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November 1, 2022

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November 1, 2022

          Brockton, Massachusetts        Special School Committee Meeting                  November 1, 2022



                        The Special School Committee Meeting of the Brockton School Committee was held this evening,

                        at seven o’clock.


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


                        Ms. Asack, Vice-Chair called the meeting to order at 7:08 p.m., followed by a salute to the flag.


Present:  Ms. Asack; Vice-Chair, Ms. Rivas Mendes, Mr. Homer, Mr. Rodrigues,

               Ms. Sullivan, Mr. Sullivan


                          Absent:  Mayor Sullivan; Chair, Ms. Ehlers


                        Also Present:  Superintendent Thomas


                        Ms. Asack – Vice-Chair, took a roll call to establish a quorum.


Ms. Sullivan – Here

Mr. Homer – Here

Ms. Ehlers – Absent

Ms. Rivas Mendes – Here

Mr. Rodrigues – Here

Mr. Sullivan – Here

Ms. Asack, Vice-Chair – Here


Mayor Sullivan, Chair – Absent


                                    Agenda #2 – Executive Session

                        Ms. Asack, Vice-Chair read the following statement for the record.


“School Committee will go into Executive Session:  Pursuant to M.G.L. c. 30A, § 21(a)(3) To conduct strategy with respect to collective bargaining or litigation if an open meeting may have a detrimental effect of the bargaining or litigating position of the public body and the chair so declares, Brockton Educational Support Professional Association (BESPA) .  The committee will return to open session following this Executive Session.”


                  Ms. Asack asked for a motion to go into Executive Session.


                  Ms. Rivas Mendes motioned to enter Executive Session.  Seconded by Mr. Rodrigues.


Voted: to approve the motion, unanimously.


    School Committee Members went into Executive Session at 7:10 p.m.


    School Committee Members returned from Executive Session at 7:49 p.m.


                  Ms. Rivas Mendes motioned to return from Executive Session.  Seconded by Mr. Sullivan.


Voted: to approve the motion, unanimously.


    Agenda #3 – Discussion and Potential Vote(s) from Executive Session

    Ms. Asack entertained a motion.


Mr. Homer motioned to approve the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between

the Brockton School Committee and the Brockton Educational Support Professionals

Association (BESPA) for a three-period from September 1, 2022 through August 31, 2025. 

Seconded by Mr. Sullivan.




                  Ms. Asack took a roll call vote:


Ms. Sullivan – Yes

Mr. Homer – Yes

Ms. Rivas Mendes – Yes

Mr. Rodrigues – Yes

Mr. Sullivan - Yes

Ms. Asack, Vice-Chair – Yes


Voted: to approve the motion, unanimously.



    Ms. Sullivan thanked all who worked on this contract.


    Agenda #3 – Other Business



Agenda #4 – Adjournment

                        Ms. Asack asked for a motion to adjourn the Special School Committee Meeting.


                             A motion was made by Mr. Sullivan.  Seconded by Ms. Rivas Mendes.


Voted: to approve the motion, unanimously.


The meeting adjourned at 7:52 p.m.


                        Respectfully submitted,            

                          Michael P. Thomas