Members of the School Committee met in joint session with the Selectmen on Monday evening and in a procedural motion, the boards agreed to return Dan Brosgol to a School Committee term expiring in 2020 now that he is employed by the Recreation Department as the new director of Kids’ Club and After School Programming – Image (c) JMcCT, 2019 all rights reserved

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Dan Brosgol, Bedford’s new director of Kids’ Club and After School Programming – Image (c) JMcCT, 2019 all rights reserved

The Selectmen, acting in concert with the Bedford School Committee on Monday evening, August 12, reappointed Dan Brosgol to the School Committee to serve until the March 2020 Town Election.

But why?

On Monday morning, Brosgol became the new director of Kids’ Club and After School Programming for the Bedford Recreation Department.

Under the terms of M.G.L. c. 268A, § 20(a), a (non-special) volunteer board member cannot accept full-time employment with the Town. Brosgol resigned his seat on the Bedford School Committee at their Thursday, August 8, meeting, making it possible for him to accept the Town’s offer of employment on the morning of August 12.

Under G.L. c. 41, § 11,  Brosgol became eligible for reappointment to the School Committee once he was employed by the Town, and as an appointed member of the School Committee, he may then run for the seat at the March 2020 Town Election.

“The School Committee has endorsed this course of action,” wrote Town Manager Sarah Stanton, “to ensure continuity of their Board, and mitigate the impact of transition during an incredibly busy time of year.” Monday’s Selectmen’s meeting was co-posted with the School Committee to ensure compliance with the official process.

Since 2011, Brosgol has been Director of Prozdor at Hebrew College in Newton. His responsibilities included oversight of an administrative team and faculty as well as implementing a new vision for teen education and engagement. As a member of the College’s senior leadership team, Brosgol launched and managed new initiatives in teen philanthropy, online learning, a gap year program, service-learning, and travel.

A resident of Bedford since 2007, Brosgol and his wife Elizabeth have five children in the Bedford schools; all are enthusiastic about Recreation Department activities.

In an email to The Bedford Citizen Brosgol wrote, “With tremendous excitement, I began work as the Director of Kids’ Club for the Bedford Recreation Department [earlier] today.

“This position is a wonderful combination of two things that I love so much: kids and Bedford. I am looking forward to bringing my diverse range of skills and experiences to this position and my much shorter commute to work,” added Brosgol. “I want to thank Amy Hamilton and Sarah Stanton for their support as I transition into this job and can’t wait to get to know the kids, the families, and the staff.”

Recreation Director Amy Hamilton added, “Dan comes to us with vast experience and tremendous enthusiasm and energy.  He will be a great asset to the Recreation team.

“The demand for quality school-age childcare has never been greater here in Bedford,” Hamilton continued. “I am excited to work with Dan as we continue to embrace the challenge of providing the best program possible for our community, and look forward to exploring new opportunities to build upon the success of the Kids’ Club program.”

In a Monday message to Kids’ Club families, Brosgol wrote, “It is with great excitement that I begin working today as the Director of Kids’ Club in Bedford.

“This is a town that I care so deeply about, and I am thrilled to be able to serve in this capacity. Our family has lived in Bedford for 12 years, and all five of my children will be in the Bedford Public Schools this fall. I have proudly served on School Committee, the Capital Expenditure Committee, the Fiscal Planning and Coordinating Committee, the Charter and Bylaw Review Committee, and the Youth and Family Services Committee in addition to coaching baseball in Bedford Babe Ruth for the past 11 years and serving on the board of Bedford Television.

“I know well how this town supports children, families, and recreation and am honored to take a more active role in this truly unique and wonderful community.”

To learn more about Kids’ Club, click their current link on the Town of Bedford’s web site.

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