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April 27, 2021

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Brockton, Massachusetts
Special School Committee Meeting
April 27, 2021
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The Special School Committee Meeting of the Brockton School Committee was held this evening, at five-thirty.

These minutes contain a summary of the meeting and list items that were under discussion.

Mayor Sullivan called the meeting to order at 5:40 p.m., followed by a salute to the flag.
 
Also present:  Superintendent Thomas, Executive Team Members, Kim Gibson, BEA President, Richard Bath

Mayor Sullivan, Chair read the following information for the record.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic and State of Emergency, on March 12, 2020, Governor Baker issued an Executive Order Temporarily Suspending Certain Provisions of the Open Meeting Law, G.L. c. 30A sec. 20. Pursuant to the Order, public bodies are temporarily relieved from the Open Meeting Law’s requirement that meetings be held in public places, open and physically accessible to the public, so long as measures are taken to ensure public access to the bodies' deliberations "through adequate, alternative means."

This meeting will be held and will be accessible to the public via Brockton Community Access, Brockton Public Schools website, www.bpsma.org, YouTube and Comcast channel 98 and / 1071HD Version

The public can access this meeting via this link: www.youtube.TheBrocktonChannels

Mayor Sullivan took a roll call to establish a quorum.

Mayor Sullivan, Chair – yes            
Mr. D’Agostino, Vice-Chair – yes               
Ms. Asack – yes
Ms. Mendes – yes                
Mr. Minichiello – yes                           
Mr. Rodrigues – yes  
Ms. Sullivan – yes                            
Mr. Sullivan –yes

    Agenda #1 – Executive Session
    
Mayor Sullivan called for a vote to go into Executive Session and read the following statement for the record.

“The Committee will enter Executive Session:  Pursuant to M.G.L. c. 30A, § 21(a)(3), to discuss strategy and obtain advice from legal counsel with respect to collective bargaining, Brockton Education Association (BEA), Independent Brockton Administrative Assistants, Technical Employees Association (IBAA and TEA), Bus Drivers..  The committee will  return to open session following this Executive Session.

        Mr. D’Agostino motioned to enter Executive Session, seconded by Ms. Sullivan and Mr. Sullivan.    
        
        Mr. D’Agostino took a roll call vote:
    
Mr. D’Agostino, Vice-Chair – yes               
Ms. Asack – yes
Ms. Mendes – yes                
Mr. Minichiello – yes                           
Mr. Rodrigues – yes  
Ms. Sullivan – yes                            
Mr. Sullivan –yes
    
School Committee Members went into Executive Session at 5:44 p.m.
    
School Committee Member returned from Executive Session at 6:26 p.m.
        
        Mayor Sullivan took a roll call to re-establish a quorum.
        
Mr. D’Agostino, Vice-Chair – yes               
Ms. Asack – yes
Ms. Mendes – yes                
Mr. Minichiello – yes                           
Mr. Rodrigues – yes  
Ms. Sullivan – yes                            
Mr. Sullivan –yes

Agenda #2 – Vote on Items from Executive Session
Mayor Sullivan entertained a motion.

Mr. D’Agostino motioned to approve the Memorandum of Agreement between the Brockton School Committee and the Brockton Education Association commencing on September 1, 2021 through August 31, 2022, seconded by Mr. Sullivan.

Mayor Sullivan took a roll call vote:

Mr. D’Agostino, Vice-Chair – yes               
Ms. Asack – yes
Ms. Mendes – yes                
Mr. Minichiello – yes                           
Mr. Rodrigues – yes  
Ms. Sullivan – yes                            
Mr. Sullivan –yes
            Voted:  to approve the motion, unanimous.

Agenda #3 – Other Business
Mr. D’Agostino and members wished Mayor Sullivan a Happy Birthday.

Agenda #4 – Adjournment
Ms. Sullivan motioned to adjourn, seconded by Mr. Sullivan.

Mayor Sullivan took a roll call vote:

Mr. D’Agostino, Vice-Chair – yes               
Ms. Asack – yes
Ms. Mendes – yes                
Mr. Minichiello – yes                           
Mr. Rodrigues – yes  
Ms. Sullivan – yes                            
Mr. Sullivan –yes
The meeting adjourned at 6:28 p.m.
                          
                           Respectfully submitted,
                             Michael P. Thomas
                             Superintendent/Secretary   
 
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