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School Committee oversees critical decisions

School Committee oversees critical decisions

Nick Cloney, News Editor

February 13, 2019


Filed under News

The superintendent is the head of the Brookline school system. That information is common knowledge. But who hires the superintendent? Who manages issues like school expansion projects and budgeting for all of Brookline’s public schools? The answer to that question is much less well-known. The Br...

Q&A with Brookline school committee election candidates

Q&A with Brookline school committee election candidates

Ella Kitterman, News Writing Editor

April 30, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

On Tuesday, May 2. the Brookline community will be voting on the members for three seats of the Brookline School Committee. The four candidates running are  Michael Glover, Julie Schreiner-Oldham, Paul Harris and Suzanne Federspiel. Michael Glover has served one term on the School Committee ...

Q&A with Julie Schreiner-Oldham: Interim School Committee Member

Q&A with Julie Schreiner-Oldham: Interim School Committee Member

Susanna Kemp, Breaking News Writing Editor

January 17, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Julie Schreiner-Oldham is the new interim member of the School Committee as of Jan. 11. Prior to her election to the Committee, she served as the co-president of the Baker PTO. She has two children who attend the Baker school and a two-year-old. When her youngest daughter was born, Schreiner-Oldham, an ...

Progress stalls on paraprofessional contract negotiations

Progress stalls on paraprofessional contract negotiations

Evan Marohn, Breaking News Writing Editor

January 13, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase, teacher contract

Graphic by Jason Altshuler  Since the tentative agreement was reached for Unit A educators between the Brookline Educators Union (BEU) and the Brookline School Committee (BSC) on Sept. 21, negotiations regarding the other two units have reached a stalemate. Little progress has been made on the remainin...

Julie Schreiner-Oldham elected to fill interim school committee position

Julie Schreiner-Oldham elected to fill interim school committee position

Susanna Kemp, Breaking News Writing Editor

January 11, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

The joint meeting of the Board of Selectmen and School Committee elected Julie Schreiner-Oldham on Tuesday, Jan. 10, to fill the vacant seat on the Brookline School Committee. Schreiner-Oldham will hold the interim position until May, finishing the three-year term of former School Committee member R...

BEU gathers for demonstration in front of annual Town Meeting

BEU gathers for demonstration in front of annual Town Meeting

Leon Yang, Sports Writing Editor

May 25, 2016


Filed under Hard News, News, Showcase

Over a hundred members of the Brookline Educators Union gathered outside the annual Brookline Town Meeting on Tuesday, May 24 to urge elected Town Meeting members to pressure the School Committee to cooperate in contract negotiations. Devotion teacher Daniel Lipton said that the aim of the BEU’s demonstration was to ...

BEU gathers again for early morning demonstration

BEU gathers again for early morning demonstration

Leon Yang, Sports Writing Editor

May 19, 2016


Filed under Hard News, News, Showcase

Passed by honking cars expressing their support, members of the Brookline Educators Union gathered outside the high school during Z-block on Thursday, May 19. Faculty gathered to raise awareness about contract negotiations, which have been stagnant for months.

BEU members rally outside Rotary Club’s annual Pancake Breakfast

BEU members rally outside Rotary Club’s annual Pancake Breakfast

Izzy Meyers and Leon Yang

April 2, 2016


Filed under Hard News, In-Depth, News, Showcase

Members of the Brookline Educators Union held a demonstration outside the annual Pancake Breakfast hosted by the Brookline Rotary Club on April 2. Union members distributed blue balloons with the phrase “We Trust Our Brookline Teachers.”

BREAKING: Bott confirmed as next Superintendent

BREAKING: Bott confirmed as next Superintendent

Louie Goldsmith, Opinions Editor

March 17, 2016


Filed under Hard News, News, Showcase

The School Committee unanimously voted to confirm Lincoln School Principal Andrew Bott as the next Superintendent.

School faculty show continued unity in support of BEU

School faculty show continued unity in support of BEU

Leon Yang, Sports Writing Editor

February 29, 2016


Filed under Hard News, In-Depth, News, Showcase

On Monday, Feb. 29, for the second consecutive Monday, teachers left the high school at 3 p.m. in a sign of solidarity with the Brookline Educators Union, who are currently in the negotiations with the School Committee. School faculty wanted to show how much time teachers use after school by st...

Teachers hold demonstration in response to contract negotiation impasse

Teachers hold demonstration in response to contract negotiation impasse

Sara Hogenboom and Leon Yang

February 22, 2016


Filed under Hard News, In-Depth, News, Showcase

On Monday, Feb. 22, about 50 teachers walked out of the high school at 3 p.m. in a sign of unity and against the School Committee in response to floundering contract negotiations.

School faculty and Brookline residents urge school committee to expedite contract talks

School faculty and Brookline residents urge school committee to expedite contract talks

Leon Yang, Chris Bell, and Paul Miller-Schmidt

February 6, 2016


Filed under Hard News, In-Depth, News, Showcase

On Thursday, Feb. 4, Brookline school faculty and residents were given the opportunity during a public comment segment at the School Committee’s meeting at Town Hall to express their views around contract negotiations between the School Committee and the Brookline Educators Union (BEU). Before Publ...

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