Agenda #27 December 7, 2017

School Committee

CLERK OF THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE
WORCESTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
20 IRVING STREET
WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS 01609

AGENDA #27

The School Committee will hold a regular meeting:
on: Thursday  December 7, 2017
at:
6:00 p.m. - Executive Session
7:00 p.m. – Regular Session
in the: Esther Howland, South Chamber at City Hall

 

 

ORDER OF BUSINESS

ACTION

I. CALL TO ORDER  -  REGULAR MEETING  
  INVOCATION  - Reverend Jonathan Slavinskas
                       Our Lady of Providence Church
 
  PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE/NATIONAL ANTHEM - Monique Daylue
                                                                    South High Community School
 
II. ROLL CALL  

III.

 

 

APPROVAL OF RECORDS

aor #7-26 -  Clerk
                   (November 27, 2017)

To consider approval of the Minutes of the School Committee Meeting of Thursday, November 16, 2017.

 Annex A (13 pages)
IV. MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION - NONE  
 V.

IMMEDIATE ACTION

 
 

gb #7-357.1  -  Administration/Mr. O’Connell/Miss McCullough/
                      Ms. Colorio/Mr. FoleyMiss Biancheria/Mr. Monfredo/
                      Mayor Petty               
                      (November 6, 2017)                        

To congratulate UniBank on its recognition as Corporate Friend of the Worcester Public Schools, selected by the Worcester Educational Development Foundation.

 
 

 gb #7-376  -  Administration
                     (November 27, 2017)
To consider input from the School Committee’s student representative

 

VI.

 

 

 

REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT

ROS #7-18  -  Administration/Mr. Monfredo/Miss McCullough/
                      Ms. Colorio/Mr. O’Connell/Mr. Foley/Miss Biancheria
                      (October 20, 2017)

SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING DEPARTMENT

 
VII. COMMUNICATION AND PETITION - NONE  
VIII. REPORT OF THE STANDING COMMITTEE _ NONE  
IX.

PERSONNEL

7-33   The Superintendent has APPROVED the APPOINTMENT of the persons named below:

Gribbons, Timothy, Teacher, Vocational, Worcester Tech, VL4, Step 4, $61,981*, effective November 28, 2017. Licensed: Marketing 9-14.

Mojica-Coffin, Margarita, Teacher, English as a Second Language, Woodland Academy, MA, Step 5, $65,665*, effective November 20, 2017. Waiver: English as a Second Language PreK-6.

Perry, Callista, Teacher, Science, University Park, MA, Step 2, $54,511*, effective November 15, 2017. Waiver: General Science 5-8.

Preston, Charlene, Teacher, English as a Second Language, Clark Street, MA +30, Step 9, $81,653*, effective November 27, 2017. Waiver: English as a Second Language PreK-6.

Stephens, Denis, Teacher, Special Education, Systemwide, MA, Step 4, $60,644*, effective November 21, 2017. Licensed: Moderate Disabilities 5-12.

Toscano, Maureen, Teacher, English as a Second Language, Wawecus, BA +15, Step 3, $54,442*, effective November 27, 2017. Waiver: English as a Second Language PreK-6.
*prorated 

 
   7-34   The Superintendent has APPROVED the RETIREMENT of the following person named below:

 Villanueva, Minerva, School Adjustment Counselor, Systemwide, effective November 15, 2017.

 
 

7-35   The Superintendent has ACCEPTED the RESIGNATION of the person named below:

 O’Brien, Maureen, Teacher, Special Education, North, effective November 24, 2017.

 
 

7-36   The Superintendent has provisionally APPOINTED the person named below to the position of Word Processor, permanent/fulltime at a salary of $19.13 (minimum) to $ 23.27 per hour (maximum) effective as shown:

 Phillips, Kelly                            11/20/17

 
 X.

GENERAL BUSINESS

 
 

gb #7-377  - Mr. Monfredo
                   (November 9, 2017)

Request that the Administration forward a letter to the State Delegation requesting that it include funding in the FY19 Budget for full day Pre-school Programs for four year old students at all level 3 schools.

 
   gb #7-378  - Mr. Monfredo
                    (November 9, 2017)

Request that the Administration establish a committee to include early learning teachers to discuss the feasibility of developing a two year kindergarten I program for four year old students to provide readiness skills for school success.
 
   gb #7-379  - Mr. O’Connell
                    (November 14, 2017)

Request that the Administration forward letters of congratulations to Julio Morales-Mena, Jacob Boatright, Jessica Clivio, Maxim Attiogbe, Galen Greenwald and Samuel Poser and their coaches Kitren Farell and Kayla Avellino on their selection to compete in the ninth season of WGBH Television’s “High School Quiz Show”.
 
   gb #7-380  - Administration
                    (November 21, 2017)

To authorize the Administration to enter into contractual agreements for up to five years for the lease of thirteen 71-passenger school buses.
 Annex A (1 page)
   gb #7-381  - Miss Biancheria
                    (November 21, 2017)

Request that the Administration provide a report regarding evening adult education career pathway courses offered at Worcester Technical High School and the Fanning Building.
 
   gb #7-382  - Miss McCullough
                   (November 24, 2017)

Request that the Administration explore the feasibility of implementing a “share table” at schools throughout the district in order to reduce waste and help others.
 Annex A (5 pages)
 

gb #7-383  - Administration
                   (November 29, 2017)

To consider approval of the following donations:

    • $1,000 from Chapter 9 of the 173rd Airborne Brigade Association to Worcester Technical High School for a graphic communications scholarship for a deserving student
    • $560 to Tatnuck Magnet School from Gomez Enterprises, LLC (Trade name-McDonalds)
    • $ 35 from various donors to Tatnuck Magnet School
 
 

gb #7-384  - Administration
                   (November 29, 2017)

To accept the Supplemental Support MassGrad Promising Practices Grant in the amount of $52,000.

 Annex A (1 page)
 

gb #7-385  - Mr. O’Connell
                  (November 29, 2017)

To fly the flags of the United States of America, of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and of the City of Worcester at all of the Worcester Public Schools.

 
 

gb #7-386  - Mr. O’Connell
                   (November 29, 2017)

To provide the School Committee with a list of the members of the Citywide Parent Planning Advisory Council (CPPAC), identifying the members by the schools represented.

 
 

gb #7-387  -  Administration
                    (November 29, 2017)

To consider approval of the appointments of the following provisional civil service employees as School Nurses:

Allaway, Karen, Systemwide, Step 5, Bachelors +15, $59,468, effective November 27, 2017. Licensed: School Nurse All Levels 

 Mondor, Kimberly, Systemwide, Base Step 1 $45,064, effective October 10, 2017. License Pending: School Nurse All Levels

 Murphy, Jessica, Systemwide, Step 1, Masters +15, $53,342, effective November 27, 2017. License Pending: School Nurse All Levels

 
 

gb #7-388  - Administration                   
                   (November 29, 2017)

To discuss strategy with respect to collective bargaining for Custodians, if an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the bargaining position of the School Committee and the chair so declares. 

To discuss strategy with respect to collective bargaining for Occupational Therapy Assistants and Physical Therapy Assistants, if an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the bargaining position of the School Committee and the chair so declares.

To discuss strategy with respect to collective bargaining for Instructional Assistants, if an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the bargaining position of the School Committee and the chair so declares.

To discuss strategy with respect to collective bargaining for Administrative Secretaries, if an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the bargaining position of the School Committee and the chair so declares.

To discuss strategy with respect to litigation and collective bargaining for an International Union of Public Employees (I.U.P.E.) Grievance Complaint – HVAC Technician, if an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the litigating and collective bargaining position of the School Committee and the chair so declares.

 
XI. ADJOURNMENT  
  Helen A. Friel, Ed.D.
Clerk of the School Committee