Member

    Ian Roffman

    School Parent Community Representative

    Matthew Oudens

    Greater BHS Community Representative

    Bobbie Knable

    Greater BHS Community Representative

    Faith Dantowitz

    Community Representative/Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC)*

    Andrea Parzen

    Community Representative/Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC)*

    Lakia Rutherford

    Community Representative/METCO* 

    Mel Kleckner

    Town Administrator or designee

    Daniel Bennett

    Building Commissioner or designee

    Ben Lummis

    Interim Superintendent of Schools

    Mary Ellen Normen

    Deputy Superintendent of Schools for Administration and Finance

    Nicole Gittens

    Deputy Superintendent of Schools for Teaching and Learning

    Anthony Meyer

    Brookline High School Head of School


    Brookline High School Dean

    Jordan Watts

    Brookline High School Student Representative

    Ray Masak

    Project Manager, Building Department

    Table: BHS Expansion Building Committee Members