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The Sagamore

BSC proposes reopening plan for Brookline schools

BSC proposes reopening plan for Brookline schools

Anoushka Mallik, News Managing Editor August 11, 2020

The Brookline School Committee (BSC) has proposed a reopening plan for the Public Schools of Brookline (PSB). On August 12, the committee will vote on the plan. The plan, “RemotePlus", offers a phased...

COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by a novel coronavirus that has spread across the world in recent months, leading to a global pandemic.

COVID-19 updates: Brookline plans 2020-21 school year

Phoebe Kallaher, Anoushka Mallik, and Jake Zucker August 11, 2020

This is a developing story. Check back for live updates. August 11, 2:21 Following conversations between the Brookline Educators Union (BEU), Brookline School Committee (BSC) and Superintendent Dr...

The Brookline School Committee convened virtually at 6 p.m. on August 4 to discuss plans for the upcoming 2020 - 2021 school year. For the high school, the student body would be separated into 2 cohorts, with both of them having two and a half days of in-person learning. Wednesday would have a two hour transitional period where faculty would sanitize the buildings and students would enter and exit.

Brookline School Committee presents reopening plans for 2020 – 2021 school year

Luca Kelley Nielsen, News Editor August 5, 2020

Members of the Brookline School Committee (BSC) convened virtually at 6 p.m. on August 4 to discuss the structure of several programs, as well as safety precautions for all school buildings during the...

Interim superintendent Dr. James Marini answers a question posed by moderator Carey Goldberg during the live Zoom Q&A on Sunday, July 19.  During the meeting, Marini discussed  the towns potential options for schools reopening in the fall.

Interim superintendent James Marini addresses school reopenings

Elena Su, News Managing Editor July 20, 2020

Brookline parents, educators and community members gathered over Zoom at 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 19 to participate in a Q&A with Interim Superintendent Dr. James Marini. During the session, Marini answered...

How students are remaining active in spite of the pandemic

How students are remaining active in spite of the pandemic

Audrey Garon, Staff Writer July 14, 2020

During a regular school year, students practiced with their sports teams or went to the Tappan Gymnasium to exercise after school. Then COVID-19 hit Brookline. Now, access to practice and exercise is limited. During...

What will students be doing this summer?

What will students be doing this summer?

Mira Donahue, Staff Writer June 21, 2020

As the disrupted school year ended and a new kind of summer began, The Sagamore was curious to know what BHS students' summer plans were and if the majority were affected by COVID-19. A google survey...

Protestors march down Harvard Street on June 19, 2020 in a demonstration against police brutality and racism. Over 4,500 people attended the event.

Local activists call for police reform during Juneteenth protest

Luca Kelley Nielsen, News Editor June 21, 2020

On June 19, 1865, Union General Gordon Granger led thousands of federal troops into Texas to announce that the American Civil War had ended and that all slaves were freed. Since then, that day has been...

THe Expert Advisory Panel 4 met on June 20 to discuss different plans for COVID-19 testing for when schools re-open in September.

Expert Advisory Panel 4 discusses COVID-19 testing plans for schools

Luca Kelley Nielsen, News Editor June 20, 2020

Members of Expert Advisory Panel 4: Public Health, Safety and Logistics convened virtually at 3 p.m. on Friday, June 19 to discuss possible ways that students and teachers could be tested for COVID-19...

Interim Principal of BEEP, Regina Watts, explains how the program would operate in a pandemic environment.

School Committee votes to reopen BEEP, amidst rescinding of layoffs

Elena Su and Max Varrell June 19, 2020

The Brookline School Committee (BSC) met over Webex on June 11 to discuss the town’s budget, the progress in rescinding layoff notices and whether or not the Brookline Early Education Program (BEEP)...

Runkle faculty persevere through administrative changes

Runkle faculty persevere through administrative changes

Yiming Fu, Editor-in-Chief June 10, 2020

All at once, things changed. Former Runkle school principal Genteen Jean-Michael took a sudden leave of absence for medical reasons on March 5. With Jean-Michael gone, Donna Finnegan, the former Runkle...

School Committee member David Pearlman, Vice-Chair Suzanne Federspiel, and moderator Meghna Chakrabarti field community questions during the School Committee open forum on Sunday, May 31.

School Committee addresses community questions regarding layoffs

Elena Su, News Managing Editor June 1, 2020

Over 1,000 attendees tuned in to a virtual meeting with members of the Brookline School Committee (BSC) at 7 p.m. on May 31. Vice-Chair Suzanne Federspiel, BSC member David Pearlman and State Representative...

Over 300 pink slips were issued to district faculty yesterday, laying off all non-tenured teachers, paraprofessionals, librarians, visual arts teachers and many more. The district made these cuts to allow for more flexibility in the fall.

District leaders: cuts motivated by need for flexibility

Graham Krewinghaus, Longform Managing Editor May 30, 2020

The high school and the school district at large have had a chaotic 48 hours. In response to sweeping layoffs that came to light yesterday, public forums have lit up with indignation, petitions have been...

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