Agenda #2 October 30, 2017

School Committee

The following items will be discussed at the meeting of the Standing Committee on Accountability and Student Achievement to be held on Monday, October 30, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. in Room 410 at the Durkin Administration Building:

gb #6-41.1  -  Administration/Ms. Colorio/Mr. O’Connell/Mr. Monfredo/Miss Biancheria/Miss McCullough  (March 9, 2016)

 Response of the Administration to the request to provide a chart indicating the number of school behavior referrals, by school, for the 2014-15 academic year.

 gb #6-187.1  -   Administration/Miss Biancheria/Ms. Colorio/Mr. Foley/Mr. Monfredo/Miss McCullough    (November 1, 2016)

 Response of the Administration to the request to provide a report on the services provided, including reading services, for students classified as deaf and in need of services in the Special Education Department.

 gb #6-236.1  -  Administration/Miss Biancheria/ Mr. O’Connell/Ms. Colorio/Mr. Monfredo  (August 10, 2016)

 Response of the Administration to the request to provide a copy of the job description of the new position created as a compliance position to oversee Durham Transportation and also include: 

-       a list of the present positions in the Worcester Public Schools’ Transportation Department

-       a copy of the Durham Transportation contract and

-       a payment schedule to Durham Transportation

gb #6-409  -  Mr. O’Connell/Mr. Monfredo/Ms. Colorio  (November 28, 2016)

To establish a process for consultation by the Superintendent with the School Committee as to school improvement plans, as mandated by Chapter 255 of the Acts of 2016.

 gb #7-297  - Miss Biancheria/Miss McCullough/Mr. O’Connell/Mr. Monfredo  (August 30, 2017)

Request that the Administration provide a list of the Chapter 74 courses and also provide the site, the career path and the year of graduation for the students in the program.

 

  Committee Members
Dianna L. Biancheria, Chairman
Donna M. Colorio, Vice-Chairman
Brian A. O'Connell
  Administrative Representative
Dr. Kristina Rearick

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

AGENDA #2 

The Standing Committee on ACCOUNTABLILITY AND STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT will hold a meeting:
on: Monday, October 30, 2017
at: 4:00 p.m.
in: Room 410, Durkin Administration Building

 

ORDER OF BUSINESS ANNEX
I. CALL TO ORDER – REGULAR MEETING  
II. ROLL CALL  
III. GENERAL BUSINESS  
 

gb #2-325  -  Ms. Novick/Miss Biancheria   (November 29, 2012)

To review school accountability plans.

 
 

gb #4-298  -  Mr. O’Connell/Mr. Monfredo/Ms. Novick/Miss Biancheria (October 28, 2014)

To work with the Council of Great City Schools in a review of all standardized testing which takes place in the Worcester Public Schools, to (1) "review the entire array of assessments administered... to determine alignment, appropriateness, and technical quality", (2) to "review the findings from the comprehensive survey of district testing and make recommendations for improvement, (3) to "streamline or eliminate assessments that are found to be of low quality, redundant, or inappropriately used", and (4) to "improve the use of assessment results to enhance classroom instruction, and curtail counterproductive 'test prep' practices", all as set forth in the October 15 "Commitments from the Council of Chief State School Officers and the Council of the Great City Schools on High-Quality Assessments."

 
   gb #5-243  -  Mr. O’Connell/Mr. Foley/Mr. Monfredo/Miss Biancheria (September 10, 2015)

 To review the scores achieved by Worcester students in the 2015 administration of the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) and Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) examinations, at all levels.

 
   gb #6-27  -   Ms. Colorio/Mr. O’Connell/Mr. Monfredo/Miss McCullough  (January 8, 2016)

 Request that the Administration consider conducting an anonymous school safety survey for teachers.

 
   gb #6-29  -Ms. Colorio/Mr. O’Connell/Mr. Monfredo/Miss McCullough  (January 8, 2016)

 Request that the Administration provide the most recent results of the Teacher Climate Survey to include all of the teacher comments.

 
   gb #6-41.1  -  Administration/Ms. Colorio/Mr. O’Connell/Mr. Monfredo/Miss Biancheria/Miss McCullough  (March 9, 2016)
 Response of the Administration to the request to provide a chart indicating the number of school behavior referrals, by school, for the 2014-15 academic year.

Annex A (4 page)

Annex B (1 page)

   gb #6-187.1  -      Administration/Miss Biancheria/Ms. Colorio/Mr. Foley/Mr. Monfredo/Miss McCullough    (November 1, 2016)

Response of the Administration to the request to provide a report on the services provided, including reading services, for students classified as deaf and in need of services in the Special Education Department.

 Annex A (3 pages)
   gb #6-190  -  Ms. Colorio/Mr. Foley/Mr. Monfredo/Miss Biancheria  (May 11, 2016) 

Request that the Administration provide a report describing the process of computing the excused and unexcused student absences for accountability purposes.

 
   gb #6-236.1  -  Administration/Miss Biancheria/ Mr. O’Connell/Ms. Colorio/Mr. Monfredo  (August 10, 2016)

 Response of the Administration to the request to provide a copy of the job description of the new position created as a compliance position to oversee Durham Transportation and also include: 

  • a list of the present positions in the Worcester Public Schools’ Transportation Department

  • a copy of the Durham Transportation contract and

  • a payment schedule to Durham Transportation

 Backup
    gb #6-409  -  Mr. O’Connell/Mr. Monfredo/Ms. Colorio  (November 28, 2016)

To establish a process for consultation by the Superintendent with the School Committee as to school improvement plans, as mandated by Chapter 255 of the Acts of 2016.

Backup 
   gb #7-260  -  Miss Biancheria/Mr. Foley/Mr. O’Connell/Mr. Monfredo/Ms. Colorio  (July 10, 2017)

Request that the Administration review the School Choice Program Summary Report which indicated:
-   the number of students who opted for inter-district School Choice (502) and the names of the receiving schools and

-   the number of students who opted into the Worcester Public Schools (85) from other districts

 
   gb #7-297  - Miss Biancheria/Miss McCullough/Mr. O’Connell/Mr. Monfredo  (August 30, 2017)

Request that the Administration provide a list of the Chapter 74 courses and also provide the site, the career path and the year of graduation for the students in the program.

 Annex A (4 pages)

IV.

ADJOURNMENT

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

 

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