Lincoln School Committee
Minutes of Monday, February 10, 2003
Hartwell Building, Lincoln MA

  1. Greetings and Call to Order
    Sue Hollingsworth called the meeting to order at 8:30 p.m. for the purpose of discussing the proposed ballot initiative regarding the Lincoln METCO program.
    PRESENT: Sue Hollingsworth, Chair, Anne Doyle and Jan Nyquist. Also present: Mickey Brandmeyer, Superintendent.
    ABSENT: Ashton Peery, Mark Masterson, Michelle Gardner-Ince, Hanscom Representative and Ron Deak, Hanscom Representative, Sherice Horton, METCO Representative.

Anne Doyle indicated that the School Committee was attempting to respect the democratic process in the spirit of continuing the conversation with the community. Jan Nyquist indicated that she felt we are rushing the process but that she was equally uncomfortable with the very specific warrant article filed by Cindy Sweetser and proposed ballot initiative under consideration.

Following a period of citizen comments urging a careful review of the METCO program but the need to have a broad based discussion, Anne Doyle motioned to not support the proposed ballot initiative and to schedule a series of forums/discussions after Town Meeting. Jan Nyquist seconded. Approved 3-0.

Sue Hollingsworth motioned to adjourn the meeting at 9:30 p.m., Anne Doyle seconded. Approved 3-0.

Respectfully submitted by
Mickey Brandmeyer, Superintendent.