Agenda #19 - June 16, 2016

School Committee

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

AGENDA #19

The School Committee will hold a regular meeting:
on: Thursday, June 16, 2016
at:
4:00 p.m. - Budget Session
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 Dimitrios Moraitis
                          St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church

 
  PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE/NATIONAL ANTHEM  
II. ROLL CALL  
     
III. APPROVAL OF RECORDS  
 

aor #6-16 -   Clerk
                      (June 8, 2016)

To consider approval of the Minutes of the School Committee Meeting of Thursday, June 2, 2016.

 Annex A (27 pages)
IV. MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION - NONE  
     
V. IMMEDIATE ACTION  
   gb #6-142.1  -   Administration/Mr. Monfredo/Mr. Foley/Mr. O’Connell/Ms. Colorio/Miss Biancheria/                               Miss McCullough/Mayor Petty
                           (June 7, 2016)

To recognize Joseph DiGregorio, a teacher at Lake View and Lincoln Street schools and Anthony Pastrana, a teacher at North High School as semi-finalists in the Teacher of the Year selection process and Donna Quitadamo, a teacher at Nelson Place School, as the 2016 Teacher of the Year for the Worcester Public Schools.

gb #6-198.1  -   Administration/Mr. Foley/Ms. Colorio/Mr. O’Connell/Miss McCullough/
                           Mr. Monfredo/Miss Biancheria/Mayor Petty
                           (June 7, 2016)

To recognize the University Park Campus School for the recent story in Edutopia under "Schools That Work" that highlights their team approach by the faculty, the support for the students, and the track record of academic success.

gb #6-201.1  -   Administration/Mr. O’Connell/Mr. Foley/Ms. Colorio/Miss McCullough/
                           Mr. Monfredo/Miss Biancheria/Mayor Petty
                           (June 7, 2016)

To recognize the following students who have been selected and honored by the Worcester Telegram and Gazette as its 2016 “Student Achievers:”

Laurana Nyman – Burncoat High School

Jacqueline Alvarez – Claremont Academy

Aubrey Leary – Doherty Memorial High School

Rachel Dao – North High School

Kenneth Adusei – South High Community School

Sibgha Javaid – University Park Campus School

Abeeku Bondzie – Worcester Technical High School


gb #6-214
  -   Administration/Mr. Monfredo/Mr. Foley/Mr. O’Connell/Ms. Colorio/Miss Biancheria/
                       Miss McCullough/Mayor Petty
                       (June 8, 2016)

To recognize Shirley McAfee a nurse at Tatnuck Magnet School as the Worcester Public Schools' Nurse of the Year for 2016.

 
VI. REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT - NONE  
     
VII. COMMUNICATION AND PETITION - NONE  
     
VIII. REPORTS OF THE STANDING COMMITTEES  
 

The Standing Committee on Teaching, Learning and Student Supports met at 7:35 a.m. on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 in Room 410 at the Dr. John E. Durkin Administration Building.

The Standing Committee on Governance and Employee Issues met at 8:10 a.m. on Thursday, June 9, 2016 in Room 410 at the Dr. John E. Durkin Administration Building. 

TLSS Action Sheet  


GEI Action Sheet

 

IX. PERSONNEL - NONE  
     
X. GENERAL BUSINESS  
 

gb #6-153.2  -   Administration/Administration
                           (June 7, 2016)

To consider the proposed FY17 Budget and the responses to the following motions:

A.  Request that the Administration identify the source for an additional $25,000 for School Safety Equipment prior to the conclusion of the FY17 Budget hearings.

B.  Request that the Administration provide a list of programs provided in the Staff Development Division prior to the next meeting.

 C.  Request that the Administration prepare, on or before the June 16th Budget session, its recommendations as to reallocation of the sum of $1,000,000 from non-instructional accounts directly into the account for instructional personnel.  

Annex A (1 page)

Annex B (8 pages)

Annex C (1 page)

 

 

 

 

 

gb #6-215  -   Administration
                        (May 27, 2016)

To accept the following donations for Heard Street School:

P&J Vending                                                     $     22.42
Target Take Charge of Education                     $     83.01
Intel Volunteer Grant Program                         $   300.00
The Winchester Children in Memory of             $5,000.00
     their father Harry Winchester

 
 

gb #6-216  -   Administration
                        (May 27, 2016)

To accept a donation from Hanover Insurance Group in the amount of $4,200.00 for the Worcester Public Schools CPR Project.

 
 

gb #6-217  -   Mr. O’Connell
                        (May 27, 2016)

To forward letters of congratulations to Gabe Mangrum, Malachi Waller, Trey Carter, CJ Gallagher, Obed Konadu, Aaron Adu and Zane Freeman, students from Doherty Memorial High School, for being awarded honorable mention ranking, among 300 student participants, for their video “I Can Pick”, in the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts “YOUth Should Vote!” student video contest.

 
 

gb #6-218  -   Administration
                       (June 1, 2016)

To accept the Toolbox For Education grant in the amount of $5,000.00.

Annex A (4 pages)
 

gb #6-219  -   Mr. Monfredo
                        (June 6, 2016)

Request that the Administration forward letters of congratulations to the following schools which had a low chronic absentee level: 

Heard Street Discovery Academy              Flagg Street School

Midland Street School                              May Street School

Nelson Place School                                 Tatnuck Magnet School

Worcester Arts Magnet School                  Waweus Road School

Worcester Technical High School              Thorndyke Road School

University Park Campus School                Roosevelt School

Woodland Academy                                 Burncoat Middle School

 
   gb #6-220  -   Mr. Monfredo
                        (June 6, 2016)

Request that the Administration work with community groups such as the Worcester Chamber of Commerce, Media Outlets, and the Colleges to create a video/dvd about the successes in the Worcester Public Schools and share it with real estate brokers and other agencies in the city.

 
   gb #6-221  -   Mr. Monfredo
                        (June 6, 2016)

To set a date to recognize David Peterson, General Manager of the Worcester Bravehearts Baseball Team, for partnering with the Worcester Public Schools on the many literacy initiatives throughout the year including the distribution of 1,000 tickets to a Bravehearts game to the students who participated in the Home Run Reading Club as an incentive to read.

 
 

gb #6-222  -   Mr. Monfredo
                        (June 7, 2016) 

To forward a letter of congratulations to Gwendolyn Bui, a Burncoat High School senior, for receiving the WEDF Paul Gervais Memorial Music Scholarship Award.

 Annex A (1 page)
   gb #6-223  -   Mr. Monfredo
                        (June 7, 2016)

Request that the Administration inform parents of the “Free Fun Friday’s” event coordinated by the Highland Street Foundation that provides free entry to 80 museums and cultural events across the Commonwealth.

 Annex A (1 page)
 

gb #6-224  -   Administration
                        (June 8, 2016)

To accept a donation from Tufts University in the amount of $200.00 for Chandler Magnet School.

 
 

gb #6-225  -   Administration

                        (June 8, 2016)

 

To accept a donation from the United Way in the amount of $500.00 for Burncoat Street Preparatory School.

 
 

gb #6-226  -   Miss Biancheria
                        (June 8, 2016)

Request that the School Safety Liaison and other school administrators present the 'Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment' pilot program at Sullivan Middle and Burncoat Middle schools.

 
   gb #6-227  -   Miss Biancheria
                        (June 8, 2016)

Request that the Administration schedule work with the staff from facilities in the Worcester Public Schools to make certain that the grounds at City View and Belmont Street Community schools are cleared and maintained through the Summer into the Fall.

 
 

gb #6-228  -  Administration
                       (June 8, 2016)

To consider all items filed by the School Committee that have budgetary implications in light of the FY17 Budget.

Annex A (1 page)
 

gb #6-229  -   Administration
                        (June 8, 2016)

To approve the School Committee meeting date change from Thursday, July 21, 2016 to July 14, 2016. 

 
   gb #6-230  -   Miss Biancheria
                        (June 8, 2016)

Request that the Administration provide a review of the new Chapter 74 courses are being considered for classroom use.

 
 

gb #6-231  -   Administration
                        (June 8, 2016)

To extend the proposed contract of Attorney Paige L. Tobin from Murphy, Lamere and Murphy for three years.

 
 

gb #6-232  -   Administration
                        (June 8, 2016)

Finding that an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the bargaining position of the School Committee, the committee votes to go into Executive Session for the purpose of discussing Grievance #15/16-31.

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

To discuss strategy with respect to collective bargaining for all Collective Bargaining Agreements, if an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the collective bargaining position of the School Committee and the chair so declares – drivers and monitors.

Finding that an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the bargaining position of the School Committee, the committee votes to go into Executive Session for the purpose of discussing strategy with respect to litigation and strategy for collective bargaining for a denial of access.

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

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